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by Brucey
21 Oct 2018, 3:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mangled Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Mangled Rotor

In fairness the rotors have done over 4600 miles over 18 months all on road. 3 or 4 changes of pads. Both at home on the South Downs and on various tours, including a week of Alpine riding around St Jean De Maurienne. I hadn't realised that the rotors were laminated, so wasn't expecting a failure u...
by Brucey
21 Oct 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?

you can inflate the tyres as you go, and the pump is turned on and off via a simple control. However I don't know how exactly the pressure is set and I suspect that the controls are on the part of the pump that rotates; handy for getting air into the valve as you go, not so good for adjustments on t...
by Brucey
21 Oct 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?

Pointless from a perspective of cost,being limited to one bike and whaddabout the front wheel or do you have one in each hub? :? as per the description yes you really need one front and rear. If I recall there was an auto tyre inflator which screwed into a presta valve and was designed to inflate y...
by Brucey
21 Oct 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring, 5 arms, 58 mm BCD?
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Chainring, 5 arms, 58 mm BCD?

The risk with a very low first gear is that if you suddenly jump on a pedal with full force then you'll over torque it and bend something internal. But there's normally a bit of leeway in the recommendations. I've been running the Rohloff on my bent trike around 10% below their recommendations for ...
by Brucey
21 Oct 2018, 12:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?

Pump-Hub? ...eh?.... :shock: (no, it is not an April fool....) http://repossessedmotorcycles.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/how-to-pump-air-into-bike-tire-pump-hub-could-spell-the-end-for-manual-bicycle-pumps-air-pump-for-car-and-bicycle-tires-pumping-air-into-bike-tyres.jpg Basically it is a Phil ...
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 11:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FD 3304 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: FD 3304 replacement

the pip needs to be set at a slightly acute angle so that the spring doesn't want to pop off.

cheers
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 10:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

a Brucey top-tip; if you can't be bothered to clean brushes etc when touching up using an enamel paint, you can use the end of a matchstick or a cocktail stick to apply the paint instead. When it gets too bad, why not get a suitable sticker made up. For example The scars on this bike are its best at...
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: airlite rear hub
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: airlite rear hub

Is this for a spare wheelset or a replacement for a broken one? If the latter I think 'Milremo' branded hubs were made by various people including Maillard. This means that the bearings (cups and cones) often interchange between them, so a hub can always be rebuilt until the shell itself fails. cheers
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

noises in the hub may sound spoke-like because the spokes help radiate hub sounds into the air. Similarly if the wheel is moving in the dropouts that noise often sounds a bit spoke-like too. If the spokes are in fact generating the noise, it can only come from three places (the ends or the middle), ...
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road Stop Delux Brake Blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Road Stop Delux Brake Blocks

yes you shouldn't have to struggle to fit them, but you are where you are; you have a choice of a) taking/sending them back (faff, expense etc) and b) making them work somehow (faff, expense etc). so choose your poison... Once they are on they probably won't need to be fiddled with again until they ...
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

for the third time; if it is a shimano freehub you should check the freehub body bolt.

cheers
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FD 3304 replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: FD 3304 replacement

a 9s mech will work but there will usually be slightly reduced clearance (not always, but usually) so you might get more rubbing than you would prefer. This may bother you depending on how strong you are and how true your chainrings run. Lots of people buy FDs that don't fit their bikes and these ca...
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

could you change the wheel with the bike on its side? Is much of the weight luggage? If so could that be removed in the event of a puncture?

No tyre is completely puncture proof; it is as well to have a workable contingency plan.

cheers
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd

if you are happy with basic shifting and cable operated brakes, then a conversion to your present steed would not be expensive. A darned sight cheaper than a new bike, anyway.

cheers
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bikehut Grease Gun
Replies: 27
Views: 733

Re: Bikehut Grease Gun

Re filling a Wanner; the reservoir in the wanner contains two pistons; a spring loaded one, (with no seal) and a floating (free) one, which does have a seal. To fill the reservoir, retract the spring preload and latch the chain on the end of the gun, in one of the two slots provided. Unscrew the res...