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Aug
10
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
replying to myself... SS=single speed. just found what you are mentioning, i think... whiteind.com/singlespeedgearing/freewheels.html will investigate this solution. maybe i can retrofit the seal... ouch they are around $90
Aug
10
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
@zenbike sorry missed your comment on this one. care to explain the "use the correct grease" statement? also, what is the "SS version"? If I can buy a product or if it at least provide me with inspiration for my DIY project, it will be good news!
Aug
10
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
they do not have much pits. diameter of the ones i bothered to test was perfectly constant (only have precision caliper, no bearing template to test them all at once), but again, even if I buy a NEW freewheel, even if it's a premium new freewheel for $100, it will still need oil at least every 6months. there ought be a way to seal them... or so i hope :)
Aug
10
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
about the 3-4h. i had no idea what i was doing and had to open/clean each bearing twice :) knowing what i'm doing, it's faster then assembling ikea furniture.
Aug
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answered What's the best way to lift a bike onto a storage hook?
Aug
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comment Why don't bikes by auto manufacturers make it into bike shops or onto the streets?
I would buy that yellow renault. Also, two years ago BMW showed a hybrid bike that folded into the space for the spare tire. but i can't find it now.
Aug
9
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ those are good point but getting an ebay one would still require me to open up and lube it. even buying a new one, manufacturer says "re-lube twice a year". so there's no gain in getting a new one. Mine is a 5 speed hyperglade 14-30. it's difficult to get a new one like that. even something that costs 3x more than shimano, harriscyclery.net/product/…, requires oil twice a year. I'm trying to solve the oil leaking out problem EVEN if I get a new one.
Aug
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comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
@zenbike i put more info there. It's a BMX 5speed freewheel shimano MF-Z012. Btw, i'm still waiting for the slick honey oil you suggest on another question when i was still trying to remove said freewheel :)
Aug
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comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
@daniel i want to prevent oil from going out.
Aug
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comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ there's only one model shimano makes for my system. and it's awful. the high end models ($50 are no better). and redoing my freewheel twice (used grease the 1st time) took me around 3-4hours. but the question is about home-made oil seal.
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revised Home-made sealed freewheel?
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asked Home-made sealed freewheel?
Aug
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answered What to use to clean a derailleur?
Aug
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revised How do I bring an old bike up to speed?
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Aug
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comment How do I bring an old bike up to speed?
remember that 30yrs ago, little kids used to ride them without any problem :) but yes, new tech is way cooler. but i doubt he paid anything close to 300 on that.
Aug
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answered How do I bring an old bike up to speed?
Aug
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comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
So just because there are two levers instead of one it's bound to not work? does not make much sense.
Aug
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Aug
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comment ideal dérailleur height for a Deore on a Biopace?
thanks @zenbike. will lower it then. The back plate is way far away from the middle cog. I'm starting to guess that bike was used with a bigger front set before put the original back in.
Aug
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accepted ideal dérailleur height for a Deore on a Biopace?