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by fausto99
14 Jul 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke length question
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Spoke length question

I recommend you measure the ERD for yourself. Last wheel I built the ERD in the spoke calculator spreadsheet was wrong.
by fausto99
14 Jul 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why only left hand cranks for sale?
Replies: 19
Views: 754

Re: Why only left hand cranks for sale?

I've read this post several times and am none the wiser. If you want both left and right, you will get a set that matches....no?
by fausto99
12 Jul 2020, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Freehub nut removal
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Freehub nut removal

You usually need to take the axle out to get to the hollow hex which holds the freehub on. If you're lucky it takes a 10mm allen key. If you not it'll be a bigger one. Not so common. I don't recognise the cone/nuts on the drive side - is the other side easier to get apart?
by fausto99
6 Jul 2020, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

Brucey wrote:..Interesting info about adhesives; Loctite 406 eh? ...


406 is totally wrong. Sorry. I misremembered. This https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/uk/en/ ... e_380.html looks like the stuff.
by fausto99
1 Jul 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: inner cable splitter
Replies: 14
Views: 412

Re: inner cable splitter

If you're a real cheapskate (like me sometimes) :lol: you could recycle the screw on end of a Sturmey Archer 3 speed cable.
by fausto99
1 Jul 2020, 11:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mercian Frame Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 1005

Re: Mercian Frame Restoration

...Have you tried a very mild cutting compound on it Mick - chances are it's the top few microns only, and a mild hand polish may well reinvigorate it. If the top few coats are clear then you might improve the shine with cutting compound but you won't be reaching the colour layers. If the colour ha...
by fausto99
30 Jun 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub gear ideas
Replies: 66
Views: 6695

Re: Hub gear ideas

Do washers not help (my AW has a steel shell) although I suppose machine built wheels will not bother? I did not see any marks from a previous build on my TC 2 speed. I opted for two washers on the outside, one on the inside. Had to get thick "form G" washers to get an adequate spacing. h...
by fausto99
29 Jun 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket

Thinking about it, I knew about Raleigh BB being a different tpi compared to the "normal" British BB. It was used on the MK3 only though, AFAIK. Anyway back to the problem in hand, If I want to fit a hollowtech crankset and bb bearings to a Mk1, 64 mm bb shell. How close to 68 mm do I have...
by fausto99
28 Jun 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket

...So I bought a standard BB spindle, cut it in half and used a sleeve to "telescope" it to the correct length. I employed a good mate with a lathe and access to brazing, and we made it the correct length and used the original cups and balls. Worked a treat. I sold the BB spindle as there...
by fausto99
28 Jun 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket

Brucey wrote:IME it is not uncommon for 1960's bikes to have BB shells a few mm less than 68mm. ~66mm is quite common. I have never seen this documented anywhere.

Thanks
by fausto99
28 Jun 2020, 1:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Mk 1 Moulton Bottom Bracket

I have just measured the shell width as 64.5mm on my CF conversion. I was expecting 68mm. Is 64 or 65 an old Raleigh standard? I can't find much about this on the web. I know I can always use S-A sprocket spacers as BB washers to get close to what ever I want and adjust the chain line, but I'm puzzl...
by fausto99
27 Jun 2020, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9163

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Mick F wrote:................. and with the bike on the stand and whizzing the wheel round, it sounds perfect! :D

Hurrah!! :D
by fausto99
24 Jun 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9163

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

... If the shell was a tiny bit bigger diameter internally, the radial issue wouldn't be a problem. so, why can't you wrap a thin plastic sheet around the inside of the shell - say a spare cistern syphon diaphragm. That would be stiff enough to stay sprung out towards the shell and tough enough to ...
by fausto99
22 Jun 2020, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9163

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

26miles today and a clean wheel throughout. The noise is far quieter now, and hardly noticeable most of the time. It's only the roughest of surfaces that I can hear it. Obviously radial rattling. The 0.5mm plastic shim is obviously working, but a metal one - not alu - would be better.. Probably a s...
by fausto99
20 Jun 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Westwood Rims I Think. Need Help Identifying
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Westwood Rims I Think. Need Help Identifying

I think you've left off the 1". It's 26 x 1 1/2 , which I'm not familiar with. Sorry.