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01-23-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By JoeTBM

Not unusual, we needed a derailleur hanger for a...

Not unusual, we needed a derailleur hanger for a trek pretty fast and went to my Trek LBS, he told me the same thing, he had none in stock and unknown how long the back order was going to take to...
01-20-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By JoeTBM

Well the chain doesn't look too tight but the...

Well the chain doesn't look too tight but the chain looks dry, could use a little oil there but I see you said it was lubed in the OP

So without being able to put my hands on the bike, I go along...
01-19-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By JoeTBM

Sorry, I missed your replied about a too tight...

Sorry, I missed your replied about a too tight chain
01-19-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 420
Posted By JoeTBM

Many fine suggestions here but one I didn't see...

Many fine suggestions here but one I didn't see and recommend that to check if the chain from the crank to the rear wheel is too tight and causing binding. We have seen that on a lot of children's...
Forum: Foo
01-18-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 62,703
Posted By JoeTBM

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01-10-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By JoeTBM

No need to shout or talk slower, I'm old but not...

No need to shout or talk slower, I'm old but not that old I get everyone has a different way of doing things. There are many ways to skin a cat. I'm flexible in how each person approaches a problem
...
01-10-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By JoeTBM

Wooo partner, slow down, sounds like you are...

Wooo partner, slow down, sounds like you are angry at someone and I never said you were wrong, I just asked if you you did that list for every bike that hits your work stand. And BTW I don't work out...
01-10-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By JoeTBM

That is quite a complete list, you do that for...

That is quite a complete list, you do that for every bike that comes into your shop?

I think that is beyond what the OP was asking, maybe I'm wrong but here was his original question was
12-10-21, 03:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By JoeTBM

Don't know what type of pin wrench you were...

Don't know what type of pin wrench you were trying but this style you can use with a cheater bar vs. the "V" type....
12-08-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,453
Posted By JoeTBM

In the shop we use 1 3 gal unit with a lockable...

In the shop we use 1 3 gal unit with a lockable chuck with a built in gauge like this ...
12-08-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By JoeTBM

No sure why they would sell them at a loss, when...

No sure why they would sell them at a loss, when we do sell them we mark them up 25% over cost. We also have a tube patching party about every 1-2weeks
I used to get 26x1.9-2.125 at about $3 each...
12-08-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By JoeTBM

I'll throw this one out there as we buy these...

I'll throw this one out there as we buy these items wholesale

100 pairs of handlebar grips
US $174.80 / lot (100 Pair) shipped via UPS from china
Black and other color choices...
11-30-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By JoeTBM

lol

lol
11-26-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By JoeTBM

All real world advice and very true. In addition...

All real world advice and very true. In addition to our volunteer shop we also sets up a portable shop once a week for at a local homeless agency, our limit there is 30 minutes on the stand per bike...
11-25-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By JoeTBM

Volunteer and charity shops

Just throwing an idea out there, are there others interested in a thread sharing information on the purchase of parts & tooling for volunteer and charity bike shops?

This could be great prices on...
11-25-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By JoeTBM

You couldn't use it on your bike..... there is no...

You couldn't use it on your bike..... there is no battery in it :)
11-20-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By JoeTBM

Sorry to say it is missing at least one which is...

Sorry to say it is missing at least one which is common to bikes, 26TPI which is a typical axle thread. Same thing happens with using this type of thread checker, I added a short length of 3/8-26TPI...
11-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By JoeTBM

quick check did not reveal but I'll presume they...

quick check did not reveal but I'll presume they are aluminum with a black (plastic) coating.
I am also presuming thy are square-taper.
I am at the shop tomorrow and check.
Btw do you know the...
11-16-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

Yeah, it is not the best picture to show the...

Yeah, it is not the best picture to show the issue and wasn't meant to be, just showing the type and style of the fork was the intent.

The headtube is straight, very easily witnessed when the fork...
11-16-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By JoeTBM

Post assist ...

Post assist

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19658015/

I once removed from a non-salvageable bike a set of crank arms that had 2 sets of pedal holes, one shorter then the other. I think I still...
11-14-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

3alarmer, we appreciate you finding this but the...

3alarmer, we appreciate you finding this but the price is too rich for our volunteer shop. We just checked with the last LBS in our area to see if they had one for us to borrow but no luck.
11-12-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

RJ the bike guy had on in a video that was...

RJ the bike guy had on in a video that was homemade. We purchased the material to make one, we'll see how that works. I checked with our supporting LBSs but no one seems to have one to borrow and try...
11-12-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

Nothing out there on ebay or elsewhere we could...

Nothing out there on ebay or elsewhere we could find, thanks
11-12-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

That is our next try if the RJ alignment tool...

