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by Russell160
8 Aug 2018, 7:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Front Hub Bearing Size Riddle
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: Shimano Front Hub Bearing Size Riddle

Thanks Brucey, that clarifies it. You're right it's not Shimano, my error. The rear hub is a Shimano FH M 475 and I'd just 'assumed' the front was also Shimano but I see now it's unbranded.

So, 1/4" it is then. Back to LBS tomorrow.
by Russell160
8 Aug 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Front Hub Bearing Size Riddle
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Shimano Front Hub Bearing Size Riddle

Recently stripped a Shimano front hub with disk fixings off a mountain bike I'm refurbing. It's a Shimano 6061 double sealed alloy, quite a chunky thing. The riddle is that there are 1/4" bearings fitted in the hub, 8 each side. Normally as I understand it, front hubs are 3/16" bearing, 9 ...
by Russell160
28 Sep 2017, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick advice for removing bottom bracket pls - [Sorted]
Replies: 54
Views: 4225

Re: Quick advice for removing bottom bracket pls

Any news? I have a similar problem... Some thoughts: -I see you are attempting it with the wheels still in the frame: this will tend to dissipate the force through the tyres etc. Try the bench vice/use frame as lever technique or at least remove wheels and sit the frame on the floor then stand on to...
by Russell160
5 Jul 2017, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo lower jockey wheel sealed bearing puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Campagnolo lower jockey wheel sealed bearing puzzle

Brucey - that's exactly what I've got. So it does appear those Record pulleys have been put into a Mirage mech. I'm setting it up with down tube shifters on a screw-on freewheel so haven't been unduly worried about the exact speed range. Have just had a poke about at it and getting nowhere ...it doe...
by Russell160
5 Jul 2017, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo lower jockey wheel sealed bearing puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Campagnolo lower jockey wheel sealed bearing puzzle

Hello fellow cyclists, Recently purchased a nice Campagnolo Mirage rear mech used for a steel frame build in the traditional style. Campagnolo is new to me having been more of a Nissan man than an Alfa Romeo afficianado in the past. As my mid life crisis turns into a full time career I have decided ...
by Russell160
9 Apr 2013, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

Great thanks. How do you fit the in line cable adjusters: remove cable outer and cut it and refit? ie can I use the existing cable? And where should it be fitted: near the trigger or near the mech?
by Russell160
8 Apr 2013, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle
Replies: 15
Views: 997

XT rear mech cable adjuster puzzle

I currently have a Shimano Alivio rear mech on my hybrid. I saw a cheap used Deore XT rear mech for sale and bought it, to replace the Alivio which is quite sluggish/slow to change up compared to the XT I have on another MTB. ( I have fitted a new cable so I know it's not that). However, I now reali...
by Russell160
26 Mar 2013, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)
Replies: 74
Views: 8337

Re: Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)

Re pump confusion Brucey, yes its a floor pump/track pump,not a foot pump my mistake.

RE pulling the valve off, yes it is a bit 'too' tight so care probably needed to avoid tearing valve.
by Russell160
23 Mar 2013, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute
Replies: 22
Views: 1533

Re: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute

Hurrah! Looks like Evans do a good test ride scheme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLrrR3HT8A4&list=UUhxjTvLPLP1tWt2ipLXRCXg Not sure if you are male or female? If female worth looking at female specific designs which are not only the obvious differences in the saddle department but also things...
by Russell160
23 Mar 2013, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)
Replies: 74
Views: 8337

Re: PLidl foot pump and grips review

As promised, review of the foot pump at £4.99 Positives -metal barrel (leaflet says steel precision piston and barrel) -nice positive action:wide handle with minimal flex and stable base. -inflated hybrids easily up to 50. 60 psi. -inflated road tyres easily up to 100 psi. -nice 'long enough' pressu...
by Russell160
21 Mar 2013, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl (( 2 topics merged - by G ) now 3 merged - S)
Replies: 74
Views: 8337

Lidl are at it again.

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/www_lidl_ ... .htm?id=16

Will be grabbing a track pump tomorrow and will report back. Those grips look ok too.
by Russell160
20 Mar 2013, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid fork swap advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Rigid fork swap advice please

Interestign Andy. Do you run them with V or disc brakes? Mine onlly have disc fittings but thinking of getting v brake brackets (like Pace made) added. I am reluctant to have discs front and v back as it just seems odd and I imagine having such a difference in braking power could be difficult to con...
by Russell160
20 Mar 2013, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rigid fork swap advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Rigid fork swap advice please

Thank you all for your knowledgeable advice. So the diagnosis is that its not just that the forks are alloy, it's mainly that they're too short and that's changed the geometry of the whole bike. Thanks Brucey for the advice: I've moved the saddle back and fitted an adjustable stem, to raise the bars...
by Russell160
19 Mar 2013, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute
Replies: 22
Views: 1533

Re: advice for new bike up to £1000 for commute

Two thoughts: -another little addition (for London) is security skewers for the wheels. Most bikes are fitted with quick release levers which makes them easy to steal and I know from my son's experience this is a constant headache in London. I'm sure the shop will explain. -I would also suggest you ...
by Russell160
10 Mar 2013, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Fitting mudguards to suspension corrected forks.

Re brake booster suggestion, how about this Magura one, with holes already:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=9447

Personally I don't think anyone is going to top that 22t Chain ring. Genius.