The MTB Quick Question Thread 3.0 - Parts names & abreviations link on first post.

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The MTB Quick Question Thread 3.0 - Parts names & abreviations link on first post.
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Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 16:27 Quote
Nobble wrote:
tomcrowther wrote:
That reminds me, float fluid is 75w normal oil, but I have huge tubs of like 5w40 oil and 15w40, would they be a decent replacement for the 75w you should use? Or stay away?
isn't 75wt basically gear oil?
supposedly. But engine oil isn't going to eat my seals as shizzle as engines are generally much more temparmental?

Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 16:35 Quote
75wt is gear oil and mechs at my lbs uses it instead if float fluid ($3 for a 5 ml pillow packet wtf fox...) make sure to get synthetic everything and no issues with seals

Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 17:17 Quote
tomcrowther wrote:
Nobble wrote:
tomcrowther wrote:
That reminds me, float fluid is 75w normal oil, but I have huge tubs of like 5w40 oil and 15w40, would they be a decent replacement for the 75w you should use? Or stay away?
isn't 75wt basically gear oil?
supposedly. But engine oil isn't going to eat my seals as shizzle as engines are generally much more temparmental?

I use 75wt oil in my R/C truck shocks...it's silicone based, so it doesn't eat the rubber seals. Not sure if it's the same kind of stuff used in forks though....as the R/C shock oil is clear and goopy. where as fork oil has a bit of a hue to it.

Posted: Aug 3, 2012 at 2:15 Quote
jaacck wrote:
hey guys. just to double check..

this upper and lower parts for an e thirteen chainguide are for the ls1 yes? seller is telling meh that its from an lg1.

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as they look the same as this which is called the LS HT on the e thirteen website.

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will this backplate work?


if not then could you point me in the right direction please? thanks Big Grin

They're the same as the old style LG1 those upper and lower parts.

And from the looks of it that backplate should work Smile

Posted: Aug 3, 2012 at 11:09 Quote
jaacck wrote:
hey guys. just to double check..

this upper and lower parts for an e thirteen chainguide are for the ls1 yes? seller is telling meh that its from an lg1.

Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s480x480/527512_4532264189775_675566170_n.jpg
as they look the same as this which is called the LS HT on the e thirteen website.

Unsecure image, only https images allowed: http://www.e13components.com/images/product/ls_ht_main.jpg
will this backplate work?


if not then could you point me in the right direction please? thanks Big Grin
IIRC the LS1 and LG1 are the same bar the backplate. The LG1 has an Alu Back Plate and the LS1 has a steel one.


Those parts are from the older style LG/LS1 guides. I think that back plate should work.

Posted: Aug 3, 2012 at 11:15 Quote
Yewww thanks guys! I had seen an ls1 with the uppers and lowers before so was confused when he said lg1 lol

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 11:12 Quote
What gear cable and outer casing should i get , its going on 9speed saint Razz

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 11:14 Quote
Any....?
Anything works.

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 11:25 Quote
Rattsl wrote:
Any....?
Anything works.
Ok Big Grin

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 12:07 Quote
Why cant i never achieve desired shock sag when using the spring pressure tables?

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 12:11 Quote
Because it's just a table for averaging. Play around with it till you get it right.

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 12:44 Quote
Visjak wrote:
Why cant i never achieve desired shock sag when using the spring pressure tables?
those pressures are a starting point, not fixed pressures you have to use. set it to the pressure table then add/remove air as needed to get the desired sag.

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 13:12 Quote
Nobble wrote:
Visjak wrote:
Why cant i never achieve desired shock sag when using the spring pressure tables?
those pressures are a starting point, not fixed pressures you have to use. set it to the pressure table then add/remove air as needed to get the desired sag.
So i should always follow the sag method? Even when the difference is about 30psi?

Posted: Aug 4, 2012 at 13:25 Quote
What fork do you run? What's your weight, and what riding style and what terrain.


 
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