What did you do to your bike today?


#17801

Yup. I needed a 2.4m length and Shimano seems to only go up to 2m. Color was an added bonus. Pretty sure you can buy it anywhere, but I got it here

I’ve never used the Jagwire hydro line but so far the performance of RT-86 rotor + J02A pads + Jagwire hose is pretty meh - nowhere near the RS685 dicks on the DayRuiner.

I probably screwed up the bleed though - will try again this weekend


#17802

Oh right, I forgot I had looked at Jagwire then realized they didn’t have an adapter for the Shimano RX685 (they do now).
Unfortunately they don’t seem to have an adapter for the Hope RX4 now. I seem to be one step ahead.

The pile of adapters to satisfy color desires does give me pause…


#17803

If your Hope adaptors fit Shimano hose, they’ll fit Jagwire too

the other fancy-colored hose I know of is Goodridge https://www.bike-components.de/en/Goodridge/Stahlflexleitung-p27719/


#17804

Did some mockups on the fixiebro rack (that rainbow sparkle is delightful!) on the day ruiner.

3/8 x 0.035" ought to be appropriate for stays yeah? Tabs at the ends plus some sort of fork to bolt the IQ-X bracket to.


#17805

yes 3/8 x 0.035" 4130 is exactly what production cyclefab racks were made of


#17806

[quote=Blakey]

Did some mockups on the fixiebro rack (that rainbow sparkle is delightful!) on the day ruiner.

3/8 x 0.035" ought to be appropriate for stays yeah? Tabs at the ends plus some sort of fork to bolt the IQ-X bracket to.[/quote]

Beautiful!


#17807

Such a long hose will definitely soften up the brakes.


#17808

It should still be pretty darn good. I never have luck on the first bleed on a fresh hose. Usually takes 2 tries to get it solid.


#17809

Yeah, took two or threee on my trp to get feeling good.

At snowshoe joe park this weekend. 1st run is blue jump trail. Landed a lot and felt good.
2nd run, make it about a few hundred feet when rear tire blew off the rim on a straight. I just pushed it back on, started pumping it up and it blows again. The. I realize something is wrong with bead. This dh casing was a beast to mount the first time. It should. Or go on this easily.

Only had the. For a week. Fucking tires are expensive at real people cost. It dude mounted another dhr dh for me. Sorry phone tarcking and spinning wheel holding bike and camera was tougher than I I thought it’d be.


#17810

[quote=Andrew_Squirrel]Cyclefab / Haulin Colin / Dan Boxer finished up all of the braze-ons last week and I dropped the brown Elephant NFE off at Seattle Powdercoat yesterday.

Frame Modifications:

  • QTY 1: New rear hose guide (zip-tie style) on bottom of NDS seat-stay.
  • QTY 1: Add one barrel rear light mount halfway up NDS seat-stay
  • QTY 3: Remove DT/CS hose guide braze-ons

Fork Modifications:

  • Dynamo Wire management. QTY 4 External dynamo wiring guides up fork leg.
  • Fix Tubus Duo Lowrider collisions with quick release skewer nuts and level out rack in the process. Tubus Duo Lowrider rack modification, remove tab. Remove QTY 4 rack eyelets around dropout, add QTY 2 barrel braze-ons up fork leg.
  • Add QTY 2 fender eyelets halfway up fork leg away from rack and disc caliper.

Cyclefab Porteur Rack Modifications:

  • Remove light mount, add permanent drop bracket with tapped hole.
  • Dynamo wire guides up driveside rack stay. QTY 2

Album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_squirrel/albums/72157669269133038

[/quote]
i want an NFE or a hunter gatherer. I have 0 need. fml


#17811

I made a decaleur thing for day/ruiner. Planning on putting some miles on it before doing finish work on the stays (radiusing the ends, painting them black, loctite, etc).


#17812

We set the sag on my lady’s new sus fork. Wow the pressure was almost double what it should have been. I knew it was too high but not that high. Bike is going to feel completely different now.


#17813

[quote=puelnewdle]I made a decaleur thing for day/ruiner. Planning on putting some miles on it before doing finish work on the stays (radiusing the ends, painting them black, loctite, etc).

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Nice! is that fork spacer piece DIY or off-the-shelf?

Also, holy hell that’s a tall bag! Is that a custom size?


#17814

[quote=dotMR][quote=puelnewdle]I made a decaleur thing for day/ruiner. Planning on putting some miles on it before doing finish work on the stays (radiusing the ends, painting them black, loctite, etc).

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Nice! is that fork spacer piece DIY or off-the-shelf?

Also, holy hell that’s a tall bag! Is that a custom size?[/quote]

Off-the-shelf Axiom seat collar with the inner lip ground down (so it’s all 28.6mm):

Not a custom bag, just a plain old ordinary large Ozette bag.


#17815

too many things…
stripped coffee grinder to the frame
Had the drive train washed
frame saved it
re built
did cable and housing
replaced rear wet dick tube
bled brake
tried to wrap bars but the shitty bar tape didn’t like to be stretched real tight.
also put new tires on and set them up.
for real, spent more time getting the fucking seat collar back on than bleeding the brake. I had to heat it up to 350 and hit it with a hammer to get it on all the way.

Cut and mounted a DIY dyno mount + wired front and rear lights on HG,
fiddled with the rear tire to get it to hold air.

Put a new tire on my MTB and sealed it all up.


#17816

If you invert a can or air duster you can use that to cool the other mating part for maximum thermal tolerancing. Currently making more wing to body attachments with -0.0000/+.0006 tolerance on the ID bores for bushings that require liquid nitrogen to be installed. For a seat tube though you could probably also use a hose clamp to pre load the interface area.


#17817

Got the Sundeal late today, so it’s barely running. It’s heavy as hell, but by far the worst part on it is the Amazon chair pole I put on there which either tips the saddle way too high or way too low. Can’t wait to get the front brake set and try it out. Looks like a 2.1 Powerblock should clear.


#17818

The rear brake caliper posts were crooked and too short on mine. Had to use some conical washers to get it even marginally close. Everything else was fine, I guess rear brake housing could be a tad longer too.


#17819

Rear is fine so far. This is my first disc bike (lol) and I didn’t realize how much the lever needed to be “pre-engaged” before setting the front caliper. Pretty sure those mounts are off but it mostly doesn’t rub.


#17820

That’s a clever idea.