Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Tue 21/Jul/09 2:58pm

Oli wrote:No, it just confirmed that real world experience is better than a degree in the hands of a noob. ;)


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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 21/Jul/09 6:43pm

danose wrote:
Spokes wrote:Shimano hubs seem to come loose on the drive side and either tighten up or get super loose.


that's cos they suffer the same design flaw as 'italian' bottom brackets (i.e. they should be reverse thread drive side)

and just like italian BBs the answer is do them up properly tight - I've never had a ds cone loosen (however, I have stripped a couple of axles from yarding on the cone wrench :blush: )


Thanks Captain Obvious. :eh:

Maybe Shimano could tighten their cones properly.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Tue 21/Jul/09 6:45pm

hey spokes it's Occam's razor ;)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby slidecontrol on Tue 21/Jul/09 6:55pm

DogsBollocks wrote:Can brake pads be "spread". I have Juicy 3.5's, only 4 weeks old but seem to be getting quite a bit of rub on the rotors. I'm also having a shit of a time getting the wheels back in the right spot after I've had the wheels off. I don't seem to have much gap to play with and don't want to ask a dumb question when it goes in for the 6 week check.So I thought I'd mask my dumbness by asking you clever astarsb :p


push a wide flat blade screwdriver in there and wedge them apart.

try and scrounge an avid pad separator from your bike shop next time your in there.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Spokes on Tue 21/Jul/09 10:10pm

slidecontrol wrote:
DogsBollocks wrote:Can brake pads be "spread". I have Juicy 3.5's, only 4 weeks old but seem to be getting quite a bit of rub on the rotors. I'm also having a shit of a time getting the wheels back in the right spot after I've had the wheels off. I don't seem to have much gap to play with and don't want to ask a dumb question when it goes in for the 6 week check.So I thought I'd mask my dumbness by asking you clever astarsb :p


push a wide flat blade screwdriver in there and wedge them apart.

try and scrounge an avid pad separator from your bike shop next time your in there.


What I do is pull the pads out and fire some brake clean around the pistons, then put the pads in and push the pistons back. On Juicys I remove the bottom mounting spacers for the caliper and replace them with a solid spacer so the caliper lines up to the rotor betterer. I also would have faced the mount on the frame to suit.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby heathen on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:19pm

blown...yes? :crazy:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:23pm

heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby heathen on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:27pm

Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild


yep :satan:
who is best for the job ?? Rick??
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:28pm

heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild


yep :satan:
who is best for the job ?? Rick??



i'd say a set of boxxers would be a much better fix
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:31pm

heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild


yep :satan:
who is best for the job ?? Rick??

Rick @ Krankin is good, he did my cartridge a few months ago and is running great. I'm hopefully going on the course in the next couple of months to find out how do do it myself :blush:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby heathen on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:33pm

Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild


yep :satan:
who is best for the job ?? Rick??

Rick @ Krankin is good, he did my cartridge a few months ago and is running great. I'm hopefully going on the course in the next couple of months to find out how do do it myself :blush:

how much it cost through Krankin?

there a good how to vid on youtube but im missing 70% of the tools :paranoid:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Mr_Bob on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:38pm

heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild


yep :satan:
who is best for the job ?? Rick??

Rick @ Krankin is good, he did my cartridge a few months ago and is running great. I'm hopefully going on the course in the next couple of months to find out how do do it myself :blush:

how much it cost through Krankin?

there a good how to vid on youtube but im missing 70% of the tools :paranoid:

No idea, budget for $200 (worst case scenario) at a guess, best thing is to email Rick, if you send him just the cartridge it may cost less.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby phunk on Wed 22/Jul/09 2:38pm

heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:
Mr_Bob wrote:
heathen wrote:blown...yes? :crazy:

Fox 40 cartridge?
Yep, needs a rebuild


yep :satan:
who is best for the job ?? Rick??

Rick @ Krankin is good, he did my cartridge a few months ago and is running great. I'm hopefully going on the course in the next couple of months to find out how do do it myself :blush:

how much it cost through Krankin?

there a good how to vid on youtube but im missing 70% of the tools :paranoid:


Give it to Taki, who can give it to Tom.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 22/Jul/09 4:40pm

after all this is bat country.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Wed 22/Jul/09 5:04pm

on the odd chance anyone is ever looking for info on the manitou 31mm socket. Here be some picies.

as you can see its a custom jobby (and you couldn't use it for anything you would use a normal 31mm socket for as you would tear the arse out of it pretty quickly)
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