Stripping the bike down
Ever start stripping a bike down for some good TLC and regret it half way through?
It turns out, the spacers on the top shock bushing are essentially non-existent, some pretty major wear over the winter. Headset bearings are starting to feel a tad crunchey, bottom bracket won’t be lasting much longer, rotors are heavily worn, and could use replacing, new brake pads required (I expected this though and ordered some new ones a few weeks ago) and a full new set of frame bearings are required. Ohh, and I need to do a seal service on the rear shock.
Now, who was it wished it on me for my bike to need lots of working doing?Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Look at it this way, better to find out now than when it all goes horribly wrong. You could always just bolt it back together and carry on, and be no worse off but now you know about it, you’d sooner fix it right?
bigyinn – Member
You’re not going to your cables and outers any favours
Or, on the other hand, any harmPosted 4 years ago
I’ll get away with the bearings for a little while longer… the bits that’ll need doing before I go to scotland are now on order – but it’s rideable.
at a slight tangent.. what are those black cable mount things on your top tube?
Its some of these. I refused to just whack cable ties around my top tube… decided it would look far too messy.
How could you not have noticed that the bearings and bushes needed replacing? Are you the sort of person to ride around with a noisy bike not caring what is going wrong with it? Or are you really picky and are wanting to replace things before they actually need it?
They’re not making any noise, they just feel rough. Its only actually two out of the ten(?) bearings that really need doing urgently, they just feel very rough. Not ideal, but they’ll last a tad longer. I got the code off them anyway so I’ll go and try to find some on eBay shortly. The bottom bracket has needed doing for ages… I’ve just never gotten around to ordering a replacement.Posted 4 years ago
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