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Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 15:09 Quote
when bleeding my rockshox 2017 pike RC charger damper, after the bleed is done and by compression is locked out, i can still push in the damper shaft. Is this normal, or should it be able to be completely locked out?

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 15:11 Quote
fat-tire67 wrote:
when bleeding my rockshox 2017 pike RC charger damper, after the bleed is done and by compression is locked out, i can still push in the damper shaft. Is this normal, or should it be able to be completely locked out?
it shouldn't ever stop completely, just get much tougher to cycle. Unless there is noticeable slop before any damping happens, it's all g

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 15:19 Quote
spaceofades wrote:
fat-tire67 wrote:
when bleeding my rockshox 2017 pike RC charger damper, after the bleed is done and by compression is locked out, i can still push in the damper shaft. Is this normal, or should it be able to be completely locked out?
it shouldn't ever stop completely, just get much tougher to cycle. Unless there is noticeable slop before any damping happens, it's all g
Thanks for the help!

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 15:33 Quote
sosburn wrote:
so its chill then?
dingus wrote:
Yeah.

It won't necessarily cause any damage. The damping will be reduced because the foamed damping fluid is thinner than its original condition, so you may bottom out more easily. Hard bottom-outs could cause damage or loss of control.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 17:57 Quote
anyone run oval chainrings? Do they actually make a difference

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 17:58 Quote
i havem't, but everyone that I've heard talk about them, can't stop talking about them.. apparently they are ridiculously good

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 18:24 Quote
I run an elliptical 40t ring on my road bike. It's not a noticeable difference until you're climbing out of the saddle.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 18:48 Quote
bike2850 wrote:
ajax-ripper wrote:
bike2850 wrote:
Little problem that I thought would come up. I have just built up a dirt jump bike and carried over many parts that I had laying around. One part was the rear wheel which surprisingly was the right width but it just has a QR axel. The frame just has drop outs nothing fancy so the wheel slides forward when ridding it. Is there a solution to this like swapping the axle for something or is it just needing a wheel with nuts to secure it?
Thanks as always.
What hub do you have?
The hub is a Shimano FH- M525
These are easily converted to bolt on axles which is likely you're best option. a trip to the lbs should have you sorted.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 18:49 Quote
cyberoptixs wrote:
anyone run oval chainrings? Do they actually make a difference
The more round/smooth your pedal stroke the less magic they feel.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 18:52 Quote
ajax-ripper wrote:
cyberoptixs wrote:
anyone run oval chainrings? Do they actually make a difference
The more round/smooth your pedal stroke the less magic they feel.

Well my pedal stroke looks like I'm drunk pedalling up hill

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 18:58 Quote
cyberoptixs wrote:
Well my pedal stroke looks like I'm drunk pedalling up hill

Maybe a triangular chainring would help.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 19:05 Quote
R-M-R wrote:
cyberoptixs wrote:
Well my pedal stroke looks like I'm drunk pedalling up hill

Maybe a triangular chainring would help.

Haha agreed

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 19:24 Quote
cyberoptixs wrote:
ajax-ripper wrote:
cyberoptixs wrote:
anyone run oval chainrings? Do they actually make a difference
The more round/smooth your pedal stroke the less magic they feel.

Well my pedal stroke looks like I'm drunk pedalling up hill
You should work on that.

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 19:28 Quote
ajax-ripper wrote:
cyberoptixs wrote:
ajax-ripper wrote:

The more round/smooth your pedal stroke the less magic they feel.

Well my pedal stroke looks like I'm drunk pedalling up hill
You should work on that.

Yea I am, it's a work In progress lol

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 19:32 Quote
dingus wrote:
Do you chaps rate these brake caliper alignment tools?

from my experience they work well on brakes that are already easy to align. Slide it in, grab the brake and crank the bolts.

Brakes that are already tough to align don't seem to work well with it.

It's kinda nice to have one around but it's not gonna save you if you have a picky brake.


 
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