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Tech Bench / Broken spokes...lots of them
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:18:37 PM »
Last year I broke 4 spokes on the rear of my FSR (stock DT Swiss wheels).  I replaced the spokes as each snapped.  After two rides at TRTP this spring I have already snapped two more.  In fact, while replacing those two spokes today another random spoke broke.

What are my options here?  Have someone true the wheel up?  Re-build?  New wheels?

Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Discussion for FAQ
« on: September 13, 2011, 10:05:11 AM »
Is it okay to take this gravel pathway?

Fort Harrison State Park / Re: Schoen Creek Trail conditions
« on: July 25, 2011, 01:59:54 PM »
Three of us were riding at lunch (counter clockwise) and were able to move the limb out of the way.  All is clear.  Nice and tacky.

We did come across one clockwise guy too.

Tech Bench / Re: oil leaking from my Fox 32 F120R fork
« on: July 10, 2011, 12:04:12 PM »
Yes, when I replaced the seals I also did the fluid.  I bought the pillow packs from enduro but got my 7wt fork oil from jensonusa.com.

I actually did a complete tear down and cleaned up all components when I did mine.  Patience is the key.

Tech Bench / Re: oil leaking from my Fox 32 F120R fork
« on: June 15, 2011, 03:50:27 PM »
Fox has pretty short service intervals on their forks.  At least some of their forks are known for losing oil over time.  If it is very old and you ride alot chances are it needs new oil and seals.

I just bought a used F100x (maybe 2006) and the original owner said it was barely used.  He may have stretched the truth a little.  Of the 155cc's of oil it was supposed to have there was maybe 50cc's remaining.  Luckily the internals still looked good.  After a complete tear down and rebuild the forks work as good as new.

It's really not very hard to work on the forks but it does take some patience and good instructions - I got my instructions and new seals from http://www.enduroforkseals.com/

Tech Bench / Re: Switching out rear shocks (size questions)
« on: June 15, 2011, 01:00:01 PM »
I guess that would make sense but the 2007 shows a "Fox Float RPL, 120mm travel" on bikepedia while the 2005 had a "RockShox MC 2, 100mm" which is on the bike currently.

Tech Bench / Re: Switching out rear shocks (size questions)
« on: June 14, 2011, 03:23:03 PM »
UPDATE - I've have a few rides on the Triad and it is working great.  I think didn't measure the change in bottom bracket height but I think it was minimal.

On a separate but related topic.  My brother just bought a Trek Fuel ex7 (2007 with 2005 components due to a cracked frame replacement) and he keeps hitting his bottom bracket and pedals on the trail.  We compared height with mine and his about 1.5 inches lower.  Anyone know what the stock shock length of a 2007 Fuel ex7 is?  I can only find the travel of each year and not actual shock lenght.  I'm thinking the 2005 was shorter thus his continuous bottoming out.  He actually had his pedals dig into the ground on the new sandy S on the TRTP south loop.  We've checked his air pressure, sag, etc and everything is working fine.  I think he simply has the wrong shock length due to the component swap and no one at Trek or BGI was non the wiser.

Tech Bench / Re: Pedals
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:49:00 AM »
Going clipless or sticking with platforms?

Only clipless pedals I have ever really used are Time Atac's.  They work so well I never saw a reason to try anything else.

Tech Bench / Re: Switching out rear shocks (size questions)
« on: May 12, 2011, 08:03:56 AM »
Thanks for all the input from everyone.  Points are well taken.  At the price I am getting the shock I may just go for it and do some good testing before riding a trail.  If it doesn't work I think I can resell it for the same price...or more.

Regarding the specs of the shocks - they came directly from the Specialized website.

Another interesting note - on my old FSR (2003 ish) you could mount the shock in three different locations on the linkage which would obviously change the characteristics of the bike just like this scenario.  Too bad this linkage doesn't have the same feature then I would be a little more confident in the switch.

Tech Bench / Re: Switching out rear shocks (size questions)
« on: May 11, 2011, 11:25:08 AM »
Thanks Jason!

I will have to measure my diameter clearance to be certain it fits as my FSR is the design where the shock passes through the seat tube.


Tech Bench / Switching out rear shocks (size questions)
« on: May 11, 2011, 10:55:53 AM »
Hey everybody.

I ran across a good deal on a used Fox Triad from a 2008 Stumpjumper FSR (specs are 7.25x1.75")

I have a 2008 FSR Expert with an x-fusion 7.0x1.6" shock.

Can I compensate for the quarter inch length difference with sag settings?  What does the 1.75 vs 1.6 figures refer to?  Basically - will this shock work on my bike?


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