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09-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Shahmatt

Would not SA also use grease in some way? If so I...

Would not SA also use grease in some way? If so I guess the quality must be better.

Which begs the question if one were to use a thinner grease for Shimano's brakes would the performance improve?...
09-26-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Shahmatt

I see. That's a good point about the stays taking...

I see. That's a good point about the stays taking on sudden hard forces due to the modulation problem. One problem leads to another as it were.
09-26-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks for the info. I did not know about the...

Thanks for the info. I did not know about the modulation problem.

I guess rear roller brakes do not have modulation, but on a regular bike hard braking on the rear would not be useful.

But how...
09-26-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Shahmatt

Yes I do know about the heat dissipation problem....

Yes I do know about the heat dissipation problem. But i found that Shimano manufactures different models depending on the demand. Brakes expected to take on more loading have larger fins and hence...
09-26-19, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By Shahmatt

Pros and cons of roller brakes

I am planning to build a Python recumbent bike. Possibly start work next year so just researching now.

I was considering using Shimano roller brakes on both wheels as they seem simpler to...
Forum: Recumbent
09-25-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,639
Posted By Shahmatt

Looks like brand new! :lol: How quick can...

Looks like brand new! :lol:

How quick can you go on it?
09-18-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By Shahmatt

You might want to ask this question in the...

You might want to ask this question in the Bicycle Mechanics subforum.

For the first bike it must be a matter of syncing the lowest or highest gear on the hub with the shifter.

For the second...
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,632
Posted By Shahmatt

What he said. Also the sheer variety of...

What he said.

Also the sheer variety of designs out there makes for great commentary, innovation, experimentation and sustainable interest. In short it's a good hobby to get involved in.
09-09-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By Shahmatt

Looking at the specs of the hub, it seems to me...

Looking at the specs of the hub, it seems to me the wheel size could not be varied much for practical application as there is no intermediate cog.

First gear ratio is = 1.52
Fastest gear ratio =...
09-03-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,169
Posted By Shahmatt

Air resistance aside, wider tires are faster than...

Air resistance aside, wider tires are faster than narrower tires.

https://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/rolling_resistance
https://www.schwalbetires.com/wider_faster_page
08-26-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By Shahmatt

Happy to see you still continue to upload more...

Happy to see you still continue to upload more Youtube videos. You are probably the only man out there publishing comprehensive IGH stuff. I personally have benefited immensely. Thanks for your...
08-26-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks all for the comments. I do agree...

Thanks all for the comments.

I do agree that gifting tools could be a waste of time. I personally would hate to receive tools from others. But unfortunately this is more of a family initiative...
08-25-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By Shahmatt

Sadly I can't seem to find any reviews for the...

Sadly I can't seem to find any reviews for the bikes or hubs. Just a smattering of videos here and there.

I'm not terribly impressed by the Kervelo bikes actually as they seem to show slight...
08-25-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By Shahmatt

A nice find this. Since it's for unicycles I...

A nice find this. Since it's for unicycles I guess it works in reverse as well, sort of like a fixie? It doesn't seem to say in the specs.
08-25-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Shahmatt

He does car restorations as a hobby. He does...

He does car restorations as a hobby. He does industrial cooling work for a living - working on machines used to quick-freeze food stuffs like seafood, cold rooms and related stuff.

Sorry to hear...
08-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,162
Posted By Shahmatt

IGH directly powered by cranks

Recently I came across Kervelo's Kernel hub, an IGH on a wheel which can be directly powered by cranks.
https://www.kervelo.com/transmissions/gearhub-kernel-hub/

Wondering if there were similar...
08-24-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks all for the comments. It's a lot to digest...

Thanks all for the comments. It's a lot to digest but I'm slowly working on it.

Though I am based in Singapore my relative isn't. I was hoping to purchase from the US or Europe and have the set...
08-23-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,174
Posted By Shahmatt

General purpose spanner/wrench set

I'm looking to purchase a spanner or wrench set as a gift for a mechanic relative. It does not have to be bike specific, but as general as possible so that it can be used on cars and even machinery....
Forum: Recumbent
08-21-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,639
Posted By Shahmatt

Yes. It was a lovely conversion. Amongst the...

Yes. It was a lovely conversion. Amongst the first to try building off a foldie I think.
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,639
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks. Well the conversion kit was a...

Thanks.

Well the conversion kit was a product being sold by Cruzbike at the time. It was meant for mountain bikes though, but that didn't mean there weren't non MTB implementations.

Previous...
Forum: Recumbent
08-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,639
Posted By Shahmatt

Thought I'd share some photos of a Cruzbike...

Thought I'd share some photos of a Cruzbike Conversion kit recumbent I built in 2014.

I was looking for:

1. Foldable - for use on public transport
2. Rear suspension - for comfort
3. Internal...
04-18-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks Dan for your advice. On a previous...

Thanks Dan for your advice. On a previous occasion I had to replace the rubber dust cap because it was distorted and rubbed against the cog. I wonder if it has distorted again ever so slightly to...
04-18-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Shahmatt

Shimano internal gear hub help

Hi all, I have a problem with a Shimano Nexus 7 sg-7r46 hub which I would appreciate any advice on.

