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Old 11-10-2014, 09:35 PM   #21
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This is awesome! When I test rode my bike, that I recently bought from a friend, and first thing I noticed was that it felt like I was riding a marshmallow. Turns out the tires had about 10psi in them. I aired them up with my trusty 12v mini air compressor that I keep in my trunk and went for another ride. Then I felt some weird vibration/wobble in the front wheel above 40 so I didn't take it above 50 mph. I coincidentally happened upon this thread not long after getting the bike home. Thanks for the info. I replaced the lame balls with the nice rollers from All Balls and am now happy with the bike in this regard. Thanks for listing the part number of the kit to buy. That was a big help as performing the actual labor was quite easy for the most part.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:17 AM   #22
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I am actually kind of curious what size metal pipe, and end cap were used in the video.

As for the Spanner wrench, is the one that comes in the toolkit able to be used?

gonna knock this shit out because I have a massive death wobble I come to find isnt normal...*Facepalm*

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Old 04-22-2015, 02:08 PM   #23
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... geez I can't recall if I bought 1-3/4 or 2" pipe. Once all the old bits were removed, I heated the lower race in the oven for about an hour and stuck the stem and lower trees in the freezer overnight. When I dropped the heated race onto the frosty stem it plunked right down into place with no hammering.... DONT FORGET THE LOWER DUST COVER! I did give it a couple of taps just to ensure it was seated fully using the pipe and used the old race with a slot cut in it (so it wouldn't get jammed on the stem) to protect the new bearings from the pipe.

I wasn't completely convinced this was an important mod until I rode the bike afterwards.... It is like night and day! I had a mild wobble with no hands on the bars before but now its arrow straight and handling has improved dramatically; it's like a new bike!
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... geez I can't recall if I bought 1-3/4 or 2" pipe. Once all the old bits were removed, I heated the lower race in the oven for about an hour and stuck the stem and lower trees in the freezer overnight. When I dropped the heated race onto the frosty stem it plunked right down into place with no hammering.... DONT FORGET THE LOWER DUST COVER! I did give it a couple of taps just to ensure it was seated fully using the pipe and used the old race with a slot cut in it (so it wouldn't get jammed on the stem) to protect the new bearings from the pipe.

I wasn't completely convinced this was an important mod until I rode the bike afterwards.... It is like night and day! I had a mild wobble with no hands on the bars before but now its arrow straight and handling has improved dramatically; it's like a new bike!
Well its a place to start, wont be for a few weeks but good god I figured it was just a bumpy ride but the handle bars could scramble eggs if I let it go
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:13 AM   #25
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Well its a place to start, wont be for a few weeks but good god I figured it was just a bumpy ride but the handle bars could scramble eggs if I let it go
Definitely time for neck bearings and definitely replace with tapered roller bearings (Allballs brand) and not the factory ones.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:23 PM   #26
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i put my lowers on the stem with an air hammer very delicately like
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