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by garygkn
9 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

He's owned the bike for 10 years and it's been in reserve for when the main Raleigh commuter has been out of action. So it's only been used sparingly however it has been used consistently for 2 months and then the trouble with the freewheel started. I'll see what route he thinks is best to take. The...
by garygkn
9 Oct 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

There's a special tool for that hub that would need to be hunted down. Then there is the added grief of rebuilding that freewheel. Then there's the thought that the hub is of a sub optimal design from the outset. Plus the replacement of the spokes. I wouldn't personally want that hub as it's to my m...
by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

I agree with you all.
A replacement wheel is the optimal solution here.

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by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

Is that a Maillard Helicomatic hub? Sheldon Brown describes it here and provides details on identifying it from the lockring. If it is, then your friend will probably need to buy a new wheel. I missed this first time around. Hopefully it's not Helicomatic. Sheldon: 'The Helicomatic was a nice idea ...
by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

Thanks that's good to hear.
The levers are down tube friction so from my memory they should continue to work in the same way.

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by garygkn
8 Oct 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Claris derailure for 6 speed renovation

A friend has ripped the Simplex derailure in half it look like a case of over shifting? Anyway it's gone into the back wheel broken 2 spokes. Added to this the 6 speed freewheel has internally failed it's just spinning and not driving. He wants it back on the road. It needs a replacement derailure t...
by garygkn
28 Sep 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 168
Views: 9157

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Just to be clear. The 'Y' frame was not produced at the time it was created because of legal issues with Raleigh it was impossible at the time for Alex Moulton to develop or progress. Not to be defeated Alex Moulton developed the space frame and started a new company. The first two bikes were the AM...
by garygkn
17 Aug 2019, 12:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel touring frame suggestions with smaller BB drop
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Steel touring frame suggestions with smaller BB drop

I'm confused if you find a frame with a 65mm drop and convert this to 650b wouldn't.the drop be even lower? 650b is smaller than 700c.

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by garygkn
3 May 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed gear chain wear
Replies: 53
Views: 1906

Re: Fixed gear chain wear

Could it be that if you have a tight chain the wear is faster?

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by garygkn
7 Apr 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suggestions for a childs 20" rear wheel 5 speed freewheel
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Suggestions for a childs 20" rear wheel 5 speed freewheel

Hi, I'm looking for some options on a child's 20" rear wheel that can take a 5 speed freewheel. I found that tredz sell one but I'm not certain what the full specs are? https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Tru-Build-20-inch-Junior-Rear-Wheel_61151.htm?sku=177278&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&...
by garygkn
26 Mar 2019, 11:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Racing T rear derailleur spring replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Campagnolo Racing T rear derailleur spring replacement

Thanks for this information.
I have taken the lower spring out and it looks misshapen. I'll get it photographed and uploaded.

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by garygkn
25 Mar 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Looking for large hybrid suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Looking for large hybrid suggestions

Many thanks I have passed this info on.

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by garygkn
25 Mar 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Looking for large hybrid suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Looking for large hybrid suggestions

Hi, I'm looking for hybrid suggestions for a a friend he doesn't really have technology so I'm posting this really on his behalf. It needs to be large or extra large as he is 6' 4". His budget is £350. So far I found a Marin but it doesn't go up to his size only 6' 2". Pardon the pun but i...
by garygkn
22 Mar 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear vertical drop out thicker on the drive side
Replies: 27
Views: 2313

Re: Rear vertical drop out thicker on the drive side

Thanks Brucey.

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by garygkn
22 Mar 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Racing T rear derailleur spring replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1748

Re: Campagnolo Racing T rear derailleur spring replacement

Thanks for this information.
It's much appreciated.

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