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le_james

Member since Jan 2016 • Last active Oct 2021
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Web developer. Musician. Cyclist.

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks @user74931 that looks good. I tried an oversized spacer behind my cassette, to the point I could only just screw the screw it together, and there was no play around the cassette so what remains must be from the free hub.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks both. I finally managed to get out to the garage. The smallest sprocket is definitely sitting properly, but it still took adding a slim spacer behind the cassette to remove that play that allowed the cassette to split.

    With it all back together, both on the bench and with the wheel in the frame, I now see a bit of play which I think is coming from the free hub body, as the cassette is now moving as one. Does that look right? Tricky to video as everything seems to move, but hopefully it is visible.

    https://youtu.be/KEs1p60Bqao

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    I'll take it apart again when i get home today and double check that. The cassette has 1-2-3 and 4-5-6 in two groups, the singles for the rest. All the midway spacers are present and correct.

    I did manage to get a 1mm spacer from my LBS at lunch time today, so if checking the smallest cog doesn't prove to be the issue, I'll try rebuilding it with that spacer and see where that gets me.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hey,

    I noticed a bit of a clunk when coming back on to the pedals after coasting the other day. This is a bike I haven't ridden much since I built it, but I don't remember it from when I fitted the cassette. I've taken it all apart and nothing looks damaged, and all parts are present.

    Gripping the cassette, I can wobble it. There's only a very slight wobble on the free hub when the cassette is removed, and no discernible play if I wobble the wheel while in the frame.

    Cassette is a CS-M8000 11 speed Deore XT, on a FH-M8010 rear hub. Both mountain bike parts, so no spacer required like it would with a road hub, but it feels like I need another spacer in there.

    Anything else I should check? Or, if I go down the additional spacer route, what do I need?

    Thanks.

    https://youtu.be/vN4FzrE5P8I

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Space, mostly. It currently finishes about 20cm below that new door, then minus the joist height, set on slab pillars, with a membrane of some sort to stop anything growing.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That looks just the thing for that gap. Pretty sure something like that went in when the walls were repaired, but the floor was left like that.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I chopped out a window to create a door. Doors now fitted, but I have some internal gaps to make good.

    What product do I need do make that little transition on to the bricks smooth? Something that doesn't mind being laid thin? Would be good if I can use the same thing for the bigger hole that was once the cavity.

  • in COVID-19
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    My place wants all staff back in as of the 19th, but with 50% WFH allowance going forward. I've liked working from home, and we had the best financial year to date while everyone was wfh, so the company definitely still operates.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Arrived yesterday, thank you very much @SideshowBob.

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