- Be honest… How ****ed is your bike?
I have to admit someone else proberbly wouldnt enjoy riding mine .. but it works for me – I ride it ,squirt it with a pressure wash oil the chain and let it be . bled the brake whilst out on the trail last week in wales – thats really about all i have done to it in the last year – – turner , shimano, combo not much goes wrong – even my dhx air can hasnt caused me any issues in the last 18 months ..Posted 5 years ago
im firmly in the camp of fix when broke rather than fettle .. also known as lazy **** !chilled76Member
I’m quite the opposite. I love my garage, it’s a precision workshop and I regularly spend an evening in there with a beer or three maintaining kit. My bikes are always running like new.
My big bike needs a new tube in the front due to getting a slow puncture when I was out on it Monday which I’ve not sorted yet
I recently realised I’d got enough spare parts from regularly changing and fettling with kit that I bought an On-One 456 summer frame and built it up with my spare parts.
I now have two well oiled off road machines plus the road bike and an immaculate kept wife’s bike.
You could probably say I should spend more time riding and less time fettling… but I love it.
My road bike does however have a wobbly front hub and tyres that need wind due to not being used since last summer… does this count? 🙂Posted 5 years agowatsontonyMember
MY bike is pretty good at the min. could just do with some new rubber and some new cranks as my 3pc euro cranks are shit and eat bb’s.
However a few weeks ago i needed.
so my list is getting better and should be done for summer. I use my bike every day so sometimes its one step forward two steps back.Posted 5 years agocrispy baconMember
No. 1 bike – is perfect might be due to the fact I only got it on Thursday 😀
No. 2 bike – has knackered RS forks which are still working & drive train is very worn.
No. 3 bike – has knackered Fox Talas forks which are still working (just) & RP23 on it’s way out.
Looking to run the forks into the ground on 2 & 3 then look to get some s/h forks.Posted 5 years agogetonyourbikeMember
At the moment… Very. I don’t have a working bike. I snapped my hardtail and my Lapierre has got a shagged rear end and some cracks in the head tube. The Whyte 146, which I’ve borrowed for the last couple of weeks is having some crank issues.
Luckily, my new MDE is arriving soon and I’ve just ordered a Cotic BFe frame to get built up with most of the parts from the Lapierre.Posted 5 years agoscaledSubscriber
My bike is going to get a serious overhaul now I’m injured.
Forks need a service, pedals need a rebuild, headset is loose, pivot bearings need doing,gear cables inner and outer, wheels need a true and possibly a new rim at the back.
Probably less than half of that needs doing but with 3 months off the bike I might as well get fettling.Posted 5 years agohungry monkeyMember
my solitude is in bits (mainly due to shagged fork)
my kona has a shagged fork (needs replacing)
my road bike’s drivechain is rusty as hell and needs new brake pads
my CX bike needs a front mech fettle
my work MTB needs a new front wheel
my work road bike’s chain needs an oil… so thats what i’ll be out on today!Posted 5 years agocompositeSubscriber
Sent off all my suspension from the full sus to Loco and had it back ready for the summer.Posted 5 years ago
Just replaced all the sprockets, cassette and chain on both the full suss and the rigid.
Only thing that is a bit screwed that I have not dealt with properly is the cable ties holding the control unit on the gravity dropper.binnersSubscriber
I’ve just pulled the full suss out of its winter hibernation. I bloody love that bike! And. It’s served me well for a good few years. So given that fact, why have I not done any of the maintenance I said I was going to do. The forks are pissing oil out of the seals! I’ve actually got a full service kit for them. It’s sat untouched at the bottom of a drawer somewhere. The drive chain is as worn and saggy as an essex doggers flume!
So who else is guilty of this then? I’m sure it’s not just mePosted 5 years agoMing the MercilessSubscriber
Hmm the Rocky is in pretty good nick (after I bled the front brake), it was put to bed over winter so all it needs are maybe some new jockey wheels.
The polystyrene bike is mint after throwing money at a new shitfit, oh sorry press-fit BB.
The one speed thrives on neglect but is OK at the mo (it did need a complete new transmission at the start of winter).
Preston languishes in the shed and probably needs a new front and rear shock but that can wait.Posted 5 years agokimbersSubscriber
already done 2 gravity enduros on it so had fork & dropper post service, new brakes, new bb,new rear mech & shifters over xmasPosted 5 years ago
have a rearshock seal kit and headset bearings waiting to put on when can they get really bad, also have new rims for when these wheels diecarlosgMember
New gear cables and front mech on the HT the other week but my CK universal freehub could do with a stripdown/regrease as it’s a bit sticky.My Reba’s could do with repainting as they look really tatty. My DH bike is running as near perfect as I’ve ever had it , gave it a full clean service/check over this afternoon and nearly went over the bars at about 20mph checking the front brake (sphincter muscle twitching smiley)Posted 5 years agoI_AcheMember
The FS has a knackered shock but tyhats with loco at the moment.
