Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby swtchbckr on Mon 16th Oct 2:15pm

pushbikerider wrote:What brake pads are people using in Shimano brakes? Got a set of 535 Deore that need some new pads, and before I order up some Shimano ones, is there anything else worth looking into?
I been using Kool Stops for some years now. Famed good
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Mon 16th Oct 6:48pm

What ever happened to Vesrah (sp?) brake pads?
Weren't they reported to be the ultimate in everything?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 16th Oct 6:58pm

There were a heap on TradeMe.
Wobbler took them all :(

Have them on my friend's Zees.
ULTIMATE POWEEEERRRRR
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Mon 16th Oct 7:25pm

PRV were doing them last I checked
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby mudguard on Mon 16th Oct 8:38pm

I bought some Ashima ones off trademe for some old M555s. Mainly as they were the only ones I could find for those brakes. Seem to bite just fine, but no idea on longevity.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Scotty on Tue 17th Oct 5:34pm

Alrighty, I have a Sram MTH 746 boost hub, with an XD driver. I want to run a shimano freehub.

Cost Vs Benefit ratio. New hub or just chuck a shimano freehub (if you can find one) on there? The rear rim is knackered so a new rim wouldn't go astray anyway...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Velocipedestrian on Tue 17th Oct 5:55pm

Sounds like you've answered your own question.
New rim anyway = choose your bits for a new wheel.
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Postby shmoodiver on Tue 17th Oct 7:46pm

Scotty wrote:Alrighty, I have a Sram MTH 746 boost hub, with an XD driver. I want to run a shimano freehub.

Cost Vs Benefit ratio. New hub or just chuck a shimano freehub (if you can find one) on there? The rear rim is knackered so a new rim wouldn't go astray anyway...



Worralls don't have the fhb showing as a listing even.

Pretty sure Marleens part number HUB114 will fit but it'll probably end up costing $60-70
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby el_booto on Tue 17th Oct 11:48pm

shmoodiver wrote:
Scotty wrote:Alrighty, I have a Sram MTH 746 boost hub, with an XD driver. I want to run a shimano freehub.

Cost Vs Benefit ratio. New hub or just chuck a shimano freehub (if you can find one) on there? The rear rim is knackered so a new rim wouldn't go astray anyway...



Worralls don't have the fhb showing as a listing even.

Pretty sure Marleens part number HUB114 will fit but it'll probably end up costing $60-70


the 746 uses the same freehub as the X9 TA hubs, showing in stock (and even says "fits 746" in the description)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Scotty on Wed 18th Oct 6:13am

Cool. That answers another question I had. Thanks dude.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 18th Oct 7:10am

I love how worralls is all "use the SPC" and yet have listings like above that have no correspondence to it.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Mon 23rd Oct 4:20pm

Who's got the shortest (rails to end) dropper with external cable? 31.6mm.

Got a nice short 75mm drop internal one, but the internal cable mount adds another ~50mm protruding down towards the shock (interrupted seat tube) before the cable can flex sideways enough.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby el_booto on Mon 23rd Oct 10:49pm

Dougal wrote:Who's got the shortest (rails to end) dropper with external cable? 31.6mm.

Got a nice short 75mm drop internal one, but the internal cable mount adds another ~50mm protruding down towards the shock (interrupted seat tube) before the cable can flex sideways enough.


the KS LEV range goes down to 285/80mm drop in external routing
the cable goes into the sealhead on the lower post too so no giant loop of cable out the back of the post to catch on anything
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dwgknz on Mon 23rd Oct 10:59pm

Are high direct mount chain guides any good? Seems like they’d flex a bit or get kicked occasionally.

And of the brands any recommendations?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Tue 24th Oct 10:07am

el_booto wrote:
Dougal wrote:Who's got the shortest (rails to end) dropper with external cable? 31.6mm.

Got a nice short 75mm drop internal one, but the internal cable mount adds another ~50mm protruding down towards the shock (interrupted seat tube) before the cable can flex sideways enough.


the KS LEV range goes down to 285/80mm drop in external routing
the cable goes into the sealhead on the lower post too so no giant loop of cable out the back of the post to catch on anything


Yes it does, but are they available? My last local pricelist went down to 100mm (which may fit). Can always strip down a 100mm and add an internal spacer to shorten I guess.

Got about 300mm rails to end to play with. KS list 335mm for the 100mm but not sure if that's overall or rails to end.
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