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

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



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  1. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Much less time. He can charge $100 hr, plus $50 for parts. Typical 9 to 5 shift = $208,000/year (fringe benefits not included).
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Got the Reverb on @horsebikerider Tallboy serviced and good to go. No more wiggle. No more sagging. Solid.
     
  3. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Tightened up the clutch on the xo1 derailleur. Turns out it is adjustable. Took the cap off the clutch housing that exposed a t55 torx (8mm cough) cap screw. Marked it's position. I tighten it 1/4 turn but it didn't do anything so I took it apart. Looked still greasy inside. The O-ring does it's job keeping water out.While pushing the derailleur forward, I could clearly see the roller clutch engage immediately causing the bearing to roll inside the teflon bushing. Tightening the cap applies more pressure on the teflon which makes more friction on the bearing assembly. While moving the derailleur back, the roller bearing disengages freely as it should. Looks like things are working. Assembled back together. Tightened the cap to where it was plus that 1/4 turn. Then another 1/4 turn. Ah, I can feel it pressing the bushing now. Much more friction applied to forward moving derailleur. This should keep me from dropping chains.

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    But wait! I couldn't help but notice missing teeth on the chainring. :eek: It's only 4+ years old.:whistling: The wide teeth are now narrow and the narrow teeth are starting to disappear. Replace the 32t ring with a spare 34t.:gag: Must get stronger.:mad:
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Another satisfied customer in J's Garage.......

    @trmn8er needed a new Bike Yoke installed. So I took care of it, along with sort out some touchy shifting.

    Fair payment for my time.


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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    12 speed Sunrace on Shimano freehub. They have an XD version, but I wanted to be able to swap wheel sets with the single speed...

    XT level shifty bits...
     
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  6. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    Some new tires for all the rocks out here. 2.4 rekon front and 2.35 ikon rear should help soften the blow.

    New bars and grips are next.
     
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Are you still running the Performance bars? I've had them on the SS for some time now, and have been pleasantly surprised. I've crashed more than once, and they're still good as new.
     
  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Well... After all of this Bonty talk lately, I picked up a couple on Black Friday- SE4 in the 2.4 size. My only other Bonty experience was with an XR4 that I got on closeout. I liked it, but it seemed to wear fast.

    Initial impressions? The sidewall is not as supple as the Rekon. I noticed that even as I was mounting the tire... I also noticed it on San Juan. The Rekon has a lot more cushion and flex to it, which is probably more important on the hardtail than on the squishy bike. I only mounted it a few minutes before heading to San Juan, so it was still overinflated on the way up. On the way down, I gave it the squeeze test, and let out a bunch of air. It seems decent, but we'll see about longevity, and whether or not it's equal to the Maxxis...

    The front Rekon that I took off is still in good shape and will get moved to the back of the SS... I'm hesitant to put the other SE4 on the rear, due to the weight. We'll see, though...

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  9. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I am still running those bars. They are holding up great and I really don’t need to replace them. I just have a little case of upgraditis.
     
  10. trmn8er

    trmn8er Member

    Location:
    Ontario
    Name:
    Ken
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    @mtnbikej did clean work and I’m thankful to be able to get back on the horse soon! Thanks J
     
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    My road warrior finally got some love today. I mounted a set of Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss tires on my rig, first time she's been a tubeless road warrior. I am looking forward to having less concern for flats.

    I also installed a set of flat pedals since I no longer ride clipless.

    Then, I installed my extra WTB Rocket saddle so that all of my bikes have the same saddle.

    And finally, the existing chain was a little rusted from sitting for probably a full year so I replaced it.

    It will be nice to roll in a different dimension once in a while, again. I have been missing that uber-efficient sensation that a light weight hardtail supplies.

    It's good to be Superman every now and again... :cool:
     
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  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Bled some brakes. Mineral oil FTW. Don't fuking ask... :bang::stop:
     
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  13. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Well I traded my shop time for a used Reverb. I had planned to put it on the SS. However, it was shorter than I thought it would be, so it ended up on @horsebikerider SS. Had some minor issues with it, so I tore it down and serviced it. Now it's like butter.

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    It was also time to service the Fox 36 on the Hightower. Decided to dig into the Grip damper and change the fluid. I don't have any of the 5wt Fox oil, but have an old bottle of 7.5wt oil I used to use in early Fox forks. Again, not nearly as bad as it looked in the videos and service manual. So smooth with new oil.
     
  14. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    Thanks babe! :inlove:
     
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  15. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    When one water bottle just isn't enough.

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  16. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Nice pair of jugs! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Wolftooth adapter?
     
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  18. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Yes.
     
  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Swapped out the 29ers for the original 27.5+ on the lizard bike. Always fun running the mid-fats, but they're soooooo much slower...
     
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  20. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    I feel like I would keep banging into those as I pedaled.
     
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  21. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    I just put new brake pads in. Front pads were toast. Rear were newer and had life left but there was a huge chunk taken out of one side so, replaced those too.

    Also took a volume spacer out of the shock since I couldn’t seem to access the last bit of travel. Turns out there were three in there. We’ll see how two goes, may need to take another one out.
     
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  22. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    That was my first thought but they actually fit between my crank arms.
     
  23. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    I pedaled around this morning with my work shoes on. There's at least an inch of clearance. Good to go.
     
  24. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    It looks like that could open up possibilities for larger bottles in frames with constrained space (like mine and my wife's).

    But yea, I would be reluctant to try if the existing mount is high or toward the upper part of the DT. Closer to the BB looks perfect.

    TFPU, Ed.
     
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  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Cool set up! Do you have to use the B-Rad base, or can the double bottle adapters go straight into the existing holes?
     
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  26. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    They'll work on the existing holes if you have a small diameter round frame. Otherwise you can use their Dogbone adapter which spaces it away from the frame. Their B-Rad adapters move it out and up. The holes on my frame are already high due to the placement of the shock.
     
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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Got it, thanks! Didn't see that option.
     
  28. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I've been having some derailleur issues lately. Finally narrowed it down to a sticky clutch... Today was surgery day using the handy-dandy surgery guide that @mtnbikej found on the internet. He was also on stand-by, and was ready to accept a Ziploc full of parts if I messed up.

    When I popped the cover off, there was a lot of gunk inside, and no grease. It looks like water intruded trough the little gasket. Maybe when I was pushing the bike through 2 feet of snow? :p

    It all came apart pretty easy... Getting it greased and back together took a few tries, but it's on and functioning. The tension adjustment is probably the weak link, and was most likely the cause of my issues. There is a tiny plastic bridge (not in the pic) that has to be exactly right, along with the tension screw.



    The Offending Component: Shimano SLX 12 speed...
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    Parts need a bath:
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  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Does Becky know you stole the Cup of Love?
     
  30. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    :stop:

    That's part of the Mickey Mouse measuring cup set. Best if we don't mention that ever again.
     
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