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Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 7:52 Quote
Probably something not right in the well. Wink


Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 8:26 Quote
billbek wrote:
Here is a quick question for you guys.
Trek Stranglehold drop out on a Farley 7.
Are there different spacer sizes available to increase the rotor size for this dropout style?
Levers and Calipers are Level Ts.
Would like better braking in the back and think the 2018 was 180 front and 160 back.
Would like to take the back to 180mm.
Would ask this in the mechanics questions but all the good guys that post there are on this thread anyway....

Looks like you should be able to fit a regular post mount brake adapter. Most shops should have those kicking around
Trek 2016

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 8:52 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
billbek wrote:
Here is a quick question for you guys.
Trek Stranglehold drop out on a Farley 7.
Are there different spacer sizes available to increase the rotor size for this dropout style?
Levers and Calipers are Level Ts.
Would like better braking in the back and think the 2018 was 180 front and 160 back.
Would like to take the back to 180mm.
Would ask this in the mechanics questions but all the good guys that post there are on this thread anyway....

Looks like you should be able to fit a regular post mount brake adapter. Most shops should have those kicking around
Trek 2016

Thanks!

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 11:50 Quote
Sterling;

We have a sample on file reflecting a hardness of 8.5 grains per gallon (gpg) hardness and I just got off the phone with Stanwood’s water quality lab technician. She said that their current hardness is about 10 gpg. Another contributing factor to the high mineral buildup is the silica, which is at 33 ppm. Silica, unfortunately, requires reverse osmosis to remove it. I don’t mean to pull you “down into the rabbit hole” of water treatment here, but I’m not surprised by the buildup in the heater here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 12:48 Quote
mtbman1980 wrote:
Looks like you should be able to fit a regular post mount brake adapter. Most shops should have those kicking around
Trek 2016

Me eyes are bad, but is that a picture of 180mm rotor on said bike? If so, you should know that there are two types of 180mm adapters. One bolts on to the "frame" and has the caliper bolted to it. The other type is what you see here - there are two long mounting bolts that go through both the caliper and the adapter and thread into the frame.

In that picture it looks like anything taller might hit the frame. So you are probably going to need the adapter in the picture. Which is NOT the NSB style. We do the 4 bolt.

You want this:
180mm brake adapter - now called a 20mm adapter. Two bolt style.

Not this:
180mm brake adapter - now called a 20mm adapter. four bolt style.
These two adapters here. They do the same job. You want the first one, the one with long bolts. The benefit is that you can adjust the caliper better (or worse) for angle with the spherical washers. Which is handy sometimes.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 13:07 Quote
OK, awesome.
Thanks for your help.
See, I told you I came to the right place!

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 15:21 Quote
Yeah they are 180 rotors I did a quick check just to make sure and make sure to get the long bolts I have seen more than one person who didn't get the right bolts and stripped the brake mount

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 17:19 Quote
bkchef2000 wrote:
Sterling;

We have a sample on file reflecting a hardness of 8.5 grains per gallon (gpg) hardness and I just got off the phone with Stanwood’s water quality lab technician. She said that their current hardness is about 10 gpg. Another contributing factor to the high mineral buildup is the silica, which is at 33 ppm. Silica, unfortunately, requires reverse osmosis to remove it. I don’t mean to pull you “down into the rabbit hole” of water treatment here, but I’m not surprised by the buildup in the heater here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Its getting complicated alright. Meeting with water treatment systems specialist tomorrow in Bellingham. Good grief

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 17:30 Quote
sterlingmagnum wrote:
bkchef2000 wrote:
Sterling;

We have a sample on file reflecting a hardness of 8.5 grains per gallon (gpg) hardness and I just got off the phone with Stanwood’s water quality lab technician. She said that their current hardness is about 10 gpg. Another contributing factor to the high mineral buildup is the silica, which is at 33 ppm. Silica, unfortunately, requires reverse osmosis to remove it. I don’t mean to pull you “down into the rabbit hole” of water treatment here, but I’m not surprised by the buildup in the heater here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Its getting complicated alright. Meeting with water treatment systems specialist tomorrow in Bellingham. Good grief

My lord... what a pain! At least you caught it early on.

I’m in Monterey, CA at a conference all about produce. Fascinating stuff. If you follow my Instagram, I posted a bunch of stuff. Amazing seeing the way they grow and harvest greens. Got see them cut spinach and romaine. Amazing mix of manual labor and technology working to get your food to the table. Best part of the trip: 70 degree sunny weather with only a few clouds in the sky. I’ll take it

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 20:11 Quote
I need to get a few things sold pronto. One of them is my remedy. Not many nights. Advice on these options please.

1. Lower price a couple hundred on my remedy as is $3900 to $3700 or so.

2. Take the FOX Factory suspension and seat post off. Sell separately. Toss my z1. BomberCR. Race face post back on. Drop to $3300.

3. Part it out. I have 2 forks. 3 shocks. 2 seat posts. Etc. some of it I can use on my hard tail build but mostly just all be for sale.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 20:16 Quote
onemanarmy wrote:
I need to get a few things sold pronto. One of them is my remedy. Not many nights. Advice on these options please.

1. Lower price a couple hundred on my remedy as is $3900 to $3700 or so.

2. Take the FOX Factory suspension and seat post off. Sell separately. Toss my z1. BomberCR. Race face post back on. Drop to $3300.

3. Part it out. I have 2 forks. 3 shocks. 2 seat posts. Etc. some of it I can use on my hard tail build but mostly just all be for sale.
For the quickest sale, part it out on Ebay.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 20:30 Quote
That’s a sweet rig Army... Tough time of year to be selling a bike... especially at the higher price points... sucks but bikes seem almost worthless if they’re two years old.

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 20:47 Quote
Hmmmm tuff call army... i might try option 2 and wiggle price even lower a smidge?

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 21:03 Quote
mtnmanjake wrote:
That’s a sweet rig Army... Tough time of year to be selling a bike... especially at the higher price points... sucks but bikes seem almost worthless if they’re two years old.

Yeah. Crappy part is it sat for a year while I recovered from my busted hand. Things damn near new

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 at 21:12 Quote
Honestly, used bikes just have so little value these days you're better off selling parts. To get a decent sale price on a complete bike you have to expect to list that thing for months even in prime season. Coming into winter, it's a tough sell.


 
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