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    Rode her as hard as I could down Noble Canyon. The only complaint she gave was when I got off on stairway to hell as I didn't want to end up like this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvdabeach2001 View Post
    Rode her as hard as I could down Noble Canyon. The only complaint she gave was when I got off on stairway to hell as I didn't want to end up like this guy.

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    I was that ^ guy on a couple of occasions on that section of trail. I'm sure my DNA can be found there given the right forensics team.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    My bike lives in the back of my truck under a tonneau cover, so when, like today, I'll probably be home all day, I open the cover to let all the wet dirt all over my bike dry out. Easier to rub off next time I go for a ride!

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    Quite a bit of new parts.

    After about 1600mi, I had pretty well work through my chain and chainring. My cassette was iffy, so I opted to replace it, too. Since I was doing all those parts, I decided to move from 1x10 to 1x11 so I could take advantage of a wider range cassette (Sunrace 11-46).

    So my drivetrain swap happened a little over a week ago and I ended up with the following:
    XTR M9000 right shifter
    XT M8000 rear derailleur, GS
    11spd Goatlink
    Sunrace MX8 11-46 cassette
    Absolute Black 30t oval CINCH direct mount chainring
    KMC X11SL chain


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    When doing the drivetrain swap, I noticed that the filiform corrosion on my brake levers (XTR M985) had gotten worse, and I had some nasty corrosion at the iSpec shifter mount.


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    I had my LBS send these pics over to Shimano, as I was 2yrs into the 3yr warranty on XTR bits. Shimano decided to warranty my whole brakeset with XTR M9020's.


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    I picked them up from the shop the other day (and dropped off my warrantied brakes to send back to Shimano), and I spent some time today getting them set up. Trimmed the hoses and bled out the bubbles (I'm not good enough to trim the hoses without bleeding them...I've tried, poor results).

    So far I've only got one ride on the new drivetrain bits, and it was a super mellow urban ride to view the full moon recently. I'll be getting out on the trail tomorrow. So far, the new drivetrain works nicely, though. I'm curious to see how the oval pans out for me. It's my first try at one of those. On my urban ride, I tried to notice if there was any difference, and about all I could tell was that the wheel rotated a touch more smoothly under pedaling effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Quite a bit of new parts.
    Congratulations! It's fun participating in significant upgrades
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    Mucky Nuts front fender..they said this will increase my skill level +2 and the babes will be all over me smelling like euro trash rider

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    YESTERDAY:

    For my AM rig:
    *new brake pads
    *new Stan's sealant
    *clean and lubed chain
    *added 5psi to fork and shock
    *new RD shifter cable

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    installed my new RaceFace Turbine stem (70mm) and new Garmin mount. Couldn't find my stock headset cap ( had a K-edge top cap Garmin mount) so I used an old Chris King red cap. I couldn't see the Garmin while riding with the top cap mount so this mount should be more user friendly
    Enjoy the ride...

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    trued the rear wheel, but my bike is shy.... so no pics
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    I switched my right brake lever & shifter around - now my shifter isn't rubbing up against my damn pointy finger. Booyah. Simple pleasures

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    Massive upgrade....! Thank God I had tools 😊😊

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    What did you do FOR your bike today??

    New Phil Wood BB bearings and chain



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    Gave it wings! Gears, anyway.
    Ditched a Surly SS conversion kit, used my new Park Tool thingamabob to align the derailleur hanger, then installed my old SRAM X7 shifter and RD, along with new cables, a KMC chain, Shimano XT cassette, and a Matchmaker X. Also redid the cable for the KS Lev, while I was at it.
    Lots of fun-love an excuse to get the tools out!
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    Really happy with the Matchmaker. Wasn't sure how I'd like the way it positioned the shifter, but it worked out great, and kept my bars from looking cluttered.
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    ^^^ That's one of the things I like about a 1X...the cleaner cockpit.
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    Added new bash guard
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    now thats just wrong

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    Have you discussed this with a therapist?
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    Baby got back!
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    Thought it was "what did you do FOR your bike today"...not what did you do TO your bike today. 😀
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    ^^^ Are we talking semantics?
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    I recently purchased a Pro model Intense Primer and today, I'll...

    * Install an Easton Haven stem to replace the Thomson stem that is on there
    * Install an Enve carbon bar to replace a Rental aluminum bar
    * Install new OURY grips

    Nest week, I'll install a new NOBL wheelset, new Maxxis tires and an Absolute Black chainring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    ^^^ Are we talking semantics?
    I dunno, "fixing/cleaning" your bike vs. "humping" your bike? Funny pic though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    I dunno, "fixing/cleaning" your bike vs. "humping" your bike? Funny pic though!
    Me thinks his bike was cold ^^

    Yesterday my steed got new =>> cassette, rear der, shifter & chain installed (SLX 11 SPD)...

