What do you want to do to your bike(s) in the near future?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Derkderkall, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Covina
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    So we have a thread for what have you done recently. Is there one dedicated to future work ?

    I'm hoping to put on a new fork. Still running the suntour 80 mm coil that came on the bike. It's.... Awful. Going to stitch it out for a 100 mm air fork. Was looking at the rockshox recon silver. But I'll probably go through the suntourupgrade program, and get a100mm raidon.

    Also have been looking at wheels on pink bike, eventually hope to score a proper tubeless set. Then I'll put something like the Kenda Kwik nine's on the old rims, to swap out for family rides.

    Also, dropper post is needed soon.

    Anyone else have plans? Like I even have to ask....
     
  2. doublewide

    doublewide MTB Addict

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    I plan on riding mine someday....
     
  3. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Two Bikes, Two Cogs.
    Maybe sell the Highball and the road bike... And get a gravel bike.
     
  4. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Front Range CO now, later TBD
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Nice one, @Derkderkall... No budgetary constraints to want! :cool::thumbsup:


    I'd be happy if I could just build my bike. The frame should be out of powdercoat soon, then the cobbling starts, (from the remnants of the Czar). I did have to splurge on e13/xt drive. The other parts are well loved, tried-and-true performers. For bikepacking it will get a new Carver MyTi carbon bar:

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    So I guess I can post this here until I can in the New Bike Day thread :geek:

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    29x2.6 Rekons are on the way. May be able to re-purpose a frame bag from the old tandem. (@mtnbikej, does that tri hole look like the long one on the ECDM or what?:unsure:)

    Bikes are useless, though, without a purpose to buy and upgrade them. On that note...ride 'em like a MF. :thumbsup:
     
  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS

    Could very well be. :thumbsup:
     
  6. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    I just put a new chain and chain rings on after 4 and a half years of hard riding. Call me cheap but, I swear the chain measuring tool said I was good to go a couple of months ago. I don't know how it could have gotten so far gone so fast, buy it was beyond toast. Now it's like buttah. :unsure:
     
  7. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    A pair of reserve 30 29" wheels for the Hightower are calling my name.
     
  8. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I’m thinking about changing my valve stem caps.
     
  9. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Front Range CO now, later TBD
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    You found green ones? :D
     
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  10. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    All I really want to do to my bikes in the near future is ride them.

    However, I do have new cassettes and chains (if needed) for both of my mtn bikes and they will get installed in the not-too-distant future, me thinks.
     
  12. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    XTR trail pedals and some new tires to bring weight down even more for Counting Coup. #endurocountingcoup
     
  13. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I am slowly rebuilding the Devinci, so I have been riding the Kona. Literally just upgraded to the new Truvativ Stylo Carbon cranks, then upgraded to a 34T oval ring and crank booties.

    Kinda looking for a new full suspension frame. Just demo'ed a Ibis Mojo HD4 and it was soooo nice. Would like to demo a Alchemy Arktos. Someone on here mentioned BikeCo rents them out. Its just a matter of getting down there to do so.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
    The SS will be getter my one new shoe....the Ardent Race is pretty toast....I was slippin’ n slidin’ on Saturday.
     
  15. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Reality...Rear shock service. Clean and regrease the hubs. New linkage bearings.

    Dreaming... a new carbon wheel set. A shorter stem and bigger rise bars.
     
  16. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    I want to add an Enve Stem but can’t decide on length. 55mm or 40mm? What i really want it 48mm

    I want to build a set of Wheels this year. CF rims on Onyx hubs for no reason at all.
     
  17. Sasquatch9billion

    Sasquatch9billion Well-Known Member

    Name:
    trinidad j. mendez
    For the track bike I have a new Thomson stem, cog and chain to install.
    I'd like to get an Omnium crank set and thompson seatpost on it as well,. But, I keep thinking of selling it and just getting a cx or road bike.

    For the mtn. bike I should probably service the suspension and replace the saddle.

    Wife's bike needs a new wheelset but she doesn't ride it enough to warrant one. The current one is just a PITA to change flats on.
     
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  18. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    What I really want is a 2.40 Minion DHF exo 3c TR for the front. Too bad they don't make one. My front rim isn't wide enough to optimize the 2.50 WT, and the 2.60 is just too big.

