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iamalex

Member since Feb 2016 • Last active Aug 2019
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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Would you mind if I took a DM of that food list? I'm in NY next week with my partner and it would be great to have some recommendations to try between working.

    Tried Katz last summer - was epic. Queue was massive until a rainstorm hit and everyone bolted so we strolled straight in.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    There’s some play in my chainset/BB assembly, I think it’s the axle, what do you think?

    Rotor 2InPower chainset, 30mm axle, and a Chris King PF30 BB in a Focus Izalco Max frameset. Everything stripped, cleaned and pressed back in/greased.

    If I hold the end of each crank arm and push/pull toward the frame there is a small but definite clunk+creak and small amount of movement through the BB. No movement between arms and axle it seems. BB bearings seem fine. BB looks pressed in correctly. Rotor preload washer tightened. Overtightening the preload temporarily doesn’t stop the issue. That clunk grows to a constant creak when actually cycling.

    The only thing that looks worrisome is some wear patches on the axle. Not gouges but material definitely looks worn away. Sound knackered?

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    More weird if you’re also a designer in London!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Yeah, I’d read about that and checked the cassette first thing this morning. Marine greased the splines and between each block of cogs. With that and adjusting the chainset preload things have quietened down a little... for now.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    That’s very kind, thanks for the offer! We’ve got Solidworks and a 3D printer in the office so I’ll have a bash when I get some free time.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks for the link. Of all the bearings the freehub ones looks to be the easiest to replace.

    Just saw your 3D printed bearing press ends, great idea, might have a go too.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    There appears to be some play in my DT Swiss 240 freehub - if I hold the largest cassette sprocket I can rock/flex it side to side about 1.5mm. When I opened up and cleaned/greased a month ago I could feel some movement in the freehub body.

    Is this normal movement and not worn?
    Time for a new freehub body?

    240s Road Disc hubs have about 20000km+ of 4 season use.
    Dura Ace cassette is 2000km old.

    I’m chasing the cause of drivechain noise when in the largest 3 cassette sprockets + little ring + steep climbs. Will be regreasing pedal threads, through axles, axle/frame/dropouts, chain ring bolts, hanger, check b-screw etc tomorrow. Drivechain already spotless. BB pulled and serviced. Thought maybe freehub was part of the problem.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Shall do! I was on a raw carbon Izalco disc - doesn’t quite have the same wow factor

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Spotted commuting southbound along Kennington Rd yesterday evening? Bike looks awesome.

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