• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • New Rear Wheel

    October 18th, 2008
    bikes
    My bike is now a three speed. And it is capable of stopping in the rain. I am much in favor of both of these. On thursday I got the wheel and it turned out to be 622mm instead of 635mm. I considered trying to get a different wheel, but with the advice of some people online decided that the 13mm wasn't too much and I could try putting a wide (and so also tall) tire on it. This morning I put it on, and it seems great.

    Some thoughts on the process of wheel replacement. Taking off the wheel was harder than it should have been because I didn't remember that non-derailleur bikes use master link chains. So I tried to move the hub towards the pedals enough to get the chain off, and I succeeded, but it was harder than it needed to be. In removing the wheel I had to remove part of the chain guard as well. I think if I'd remembered about the master link I would not have needed to, but as it was I did. That was annoying.

    One interesting thing about the bike is that the fork ends are not drop outs but instead rear facing. Sort of annoying, but not really a problem. Maybe makes it more reliable?

    The hub is a SRAM Spectro T3, which looks like it's a pretty good one. It has three speeds (186% range from messing with the sheldon brown gear calculator) and a coaster brake. The people I got it from included a traditional style sturmey archer shifter and cable which were ideal. Which is good, as the standard SRAM shifter for the T3 is a handlebar twist one which wouldn't have fit my bike at all. One thing I like a lot about the shifter is that it is unlabeled and shiny. The old ones with red lettering were ok, but I really like things that don't actually need labels to be blank. The gears seem like they're placed well, but we'll see tomorrow when I try them.

    Gear Gain fractions Percentages
    1 0.734 -22.6%
    2 1.000 direct drive
    3 1.362 +36.2%

    Comment via: facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Be less scared of overconfidence

    deferring to markets • deferring to experts • deferring to low-information heuristics • why they fail • blindness to outliers • what to do instead

    via benkuhn.net November 30, 2022

    Corncob Dolls

    I went to a farm and at the farm I got to see a corncrib and the corn that had fell out of the corncrib that no one wanted I got to use my fingers to take off the corn kernels and once the cobs were empty I put them in a bag and then once I got back to the…

    via Anna Wise's Blog Posts November 7, 2022

    Light Switch

    When I got my loft bed it was just so annoying every morning to have to get out of bed, climb down the ladder, turn the light on, and climb back up, just so I could see stuff. I decided to make a string for my light switch because I really wanted to be abl…

    via Lily Wise's Blog Posts November 7, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact