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by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 23171

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

When looking at my freehub I looked online for pawl oil to see what options there are (considering that the only oil sold for bicycles seem to be for chains). The only sensible result I got was oil and grease for sailing boat winches, like this set . I'm not a boat person, so I've no idea if boat wi...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 23171

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Graham wrote:Too Good to Lose . . . . it is already there :D


Ah! I was looking in the wrong place (in the index post). Sorry about that (and for resurrecting an older thread).
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: QR Nut won't come off

Some finesse, cunning and brute force did the trick. Thanks :)
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: QR Nut won't come off

Right, that's good to know. I wanted to check there wasn't some weird reason why a non-removable nut would be a good idea. I seemed like it would be madness for it to be the case, but I've been surprised by "mad" decisions before.
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

I've checked both, but I suppose the final sprocket being "definitely on correctly" might still not be but feel like it is. Thanks again.
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: QR Nut won't come off
Replies: 4
Views: 359

QR Nut won't come off

I want to replace a QR adjusting nut (acorn) on the front wheel of my utility bike with a spare light mount I had lying around (a bit like one of these ). However, the nut won't easily unscrew off the end of the skewer. Before I get out the pliers and brute force it off, I wanted to check if it was ...
by mark a.
19 Nov 2018, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Well the freehub is fixed. Thanks for all the help. I managed to grab a couple of short fixing sessions in the garage yesterday. The LH seal came off OK, then a squirt of WD40 made everything clicky again. Later, once the WD40 had dried a bit, I added some oil and it's all gone back together and wor...
by mark a.
17 Nov 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

I'm glad the seal is easily removable. I'll see what's inside tomorrow. I'll see if I have anything better than FL green lube for the pawls. I think I probably have some super-light stuff (teflon spray, sewing machine oil etc) which would probably wrong in the other direction to too-sticky grease. I...
by mark a.
17 Nov 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Thanks again. I've returned from the garage and have caught up with the rest of the comments. It's definitely the freehub and not the chain skipping. I haven't had much success in fixing it, since the freehub is still slipping, so I'll try again tomorrow to see if the oil has penetrated. I was disco...
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Thanks for that Brucey. I'll take the wheel off and give it a go this weekend.

Mark
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Chain skip after freewheeling

Ah, yes. It just occurred to me that it could be the pawls. Hence why it's a problem when the freewheeling - the difference in speed between the sprocket and the hub is too high for the pawls to engage.

OK, now to take off the cassette and see if I can remember how to access & fix the pawls.
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 2:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skip after freewheeling
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Chain skip after freewheeling

My Surly Cross Check pedals just fine and the gears change nicely both up and down. However, if I freewheel for a bit (or, worse backpedal) then there's a good chance the chain will slip when I try to pedal again. I can replicate the problem on the bike stand, but it happens too quickly for me to se...
by mark a.
16 Nov 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trivial - Halfords Discount
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Trivial - Halfords Discount

As far as I know, yes - officially. But I bought some things there yesterday and the chap returned my voucher after applying the 10% discount. I don't see why I couldn't use it again - he didn't take any of my details so Halfords can't know that I've already used it once. Edit: In-store only (just i...
by mark a.
9 Oct 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 5449

Re: Rehook

Thanks Brucey. I was thinking the same thing - it's probably a two-handed (or two-tooled) job for the chain + tensioner. Perhaps I should buy 2 Rehooks :? :lol: Thanks for the tips for me to look at for the chain-dropping. I think the chain might drop when back-pedalling.
by mark a.
8 Oct 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rehook
Replies: 65
Views: 5449

Re: Rehook

I put chains on from the bottom. Always have done. It makes complete logical sense. You don't need a tool, you just put your chain on the bottom of the ring and turn the cranks backwards and you don't need to lift your rear wheel. I always thought that that's what everyone did with an unshipped cha...