- Kent, UK
Landrover Discovery Santiago
Can you post a picture?RaghavanSpecialized Hardrock Comp Disc '05
Currently unusuable because the rear derailler got smashed off by the spokes apparently.
Besides that crummy ol' derailleur, that bike can take a beating. Jump it everyday.
I feel for you dude. Having anything stolen sucks!Slick Rick
Bad news, my bikes been stolen!!
I'm not sure when it was taken but it was probably during the weekend while we were away at Birmingham for a birthday. It was in my garage at the time which we usually lock but my younger brother is really careless and is always in and out of there so i think he left the door unlocked.
Here's the only pic i have of it, taken with a crappy phone:
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Anyway, my advice to you is to always lock up your bike and don't flash it around. I feel kind of angry knowing i cant have a nice bike just because of the area i live in.
X5.I've seen Saracen bikes before and they aren't too bad, seem to be a decent brand
Yeah, they should be strong. I take it they're mechanical (cable operated) and not hydraulic?Slick Rick... If any of you have disk brakes, Are yours strong i.e stronger than v brakes and is there anything you do to them to keep them maintained and working properly. Thanks!
Good job.Slick RickIve been in the garage for 2 hours trying to fix the disk brake
Here's what i did: First i took the brake unit off and cleaned it in soapy water and then spun the wheel with the disk part still on. While the wheel was spinning i got a marker and held it up to the disk so it just brushed the disk. Where the marker's mark was thin i used some pliers and bent that part of the disk away from the wheel. I then cleaned off the marker and started again until the mark made by the marker was even all the way round the disk. Next i got some strong cellulose thinners and cleaned the disk and the pads to dissolve any grease. Finally i put all the parts back together and adjusted the brake cable and position.
I took the bike for a spin and it is much better than before, the brake is much sharper now but still isn't completely straight so i cant have the pads running too close to the disk.
Im exhausted and ive got cuts all over my hands so now im going to take a well earned break