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by fausto99
1 Apr 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 84
Views: 2004

Re: Make your own bike part soaking tray

Simple simple simple, and foolproof too, but you must do it regularly and frequently. Indeed, but much more polluting than water with a drop of washing up liquid, which is what you'd use with an ultrasonic cleaner. Have you read the safety sheet that tells you what SF degreaser is made up of? :shock:
by fausto99
31 Mar 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A cheap way to clean your chain
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: A cheap way to clean your chain

You may say that it would cause the chain to go rusty, but if you place a sheet of aluminium foil it would be the foil that would be oxidised so the chain would clean of grease/oil so would easy to wash much of but would free of rust. You then wash in the hot soapy wash and then risen Allowed to dr...
by fausto99
30 Mar 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: When do you consider a tyre is dead?
Replies: 32
Views: 922

Re: When do you consider a tyre is dead?

I don't recall ever wearing down a tyre tread, even in my commuting days. Either the number of 'p's became too frequent or the sidewalls started to craze and I lost confidence in them. I am only 10st, though, and my brake usage is minimal. I can normally anticipate the need to slow down thereby avoi...
by fausto99
28 Mar 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braze-ons for a RH front brake
Replies: 40
Views: 795

Re: Braze-ons for a RH front brake

If I had to live my life over again, and knowing what I know now, I wouldn't have bought the damned thing! :D I felt the same about my "mini Forth Bridge", an AM7. I hated the soft front suspension when climbing out of the saddle and it was a real struggle to get a stem long enough and a ...
by fausto99
28 Mar 2020, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braze-ons for a RH front brake
Replies: 40
Views: 795

Re: Braze-ons for a RH front brake

Mick F wrote:This is my Moulton.
Very different to yours.New Bag.jpegTSR90
10sp Triple with a SA3sp.

Yes, I knew that, now that I think about it; you've posted photos before. :oops:
by fausto99
27 Mar 2020, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Braze-ons for a RH front brake
Replies: 40
Views: 795

Re: Braze-ons for a RH front brake

To MickF: My Moulton has the rear brake cable on the right. The original GB sidepull brakes had the cable entry/clamp on that side. Does your Moulton not have that? https://wcyozw.bl.files.1drv.com/y4mcm12_cIYQYAlKHa0FeV6hAGmBQqapHCZq0Q8AEsveoOrzvUKEcppE5RCTKmbzWc4AP96qrqKA15yyOsLxfqsvcw8270a_JeAmKq...
by fausto99
26 Mar 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: odd wheel build
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: odd wheel build

Good luck.
by fausto99
24 Mar 2020, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear hub service
Replies: 29
Views: 1405

Re: Rear hub service

you can do what you want to a Deore hub (and it isn't difficult to cut the axle down BTW) but IMHO you have missed the point; 135mm is used for MTBs because 'road' hubs at 130mm build into wheels with more dish that are not really strong enough for the task in hand +1 even if you are prepared to pu...
by fausto99
22 Mar 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another noob looking for advice on a budget hybrid bike
Replies: 22
Views: 685

Re: Another noob looking for advice on a budget hybrid bike

Looks amazing value but check if CR can fit full mudguards if you’re going to commute in all weathers and want to avoid a wet bottom, mudstripe up your back and grit blasted chainset! :lol:
by fausto99
22 Mar 2020, 8:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elusive Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Elusive Bottom Bracket

COYB wrote: It must be an age thing, senior moment.
I'm sure we've all been there :lol:
by fausto99
19 Mar 2020, 1:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brakes vs V Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1039

Re: Disc breaks vs V breaks

Vorpal wrote:done :)

Cheers :mrgreen:
by fausto99
19 Mar 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Brakes vs V Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1039

Re: Disc breaks vs V breaks

Can someone please correct the spelling in the title of this thread :lol:
by fausto99
16 Mar 2020, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Elusive Bottom Bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Elusive Bottom Bracket

Those Shimano UNxx BBs can be used with a spacer can't they? Use the 73 x 122 + a spacer on the drive side. A Sturmey-Archer AW hub cog washer or two will do the job usually.
by fausto99
14 Mar 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton rear wheel bearing repair ?
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Brompton rear wheel bearing repair ?

PT1029 wrote:HMW 147 for RH cone.
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/ ... er-hmw147/

SA use a lot of letters in their part numbers!

Cheers. Got lots of them from old salvaged hubs.
by fausto99
14 Mar 2020, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton rear wheel bearing repair ?
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Brompton rear wheel bearing repair ?

HSA147 Google search brings up an SA axle key!!

What’s occurring, Brucey?