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by David
9 Apr 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Clicking from Bottom Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Clicking from Bottom Bracket

I've a SRAM GXP bottom bracket with SRAM Force 2 hollow crankset. I got a click about 1500 miles ago, at first I thought it was just the cleat so I cleaned and added a bit of grease. The clicking continued. So I checked the pedal and also the retaining bolt torque - all fine. In the end I removed th...
by David
25 Jan 2020, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA front drum brake conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: SA front drum brake conversion

I have to say that this hasn't been my experience. I've been using them for 3 and a bit years, the drum brakes have got stronger, and there's been very little wear - indeed I've only had to tension the brake wires once ir twice to take up the stretch... even better during that time I've suffered no...
by David
25 Jan 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA front drum brake conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: SA front drum brake conversion

FWIW if you don't have a little lube on the cam then the brakes can fail to release fully. Other than that the experience related above I'd describe as 'atypical'. A high wear rate suggests that the brake were dragging all the time or that the brake shoes were contaminated somehow; they will certai...
by David
24 Jan 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA front drum brake conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: SA front drum brake conversion

I did this several years ago. I wouldn't do it again. I found the front shoes wore quickly - they didn't last as long as a good set of pads. I had to strip the whole thing down after one winter because the cam siezed and the brakes wouldn't release. After a certain wear point, the front brake would ...
by David
6 Feb 2011, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

Do you (or anyone else) have any experience of the coaster brakes in the rear hubs? I just wondered how they compared to a standard rim brake and whether they're adequate enough combined with a front drum? Not the coaster brake but I'll be building a 5 speed with drum brake rear - hopefully this we...
by David
6 Feb 2011, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

For assembly, I greased the pivot, removed the cam and greased its bearing surfaces and spindle (taking care NOT to strain the spring) , the faces between the shoe pivots and the face where the starlock fits. These were all greased with a copper based grease :- DSCF0053.JPG DSCF0052.JPG DSCF0051.JPG...
by David
6 Feb 2011, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

Hi, as a final followup, the brakes are now working fine. I don't think that the problem was wholly due to worn shoes, however I fitted a new pair of shoes just in case and when they are worn out, I'll try fitting the old shoes again. I ordered the shoes from Old Bike Trader and the part number didn...
by David
30 Jan 2011, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

I've got some pics & other stuff to upload but it's way past my bedtime.

Manyana.



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by David
30 Jan 2011, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

do you know of this shop? http://www.oldbiketrader.co.uk/ and please do keep us informed, with pics please. :D good luck I had seen OBT a while ago and forgot about him. Anyway I decided to give him a try and all I can say is "What a gent". Very helpful and knowledgeable, I ended up buyin...
by David
17 Jan 2011, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

Thanks for the replies. I remember it happening on my motor cycles too - but I used to get a lot more than 2000 miles out of shoes :( Individual spares seem to be non-existent for this hub - SJS Cycles do the whole brake plate with torque arm and shoes fitted for £38, they also do a 'service' kit fo...
by David
16 Jan 2011, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems

Hi, can anybody tell me what the expected life of the brake shoes is ? Mine has done just short of 2000 miles and the shoes have started to grab quite severely (I'd say they were self servo assisted). When I pull the front brake at walking pace, the bike stops dead - and I mean dead enough to lift t...
by David
12 Feb 2008, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Dyno Hub & Brake
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Sturmey Archer Dyno Hub & Brake

Hi, Got one of these for Christmas, much better than the old Shimano I was using esp. as the bearings were well past their best. I was sat on the sea front yesterday and noticed the cable was loose at the hub lever so took out 6mm (1/4") with the hub adjuster. I think this is due to cable stret...
by David
4 Feb 2008, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sheldon Brown
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Sheldon Brown

Passed away yesterday - the world is now a poorer place :cry:
by David
8 Feb 2007, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Censored?
Replies: 30
Views: 7330

Thanks to everybody here, I've enjoyed your company - it's time to leave - the moderation is too OTT :-(
by David
8 Feb 2007, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HI guys..just signed in..need help
Replies: 12
Views: 2403

Oh no - it's happened :-(

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