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Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For the factory (or builder) drilling a hole in...

For the factory (or builder) drilling a hole in the bottom of the BB shell to fit an outsourced cable guide is vastly faster, thus cheaper, then brazing on a pair of above guides. There's nothing...
12-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

See post #2 for this and other factors. Andy

See post #2 for this and other factors. Andy
12-08-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And most don't need to if their conditions are...

And most don't need to if their conditions are more "gentle". But there are some who just sweat battery acid and those do need to keep up with the damaging consequences of corrosion before the part...
12-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I always shake my head at the statements like "I...

I always shake my head at the statements like "I have 40K miles on my XYZ and have never had to service it". As though they are proud of not taking better care of their XYZ. I think of other areas of...
12-08-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed with both the question of what was the...

Agreed with both the question of what was the "44mm" posted and that tires have a huge range of rim widths they can fit.

I suspect the 44mm is the current tire's width (most likely what the label...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-07-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Thought I'd follow up on this thread. Here's the backside of the fork with the...
12-07-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

But the pros don't use long cages... Andy (who...

But the pros don't use long cages... Andy (who will never be a pro and doesn't have a bike w/o a long cage der)
12-07-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When I lived in NC (Raleigh) and I would return...

When I lived in NC (Raleigh) and I would return from a ride I would leave the bike outside for a little while to dry off the sweat. The bikes were in our ACed basement yet the next day the bar tape...
12-07-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sorry to miss understand your post. Andy

Sorry to miss understand your post. Andy
12-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The usual phrase in warranties is "defect of...

The usual phrase in warranties is "defect of materials and/or workmanship". So any issues that come from exposure or wear are not covered. Poorly engineered parts can be a gray area. The company can...
12-07-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure but... As I mentioned with enough frame flex...

Sure but... As I mentioned with enough frame flex the cables (not running down the exact center axis of the tubes) will see some tugging and if the lever has too little friction to hold against this...
12-06-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

thook- Thanks for the follow up. When I write...

thook- Thanks for the follow up. When I write advice for others I feel the need to, generally, take the high road in safety. Some stems can take the added clamping stresses, others less so. What...
12-06-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

so, if an auto company supplies a wheel that fits...

so, if an auto company supplies a wheel that fits their hubs slightly loose to make at home wheel changes easier, but the wheels fall off due to the differences of fit, they should be absolved of...
12-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think the reason why the two bolts for the two...

I think the reason why the two bolts for the two functions plugs can sometimes loosen is that once in place and the stem cap draw bolt is in installed most riders (and shops) don't remove that cap...
12-06-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have to agree with Stuart that the rings don't...

I have to agree with Stuart that the rings don't look to be worn enough to suggest skipping on them, IME. Andy
12-06-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would suggest strongly to shim the bars to the...

I would suggest strongly to shim the bars to the 26.4 spec. A .008" shim stock will work if the shim goes around the bar fully. Which is around the thickness of a soda can. The cost of a crack...
12-06-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano cranks don't explode. They do have very...

Shimano cranks don't explode. They do have very few production issues with the hollow ones and those few get more attention than others do. when you're the big guy many take aim at you. I remember a...
12-06-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The LBS sounds very fairly priced. The start of a...

The LBS sounds very fairly priced. The start of a long relationship? Andy
12-06-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Gym123456- I lived in Cleveland, at one time the...

Gym123456- I lived in Cleveland, at one time the city with the most cars stolen per capita. Cleveland also has a road salt mine only a few miles offshore (in Lake Erie) so they sp[read road salt...
12-06-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would suggest doing some research with...

I would suggest doing some research with Sutherland's Manual and Sheldon Brown's sites. Southerlands has charts of der specs that cover decades old examples. The better and older service focused...
12-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This! dabac hits the cable on it's head. One...

This! dabac hits the cable on it's head.

One problem that the bike industry has suffered with since before the Wright brothers is maintaining tolerances on such a low cost point product. How do...
12-06-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The problem is because the der and cable routing...

The problem is because the der and cable routing wasn't designed around riding on a trainer. Bike brands typically think their bikes and parts will be ridden outside and not on a trainer (although...
12-06-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good point and I now can read the OP's statements...

Good point and I now can read the OP's statements with a different context. The part about no one being able to help to me was a dig at us for not replying in the numbers he was hoping for.

There...
12-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well that is quite a different issue then most...

Well that is quite a different issue then most here think you are experiencing. One would think that the LBS would have made sure the indexing adjustments (cable tension) is proper when they assessed...
12-05-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think the spare wheel's weight is the least of...

I think the spare wheel's weight is the least of the problems. The space it takes up and it's sticking either up or out to the sides a bunch is my first negative take away from this idea. Plus I...
12-05-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 503
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Please better define "slipping to smaller cogs". ...

Please better define "slipping to smaller cogs".

