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M_Vatwork

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Mar 2020
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  • in Rides & Races
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    I wouldn't use WD40. It will quite likely dry out/damage the rubber seals.

    Noted.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yeah, I've been meaning to pull it apart actually.

    Worth getting Fox oil or just chuck some motorcycle stuff in there?

    I'll look for stanchion lube, cheers.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Can anyone suggest me some good post-ride sus fork maintenance?

    Having ridden mainly rigid singlespeeds for the last couple decades I'm used to riding my bike hard and putting it away dirty. And then brushing the mud off with a stiff broom once it's dried.

    Now that I've built a bike with a Fox fork though I'm realising it needs a bit more care. So far I've been wiping the uppers and seals to get rid of dirt and giving the uppers a wee spray with WD40 or the like. This ok or is there something better I could be doing? Suspension specific lubes or anything?

  • in COVID-19
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    edit: actually, it looks like it's from next week

    Fuck knows, the Scottish people seem to be fucking horrendous at saying shit like next Monday when they actually mean this Monday.

  • in COVID-19
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    Cheers, I'd tried the ScotGov website to no avail.

  • in Current Projects
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    Cool.

    I saw you can get 10mm nuts with the ball end thing to use it with a solid axle but they are pretty pricey so I was going to grab a pair of those axle extenders for stabilisers from halfords, braze a nut on the end and the turn it ball shaped on the lathe.

    Looked them up to post a pic,

    And turns out they are pretty cheap from SJS so will probably just grab a set from them.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Any of you oxy/propane brazers tried these multi-jet nozzles?

    I saw them mentioned on another forum, maybe STW(?) so I picked up a 3 and a 5 plus you need a new neck to screw them onto.

    Pretty impressed with them, they seem to pump a lot more heat into the workpiece and keep that heat more focused.

    Feel a bit closer to oxy/acet to work with.

    I felt the std nozzle was too slow heating things up so by the time I had the metal at wetting temp temp, I'd toasted my flux, Doesn't seem to happen so much with these mulit-jet tips.

    Flame seems a lot more stable, the propane lights easier and the flame doesn't pull away from the tip if I've got it on a bit too much like it would with the standard nozzle and I've not had the mulitjet tip extinguish by accident at all.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You ever been to Scotland? Mudguards on all the bikes.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    ONMC.

    (Obligatory needs mudguards comment)

  • in General
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    Looks like a superfluous cable and pair of padlocks as well.

    Two D locks get locked to the end of each cable and dragged behind the bike for a noisier, cycling version of this...

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