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ijsbrand

Member since Jul 2017 • Last active May 2019
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    Weren't those blue roads ones you had to pay an entrance fee for to use them?

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    My 1980 Koga Miyata Gentstouring, in flatland 100k mode.

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    Bikes are demanded to have:
    a working brake,
    a bell,

    And when riding in the dark:
    a white light at the front,
    a red light & reflector at the back (can be one combined item),
    amber reflectors on both sides of the pedals,
    reflective stripes on the tyres, or wheel rims.

    There are hardly ever any checks done on these last demands*, just be sure to carry working lights.

    footnote:
    except for some places where the police force is training new staff, like I happen to live in.

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    Probably. However, the headset being there too might force you to put a spacer between such a bracket and the fork, in which case the front brake bolt might become too short, so you could need a longer nut for that.

    Also, the sheer length of an ixon iq might force you to use a spacer.

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    You do know that the pictures posted there might not show what you get?

    The maker's name given - Runchita - apparently also makes Wiggle's own brand DHB. So, I'd reckon, you'd get something that may look like the original, but has a bad zipper, a weird fit, and tight elastic in the sleeves - based on the one jersey I bought there, I honestly did not know was ripping off a known brand.

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    The Alfine/Nexus 8 or 11 speed hubs are silent. A Sturmey Archer 3-speed is not. Which may seem like a small detail, but for me it was not.

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    There are several different tools that can spread the rear dropouts. This one works well to cold set old steel frames to a bigger permanent width as well.

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    I made one from a cheap stainless steel cheese slicer. It works well.

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    The long ones easily break from metal fatigue -- aluminium is not the right metal for such brackets.

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    The dip indeed is meant to flush out any particles. I only grease the rollers on the outside of the gear system though, with standard lithium grease.

    Have not had to do anything about the standard wheel hub bearings. And should it come to that, as older wheels might do, you'd need to take the gear bit apart.

    Sheldon Brown has the service manual online: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/nexus8/indeĀ­x.htm

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