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by hoogerbooger
1 Apr 2020, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW

Noted. Same issue with the SRAM Torpedo shifter ? ( As I could at least test it on my missus" Brompton then, before investing in the good old SA trigger.
by hoogerbooger
1 Apr 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW

Thank You. I'll report back at some point on progress/success on getting this running on the Brompton. My AW is NOS from SJS. Interesting to note that Old Old Stock would be better for the shell. I don't quite understand what you mean Brucie by "develop a spoke radius" & recreating thi...
by hoogerbooger
31 Mar 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW

I'd like to use the AW shell preferably. I've built up a Brompton wheel on a alloy shell before, but not on a steel shell, and note the recommendation of using spoke washers. RE washers: Sounds like the objective is to remove lateral 'slop'' at the spoke head/hub flange hole. So if one washer leaves...
by hoogerbooger
31 Mar 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 90
Views: 2268

Re: Make your own bike part soaking tray

As H&S has improved over the years, what we used to do is not what we should advise now ( & if your shed has been coated in old engine oil perhaps it's a good time to quit smoking)( although it is possibly admirable on recycling grounds) In the 70's, as advised then, I used to use petrol whe...
by hoogerbooger
28 Mar 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton 6 speed - using an AW
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Brompton 6 speed - using an AW

Following various posts by Brucie on the SA AW reliability vs NIG SA hubs I thought I'd have a go at fettling an AW for my 6 speed Brompton. The AW driver has 6.5mm for chain-guard, sprockets and spacers as opposed to the 8mm on a the BWR driver (N-driver) on a 6 speed Brompton. The sprockets are 2m...
by hoogerbooger
23 Mar 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey NIG 3s hub; what to look out for, what breaks.
Replies: 26
Views: 1020

Re: Sturmey NIG 3s hub; what to look out for, what breaks.

if you want to you can fit a pre-NIG internal into a SRF3 hubshell. This also gives an easy way of mounting two sprockets if you want to do this, since the pre NIG driver has longer sprocket mounting splines than the standard NIG driver. You can probably obtain a (used) pre-NIG hub complete, overha...
by hoogerbooger
15 Mar 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA N-driver - 2 cogs on an AW ?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: SA N-driver - 2 cogs on an AW ?

Many thanks for the advice. Sounds well worth a try. I have a built up BWR on a shelf doing nothing, so I can see if it'll swap into that shell/wheel. If I do that I'll need to install an oil port ( could test it initially without though). I have drills, taps, nylon M5 screws that I could use( altho...
by hoogerbooger
15 Mar 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA N-driver - 2 cogs on an AW ?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: SA N-driver - 2 cogs on an AW ?

Thank you. Interesting.I think I'll get one of those AW's from sjs then and see if I can fettle it appropriately. Getting/making the right cogs might be fun though. The old sram Brompton 3 spline 3/32 cogs are like gold dust to find now,but I have some. The longer axles HSA 621 is just 2mm longer. I...
by hoogerbooger
14 Mar 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA N-driver - 2 cogs on an AW ?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

SA N-driver - 2 cogs on an AW ?

I think I've read here that it's possible to swap the NIG driver to an N-driver on a Sturmey Archer SRF3...... which would allow me to set one up on my 6 speed Brompton ( as the gear ratios would work out better than a BWR with my Schlumpf speed drive to give a resonable touring range over 12 gears)...
by hoogerbooger
11 Mar 2020, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A 6 speed Brompton won’t change gear
Replies: 15
Views: 728

Re: A 6 speed Brompton won’t change gear

I've regularly had this issue without a worn chain due to grime and sand restricting movement on the sliding jockey wheels and the derailleur pusher cacking up.

The design seems prone to this if you cycle in places with plenty of cack around.
by hoogerbooger
2 Mar 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: PD-M324 Pedals - Are they shot?
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: PD-M324 Pedals - Are they shot?

Brucey is correct 17 on the outside, 14 inside.
by hoogerbooger
14 Feb 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone painted their bikes?
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Anyone painted their bikes?

I attach piccies of my rough stuff touring bike in Hammerite grey. I also attach a piccie of what it looked like before (considering what it looked like before I think I did a good job !!!) All I did was strip bike. remove decals, remove sticky stuff. degrease. sand existing paint to get a key, fill...
by hoogerbooger
3 Feb 2020, 9:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 784
Views: 22842

Re: Why wear black?

Apols I've not managed to get through all the posts on this one, so may well repeat some previous comment: At night time when driving I sometimes find modern bike lights too bright, in that it takes me longer to realise it's a bike that's quite close, delaying me slowing down , something that is pot...
by hoogerbooger
8 Jan 2020, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mid-weight tourer rims
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Re: mid-weight tourer rims

Many Thanks for the replies. I note Brucey says in the previous thread on Zac19's that there are single and double eyeletted versions and best to use double for the back. I may go for these for the back and LX17's for the front....or just use lx17's. Incidentally on the double eyeletted point, Bruce...
by hoogerbooger
7 Jan 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: mid-weight tourer rims
Replies: 32
Views: 1987

Re: mid-weight tourer rims

I note spa say Exal LX17's will take up to 54mm tyres. So look like a reasonable option on our 26" tourers on which we use 1.75" (45mm) conti travel contacts. so looks like they can cope with more than posts above suggest ? Any one happily used 45mm of Exal LX17's Anyone aware of any decen...