Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 8 May 2008.
Well yeah, we're not archeologists
Good to know HED are decent people and like to help.
haha ! well TBH it's a very standard technology that they are still using today. Apparently they still refuse to use sealed bearings in all units too, swearing by the old loose ball tech.
Which is what saved me. If that were sealed bearing? you can't get the ones they used on the same version of the wheel with sealed bearings. So it could have been a very expensive ornament, but instead is very cheap to repair. Now I need to get my head around using tubular tyres. I have a feeling that's going to piss me off a smidge. I would be worried about that, but I ride it on sunny days only on a beach path only. I've never ever had a puncture in the 6 years I have been riding it.
Now you've bloody gone and done it
Right? I will probably find every bit of glass and dog **** I can now
I only ride the cycle lane on the beach path though. Which is meticulously cleaned every day. I suppose it would be lawsuit city if a kid got hurt.
It only took me about four days to realise the disc brake would not longer work god I am such a dunky sometimes. I did buy a posh Campagnolo brake for the front about two years ago but never got around to fitting it. It's a black TT brake. Sadly it doesn't fit the rear, and I can not find a TT brake for the rear, only the front. Sooo, I got a new front brake for £25. Which I thought was decent, because it too is Campy.
It's certainly nice and chunky.
Right. It is now time to make the whole damn bike killer. To add to the parts I got already. A rear tubular tyre.
25c, same as I have now. I bought two of these clinchers for the front by mistake, but they were £12. I will gladly have a spare at that price.
Again, 25c. Oddly enough the only thing that's shot and manky are the grips. So I got these.
Whilst I am there I am going to ditch the horrid cheap Avid levers I bought for £12. I wanted Paul levers, but they are £90 each. Instead I got some BLB levers. I have a strong suspicion these are made by Paul, as BLB (Brick Lane Bikes, Brixton) are the main distro for Paul. Either way they are lovely CNC levers and £33 each. I got them in white, pic is of the silver.
Then stuff I have to have, like proper grease for the wheel bearings and freehub.
Tub tape for the rear tyre.
And a freehub cog lock tool and chain whip.
There's a rather wonderful chap I use to fix mine, should you ever get a pop in one and require a mend.
Got a front wheel. Was only £30. Decent hub too.
Should be super light too.
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