Winter Bike Overhaul

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by intensem1, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. intensem1

    intensem1 Monkey

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    Ok,so im thinking about doing a overhaul on my Scott High Octane sence it is winter.What im wondering is what i should other then tune up type of stuff?If you guys have any ideas or thoughts that would be great.Thanks
     

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    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Personally, I like to take apart the bike completely at least twice a year. I'm talking cables, nuts, bolts everything. It may seem a bit tedious but it can help to find any problems that might be unforeseen.
     
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    like mentioned above

    strip the bike as far as it will go - i would leave the head set cups and bb cups in unless they needed replacing

    - service the fork if not done recently
    - get everything feeling like new and re set
    - strip cassette down
    - inspect all parts for any damage that wasnt visible before
    replace if neccessary eg bb bearings, suspension linkage bearings,
    cassette freebody
    - grease everything properly when putting it back together
    - service rear hub if it starting the feel a bit ordinary
    - rear shock rebuild if 9-12 months since last depending on usage
    - definitely new gear cables

    Think of things on your bike that are generally a pain in the ass to service or take time and you really dont want to be doing them during the riding season. Do them now
     
  4. intensem1

    intensem1 Monkey

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    thanks for the help guys