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07-01-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By lyle.coop

Thanks. To check the full compression of the...

Thanks. To check the full compression of the shock should I just take all the air out OR remove the rear shock?
07-01-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By lyle.coop

Sizing chain on new 11-51 cassette Full suspension

I'm making the switch to an 11-51 rear cassette and long cage derailleur. Any tips on properly sizing new the chain? I'm worried about chain growth when the suspension cycles.

Thanks...
05-04-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By lyle.coop

Confirmed with "Stans No Hubs" that my hub is a...

Confirmed with "Stans No Hubs" that my hub is a standard Hyperglide (HG) hub that will take a Deore m5100 cassette. Looking forward to pedaling that 51 tooth gear uphill.

Thanks for the help guys.
05-03-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By lyle.coop

Can you tell from these pictures if this is a...

Can you tell from these pictures if this is a standard HD freehub? I'm getting ready to order the Deore CS M5100 11-51 cassette and want to make sure its compatible. Thanks
...
05-02-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By lyle.coop

I just re-read my original post - I described my...

I just re-read my original post - I described my situation / question poorly. Apologies.

I meant to say I'm selling my downhill bike but I'm not getting good offers. So I was debating swapping...
04-30-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By lyle.coop

Carbon Handlebars on trail bike....

I'm selling a 2015 27.5" downhill bike and the offer prices are pretty low. So I'm considering swapping some parts.

Carbon bars 800mm
Fizik Tundra m3 seat

Are carbon bars much better than...
04-22-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By lyle.coop

Does anyone know what model Giant bike this is?

Someone is offering this Giant for sale - i'd like to buy it for my niece. The woman selling it doesn't know the model. She says it's a 2021 Giant 2. I can't find that on Giant's website.
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04-20-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By lyle.coop

Good point. I have 2016 Stan Flow EX rims with a...

Good point. I have 2016 Stan Flow EX rims with a NEO Hub. I'm not sure what hub type it is. I'll pull the cassette off and take a look.
04-19-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By lyle.coop

The Shimano 12 speed RD can run on an 11-speed...

The Shimano 12 speed RD can run on an 11-speed chain? Looks like I have to get a new RD to run an 11-51T and the choice is whether to go 11-speed or 12-speed.

My 11 speed RD is a medium cage.
04-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By lyle.coop

Thanks AeroGut. I have the Shimano XT M8000...

Thanks AeroGut. I have the Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+ 11 Speed Rear Derailleur according to a receipt I dug up.

Edit ** How can I measure the derailleur to determine if it is a medium or long cage? ...
04-18-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By lyle.coop

Upgrading to 11 speed cassette setup 11-51

I'd like to upgrade my 11-speed Shimano m8000 xt 11-46T cassette to an 11-51. I see shimano makes a Deore CS M5100 11-51. Link below. Is that swap just a matter of swapping the cassette and adding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,847
Posted By lyle.coop

i got a size small and it worked out great. I...

i got a size small and it worked out great. I made some minor adjustments to mimic my old road bike setup. Seat height and fort -aft. I also moved some spacers around on the stem. Literally just...
03-11-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By lyle.coop

haha.... that tag was for a warranty on the cane...

haha.... that tag was for a warranty on the cane creek shock.

Yeah, the balance is a heavy duty bike. Back in 2016 when I was riding, I hitting stuff with it. But now that I'm older, I'm probably...
03-11-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Posted By lyle.coop

Yeah its set on presta and the presta valve is...

Yeah its set on presta and the presta valve is open.

I called Topeak and they asked me to send it to them. I pay the postage.
03-08-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,704
Posted By lyle.coop

Topeak smartgauge d2 air pressure gauge not working

I've tried on 4 different presta tires and all are reading zero. I swapped the battery and it still registers zero on all tires? I haven't used it in 4 years. But it turned right on.

