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05-24-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By AKHIker

We pretty much are the local cooperative. We're...

We pretty much are the local cooperative. We're in Juneau and not connected by road. LBS is $$$$.

We service a ton of suspension forks but also living in the rain forest, it's a constant battle...
05-24-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By AKHIker

Also seen the small gap on many different bikes. ...

Also seen the small gap on many different bikes. As long as there's no play and it's all moving smooth, it's all good
05-24-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By AKHIker

Best source 4 cheap suspension forks?

We put together bicycles for underprivileged kids. Your best source for cheaper suspension forks?
06-26-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By AKHIker

Somewhat rusty spokes

What do you all use for that? Apple cider vinegar soak? Your fave corrosion block?

Thanks
06-21-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By AKHIker

Might just be the angle of the pic but it doesn't...

Might just be the angle of the pic but it doesn't look like the cable is routed correctly. In all the ones I've worked on the bolt is to the left when you're facing the drive train side of the bike....
06-21-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,907
Posted By AKHIker

bench vise or find a breaker bar. Put up a free...

bench vise or find a breaker bar. Put up a free ad asking of length of scrap pipe if you have to
06-05-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,837
Posted By AKHIker

No the "complimentary check up" is not done here....

No the "complimentary check up" is not done here. Can't imagine anyone I know taking the time to bring their bike in if there was nothing wrong with it either.

Come on, now say, "It's impossible...
06-05-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,837
Posted By AKHIker

Odd. Why was the bike in the shop at all with...

Odd. Why was the bike in the shop at all with such low miles on it? I trust no bad jamming of the chain at any point. Double check for any recalls on the bike or the mech. Can you post a pic of...
06-05-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By AKHIker

You might also try putting up an ad asking for...

You might also try putting up an ad asking for same size parts bike. Since our dump charges us even to drop metal recycling, I sometimes get parts I need that way
06-05-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By AKHIker

Check the dump for salvage. Maybe ebay? Not...

Check the dump for salvage. Maybe ebay? Not sure of possible size difference but replacing the entire crank mechanism with one from another bike might be an option too.

I live in Alaska and we...
06-04-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 30,984
Posted By AKHIker

Did they actually send you the whole box? Looks...

Did they actually send you the whole box? Looks like it's the price for 1 single kit out of the box
06-04-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By AKHIker

What are the 2 holes in the chain checker tool for?

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05-30-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By AKHIker

Thanks. Been looking those places too! hoping...

Thanks. Been looking those places too! hoping to hear back from the Spinner suspension Co but since its based in Taiwan and they have no US contact info, not holding out much hope for that
05-30-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By AKHIker

Yup. That's why I said suspension is Spinner...

Yup. That's why I said suspension is Spinner Grind-giving you the manufacturer and model of the actual suspension. I'm also in Juneau AK. We aren't connected by road so salvage options are limited...
05-30-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By AKHIker

I always do new chain with a new cassette or...

I always do new chain with a new cassette or freewheel. Not worth it to try to get a few more miles on the old chain and cause unnecessary wear on the new cassette IMO
05-30-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By AKHIker

Kona-suspension cap replacement

Have a kid who is extremely upset someone tore off the L side suspension cap for their Kona Hula at the park yesterday. Suspension is Spinner grind. I've emailed the company but can't find any US...
05-02-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By AKHIker

Thank you. Figured it was but wanted to check.

Thank you. Figured it was but wanted to check.
05-02-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By AKHIker

Dekra D-drive 3 speed

Yes I know rated badly but one was in a bunch of bikes we picked up to fix for our church to give to people in need.

Overall looks in good shape. Seems to work fine shifting and contrary to what...
03-26-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By AKHIker

road bike tires

Seem to recall reading a while back that there was a difference between 27 x 1.25 and 27 x 1 1/4 tires. Can't find it so this is the place to ask! Thanks
10-10-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,824
Posted By AKHIker

Thanks! Threads for the pedal on the...

Thanks!

Threads for the pedal on the crankset side are stripped. Wish it was the L side then it would just be the pedal arm.

Didn't think the 42/32/22 would be a big difference. Just wasn't...
10-10-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,824
Posted By AKHIker

Good substitute for SR XCC-150 42/34/24 crankset?

Need to replace the crankset on 2006 Trek y26. Original is SR XCC-150 42/34/24. Lots of different SR ones come up when I search but some are a little different like 42/32/22 or have bad reviews. ...
07-24-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By AKHIker

Stripped crank threads

your best method for removing the crank arm when threads were stripped?
07-24-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By AKHIker

tc-8 thread chaser substitute?

Hi,

Have an old Specialized Sequoia I picked up. Decent shape except for needed a new small ring on the 3 ring crank. Threads were shot by previous owner and 3" bearing puller not working. ...
03-21-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By AKHIker

Going from 1st gear to 6th requires no muscle at...

Going from 1st gear to 6th requires no muscle at all and shifts smoothly. it's going from 6th gear to 5 that is the problem-when you are applying force
03-21-17, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By AKHIker

Not cable tension. I tighten anymore and it...

Not cable tension. I tighten anymore and it won't downshift properly. Went back and forth with cable tension but it won't solve the problem
03-21-17, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By AKHIker

bike shifts down but trouble shifting up

Hi,


Working on an old 18 speed WM bike. It shifts from 1 to 6 perfectly but hesitates on going up from 6 to 5 and 5 to 4. then it works fine the rest of the way.


