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eric_ssucks
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I have a bike frame that I can't put a rear wheel in without going to town with a file to clean off the extra powder. It also obscures the details on the frame, for better or for worse.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:48
Goddamnit Gunther
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Is this Schwinn cool? I only want the frame and was gonna offer 60

https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/d/schwinn-high-plains-mountain/6412983723.html

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:53
Viggen
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Wouldn't fucks with 24" wheels..

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:02
Goddamnit Gunther
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It’s a 24” frame

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:10
Viggen
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Ah, my bad.
Then it's probably worth what ever you wanna pay for it? Seems like a basic mtb from back in the day, no buttery tubes/fancy steel but could be a great fuckaround-basket-n-fenders-bike.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:23
shane.rrr
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For that price I would probably pick it up for a basket/bar/lock up bike. Looks nice for that.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:45
Whippin Skidz
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Yeah I'd grab it for some cool basketlyfe.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:04
Sneaky Viking
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I have one of those in my barn with stuck stem/ seatpost. It's lugged and I wish I could get it unstuck. It's a cool b I k e.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 15:35
Viggen
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(Reply to #43659)

Sneaky Viking wrote:
I have one of those in my barn with stuck stem/ seatpost. It's lugged and I wish I could get it unstuck. It's a cool b I k e.

Sodium hydroxide aka Caustic soda poured into the frame through bb and the hole at thr fork crown.
Works wonders and won't damage the frame.

Whippin Skidz wrote:
This is tarck, there is a complicated solution to everything and we will endlessly discuss until an agreed upon solution has been tabled. This is out of your hands now.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:03
kmcdon
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shit I just use a hammer and some pb blaster when that happens

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:05
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Backing the ‘pick it up for a basket bike’ position.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:33
Goddamnit Gunther
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Well I’d get it to replace the Scott frame. Which is my only bike. Which is a basketbike.

Gonna get the ball rolling

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:41
jeffro
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I keep seeing this Straggler at work with that horrible 24pack rack. Got curious, looked it up on Surly's site for specs. 72 HA, 44 mm fork offset, 700c wheels. Trail works out to over 65 mm. What is going on with this bike?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 20:30
jawn doe
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is it gonna suck if i put cable couplers on a bike so i can switch out bars and stem reallly easy?

other than never changing them out regularly and having those things on my bike?

people want options.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:04
Blakey
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Some S&S bikes use elevated stops to keep the cable splitter further from the frame. So you might find the splitter pings against the frame a bit. (I have normal stops on my coupled frame and it pings, but NBD, they have oring grooves to stop chipping)

Initial cable setup will be tricky to get both cockpit ends the same so you don't have to adjust your brakes/gears every time (prob still have to adjust your gear indexing a bit), but doable.

Do you already have split stops ahead of where the splitters would go? If not, what's the point.

Given the frequency of bar changes, would an end to end set of cables/housing for each be cheaper? At the expense of dialling in indexing/brake clearance.

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 23:28
chazzwazzer
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(Reply to #43666)

jeffro wrote:
I keep seeing this Straggler at work with that horrible 24pack rack. Got curious, looked it up on Surly's site for specs. 72 HA, 44 mm fork offset, 700c wheels. Trail works out to over 65 mm. What is going on with this bike?

Surly gonna Surly. Though honestly with a large enough tire front loads becomes a lot easier to manage regardless of HTA. Not low trail easy, but easy enough to fool Surly designers.

edit: wtf now t i r e is spelled all limey

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 00:00
spaghetti
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what's the 46t/??t compact crank + bb combo i want these days?

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:33
NOVELTYNAME
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46/30

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:08
NOVELTYNAME
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Sugino ox601d crank, dura Ace bb

"Folks want options!"

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:08
spaghetti
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yeah yeah i phrased that wrong, specifically model + bb?
RS500 vs Metrea vs ????

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:09
Goddamnit Gunther
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Any good ways to install headset cups at home without a press? I should probably just take it to the shop shouldn’t I?

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:37
Face
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I've had medium bad luck with a hammer and two big blocks of wood.

I've had medium good luck with a big piece of the largest threaded rod you can afford at the hardware store and a random handful of washers and 3 nuts, two of the nuts locked together on one end of the rod.

I've had pretty good luck bringing the bike and coffee/beer/booze/pot to whatever shop has the most of my friends working and using their park press.

I've had very good luck working at a shop for poverty wages and smanging in a headset on my day off or before/after work.

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Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:13
deadforkinglast
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It's one of those things where you could spend $25 buying shit at a hardware store (accounting for fucking up and buying the wrong shit at least twice) and then spending time doing a potentially shitty job of it or just paying $15-$30 to get it done at a shop where they have the tool and are responsible for making sure it gets done right. I've seen some really dumbass attempts at pressing headset cups with various home methods and undoing them always added $15-$20 to the cost of setting it right, assuming they didn't damage the headset cups, which they often did.

Be honest with yourself: how often will you need to do this? If the answer isn't "Often enough that buying the Park press would save me money" then just take it to a shop. Unevenly-pressed headset cups suck.

