The stupid questions thread.

stirk

Wheel size expert
A) Not the shifter's fault. Nor does it affect everyone, just the incompetent and/or inattentive.

B) Wind the B-pivot adjuster screw in to push the derailleur lower & clear the sprocket.
That's gotta be the easiest question out of the 1000's you've ever answered!
 

Jpez

Is bad
Is having your fork compressed for an amount of time bad for it?
I strap my bike down on the back of my flat tray ute by the head stem. It pulls the fork down half an inch before I'm satisfied my pride and joy isn't going to fly off down the road like someones Yeti in the Fuckwits thread a while ago.
 

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
Is having your fork compressed for an amount of time bad for it?
I strap my bike down on the back of my flat tray ute by the head stem. It pulls the fork down half an inch before I'm satisfied my pride and joy isn't going to fly off down the road like someones Yeti in the Fuckwits thread a while ago.
You'd be better off to let all the air out then secure the bike. Alternatively secure it upside down. This puts mote weights at the bottom and gives (via handle bars) a wider base.
 

Tubeless

Likes Bikes and Dirt
...so, played around with B-pivot adjuster to no avail. Continued searching the weberous and it was my B-link that was in the vertical position, not horizontal likes its supposed to be - Woo! Now time to fine tune the fucker.
 

stirk

Wheel size expert
...so, played around with B-pivot adjuster to no avail. Continued searching the weberous and it was my B-link that was in the vertical position, not horizontal likes its supposed to be - Woo! Now time to fine tune the fuckwits thread.
 

Jpez

Is bad
You'd be better off to let all the air out then secure the bike. Alternatively secure it upside down. This puts mote weights at the bottom and gives (via handle bars) a wider base.
Yeah nup. Can’t see myself letting the air out and replacing twice an outing. Just too lazy for that. And the bike sits between two tool boxes so not enough room for the bars to sit.
Are you suggesting this because sustained compression is no good for a fork or more just in case?
 

pink poodle

Clinically Inane
Letting air out was a jest. Suggesting upside down as in my experience it is more reliable and requires less force when trying to stand a bike up on a Ute tray or trailer. Personally I prefer a rack or similar.

I'd be worried about this sustained compression. If left long enough the oil could coagulate half in half out and not allow a full return of travel, or further compression.
 

schred

Likes Bikes and Dirt
It's fine as long as you don't wrench it down, just enough to be snug, don't overthink it. Alternatively consider securing to part of the bike that doesn't compress e.g. wheels, fork lowers, hollow axle maybe. And put a safety tether on in case primary strap let's go.
 

jasco

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Installing new shifter for the rear derailleur.
- pulled cable through frame and then through rear derailleur, pulled firm and tightened up.
- shifter now only moves up and down two clicks.
- let the tension off cable, shifter still only moves two positions.

Its an xtr shifter. What have I farked?
You’ve used a front shifter
 

Jpez

Is bad
Letting air out was a jest. Suggesting upside down as in my experience it is more reliable and requires less force when trying to stand a bike up on a Ute tray or trailer. Personally I prefer a rack or similar.

I'd be worried about this sustained compression. If left long enough the oil could coagulate half in half out and not allow a full return of travel, or further compression.
It's fine as long as you don't wrench it down, just enough to be snug, don't overthink it. Alternatively consider securing to part of the bike that doesn't compress e.g. wheels, fork lowers, hollow axle maybe. And put a safety tether on in case primary strap let's go.
Cool thanks guys.
 

Knuckles

Burner
Looking at a pto powered one tomorrow. 30t. Easy to position big stuff and very stable stuck to the tractor. Might be too slow tbough. Will test.
Got a PTO driven post driver? We used to use a hydraulic splitter but it was too slow for a commercial outfit. Welded up a wedge block attachment for the post driver, worked about 3x as fast, but really needed a minimum 2 operators.
 
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