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  Topic: Changing Shimano XT 2x11 into Sram GX
ReignOfFire

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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:24 am   Subject: Changing Shimano XT 2x11 into Sram GX
Hi

My shimano drivetrain on FS CUBE Stereo has been great.
However as with some old cassettes, shimano decided to make them in multiple parts (My old bike had 9-speed xt with alloy spider), which ...
  Topic: What headset?
ReignOfFire

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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 pm   Subject: What headset
I had the same problem, used the attached guide to help. (two jpgs)
The problem was, that i wasn't 100% sure so i went to bike shop to confirm.
I bought FSA no.9 with sealed bearings. Really nice
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  Topic: Giant Trance QR skewer problem
ReignOfFire

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:37 pm   Subject: Giant Trance QR skewer problem
Some of the ones around here I wouldn't trust to fill my water bottle!

I second that !

You gotta be careful, but you can cut it. Brand new skewers don't cost more than 15 quid, so this is not a ...
  Topic: Rear cassette
ReignOfFire

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:42 pm   Subject: Cassette
As far as i am aware there should be NO PLAY at all between the cogs, otherwise every single time you push on pedals, the cog hits the hub damaging it.

I don't know how it works on 11 speed, but on ...
  Topic: What Cassette
ReignOfFire

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:01 pm   Subject: Cassette
IMHO it is better to invest in higher grade cassette as the price difference between Deore and Deore XT is not much. On XT you will have Alloy spider on 5-6 largest cogs compare to others, which are a ...
  Topic: clicking around BB
ReignOfFire

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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:48 pm   Subject: BB Noise
I had the same issue and in my case there were two options. Either way the pedals - bearings to be exact are clicking or Bottom Bracket itself, you can take it out and clean it or replace it.

I hav ...
  Topic: Hope pro 2
ReignOfFire

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:58 pm   Subject: WOW
Mine is horribly loud !! Even after a year of using.
It annoys the crap out of me. Why do you want them louder ?

Btw - you can open a hub and bend the four springs a little, so they go out from te ...
  Topic: changing to a shorter stem
ReignOfFire

Replies: 13
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:49 pm   Subject: Stem
Apologies. Sometimes it is hard to explain.

It doesn't change frame geometry itself (frame is static)
But as you say it changes riding position, hence pressure is in different place, so overall ri ...
  Topic: changing to a shorter stem
ReignOfFire

Replies: 13
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:11 pm   Subject: Stem
Little piece of advise

If your old stem was very long and it is changed to very short one, it actually might change your bike geometry a little.
Not much, but two things have to be considered.
1. ...
  Topic: Cassette - is it an upgrade?
ReignOfFire

Replies: 7
Views: 1270

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:53 pm   Subject: Cassette
Maybe on a cassette, there is no much difference, but on a hub there is.
XT cassette has full alloy spider on 6 cogs, which prevents hub from being damaged. IMHO worth an upgrade
  Topic: Bike workstand
ReignOfFire

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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:47 pm   Subject: Bike workstand
Hi

I don't want to spam the forum, i just remembered that someone asked for cheap / good bike workstand.

And i bought one from Lidl some time ago and it is quite good for 30 quid

From Thursd ...
  Topic: Voodoo Hoodoo Headset replacement/upgrade ?
ReignOfFire

Replies: 4
Views: 6445

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:10 pm   Subject: Headset
What was your original headset ?
From your bike spec.

Headset is a VERY specific thing.
BTW, i was very confused, but i just went to bike shop and they told me.
And i compared to headset types a ...
  Topic: 24/36/48 crankset
ReignOfFire

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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:39 pm   Subject: 48 Crank
I had XT one on my bike and i didn't really see the difference.
TBH it is better to have smaller, more robust crank.
BTW - Where do you need that kind of power, turning MTB bike into a road one ?
...
  Topic: Headset bearings
ReignOfFire

Replies: 4
Views: 852

PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:57 pm   Subject: Headset
I replaced my whole headset.
Bought FSA with sealed bearings (30 quid - not bad)

I would recommend replacing if you have too much rust. Turning won't be that smooth.
I noticed that you have semi- ...
  Topic: Adjusting air pressure in forks
ReignOfFire

Replies: 1
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PostForum: The Workshop   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:55 pm   Subject: Dropping air pressure
I would drop from negative first (bottom).
Simply reverse process.

You pump positive first, so dropping will be negative first.
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