Are you saying the chain shifts onto a smaller cog when riding but not when in the repair stand. Or are you saying the chain skips over the teeth...
12-05-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The problem with asking a manufacturer to make a...

The problem with asking a manufacturer to make a longer lasting product is that they then get less future sales of that product. It is easy to think that long lived products are highly valued, but...
12-05-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are some slight differences in a cone's...

There are some slight differences in a cone's smaller OD dimension. Or to say that some cones can have too large a diameter at the barr track's smaller edge. If this happens the balls will ride on...
12-04-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I seriously doubt there's some lock down against...

I seriously doubt there's some lock down against just you here. People read when they want to and reply when motivated. No obligations or expectations can be made as we're still a free country.
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12-04-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Tapered needle or roller bearings like pretty...

Tapered needle or roller bearings like pretty precise aligning WRT each other and the axis of rotation. One reason that angular contact bearings (of relatively large balls too) have been the standard...
12-04-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are a few differing designs of compression...

There are a few differing designs of compression plugs (not including a basic star nut which is not to be used in a carbon steerer). One is glued in the steerer and tends to be fork specific. The two...
12-04-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I assume that when you checked with the shops you...

I assume that when you checked with the shops you didn't have the bike or the headset parts in hand and they could see them. The reason I say that is the bike industry doesn't have a consistent and...
12-04-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't consider a full turn of the spring to be...

I don't consider a full turn of the spring to be much of an adjustment. I don't remember servicing this Simplex version but have done a few Criteriums way back when. I broke the spring on at least...
12-04-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With only a single spring end hole in both parts...

With only a single spring end hole in both parts of the pivot and no "B" screw type of feature I believe the spring tension was not meant to be adjustable. IIRC this was a near copy of the Shimano...
12-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With no better data or images- Apply film of...

With no better data or images- Apply film of grease to insides of silver barrel. Insert the plunger and thread it's plastic end cap into the end of the barrel, thread the cap into the barrel. Open...
12-04-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have friends and had customers with both hubs...

I have friends and had customers with both hubs and I can't say one was vastly better than the other. The Velocity hubs with two riders (out of maybe a half dozen total) seemed to wear their bearings...
12-03-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I read your post as the cable button end (the...

I read your post as the cable button end (the lug) was frozen in the arm's hole as in not even spinning. Given my new understanding I suggest continuing to work/rotate the cable button end within the...
12-03-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While Mark makes a good point about hose clamps,...

While Mark makes a good point about hose clamps, I'll defend my choice by saying that the imaged "damsel in distress" tool is about 20ish years old, still works fine and most importantly the people...
12-03-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have seen plenty of center pull caliper arm end...

I have seen plenty of center pull caliper arm end holes, for the straddle cable ends to fit in, that have a piece broken off. Likely from someone trying to remove the cable end and finding out how...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-03-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One name has already been mentioned. The other...

One name has already been mentioned. The other has made it known that he's not looking to expand his client list, so I won't pass it along. Andy
12-03-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

12 bearings is a number I've never come across,...

12 bearings is a number I've never come across, 11 too. 10 is very common. I would start with 10 and see how the spin feels. Then if you are still wondering try 11 and/or 12. Sometimes doing this...
12-03-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's the generally accepted view that more trail...

It's the generally accepted view that more trail is more stable at higher speeds and less trail easier to steer at low speeds. But the discussion of trail separate of head angle, front VS rear...
12-03-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many of us here don't think a 1982 product is an...

Many of us here don't think a 1982 product is an antique. And a few might take issue with your only offering negative choices to pick from. One more example of highly biased polls. Andy
12-03-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well if the question is bearing loads, and not...

Well if the question is bearing loads, and not the specific bicycle application, my understandings will get thin fast. But here's what I learned decades ago. The load potential of a ball bearing is...
12-03-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What's tricky for us is to know what kind of...

What's tricky for us is to know what kind of headset you are seeking. Loose descriptions without brands, models or photos leave us speculating. I think you would like the right answer first and not...
12-03-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 668
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, the two bearings support the same amount of...

No, the two bearings support the same amount of weight as the loose balled type do, given the same rider and bike weight. What you might be trying to say is that when a weight supporting bearing is...
12-02-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

NYC has hills? My tour from Rochester to...

NYC has hills?

My tour from Rochester to Boston averaged around 9mph. Along the flat (by most anyone's standards) Erie Canal route it was about 11mph but the Berkshires dropped that a lot. Andy
12-02-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I was going to say something about when paying a...

I was going to say something about when paying a shop to do a job instead of buying the tool but figured that you were intent to avoid that. Glad I am wrong and you are smart enough to see the cost...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having used 11 different painters (including...

Having used 11 different painters (including myself) over the last 45 years I agree that there's a big range of the skills, motivations and results that painters can offer. Those that are car centric...
12-02-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would spend the $ on the install tooling before...

I would spend the $ on the install tooling before the removal ones. Andy
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