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by Fraz101
21 Jul 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gyro bmx lever types
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Gyro bmx lever types

Thanks for replies

All good now,new cables and lever fitted and adjusted.

Cheers
by Fraz101
17 Jul 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gyro bmx lever types
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Gyro bmx lever types

foxyrider wrote:Having set up hundreds of the damn things over the years I offer this:

Start from scratch - ie, take out all the existing adjustments ar every point - you can't have a too long cable by their very nature (I am assuming you have bought the correct replacement cable or that the fitted one was correct.) Make sure that the gyro unit is moving freely, if it sticks at all you won't get it to work well.

Fit the cable to the lever first then connect to the gyro. Balancing the gyro is actually quite simple if you do it methodically, don't try to take up all the slack at the top or bottom but a bit of each. You shouldn't be using the lever adjuster to do this, that's to allow take up of pad wear and cable stretch.

In theory its a five minute job :lol:



Thanks for the advice

It appears the 2 levers have different attachment lengths?

There is only 1 upper gyro cable listed to buy that I can see?
by Fraz101
17 Jul 2019, 2:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gyro bmx lever types
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Gyro bmx lever types

This is the gyro cable end into the lever/s

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by Fraz101
17 Jul 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gyro bmx lever types
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Gyro bmx lever types

I got my son an old bmx so we can fix it up together.

First stop is the rear brake overhaul.

It has a plastic lever as standard and I got him a new metal tektro lever,however the distance they attach are different as you can see in the picture I’ve added.

The new white one attaches closer that the standard one which is creating too much slack in the upper gyro cable when attached?

Is there a work around for this or are there 2 different lever types?

Any help great appreciated Image
by Fraz101
11 Dec 2018, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Gear cable barrel adjuster

I only lost the barrel adjuster because I left it screwed into the shifter after the snapped cable was removed.

It must have unscrewed whilst using my bike!

It was still there after I removed the cable,before going to the shop for a replacement.
by Fraz101
11 Dec 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Gear cable barrel adjuster

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This is where it frays and snaps.
by Fraz101
11 Dec 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Gear cable barrel adjuster

Got one at my local recyc a bike, I used to help out there about 4 years ago so I know the guy,had loads lying around.

All fixed now, incidentally can anyone shed any light as to why I’m going through about 2 cables/year?

Everyone snaps at the ball end of the cable inside the shifter?
by Fraz101
10 Dec 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Gear cable barrel adjuster

Thanks Brucey

As always you have the correct answer!

It’s the front derailleur cable adjuster.

The link you attached is the same one

Cheers!
by Fraz101
10 Dec 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Re: Gear cable barrel adjuster

Not sure what sti pod is?

It was screwed into the shifter on the handle bars and it’s unwound itself whilst cycling and fell out.

I’ll take a pic and go to my local recyc a bike tomorrow
by Fraz101
10 Dec 2018, 7:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear cable barrel adjuster
Replies: 13
Views: 686

Gear cable barrel adjuster

So my front derailleur cable snapped on my commuter bike at the weekend. I took the cable off as it was dragging,until I got time to go get a replacement.

I got the replacement tonight and noticed the barrel adjuster has unthreaded whilst cycling and has came out!!!!!

Dammmit!!! So a quick trip to halfords at 6pm to grab one, gets home and it’s too big! It was a M7 barrel adjuster.

They didn’t have a smaller one so I’m going to have to go to another bike shop tomorrow.

I’m assuming it’s an m5 adjuster I neeed? It’s a shimano ez fire shifter on my Giant mtb
by Fraz101
2 Oct 2018, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar extension options
Replies: 16
Views: 1030

Bar extension options

I have a Giant Rapid 1 and during the summer I had a few issues with numbness of my fingers which we discussed on here.

I was wondering what options I have to put bar ends on my bike?

What would you all recommend,it’s just really to give me an alternative position to hold whilst on longer cycles. Image
by Fraz101
11 Sep 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Care
Replies: 82
Views: 6906

Re: Chain Care

Doesn’t removing the chain all the time cause damage/west to the link?
by Fraz101
5 Sep 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant rapid 1 squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

cycleruk wrote:Would recommend stripping and making sure that there is enough clearance in the cup. Also check that there is grease in the bearings.
Is there any play in the headset?
Parktool video:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4iddLaL8I

There’s no play. Like I say the bike has done about 400miles from new and is 2 years old

Any idea how I go about stripping that headset?
by Fraz101
5 Sep 2018, 7:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant rapid 1 squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Figured out it was from here

Sprayed with lube and it’s gone!
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by Fraz101
5 Sep 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant rapid 1 squeak
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

peetee wrote:It's probably the cables rubbing against the frame or each other. Lubricate the interfaces with a bit of vaseline.


Definitely not the cables

I’ve moved them and it’s still there. Sounds as though it’s inside the fork tube?