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by Brucey
7 Jun 2020, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Upgrading Boardman CX 2017 disc calipers
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Upgrading Boardman CX 2017 disc calipers

Lyras are even more of a pain than BB7s. I did the swap you are thinkjng about. Way better although i use SRAM levers. In fact i think you would struggle to find a more annoying caliper than the Lyra. At least with the 7 you can adjust both pads. SRAM levers are a perfect match for Avid calipers; t...
by Brucey
7 Jun 2020, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 153
Views: 7391

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

there is perhaps some value in running the wheel, in that there might be a difference in the rattle under load vs when freewheeling. Otherwise just bouncing the wheel up and down might tell you enough...? Another diagnostic idea is to paint #25 and confirm that, in use (or when the wheel is just bou...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 11:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sloppy Headset on Pinnacle Journey 1.0 Folding Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Sloppy Headset on Pinnacle Journey 1.0 Folding Bike

Brucey wrote:can you manage a photo of your bike's headset?
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you get if a Raleigh twenty collides with a Moulton Mk3 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: What do you get if a Raleigh twenty collides with a Moulton Mk3 ?

nice article here about small wheelers https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/small-wheels-for-adult-bicycles/ didn't know that 'Velocio' was a small wheel experimentalist, BITD http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/00_Main_images/Chemineau_postcard_-_1906_Velocio_avec_son_carrosse_de_gala_scan_1_ma...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Really annoying sound
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Really annoying sound

it sounds like the front derailleur may be touching the chain. If so, it is probably just an adjustment required, but there is an outside chance that there is another problem (eg with the bottom bracket, or a bent chainwheel). IME bikes that turn up in boxes are rarely 'perfect' and the owners of su...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Hercules Ladies Bike
Replies: 26
Views: 615

Re: Vintage Hercules Ladies Bike

When I checked I measured just the rim as the tyres are literally dead flat all round so it's a rim diameter of 24" not including tyre. OK in which case the wheels are most likely 26 x 1-3/8", and talk of 24 x 1-3/8" wheels was indeed a red herring ( :oops: sorry chaps!). I suspect t...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No room for 11T gear - any ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: No room for 11T gear - any ideas

simple solution is to add a washer to the axle to move the sprocket further from the dropout. More involved solution is to rework the 'nut' on the hanger bolt so that the flanges on the back are smaller. Or a bit of both. BTW it occurs to me that if mainly the middle and small rings are going to be ...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket for Touring: Shimano BB-ES300, octalink
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Bottom Bracket for Touring: Shimano BB-ES300, octalink

you may be overthinking this. There are really two likely situations regarding the bottom bracket; 1) the BB fails in a few years time and you can't get spares. Solution is to fit a new chainset (by this time the old one will be worn anyway) and BB. 2) the BB fails whilst out on tour. Same solution....
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 star hub gear thumb shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 star hub gear thumb shifter

yes.

BTW in the meantime I have found a shifter that looks like the right thing; I need to give it the once-over though.

cheers
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: surface rust vs pitting - how do they differ/look ?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: surface rust vs pitting - how do they differ/look ?

The corrosion is under the paint, which suggests to me the paint needs to come off. The wiggly lines are filiform corrosion, I think. I agree. However there is also a thing on one of the stays that looks more like a 'blister'. This is more worrying to me; I have occasionally seen such things when a...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken TL-FW30 freewheel removal tool & replacement suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Broken TL-FW30 freewheel removal tool & replacement suggestions

a few years ago I realised that my own freewheel remover (which is of similar design but not shimano) had lead a charmed life thus far but may yet fail in exactly that way; it quite often ends up getting used on all kinds of rubbish, sometimes on very tight freewheels. I suddenly realised that if I ...
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 83
Views: 2548

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

I've been mulling it over. I've still not made my mind up what to do but in a fit of something or other I have bought some paint. It is brushing enamel and I may use it to do a simple job (eg a pair of forks) and see how I get on with that before I do a whole bike.

cheers
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restore/upgrade Project
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Restore/upgrade Project

before you start, just double-check that the frame hasn't got French threading. If it has, consider using a different bike as your 'project' instead.

cheers
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 153
Views: 7391

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

it should be second gear not first.

#25 pushes the high gear pawls (in #7) back in first gear. Without #25 fitted, you won't get gear1 unless you have somehow managed to stop the high gear pawls from working.

cheers
by Brucey
6 Jun 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 star hub gear thumb shifter
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 star hub gear thumb shifter

HSJ776 is indeed a special lever; it works the same way as two trigger shifters i.e. the RH control has three positions.

If you are going to use two levers it probably makes most sense if the RH control is a 3s trigger shifter.

cheers