    My front 32t Oval CR is apparently worn enough that today it'll be swapped out for a 30t normal ring (if unobtainium were normal, dam burglars).

    Clearance between CR & CS will be greater, but my knees aren't looking forward to the swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    I dunno, "fixing/cleaning" your bike vs. "humping" your bike? Funny pic though!
    Using White Lighening it may be a bit of a dry hump.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Using White Lighening it may be a bit of a dry hump.
    I'm into the Rock n Roll lube for a more sophisticated lubing job
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    Another R&R fan here. 3 years now. Longest I have ever stuck with a lube since Slime

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Using White Lighening it may be a bit of a dry hump.
    Oh I'm R&R all the way I was just concerned that he may have used the wrong lube for the dirt moisture content trail conditions.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Ditched all the shifty bits and did a 1x9 conversion on my 6 pack,,,while drinking a 6 pack
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    What's more important than drinking a six pack, is what six pack were you drinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    What's more important than drinking a six pack, is what six pack were you drinking.
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    ^^^^ Pass GO & collect $200
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    New Enduro bearings in my hubs today. Seemed a good day to spend working on bikes.

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    My good riding bud is servicing my bikes bottom bracket.

    Bearings were creaking during yesterdays ride.

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    I put air in it's tires and took it around the neighborhood.
    It was happy after that.

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    Well I bought my friends 05 Trek Fuel 70. Now it might actually see the light of day!

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    For the longest time I've been telling my bike I was gonna buy it a beer...

    Well, I finally did.
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    Swapped to a 70mm stem, adjusted the brake reach, and gave my sliders a final check for tightness before heading out of town with the new bike tomorrow.

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    Serviced lowers and upped the travel on my Reba RL to 120 from 100mm. First time I've had a fork apart, and what will probably take 20min next time took >2hrs.
    Really surprised at what a dramatic difference just 20mm of extra travel made to my bike, and am not happy about some of it(edit: much mo' betta now)
    That's ok, only did it because the fork, and almost all my other parts, are going on a totally different frame next week, so I can ride it and take my time getting a new fork and front wheel.
    Hopefully things will settle down when it's dialed back in and paired with a frame intended for even more travel.
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    I installed my new 30T x 104 BCD Oneup oval chainring today. Nice clean and straightforward install. It's built in offset lets the chain clear the spider nicely and chainline seems okay as it backpedals on my sunrace 42t cassette good. Won't get to really try it until spring unfortunately.
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    Got my NIB X01 carbon cranks today, $100 bucks cheaper than new on Pinkbike... slapped 'em on the Stumpy Carbon EVO and took her out for a quick spin around the Preserve Trail. Probably not a great idea cos I have the flu and between that and the meds I'm taking I was not in great shape... 'bout to dose up with some nighttime stuff to try and get some sleep as I have about 24 hours on planes tomorrow to go to Johannesburg... not fun. Would much rather be home getting better and riding asap
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    ^^^ I assume you're flying east. Flying east is easier cause you can sleep heading over with a morning arrival. Changing flights in Europe?
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    Ordered a new Monarch Plus RC3 and Next SL G4 cranks for it. Hopefully they will be here by Friday.
    Enjoy the ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    ^^^ I assume you're flying east. Flying east is easier cause you can sleep heading over with a morning arrival. Changing flights in Europe?
    PHX to LHR and a few hours layover. Best Emerald Lounge in LHR for breakfast
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    Linkage bearing replacement on my SC Solo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_biker View Post
    Part of being passionate about cycling for many of us is taking care and maintaining our bikes, from washing to full rebuilds. We have a post your ride pics thread and a what you bought thread.

    This is the what did you do for your bike today thread.

    Post it up, pics encouraged of course.

    My wife did not like the stock colors of her Giant Talon 0W 29er. So I had her pick the color scheme and made it happen.

    Tore down bike





    Stripped to bare aluminum then primed.





    6 coats of torque n teal paint, followed by 4 coats of clear









    Reassembled







    Ended up hand polishing a bit as it was a little hazy. Then put on decals. Just waiting on the matching fork decals to show up.










    The MTB stable...aren't pictures fun!

    Good job..
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    After I rode her...



    Clean up!



    Im so used to dust its weird to have wet terrain.
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    What did you do FOR your bike today??

    Cleaned it off and took off some parts(crank, chainring, pedals and shock) in anticipation of new parts that shipped out today. Will be ready to install them as soon as they arrive.


