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    Guardian Ordered!!!

    Just waiting for delivery of my new Guardian to be made. I guess that will be sometime next week and I can't wait to ride it

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    Cool. I'm in the same boat, ordered yesterday morning. UGH! The waiting sucks, lol

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    The wait is rough, but so worth it!

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    Yes!!! My Guardian just got delivered and the packaging looks really good. Now time to assemble.

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    Upload pictures before, during, after the build.

    Check the rear derailleur hanger.

    Don't forget to turn the stem around on the forks.

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    Oh, and Happy New Bike Day!!!

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    Assembly complete! Pics coming soon. I did turn the stem and everything seems to be OK. However, the front rotors seem to be rubbing against the brake pads when I spin the wheel. I have checked for wheel alignment and it seems to be ok.
    Is there anything else I need to do to get my wheels spinning freely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukuck View Post
    Assembly complete! Pics coming soon. I did turn the stem and everything seems to be OK. However, the front rotors seem to be rubbing against the brake pads when I spin the wheel. I have checked for wheel alignment and it seems to be ok.
    Is there anything else I need to do to get my wheels spinning freely?
    First, double check that the wheel is in straight by putting the bike on the ground (tires down), open the QR, then tighten it. Sometimes "straight" in the stand is different than straight on the ground.

    Next, if that doesn't fix the rub, loosen the 2 5mm allen bolts on the caliper, squeeze the front brake lever, and while squeezed tighten the 2 bolts. Then check for rub, repeat again if necessary.

    Hope that helps, and thanks for buying a bike from us!

    Jeremy
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    Echo what Jeremy said.

    But, sometimes the loosen and squeeze method doesn't work to adjust the brakes.

    You might have to loosen the allen bolts and manually adjust the brake so there is a gap between the pads and the rotor. Then tighten the bolts.

    Folks say to avoid touching the rotor to prevent getting oil from you skin on it, so I try to do that. But, it's hard to believe that a little skin oil would impact braking significantly.

    I have found that adjusting hydraulic disc brakes is both a science and an art.

    Patience is the key.

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    Guardian Ordered!!!-guardian-box.jpg

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    Thanks. I knew I'd get a quick response. From the various messages and replies I see on this forum, I'd like to conclude that Airborne's Cust. service is really good.

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    Problem of rotors rubbing was not the brake pads. The caliper was not aligned properly. Surprisingly, the bolts were slightly loose so I had to realign calipers and tighten bolts. Took me about 15 minutes but front wheel is spinning nicely now. Thanks guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffharris1us View Post
    Upload pictures before, during, after .
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    Love the progression from picture 1 to 2 to 3. Like a baby bird hatching from an egg.

    Get it dirty then upload more.

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    There is this tiny black plastic piece in a plastic pouch included with the components. What will that be for? Thanks

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    looks awesome, I actually think the guardian looks better than the goblin... I like all the white painted stuff and red just looks great.

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    Makes me remember of when my guardian was brand new... Feels like a very long time ago.

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    UGH! They attempted to deliver mine but nobody home. Definitely tomorrow as I signed the door slip. Not that I'll be able to ride this weekend anyway considering the tropical storm coming our way (SC).

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    Looks great, btw. That will be me tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukuck View Post
    There is this tiny black plastic piece in a plastic pouch included with the components. What will that be for? Thanks
    Rockshox includes that little block to help guide the front brake hose along the fork. There is a 'notch' on the top back of the fork brace. The idea is that the black plastic block cradles the brake hose (on top of the brace) and is held in place by a zip tie that circles the fork brace at the point of the notch. Confused yet?

    Most of us toss the plastic block into a parts bin and just use the zip tie all by itself!

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    Thanks for your response h8pavmt

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