Anyone...
03-08-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By lyle.coop

Thule Sidearm bike carrier ratchet arm issue

I have a thule sidearm bike carrier. It's been out of use for a few years - but I never took it off my roof rack. The arm that ratchets down on the front tire doesn't click into place unless I...
03-08-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By lyle.coop

So i was wrong - with the pump installed in the...

So i was wrong - with the pump installed in the mount on the underside of the downtube - there was zero interference with my pedal stroke. I think I'm going to wrap my pump in a plastic bag or...
03-08-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By lyle.coop

The cascade dropper and lever were super easy to...

The cascade dropper and lever were super easy to setup. And it worked perfectly out on the muddy trails.
03-08-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By lyle.coop

Actually ended up getting 2 rides in this weekend...

Actually ended up getting 2 rides in this weekend with no new fluid. I got lucky and it held fine. I went thru some old moving boxes and found a few ounces of stans fluid (probably enough for front...
03-05-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By lyle.coop

Stans notube rims holding air after 4 years???

I pumped up my Stans notubes rims and they are holding air after not riding this bike for 4.5 years. Am I asking for trouble not injecting fluid and going for a ride? I don't have any fluid on hand....
03-02-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By lyle.coop

I ordered the 150mm. It's arriving today. When...

I ordered the 150mm. It's arriving today. When you say friction paste, can I use carbon fiber lube?

My first post was a Gravity dropper. Great post. But it was too small for my new bike.
03-02-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By lyle.coop

Strapping a bike pump to my frame

I have a 2015 Canfield Balance. The water bottle mount holes are underneath the downtube. I'd like to NOT carry a backpack hydration system on my shorter rides. So I picked up a hip pack with a...
02-18-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By lyle.coop

Thanks. I have a Reverb a2 model that needs a...

Thanks. I have a Reverb a2 model that needs a complete rebuild.
02-18-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By lyle.coop

Seeking recommendations on PNW Cascade dropper post

I'm in need of a new dropper post. I see the PNW Cascade gets pretty good reviews. Anyone have any experience with this post? I plan on pairing a 150mm dropper with the Puget lever.

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,262
Posted By lyle.coop

Good call, I was remodeling a bathroom and held...

Good call, I was remodeling a bathroom and held onto the handheld shower-head for precisely this reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,262
Posted By lyle.coop

I had to google chaw spit. I noticed some of my...

I had to google chaw spit. I noticed some of my own snot rockets on the frame. Pretty gross.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,262
Posted By lyle.coop

Washing bike in shower

Does anyone wash off their bike in the shower? Here in NYC it's a bit too cold outside to hose off the bike outside. I'd like to get all the street grim off the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By lyle.coop

Did 20 miles at 34F, real feel 23F. Booties...

Did 20 miles at 34F, real feel 23F. Booties combined with a pair of smart wool socks were great.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By lyle.coop

I pulled some plastic wrap around my shoes, then...

I pulled some plastic wrap around my shoes, then covered it with my lightweight toe covers. Went for a 20 mile ride in 25*F weather. Now it might have helped b//c I didn't conduct a science...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By lyle.coop

Unfortunately these aren't available in my size...

Unfortunately these aren't available in my size (43) until Feb 4th. They get some great reviews on durability. I'm going to give these booties a try: Amazon booties...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By lyle.coop

These seem pretty good and durable. Do you size...

These seem pretty good and durable. Do you size up one size? Iím a 43 eur or 9.5 US. They are out of size 43 in black.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By lyle.coop

Thanks guys..... I like the duct tape over the...

Thanks guys..... I like the duct tape over the vent idea. But how do you get the duct tape residue off when the winter season is over.

I'll look into overshoes - good call on oversizing them. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By lyle.coop

Keeping feet warm during winter rides - booties?

I got in a ride yesterday. It was probably 44 degrees out. I had on thick socks and toe covers for my road bike shoes. My toes were cold. Not terrible - but I'm sure if it was in the low 30s, I...
10-10-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By lyle.coop

SRAM Guide lever reach knob not working

I bled my 2015 Guide RSC brakes and got them feeling good. The one thing I noticed is the lever reach knob doesn't seem to move the lever. It's supposed to be counter clockwise to get the lever...
10-07-21, 02:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By lyle.coop

Is there anyway to fix it? Sounds like Giant...

