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by Mick F
18 Jan 2018, 9:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease Guns, lube ports and grease nipples
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Grease Guns, lube ports and grease nipples

Speedplay pedals have a hole in the outboard ends covered by a screw. Remove said screw and inject the grease. Easy peazy. I have Speedplay Frogs on my Moulton, and if the fancy takes me, I'll remove the Campag pedals on Mercian and fit Frogs instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1hst38NpA http...
by Mick F
18 Jan 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slower with mudguards?
Replies: 34
Views: 976

Re: Slower with mudguards?

It would be quicker still if my brakes were external nut instead of recessed Allen key fitting. You need three hands for the job with recessed brakes! If you're a serial guard remover/fitter with recessed fitting brakes then well worth getting yourself some of the problem solvers 'sheldon nuts' or ...
by Mick F
18 Jan 2018, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love driving?
Replies: 30
Views: 453

Re: Do you love driving?

M5/M6 is awful, but once you get on the M6 north of Preston, it's very nice ............. or was when I last drove it. I commuted Cornwall to Glasgow for some months back in 1991 driving it both ways once a fortnight. 500miles each way and once or twice did it non-stop to Ibrox. I used to leave here...
by Mick F
18 Jan 2018, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grease Guns, lube ports and grease nipples
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Grease Guns, lube ports and grease nipples

Great info there Brucey! :D I'll post my findings of my new grease gun that I'll be buying later today, though may not get round to using it until tomorrow. I have these. Chain Saw.png Bike Hut.png Both are excellent for what they're for, though the Bike Hut grease in a tube is expensive, so when it...
by Mick F
18 Jan 2018, 8:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you love driving?
Replies: 30
Views: 453

Re: Do you love driving?

I would not normally consider that I love driving, but I do take some pleasure from doing it well. I like to drive smoothly and without drama. I imagine that getting some satisfaction from good driving helps to maintain standards. Spot on. Me too, though I voted for "Yes, I love it as much as ...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 3:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Goodo :D Where did you get the kit from Mick? And how much? Avon Valley Cycles. I emailed them, then ordered by telephone. Hi Mick, we do indeed £29.99 for the bushes x2, pivot bolt x1 and crimp washer x1. if you'd like to order one drop us a line on 01225442442 and we can get one despatched for yo...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

The parts arrived fifteen minutes ago, and they are now fitted. :D I must say, that feeling the bosses on the sleeve whilst in my hands, they felt a little disappointingly loose. However, after fitting them into the frame, the sleeve is very tight indeed. In fact, I thought it was jammed and used a ...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

rjb wrote:Tecalamit grease guns were made in Plymouth.
Marshmills roundabout was locally known as Tecalamit Roundabout.
After the factory closed, they built a Novotel on the site, but even that's gone now.
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 1:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Derailler Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Rear Derailler Problem

Here are my 2 alternatives 1 bent hanger. 2 worn main pivot on the derailleur (see picture) check for any sideways play. shimano-rd5701-black.jpg I'll bet it's No 2. I've got through two rear mechs like that on two different bikes. One a Campag Chorus and the other a Shimano Tiagra. Therefore, I kn...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

you might be right about the chuck being bad .............................. There should be a spring in the back of the chuck but if it is damaged or the mechanism is dirty or fouled with dry grease then it won't work. A typical claw-type chuck cannot lock if you push hard enough to compress the sp...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Brucey, Just come in for a cuppa. I've been hacking and slashing in the back garden making use of the reasonable weather. Lots to do out there! I'll take the chuck off the gun and have a look at how it works. Looks like it unscrews from the tube. I'll get round to it later. New parts are due to arri...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

at several thousand psi, grease will emerge from the tiniest hole. OK, I'll buy that. BTW pushing down on a claw-type grease gun chuck is likely to be counterproductive; they are usually designed to seal better and better as the pressure increases. Having used my grease gun for yonks on my Minis, I...
by Mick F
17 Jan 2018, 7:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Good morning guys. I'm still fretting about the grease gun and the injection of the grease. I note that using a grease gun with a cartridge eliminates the problems of filling, so bleeding would be easier. I'm going to have a play with my grease gun later today, and I'm aware of the knack of filling ...
by Mick F
16 Jan 2018, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slower with mudguards?
Replies: 34
Views: 976

Re: Slower with mudguards?

I'm convinced, and have been convinced for years, that my Mercian runs better without mudguards. I would say that all my previous bikes did too though I wouldn't even consider ever riding the Moulton without mudguards due to the muck generated by small wheels. No mudguards = quieter and faster. Give...
by Mick F
16 Jan 2018, 5:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 96
Views: 1716

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Those Simply Bearings bushes could well be the ones. Well done for finding them! The washers are neither here nor there, as any washer would do so long as the bolt was tight. Mine had two on the bolt head side, and goodness knows why. I measured the steel sleeve as I said up thread. It's worn about ...