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by hoogerbooger
24 Jan 2021, 5:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Friction & thumb shifter maintenance ?
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Friction & thumb shifter maintenance ?

With spray SFG on the thumbies: might I get away with inverting bike then spraying into the base of the level barrel & working the lever back & fore ?

Or will some dismantling be sensible ?

(Warning on LH thread appreciated )
by hoogerbooger
24 Jan 2021, 12:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Friction & thumb shifter maintenance ?
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Friction & thumb shifter maintenance ?

In a box I have a set of 1980's Shimano 600EX & 1970's suntour power shift levers off old bikes. On my Hooger Booger I still use/treasure its deore xt thumb shifters. I'm considering using the 600EX's again which are rather gummy, & it's struck me that I never did any maintenance on them, or...
by hoogerbooger
13 Jan 2021, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: shabby cranks: painted vs anodised vs polished
Replies: 47
Views: 1592

Re: shabby cranks: painted vs anodised vs polished

For the reasons pointed out I just don't get why anyone would want to buy parts finished in any other colour than the metal below. I know some like black components but I've always presumed it must be a cost saving to the manufacturers that they've marketed pretty effectively....to the point it's of...
by hoogerbooger
3 Jan 2021, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Re: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

Thanks Brucie!! Glad I only bought the cheapo clarks disks if the brakes will disintegrate in the slightest drizzle.
by hoogerbooger
1 Jan 2021, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question
Replies: 27
Views: 758

160mm rotors for TRP Spyre question

Been trying to work if I can just buy any 160mm 6 bolt rotor as replacements, for the worn ones on my missus' TRP spyres'. The brakes in question have these rotors: https://www.merlincycles.com/trp-standard-6-bolt-rotor-122872.html Wot appear to be discontinued/scarce I see from some posts that the ...
by hoogerbooger
18 Dec 2020, 3:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM 3 speed hub
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: SRAM 3 speed hub

As I understand from previous posts, adding a little oil via the hole in the axle having removed the gear change chain...means that tje oil arrives at the heart of the mechanism and then spins out. So a pretty good way to get oil to key surfaces. It will gradually mix with the dry grease which will ...
by hoogerbooger
18 Dec 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM 3 speed hub
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: SRAM 3 speed hub

yes 2 x 22mm locknuts on lhs

the following link should have an exploded view/guidance for the T3 hub to help you decide if you want to look inside:
https://cdn.sram.com/sites/default/file ... h-reva.pdf
by hoogerbooger
17 Dec 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM 3 speed hub
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: SRAM 3 speed hub

,?? But the SRAM 3 speed on a Brompton is grease lubricated and poorly sealed if you wish to change to oil.....so it will leak freely, locking you in to a dribbly future requiring frequent re-oiling and a ban from keeping it in the living room. So if the issue is poor lubrication should not grease l...
by hoogerbooger
16 Dec 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Head torches ( with updates for 2021 - I hope )
Replies: 56
Views: 4268

Re: Head torches ( with updates for 2021 - I hope )

I've had an Alpkit Gamma in my rucksack or bike bag for probably 10 years....when running,walking,cycling. It uses 3 AAA's and I've used rechargeable. It has a red light on the battery pack at the back. I've removed the strap over the top of the head, being light enough not to need, which makes it m...
by hoogerbooger
10 Dec 2020, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT - Discontinued
Replies: 55
Views: 2473

Re: Surly LHT - Discontinued

I guess they could half saw through the front forks to reduce the risk of rotation ?
(Sorry! Not to be taken seriously)
by hoogerbooger
30 Nov 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Buy LHT Forks for Spare?
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Buy LHT Forks for Spare?

I think you are considering whether to become a prepper. You'll need to add to your bunker 36 hole 26" rims (if I have' nt already bought them all for mine)

(Then you'll need pallets of beans and something to keep others away when they come searchin for spares)
by hoogerbooger
28 Nov 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surly LHT - Discontinued
Replies: 55
Views: 2473

Re: Surly LHT - Discontinued

I guess the 26" lht forks will disappear which will be troublesome for us retrogrouches knocking up 26"steel tourers on 8 speed stuff.......with a proper chain)

( humbug....everything was better in 1997....I can't really see the point of the 21st centuary)
by hoogerbooger
23 Nov 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 102
Views: 4412

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

Who said I had crappy shoes?
by hoogerbooger
23 Nov 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano M324 pedal prob
Replies: 102
Views: 4412

Re: Shimano M324 pedal prob

I tried and failed to make a tool. And my brother 3D printed a cone tool we found online. Slightly wrong size and had to sand a little & as it was plastic it cracked. Only any use as v short term fix on tour as can't get much torque on it. Bit the bullet & ordered tl-pd33 from Bikeinn last S...
by hoogerbooger
13 Nov 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AW; the thing that wouldn't die?
Replies: 31
Views: 1380

Re: Sturmey Archer AW; the thing that wouldn't die?

Electrolysis? Seen various youtube stuff. But not tried. Wondering if that might be a way to assist de-rusting after disassembly and scraping off worst? (I think this is a good experiment and the best approach to resusitation of the AW should be locked in a time capsule for the benefit of future coc...