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by CXRAndy
26 Apr 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163469

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Success I think. I disassembled the setup and checked the alignment. I went through the steps and aligned the timing mark on the hub and then put the motor in the position indicated by the photo. It seems to fit together better. That didn't cure the slipping. What it was in the end, was loosening ch...
by CXRAndy
26 Apr 2020, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163469

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Brucey. Thanks for the prompt reply I did go into trim function (same as derailleur trim). It did make a bit of difference to how the shifting behaved and increased the incidence of slipping and missed gears. I will recheck the shift motor and dot alignment. Thanks I maybe back with further question...
by CXRAndy
25 Apr 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163469

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

My first ride with a the Alfine 11 Di2 was very disappointing. I have gone with unusual gearing because it's what I wanted the bike to do. I have a 32t crank, 23t cog. This gives me just over 20 mph and a nice low climbing gear. The problem, is loads of slipped, crunching gears in 1 to 4 mostly. I w...
by CXRAndy
4 Apr 2020, 6:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163469

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Will do, its on my brand new Alfine, zero miles

. I wanted to collect any material from the outset. it will help me decide when i need to strip and clean the hub

There doesn't seem loads of oil inside. enough to coat the drive as I spin it by hand but not swimming in oil. Should I add more?
by CXRAndy
4 Apr 2020, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 780
Views: 163469

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

Ive just modified my Alfine drain plug to a magnetic version I acquired a batch of 3 mm Neodymium magnets 0.29 kg pull I set the drain plug in a piece of alloy to hold it whilst I drilled the required hole. By the way the thread for the drain plug is 6mm by 1mm pitch I drilled a couple of millimetre...
by CXRAndy
5 Mar 2020, 9:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 163
Views: 21634

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

Hi Brucey

Ive got myself a new SG 7051 11speed to lace up. Is there any servicing that needs to do to improve service life, before lacing?
by CXRAndy
6 Jan 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 48v 250w motor
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: 48v 250w motor

The Bafang do 48V but its not 250W. Its the BBS02.
by CXRAndy
6 Jan 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: 48v 250w motor
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: 48v 250w motor

If you buy the right TSDZ2, you can have 52V.

Less current, same power, cooler running :D
by CXRAndy
4 Jan 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help please, first time fitting tubeless.
Replies: 39
Views: 945

Re: Help please, first time fitting tubeless.

I like to hear two pops as the tyre seats on the rim. I use a compressor to force lots of air volume to quickly seat the tyre Once the tyre is on, I then remove about 6" with tyre levers, turn one lever sideways to create an opening. Pour in 75 millilitres of Orange seal 'Endurance' I then roll...
by CXRAndy
3 Jan 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: The future for ebikes?
Replies: 14
Views: 1576

Re: The future for ebikes?

It requires 50kW of energy to create 1kg of hydrogen.

So its still requires more energy to make than it produces
by CXRAndy
3 Jan 2020, 5:01pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBikes: I have some questions
Replies: 61
Views: 3183

Re: eBikes: I have some questions

If I was commuting all year round, I would invest in a S Pedelec, upto 28mph 1000W motors, large battery. Downside only a few Cost, they are pricey Need a CBT or full driving license. paperwork and insurance. I cant understand the price premium for the kit and bike. An excellent motorcycle would be ...
by CXRAndy
3 Jan 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Recs for semi hilly commute
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Recs for semi hilly commute

You could with a kit which if you choose carefully will allow a bit more speed than 15 and more power to climb :wink: or look at a S pedelec. These go upto 28mph and 1000W. You need a full driving license prior to 2001 or CBT They come registered with the DVLA and require 3rd party insurance. But th...
by CXRAndy
3 Jan 2020, 10:58am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?
Replies: 31
Views: 1390

Re: Best e-bike for smallish woman exploring hilly countryside (roads and mild off-road)?

I think said young lady poster has left due to bickering :( Personal choice would be to get a simple, but comfortable bike with disc brakes(hydraulic) Drop in a Tongscheng or Bafang motor kit. Kits take very little to fit, any competent bike shop or home cycle enthusiast can do it. It took me about ...
by CXRAndy
2 Jan 2020, 8:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tenerife....
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Tenerife....

Ill be there in March too. Ive been half a dozen times, so are quite familiar with the main climbs. I use Tenerife bike training for arranging my trips If you're of average weight 70-80 kg. then you will probably get by on with the gearing. Most folk use 50/34 and 11-32 cass. The gradients arent too...