What have you done to your bike(s) recently?

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by SnakeCharmer, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I hope there isn't already a thread like this here, lol.

    This thread is dedicated to wrenching on your bike in any and every way.

    I'll start:

    I am switching my Remedy to 1x, hurray! OEM is 38/24 and 11-36. I am going with a 30t up front and 11-42 in back. I figure that the grams lost by removing the FD, FD cable, and FD shifter will even out the push in the granny gearing change.

    I have but one complaint about the Timberjack, it has a poor chain line. I've been running a 32t up front and the chain line favors the higher gears in position so it has chewed up the lower gears I need for billygoating. I am going to drop to a 30t which will move the chain line in about 2 ml. That should help.
     
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  2. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I installed new grips and washed my bike. :)


    Will be installing new rear Derailleur pulley soon and repairing a bent back derailleur cage.
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I rode mine. Got it dirty.
     
  4. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Serviced the bearings, actually just replaced them. Got a XX1 crankset. Super duper cleaning.
     
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  5. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Sometimes, when all the world is asleep, I'll go into the garage and ring the bell on each of my handlebars.
     
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  6. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Rinsed em off last night. Tonight new pads & bleed on the hardtail. Pretty pink Shimano mineral oil was skunky black sludge so I guess it was time. Stole the E13 cassette off the Ripley to try on the hardtail tomorrow just cuzz I can and they're both DT hubs so there's nothing to it. Cleaned & fresh grease on star ratchets since they were apart. I'll ride the hardtail tomorrow and get it dirty then the Ripley over the weekend to get it dirty also. Shopped around for some 1X parts for Nicks bike but didn't order yet.
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I pulled the wheels off the Highball, changed the end caps, added a worn out cassette with pie plate, and put it on the squishy bike! Tomorrow, I'm reversing the process.

    :sick:
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Bled the X.0 Trails on my Tallboy.

    Built a rear wheel for the Highball.....gonna build another rear wheel and also a new front.

    Serviced the Revelation on the Highball.

    I also rode them both.
     
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  9. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    New brake rotor on the front wheel of the XTC. Got some dirt on it this evening.
     
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  10. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Front and rear brake pads replaced on my Enduro. Because sometimes I gotta slow down and not be so full on enduro, brah
     
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  11. Torrent77

    Torrent77 Member

    Name:
    Dave
    Took off my formula r1 brakes and replaced with xt brakes with ice tech rotors. The xt were used and the only brakes that squealed at first and stopped after a ride. It usually goes the other way for me.

    I also removed some viruses from the wife's computer. Services like that keeps me in the good column so I can ride without being hassled.
     
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  12. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Changed the rear rotor to 180, new housing for rear derailleur, new cable for rear derailleur, new derailleur hanger, installed the BikeYoke Revive dropper. Bought a Jagwire internal routing tool. Made the job so much easier.

    Need to double check that my derailleur cable didn't get wrapped up with the dropper cable as I wasn't really thinking about that when I installed.
     
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  13. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    Bike yoke install was my main job as well. There was already an internal dropper installed so I used the existing housing to pull through a new piece of housing and cable.

    I've also taken my old bike apart and given it full service and cleaning. New pivot bearings, fork and shock service, and new drivetrain if I have enough parts lying around.
     
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  14. RS VR6

    RS VR6 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Valencia/Simi
    Name:
    Lee
    Current Bike:
    Banshee Shartfire/Chiner 29r
    Installed some brakes on the Bansheet.:D

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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Chasing drivetrain creaking. New KMC chain and RF chainring last week. Nope. Bought a SRAM X1 10-42 cassette to install tonight.

    I am fairly confident it's the cassette that's creaking, because I bathed it in WD-40 as an experiment and the creaking disappeared for about two hours. It returned yesterday with a vengeance.
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    And some people wonder why mountain biking is a multi-billion dollar business... We're worse than crack addicts. :D
     
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  17. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Sounds like you're getting warm. I'm sure you generously greased the driver and cassette interface (plus between sections of the cassette, if applicable) when you re-installed. Or cut to the chase with that new one...not a bad thing to keep ahead of drive wear. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I'd make a "go single speed!" comment, but the little spacers I use are the first thing I have to look at when I get a creak... :oops:
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Thanks and yes. Prior to purchasing parts, I pulled the cassette and regreased all interfaces, then reinstalled. Did that before buying the chain and chainring. I will install the new cassette tonight, ride tomorrow (hmmm on my 28th anniversary...should I do that?).
     
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  20. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Congrats, man! You better put your lass in the priority service queue... :cool:
     
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  21. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude

    Had the same creak from my sram 11spd cassette. Sram warrantied it and sent a new one. Good as new!

    Before that it was greasing the interface constantly to shut it up!
     
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  22. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Unknown
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Recently added a quill to stem adapter on my roadie. Added a decent Ritchie stem from my trail bike, 42cm bars, and carbon Sram Force brifters (pre Red)! Added to the 28mm Vittoria tires and I have a sweet 1985 steel bike :)

    I wash my MTB after every ride, nothing special lately.
     
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  23. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    within a few rides I have replaced the largest rear cog with a OneUp extender. Now I'm running 11-44 out back. And, changed out the front ring with a OneUp oval 32t. New Maxxis Aggressor tire in the rear and new Ergon GE1 grips. digging all the changes expect for the grips. They might be a little to thin for my liking. BUT... I switched from some Oury lock ons which are very thick. I'll give the Ergon's more time to prove themselves.
     
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  24. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Paid my son and nephew $3 each to wash my bike.....
    IMG_6743.JPG 10 minutes a way from the mobile e-Devils = Priceless


    I upgraded my front rotor to 180 on my Scott.
    I use 160 on all my bikes (Guides), but the Scott is using SRAM LVL brakes, and I don't trust these "road brakes" to slow my fat ass down on long descents.

    It might be time for a Motorway test run......
     
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  25. Evoracer

    Evoracer Member

    Name:
    "That Guy"
    Current Bike:
    HBall SS, N9 old SS
    Enve bars, Monkeys, CK bb, Backcountry Research carry thingy.

    Put air in my road bike tires, rode it 20mi., put it away for another year. lol
     
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  26. scottay

    scottay Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gods Country
    Name:
    Scottay
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    As long as you own two chain whips?
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  27. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Both bikes have dt swiss hubs with xd drivers so it's a no tool job... E13 can be removed from driver with just one chain whip though if you know the trick.
     
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  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Just topped off the sealant in my Timberjack wheels by adding 2 ounces to each. I was unable to get the core out of the rear valve so I replaced the valve assembly. Luckily I had one assembly left. Gotta order a new set!

    I also pulled the rear hub apart and cleaned then regreased the pawls. Cleaned the cassette too since it was off even though it will be replaced before the end of the week.

    I think I will take her out for a spin tonight to see how she rolls.
     
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  29. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    Did the air can service on the shock and changed fluid and seals on the fork lowers. Also changed f/r brake pads.
     
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  30. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Unknown
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Crap, I need to do that tonight...
     
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