Wrenching skillz

Discussion in 'Skillz' started by buggravy, Sep 25, 2019.



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  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Nice to have you back brother:inlove:
     
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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Way to throw a sister under the bus Steve :mad:
    :p:inlove:
    Look at how well I’m holding that bike tho..just like a pro:thumbsup::whistling:
     
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  3. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I have one of these and I rarely use it to wrench on. Great for airing up the tires and shocks though.
     
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  4. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Note to self: sell tools, buy pink helmet, profit. :cool:
     
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  5. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    If there were a picture every time he fixed something I broke... :D :oops:
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Phew.....glad I’m just the mechanic.
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I’m not sure you’d be as pro holding the bike though. I hear that takes years of apprenticeship followed by several years of experience.
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I would take pics...but I was too busy fixing things. :facepalm:
     
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  9. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Duly noted. Will hang on to the tools.....for now.
     
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  10. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    :Roflmao:Roflmao:thumbsup::whistling:
     
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  11. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Ahem...one handed even:cool:
     
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  12. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Henderson, Nv
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    SC OG Hightower 29'r
    search craigslist for a used one. You can usually find a decent stand that someone should have never bought.
     
  13. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    So, like an ebike owner?
     
  14. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    No because then you would be looking at one of these....

    60536_W3.jpg
     
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  15. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    I'm getting what I think is a slight rub from the rear rotor (against one pad) on the DV9, but it's only rubbing in one part of the rotation, and only under load. Rotor is straight, and pads have been adjusted. Everything out back is torqued to spec, and it doesn't happen at all when coasting, or when I spin the rear wheel with the pedals with the bike on the stand. It's worse in higher gears at speed, so something is flexing, but I can't figure out how/what. Any ideas?
     
  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Hard to say without seeing it happen. First thing to check is for a slightly out of true rotor.
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It doesn't take much for a bent rotor.....to look almost true, to rub the pad under load. Everything will flex a little bit.

    Try pulling the brake lever in just a little bit til that spot on the rotor starts to rub. Either tweak the rotor, or try to recenter the caliper off just a hair to compensate.

    If it was doing it all the time, it could be a host of other things, but since it only happens on 1 spot under load, it definitely makes it easier to locate.
     
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  18. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    RSM
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    RSD Middle Child Ti 29er
    great thread... i tinker with my bike and know my limitations... just like computers, if i tinker too much and mess it up, i know the LBS will be there to fix my errors.

    i just bought a spoke wrench after my ride last week... my wheel was super wobbly after some fun downhill section :cautious: i watched a few utube vids and figured what the heck... i cant mess it up too badly... now the rear wheel is only wobbly where i have the dent... lol rolls just fine till the new wheels are installed Wednesday!! :sneaky:

    i figure if you know your limitations and tinker as you gain confidence, then the bike really isn't that hard to keep in good shape. doesn't hurt to bribe a local with food and/or whiskey from time to time!!

    i do want to take some classes and will most likely do that to gain more confidence. i may have to source a HT frame now that i'll have some less wobbly wheels that will need a new home!
     
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