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09-12-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By wesmamyke

Bolting the tool in place, or at least using a...

Bolting the tool in place, or at least using a quick release to hold it in place is a good idea. I generally take off the non-drive side first with these, as that leaves you with the spindle to...
09-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By wesmamyke

I'd try over on retrobike.co.uk as well in wanted...

I'd try over on retrobike.co.uk as well in wanted section. Slightly higher concentration of fancy lightweight MTB stuff over there.
09-01-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By wesmamyke

I would think it's meant to be 110mm BMX standard...

I would think it's meant to be 110mm BMX standard hub size. A quick ebay search came up with a 110mm BMX disc hub, so hubs exist.
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08-30-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By wesmamyke

I find stiffer springs nice in old Marzocchi...

I find stiffer springs nice in old Marzocchi forks, they can tend to blow through the travel. At the same time you can keep raising the oil height in the fork to limit bottoming to some degree, with...
08-28-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By wesmamyke

The OP is probably not imagining things. Fisher,...

The OP is probably not imagining things. Fisher, Klein, Fat chance and some others used press fit bearings with square taper spindles. The spindles are straight and held in with locking colars.
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07-31-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By wesmamyke

Doesn't look like it, just going from pictures on...

Doesn't look like it, just going from pictures on the website. It has a very basic rear shock with no lockout lever, or remote lockout.
07-21-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By wesmamyke

Some old 5 or 6spd freewheel Schwinn bikes had a...

Some old 5 or 6spd freewheel Schwinn bikes had a double dork disc on both sides of the cogs. Don't think I've encountered that setup anywhere else.
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07-08-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By wesmamyke

Mountain specific bull horns are sometimes called...

Mountain specific bull horns are sometimes called brahma bars. They tend to be pretty wide though, unless you can find an older pair of the Scott brand AT-3 that came in a couple widths.

I'd try...
06-23-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 980
Posted By wesmamyke

As mentioned, keep an eye on the suspension fork....

As mentioned, keep an eye on the suspension fork. 20 years old is getting up there for a fork, and 26" stuff is getting difficult to replace.

Replacement forks are available, but they keep...
06-22-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By wesmamyke

You can reposition the flat wrench style when it...

You can reposition the flat wrench style when it hits the frame, not really a huge problem. The flat steel style wrench does however tend to dig into the cups pretty bad. Just cosmetic damage, but...
06-11-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By wesmamyke

The one in my parts bin also has the pin broken...

The one in my parts bin also has the pin broken off. Not sure if that was a common failure with super plate models.

I would probably just swap out the whole derailleur, unless the bike was all...
05-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By wesmamyke

We sold some of these because it was literally...

We sold some of these because it was literally the only 26" tire you could get for months. Didn't see these problems with any yet, fingers crossed I guess.
Forum: BMX
05-08-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By wesmamyke

Got a couple pairs of the Answer 5" bars, they...

Got a couple pairs of the Answer 5" bars, they are pretty decent. Much lighter than I thought they would be.

Also useful for 26" mountain to cruiser conversions, as they have enough room for...
04-21-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By wesmamyke

I have seen after market bolt on braces, but it's...

I have seen after market bolt on braces, but it's generally something that came with the bar originally.

It's just an attempt to emulate moto stuff that looks similar, and probably does stiffen...
03-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By wesmamyke

Before Nashbar was bought out they had those on...

Before Nashbar was bought out they had those on closeout for $15 maybe? Still working on my stash, I use with KMC quick links. You do have to buy the wider 8spd links if I recall.
03-09-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By wesmamyke

I was assuming Machine Tech hubs because the...

I was assuming Machine Tech hubs because the brakes certainly are, and the hubs match the color. Ringle blue I've seen was always a little more turqoise or light blue.
01-29-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By wesmamyke

Thumb shifters can actually be pretty good for...

Thumb shifters can actually be pretty good for hands that don't work great, provided they are comfortable moving a hand while riding. You can put your palm on top of the whole thumb lever and...
06-30-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By wesmamyke

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes....