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    That's Pretty Good! I like this...

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    Keeping the dropper post lever off the concrete:
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    I bought IT (new Trek Fuel EX 8 29), bought new tires (Conti Der baron Projekt), new grips with the pad for the heel of your hand, a new bike rack (Thule T2 Classic), and a mud guard for the dropper post (dirtflap).

    its been an expensive week...

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    Stripped it of its parts, yesterday, and today I built up its replacement. Got one of those closeout Yelli Screamy frames...What did you do FOR your bike today??-received_10211610880770647.jpg
    Done, now, but took it out for a few laps around the house in the rain before routing the dropper. I'm very happy with it!



    'Course I'll be shopping new forks, wheels and drivetrains for it before it's all over with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
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    I agree, now I'm planning in doing the same thing.

    Midge, you don't have a patent on those do you?
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    Back on my home trails...

    So popped the Hans Dampf back up front ^^

    Crap load of rain over the past month or so - means damp trails =(

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    I rebuilt my Reverb Stealth. Not as bad as most people claim. It supported my 230 lb arse for 2 years without issue....now I’m good to go for another 2.

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    Lol ^ I was joking about a patent. But it seems I was on to something with your creativity. Good luck on those endeavors, I feel there's something magnificent just around the corner for you.
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    What did you do FOR your bike today??

    Some of my recent bike love:

    Ultrasonic cleaned all the chains & cassettes and switched to paraffin wax:




    Installed enve hdh bars on the fatbike:


    Put some of this on the back of the fatbike's brake pads to see if it helps in the snow


    Cleaned and rebuilt the yeti's rear hub:


    Completely went through the fatbike

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    Installed new cranks


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    Enjoy the ride...

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    Finally lubed my frame bearings yesterday. It had been squeaking for a while. No noise today except the leaves rattling and the sweet sound of suspension fluid running through the dampers.

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    Well, my 2015 Scalpel 29 recently got new brake pads in the rear but it turned out to need bleeding too, so I bled it today.

    And my 2000 SuperV got a new (old stock) Magura Marta master cylinder assy for the front brake.

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    Gave new bike (frame+old parts) it's first wash ^^

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    Working on a storage rack for it from steel I have laying around the garage. I'm going to add two short outriggers for horizontal stability and build a repair stand up off the wheel supports. The main baseplate weighs 55lbs, lol.
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    It works!
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    Ordered it a new front wheel to go with the snazzy stem and ti bits that are already otw, and were supposed to be consolation prizes for holding off on buying a new front wheel
    Shhhh, don't say anything. It loves surprises!
    Don't want to spoil it too much, though. Has to wear out another rear tire to earn a matching rear wheel.

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    Knocked the dust off it Sunday afternoon... had just enough time to get in a short ride but I owe it a wash and a shifting tune -No big ring workee.
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    Replaced my bent front rotor and got it cleaned today. Bed in tomorrow.

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    In progress, since I have some other stuff to get done, but the Reba RL is about to get serviced, and have its compression and rebound dampers upgraded. Most importantly, upon reinstallation it shall be adorned with titanium caliper screws that will reduce the total weight of my bike by ~5g(that's .04%!), and undoubtedly make a dramatic difference in how easy it is to loft the front wheel.
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    Put a new Specialized gel set on my Giant xtc and put new ESI foam grips on handlebars. I will be giving it a thorough cleaning before I start riding in April.

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    Admired the first coating of red rock dust on the new bike after being out for it's first ride. It's officially got miles on it now.
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    OCD stripped and painted the fork because paint chips (they go great with cheese and a fine merlot!).
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    I always thought paint chips paired better with an average Chardonnay box wine
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    I got into it this week:
    The fatty went 29+, and got a new chain. Fat wheels got some bearing maintenance and will get more TLC soon.
    The N9 got the chrome frame waxed, new chainstay protector, new chain, wheels tubeless and trued. Race-ready! ...or should I say "shenanigans-ready!"

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    Third repaint. Second rebuild. Converted to a seven speed with dial shifters in Dec 2015. Wanted to put my aluminum drop handlebars back on the bike, the handle grips are permanently mounted on the bars, so I bought SRAM X3 trigger shifters so I could mount them on the bars without sliding on the ends of the bars.
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    I used to go to a church that had a two week long bike ride, mostly for teenagers. One of the church members owned a bike shop* that was a dealership for Motobecanes. I cannot believe that this bike is 35 years old, and that I bought it as an adult!
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    I am taking new parts(Aug 2015)off of my old mountain bike, 700c wheels, 22 front crankset, and the 34 mega range 7 speed cassette. The last rebuild was 28 front and 30 rear. I am building a bike for extreme steep residential roads, with a couple of miles of singletrack, and finishing on the MUT. Will not be good for a mountain bike or for long road or MUT rides, but I think it will be really good for this usage. There are some residential hills I have ridden on that I have vowed never to try again-would be a good place to ride because there are town forests with a lot of singletrack at the top of these roads. People seem to like building million dollar(I'm not exaggerating)houses on top of hills where no one in their right mind would want to drive to.

