2009 Carrera Fury

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chrisjnr19
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Postby chrisjnr19 » Mon May 16, 2011 20:14 pm

Go on amazon, and buy a heavy duty oxford lock (they're about £30 but almost certainly worth it, a bit of a pain to carry around though) Anyone who sees that on your bike, will not even go near it.
You said you were 'walking the bike home'. Why not ride it??
I have had to take the train with my bike several times in the mornings, and I have stood next to it in the clear area next to the doors, with no complaints from other commuters. I would not recommend simply putting the bike "anywhere" as this will make the already disgruntled commuters even more annoyed, as well as making yourself look like a bit of an inconsiderate pr****.
Good luck anyway :)

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Postby shukur » Thu May 19, 2011 19:28 pm

wow thanks, well, I looked at the oxford bike locks and they are about £50 on eBay, expensive! also, I don't know if you can do this but, have you seen motorcycle disk locks with alarms? well I was wondering if that was worth a try as well, does anyone think this is possible?

as for walking the bike home, the gears were slipping as I had taken it out of the shop and he said the gears need to stretch or something, I took it out today after 5 days and the gears slip, is this normal on any new bike? I tried making a video for it to post on here for a new blog called, Carrera Fury 09 '18 (2011) Pictures & Videos, but I can't seem to get the video right because I don't know how to explain each part on the bike, as for pictures, I took loads of them.

I need to buy somethings for the bike but, I'll have to create that new blog in a moment I guess. Well,s I walked home with the bike and as I was doing just that, everyone was staring, cars, the bike is a head turner, now, I just can't understand why people are selling their Carrera Furys all of a sudden, it's literally stupid, they make excuses like, "bought it a month ago and the wife said you don't use it so, why not get rid of it?"

anyway, what I need now is a replacement for that seat hmmm I think I'll create that post!

Oh and I had to move the bottom bracket from right to left, just a bit more to the side of the frame because the wheel was catching the gear or brake cable and I thought it was going to snap, good thinking, that's mission solved, my Carrera Fury is safe in that aspect.

I appreciated everyone's advice, just leave me some more, on my new blog hehe :)

I'll paste the new post/blog link in here and whoever wants to join, can join.
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Postby leaflite » Thu May 19, 2011 20:50 pm

shukur wrote:
Oh and I had to move the bottom bracket from right to left, just a bit more to the side of the frame because the wheel was catching the gear or brake cable and I thought it was going to snap.
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WTF! How the hell did you manage to move the bottom bracket from right to left?!!! Its screwed into the frame! You didnt try and bend the frame or something did you?

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Postby shukur » Thu May 19, 2011 20:58 pm

It's not lol, look underneath the frame, there's 2 holes on the bracket and you can just unscrew it as there is already one hole in the frame, just underneath and next to where the pedal crank goes on, and, you just move the bracket and put the screw in to the 2nd hole the bracket has, then, it gives you more room for a tyre width bigger than 2.3, you can get a 2.4 in there now.

I think Kaytronika mentioned it hers broke or something and she was waiting for it to get replaced. It's that little plastic thing that goes underneath ya frame which holds 2 cable wires that run right along the lower frame all the way to the top near the stem base of the fork.

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Postby shukur » Thu May 19, 2011 22:45 pm

Here guys, here is the new blog, check it out!

read the story and feel free to comment, follow the pics, videos will be on its way. if pics arent working let me know!

thanks

http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopi ... 1#16956181

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Postby kaytronika » Thu May 19, 2011 23:09 pm

I'm a he, you appear to be talking about the gear cable guide. The bottom bracket broke on my bike, that's the metal axle that holds the crank arms and screws into the frame.


Looks like this

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Postby shukur » Thu May 19, 2011 23:12 pm

ooh no, the other bracket, under neath the picture which you just showed me, its where the 2 gear cables are


my new fury blog >> http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopi ... 5#16956225

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Postby kaytronika » Tue May 24, 2011 18:41 pm

Apologies to those who aren't really interested in Carrera Furys, but after a few pages of questions I thought I'd put some better pics online.

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New saddle, hoping my ars* will thank me for it.


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Replaced BB lathered with Halfords' finest Bikehut purple grease. They managed to coat half the frame too for measure. The paint on the cranks is thinner than Madonna's spindly arms.


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Eventually I'll get round to taking the cassette off and skimming that plastic guard thing.


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Starting to pick up the odd scuff and scratch now. Ah well.


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I don't like the gold in the decals, would have prefered a grey/silver colour. Not losing sleep though.


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Mmmm arty
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Postby shukur » Tue May 24, 2011 20:16 pm

Nice pictures, loving the green, I still think you paid a bit too much for the KCNC quick release, I bet that was about £12-14?

The KCNC bolt on lever was cheaper and better, you have a lot of scratches on the bike, why haven't you got a chain guard for the sharp edges?

