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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: 1490

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: 1490

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: 663

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: 363

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: 2577

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: 804

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: 1135

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: 1135

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: 505

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...
by 2Phat4Rapha
19 Apr 2017, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strong double walled double eyeletted wheels for Bromptons
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Strong double walled double eyeletted wheels for Bromptons

The Brompton DW angled rim is only £20 or so from SJS. New spoke set £10. Built quite a few and no one's complained. I'm in TW11 if it helps.
by 2Phat4Rapha
8 Sep 2016, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SG-3C42 IG hubs and securing the wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Shimano SG-3C42 IG hubs and securing the wheel

"Brucey"]daft question; do you have the correct NTW fitted on the RHS? They are all the yellow one's but whether that's correct or not I don't know. Also not sure if they are directional or not. Mostly the tab is at the open end of the drop out (facing inwards of course) but I've found a ...
by 2Phat4Rapha
8 Sep 2016, 3:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SG-3C42 IG hubs and securing the wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Shimano SG-3C42 IG hubs and securing the wheel

I’m struggling to keep the rear wheel adequately secured on a number of identical bikes with Shimano SG-3C42 IG hubs . I’ve tightened up the wheel nuts with quite a long-handled 15mm to, well scientifically speaking, damn tight. But I still see wheels that move in the drop-outs so that the non-drive...
by 2Phat4Rapha
25 Aug 2016, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW3 internals
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: AW3 internals

mjr you've embarrassed me for not finding that out myself despite searching but thanks very much. It looks like it's a good replacement but one thing I hadn't considered was the indicator chain so might be worth getting a new one anyway.

Many thanks for your help.
by 2Phat4Rapha
25 Aug 2016, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AW3 internals
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: AW3 internals

Thanks mjr. I have both and the new one screws into the old shell ok but I'm not sure that the internals are engaging properly.