Bargain buys thread

ausdb

Being who he is
Pretty much like this one



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@Ponchoatdirtworks. Don't go above recommended rear rotor size, or you may end up breaking the left seat stay. I have a broken one that needs fixing which had this happen to it.
When I fix mine for my son I'm thinking of getting one of these slacken the head angle a bit
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
In the same way SR Suntour XCT forks do the same job as Lyrik Ultimates and are heaps cheaper?
I can feel the difference on every ride with cheap forks, punctures that need plugging are once in a blue moon. :p Even with the bigger holes you just push more becon strips in there.
 

ozzybmx

Níl aon tóin tinn mar do thóin tinn féin
The bacon strips do the same job and are heaps cheaper, more moneys for bike parts.
Tried Dynaplugs and persisted due to the price, could never get them to work as good as bacon strips. Bigger hole, jam more bacon in.

I'm sure the Stans work really well, no experience with them but it looks a very clever idea.
Bang for buck... or cents in the case of bacon strips, they work really well.
 

Ponchoatdirtworks

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@Ponchoatdirtworks. Don't go above recommended rear rotor size, or you may end up breaking the left seat stay. I have a broken one that needs fixing which had this happen to it.
When I fix mine for my son I'm thinking of getting one of these slacken the head angle a bit
Do you have someone that you trust to weld it?

We used a guy for some old swingarms. Had no returns/issues since so I guess he did a good job.


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K.C.

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FML, these helmet on M/L are oval AF that pinches my head on top of the ears. S/M on Fox fit fine tho :mad:
hmmmm, will wait till pushy clearance sale ends then flip it on FB marketplace for $250 and get myself a spot on the douche list:p
any recommendation for helmets that fit well on round head?
 

ForkinGreat

Random Krishna
FML, these helmet on M/L are oval AF that pinches my head on top of the ears. S/M on Fox fit fine tho :mad:
hmmmm, will wait till pushy clearance sale ends then flip it on FB marketplace for $250 and get myself a spot on the douche list:p
any recommendation for helmets that fit well on round head?
POC sizing and shape is fucking weird, IMO. If you have a head that fits fox, bell will probably be ok too. I had a fox flux, and currently got a bell super (2r?) that fit my head quite well. lusting after a fox speedframe to replace the Bell super.
 

ausdb

Being who he is
Do you have someone that you trust to weld it?

We used a guy for some old swingarms. Had no returns/issues since so I guess he did a good job.


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No not really I've got my own TIG but DC only so no ali. I'm planning to make a 'dowel' out of carbon to fit in the stay and bond it in place then some external plies around it to reinforce it. It's broken right at the top of the calliper mount.
I was thinking as it's old and made in the US it will be 6061 so unless I could post heat treat it welding would be a temporary fix anyway.
 

Ponchoatdirtworks

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No not really I've got my own TIG but DC only so no ali. I'm planning to make a 'dowel' out of carbon to fit in the stay and bond it in place then some external plies around it to reinforce it. It's broken right at the top of the calliper mount.
I was thinking as it's old and made in the US it will be 6061 so unless I could post heat treat it welding would be a temporary fix anyway.
I can try to dig up his name if you like.
He could weld it, then you could still carbon wrap of that works.


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safreek

Vealcake
Got one today on your recommendation, hope they are all good. Chinese made so hope they are as good as the USA made ones.
Had a hunting Gerber (USA) that was brilliant, had it for over 10 years before it was stolen.
Bloody vegans with bacon strips :(
 
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