Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:11 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 111 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 12  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:22 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 2102
Location: Best part of Holland
well, this could be very interesting!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Part 1; Teardown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:21 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:24 pm
Posts: 456
Location: Toronto, Canada
So far It's gone pretty much as I expected.
The head tube has a grand total of 3 cracks. I've not found anymore in addition to the 2 already noted in the rest of the frame or stays.

Front fork came apart with no issues and has minimal wear on the nylon sliders. I'll fab some springs(or order from Wings if I'm feeling lazy) and get that back into ship shape.

Rear fork has minimal wear but, will require a reach into my bag of tricks to wright. The long 6mm bolts were seized into the lower caps and sheered when I removed them. I'll remove the lowers from the chainstays and drill and tap them from the bottom(easy, right? ; ). Coil springs and friction film to add rebound and Bob's your uncle.

The XT group is in great shape but, a friend has most of an XTR group so I'm gonna use that.

My parts wish list;
XTR 1.25 headset
XTR Brakes
(First generation only)
If anyone has spares for sale please post up or PM.

Comments, concerns and critiques welcome.
(No need to tell me I'm retarded for taking on this project, my wife already has).

Cheers,
Timothy
Image


Last edited by trail_head on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:41 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 2102
Location: Best part of Holland
you're going to have the 3 crack weld? I can imagine what friction film is, but can you tell more about this?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:54 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:24 pm
Posts: 456
Location: Toronto, Canada
Rio wrote:
you're going to have the 3 crack weld? I can imagine what friction film is, but can you tell more about this?



From above;
I'm now thinking I'll weld it first and see how that goes.
If it cracks again I'll section out the top tube, down tube and head tube. Replace them and heat treat it.

In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:19 pm 
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:14 pm
Posts: 10249
Location: Devon
Wowwwwwwwwwww your going to do a great job on this i can tell 8) 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:45 am 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 2102
Location: Best part of Holland
trail_head wrote:
In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


sounds good. Any experience with Manitou front forks allready?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:37 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:10 am
Posts: 4756
Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
Rio wrote:
trail_head wrote:
In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


sounds good. Any experience with Manitou front forks allready?


On a purely techy note, are you not at the mercy of the vagaries of varying viscosity depending on the ambient temperature and type of terrain??


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:24 pm
Posts: 456
Location: Toronto, Canada
We_are_Stevo wrote:
Rio wrote:
trail_head wrote:
In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


sounds good. Any experience with Manitou front forks allready?


On a purely techy note, are you not at the mercy of the vagaries of varying viscosity depending on the ambient temperature and type of terrain??


Yes. But, it seems to work good on warm summer days in Canada. That's the only time I might be riding this thing anyway!
I have other bikes for cold weather. last night we rode for 3hours at -10 on frozen solid, ice covered trails. Rigid, of coarse, floaters would just freeze up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:10 am
Posts: 4756
Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
trail_head wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
Rio wrote:
trail_head wrote:
In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


sounds good. Any experience with Manitou front forks allready?


On a purely techy note, are you not at the mercy of the vagaries of varying viscosity depending on the ambient temperature and type of terrain??


Yes. But, it seems to work good on warm summer days in Canada. That's the only time I might be riding this thing anyway!
I have other bikes for cold weather. last night we rode for 3hours at -10 on frozen solid, ice covered trails. Rigid, of coarse, floaters would just freeze up.


............ah, there you go you see; no good for the UK then! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:16 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 2102
Location: Best part of Holland
We_are_Stevo wrote:
trail_head wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
Rio wrote:
trail_head wrote:
In the past I've used "film" type lubricants for damperless forks with some success.
They're basically thick/sticky grease that add friction. It slows everything down and helps tame the bob.


sounds good. Any experience with Manitou front forks allready?


On a purely techy note, are you not at the mercy of the vagaries of varying viscosity depending on the ambient temperature and type of terrain??


Yes. But, it seems to work good on warm summer days in Canada. That's the only time I might be riding this thing anyway!
I have other bikes for cold weather. last night we rode for 3hours at -10 on frozen solid, ice covered trails. Rigid, of coarse, floaters would just freeze up.


............ah, there you go you see; no good for the UK then! :lol:


and no good for Holland either...

I can't wait for my wings kit to arrive, but am still a bit worried that it bounces to much :?
We'll see! I can finally ride my Merlin then :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 111 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 12  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Minifreak and 19 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group