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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. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:04 PM
    113tac

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    Personally that’s a bit high…I paid like $1200 I think for my stache 7 with white industries hubs laced to Easton arc 45 rims. Those wheels alone are close to a thousand…given I think I got a really good deal. Between the current market and the fact that the stache is an amazing bike that they stopped selling MAYBE it’s worth a small premium but not that much.

    i sold my 2014 remedy 7 with a similar setup (stock Bontrager wheels, not pro) in 2020 for like $1800
     
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  2. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:06 PM
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    Well guys I was having issues with my shifting on my gravel bike rockin GX eagle AXS derailleur l…since I started waxing The chain I have a two chain rotation, just sized up the new chain and it seems to be shifting way better already…we will see if that was the issue haha. B-tension was way different with the first chain.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    Anyone have any experience removing and installing headset cups? Especially sans special tools? Planning to install an angle headset and debating between shop install and home install and potentially buying some tools. Looks like some workable options on Amazon for a decent price so may just go that route.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:31 PM
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    Yep. All the way around. I have almost 3k miles on this specialized diverge base bike. Had it for almost 2 years. Just doing road cycling. No off roading or gravel riding.

    On the day it happened, I was 7 miles into a ride and the bike was feeling little funny. I can feel it flexing….then went over a little hill and it just popped. Surprised I didn’t fall off.


    I was so worried that specialized would tell me to go pound sand….but they came thru. I had the specialized diverge base alloy.
    they sent me a specialized diverge pro carbon as a replacement. Full carbon and with the future shock in the stem. And I like the opening in the frame to put a jacket or something like that.

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  5. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:36 PM
    DingleTower

    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    Have you checked for chain stretch? You shouldn't have to adjust the B screw between chains unless one is pretty worn.

    I rotate through three waxed chains on my Eagle AXS gravel bike with no issues.

    Are they both Sram? I had an XT chain on there that didn't work well with a Sram chainring.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    Wild! Glad you are good and got taken care of!

    The SWAT box is pretty awesome.
     
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  7. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:54 PM
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    I doubt it’s stretch since it’s only a couple hundred miles. I think I just sized it too long the first time. This one seems to be much happier in the stand, we will see how it is outside this weekend. They are both sram, one is the GX chain and one is NX so that should all be good.

    it could also be that I went too long between waxing. I want to say it was 200-300 miles on the first waxing.

    we will see though, I’m not too worried about it haha
     
  8. Jul 29, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    For all the grief the Big "S" gets and deservedly so in most cases, they almost always come thru with warranty replacement it seems.

    I cracked the chain stay on my steel Sequoia, they sent a complete brand new bike, told the LBS that they wanted a complete bike back in return. I took my wheels, seat and seat post and swapped them on to the new bike frame with new drive train, cranks, BB, Headset, brakes. Sent back my 3 yr old bike with the new wheels an seat/post.

    Worked out pretty good!
     
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  9. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:02 PM
    DingleTower

    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    Oh. Yeah.... If they're different lengths then you'll definitely run into issues. Chain length is pretty critical with 12speed AXS.

    200 miles is pretty much the longest I'll go before re-waxing.
     
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    I have always done all of my headsets and BB - made my own tools to do so aside from remove, I use Park headset and BB removal tools (diff sizes for diff diameters). You need to understand what you are trying to do as you can push them in crooked and mess them up. No too bad though.

    https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/head-cup-remover-rt-1
     
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  11. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:19 PM
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    Yeah I was afraid when I put the first chain on that it might be too long. This should confirm it.

    Not sure if I’m doing a mountain bike or gravel ride tomorrow. It just rained so it might be gravel by default. Either way I got both bikes ready with some much needed love.
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    DingleTower

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    You can make something like that Park removal tool using copper pipe. I've used this one in the past in a pinch.20220729_161744.jpg

    I'd still recommend the proper tools though. It's easy to mess up.

    Alternatively if you take your bike, with the fork and old headset already removed, and ask them to remove the cups and install new ones they shouldn't charge you much. Pretty quick and easy job with the right tools.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:26 PM
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    I got this to install my new bottom bracket a few weeks ago. The big thing is that it comes with the cups for a lot of press fit bottom brackets which I think are worth it alone. The “press” itself is basically nice hardware store bits haha. It works though and is cheaper than the park tool option.

    Bikehand Bicycle Press Fit Bottom... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y2SHSTH?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    I have an actual park tool Bottom bracket and headset remover since they are cheapish relative to other tools
     
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    +1 on proper tools.

    But I have used solid pvc round as a punch for removal and have used pvc flat stock and tapped the cups in more than id like to admit.
     
  15. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:35 PM
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    Scored a free hitch rack today

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  16. Jul 29, 2022 at 2:40 PM
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    Dry ice. Use the leftover for dent removal.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2022 at 3:08 PM
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    Press fit headsets and BBs are a couple of the only things I haven't done myself on a bike. A cheap removal tool and something like this will probably get it done. I've done plenty of non-bike-related press fits in the past with PVC/block of wood/etc and a mallet. The orientation of the cup is important with the angle set though. My LBS options are extremely limited, but I'll reach out to the least inconvenient option and see what they would charge.
     
  18. Jul 29, 2022 at 3:23 PM
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    Scrap wood + patience + finesse = proper tools.

    I wouldn't do a press-fit BB without proper tools, but I've done headsets on aluminum and steel bikes. Carbon scares me a little.
     
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  19. Jul 29, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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    Yeah it's a carbon bike.
     
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  20. Jul 29, 2022 at 4:01 PM
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    Carbon is definitely scary…with the right tool it should be fine though. With the right tool the bearings will stay squared up and go in fine.
     
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