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:29
cousinmosquito
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It depends a lot on if it is a fresh frame or fresh cups, or not, and the tolerances, but I have done 99.9 percent of mine with a some big pieces of wood. I think my hardest was my Karate Monkey, probably the uber-thick powder-coat.

More wonderful than you can believe it

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:31
deadforkinglast
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Also, not sure what the frame is, but if it's a metal frame, it could be a good chance to have them make sure the headtube and crown race are neatly faced. When I installed the Soma randodork fork on my Traffic (took it to the shop where I used to work and they let me do it myself), the headset didn't feel perfect after installing. My friend who still wrenches there (and is not a hack like I am these days) practically smacked me upside the head for not facing the crown race.

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 18:36
sparksflyhigh
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Yeah its really easy to do with a couple pieces of wood and $8 of threaded rod and nuts. If you're going to spend money at the shop, spend it to get the frame faced/reamed. Those tools cost like $500 and there's no way to rig it up on the cheap

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 22:57
Goddamnit Gunther
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It’s that Schwinn I asked about at the top of this page so it shouldn’t need facing. I’ll pop the cups out with a piece of pvc and take a look. It’s a pretty neat frame actually. Fully lugged even the bottle bosses.
I think I’ll try to make a Home Depot doodad just for shits and giggles.

Endpoint wrote:
turdly buttways

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:23
deadforkinglast
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You're gonna do a shitty job, but might not be able to tell the difference, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:13
fixed
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backing the "take it to a shop" method. it's the only thing i need a shop to do at this point for my bikes. my shop charged me $8 to press in a headset last time.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:37
Sneaky Viking
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I bang 'em in with a rubber mallet. yolo

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:51
lofarkas
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Rubber mallet might be taking the yolo a bit too far but I think a diy press is fine. Threaded rod and large washers. If it starts to go wonky, stop and rejigger things. That's what I did and I'm still alive. Even more better, so is my frame.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:56
Tail Hook Lengthener
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There are no adapters to convert Shimano thru-axle to QR, right?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:18
NOVELTYNAME
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I don’t think it works that way

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:06
Perlhammered
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Anyone have a good recommendation for how to get my fender stays to clear my front dick brake caliper? Is the move bend it into submission? I think last year I had some sort of extendo-bolt that moved the stay outbound, but I can't for the life of me find the bag with that set of hardware.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:17
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I figured Shimano didn't make anything, because they're Shimano, but I was wondering if someone made an aftermarket adapter, or if there was a trick and you could use a DT Swiss plug or something.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:22
NOVELTYNAME
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Bend it or out-set it with a ~1” washer/tube

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:24
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #43687)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
I figured Shimano didn't make anything, because they're Shimano, but I was wondering if someone made an aftermarket adapter, or if there was a trick and you could use a DT Swiss plug or something.

There are TA adaptors for front (scour eBay) but it’s not going to fit on the rear

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:25
NOVELTYNAME
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"Folks want options!"

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:26
cheese
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(Reply to #43689)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Bend it or out-set it with a ~1” washer/tube

Did a little of both, PDW: https://ridepdw.com/products/disc-brake-spacer-set?variant=25998225921

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:41
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #43690)

that would maybe work on some old 135x12 hub, but not anything Shimano's made

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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:21
Tail Hook Lengthener
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My reading indicates that every Shimano 142 hub axle is too long to be converted. Oh well.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:40
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #43692)

Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
My reading indicates that every Shimano 142 hub axle is too long to be converted. Oh well.

This was my first thought. A 142 TA axle can’t fit in a 135mm frame

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:48
Perlhammered
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(Reply to #43693)

cheese wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Bend it or out-set it with a ~1” washer/tube

Did a little of both, PDW: https://ridepdw.com/products/disc-brake-spacer-set?variant=25998225921

Perfect, exactly what I was looking for

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:50
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Every bike shop that regularly installs fenders has hundreds of those spacers laying around. I can send you some, if you can't find them locally. Definitely do not spend $5 plus shipping on them.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:56
jdsmooth
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also readily available in the fastener section of certain bigbox stores

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:07
Perlhammered
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Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
Every bike shop that regularly installs fenders has hundreds of those spacers laying around. I can send you some, if you can't find them locally. Definitely do not spend $5 plus shipping on them.

I'll probably pop into the local shop for some, but appreciate the offer!

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:16
Endpoint
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Shimano thru axle hubs are pretty terrible anyway.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:11
Tail Hook Lengthener
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Yeah but I have a free XTR rear hub, and I was going to see if it would be possible to build it for the Elephant. I'll just sell it on eBay.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
when you look back at your life sometimes you see a set of hands on your keyboard and a set of paws, but sometimes there's only a set of paws and that's when Tarckbear was typing for you.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:59
Endpoint
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#thanksshimano for making the ONLY “premium” rear hub that can’t be converted.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:03
aerobear
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(Reply to #43700)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
Tail Hook Lengthener wrote:
My reading indicates that every Shimano 142 hub axle is too long to be converted. Oh well.

This was my first thought. A 142 TA axle can’t fit in a 135mm frame

except that 135 QR and 142 TA are the same as far as rear end spacing goes, just drop out difference makes it fit or not fit.

a ton of hubs can be modified with end caps/axle swaps to switch between those standards.

just not this particular shimano option.

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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 22:41

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