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by AM7
22 Aug 2017, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Presta Valve Secret/Warning
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Re: Presta Valve Secret/Warning

Hi My experience too, but I'm too tight to buy a specific tool :) Regards tim-b No need to spend silly money on the Park tool. Wiggle sell a valve core tool for £1. After suffering the phantom slow puncture problem a while ago and discovering it was the valve, I now give the valves a little nip up ...
by AM7
21 Aug 2017, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What do you do with old rims?
Replies: 22
Views: 1404

Re: What do you do with old rims?

gxaustin wrote:I suggest doing what I did and using them on a disc braked wheel


+1 - drum braked wheels in my case.
by AM7
5 Aug 2017, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental Grand Prix 28-406 Tyres ...... where?
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Re: Continental Grand Prix 28-406 Tyres ...... where?

Panaracer Minits Lites get pretty good reviews by some Moultoneers as a potential alternative to GP's, and it appears that SJS now stock them. I've not tried them myself though. Bit wide at 32mm. 28mm is perfect to fit under the mudguards and past the brakes to remove a wheel. https://www.sjscycles...
by AM7
4 Aug 2017, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental Grand Prix 28-406 Tyres ...... where?
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Re: Continental Grand Prix 28-406 Tyres ...... where?

Panaracer Minits Lites get pretty good reviews by some Moultoneers as a potential alternative to GP's, and it appears that SJS now stock them. I've not tried them myself though.
by AM7
6 Jul 2017, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 150
Views: 19204

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.

Thanks. I always used to get Sturmey parts from Olbiketrader, but he doesn't appear to be trading any more :(
by AM7
6 Jul 2017, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun.
Replies: 150
Views: 19204

Re: IGH lubrication; a smoking gun; CS-RK3 failure

The hub failed by slipping in the high gear That's a bummer - I picked up a secondhand CS-RK3 some time back and when I finally got round to building into a wheel, found that it sporadically slips in high gear. I put it to one side with the aim of sorting it out at some point in the future. I hadn'...
by AM7
7 Jun 2017, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modern wheels / Classic frame.
Replies: 32
Views: 2277

Re: Modern wheels / Classic frame.

Thanks for the response ... however ... "But if you're going to do that, why not just redish the wheel at the same time and do away with the adapter. " Well if i was a wheel builder i would, but i'm not, so i won't ...lol :D ..... I'm off to LFGSS and Retrobike for a nose around .... than...
by AM7
7 Jun 2017, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modern wheels / Classic frame.
Replies: 32
Views: 2277

Re: Modern wheels / Classic frame.

I've got a 1984 Raleigh Classic 531c bike in which I had 130mm rear hub for several years, fitted by springing the frame. The bike now has a fixed wheelset with a 120mm OLN rear hub, and I squeeze the rear of the frame in a few mm for that. All working fine with no problems. It may be possible to re...
by AM7
27 May 2017, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Wheel Blow-outs
Replies: 67
Views: 11197

Re: Small Wheel Blow-outs

I found a picture of Thermostat9's TSR with drum brake, with a parallelogram linkage for the reaction arm that Brucey mentions:
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by AM7
27 May 2017, 9:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Wheel Blow-outs
Replies: 67
Views: 11197

Re: Small Wheel Blow-outs

the issue with drum brakes on a moulton with a leading link fork is that a simple reaction arm clamp won't do at all. The best (really the only viable) way to mount the reaction arm is on an articulated parallelogram linkage so that the load is reacted into the fixed part of the fork, but the suspe...
by AM7
23 May 2017, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Wheel Blow-outs
Replies: 67
Views: 11197

Re: Small Wheel Blow-outs

Mick F wrote:Not sure about a drum or disc on a Moulton.


Moulton don't recommend the use of hub brakes for the front forks (though some models have them at the back).

Would a tubeless setup suffer from the same problems?
by AM7
11 May 2017, 6:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Coloured Mudguards
Replies: 76
Views: 12836

Re: Coloured Mudguards

Talking of modern metal Moulton mudguards - I knew I'd seen some recent photos. Perhaps a prototype? The front vibration might still be a concern or even a no-goer in the acceptable life span? The metal mudguards are the new 'official' ones from Moulton - but they're for 17" wheel models like ...
by AM7
11 May 2017, 2:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?
Replies: 19
Views: 1201

Re: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?

Yes, that's true. :?

I guess the only way to find out for sure if they're interchangeable is to try it!
by AM7
11 May 2017, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?
Replies: 19
Views: 1201

Re: Front drum brake hubs for old Raleigh 3-speeds?

the old dynohub and 90mm brakes are very similar but I don't know if the brake has a hardened drum or not. Re converting an FG to hub brake operation; this would make it equivalent to an FB hub, a pretty rare thing. cheers Was just looking at the Sturmey Heritage pages on their website, and the par...
by AM7
10 May 2017, 12:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: n=1 Hi-viz study
Replies: 14
Views: 6855

Re: n=1 Hi-viz study

LollyKat wrote:Nice - where can I get some? :D


+1 - they're awesome :D