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« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2012, 07:48:11 PM »
hey, rmemeber when some guy went and individually weighed every part of his ratchet hub... anyone got a link to that?

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« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2012, 07:58:49 PM »
Help me, I must be retarded.
I seem to have lost my pedal wrench so I'm trying to take off the pedals with a ratchet with allen key attachment from the inside.

For the left pedal, the ratchet should be set at loosening clockwise or counter, and vice-versa.

These pedals are either on there way too tight or I've gone mental.  Reassure me.

Edit: I'm certain I'm doing this properly, Orbs must be the even stronger than I presumed.
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« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2012, 08:35:23 PM »
While the bike is upright...

Spin the wrench towards the front of the bike and you are TIGHTENING
Spin the wrench towards the back of the bike and you are LOOSENING


If its too tight with an allen key grab a small piece of pipe and slide it over the allen key for more leverage... Same can be done with a closed end wrench or the hole in the back of a ratchet or breaker bar.

Other wise hit it with hammers.

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« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2012, 08:59:20 PM »
Yeah turns out I'm not retarded, but still a pussy.
Looks like I'm gonna have to take it to the shop because I only have a mini-ratchet and nothing really for leverage.

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« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2012, 04:58:31 AM »
Crank arm pointing towards front of bike, slightly up from horizontal. Ratchet pointing towards back of bike. Make sure it's in ok then jump on it. As long as your chain doesn't have holes in it you'll be fine.

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« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2012, 05:19:07 AM »
Any one know the max chain stay length on a fbm howler?  I've been thinking on swapping from my subrosa to the fbm and I've misplaced my chain breaker again

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« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2012, 11:32:28 AM »
I've got a set of odyssey forks but i dont know what they are. They say odyssey on the dropouts, and other then that the letters CD are engraved into the steerer tube. My guess is classic dirts (CD) but they have 3/8ths drop outs... anyone know?
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« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2012, 11:36:50 AM »
My guess would also be classic dirts, they did do them in 3/8ths aswell as 14mm.

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« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
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My guess would also be classic dirts, they did do them in 3/8ths aswell as 14mm.


alright thanks, thought they only sold them in 14mm.
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« Reply #84 on: January 11, 2012, 12:53:54 PM »
Two seconds with the proper tool at the shop today and I loosened them no problem.
I need to find my goddamn pedal wrench.

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« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2012, 12:42:34 PM »
Anyone know if/when there will be 170mm Thunderbolts?

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« Reply #86 on: January 14, 2012, 09:49:12 PM »
I've got a gold mankind headset that I would like to strip.
I made the assumption it was annodized aluminum but after soaking it in Easy-Off with no change to it, I googled it and found it it's some sort of alloy, unsure of what metals though.
Does anybody know what it would likely be made of and what to use to strip it?

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« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2012, 08:44:35 AM »
Dilute caustic soda crystals should get it off. Dunno who this is, but like this. Rinse it pretty good after.

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« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2012, 12:43:16 PM »
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Dilute caustic soda crystals should get it off. Dunno who this is, but like this. Rinse it pretty good after.


Yeah I came across that video but have had a hard time finding caustic soda/lye/sodium-hydroxide from any stores in Canada.  I managed to find one spot but it's a huge amount of it for $20.  The search continues.

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« Reply #89 on: January 16, 2012, 12:48:26 PM »
It's drain/sink unblocker, should be in any supermarket. I got a tub to do pretty much and entire bikes worth of parts for 2.

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