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by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6SCwijgdyQ Good idea. :idea: Better idea is to stop using those stupid chainring bolt thingies. My Stronglight on Moulton has Allen on both sides. Takes two sizes ........ 5mm on the outside and 6mm on the inside. Sod the chainring spanner tool thing! :wink:
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20004
Views: 492849

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

..........quite perplexing that those convinced about Brexit still hold to their views. They must be getting their info from certain sources only, which are poo-pooing the facts that the last 3 years have thrown up? I don't agree in the slightest, and you know I don't. I have held my views for well...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lost members?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Lost members?

Many folk join the forum to sell or buy something.
The For Sale adds expire and probably the members leave.

Also, the mods chuck people out for being grumpy. :lol:
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 28h hub - 36h rim
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: 28h hub - 36h rim

Done it, but it has issues. IMG_0417.jpg Note it has eight holes unused in the rim. ie 36 - 28 = 8 The trouble(?) is, there are two pairs of double blanks and four individual blanks and the two pair of double blanks are adjacent either side of eight consecutive spokes. Then going clockwise, we have ...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is the gap between middle and outer the same as between inner and middle?
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Is the gap between middle and outer the same as between inner and middle?

With mine, it was a 10sp triple with a 10sp chain. The chain often sat half-way between the inner and the middle. Reducing the spacers from 4mm to 3.3mm solved the design problem. Yes, it was a design problem. The crank web is 3.3mm between outer and middle and was correct. The spacers between middl...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1912

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Mick F wrote:I'm going to have a play with my 12" rim later .......... or tomorrow.
Starting a new thread on this.
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by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 28h hub - 36h rim
Replies: 2
Views: 62

28h hub - 36h rim

Been considering this today. No direct plans for doing this in real life to be used, but it has merit as I could save a packet. I have a 12" rim of 36h and a spare hub of 28h plus loads of spare short spokes and am doing this as a plan for a possible 20" 406 Moulton wheel. Been wracking my...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20004
Views: 492849

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Every cloud has a silver lining! :D
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1912

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Drag onto desktop, and copy onto a post.
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by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1070

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Yes.
Control of the peoples.
Taxations and restrictions.

I hear the Catalans are kicking off again. I don't blame them at all, and it's a small step for some Scots to get to that too.
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 12:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1912

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Mixture of two-cross and one-cross?

It's only a small front wheel. Plenty strength in a 406 rim and very easy to true normally, in fact there's hardly any truing required, just getting the dish right.

I'm going to have a play with my 12" rim later .......... or tomorrow.
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1912

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-EXAL-TX19-STRONG-ALLOY-RIMS-406X19-20-X-1-75-ELECTRIC-FOLDING-BMX-28H/231342766656?hash=item35dd1a7a40:g:CUcAAOSw-nZTqXZf 28 hole you say? Thanks! Matching in 36h? Sorry, but it would be nice if they matched, though you are very kind in searching for me! Keep at it!
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1912

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

I'm going to drop SJS Cycles a question about the original thickness of their CR18 rims. See if they know! :D Just got an email from SJS with a link to my question. Seems like they were 3mm. :shock: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-tape/28-sun-cr18-20in-406-abt-rim-silver/ Scroll down to Questions ...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1912

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Been in the workshop doing a spot of tidying. Much more to do though! :oops: I could write a book on customising MY Moulton quite easily ........... and also a Raleigh Chopper. :wink: Found the 36h 12" rim that I used on the front of the Chopper. I fitted a roller brake but the only hub I could...
by Mick F
16 Oct 2019, 9:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 90
Views: 3563

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Soaked the Cyclone (completely dismantled) in a small bucket of warm water and a strong solution of soda crystals. Left it over an hour stirring occasionally then gave it scrub with an old washing-up brush. Needs a smaller brush for the difficult crevices under where the sponge goes, but the unit et...