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Aug
29
answered Need a bright headlight for offroad, UK
Aug
29
answered What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
Aug
29
comment What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
wd40 is not a lubricant! it will eventually makes things worse.
Aug
29
comment What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
if you start to turn the crancks backwards very slowly, does it push the chain forward or does it freewheel perfectly? if it pushes the chain, you may need grease in the bearings, or a weekly oiling of the freewheel
Aug
22
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
the pawls are fine even on my old one. the cogs too. The issue is the lack of 'freewheeling' when coasting or backpedaling. If there's not much momentum it will sometimes slightly drag the chain forward just enough to keep hiting my frame. I do add oil every now and then (3-4wk). I tried adding grease, but it generates even more drag.
Aug
22
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
Even if i buy a new one, the manufacturer recomends i lube it every 6months or less (BMX forums everyone lube the nonsealed free[wheels/hubs] everytime they lube the chain) so i'm trying to think on a long term solution. i don't want to replace a very good working piece just because it's missing oil every year.
Aug
22
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
Amount of drag, even if minimal, drags the chain on the frame. also i have a 5sp 13-30 that i'm very found of :)
Aug
11
comment How do you remember which rack you have left your bike in?
in LA you have that problem with cars. I saw that scene at berkley and stanford only
Aug
10
comment Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
#2 could be achieved by never changing gears. It does not solve the problem. It's like saying you will never write because you don't like when pencil points breaks.
Aug
10
answered Why are frame pads no longer readily available?
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
10
answered What's the best way to lift a bike onto a storage hook?
Aug
10
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
9
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
9
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
@daniel i want to prevent oil from going out.
Aug
9
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.