What did you do to your bike today?


#17741

Yeah that’s the obvious solution


#17742

lmao did you pull the front wheel and spin the rack platform on?

for me, sold the rocky mountain i wasn’t riding, keeping my xprezo for now and put a bunch of old parts on it. Never got a good ride on this one to really try it out, so hoping to do that once finals are over. Too bad the company went out of business, this bike is totally ontrend for current enduro

Also was thinking about getting a shorter travel bike to travel with since I don’t always want a hardtail and the xprezo was a pain to pack. Turns out the process is super easy, and fits perfectly in an s&s case. Gonna have to see how it fits in there with wheels, but it’s already looking better than the xprezo (which was hard to get the one piece rear triangle in with the wheels. here the widest part of the frame is at the edge, so it shouldn’t get in the way of the wheels)

Next up will be converting my mattoc to work with 27.5, since I don’t want to scratch up the 36 with baggage handlers.


#17743

Planing Research, of the best kind, idiosyncratic and personal


#17744

Yeah that’s the obvious solution[/quote]
lolololol


#17745

10-42 cassette and 38t chainring for the CG for more gearing stupidity on stupid rides. Carbon Salsa Cowbells too.

38/10 is the same as 42/11 and 38/42 is 3.5 gear inches smaller than 42/42.


#17746

That’s a nice lookin biek, any info on the brand even if they went belly up on the www?


#17747

[quote=Viggen][quote=oogens]


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That’s a nice lookin biek, any info on the brand even if they went belly up on the www?[/quote]

Ya, pinkbike did a review some years ago: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/xprezo-adhoc-review-2014.html (warning, some shitty misogyny in the review)

summary is a 150mm rear travel, aluminum front and steel rear triangle made in Quebec. Numbers were pretty modern, with a 66.6 head angle and a 76 seat angle, and ~450mm reach on the medium. It has a progressive-linear-progressive curve, so it should feel great in the small bump as it’s linear rate where it sags, and the progression to the sag should allow a little lower air pressures compared to a linear-to-progressive curve alone.

The last time I had it built up I never really put the effort into adjusting the suspension, so I’m going to give it a more earnest try (also have a shorter stroke shock and a 140 fork to see how it does as a 130 trail bike, and a coil for park use). Even managing to fit a bottle in the frame with a piggyback shock is pretty neat.


#17748

Summer maintenance / prep for the commuter, Jeffsy, and Snowaguchi.

Threw the 'cross tires on Snowaguchi, and went for a ride.


#17749

re-tensioned (in place) the wheel on the dumptruck.

now it doesn’t creak anymore.


#17750

[quote=JLN]Trying to figure out what is rubbing on the Spacehorse. Rode it with front brake disconnected, rubbing noise. Rode it with rear brakes disconnected, rubbing noise. Checked front and rear fenders for points where they would rub the tyres, not even close. Took both wheels out, spun them and they seem fine. They’re both slightly out of true, nothing major. The hubs might need to be pulled apart and serviced, but they’re sealed Shimano 105 hubs?

All I know is it makes a rubbing noise on a wheel roatation in the same spot. It doesn’t matter whether I’m pedalling or coasting. I think it is the rear wheel. It only does it when I’m in riding, not in the stand. It seemed to disappear/ quieten down when I rode in the wet the other day.[/quote]

So I checked the fender, no where near rubbing the tyre. Adjusted it slightly. Took the rear wheel out, span it and it was making a slight noise. Took the tyre and tube off, checked the whole wheel, nothing. Tyre and tube back on. The spokes seem to be a touch too loose, and make a bit of noise rubbing against each other. I put a drop of lube on each spoke where they cross on both wheels and flexed the spokes so the lube has a chance to flow.

I think that was the issue. No noise this morning. When I have some spare time I’ll go get my wheels trued and tightened.


#17751

Pink taped the Kirk and rode it to work. Having ridden nothing but mtn bikes and upright commuters for at least the last 6 months, it was super weird and the bars felt super narrow, which they probably are, so shopping for new wider bars now. But, it was also fast and that felt nice.


#17752

[quote=puelnewdle]Pink taped the Kirk and rode it to work. Having ridden nothing but mtn bikes and upright commuters for at least the last 6 months, it was super weird and the bars felt super narrow, which they probably are, so shopping for new wider bars now. But, it was also fast and that felt nice.
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wait, how tall are you? how big is that bike?


#17753

rotate bars down


#17754

I’m 6’0", 92cm PBH, bike is 61cm ST, 57cm TT

Bars are pretty level, picture might be messing with it, also might look a little tilty up because I had to run the shift cables behind the bar (bend is really tight on Ergosum bars).


#17755

Swapped the Egrosum for Ritchey Neoclassic bars on the Kirk, reused the pink tape. Will try those for a while, then probably the Rotundo and Cowbell that are sitting in the bin before I do any shopping.


#17756

Suring up the deets for sending my Serotta to Noah at Velocolour for a makeover. Giving them lots of leeway.

Bwaaaahh


#17757

That bike is gorgeous.


#17758

Put new wheels on, the Shimano RS tubeless jaws. Used the new Finish Line goo. Nothing to report, the tires are still pretty new. I like this tubeless thing so far.


#17759

[quote=puelnewdle]Pink taped the Kirk and rode it to work. Having ridden nothing but mtn bikes and upright commuters for at least the last 6 months, it was super weird and the bars felt super narrow, which they probably are, so shopping for new wider bars now. But, it was also fast and that felt nice.

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That bike is fire!


#17760

Thanks! It needs more riding time though, and me more motivation for roadie stuff.