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by Chunkers1980
Fri May 24, 2019 14:58 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Spokes broken today...
Replies: 13
Views: 1244

Re: Spokes broken today...

The Rookie wrote:They are cheap brittle plastic and just hook on the spokes, its possible a clip has snapped.

Most people just bin the 'dork ring', so called because it makes the rider look.......


It's actually called a Rookie Ring but Simon couldn't say that.
by Chunkers1980
Mon Sep 03, 2018 14:43 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: rotor clipping on break pads?
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: rotor clipping on break pads?

Try that ^^ but sometimes it is best to actually look between the pads and see what is going on - for example is one pad pushing the rotor more than the other when squeezed or the top left touching more ect...
by Chunkers1980
Wed Aug 22, 2018 09:29 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Rockshox recon gold
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Rockshox recon gold

It won't be listed as 43mm.

Pretty much certain the PM on the fork will be 160, so if you have a PM caliper then you need a PM to PM 203
by Chunkers1980
Tue Aug 21, 2018 08:23 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Bottom bracket replacement - advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Bottom bracket replacement - advice needed

No, but the bb cup itself may have an adaptor to fit.
by Chunkers1980
Mon Aug 13, 2018 14:16 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Learning to wheelie and that video
Replies: 10
Views: 2414

Re: Learning to wheelie and that video

You need your bike setup to be wheelie oriented...

I've been trying over decades and never managed it for any length of time......
by Chunkers1980
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Miracle needed - MTB for around 200-300?
Replies: 25
Views: 758

Re: Miracle needed - MTB for around 200-300?

That Argos bike "•Weight fully assembled 18kg."

That's a 40lb monster.

:shock:
by Chunkers1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: First mountain bike, could do with some advice. Rockrider 540
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: First mountain bike, could do with some advice. Rockrider 540

Normal then. The seals are full of oil and leave a residue as they move.
by Chunkers1980
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: First mountain bike, could do with some advice. Rockrider 540
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: First mountain bike, could do with some advice. Rockrider 540

Depends where it is. If it's leaking and oozing down the fork then there is a problem. If it's on the stanchion and you are just able to see it 9perhaps attracting dust) then it is fine as that'll be lube from the seals and normal
by Chunkers1980
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: First mountain bike, could do with some advice. Rockrider 540
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: First mountain bike, could do with some advice. Rockrider 540

No - it's one of the best entry proper MTBs. It'll be pretty strong. It just falls into the Cheap, light, strong pick only 2 thingy.
by Chunkers1980
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Injuries and problems to do with mountain biking equipment
Replies: 42
Views: 1482

Re: Injuries and problems to do with mountain biking equipment

I always thought it didn't matter how 'hard' an exam was? You have levels of papers in some subjects, with the lower levels only allowing for a maximum grade even if 100% is achieved. The grades are allocated around a bell (ish) shaped curve and only a certain percent from the curve could achieve th...
by Chunkers1980
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: New forks now front wheel wont fit
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: New forks now front wheel wont fit

That's a no. No point in just changing the hub anyway as the rim is 36h and they are pretty rare these days. New wheel time.
by Chunkers1980
Tue Jul 24, 2018 14:35 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Shimano Banjo bolt Fitment
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Shimano Banjo bolt Fitment

No should just be standard olive and new barb.
by Chunkers1980
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Injuries and problems to do with mountain biking equipment
Replies: 42
Views: 1482

Re: Injuries and problems to do with mountain biking equipment

Not sure what you are asking for. Can you be more specific?

I slipped off my flats once. Cained my shin, hurt for around a month.

Chain snapped under power, hurt my knackers.

I also crashed into a tree, rammed my shoulder.

Is that what youre after?
by Chunkers1980
Tue Jul 17, 2018 13:47 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Rotor & pads compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Rotor & pads compatibility

Yes they are compatible in real use, although Shimano rotors often state resin pads only, I've never had any trouble with any of the range I must add.

Just bed in the brakes and don't clean them prior to use. If you want to clean mud off use water, for grease/oil IPA (not beer) is best.
by Chunkers1980
Tue Jul 17, 2018 13:44 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: sram nx indexing
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: sram nx indexing

It is all the same.
by Chunkers1980
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Bizango or Boardman Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 2199

Re: Bizango or Boardman Pro?

What's up with a display - perfect to get some dollar off.
by Chunkers1980
Thu Jul 12, 2018 09:51 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Good Crankset for Carrera Kraken 2015 (WHITE)
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: Good Crankset for Carrera Kraken 2015 (WHITE)

White cranks are pointless.

Spend your money on actual upgrades in performance, not what looks 'good'. It'll always be a Carrera, so you're starting at a low base anyway.
by Chunkers1980
Fri Jun 15, 2018 09:47 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Anthem 2 2017 Chain Line
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Anthem 2 2017 Chain Line

Dry and Wet lube are not their given purpose (although may work best for the conditions being that!) it's how they work. I use wax based dry lube all year round, I just apply more and more often in the wet.
by Chunkers1980
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Your Mountain Bikes
Topic: H and L screws and cable barrel don't affect the position of derailleur
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: H and L screws and cable barrel don't affect the position of derailleur

H+L screw are limit. They stop the mech moving too far either way, to stop chain over shift. The barrel adjuster just ensures the mech moves one cog width with the first click of the shifter, so it is sitting H limit.

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