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  1. Nabeaquam

    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.
  2. Nabeaquam

    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...
  3. Nabeaquam

    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.
  4. Nabeaquam

    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.
  5. Nabeaquam

    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...
  6. Nabeaquam

    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...
  7. Nabeaquam

    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...
  8. Nabeaquam

    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...
  9. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

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

    Fixing a Victorian

    We’re still cleaning up from the wind storm. I’m thinking I’ll abandon the homemade pedal idea and try and save the original pedal with the race that’s half chipped off. I can’t use that race. I used my drill press and files to turn down an old pedal spindle as a replacement for the original. It...
  11. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    Hurricane Bawbag’s nephew visited us last night. I have a white pine down, my neighbors split wood pile, his kayak and his covered firewood racks are in my yard. Bricks I had piled were blown a few feet. Part of my shop siding is flapping in the breeze. It took heavy equipment and a tree removal...
  12. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    I have a communist era East German Diamant track bike and it came with no crank. I put on an old French three arm cottered crank. I had some nice 9/16 pedals that I put on. The threading got progressively harder but they went all the way on. I ride this fixed gear bike and there have been no...
  13. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    Still sanding away. In my spare time today I put some trim on the woodshed I’m building and also built a pedal. The pedal is made from two pedals that aren’t rebuildable. I measured the two spindle length, while they were still inside the pedals, to make sure they were close. If you grind and...
  14. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    I put on a skim coat of automotive acrylic today. I’m using 400 wet dry to sand it down. There are a lot of tool marks, uneven tube rolling marks and some areas where it’s rough. I’m thinking the roughness might be from small ares where the nickel and copper plating are still adhering. This bike...
  15. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    Here is a photo of the Somex after clear coat, summer 2021. It has aero Carbon bars and a carbon fork. The stays were spread. It remained unfinished until the winter because of parts shortages. Couldn’t find a group set so it was one piece at a time. It’s gone now, so this is my only photo...
  16. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    I have short pieces of PVC pipe permanently in the ground, below mower level. Four electrical 1/2 inch conduits 8 feet long are the uprights and those slide into the PVC. The top is 4 pieces of framing lumber with a 6 inch piece of lumber attached to each corner with a 1/2 inch hole drilled...
  17. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    The dents gone good enough for me - perfect. If you can’t see it under shiny black it’s good. I have filled the rough rust spots. A few more days of prep and I can paint. It’s got to be calmer than it’s been, my booth will blow down. It would be nice if it got warmer so I wouldn’t have to...
  18. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    My big fear is loosing something. I have everything in labeled bags but I’m such a slob that you can count on me loosing something. Most of this stuff would be difficult and expensive to replace. I haven’t seen my chain lately, hummm? Lock me in a closet with two bowling balls. When you let me...
  19. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    The post is a tube the gallows is solid. It’s very elegant. Somehow the hollow tube is solid at the top so that the gallows can be attached, I assume with brazing. The bottom of the gallows is flat. Most old gallows posts have a round gallows and the seat turns side to side when clamped. The...
  20. Nabeaquam

    Fixing a Victorian

    I tried to look up old patents for a collet post, no luck. The phosphoric acid treatment, a product called Ospho, is really almost a primer, it has to dry. I pored it into the frame and it made the collet crusty and stiff. I put the post in, wiggled it until the threads came out and tighten the...
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