Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Greg R
Showing results 1 to 50 of 119
Search took 0.02 seconds.
01-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By Greg R

Check the can. Most of the powder now is...

Check the can. Most of the powder now is cornstarch
01-14-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Greg R

Those look like fantastic lights. I seriously...

Those look like fantastic lights. I seriously considered them months ago. But with the money I already spent on some Bontrager rechargeables, I opted to just keeping the Dynohub running the rear...
01-13-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Greg R

Ride it. If it tracks good, the shifting is...

Ride it. If it tracks good, the shifting is precise, good road manners; ride on. If there's no unusual wear and responds well to maneuvering, no problem. Too much analysis leads to paralysis.
01-13-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By Greg R

Quick and short, YES. Spinning as fast as you can...

Quick and short, YES. Spinning as fast as you can you should achieve 5-6 volts. Make sure the output nuts are tight whether on a forked connector or just using clips, the nuts complete the circuit,...
01-13-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

Thank you. Good eye on the gearing, yes it is...

Thank you. Good eye on the gearing, yes it is 22T. This is my 1st foray into different ratios. I was surprised by how just a couple of teeth on the rear and chain ring, made such a difference. I also...
01-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's...

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's missing the front light, but the rear red one works. Thanks to this board I've avoided mistakes in getting the alternator working. The former owners...
01-10-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Greg R

I highly doubt it. Going on my Sutherland's, 11...

I highly doubt it. Going on my Sutherland's, 11 is good. 9 ball caged is easier maintenance but higher ball contact pressures. 11 balls distribute loads better.
01-10-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By Greg R

Lay a straight edge, or a string line, across the...

Lay a straight edge, or a string line, across the chain ring to the rear. See how that lines up with the frame's centerline. Try it on different points of the chain ring as sometimes they'll have a...
01-08-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 981
Posted By Greg R

That's Youtube for ya. Anyone from schooled...

That's Youtube for ya. Anyone from schooled and/or credentialed to shade tree can post. If the content violates safety, established practice, or just plain unskilled, it can warrant a down vote...
Forum: Foo
12-29-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,409
Posted By Greg R

In a nutshell, we might be paid interest yearly,...

In a nutshell, we might be paid interest yearly, as in a saving account. Lenders get their interest paid daily. So if there's time between billing and actual money credited, interest is still...
Forum: Foo
12-29-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,409
Posted By Greg R

Duh! That's what I'm telling you. I didn't go in...

Duh! That's what I'm telling you. I didn't go in to computing ADB like your link did. which did a great job with with the ledger example. It also shows how daily Compounding works. It also points to...
Forum: Foo
12-28-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,409
Posted By Greg R

Interest accrues daily. Take the APR and divide...

Interest accrues daily. Take the APR and divide by 365. The result is then multiplied daily to whatever the balance is that day that includes interest accrued already plus whatever fees on that...
Forum: Foo
12-27-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By Greg R

Glad to see you're thinking of the future. Rare...

Glad to see you're thinking of the future. Rare I meet someone like that anymore. I was always cautious of preparing so much I didn't have enough for the present; kind of like standing guard post...
Forum: Foo
12-27-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,015
Posted By Greg R

I have heard iffi things about using the 457...

I have heard iffi things about using the 457 deferred plan [/color].

It's all the "old" guys talked about in the 80s. I believe it was mostly for gov't and ngo employees and their main thing was...
12-26-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,290
Posted By Greg R

Ha, wait until comparing lumens to watts, and for...

Ha, wait until comparing lumens to watts, and for bike lux. Then once the output is figured for the home, there is temperature or color, easy for older photographers. After all that, it's found...
12-25-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,290
Posted By Greg R

My understanding is that is how to know the...

My understanding is that is how to know the correct tire for a classic English bike. 26 X 1 /3/8" is different from 26 X 1.375. The confirmation is the 37 X 590. Same for Schwinn with 26 S6 rims ...
12-23-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Greg R

Ok here are some pictures. The first 2, the one...

Ok here are some pictures. The first 2, the one in question, is a B66. It cleaned up very nice and the last application of Proofide left a finish similar to the 2nd newer one. A minor nut adjustment...
12-23-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Greg R

All good info to know. Thanks. I applied the...

All good info to know. Thanks. I applied the Proofide on warm leather working by the woodstove with just a gentle heat no more than body heat. The good (newish) saddle just needed one application,...
12-22-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Greg R

Yep, I've done some research. Mostly the posts...

Yep, I've done some research. Mostly the posts and advice are for good to new saddles with break-in advice. I'll leave the good one alone. It's the beaten one I think will need adjustment. It...
12-22-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By Greg R

Brooks Saddle Care

I've recently acquired 2 Brooks saddles. One is like new, used but very clean and a tad flexible. The other is weather beaten, surface cracks, a fair amount of flex; but I believe there's life left...
12-21-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Greg R

Yes for homes. Many paints with lead for other...

Yes for homes. Many paints with lead for other uses still remained. In the mid 80s I was still getting lead based paint from John Deere for equipment and tractor. Also SCL gear lubricants...
12-20-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Greg R

Good to know about Shimano oil. I totally get...

Good to know about Shimano oil. I totally get the correct fluid; as a pastime I work with older or vintage automotive/truck and brakes, plus English Girling once in a blue moon on older American...
12-20-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Greg R

As the post title is about Kroil, that's as far...

As the post title is about Kroil, that's as far as I go. Yes, for me Kroil is my goto for 30 years. I don't know what's in it but to me it does smell of wintergreen and methyl salicylate has been an...
12-20-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Greg R

Good thread as I'm new to bike hydraulics. The...

