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

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



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Guys with cool home-made tools. I use a pipe cutter. Yes it displaces metal I need to resurface but it works.
    @Voodoo Tom the last pic. Is that an after shot? Still looks like the Eiffel Tower, just asking... :)
     
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I think I am in the same boat...
    I have pulled the crank set apart greased the crap out of it and bought a big torque wrench and still think I have a creak/click coming from there. Arghhh...
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    You have a set of RF cranks? Or are we talkin about the same click you were getting on your SRAM cranks at Koko?
     
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I have RF Cranks you show in yo pics but the composite Next R's...
    Sorry, had to edit this twice.
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Got it.

    Yeah, all I can recommend is removing the spindle completely. Clean, lots of grease, and overtorque....but don't snap the bolt on the non-driveside. Same goes for the driveside, but it will bottom out first, before having to use the Preload Collar on the non-driveside.

    Also, if it's a RF bottom bracket, that may be the culprit. They have never been all that durable.
     
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Over-torque has always scared me thus the reason I use a torque wrench on my entire bike. But I understand what you are saying...
    I do not have a RF BB. The DV9 has a Wheels Mfg.
    pf30-out-30mm-ac.jpg
     
  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    All the interfaces were greased on that BB? Just spitballin' here.
     
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  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yeah. I grease everything. I have just grown to accept it. @Voodoo Tom can tell you more because he rides next tome on fire roads. ha hah!
     
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  9. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Yeah that is the after pic. I cut about 20mm off of it. Since I've only ridden it once I wanted to leave some room for adjustment but eventually I'll probably cut it down some more.
     
  10. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    My issue is with the non-drive side as well. My last ride on the bike with Mikie, Tom and Sara at GE, it was squeaking like crazy and when I got home and checked it out, the crank bolt was definitely loose. So I re-lubed and retorque. I haven't got to try it out yet because in the same process I broke my rear thru axle and am waiting for a replacement. I will add more grease and a little more torque than specified and hopefully that will resolve. I can't deal with all that noise next weekend during the WW50 Alternative
     
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  11. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    You have a Press Fit BB on your DV9?
     
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  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Being on the non drive side and raceface cranks I wonder if it has anything to do with the cheap ass preload adjuster coming loose. Old ones use to be aluminum but newer ones are plastic. I've had the one on my Pivot come loose a couple times.
     
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Nope, sorry. It's threaded. Right BB wrong pic.
    t47-bb-shim-ac.jpg
     
  14. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    I went from 4 inches to 6 inches and the wife just commented on what a long post I have:cool: but then she said it sure has a lot of drop or droop or something like that...:(
    IMG_1746.jpeg
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Rebuilt both bikes into their intended form - Megatower is back together. Rail is back to full 27.5. Here they are in storage waiting for tomorrow's duel. Is it fair to have them paddocked together like that?

    Meg and Rail in Storage.JPG

    And the spare 29er wheel and fork are ready for full-time mullet duty if I choose to go that route. No disassembly of Meg required:
    Wheel and Fork Ready.JPG

    An embarrassment of riches. If one of them were built for a different purpose, I might keep both! But alas, they are barely different from one another. Even less different when I addd the 29er to the front of the Rail.
     
  16. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    My money’s on the Rail...
     
  17. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Nothing wrong with having a spare bike.:cool:
     
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  18. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Which frame is that... I lost track :)
     
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  19. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I have a Praxis BB on my RaceFace cranks. Way better than a RaceFace BB.
     
  20. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    Gonna be rolling 220’s, still don’t know if that enough brake. 5979B0A6-0A2A-4050-9FC2-9C621912891C.jpeg
     
  21. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Probably not. I ran 320s on my GSX-R. :whistling:
     
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  22. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    Damn 320s is huge!!!
     
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  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    Failed attempt to convert my Rail back to mullet last night. My mechanic put the wrong race on the fork, so it didn't work. So back to full 27.5 mode for today, and I'm glad I did. I had great fun carving up The Luge and Whiting with the agile wheels. But I met my friend Mike at his shop (Stage 21) on my way home and he installed the proper race, and went ahead and installed the fork and wheel for me.

    So back to mullet Rail for next weekend. Life is rad!
     
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  24. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Broke down and added some Stan's to the B+ wheels. I haven't been left stranded, but had to limp home the last few rides. The Moto bars I ordered Friday came in today. Shipped Monday form the U.K.... impressive! Figuring out the stem and angles took a minute, but I think I have it nailed. Might cut down the steerer soon!!!
     
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  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Adjusted the eccentric bottom bracket, and then took an inch off the chain. Threw some Dumonde on the chain and T9 on the pivots. Should give me fewer pedal strikes, a quieter chain, and crisper shifting.PXL_20201024_172128455.PORTRAIT-01.COVER.jpg
     
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  26. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    New wheels for the Spur. I9 Trail S Carbon Hydra, so a step down from their highest end trail wheel. Carbon rims, Hydra hubs, sapim steel spokes, 28H, 28IW. Oddly, the hubs are all but silent out of the box. I know you can put some additional grease in the I9 hubs to silence them, but I thought they came from the factory without that additional grease, thus having that signature I9 sound. The Hydras on my GG are loud, and were out of the box. They also don't seem to spin quite as freely as the 1-year old wheels on the GG, or the DTS 350s they're replacing, though the difference isn't profound. Can't say that I really notice any drag when I'm rolling around on them, but it's kind of a head-scratcher nonetheless.
     
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  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Took off the 70 mm stem and put on a 50 mm to try out. I think this is going to be about right. I'll cut down the steer, but I'm still going to leave it a little bit stubby in case these high rise bars don't work out.
    PXL_20201024_175834240.PORTRAIT-01.COVER.jpg
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    That's the drag from the extra grease they now use to silence the hubs. It will spread out after some rides. You'll start to hear the hub sound slowly, ever slowly, increase.
     
  29. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Keep me in mind if you want to off-load the 350 wheelset... I want to convert my Stooge to 29er mode at some point.
     
  30. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Cool, that's good to know. Thanks.

    Actually, I do want to off-load the DTS. They're the XR1700, so the 25IW. If that works for you let me know. They're completely straight and true. Price would be super friendly.
     
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