A number of years ago I wrote about what caused creaking in single crown CSU’s and then I described how to fix it. This is the video accompaniment to that written description.
This was a customer that used aero clip-ons not for aero reasons but for long distance touring. The idea was to maximize the number of available riding positions in order to avoid strains from being in one position for too long. He wanted cross-top brake levers as well so I made him some custom lever bodies that integrate right into his Profile Design clip-ons and make use of the commonly available Tektro RL 721 lever blades.
Here I work on a 2009 Marzocchi Corsa. It was one made by SR Suntour that had the crimped shut gas pressurized damper. Over time the damper would ingest the lower leg oil and your available travel would decrease until the fork was completely hydrolocked.
These old KS posts had a common problem. If your line got kinked, the lever would have a hard time returning back to the upright position. This taller button makes the red lever start at a higher point, which means that if you want, you can fit a small coil spring around the exposed cable to increase the return force of the red lever. If you try to do this without the taller button, the coils of the spring bind before the post is engaged.
Some people I knew saw my wide range 8 speed cassette and asked me to make them a 9 speed one.
A lot of people don’t realize it but a lot of 10 speed hubs have enough material to remove a little bit and turn it into an 11 speed freehub body.
A customer came to me with an interesting project. He wanted an older Fox Terralogic Damper inside a modern day 27.5 wheeled Fox fork.
Here’s the thing, you can get fork bushings relatively cheaply but the tools cost an insane amount of money. Here’s a cheaper but highly functional alternative to what’s currently out there.
Every now and again someone needs a shock length that isn’t readily available. Here’s how I made a 9×3 shock out of a stock 8.5×2.5.
Over the past while I’ve heard it being called for again and again. Why don’t they make a high quality 8 speed drivetrain? You could bang shifts out with confidence every time because of the longer cable pull for each shift. There would be lots of allowance for all types of bad stuff like if the ride gets muddy, the cable gets corroded or if you bend your derailleur hanger. You could ride through a swamp and the thing would just keep on working. Chains would return to being thicker and wouldn’t break as often. And how about if it could fit on a standard HG freehub body? Backpedaling quickly during sketchy moments on technical climbs wouldn’t result in the chain dropping off the biggest gear. How about if it could be a wide range 1X system that’s light-weight with a cassette that has an aluminum spider? Well folks, here it is.