Good thread as I'm new to bike hydraulics. The Trek gravel bike I got 3 years ago has Shimano hydraulic disc. It spent about a year in vertical storage with the front wheel up. I took it out last...
12-13-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

I don't think it's so much the "phasing" of the...

I don't think it's so much the "phasing" of the crank arms as it is to get an accurate tapered fitment along with proper installation. Unless there's even contact across the taper there'll be some...
12-12-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

True, just that the stronger ones use the 7mm...

True, just that the stronger ones use the 7mm stub. The main point of his are the correct diameter with an accurate taper.
12-12-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

The cotter threads are the 26 TPI as every other...

The cotter threads are the 26 TPI as every other one on this vintage of Superbe, 1974. Raleigh didn't use the Whitworth thread form, at least this far down the road. The thread diameter is...
12-11-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

After many months of bike mekan'ikan; I've got 4...

After many months of bike mekan'ikan; I've got 4 completed with 3 Raleighs including the Colt with the almost impossible to find crank spindle. We've got rain for the next week and a half so when...
12-11-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

I know in planetary gear sets you get a reverse...

I know in planetary gear sets you get a reverse output by holding or locking the carrier. Whatever the input, the sun gear or ring gear, the other will reverse with the carrier (cage with planet...
12-02-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

Really? I like it, kinda like wintergreen. I...

Really? I like it, kinda like wintergreen. I put a dab in the aftershave.
11-30-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

In typewriter world we call them "key choppers". ...

In typewriter world we call them "key choppers". Any typewriter with the nickel rims on keys have their keys chopped for jewelry., and other parts go to steampunk artsy whatevers.

Anybody here a...
11-30-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Greg R

SirMike I have a 1974 stamped Dynohub, I believe...

SirMike I have a 1974 stamped Dynohub, I believe it to be a GH6. Yes one of the thin screws for the shell with the offset indexing head was stripped. I could probably use 2 and have one for a...
11-29-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Greg R

Old postings for sure. It gave me an idea to...

Old postings for sure. It gave me an idea to have one made. I'll find out what the machinist charges.
11-29-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Greg R

Raleigh Superbe

Picked up a Superbe last week. Going through the bearings and 3 speed for a clean and re-lube. It has a working Dynohub. I've taken the bearings out and the inside needs a good cleaning and some...
11-26-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

There is a difference. I took the bikes out for...

There is a difference. I took the bikes out for test rides of a couple of miles of trails and paths. They seem to roll freer and more nimble. Reminded me of a new bike.

Thanks for all the...
11-26-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By Greg R

I lived in Spain in the 1970s stationed there in...

I lived in Spain in the 1970s stationed there in the military. We lived off base and I can understand the moisture problems with masonry; we had some in the apartment building we lived in.
The main...
11-25-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Greg R

I'm told by family I look amazingly like the...

I'm told by family I look amazingly like the young man at that age. So to further the story:
It was great. We lost touch after H.S. and she went to college. Never heard from her again
11-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Greg R

Throwback Thursday

Back then we had to know a thing or two; there wasn't the money to do different.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1272x1647/bikemech_05a5f40bbd7b3f2bda3b4950b9e9e434a3a4352c.jpg
11-25-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

3 bikes later it is amazing what "hidden"...

3 bikes later it is amazing what "hidden" problems I could've had. Many spokes were very slack, some over tensioned I suppose by a PO to compensate, All the wheels had degrees of wobble and...
11-23-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

https://cdn-0.sheldonbrown.com/images/spokeTension...

https://cdn-0.sheldonbrown.com/images/spokeTension.gif

Gotta start somewhere.
11-23-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

Update. I have 4 bikes, all 3 speeds. All needed...

Update. I have 4 bikes, all 3 speeds. All needed lubrication, adjustments, parts, and new bearings.( 3 where new acquisitions) I figured why not do the wheels for a "complete tune". The 1st was a...
11-21-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

The Park tension tool arrived. I'll post my...

The Park tension tool arrived. I'll post my experiences to follow. Thanks for the advice so far
11-16-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By Greg R

BrakeKleen with thick paper towels or terry cloth...

BrakeKleen with thick paper towels or terry cloth to blot it out. Apply the cleaner and blot from the opposite side of the fabric. Use the BrakeKleen in the red label can (trichlorethylene stuff). ...
11-15-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

All good "war" stories and field experience. I've...

All good "war" stories and field experience. I've been a mechanic my whole working life so I understand experience vs. tools. I'll learn a spoke's pitch. (over at Sheldon Brown's a contributor as a...
11-15-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

Thank you! This was very very helpful. I was...

Thank you! This was very very helpful. I was going in the direction of pluck tones, but even with guitars I am frequently off checking with a tuner. I'll look into the Park tool.
11-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,839
Posted By Greg R

Spoke Tension

I'm looking into acquiring a spoke tension gauge. Does anyone use them or what should I look for?
11-13-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

Checking further, the swage, or bulge, isn't...

Checking further, the swage, or bulge, isn't true. There's a .7mm difference across the width and the clamp seems to be only grabbing on 1/2 of it. I did find a novel way to spread the clamp. I'm...
11-12-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

Crap, no wonder. Mine measures between 23 and 24...

Crap, no wonder. Mine measures between 23 and 24 or just under 24 mm. I guess if off to the "handlebar store". Thank you, you've helped save a stem.
11-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

Dang that hurts. Where's a Bronson or Chuck when...

Dang that hurts. Where's a Bronson or Chuck when you need them?
11-12-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,309
Posted By Greg R

Speaking of steering, what is the proper O.D. of...

Speaking of steering, what is the proper O.D. of the handlebar center where it is clamped to the stem? The Blue Raleigh that came in has been lubed and tuned in my shop, but the handlebar will slip....
Showing results 1 to 50 of 119
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.