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02-15-11, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By Luke52

I'd say yes, but a very low quality one. I...

I'd say yes, but a very low quality one.

I was working in a bike shop a few years ago, and a customer wanted to get BB7s for his bike. An "Atomik" bike which he purchased off Ebay. The hubs on...
01-05-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,089
Posted By Luke52

It's normal for the steerer tube to have excess...

It's normal for the steerer tube to have excess length on it.

You measure how long you need it, cut off the extra length, then press the star-nut into the tube.
12-29-10, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By Luke52

No problems with using a 160r as a 180f. Works...

No problems with using a 160r as a 180f. Works perfectly fine.
12-15-10, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

Thanks mate. In regards to the vegetation, I...

Thanks mate.

In regards to the vegetation, I do live in Australia, so we've just our first two weeks of summer. We've also had our wettest Spring in something like 20 years, so the vegetation...
12-14-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

New Mavic XM317 rims, Maxxis Crossmarks, SLX...

New Mavic XM317 rims, Maxxis Crossmarks, SLX cassette and XTR chain.

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img76291292369779.JPG
11-24-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Luke52

Yeah, that's normal, nothing to worry about. ...

Yeah, that's normal, nothing to worry about.

If they're quiet when dry, and still work well both wet and dry, then you don't have a problem.
11-10-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,883
Posted By Luke52

Depending on the type of turn, sitting down might...

Depending on the type of turn, sitting down might even be your best option. There's this one particular turn on one of my trails which is an unhill hairpin, riding over smooth, flat rocks (See...
11-05-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 304,328
Posted By Luke52

Gotta love those wannabe Manitou forks.

Gotta love those wannabe Manitou forks.
10-25-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Luke52

I use SPDs on both bikes. It's not uncommon at...

I use SPDs on both bikes. It's not uncommon at all to ride MTB clipped-in...
10-20-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Luke52

Rocco, can you please stop using the term "bike"...

Rocco, can you please stop using the term "bike" so losely? The pictured objects are not bikes, but BSOs. Bike-shaped objects.
10-17-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Luke52

It hurts to look at.

It hurts to look at.
10-10-10, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

That bike changes appearance weekly. But it...

That bike changes appearance weekly. But it always looks awesome.
10-09-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Luke52

It's like the rule about cars: Fast, cheap,...

It's like the rule about cars: Fast, cheap, reliable. Pick any two.

For bikes, I s'pose you could say (As the above post hinted at) Light, cheap, reliable: Pick any two.
10-01-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Luke52

Er, yeah, brake pads need to be bedded in before...

Er, yeah, brake pads need to be bedded in before they work at 100% efficiency..
09-28-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

Took it for the first ride with the XT stuff the...

Took it for the first ride with the XT stuff the other day. Still needed a bit of fine tuning, but I am very happy with my upgrades :D
09-27-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By Luke52

Well, yes, you just slide it back on...but then...

Well, yes, you just slide it back on...but then you obviously have to tighten the crank bolts which presses the cranks onto the spindle...
09-25-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,850
Posted By Luke52

I know mine's an M6 bolt, same as most other...

I know mine's an M6 bolt, same as most other things.
09-24-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By Luke52

The values given are generally just a...

The values given are generally just a recommendation, though. In the end, it really comes down to rider preference.

I like to run my pressures a bit higher than the recommended level for my...
09-24-10, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

My NRS, now with 100% more XT derailleury...

My NRS, now with 100% more XT derailleury goodness!

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75951285318688.JPG

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75961285318688.JPG
...
09-23-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Luke52

Yes, it's possible. No, you won't need new...

Yes, it's possible.
No, you won't need new levers.
The current outer cable/housing you have should be fine, but I'd replace the inner cable, just for safety's sake and peace of mind.
Steps:
1:...
09-22-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Luke52

Nice. Ditch the reflectors ASAP.

Nice. Ditch the reflectors ASAP.
09-22-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 697
Posted By Luke52

Make sure the cables are in good condition, not...

Make sure the cables are in good condition, not fraying, and moving smoothly as well.
09-17-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Luke52

Okay, first try recentering the caliper. Loosen...

Okay, first try recentering the caliper. Loosen the mounting bolts, wiggle the caliper, and squeeze the lever 2 or 3 times. On the 3rd time, keep holding the lever tight, so the brake is locked,...
09-17-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,582
Posted By Luke52

Outboard, or external bearing BBs, do tend to be...

Outboard, or external bearing BBs, do tend to be a bit stiffer than conventional BBs. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
09-14-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Luke52

Okay, so when you say "pinching" you mean it's...

Okay, so when you say "pinching" you mean it's grabbing on one part of the rotor, and slowing the wheel down? Or is the brake rubbing the whole way around?

Either way, first try recentering the...
09-13-10, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By Luke52

You will need another spacer. The top-cap...

You will need another spacer.

The top-cap should compress all the spacers, thus setting the bearing tension in the headset. In your case, it's just tightening onto the steerer, doing nothing.
...
09-12-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Luke52

We dont know whether it's a cable or hydraulic...

