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07-21-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By 70sSanO

I use Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel bodies...

I use Phil’s Tenacious Oil on freewheel bodies and cassette freehub bodies.

I use bike grease on the bearings.

John
07-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By cxwrench

I've used oil, linseed oil, spoke prep, tri flow....

I've used oil, linseed oil, spoke prep, tri flow. They all work if you tension the wheel properly. I put a drop of tri flow on the nipple/rim interface once it's laced, prior to tensioning. I also...
07-15-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By freeranger

Presta or Schrader valve stem? If presta, are you...

Presta or Schrader valve stem? If presta, are you loosening the stem and "burping" the tube so pressure can get into it? I have one tube on one of my bikes that seems to have a "sticky" core (presta)...
07-15-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By JohnDThompson

The Sakae Ringyo crank arms can be removed with a...

The Sakae Ringyo crank arms can be removed with a standard 22mm crank tool. A hook spanner like the Hozan C-205 will remove the lockring from the adjustable cup, and the Park HCW-11 will allow you to...
07-09-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By Crankycrank

+1, that looks exactly like the deformity you...

+1, that looks exactly like the deformity you would get from where the stem clamps. It could have been clamped with too much torque or the bung wasn't positioned at the right height or just a...
07-08-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By 70sSanO

If the hubs are still good, why not just buy...

If the hubs are still good, why not just buy lighter rims and lace them up, or have them built.

John
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By unterhausen

It could have started because of a front hit, but...

It could have started because of a front hit, but more likely it had a defect in the weld due to the lack of real estate on the head tube. I would have thought it would start between the tubes, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By JohnDThompson

I haven't worked with 853, but if it's like 753,...

I haven't worked with 853, but if it's like 753, I suspect the answer is "not well." Unless it's a really serious dent, I'd just live with it.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By dsaul

Looks like chipped paint to me. Clean it and...

Looks like chipped paint to me. Clean it and apply some rubber grip tape or helicopter tape to prevent future damage.
06-30-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 790
Posted By cxwrench

Again people are recommending the 'road link'....

Again people are recommending the 'road link'. Not a good idea to do this. While they allow the use of a larger (easier) big cog they move the upper pulley away from the smaller cogs and shifting...
06-29-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By HillRider

Add a spacer washer between the rear of the...

Add a spacer washer between the rear of the caliper and the front of the fork. Use the thinnest spacer that gives you adequate clearance and a longer recessed nut can be used if the spacer reduces...
06-23-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By dedhed

Try being a landlord.

Try being a landlord.
06-22-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By joeruge

There are a number of different chain and...

There are a number of different chain and sprocket arrangements for tandems. Most tandems you see around have timing chain on the left side and driving chain on the right. Some, particularly less...
06-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By alcjphil

What type of quick release? The open cam type is...

What type of quick release? The open cam type is much less effective than the closed type cam
06-18-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By JohnDThompson

74mm BCD rings are typically the innermost ring...

74mm BCD rings are typically the innermost ring on a triple crank with a dedicated mounting point. As such, they're offered in small tooth counts, 24 to 30. Larger tooth counts would be mounted as...
06-16-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By adipe

remove the chain and clean it by shaking it in...

remove the chain and clean it by shaking it in plastic jars with some solvent - the cheapest being diesel fuel i think.
the solvent should then be removed as quickly as possible and i would advise...
06-15-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By 3alarmer

...they wear out. As they wear, the shifting...

...they wear out. As they wear, the shifting sufffers.
06-12-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By HillRider

More expensive these days typically means...

More expensive these days typically means lighter, not stronger or longer lived. Even riders who are not racers and will never race, want to think they will be faster with lighter wheels. If you...
06-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By dsbrantjr

This is one of the many downsides and few (to me)...

This is one of the many downsides and few (to me) upsides of through-the-frame cable routing. Call me old-fashioned....
06-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By Dan Burkhart

A 100% markup equates to 50% margin. The smalls...

A 100% markup equates to 50% margin. The smalls will be well over that, the big stuff, considerably less. 35% margin on bikes was good when I ran my shop. If your business plan is not predicated on...
06-09-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By Broctoon

Itís not just failing to make the adjustment...

Itís not just failing to make the adjustment tight that can cause the wrench to slip and round off a nut. Even in the best case, adjustable wrenches only engage the nut at two points. A box end...
06-09-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 713
Posted By CliffordK

Not a "Pro", but Craftsman makes good wrenches. ...

Not a "Pro", but Craftsman makes good wrenches. For a lot of things I like a 6pt combination wrench.

Craftsman wrenches tend to be a little fatter than others, so it doesn't hurt to find a...
06-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...you could set the whole thing on fire....

.
...you could set the whole thing on fire. Problem solved. :) The only guy I actually know who built a bamboo bike was Allen , but I think he's banned now. Not sure if he left any contact...
06-03-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 918
Posted By 3alarmer

...whoa. Sweet Jesus. :twitchy: Cleanup on...

...whoa. Sweet Jesus. :twitchy: Cleanup on aisle four.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By unterhausen

I think most framebuilders are amateur machinists...

I think most framebuilders are amateur machinists at best. At least that's what I see on insta
06-01-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Iride01

Not weird at all. You'll see more welds like that...

Not weird at all. You'll see more welds like that the further back in time you go with bikes. They just didn't worry about cleaning up welds as much as they do today.

