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by ClintBX
Feb 16 2020 1:43pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike paint primer dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Bike paint primer dilemma

Let paint dry for 24 hours, 24 days, or what ever it says on the instructions. Examine finish. If it looks good? It is good. I wouldn't worry too much. It looking good isn't the same as it lasting. But yeah, it does look good so far. I will have to deal with a couple of runs and some nibs before I ...
by ClintBX
Feb 16 2020 1:37pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike paint primer dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Bike paint primer dilemma

This is the way to do it... : Walnut or Soda blast. Clean, prime in epoxy two part. Primer gun. Let set for 1 day. Sanding primer, 3-5 coats. These you can usually wait about an hour for sanding between coats. Long as you are not to heavy with the guns. (primer gun) Basecoat, color of choice, 2 coa...
by ClintBX
Feb 16 2020 2:59am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike paint primer dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Bike paint primer dilemma

Hi ESFMs I've taken to painting bicycle frames for my own sense of style over the past few years. I've sprayed 3 frames with Rust-Oleum universal spray cans. Each time with metallics. The beauty about using these are that they are primer and colour in one. I've never had to worry about primer before...
by ClintBX
Jan 06 2020 2:38am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is my watt meter lying to me?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Is my watt meter lying to me?

Now I know I got a bad batch. I went to use it on my main 35Ah pack to see if maybe the battery pack is the variable. The damn display wasn't activating. I just had a line of rectangular blocks all the way along the top half of the display remaining indefinitely. Did I fry it in my range test? I'll ...
by ClintBX
Jan 03 2020 2:57am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is my watt meter lying to me?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Is my watt meter lying to me?

Yeah, it's one of the cheap ones. One of those ones with the blue casing. Have no idea about how shunts work, so can't tell you of it's internal or external. Tell me more about shunts please. I never expected to have pinpoint accuracy but I didn't think they could be so wildly off. Maybe this one is...
by ClintBX
Jan 02 2020 3:53pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Is my watt meter lying to me?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Is my watt meter lying to me?

Hi ESFMs, I just range tested a second pack I'm adding to my frame. It's a 48v 14Ah. In the weeks leading to this pack's arrival, I calculated that it should get me at least 20 kms of range. And tonight, I managed to squeeze about 24 kms until the LVC made my throttle redundant. So, I'm actually qui...
by ClintBX
Nov 29 2019 12:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

After about a week of soaking the pivot in penetrant, I managed to get it out of it's barrel. Yeah, I think the culprit was corrosion. There was a thick dark band around that last stubborn bit. And looking inside the little barrel, there looks to be something that looks like some rough surface spots...
by ClintBX
Nov 29 2019 2:40am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

I've tried the C clamp, I think I've loosened the threads a little bit, but I've rounded the head of the bolt so I can't really get any grip to pull it out. Could we see some images of what exactly you're dealing with? Is your pivot also holding a suspension coil like mine was or is it another pivo...
by ClintBX
Nov 28 2019 2:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Hello everyone, I've currently got the same problem but it won't move at all. I've tried everything a thick elastic band, and dabbing some glue on it. I also tried heating the frame, but nothing seems to work. It just doesn't budge at all. Any ideas please? Have you tried the C clamp? That got me h...
by ClintBX
Nov 25 2019 3:14am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Nice. Put grease on the new pin when you put it back together. It must have seized onto the bushing. I'll keep that in mind. When I assembled this bike 3 years ago, I had no idea there was a barrel inside, let alone understand that the bushings were just external rings that slide on. I thought they...
by ClintBX
Nov 24 2019 3:00am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Oh right! Success at last. I finally got the pivot free. Free from the frame anyway. After multiple attempts to press it out, hammering it and using an actual penetrant (instead of WD40 degreaser), I was still getting nowhere. So I thought, if I can just cut the exposed pivot down flush to the frame...
by ClintBX
Nov 20 2019 1:52pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Dang, stubborn little bugger. Possibly it was seized in the shock eye and the whole eye insert was spinning in the shock. Some penetrating oil won't hurt. If the shock is toast, some heat may help too, but you want to avoid heating the frame piece enough to change the temper. If you just can't get ...
by ClintBX
Nov 20 2019 3:37am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Making progress! I got around to getting the correct type of C clamp. Using a large nut and some tape to cover the side of the pin I'd previously decapitated and a bolt partially threaded on the other end, I managed to get it through most of the way. I had to find a bolt with a flatter profile so th...
by ClintBX
Nov 16 2019 8:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Titanium tip bits should be able to cut into it, just don't let it overheat. If you do want to try pressing it out, gently heating the frame while avoiding heating the pin could go a long way. But I think MadRhino is right, drill it out and use a bolt assembly. How do you mean by bolt assembly? Als...
by ClintBX
Nov 16 2019 3:46am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

