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by esuhl
22 Mar 2018, 10:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence
Replies: 18
Views: 2600

Re: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence

I think the tricky thing with integrated lights is that there are so many different types for so many different situations. But for bikes that are only going to be used as "commuter bikes", it's a good idea. I was more concerned with schools' attitudes to cycling, driver awareness of cycli...
by esuhl
21 Mar 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)

Brucey wrote:
esuhl wrote:I'm not quite sure about what kind of ATF I need, though. I have plenty of DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Would that do the job?


nooo!


Ha ha -- okay, cool, thanks! I searched Amazon for ATF and brake fluid was the first result!
by esuhl
21 Mar 2018, 8:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence
Replies: 18
Views: 2600

Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy safety review: call for evidence

I just came across a government survey regarding current policies for cycling and walking, and what could be done to make cyclists and/or pedestrians safer. The survey is open until 1 June 2018 . https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CWIS-SAFETY/ There's full details of the survey, current policy, and the...
by esuhl
21 Mar 2018, 1:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)

It's looking like a replacement hub body might not be an option, so I've ordered all the parts (I think) I'll need to clean and re-grease what I've got. (Including new ball-bearings.) I'm not quite sure about what kind of ATF I need, though. I have plenty of DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Would that do the jo...
by esuhl
20 Mar 2018, 11:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)

yes, that is ATF. You need to know what model hub you have. There are currently about a hundred different freehubs out there, about half of them are shimano ones and the remainder are various makes that mostly come out of Taiwan. cheers Thanks. How do I find out what hub I have? The cassette I have...
by esuhl
20 Mar 2018, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)

yes, that is ATF. You need to know what model hub you have. There are currently about a hundred different freehubs out there, about half of them are shimano ones and the remainder are various makes that mostly come out of Taiwan. cheers Thanks. How do I find out what hub I have? The cassette I have...
by esuhl
20 Mar 2018, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)

Hi Brucey -- thanks for your reply! :D All the parts you will need can vary with the model of freehub that you have. But the one thing that is always true is that sticky pawls don't always necessitate a full strip down or a replacement. Simply remove the rear axle (normally a 15mm cone spanner and a...
by esuhl
20 Mar 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 644

MTB freehub servicing (tools?)

I have a mountain bike with a freehub. The pawls keep sticking and I'm sure the bearings need greasing/replacing too. And I might as well service the front wheel bearings at the same time. Before I service it, I want to make sure I've got all the tools and equipment necessary so I don't get halfway ...
by esuhl
10 Mar 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?

If you really must have the top of the stem clamp flush with the top of the raiser body you'll have to get the correct combination of spacers and stem to achieve what you want. Alternatively, you could combine a stem raiser and an adjustable stem, but that's starting to get a bit heavy, ugly, and e...
by esuhl
9 Mar 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?

Okay... After a lot more thinking... I'm going to get a BBB extender and some spacer rings and have a play with the height. - https://www.amazon.co.uk/BBB-TubeExtend-BHP-22-Steerer-Extender/dp/B004P8IQD6/ref=sr_1_72?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1520621851&sr=1-72&keywords=stem+extender - htt...
by esuhl
9 Mar 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?

Thanks all! So much to think about... :-) Of your two links the first one is a "stem converter" enabling a bike with an old-style quill stem to use a modern bolted-on stem - the second is an extender to fit a modern a-head type fork steerer and lift the stem - two different animals. What s...
by esuhl
8 Mar 2018, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB stem height / tube extenders...?
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

MTB stem height / tube extenders...?

I've tried to adjust my MTB handlebar height with various lengths and angles of stems, but I really need an extender to increase the stem height. There seem to be two main types available. Ones with external bolts that clamp on to the steerer tube, and ones that are a cylinder with a diagonal cut th...
by esuhl
27 Feb 2018, 12:03am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Next conspicuity aid.
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: Next conspicuity aid.

Love the BikeCar! I wonder how much it weighs? In a similar vein, these bikes are supposed to highlight how much rooms take up on the road compared to bikes. But they're fairly conspicuous. :-) https://cdn.citylab.com/media/img/citylab/2014/10/bike2/940.jpg https://www.citylab.com/transportation/201...
by esuhl
24 Feb 2018, 12:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rack ... How much !!
Replies: 85
Views: 4434

Re: Rack ... How much !!

Oooh... It does look pretty. I can imagine that there are a fair few rich folk who would like this. £400 is a lot of money... but... think about the money people spend on cars. In comparison, it looks like a pretty sensible purchase! Anyway, I'm more than happy with my £40 aluminium rack that can su...
by esuhl
6 Feb 2018, 4:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Should I get an AirZound?
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Should I get an AirZound?

I'm very pleased with my AirZound. Previously I'd had a few near-misses where I had to shout to avoid being struck. Drivers either didn't hear me, or stopped the car to hurl back abuse. Shouting anything seems to instinctively make people want to shout back. Drivers also respond to the AirZound far ...