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Skydome

Likes Bikes and Dirt
How much are they buy and how much do they normally cost to get installed and where do ya get them from?

I've never really considered bull/nudge bars till now so i got no clue on them.

Also is it super complicated to install them yourself ?
 

Nerf Herder

Wheel size expert
I was going to start a thread ... but meh ...
When starting a poll ... without an expiry date ... do you still put a zero (0) in the number of days ???
 

Halo1

Likes Dirt
Why can't I buy single cogs or a section of cogs for my cassette?

I use the low gears on my bike all the time and never hit the high gears on a descent. So when I need to replace a cassette I am always throwing whole sections of an unused or lightly used cassette. I could probably get 25years use out of the high end if I could just replace what I needed each time.

Does anyone else think of this?
 

Dales Cannon

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Staff member
Why can't I buy single cogs or a section of cogs for my cassette?

I use the low gears on my bike all the time and never hit the high gears on a descent. So when I need to replace a cassette I am always throwing whole sections of an unused or lightly used cassette. I could probably get 25years use out of the high end if I could just replace what I needed each time.

Does anyone else think of this?
Maybe you need a smaller chainring? So you can use some of the little ones at the back?
 

Halo1

Likes Dirt
Maybe you need a smaller chainring? So you can use some of the little ones at the back?
I am already running a 30t and I guess I could run a 28t. But even then I only use half the cassette at best.
What cassette? Some are mostly separate.
I run XT or Sunrace but can only find a full cassette to buy.
In the interest of trying to consume and waste less it has me thinking home much useful stuff goes in the bin. Makes me sad.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
I am already running a 30t and I guess I could run a 28t. But even then I only use half the cassette at best.

I run XT or Sunrace but can only find a full cassette to buy.
In the interest of trying to consume and waste less it has me thinking home much useful stuff goes in the bin. Makes me sad.
You can find them on ebay separate but a lot of times so expensive that they're not worth buying. From time to time you get cheaper ones show up.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=32-36T+for+10-speed&_sacat=0
 

ashes_mtb

Likes Dirt
My rims are drilled for Schrader; can I still convert to tubeless? Do I use the standard presta tubeless stems? Anything else special I need to do to make it work?
 

moorey

Pagophagic
My rims are drilled for Schrader; can I still convert to tubeless? Do I use the standard presta tubeless stems? Anything else special I need to do to make it work?
Yes. Either ghetto with schrader valves threaded all the way down..or moto valves if you’ve got wide rims.
Have used ones similar to this.
These are better.

https://images.app.goo.gl/QV6uhoYoNpdhmAiEA


The ghetto valve cut out of a tube works well (if threaded all the way)

Ones that look like this, rather than rubber stem.
352463
 
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born-again-biker

Is looking for a 16" bar
My rims are drilled for Schrader; can I still convert to tubeless? Do I use the standard presta tubeless stems? Anything else special I need to do to make it work?
Yep. Do-able. I ran presta tubeless stems thru shrader holes for a couple of years no worries, as a tubeless set-up.
Put a small o-ring under the presta lock washer. Screw it down just tight enough to locate/centre the presta stem in the hole.
Before you mount the tyres, push the back side of the presta into the hole to seat it against the rim tape & then tighten the lock washer down tight so the o-ring is squashed, but not fucked.
 
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