I would drill it off, to avoid damaging the frame with pressure or hammering. Then re-assemble in a more standard way: Stainless pivot bolt, alu bushings, PTFE washers, Nylock nut. I might have to do that. I tried already some drill bits but they just wouldn't cut into it. I'm not sure what my dril...
by ClintBX
Nov 16 2019 3:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Balmorhea wrote:
Nov 16 2019 2:33am
Funny, I never have this kind of problem with my one-piece bicycle frames.
Haaa! Very funny.
by ClintBX
Nov 15 2019 5:30pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: where can I find a steel front suspension fork?
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: where can I find a steel front suspension fork?

Okay, I'll admit that maybe I've had some preconceived notions about aluminium. It does seem that all the modern and sophisticated DH forks are all alloy. Maybe I'll go ahead and install those rock shox indy C that I accidentally bought (thinking they were steel). Only drawback is that my handlebar ...
by ClintBX
Nov 15 2019 3:33pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Like promised, here some clearer pics. I think this was asked before, but what bike/frame is this mounted on? Just judging by the pic, the "shock" is on the lower end, with no adjustments except pre-load. May or may not have oil damping. It could be that it wasn't meant to be serviceable or replace...
by ClintBX
Nov 15 2019 3:26pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Okay, I tried the C clamp approach but I was having difficulty keeping it in place, and when I did I couldn't really exert enough force to budge it.

Maybe I got the wrong type of C clamp? It's the type with pincer design.
by ClintBX
Nov 15 2019 3:05am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Like promised, here some clearer pics.
by ClintBX
Nov 15 2019 3:03am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

I was able to remove the bolt itself but the pin side that anchors the coil to the frame just refuses to back out. It spins freely, do I know it isn't rusted or fused in any way. When you say it spins freely, do you mean spins relative to the frame, relative to the shock, or both? (I assume since y...
by ClintBX
Nov 13 2019 7:29am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

Re: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Here some quick snaps I took of it. I forget to turn on the flash, so excuse the poor lighting. I'll post done fresh ones tonight.
by ClintBX
Nov 13 2019 3:26am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: How to remove a stuck pivot bolt
Replies: 34
Views: 3235

How to remove a stuck pivot bolt

Hi ESFMs, I'm in the process of restoring an old frame. And finally getting around to disassembling it. All was going smooth until I got to removing the rear suspension coil. I managed to remove one pivot pin/bolt (what do you call that piece?) But then that second one.... Well, is enough for me to ...
by ClintBX
Nov 13 2019 2:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: where can I find a steel front suspension fork?
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: where can I find a steel front suspension fork?

Thanks for the info. But,, we are still wondering what the load on the bike is. I'm trying to ask nice, but do you weigh a lot? Most decent bike forks will easily handle your load, including a cheaper zoom alloy suspension fork. Your initial problem might have been due to something I've done before...
by ClintBX
Nov 12 2019 2:59am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: where can I find a steel front suspension fork?
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: where can I find a steel front suspension fork?

Okay, let me elaborate a bit. Even though I suffered a fail at the bottom of the steerer, that's not my biggest concern. That actually happened because of headset issues I'd been fighting because I kinda bodged with the parts I had when I first put it together. So I used incompatible parts, there wa...