We dont know whether it's a cable or hydraulic brake yet. If it's cable, you don't push the pistons back in as you would on a hydraulic brake...
09-12-10, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Luke52

Hydraulic or cable? Check out this link for...

Hydraulic or cable?

Check out this link for a guide. http://www.bv.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=18848
09-08-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

New ODI Ruffians. ...

New ODI Ruffians.


http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75241283927081.JPG

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75251283927081.JPG

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75271283927081.JPG
09-06-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Luke52

THERE'S your problem. The shifter needs to...

THERE'S your problem.

The shifter needs to be set to the highest number.

So now what you need to do is disconnect the cable, allow the derailleur to move into the highest (smallest) gear. ...
09-05-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Luke52

What derailleur? Also, what do you mean by...

What derailleur? Also, what do you mean by "smaller and larger" gears? Are you referring to numbers (i.e. 1, 2, 3) or physical size of the sprockets?

I think you're doing it the wrong way. Your...
09-05-10, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Luke52

Post mount: ...

Post mount:
http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75191283684535.JPG

IS mount:
http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img75231283684535.JPG
09-05-10, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,652
Posted By Luke52

I was riding in the wet one day, and chewed...

I was riding in the wet one day, and chewed through a set of pads, so yes it's true that they don't last long in really mucky conditions. But for the most part, they do have pretty decent life in...
09-01-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Luke52

If you're really desperate, and it's an air fork,...

If you're really desperate, and it's an air fork, just let the air out of it by depressing the valve. It's a schrader valve, like car tyres, so you just need to press down the little bit in the...
08-28-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Luke52

I use brake cleaner in an aerosol can from an...

I use brake cleaner in an aerosol can from an auto store.
08-28-10, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Luke52

As previously mentioned, you did clean the rotor,...

As previously mentioned, you did clean the rotor, right?

Also, new pads can take a bit of time to bed in and reach their full braking power. About 30-40 hard stops should get them going.

I...
08-26-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Luke52

You may use your rear brake more, but in an...

You may use your rear brake more, but in an emergency situation I'd much rather have a more reliable brake up front..
08-26-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,248
Posted By Luke52

That would depend on which rotor you're using...

That would depend on which rotor you're using though. The RT53 rotor is resin pad only, while most other Shimano rotors can be used with other pad compounds.
08-26-10, 03:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,248
Posted By Luke52

Shimano RT53s can only run resin compound pads. ...

Shimano RT53s can only run resin compound pads. If you're running Avid brakes on the bike, chances are they'll have a metallic pad of sorts, meaning if you run those pads with the RT53 rotor, you'll...
08-25-10, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

NRS got XT cranks with an XTR big ring, and blue...

NRS got XT cranks with an XTR big ring, and blue anodized chainring and derailleur hanger bolts.

http://www.filedump.net/dumped/img74991282721298.JPG

The Filter got SLX cranks, with red...
08-19-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Luke52

Looks like a common ol' problem, particularly in...

Looks like a common ol' problem, particularly in trigger shifters which are old and have been sitting for a while. The grease inside the shifter gums up, which prevents the pawls and springs from...
08-18-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Luke52

If it's 10 speed SLX, it's DynaSys. There...

If it's 10 speed SLX, it's DynaSys.

There would be a small "DynaSys" logo on the shifters.
08-16-10, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By Luke52

Go with the Tora. It's an XC bike, get an XC...

Go with the Tora. It's an XC bike, get an XC fork..

I recently put a 2011 Recon Gold RL on my NRS 1, and it is beautiful. Really made a huge improvement to the handling and the ride in general...
08-15-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Luke52

The fork is adjustable to a certain extent. ...

The fork is adjustable to a certain extent.

That preload knob will basically make it softer or harder. If you wish to go even softer or harder than the adjustment allows, you'll have to change...
08-14-10, 02:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Luke52

Feels good, dunnit?

Feels good, dunnit?
08-10-10, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,388,046
Posted By Luke52

New 2011 Recon Gold RL. 100mm of air-sprung...

New 2011 Recon Gold RL. 100mm of air-sprung goodness!

http://www.ihasaids.com/upload/data/1281492540.jpg

http://www.ihasaids.com/upload/data/1281504742.jpg
...
08-07-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Luke52

Yeah, that's what I meant. Snug it down with a...

Yeah, that's what I meant. Snug it down with a wrench before starting to pull stuff off.
08-07-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Luke52

Bingo. Don't just make the puller...

Bingo.

Don't just make the puller finger-tight, actually tighten the puller into the crank before you start pulling.

Cranks can be pretty stubborn sometimes.
08-06-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Luke52

Cutting and replacing it is not only your only...

Cutting and replacing it is not only your only choice, but the best choice.

If it's been sitting for that long, I'd be doing a full overhaul. But yeah, considering it's age, I would be replacing...
08-04-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Luke52

Question: Why do you specifically want a low...

Question: Why do you specifically want a low normal derailleur?
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