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by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat posts & frame heating discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 130957

Re: Stuck seat posts & frame heating discussion

Prolonged soaking will help, riding around on it won't. You can cool the seat post from the inside by spraying it with a 'freezing spray' from a plumbers merchant. Heat the tube up with a HAIR DRYER on low, which will probably be around 120 degrees C or so close to the elements, this won't damage th...
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket Dilemma
Replies: 23
Views: 1894

Re: Bottom Bracket Dilemma

You really need to measure the inside diameters of the shell at different positions and check that the dimensions suit the bracket that you are trying to fit. If it has appropriate dimensions, you can try running a set of bottom bracket taps in to reform the threads. However, you are unlikely to fin...
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 7:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 33
Views: 1531

Re: Is this safe?

The bike will usually have been shipped to the retailer in a box, with the handlebars (at least) and possibly stem removed to make a smaller package. Wheels and pedals will also usually be removed. Some manufacturers will ship bikes with just the pedals removed and the handlebars turned parallel to ...
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting mudguards
Replies: 13
Views: 1016

Re: Fitting mudguards

Wouldn't it look neater with a couple of plates across the fork blades? I think you might find some pannier rack fittings that might do the job, designed for frames without a brake bridge at the back, as you get on many MTB bikes. Perhaps you ought to consider getting a frame more suited to what you...
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drilling cable stops
Replies: 11
Views: 1156

Re: Drilling cable stops

Just put cable ties around the cable and tube, or alternatively use either insulating tape or a velcro tie. You will find it very difficult to drill the stops, you'll either need a very long drill or a Dremel type tool to even try it, as you need to get the drill parallel to the tube as much as poss...
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake fade or just too old?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Brake fade or just too old?

A lot of the brake shoes on the market have the fixing bolt/stud embedded in the friction material, which is moulded around it. It may be that you have exposed the end of this fixing bolt/stud, causing the metal-metal noises. These types of brake shoes don't seem to have the lifespan of the classic ...
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long reach brakes - recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: Long reach brakes - recommendations sought

It might help to state what make and type of frame you are fitting these to and your intended use of the machine.
by FixedGuru
25 Jun 2013, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Long reach brakes - recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 2138

Re: Long reach brakes - recommendations sought

Firstly the depth you are looking for is not 'long' or 'deep' reach by current standards, it is usually referred to as 'extra long' or 'extra deep' reach, which generally means around 57mm to 73mm. If you need to go deeper than 73mm, you'll be looking at BMX style brakes. There are a number of cheap...