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by fausto99
29 May 2020, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The 28 hole CS-RF3 Sturmey Archer Hub Saga
Replies: 8
Views: 242

The 28 hole CS-RF3 Sturmey Archer Hub Saga

Very long story if you have time... As you probably know MickF and I both have Moultons with hybrid gearing. Mine is a 60s Frame using an AW 3 speed hub with a 5 speed freewheel, converted to 6 cogs, screwed onto a S-A threaded driver. I did it way back in the late 80s/early 90s I think. Having read...
by fausto99
28 May 2020, 4:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3d printed hollowtech BB spacers OK ?
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: 3d printed hollowtech BB spacers OK ?

... Do they need to be made of something less compressible ? Are there plastic spacers being sold be the manufacturers or are all the supplied ones metal ?... I wouldn't like to comment on BB use but I had an attempt at replacing a brake ferrule with a 3D printed one. It cracked to pieces when I fi...
by fausto99
28 May 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: S-A lube port?
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: S-A lube port?

Exploded diagram: http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/cs-rf3-silver http://www.sturmey-archer.com/files/catalog/files/298/PART%20LIST%20-%20CS-RF3%20CS-RK3.pdf Take of No 30 and No 29, and the cassette carrier No 13 and the ball race No 12 come straight out and you can see into the gut...
by fausto99
28 May 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: S-A lube port?
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: S-A lube port?

Well, I took it apart, as far as I could. It looked well greased with what looked just like the EPL2 SFG that I already have. The LH pawls moved freely. Both bearing cages and all the planet cogs were well greased. I could not see any easy way of getting the ring gear/freehub side off without major ...
by fausto99
28 May 2020, 8:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: S-A lube port?
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: S-A lube port?

Ok, the indicator rod hole it is then. Using a syringe? How much , how often?
by fausto99
27 May 2020, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: S-A lube port?
Replies: 22
Views: 560

S-A lube port?

I’ve managed to get hold on an “unavailable “ 28 hole 3 speed cassette hub. Long story, which I’ll tell later. Meanwhile, before I build it up into a wheel I want to add a lubrication port for the EP 90. First thought is to take one off of an old AW. Any better ideas?
by fausto99
26 May 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: What's the oldest equipment you'll happily use?

My Dad's bike; a 1937 Mercier. Made in France using Reynolds 531 butted tubing. All original except for the tubs and the rear sprint rim. It was splitting at a spoke hole but I managed to rebuild it using the original hub, spokes and nipples! I also had to change the seatpost which had been cut shor...
by fausto99
24 May 2020, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 101
Views: 3508

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

Two-Pack Epoxy Metal Enamel (Top Coat) and Primer (First Coat) available here, https://regalpaint.co.uk/metal-paint/?kw=2%20pack%20epoxy%20paint%20steel&ci=393664695729&network=g&pm=&cid=41593151&aid=87280633651&tid=kwd-318666644820&dev=c&mt=e&lim=&lpm=9044997...
by fausto99
23 May 2020, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 101
Views: 3508

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

... Long ago I (rightly or wrongly) concluded that anything that came out of a rattle can or was something I could safely spray (as a one-pack paint) wouldn't be as hard and durable as a proper two-pack paint. ... The manic german bike painter on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsD3E0b6mko ...
by fausto99
23 May 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 101
Views: 3508

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

Brucey wrote:first to give good adhesion
second to give good corrosion resistance
third to give a layer thick enough to allow wet flatting

Hmmm, how does zinc primer work if it's not in contact with bare steel?
by fausto99
23 May 2020, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?
Replies: 101
Views: 3508

Re: is there any such thing as tough DIY paint?

So I'm happy with the prep of bare steel and dealing with corrosion etc, then etch prime, zinc-prime, then several coats of cellulose primer, which dries rock hard and can be rubbed glass-smooth. So far, so good, in an elbow-grease-intensive fashion. I'm intrigued. Why three sorts of primer, one on...
by fausto99
22 May 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Selle SMP saddles
Replies: 76
Views: 2216

Re: Selle SMP saddles

Yes. Yes. Yes. :D The TRK is the only one for my behind. I almost gave up cycling before I found it. You can keep your Brooks - gave me over 10 years on and off of hell before I gave up on them. Obviously YMMV.
by fausto99
21 May 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear Wheel Resonating Noise
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: Rear Wheel Resonating Noise

Well done on producing a video. It demonstrated the problem in the clearest way possible. Much better than long wordy descriptions which could easily be misunderstood.
by fausto99
14 May 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Moulton TSR - a love story?
Replies: 101
Views: 3068

Re: My Moulton TSR - a love story?

As an aside - and speaking as a long-term Moulton user, I miss their Yahoo group. Y'day I was trauling through old posts to & from that group and recalling fondly what a busy & well-informed place it was. Back about a decade, it was the Go-To source for all that was Moulton, with regular co...
by fausto99
7 May 2020, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake reach - is the spec min, max or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Brake reach - is the spec min, max or what?

As ever, better than Google, Brucey. Thanks.