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by LWaB
6 Mar 2011, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Threaded Freewheel body but takes cassette sprockets idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Threaded Freewheel body but takes cassette sprockets ide

There is one advantage freewheels have over Freehubs, the freewheel mechanism for a freewheel is a larger diameter. This means there are smaller loads transmitted through the pawls. I've seen fewer broken freewheels than Freehubs on tandems and low-geared touring bikes but YMMV. Not arguing about al...
by LWaB
5 Mar 2011, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bottom bracket troubles?
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: bottom bracket troubles?

Modern cranks generally are designed for symmetric bottom bracket axles (same length both sides). Previously, most cranks were designed for unsymmetric axles (longer in the drive side). Even though you got the same overall length, the length on each side might be different. There are other possible ...
by LWaB
25 Feb 2011, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brompton gear upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: brompton gear upgrade

Just host the pictures somewhere like Flickr or Photobucket and link to them.
by LWaB
21 Feb 2011, 6:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub damage?
Replies: 54
Views: 2280

Re: Freehub damage?

I've not found anything that suggests that Capreo Freehubs have been discontinued. The aftermarket Capreo-compatible hubs available from ICE, Greenspeed and a couple of other suppliers have an aluminium cassette body that can be somewhat damaged by the sprocket splines, as happens with other afterma...
by LWaB
18 Feb 2011, 1:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does anyone know where i can find new 28x1-1/2 wheels?
Replies: 17
Views: 1582

Re: Does anyone know where i can find new 28x1-1/2 wheels?

Aussie roadsters used bolted-on seatstays long after they went out of fashion in the UK.
by LWaB
5 Feb 2011, 4:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Single Speed Brompton
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Single Speed Brompton

The 3 sp tensioner.
by LWaB
1 Jan 2011, 8:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear mechs running a 38t rear
Replies: 4
Views: 472

Re: Rear mechs running a 38t rear

Any of the Suntour mechs labelled as AG (Alpine Gear) were designed to cope with the 38t freewheel cog.
by LWaB
1 Jan 2011, 3:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did we end up with the current wheel sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: How did we end up with the current wheel sizes?

The USA-ians commonly used 27" rims and tires during the 1970s 'bike boom', probably because of British imports of touring bikes.
by LWaB
26 Nov 2010, 5:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey-Archer SLW5N R5 not holding in 1st
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Sturmey-Archer SLW5N R5 not holding in 1st

Definitely follow the previous posters' advice first but the current 5 sp lever appears identical to the Nottingham-built lever. If so, under the central coloured plastic piece, there is a screw that can be tightened to compensate for wear in the lever. Don't overdo it.