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NS FUZZ questions

TrumbullHucker

trumbullruxer
Aug 29, 2005
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shimsbury, ct
So far, this bike is great. Even with the sub-par components it came with ( Fuzz 2 )
I recently swapped the Kage R for a Vivid Air and I am loving it.

I want to get a clutch derailleur but the component list is confusing me.
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Rear Derailleur
SRAM X7 short cage 10 speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs
SRAM PG-1020, modified to 8-speed, 11-28
Shifters
SRAM X5 trigger
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Am I confusing myself or do I just have to buy a short cage Sram 10 speed
The 8 speed cassette is throwing me off


And another question, for those who have ridden the fuzz, how important is the rear shock fender?
sample pic:



I wouldn't really care if i was running a coil, but the air can getting possibly pinged by rocks?
 

schwaaa31

Monkey
Jul 30, 2002
909
404
Clinton Massachusetts
I’ve never used the fender on mine. Mud build up has never been an issue. But I’ve always had a coil, so not sure about the air shock getting dinged. My shock has to dings on it or the coil.
 

TrumbullHucker

trumbullruxer
Aug 29, 2005
2,239
646
shimsbury, ct
Another question

The Fuzz headset was getting very creaky at the bike parks... It seems that their integrated headset consists of just 2 bearings and 2 cups. I noticed that my top cup was rotated a couple of degrees to the right. Would this cause the creaking? My gut says yes, but I need The Monkey to grace me with their knowledge. FYI The two sealed bearings (for the top cup, and bottom cup) seem to "roll" fine, clean, no rust or dirt.
 

jackalope

Mental acuity - 1%
Jan 9, 2004
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in a single wide, cooking meth...
Another question

The Fuzz headset was getting very creaky at the bike parks... It seems that their integrated headset consists of just 2 bearings and 2 cups. I noticed that my top cup was rotated a couple of degrees to the right. Would this cause the creaking? My gut says yes, but I need The Monkey to grace me with their knowledge. FYI The two sealed bearings (for the top cup, and bottom cup) seem to "roll" fine, clean, no rust or dirt.
I'm not sure about the headset issue, but maybe you should sell it and see if you can find a nice, used DHR?
:thumb:

Srsly, I like that bike! Especially since it apparently fits you a lot better. As for the headset, first it sounds like the "integrated headset" is just like any other headset (i.e. 2 cups, 2 bearings - which is obviously better than 1 cup and 2 bearings...that's just dirty). Second, when you say the cup was "rotated", are you saying its not quite flush in the head tube, or that it just twisted a bit in the head tube? Needless to say if its the former, thats no bueno, but if its the latter, I can't see how that would matter much - unless its not tight in the head tube and kind of freely spinning there, which is also no bueno I would think. Maybe just give the bearings some light grease and see if it helps, and failing that, I suppose you could press the cups out and re-install with some grease? Or just buy earplugs so you can't hear the creaking.
 
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6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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I'm not sure about the headset issue, but maybe you should sell it and see if you can find a nice, used DHR?
:thumb:

Srsly, I like that bike! Especially since it apparently fits you a lot better. As for the headset, first it sounds like the "integrated headset" is just like any other headset (i.e. 2 cups, 2 bearings - which is obviously better than 1 cup and bearings...that's just dirty). Second, when you say the cup was "rotated", are you saying its not quite flush in the head tube, or that it just twisted a bit in the head tube? Needless to say if its the former, thats no bueno, but if its the latter, I can't see how that would matter much - unless its not tight in the head tube and kind of freely spinning there, which is also no bueno I would think. Maybe just give the bearings some light grease and see if it helps, and failing that, I suppose you could press the cups out and re-install with some grease? Or just buy earplugs so you can't hear the creaking.
You clearly negated the option that he could shim it now.
 

TrumbullHucker

trumbullruxer
Aug 29, 2005
2,239
646
shimsbury, ct
I'm not sure about the headset issue, but maybe you should sell it and see if you can find a nice, used DHR?
:thumb:

Srsly, I like that bike! Especially since it apparently fits you a lot better. As for the headset, first it sounds like the "integrated headset" is just like any other headset (i.e. 2 cups, 2 bearings - which is obviously better than 1 cup and bearings...that's just dirty). Second, when you say the cup was "rotated", are you saying its not quite flush in the head tube, or that it just twisted a bit in the head tube? Needless to say if its the former, thats no bueno, but if its the latter, I can't see how that would matter much - unless its not tight in the head tube and kind of freely spinning there, which is also no bueno I would think. Maybe just give the bearings some light grease and see if it helps, and failing that, I suppose you could press the cups out and re-install with some grease? Or just buy earplugs so you can't hear the creaking.

Find me a fresh XL DHR and maaayybbeee <3

"rotated" as in rotated around the Z axis, There are small knotches on the outside diameter of the headset that are not lined up perfectly
 

TrumbullHucker

trumbullruxer
Aug 29, 2005
2,239
646
shimsbury, ct
Mmmm... now that I look at it, I think its pretty dead nuts.. maybe rotated 0.02" or something stupid

Ill repack the bearings and grease everything up and see how she is this weekend