Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    Awesome! :clap My dad and I have never had a relationship, so I love to hear about my friends and peers that get to share in that bond. Happy father's day to all you dads out there.
  2. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    Very nice. I am looking forward to that time. Was going to take mine out on the trail-a-bike today but she was feeling under the weather, so I went solo.

    I found this place..."Lowes River County Park"...well, the Chippewa Valley bike folks put in a lot of work and made it great and advertised it, so it wasn't too hard to find, but I just have to say...it is great. Fun trails, easy stuff, intermediate stuff and sections that actually freaked me out today. I went for it, if I was going to crash, it was going to hurt but at least it would happen fast and it actually all worked out for me :clap

    Oh, and to all the people that park just outside of the park grounds, so they can avoid the $3 parking fee...REALLY?

    They bought nice cars yet can't cough up the change to pitch in and DO THEIR PART? I am about as cheap as they come and I don't mind ponying up $3 to keep the multi-use park working well. You wanna play, you gotta pay.


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  3. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    question for the masses. I have an older Stumpjumper hardtail with a mix of xtr/xt that is in great shape. It was recently caught in a flood here at my home. This particular year came with an oversized front hub. The quick release is siezed inside the hub. After soaking for three days with liquid wrench I still can't get it out. Any suggestions?
  4. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    yeah. toss out that liquid wrench, its nearly worthless. Kroil Oil or Blaster PB. be da kine. have you gotten the threaded end off the quick release? if its still stuck, I think I'd use a dremel and grind some flats on it that you can get a wrench on... and I'd probably do something similar to destroy/remove as much as possible of the other end of the quick release too.


    I suppose worst case, try and disassemble the axle with the skewer still in it, then put the axle in a drill press (or ideally, a milling machine), and drill whats left of the the skewer out.
  5. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    IRD's are supposed to be pretty nice. They are easy to set-up with the correct cable geometry.

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  6. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll give PB blaster a shot. I have the hub and skewer out of the wheel. The threaded end comes off easily. I would destroy it but it is an unusual size. It's much thicker then the extra skewers I have.. My old billet purble Ringle skewers are much thinner. I'll try PB and I will double nut the threaded end.
  7. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    can you get the axle out of the hub? if its cones and balls, should be easy. if so, after soaking in some good penetrating oil, try applying some mild heat to the axle (eg, hot air gun, not blowtorch).
  8. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    I have the axle out. I have the bearings off the threaded end. The skewer lever prevents the removal of the bearings on the other end. I've got the pb blaster on now. I didn't think of the heat gun. I've been staring at my propane torch thinking it was a bad idea. Thanks for the reply.
  9. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Sorry late to respond. Have been healing. You are correct shimanos use mineral oil. I bought a bleed kit for the avids and thebottle didn't specify DOT number but had a warning from the state of California that it could cause reproductive issues .?
    I was way wrong on my rash. Was not from the brake fluid but was poison sumac. First doctor I saw said NO definitely isn't poison sumac, ivy or oak... idiot. Saw a dermatologist and it took her two seconds to diagnose. Had poison ivy as a high school kid 30 years ago but nothing like this. Strange thing was it didn't itch.

    While waiting to see if I get the replacement (juicy 3) I was promised I am using a friends shimano deore hydros he had sitting new on a shelf. Finally after three weeks of rashy nastiness got a good 2 hour ride in at Alafia state park.
  10. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I have seen some great deals on CL lately, but I can't really justify another bike. I like grip shift for newbies. It is a very intuitive shifting mechanism. I used to LOVE riding with my daughters. We had a mud hole at the end of the street that we would hit after a rain. We would all come home covered in mud.
  11. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    You ever see a SS rigid 29'er in all black out at Alafia? If so, he's a great friend of mine and I would appreciate it if you would give him some shit about that bike and those trails. He rides a Vassago Jabberwocky. I love the Bridges trail and North Creek. Moonscape and Gatorback can Kiss my ass... :lol3
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    DT Swiss makes replacements. You can get em thru QBP.

    You're really not gonna lose much if you just replace the hub. They were just OK FWIRemember

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  13. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Was only my second time there. And it was also club day for swampclub.org sooo lot's of nice bikes and people everywhere. WIll keep an eye out.

    Moonscape is a torture device. I want to see someone ride that clean.
  14. Ridge

    Ridge Jitenshado

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    You and me both! The last time I attempted it on my Giant FSR, I came down hard on a rock after missing a climb and warped my rear rotor as well as put a 1/4" dent in my rear triangle. We were standing on the frame using the picnic tables under the shelter as a prybar to straighten it out enough to ride again. I actually like Boyette much better. It flows so well and everything connects better. Alafia is good for a technical challenge though. My friend is also a SWAMP club member, so you should run into him at some point.
  15. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    PB Blaster is awesome stuff. Soak it with PB. Put the hub back together and screw the QR end on so that the end of the QR axle almost pokes through. Now hit it with a hammer. If that does not work it might be time for a new hub or a new wheel.
    If the QR is seized in the front hub, how is the rest of the bike? Check the bottom bracket, rear hub bearings, the rear freehub is probably trashed, head set bearings, pull the seat post and grease it, have the suspension fork overhauled.
    Bikes and water don't mix. I have been seeing a lot of bikes in the shop this year with issues because of the wet spring we had. One customer was riding to DC and the C&O path was flooded by 1-2 feet of water. He did 130 miles of riding in water that day. Needless to say his bike was trashed. There was water everywhere, it even contaminated the oil in his Fox fork and filled his damper full of muck.
    Another customer was riding with some buddies and came across a swollen creek crossing. They decided to swim across with their bikes. The customer came in with a $3500 bike that he bought a few months ago with almost every bearing locked up. We had to rebuild everything. :lol3
  16. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    PB and the heat gun did the trick. I will check the bottom bracket next. I'm unemployed so new parts are not on the agenda. The hub bearings were fine. I will pull the rear hub a part and check it. Thanks for the suggestions. L'll pull the forks apart and grease the coil springs and check the cartridge. The front wheel was off and got submerged. The bottom bracket was submerged. The rear hub may not have been under. The bike was not ridden in this condition so hopefully with some maintanence everything will be o.k.:evil
  17. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    One purdy machine!
  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    What components are ya running? I have a stash of somewhat older stuff that I can part with a bit or two for a fellow unemployed SOB

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  19. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    Very scary.. was a bunch of hipster fixie riders, no lights, no reflectors, no gear, but still scary.....
  20. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Got an email response today. SRAM is out of juicy 3's so they will be upgrading me to Elixir 3s . My bicycle was purchased from Competitive Cyclist ( as we have no Santa Cruz dealers anywhere close) and they have been a pleasure to deal with. Customer service has been top notch with quick responses to any question I had. Would purchase from them again .