Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 9/Jan/17 9:34pm

I can use the big 5 of my cassette in the granny with no rub whatsoever :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Mon 9/Jan/17 9:35pm

mudlover/hater wrote:Well d'hur haha. But if you can only be in 3-4 cogs on either chainring without noise then surely oneby is the only way? Or gearbox. Or e-bike?

I'll show myself out...


the 2x specific front mechs are the tits for getting rid of excess fappage
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Conners on Mon 9/Jan/17 10:44pm

I don't recall ever having front mech rub issues on my 3x setup?
Not without running mong ratios anyway - and as phunk says it's a valid reminder that you're being a tard and need to switch rings.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby mudguard on Tue 10/Jan/17 6:38am

mudlover/hater wrote:
Just tuned up a triple ring bike for my niece before xmas for her BIG present. I don't miss trying to tune a bloody front derailleur to be quite in most of the gears... SO FRUSTRATING.


Is the front derailleur lined up straight? I remember having something similar (on a double) where I'd tweaked it with my foot or something.
As for cassettes, I've got reasonably new Saint 10 speed set up 30t 11-36t which is perfect for my riding (Woodhill, Taupo and Rotorua). The only thing with it is there isn't a lot of tension on the small cog (which I'm rarely in) so would like to put either a 32 or 34 on the front and a one up 40t on the back.
However I'll wait until my dropper comes back from the shop first...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Tue 10/Jan/17 8:37am

mudlover/hater wrote:Been riding a single ring since '09 and am still on 1x8 (lol) on my main bike... Cannot believe people still put up with that slight grind on the side of the chain outside of three ideal gears.. The new DI2 intrigues me in the way that it automatically micro-adjusts the front derailleur to be nicely centred on the chain depending on what the rear derailleur's doing... Still money money money... MOOONEY!


On a 3x9 or 3x10 you should only have the chain touching the cage in two wrong gears (big-big and small-small).

Is everyone going to 1x because no-one can tune a front derailleur?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Slim on Tue 10/Jan/17 8:46am

on 2x11 I can get the whole cassette in the big ring, and all but the bottom 2-3 in Granny.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby scatter on Tue 10/Jan/17 9:34am

Dougal wrote:Is everyone going to 1x because no-one can tune a front derailleur?

:lol:
That's what I thought!
:lol:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby keeweenz on Wed 11/Jan/17 8:19am

Ive just ordered a new M8000 XT upgrade kit and now wondering if I should get a new chain ring to go with the chain/cassette/shifter/mech.

Photo attached of the current ring. This is a NW Works Components ring from my current 1x10 shimano setup. Is this worth replacing now too? Is there a difference between a 10 speed chain ring and a 11 due to the chain?

Cheers in advance!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby AgrAde on Wed 11/Jan/17 10:14am

No and no.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 11/Jan/17 3:26pm

10 and 11 both have same internal dimensions. 11s just have thinner external...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby philstar on Wed 11/Jan/17 4:30pm

I am trying to get new hoods for my shimano RSX leavers (old 7 speed sti), my LBS is failing me in finding a supplier for new ones (one can live in hope). is there any way to recondition the old ones they are perished and sticky. or any other options?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Thu 12/Jan/17 2:40pm

Got a new full carbon frame that I want to protect. What are my options apart from locking it away?
None of the frame protection suppliers have make kits for this particular frame.
Would an auto-spray shop be the go? Who in Wellington?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby scatter on Thu 12/Jan/17 3:13pm

What's the frame?
(just wondering cos InvisiFrame do a shit load of different brands and models)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Thu 12/Jan/17 3:20pm

Turner Flux v4.0 in purest holiest whte
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby wuffy on Thu 12/Jan/17 6:12pm

Can't get a decent grip on my dhx 4 air can to open it up, ideas?
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