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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:19 AM
    guitarjamman

    guitarjamman Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you guys don't just squeeze the tire and say, "eh, good enough"?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    your guy's tires hold air?
     
  3. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:32 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    you guys have tires?!
     
  4. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    My wife's tires are also flat
     
  5. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    It's three squeezes and 2 fist bangs on the top. The fist bangs can be skipped if the first squeezes indicate it needs more or less air, but they are a required final step before riding.
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2021 at 11:07 AM
    guitarjamman

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    Lets not forget the between the leg look at the rear tire when going over roots and rocks to make sure it doesn't squish too much.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM
    backcountryj

    backcountryj Athlete - per @ginseng27 Google definition

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    I do for sure. Only way I know my exact tire pressure is when I pull out the floor pump.

    Oh I love this check. Until I run into the tree in the approaching turn because I was all pressure conscious.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2021 at 1:19 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Oh I def do this if they aren't too squishy

    Only when they want to.
     
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  9. Nov 3, 2021 at 1:44 PM
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    then you ask your buddy eyyy what do you think? Think I'm good ?
     
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  10. Nov 3, 2021 at 6:44 PM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    Ha! Made me chuckle :p

    Honestly, I'm definitely OCD when it comes to tire pressure. And bar/fork alignment. And having tire logos lined up to valves. And hub logos opposite valve stems. And logo placement. Can't handle chain slap, or creaks. And cables have to be tidy. And cleaning/lubing chains every time I ride...

    Shit.... I may have a problem....
     
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  11. Nov 4, 2021 at 5:08 AM
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    I understand the obsessive side of bike maintenance. I bought my bike used so it came pre-scratched, but I have put more elbow grease into maintenance and little nuances like you described than I care to admit. I honestly check my tire pressures before every ride, make sure my shocks are at the right pressure, lube my chain, adjust my derailleur at least once a month, etc.

    It is all completely NOT necessary, but I enjoy riding my bike and if not riding, I like to be able to tinker and interact with it. Sometimes I just stare at it.
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  12. Nov 4, 2021 at 5:08 AM
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    Not checking air and feeling the tire squirm on a jump is always a good indicator.
     
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    I just joined the full squish club. First full sus, guy who sold it to me actually has a taco and might end up on here. Excuse the Subaru I picked it up in.

    Guy upgraded it a good bit and I know some of the stuff but like I said new to the full squish game. Hopefully going to get out today.

    Anything I should know? Had a hardtail before

    20211103_191942.jpg
     
  14. Nov 4, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    Your tire logo’s aren’t lined up with your valve stems.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    honda50r Not a Mallcrawler

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    Do you work in the industry?

    Is it a flip switch? Usually I ignore people's opinion on coil shocks because the overwhelming bias associated with a big purchase ("iT trAnSfoRMed my bIKe"). But, I always trust your opinion and you have me coil-curious for my future trail bike. I tend to also be in the lightweight category so air shocks are not ideal for me. The more other bikes I ride the more I realize I need a new bike...
     
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  16. Nov 4, 2021 at 8:09 AM
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    going from a hard tail to full squish does take a bit or relearning. setting up your suspension will take a few rides too. start with your sag on the fork and shock. rebound and compression gets a little more complicated. find a good setting and when your on the trail change it a click or two in either direction. not everyone uses the same setting, but you can use other's settings as a starting point. (i still dont know what my suspension is set at and change it every few rides cuz why not. ive also had this bike for like 2 years now)
     
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  17. Nov 4, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    Not anymore, no.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2021 at 9:43 AM
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    You will probably need to increase your rear tire pressure compared to a hardtail. Now you you get traction, compliance and bump absorption from the suspension more so than the tire.

    make sure your rebound is set on the rear. You’ll adjust it based on shock pressure and ride feel. If you don’t have separate LSR/HSR adjusters it’s probably not too critical since single adjustment rebound knobs control LSR but LSR can certainly impact HSR if it’s too extreme.

    might need to mess with volume spacers too.
     
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  19. Nov 4, 2021 at 1:23 PM
    mrtonyd

    mrtonyd Well-Known Member

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    someone must have been following this thread and came up with this presta replacement

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/reserves-fillmore-valve-aims-to-make-tubeless-easier.html

    looks like the whole 'valve core' is replaceable too
    https://bikepacking.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Reserve-Fillmore-Tubeless-Valves-Review_3.jpg

    id like to give these a shot, but they don't look like they would work with cush core?
    *"
    6. Can you use CushCore with the Fillmore valve?

    - Yes, it works, but the poppet pushes against the CushCore when you release pressure, so it takes additional force on the cap to let the air out of the tires."
     
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  20. Nov 4, 2021 at 2:03 PM
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    Why wouldn't it work with cushcore? says it does, just takes more effort to push the plunger since it's up against cushcore.
     

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