Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Ohskidths on Wed 16/Sep/09 7:43pm

Alright I have a slight problem on my hands, I took my bike out for a ride tonight landed a little rough and have broken a spoke on my rear wheel and the wheel is now slightly ovalled. I have also noticed that the join in the rim is slightly opened only on the outer edge. do I

a) get new spoke and the wheel trued as best as possible and wait for it to blow apart completely, which may or may not result in having to go through with option b
b) new rim and spokes and be done with it.
c) some wise (or not so) option i haven't noticed?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 7:47pm

Take it to a good wheelbuilder and get him to assess it as it's impossible to say over the net whether or not it can be saved. If there's any doubt, replace the rim - it's a safety issue.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Ohskidths on Wed 16/Sep/09 7:54pm

Yeah that is what I was thinking, its not a bike i use all that often usually just for nipping up to uni of mucking bout the streets with a few mates. The oval is about +-15mm each way. hmmm don't really want to fork out for new rim and relace if I don't have to.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:00pm

15mm is a lot dude... sounds kinda fooked
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Ohskidths on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:17pm

Yeah okay 15mm was way out i just threw in the frame and measured it. It is 3.5 mm between highest and lowest points.I think ill go and get it checked out first thing in the morning, i only use the bike for nipping up to uni and the occasional muck about with mates so even if it does lunch itself after 2 or 3 rides It not the end of the world and I don't have the whole what if aspect in the back of my mind.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:36pm

Do gears go inside or outside of brakes on the bars?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:38pm

inside. well out of the way.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:38pm

Outside
One finger braking ftw
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:40pm

Depends on the user. My gear levers are outboard of the brakes, i.e. between brake levers and grips.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:48pm

Now I'm more confused than eva. Ive gone for inside.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:50pm

Gay.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 16/Sep/09 8:52pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:Outside
One finger braking ftw



i one finger brake too and run my shifters inside my brakes, each to their own tho. i like to have my shifters well out of the way so i don't knock em.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:00pm

Oli wrote:Gay.


No ur
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:02pm

burn
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:02pm

ouch
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