- SRAM Shift Lever Tuning
- SRAM Force RD Tuning
- Isaac Force Build
- Cleaning KCNC Calipers
- Tuning Campy Record FD's
- Addict Built
- Ruegamer Build
- Muriatic acid for broken posts
- Roll Out Dents
- Remove Seized Seatposts
- Remove Seized Stems
- Determine Your Bike Size
- Cranks & Bottom Brackets
- Quill Stem Basics
- Tune Derailers
- Tires and Tubes
- Remove Tight Fitting Tires
- Remove & Install Chains w.o. chain tool
- Cantilever Brakes
I’ve never had the chance to use Worksman bikes until recently and oh man they are some industrial pieces of machinery! Construction isn’t the most elegant, you have a lot of tubes that are merely squished and welded but the whole package is SOO tough there isn't an ounce of bicycle fragility in it. These bikes come with might-be-for-motorcycle steel rims, keep-your-ass-in-line sized spokes, taken-from-combat-tank chains, and throw-them-logs-on-here load beds; now get to hauling!
FINALLY had somewhat of a free day today and managed to pump this one out! I’ve been wanting to make a rack for my Rue for awhile now and no normal rack will do. I'm sure I've seen this idea somewhere before but not for a bike rack so I can take partial credit for this creation. Worry not, I will have some type of foam or rubber seat so that the frame doesn't have to hang on bare metal.
There are a lot of wall mounted bike racks out there and they are all for the most part horizontal racks. Two reasons why I made the setup tilted: First, the front wheel straightens itself out when you tilt the bike forward. This makes for a MUCH cleaner look and if you have a dirty front wheel it wont rub on your wall. Secondly, since I couldn’t have a nice horizontal top tube I made sure the angles were right so that the seat tube is vertical (hard to tell with these pics) and the fork is close to vertical. To me this setup is easiest on the eyes.
Getting rid of some of my groupsets. I originally planned on modding these groups out to give them my special swag and to add some lightness but time isn’t on my side these days so these must go.
These fluted seat posts –especially the ones that came stock on vintage Centurions always suffered from rust seizure!!! If you have one go check on it and lube it up!!! This time around I got some help from Richard’s Cyclery in west Garden Grove. Over the years I've come here with the same problem at least 20 times. Every time I go the owner (still having no idea who i am) would tell me that he has this “special” solution that eats at the rust. I don’t doubt him either as they’re successful at extracting the posts least 90% of the time.
So if you’ve tried and cant get it out, or you’re just lazy –like i am these days… give these guys a try.
Else go here and learn: http://www.the-climb.net/2011/03/seized.html