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02-29-24, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 For me, the goal is a "happy wheel" that will...

+1 For me, the goal is a "happy wheel" that will give me years and thousands of miles of trouble free riding. And the mix of spoke tensions and trueness, both side to side and roundness depend on...
02-29-24, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Depends on the rim. Just run a caliper from...

Depends on the rim.
Just run a caliper from brake track to brake track on a cheap rim and you can easily see +/- 0.5mm and not always symmetrical. That can drive you nuts if you only have a "one...
02-28-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,423
Posted By andrewclaus

I patch all the time, maybe a dozen per year (for...

I patch all the time, maybe a dozen per year (for two household cyclists and a klutzy buddy), but I normally don't mess with pinch flats. Just punctures.

I also volunteer at some non-profit shops...
02-25-24, 11:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,472
Posted By Kontact

No, he means that the manufacturer has put globs...

No, he means that the manufacturer has put globs of grease in the extrator threads.

I would assume that the grease is there to lube the threads on the crank bolts. You could also put a minimal...
02-25-24, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By FBinNY

Wheel builders are like orthodox Jews. Ask...

Wheel builders are like orthodox Jews.

Ask any dozen a question, and get 13 opinions.
02-25-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By grumpus

It used to be just a derailleur hanger, but then...

It used to be just a derailleur hanger, but then aluminium frames and a hundred different sorts of derailleur hanger emerged, and it was helpful to differentiate this from those.
02-24-24, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 785
Posted By Chuck M

At this point, I think I would just bite the...

At this point, I think I would just bite the bullet and disassemble it and look everything over. If they are cage bearings, maybe one of them got put in bass ackwards. I put a bike together late...
02-24-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By FBinNY

This used to be extremely common. It was used on...

This used to be extremely common. It was used on virtually all Raleigh bikes for half a century, along with many other European bikes using similar seat lugs.

Find any shop that's more than 30...
02-23-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By 70sSanO

As I’ve aged certain tasks that are a badge of...

As I’ve aged certain tasks that are a badge of honor have sometimes become a bandage of shame.

John
02-21-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By Dan Burkhart

For me, the deciding factor is how cleanly and...

For me, the deciding factor is how cleanly and neatly the loop from the levers to the down tube can be made. This can be affected by the shape and length of the handlebar, the length of the stem,and...
02-20-24, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Camilo

Ice affecting the chain rollers?

Ice affecting the chain rollers?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-24, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 671
Posted By bulgie

Payment in full before the frame is even started...

Payment in full before the frame is even started is not fair to the consumer. It puts all the risk on the buyer, when it should be shared to some extent. And business flows more smoothly when both...
02-15-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By KCT1986

Had a similar issue with the same shifter...

Had a similar issue with the same shifter (ST-M739) and upon inspection found that there was a 'chip' in the pawl. See the attached. (Sorry for the less than perfect pic, this is the only one that...
02-15-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 736
Posted By rccardr

46/34 is easy. Any Deore crankset from the 80’s...

46/34 is easy. Any Deore crankset from the 80’s would work set up as a double with the rings of your choice.
Bottom bracket of 115mm should do the trick.
I’ve done this exact setup on at least a...
02-15-24, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By grumpus

Here's one...

Here's one (https://www.ebay.com/itm/266451202674). You may never need it again.
Otherwise just the usual suggestion - dismantle the freewheel, don't lose any of the bits that fly across the room or...
02-15-24, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Trakhak

Measure the diameter of the section of the...

Measure the diameter of the section of the freewheel that the tool would engage with and call around the local bike shops. The oldest shops in town should have one of those tools. Pay them a few...
02-13-24, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Acadianbob

11T Cog Jump Solved

This may be a "well duh" to most of you. I put a new cassette on my Wahoo Smart that went from 12-25 (old) to 11-28 new cassette. The chain would climb the 11T cog and then "jump". I tried everything...
02-13-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I think you would gain more going to an OC...

I think you would gain more going to an OC (asymmetric) rear rim than going from 32 to 36 spokes, especially if this is a hub with 130mm OLD and 11 speed freehub.
02-13-24, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By TiHabanero

About 5 years ago I built a set of 700c Dyads...

About 5 years ago I built a set of 700c Dyads using Suntour Sealed 36 hole hubs with OLD of 135. My experience is that they true up fine, although not as easily as Mavic Open Pro Elite or even Sport...
02-12-24, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By choddo

Have you tried a phosphoric acid bath? Watch...

Have you tried a phosphoric acid bath?

Watch out for popping sounds.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By bulgie

Ah right, sorry, you said "bike builder". I would...

Ah right, sorry, you said "bike builder". I would call that a bike assembler, but of course I am a framebuilder snob who looks down on anyone who doesn't build their own frames ;) <jk>
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By zandoval

I found my sweet spot for bicycle size by trail...

I found my sweet spot for bicycle size by trail and error. Over the years it has slowly changed so I now keep detailed specs on what feels comfortable for me. If you have been riding regularly you...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By bulgie

How important is standover height to you? It's...

How important is standover height to you? It's more important to some people, but I say don't build a bike for standing over, build it for riding. Not to the extreme where you actually can't stand...
02-09-24, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 842
Posted By mpetry912

Jim Merz Portlandjim can make one for you in...

Jim Merz Portlandjim can make one for you in stainless or titanium.