I've been using this hub for a while. In the old configuration the hub was linked directly to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,683
Posted By Shahmatt

We can only hope. 😀

We can only hope. 😀
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-17, 12:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,683
Posted By Shahmatt

It seems like the OP has abandoned this thread.

It seems like the OP has abandoned this thread.
11-29-16, 02:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

I found a multimeter to help in testing my light....

I found a multimeter to help in testing my light.

First I tested the battery terminals and got a very low, almost flat voltage on the battery.

I then plugged in the charger and tested the...
11-27-16, 03:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,558
Posted By Shahmatt

I like to go to Techmoan - Techmoan...

I like to go to Techmoan - Techmoan (http://www.techmoan.com) for action cam reviews.

I believe the Drift Stealth 2 is currently the best bang for buck helmet camera. I personally use a Nautilus...
11-23-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

I prefer lights that maintain the same level of...

I prefer lights that maintain the same level of light output even as the battery depletes. These ones are brightest on a new battery and steadily get dimmer as the battery depletes. I don't really...
11-21-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks. It seems like the type of light I'm...

Thanks. It seems like the type of light I'm looking for, but I'm thinking about spending less this time.




Thanks. I've got the red zone and I can see that it has a similar battery on the...
11-20-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks for the suggestions. The battery is sort...

Thanks for the suggestions. The battery is sort of glued in the case so I'll have to figure out how to get it unstuck first. It looks similar to those Ni-Cd 'AA' sized batteries - but with presumably...
11-19-16, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks for the suggestion. Worth considering as...

Thanks for the suggestion. Worth considering as the price is reasonable.


The mechanical mount is a good selling point.



The trouble is I can't diagnose the problem.

The problem is with...
11-17-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

Yeah I've noticed that USB charged lights are so...

Yeah I've noticed that USB charged lights are so much more common now.

I'm just looking for something to be seen with. A blinky will do. Side visibility is quite important.
11-16-16, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By Shahmatt

My front be-seen light is busted. Suggestions for a replacement?

After 3 years of service my Niteflux white zone 5 has stopped charging. I'm checking with Niteflux on whether it can be repaired.

Love this light but, if repair is not possible, I'm not sure if I...
Forum: Recumbent
11-15-16, 07:24 AM
11-14-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,551
Posted By Shahmatt

I have the same problem. Mind if I ask what...

I have the same problem. Mind if I ask what computer you've bought?
Forum: Recumbent
11-14-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,361
Posted By Shahmatt

Also, on the theme of safety, a recumbent will...

Also, on the theme of safety, a recumbent will normally allow you to go faster. Faster means you match vehicle speeds more easily.

Vehicles have more time to judge your position on approach and...
Forum: Recumbent
11-14-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,361
Posted By Shahmatt

Beautiful ride. Therapeutic to watch. The vehicle...

Beautiful ride. Therapeutic to watch. The vehicle with open boot at 9.50 didn't look very safe.

What were you averaging? 24mph?

What cycling computer is that?
Forum: Recumbent
11-14-16, 01:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,361
Posted By Shahmatt

The main reason I switched was for safety....

The main reason I switched was for safety. Recumbent riders get lots more space on the road! Even a low rider minus a flag is easily spotted. Just the unusual shape of the vehicle catches the eye.
Forum: Recumbent
11-10-16, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,457
Posted By Shahmatt

Really nice looking bike! I'm a sucker for the...

Really nice looking bike! I'm a sucker for the compact long wheel base or crank forward type bikes.

Btw, are we sure the front wheels are a 305 and not 349?

Also, I believe 45psi should be...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By Shahmatt

No set of recommendations would be complete...

No set of recommendations would be complete without Cruzbike being mentioned. Front wheel drive with a moving bottom bracket (FWD MBB) have advantages such as better climbing (though some dispute...
Forum: Recumbent
10-31-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,583
Posted By Shahmatt

I do this too. I have a compact elliptical dual...

I do this too. I have a compact elliptical dual ring setup which is actually front derailleur compatible though I have not investing in one. I find that I can decide what type of riding I'm going to...
Forum: Recumbent
10-26-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,583
Posted By Shahmatt

Well it's very much a recumbent I think - long...

Well it's very much a recumbent I think - long wheel base, delta trike or maybe a crank-forward.

If you could tell us the number of teeth on your chain-ring, and the number of teeth on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-16, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,566
Posted By Shahmatt

If salt is a problem then, after you buy your...

If salt is a problem then, after you buy your foldie, consider disassembling the hub and applying some extra grease to the outer bearings to keep water and salt from getting in.

That's because...
07-25-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,887
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: 69
Views: 17,338
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.
05-20-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,432
Posted By Shahmatt

This forum and Youtube....! All the best!

This forum and Youtube....! All the best!
04-20-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks for the great info!

Thanks for the great info!
04-20-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Shahmatt

Thanks. Good info.

Thanks. Good info.
04-20-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,071
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...
04-20-16, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
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...
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