    Orrrrrr, how about a spring kit for my new Fox 36?
     
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  19. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl MTB Addict

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    The Ibis I test rode had a 2.60 Minion DHF on the front and the 2.5 on the rear and it wasn't that bad pushing it up the hills.
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Front rim isn't wide enough.
     
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  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'd just like to ride it.
     
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  22. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    Hightower, 29r Hardtail
    I've got an push ACS3 kit en route for my pike that I'm pretty stoked about. I've also got an SQ Labs seat on order as well.

    Considering buying/building a chameleon at the moment. Will likely pull the trigger on that soon as well.
     
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  23. BigTex

    BigTex Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Richard
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Les
    I think I'd like to experiment with a half-plus or half-fat setup on my Surly Ogre, just for grins. I can go a hair wider on the rear, maybe even to 2.6 if I go 27.5 from 29. On the front I could swap the fork and do whatever - full 26" fat or a 27.5 plus. But I'd have to find a really good deal on wheels to do that. Other than that, maybe upgrade a few of the components since I went pretty cheap on the initial build. Needs a new saddle as well.

    On the Pivot Les, I dream of carbon wheels. For the 7-year-old Stumpjumper ... well, I plan to turn that into a Pivot Switchblade. Going to have to swap a lot of components to make that happen.
     
  24. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I'm contemplating few changes to the fleet:

    1) I got a Niner steel frame that I'm thinking about building as an SS.
    I'll use the 130mm pike I have on My Ti Supple7 (after changing the damper to a remote lockout).
    I'll install the MDO fork (that I won at the fundraiser) on the Supple 7.
    Start a shopping list to finish out the SS build.

    2) Buy a complete trail bike (or a frame), and convert the Supple 7 to 29" SS.

    3) Convert my Trek back to gears, and install an eccentric BB on my other Carbon HT (not a big fan of the Surly Singelator).

    4) Or, do none of the above, and continue tinkering with the SS setup on my Trek Superfly.
     
  25. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD MTB Addict

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    My RockShox Stealth dropper post, circa 2013, failed today. I had it rebuilt once 2 years ago, and now it failed for the second time. Considering my weight and “ultra-smooth riding style,” it has served me well.

    I’m wondering if it’s better to repair it or replace it. Thoughts?
     
  26. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Repair, probably? I think service life on those is a year (about like suspension) so 2 years was pushing it.
     
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  27. mike

    mike MTB Addict

    Location:
    Front Range CO now, later TBD
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Unless you need more drop, I'd investigate repair. Maybe it's just a lever bleed job? If you can get two more years out of a rebuild, is it worth it? I think dropper prices are coming down to max insertion about now. I'd consider a mechanical dropper. Droppers should work in the cold. My Lev barely got through my last ride, and we know how they work in the desert winter at night... :unsure::)
     
  28. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HorsetownUSA
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Want to do?

    I want a carbon drpper on the XC with a carbon seat. Carbon pedals. Power meter too. None of that is happening though.

    Enduro: coil front and rear. Longer dropper. Carbon wheels. That's not happening either.
     
  29. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    Two Bikes, Two Cogs.
    Ok, IMTB... When I first bought the Chameleon, I saw it as a complement to the Highball. I didn't see myself knocking out 50 mile days on it. The geo was more slack, it's heavier, loves wider rubber, etc... So, I've been thinking of selling the Highball (and a lower/mid level road bike I have) and looking for a gravel/adventure type bike. I can picture some really long loops from the house, mixing pavement and mountains. On the last three death marches, I've reached for the Chameleon each time, even though the lighter Highball is hanging there ready to go.


    Would it just be wiser to keep the Highball, which is a frame I know and love and convert it into a monster cross? Woodchipper bars, big stem, gears which I have, etc... Not to mention the lifetime guarantee on the frame, which we've seen in action a few times. :whistling: If I were to get a different frame, I'd lean more towards mountain wheels than roadie wheels, and I already have a good set (DT Swiss) on the Highball, so that's a plus...

    There are a lot of examples on the web of 29ers converted to monster cross, but the one below is actually a Highball.

    What say you, esteemed IMTB gurus? Convert or ditch and replace?
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  30. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
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