Jim's bolt is turned, not rolled threads like Richard's pinch bolt, but very very nice. comparison with the original item on...
02-09-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By pdlamb

Wax is the optimum chain lube, of course (see...

Wax is the optimum chain lube, of course (see previous discussions). The one teeny-tiny imperfection is the chain rust issue. So someone needs to develop a way to redistribute the wax to continue...
02-09-24, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By bboy314

Iíd suggest taking the whole bike if possible....

Iíd suggest taking the whole bike if possible. Thereís a good chance the problem lies somewhere other than just the cog.
02-06-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,763
Posted By cyccommute

Phosphoric acid is a surface rust remover and...

Phosphoric acid is a surface rust remover and should not be used in any kind of bath. The iron in the chain will react with the phosphate which is what lead to your cracking. I suspect that the...
02-04-24, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Duragrouch

I agree, but would say, not drag, but FEEL can...

I agree, but would say, not drag, but FEEL can change. Spalled bearings or cone, pitted races, etc, can actually be felt as minute vibrations and slight noise (amplified by spokes and most especially...
02-02-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By WizardOfBoz

As noted above your fork may already be dead and...

As noted above your fork may already be dead and you just don't know it. That said, if you don't know how to say "This is messed up, I'm not taking any chance and am buying a new fork" you could try...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,867
Posted By unterhausen

I'd just like to note that on the danger scale...

I'd just like to note that on the danger scale from zero to Mr. Bulgier wouldn't do it, this mod has failed.
01-26-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
Posted By mpetry912

re-use spokes yes, nips no. false economy ...

re-use spokes yes, nips no. false economy

/markp
01-26-24, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By Mad Honk

This is a Basso that came in with a similar break...

This is a Basso that came in with a similar break on the drive side. It was sometime back around September and I posted pictures of the process. A cut to make the weld go all the way through the...
01-16-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,284
Posted By pdlamb

I've been thinking I might want to open a...

I've been thinking I might want to open a restaurant named, "I Don't Know." Figure that half the time someone's going out to eat, they start by asking someone else, "Where do you want to go?"...
01-15-24, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By Jeff Wills

This is incorrect. If the bike in question has a...

This is incorrect. If the bike in question has a one piece crank and the OP wants to convert it to a standard-type freewheel (it doesnít sound like it), they will need to replace the crank also. The...
01-14-24, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By 70sSanO

I do remember in the late 90’s a shop suggested...

I do remember in the late 90’s a shop suggested we buy the current year Diamondback BMX bikes, for our kids, rather than the new models coming out as the wheelbases were going to be shorter on the...
01-13-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,538
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That is the same Silca article that had (for a...

That is the same Silca article that had (for a few months) used my photo (below) without permission.
...
01-13-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By SurferRosa

I use ferrules when they fit in the caliper's...

I use ferrules when they fit in the caliper's barrel adjuster and don't when they don't.
01-12-24, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW the right answer depends on the specific...

FWIW the right answer depends on the specific bearings.

Bearings fall into various categories, but bike use is most commonly a deep groove RADIAL contact type.

These do not want axial preload,...
01-11-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By FBinNY

You need to understand that there's no fixed,...

You need to understand that there's no fixed, precise dimension for the depth. Since the bearing is located by the cone, tiny variations will change the stack height. The cutters made for this job...
01-06-24, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By wheelreason

Drill or punch two holes in it and use a pin...

Drill or punch two holes in it and use a pin spanner or needle nose.
01-06-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By wheelreason

LOL, "You stop with the brakes you have, not the...

LOL, "You stop with the brakes you have, not the brakes you wish you had"...
01-06-24, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you look at "conventional" bikes with FDER's,...

If you look at "conventional" bikes with FDER's, the seat tube is directly above the crank and the FDER is attached to it.

On your bike, the seat tube is offset a couple inches or so and the FDER ...
01-05-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By dedhed

interesting most posters are assuming discs.

interesting most posters are assuming discs.
01-02-24, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By Russ Roth

Top tube mounted baby seats are something I...

Top tube mounted baby seats are something I refused to install, thankfully I never worked in a shop that sold them, and the owners weren't ever resistant to my refusal to install them. I liked...
12-28-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By FBinNY

Not looking to argue the need for a jig. The OP...

Not looking to argue the need for a jig. The OP asked for opinions and interest in a possible purchase, and that's what I posted.

In any case, anyone who builds enough wheels to justify shelling...
12-28-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By Crankycrank

Just pointing out that OP has mentioned at least...

Just pointing out that OP has mentioned at least twice that he has braze-on, headtube, threaded adjusters, NOT the downtube shifter bosses so the downtube screw-on adjusters mentioned will not work.
12-28-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By pdlamb

A. Wasn't my idea to buy a new fork to increase...

A. Wasn't my idea to buy a new fork to increase the front tire width one size.

B. For all I know, there may be a carbon fork available with a similar rake that fits bigger tires and the Madone's...
12-26-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By oldbobcat

I don't remember the pull rates, but it's been...

I don't remember the pull rates, but it's been tried and found wanting.
12-21-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,529
Posted By bboy314

I donít sweat it that much because my body isnít...

I donít sweat it that much because my body isnít perfectly symmetrical.
12-20-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By 79pmooney

A little trick. After the OP does whatever he is...

A little trick. After the OP does whatever he is going to do to anchor the cable stop clamp - put a small piece of visible tape on the downtube just below and touching the clamp. If issues with...
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