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by blazingsaddles
30 Aug 2016, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed

Thanks Brucey. Will have a good look at its seating. Pretty sure its a 1/8" sprocket. Something else learned.

All the best
by blazingsaddles
30 Aug 2016, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed

Why specifically Sturmey Archer? SA are not what they once were, in fact the present SA has nothing in common with the SA of old. Have you considered using Shimano and SRAM IGH's? At the moment I have a Sram imotion9 on the back wheel. Its been very fiddly. It would always need regular readjustment...
by blazingsaddles
29 Aug 2016, 8:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed

Thanks again Brucey. Some useful practical information in there. Will be considering all :D
by blazingsaddles
29 Aug 2016, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed

Thanks Brucey and Gattonero. Think the 3 speed AW with the longer axil would be fine, and allow me to get my trailer hitch on with some cold setting :D Would you recommend sourcing an older model or buy new? If an older model is it best to avoid the period just before Sunnrace from Taiwan took over ...
by blazingsaddles
27 Aug 2016, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Re: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed

Thanks Brucey. Sounds like time will tell over these hubs. I have considered the AW or AWC 3 speed but my rear dropouts are 135mm (4130 chromoloy), and I also want to add a hitch for my trailer, which would add a few extra required mm on the axil. The idea is in its infancy at the moment, but perhap...
by blazingsaddles
27 Aug 2016, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer 5 Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 5492

Sturmey Archer 5 Speed

Just considering a Sturmey Archer 5 speed hubgear. Does anybody have any views as regards reliability, please? I'd be looking at one of the two drum brake models - RX-RD5 or RXL-RD, or the coaster brake version RX-RC5. Have had a look on here through the search engine, but couldn't find too much. Ti...
by blazingsaddles
11 Mar 2014, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: different type chain tensioner?
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

Re: different type chain tensioner?

Thanks,

Was hoping for a spring loaded tensioner, but that may well do the job!
by blazingsaddles
11 Mar 2014, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: different type chain tensioner?
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

different type chain tensioner?

Perhaps an odd question but does anybody please know of a chain tensioner that attaches to the chainstays?

Thanks,
bs
by blazingsaddles
17 Dec 2013, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front and rear v brake
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: front and rear v brake

Thanks for replies.

Ray wrote:Have you seen these? I bought some at £4.99 - excellent!
http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/BCTEM15V/t ... 15-v-brake


Cheers Ray. Just ordered them. I'll take a chance for £ 12.50 a pair incl postage!
by blazingsaddles
17 Dec 2013, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: front and rear v brake
Replies: 4
Views: 653

front and rear v brake

Is it correct that the Shimano m590 v brake is the same front or rear except for the noodle. I want to buy a set but wiggle only have the front, but I do have spare noodles!

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-br-m590-deore-v-brake/

Many thanks
by blazingsaddles
17 Dec 2013, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting new v brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 3951

Re: fitting new v brakes

Thanks for all replies and info Colin. I've given up on these though. Taking an age!

Best regards,
bs
by blazingsaddles
20 Nov 2013, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Comfortable Summer Bib Shorts for large guy.
Replies: 10
Views: 7812

Re: Best Comfortable Summer Bib Shorts for large guy.

I use xxxl in decathlons own range. I find the cheapest one more comfortable that the gel padded type.
by blazingsaddles
1 Nov 2013, 9:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting new v brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 3951

Re: fitting new v brakes

I've never seen these brakes, are they these ones?.... http://www.mtbr.com/cat/brakes/brake-system/dia-compe/747-v-brakes/prd_350727_108crx.aspx Making up the length of the frame boss with a sleeve on the bolt should be OK. The only thing I would say is make sure the bolt comes well into the frame ...
by blazingsaddles
31 Oct 2013, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting new v brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 3951

Re: fitting new v brakes

I've decided to make my own shoulder for the fixing bolt out of some cheap v brake bosses I've just bought online. I'll cut them down to required size I reckon then it'll be ok :D
by blazingsaddles
31 Oct 2013, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: fitting new v brakes
Replies: 13
Views: 3951

Re: fitting new v brakes

If the frame boss is 2mm inset from the end of the brake, and the brake pivots freely with the bolt done up, then the brake has its own pivot, the brake isn't pivoting on the frame boss. So if that's the case and the spring/peg can't come out of its hole, I would just ride the thing. I didn't get m...