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by Jupestar
25 Nov 2020, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: OEM rim tapes that are not good enough.
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: OEM rim tapes that are not good enough.

absolutely. Lots on unnessecary money spend on inner tubes and replacement tires, especially on the new commuters in our office. Replacing rim tape on the OEM's has made a huge difference.
by Jupestar
25 Nov 2020, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Wire repair

Still waiting for the parts to arrive. Just had a failure on the rear IGH, probably pushing it beyond its limits. Using it on a heavy mountain bike.

Doubt this commuter bike will get rebuilt now in its existing state, but may try the repair anyway, if they ever turn up.
by Jupestar
25 Nov 2020, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?
Replies: 37
Views: 2452

Re: alfine 11 hub shell replacment?

+ 1 for this failure on the SG-S700. It was carrying a lot of weight at the time. Surly Pugsley, 110kg Man, Mac Ride, and a 22KG child. Complete failure of the back brake. took be ages to work out what was wrong. looks the hub shells are like hens teeth. i won't be risking welding so guess i have a ...
by Jupestar
14 Nov 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Wire repair

Hi All, thanks for the advice so far... looks like repair is the option here, as not sure I can find a replacement internal than I’m sure will fit. Some of the newer ones look like they will...but for the risk it’s almost easier to get a new wheel. Couple of extra images showing more clearly the stu...
by Jupestar
13 Nov 2020, 6:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Wire repair

B35582CE-F936-4DB0-8B30-BE19847AB4FE.jpeg 87914BE6-540B-4633-9CFB-AF07BC556A49.jpeg 909C9032-7EA3-4B69-B0D7-8725EB86FE05.jpeg 3D45886C-E751-4DB3-95EB-B369E980FC7B.jpeg Hi, These are some more I took with approx measurements to help my search, but don’t really show the wire, which is approx 0.5mm ba...
by Jupestar
12 Nov 2020, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Wire repair

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This is a photo of the internal removed from the hub... despite its bad state, it was working before I broke the wire. Which you can see is now broken...
by Jupestar
12 Nov 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wire repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Wire repair

Hi, Has anyone had any joy with this type of solder joint repair where the wire is broken inside the dynamo, it’s in the area where the small 1mm insulated wire sits inside a grove in the axle? It’s the old Shimano DH-S500 dynamo, been left untouched for a while, and I managed to break the wire whil...
by Jupestar
25 Jun 2020, 11:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: Front derailleur reluctant to change up recently

LittleGreyCat wrote:New chain, 3rd time out, I think.
First lubrication after factory improved things briefly but then the problem returned part way through the ride.


Has this started since the new chain? Could be the FD doesn’t like the new chain. Is it the same speed chain?
by Jupestar
25 Jun 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine SG-S500 under the RH bearing race.
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Alfine SG-S500 under the RH bearing race.

This feels right - as in the pieces mesh and I feel like I have the bits I need showing. For the cassette joint, but I’m not 100% convinced on it..

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by Jupestar
25 Jun 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alfine SG-S500 under the RH bearing race.
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Alfine SG-S500 under the RH bearing race.

Hi, I’m trying to recover another Sg-S500 from my donor hub. I’ve taken apart my mates hub after bike shop couldn’t fix it. Nothing left to lose... Anyway the parts are smashed under the RH bearing race, and the bearing race and cup were not even present, bearing were just loose. Makes me think some...
by Jupestar
25 Jun 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hydraulic brakes leaking
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Hydraulic brakes leaking

check the cables are long enough, when doing wheelies you can end up turning the handlebars more than when riding normally, this could stretch the cable around the head tube and cause it to pull loose at either end, which is what it sounds like could be happening. Not strictly cables i guess, but no...
by Jupestar
25 Jun 2020, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Finding compatible parts
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Finding compatible parts

Hi, 1) Google is your friend, if you want to go deeper you can contact the manufacture, although they prefer you supply the model and year. Sometime you can find the original booklets on line, LBS can nornally help particularly if they are a 'dealer' for boardman i understand that is basically Halfo...
by Jupestar
25 Jun 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is there EBB or other solution for 51.2mm x 68 BB shell
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Is there EBB or other solution for 51.2mm x 68 BB shell

Hi All, Think I've found an adaptor that will fit. just wondering if anyone had any experience of using a, TruVativ Bottom Bracket Conversion American-to-Euro Adapter https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/truvativ-bottom-bracket-conversion-american-to-euro-adapter-1335.htm Can't see why it would not...
by Jupestar
23 Jun 2020, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V-brake adjustment screw broken
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: V-brake adjustment screw broken

Decathlon do have quite a good workshop section for parts, although it takes some serious searching as its not obvious from the descriptions. so you might be able to get a replacement. Failing that if you can find the OEM you might source something original of find a alternative, but for all the wor...
by Jupestar
23 Jun 2020, 11:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike train commuter?
Replies: 46
Views: 1291

Re: Folding bike train commuter?

I did this for a short time, and found it more hassle than it was worth. Folding, carrying, squeezing on a train, unfolding especially in the rain.... I borrowed one for a couple of weeks and decided against purchasing one Depends on distance, and commute, but i rode a oldish, but still decent enoug...