Road only, but I just discovered that some smartass glued the tub with tape only on one half of it. It basically fell off from the rim when flat, so.. good for me that I haven't dieded on some sharp turn before I've got the flat.
Bastard rounded off bolt that just disintegrated when I tried to cut a flathead into it. Drilled it with the hand drill down the middle and squeezed it together a bit then unscrewed it. Good job it wasn’t seized as well.
I cleaned my Brompton a while back and spotted this 16^W15-tooth sprocket; a bit of light filing → bottle opener. It isn’t very comfortable, perhaps I should strategically round off some of the remaining teeth.
Bike has done ~5,000km, but I reckon the cogs could be a bit more robust.
Definitely needs moar work unless you're starting a gofundme, in which case you can use the diy aspect as a selling point.
Rear light bracket V1.0.
Pinched off of fb
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Front looks like a death sentence sooner or later. Rear like a at least paint damage if no structural damage. Big no no.
Oosht. Don't think I'm quite there yet
Not entirely relevant but this just popped up on Twitter.
That’ll be fine as long as speeds don’t exceed walking pace. I hope there’s some copydex under there.
Might have posted this elsewhere on the forum, but thought I'll contribute it to this thread.
This came in to the bike shop a while ago.
That'll be fine. Just don't brake on the bits with the tape.
Grips too grippy? Problem solved.
maybe just protecting their Portuguese cork or Brooks grips...
i dont understand you human
I'd like to point out that this isn't my bike, spotted it locked up.
Complete with diagram:
I’ve got a outer bearing race stuck in a hub that this might work with, cheers!
Anyone got a rivnut tool? I need to perpetrate a bodge...
Noted. Handy. Ta.
Couldn't find the proprietary tool to adjust sturmey archer drum brake hub (I did look online, and asked around, unsuccessfully) so I bought a crappy £1 adjustable spanner and cut/filed it to suit purpose... Now someone is going to point me to the correct SA tool I bet...
Who cares if they do? You’ve got an adjustable tool that might be useful for similar nuts of different sizes and it cost you a quid :-)
Rivnuts done. Got the hang of how to bodge them by fourth one. Could do a beater job now, but that’s how it always goes isn’t it?
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