So you ride a pushie hey - The Aus Bicycling Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by clarky, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Bet someone did the cassette lock ring up too tight. Reassemble it yourself and you 'll know it is done right.

    Hope you got the right sized bearings. Cheap Chinese bearing abound on fleebay.
    Bearing shops see lots of failed bearings, nothing unusual for them.

    Good Luck
  2. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    Yep, lbs reckoned it was overtightened...I'd say next time the cassette comes off it'll be fubar.

    Bearings were hope brand, nicely stamped with size. One of each size were buggered, bit grimy under the seal - especially the main hub, presumably drive side.

    Fortunately I got the right replacements!

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  3. Warin

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    Just the 'lock ring' and free hub involved in the over tightening. Cassette itself should be fine. Replacement lock rings are available for not much money.

    Good on getting the right sized bearings.
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  4. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    SRAM doesn't use a lock ring, I think it's integrated into the one piece cassette...harrumph.
  5. Warin

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    Arr ... they do ... at least on the older 8, 9 and possibly 10 speed cassettes, looks like not on the more numerous speeds to gain that little extra width.
  6. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    Yeah, it's the 11 speed.
  7. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Took the young bloke out to Walkabout Creek, near Enoggera Reservoir, had a great day. Bit of riding a trail, before I realised I was navigationally challenged. Found the kids skills park, lunch by the dam and then more skills park. Apparently it was his best day riding, high fives and big smiles in the car park.

    Pump track just right for wheelies, he got the hang of it pretty quickly
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    Flow track was a bit challenging at first
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    Junior track good for warm up

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  8. Reeksy

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    Love it! Hope we get something suited to little ones on the sunny coast sometime soon.
  9. rocketwheel

    rocketwheel neil

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    Take them to the tracks at Sugarbag Rd at Caloundra. I've seen plenty of parents with kids in there and it's mostly easy trails.
  10. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    Yeah i've been there a few times, but it's a bit on the steep side for the 3-year old still.
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  11. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    My little fella has just turned 2 and i am trying to getting him going on the balance bike .

    Cant wait till we are riding trails together


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  12. Reeksy

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    Brilliant - balance bikes are just the best!
  13. OC

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    Some, not all. It's the cassettes for the XD driver bodies / freehub bodies that are different. Others, including 11spd PG11xx cassettes use the external lock ring of old and are compatible with standard Shimano freehubs which most people are familiar with.

    And yeah, I've had the misfortune of getting a stuck cassette off an XD.
  14. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    Half way around the local mtb track this week I got a rear flat then by the time I got it out of the car the next day the front was flat too. Combine that with a stuffed left fork seal and the old girl is looking pretty rough

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  15. Reeksy

    Reeksy high state of hiatus

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    Ride to work day ...


    More like swim to work day here.


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  16. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    Ok all you BMX bandits, have any of you used one of those tubeless conversion kits for MTB tyres? if so any thoughts?
  17. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    not a kit as such but i have used both Stans and orange seal(preferred)

    Get a compressor or one of the new "tubeless" floor pumps(they have a holding tank for more pressure).

    get good tubeless tyres although i have set up tyres that are not meant to be tubes and they have worked..... its not always the case.

    Good tubeless "ready" rims will be nice as well
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  18. micmen

    micmen Been here awhile

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    I run tubless on my 29er haven't had a flat since. Just make sure you check your tyre pressure they will pop off the bead if too low.
  19. micmen

    micmen Been here awhile

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    Take the young bloke to Ferny grove Lomandra rd I think it's called , it's on your right just before you head up the hill which runs down to samford. It's an awesome skills park and a brilliant downhill track called kombi.
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  20. micmen

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