Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Wed 11/Feb/15 9:33am

You could get a spring made, I got a mr dirt one made for around a hundy clams in the end. I think it was from superior springs in chch but its been a few years now.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Wed 11/Feb/15 10:28am

Percy Pig wrote:Random question time! :withstupid:

Do any of you fine Bicycle Mechanic like Gentlemen know if it is possible to fit a Marzocchi 888 spring into a Shiver? :eh:
I know it wont be a straight swap, just wondering if anyone has looked at the possibility of such a swapsies.
I am having difficulty sourcing a heavy spring for Teh Shiver of Doom, not surprising considering its been 10 years since they made any, but 888 ones seem to be readily available.


What's the length, diameter and rate?
Manitou Travis coil springs are still available.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 11/Feb/15 10:58am

Dougal wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:Random question time! :withstupid:

Do any of you fine Bicycle Mechanic like Gentlemen know if it is possible to fit a Marzocchi 888 spring into a Shiver? :eh:
I know it wont be a straight swap, just wondering if anyone has looked at the possibility of such a swapsies.
I am having difficulty sourcing a heavy spring for Teh Shiver of Doom, not surprising considering its been 10 years since they made any, but 888 ones seem to be readily available.


What's the length, diameter and rate?
Manitou Travis coil springs are still available.

No idea!
I'll have to pull them out and measure them. :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Wed 11/Feb/15 1:30pm

Percy Pig wrote:
Dougal wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:Random question time! :withstupid:

Do any of you fine Bicycle Mechanic like Gentlemen know if it is possible to fit a Marzocchi 888 spring into a Shiver? :eh:
I know it wont be a straight swap, just wondering if anyone has looked at the possibility of such a swapsies.
I am having difficulty sourcing a heavy spring for Teh Shiver of Doom, not surprising considering its been 10 years since they made any, but 888 ones seem to be readily available.


What's the length, diameter and rate?
Manitou Travis coil springs are still available.

No idea!
I'll have to pull them out and measure them. :)

Allegedly a stock medium spring is 30.8mm diameter, 335mm long, wire diameter is 3.77mm.
I'm pretty sure mine have the stock springs, at least I hope so... :paranoid: :blush:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby sifter on Thu 12/Feb/15 4:26pm

thelivo wrote:
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?


I'm pretty sure I've got a 9-speed Ultegra derailleur on my commuter with trigger shifters...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Simonius_Titius on Thu 12/Feb/15 5:41pm

The MTB front derailleur & front shifter pull a whole lot more cable per click than a road one.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 12/Feb/15 7:19pm

Percy Pig wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:
Dougal wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:Random question time! :withstupid:

Do any of you fine Bicycle Mechanic like Gentlemen know if it is possible to fit a Marzocchi 888 spring into a Shiver? :eh:
I know it wont be a straight swap, just wondering if anyone has looked at the possibility of such a swapsies.
I am having difficulty sourcing a heavy spring for Teh Shiver of Doom, not surprising considering its been 10 years since they made any, but 888 ones seem to be readily available.


What's the length, diameter and rate?
Manitou Travis coil springs are still available.

No idea!
I'll have to pull them out and measure them. :)

Allegedly a stock medium spring is 30.8mm diameter, 335mm long, wire diameter is 3.77mm.
I'm pretty sure mine have the stock springs, at least I hope so... :paranoid: :blush:


If you like E-mail me at work, and I will find out what I can.

dean AT wideopen.co.nz
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Thu 12/Feb/15 10:40pm

pushbikerider wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:
Dougal wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:Random question time! :withstupid:

Do any of you fine Bicycle Mechanic like Gentlemen know if it is possible to fit a Marzocchi 888 spring into a Shiver? :eh:
I know it wont be a straight swap, just wondering if anyone has looked at the possibility of such a swapsies.
I am having difficulty sourcing a heavy spring for Teh Shiver of Doom, not surprising considering its been 10 years since they made any, but 888 ones seem to be readily available.


What's the length, diameter and rate?
Manitou Travis coil springs are still available.

No idea!
I'll have to pull them out and measure them. :)

Allegedly a stock medium spring is 30.8mm diameter, 335mm long, wire diameter is 3.77mm.
I'm pretty sure mine have the stock springs, at least I hope so... :paranoid: :blush:


If you like E-mail me at work, and I will find out what I can.

dean AT wideopen.co.nz

Roger! :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Sims on Thu 19/Feb/15 9:03pm

Can someone confirm for me that the newer generation of shimano road callipers no longer use a cable ferrell? E.g. the cable just goes directly into the barrel adjuster...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Thu 19/Feb/15 9:14pm

Correct, has been that way since Dura-ace 7900/Ultegra 6700/105 5700 at least, so generation prior to the newest
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Sims on Thu 19/Feb/15 10:10pm

wachtourak wrote:Correct, has been that way since Dura-ace 7900/Ultegra 6700/105 5700 at least, so generation prior to the newest

Kind regards, good sir :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby ButtersNZ on Fri 20/Feb/15 11:52am

Are those 42t hop up rings worth having? I'm running 32t, 11/36t on my AM bike. Med-cage XT. Hill ride had me sweating last night
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby AgrAde on Fri 20/Feb/15 1:06pm

Depends if you need the range. I like mine a lot.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 20/Feb/15 1:53pm

40t Revolution Components on mine is goooood... i couldn't ride a LOT of climbs I do on 32 - 36, but 32 - 40, no problemo
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby phunk on Fri 20/Feb/15 3:36pm

ButtersNZ wrote:Are those 42t hop up rings worth having? I'm running 32t, 11/36t on my AM bike. Med-cage XT. Hill ride had me sweating last night

Put a granny ring on up front.
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