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by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1244

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

SRAM Powerlinks are supposed to be single use only Powerlink (8 and 9 speed) are multiuse, Powerlock (10 and 11 speed) are single use. Thank you for pointing that out, I wasn't aware of the distinction. I have however recently replaced a Powerlink on an 8 speed Sram chain because it was so loose af...
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 2274

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

For some reason or other I can't get Img links to work! Must be the Millenium Bug kicking in 19 years late! I've edited my post to include links to the photos.

Ian
by iandusud
1 Jan 2019, 7:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick link: time to replace?
Replies: 27
Views: 1244

Re: Quick link: time to replace?

Chains don't stretch, the rollers and pins wear, but I think if the lack of wear on the pins on a new quick link was an issue then the chain would be well beyond the point at which it needs renewing. However SRAM Powerlinks are supposed to be single use only and I have found them to become loose if ...
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 5:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: eBike Conversions - Go on, show us yours!
Replies: 66
Views: 6806

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

A while ago, I wrote an extensive blog post about tuning hub motors: https://etrike.wordpress.com/2016/07/22 ... tor-tuning ;).

A very informative article.

Ian
by iandusud
31 Dec 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 2274

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: 1270

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: 306

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: 2274

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: 66
Views: 6806

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: 2274

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: 2274

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: 2274

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: 2274

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: 2274

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: 2274

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...