Search found 130 matches

by StephenW
18 Oct 2016, 8:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Project -utility bike-
Replies: 49
Views: 5409

Re: Project -utility bike-

Hello Brucey This sounds like an interesting project! Have you made any further progress with it? I agree that a frame-mounted rack feels nicer with heavy loads than one that turns with the steering. I hear people (like Jan Heine for example) talking about low trail geometry being good for front loa...
by StephenW
30 Sep 2016, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Thanks Brucey. The shimmy problem is now solved! The new wheel came with two washers on each side, so I thought I'd better use them. The fork had a circular, slightly recessed area, which was a little smaller in diameter than the washer. The washers had to bend a little, which I thought was OK. Anyw...
by StephenW
26 Sep 2016, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 150
Views: 19116

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

I had a notion that I had read something in a Sutherland's manual on Sheldon Brown's site about oil and grease for some three-speed coaster brake hubs, and just oil for others. I went back and had another look, and you are right, it is grease for the brake and oil for the gears. But single speed coa...
by StephenW
21 Sep 2016, 6:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 150
Views: 19116

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

I'm interested by this: Using oil in coaster brakes isn't normally such a good idea because the brake can too easily run dry. I know that there have been single-speed and multi-speed coaster brake hubs with oil lubrication in the past. Is there some particular feature of these hubs that makes them m...
by StephenW
5 Sep 2016, 8:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Hello everyone I bought and fitted the fork from Holland bike shop that I linked to earlier. However, I have a concern. The stem is rather a loose fit in the steerer tube. When the quill is tightened, there is still some play between the fork and the stem. (Just to be clear, I am not talking about a...
by StephenW
3 Aug 2016, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Hello Cotterpins

Thanks for that. Unfortunately I don't think the steerer tube will be long enough - needs to be about 25cm for my bike.

But thanks anyway.
by StephenW
2 Aug 2016, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Gerry: Yes it's one inch threaded. I've had a look around and a think, and a plan is coming together. I'm going to use this fork: http://en.hollandbikeshop.com/bicycle-parts-city-bike/bicycle-fork-headset/bicycle-fork/bicycle-fork-26-inch/cortina-fork-u4-mini-26-inch-girls-matt-black/ Somehow I over...
by StephenW
25 Jul 2016, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

Re: 26" hub brake compatible fork

Hello everyone Thanks for the helpful replies. Gerry: Yes, I think using a disc fork could be a good idea. Even if I don't use the mounting holes for a disc caliper, I could use a strap to hold the hub reaction arm on. The fork would be designed for taking braking forces in this way. Brucey: The Pas...
by StephenW
25 Jul 2016, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26" hub brake compatible fork
Replies: 16
Views: 1541

26" hub brake compatible fork

Hello all I have a 26" (559 mm) wheel bike that I use for riding around town. At the weekend I fell off while riding on a rough track through a field, and the fork now is bent, so that the steering pulls to the right. We tried clamping the fork in a vice, and also hitting it with big heavy thin...
by StephenW
6 Mar 2016, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lepper Tour and other mattress-type saddles
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Lepper Tour and other mattress-type saddles

Hello all I was wondering if anyone has experience with the Lepper Tour saddle, or other mattress-type saddles in general? I'm looking for a new saddle for my town bike, which has an upright riding position and is mainly used for shortish trips. I seem to have quite wide sit bones, so it needs to be...