Tales from a Workshop.

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Tales from a Workshop.

Postby nicklouse » Fri Sep 18, 2009 20:59 pm

For a bit of Fun over the next few weeks I will be posting an incident from the Workshop.

They will range from builds, to customer fixes and the odd mess up from elsewhere.

Oh and the odd trip to seen new bikes.


Bike specs and brake positions will be different to UK bikes
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Nails are not a good seatpost shim.

Postby nicklouse » Fri Sep 18, 2009 21:48 pm

Today's instalment.

a Dad droped off 4 bikes and a wheel today.

generally it was just for fixing punctures.

here was one.

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Other issues that will be raised with Dad were the dead headset and the Fubared forks.

Not to mention the seat post shims.

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Postby myopic » Fri Sep 18, 2009 22:09 pm

"generally it was just for fixing punctures."

What, in the saddle?!!! :lol:

Looking forward to seeing more of these, thanks Nick.
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Postby redvee » Fri Sep 18, 2009 22:23 pm

Must remember to turn my seatclamp through 90 degrees in the morning.

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Postby Joe_Pineapples » Sat Sep 19, 2009 13:50 pm

Scrapheap Challenge would be proud.

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Postby Mancunianfightingcat » Sat Sep 19, 2009 13:59 pm

I'm loving that seat tube adapter, very neat!

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Postby yeehaamcgee » Sat Sep 19, 2009 21:44 pm

Is the drive-side chainstay held together by a bit of hosepipe as well?

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Postby nicklouse » Mon Sep 21, 2009 18:20 pm

Todays instalment.

Credit where it is due the lad had done his best to fit a headset but using a hammer is not the best way.

anyway back it came for a new headset and i spotted a few oddities.

that start nut was a bit high.

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and the steerer a bit low.

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and a rather odd caliper set up.

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the pads were only working on the outer half of the braking surface.
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Postby yeehaamcgee » Mon Sep 21, 2009 18:27 pm

:lol:
did he think that moving the calliper outwards was going to have the same effect as running a bigger disk?

See, IF those were teh only calliper bolts I had, then what I'd have done is cut them down, or (if I didn't have a hacksaw) use the nuts on the OTHER side of the calliper.
So it would have gone, brake mount, calliper, nut done up tight locking it all down onto the bolts.

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Postby nicklouse » Mon Sep 21, 2009 18:28 pm

But the brake is an avid so it needs the adjustment washers.
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Postby yeehaamcgee » Mon Sep 21, 2009 18:29 pm

ah, right. I thought it was a hayes or something.

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Postby Joe_Pineapples » Mon Sep 21, 2009 18:34 pm

I love bodges. You can almost picture someone trying to figure a way of making the caliper work or getting the stem to fit, then standing back, smiling smuggly and thinking "job done".

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Postby MacAndCheese » Tue Sep 22, 2009 08:38 am

lol, great thread! you must see some pretty interesting "engineering solutions" in your line of work.
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Re: Nails are not a good seatpost shim.

Postby Joe_Pineapples » Tue Sep 22, 2009 08:57 am

nicklouse wrote:generally it was just for fixing punctures.


He booked the bikes in to get punctures fixed?! Is that all?

And anyway, how the hell did you end up with a bike business in Sweden in the first place?

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Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 22, 2009 20:11 pm

nothing much today, lots of services, drivetrain replacements and a this.

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Yes it has brakes and gears!

but how many?
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Postby Xtreem » Tue Sep 22, 2009 20:30 pm

1 brake
1 gear
I win? :D

Btw, it's a nice rear suspension bike.
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Postby yeehaamcgee » Tue Sep 22, 2009 20:57 pm

1 brake, 3 gears?

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Postby nicklouse » Tue Sep 22, 2009 21:01 pm

one brake and 2 gears and no cables.
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Postby yeehaamcgee » Tue Sep 22, 2009 21:02 pm

2 gears?
Is that by design, or failure? (I take it it's a geared hub with a coaster brake)

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Postby Joe_Pineapples » Tue Sep 22, 2009 21:03 pm

Internal cables? Grip shift?? Pedal back brake???


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