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by esuhl
21 Mar 2018, 1:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MTB freehub servicing (tools?)
Replies: 13
Views: 595

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: 595

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: 595

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: 595

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: 595

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: 960

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: 960

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: 960

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: 960

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: 1429

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: 4254

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: 1682

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 ...
by esuhl
14 Dec 2017, 7:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help fixing front brake
Replies: 18
Views: 854

Re: Help fixing front brake

They're known as "cantilever brakes". I haven't had any on my bikes, but do the videos in this YouTube search help:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... OR+bicycle
by esuhl
28 Nov 2017, 4:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview
Replies: 206
Views: 14658

Re: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview

Point of order: a great many of the people obsessed with cyclists wearing helmets are cyclists. This is pretty clear when you're exposed to the litany of "my helmet saved my life" stories that typically get trotted out. I've only heard a couple of such stories. But a lot of anti-cyclist p...
by esuhl
28 Nov 2017, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The paradox of having a good bike
Replies: 57
Views: 5898

Re: The paradox of having a good bike

Maybe this is a dumb question, but what makes a bike look "expensive" or a target for thieves? Is it worth getting a really cheap frame and transferring the expensive components from your new bike onto it? Would covering the frame in 3M reflective tape disguise the bike's cost? Or sandblas...