Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 27/Jan/12 7:24am

aircan service just take it to yer lbs....damper service is different and pricey.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 27/Jan/12 7:25am

full damper service, or just an air sleeve kit?

If you want the damper serviced, it needs to go to Wanaka to Blue shark, otherwise, if just the air sleeve kit, rock in and see some one like Burkes, they will be able to do it in house

edit#, Shmoo beat me too it
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby UnimatrixZero on Fri 27/Jan/12 7:31am

pushbikerider wrote:full damper service, or just an air sleeve kit?

If you want the damper serviced, it needs to go to Wanaka to Blue shark, otherwise, if just the air sleeve kit, rock in and see some one like Burkes, they will be able to do it in house

edit#, Shmoo beat me too it


Hmmm... I'm not sure... how can I tell what needs servicing? I basically bottom out over the smallest bump, and it hasn't been services in about 2 years. I can sometimes also hear a sort of 'pssssssh' sound when it bottoms out :huh:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 27/Jan/12 7:41am

I'd get LBS to sent it to Blue Shark!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby danose on Fri 27/Jan/12 9:31am

pushbikerider wrote:I'd get LBS to sent it to Blue Shark!


when all the damper fluid ejects via the rebound knob it's definitely blueshark time :(
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby UnimatrixZero on Fri 27/Jan/12 7:18pm

Cool - thanks a lot... I've made enquiries with them. Need to figure out how much $ I'll need to put aside. :(
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SamKnight on Mon 30/Jan/12 1:07am

UnimatrixZero wrote:Cool - thanks a lot... I've made enquiries with them. Need to figure out how much $ I'll need to put aside. :(

Rick @ Krankin charges about $170 so i'd go with somewhere around that
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Kevin Hague on Mon 30/Jan/12 2:11pm

OK, a long shot: some people are touring NZ on Bromptons, and have had a failure in a rear hinge pin. There's no NZ dealer, so far as I know, but does anyone out there (perhaps a Brompton owner) have such a thing? Alternatives are importing from Australia or the States, so a major
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Mon 30/Jan/12 2:26pm

Get an engineer to make one? :)
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby radar13 on Mon 30/Jan/12 7:50pm

Kevin Hague wrote:OK, a long shot: some people are touring NZ on Bromptons, and have had a failure in a rear hinge pin. There's no NZ dealer, so far as I know, but does anyone out there (perhaps a Brompton owner) have such a thing? Alternatives are importing from Australia or the States, so a major


Check out the Brompton World Champs 2011
A bit like the Single Speed World Champs but with a Le Mans Start and a typically British touch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGMstwEQUeg
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 31/Jan/12 9:34am

yo kids, where can i find a 8x1x35ish cap bolt for a bmx crank?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 31/Jan/12 10:01am

radar13 wrote:[Check out the Brompton World Champs 2011
A bit like the Single Speed World Champs but with a Le Mans Start and a typically British touch.

that's superb!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby el_booto on Tue 31/Jan/12 4:41pm

shmoodiver wrote:yo kids, where can i find a 8x1x35ish cap bolt for a bmx crank?


like this?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 31/Jan/12 6:10pm

naw, tis the clamp bolt... but ta
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby WayneG on Wed 1/Feb/12 12:09pm

Ok my bike has a 400mm seat post in it and I want to change it. I was looking at a 350mm post but don't know if it will be long enough any idea what the mim insert is for most 350mm posts?
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