Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Rebuild or replacing wear items
So my 2011 is officially 5 years old and hasn't exactly had the easiest life living outside and all. I'm wondering if and when you folks with older bikes have rebuilt or replaced your rubber components and non-service oils e.g. brakes, coolant hoses, fork oil, rear shock maintenance.
The rubber on my calipers seems fine and I've re-greased the slider pins twice in the 5 years, front forks aren't leaking, neither is the rear shock (preload works fine), coolant hoses aren't cracking or leaking. I don't want these to go out when I'm on a long trip, but I also don't want to spend a few hundred bucks rebuilding my front calipers if I don't need to (I guess I could do a 4 pot upgrade). When should the front fork oil be replaced anyways?
What say you? Leave it or start rebuilding before it becomes an issue?
Last edited by Copernicus; 04-19-2017 at 11:06 AM.