Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 23/Mar/15 11:55pm

Dougal wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:
wachtourak wrote:stoopid 35mm clamp which means you're stuck with their stems (or Raceface...)


Or Kore or Funn or Nukeproof.
:(


Same factory?


Same comment?

They look very different to me.
Oh and add DMR to that list.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby krankin on Tue 24/Mar/15 2:45am

dragon_style wrote:So, if I have a 26" Reba RLT dual air complete fork and some 29" Reba solo air lowers is it possible to put those lowers onto that CSU/innards? Internet opinion such that I've found seems divided. Looks like you can put 29" lowers onto 26" uppers and just get less travel but the dual air to solo air thing might be an issue.

Thoughts?


The amount of threaded portion (26 CSU/air spring assembly) protruding from the 29 casting might be an issue (pump chuck attachment) most 26 stanchions are longer, dual/solo air variations are normally associated with the CSU (differing diameter air spring pistons/stanchion bore) foot nut/mounting are the same.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby philstar on Wed 25/Mar/15 12:56pm

lock nuts on pedals? the internet seems to say loosen the cone and tighten the lock nut and hope for the best? this is not working for my any suggestions or tricks?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Wed 25/Mar/15 1:15pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:
Dougal wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:
wachtourak wrote:stoopid 35mm clamp which means you're stuck with their stems (or Raceface...)


Or Kore or Funn or Nukeproof.
:(


Same factory?


Same comment?

They look very different to me.
Oh and add DMR to that list.


Obviously the only factory that can make 35mm holes
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby mudguard on Thu 2/Apr/15 6:47pm

In case your clutch isn't doing anything. Replaced the one on my Zee rear mech today.
The one nearest the camera is broken, which means the clutch lever doesn't actually engage.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby ShoreBoy on Sat 4/Apr/15 8:57am

Righteo bike mechanics of vorb, talk to me about brake pads.
I've got juicy 5s on my Heckler (get with the times, I know I know) and have been happy enough with the Zeit pads I had in there...until I rode in the wet the other day (at wood hill)
My brakes were almost literally useless, and I've never had such poor stopping ability as that day.

Given I mostly ride at Woodhill (sand based) are there any recommendations for a pad that will perform in the dry, but actually work in the wet? Do I go for sintered or resin? I have previously been of the "get whatever pads are on special" ilk, so don't really know what's best.

Chur in advance
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Sat 4/Apr/15 9:02am

if you can still get them, vesrahs were always good.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Sat 4/Apr/15 9:03am

PRV import Vesrah, any shop should be able to order them for you



And yes, Vesrahs are the best, failing that, use the manufacturers sintered pad
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby happybaboon on Sun 5/Apr/15 1:21am

I'm so hard right now.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wachtourak on Sun 5/Apr/15 6:20am

wtf is your dropper post lever doing all the way over there
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Farm on Sun 5/Apr/15 7:52am

It's been an hour and a half and Babs hasn't chimed in to say he pushes it with his massive dong... I hope he's alright?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Sun 5/Apr/15 8:13am

Farm wrote:It's been an hour and a half and Babs hasn't chimed in to say he pushes it with his massive dong... I hope he's alright?


maybe it's caught in his chainring?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Farm on Sun 5/Apr/15 9:06am

As improbable as that is it still made me wince.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby happybaboon on Sun 5/Apr/15 11:11am

Yes. Dong.

Also struggling to route it so it don't interfere with the other bits.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Sun 5/Apr/15 11:27am

Move your brake lever in a bit and put the dropper remote between the grip and the brake lever.
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