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by David
6 Feb 2011, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer X-FDD braking problems
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

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: 3553

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: 3553

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: 3553

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: 3553

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: 3553

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: 3553

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: 411

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: 1353

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: 7291

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: 2377

Oh no - it's happened :-(

Do a search for Electric Bikes or Electric. We have a long painful history here :-)

Your opinions of us may change and your smileys will be wiped out :-)
by David
7 Feb 2007, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A New Workshop
Replies: 70
Views: 12077

Make sure it's full and there's not enough room for a bed otherwise you'll be out there as well as the bikes :-) Important things to have :- Electricity. Heating, tea bags, comfy chairs then all your mates can cycle round and you can swap yarns. Friends, that's what all cycle havens should have in t...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Prison sentence
Replies: 41
Views: 5416

But which government wants to be the one that legalises class "A" drugs, again too radical and yet again the vulnerable suffer at the hands of criminals. Some of the biggest criminals wear suits and inhabit parliament and the stock exchange. I think if we started giving out free drugs, we...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1609
Views: 446215

Mick, when I saw that I was impressed, very nice.

My wife was marginally sexier at 21 though :-)
by David
7 Feb 2007, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist attacked by moped riders
Replies: 28
Views: 6427

Been out - just got back :-) Had a twitchy moment going down hill hit a large slushy area that I couldn't see too well due to direction of sunlight. Good ride though, wonder what tomorrow will be like, Resent the Daily Mail reader slur :P Just out of interest, how do you propose we solve the problem...