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by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

good work! Any photos? cheers Here you go, with the addition of a mudguard. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UBp6EYk8iPO8MxK-wLtN8wcHac_eCHF8 I've also shortened the front steering link to make the steering less sensitive with good results. https://drive.google.com/open?id=14u6s0AjgBR0UgcWE3ns1gxo...
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 1:36pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: New ebiker need an advice
Replies: 21
Views: 927

Re: New ebiker need an advice

The most straightforward solution would probably be a hub kit like the ones sold by Woosh.

http://wooshbikes.co.uk/?hubkits

I would suggest you get in touch with them to discuss your needs. I've been in dialogue with them about a kit for my cargo bike and they have been very helpful.

Ian
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Air compressor or Track Pump recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Air compressor or Track Pump recommendations

My track pump has finally gone to the great LBS in the sky Was considering getting an air compressor anyway to help seat tubeless tyres Can anyone recommend one that pushes out air quick enough to seat a tubeless tyre? Failing that anyone seen a good track pump in the sales? Any compressor with res...
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 8:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

I've tweeked the eyelets using a torx wrench (don't remember what size off hand) that was a lovely tight fit in the eyelets. The nipples line up nicely now and I can keep the 3 cross pattern, which I prefer considering the torque of the drum brake and the fact that it makes for a longer spoke. Cheer...
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 8:16am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 49
Views: 3455

Re: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!

That looks really nice Marc. Tell us more about the Bafang hub with ATF cooling and steel planetary gears please. i think your rear mudguard would probably benefit from being longer.

Cheers, Ian
by iandusud
28 Dec 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

Thanks Brucey, I'll give that a go.

Ian
by iandusud
28 Dec 2018, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

Will eyelets stand being drilled and can they be tweeked by putting a rod in and applying pressure?
by iandusud
28 Dec 2018, 2:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

The spoke holes in the rim are offset and eyeleted but not angled.
by iandusud
28 Dec 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

What did you have in mind re modifying the rim?
by iandusud
28 Dec 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

Yes,I suppose the tube was acting as a spring. What are your thoughts on the wheel build. I like to keep the spokes as near to a tangent as poss with the drum brake but don't like the look of the bend near the nipples.
by iandusud
28 Dec 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

Update: I welded I fillet on the major bend of the steering tube and the wobble has gone. So it would appear that my suspicion was correct. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QQkHpgdsRnup5cePeElxYzfeWme07LVvna3bWr93hQhBitkT7-1FHsdDB3JzUKnPtT5W10slh3LFTLbv2HHlRRO91nDyZoAxhBltyP7jTC4_wqKmhJ_o2j8hkZ8_j2...
by iandusud
27 Dec 2018, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing BB woes.
Replies: 15
Views: 732

Re: Removing BB woes.

If you have access to welding equipment the easiest way might be to weld an old 1/2" drive socket to the bb cup and get a breaker bar on it.
by iandusud
27 Dec 2018, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The strange case of the Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: The strange case of the Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL

Nobody on here will pay that much for a tyre! I had 2 of the 4000s fail on the sidewalls, I'll stick to my Gatorskins at £23 from the wiggle thanks. I've used GP4000s tyres exclusively on my road bikes for the last 5 years with no problems whatsoever. I ride all year round often on some rough track...
by iandusud
24 Dec 2018, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing stuck crank: best method
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Removing stuck crank: best method

Heat. As the cranks are alloy on a steel bb axle they will expand at a higher rate. Carefully with a blow torch or better still a hot air gun. Brucey's method with a kettle of boiling water would be a good option as well. Once hot if they don't come off easily with the puller then tighten the puller...
by iandusud
21 Dec 2018, 7:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1888

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

I agree that fitting a motorcycle steering damper is probably the easiest way though. That's what I said :D Seriously, thanks for all your thoughts. I really appreciate your lateral thinking as I'm always looking for alternative ways of doing things, particularly ones which recycle stuff I have lyi...