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yeah, i suspect the issue is it's almost certainly a steel screw, and in an aluminium body so there could be galvanic corrosion.
I've had some success with just tapping for a while. Running vibrations through the joint seems to free things up after a bit, like I'd tap for a bit without putting torque, and then try to ease on torque again to see if it's moving, and then back to just taps.
 

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got it with a vice grips after leaving oil to soak in for about 12 hours.

this is where i am now with the bike. really only two things left to sort, but they're the bigger ones. wheels and crankset. it's 125mm at the rear dropouts, so i'd have to cold set to put a modern wheel on so i'm really wondering about making trouble for myself and seeing if i can rebuild a new rim on the rear hub myself.

the chap who runs the bike workshop in the rediscovery centre in ballymun sold me the derailleurs and brake levers (suntour and weinmann) and clamp to get a rail mounted saddle onto the seatpost.PXL_20201205_154555926.jpg
 

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Are rear wheels still 130mm?

If it's at 125 I'd just spread it. There's a clever way to check the alignment with string that I haven't done in about 20 years, but putting 5mm was never a bother.

Five mil on those spindly rear stays is nothing. I dunno, I was just always a bit intimidated by wheels, might be biased to avoid that :-/
 

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I did both on my bike, spread the spacing and then built a wheel myself anyway - I can't remember my reasoning for that. The spreading was much quicker and easier work, I think it felt a bit nerve wracking at the time but went very smoothly, and only used stuff I had immediately to hand (string and a sweeping brush). I enjoyed the wheel building a lot and I ended up building four, they've done lots of miles over the years and had no issues, but I mentioned it on Thumped once and someone said they wouldn't trust a wheel they built themselves, so maybe I just don't know enough to be correctly scared!
 

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ooh; did you have a wheel building jig of any sort or did you just mount the wheel in the frame and just eyeball it?

just been reading up on cold setting, seems easy if a little inexact

 
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ooh; did you have a wheel building jig of any sort or did you just mount the wheel in the frame and just eyeball it?

just been reading up on cold setting, seems easy if a little inexact



If you watch the old frame builders there's a lot of bending stuff until it's about right going on.

The heat with brazing can get things a bit out of line, and they just bend it back. So I feel less guilty about doing more bending having seen that.
 

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ooh; did you have a wheel building jig of any sort or did you just mount the wheel in the frame and just eyeball it?

just been reading up on cold setting, seems easy if a little inexact

Jeepers.

Your man is using all sorts of tools. We used blocks of wood and wedges. And then a bit of string to make sure it was straight.

It's not something that makes you proud. But the wheel fitted, and we'd take the bike out afterwards and it seemed ok.
 

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I did both on my bike, spread the spacing and then built a wheel myself anyway - I can't remember my reasoning for that. The spreading was much quicker and easier work, I think it felt a bit nerve wracking at the time but went very smoothly, and only used stuff I had immediately to hand (string and a sweeping brush). I enjoyed the wheel building a lot and I ended up building four, they've done lots of miles over the years and had no issues, but I mentioned it on Thumped once and someone said they wouldn't trust a wheel they built themselves, so maybe I just don't know enough to be correctly scared!
probably me. I'd never go near a wheel. Even bike shops tend to have a very specialised 'wheel' guy/girl, and general mechanics won't go near it.

Its more a knacky thing that you have to keep in practice with, building and trueing a wheel. Oh man, I'm getting anxiety even thinking about it! Just don't think I have the patience for it.
 

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ooh; did you have a wheel building jig of any sort or did you just mount the wheel in the frame and just eyeball it?
Just put it in the upsidedown frame and kept going round and round til it looked good, then got some chalk to see where it varied. I always dropped them in to a bike shop to be trued again at the end actually, which might help rettucs sleep better, but the shop did comment that there wasn't anything much to adjust so it's doable with just some patience and good background telly.
 

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yeah, it got a better review than i expected on Arena. i had only seen the first trailer (have not seen the updated one) and the main complaint the reviewers had was it was a bit bleak in that the characters were not likable, etc.
 

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yeah, it got a better review than i expected on Arena. i had only seen the first trailer (have not seen the updated one) and the main complaint the reviewers had was it was a bit bleak in that the characters were not likable, etc.

"Bleak", and "unlikable characters" pretty much sums up racing bikes on the road in Europe.
So they got that.
 

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I almost sold my bike today. I haven't used it in four years, in which time it's been stored in six different places. Selling it to a guy I know. His bike got stolen, so he needs it as he can't work without a bike. He still pushed a hard bargain. I really fucking hate bargaining.

It's a well used bike, but It's in very good condition. There's probably a pic of it somewhere in this thread (or the horn thread). Comes with 'puter, Kryptonite lock, lights, a bunch of other crap. It's basically good to go, which is exactly what he needs so he can get back to work. And still he's like "Oooooh, price is a bit much though, it's a little dirty, and I don't really use that type of pedal".

You don't use that type of pedal*? 'sake mate. I'm ragin' actually now thinking about it.


(clipless mtb but not an egg-beater, btw)
 

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He hasn't said no. He said "I'll need to talk to my dad about money". Money is tight for him and I'm willing to come down. I know him, I want to help, I don't use the bike. Any minor issues he's smart enough to fix himself. But this is just faff. Don't fuck around, just buy the thing. grrrr!
 

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