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Sam

Member since Jun 2007 • Last active Sep 2021

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    Yeah. Pretty sure all SRAM cranksets need to have the pedal washer installed.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I can answer my own question ^^

    The hub shell had separated from the outer casing on the drive side. Basically the only things holding it together were the axle and spoke tension.

    Could possibly glue it, I’d have to line it up bang on due to the spoke holes, but I’d forever be constantly worried of it coming apart again.

    Picked up a damaged rear wheel off eBay and rebuilt my rim and spokes onto the new hub.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Have a vid. Ignore the movement at the rim, it’s hard to try to keep the bike steady when pushing and pulling, so at times the movement is exaggerated.

    Toward the end you can see the movement between hub and sprockets. Sprockets remain steady, hub moves.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    After some help. Now, I'm no expert, but I've done plenty of bike maintenance, including rear hub/freehub disassembly/reassembly.

    I picked up a second hand set of Shamal Ultras a few months. Hardly any wear to brake track, span smoothly etc. Couple of weeks ago I had some instances of where the pawls go 'bang', when they don't quite bite first time. Opened up the freehub to find a broken spring.

    At the same time, I took the axle out to clean everything up. Put it all back together, and now I have a very annoying bit of play. Not the sort of play where you can feel it knocking at the rim and just tighten down the adjustable cone, but between the hub and freehub. There's no knocking, but if you pull and push hard enough at the rim you can create the play I mention. Tightening the cone down as far as I can makes no difference, other than a rough running wheel.

    I even removed the whole axle/bearings/freehub from an older Zonda that had no play in the wheel at all, and get exactly the same result. So the issue must be something in the hub. Could it be a worn out cup?

    The real annoying thing is I'm not certain whether I had this play before I took it apart. If you gently waggle the rim you get no play whatsoever.

    Thanks in advance for any input!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Flipping hell Veddy, you haven’t bought another one have you?

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    Gurd Muller. Fantastic striker. RIP.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Bad luck mate. Next year! 💪🏼

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Taken off recently bought bike, worked absolutely perfectly. Hoods still in decent shape, some scratches to brake levers.

    £20 posted.

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