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by hoogerbooger
3 Sep 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?

a couple more questions before I take my 1978 AG apart. Looks to me like the hub has done nothing for many years: 1) Would part HSA 284 be the right replacement main axle bearings ? When I rotate the back wheel it sounds like the bearings are no longer retained in a cage. I will soon see, but am pre...
by hoogerbooger
2 Sep 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?

Thanks again.

1971 brochure shows nuts as part: HMN 140 - 2BA nut

found brass 2BA nuts online so if I find a dremel eventually and cut off I'll replace with brass nuts as well trying to rig up the blade terminals suggested. ( belt and braces)
by hoogerbooger
2 Sep 2019, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?

Thanks & glad I stopped then. It's still working thankfully. So will search out a suitable connector.

Do you think there will be any option to secure the terminal stud later ? solder ? epoxy or not.
by hoogerbooger
2 Sep 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Sturmey Archer AG3 dynohub terminal problem ?

Hi ( the pun is unintended) Anyone out there an expert on the left hand side of the SA AG3 ? just tried to remove the back wheel from an old bike I bought with an AG3 dynohub. One of the dynamo wire terminal nuts unscrewed ok. The other was rusty and the terminal turned with the nut. So have stopped...
by hoogerbooger
10 Jun 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle fore aft position KOPS
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: saddle fore aft position KOPS

Thanks for the comment. We will test the tweaked set-up with 4 weeks in northern Spain .....the 1st proper tour in 4 years since a car unkindly broke various of my missus' bones ( The arthritis is just an age related added extra). We'll see how it goes & consider set-up from there. RE lining the...
by hoogerbooger
10 Jun 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: Re-spacing Reynolds 725 frame

(If using plastic frame spacers when in soft bag on a flight, I've taped them in place. But generally when touring/flying I carry with me some appropriately sized sections of bamboo as a spacer and use the skewers to hold them in place. I've done this for 25 years so far without mishap. Need a good ...
by hoogerbooger
10 Jun 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle fore aft position KOPS
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: saddle fore aft position KOPS

Thanks for the comments. (Having posted I've been trawling the web, plus my missus & her bike have been on the turbo trainer with plumbline etc) With the set up she has been using, but which recently has been causing a bit more neck/shoulder/wrist pain, KOPS suggests her saddle was 3/4" or ...
by hoogerbooger
8 Jun 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: saddle fore aft position KOPS
Replies: 7
Views: 630

saddle fore aft position KOPS

Colin531 suggests that Knee Over Pedal Spindle (KOPS) is a useful rule of thumb method for saddle fore aft saddle position ( having set the saddle height) His guide says the plumb-line should be held at the top of the shin ( not kneecap it seems). Is that the correct interpretation as it makes quite...
by hoogerbooger
8 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Wheel tru" truing stand
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: "Wheel tru" truing stand

If you have a few years and wheels in you, I'd say get a stand. I started making/truing wheels in the bike just using a smartphone scribe/pen as the pointer held on the stay with a thumb (!) It worked, they were not as true as one would wish, but they survived. I now use a Park TS-8 stand, though I ...
by hoogerbooger
18 May 2019, 12:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Powerlink
Replies: 10
Views: 515

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: 515

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: 2607

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: 1509

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: 2607

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: 2607

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 ...