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03-19-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By garage sale GT

Performance usually has pretty good values on...

Performance usually has pretty good values on wheelsets. I've had a set with Deore 525 hubs and Rhyno Lite rims for about nine years now and they are holding up pretty well.

There's Jensonusa,...
03-18-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,014
Posted By garage sale GT

You could probably score a new, reasonable...

You could probably score a new, reasonable quality wheelset for under 150. A new front wheel would be a good deal less than that but it might not match the back rim.
03-18-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,014
Posted By garage sale GT

Sanding cones is something people used to do, and...

Sanding cones is something people used to do, and maybe they got some kind of service out of it in some cases.
03-18-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,014
Posted By garage sale GT

Some parts are through-hardened. I don't actually...

Some parts are through-hardened. I don't actually know about cones.

I wonder if you could do a concentric enough job.

Cones for older hub models are sometimes available if you look. Try...
03-18-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,014
Posted By garage sale GT

The pitting indicates the metal is fatigued where...

The pitting indicates the metal is fatigued where the bearing balls roll.

If you keep riding on a pitted cone, you risk ruining the cup in the hub. The metal which comes out of the pits is...
03-17-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,453
Posted By garage sale GT

Basic bike components can usually work pretty...

Basic bike components can usually work pretty well. The big exception is the rear axle. If you mostly ride on the street or trails it will probably hold up OK but if you try to do a lot of off...
03-16-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By garage sale GT

I have seen kits in a hardware store in which an...

I have seen kits in a hardware store in which an aerosol can pressurizes a container which can be filled with the paint of your choice. Maybe someone knows where they can mix up some custom oil...
03-15-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 16,341
Posted By garage sale GT

Those wacky ten speed cassette hubs.

Those wacky ten speed cassette hubs.
03-12-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,777
Posted By garage sale GT

Anti-seize lube is the right stuff for threads.

Anti-seize lube is the right stuff for threads.
03-11-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,250
Posted By garage sale GT

I think they'd be deeper and the ends would be...

I think they'd be deeper and the ends would be more squared if they were truly intended to protect the drops from spreading. Like the name implies, they're for controlling chain tension.
03-11-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,250
Posted By garage sale GT

Actually the longer the "lever arm" the lesser...

Actually the longer the "lever arm" the lesser the force.

Going with the Sturmey-Archer style of antirotator washer might still work because the center of the dropout is stronger than the ends.
03-11-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,250
Posted By garage sale GT

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Bicycles...

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Bicycles_Table/English_Bicycles/Raleigh_Bicycles/Raleigh_Touriste/RaleighTouriste_Hub_Rear_1.jpg
This is the rear hub of a Raleigh Tourist, the bike with...
03-06-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,351
Posted By garage sale GT

I think some of them are made from butted tubing.

I think some of them are made from butted tubing.
03-04-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,268
Posted By garage sale GT

Second gear should be as efficient as a single...

Second gear should be as efficient as a single speed hub because it's only the bearings at the end of the hub which are turning.

The planet gears have no bearings. The weight of the bike bears on...
03-04-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,268
Posted By garage sale GT

My main point is third gear incurs a lot more...

My main point is third gear incurs a lot more friction than second.
03-03-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,268
Posted By garage sale GT

I recalled this thread while rebuilding an AW. ...

I recalled this thread while rebuilding an AW.

There may be a flaw in the reasoning to make 3rd gear the main cruising gear.

Second gear is direct drive on most 3 speeds so the internal...
03-02-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By garage sale GT

There are lists you could probably google up...

There are lists you could probably google up which tell you how much weight each tubeset was intended for. Some of the racing tubesets are only meant for a 125lb rider.

Yes increasing the stem...
02-26-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By garage sale GT

Reynolds 501 was seam welded tubing. It also was...

Reynolds 501 was seam welded tubing. It also was a lighter, butted tubeset.

If it failed once with no signs of corrosion attacking the welded seam and no crash or other event to bring failure...
02-13-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By garage sale GT

Maybe, maybe not. Some brakes have less margin...

Maybe, maybe not. Some brakes have less margin for error than others. A coaster brake would be designed to work on any inexpensive, commonly available bike type, but that does not include 36".
...
02-13-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By garage sale GT

In my case they seem to hold them even after the...

In my case they seem to hold them even after the transaction is complete, the buyer hits "item received" and leaves a positive feedback.
02-13-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By garage sale GT

What good is Paypal if a personal check is faster??? Alternatives please!

I have an above average seller rating on eBay and paypal still ties up my funds for 21 days!

Waiting for a personal check to clear may actually be several times faster.

What are some viable...
02-12-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By garage sale GT

I had a late model Sturmey Archer 70mm front drum...

I had a late model Sturmey Archer 70mm front drum brake on a 26 inch bike and I managed to loosen the reaction arm. I would definitely be concerned if the wheels were putting 36/26 times more torque...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By garage sale GT

Yep they used to be full of three speeds but the...

Yep they used to be full of three speeds but the inexpensive bike of choice which is now winding up in thrift stores is the Chinese made big box store bso. Many had plastic parts which don't need...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By garage sale GT

Before considering any BSO, make sure the...

Before considering any BSO, make sure the bearings are good. Buying new axles and cones can take a long time because you have to send away for the parts and the cost may not justify the purchase...
01-20-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 37,162
Posted By garage sale GT

Do you mind if I ask how it's been for your mind?

