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Discussion in 'The Shop' started by Westy, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. toowacky

    toowacky Monkey

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    Saw this a while ago and forgot about it until I saw it in an article about Steve Smith's Devinci Wilson setup.

    Cable tie and a small washer:



    Put some protective tape or a tube under if you're worried about the paint, but it's a clean, simple solution when you don't have a frame guide.
     
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  2. jhghah

    jhghah Chimp

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    I would recomend stainless washers for this, and always check the washers, one side is always smoother than the other. So if ya put the smoother side down it is easier on the paint, or decals.

    Jason
     
  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    for adjustable seatposts with a remote actuator (handlebar style) one concern is how the cable will move when the saddle is adjusted, and if you run a full suspension frame, also during bottom out. i used a setup of 3 zip ties to create what i call a routing loop. i have it attached to the seat tube of my frame. one zip tie tightly around the frame, a loose (about 1/2" or so diameter) for the routing loop, and another tight zip tie holding them together. its positioned so when you drop the post, it guides the excess cable forward and through the frame (i have mine cross routed through my front triangle) so that there's no risk of being caught in the rear wheel. i'll post some pics if anyone is interested
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    you could also put a piece of eletrical or other soft tape on the side of the washer that will contact the frame, then trim to fit.
     
  5. MTBKR415

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    I havent read through the whole topic, only the first few pages, you guys have any tips dealing with disc brakes??
     
  6. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i can't stand the occasional squeaking, so i apply white lithium grease liberally to the rotors before each ride
     
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  7. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    end of unsightly nails for extra saddles if your 2x6 studs in the garage are exposed, seat rails fit perfectly.
     
  8. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    Made a bearing press for getting the new bearings into my Hadley hubs.
    bearing press.jpg
     
  9. astoria

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    I use this for removing stubbron grease and grime from my hands after wrenching: http://www.gojo.com/united-states/brands/gojo/product.aspx?sdid={26B8FACF-A339-4C09-82E0-EDD7736E10B3}
    Smells good too. :thumb:
     
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  10. T-rex777

    T-rex777 Chimp

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    Why not just buy a stem core removal tool ? not a good idea for presta the stems fall inside the tube when you remove the top nut...
     
  11. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Degrease parts like chain rings by placing them in a small container like a coffee can half filled with kitty litter. Shake for a few minutes, rinse part with water to remove kitty litter grit.
     
  12. kazlx

    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    I'll just leave this here.

     
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  13. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    A QR makes a pretty good bearing press if you have drifts but no press. Great for smaller stuff, hubs, pivots, etc... not enough oomph for a headset or BB.
     
  14. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    How ti fix a dented rim the right way, easily. I've done this a lot on road bikes after a pothole impact... even found a video... cheers :)

     
  15. ButtersNZ

    ButtersNZ Monkey

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    Want to pimp your old black alloy bars? It turns out it's really really easy to mirror finish them.

    Take some paint stripper and remove everything you can. If you find they're also anodized as I did, then use 240 grit wet/dry sandpaper until the metal is becoming visible. Switch to 320 grit or similar until all the paint is gone. At this point, use some metal polish - I used Autosol - and bring out the shine.

    This whole mission took me about 30 minutes.

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  16. Tim Jones

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    Great tip! Thanks for the information.
     
  17. J-Web

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    Lots of good tips on here about getting your hands clean. I'd add that when washing grease off, first scrub with just soap (or preferably Gojo) before getting your hands wet.
     
  18. maxyedor

    maxyedor <b>TOOL PRO</b>

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    Lotion up your hands before working and the grease comes off 10x easier.
     
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