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by Colin Stanley
22 Feb 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

Yes, I was wondering if I should reposition the freehub 180 degress on the driving splines or rotate the spacer to see if that makes any difference. The balls are the same that came out, along with the cones, but clean. Finish Line white grease. I will check the axle Saturday. Thanks.
by Colin Stanley
21 Feb 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

Indeed, that looks tandem size. Thank you.
by Colin Stanley
21 Feb 2019, 5:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

It's me again. Thanks for all the advice. Fitted a new Deore 9 speed FH M525 freehub but had to have it shimmed out from the wheel hub to prevent the outer casing (where the cassette sits) from binding. Reassembled the axle, cones and ball bearings and find it impossible to adjust the wheel bearings...
by Colin Stanley
13 Feb 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

My thanks to you all. Some really great advice.
by Colin Stanley
13 Feb 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

so how many hubshell interface (spline style) types are there please?
by Colin Stanley
13 Feb 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

Thank you folks for your inputs, esp Brucey, your are like a walking encyclopedia
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what is left of the freehub inner part. It had two pawls and a lot of debris...
Clearly a different driving spline would be problematic.
A small adjustment in cone placing could be overcome.
by Colin Stanley
13 Feb 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

Hi, so you are suggesting that a Deore freehub might possibly fit the tandem wheel hub?
I take it that the 10mm tubular bolt and driving spline interfaces are common?
by Colin Stanley
13 Feb 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 1527

Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

Dear all, Can someone please help me? I am endeavouring to source a replacement Shimano freehub for a 9 speed cassette on a friend’s tandem. The freehub part that secures to the wheel hub by the tubular 10mm Alan bolt has sadly fractured. Unfortunately, the tandem hub is a specially made one, machin...
by Colin Stanley
1 Feb 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear view glasses
Replies: 16
Views: 2553

Re: Rear view glasses

If that doesn't work try a "third eye mirror". You can find them on ebay. There are various types that fit onto your specs side arm or stick onto helmets. I have used this type for many years and find them the best. In France I swap the mirror over to the LH side spec arm. They give a good...
by Colin Stanley
5 Aug 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Follis beborex brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Follis beborex brakes

It was a long time ago (1956 ish) when I went to look at a secondhand bike. It had Beborex brakes. I thought it looked like a strange mechanism for a side pull. In the end I settled for a s/h 21inch Witcomb with pecil thin rear stays.
by Colin Stanley
19 Jul 2018, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noises
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: Noises

Not a Moulton, but I had a very annoying ziz type rattle on our tandem. Tracked it down to the front mudguard which was just vibrating against the front forks. Never throwing anything away, I glued a small piece of innertube to the mudguard and now all is quiet. I hate rattles and noises too. Now th...
by Colin Stanley
15 Jul 2018, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post removal
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Seat post removal

Yes, thanks for that. I will try the bottle cage threaded holes route and the BB as well as the Chainset is out already.
by Colin Stanley
12 Jul 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post removal
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Seat post removal

Thanks for all the replies. Do you need to move it? If it's correct height for you I'd leave it be.Save a lot of hassle. Yes, there is a need to lower the seat a bit for safety as a childs seat is being installed via a seat tube bracket and those two prongy things, can't remember the name of it. I w...
by Colin Stanley
11 Jul 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat post removal
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Seat post removal

OK, I have a steel framed bike (725) with a stuck ally seat post. I am preparing myself for a slow, steady, long hacksaw cut inside the ally post to release it. I have done this on a steel frame some years ago, but wonder if there is a quicker way of 'sensibly' removing the seat post. The bike which...
by Colin Stanley
8 Jul 2018, 8:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice on Shimano Tiagra chainset
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Advice on Shimano Tiagra chainset

Thank you all very much for the swift advice. It is not an area that I am familiar with.