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    Broke out the old steed two weeks ago. Wasn't liking it's performance or lack of. I then replaced the shock, new chain, new cables and tuneup and new brake pads and tires. Went out on a ride two days ago and it felt like a new bike again.

    Post tuneup ride video, short clip: https://www.pinkbike.com/video/467896/

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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Checked the tires for a weekend bike trip. I still need to adjust the fork and rear shock.
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    Performed a Little I-9 Hub Service

    Remove the end caps and pop off the bearing seals...

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    Clean old grease out, blow residual solvent out, add fresh grease...


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    install bearing seal, apply waterproof grease to end caps to add additional dirt & water barrier...


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    Re-install end caps...install wheel...go ride.


    It just doesn't get much easier than this to service your bearings.
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    SKF, Enduro and Kogel bearings say to only fill a bearing to 25% to keep down resistance.

    When I have freshened up bearings I only add grease to one quarter of the bearing. Put the seal back on and spin the bearing to migrate the grease around the balls.

    For an experiment I filled an Enduro ABEC-3 non-LLB full with Slick Honey and spun it. The resistance was noticeable. I then flushed that same bearing and filled it only 25% and spun it. The lack of resistance while spinning was very noticeable. The 25% filled bearing also allowed the wheels to free spin longer than the completely filled bearing.

    Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmark View Post
    SKF, Enduro and Kogel bearings say to only fill a bearing to 25% to keep down resistance.
    Your statement of quantity of fill varies by bearing type, application and intended environment. SKF recommends for an open bearing 25-35%. Further research can indicate these are recommended fills for clean, contaminate-free operational applications. Many bearing manufactures will recommend increased fills for operating in dusty or wet environments. Unfortunately, these hubs don't operate in a clean environment.

    You are correct that rotational friction increases with too much grease, but I am willing to accept a higher coefficient of friction in exchange for increased bearing protection and decreased maintenance intervals.

    My fill pictured above is prolly closer to 60% because the photo shows a thin initial application layer that has NOT been pressed into the bearings. Once this grease was pressed into the bearings, it almost appears as if there is not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Your statement of quantity of fill varies by bearing type, application and intended environment. SKF recommends for an open bearing 25-35%. Further research can indicate these are recommended fills for clean, contaminate-free operational applications. Many bearing manufactures will recommend increased fills for operating in dusty or wet environments. Unfortunately, these hubs don't operate in a clean environment.

    You are correct that rotational friction increases with too much grease, but I am willing to accept a higher coefficient of friction in exchange for increased bearing protection and decreased maintenance intervals.

    My fill pictured above is prolly closer to 60% because the photo shows a thin initial application layer that has NOT been pressed into the bearings. Once this grease was pressed into the bearings, it almost appears as if there is not enough.
    I agree, are those Kings? It's hard to tell how much is too much to put in. I'd rather be safe than sorry with longer time frames between maintenance. I doubt a little overflow is even noticeable while riding. In free wheel spinning it, yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I agree, are those Kings?

    I-9's. You're on Kings aren't you DJ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post

    I-9's. You're on Kings aren't you DJ?


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    Spoiling it rotten. Ended up getting both a front and rear wheel.
    Downsized version of pics that were crappy to begin with, but it got some subtle bling(it's blingy to me!), too:
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    Flow Mk3 front/Arch Mk3 rear. Basic DT350 hubs, but Sapim CX-Ray spokes with silver brass nipples, plus ti rotor and caliper bolts, and aluminum bottle cage bolts.
    So, it got 8 and 5mm ID wider rims, and dropped about 145g total.
    Messing with the bike is my only other real hobby right now.
    Still gotta swap in the rear wheel tomorrow, along with the 36T star ratchets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midgemagnet View Post
    Does it not want me to build a new rear wheel for it? I'm not made of free time!
    I was going to make mention of the fact that I don't think that your bike would tell you to do anything(because I believe that they are not capable of that). But.....

    I am almost done with my Motobecane road bike, I will be getting tires for it next week. I needed to try to reseat the liners on my home made studded tires, so I pulled the rims off of the Moto and glued the tubes and mounted the tires on the rims. I was sitting on the stool next to my Moto, mounting 220X29 knobby studded tires, and I could have sworn that I heard my Motobecane say-"You do not think that you are going to mount those on me do you?" I think it was frightened.
    How am I supposed to pick a line through this.

