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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:07 am 
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... polymer bushings on a Fox shock. Old bushings on my Avy have been rusty, mounting hardware has been worn. I was shopping for replacement and found the new style polymer bushings and reducers, and I love those! Small bumps compliance should be a little better now. Pressing the old bushings out was a major PITA though.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:10 am 
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i butchered a 140 pound pig for a pig roast, does that count?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:42 am 
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I made dis bike rack.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:43 am 
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Awesome re-purposing of the ski's for a bike rack!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:19 am 
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Yeah, it's kinda cool.

I'd show it to some of the local ski/bike shops. You might have a semi-commercial product on you hands.


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Tonight I wrenched on the BB and cranks. I decided to finally man up and switched back to 32T chainring; and while at it, I serviced the BB - took it apart, re-packed bearings, cleaned and greased seals. The BB should be good for a few months.


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soon will be a readjusting of the derailleurs, to get rid of the new shit cable slack. shifting has been wonky the past few rides. plus, my pedals need some pm and tlc... the squeaking is about to drive me batshit.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:44 am 
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Replaced my Avid Elixir Cr's with a sweet deal I got for some Shimano XTR (M975) on my race bike. The front brake takes some strange adapter, so I'll need to stop by the LBS tomorrow to get it to fit on the front. Rear worked well.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:21 am 
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I was playing with my cockpit yesterday and today, replaced my old flat bars with a riser. The bike now feels much better especially going down steps and drops. I also installed a slightly used Magura brake only to realize that it has been recalled and needs to be sent to Magura for a master cylinder replacement. :doh:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Sti wrote:
I also installed a slightly used Magura brake only to realize that it has been recalled and needs to be sent to Magura for a master cylinder replacement. :doh:

I hate it when I install something, then realize it's broken/doesn't fit and then have to put it all back the way it was. :roll:

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I plan to wrench on my hunny tonight!


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Wife bought a used bike. Had to work some kinks out of the rusty chain. It's an electra townie. perfect cruiser for her.

also tightened the coaster brake on the fatwally. the new lower gear ratio required too much back pedaling to engage it. was going to ride this morning, but played tennis with my son instead.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:53 am 
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Sslikesnake wrote:
I hate it when I install something, then realize it's broken/doesn't fit and then have to put it all back the way it was. :roll:


This is a bittersweet case, the brakes go back to Magura US who are replacing the levers with new shiny ones, and throw in new pads and fresh bleeding.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Yesterday and earlier today I managed to lace and partially tension a new wheel with the monster Derby rim. Wheel building is fun.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Today's wrenching involves a tree that was uprooted by a storm :evil:

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Sti wrote:
Yesterday and earlier today I managed to lace and partially tension a new wheel with the monster Derby rim. Wheel building is fun.


How are they to build?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Fairly easy. The only "complication" is the depth of the rim. Tightening nipples from the outside requires extra care when "feeling the nipple slot with a screwdriver". And if you accidentally drop a nipple in the cavity, it takes some good shaking to get it out. Other than that, the rim is perfectly round and flat.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Hmm, that doesn't sound too bad.
Much like building with MTX39 rims.


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Hawgzilla wrote:
I plan to wrench on my hunny tonight!

You're gonna wrench on your wench? ;)

My latest wrench was replacing the drivetrain and bearings on my Kona.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:23 am 
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My '62 Ford Falcon.

Replaced the starter and welded a hole in the passenger side header.

The Bike got a new bottom bracket-
http://wheelsmfg.com/pressfit-30-bottom-bracket-w-angular-contact-bearings.html

I got the not so great idea of getting Specialized carbon fact cranks which come with standard roller bearings set in Delrin cups. The whine and creak this set up made was terrible, I'm betting this unit will be much stouter.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:12 am 
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every time i see a bottom bracket with any load-bearing plastic, i am puzzled as to why any mfg would do that...

that new unit looks cool.


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Two projects tonight: shifter cable housing died on me yesterday, I pretty much had a single speed ride. I replaced the housing and cable today. Then I tensioned and trued the new wheel. I love it when you go for even tension and you end up with a nice true wheel.


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Delrin cups ???

Maybe on a street ridden race bike :shock:

Nice looking BB ... Angular Contact 8-)

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Nothing wrong with Delrin cups, they just need a torque wrench for mounting, and/or respectable tolerances.
Without they're a no-go.


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Mounted a pair of Vee Rubber Speed-R tires up using the homebrew. Worked like a champ. I couldn't be more pleased with that stuff...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:30 am 
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Magura wrote:
Nothing wrong with Delrin cups, they just need a torque wrench for mounting, and/or respectable tolerances.
Without they're a no-go.


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Yes, but neither of which are a reality with the Specialized cranks so - this particular set up is bunk. The crank arms are conjoined via a Hirth joint which is kinda cool, but the side to side play is taken up with spacers and a wavy spring washer. The bearings themselves fit way to tightly in the cups once the cups were installed in the bottom bracket, and the bearings seem to be of lower than ABEC 7 quality.

They are light and stiff, but they are the least servicable crank and BB arrangment I've dealt with. If I hear so much as a peep out of these after the new BB I'm putting my gawd aweful heavy 35mm Turn cranks back in, at least they use the Praxis external cup BB, that is the supreme BB design for PF30 in my opinion.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Magura wrote:
Nothing wrong with Delrin cups, they just need a torque wrench for mounting, and/or respectable tolerances.
Without they're a no-go.


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I guess that depends on the level of durability (length w/minimal service) one expects.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:51 pm 
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marpilli wrote:
Mounted a pair of Vee Rubber Speed-R tires up using the homebrew. Worked like a champ. I couldn't be more pleased with that stuff...

Wow, I just mounted a Vee Rubber "8" with homebrew (my 1st attempt) and gorilla tape last night, as well. Worked great, still holding air!

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Sslikesnake wrote:
marpilli wrote:
Mounted a pair of Vee Rubber Speed-R tires up using the homebrew. Worked like a champ. I couldn't be more pleased with that stuff...

Wow, I just mounted a Vee Rubber "8" with homebrew (my 1st attempt) and gorilla tape last night, as well. Worked great, still holding air!

Congrats! First homebrew tubeless?

I took it out today and was really impressed with the Speed-R. I plan on putting together a write up / review after a few more rides. So far, great bang for the buck.

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I crushed a $15,000 Look roadie today after riding it......hurt my brain and heart but it was all in the line of duty (work related)


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