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Video: Puzzling in the Pits With Greg Minnaar
Jul 5, 2019
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Greg Minnaar's aboard an even longer V10 for this weekend's race in Andorra. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the tinkering that it takes to get his race machine fully dialed in.
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(Jul 5, 2019 at 12:01)
Chris Porter must be pleased with himself. Watching these brands incrementally make their way over like a decade to what he's known all along. Minaar is 6'2". These bikes have always been way too small.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:50)
Did I just see someone whacking in a Chris King headset with a plastic mallet? Geez . . .
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:51)
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:51)
Happens all the time. BB's too. Faster and easier
(Jul 5, 2019 at 12:19)
It's how I fitted mine...
(Jul 5, 2019 at 13:07)
Same here. Use a rubber mallet to get it to sit a little snug then press it in the proper way.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 16:00)
yeah and measuring sag without riding gear...
(Jul 5, 2019 at 17:09)
: er a hammer is the proper way. Honestly headset presses aren’t any better unless you buy a top quality workshop press otherwise your best off with some grease and a mallet.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 18:52)
: but he had a big breakfast......
(Jul 5, 2019 at 21:35)
(Jul 8, 2019 at 10:55)
: probably still close enough. A helmet and chest protector aren't going to change things enough to matter. Its a coil shock too so its not going to be enough to jump springs.
(Aug 6, 2019 at 5:11)
: im just wondering... he is one of the pickiest people and then this? "yeah will be allright...."
(Jul 5, 2019 at 17:19)
If they're going to insist on making the rear ends out of carbon why on Earth don't they have some kind of insert to allow for more chainstay lengths? Same with the head tube. Like obviously people want more reach. Being able to customize reach and head angle with an insert would be so cool. They're already stuffing weird headsets in to do this so why not standardize it somehow.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:48)
I guess I have been installing headsets wrong all these years!
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:53)
hammers work.. most of the time
(Jul 5, 2019 at 13:51)
Marshy mentioning Plenty Mainline there....I beat Greg down Pleney. The fact he had stopped for a piss is neither here nor there. Tortoise and the hair my friend!
(Jul 5, 2019 at 16:25)
When he tells Minnaar he should suit up to do sag, he knows Minnaar is going to have him do it again later if doesn't make him now.
This video is what happens when you ride bikes & work out for a living. So much time to get wrapped up in the millimeters, half clicks & single psi's. I wonder what other sports niggling numbers are.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 10:55)
Isn't this the same Minnaar who was setting suspension by just throwing his bikes rear end around a parking lot a couple seasons ago?
(Jul 5, 2019 at 13:29)
They only puzzle like this to bug Jordy and keep us entertained...
(Jul 5, 2019 at 19:46)
That was hilarious - GM and Marsh throwing the v10 around the garage at an angle to see what kind of rebound was happening...takes the whole "drop the bike" check on your suspension to whole 'nother level...
(Jul 5, 2019 at 12:00)
Check his Instagram he was doing it last night.
(Jul 5, 2019 at 13:46)
Hey, I've just used that method of installing a headset. For starters, you need to whack it way harder thant you imagine!
(Jul 5, 2019 at 13:40)
but roadbike chainstays are the futurrre to make long bikes turn good...
(Jul 5, 2019 at 19:38)
I new to this use of "puzzling" as a verb.
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(Jul 5, 2019 at 12:49)
I cringed when I saw that headset nonsense with the mallet.... hard.
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