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by fausto99
19 Jun 2020, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What size of road tyre for my Old Mountain Bike ?
Replies: 16
Views: 435

Re: What size of road tyre for my Old Mountain Bike ?

TimFromLondon wrote:Thanks folks - very helpful!

If you have any trouble finding some I have a pair of slickish Continental 26” (559) tyres hanging up in my garage.
PM me
by fausto99
18 Jun 2020, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

Mick F wrote:I had a Minivan for a few years back in the 70s.

Snap; a BMC green one, converted with side windows and a crude fold down seat. The front cones groaned on every bump in the road. Never did do anything about that.
by fausto99
16 Jun 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycle Republic
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Cycle Republic

Hard to understand when others report of bike business booming!
by fausto99
16 Jun 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

IMHO under no circumstances should you lube the rubber block if it is coming away from its mountings; this will only hasten its demise, and make gluing it again more difficult than it should be. Getting glue into a noisy joint is a far better idea. If I knew of a suitable glue that works 100% of th...
by fausto99
15 Jun 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

Ugly wrote:silicon spray does the trick


Thanks. Any particular brand?
by fausto99
15 Jun 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

Rotate it and fill it full of land rover grease! It is not hollow nor does it rotate. We are not talking half rubber ball of the AM and subsequent Moultons here. I'm talking about the "real" (sorry MickF :lol: ) 60s Moulton with rectangular rubber block in compression/shear trapped betwee...
by fausto99
15 Jun 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cotter pins: Why? Why not?
Replies: 47
Views: 1499

Re: Cotter pins: Why? Why not?

531colin wrote:Heads forwards, always.

What does this mean. Nut at the top or nut at the bottom with the crank arm pointing forward?

I've never understood it so I just make sure both sides match.
by fausto99
15 Jun 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 429

Rear suspension squeaking

Calling any riders of 60s Moultons; is there a fix for the rear rubber block squeaking? Rather like MickF's rattly hub, it drives me nuts. I'm seriously thinking of replacing it with something else (if I ever finish the 101 jobs I already have on the go :oops:)
by fausto99
13 Jun 2020, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar ends and thick bar tape
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Bar ends and thick bar tape

...Now the bar tape that came with my Cannondale is very thick and it’s nigh on impossible to bend it around the whole circumference of the bar whilst pushing the bar end in. Does anyone have hints on how to do this with the bar tape - it’s more like thick foam/rubber than tape. Thanks! Yup! It’s v...
by fausto99
11 Jun 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wheel building machines
Replies: 69
Views: 2005

Re: Wheel building machines

Inflating a tyre on a rim causes spoke tensions to drop; because of the differential tensions on the DS and NDS the rim will tend to pull over to the DS. Another advantage of differential spoking to balance the dish (thicker on the right, thinner on the left, so that stresses and elongations are eq...
by fausto99
10 Jun 2020, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bearing angles
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Bearing angles

https://www.bikester.co.uk/bicycle-equipment/tools-assembly/workshop-equipment/13619.html there is another gauge which you need (as well I think) if you want to do 1-1/4" headsets and 1-1/2" headsets. BTW you may be wondering why the 45 degree internal gauge has notches in the sides of th...
by fausto99
10 Jun 2020, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9163

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

...When reassembling, it is important to set the internal clearances in the hub. This is usually (NB there may be a variation to the method for this hub) done by tightening the RH cone finger tight (with the LH one backed out), then slackening the RH cone 1/2 turn before locking it with the locknut...
by fausto99
10 Jun 2020, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bearing angles
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Bearing angles

Brucey wrote:you could use one of these;

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cheers

Very nice - what's it called and who sells them?
by fausto99
8 Jun 2020, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9163

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Fingers crossed. :D
by fausto99
8 Jun 2020, 4:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9163

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

Am really enjoying this thread. It's going to be incredibly useful as soon as I get my wheel built and running. Big thanks to MickF, Brucey and anyone else who has contributed. I haven't noticed any rattling when I shook the hub on its own. I've just finished lacing the wheel and got it round-ish. I...