Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Thu 6/Mar/14 11:01pm

slidecontrol wrote:do you know the dimensions? I could machine one on monday?

:rolleyes:
I will try and find out :thumbsup:
Has a thread on one side.
Will try and access the mavic tech site tomorrow
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Thu 6/Mar/14 11:39pm

I'm having trouble getting a fork to replaced my "garaged" fork for my steel masi.
I believe axle to crown is the standard measure of length and that pretty self explanatory.
However my problem has been that the fork i sourced to replace it is a touch longer (but in all other respects identical) so the standard shimano road brakes arms are not long enough to reach the 622c rim. so i think my problem is axle to brake bolt hole difference rather than axle to crown and am trying figure out how i can reliably assess fork length so i don't end up with another fork with the same problem . . . the guy ni bought the first fork from can't help and the Masi dealer thinks they can't get one and my LBS is only offering me an Enve (and i don't really won't to sell a child off to slavery just yet to finance it ) - so i'm going online. any suggestions?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 7/Mar/14 6:47am

Most fork sellers talk about whether their steel forks are for "standard reach" calipers or "short reach" ones. You could get your LBS to talk to Wide Open about a Soma steel fork*, 4 week lead time, and they do have a couple of different offerings in terms of brake fit





*Disclaimer, yes I work for Wide Open, and I realise that this post looks very biased towards a non advertiser, who is my employer
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 7/Mar/14 7:36am

those soma forks are real nice too
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Scotty on Fri 7/Mar/14 12:28pm

wachtourak wrote:Yeah it's pretty mean. Even Alivio is getting a shadow derailleur and HT2 cranks next season

Still, sweet spec downgrade from her old bike just to jump on a new wheelsize bandwagon

trolololololol

Slacker head-angle, longer top-tube so she doesn't have to run a layback and can run a dropper...

...mud clearance for bigger tyres.

Nuclear snot green > black.

But yeah, component downgrade, couldn't swing 50% off.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby michael on Fri 7/Mar/14 1:17pm

Mr_Bob wrote:
slidecontrol wrote:do you know the dimensions? I could machine one on monday?

:rolleyes:
I will try and find out :thumbsup:
Has a thread on one side.
Will try and access the mavic tech site tomorrow


FYI, this is the missing piece:

rsz_1000x1000.jpg


inside diameter sits over the stub of the axle on there not threaded up holding on with an internal rubber o ring, outside diameter is that ever is needed to sit against the frame. And the thickness is how ever many MM under 135 is it.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby psychavoc on Fri 7/Mar/14 2:34pm

shmoodiver wrote:I"d say the fresh Geo has more to be desired than the wheel size.

The new geometry is awesome! The Superlight was a bit too steep and XC racey for me these days. Loving the slacker headangle and longer TT on the Juno. Having the bottle cage mounts on top of the downtube instead of underneath is a bonus too! :thumbsup: Can upgrade the components later when we have some money, but I am very impressed so far.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 7/Mar/14 3:18pm

psychavoc wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:I"d say the fresh Geo has more to be desired than the wheel size.

The new geometry is awesome! The Superlight was a bit too steep and XC racey for me these days. Loving the slacker headangle and longer TT on the Juno. Having the bottle cage mounts on top of the downtube instead of underneath is a bonus too! :thumbsup: Can upgrade the components later when we have some money, but I am very impressed so far.


word from all the juliana/santa cruz girls is they're moar fun than the 5010/furtado... Plusher and feel more bottomless but they has a big weight penalty.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Simonius_Titius on Fri 7/Mar/14 7:44pm

great uncle bulgaria wrote:I'm having trouble getting a fork to replaced my "garaged" fork for my steel masi.
I believe axle to crown is the standard measure of length and that pretty self explanatory.
However my problem has been that the fork i sourced to replace it is a touch longer (but in all other respects identical) so the standard shimano road brakes arms are not long enough to reach the 622c rim. so i think my problem is axle to brake bolt hole difference rather than axle to crown and am trying figure out how i can reliably assess fork length so i don't end up with another fork with the same problem . . . the guy ni bought the first fork from can't help and the Masi dealer thinks they can't get one and my LBS is only offering me an Enve (and i don't really won't to sell a child off to slavery just yet to finance it ) - so i'm going online. any suggestions?
cheers

Fit a long reach dual pivot brake? I guess the longer arms would reduce braking force slightly. Tektro make them quite cheaply. And I think Shimano too.

70s centrepulls are plenty long. :satan:

Or you could bodge extensions to take the bolt of a standard brake beneath the crown, if there is room.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Fri 7/Mar/14 8:06pm

Scotty wrote:
But yeah, component downgrade, couldn't swing 50% off.


lol, must've been at the wrong shop bro



Built one of those XX1 specced carbon Marin Mt Visions today. So sick. Carbon wheels and everything. Would be pretty tempted if I needed a new bike, could get on 650b and all that. It's inevitable. I'll be eating my words sooner or later
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Fri 7/Mar/14 11:20pm

wachtourak wrote:I'll be eating my words sooner or later


Like the whole 'no road bike' thing.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Scotty on Sat 8/Mar/14 7:36am

wachtourak wrote:
Scotty wrote:
But yeah, component downgrade, couldn't swing 50% off.


lol, must've been at the wrong shop bro



Built one of those XX1 specced carbon Marin Mt Visions today. So sick. Carbon wheels and everything. Would be pretty tempted if I needed a new bike, could get on 650b and all that. It's inevitable. I'll be eating my words sooner or later

I think I could be talked into one of those Marins. They look the shiz.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Velocipedestrian on Sat 8/Mar/14 8:40am

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
wachtourak wrote:I'll be eating my words sooner or later


Like the whole 'no road bike' thing.


And "office-chair post".
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby neels on Mon 10/Mar/14 11:19pm

Had a wee sniff tonight at installing a new shimano 6700 bottom bracket into my roadie, replacing an octolink internal, shell threads look clean enough but I can only wind in by hand as far as the white gunk on the bottom bracket threads.

Is this normal, does it need to be chased and faced, or should I do it anyway just on suspicion?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 11/Mar/14 7:15am

Normal as bro
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