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11-13-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,189
Posted By Kovkov

Sturmey Archer AW 46x21.

Sturmey Archer AW 46x21.
09-29-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,913
Posted By Kovkov

I would remove all the pawls 1. Even more...

I would remove all the pawls

1. Even more silent
2. You already know it won’t engage so You won’t ride and won’t have an accident because of it.

Win-win

:D
09-24-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Kovkov

The only bicycle related chirpy sounds i...

The only bicycle related chirpy sounds i expirienced so far came from chains that need some lubrication.

Edit: Didn‘t notice the coasting part, sorry.
09-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Kovkov

https://bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/index.html...

https://bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/index.html

I‘m very happy with it.
09-05-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Kovkov

The only thing i see is that the cotters are...

The only thing i see is that the cotters are „reversed“. I don‘t think that‘s a big deal generally and also shouldn‘t cause the feeling you describe. I have this feeling sometimes when i start riding...
08-05-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Kovkov

I can confirm that. I have one that does.

I can confirm that. I have one that does.
07-23-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,600
Posted By Kovkov

If i‘d like to ride it i restore. If not i don‘t...

If i‘d like to ride it i restore. If not i don‘t buy it in the first place.
05-29-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Kovkov

Exactly. I had one where the ball ring...

Exactly.
I had one where the ball ring (freewheel bearing) and driver races were in such a bad shape that i caused ghost pedalling.
05-29-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Kovkov

I had a similar looking one (bought from a...

I had a similar looking one (bought from a serious seller tough but marked „budget“). There the pin just bent instead of pushing the chain pin out.
05-26-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Kovkov

if it helps, all my 36h aw wheels are 3 cross.

if it helps, all my 36h aw wheels are 3 cross.
04-21-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Kovkov

There seem to splines on the inside where a...

There seem to splines on the inside where a remover tool should fit. I think the splined Reginas use the same tool (VAR-RL-40100) as the older narrow Atoms
04-09-21, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Kovkov

As far as i know even a nick can be serious on cf...

As far as i know even a nick can be serious on cf bicycle specially on the fork.
03-26-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By Kovkov

Or a Shimano CN HG 40. I use it on 2 bikes with a...

Or a Shimano CN HG 40. I use it on 2 bikes with a 5 cog freewheel.
03-02-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Kovkov

Exactly!

Exactly!
02-24-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Kovkov

Thats sounds like it‘s a fixed cup of a classic...

Thats sounds like it‘s a fixed cup of a classic cup and cone BB. Of all the parts one can remove from a bike that‘s probably the toughest. Search for „fixed cup removal“ there are a few very good...
02-09-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kovkov

Sweat for example is safe for baby skin but will...

Sweat for example is safe for baby skin but will (as described in the white powder thread) corrode through aluminium in no time.
01-18-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By Kovkov

If the chain and the rd are ok the only thing i...

If the chain and the rd are ok the only thing i can think of is a compromised hanger or that the wheel slipped forward. For the latter to happen it would need horizontal dropouts or the dropouts...
01-02-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kovkov

Shoelaces do nice ticks 😉.

Shoelaces do nice ticks 😉.
12-31-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By Kovkov

I once „saved“ such a rim. Means bent it back...

I once „saved“ such a rim. Means bent it back over an edge of a table and retrued it. But i never rode it and never will.
12-12-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kovkov

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1150536...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1150536-visited-guy-who-has-all-bikes-world.html

😉
12-11-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By Kovkov

There is a place in Avenches, Switzerland where...

There is a place in Avenches, Switzerland where all the Weinmann brakes are:

...
12-08-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,277
Posted By Kovkov

1956 Alpa Special

1956 Alpa Special
11-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,837
Posted By Kovkov

The solution is 2x5 drivetrains maximum, thus...

The solution is 2x5 drivetrains maximum, thus chains that bend less and steel cogs.
11-29-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,837
Posted By Kovkov

This sounds like something that was tried out...

This sounds like something that was tried out already somewhere in 1902
and dismissed.
11-17-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,208
Posted By Kovkov

Put bike into the sun. Wait until the dirt is...

Put bike into the sun. Wait until the dirt is dry. Go ride paris-roubaix in nice, dry weather :D.
11-13-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,526
Posted By Kovkov

Quality and simplicity.

Quality and simplicity.
11-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,518
Posted By Kovkov

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will ...

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will
float. But beware. That would also mean that Your bike is a witch :D

https://youtu.be/X2xlQaimsGg
10-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Kovkov

Mine is a condor too. Those braze on stops a...

Mine is a condor too. Those braze on stops a quite common here in Switzerland. Allegro and Tigra used them too.
10-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By Kovkov

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze...

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze the tube again :D.
10-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/200bffee_143b_4123_9c6f_86a7d84365d7_4aac685b6242d091945a8c1d5b30c6cf95992f48.jpeg
It would also fit in here i guess
10-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By Kovkov

A 3/32 chainring should work. Might be that on...

A 3/32 chainring should work. Might be that on that particular one you‘ll get some chain rub on the chainguard when on the smalest cog an the rear.
10-15-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Kovkov

There are no indexed derailleurs (except...

There are no indexed derailleurs (except positron?). The indexing happens at the shifter. There are only index compatible derailleurs. Means they have a compatible pull ratio to a particular indexed...
10-12-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,110
Posted By Kovkov

That‘s a very odd head badge and cilo font. Might...

That‘s a very odd head badge and cilo font. Might be an export model, never saw anything like that here in switzerland.
09-28-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Kovkov

Newer Dunlop valves don‘t use the rubber hose...

Newer Dunlop valves don‘t use the rubber hose anymore.
08-28-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Kovkov

Try threadless bb from velo orange or yst.

Try threadless bb from
velo orange or yst.
08-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,921
Posted By Kovkov

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced...

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced this is the best option (when installed and removed with a dedicated press) The part that wears out is the small cheap cotter pin. No worn out...
08-25-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Kovkov

As far as i know you can even buy the internal...

As far as i know you can even buy the internal part alone. At least for sturmey archer hubs.
08-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By Kovkov

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?
08-20-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,136
Posted By Kovkov

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend...

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend it back. It even shifted between the 2 smallest cogs afterwards.
08-19-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,309
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/6a3184a4_1caa_45e7_9140_87d5082ac938_1387a98872f2859b2577f3c93178e21b5c32c2a5.jpeg
This would be to much tension 😉
08-19-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Kovkov

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of...

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of it on ebay. Whith proper maintenance the bb won’t go and then there’s also threadless cartridge bottom brackets.
08-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By Kovkov

What i would do: - New tires and tubes -...

What i would do:

- New tires and tubes
- new brake pads
- new cables and housings
- new balls and fresh grease in all bearings.
- if elongated: new chain
- if used for longer rides: brooks...
08-15-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Kovkov

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would...

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would explain why it spins forward.
07-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Kovkov

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn...

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough...
07-03-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By Kovkov

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue. ...

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue.

I have 6 different aw’s (1956-1977) in regular use and never had any of them slip into that position.
07-02-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,375
Posted By Kovkov

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably...

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably one from the 50ies.
06-28-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Kovkov

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame...

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame builder with that name. Judging by the geometry and paintjob this frame is from an era where most swiss frame building companies didn‘t exist any more. I...
06-04-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,747
Posted By Kovkov

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar...

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar or the frame itself. Did You isolate the bb area ad the culprit just by ear or did You do some other testing?
06-04-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,473
Posted By Kovkov

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.
06-02-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,700
Posted By Kovkov

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i want...

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i
want indexing i go Sturmey Archer AW.
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