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by Hein
15 May 2014, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double to Triple conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Double to Triple conversion

Isn't the S600 already a triple chainset? Apart from that: The PG1030 is already giving you 327% gear ratio. Add a double chainset which fits your needs and you shold be set. Which size are the chainrings you currently use? Do you use the full range or do you miss a few low gears while you never use...
by Hein
7 May 2014, 5:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gears and drum brakes
Replies: 39
Views: 3893

Re: Hub gears and drum brakes

Roadside patch of the rear tube is easily done without removing the wheel. Pull the tyre from the rim at the non-drive-side and pull the tube out. You now have a tube that is running around the LH seat- and chainstay but is otherwise free, while the tyre is still on the rim with its RH side. Find th...
by Hein
30 Apr 2014, 3:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How long do inner tubes last?
Replies: 39
Views: 5464

Re: How long do inner tubes last?

I have a very cheap 70's bike I use for areas where theft is likely. When I brought it on the road again this year (after a similar bike was nicked), I had to put new tubes on it as the old (probably original) ones were flat every two weeks due to aged rubber.
by Hein
25 Apr 2014, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey-Archer FG 5 speed conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 2014

Sturmey-Archer FG 5 speed conversion

Hey all, I just converted a Dyno-Four to five speeds (or rather upgraded my 5 speed alloy hub with a generator) and thought I'd let you know about the details. First, I'd like to thank Brucey for supplying the parts and detailed advice. Please excuse language deficits for english is not my mother to...
by Hein
25 Apr 2014, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA Dynohub missing a bit!
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: SA Dynohub missing a bit!

If they are LED lights, yes, it does.
by Hein
24 Apr 2014, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA Dynohub missing a bit!
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: SA Dynohub missing a bit!

AFAIK, the contact is not just screwed into its place. So you probably have to remove the rivets from the insripted plate, replace the bolt and fit new rivets afterwards. DON'T DO THIS! You're a bit in a trouble there as you mustn't remove the magnet (which is housed in the aluminum ring with those ...
by Hein
12 Apr 2014, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Caliper brakes that can accommodate a 28c tyre
Replies: 35
Views: 6950

Re: Caliper brakes that can accommodate a 28c tyre

What the heck? Like tatanab says, get some blocks that fit. Any LBS will have some for next to nothing. If you want beautiful, there are even replacement blocks for the original campy brake shoes from koolstop.
by Hein
11 Apr 2014, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Poor service with new bike - dangerous gears?
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Poor service with new bike - dangerous gears?

Actually, most of the smokers I met in the Netherlands were german... ;-)
by Hein
11 Apr 2014, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Poor service with new bike - dangerous gears?
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Poor service with new bike - dangerous gears?

I'm German. Yes, you'll get a bike that is working properly if you give it to a mechanic here. But if you wannt really good service for your bike, go to the Netherlands. In Germany they'll sell you a new rear wheel when a gear hub is not working properly anymore. In the Netherlands, they strip the h...
by Hein
9 Apr 2014, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping SA 3 Speed
Replies: 18
Views: 2680

Re: Slipping SA 3 Speed

L'eroica?

(BTW, after having trouble finding any info about them: They're called Resilion)

Edit: I understand there are a few bike shops for vintage stuff in the UK, maybe worth a try.
by Hein
8 Apr 2014, 11:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping SA 3 Speed
Replies: 18
Views: 2680

Re: Slipping SA 3 Speed

Bruce is right, those old brakes may fail and may be insufficient. If it was my bike, I'd probably fit some more or less period correct drum brakes (in the 30's there were 110mm ones made for tandems, but I'd stick with the 90mm which are way more common) in addition to the cantis. I wouldn't remove...
by Hein
7 Apr 2014, 5:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Wheel Thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Rear Wheel Thoughts

Putting a 130mm hub into a 126mm frame is a classic. The Dura-Ace 74xx hubs even had tapered locknuts to ease this procedure. No problem at all. Slight adjustment of the rear mech is necessary with most wheelchanges, even when the gear count and the hub width stays the same.
by Hein
7 Apr 2014, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping SA 3 Speed
Replies: 18
Views: 2680

Re: Slipping SA 3 Speed

Depending on tire clearance on the frame and tire width even ubiquitous 622 could be possible. It's just a difference of 1,25cm.
by Hein
6 Apr 2014, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB knocking
Replies: 7
Views: 802

Re: BB knocking

Is your BB a sealed bearing type or a classic cup&cone affair? Manufacturer/model? Sealed bearings can be replaced although most people (including those in a LBS) hesitate to even try. They are removed and installed properly by heating and cooling different parts of the BB. You reuse the shell a...
by Hein
6 Apr 2014, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reorganising my cockpit - looking for brake ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 1613

Re: Reorganising my cockpit - looking for brake ideas

re bar end levers: There are some levers which run the cable inside the bar, classic french style. You'd have to bore a hole into the bar where you want the cable to emerge it but the cable won't be uncomfortable under the bar tape.