URGENT HELP pls guys in the middle of a build and at a standill

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  • m0rk
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    other way up

    JRTG
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    Yep flip em

    taxi25
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    Deff. Flip

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Worst. New bike pic. Evah.

    Thanks guys i will take a pic of my top bearing aswell so you can tell me on them to lol

    Ha ha thanks pal ha ha

    Top bearings

    Flip or stick

    cruzcampo
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    leave the balls should be facing down into the cup to provide smooth rolling πŸ˜€

    m0rk
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    Top is fine

    goldenwonder
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    Top is the right way up, but looks like there’s something stuck on the bearing? Almost looks like the compression ring is underneath the bearing, but nobody would be that daft surely..?

    No mate it was just lifted out to show you guys wiylch way around i had them..

    Getting there now though πŸ˜‰

    Can someone please tell me if the bearings in the pick are facing the right way up or do i need to filp them around ??

    mrjmt
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    😯

    daveagiles
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    Its going to take hours to get the vomit out of my keyboard. Thanks.

    glupton1976
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    You need a shorter stem.

    seanodav
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    more spacers under the stem i reckon, ohh hang on you have cut the steerer too short for that

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Never mind building bikes, you’ve got weeding to be cracking on with!

    Honestly, some people have no shame.

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    Pebble dash?? 😯

    cruzcampo
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    why so many spacers? 😯

    I always like to have no more than 2.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    pretty steep head-angle there – Hora’ll be cross

    tonyd
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    Definitely more spacers needed. Hopefully you’ve got some super high rise bars to go on there, don’t want back ache πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Saddle is high! How tall are you?

    Wow some right ones replying to this thread ??? I im not building a bike for you its for me so.. If you aint got nothing nice to say an all that !!!

    Right i do seem to have a tiny bit of play in the front , is this due to the the fact that the top of the steerer is bang flush with the stem ?? What options do i have ? Another spacer ?

    bang flush with the stem

    You know what to do.

    As for the cheeky / “nothing nice to say” comments (none of them mine btw) helpful stuff often comes from when folk make the effort to be humourous to state the obvious.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    is this due to the the fact that the top of the steerer is bang flush with the stem ?

    very likely, yes

    Another spacer ?

    Ys – you are allowed to put it above the stem (to protect our outraged friends from apoplexy)

    Addit: you haven’t already tightened the stem on to the steerer when tensioning the top cap, have you ?

    A 5mm spacer on top should sort it.

    Right i do seem to have a tiny bit of play in the front , is this due to the the fact that the top of the steerer is bang flush with the stem ?? What options do i have ? Another spacer ?

    Options:
    If the bar height is where you want it then cut the steerer approx 3mm below the height of the uppermost spacer.

    If the bar height is correct but you really don’t want to cut the steerer than add a small spacer above the stem.

    If you’re not sure about the bar height then add the spacer wherever you like.

    Purely from a ‘that don’t look right’ perspective, you do already have too many spacers. Do you have a bad back, or bought too small a frame?

    FunkyDunc
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    Can I buy you a bike maintenance course for Christmas? πŸ™‚

    cruzcampo
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    i’m trying to help, and I really think you should get the steerer tube cut, a local LBS can do it for Β£5ish, if you don’t feel confident getting a clean cut on a hacksaw!

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    kenz – are there so many spacers just so that the topcap fits or are you keeping it that long for good ?

    If the former, put them above the stem or the bike’ll feel weird (I keep meaning to cut my steerers but never get round to it

    got a couple like this

    P1020155 by scaredypants, on Flickr

    Hey i appreciate the genuine help guys , maybe i will just change the stem as the bike geometry doesnt feel quite right and i didnt realise that the stem change would have such an inpact ..

    Yes mate you can have my maintenance course for xmas , im pretty good arnt i concidering its my first ever build thanks πŸ˜‰

    And also if your intersted Im pretty good with cars to heres one of mine , a little bit more diffucult than a push iron though ..

    nick1962
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    Shoddy job πŸ˜‰

    [*]Scardypants its just were the spacers was with the old stem so i just put them back in the same place lol

    Im not quite sure what people are saying looks wrong though ?? Is the handlebars/stem to high ??

    Premier Icon tmb467
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    Looks about 30mm there – nowt too wrong with that

    Had an uncut steerer tube on my Enduro that had 35mm below the stem and a 5mm spacer above. Had no real problems with it so if it feels ok don’t worry.

    Gary_C
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    Never mind the bike, lets have more info on the 260Z please !

    If you bin one of the 5mm spacers you have on there and stick a 10mm above the stem that should allow you to take up the slack.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    only you’ll know if they’re too high – don’t listen to us; we’re not riding it

    but: Unless you have the seatpost way long too, you’re going to have your bars higher than the designer intended (so what ?!)

    If your seatpost is really long too, oyu may have a frame that’s too small for you (in which case a ded short stem may not be helping you)

    In the end though, you get to decide what’s right

    nick1962
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    Im not quite sure what people are saying looks wrong though ?? Is the handlebars/stem to high ?

    No just the number of spacers underneath the stem for me! Makes it look unbalanced.Some fork manufacturers recommend no more than 30mm of spacers below the stem as well ,presumably (?)because the greater leverage could cause problems.Stem length is another matter πŸ™‚ to do with your reach.
    Just have a look at a few other bike pics to get an idea.

    Im not quite sure what people are saying looks wrong though ??

    Spacers are generally used to make relatively small adjustments to the handlebar height. 30+mm of spacers is a pretty big adjustment and it look as though you’re trying to compensate for too small a frame by extending the head tube with spacers.

    There are exceptions which is why I said it looks wrong rather than it is wrong, plenty of people find that a higher front end suits them but don’t want to go up a frame size as this would normally result in an increase in the top tube length causing them to be uncomfortably stretched out. Ultimately if it feels OK to you it doesn’t matter that it’s a aesthetically challenged.

    Begining to understand now thanks πŸ˜‰

    I have made a few adjustments .. just need to cut the steerer if im kepping this stem as it still doesnt clamp it properly

    sugdenr
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    Enough with bike pics already, now about that awsumz Nissan πŸ˜‰ of yours, where do you want to start?

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