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

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

  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That's no Proflex.
     
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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I’m running the same one I bought back in 2009.

    Original bearings, but the shell has been replaced.
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I'm looking at the Hope for the lizard. They really tout the water sealing, and that's my usual nemesis... One ride in Oregon will kill a Shimano.

    I don't know anything about the Kings, except what is stated above.
     
  5. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    King is the way to go as long as you don't mind the initial $ outlay. I still use the original 1" threaded King headset that I installed on my Merlin in 1990.
    I use the other option which is cheaper at first but you are buying what is basically a disposable BB.
     
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  6. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Member

    Location:
    UK (for now)
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    The Proflex lives in OC, leave it in a colleagues garage, much to the annoyance of his missus :Roflmao
    It'll be getting a hotel room service in a couple of days, plus got a new (old) Controltech stem to install. I'll make sure to post up a fresh pic.

    This was my effort last visit. Pretty much replaced everything but the frame, forks, headset and bottom bracket and stem.
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  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    More like it!!!

     
  8. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Always sorta' on my radar, but haven't bought in yet.
     
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  9. Evoracer

    Evoracer Member

    Name:
    "That Guy"
    Current Bike:
    HBall SS, N9 old SS
    Pulled a goat head out of my tire from the other nights ride, not too stoked on the outcome. Why is it that I can get Stan's to seep out of the sidewalls with no problem, but it won't fill a tiny whole in the tread? lol
     
  10. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Stupid ? on my part but did you make sure the hole was at the bottom so the pool of stans could seal it.
     
  11. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I’ve had the King BB for years and years as well. But you’ll also need to get the King zirk grease delivery tool. I bought the BB wrench tool also. It is NICE
     
  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Yeah, saw the tool. I wish WTB still made Grease Guard bearings!
     
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  13. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Member

    Location:
    UK (for now)
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    Step one to a good hotel room bike service. Give the bike a good clean......
    IMG_0210.jpg

    Hopefully it will have dried off by the morning so I can go for a ride.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Awesome... I hope I run into you out on the trails. That is a bike I'd like to see in person!
     
  15. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Member

    Location:
    UK (for now)
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    Step two, make sure you leave the cleaners a healthy tip so they don't shop you to management in the morning.
    IMG_0211.jpg

    #oops
     
  16. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Member

    Location:
    UK (for now)
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    Step three, perform essential maintenance (install latest un-needed purchase)
    IMG_0212.jpg

    If anyone is looking for me I'll be impaled on a controltech stem at the bottom of Cactus in the morning (At least no-one can say he didn't go out in style)
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I like your style, sir! I encouraged you to post witty comments, and you deliver! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I've done this before, myself
     
  19. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    IMHO SRAM cuts out a lot of material to make their parts lighter. Their parts simply break easier, and wear out faster.
     
  20. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    15mm manzanita stick that stabbed my front tire after blowing a fast, loose, corner on Valley Forge.
    Sealed immediately by Orange Seal. :thumbsup:
    IMG_20181110_154720.jpg
     
  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    New rear rotor. Ice Tech XT 180. Interestingly, I replaced it last September 2017. I am going through rear rotors over front rotors more than 2:1, but I am very intentional about using a lot of front brake. I guess I drag my rear brake more often than I am aware of...
     
  22. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Back when I was rocking toe clips and rim brakes I feel like I had to rely more on my rear to control the out of control skidding. Maybe you have some sort of fondness for the rear. :oops:
     
  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I have the same bad habit. The rear rotors on my bikes are black from my dragging them down long fast descents.
     
  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Ha! In some situations maybe :whistling: :oops:

    But I really do make a point of hitting both brakes pretty hard right before a turn (if needed) and I try not to feather the back brake as mid-turn correction. At the end of a long fast section (like at the bottom of Rock-It) I hit almost exclusively front brake - with proper weight distribution of course.

    Still, I think I must be dragging the back brake for tiny course corrections frequently. I'll have to start fisting my bars to see what bad habits I've developed.
     
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  25. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Baby duty means no riding, so I pulled out the bubble machine and went to work swapping hardware from stock rear wheel (Bontrager Duster, 23mm inner diameter) to a new RaceFace Turbine R (30mm inner diameter) and instantly dropped 200 grams from the bike! I’m tired of replacing spokes on the Duster, but the wife is irritated that the new wheel is stealth black without any green accents on it. Time to find some green stickers!
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    The width of the new rim and the stretched-out tire are not going to seal easily. Baby is down for a nap, so no busting out the air compressor until later tonight.
     
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