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by fatboy
18 Apr 2019, 8:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

If it jumps with a new chain it's worn is my approach. I find that at 0.75 as per Park Tool I find the cassette should be fine for several chains. That cannot be said for Zicral chainring (middle one) which seems to only last me one chain (Shimano steel rings last much, much longer).
by fatboy
14 Apr 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Conti Top Touring 2000 32-622 replacement?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Conti Top Touring 2000 32-622 replacement?

I like Marathon Supreme and Spa have some good prices. They are noticeably more comfy than standard Marathons (which I use on my commuter, I want better P******e protection) and seem to roll well.
by fatboy
23 Mar 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gluing" bottom brackets.
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: "Gluing" bottom brackets.

Following advice from Brucey I Bodged an octalink sealed bottom bracket into a Mate's bike and it has lasted very well (from a thread perspective) shame the BB hasn't lasted so well! Now have the future fun of getting the old one out!

I think that internal would work but not external IMHO
by fatboy
10 Mar 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special
Replies: 4
Views: 3024

Re: Event: Stevenage Start of Summertime Special

This event (and the End of Summertime) used to be AudaxUK events - is that not the case now? I rode both for about 3 years on the trot about 6 years ago. Rob Well it's not listed on the Audax UK events pages so I've no idea if it being under the CUK 'challenge rides' whether that has changed matter...
by fatboy
5 Mar 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

Definitely 2 wire sort. Nothing obvious after taking off the lock nut on the connector side but open circuit all the same. SP dynamo here I come!
by fatboy
5 Mar 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

Re-read the text and looked at the photos and can say I've got the new sort
by fatboy
5 Mar 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

apologies if this is obvious but there is another issue which sometimes crops up; the correct use of a DMM. Often the indication for 'out of range' can be mistaken for 'infinity' or 'zero'. This means that if the DMM range selected is not appropriate, you can get reading which can be misinterpreted...
by fatboy
4 Mar 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

alexnharvey wrote:Could the wire be broken or corroded? That would test as open circuit, wouldn't it?


I'm going to have a go at dismantling it but I'm pretty sure that the internal wiring in bust
by fatboy
3 Mar 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

No it's actually open circuit using a multimeter and I've cleaned the contacts.
by fatboy
2 Mar 2019, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

DH-T670 is the hub in question. One had a fair amount of use but one not much at all (they're on different bikes). One failed whilst riding one whilst in the garage. The former got changed for a cheap Shimano hub and I've ordered an SP one. When I get the new hub I might try and dismantle the other ...
by fatboy
2 Mar 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano dynamos
Replies: 26
Views: 1628

Re: Shimano dynamos

DH-T670 is pretty much a DH-3N72 in drag. It is a good hub. However it will need better grease and better bearing adjustment; the last new DH-3N72 I had needed the LH cone backed out about half a turn which is a huge way out.... cheers Sorry for the thread revival but I've just had my second one fa...
by fatboy
18 Feb 2019, 10:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why's my back brake so rubbish?
Replies: 16
Views: 2017

Re: Why's my back brake so rubbish?

What's the bike? My old tourer was a compact frame and the cable routing was rubbish. Made it better by not using the cable stops and running the cable outer the whole way.
by fatboy
30 Oct 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tange terious headsets
Replies: 13
Views: 1375

Re: Tange terious headsets

I'm putting together a Steel Audax so am playing with the headset. I've had your problem in setting up and it was caused by the mudguard range fouling on the bottom bit of the headset. Maybe that's your problem?
by fatboy
30 Oct 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which mini vees for a Spa Tourer
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Which mini vees for a Spa Tourer

I have Tektro RX5 at the front combined with Sora 3400 STIs, which I guess have the same pull as the Tiagra 9 speeds, being the same generation. These replaced CR720 cantilevers because I couldnt get enough braking power, canticables make forkcrown light mounting difficult and an uphanger was calle...
by fatboy
30 Oct 2018, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which mini vees for a Spa Tourer
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Which mini vees for a Spa Tourer

I've got 2 Spa Tourers (a Ti nice one built by Spa and my steel commuter which is a bitser). The Ti has new SSLR Sora (no washing lines) and the 85mm and it works fine. With my commuter I have old Sora (washing lines and thumb levers) and 80mm mini fees and actually it has a bit too much MA so very ...