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by Brucey
21 Oct 2018, 12:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump-Hub -good idea or just pointless?
Replies: 2
Views: 63

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: 4
Views: 110

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: 477

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: 1
Views: 28

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: 499

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: 337

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: 499

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: 4
Views: 110

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: 512

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: 274

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: 711

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...
by Brucey
20 Oct 2018, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: !965 moulton speedsix
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: !965 moulton speedsix

it looks very much like the original spec to me http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JLNGotdAEdo/Ub7NAl3FWAI/AAAAAAAAB0o/NllRQEq5PnQ/s1600/Moulton+(1155x1600).jpg from sept 1965 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JLNGotdAEdo/Ub7NAl3FWAI/AAAAAAAAB0o/NllRQEq5PnQ/s1600/Moulton+(1155x1600).jpg IIRC the 11T sprocket was par...
by Brucey
19 Oct 2018, 11:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 18
Views: 512

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

when you say your bike is 'very heavy', what do you mean by this, exactly? Even if so, could there not be some means of alleviating the difficulty of the wheel removal/temporary puncture fix routine? M+ is more puncture resistant than M, but it is also, heavier, more expensive, harder to fit, slower...
by Brucey
19 Oct 2018, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 23
Views: 499

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

one of the things that catches folk out is the front derailleur cable; this often pokes out and the crank hits it (making a tinkling noise) every time it goes round. Another is that the chain can catch the side of other (larger) chainrings as you pedal. This can make a tinkling sound too. In a simil...
by Brucey
19 Oct 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 23
Views: 499

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

if the spokes are too tight then this wouldn't usually make a noise. If they are too slack then they are likely to rub at the crossings or where they fit in the hub. In newly built wheels the spokes untwist and make a noise if they go slack but this doesn't happen over and over again, not making a n...