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ozzybmx

Not a tree-hugging earth muffin
Gonna strip the paint in that area, just to make sure.

Hopefully it is just typical shitty Transition paint, but definitely not looking promising.
I would do the same mate, paint a thin line of paint stripper on it and get a clean look at it. Possibly looks like the weld has moved.

Good pick up, when #2 son broke his first Canyon frame, we found 3 serious cracks on the broken frame, all in different places.

If its nothing, stick a piece of thin black or carbon fibre tape over it and heat it on to blend with the frame/weld shape.

Shitty situation.
 

fjohn860

Alice in diaperland
I would do the same mate, paint a thin line of paint stripper on it and get a clean look at it. Possibly looks like the weld has moved.

Good pick up, when #2 son broke his first Canyon frame, we found 3 serious cracks on the broken frame, all in different places.

If its nothing, stick a piece of thin black or carbon fibre tape over it and heat it on to blend with the frame/weld shape.

Shitty situation.
If it's not a crack I'm going strip the whole frame and clear coat it.
 

ozzybmx

Not a tree-hugging earth muffin
If it's not a crack I'm going strip the whole frame and clear coat it.
I had very similar on a carbon fatbike frame that was making a creaking noise, I swore it was the BB and swapped it 3 times... lots of BSA30 Cinch spares now. I painted a 5mm line where the crease was, revealed a separation and sent it to the chi manufacturer. They sent me another frame after a year of use.
I put a little piece of white carbon tape over the stripped crack area and it was unnoticeable, then replaced it with the new frame when it came.
I rode that frame across the Simpson with the crack on it and knowing it was there, it was never going to cause an issue on a bike that was planted on the sand but good CS anyhow.
Go easy to start and see what you reveal.
 

fjohn860

Alice in diaperland
Gonna strip the paint in that area, just to make sure.

Hopefully it is just typical shitty Transition paint, but definitely not looking promising.
Well flicked an email to Transition, guy seems to think it is just clear coat cracking. Paint stripper will confirm either way
 

Dales Cannon

lightbrain about 4pm
Staff member
Following on from a truly shit day yesterday...

Time to grease up the mower deck, well a bit overtime really. Couldn't find my nice MacNaught grease gun. Hmmmm. Not in the usual several places. #1 advised that he was using it at a mate's place and likely left it there accidentally, will grab it on the weekend. Not happy Vanessa. Anyway can always find a use for another grease gun. By now it is after hours so dropped into Bunnings and bought a Kinchrome clone of the good MacNaught one. Fill it with grease and it won't bleed. Followed the destructions and a video and there is a big old air pocket in the pump unit somewhere. Pulled it all apart and spooned grease into the pump and reassembled. Still nfg though it did work long enough to do one shaft bearing. Repeat process and look again at the Kinchrome video. See comments where about half the people say what a shit design it is and won't bleed properly. The thing has three bleed points (!) AND the hose connection. Work out lowest to highest and bleed/pump/scream at each. Barely a fart from two. Ahhhh. Success go to fill the next bearing and after 3 pumps it is all flaccid again. Almost angry by now. Repeat all that shit and it farts a little bit of air. Anyways it seems to be working and I go back to the second bearing. Go to remove the gun and it wont release. Cannot really get enough angle on the nipple due to the design of the shaft and pulley but off it comes. Go to fit it to the next bearing and oh dear the nipple is still in the nozzle. Close look and the nipple has sheared off at the top of the thread. Getting mildly pissed by now. Remove knackered nipple and do the rest of the bearings. Back to the broken one, grab the ezyout and find the right one is broked. WTF! Next size up fits ok and despite being loving and gentle just strips out the centre of what is left of the nipple. Too dark now to worry. Repair is to strip the blade off and pull the assembly and drill and tap to suit. Or grab another shaft if it isn't $34M like most Kubota parts.

Faaarrrrrkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Flow-Rider

Burner
Following on from a truly shit day yesterday...

Time to grease up the mower deck, well a bit overtime really. Couldn't find my nice MacNaught grease gun. Hmmmm. Not in the usual several places. #1 advised that he was using it at a mate's place and likely left it there accidentally, will grab it on the weekend. Not happy Vanessa. Anyway can always find a use for another grease gun. By now it is after hours so dropped into Bunnings and bought a Kinchrome clone of the good MacNaught one. Fill it with grease and it won't bleed. Followed the destructions and a video and there is a big old air pocket in the pump unit somewhere. Pulled it all apart and spooned grease into the pump and reassembled. Still nfg though it did work long enough to do one shaft bearing. Repeat process and look again at the Kinchrome video. See comments where about half the people say what a shit design it is and won't bleed properly. The thing has three bleed points (!) AND the hose connection. Work out lowest to highest and bleed/pump/scream at each. Barely a fart from two. Ahhhh. Success go to fill the next bearing and after 3 pumps it is all flaccid again. Almost angry by now. Repeat all that shit and it farts a little bit of air. Anyways it seems to be working and I go back to the second bearing. Go to remove the gun and it wont release. Cannot really get enough angle on the nipple due to the design of the shaft and pulley but off it comes. Go to fit it to the next bearing and oh dear the nipple is still in the nozzle. Close look and the nipple has sheared off at the top of the thread. Getting mildly pissed by now. Remove knackered nipple and do the rest of the bearings. Back to the broken one, grab the ezyout and find the right one is broked. WTF! Next size up fits ok and despite being loving and gentle just strips out the centre of what is left of the nipple. Too dark now to worry. Repair is to strip the blade off and pull the assembly and drill and tap to suit. Or grab another shaft if it isn't $34M like most Kubota parts.

Faaarrrrrkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, you have to slightly unscrew the tips on the cheap nozzles to get them to release sometimes.



These grease guns here work well for the price if you're near a totaltools.

 

link1896

is a man of many talents
I’m sure Cardy has MANY stories of fucked up grease nipple dramas on AG equipment, I sure learnt some colourful language from my grandfather on the farm when I was a young buck helping him grease the baler and tractors during baling season.

Especially when I left the packet of grease nipples out in the paddock one time….
 
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