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11-12-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By fowler98

Bearing Size Help?

Hi, I have a 2012 Specialized Hardrock with the original hubs fitted. I have some play in the rear wheel and thought and so I went onto the website and looked at the specifications to see if I could...
11-06-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By fowler98

9 Speed to 10 Speed Conversion

Hi, I can buy a 10 speed crankset for a cheap price but I currently run a 9 speed cassette. I have a 2012 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc, would I be able to put a 10 speed cassette on it and install...
10-11-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By fowler98

Do metal pads wear away at the rotors?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that if you use metal brake pads it wears away at the rotor and also wears away at the pads, is this true or am I making it up. I have shimano deore m615 with slx...
10-11-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By fowler98

I just had a look online and its not a part of...

I just had a look online and its not a part of the brake, but I found one on CRC, but its £10 for a small peice of metal and i want to find a cheap plastic one.
10-11-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By fowler98

Where can I find a new clip for the cable guide on my fork?

Hi, when installing my new Shimano brakes yesterday I accidentally broke the cable clip when removing it, i think it was already split as it broke so easily. Where can I get a replacement one, if you...
09-22-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By fowler98

My local bike store is a rip off, they tried to...

My local bike store is a rip off, they tried to charge me £15 to put a set of rotors on my wheels, instead I bought a torque wrench for £20. They also untuned my gears whilst it was in the shop when...
09-22-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By fowler98

3x9 I spec b shifters?

Hi, I have a set of Shimano deore m615 brakes which I still have to fit to my bike, I want to upgrade my shifters, I have been looking into the shimano I spec b shifters but I cant find anywhere for...
09-21-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 926
Posted By fowler98

Suntour XCM Fork Wont Lock Out???

Hi, I have a 2012 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc fitted with Suntour XCM Forks and the lockout feature will only work if I hold the switch in the lockout position and when I let go of it it just...
08-24-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By fowler98

Will Shimano XTR Pads fit in a Deore Caliper?

Hi, do these pads fit in a Deore Caliper.
Pads: Shimano Shimano XTR-XT Pads - Cooling Fin | Chain Reaction Cycles...
08-18-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,503
Posted By fowler98

I have a spare SRAM X5 shifter with a barrell...

I have a spare SRAM X5 shifter with a barrell adjuster, will it work or will it be compatible?
08-18-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,503
Posted By fowler98

I live out in the country so there are no lbs so...

I live out in the country so there are no lbs so I don't mind paying a bit extra for a new one, will it work though and how would I fit it?
08-17-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,503
Posted By fowler98

Will this work? SRAM SLPSX030 Barrel...

Will this work?

SRAM SLPSX030 Barrel Adjuster X0 Trigger 2011 10spd | eBay...
08-17-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,503
Posted By fowler98

SRAM X7 Barrel Adjuster

Hi, I recently bought a second hand mountain bike equipped with a SRAM X7 Shifter but I noticed the other day that it doesn't have a barrel adjuster, I googled the shifter and all of the other...
08-09-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By fowler98

All of my previous bikes have had indicators on...

All of my previous bikes have had indicators on it so i find it a bit weird when i'm riding it and not knowing what gear i'm in.
08-07-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By fowler98

SRAM 9 speed shifter with indicator

Hi, today I bought a second hand bike which can with SRAM X5 shifters, but the current shifters which are fitted do not have any indicators so I cant tell which gear I'm I without looking at the...
07-24-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By fowler98

Yeah I do plan on buying the same brand, so...

Yeah I do plan on buying the same brand, so should I encounter a problem?
07-24-14, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By fowler98

Will stanchions from one fork fit into another forks casting?

Hi there,

My current forks are painted a blue color which is original and can't find any paint that matches it. If I purchase a set of forks with lockout which my current forks don't have, can I...
07-22-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By fowler98

Can you add lockout to forks?

Hi, is there a way of adding lockout to this fork?
Details*- SR SUNTOUR Cycling (http://www.srsuntour-cycling.com/bike/forks/XCM-26-3941.html)
If so, what will I need to buy?
Thanks
07-03-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,847
Posted By fowler98

Shimano Hydraulic Brakes with reach adjustment?

Hi, I'm looking for some new hydraulic brakes for my bike. I'm not looking to spend much so I was looking at the M395 brakes, but I would love if they had reach adjustment, is there any alternatives...
06-05-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

Anyone know anyways to weaken the weld where it...

Anyone know anyways to weaken the weld where it has been snapped? Or how to weaken the frame and make a new snap I can the break the bike for parts, that will then give me more of a budget.
06-05-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

Yes it is out of warranty because I bought it...

Yes it is out of warranty because I bought it second hand and yeah I still don't know what those holes are for...
06-05-14, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

I would like a new bike though, this was my first...

I would like a new bike though, this was my first bikewhen I got into biking so I though a hybrid would be best for me but I realised I need a mountain bike now I've got a hybrid. Is there anything I...
06-05-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

My dad said he'll be able to fix it but I want a...

My dad said he'll be able to fix it but I want a new bike, I'm going to be paying for it but he wont let me have one unless the current one is completely done so how can I intentionally snap the...
06-05-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

If I were to repair it could I be prone to more...