Many bottom brackets were...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-31-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By dsaul

Building a frame to fit two 700c wheelsets is the...

Building a frame to fit two 700c wheelsets is the same as building a frame to fit a one wheelset with the largest size tire you plan to run. The frame has no effect on whether you have to adjust the...
05-30-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By dedhed

File the ring, it's the wear part and will...

File the ring, it's the wear part and will eventually have no value unlike the crank.
05-28-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Moe Zhoost

I can't say that I've had much problem. No luck...

I can't say that I've had much problem. No luck necessary, just a bit of care in handling.

To the OP: Consider trying the "reversed" setup. If, after a few rides to test the system, you can then...
05-27-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By MudPie

Any grease is fine. In fact, I dribble a bit of...

Any grease is fine. In fact, I dribble a bit of oil/chain lube onto the threads instead of smearing grease.. It's easier to apply than grease, and is fine for that application. Note, I usually...
05-27-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By jgwilliams

The powerlink connector is only half a link....

The powerlink connector is only half a link. Since you need an even number of links the 114 must include the powerlink.
05-26-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,565
Posted By JohnDThompson

:lol: Sometimes, bike mechanics must call on...

:lol:

Sometimes, bike mechanics must call on the Dark Side to deal with particularly vexatious problems. It's like making sausage; often it's best not to know how it's done. :)
05-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,565
Posted By revcp

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in...

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in scripture this is frowned upon, but I'm sure it's not a good thing.
05-25-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By Mad Honk

I have thought about this for a few hours and I...

I have thought about this for a few hours and I think you are experiencing what happens with every quill stem. The binder nut is deep inside the steerer tube and the stem is free to move a bit...
05-24-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By 79pmooney

Several here have talked of the rim being bent...

Several here have talked of the rim being bent but not at length. A new, good rim can be laid on a pane of glass and touch all around the rim. The wheelbuilder's task is to take that rim and...
05-22-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,197
Posted By Iride01

Go to your LBS's and see if any have a wheel...

Go to your LBS's and see if any have a wheel person that you can get along with and talk to. Let them have your wheel and check it out, adjust and give you their opinion of why or why not it's a...
05-21-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By urbanknight

Andrew's point seems to be that those levers...

Andrew's point seems to be that those levers encourage a very narrow grip on the bars which lacks leverage, making it hard to steer... which is more tricky than you would think when you're also...
05-21-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Russ Roth

The brakes themselves are some of the weakness,...

The brakes themselves are some of the weakness, they don't look too stiff. If you want more pad contact take a knife and trim the bottoms, don't do this with the wheel in the bike at the same time,...
05-20-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 650
Posted By aggiegrads

No, stuff the valve stem through hole in the tape...

No, stuff the valve stem through hole in the tape where the tubeless valve was. The tape prevents the tube from herniating through the spoke holes and puncturing on the spoke ends or nipples.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By bulgie

I have a couple sets, forget where I got them. ...

I have a couple sets, forget where I got them. Not from Baylis, I would remember that. More likely ebay.
Sorry this pic is so bad, amongst a pile of other lugs, but I figger POIDH and a bad pic is...
05-20-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Redshift96

Yep.

Information is helpful whenever you happen to need it. Even 13 years later. Welcome to the internet. Thanks to all who went to the trouble to try to help. Maybe the following will help the next...
05-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By CliffordK

You need a lot more information. Is it a...

You need a lot more information.

Is it a "Cassette" or a "Freewheel"?

What type of hub? Brand of Freehub?

If it is a freewheel, they can be easily replaced as a unit. You may or may not...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By SJX426

unterhausen - The DO are more horizontal than...

unterhausen - The DO are more horizontal than vertical
https://live.staticflickr.com/1844/30604985608_bb2373decd_5k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NCsxXE)Campagnolo first install (https://flic.kr/p/NCsxXE)...
05-18-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By adipe

it can be very difficult to pull out a flat spot...

it can be very difficult to pull out a flat spot on the rim in order to end up with uniform spoke tension and low radial runout. it can be difficult to do that even if you have the best tools for the...
05-17-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Trakhak

If you've done a lot of off-road miles on the...

If you've done a lot of off-road miles on the bike on dirt, it's possible that the chainrings are worn, too, so check those.

Also, check the chain to make sure that you didn't leave a tight link...
05-16-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By cxwrench

The OP provided a quality photo...centered on the...

The OP provided a quality photo...centered on the axle/bb cup. Don't you think if he was talking about the dust cap he might have actually centered the photo on that particular part? Overthink much?
05-15-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 667
Posted By easyupbug

In our experience after flushing with WD the...

In our experience after flushing with WD the bearings have no grease and T-9 is a wax not a grease, which while fine for some time in an open chain is far from ideal for bearings and races over the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-14-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,425
Posted By unterhausen

It's for sale because they tried to ride it...

It's for sale because they tried to ride it uphill.

I'm always curious why people undergo an elaborate project like that without looking at what anyone else has done. Afraid they might learn...
05-14-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By cpach

Yeah, sorry, missed the axle on that fulcrum...

Yeah, sorry, missed the axle on that fulcrum wheelset. What you want is a 135mm qr in the rear.

The original wheel died due to fatigue stress at the rim, possibly by excessive tension on that...
05-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
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.
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