Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Scotty on Mon 4/Jul/11 12:33pm

it's a formula, so nah.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Mon 4/Jul/11 12:35pm

V-brakes and cantis both had the same basic positioning for the bosses, although there was some minor variation within the framework depending on who was making the frames.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby danose on Mon 4/Jul/11 12:38pm

wachtourak wrote:Also, anyone know who the Five Ten distributor is in NZ? And if so, do they bring in the Minnaar SPD shoe?


as far as I know 'bike' product is brought in by the same distro as 'climbing' product, Spelean down in Oamaru (www.spelean.com.au) - drop them a line
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby yeahnah on Mon 4/Jul/11 4:10pm

Oli wrote:V-brakes and cantis both had the same basic positioning for the bosses, although there was some minor variation within the framework depending on who was making the frames.


Yip had a adjustable jig for brazing posts onto frames in the bad old days of converting average frames to cantis .
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Mon 4/Jul/11 4:44pm

yeahnah wrote:
Oli wrote:V-brakes and cantis both had the same basic positioning for the bosses, although there was some minor variation within the framework depending on who was making the frames.


Yip had a adjustable jig for brazing posts onto frames in the bad old days of converting average frames to cantis .

I always wanted to upgrade my Morrison Sidewinder to cantis...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby yeahnah on Mon 4/Jul/11 6:20pm

Those were the days adding canti posts and brazing in new drop outs due to the old ones being striped / bent / broken .

Used be doing frame alterations / repairs every week back then.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 7/Jul/11 11:42am

7700 dura ace rear free hub, is there a cheaper option for them? ie ultegra and a spacer or sumfing?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby specialtrike on Sat 9/Jul/11 10:59am

OliverBendix wrote:An interwebular acquaintance of mine - an old friend of my brother's - has a trike that needs a new headtube. I haven't seen the machine myself but I think it's some sort of vintage steel object and I assume that the original head tube is cracked, or ovalised or something. More info may be forthcoming when she checks her messages.

Who in the Wellington region could replace a headtube?


She checked her messages, and uploaded some pics. Help help, please help? https://picasaweb.google.com/hana.grace ... directlink
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SamKnight on Sat 9/Jul/11 1:29pm

So I had my domains apart to get the lowers painted etc, noticed a bit of what looked like rubbing on the lower part of the u-turn stanchion, upon further investigation found that something appears to have failed in the past and someone appears to have welded the bottom piece back in and used a grinder to polish it up :crazy:

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Luckily i have a spare set of mint condition uppers chilling in the garage :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby musket on Sat 9/Jul/11 1:36pm

There are bonus points if anyone answers this before Oli.

I've got a pair of crank bolts here, for campagnolo. Really nice, with integrated self extractor caps. They appear to take an imperial allen key (6mm is too small, 8mm too large).

I was unaware these existed - am I tripping?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mel on Sat 9/Jul/11 1:41pm

Yes.

(Does that answer the question? Do I get the bonus points? Have you tried 7mm?)

:lol:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mel on Sat 9/Jul/11 1:43pm

http://www.cyclingcrowd.com/Uwe/Forum.a ... Aune-crank

You are tripping, you need a 7mm allen key. :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Sat 9/Jul/11 2:11pm

Good work, Mel. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 9/Jul/11 3:28pm

just like a peugeot stem!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby fox on Sat 9/Jul/11 7:46pm

Ok so my trusty Mechanic's I have a rotor bolt rounded out in a hub. I have tried ye old faithful hack saw and flat head screw drive to no avail and now I need some help. Trying to avoid the route of easy outs and drills lol.
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