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by iandusud
16 Apr 2019, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Genesis Croix De Fer Dent
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Genesis Croix De Fer Dent

If you go to a frame builder for the paint job he should be able to realign the frame and repair the dent.

Ian
by iandusud
12 Apr 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end friction shifters
Replies: 33
Views: 1853

Re: Bar end friction shifters

My 2p worth. I have several bikes that I ride regularly. My lightweight road bikes and tandem all have combined brake/gear controls (2x shimano, 1 SRAM). The bike I ride most regularly has bar-end indexed shifters. Personally I love them, particularly for a touring oriented bike. I find that if I'm ...
by iandusud
14 Mar 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....
Replies: 35
Views: 2388

Re: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....

The Helicomatic system was a great idea. Easy freewheel removal and, above all, the gearside bearing moved to the outside. Unfortunately for Maillard Shimano introduced the freehub and, as they say, the rest is history.

Ian
by iandusud
3 Mar 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6706

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Going back to the original post. I can't comment from personal experience on recent Moultons but I have had my AM Jubilee for 30 years. I ride it regularly as well as my 700c wheeled bikes. There was a previous comment that the small wheels give a harsh ride compared to a 700c wheeled bike. This is...
by iandusud
2 Mar 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 165
Views: 6706

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

- Those front forks with the tapered fixed legs (towards the back) are what I had originally on my AM. Modern bikes have no taper. I had to switch mine at one point and the stiffness of the newer forks was immediately obvious and gave much better handling. I don't know when your original forks date...
by iandusud
2 Mar 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rod brake question
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Rod brake question

If you have one I would suggest heating the offending part with a blow torch til it glows red and let it cool. The expansion and contraction should release the seized up thread. You will still need a good fitting screwdriver to get it moving.
by iandusud
31 Jan 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4245

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

What I don't understand here, as someone who has run a retail bike shop, is why On Yer Bike, for the sake of a stamp, didn't just send the part in the hope that the customer would be pleased with good service and buy from them again, and maybe even recommend them to his friends as a good shop to dea...
by iandusud
31 Jan 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any good tips to improve pedal action
Replies: 16
Views: 2138

Re: Any good tips to improve pedal action

Try riding a fixed gear bike ( on a track, or road ) you’ll pedal properly, or you’ll have a nightmare. It’s a very digital way of riding, by necessity. +1 Best thing I ever did in terms of my cycling technique. One winter on a fixed and when I got back on gears my cadence was up and gears down. It...
by iandusud
30 Jan 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand
Replies: 40
Views: 3014

Re: Hydraulic brakes with one functioning hand

one issue with 'linked brakes' is that (depending on the weight distribution) you need the front brake to come on harder than the rear brake, otherwise the rear wheel just locks up in any kind of hard stop. With a hydraulic disc system an obvious way of managing this is to fit different sized discs...
by iandusud
29 Jan 2019, 8:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Source of Soft steel 'screwdriver-like' tool for R Musson Nipple-driver tool
Replies: 19
Views: 1488

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

alexnharvey wrote:That's not the type he's trying to make. The solutions are to anneal it yourself or to use an angle grinder, bench grinder or diamond file on the hardened steel. You might also try a carbide grit or maybe a bimetal hacksaw blade.

+1 Anneal it - heat to cherry red and allow to cool.
by iandusud
27 Jan 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear view glasses
Replies: 16
Views: 3049

Re: Rear view glasses

I know you have stated that you don't want to fit anything on your bars but I would highly recommend this BM bar-end mirror. I fitted one to our tandem and it is great. Very discreet. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessories/busch-muller-cycle-star-mirror-fits-to-handlebar-end-no-stem-for-drop-bars/ ...
by iandusud
26 Jan 2019, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom Bracket woes
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Bottom Bracket woes

I would try running the l/h cup in on its own and see if it goes in all the way. If not then measure the gap and then fit the BB as per normal, i.e. r/h cup first, then l/h cup and remeasure the gap. As long the gap is greater than before you can be sure it is OK.

Ian
by iandusud
26 Jan 2019, 7:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: Islabikes new bikes for the elderly

I'm not convinced about the 1X transmissions. I would rather see a double chainset. This allows for closer ratios and less chance of the chain coming off at the front. An "elderly" friend of ours recently asked me to help her choose a new bike after she tried my wife's AM Jubilee and disco...
by iandusud
24 Jan 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette lockring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Cassette lockring issue

IME cassette lockrings are rarely installed with 'too much torque'; they most often work loose and this knackers the freehub body (yes even steel ones). If you are having trouble getting it off (more torque than was used to install) this means you did a good job or the parts have corroded. I would ...
by iandusud
24 Jan 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette lockring issue
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: Cassette lockring issue

Hi, Unfortunately a few click will allow the cogs to move around and wear the freehub spline, well a set up in my hands any way :) As said normal length chainwhips are a bit short, and always use use a qr on the tool, also I slather grease on the serrations to help prevent corrosion, I said a few G...