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by Greystoke
7 Dec 2019, 8:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 30
Views: 764

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Those Topeak aero bags look much better than my current plastic bag bungee strapped to the bike :D
by Greystoke
27 Nov 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SA 5 speed levers
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: SA 5 speed levers

Just a thought, my commuter bike uses a 5 speed freewheel with shimano sis click thumb shifters. These have worked faultlessly for donkeys years.
Is the pull length between gears the same as the SA 5 speed hub? (Note I doubt it)
by Greystoke
25 Nov 2019, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 210
Views: 9385

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

When I was a young lad someone I knew fastened the roller dynamo in front of the rear brake to avoid this. He had to cut the mudguard etc....it solved one problem but created others
by Greystoke
21 Nov 2019, 6:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.
Replies: 74
Views: 6988

Re: Thirty Years with a Sturmey Gear.

I suspect the bean counters got involved
by Greystoke
13 Nov 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin
Replies: 28
Views: 2885

Re: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin

You might as well stick with 3 Brucey, SA aw3 gives 80, 60 + 45 GI which seems more than adequate
by Greystoke
13 Nov 2019, 9:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin
Replies: 28
Views: 2885

Re: Yet another 1x road bike... this time by B'Twin

Same bike now comes with a 12-28 cassette rather than a 14-34 freewheel
by Greystoke
6 Nov 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixie: Why? Why not?
Replies: 100
Views: 5374

Re: Fixie: Why?

Want more gears? Sturmey Archer do the sx3 hub
by Greystoke
16 Oct 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Conversion advice sought
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Bike Conversion advice sought

I'd have gone with a 5speed SA were it not for the shift options, or lack of a decent one.

It's another job on my long list of to do's
by Greystoke
16 Oct 2019, 7:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike Conversion advice sought
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Bike Conversion advice sought

I'll do this one day. Lightweight 2nd hand cheap alloy racing bike, AW3 and 2 rear cogs, dyno hub, rack & mudguards....ideal lightweight commuter.
by Greystoke
13 Sep 2019, 6:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towards Blissful shifting; what about older mechs?
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: Towards Blissful shifting; what about older mechs?

My commuter bike which i cycled to work on again today has worked flawlessly for years with the 5 speed SIS system :D
by Greystoke
30 Aug 2019, 6:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 8 maintenance/service
Replies: 23
Views: 9061

Re: Shimano Alfine 8 maintenance/service

Interesting info thanks Brucey. The SA 3 speed with 2 cogs seems much more reliable an option.....and cheap.
by Greystoke
29 Aug 2019, 5:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 8 maintenance/service
Replies: 23
Views: 9061

Re: Shimano Alfine 8 maintenance/service

That's very kind of you Brucie, thanks. But all the new SA 5 speeds seem to have issues so I thought about Shimano as an alternative.
by Greystoke
28 Aug 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 8 maintenance/service
Replies: 23
Views: 9061

Re: Shimano Alfine 8 maintenance/service

I was going to fit a 5 speed SA hub but it seems unlikely now until someone makes a decent gear changer.
So what's the best sensible Shimano igh? There's lots of different ones available.