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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Shahmatt
Cleaning and Regreasing Shimano Nexus 7 internals - Disassembly required?)

I have a question about regreasing a Nexus 7 hub.

If I soak the Nexus 7 internals in mineral spirits, turn the cogs about a bit while submerged, and brush it with an old tooth brush, would I be...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-16, 02:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,703
Posted By Shahmatt
I have a Oyama East Village. It rolls on its...

I have a Oyama East Village. It rolls on its drive wheels after folding, and so it's quite convenient to manage even though it weighs a whopping 16kgs unladen.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,287
Posted By Shahmatt
This forum and Youtube....! All the best!

This forum and Youtube....! All the best!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks for the great info!

Thanks for the great info!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks. Good info.

Thanks. Good info.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-20-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,511
Posted By Shahmatt
What is the oldest serviceable bicycle component you have?

The delivery man brought home our package. It was tied to the rack of his Raleigh bike.

I asked him how old it was. He replied 60 years. He had got it as a child, and the only thing that ever...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-20-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Shahmatt
We have high humidity here. I felt inclined...

We have high humidity here.

I felt inclined to cling wrap with some sort of moisture absorbant.

But maybe the best bet is a cool dry box.

I guess it's likely that the rubber is treated...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Shahmatt
Ok thanks. That's good to know!

Ok thanks. That's good to know!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Shahmatt
How long can I keep a tire in storage?

So I've got a pair of brand new Shwalbe Kojak's and one Marathon Plus. All spares, bought during my heavy commuting days, in case I damaged the ones already installed on my bikes.

Unfortunately...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,820
Posted By Shahmatt
I had the same experience with my 20" - 1.75"...

I had the same experience with my 20" - 1.75" Marathon tires. They just popped on so very easily compared to 16" - 1.35" width tires for my other bike.

I think the wider Marathons are easier to...
Forum: Recumbent 04-18-16, 09:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,852
Posted By Shahmatt
I have a Cruzbike conversion. It is the only bent...

I have a Cruzbike conversion. It is the only bent I have ever owned and tried. I guess because it is a FWD MBB type bike it would be quite different in character compared to conventional RWD bents. ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,308
Posted By Shahmatt
Ok. A regular 1 or 2TB drive then. Thanks very...

Ok. A regular 1 or 2TB drive then. Thanks very much for the advice all.

Much appreciated! :)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,308
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks to all for the useful comments. The...

Thanks to all for the useful comments.

The purpose of this hard disk is to keep a weekly off-site backup of my home working hard disk, in case of fire and such.

So the 1TB is necessary, or...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-14-16, 02:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,308
Posted By Shahmatt
Portable hard disks and cycling

I'm thinking about buying a portable hard disk to store stuff, but I am worried about all the vibrations and jolts that my bike is subject to during my commute. Vibrations and jolts are really not...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-03-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Shahmatt
Shimano Nexus 7 - Note about Right hand dust cap B rubbing issues

A note for those who may experience the same problem:

I could never push the 'Right Hand Dust Cap B' in to the hub shell enough so that it would sit properly. It would stick out asymmetrically and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-13-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,092
Posted By Shahmatt
I have a similar problem. The hub on my wheel is...

I have a similar problem. The hub on my wheel is a SG-3R40 - same as yours. But it got hit by rust (poor maintenance on my part). I tried searching for a replacement but found out that my particular...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,526
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks. I'll probably need to buy a new brake...

Thanks. I'll probably need to buy a new brake cable for the purpose, but intend to reuse my existing brake levers.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-07-16, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,526
Posted By Shahmatt
Pre-installation Q's for Nexus 3 - Roller brakes or no? Oil it or grease it?

After extensive searching, I finally found a 28 hole Nexus 3 hub to replace the existing rust pitted one on my wheel. It was tough sourcing this hub because the commonly available version has 36...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-21-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
Somehow I feel relieved that I won't have to put...

Somehow I feel relieved that I won't have to put it on life-support. Thanks for the opinion. I guess I can move forward now.

I suppose the same model of hub would be best if reusing the same rim...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-21-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
I got some mineral spirits and cleaned up the...

I got some mineral spirits and cleaned up the drive side bearing race. Found evidence of pitting in two areas.

Area 1 - damage on the race edge:
499684499685499686

Area 2 - there's slight...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-17-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
It doesn't look so bad as your photo. I've still...

It doesn't look so bad as your photo. I've still not got my cleaning liquids yet. Will report back after I get started on that.



I am indeed at fault for waiting so long. I only got into...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-15-16, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks. I don't have any cleaning liquid...

Thanks.

I don't have any cleaning liquid right now so a visit to the hardware store is in order.

Would a degreaser like isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) be alright to clean out the hub...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-15-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks. Learn something new every day!

Thanks. Learn something new every day!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-15-16, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
Thanks. I will try prying the cap out using my...

Thanks. I will try prying the cap out using my tire levers.



Removing the bearing race would need to be done as the two other bearing races that were removed from the drive side were both...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-14-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By Shahmatt
So the roller cog like thing is not screwed in?...

So the roller cog like thing is not screwed in? Can I use a flat head screwdriver to pry it out?
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