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by kevbo
27 Apr 2012, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hellenic Stays
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: Hellenic Stays

They are of no practical value, ... I will, just this once, beg to differ with Mssr. Brown: Helenic stays are a nice thing on a very tall frame...say anything north of 62cm seat tube length. Due to the seat tube angle, conventionally terminated seat stays become increasingly vertical as frame size ...
by kevbo
27 Apr 2012, 8:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hellenic Stays
Replies: 16
Views: 2064

Re: Hellenic Stays

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by kevbo
1 Apr 2012, 3:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forward facing dropouts. Problems?
Replies: 38
Views: 2631

Re: Forward facing dropouts. Problems?

How is the bike propelled forward if not due to axle tending forwards in dropouts?
by kevbo
31 Mar 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Forward facing dropouts. Problems?
Replies: 38
Views: 2631

Re: Forward facing dropouts. Problems?

The reaction force of the road against the tyre is also trying to slide the axle forward . This would be the case even if you had an electric or hydraulic drive system that did not involve a chain. On a normal bike, this would only be a fraction of the chain force before the tyre would spin. But on ...
by kevbo
28 Mar 2012, 12:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

And I meant David, not Graham of course!
by kevbo
28 Mar 2012, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3754

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

Thanks for this most helpful post, Grahm I found this board when searching for this info, and used it to fix my sticking brake. It is now working better than when new! Like you, I initially exacerbated the problem by trying to disassemble the brake without removing the star washer. I was able to ben...