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by belmont93
1 May 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub made by CHOSEN - Replacement / Cheap Fix ?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Hub made by CHOSEN - Replacement / Cheap Fix ?

Thanks Brucey - I have done quite a bit of "elimination" - it only occurs with this rear wheel in the bike, and with all of a few cassettes on this rear wheel that are creak free on other rear wheels. It seems like a replacement free hub if I could find one would be around £ 40 - so if I d...
by belmont93
1 May 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub made by CHOSEN - Replacement / Cheap Fix ?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Hub made by CHOSEN - Replacement / Cheap Fix ?

I have a reasonable set of Planet X wheels that I bought second and have been commuting on for a few years. I think they were AL30 ? The rear recently started to creak, and pretty sure this is due to wear on the Al hub body. The splines were worn when I bought the wheels, I have been using them with...
by belmont93
30 Mar 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 92
Views: 2591

Re: Make your own bike part soaking tray

What is the general view on the best liquid to use for cleaning.
I am reluctant to buy expensive proprietary makes specified for cycling and have found shaking my chain over a few hours in an innocent smoothie bottle with a strong washing powder solution seems to work.
by belmont93
8 May 2015, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Powder coating near Bristol?
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Powder coating near Bristol?

Can anyone suggest an industrial company near Bristol for a shot blast and colour change of a hack mtb frame only ( no forks ). I know Argos would do good job, but probably too good for what I am after at present.
by belmont93
1 Oct 2014, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pin
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pi

Thanks everyone. I had not thought that it would work without the pin acting as a fulcrum point to return the brakes to "off". So thanks to brucey and I will try that this weekend
by belmont93
28 Sep 2014, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pin
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pi

Many thanks for the suggestions. Perhaps the exploded view is not too helpful, as the assembly of my C19 cantilevers is different to that shown for the "Shorty" in the diagram. I just wanted to show the missing lost pin. For the C19 the shoulder is on the outside, not sandwiched (and I am ...
by belmont93
27 Sep 2014, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pin
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pi

Want of a nail was a metaphorical title...

I am not sure that a nail would do the job.

It needs a pin with a shoulder and to be made out of something harder
by belmont93
26 Sep 2014, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pin
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

For want of a nail...well a tiny Avid 15C Cantilever pin

I thought I may have a better chance here amongst the techno cognoscenti than in the Wanted forum so here is hoping... I am renovating an old Galaxy that came with good quality Avid 15C Cantilevers. When I took off the rear canti's a while ago I did not realise that the tiny canti pin that engages i...
by belmont93
12 Aug 2014, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed Cup Grrrrrr!
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: Fixed Cup Grrrrrr!

I had a similar problem but got sheldons big nut and bolt to work only after I had a socket on an extension bar inside the bb shell together with the big spanner on the outside. Maybe also try thermal shock. Those freeze spray aerosols used by plumbers to get it cold then boiling water to get it hot...
by belmont93
29 Jul 2014, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Ti Adventure
Replies: 34
Views: 7469

Re: Spa Ti Adventure

Just seen the advert in this months CTC magazine..

£ 350 for a Ti frame and steel fork seems like a bargain !
by belmont93
22 Apr 2014, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight touring tyres 700x25 (just a bit of off road)
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Re: Lightweight touring tyres 700x25 (just a bit of off road

Thanks for the quick replies so far "Some folk ride rough tracks on lightweight bikes with skinny tyres, but they are usually very skilled riders who are seeing every tiny bleb in the trail and reacting accordingly. They are not 'admiring the scenery' per se... That is me really, been out on th...
by belmont93
22 Apr 2014, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightweight touring tyres 700x25 (just a bit of off road)
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Lightweight touring tyres 700x25 (just a bit of off road)

I am interested in opinions on tyres for mixed use. My daily commute is on tarmac. I have used GP 4000s in 700 x 25, (almost a "racing tyre" in the 23mm width) that are fine. From time to time I have a weekend away lightweight touring and using Sustrans paths that are sometimes stretches o...
by belmont93
13 Oct 2013, 10:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple brazing - Any recommendations in Bristol area
Replies: 9
Views: 1783

Simple brazing - Any recommendations in Bristol area

I am thinking of adding disc brakes to my old Cr Mo Kaffenback frame.

Whilst Argos in Bristol can braze on disc mounts, I wondered if there was anyone else who could be recommended.

( I am not sure if they have to be brazed - can MiG / TiG be used on a heavy gauge Cr Mo ? )
by belmont93
30 Nov 2011, 9:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Personal injury claim - but no witnesses to the incident ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Personal injury claim - but no witnesses to the incident

Many thanks for the replies and experiences.

It is currently being followed up by the solicitors who deal with the CTC accident line, so he is in good hands.

We will await the outcome, I know it will be awhile, and keep this post informed.