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    Fixing a Victorian

    I should mention my method to sand down a frame to bare metal or to sand skim coats. For years I have been using drywall sanding screen and cutting it up into thin strips. Last year I found finer (320) woodworking sanding screen that comes in rolls. I keep my frame tightly clamped in a work...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    It’s still not good weather to paint. High winds and cold. Yesterday evening I sat outside to watch the sunset and had on two jackets and a wool toque. Eight degrees Celsius with winds is not good for paint, even with my paint tent. Same today. I’m hoping to finish sanding before fall weather...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    I started sanding it down so you won’t be too happy. I’m a little surprised how two skim coats have eliminated much of the pits and other imperfections. It’s far from perfect but good enough. The color is a cranberry and is a 38 to 41 Schwinn New World color. Most New Worlds had forward facing...
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    The Unofficial Official Photography Thread...

    I have cut and hauled 1/3 of my winter wood.
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    Fixing a Victorian

    My pedal bearings came today. 5/32 is too big. They must be 1/8 as they measure 15/128. Must have worn down. More surprises. I can use the 5/32, but I have to be patient and get the proper ones as I want to use this pedal. There should be enough thread, even without the outboard bearings. I...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    Bearing race repaired with JB Weld. Pedal bushing made by melting nylon into the space where ball bearings go and threading the repaired race into the molten plastic. Servicing will require melting in more nylon. I hope the whole plastic race doesn’t twist. It spins pretty well without the race...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    I’m thinking of putting it together with bearings in the crank arm side and using heat to thread and seat the broken race. If it’s not straight I could do it again.
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    Fixing a Victorian

    Man, that’s a lot of fussing, I’m lazy. I took a bolt that threads into the race a bit before binding, wrapped Teflon plumbing tape around the threads, threaded on the race a bit and put on epoxy steel reinforced filler. It’s drying. I heated a pice of cut off crap pedal nylon and ironed it...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    Wow, brilliant. I’ll go to my rubbish bin and retrieve the crap plastic pedal, it’s already got the nylon bearing molded in. I might be able to salvage it, cut it out. I’s a group project, thanks.
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    Fixing a Victorian

    Left is the original. I’s not cracked through, it still threads on, it’s deeply chipped so the ball bearings hang up.
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    Fixing a Victorian

    Well people, I’m trying an insert in the bigger pedal race. An old road bike crank chainring retainer fastener was a pounded in for a press fit in the newer race. It’s aluminum so I don’t know how well that will hold up to pedaling pressure but there is a nut on one side and bearings on the...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    The first skim coat of automotive acrylic part way sanded down. The second skim coat of whatever rattle can color I have remaining from other projects in the shop. This will be sanded down to mostly bare metal. Next a coat of 2 part automotive paint. I’m not doing anymore skim coats. Good...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    I already did that, it works but I want to try and save that original pedal if I can. Modern spindles are thicker so the bushing isn’t tight on the original spindle. Right now I’m wondering if I could put a threaded insert into a modern bushing so it would fit on the old spindle. The problem...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    I have a set of spd pedals with a missing part. I gave several sets away too. I’ll look at the one junk set I still have. This spring I got a new set of spd cleats, the easy to remove from the pedal ones, the kind most people hate because they can pull out of them. I use them on my road bikes...
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    Fixing a Victorian

    I had plenty of patience. It’s gone now. Perhaps it’s break time.
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