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cycleclinic

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Apr 2020

Dad, husband cyclist, wheel builder and bike shop owner/importer.

http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk
http://www.velodistribution.co.uk

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  • in COVID-19
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    Your correct the pcr test detects the presence of segments of RNA from this virus. The virus itself may or may not be present or active. In a patient with active symptoms then they are likely to have active virus particles.

    Staying safe is my gripe. No one is ever truly safe. First we have to define what safe means. Also I am not in control if I contract this disease or even pass it on. I can and do observe the new normal way of life but that reduces the risk of contraction and transmission rather than removes it. I am also not in control of my symptoms if I contract it how serious it gets. So I cant stay "safe"whatever "safe" is supposed to mean. There is a risk of dying in being alive and that chance is slightly higher now but the risk of me dying is still very low. The whole reason why we isolating or distancing is to reduce the risk of transmission so when people do fall very I'll they can get the care they need to give them the best chance of survival. We not distancing for ourselves but for others. I think the normal pleasentaries are enough. New ones are not required. I shouldn't be annoyed about this but everyone anxieties are pilling up on top of each other. Thats something we will have to become mindful of.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Bad threads.had it before with sapim custom cut spokes.

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    You either have the wrong cone or the wrong ball size to get the cone to sit too far in. The cover is a dust shield. Oil port hole is the centre if the shell.

  • in General
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    It would be nice if I saw another cycle on a commute out here. I dont so this thread is a moot in Suffolk.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Not all hubs have steel freehubs. in fact my new hub wont because a steel freehub makes the wheel heavier and we all know that does not help sales. Thats sad but true. Also steel freehubs are more expensive to produce in small quantities. If your the size of shimano steel freehubs are cheaper. I'm not though.

    Part of the problem is doing jobs without the correct tools. I fit cassettes often and even I have to use a torque wrench to ensure I do the lockrings up enough. Too many think being a mechanic is cheaper than using a shop but they have not factored in tools. One chap this week said do you have a lockring tool. I said yes park tool fr-5. He said too expensive I'll only use it once. What about the torque wrench then. A good torque wrench is at least £50.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Novatec f482 but the NDS end cap is different

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    This reply is jot really aimed at you but is what I think I general on this topic. Torque your lockrings properly. All notching issues are down to insufficiently tightened lockrings. Which ever way you look at this, the lockring job is stop the cassette sprockets moving relative to the freehub body. If the sprockets can move when pedalling then the lockring is not tight enough. Anti bite guards and other gimmicks are just a sop to those who dont own a good torque wrench, or dont think they need to use one, or are scared of doing the lockring tighter. Shkmanos spec is 40 to 50 Nm. People have said to me who have notched a freehub "I dont feel comfortable doing it that tight". Sorry to be really blunt but if thats you dont work on your own bikes. Oddly enough I never seem to notch my shimano freehubs.

    Actually miche separate sprockets are a bit thicker than shimano (they use thinner spacers too) so the sprocket cant notch the freehub as much for the same load and lockring torque. Shimano in there infinate wisdom, use a thinner sprocket and thicker spacer so the cassette is lighter and then when the lockring is not done up properly the cassette notches the alloy freehub. Shimanos solution is steel or titanium freehub bodieswhich of course add weight.

    Moral is do the lockring up to 40 or 50Nm and the bite Mark's wont be deep and freehub life then equals the bearing life. Then anti bite guards wont be needed.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Why worry about rust. Lube and ride it will be fine.

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