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scraplab

Member since Aug 2015 • Last active May 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I used the Sturmey Archer official hub grease on some parts and a wet chain oil on others. But I guess the pawls sticking is the issue...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I've got a 3 speed Sturmey Archer SRF3 hub, which I recently overhauled after sounding pretty grotty. I replaced a pawl spring on the gear ring assembly, and cleaned and relubricated the whole thing.

    It's running very smoothly now, but occasionally the freewheel won't engage immediately after coasting. The pedals spin for a couple of rotations before the freewheel reengages. I can't see any suggestions about this issue in the service manual. I've experienced it most commonly, but not exclusively, shifting down between 3rd and 2nd gear. It's fine once it's engaged and pedalling - doesn't slip.

    Has anyone got any suggestions of where should I be looking in the hub to fix this?

  • in General
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    My wife had her 2016 Genesis Columbia Road (Large) stolen last night from outside the bus stops near Stratford station. Car jack through the lock. :(

    It's light blue, with a Pelago rasket and mounts for both rear and front child seats. If you happen to see it, let me know!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’ve had this a couple of times. It’s easy to knock the clip on the way onto the pannier, and then for it work loose and slip around. It’s never popped off the rail though.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I had the first generation Hooded Rain Jacket, and while it looks great, it didn't perform well. The hood was designed for helmet clearance, and the cords didn't hold it tight without - they just slipped every few minutes. Also there was no rigid brim, so it just dripped on my forehead in anything other than light rain.

    It's a GoreTex Paclite type material - which isn't very durable.

    I don't know if any of this got fixed in the second generation, but I switched to a Patagonia Torrentshell for commuting (after trying and returning the Commuter jacket). Not as breathable, but 1/3 of the price and probably will last longer.

    Still love my Softshell though, but only gets a few outings a year when it's cold enough.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think I’ve got a spare one of these if you need it.

  • in Rides & Races
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    This was super fun. Great route with loads of twisty single track and fast farm paths. Joined some dots in my knowledge of London/Epping outskirts. Recommended if there’s another!

  • in Rides & Races
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    All sorted now, thanks folks.

  • in Rides & Races
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    @psg1ben I'd love a ticket if it's still available? Could do with one more for a friend if anyone has one?

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