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  • meehaja
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    headset spacers.

    warton
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    headset spacers.

    you can get carbon ones man

    the bolt that connects the seat to the seatpost would be my suggestion

    bluebird
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    Gear cable end crimps

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    the bolt that connects the seat to the seatpost would be my suggestion

    Also the most exciting bit if it suddenly goes missing 😉

    fuzzhead
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    those little metal shrouds you crimp onto the end of your gear cables, they’re pretty dull

    GlitterGary
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    the bolt that connects the seat to the seatpost would be my suggestion

    Bolts don’t count! 😉

    ZaskarCarbon
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    The rider when they start banging on about how much weight they saved by fitting ti bolts everywhere… Who cares.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    All the bits are pretty boring in isolation. It’s when you stick em together that they become interesting! 🙂

    boxfish
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    Inner tubes. That’s why I ride without them. 8)

    Papa_Lazarou
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    quite an amazing thing the bicycle, lots of simple bits working in harmony to furnish the user with fun and transportation.

    so none of it

    brakes
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    BLASPHEMY! nothing is boring on a bike.

    Mister P
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    nothing is boring on a bike.

    But some of the riders are.

    rocketman
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    Just looking at the pictures of my bikes on the computer and I can confirm that no part of any of them is boring.

    Scrutinised the brake adaptors, ferrules, spacers, nipples etc but no I find it all amazingly interesting.

    Seatposts and BBs are off the scale

    AndyP
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    headset spacers, cable end crimps, bolts, even the humble aportace spring…all serve a purpose. Valve caps, on the other hand, do not. BURN THEM.

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    Reflectors that never make it past shop door on new bikes that never knowingly end up on the road

    micky
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    X2 for reflectors. On most serious MTB’s they will be taken off and end up in landfill. Also the ones that come on new Shimano SPD’s. Doesn’t go with the green transport message.

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    Serial number on the forks.

    I have Merlin remove mine before delivery.

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Is Merlin your butler?

    burnie
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    The little nut which holds the valve stem in place, I thought they were boring when I didn’t need them, now I do (ust) they are even worse! 🙁

    PrinceJohn
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    the bearings on a full suss, no bling or excitement to be had..

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    Just me who actually enjoys crimping cable ends then…

    thomthumb
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    once saw a 6 page seatpost grouptest in mbr.

    WOW

    I_Ache
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    Valve caps, on the other hand, do not

    They do, I lost all the air in my shock once because it didnt have a valve cap and some gritty mud got in there and somehow opened the valve.

    The little nut which holds the valve stem in place

    Fantastic when you need to pump up a tube from flat the valve doesnt disappear inside when connecting the pump.

    the bearings on a full suss, no bling

    Ceramic bearings!

    AndyP
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    They do, I lost all the air in my shock once because it didnt have a valve cap and some gritty mud got in there and somehow opened the valve.
    Just screw the valve tight when you’ve finished with the pump!

    Premier Icon amedias
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    those little metal shrouds you crimp onto the end of your gear cables, they’re pretty dull

    but they come in pretty colours too!

    I_Ache
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    Just screw the valve tight when you’ve finished with the pump!

    Cant really do that with the schrader valves they put on shocks can you.

    AndyP
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    Cant really do that with the schrader valves they put on shocks can you.

    non-wheel valves. Odd, but good call.

    GlitterGary
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    What is the most boring bit on a mountain bike?

    I just can’t get excited about seat posts, or bottom brackets.

    What’s the most boring bit of your bike?

    elliott-20
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    verses – Member
    Just me who actually enjoys crimping cable ends then…

    No, me too, because that usually signifies the build is done and bike is ready. 🙂

    higthepig
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    Just me who actually enjoys crimping cable ends then…

    No, me also

    nick3216
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    aportace spring

    andrewh
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    headset spacers.

    you can get carbon ones man

    Even more exciting, the Mt Zoom carbon ones have little cut out sections, so thinner, lighter walls for most of it and three ‘fatter’ bits to allow them to sit properly 😀

    lipseal
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    I reckon brakes are boring due to the fact that they make you slow down. 8)

    Gotta be the star nut thing in the steerer tube shirley? You don’t see it, it just does it’s job and I don’t think you can get bling-y one’s (waits to be corrected) … but I also like putting crimps on the cables, the last thing I do when I build a bike up and it means it’s time to ride it!

    ruscle
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    the bearings on a full suss, no bling or excitement to be had..

    Disagree, I love replacing mine with the best quality bearings I can source then feeling how smooth they are. Usually SKF bearings..

    I would have agreed with the star nut but then noticed the quality of the one which came with my Chris King headset, also got the Hope Head doctor which is engineered alloy..

    Mud guards are boring if you use them, or I would agree with the cable crimps. Also to consider would be the oil on the chain..

    cheburashka
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    Cable guides. Or stems.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    If bolts dont count…

    Brake caliper mounts
    Inner tubes
    Steel springs
    Cable ends, and the little bits that go on the end of outers.
    All the little seals/o-rings on anything hydraulic

    Cant think of any more.

    reggiegasket
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    if the cable ends are crimped just once, they are boring.

    However, if they are crimped twice, then beauty occurs.

    +1 for brake caliper mounts, although Hope ones are nice.

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