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by hubgearfreak
25 Jan 2016, 7:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts

Brucey are you saying that the axle in a braked hub and the axle in an unbraked hub are interchangeable? i always imagined that the gear parts of a braked hub were thinner to allow for the brake parts to fit in aswell. although, i'd assumed this and never measured it :oops: if it is the case that th...
by hubgearfreak
23 Jan 2016, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts

Brucey wrote:if you use a later (non NIG) SA 3s hub then there are longer axles available for those (175 or 177 mm or something)


it shows on the SA website that they do exist. if you knew where one might be bought in the UK or EU i'd love to know
by hubgearfreak
21 Jan 2016, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts

brucey - if the time comes where the OP wants to go to a 126mm hub, surely they can re-cold set it?
by hubgearfreak
20 Jan 2016, 7:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim ERD, hub dimension, spoke length confusion
Replies: 26
Views: 1334

Re: Rim ERD, hub dimension, spoke length confusion

now, i don't know the measurements of your hub, nor which method of arriving at spoke length you might choose to use. however, i've always used this .. http://www.bikeschool.com/tools/spoke-length-calculator. it's never let me down for many wheels. putting some typical hub values in and ERDs of 541,...
by hubgearfreak
16 Jan 2016, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts
Replies: 28
Views: 1328

Re: Old AW hub on 126mm dropouts

assuming it's steel, cold setting the frame is easy enough. read sheldon brown. it's also the method that involves buying nothing
by hubgearfreak
11 Jan 2016, 8:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Problem with driverless car.
Replies: 38
Views: 2143

Re: Problem with driverless car.

the driverless car of the future will allow the commuter several advantages. 1. it will mean that one is not limited to the distance of his commute...one will be able to live in say york and work in london and sleep on the way. 2. when the car gets to london, instead of having to pay parking it can ...
by hubgearfreak
11 Jan 2016, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help needed in the East of England
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Help needed in the East of England

it'd be a little more helpful if Essex was in the title. i'd love to help, but it takes hours in a car to get to essex from here, and days by bike. good luck :D
by hubgearfreak
3 Jan 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: A helmet advice post
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: A helmet advice post

nothing wrong with the responses, surely? look to me to be both polite and helpful.
by hubgearfreak
3 Jan 2016, 2:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 1m cycle lanes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1644

Re: 1m cycle lanes?

haha, i thought maybe you meant length. as we all know, 1m wide is just a waste of paint attempting to keep motors going fast
by hubgearfreak
31 Dec 2015, 4:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.
Replies: 60
Views: 2350

Re: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.

toomsie wrote:It is competition that drives down costs and improves quality.


we can see that all around. just look at the railways /electricity companies :P
by hubgearfreak
31 Dec 2015, 4:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 16
Views: 1631

Re: Lincolnshire Wolds

http://lincolnshirewoldsrailway.co.uk/ has a nice cafe if you visit when it's open.
by hubgearfreak
28 Dec 2015, 1:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.
Replies: 60
Views: 2350

Re: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.

toomsie...is climate change a myth and nuclear power the answer? :?
by hubgearfreak
17 Dec 2015, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cold setting
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: cold setting

sheldon's method worked fine for me too. i went narrower
by hubgearfreak
17 Dec 2015, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much would you pay for this
Replies: 62
Views: 2550

Re: How much would you pay for this

you've made made something unique, that will ride beautifully and last a lifetime. i'd say £1000+ is fair price for that. if you'd used a pre-made frame+forks say from bob jackson ...£650 just for the frameset - off the peg. so your total seems good value to me, it's nonsense to compare it to a taiw...
by hubgearfreak
10 Aug 2014, 5:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: newark showground to town centre.
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: newark showground to town centre.

thanks both. even going going over the showground roundabout is something i wished to avoid, but at least it's easy from there.

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