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Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 11:16 Quote
debonis wrote:
I use a citrus degreaser from a brand named "CRC" works great. The grease and any grit pretty much falls off and can be wiped off with a rag. I don't know where to get it, as my dad got it from work but it's awesome stuff if you can find it. It comes in an aerosol can.

Any autostore should carry CRC stuff, especially their brake cleaner, but, THAT, will melt off paint in 2 seconds flat.

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 11:16 Quote
tomcrowther wrote:
CameronRose wrote:
tomcrowther wrote:
People's favourite value for money bike stands? Preferably no more than £100
X-Tools home mechanic stand, unsure of current price but, was £45 on the run up to Christmas (crc) I was sceptical however, it's an amazing stand, far better quality than my friend's Park Tool stand, it folds, has a quick release clamping system the head can rotate 360 degrees and it doesn't even flinch holding my 39lb Kona. The one thing it lacks is a tool tray.

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For comparison
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Current CRC price is £69.99

Looks sweet, f*ck the park tool!
That's exactly the same as my fat spanner one, good stand

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 12:27 Quote
Alex-Mtl wrote:
dhjose1 wrote:
thank you for answer
I need this tool, and then I have to unscrew?
Where I can buy this tool?

I'd go to your local Devinci dealer/distributor, see if they don't have one. If not try emailing Devinci directly, see if they couldn't sell you one.

Once you have the tool, you unscrew the 4 hole "cap" on the drive side and then slide out the sleeve.

Thank you very very much

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 13:03 Quote
dhjose1 wrote:
Alex-Mtl wrote:
dhjose1 wrote:
thank you for answer
I need this tool, and then I have to unscrew?
Where I can buy this tool?

I'd go to your local Devinci dealer/distributor, see if they don't have one. If not try emailing Devinci directly, see if they couldn't sell you one.

Once you have the tool, you unscrew the 4 hole "cap" on the drive side and then slide out the sleeve.

Thank you very very much

Freeborn might be able to help as well with finding the tool.

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 14:09 Quote
Frame bearings greased! Used gt85 to loosen the dirt and crap, then applied grease. Still had dirt in after the first grease application, so gt85 until the grease staying clean after spinning!

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 14:25 Quote
jamieridesbikes wrote:
tomcrowther wrote:
CameronRose wrote:
X-Tools home mechanic stand, unsure of current price but, was £45 on the run up to Christmas (crc) I was sceptical however, it's an amazing stand, far better quality than my friend's Park Tool stand, it folds, has a quick release clamping system the head can rotate 360 degrees and it doesn't even flinch holding my 39lb Kona. The one thing it lacks is a tool tray.

Edit:

For comparison
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://bikemarkt-images.mtb-news.net/8/1/2/5/3/_/large_IMG_5666.jpg
Current CRC price is £69.99

Looks sweet, f*ck the park tool!
That's exactly the same as my fat spanner one, good stand

Also have this same stand labeled with another companys name(Bike Hand), good so far, nice clamps, holds my 40lb DH rig no problem.

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 19:27 Quote
jamieridesbikes wrote:
tomcrowther wrote:
CameronRose wrote:
X-Tools home mechanic stand, unsure of current price but, was £45 on the run up to Christmas (crc) I was sceptical however, it's an amazing stand, far better quality than my friend's Park Tool stand, it folds, has a quick release clamping system the head can rotate 360 degrees and it doesn't even flinch holding my 39lb Kona. The one thing it lacks is a tool tray.

Edit:

For comparison
Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://bikemarkt-images.mtb-news.net/8/1/2/5/3/_/large_IMG_5666.jpg
Current CRC price is £69.99

Looks sweet, f*ck the park tool!
That's exactly the same as my fat spanner one, good stand

I brought mine from off ebay ways a bit but works brilliantly iv had 3 different downhill bikes on there (not at the same time) also worked on my xc/dirt bike and my road bike with it. The bike stand cost about £35 http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=150544733103
That is the closet i can find to my bike stand

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 19:30 Quote
Quick question which is what does all the different options mean onhttp://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/shimano-xt-m785-disc-brake/rp-prod67208
My clarks skeletal brake has become a pain again so it seems easier to replace it again than fix it (im lazy and been lookin to upgrade anyhow) back to the question im after a right hand lever for my rear brake on my specialized demo 8 and wad wondering which option i shud go for on there also i wud preffer it to be black rsther than silver thanx

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 19:48 Quote
which side you want it to mount, front or rear brake, and with or without the cooling fins on the caliper, and hose length

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 19:52 Quote
Oh ok thanx thats explained what i wad confused on as the bit on there where it says fin i had no idea what it ment thanx Smile that will bey next investment along with my new gpu for my pc lol

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 21:17 Quote
Hey guys, I've been banging my head against the wall for the past few days trying to figure this problem out with my 2010 Demo 8. I just recently bought the frame and built it up and the only problem I'm having with it is the drive train alignment! It's a 73mm BB frame and I made sure to put the one spacer on the drive side of the BB and yet when the derailleur is in the slackest position it won't go into the highest gear. Below are some pictures of the alignment.

Bad alignment. For forum use.

Bad alignment. For forum use.

I don't believe that I've ever run into this problem on any bike. Am I missing something really simple?

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 21:26 Quote
Did you get new drivetrain? If not your new frame may be different geometry (stays in particular). It seems like you may just need to adjust your Derailler a bit. I have zero experience in that department.

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 21:51 Quote
have you checked your derailleur limits?

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 22:17 Quote
pedhead wrote:
Hey guys, I've been banging my head against the wall for the past few days trying to figure this problem out with my 2010 Demo 8. I just recently bought the frame and built it up and the only problem I'm having with it is the drive train alignment! It's a 73mm BB frame and I made sure to put the one spacer on the drive side of the BB and yet when the derailleur is in the slackest position it won't go into the highest gear. Below are some pictures of the alignment.

Bad alignment. For forum use.

Bad alignment. For forum use.

I don't believe that I've ever run into this problem on any bike. Am I missing something really simple?

I have a truax which uses the same fsr linkage and I cannot run that small of a cassette due to that. Also I know that demos need a special type of dish on their rear wheel.

Posted: Mar 17, 2014 at 23:09 Quote
iffy wrote:
dhjose1 wrote:
Alex-Mtl wrote:


I'd go to your local Devinci dealer/distributor, see if they don't have one. If not try emailing Devinci directly, see if they couldn't sell you one.

Once you have the tool, you unscrew the 4 hole "cap" on the drive side and then slide out the sleeve.

Thank you very very much

Freeborn might be able to help as well with finding the tool.

And can you help me with finding of this tool?


 
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