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by hoogerbooger
20 Sep 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?

Can I check: 1) I have blue loctite threadlocker. Would that be ok to use over the blue paste, when I'm happy with the tensions. 2) the wheel is built skew. If I understand Brucey correctly that makes no difference to the process of truing the wheel.. &..tensions should be the same on leading an...
by hoogerbooger
19 Sep 2020, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?

Ah ha.spookily worrying. It is indeed the same hub/Wheel (Aksium one disc) coincidentally on a Condor. It was ridden for a year without problems until my missus and the front half of the bike got splatted by a car. Now she's finally recovered we got a replacement frame and front wheel and after a fe...
by hoogerbooger
18 Sep 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?

Noted. This one is an Askium disc. So I'm not the only one then.

I will just have to see how my trueing lasts.

Fingers crossed
by hoogerbooger
16 Sep 2020, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: Too many broken spokes on handbuilt wheel

I've had a similar issue before and am wondering if I suffered from a bad Sapim batch. The only time I've had a front spoke break was a Sapim on a pretty new pair built by Spa. The pair had only done about 1500 miles and 3 spokes went on the back and one on the front. (When the front spoke went I de...
by hoogerbooger
16 Sep 2020, 11:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mavic Aksium - build quality ?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Mavic Aksium - build quality ?

Anyone had problems with these staying true ? In tracking down a 'tinking' sound from the back wheel I eventually spotted it was out of true with low and uneven tension on the spokes. It's a 2015 Mavic Akisum, but has not done much mileage. The spokes were loose enough that the wheel seems to have ...
by hoogerbooger
2 Sep 2020, 12:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub bearings and grease, amongst other things; in general, what can you get away with?
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: Hub bearings and grease, amongst other things; in general, what can you get away with?

Interesting. I had an xt front hub that I got water into and got pitted. I built it up with some valve grinding paste and ran it with a drill for a while dismantling and checking regularly until most of the pitting had gone. Then reassembled with new grease and balls It's fine 20 odd years later (al...
by hoogerbooger
8 Aug 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight headset spanners
Replies: 133
Views: 173306

Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Not as neat as Mick F's bespoke but didn't take long to file out this 30mm stainless (3mm) calor gas spanner to 32mm. It was £3.50 on fleabay. 90g so not that light weight either !
by hoogerbooger
31 Jul 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anysize elastic band made from inner tube
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Anysize elastic band made from inner tube

Not strictly used as a band, but of the million uses of dead inner tubes I recommend their use in packing bikes in bike bags with both wheels off: Position semi deflated tyres so they coincide with frame or fork and then secure in place with figure of 8 type knots using inner tube so that a section ...
by hoogerbooger
8 Jul 2020, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 998

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

Noted. I had thought low riders were to assist balance by keeping the weight low...although had not really interrogated the idea. The Tara is pretty good for flat packing/dismantling to get a fully loaded bike into busses/on Planes etc, but I had hankered over a lowrider/over front wheel combo for s...
by hoogerbooger
7 Jul 2020, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 25
Views: 998

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

blackburn.JPG Well this one with a hoop wasn't safe. I now use a Tubus Tara after I found out that aluminium, time & and bumpy roads lead to fatigue. It unhelpfully swung into my front wheel took out some spokes and left me stuck in the middle of nowhere in Tibet. Managed to get a lift to Lhasa...
by hoogerbooger
4 Jul 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Head Set sizing/buying
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: Head Set sizing/buying

Mine wasn't as indexed as yours, but I followed Brucie's advice (asabove) and so far it been good. Handling much better than before I realised my headset was overnight and brinneled. It's cheap to try anyway, so surely worth a go.
by hoogerbooger
30 Jun 2020, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano cantilever BR-AT50 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Shimano cantilever BR-AT50 replacement

Having just done the same with mine the braking is substantially better than before. So was worth the time setting/resetting to get right.

If you re-use you get sustainability credits (and retain a few some beer vouchers)
by hoogerbooger
27 Jun 2020, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Set-up Shimano BR-AT50 brakes….
Replies: 29
Views: 2504

Re: Help with Set-up Shimano BR-AT50 brakes….

(Blimey....didn't expect straddle cable angle/yoke height to make no difference) Double check: That would be horizontal on the lower arm of the brakes ? Whereas the shimano set up diagram is close to horizontal on the upper side. ( just googled park tools video that said brake pad bolt should be dir...
by hoogerbooger
27 Jun 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help with Set-up Shimano BR-AT50 brakes….
Replies: 29
Views: 2504

Re: Help with Set-up Shimano BR-AT50 brakes….

I have these brakes on my Raleigh Randonneur. I am trying to work out the best yoke height cable angles, having essentially kept them until now at the angles they were when I bought it 2nd hand last century. Just found the shimano set up instruction: Br at50.jpg My front brake was set up like the ab...
by hoogerbooger
24 Jun 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going cageless- how much ball space ?
Replies: 13
Views: 525

Re: Going cageless- how much ball space ?

Noted. Lacking corrosion inhibitors........Will have to see how well trained my seals are.