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by fausto99
15 Jun 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 432

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: 49
Views: 1725

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: 432

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: 461

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: 2006

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: 327

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: 9215

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: 327

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: 9215

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: 9215

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...
by fausto99
6 Jun 2020, 1:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp
Replies: 225
Views: 9215

Re: Noisy Sturmey Archer 3sp

An idea popped into my head :idea: The SA cones have integral dust cap cum labyrinth bits. Would it be possible to fit one or two O rings in there to slow up any lubricant leakage?
by fausto99
5 Jun 2020, 9:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hallett's Howlers
Replies: 95
Views: 5771

Re: Hallett's Howlers

Please note that any further "head-of-a-pin" arguments will invoke the dreaded . . . . naughty step. ! Please explain. I'd never heard of "head-of-a-pin" arguments, so I consulted Mrs fausto99, who is a retired English teacher, and she explained about academic clerics and futile...
by fausto99
5 Jun 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hallett's Howlers
Replies: 95
Views: 5771

Re: Hallett's Howlers

I’m certainly biased, but I think Cycle needs a new Technical Editor, or even an old one! In the past six years I have often choked upon a half-baked piece of technical advice in Cycle magazine, swallowed hard and said nothing. But in the latest issue Mr Hallett takes the biscuit with duff answers ...
by fausto99
31 May 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! I’ve created a monster
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: Help! I’ve created a monster

David9694 wrote:The steering seems twitchy
Not enough trail?
David9694 wrote:and even a bit on the stiff side.
Headset too tight?
by fausto99
29 May 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: S-A lube port?
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: S-A lube port?

Is the Land Rover stuff ok on the pawls? Not likely to be too sticky?

Can't say I've had much trouble with leakage using a variety of chain oils in my homebrew hybrid hub over the years. Time will tell.