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Zodiac 09-03-2006 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Had a fun morning, been swapping out headsets, threaded to threadless, changing the entire front end of bike - will post pics of whole job later if interested.

Learned alot.

BBIG /QUICK question time though =

The new threadless headset has rings (plastic) of rollers, where the old one had bearings. Now everything runs smooth dry, but I'm pretty sure i need to pack these in grease (they're not sealed by manufatcurer). So what kind of grease/lube/weight do I use, and how much, i.e. where?

I assume the bearing rings themselves are the only thing that should be lubed.

THANKS!!!

changing the headset/fork isn't that hard. I'll post pics soon.


Hey guys, don't all chime in at once!:huh


:lol3 YFF's!


Anyway, figured it out, but still having probs adjusting the new set up.

I know the procedure backwards/forwards on how to adjust the threadless system, but what I'm finding, is that it's either turning too tight (no grindy noises, just tight), or it's got too much play...?

Is it always this dificult to find that exact point where there's no play, and it swings utra smooth?

I'll post pics of it soon.

Ray of Sunshine 09-03-2006 08:10 AM

Perry, you've got three weeks to figure it out so, :stfu, mmmmkay?




:lol3




This is so far beyond my Barney Rubble understanding of bikes, I can only offer no encouragement or hope.

Spacerat 09-03-2006 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Perry
Hey guys, don't all chime in at once!:huh


:lol3 YFF's!


Anyway, figured it out, but still having probs adjusting the new set up.

I know the procedure backwards/forwards on how to adjust the threadless system, but what I'm finding, is that it's either turning too tight (no grindy noises, just tight), or it's got too much play...?

Is it always this dificult to find that exact point where there's no play, and it swings utra smooth?

I'll post pics of it soon.

I just bought a bike this week, fairly utlitarian (Schwinn Fastback) for now since I haven't really riden in 20 years. I also picked up an indoor trainer and some other basics.

I'm looking forward to getting my biking legs back (what a nightmare that's going to be, I've really been out of shape lately) but I used to be a bike messenger so I'm pretty sure I can get there again.

I'll be more than happy to ride with you (in couple of months) if you want.

terry.mc 09-03-2006 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spacerat
I just bought a bike this week, fairly utlitarian (Schwinn Fastback) for now since I haven't really riden in 20 years. I also picked up an indoor trainer and some other basics.

Hey thats the same bike I have! I know fuckall about it, except at the swapmeeet where I picked it up the wrench said "Is it under $300? Buy it" so I did. I've got a few hundred miles on it now and a couple of races (3rd place in the subaru urban assult race and mid pack in an adventure race) and it's working great for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spacerat

but I used to be a bike messenger so I'm pretty sure I can get there again.

Niiice... It's my "Don't tell the wife but if i get fired I'd like to try it once" job.

Zodiac 09-03-2006 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray of Sunshine
Perry, you've got three weeks to figure it out so, :stfu, mmmmkay?




:lol3




This is so far beyond my Barney Rubble understanding of bikes, I can only offer no encouragement or hope.


The sea was angry that day....

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593315-M.jpg


http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593313-M.jpg

SO I went at this 16 yr old frozen gooseneck with my hacksaw.

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593314-M.jpg

These were the replacements -

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593316-M.jpg

richc 09-03-2006 08:34 AM

How much do you want to spend? and what is your weight/height?

Zodiac 09-03-2006 08:45 AM

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593318-M.jpg

This cheap press worked sweet (from Nashbar).

It was somewhat of a bitch getting the old cups off, which were practically welded to the titanium frame. I should have brought that cup remover, will for nxt bike/time. Also should have brought the fork race installer, would have been easier too.

To remove the old threaded cups, (after having to chop the fork/stem out) I basically flooded the headtube with WD40, and then wilted an old flathead screwdriver hammering them out. Both top and bottom cup had lived there peacefully for 16 yrs so you can imagine how hard I had to hit them.

Once the frame was clean and dry I turned the press and both new cups went in perfect, no gaps.

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593317-M.jpg

Zodiac 09-03-2006 08:54 AM

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593319-M.jpg

Once the cups were in, I dry mounted everything to get the right height I wanted, used 2 CF spacers and marked in on the fork tube.

I wanted the same ergos as last time, also stayed aware of the cables lengths, didn't want to change them out (they're brand new dura ace) either.

Once I made sure that everything was a fit, I dissassembled everything and cut the fork tube, to 1/8" below of where the inner diameter of the top of the stem would live.

I made sure to cut the fork very evenly, so it would match perfect with the inner stem.

Zodiac 09-03-2006 09:02 AM

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593320-M.jpg

Photog 09-03-2006 09:03 AM

Wow. Nice work. :clap

Zodiac 09-03-2006 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Photog
Wow. Nice work. :clap


Thanks, I found it very rewarding to be able to wrench again (even if it was in a NYC apartment....)

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593321-M.jpg

http://cdperry.smugmug.com/photos/92593323-M.jpg

Dranrab Luap 09-03-2006 09:07 AM

OK bicycle types, I need some help. I have an old MTB that I have put skinny tires on. It has a Manitou Magnum (elastomer bumper) suspension fork. The elastomers have died. Does anyone sell components to rebuild the fork?

Zodiac 09-03-2006 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spacerat
I just bought a bike this week, fairly utlitarian (Schwinn Fastback) for now since I haven't really riden in 20 years. I also picked up an indoor trainer and some other basics.

I'm looking forward to getting my biking legs back (what a nightmare that's going to be, I've really been out of shape lately) but I used to be a bike messenger so I'm pretty sure I can get there again.

I'll be more than happy to ride with you (in couple of months) if you want.


Sure dude, I want to ride up to NJ over the GWB sometime...:1drink

elchulopadre 09-03-2006 09:15 AM

Nice! :thumb :tb

Charlie Brown 09-03-2006 09:31 AM

in for some fat boy jersees. can we agree on full zip?


charlie


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