Is there anyway to fix it? Sounds like Giant made a manufacturing error.

The chain touches the frame. This is with the guide rotated all the way counterclockwise.
...
10-07-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By lyle.coop

**Update.... I lubricated the pistons and finally...

**Update.... I lubricated the pistons and finally got them all moving. I bled the system again and it feels good.

Only problem is lever reach is way too far. I turned the lever adjust knob...
10-06-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By lyle.coop

I'm afraid you might be right. But it's a carbon...

I'm afraid you might be right. But it's a carbon frame. Where would they weld it to? The threaded bottom bracket insert? Could it be press fitted on?

If you look closely at the picture, you...
10-05-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By lyle.coop

I removed the opposing side bb cup and that...

I removed the opposing side bb cup and that didnít loosen the iscg05 mounting plate.

How is the plate attached to the frame?
10-05-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By lyle.coop

Removing ISCG 05 mounting plate

I need to rotate my MRP chainguide mount plate on my 2015 Giant Glory Advanced 0. I pulled off the bottom bracket cup on the drive side. Whats the next step to rotate the mount plate? Do I need to...
10-05-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By lyle.coop

The pistons were are stuck inside the caliper...

The pistons were are stuck inside the caliper body. So inserting the bleed block wasn't the problem. I did clean and lube the pistons with a qtip (isopropyl alchohol followed by dot fluid). They...
10-04-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By lyle.coop

How to rotate MRP chainguide mount plate

I need to rotate my MRP chainguide mount plate on my 2015 Giant Glory Advanced 0. I pulled off the bottom bracket cup on the drive side. Whats the next step to rotate the mount plate?
...
10-03-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By lyle.coop

SRAM Guide RSC brakes - caliper pistons seem stuck

I have a downhill bike that's been sitting for 3 years. I bled the back brakes and that went fine. I've bled the front brakes 2x and the pistons on the calipers don't want to advance. They almost...
10-02-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By lyle.coop

Update --> I ordered a pack of luer lock syringes...

Update --> I ordered a pack of luer lock syringes from amazon. $7 for 10 syringes. I replaced the tubing with some scrap gas leaf blower tubing I had laying around. I used the old parts from my bleed...
09-20-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By lyle.coop

Great idea. I'm going to give this a shot. ...

Great idea.

I'm going to give this a shot. My syringes are about 3/4" ID and 3 3/4" tall. That works out to about 1.66 cubic inches. Which is 27ml. So a 30ml luer lock syringe will do the job....
09-17-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By lyle.coop

Repairing SRAM / Avid bleed syringes

I have an old set of Avid bleed syringes that have been sitting for a few years. They wont draw any fluid. Most likely that black rubber fitting in the syringe has shrunk over time or from lack of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By lyle.coop

I dont put a ton on. I just run the chain and...

I dont put a ton on. I just run the chain and slowly drip some on. Then shift thru the cogs. After that I wipe off the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By lyle.coop

Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant Drip Bottle

Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant Drip Bottle
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By lyle.coop

Yeah it's weird. I cleaned the bike maybe 150...

Yeah it's weird. I cleaned the bike maybe 150 miles ago and it picked up all this dirt. I cleaned it with simply green and got everything back to silver. Maybe it's the lube I'm using on my chain.
09-10-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By lyle.coop

Thanks Darth. I actually mistyped 2005. It's a...

Thanks Darth. I actually mistyped 2005. It's a 2015. Corrected. I'll pull the crank off and play with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By lyle.coop

The FD cage was slightly twisted. I twisted it...

The FD cage was slightly twisted. I twisted it just a hair - that solved 75% of the rub. The rest was just loosening the limit scew. Thanks guys!!
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