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The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:32:14 AM »
Quote from: Object;3623704
What's the preferred grease for a freecoaster?
Finish Line Teflon?

Teflon is best for chains and brake cables.

I've been using this on freecoasters for a few years, works great:

Still have the same tube I bought over 3 years ago. I've also been using it on cranks, headset bearings, bearing seats, hub bearings, etc.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:09:25 AM »
Quote from: Professor Horatio Hufnagel;3621618
Using the sun is not an option in an English winter

Which is why I suggested a warm lamp. An incandescent bulb decently close should work well enough.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: January 07, 2013, 08:04:45 AM »
Quote from: Sasha;3621610
^I've had that before. There's probably paint or something in there. Wouldn't worry about it.

My bike has succumbed to the British Winter, has anyone tried this shit:

or should I just paint it red? I don't mind a bit of humidity brown cool rust but this is orange shit rain rust and we can't be having that.

I'm guessing it's phosphoric acid based. That stuff has to soak in to work and requires multiple coats. It'd be hard to use on a BMX frame cause it'd just drip off. It says non-drip so it might work, but I have a feeling it still will. If it actually stays on the tube let me know because I'd be interested in picking up some. I used similar stuff on the floor of my car and had to let it soak for hours, wire wheel it, and repeat a couple times.

If you soak it in clean motor oil and let it bake in the sun (or a warm lamp since you're in England) a little it'll turn the rust brown and slow it down. That's what I did to my S&M and I love how it turned out. Or use a brass wire wheel to polish the bare steel, then oil it.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: November 27, 2012, 11:51:48 PM »
Quote from: Gary;3610860
IF you can find Teflon plummer tape, I've used that in the past. It's not permanent fix but it helps

I was just going to suggest this and then I clicked next page and saw you beat me to it. I fixed hub wobble with it in a Hazard clone cassette. I had run it loose by accident which flared the bearing seat. The teflon tape made it stop wobbling for at least a year if not longer. I know the wheel was still going a year after I sold it too, don't know if it wobbles now though.

Should do the same thing on crank splines. And bolts that come loose - although don't use much there.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:37:26 AM »
I seem to remember hearing about him stealing a couple camcorders from other riders a few years back, then moving. Not sure on the accuracy of it or when it happened.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: November 20, 2012, 08:32:09 AM »
Wasn't Steve-O a camera thief?

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: October 18, 2012, 03:15:37 PM »
Odyssey levers are awesome, and hinged.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:02:46 PM »
OG Tree sprockets are 8mm.

News / Gmail can now be used to register.
« on: August 31, 2012, 09:08:42 PM »
Visitor message spam is getting pretty crazy, maybe this should be changed back.

Sell and Swap / Trusted/Un-trustworthy sellers
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:37:27 PM »
Alice Glass/Bluemeate's Cousin sold me a 30t Dirt Bros sprocket and was willing to wait for me to get the money into PayPal. I'd definitely buy from him again.

Sell and Swap / Trusted/Un-trustworthy sellers
« on: August 24, 2012, 11:17:09 AM »

Just bought some tires off him, good deal and shipped quickly. Pretty sure I've dealt with him in the past, legit as fuck.

The Lounge / PAPOY Spot Finds
« on: August 22, 2012, 06:24:18 AM »
Fill the holes in.

The Lounge / PAPOY Spot Finds
« on: August 20, 2012, 11:29:17 PM »
Quote from: blueee;3582908
turn 90 degrees to the right and see a step down.... that tailgate would make for a fantastic icepick/chink

I'd kick the shit out of anyone who did something like that to a vehicle I owned. No matter if it was the tire or peg or how ratty the truck is. You don't mess with a man's car or truck.

Some damned good finds though, Carlos.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: August 11, 2012, 11:08:46 AM »
I don't like the idea of the knurls digging into the dropout on em.

The Bike Shop / Quick Questions
« on: August 04, 2012, 01:35:05 PM »
I generally replace chains every 6 months. I've been bad about it lately, hoping I don't start snapping links.

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