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by somethingdaft
4 Aug 2019, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Regularly changing pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 1526

Regularly changing pedals

I recently picked up a cx bike which I’m hoping to use as my main bike (commuting, shopping, training rides maybe even a bit of cx). For some of these activities I’d like to use flat pedals and at other times cleats. If I regularly change pedals (once or twice a week) are the pedal threads on the cr...
by somethingdaft
3 Aug 2019, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lubrication and protection
Replies: 58
Views: 3305

Re: Lubrication and protection

I use green oils grease, wet chain lube and chain degrease. Work well and seem to be a little less harsh than other types.

https://green-oil.net/
by somethingdaft
26 Jun 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

Thanks for all the advice. As it’s just a simple ball I think I might just get a second hand trailer and have a go at weld/screw/nailing a ball onto the end of the attachment arm.
by somethingdaft
25 Jun 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cargo trailers with a ball hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Cargo trailers with a ball hitch

I’m looking for a cargo trailer to take large/unusual shaped loads that won’t fit in my panniers. I already have a Thule chariot child trailer and the ball hitch attachment works well and I already have a couple attached to my bikes. I’m struggling to find trailers that use the same attachment. Does...
by somethingdaft
4 Dec 2018, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub

Thanks, bike cost me a similar price to the upgrade so I’ve just bought the axle replacement.
by somethingdaft
4 Dec 2018, 11:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub

Wow, Thankyou all so much for the in depth advice, I’m really great full.
Brucey, here are some pictures of the hub, is it what you thought it was?
by somethingdaft
2 Dec 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub
Replies: 15
Views: 653

How difficult to rebuild sturdy archer hub

I have a Dutch style bike with a sturmey archer elite at3 rear 3 speed drum brake hub. Last week all of a sudden I heard a crack and the hole hub came apart (well it would have done if not sandwiched by the dropouts. On opening up the hub I found the axle has broken in the middle. I have seen online...
by somethingdaft
26 Jun 2014, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing a crank arm with worn connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: replacing a crank arm with worn connection

Thanks for the reply, very comprehensive. I replaced the left crank and sure enough the ridges you talked about had formed.
by somethingdaft
2 Jun 2014, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: replacing a crank arm with worn connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

replacing a crank arm with worn connection

I have a square taper bottom bracket and corresponding cranks. The square hole on the crank arm (that sits around and screws on to the bottom bracket) has become worn so that it does not perfectly sit over the square peg any more. This means that during pedalling the crank arm works loose however ha...
by somethingdaft
1 Jul 2013, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn Allen bolt bosses on fork crown.
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Worn Allen bolt bosses on fork crown.

Thanks for that, very informative. Yeah I went with the tonnes of washers idea, I'll have to get down to my LBS for that thread tap.
by somethingdaft
1 Jul 2013, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Worn Allen bolt bosses on fork crown.
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Worn Allen bolt bosses on fork crown.

I have a steel framed Dawes Galaxy from 7/8 years back. At the crown of the fork are allen bolt bosses, one facing the front and one facing the rear. A number of years ago I had a mudguard which I think was screwed in to one of these bosses. I recently purchased a new mudguard and tried to mount it ...