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by fausto99
18 Mar 2019, 8:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drop bars that split in the middle
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: drop bars that split in the middle

Greystoke wrote:Anyone know where you can buy 22.2 dia drop bars?

I have one I don't need . PM me.
by fausto99
12 Mar 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton front suspension arms
Replies: 29
Views: 2116

Re: Moulton front suspension arms

Service instructions for TSR front forks http://www.moultonbuzz.com/moultonbuzz/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Suspension-Service-2006-PRINT.pdf They say 'Do not grease or lubricate any part of the leading link assembly. ' Like MickF says, without grease it’s either bouncy-bouncy or coggy stiction. Jus...
by fausto99
5 Mar 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 167
Views: 8076

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

It is always worth remembering that Moultons are the creation of an individual and very strong-willed designer, and the resulting bikes were all engineered to suit his preferred riding style. If your preferred end-use and riding style align closely with that of the late Alex Moulton, you will proba...
by fausto99
2 Mar 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1990

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

yes it has indexed positions, and a bar end shifter will typically fit about 19-20mm bore handlebars. Whether it fits your handlebars or not is dependant on the bore not the OD of course. IME bar end shifters fit 22.2mm OD bars which are made of steel for example, but not if they are made of alumin...
by fausto99
2 Mar 2019, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?
Replies: 167
Views: 8076

Re: Moulton SST -- reasons (not) to buy?

Small wheels are great; the acceleration has to be experienced to be believed. If you can remember the difference in feel of your Grandad's all steel roadster vs your first sports bike with alloy rims, then it's the same step again when you go to small diameter alloy rimmed wheels. It's the reductio...
by fausto99
2 Mar 2019, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1990

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Brucey wrote:the other option is a SL-S30 bar end shifter HSJ963
cheers

I would have to change handlebars. Mine are 22.8mm o.d. (I used 0.9mm shims under the ergo lever clamps)
by fausto99
1 Mar 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1990

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Brucey wrote:the other option is a SL-S30 bar end shifter HSJ963

does that have indexed click stops?
Also what internal dia bars does it fit? I don't see it specc'ed on the SA datasheet http://www.sturmey-archer.com/files/cat ... 0THUMB.pdf
by fausto99
1 Mar 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1990

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Have now done a couple of club runs using the ergo lever setup my hybrid geared Moulton. The left ergo works OK-ish with the SA AW 3 speed but there are a few buts. 1. I sometimes forget which gear I'm in. I'd prefer being able to see the 3 posn. trigger. 2. It won't shift sometimes unless I backped...
by fausto99
27 Feb 2019, 7:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Cassette Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Shimano 105 Cassette Problem

Brucey wrote:campag make shimano-compatible freewheel bodies for several of their wheelsets. When you buy the wheelset you get to choose to have it campag or shimano compatible.

cheers

Well! You learn something new every day.
by fausto99
26 Feb 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Cassette Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Shimano 105 Cassette Problem

I do know yes, however I have solved the problem now. I removed the cassette again and the securing nut for the freehub. I placed the washer behind the securing nut and put everything back together. All is now fine, I'm not sure how it came to detach itself in the first place. Thanks very much for ...
by fausto99
26 Feb 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 105 Cassette Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Shimano 105 Cassette Problem

Asking the obvious- do you know how to adjust the wheel bearing using cone spanners?
by fausto99
25 Feb 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar Tape
Replies: 59
Views: 4096

Re: Handlebar Tape

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:I have found that 99p as side synthetic cork tape from china very good, I rate it.
I had to pay over a tenner far a particular colour but not much between the quality.

Where'd you get that then? Do tell.
by fausto99
25 Feb 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Non bike tech question!
Replies: 4
Views: 2992

Re: Non bike tech question!

My Samsung has a "request desktop site" / "request mobile site" toggle in the three dot menu top right hand corner of my browser. It has a dramatic effect on some sites but not this forum. YMMV
by fausto99
10 Feb 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension power losses/savings
Replies: 36
Views: 2527

Re: Suspension power losses/savings

However what is less obvious is that just pedalling hard tends to excite a type a) resonance and this tends to absorb energy all the time, even when the suspension has little or no work to do. Hence my earlier comments about needing to pedal in a specific fashion. I have yet to meet a rider that co...
by fausto99
9 Feb 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension power losses/savings
Replies: 36
Views: 2527

Re: Suspension power losses/savings

Samuel D wrote:You’ve just described fat, supple tyres!
:shock:
Compare a ride on a narrow tyre-ed Moulton to a Raleigh 20 (shopper or chopper) you'll know what riding through treacle is like. :lol: