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by Pneumant
19 Sep 2014, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hydraulic brake piston; external lubrication?
Replies: 33
Views: 3807

Re: Hydraulic brake piston; external lubrication?

Not one but two, both of them discs :wink: Eh? What have you done to the forks - my TS250 has a drum and I think the last ETZ250s had a single disc.... The vast majority of ETZ 250's sold in the UK 1982-1990 were the luxury model which featured auto-lube and the aforementioned disc brake. There was...
by Pneumant
18 Sep 2014, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hydraulic brake piston; external lubrication?
Replies: 33
Views: 3807

Re: Hydraulic brake piston; external lubrication?

Red rubber grease is the recommended product: http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.do?method=view&n=2079&p=425233&c=215&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Grease&gclid=CLbEh7_D68ACFabLtAodvyYA0Q No discs on my bicycles, my motorbike (an old MZ :D ) has one th...
by Pneumant
18 Jun 2014, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

Re: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustmen

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Is it the dust cover (metal ?) on the cones which might have slipped in which foul the seals ( rubber / plastic ?)

These parts look OK. To be honest I can't see this hub being any worse-off for weather sealing minus these seals when compared to lots of other cup & cone hubs.
by Pneumant
18 Jun 2014, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

Re: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustmen

Well I tried and failed (again). Careful assembly, grease holding bearings in place and same results as before . Remove the seals (as before) and the hub adjusts up perfectly. Attempting to adjust this hub with the seals in place is just like adjusting a cheapo BSO hub - frustrating & futile! I ...
by Pneumant
16 Jun 2014, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

Re: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustmen

Thanks Brucey, I will try and readjust when I get a spare moment taking super-care as advised, will post back if this has made a difference. I have a x10 botanical use lens so will also check the bearings for marks :)
by Pneumant
15 Jun 2014, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2639

105 front hub - seals interfering with bearing adjustment

I stripped down & regreased a 1-year old 105 5700 model front hub this morning (to investigate a 'roughness' felt through the bars with the front of the bike lifted) and had a devil of a job re-adjusting the bearing play. The hub was either ridiculously tight or too loose or it would appear to b...
by Pneumant
10 Mar 2014, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ergon grips - a cheaper alternative?
Replies: 15
Views: 10363

Re: Ergon grips - a cheaper alternative?

On my Brompton I used the basic Ergon GP1's together with a pair of modified bar-ends (I shortened them!) capped with cut-down cheapo mtb handlebar grips for comfort. The GP1's were about £20 or so and I winced a little bit as I had to cut them down, brand new & out the packet, by circa 15mm to ...
by Pneumant
28 Feb 2014, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to fit in a car?
Replies: 32
Views: 12189

Re: Bike to fit in a car?

I cannot believe the lengths being proposed to offer alternatives to undoing a wheel QR and refitting a wheel. It's not exactly arduous... :? It's much quicker to use a QR on older bikes without those lawyers loops or whatever they are called. Surely you only need to remove the front wheel to make ...
by Pneumant
27 Feb 2014, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winter damage to wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 6769

Re: Winter damage to wheels

Back in November I took my 'good' Shimano RS80 wheelset off my bike, and put it in the shed to save it getting covered in road salt etc. At Christmas I was in the shed and noticed that the cassette on it had gone a bit rusty, bugger :(. I brought them into the house (well conservatory) where they'v...
by Pneumant
27 Feb 2014, 7:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to fit in a car?
Replies: 32
Views: 12189

Re: Bike to fit in a car?

Hi, And ladies MTB's are plentiful as are mens, and cheap I have several and a ladies on my turbo, they are easily big enough for six footers with along seat pin. You will have no problem as you are a bit shorter, best cheapest most practical idea, who cares what it looks like.................. Exa...
by Pneumant
26 Feb 2014, 8:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to fit in a car?
Replies: 32
Views: 12189

Re: Bike to fit in a car?

Nice :) I know :lol: It goes OK and is single-speeded to a 62" gear with front mech and shifters binned. Over the years I have had a few bikes like this, I call them 'Wreckers' and the aim being cheap cycling with low maintenance. The Rolls saddle and good tyres are the main essentials for me....
by Pneumant
26 Feb 2014, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike to fit in a car?
Replies: 32
Views: 12189

Re: Bike to fit in a car?

I chuck a bike in my car for the last 5 miles of my commute. I usually use a Brompton ,but during the winter months to save this beastie from the ravages of road salt, I have built up a cheap ladies MTB with a quick detachable front mudguard and a Q/R front wheel. This bike assembles quickly and fit...
by Pneumant
9 Feb 2014, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Optimum pedal technique when standing
Replies: 33
Views: 9651

Re: Optimum pedal technique when standing

That be honking! Not efficient but effective in terms of maintaining speed when climbing /sprinting. Not sure if there is a correct way. You have to be off the saddle and will be pulling up on the bars, the bike will be rocking from side to side whilst you force your legs downwards stamping on the p...
by Pneumant
8 Feb 2014, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stories of cycle frame failure
Replies: 13
Views: 3976

Re: Stories of cycle frame failure

My 531c frameset was built for me (to my specs - actually it was a LeMond copy re angles, long'ish top tube etc) - so not off the peg! The shop (still trading) used to use a Birmingham based builder. I am 5'11'' and slimly built and definitely no masher! The Raleigh Optima was meant to be better bec...