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by fausto99
20 Dec 2018, 10:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How to Build a Strong Wheel (video guide)
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: How to Build a Strong Wheel (video guide)

Very watchable and easy to follow although I found the background music extremely irritating. Nothing wrong with the lacing instructions but as said further up this thread, there was no mention of offset spoke holes which do complicate the starting point, where to put the first spoke and which way y...
by fausto99
19 Dec 2018, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer hub help.
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Sturmey Archer hub help.

In a similar but opposite vein, I have 4 speed FW which won't release the chain. I can go anti-clockwise for ever but the chain remains fixed. Is there an easy fix or do I have to dismantle the whole thing to see what's going on?
by fausto99
15 Dec 2018, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Found lots of images but none led to any place with stock. Seems like the in line indicators have been discontinued probably due to the demise of Shimano washing lines. Plenty of shift trigger indicators. I may have to refresh my Blue Peter training and get to work with an old ballpoint pen, some fe...
by fausto99
15 Dec 2018, 8:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why you need aero wheels
Replies: 91
Views: 3775

Re: Why you need aero wheels

Anyone know which aero rims and tyres work well with mudguards? :lol:
by fausto99
14 Dec 2018, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: degreasing and regreasing
Replies: 37
Views: 2645

Re: degreasing and regreasing

BambooKiro wrote:...And for using solvents - not too keen. Discarding it responsibly after use has always been a problem.

That's what's so nice about a small ultrasonic tank. You just have to get rid of ~700ml of dirty water plus drop of washing up liquid.
by fausto99
13 Dec 2018, 10:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Maybe belt and braces - count clicks and have the inline indicator, except where to put it? Leave a section of cable outside the handlebar tape maybe? A quick search has not come up with anything other than adjusters. Do they have another name other than "indicator"? :idea: I could just ri...
by fausto99
12 Dec 2018, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Set the Ergo to mid position and adjust the cable so it's spot on in 2nd gear. Release the button so the cable is loose and you'll be in 3rd. Tighten the paddle so you'll be in 1st. Count the clicks so you know where 2nd is. No matter which LH Ergo you have, the cable release of it will be fine, I'...
by fausto99
12 Dec 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Brucey wrote:I'm not quite sure how you will get an ergo to work a trigger

Indeed. I was thinking of using a spring to bias the trigger in the H position and then using the Ergo to shift from that position. I realize that that is probably pie in the sky... so... on to MickF's last post
by fausto99
11 Dec 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Re: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Will depend on which shifter you are thinking of using.? You say "ergo" so that infers Campag'. Old shifters had the "micro" shifts whereas newer ones changed to various indexing systems. Some Ergos will have different cable pulls depending on whether it's a ring change or just ...
by fausto99
10 Dec 2018, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?
Replies: 44
Views: 1981

Left ergo to operate SA AW hub?

Anyone tried this?
by fausto99
9 Dec 2018, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

I also note that there is particle of aluminium on one of the teeth in your pictures, which suggest that 'something is happening' to the chainring teeth as they run-in. Sorry I can't see it... first photo, middle ring, third tooth from the left...? cheers No - must be a trick of the light. I've sin...
by fausto99
8 Dec 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

is it my imagination or is the FD well above the big ring? If so, that won't help downshifts. It just the angle I shot. The FD is positioned correctly 1-1.5 mm above the teeth of the big ring and parallel with same. Changes are super slick 99% of the time. It's not knowing when that 1% suck is goin...
by fausto99
8 Dec 2018, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

+1 for the burrs theory. Especially for softer / cheaper 'rings.... Deffo worth a check and deburr....When you replace the 'rings try harder ones, e.g. Spa Cycle's own zicral rings... Happy to report no chain suck last ride. However it was a solo ride, so no surprise changes of pace or gradient. No...
by fausto99
5 Dec 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

To me, "chainsuck" means the chain doesn't peel off the chainring at the bottom, but instead it gets carried up until it hits the front mech. cage. By that specific definition, I have had chainsuck with a brand new chainring, where everything is new and sharp. I think its the freshly-mach...
by fausto99
5 Dec 2018, 10:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Occasional chain suck - new components
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Occasional chain suck - new components

Brucey wrote:what I meant was that the Spa chainsets optionally come with the standard chainrings, stronglight chainrings, or TA chainrings depending on how you buy them.

This one https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p20 ... e-Chainset with standard Spa chainwheels.