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by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleaning a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Cleaning a bike

seals only work if there is a film of lubricant in there. When that film is gone then rainwater, road dirt, road salt etc easily penetrate the bearings. When that film is present you can -with due care- wash your bike. If pressure washing automatically destroyed bikes, all my bikes would have died, ...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

your new toggle chain is not designed to couple via a screw thread; it is intended to be used with spring loaded anchorage. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/brompton-gear-cable-anchorage-sram/ it wouldn't be very difficult to rivet or weld the new chain to the old adjuster, so maybe you could ...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 4:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: brinelling
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: brinelling

How do you explain that when Brandt switched to cartridge bearing headsets, he had no more headset pitting problems? he originally had a long and ridiculously flexible 1" steerer. His change to a cartridge bearing headset may well have coincided with the change to a much stiffer 1-1/8" st...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey to Shimano sprocket splines compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

Re: Sturmey to Shimano sprocket splines compatibility

FWIW individual shimano sprockets are normally a fairly rattly fit onto a freehub body too.

cheers
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road
Replies: 75
Views: 3547

Re: SRAM new 'AXS' for MTB/road

the thing is that the trickle down of technology means that you can often buy a bike that is 9/10s as well made as a top of the range model was ten or fifteen years ago, but at a much more competitive price. Eventually certain types of technology are consigned to the bargain basement and may be manu...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

quando freehubs do not use that interface onto the hubshell.

cheers
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleaning a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Cleaning a bike

if you have good seals, good grease, and are careful where you point it, jetwashing is fine. I have routinely jetwashed my bikes (some of them hundreds of times) with no ill effect. I have equally well seen bikes ruined. BTW if your seals and lube are not up to much then it doesn't matter if you jet...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

so how many hubshell interface (spline style) types are there please? lots but yours is the most common and I think lots of freehub bodies will fit and work. this page https://www.cykelpartner.dk/kassettehus-shimano-deore-xt-8-gear-fh-hf08_Y3A598070.html has a photo from the reverse direction and s...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Shimano Freehub replacement dilemma

there are dozens of shimano freehub bodies that look about the same. The good news is that a lot of them can be made to do the same job too, provided the interface to the hubshell is the same. Design variations include; a) hubshell interface (spline style) b) washer at hubshell interface c) bolt dia...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: 'Mighty' branded freehub

the land rover grease is about as good as you can get if you want to buy some that is readily available.

BTW it is best to be proactive with maintenance. If you wait until there is an obvious problem, the thing will probably get damaged before it gets maintained.

cheers
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 1:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 'Mighty' branded freehub
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: 'Mighty' branded freehub

there are lots of off-brand freehubs out there. Most of them are used in OEM hubs that are supplied with a variety of brands of bike, so if you buy a trek, Bontrager, felt, specialized, giant, cube etc branded freehub you are really getting a KT, joytech, quando type freehub. Most of them are OK. So...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 1:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

they were still making hubs in 2017 but had announced that they would stop. I don't know exactly when they actually stopped but it was either very late 2017 or very early 2018. Currently there is no money to be made in cheap 3s hubs; judging from the cost of the things and the price differentials th...
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 12:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspesion fluid advice
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Suspesion fluid advice

there will just be a bit more damping. Unless you think that is going to be unacceptable, I'd use the 7w oil.
cheers
by Brucey
13 Feb 2019, 12:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?

for years SRAM has had a cheap chain at the bottom of their range, the PC830, that isn't hardened properly, and doesn't last. When I saw the price of the PC1110 I expected it to be built the same way, but when I read the specs, it isn't. It ought to wear as well as lot of other 11s chains do, but is...
by Brucey
12 Feb 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

it is a yes, no, no type answer. Yes you can usually use one but the threads are different; it is best if you remove the Sachs/Sram toggle key and replace it with (modified where necessary) SA item. The Sachs/SRAM rodss vary and the SA rods come in about nine different lengths; probably it is best i...