Bike maintenance

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Ocpop, May 16, 2020.



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  1. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    So, since I’m laid up for a bit, I’m going to get some work done on the bike. I can’t do much with my bum clavicle so I’ll be taking it in to my LBS. I’ve had the bike since last September and I haven’t done much to it except for minor adjustments and a basic tuneup. Everything was running pretty smoothly so I don’t have any particular issues. Should I get the suspension serviced? It’s running fine and it’s not cheap to get worked on but a bit of preventive work may be with it. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower
    Just get a new bike! :sneaky: :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I would service the suspension if I were you. Basic seals and fluid is all. And bleed the hydraulic fluid from brakes/dropper.
     
  5. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    Sounds like a plan. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    That is the answer to many of life’s great questions.
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    No, that answer is 42. :whistling:

    But the route to happiness is best traveled on a new bike!! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Your suspension has normal service intervals in hours. Check the mfr product manuals just for reference. I don’t know anyone who follows them to a tee, but good to know how bad you’re being. :geek: I do believe preventative maintenance on squish is not a waste, despite my MO.
     
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  9. jimbowho

    jimbowho Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    GT sensor 29r
    If it's not broke don't fix it. If my stuff doesn't leak, feels great, wipers aren't cracked then I don't open the can.
    Just another prospective, what do I know I run 3x10 straight stearer and quick releaseo_O
     
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