If I were to repair it could I be prone to more snaps in other parts of the frame as it decreases the rigidity of it or not?
06-05-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

The bike is a Carrera Crossfire 2, on...

The bike is a Carrera Crossfire 2, on Halfords.com it says the frame is made of lightweight alloy. I bought it second hand so i have no warranty.
06-05-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By fowler98

Snapped frame help please

Hi, I was fiddling with my gears because they weren't changing correctly when I noticed that there was a snap in the frame near the drop out. The bike also shakes vigorously when I brake hard, could...
04-19-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By fowler98

I had a look on eBay and came across these forks,...

I had a look on eBay and came across these forks, are these forks anygood and I have 180mm rotors on my bike so if I put on the adapter that I currently have on my current forks will it be ok?

NEW...
04-17-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By fowler98

What is the 9mm part, and does this matter?

What is the 9mm part, and does this matter?
04-17-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By fowler98

It has disc brakes.

It has disc brakes.
04-17-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By fowler98

Suspension Forks for 700c wheel?

Hi, I want to get new forks for my Carrrera Crossfire 2, I've looked on Chain Reaction Cycles but they don't have any suspension forks that fit a 700c wheel. Does anyone have any suggestions that...
04-16-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,204
Posted By fowler98

Ok, thanks for your help.

Ok, thanks for your help.
04-16-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,204
Posted By fowler98

I know, i should've mentioned that i will be...

I know, i should've mentioned that i will be changing the shifters aswell
04-16-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,204
Posted By fowler98

Shimano Altus to SRAM X3?

Hi, i'm thinking about going to a SRAM X3/4 rear derailleur, I currently have a Shimano Altus fitted on my bike, i'm not sure what size cage the altus has (I think it's a medium cage) will i have to...
04-10-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,123
Posted By fowler98

I realized that when I was checking I took out...

I realized that when I was checking I took out the skewer on the front wheel and the axle didn't fall out, I then replaced the wheel and looked at the back and the axle fell out but one side had a...
04-10-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,123
Posted By fowler98

Ok, I will check later, when I take the bits out...

Ok, I will check later, when I take the bits out so I can see the bearing what am I looking for, and I took my bike to the local bike sop last year and they replaced the bearings.
04-10-14, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,123
Posted By fowler98

How can I check for a broken axle?

How can I check for a broken axle?
04-10-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,123
Posted By fowler98

I keep getting bent QR Skewers**********

Hi there, Yesterday I put on a new Shimano XT Rear Quick release skewer and at first it seemed ok but when I returned home after a short ride out the wheel was rubbing on the frame as it was with the...
02-20-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By fowler98

Don't worry, i've just ordered a 50mm stem, if...

Don't worry, i've just ordered a 50mm stem, if that don't feel right i can just buy another one.
02-20-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,508
Posted By fowler98

Ideal Stem length for 680mm bars??

Hi, what is the best stem length for 680mm bars?
Thanks
01-14-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By fowler98

I have a screw on freewheel, 7 speed, the reason...

I have a screw on freewheel, 7 speed, the reason i want to change is because I like to have my brake levers close to the handle bars but the way the triggers are if i have them close to the bar i...
01-13-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By fowler98

Ok, thanks

Ok, thanks
01-13-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By fowler98

So can I just swap over to SRAM without doing...

So can I just swap over to SRAM without doing anything, also will I need a longer chain?
01-13-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By fowler98

Long cage or Medium cage?

Hi, I'm looking to swap my Shimano Altus & speed rear dérailleur for an SRAM X-3 Long Cage derailleur, by the looks of it my Shimano Altus has a medium cage, will it make a difference if I go from...
01-12-14, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By fowler98

I have emailed them, will post on here when they...

I have emailed them, will post on here when they have replied, hopefully they will say yes.
01-12-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By fowler98

Anyone want to swap SRAM Derailleur + Shifters with my Shimano Derailleur + Shifters

Hi, I'm looking for someone to swap their SRAM 7 Speed derailleur and shifters with me, preferably X3 Derailleur and X3 Shifters. I only want the rear derailleur but both shifters, has to be in good...
01-10-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By fowler98

Does the shape of adapters matter?

Hi, currently I have 160mm rotors on the front and rear of my Carrera Crossfire 2, I want to upgrade my discs so I thought I'd go with 180mm rotors, I was looking at adapters but does the adapter...
12-19-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,487
Posted By fowler98

355841355842What could be the problem and if you...

355841355842What could be the problem and if you need anymore pictures just ask
12-18-13, 03:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,487
Posted By fowler98

I had mechanical disc brake originally on the...

I had mechanical disc brake originally on the bike, I put my Shimano brakes on fine, the free hub only broke 2 days ago, things just keep going wrong with the bike. I'll upload some pictures later, I...
12-17-13, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,487
Posted By fowler98

It's a cassette, the chain is spinning the...

It's a cassette, the chain is spinning the cassette but the wheel is not engaging, I'll buy a new cassette at the weekend.
12-17-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,487
Posted By fowler98

Pedaling but going nowhere?

Hi all, when I pedal I go nowhere, anyone have any solutions?
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