That is our next try if the RJ alignment tool shows that we have corrected the bend.
11-12-21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

Downtube look straight, it was the blades of the...

Downtube look straight, it was the blades of the fork that don't look right
11-12-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

Fork and frame are steel We did sub an...

Fork and frame are steel

We did sub an entirely new wheel and tire/tube assembly as noted in the OP. Also vibration is only felt at a slow speed, coasting to a stop.
11-11-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By JoeTBM

Bent fork on Cruiser

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We took in this used 26" Ladies NEXT Cruiser as a donation and noted that the fork...
11-06-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By JoeTBM

So where did you find this for $10?

So where did you find this for $10?
11-03-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,741
Posted By JoeTBM

Rethreading might not be an option as most pedal...

Rethreading might not be an option as most pedal shafts are steel and it looks like your cranks are aluminum.

The (right) crank arm may need a heli coil or replacement arm I wouldn't trust just a...
10-31-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,346
Posted By JoeTBM

Answers embedded above

Answers embedded above
Forum: Foo
10-30-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 62,703
Posted By JoeTBM

We love our Sheriff Staly, FCSO (my county)

We love our Sheriff Staly, FCSO (my county)
10-29-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 780
Posted By JoeTBM

A red bar stirrer can be used in a pinch :)...

A red bar stirrer can be used in a pinch :)...
10-29-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By JoeTBM

In repairing 1,700 bikes a year at our volunteer...

In repairing 1,700 bikes a year at our volunteer shop we go through a lot of brake cables that need replacement. We use the galvanized version and buy them in 50 piece or 100 piece lots online.

We...
10-25-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 527
Posted By JoeTBM

You may want to also looking into a thread file ...

You may want to also looking into a thread file
...
10-19-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By JoeTBM

Even searched their website and found no tooling ...

Even searched their website and found no tooling

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10-18-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By JoeTBM

We use the Red & Tacky in the grease gun. The1 lb...

We use the Red & Tacky in the grease gun. The1 lb tub lasts about a year https://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/luc/10574_redntacky-16oz-tub.jpg
10-15-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By JoeTBM

The cable goes over the tab, not under it.

The cable goes over the tab, not under it.
10-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By JoeTBM

I saw your PM but you still did not say how many...

I saw your PM but you still did not say how many you need?
10-11-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By JoeTBM

Again, ..... How many are you looking for? ...

Again, ..... How many are you looking for?

I took them back to the shop and threw them back into our assorted parts bin for reflectors, there may be more, that is why I asked how many you need.
...
10-09-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By JoeTBM

If this is a used spindle from ebay, they may...

If this is a used spindle from ebay, they may have used the wrong tool to pull the crank and damaged the threads inside the spindle. As others have said, is is a M8 x1.0mm. Good luck with using a...
10-09-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,198
Posted By JoeTBM

Yes it is possible, sounds like the bike had...

Yes it is possible, sounds like the bike had either a bent or damaged crank and they just replaced it without checking the length. If you have any bike coops around, they most likely would have a...
10-09-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By JoeTBM

You have a claw type DER where the claw is not...

You have a claw type DER where the claw is not removeable. The hanger is the claw but your bike has a built is screw hanger. The screw You are using for the hanging is really part of the proper type...
10-07-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By JoeTBM

I like the Park Tool vidio method better, they...

I like the Park Tool vidio method better, they just give a little extra bend when inserting the spoke into the hub as shown in their video at 5:15.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5gs00ttvdg
10-07-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,717
Posted By JoeTBM

Bolt cutters are the best chain removal tool, two...

Bolt cutters are the best chain removal tool, two available in the shop - one 18" and the other is 36"
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10-07-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By JoeTBM

No reply from the OP, oh well, back to the shop...

No reply from the OP, oh well, back to the shop they go.
10-06-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By JoeTBM

If it were me, I wouldn't be too concerned with...

If it were me, I wouldn't be too concerned with it, the set screw collar is only there to prevent the axle from drifting. Again, this is not a high quality trike with good quality control, it is what...
10-05-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,047
Posted By JoeTBM

Oh yes it's possible, we have seen it many times...

Oh yes it's possible, we have seen it many times at our shop on donated bikes
10-05-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By JoeTBM

I have no idea why I said the outer nut..... that...

I have no idea why I said the outer nut..... that would break free the easiest, the inner nut would take some force to move the 1 or 2 outer nuts as it is locked against it.

I should have said...
10-04-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By JoeTBM

My only other thought is to thread on a couple of...

My only other thought is to thread on a couple of nuts or possibly even three nuts on to the non-drive side, locking them very tight to each other BUT NOT against the sealed bearing and then putting...
10-03-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 826
Posted By JoeTBM

Or contact them for instructions ...

Or contact them for instructions

https://liteprobicycle.com/pages/contact-us
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