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    My Bighit FSR and STP zero - gleaming in the sun

    So I was feeling a bit guilty after reading the thread about how often people wash their bikes, knowing both my trusty steeds were sitting in the darkness covered in grime... so I thought, to hell with it, its a nice afternoon - I think I'll wash em both (long overdue!)

    Just done cleaning them, so I figured I'd make the most of the rare opportunity for a photo shoot!

    My Bighit FSR for the bigbike DH fun, and my STP Zero is my sole form of transport, and general urban thrasher... (I also have a crummy old XC bike, but it rarely sees the light of day anymore - the STP is sooo much more fun to get around the city)

    Not the most amazing or unique of bikes, but they do just fine for me
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    man those bikes look real nice
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    waaaaaaaaa ooooooooooow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master_Jako
    waaaaaaaaa ooooooooooow
    No need to be sarky
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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenbikes
    No need to be sarky
    me like the bighit..past and future bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenbikes
    So I was feeling a bit guilty after reading the thread about how often people wash their bikes, knowing both my trusty steeds were sitting in the darkness covered in grime... so I thought, to hell with it, its a nice afternoon - I think I'll wash em both (long overdue!)

    Just done cleaning them, so I figured I'd make the most of the rare opportunity for a photo shoot!

    My Bighit FSR for the bigbike DH fun, and my STP Zero is my sole form of transport, and general urban thrasher... (I also have a crummy old XC bike, but it rarely sees the light of day anymore - the STP is sooo much more fun to get around the city)

    Not the most amazing or unique of bikes, but they do just fine for me
    I think the front rotor on your BigHit is on backwards.

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    Crikey! I wonder how/when that happened?! I don't think I've ever taken it off... surely the LBS wouldn't put it on the wrong way?! Cheers for the heads up...

    Just out of interest, does it make much difference which way on it goes? Its been working pretty sweet for me is all...
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    Backwards.

    Proper rotation aids cooling and cleaning of the pads.

    Otherwise. BH & 888s are da stiz!
    But even a lousy downhill run is better than a day in the office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Vert
    Proper rotation aids cooling and cleaning of the pads.

    Otherwise. BH & 888s are da stiz!
    The arms are also only designed to take the stress in one direction, not in both.

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    Flip your front rotor so its facing the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xKREDx
    Flip your front rotor so its facing the other way.
    Uhhhh... I already said that.

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    Yep will do - cheers guys!

    I wouldn't have thought an LBS would get that sort of thing wrong, but hey just another reason I'm glad I don't go to that LBS anymore
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Uhhhh... I already said that.
    You've been here long enough to know most people don't read the whole thread before responding :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenbikes
    Yep will do - cheers guys!

    I wouldn't have thought an LBS would get that sort of thing wrong, but hey just another reason I'm glad I don't go to that LBS anymore
    do you know how to put it on right, go in a star pattern, tighing them one at a time a little bit each, and BLUE locktite the screws, youll need a star screwdriver thinger

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    Yeah no worries, I've done all that before - just this particular wheel was built by my old LBS, and I haven't worked on it myself

    Cheers though
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    Damn i need a job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by f0ggy
    do you know how to put it on right, go in a star pattern, tighing them one at a time a little bit each, and BLUE locktite the screws, youll need a star screwdriver thinger
    Usually a T25 torx bit, once in a while you see odd sizes or allen heads. Just a drop of loctite on each bolt. You cross-torque. 1,3,5,2,4,6.

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    Very nice. The BigHit looks sooo sexy, and dangerous...like a hot female assassin.

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    You give love a bad name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICanDigIt
    Very nice. The BigHit looks sooo sexy, and dangerous...like a hot female assassin.
    LOL cool thanks for that - an interesting description!

    (By the way, the rotor is all fixed up now! I'll have to keep my eye out for that in the future!)
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    Hey guys, just on a side note - do you think I should rip those "DirtJumper" stickers off the STPs forks?

    I wonder whether just a plain black zocchi fork would look better on the STP. (I like the bighits embossed Bomber logo, but the Dirtjumper logo on the STP is only a sticker....)
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    Awesome.
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    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

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