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    Well, it was yesterday. I bled the rear brake as it needed it.

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    What did you do FOR your bike today??

    Looked at it and saved pictures to my computer


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    Gave it a dropper that fits without a shim, plus has more travel, faster return and stealth routing(AND somehow weighs 2g less?!?).
    Still gotta shorten the cable a fuzz. Showing a couple extra inches of seatpost at the moment, and sporting temporary yellow zipties, along with the temporary backup brakes...
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    Oh, it also got converted to singlespeed a few days ago

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    Added some shiny red metal hose clips that I got from Wish app. Got rid of some brake rub on my front wheel that was truly annoying. Then I took her for a walk up my favorite local trail. No shuttles today

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfudge02 View Post


    Added some shiny red metal hose clips that I got from Wish app. Got rid of some brake rub on my front wheel that was truly annoying. Then I took her for a walk up my favorite local trail. No shuttles today
    Are you filling it up with gas?

    Nice ride, what's it weigh?
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    Are you filling it up with gas?

    Nice ride, what's it weigh?
    Dude I freakin ran out of gas on the freeway on the way back from ThePath. Had to ride a mile on the shoulder lmao.
    It's tubeless , supposed to be 36lbs but I think the minions w the sticky compound and the steel stanchions on my modified Domain RC may be weighing me down a bit.
    I don't think CK hubs are the lightest either

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    New gravel/cross tires for my '82 Moto. Got Specialized Trigger Sports. Cannot believe that I spent $200 on this bike when I had all of the parts I needed for the rebuild(low 22T crankset, 34T cassette, new chain, 700c wheels[was 27¼]). Just bought tubes, tires, trigger shifters, brake cables, bottle holders and a new air pump. Refused to buy a new tool kit filled with tools. Going to have to swap out my bags, this has been a problem in the past(I forgot them at home).

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    I think that one of my neighbors had a better idea on what to do with their '82 Motobecane grand touring bike(my bicycle's sister).

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    The build seems to be working. When I test rode it, I rode up a nasty hill in sixth gear by mistake(I got mixed up with which gear was low, one or seven[duh]). I spun out the pedals on level ground, thought I had it on the wrong ring gear(I didn't). Built this to save my knees, think it will work. I'm having a competition whether I lose my weight before I lose my knees. Down 17 lbs since January-someone told me consistent exercise will work to lose weight.
    How am I supposed to pick a line through this.

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    Noticed during my last ride I had some chain "slap" that was causing chain stay damage (chips in the carbon fiber). Clutch derailleur should solve, does not. Anyway, added some 3M Scotch 2228 Moisture Sealing Electrical tape as a chain stay guard, did the same on my Camber Carbon Pro (aluminum chain stays) as suggested by a riding buddy. Should do the job. Bike is black, tape is black, no one will even know except maybe the hair dresser...
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    Cleaning the bike and making sure the drivetrain is clean for another ride.
    My bike is all tricked out. It has pedals, a handle bar, a seat and two wheels! H8tRs gunna H8t!

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    bought a lev and Deity Blacklabel 38mm Rise Handlebar Platinum Silver. today's a good day and tomorrow is a good friday. lev will be here, then i get to drill holes in my frame to accommodate the integra

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    I haven't done anything yet, but these came today...

    VPP Pivot Bearings. Not sure when I'll get them installed, maybe this weekend...maybe next weekend?

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    Fixed a creak. It was uh...it was a pretty challenging fix...

    ...Wait for it.

    I tightened the rear wheel's QR a smidgen. Hooray!

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    Tightened my rear wheel bearing bolt before almost ordering a new wheel. Old style cone bearing was causing major play. Mounted up my Nobby Nic performance on the rear wheel also to roll better than the trailstar Hans Damf on these hard pack trails. Tomorrow I'm repacking both wheel bearings with krazy grease.
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    Gave it the night off and rolled the road bike.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    Your wife's Giant Talon came out very nice!!


    Reminds me of the Yeti Team color!

    So is this now a Giant Yeti?



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    Fork decals came out perfect match.





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    Cleaned and re-greased my rear cup and cone hub with Krazy grease and made sure there was no play. Also greased stanchions, shock, dropper, and chain. Checked over sealed bearings everywhere else and they are fine. I'm superstitious so don't wash my bike hoping to save bearing life. Set tire pressure to 20/25 psi for tomorrow's ride. More in the back than usual due to the lower volume 2.25 Nobby Nic performance I put on the back yesterday for faster rolling.
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