The GSification of a Poor Unsuspecting RT

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Beater, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    A crowbar works just fine, too. :deal

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  2. blaine.hale

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    Still working on making a video of the day but here's the clip of the bike starting up.
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  3. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    When you (accurately!) place a bead in the race, the bead contracts as it cools, shrinking the inside diameter of the race enough so that the race may pop out.
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  4. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Hell naw, it's Kennesaw!
    Of course, Beater, if you put a bead on the frame and not the race, you're in a world of pain.
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  5. hardwaregrrl

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    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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  10. Martian

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    I used a cat's paw, carpenter's tool for pulling nails. Its a little smaller than your avg crowbar, but same idea. Popped the races right out.
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  11. Stagehand

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    very good video :lol3:freaky
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  12. Beater

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    HAHAHA!!! That's GREAT!! Thanks Blaine!!!
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  13. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    OK. Steering head races removed. Now ... how do you get the old race off the 'new' triple? Same process?

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    The old race on the 'new' triple:
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  14. baldwithglasses

    baldwithglasses Godspeed, Robert

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    Could you heat the exterior race with your MAPP torch. You may have some success if you can drop some dry ice down the steerer tube. I'd think you want to take advantage of heat expansion/contraction.

    Whaddya think?
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  15. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    I went there ... didn't do the cooling bit tho. I'll give it a try ... the science seems sound ...
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  16. Quasi1960

    Quasi1960 Been here awhile

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    Could you heat the exterior race with your MAPP torch. You may have some success if you can drop some dry ice down the steerer tube. I'd think you want to take advantage of heat expansion/contraction.

    Whaddya think?

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    This reminds me of a friend who worked for Rolls Royce Aero Engines at Filton in the UK. He was giving a colleague a lift to work because the guy couldnt get spindle out of the front wheel of his bike. They had tried heating and cooling as best they could but it was stuck fast. After a couple of days the guy with the problem comes out of work holding his rucksack very carefully and said to drive home very carefully and avoid any potholes in the road. When they arrived at his house he asked my friend into his garage where the offending wheel was supported between two saw horses. Reaching into his rucksack he takes out his thermos and proceeds to pour the contents down the hollow spindle. Within seconds it fell to the floor. Liquid Nitrogen is wonderful stuff.
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  17. Martian

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    In the base of my lower triple, there were two small holes opposite one another. After heating the race, an appropriate size drift was used to tap the race off. It only has to go about an inch. YMMV.
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    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    While I REALLY wanted to try the liquid nitrogen route, I just couldn't make it happen.

    So ... I simply removed most of the 'safety' guards, shields, and such from my bench grinder ... and went to town on it. I was able to expose the complete race to the wheel ... after about 5 minutes of grinding ... I heard a *loud* pop ... and I thought I had broke the cast aluminum triple ... but it turns out that the race was thin enough to fracture under the heat. Then it simply fell off the stem and onto the floor.

    See the fracture? Cool, eh?
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    Next: The installation of a massive set of forks. :evil
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    Quasi1960 Been here awhile

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  20. hardwaregrrl

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    I can't remember how I got mine out. You putting the triple in the freezer? It helps.
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