Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Sun 1/Feb/15 5:26pm

Yep, it's leaking. If it was the air-can you'd notice a loss of air pressure.
May as well wait until it runs out of oil or you've got some spare time to send it in for service.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby mudlover/hater on Sun 1/Feb/15 6:09pm

shmoodiver wrote:What calculator?


https://leonard.io/edd/
http://www.prowheelbuilder.com/spokelengthcalculator/

I had a look at Sheldon Brown but surely I don't have to sine my brain on and go into a maths tangent.... :cool:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 2/Feb/15 6:56am

Wobbler wrote:looks like dhx is jizzing oil from what could be the air can or the poopedal level and migrating

needs a rebuild yes?



Install CC DBAir upgrade kit.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Mon 2/Feb/15 7:49am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
Wobbler wrote:looks like dhx is jizzing oil from what could be the air can or the poopedal level and migrating

needs a rebuild yes?



Install CC DBAir upgrade kit.


Its that the one that needs to get rebuild right away :eh:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Mon 2/Feb/15 7:52am

Wobbler wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:
Wobbler wrote:looks like dhx is jizzing oil from what could be the air can or the poopedal level and migrating

needs a rebuild yes?



Install CC DBAir upgrade kit.


Its that the one that needs to get rebuild right away :eh:


Lol because that one time
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Mon 2/Feb/15 9:24am

wachtourak wrote:
Wobbler wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:
Wobbler wrote:looks like dhx is jizzing oil from what could be the air can or the poopedal level and migrating

needs a rebuild yes?



Install CC DBAir upgrade kit.


Its that the one that needs to get rebuild right away :eh:


Lol because that one time

Better not have been at a band camp...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Farm on Sat 7/Feb/15 11:57am

This isn't really a mechanical question but someone here might have a good idea.
I left a wheel with tubeless goo in the tyre sitting in the garage for a year. Goo has leaked out and is stuck to the spokes and rim like stalagmites.
The tyre was hard to get on and off anyway, now it's like a cold cheese toasted sandwich.
Could I pour boiling water or something over it to try and clean up the mess and make tyre removal easier?
Or should I just continue sitting in the driveway picking at it with a plastic tool?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby beater32 on Sat 7/Feb/15 12:11pm

Hot water and baking soda might do it.Or cut the tyre off !
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Sat 7/Feb/15 12:24pm

I've tried all sorts of stuff to soak tubeless goo out, with little success. It does peel off with a lot of hassle.

I think you need a silicone solvent.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Farm on Sat 7/Feb/15 12:52pm

Thanks. I'll try some hot water and then some IPA. It's a practically brand new tyre but I have already considered cutting it off.
:cry:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby thelivo on Sun 8/Feb/15 10:20pm

Hey folks - do shimano mtb shifters work with the road derailleurs?
Someone I know has a few health issues so wants to run a flatbar for the masters class he races in. He is currently on some aging tiagra but wants to upgrade a little. Is there a tried and tested way to get flatbar controls for something like 105?

Thanks
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Sun 8/Feb/15 10:27pm

IIRC 9spd and older will but not 10spd and newer
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby thelivo on Sun 8/Feb/15 10:36pm

slidecontrol wrote:IIRC 9spd and older will but not 10spd and newer


OK thanks - thinking about it he could just put an XT drivetrain on with 2x using his road compact crankset?
How about brakes? Needs to be road calipers - will mtb levers pull the right amount of cable?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Sun 8/Feb/15 10:40pm

the crank thing might be ok, not confident on the brakes, I knows Avid do road amd mtb versions of the BB7 caliper because of that issue.

hopefully someone more experienced will chime in soon
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