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by Bice
1 Jan 2021, 9:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Pashley rear wheel

This is surely a 'too good to lose' thread, excellent detailed advice from Brucey as usual. I don't know much, but I think I can still recognise hard won knowledge when I see it, thanks on behalf of the majority (I imagine!) forum members for his and others technical know-how freely given during th...
by Bice
30 Dec 2020, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I worry about freewheel axle?
Replies: 100
Views: 3190

Re: Should I worry about freewheel axle?

Congrats. The tyres chosen will make a significant difference to speed, I think we covered that. I’d run the old wheels through the winter muck. Salmon Kool Stop pads are the gentlest on rim surfaces and will stop the bike on a dime. Yes, thanks, and for your excellent tips to reduce the dish. I am...
by Bice
30 Dec 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Pashley rear wheel

There are compromises with this Pashley. After fitting the hub there is about 2cms of space (in total) either side of the locknuts. So if I put the chain tighteners etc on the other side of the stay, I would have to bend back the frame to get it all to fit. The bike, already old, was almost certainl...
by Bice
30 Dec 2020, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T

I have a bike with that 7 speed era acera x rd but the bike has the stock 11-28 on it, so don't have personal experience going to 32t. This bike which I use as a commuter also has the 42/34/24 crankset, a cheap and all steel thing that only uses rivets so you cannot change the rings, but its an exc...
by Bice
30 Dec 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Pashley rear wheel

The wheel is back in place and all working. I had to put the chain tighteners within the stays, which may have been splayed at some point. The chain tighteners I found essential. The whole exercise took hours and was pointless, except I have a better idea of what I am doing. I did not even re-grease...
by Bice
30 Dec 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T

XT (and LX) of that era is superb kit. Here’s a lightly used example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133615925367 An offer of £25 would represent good value. Long cage for 32t. http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Shimano_Deore_XT_derailleur_M735_SGS.html Thanks. I do wonder if I am over doing it going f...
by Bice
30 Dec 2020, 11:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T

which exact model RD do you have? FWIW when you are approaching the maximum capacity the setup becomes very sensitive to the chain length fitted and the b-tension screw adjustment. Often problems of the sort you describe can be addressed by attention to these things. On a recent build I'd have gues...
by Bice
29 Dec 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Derailer extension or new derailer for 32T

I am on a roll ... downwards. Having messed up my wife's Pashley (cf elsewhere: OK, it probably needed some attention but at least it worked: now it is hours of grief and no solution), I have now messed up my 7-speed triple Marin MTB / Tourer conversion as well. I have fit a 12T-32T cassette, cut a ...
by Bice
29 Dec 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Pashley rear wheel

Leaving this well alone would have been very sensible, but now I have a major problem (all because I removed a back wheel). Do the chain tugs fit within the stays, or without? I have put them within, as before. Only the metal mudguard is without. The anti-rotation washer I am using to try to keep th...
by Bice
29 Dec 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Pashley rear wheel

i removed the wheel so that I could true it properly without a Schwalbe Marathon tyre on it. The spoke broke in the nipple when the wheel got caught in another bike when travelling. Not sure who was to blame. Getting the Marathon tyre on is a marathon undertaking on these wheels. This only has one a...
by Bice
28 Dec 2020, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley rear wheel
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Pashley rear wheel

My wife is using her old Pashley to get to work during lockdown, which I refurbed about 10 years ago. She broke a spoke on the rear some years ago, but only today have I removed the rear wheel. Then found I did not have a spoke that could match (the wheel rims are cheap single walled ones), so trued...
by Bice
28 Dec 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I worry about freewheel axle?
Replies: 100
Views: 3190

Re: Should I worry about freewheel axle?

Well, I finished the Sputnik wheels today, after re-lacing them, and I am pleased with them. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. It should help others attempting the same thing. The existing wheels were very cheap, single-walled wheels, thin spokes on Altus hubs. But they were nice in...
by Bice
20 Dec 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I worry about freewheel axle?
Replies: 100
Views: 3190

Re: Should I worry about freewheel axle?

Wish I had read this post before lacing these wheels: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=106231&start=15 I laced both wheels, as I thought I had made a mistake and wanted to know where. I have, but not one of inconsistency. A Ryde Sputnik 26 inch is a rare "type 2" rim...
by Bice
14 Dec 2020, 9:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I worry about freewheel axle?
Replies: 100
Views: 3190

Re: Should I worry about freewheel axle?

I have 5mm of exposed axle on the right and 4mm on the left (of an OLN of 137mm).

I suppose just under dishing the wheel and verifying by putting in the frame is a too approximate process?
by Bice
13 Dec 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Should I worry about freewheel axle?
Replies: 100
Views: 3190

Re: Should I worry about freewheel axle?

I’d overlooked STX before but these seem to tick all of the boxes for a reliable touring hub. Another cheat (other than removing the right side spacer) to reduce dish that I’ve used to good effect is to add 2mm of spacer to the left side and reduce the exposed axle thread to 4mm at either end. Crea...