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flex-Hone-1-1-8-Inch-28-6mm-Frame-tool/402292525605?epid=3012041330&hash=item5daa80ca25:g:AKQAAOSw7WBe4pRb
06-08-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,876,140
Posted By wesmamyke

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay....

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay. Wet paint would probably be the way to go if you want to paint it.

Pretty sure I've seen a bonded frame on here that was powder coated and the...
06-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,876,140
Posted By wesmamyke

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well....

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well. Mine has the loop tail stays like that, but no cutouts, and no stamping.

Edit again: Though early '90's, could actually be pretty late.
05-22-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,270
Posted By wesmamyke

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars...

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars years ago. That little bit more weight on my saddle made them all uncomfortable. Slowly switched them out for wider models.
05-22-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By wesmamyke

To some degree larger shops will use the job...

To some degree larger shops will use the job listings on industry websites. Bicycle retailer for example has listings on the website, and probably at one point in the print magazine.
05-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By wesmamyke

They cost a little more usually, but you can get...

They cost a little more usually, but you can get tandem length cables at any decent bike shop.
04-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,158
Posted By wesmamyke

kona called it a dog collar. It's less of a...

kona called it a dog collar. It's less of a cable stop and more of a guide for a bare cable, meant for canti brakes only. Can be modified to use is as a housing stop though. I have a bunch if...
04-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By wesmamyke

40t outer actually meant for shifting:...

40t outer actually meant for shifting: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sugino-PE110S-40T-2-x-10s-Road-Bike-Chainring-40T-Shimano-Outer-110-BCD-Compact/373003585378?hash=item56d8bf0762:g:Jw4AAOSwvpZee7Af
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03-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,967
Posted By wesmamyke

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout...

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout as possible. You can buy a spacer specifically for locating the axle correctly.

I've also seen people use chainring bolts, or whatever else can be...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By wesmamyke

Many cheap brake boosters have a center top...

Many cheap brake boosters have a center top mounting hole. That would put the mounting location in front of the brakes slightly.
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02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,540
Posted By wesmamyke

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm...

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm spindle for anyone else looking for the information.

Offset to the drive side obviously, not sure of the exact amount yet. Seems to be 10mm or so.
02-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By wesmamyke

You can have two completely identical wheels...

You can have two completely identical wheels swapped and still need a derailleur adjustment. Will it probably work 99% perfect? Yeah, probably.

Don't just assume they will though. All it takes to...
02-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,540
Posted By wesmamyke

I experimented with crank arms we had lying...

I experimented with crank arms we had lying around when I was installing the Bafang. One of the original cranks off the bike actually would have evened out and widened the Q-factor, but they wanted...
12-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By wesmamyke

To be fair you lot rag on aluminum welding...

To be fair you lot rag on aluminum welding regardless of the quality. I've seen the most amazing examples called all sorts of names. Apparently they are junk if not sanded down to look smooth like a...
08-01-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,384
Posted By wesmamyke

I'll second this advice, stem face plates and...

I'll second this advice, stem face plates and disc rotors specifically. Adding that with stems also look at the gap left around each side. You can easily have the same torque but have the thing all...
07-04-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,085
Posted By wesmamyke

Generally they are for mounting a drop stand that...

Generally they are for mounting a drop stand that swing back and clips into the rear fender. On that thing it seems more of a copy of a pre-war bike and the actual purpose was lost on them.
06-29-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,668
Posted By wesmamyke

Soma Sparrow bar takes mountain bike controls, or...

Soma Sparrow bar takes mountain bike controls, or bar end shifters as it's drilled out for those too. I run one flipped over as a sorta drop bar. Comes in different widths as well.
02-13-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 26,473
Posted By wesmamyke

The only reputation I recall Matrix rim having is...

The only reputation I recall Matrix rim having is how hard it was to mount tires to some of them. I forget what models specifically but putting Conti top touring tires on some of those things was...
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