in other news, i'm loving the white bike. here before adding my fenders:
the suspension is nice. rides so smooth. the damping on the blue bike suspension must have been toast cause it was so bouncy... i've got the blue bike in dry dock for repairs now, and swapped out the rear suspension with a new fox RC shock. i also finally put the rebuilt dorado's on, and they're not bad, from initial testing:
the black one, for those paying attention, is just a frame hanging from the ceiling still, waiting for another day.
i've got new magura MT2's on the white bike, but am actually not too happy with them. there's way too much travel in the lever for the rear brake. grips find at the end of travel, but for example, if i pull the lever with two fingers, the lever hits my other fingers on the bar, so to really stop fast, i need to use all four fingers to get them out of the way.
do they just need more oil? not sure how to adjust them to shorten the travel... please advise.
i pulled down the hayes stroker ace brakes that seized up after a salty winter to see if i could clean them up. unbelievable horrible mess that salt caused...
i'm trying to decide if it's worth it to buy new pistons/seals. i actually don't even have a big enough allen wrench to remove the piston, and do i need a special tool to take these apart and replace them?
oh, and lastly, remember the hall that acted up? i thought it might have popped out of the slot. no, it was wedged in there fine, but had totally died. must have been a runt that couldn't handle a little heat, ~300F. replaced it and all good.