The stupid questions thread.

HamboCairns

Thanks for all the bananas
I'm putting on the new rotors and tightening the rear hub. Incidentally the rear rotor bolts weren't very tight at all but certainly not loose.
 

moorey

with a big stick
Money doesn't mean you cant have nice things - it is all where you place the value on the things you have!
Zachery.
You do you.
We live a very modest life.
Eat out 3-4 times a year.
Wearing mostly clothes I bought 15 years ago
We have a big mortgage.
Wouldn’t change a thing. We lead a charmed life.
I don’t think I’d spend more on bikes even if I could (Bike trips, sure).
I have nice things.
They just weren’t particularly expensive.
 

HamboCairns

Thanks for all the bananas
Zachery.
You do you.
We live a very modest life.
Eat out 3-4 times a year.
Wearing mostly clothes I bought 15 years ago
We have a big mortgage.
Wouldn’t change a thing. We lead a charmed life.
I don’t think I’d spend more on bikes even if I could (Bike trips, sure).
I have nice things.
They just weren’t particularly expensive.
Sounds similar except we like to travel and perhaps eat out (sushi etc) a few more times a year. I agree with your lifestyle, a lot of people are caught up in one-upmanship or being something they're not. I like that we can afford to go camping or go on the odd snorkelling adventure.

My clothes are about 5 years old because nothing lasts that long in Cairns!
 

HamboCairns

Thanks for all the bananas
Here's a video of the rear wheel play. I have the brake lever pressed fully -


I took the wheel apart, removed the cups and cones, removed the axle (cleaned and greased now!). I can't work out where that movement is coming from or even if it's always been that way. The clicking noise has coincided with that issue.
 

creaky

XMAS Plumper
Here's a video of the rear wheel play. I have the brake lever pressed fully -


I took the wheel apart, removed the cups and cones, removed the axle (cleaned and greased now!). I can't work out where that movement is coming from or even if it's always been that way. The clicking noise has coincided with that issue.
That’s not much movement. Probably just the pads shifting a touch in the caliper?
 

Cardy George

Piercing rural members since 1981
Check that they actually are rotor bolts!

They should have a shoulder just under the head that fill the bolt holes on the rotor

381512
 

moorey

with a big stick
TIGHTEN YOUR BLOODY ROTOR BOLTS!!!!!!
This. Also, How hard are your brakes on? If squeezing them tight, rocking the bike, and there’s movement, it’s definitely rotor bolts or something lose. If brakes only lightly on, pads move around rocking bike back and forward.
 

DMan

shawly the least hangeriest guy on rotorburn
Zachery.
You do you.
We live a very modest life.
Eat out 3-4 times a year.
Wearing mostly clothes I bought 15 years ago
We have a big mortgage.
Wouldn’t change a thing. We lead a charmed life.
I don’t think I’d spend more on bikes even if I could (Bike trips, sure).
I have nice things.
They just weren’t particularly expensive.
Didn't you just buy 2 pairs of Lyriks moneybags?
 
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