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by hoogerbooger
18 May 2019, 12:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Powerlink
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: SRAM Powerlink

you got me there. I rarely venture beyond 8 speed. (Another good reason not to may be !)
by hoogerbooger
17 May 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Powerlink
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: SRAM Powerlink

I had a struggle the last couple of times with SRAM powerlinks. So searched on youtube. there are several videos on removing without tools. Now seems easy . secret seems to be: 1) spray/clean link 2) hold chain either side with right hand thumb on one plate & left hand forefinger on other 3) pus...
by hoogerbooger
25 Apr 2019, 11:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2285

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Me my missus have a schlumpf speed drive on our brommie '6 speeds & I also swapped to an SA SRF5(w) hub with double sprockets. So the better half has 12 gears & I have 20. We like the speed drives....BUT they are expensive. Hers was £400 when the exchange rate was good & mine was £500. S...
by hoogerbooger
24 Apr 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing spokes unwinding
Replies: 46
Views: 1378

Re: Preventing spokes unwinding

my LBS uses PTFE tape on the thread instead of oiling and I think their reasoning was it both lubricates when building the wheel and helps prevent loosening up. ( I have no idea how it could do both ? but their wheels seemed to stay straight)
by hoogerbooger
24 Apr 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2285

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

I don't know as I haven't ridden a Dahon. However a Brompton has limitations in set-up that 'normal' bikes don't i.e. the frames are all the same size with limited scope to adjust reach/handlebar height. The shorter you are the more upright you sit. I'm 5'8" in old money and don't find the posi...
by hoogerbooger
22 Apr 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Folding Tourer?
Replies: 59
Views: 2285

Re: Best Folding Tourer?

Just to add on Brompton touring ( as I have done a bit in hilly and non hilly areas ). The fold and being able to use most types of public transport without much risk of not getting on, is it's main benefit ( or stowing it in the tent or under the bed in a hostel). On smooth roads a sensibly loaded ...
by hoogerbooger
17 Apr 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 130
Views: 12710

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

As it's pretty straight forward undoing the left hand locknuts and removing the internals, option b) seems sensible ? I have a can of Molyslip spray which is SFG. So is it likely to be sufficient just to spray, in a limited unzealous fashion, into the gear assembly and spin the whole axle arrangemen...
by hoogerbooger
16 Apr 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 25
Views: 1631

Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Thanks for reporting back. Glad to hear of there was an obvious improvement. (I shall have to look at re-fettling likewise the cantis on my Randonneur)
by hoogerbooger
16 Apr 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 130
Views: 12710

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

yes this one again. On my Brompton SRAM the gearing assembly is coated in what could be a semi fluid grease ( not runny not gloopy), but the main hub bearings/cones use a thick standard looking grease. I note the suggestion for good maintenance of removing the gear chain and feeding gear oil or semi...
by hoogerbooger
16 Apr 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Possibly dumb question - fixing panniers to rear Tubus rack.

ditto. I point the anti-sway hooks forward, partly as I guess I'm more likely to stop hurriedly than speed up v fast. Also as I tend to move the bags in from back to attach. However mainly I think it is just find a position that fits pretty closely and minimises movement when you hit a bump in the r...
by hoogerbooger
10 Apr 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: Continental tyre degrading

FWIW I've used Continental Contact Travel tyres since 2000 ish and Schwalbe marathons. My experience is that the continentals degrade like the picture shown for the 4 season tyres over 5+years, even if not heavily used, but not over 12 months/3000 miles. Whereas the tread on the marthon's don't seem...
by hoogerbooger
7 Apr 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton SRAM vs BSR hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Brompton SRAM vs BSR hub

OK. Seems beyond me then. Thanks for spelling it out. For now I'll carry on being careful to push the lever back to the detent before applying any pedal pressure. Have just been googling to look at alternative levers and try to work out how big they are and whether they'll fit fine with the Brompton...
by hoogerbooger
6 Apr 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton SRAM vs BSR hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Brompton SRAM vs BSR hub

Gattonero: I do have a BWR hub but didn't use it for long as I found the gaps too big ( for me anyway) when do any distance/touring. It's great for range and getting up hills, but I spent most of my time not being in a gear that really fitted the slope/terrain ( in Wales there is a fair bit of this)...
by hoogerbooger
4 Apr 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: FEVE trains still running ? Santander to Ferrol, Spain
Replies: 1
Views: 196

FEVE trains still running ? Santander to Ferrol, Spain

Just been searching and their old website (www.feve.es) is down and I can find no train times on other sites.

Anyone know if they are still running ? hope so as they were great with bikes

Was hoping to head over and Galicia and cycle back.
by hoogerbooger
29 Mar 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton SRAM vs BSR hub
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Brompton SRAM vs BSR hub

Thanks for that Brucey. I had fitted the SRF5 (W) hub with an N driver with touring in mind. With the Schlumpf speed drive it has 20 relatively sensible spaced gears ( although all over the place to find). However, I have been having difficulty with the the sensitivity of the adjustment and the leve...