Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 16/Aug/16 11:28am

re 2. How raked out would it get? Is the cyclo a 700? wouldn't they be pretty similar? or is the 29er "suspension adjusted" and therefore sitting well longer?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby happybaboon on Tue 16/Aug/16 11:39am

Most 29er forks are "suspension adjusted"...

It's a cx bike so the head tube angle is relatively slack (71.5) and it's rocking a bit of rake already (53mm). I ride it on steepish trails a bit and I wouldn't mind a little more slackness up front. Just I suspect adding in 30-40mm of extra fork might be going overboard.

Another question... Is it OK to put thin steel washers behind disc rotor bolts (between rotor and the hub)? Caliper won't align properly and the inside pad always rubs.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby musta on Tue 16/Aug/16 7:08pm

happybaboon wrote:Most 29er forks are "suspension adjusted"...

It's a cx bike so the head tube angle is relatively slack (71.5) and it's rocking a bit of rake already (53mm). I ride it on steepish trails a bit and I wouldn't mind a little more slackness up front. Just I suspect adding in 30-40mm of extra fork might be going overboard.

Another question... Is it OK to put thin steel washers behind disc rotor bolts (between rotor and the hub)? Caliper won't align properly and the inside pad always rubs.


Space the caliper..
Buy 2 washers instead of 6!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby happybaboon on Tue 16/Aug/16 7:55pm

It's postmount...
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Tue 16/Aug/16 8:01pm

File out the caliper.
You might introduce rotor wobble with washers.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 16/Aug/16 9:03pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:File out the caliper.
You might introduce rotor wobble with washers.

Moar shimz!!

Anyone who had old Hopes will have shit loads of caliper shim washers.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Wobbler on Tue 16/Aug/16 9:10pm

Percy Pig wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:File out the caliper.
You might introduce rotor wobble with washers.

Moar shimz!!

Anyone who had old Hopes will have shit loads of caliper shim washers.


and tinnitus
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby AgrAde on Tue 16/Aug/16 9:13pm

Shims for a post mount caliper?

I've shimmed out a rotor with thin washers before. Had no issues. They weren't shit stamped ones with heaps of deformation though, nice and flat, but I don't think that would make a difference with the torques that you do a rotor up to. Might pay to use a locking compound on the surfaces so you can be certain you're not relying on on the bolt shear?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby el_booto on Tue 16/Aug/16 11:20pm

What percy said! Get yer mitts on a couple of hope rotor shims, I have some you can utilize if you are in chchur :thumbsup:
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 16/Aug/16 11:45pm

Wobbler wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:
Astoria Paranoia wrote:File out the caliper.
You might introduce rotor wobble with washers.

Moar shimz!!

Anyone who had old Hopes will have shit loads of caliper shim washers.


and tinnitus

Mine were quiet as bro!

I do have tinnitus, just not from the Hopes... :rolleyes:

AgrAde wrote:Shims for a post mount caliper?

I've shimmed out a rotor with thin washers before. Had no issues. They weren't shit stamped ones with heaps of deformation though, nice and flat, but I don't think that would make a difference with the torques that you do a rotor up to. Might pay to use a locking compound on the surfaces so you can be certain you're not relying on on the bolt shear?


Caliper shimz for teh rotorz au!
Cos they are actual shimz, made from shim stock, not just washers, made from yeah like whaevah!
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby AgrAde on Wed 17/Aug/16 12:20am

I know what you're talking about, but I'd be more inclined to call them rotor shims :p
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dwgknz on Fri 19/Aug/16 11:09pm

New bike has giant crabon wheels, is there any issues with hanging it from the front wheel?
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby happybaboon on Fri 19/Aug/16 11:42pm

Is it supported by anything else? What material is it hanging from?

If it's supported across a wide bit of the wheel and not the only thing holding the bike up probably OK. But if it's dangling off one small nail or something probably not.

Krabon being designed to be strong in intended directions only would suggest it be best not to hang your bike using such a wheel regardless.
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby shmoodiver on Sat 20/Aug/16 8:08am

Carbon rim = fine
Carbon fairing = not fine
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Re: Bike Mechanics Impart Their Wisdom On Vorb

Postby dwgknz on Sat 20/Aug/16 2:47pm

Ta shmoo, carbon rims.

Next question, tubeless conversion. Does the tape go over the existing rim strip? (Why aren't all rims UST!?!)

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