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  1. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    According to FSA, they now recommend use of loctite 641 between the end of the axle and left crank arm. This applies to their carbon cranksets with megaexo BB. They supposedly include a small tube of the stuff with newly purchased cranksets. However, if you don't have any, good luck in...
  2. eliu

    Manitou platinum R7 wear?

    I weigh about 69kg. I was considering a Fox racing shock but was trying to keep the weight down. In addition, there are great deals on ebay for a new r7 for around $265 compared to a comparable Fox fork which is typically $450+. However, I don't want to deal with the same problem if it's an...
  3. eliu

    Manitou platinum R7 wear?

    I have a 2006 manitou R7 platinum which I purchased used from ebay. For the last several rides I've noticed fore/aft fork leg flexing when braking. This is both visible and felt when I brake. I have avid juicy carbon brakes with 160 rotors. Headset has been checked and is tight. Is this a...
  4. eliu

    Seeking advice for new bike.

    To add to your decision making woes, how about the Titus Motolite with 5 inches of travel? I am 5'5", weigh 154 lbs. and ride a Titus Racer-X 100 which has seen trails in California and Moab,Ut. and handled them all very well. However, for the stuff in Moab, I would have preferred an extra...
  5. eliu

    Tires for Moab

    Going to riding in Moab, UT for the first time next week. Not sure exactly what trails we will tackle but I'm pretty sure that we will not be at slickrock. Just wanted to know what kind of tires would be best for most of the trails in Moab. Currently riding a Racer-x 100 with Kenda Nevegal...
  6. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    I had sent my SLK compact crankset back to FSA. after checking it out, they said that everything looked fine but sent be a new left crank arm and crankarm bolt with loctite applied. So far so good, no creak or loosening of the crankarm. The other thing they said to make sure of is the face of...
  7. eliu

    integrated fork with non integrated headset?

    Just purchased a new Ligero frame from Titus. Unfortunately Titus sent an integrated Reynolds Ouzo Pro with carbon steerer tube instead of a non integrated fork. I have a threadless Chris King Headset. My question is will the integrated fork work well with the non-integreated headset? LBS...
  8. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    Thanks for the advice. I will try that tomorrow and see what happens.
  9. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    Hopefully my last update. Apparently my lastest creak is not coming from the bb/crankset. BB/crankset are holding fast without any problems thus far. Upon further inspection, the noise may have something to do with my rolf prima elan rear wheel. I switched the wheel out to my Mavic Kysrium...
  10. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    Well here is my update. Everything was reinstalled, initially without the left crush washer as per FSA, however, without the washer there is a 2 mm gap between the left bb cup and the bb shell. This can't be right, so I put the crush washer back on which filled up the gap. Torqued crankbolt...
  11. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    Ok, I received my crankset back from FSA with a new left crank arm and new crank bolt with loctite on it and with a letter that stated the following: "I thoroughly inspected your crankset and found all components to be within tolerance..... It may be necessary to check the frame for...
  12. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    You are correct. In addition to checking the bottom bracket shell size, FSA also said that they had applied loctite to the new crankbolt. Hope this does the trick for me as well. Thanks.
  13. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    I spoke with FSA and they said that the crankset and bottom bracket were all ok. Nevertheless they are sending it back with a new left crankarm and bolt. They suggested that I check the size of my frames bb shell and if it is just a millimeter more than 68, to remove the washer on the left...
  14. eliu

    wound up carbon fork 1 1/8

    Does anyone know where in the Southern California area I can check out a wound up carbon fork 1 1/8 threadless?
  15. eliu

    vittoria unlimited full carbon sizing

    Does anyone have these shoes? What do you think about them and is the fit and sizing similar to the Sidi Energy shoes? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
  16. eliu

    Compact crankset

    I've had my FSA SLK compact cranks with megaexo BB for 2 months. In that time I kept having an issue with either the BB cups coming loose or the crankarm bolt coming loose in spite of being torque to specs as provided by FSA. Called FSA and they asked me to ship them back. Will let you know...
  17. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    I spoke with Sam at FSA who advised me to send the crankset back to them. I will keep you all posted on what they say. Customer service with FSA has been excellent so far.
  18. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    Thanks for the update. Hopefully your squeaking problems are a thing of the past. My LBS didn't think that that would be as much of a problem with a titanium frame. I will put in a call to FSA tomorrow and hopefully receive some helpful advice. I will post the contents of our talk ASAP. Let...
  19. eliu

    FSA slk crankset/bb clicking

    I have a new FSA slk compact carbon crankset on a Merlin extralight. Cranks were fine until recently when they developed a "creak/clicking" sound which occurs only while pedaling. It seems to be coming from the bottom bracket and resonates through the frame. Megaexo bottom bracket and crank...
  20. eliu

    Reynold Ouzo Pro Fork Rake?

    How do you determine the fork rake on a Reynolds Ouzo Pro with carbon steerer(for integrated headset). It came with my custom Merlin but I lost the printout which gave me the specs. Are the numbers located somewhere on the steerer tube or is there some way to accurately measure this? Thanks.