The HT needs the front pads replacing, but just had a new drivetrain.
The BMX needs new rubber, saddle and paint.
The road bike needs new wheels, bars, stem, grips, gears and paint, but then it is a 1985 Raleigh that is nearly original so its not a big surprise.
The wife’s bike is fine.Posted 5 years ago2unfit2rideSubscriber
Out of the currently built up 4 only one has a serious issue, but that is a 10 YO FS & one of the bearing seats (not sure if that is the right term, but the bit the bearing goes in to) on the rocker arm has a tiny amount of play. 2 of the others are rigid & 1 of those is singlespeed, that may help but I think the fact I rarely use any of my bikes any more is the key factor 😉Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
Bike 1 (Stumpy FSR)
Probably could do with a new BB.
Rear mech cage (carbon XTR) is splitting, but holding up OK.
Forks could probably do with a full service, but have had fairly regular oil changes.
Rear shock not been serviced & probably should be….
Bike 2 (Inbred)
Just changed a middle chainring to cure chainsuck; was convinced that was causing it. Hasn’t worked though.
08 Reba fork could do with a proper full service.
One rim (can’t remember F or R) is splitting so keep meaning to put the knobbly tyres on the ‘slick’ rims and vice versa…
Bike 3 (Road bike)
All good.Posted 5 years ago
Just put a spanky new Sora crankset on it, and
new saddle this morning.allyharpSubscriber
I think I’ve been avoiding quite a lot of work for a while!
Kona #1 has been run in singlespeed guise for about 6 months as it needs a new shifter, and following an incident the mech hanger was only re-bent approximately and probably needs proper alignment before returning to gears.
Prince Albert I suspect needs some more oil in its forks as they’ve been a bit happy to plunge through their travel since the last service (about a year ago!). Works fine apart from all that though.
Kona #2 currently has a bust freehub so I’ll be replacing the wheel in due course. The Reba forks are also leaking oil. Finally it’s had a creaking ISIS bottom bracket for at least a year, but I’m waiting until it completely dies before replacing it. I’ve also struggled to remove a spongy feeling from the rear brake, despite bleeding 3 times in the last 6 weeks.Posted 5 years agorusty trowelMember
Mines as good as gold……so come on you lucky lads, buy it here! : )Posted 5 years ago
Mine are a right state. We’ve got builders in and naturally they’ve filled the entirety of my garage with a load of their crap. I can barely get the bikes in and out, let alone take bits off them to fix. Wish the buggers would hurry up and finish, thoroughly sick of living in a building site now. 🙁Posted 5 years agonwill1Member
Mines in a well maintained state all except needing new jocky wheels in my rear XT mech but I keep holding off replacing them (for £10) in a bid to convince myself £100 plus is worth it to go 10 speed with a Zee clutch mech! Oh….and my brakes are squeaking just s little.Posted 5 years agomindmap3Member
Main bike (old SX Trail) is pretty good. Forks need a service, but that’ll wait till next month and it needs repainting because the original paint is a bit shagged now. Bearings could probably do with replacing too. Other than that it rides fine and has just been cleaned (Cannock was a bit muddier than I expected today).
BFe is fine….well I think it is. It’s not been ridden since I built it up. But I’m taking it for a ride tomorrow in the local woods to session some jumps, so I’ll know what it’s like tomorrow.
Road bike is fine…although it wasn’t very happy last week after loads of riding and getting covered in road salt. The drive train was making a reet racket, but it got cleaned. This week and is back to normal.
I’m pretty anal about my bikes, so they’re generally in good fettle.Posted 5 years agomichaelmccMember
Mine was a total disaster today. I changed the wheels over but one of the wheels I put on had a really warped disc I didn’t notice until I got to the trail, no biggie. Then one of my shifters decides to pack it in as I’m riding away from the car park, so the whole ride today was done with just the 3 rings up front with the chain set in the middle on the back. And to top it off I pretty much had no front brake either!! Mess…Posted 5 years agoboltonjonMember
I like to keep them all in good working order to minimize failures on the trail so I spend several hours per week in the manshed keeping them running fine, however:
FS – Bike #1
Drive train is in a poor state of affairs, but still works. New block, chain, jockey wheels, cables, shifters and brake lines being replaced next week
Forks have also gone to manufacturer under warranty
The bike has been thrashed incredibly hard over the last 2 weeks without letting me down at all
HT – Bike #2
Currently without forks as they’re fitted to bike above – otherwise good
Rigid SS – Bike #3
Started making some funny noises today – but generally in good nickPosted 5 years ago
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