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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bullcrew, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. bullcrew

    bullcrew Turbo Monkey

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    TID BIT:
    Found a great chainstay protective cover, walmart in the plumbing isle.
    It's 3/4" wide stretchy, black, no adhesive bonds to itself and extremely pliable and remains stuck. Cost was $5 and its enough to do 2 to 3 bikes. Handles abuse and looks awesome.
    A buddys been running it now for over 4 yeqars and hasn't replaced it yet.

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    Need tire recomendations for wintery weather in the N.W., some snow, rainy days, dry days with crappy trails and some street riding.
    Studs are not an option, I currently run Nevegal, blue groove and have maxxis minions 40d slow reazay.

    Oh yeah post your tid bits and cheap tricks to make life easier in the DH/FR arena. Wether it be repair, accessories, bike maintenance and or just plain weird tips and tricks for your bike.
     

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    WHat is it that you put on your chain stay? I have a completely ripped lizard skins one that needs replacing.
     
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    bullcrew Turbo Monkey

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    Its made for plumbing and it looks great, it sticks to itself and remains in any kinda of condition. It's 22 degrees here today and wet/snowy it stays put, I rode it hard and no problem.
    A buddy told me about it, it's on or near the plumbing isle in wal mart. Comes in a roll form and green packaging with clear cover.
    Cost is around $5 or $6.
     
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    I got that on my chainstays too. I have only been using it for 6 months, but it stands up to grinding rough concrete on my DOC.
     
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    I might have to go out and get some of that. Been having a bit of a problem with my chainstay wrap.
     
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    Sounds good. What is it made of? Is it some kind of plastic?
     
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    I would go to Walmart, but I would have to kill myself out of principle. What's it called (an case anybody actually knows)?
     
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    Does not going there have to do w/ the stampede?
     
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    I posed a pic, its like rubber and called thermal tape I think.
    Works awesome, my shoes grinded on it today at the rear and it held up without chaffing.
     
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    Thanks for the posting the picture. Does it come in red?
     
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    bullcrew Turbo Monkey

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    He_ _ yeah, I'm married and had to do the 5am shoving match on black friday to keep my vows in order "for better or worse" :mad:
     
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    bullcrew Turbo Monkey

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    No, just black. It's meant for reliable repair in homes and buildings. Unfortunently colors are not real important to the underside of cupboards. :D
     
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    People are wierd these days. Why wouldn't they want red, even though they won't see it?
     
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    Another easy one is to slice an old road tube along the seam and cut out the valve stem. Then you have a long peice of rubber that is pliable and cheap if you happen to have any busted tubes or anything. Seems like kinda the same thing, works great though.
     
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    Yeah, I saw a guy with an intense tire chunch zip tied to his chainstay and as fork bumpers.
     
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    Moral values. I find that conservative Christians shop there. That and the fact that they're constantly trying to drive down prices, which has devastating effects on the employees of their vendors.

    Thanks for the pics and info bullcrew.
     
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    CLEANING TID BIT:
    Model rc cleaner is a degreaser and safe for plastics and painted surfaces. Runs approx $4 a can and is pressurized so it's easy to clean the hard to reach aes of the bike and pressure washes the crus out.
     
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    So go to Home Depot!:)
     
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    By they way, Wal-Mart scares me but after hosting my 6yr old daughters slumber party I know what fear really is. :D
     
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    Ugh, sounds miserable :dead:
     
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    I have some of that. It works good.
     
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    SANITY TID BIT:
    Never introduce a 6yr old who has a daily allowance to a dollar store.
    Very bad combination, and not a good idea for your sanity.
     
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    The cheap stuff is great it smells like bananas in a can.
     
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    I go through the rc spray fast, so i rarely use. When I wash my bike, I use simple green which works really well.

    Simple Green is great for armor too. After a few rides or after every ride w/ poison oka, I wash my bidy armor and shin guards w/ it. It seems to work very well. I hate poison oak I get it bad. Posion oak heals faster when you don't sweat (ride), but it it really sucks because I do go out and ride which makes it take longer and itch.
     
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    the the chain stay protechtors, i use a rim tape and just wrap it around, use a couple of aip ties to finish it off. cool thing is about this is that you can chose colors!!! right now i got a clear yellow one.. :cool:
     
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    Hey, that's what I did! Only I used a crappy Bontrager tire and some tye-wraps for both the chainstay and fork bumpers. Works awesome!
     
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    bullcrew Turbo Monkey

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    Hey where's all the good ideas people, so so good but we need more.
     
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    The simple green on armor is really good!!!!

    When using an allen wrench, cesent wrench or similar wrench, put a pipe on the handle to extend the handle giving more leverage. (some might not know that)

    I can't really think of anything right now....

    oh... when you put a tire on/ replce a tube, put a bunch of talc powder in the tire and all around the tube. I alwys do this. I haven't had a pinch flat since i've been doing it. Desert motocrossers do this too.
     
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    Does this plumbing stuff prevent noise or just protect against scratching and abrasion?
     
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    Both!
     
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    When you're taking off or installing a stubborn tire, pinch the bead to the center of the rim all the way around.
     
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    My friends dad showed me that a few weeks ago. It helps a lot.
     
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    Keep your hand clear from the chainrings when tacking off the cranks.
    Don't use spoke prep on spokes, use a thick oil.
    Duct tape is a realy good rim strip as is insilation tape.
    Thick XXL zip ties can be used as tire chains.
    When tacking apart a Marzocchi make shoure you have a realy rhin wall 12mm socket.
    Don't wear a watch when working in the sovant tank.
    Never grind Aluminum with a bench grinder. (grinder wheel explodes).
    Always double check spoke lengths.
    Never use tire irons.
    Don't try to smoke pot out of bent fork lowers.
    NEVER use the park hp-1 or hp-2 hs press on campy headsets.
    The park fag-1/2 works as a good wrench extender.
    Ill try to think of more.
     
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    How does a bench grinder explode when grinding aluminum. I use a dremel on aluminum, and it hasn't exploded yet.
     
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    The Aluminum gets into the cracks of the stone and spreads it apart eventualy it starts throwing large chunks of stone at you.

    Aluminum is soft enough to use the sand paper style dremmel tool.
     
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    I think it is the same stuff as ten mil pipewrap.
     
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    dont use soapy water with talc...use one or the other or u will get a nasty paste
     
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    I've never heard of soapy water. I've heard of soapy water to find holes on tubes. I like talc becasue its dry and fine making it very slick in there w/o a mess. If the talc get on anything, just beat it w/ a cloth, until it comes out (very helpfull in carpet and rugs).
     
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    When doing tubeless use the stans to help seal the bead. Yu will get alot better seal and reduce burping, I haven't burped mine yet and I like flat landings plus I weigh 205lb.


    Oh yeah and never oil squeaky brakes, just use grease. :D
     
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    I put DW40 all over my rotor, pads and everywhere inside the calliper. I even put some in the bleed valve too. That should stop the squeaking. I will let soak over night. When I ride tunnel tomorrow, I won't have to be annoyed by them.