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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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At least now I know what a "hack" is. It''s jury-rigging. But hack has only one syllable, so I like it....more efficient.
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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So inconceivable had me thinking about changing my chain. So I tear my bike down because the dust in St George's as bad as Sedona my bike was solid with orange dirt. Tore down all bearings greased as needed bottom bracket was bone dry was going to replace it cleaned it greased it wow working like new.
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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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Been waiting to raise my seat post for a week or so but it was stuck. It wouldn't go up or even down with my phat ass on it. :shock:
It took my two boys and I to do the twist & shout (cussing actually ) and get it to finally move. Dropper post in carbon frame and I had some carbon paste when last inserted.
For those who setup the seatpost and leave it, you might want to make sure it's not stuck by moving it every once in a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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I have been having problems with my camelback. The lid on the bladder was sticking it took my wife standing on it and I beat it open. I used a drop of olive oil on the oring and it is smooth.

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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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tfitz wrote:
I have been having problems with my camelback. The lid on the bladder was sticking it took my wife standing on it and I beat it open. I used a drop of olive oil on the oring and it is smooth.


I’ve used olive oil too. Worked great. Depending on what’s handy, I’ve also used Chapstick, Vaseline, and plumber’s silicone grease for faucets.


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tfitz wrote:
I have been having problems with my camelback. The lid on the bladder was sticking it took my wife standing on it and I beat it open. I used a drop of olive oil on the oring and it is smooth.

I prefer food grade mineral oil (sold as both a laxative and wooden cutting board treatment).
Unlike cooking oils, it will never go rancid.
It's edible.
Will revitalize all your unfinished wooden kitchen items (cutting boards, knife handles, cooking utinsels...)
Can be used as chain lube or corrosion inhibitor in a pinch.
Finally, as noted above, it can get ya movin if ya need a kick start...


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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm 
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^^^ Yeah, rancidity is why I didn’t use butter, even though it was right at hand. Worked well for Marlon Brando at the time though.


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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:58 pm 
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Bumping it up for a quick note that I mentioned earlier.

My seat post was giving me sticking issues and I knew I needed to clean the lever portion at the bottom of the internal post. Also wanted to raise it a hair too. Well, that bastard was stuck again and this time it was a war. After a couple days of soaking in penetrating oil (which isn't recommended) I was finally able to get it to turn slightly WITH A FRIGGING PIPE WRENCH! :twisted:
Needless to say, it's totally trashed but I was able to remove it without damage to the carbon frame.
I have to do some checking to see what, if anything, is used between the post and frame. Cleaning the frame out well and removing all the gunk on the inside

Done with KS and trying out the Fox Transfer. Reviews are pretty good on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:17 pm 
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^^^ I think “carbon paste” is recommended, like Finish Line Fiber Grip or similar products.


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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
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OldDogDan wrote:
^^^ I think “carbon paste” is recommended, like Finish Line Fiber Grip or similar products.


I have used that before since the post was slipping down when properly clamped. I will look into something that will protect against the galvanization that happens. Also, I'll be protecting it from water when cleaning the bike, generally trying to stop anything getting down there

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I was told once upon a time that you should periodically loosen your seat post and twist it around a little to prevent it from getting stuck... and then I promptly forgot to do that. Thanks for the post (no pun intended)... now I have one more thing to do tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Maintenance Tips
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:08 pm 
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^^^ Yeah, and if doesn’t move easily, promptly take it completely out, clean it off thoroughly, and recoat it with your preferred product.

(I have an alloy frame, so I use that blue Park waterproof grease)


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