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by PaulS
23 Apr 2013, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Greasing new hubs
Replies: 52
Views: 148428

Re: Greasing new hubs

Yes, it's a freehub. Glad I opened the hub up and looked inside before I started drilling. And to agree with other posts, all of my new hubs have been too tight and without much grease in them.
by PaulS
23 Apr 2013, 11:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Greasing new hubs
Replies: 52
Views: 148428

Re: Greasing new hubs

I've just drilled one of my bikes this weekend. I stripped the hubs down as normal, and then drilled the holes. Inside the rear hub is an extra (reinforcing) thickness of aluminium so I had to keep the hole away from that. There was a bit of swarf went into the hub too. So it must be better to do th...
by PaulS
8 Jan 2013, 2:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable lubrication
Replies: 28
Views: 1690

Re: Cable lubrication

I use silicone oil from a spray can for gear and brake cables. Silicone grease is good too but is a bit thick for the gear cables. Silicone oils tend to be clean and are good for plastics, so it shouldn't affect the liner in the outer cable.
by PaulS
11 Sep 2012, 8:07am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Really silly person
Replies: 7
Views: 149004

Re: Really silly person

I think I've met her. My 7-year old lad was riding down Sunninghill high street, a 20mph zone. Old lady overtook, pulled her car alongside into the oncoming lane, hazard lights on, and told him to ride on the pavement. I caught up and asked what was going on, when she told me I was so wound up I cou...
by PaulS
10 Jul 2012, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Protecting your trouser
Replies: 40
Views: 3934

Re: Protecting your trouser

You need plenty of space between the chainring, the front derailleur and the crank to fit any of these chainguards. That might make a retrofit expensive, and it will blow your Q factor!
by PaulS
5 Jul 2012, 1:40pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Islabikes for kids
Replies: 7
Views: 91770

Re: Islabikes for kids

Bought a Beinn 20 Large off ebay, e-mailed Islabikes for some extra bits for it. Sorted me out a kickstand, bottle cage, bottle, inner tubes, and a new seat, at about the same price as I could get elsewhere on-line. Quoted 3-5 days delivery, arrived next day. Had to phone to give credit-card details...
by PaulS
4 Jul 2012, 9:30am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bob Jackson
Replies: 8
Views: 58533

Re: Bob Jackson

I bought a Club Audax frame & forks, and a pair of hand-built wheels and they are great. The guys were very helpful in measuring up and component selection, phoned me when it was all ready, and e-mailed photos of similar builds to help me when I got a bit stuck. Fantastic.
by PaulS
14 May 2012, 6:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kid's bike speed wobble
Replies: 8
Views: 1341

Kid's bike speed wobble

My boy had a nasty fall yesterday, I was riding alongside, going downhill at 10-15mph on a smooth straight road, when I saw his 'bars and front wheel start wobbling and in the blink of an eye the front wheel tucked and bike & rider were in a tangled screaming heap. The bike is a Raleigh Gecko, 1...
by PaulS
26 Jan 2012, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...how to prevent glasses misting up?
Replies: 43
Views: 4612

Re: ...how to prevent glasses misting up?

Nothing works completely. I have used washing liquid, spit, and all kinds of home cures on bicycle glasses and motorbike visors. None of them cope with very heavy moisture. The best is Aqua Sphere or similar Anti Fog used by swimmers, JE James stock it. It will last about 20 minutes if it is freezin...