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

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

  1. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Nice!
     
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  2. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Stopped into a bike shop...
     
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  3. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    To drop some coin...
     
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  4. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    But not in L.A. . . .
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    In the interest of riding my favorite places and more like them...
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    36/26 Raceface chain rings, keeping the 11-42 cassette. Only took about 10 minutes to set up.:cool:
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    You know I got down on my knees (got down on my knees), began to check for play.
     
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  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Smooth transmission dreaming....
     
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  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Gear ranges for days...
     
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  9. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2012 Rockhopper 29
    New 180 rotor, pads and bleed on the rear.... Rotor and cheater bleed on the front sometime this week..
     
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  10. kdiff

    kdiff Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Aliso Viejo
    Name:
    Kurtis
    Current Bike:
    Nomad4 & 26” 5010
    Not "have done" but "about to do". In the process of switching from Shimano 11sp to Shimano 12sp. Decided to also replace my current hubs with i9 Hydra centerlocks. :D

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  11. buggravy

    buggravy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol
    Installed ODI Rogue grips, reset the Bikeyoke Revive dropper, and applied my first serving of Rock N Roll Gold. Grips feel so much better. The "revive" process on the dropper was beyond simple, and hopefully it cures the issue. I'd developed some slop in the dropper, which seems to be gone now, but on my last ride if I sat on the saddle while it was lowered at all (I'm apt to do that on mellow downs if my legs are tired) it was making a knocking sound, and I had some fluid gunked up on top of the seal.
     
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  12. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    Big fan of ergon grips. Decided to ditch the GP1 with bar ends and go with GA2 Fat grips. Short of the touring style grips, these are the only grips that don't give my palms blisters.
     
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  13. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Love the centerlocks as well.
     
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  14. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    Finally tossed (TruckerCo) metallic pads in the front TRP Quadiem G Spec caliper... I was curious how the OE pads would hold up in comparison to the rear (running metallics). They were pretty disappointing in nearly every way a brake pad could be (noise, heat dissipation, initial response), but it was nice to know for myself.

    Installed a WTB Judge 2.4 (fast roll) on the rear, to replace the 2.3 DHR II that came on the bike when I purchased it... I got ~600 miles out of it back there. Looking forward to running the 2.5 WTB Verdict out front when it becomes available, I have the 2.4 Judge (high grip) up there now, and it shows feathering on the cornering knobs after 1 run at Skypark... I doubt it will hold up to Snow Summit....

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    Had to retape & reinstall the rear tire Sunday... also installed a new XX1 chain while I was at it. The old one was making some noise.
     
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  15. kdiff

    kdiff Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Aliso Viejo
    Name:
    Kurtis
    Current Bike:
    Nomad4 & 26” 5010
    Nicely done with the black graphics! One of the best looking Nomad 3s that I’ve seen.
     
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  16. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I was wondering what that was... like that color a lot!
     
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  17. Stubborn Approach

    Stubborn Approach Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Tony
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad 3
    Thank you for the kind words. I wish I would have picked up more to get the bottom chain stay covered already. I had a pedal strike after this photo that caused the crank arm to scratch the chain stay pretty good. FiveTens are always leaving black marks on it too...
     
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  18. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    Added 29x2.4 Ardent tires front and rear to the Chameleon. Rode great around O’Neil. Pleased at how much clearance there is in the rear.

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  19. Obsidian

    Obsidian Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    2017 Intense Tracer
    I picked up a new saddle to replace this one ....

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    I went with titanium rails instead of carbon rails this time. :facepalm:
     
  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    For the first time in 210 miles, I lubed the chain on the Hightower....not because it needed it, but because I'm loaning it out this week and am not sure what the conditions are going to be like. Dumonde Tech FTW.
     
  21. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    New pivot bearings, rear hub service. shimano brake flush. Saaaaaaweeeeeet. Feels like a new ride! Joseph at Ridgeline suspension is very goooooood!
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    New SRAM GX shifter for the Hightower... Just because I wanted the upgrade over the NX. Not because I had a slow speed tip over on Zen Trail and broke one of the triggers on a rock. And @mtnbikej certainly didn't cobble it back together to get me through the next day at Gooseberry Mesa. :whistling::whistling::whistling:

    And, while I was at it, the plastic wonder bike got a new pair of extra chunky ESI grips... This is the last pair I had in reserve. After this, I'll go with the Red Monkey lock on version. Silicone in a lock on? Win!

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  23. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
  24. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    I finally washed the Colorado and Utah mud of my Enduro :whistling: and no @mtnbikej I didn’t need to use a chisel :laugh::speechless:
    Keeping the Maxxis Rekons on it because they really impressed me on Kokopelli. 2.6 FR / 2.4WT on the rear :thumbsup:
     
  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Yes please! Let us know your thoughts on this!
    Please and thank you!
     
  26. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    Bronson CC v3
    Will do. I can do a dedicated post if you would like once I get familiar with the camera. :geek:
     
  27. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    And we have a Forum just for the occasion! Thanks!
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Considering that was the first time I had torn one of those shifters apart....the result was positive....enough.
     
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  29. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    I went there today and dropped your name. He kicked me out!

    Nah, he said you’re a great guy and rider. I’m having my suspension serviced (my talas Fox fork won’t extend to its full travel). Unfortunately he said since the fork is more than 5 years old, Fox may no longer have parts for it. I’ll wait to see what he says after he opens it up, and I may have to contact fox and start a campaign on behalf of the antiquated.
     
  30. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Hahah lmao! If it can be fixed he will fix it! Good luck.
     
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