Alright guys... started tinkering with my Rincon today. I pulled the Tech sheets on my Tektro Factory Discs. That really helped out a lot. I have them adjusted per spec and they work very well. I had them close the other day.. but now they are much more precise. My rear rotor is warped I'd say about .1-.2mm so I had to leave the pad spread that much more open, but they work fine and it's no big deal.
Next I repacked the front bearings. Figured I'd get familiar with the hubs and their workings. Well I'm a bit ticked off confused as to why i have old school loose ball bearings?! I thought these wheels/hubs whould have the sealed cartridge bearings. Which in my experience are a lot better. So take it apart and carefully remove the grease seal b/c I have to re-use bing I don't have a new set... use some brake parts cleaner to clean out the old grease and such... and clean the bearings off in a cup. I noticed the cups inside have what loook to be some hot spots. Discoloration, but no pitting. The original grease was some yellowish/amber grease. In the bearing area it had turned kind of grey. So I put everything back together with some Valvoline Synpower grease. Now when I spin the wheel I hear some noise from the bearings... The wheel spins VERY well though. So I'm a bit worried as to if something is wrong with the cups... or something. Any ideas?
Ok, On to the Gear system. I pulled the Tech sheets for my shimano front & Rear Derailers. Start on the front one. It was *-eyed. so I adjust it per tech sheet and on the last step F'k it all up. When adjusting the "H" setting on the outer chain ring... it doesn't have enough adjustment. The derailer will not go "outward" enought to clear the chain properly. So after messing with the H set screw I begin playing with the cable that controls the derailer. NOW it's all F'ked up and I'm not sure what the heck is going on. I don't have enough Outward movement of the piece. it's like the Damn thing need to have more range of mobility. Low setting was fine.... what the heck happen to high?
I was going to adjust the rear.. but heck I didn't get the front done. Really need some help with this front derailer. I'm very mechanically inclined and can't figure it out. Like I said. My opinion is the front derailer doesn't work for the setup or something. the 3 chain rings are to far outward in relation to the seat post pipe.