Did you grease the splines before you put the new cassette on?Today this arrived from BikeBug with my TL-LR11...
So I grabbed my new rear MT-500 wheel, my other Lockring socket and married the two together.
I really like having the exact correct tools for little things now (like putting that wheel together) and for maintenance.
All I need now is to swap the tyre off - or realistically buy a new tyre .
After the 30 secs that took I jumped onto the bike and ate bugs for a 35 minute ride in the dusk. 7 Strava PRs - apparently I ride well on a forced diet of protein.
Might have to think about another order this week so I can have everything for my fork swap over Christmas. Also might just buy the bits to redo and bleed the brake hose fitting in my wife’s bike. We either get the LBS to sort it, or I sort it and do the obvious spanner check etc.
Tyre for a 50/50 split of tarmac bike paths and gravel/hardpack. Off I go to pollute another thread.
Grease the splines of a thing that shouldn’t move except for installation?Did you grease the splines before you put the new cassette on?
And did you watch lots of Youtube videos in the absence of RB?
There is sometimes a tiny amount of movement between the freehub body and the cassette, enough to make an annoying noise under load. If said noise appears (and it may not be straight away) you know what to check. A very light application of grease will resolve it, and there's not enough movement for dust to cause abrasion and damage either part.Grease the splines of a thing that shouldn’t move except for installation?
Pretty sure adding grease to these splines will result in a mess and increased wear as dirt+grease make a great grinding paste.
As for YoobTube, I watch stuff in the absence of proper written OEM doco, realised long ago too many experts on YouTube and only talented at calling themselves, or passing themselves off as experts.
Good score. You comfortable you know what’s involved in fitting them?Back in November after my face plant into a bush full of bees I bought a very cheap set of SR Suntour Epixon Air forks...
Contrary to what I expected when looking at them a bit more closely today they are 34mm stanchions (they are replacing SR Suntour XCR Coil), then I QR’d their build sticker and it turns out that yes indeed they are the mid-spec Epixons, built in July 2019 not old duds left over from 2015... 120mm travel too which should be a bit nicer to ride that my stock ones.
I might add $199.99 Air forks are a substantial improvement on OEM low-end Coil forksThey’re now fitted. Was a palava but realistically I had enough hammers on hand to overcome any difficulty.
Bearings greased with CV joint grease, and the factory or LBS supplied swarf removed.
Yep. They had 4 permutations (Straight and Tapered, With Remote and Non-remote lockout of each).Cycling deal if I remember correctly, they were $199 straight steer I think.
Yeah, just getting the spring rate so you can use all the travel makes a huge difference, those low end coil spring forks tend to be too stiff. Imagine what a whole upgraded bike new bike would feel like....That’s unexpected.
What? I hear no-one ask.
I simply cannot believe how much better these damn Epixons are compared to the forks the bike came with.
Yes they are meant to be a entry level Air fork, and I am running them a little low on pressure for my weight, but wow.
Maybe I’m just easily amused but the difference in comfort and steerability is amazing, it’s almost like a different bike to ride.
If only the front derailleur didn’t fuck up (again).
@slowmick They have stock of the Epixons back at Cyclingdeal. Can say I am very happy with mine, so much so I’m thinking of grabbing a set of the NRX (hybrid 700) Airs for my wife’s bike as well.