Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Monolith on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:10pm

Nick_K wrote:
Monolith wrote:FWIW I run my shifter outside my brake lever - both M970 XTR.

I've tried the same with 770 XT brakes and shifters, and couldn't get it quite right - the shifter was always either too close (hit with the thumb knuckle) or too far away. Mainly cos the XT has a great big bloody shift indicator/logo bit on top of the bar, where the XTR has nothing but a slim clamp. The XT is adjustable, but only by about 5mm or so - not enough.

What shifter are you using Nicko? SIS friction?


I'm running paulcomp/durace mountain thumbies :thumbsup:


Sounds like a hot looking setup you've got there.

LOL
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:13pm

FAUX RETRO FUNKY FTW
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:16pm

Lighter than XTR FTW.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby XCrazy on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:17pm

I reckon the SRAM R2C shifters could be pretty sweet in that setup, and lighter :satan:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Monolith on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:17pm

At least it's nice and simple I suppose :exclaim:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Oli on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:18pm

I've seen a couple of bikes Jonty has set up using the Pauls thumb things, and it works well and looks pretty nice. :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:29pm

XCrazy wrote:I reckon the SRAM R2C shifters could be pretty sweet in that setup, and lighter :satan:


Except then you would have to use a SRAM der :crazy:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Nick_K on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:31pm

Monolith wrote:At least it's nice and simple I suppose :exclaim:


My simple ss brain will no doubt struggle.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby musket on Wed 16/Sep/09 10:33pm

My girl has been using the R2C's for a little while now - she's rating them. The new zipp version is essentially identical too, but for lever shape.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby poledo on Sun 20/Sep/09 11:52am

Running 2x9, with 38 as my big/middle ring. It was occaisionally rubbing on the chainstay, so I put an extra bottom bracket (XT) spacer in. Now I sometimes get chainsuck when changing down to the small ring. What can I do to remedy this? Running Blackspire Super Pro rings. Thanks.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 20/Sep/09 12:01pm

throw a 36 on there
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby plunkem on Mon 21/Sep/09 7:21pm

I am looking into buying a new wheelset for my 2007 p2
and am having trouble finding what size front hub i need?
i know it is not a 20mm. but am struggling to find what it is???

it has a 3/8" axle but i dont know what size that is...

thanks
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 21/Sep/09 7:23pm

plunkem wrote:I am looking into buying a new wheelset for my 2007 p2
and am having trouble finding what size front hub i need?
i know it is not a 20mm. but am struggling to find what it is???

it has a 3/8" axle but i dont know what size that is...

thanks
Mike


3/8 of 25.4mm roughly 9mm, which is a standard front axle, not QR15, not 20mm
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby JohnnyC on Mon 21/Sep/09 7:26pm

3/8" is pretty much the same size as the standard quick release axles nearly all mountain bikes use. It is also called 9mm, QR or standard dropouts. You need a 9mm hub, 100mm wide and preferably bolt-up
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby musket on Mon 21/Sep/09 7:28pm

If I may be so bold, why not help this good chap out and suggest a specific hub that doe the job?

I would, but can't think of any bolt up 9mm's suitable for DJ.
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