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by 2Phat4Rapha
3 Sep 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pocket wheel truer??
Replies: 31
Views: 994

Re: Pocket wheel truer??

Can use a cut down spoke rather that a GT85 straw and you even have a light to see by :D
by 2Phat4Rapha
31 Aug 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stripped thread Brompton BWR hub
Replies: 15
Views: 745

Re: Stripped thread Brompton BWR hub

I'm in SW London and could do it for you if nearby.
by 2Phat4Rapha
27 Aug 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 150
Views: 19127

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

NGAT.JPG Never mind NIG, how about no gears at all? I've seen that happen a few times. What usually causes it is either no lube or no hardening. When it does happen you normally still have the middle gear, but not 1 or 3. BTW that axle is a NIG SA 3s one made by SunRace in Taiwan. The design is inh...
by 2Phat4Rapha
21 Aug 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 150
Views: 19127

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

NGAT.JPG


Never mind NIG, how about no gears at all?
by 2Phat4Rapha
18 Jun 2019, 6:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I got DT Spline Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: I got DT Spline Wheels

Keep in mind that the circumference of the bead of a tubeless tyre is tightly controlled. Indeed many of the horror stories about tubeless are about getting the bead to seat properly on the rim in the first place. That is lifting the bead out of the central trough and up over a barely noticeable lip...
by 2Phat4Rapha
29 Jan 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool
Replies: 19
Views: 1547

Re: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool

Here's why I don't use an old spoke anymore.
https://www.wheelfanatyk.com/store/wheel-fanatyk-nipple-shuffler/
All the nipples are heads up waiting for me to stab one onto my pin vice tool.
by 2Phat4Rapha
29 Jan 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool
Replies: 19
Views: 1547

Re: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool

I have acquired and used a number of nipple drivers over the years and recently was surprised how easy it was to use a simple rod of silver steel ground appropriately at the end. You can get this stuff from model maker sites. (search for "Silver Steel Ground Rod"). I used 6mm dia. The need...
by 2Phat4Rapha
18 Dec 2018, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has Anyone (Actually) Seen a Ryde Sputnik Rim
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Has Anyone (Actually) Seen a Ryde Sputnik Rim

32 or 36 hole in 700C both black and silver are showing as in stock at distribution. What are you looking for?
by 2Phat4Rapha
11 Dec 2018, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke and rim size wheelbuilding question
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Spoke and rim size wheelbuilding question

Hi Tom,
I'm nearby if you need any help.
by 2Phat4Rapha
27 Apr 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer RX-RD3 ..good idea...??..
Replies: 27
Views: 2685

Re: Sturmey Archer RX-RD3 ..good idea...??..

Lost my pawls. Could've sworn they were in here somewhere.
by 2Phat4Rapha
24 Mar 2018, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best disposable gloves?
Replies: 18
Views: 849

Re: Best disposable gloves?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/black-mamba-nitrile-workshop-gloves/rp-prod149704?gs=1&sku=sku546045UK&pgrid=51754478399&ptaid=pla-426896444073&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=PLA+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid%7CssU4nXse9_dc%7Cpcrid%7C254...
by 2Phat4Rapha
20 Nov 2017, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigida/Ryde Sputnik; improved nipple articulation
Replies: 19
Views: 1227

Re: Rigida/Ryde Sputnik; improved nipple articulation

Ryde Andra rims exist in several different forms and several different widths. Some variants have only ever been stocked by specialists. [The UK distributors have only ever stocked a few types, I think; they are more interested in the churn and don't stock the full range. They have also just raised...
by 2Phat4Rapha
20 Nov 2017, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigida/Ryde Sputnik; improved nipple articulation
Replies: 19
Views: 1227

Re: Rigida/Ryde Sputnik; improved nipple articulation

Ryde do/did a rim called Andra I think that has directionally drilled holes, as I believe do motorcycle wheels. However, when I tried to order them for some electric bike wheels I was told they've discontinued them. Trying to confirm this I've emailed Ryde in the Netherlands SIX times without a repl...
by 2Phat4Rapha
15 Aug 2017, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano freehub pawl spring
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Shimano freehub pawl spring

Anyone have an idea where I might get replacement pawl springs for Shimano free hubs? I know their free hubs are officially non serviceable but I can get them open and I’m a tightwad. Well, maybe not that tight but I just can’t stand this throwaway approach. We’re talking about a plain “C-clip” type...