Do you mind if I ask how it's been for your mind?
12-07-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By garage sale GT

Hard chrome is a durable wear resistant surface. ...

Hard chrome is a durable wear resistant surface. It wouldn't surprise me if it can extend the life of a cassette just a little bit.
12-07-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By garage sale GT

Some report getting more mileage than you've gone...

Some report getting more mileage than you've gone and not having any problems.

Most people notice they have a worn chain when it starts to skip, usually under heavier pedaling.

Replacing the...
11-29-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By garage sale GT

Dropout alignment could be off, or you could have...

Dropout alignment could be off, or you could have the wrong width of hub. Is it the stock wheelset?
11-08-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,183
Posted By garage sale GT

Can it be the OP still needs to move his calipers...

Can it be the OP still needs to move his calipers though?

Adjustable or not, it may be that one piston is at the end of its adjustment and the only thing left to do besides buying a new system is...
11-08-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,183
Posted By garage sale GT

I don't have a hydraulic system but I found it...

I don't have a hydraulic system but I found it was possible to eliminate all drag by loosening the bolts which attach the caliper to frame or fork, then moving the caliper until the disc rode in the...
11-02-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By garage sale GT

Walmart always has a lot of saddles. You may be...

Walmart always has a lot of saddles. You may be able to find a better one. It should be maybe an inch wider than your sit bones at least.
10-31-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,240
Posted By garage sale GT

I don't mind it at all for road biking. Not that...

I don't mind it at all for road biking. Not that long ago I spent a fair amount on an NOS 1980 road bike and it was still running fine when I sold it. It didn't occur to me to upgrade the hubs. ...
10-30-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,240
Posted By garage sale GT

The grease was supposed to catch the "boulders." ...

The grease was supposed to catch the "boulders." You just had to repack the hub before particles worked their way into the path of the bearing balls.
10-23-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,041
Posted By garage sale GT

There are modern ergonomic drop bars with 25.4...

There are modern ergonomic drop bars with 25.4 clamp diameters to consider.
10-21-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,187
Posted By garage sale GT

Go on ebay, sell the 40 hole hub, buy the type...

Go on ebay, sell the 40 hole hub, buy the type you want. You might lose money on the sale but lacing and truing might be easier and the wheel will look better unless you want an unusual spoke...
10-21-14, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By garage sale GT

Yes I was plenty polite when turning down their...

Yes I was plenty polite when turning down their offer of replacing the pitted part in the original headset.
10-19-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,240
Posted By garage sale GT

I have M525s and they are good after about 8...

I have M525s and they are good after about 8 years of casual use.

The way you tighten the skewers is important. Too tight or too loose can both ruin cones. The quick release skewer compresses...
10-18-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By garage sale GT

Actually their quoted price to do the work...

Actually their quoted price to do the work themselves sounded a bit low.
10-18-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By garage sale GT

I think I have the types backward. The fork...

I think I have the types backward. The fork takes a 27.0 crown race.
10-17-14, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By garage sale GT

Whose fault?

So, I picked up a Schwinn and it is made of good tubing.

The headset was a little pitted so I got another one and took it to a shop to have them remove the old one and press in the new one.
...
10-12-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,269
Posted By garage sale GT

If the brake tracks weren't machined, they'd be...

If the brake tracks weren't machined, they'd be anodized as they were extruded, and streaks would wear into the anodizing as they broke in.

The ridges conceal developing streaks.

Road whees...
10-12-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,269
Posted By garage sale GT

I've worn through the anodizing on a new wheel. ...

I've worn through the anodizing on a new wheel. The brake pads leave streaks before they establish a wear track all the way around a rim.

Ridges may also increase the braking power slightly by...
10-12-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,269
Posted By garage sale GT

It's actually a deliberate finish. Rims...

It's actually a deliberate finish.

Rims can be used as extruded and anodized but the brake wear will be ugly and uneven until all the anodizing wears through. They're smoother as-extruded than...
10-12-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By garage sale GT

If you can't get a 27" wheel in the bike but the...

If you can't get a 27" wheel in the bike but the brakes don't work with 700c, maybe the calipers are replacements?
10-11-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,269
Posted By garage sale GT

I've never fatigued a rim but wouldn't a...

I've never fatigued a rim but wouldn't a lightweight road racing rim need replacement even with discs sooner or later? The spoke holes are undergoing cyclical loading and unloading every time the...
10-09-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By garage sale GT

Some old road bikes had 26" wheels but those were...

Some old road bikes had 26" wheels but those were usually 590mm so they are bigger than MTB wheels.
10-08-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,649
Posted By garage sale GT

A 3 speed hub usually only has a 177% range so...

A 3 speed hub usually only has a 177% range so you would not change your gearing that much. Third gear is 33% higher than second which is direct drive (when the sprocket turns as fast as the wheel),...
10-04-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,295
Posted By garage sale GT

I'll give my stock tube patching advice. The...

I'll give my stock tube patching advice. The glue has to be completely dry. If you don't believe it, try leaving the glued patch and tube to dry overnight before putting the patch on. It will be...
10-04-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By garage sale GT

Zaffiros will roll a little easier than a vintage...

Zaffiros will roll a little easier than a vintage style 27" tire with the single rib down the middle because the rubber on the tread is thinner.
10-04-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By garage sale GT

I'd get Paselas with the kevlar bead for low...

I'd get Paselas with the kevlar bead for low rolling resistance and light weight. They are also available with flat protection. The light weight will contribute to a fast feel while accelerating. ...
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