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by fausto99
16 Nov 2019, 11:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur

Brucey wrote:RD-T4000 or RD-M4000

Interesting.... the unusual cutouts on the RD-M4000 outer parallelogram (the most visible part) look like they'd make all four pivot pins easier to get to with an oiling spout. The shape of things to come?
by fausto99
15 Nov 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur

I probably did buy the shifters with the RD as a set BITD. Lasted well enough though. So, let's not go mad, say up to £25, yes, with adjuster, not more capacity but def. not less.
by fausto99
15 Nov 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Wanted - Recommendations for a new 8 speed rear derailleur

My current 8 speed set up is working well. It uses Shimano STX-RC rapidfire shifters, an Altus FD and an unmarked long cage RD. With a clean chain, shifting is very good indeed, despite the large amount of play in just about every RD pivot point, which I happened to notice when I last had the chain ...
by fausto99
9 Nov 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre wear - mileages
Replies: 30
Views: 816

Re: Tyre wear - mileages

Chris Jeggo wrote:One cause of tyre wear is rubbing contact between tyre and road, because arc length and chord length between two points on the circumference are not the same.

Can you expand on this a bit? How do you define rubbing contact? How does the difference in arc to chord length affect the rubbing contact?
by fausto99
7 Nov 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stupid question about bar tape wrapping
Replies: 50
Views: 1705

Re: Stupid question about bar tape wrapping

Anyone try double wrapping? Yes. I do it every time now that I'm older and my hands are less self-cushioned. It looks a bit clunky but comfort before looks is my motto :D . I'll be trying gel next time. Am on the lookout for some - not at silly prices. Wrap from the ends to the middle if you want t...
by fausto99
6 Nov 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Glue Recommendation - AXA Luxx70 Plus Lens
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Glue Recommendation - AXA Luxx70 Plus Lens

Hold in place with masking tape or blutak, then apply a low viscosity superglue to the seam with a toothpick or similar. Low viscosity ca will wick into the joint. Leave for awhile to cure, especially if in a dry environment. CA glue needs water vapour to cure. Try to avoid using an activator spray ...
by fausto99
31 Oct 2019, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

Sorted. I had to bend the reaction arm towards the spokes and the tang towards the fork blade. I also filed the edges off the spoke side of the tang. The clip could then go down about 10 mm. Much easier to get the wheel back in now. Cheers! Also braking much better now the shoes have had the impacte...
by fausto99
29 Oct 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

if you can move it even 5mm further down this might make all the difference Pretty tricky to do, as you can see. The clip won't slide down atm. I may try again when I change the tyres later. Else I may have to get an different clip or grind down the reaction arm....? https://l0jj5q.ch.files.1drv.co...
by fausto99
28 Oct 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

Good tip.

I've got the clip where it matches the fork blade section and fits without too much fettling. It's a very circular section old style MTB fork. I'll see if I can get it further down tomorrow.
by fausto99
28 Oct 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

When reassembling the brake the locknut doesn't need to be much more than finger tight. IME, there's lots of fun trying to align both axle ends into two dropouts AND the reaction into the frame clip, at the same time. I found the reaction arm swinging all over the place, thereby loosening the finge...
by fausto99
28 Oct 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

...I think the lack of performance is probably due because the brake shoes are still running in. ..I live on the side of a hill, each journey starts with a drop from 50 to 20 metre above sea level - I use my bike from once to three times a week, and have done so for the last 3 years... my brakes to...
by fausto99
28 Oct 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

Roughening up the drum itself is not a good idea. Oh. Why’s that then? I’ve got great results in the past on an old stem by doing that when the handlebars were slipping around. I’m just thinking of a light sanding with 220 grade wet and dry. the same reason as you don't attack rims and brake discs ...
by fausto99
27 Oct 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 1241

Re: Hub brake advice needed

Brucey wrote:Roughening up the drum itself is not a good idea.


Oh. Why’s that then? I’ve got great results in the past on an old stem by doing that when the handlebars were slipping around. I’m just thinking of a light sanding with 220 grade wet and dry.