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by alexnharvey
15 Feb 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 46
Views: 1361

Re: Handlebar Tape

Any black cork tape or deda?
by alexnharvey
12 Feb 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey to Shimano sprocket splines compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: Sturmey to Shimano sprocket splines compatibility

The s3x sprocket fits on the Shimano freehub with a little slop, no worse than the other unbranded sprocket I have to hand. It's a while since I fitted a Shimano cassette so I can't recall what that fit is like.
by alexnharvey
12 Feb 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 47
Views: 2169

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

If the engine is no good, you can spend as much as you like on a fancy bike, you’ll still get passed by a bloke with board shorts and flip flops, on a 5.99 BSO. On the other hand, if the engine is average, the fancy bike could well be the difference between enjoying a club run with a bunch of simil...
by alexnharvey
11 Feb 2019, 11:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London cycle parking security
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: London cycle parking security

Hi Jon, where are the marks on your lock and what can you infer from that? Are the marks on the inside of each leg from an expansion attack using a hydraulic jack?
by alexnharvey
9 Feb 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What sealed hub bearings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: What sealed hub bearings?

Last week I fitted enduro max full complement bearings to my rear hub as the original bearings felt a little rough. On removal the NDS had some rust evident and very slight roughness whilst the drive side remained smooth. I also waxed the chain (KMC B1S). Although the wheel feels smooth spinning in ...
by alexnharvey
8 Feb 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Ivor Tingting wrote:so what's the point about going on about it in depth to a level that probably only a competent experienced welder or bike frame builder could make a good repair.


See title of sub-forum in conjunction with title of thread.

Or to put it another way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cDLZqe735k
by alexnharvey
8 Feb 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HV or HP hand pump
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: HV or HP hand pump

Likewise. I'm so thrifty/tight I use an HP track pump for my car tyres too. :shock:
by alexnharvey
7 Feb 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

I wonder if the wrapover style stay actually adds any strength, could it be done as part of this repair, thereby strengthening both sides for the future?
by alexnharvey
7 Feb 2019, 6:34pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Avid bb7 road, SPD a530s
Replies: 0
Views: 769

Avid bb7 road, SPD a530s

Hi, I bought a set of bb7 road calipers and have never fitted them. £63 posted or best offer.

Shimano a530 pedals £17

Payment by bank transfer, PayPal or cash on collection near Cambridge
by alexnharvey
6 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?
Replies: 59
Views: 25508

Re: Penrite SF Grease for Alfine 8?

I don't think so, there shouldn't be any rotational force transmitted between track nut and lock nut via the stationary dropout. I would bet on insufficient tightening of the lock nut.

Are the no turn washers correctly situated?
by alexnharvey
6 Feb 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: Galay Steel Frame repair advice please

Could you weld it without affecting the brazed joint I wonder.
by alexnharvey
6 Feb 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 60
Views: 5373

Re: Chain Care

And another is whether they're even applied where needed in the pin bushing area, or solely on the exterior.
by alexnharvey
6 Feb 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey to Shimano sprocket splines compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 1323

Re: Sturmey to Shimano sprocket splines compatibility

I've been thinking about that. I'd assumed that the 3 lugs with their rounded rather than square shape would damage even the steel freehub body over time. Is that correct? Would I be right in thinking I will have two or three working orientations on the freehub even if there is some wear? The standa...
by alexnharvey
2 Feb 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool

SA_SA_SA wrote:I have just noticed the spoke tool variant is also in R Mussons book:

rather than a nipple could you use a couple of m2 bolts?


I don't think so, they're not a metric thread.

https://www.wheelfanatyk.com/blog/lets-talk-threads/
by alexnharvey
2 Feb 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 60
Views: 5373

Re: Chain Care

Ah, I think your speedwax has the PTFE and MoS2 powders premixed.

I've run my new chain with its original oil for a couple of weeks and now it will get stripped in solvent then waxed tomorrow.