Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 19/May/09 9:12am

Wobbler wrote:380 clams on a frame to be repaired, must be a pretty fancy steel frame to justify that.


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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Tue 19/May/09 10:26am

shmoodiver wrote:
Wobbler wrote:380 clams on a frame to be repaired, must be a pretty fancy steel frame to justify that.


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Cove :huh:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 19/May/09 10:31am

you want me to have a talk with johnny foster? he da man and gots all his reynolds tickets and shit
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby philstar on Tue 19/May/09 10:39am

shmoodiver wrote:you want me to have a talk with johnny foster? he da man and gots all his reynolds tickets and shit

someone told me he quit the build ing biz?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 19/May/09 10:52am

he has but if approach him with alcohols and chat with him for a couple of hours he can be swayed
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Tue 19/May/09 10:57am

shmoodiver wrote:he has but if approach him with alcohols and chat with him for a couple of hours he can be swayed

You're the man Shmoo :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby disoriented on Thu 4/Jun/09 9:57pm

A trival question for all you bike geeks out there.

I just brought a new stem today, fsa os 99, with Ti bolts. The bolts had finishline Ti prep grease AND locktite on them from the factory. Why would FSA believe it necessary to apply both compounds to the bolts when just Ti prep grease would be sufficant?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Thu 4/Jun/09 10:00pm

disoriented wrote:A trival question for all you bike geeks out there.

I just brought a new stem today, fsa os 99, with Ti bolts. The bolts had finishline Ti prep grease AND locktite on them from the factory. Why would FSA believe it necessary to apply both compounds to the bolts when just Ti prep grease would be sufficant?


Does seem kinda odd. Was it new as in out of a bag/box or new as in the shop got it off a bike?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby disoriented on Thu 4/Jun/09 10:17pm

Brand new out of the box
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Thu 4/Jun/09 10:21pm

disoriented wrote:Brand new out of the box


Well I guess its a lot better than the nothing that most come with.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby chalky on Thu 4/Jun/09 10:35pm

Can some mechanic (or anybody that knows Shimano brakes) tell me if I can use an 09 XTR lever with an 08 Saint caliper ??

Also can anyone tell me what tool I need to do the BB up, the outer ring, I got the tool to do the inner one
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Thu 4/Jun/09 10:40pm

chalky wrote:Can some mechanic (or anybody that knows Shimano brakes) tell me if I can use an 09 XTR lever with an 08 Saint caliper ??

Also can anyone tell me what tool I need to do the BB up, the outer ring, I got the tool to do the inner one


Yes.

And c spanner from your LBS.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby chalky on Thu 4/Jun/09 11:09pm

Spokes wrote:
Yes.

And c spanner from your LBS.


Sweet, thanks man
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby plunkem on Sat 6/Jun/09 5:54pm

how would someone recommend removing a brake that has a worn out allen key hole?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Sat 6/Jun/09 5:58pm

which bolt?

in no particular order

some heat + vice grips on the head
larger allen key wanged into the head
hacksaw + flatheat
drill + ezy out
dettol and a wire brush
hacksaw the head off and the drop in tension may make it possible to wind out (depends on access to the bolt etc)
left hand drill bit
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