How do I know if this is...
03-05-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By AKHIker

v brakes with rear shock. Is static really...

v brakes with rear shock. Is static really preferable when you have the rear fox shock?
03-05-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By AKHIker

No mine has the rear shock on it. thought it was...

No mine has the rear shock on it. thought it was a 95. Thanks for the offer on the old fork but not sure I want to go through the rebuild. I might be crazy enough to do it if I had the parts all...
02-28-17, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,202
Posted By AKHIker

new fork needed for Specialized stumpjumper fsr

Hi everyone,


just picked up a 1995 specialized stumpjumper fsr that had the front fork replaced with a static fork. Recommendations of suspension fork replacement within reasonable budget...
02-19-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 24,746
Posted By AKHIker

best most economical chain degreaser?

Wondering what everyone uses for routine chain cleaning in their chain scrubber.


Thanks
02-17-17, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By AKHIker

current fork was wrecked and missing bolts when I...

current fork was wrecked and missing bolts when I got it. Lift the front end and it freely drops 1-2". Kona also has one of the longer steerer tubes (9-10") making it very unlikely to find one I...
02-16-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By AKHIker

2007 kona lanai new suspension fork

Having trouble deciding what to get. Because of my location and shipping charges I'm down to 2 options-suntour xcm for $80 or rockshox silver TK for $120. Might be selling the bike on a few months...
02-04-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By AKHIker

Trigger shifters and did the wd40 even though it...

Trigger shifters and did the wd40 even though it seemed to shift perfectly without any tension.


With super super fine tuning of derailleur placement it shifts in all 3 on the stand. Hopefully...
02-04-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,763
Posted By AKHIker

front derailleur skipping 1 to 3 and 3 to 1

trying to help a neighbor fix up a fairly new Schwinn 21 speed. Got rear derailleur cables/housing done and tuned to shift very nicely.


Front shifter clicks nicely 1 to 2 to 3 and back with no...
09-14-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By AKHIker

Need help idenifying a kona hybrid

Thinking of making an offer on this bike but not sure exactly what model it is or year...something in the Dew line I guess.


Appreciate the help!
07-06-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

Our LBS is TERRIBLE, unfortunately. Their only...

Our LBS is TERRIBLE, unfortunately. Their only concern is renting bikes to tourists in season. Repairs are always a major upsell. Their cheapest service price is $80 for a cleaning, brake...
07-06-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

Tried that. Used small screw driver to make a...

Tried that. Used small screw driver to make a tiny crack of an opening to try to get better delivery too. Hopefully will get where I want it today with a little more work. If not I have 2 sets of...
07-06-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

Thank you. It's actually a lot of fun and for...

Thank you. It's actually a lot of fun and for the most part you meet great people and of course most all the neighborhood kids eventually come to us to get their bikes fixed. :)


Was...
07-06-16, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

Haven't taken the jockeys off 100 bikes but have...

Haven't taken the jockeys off 100 bikes but have worked on over 100 with derailleur issues and maybe pulled ones for real cleaning or issues/replacement from 1/3 or so. Can't tell you how many...
07-06-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

We fix up bikes for people in need getting back...

We fix up bikes for people in need getting back to work who don't have transportation. The chain was rusted and got a first oil today.
07-05-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

I just haven't run into this before. Was...

I just haven't run into this before. Was thinking that was it but after working on some 100 or so different random bikes, some very low end and/or old school hadn't seen one you just could not...
07-05-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

got the back view to resize an upload. They are...

got the back view to resize an upload. They are round and definitely do not fit a hex key even though some shading makes it look like they might
07-05-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

got one view to resize and upload

got one view to resize and upload
07-05-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By AKHIker

Sram derailleur pulley problem

I have a sram 7-speed rear derailleur on a 2008 redline r510. Don't know the exact model because it is too faded to read but might be something Q or 9 or 0. Bikepedia says this came with shimano...
04-13-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By AKHIker

There's no reason to be a need to be a rude jerk...

There's no reason to be a need to be a rude jerk when someone is trying to help out kids in
need fietsbob.





Try checking Out a Circulating Book on Bicycle repair from the Public Library?...
04-13-16, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By AKHIker

Tried the oil liberally 2 or 3 times. It moved a...

Tried the oil liberally 2 or 3 times. It moved a little bit then bam-like a brick wall. Didn't hear or feel grittiness It was just like it locked.
04-13-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By AKHIker

Yes, thank you. Needed the remover for the last...

Yes, thank you. Needed the remover for the last give away bike I worked on.
04-12-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By AKHIker

Ordered the freewheel from amazon. Thanks for...

Ordered the freewheel from amazon. Thanks for your help.

Our LBS is extremely expensive. A basic tune up without a single part or cable being replaced is $150. The comprehensive tune up is $250...
04-11-16, 08:20 PM
04-11-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,045
Posted By AKHIker

The freewheel looks really clean (as you can see)...

The freewheel looks really clean (as you can see) but even if I grab the freewheel itself I can't move it in reverse. Goes forward fine. If I try to coast the chain goes slack. It doesn't come off...
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