Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dwgknz on Thu 30th May 11:23pm

Dougal (or others) have you had a look at a RS Sektor RL? Got one on a Kona Honzo and was hoping to increase the travel a bit but can’t tell if the 120mm chassis will fit a longer spring.

The service manual isn’t clear.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Fri 31st May 10:58am

dwgknz wrote:Dougal (or others) have you had a look at a RS Sektor RL? Got one on a Kona Honzo and was hoping to increase the travel a bit but can’t tell if the 120mm chassis will fit a longer spring.

The service manual isn’t clear.


This one? https://konaworld.com/honzo_dl.cfm

Parts listing shows a different air shaft required for 130-150mm travel and it's about $170.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dwgknz on Fri 31st May 11:41am

Yep that’s it. It’s to tie me over until my other bike arrives here in Canada by container in a few weeks. Then it will be an inclement weather bike. You know you’re getting cranky when you’re wife suggests you go out and buy a bike.

Thanks, I wasn’t sure if it was a just a different airshaft required as the manual branches off in two directions so I thought it may need more.

Can’t get the hang of backwards brakes. What’s the chances I can switch the hoses on Shimano levers without having to bleed the brakes? Shimano bleed kit also in the container....
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Fri 31st May 11:48am

dwgknz wrote:Can’t get the hang of backwards brakes. What’s the chances I can switch the hoses on Shimano levers without having to bleed the brakes? Shimano bleed kit also in the container....


50%. I've done it without losing a single drop of oil and having the brakes feel firm immediately after. But it's a lottery.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 31st May 11:58am

Bleeding them would be a 5 min job too
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Fri 31st May 4:17pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:Bleeding them would be a 5 min job too

Not if you're waiting for container to arrive with a bleed kit in it...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 31st May 8:19pm

Conners wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:Bleeding them would be a 5 min job too

Not if you're waiting for container to arrive with a bleed kit in it...


Oh noes there's nobody else that could do it for him as a job.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Sat 1st Jun 7:03pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
Conners wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:Bleeding them would be a 5 min job too

Not if you're waiting for container to arrive with a bleed kit in it...


Oh noes there's nobody else that could do it for him as a job.

The whole question goes out the window if he’s paying someone else doesn’t it... :rolleyes:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dwgknz on Mon 3rd Jun 9:16am

Ended up buying a bleeding cup and doing it. Things aren’t ridiculously expensive over here so not so painful.

Did a quick bleed after switching - 50% success, no bubbles in one and a bit in the other.
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