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  1. #4876
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    Best fork seals?

    SKF last significantly longer for me than fox. Any others I should try?

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    I thot Enduro were very popular ?

    I had my 36 serviced with the Enduro and new foam rings, when the fork was apart

    they seem fine but then the stock seals were also fine

    https://www.enduroforkseals.com/reso...eal-chart.html
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    I haven't ran anything but OEM in quite a while but ran Enduro BITD in several DH and freeride forks with good results.

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    I can't notice a difference between Fox and Push seals/wipers/foam rings in my 36. The difference between a fork ready for a service and a fork freshly-serviced is perceptible, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddball View Post
    The difference between a fork ready for a service and a fork freshly-serviced is perceptible, though.
    True dat. I serviced my Mezzer a few weeks back as it was feeling a bit harsh despite not tweaking any of the settings. Lowers were quite a bit drier than they should have been and there was a nice layer of moon dust at the end of the stanchions. The first ride with the fresh fork was shockingly smooth. Don't skimp on the service kids!
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    I was gona do mine after looking at youtoobes but the mechanic said here let me show ya, banged it out real quick, bought him a 6pack

    my take is this stuff worked so good from new and continues to work so good i can't really tell the before/after difference

    probably ^^means I got lucky or I suck

    note to self, pre-emptively buy beer next time I'm in town
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    How important is the scuff washer in a Chris King headset? Iíve got a solid clicking sound coming from my headset. When I take that washer out it seemed to go away. Havenít ridden without it yet.

    Itís a dropset 2


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    Should be an easy one for the experts but any issues mixing tire sealant? Usually use Orange seal but was in a bind and couldn't find any at one point last year so ended up using Stans and now I don't know what's in what tires anymore between 4 bikes. Better to remove and clean old sealant prior to adding new or just dump some more in and worry about more important things in life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudy View Post
    Should be an easy one for the experts but any issues mixing tire sealant? Usually use Orange seal but was in a bind and couldn't find any at one point last year so ended up using Stans and now I don't know what's in what tires anymore between 4 bikes. Better to remove and clean old sealant prior to adding new or just dump some more in and worry about more important things in life?
    There's a 95% chance it'll be fine because the various tire sealants aren't really all that different.

    But there's a 5% chance it'll form mustard gas and your whole neighborhood will have to evacuate.

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    ^^ Lol.

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    I'm sure i have read articals on the subject, check pink bike & do some goggling

    I think i have mixed orange and stans but can't remember exact
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    There's a 95% chance it'll be fine because the various tire sealants aren't really all that different.

    But there's a 5% chance it'll form mustard gas and your whole neighborhood will have to evacuate.
    Now Iím hoping for mustard gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    Best fork seals?

    SKF last significantly longer for me than fox. Any others I should try?
    don't sweat it, just change em up regular

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    Why is my Hope hub "ghost" pedaling only in the smallest rear cog?

    I replaced my freehub recently and now it does this only in one gear. Did I put too much grease in before the new freehub body went on? Is this worth pulling off the cassette and freehub to fix?

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    Check to see your cassette lock ring is tight enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    Yeah saw that thread but it seems to be people that have already made up their minds about inserts. I wondered what the experts would say about why I should use it. Doesnít seem to be a thing around here. Itís Vermont though and sometimes it takes a while for things to catch in here. Seems to prevent flats and rim damage but those arenít problems I have.
    Tannus Tubeless Armour. They work the best, plus theyíre red.

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    Tannus or vittoria. They both work well and are a similar and reasonable weight.
    If youre not flatting or dinging rims and youre happy with your air pressure i guess you dont need them. You may heve just jinxed yourself though. Better buy them $$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by simple View Post
    Check to see your cassette lock ring is tight enough
    Well that worked. Thanks man.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    True dat. I serviced my Mezzer a few weeks back as it was feeling a bit harsh despite not tweaking any of the settings. Lowers were quite a bit drier than they should have been and there was a nice layer of moon dust at the end of the stanchions. The first ride with the fresh fork was shockingly smooth. Don't skimp on the service kids!
    How hard was the Mezzer service? Any documentation or videos to watch? I need to do this.

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    On my new (to me) bike, the threads for the cable guide bolt on the Fox 36 fork are stripped. Iím thinking it should be simple to helicoil it as a fix, but wondering if anyone else has tried that and how that turned out, or if anyone has a better suggestion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    On my new (to me) bike, the threads for the cable guide bolt on the Fox 36 fork are stripped. Iím thinking it should be simple to helicoil it as a fix, but wondering if anyone else has tried that and how that turned out, or if anyone has a better suggestion?
    Happened to me. I just zip tied the cable to the arch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    On my new (to me) bike, the threads for the cable guide bolt on the Fox 36 fork are stripped. Iím thinking it should be simple to helicoil it as a fix, but wondering if anyone else has tried that and how that turned out, or if anyone has a better suggestion?
    Youíre not the first, or last to do this. Itís a super common mistake, as the threads in the magnesium lowers strip super easy.
    The threads/hole are deeper than the provided bolt. If you get a longer M3 x 0.5 bolt you can usually get the last 1 or 2 mm to engage in some undamaged threads.
    Just donít bottom out the bolt and over torque it and rip out the remaining threads.
    I have one fork that the cable holder is hanging on by 2 threads, I marked it with a drop of red paint in the bolt head to remind myself not to remove it if itís not critical to my maintenance job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Happened to me. I just zip tied the cable to the arch.
    Thatís where I am right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Youíre not the first, or last to do this. Itís a super common mistake, as the threads in the magnesium lowers strip super easy.
    The threads/hole are deeper than the provided bolt. If you get a longer M3 x 0.5 bolt you can usually get the last 1 or 2 mm to engage in some undamaged threads.
    Just donít bottom out the bolt and over torque it and rip out the remaining threads.
    I have one fork that the cable holder is hanging on by 2 threads, I marked it with a drop of red paint in the bolt head to remind myself not to remove it if itís not critical to my maintenance job.
    To be clear, Iím pretty sure it wasnít me whoís stripped the threads. With my luck and skills when I do wreck something on the new bike it will be of much higher consequence.

    Good to know about the longer bolt, iíll give that a try first.

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    Finally received my pair of Magura MT7ís. Now they are both set for rear hose length, guess thatís how magura makes them. Any tricks to setup to avoid a bleed? Unsure how I can trim the front hose and not bleed but Iím no expert!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandbox View Post
    Finally received my pair of Magura MT7ís. Now they are both set for rear hose length, guess thatís how magura makes them. Any tricks to setup to avoid a bleed? Unsure how I can trim the front hose and not bleed but Iím no expert!


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    I assume this would work on Magura like on other brakes, but I have no experience with Magura -

    With the wheel off, and perhaps the pads also, squeeze the lever and intentionally over extend the pistons in the caliper - BUT DO NOT go so far as to force the pistons to fall out. Detach hose from lever end, trim, reattach with whatever new hardware is needed (olive, barb, etc). (Mark your trim point before starting.) Push pistons back into caliper, which forces fluid back upstream to the lever.

    Ideally this works as a way to trim the hose without needing to bleed. It has potential for a bigger fuckup if you force out the pistons though, or ham handedly damage the pads or pistons.
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