Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 10/Oct/15 10:30am

wpp1 wrote:Can anyone recommend an aluminium frame welder in Auckland.


Track down Mike Wilson of Wilson cycles in Drury
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Sat 10/Oct/15 11:26am

Got heat treatment covered?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 10/Oct/15 12:10pm

Don't need it, specially on a 6000 series frame, just ask gumby
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Dougal on Sat 10/Oct/15 1:20pm

I'm quite fussy who I ask for advice on safety critical matters.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SierraKiloBravo on Sat 10/Oct/15 4:14pm

Guys, retardo question that I am sure someone can advise on....

I've just put a new bike together and everything has gone to plan. The only thing I'm having trouble with is when the brakes are pulled on the pads don't even reach the rim (see pic). How do you adjust v brakes?

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

Postby AgrAde on Sat 10/Oct/15 4:25pm

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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 10/Oct/15 4:40pm

You obviously need wider rims
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby SierraKiloBravo on Sat 10/Oct/15 4:56pm

Thanks @AgrAde, super simple and all done. Cheers!

@shmoodiver: Indeed. Can I get a kit for this?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Farm on Sat 10/Oct/15 6:08pm

These come off right? I've been gently tapping them from the inside with a hammer and screwdriver so as not to wreck them. They're a Cane Creek Intellaset.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby ryda on Sat 10/Oct/15 7:36pm

SierraKiloBravo wrote:@shmoodiver: Indeed. Can I get a kit for this?
yep XT upgrade :p
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 10/Oct/15 7:45pm

Probably little point in removing them, unless the frame is a write off, as they are a specific sized headset, that isn't a common size out side of early to mid 2000's aluminium road frames
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Sims on Sat 10/Oct/15 7:45pm

Farm wrote:These come off right? I've been gently tapping them from the inside with a hammer and screwdriver so as not to wreck them. They're a Cane Creek Intellaset.


You'll never remove it (nicely) like that! You need a beating stick so you can really wail on it. Aluminium is my favourite beating stick material of choice, as it tends to give before the expensive other shit does... If you've got an old seat post lying around, chances are you can make your own beating stick headset cup removal tool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkY879pMafE
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Farm on Sat 10/Oct/15 8:05pm

Thanks, I was pretty sure they come out. The frame is being painted so I guess they'll need to come out.
I think I'll take it to the shop. I've exhausted my supply of things that are long enough and seemingly soft enough to wail on.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby oldandlazy on Wed 14/Oct/15 8:59am

I have a Cane Creek 40-series tapered headset which appears to be dying on a bike which is only 4 moths old. Admittedly the bike has been ridden in some filthy conditions over winter, but this seems to be a bit premature to me. Previous bikes in the same conditions have had no issues, and I'd like something more reliable.

I'm pretty confident that the headset was properly pre-loaded originally, but now I find I either have noticeable slop at the bottom bearing, or at less than 1/16th of a turn further have that notchy bearing feeling.

So - do I buy a replacement 40-series bearing and chalk it up to ham-handed initial installation, or upgrade to the 110 series (and maybe replace the crown race at the same time if the 110-series offers better sealing)? Or do I look at another brand?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby pushbikerider on Wed 14/Oct/15 7:08pm

Totally biased answer from me;

Fit a Chris King, you occasionally service the bearings rather than throw them away when the are toast
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