Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Slim on Thu 3/Dec/09 8:06pm

Chickenman wrote:
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herbman wrote:so does mine but some lighter wheels would be nice it gets push into xc mode (hour plus climes etc) plus i need any help i can get when i end up riding with slim now.......



Hah!!

Now you know how riding with you felt for me in the last 5 years!!

I got Butch the other week, Brent last week, and at Xmas I am going to be put back in my place by Phunk


Are you in CHCH for Xmas or coming up here?


Up there, going to ride Vegas/Taupo for a few days, haven't been since mid year.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 3/Dec/09 9:22pm

cpaassens wrote:I have completely destroyed the bottom bearing race in the headset of my 08 Glory. For some reason they put loose caged bearings in the bottom of the headset (1.5") and a sealed cartridge in the top (1 1/8"). My question is will just a sealed cartridge fit in the bottom or do I need a whole new tapered headset to suit sealed cartridge bearings?


new headset as crownrace and lower cup will be formed for a bearing cage to run on it, not an ACB to fit in it
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby herbman on Fri 4/Dec/09 11:58am

Slim wrote:
herbman wrote:so does mine but some lighter wheels would be nice it gets push into xc mode (hour plus climes etc) plus i need any help i can get when i end up riding with slim now.......



Hah!!

Now you know how riding with you felt for me in the last 5 years!!

I got Butch the other week, Brent last week, and at Xmas I am going to be put back in my place by Phunk


just put off riding with him till he is a father then then he will be in the same boat we are in......
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Slim on Fri 4/Dec/09 12:49pm

herbman wrote:
Slim wrote:
herbman wrote:so does mine but some lighter wheels would be nice it gets push into xc mode (hour plus climes etc) plus i need any help i can get when i end up riding with slim now.......



Hah!!

Now you know how riding with you felt for me in the last 5 years!!

I got Butch the other week, Brent last week, and at Xmas I am going to be put back in my place by Phunk


just put off riding with him till he is a father then then he will be in the same boat we are in......



Can't put it off that long, we already sorted some skids for over xmas.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby phunk on Fri 4/Dec/09 1:01pm

And I will still be riding to work most days after the baby is born, so wont lose that much fitness :satan:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Chickenman on Fri 4/Dec/09 1:12pm

Slim wrote:
Chickenman wrote:
Slim wrote:
herbman wrote:so does mine but some lighter wheels would be nice it gets push into xc mode (hour plus climes etc) plus i need any help i can get when i end up riding with slim now.......



Hah!!

Now you know how riding with you felt for me in the last 5 years!!

I got Butch the other week, Brent last week, and at Xmas I am going to be put back in my place by Phunk


Are you in CHCH for Xmas or coming up here?


Up there, going to ride Vegas/Taupo for a few days, haven't been since mid year.


Bollocks! I'll be down there :D
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby ArjanH on Sun 6/Dec/09 10:12am

Got some Conti Mountain Kings ... but how do I get them to sit straight in the rims. Every time I change a tyre the sit in the rim all wobbly when I inflate them. :(
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby danose on Sun 6/Dec/09 10:22am

ArjanH wrote:Got some Conti Mountain Kings ... but how do I get them to sit straight in the rims. Every time I change a tyre the sit in the rim all wobbly when I inflate them. :(


tight beads? Often you'll need to WAY overinflate (as in 60-70psi) tight tyres and let them sit overnight to get them to fully seat
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby ArjanH on Sun 6/Dec/09 10:24am

HMMMMM ... wouldn't call them "tight" .... I can change the tyres by hand without the need for levers. I will try the over inflate thing though
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby ArjanH on Sun 6/Dec/09 10:44am

Sweet!
That worked ... What I did was:
I put about 20 PSI in and rode around on the lawn for a few minutes .... the presure was such that the tyre was flexing but the rim wasn't touching the ground.
Then I inflated to 70 PSI and checked the alignment.
Then let the extra presure out.
Now sitting at 35PSI with tube sitting absolute straight.

Thanks Danose
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby t8500 on Mon 7/Dec/09 1:34pm

Do any of you guys know if i can hook up the new xt brake leavers (770) to and older (760) calipers and still use the BH 63 brake lines, or should i just get the 770s as a set? thanks in advance :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 7/Dec/09 3:17pm

Yes, that will work, providing your calipers are the banjo version
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby t8500 on Mon 7/Dec/09 4:07pm

pushbikerider wrote:Yes, that will work, providing your calipers are the banjo version


Cool thanks pbr :thumbsup: , so the fitting on the leaver end must be the same and only the caliper end differs between models.

Sweet new brake leavers here i come :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby yakuza on Tue 8/Dec/09 8:21pm

anyone know who imports wheels manufacuring derailiuer hangers?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 8/Dec/09 8:25pm

yakuza wrote:anyone know who imports wheels manufacuring derailiuer hangers?


A Christchurch based company called cycle supplies, any good shop will be able to order their hangers for you
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