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Postby getonyourbike » Tue May 24, 2011 20:41 pm

shukur wrote:Nice pictures, loving the green, I still think you paid a bit too much for the KCNC quick release, I bet that was about £12-14?

The KCNC bolt on lever was cheaper and better, you have a lot of scratches on the bike, why haven't you got a chain guard for the sharp edges?
Why are you trying to 'teach' people about what you obviously know nothing about? kaytronika obviously knows more about bikes, parts and other miscellaneous (I doubt you can spell that) things to do with riding than you, which ia apparent.

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Postby shukur » Tue May 24, 2011 20:43 pm

*is not ia :mrgreen:

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Postby getonyourbike » Tue May 24, 2011 20:46 pm

shukur wrote:*is not ia :mrgreen:
which is a typo not an obvious lack of spelling knowledge. See, I can use fancy words to confuse your simple brain and I must be about 5 years younger than you.

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Postby kaytronika » Tue May 24, 2011 20:47 pm

shukur wrote:Nice pictures, loving the green, I still think you paid a bit too much for the KCNC quick release, I bet that was about £12-14?


The KCNC quick release was the cheapest branded seat clamp I found in green... Branded by a company I knew anyway.

shukur wrote:The KCNC bolt on lever was cheaper and better, you have a lot of scratches on the bike, why haven't you got a chain guard for the sharp edges?


I already had a black bolt on QR clamp, it came with the bike... You'll find one on yours too... But as I've mentioned before I like to vary the height of my seat post when I ride... Higher for when I'm climbing, lower for downhill. With the standard clamp or a green bolt one I'd need to pull out an allen key every time I changed heights.

A chain guard? You mean one of these?
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They come on budget bikes... I have no need for them because I don't cycle in baggy trousers. I cycle in baggy shorts or tight fitting padded leggings in extreme cold.

As for the scratches, bikes get scratched... Especially when you use them.



On a side note, I also addressed the headset today, which felt a little notchy on turning the bars... Just loosened it off a little... and lowered the bars by 1cm, will see how I get on with that at the weekend.

Also ordered some semi-slick tyres as I'm signing up to do the Manchester to Blackpool in July for charity through work.
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Postby kaytronika » Sat May 28, 2011 15:44 pm

Semi slick tyres turned up, did 25 miles on them... Massive difference in handling on road as you'd expect... Plus I might have hit a few drop offs on them for fun.
Rode along the Liverpool Loop line... It's been turned in to part of the trans-pennine trail and as you get to the end somebody has put in some drops and tabletops in the woods. It'd be rude not to give them a go! Funny how you find stuff to ride where you least expect it.

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Back to knobbles for Monday's ride in Delamere I think.

Made a mistake while ordering the tyres, ordered 16" for some reason... I followed it up with an e-mail to the supplier who quickly changed the order, then yesterday both as 16" and 26" pair arrived. I'm an honest bloke so I'll send the 16" back.
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Postby shukur » Sat May 28, 2011 17:32 pm

kaytronika wrote:
shukur wrote:Nice pictures, loving the green, I still think you paid a bit too much for the KCNC quick release, I bet that was about £12-14?


The KCNC quick release was the cheapest branded seat clamp I found in green... Branded by a company I knew anyway.

shukur wrote:The KCNC bolt on lever was cheaper and better, you have a lot of scratches on the bike, why haven't you got a chain guard for the sharp edges?


I already had a black bolt on QR clamp, it came with the bike... You'll find one on yours too... But as I've mentioned before I like to vary the height of my seat post when I ride... Higher for when I'm climbing, lower for downhill. With the standard clamp or a green bolt one I'd need to pull out an allen key every time I changed heights.

A chain guard? You mean one of these?
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They come on budget bikes... I have no need for them because I don't cycle in baggy trousers. I cycle in baggy shorts or tight fitting padded leggings in extreme cold.

As for the scratches, bikes get scratched... Especially when you use them.



On a side note, I also addressed the headset today, which felt a little notchy on turning the bars... Just loosened it off a little... and lowered the bars by 1cm, will see how I get on with that at the weekend.

Also ordered some semi-slick tyres as I'm signing up to do the Manchester to Blackpool in July for charity through work.


Yes I meant one of them, chain ring guards, doesn't matter if you don't need one, do you wear shorts all year round and even for work whilst you ride it to work, if you work?

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Postby bonezy » Sat May 28, 2011 21:35 pm

The paint on the cranks is thinner than Madonna's spindly arms.


:lol:

Nice thread, apart from the odd interjection :roll: and a nice bike. I've just upgraded to Epicons on my Hardrock, how do you find them? I can't test them properly yet as I've managed to break my little finger :x

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Postby kaytronika » Sat May 28, 2011 21:37 pm

No complaints about the Epicons, so much better than my last fork .. terrible Judy TT thing that pogod
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Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat May 28, 2011 21:39 pm

nice :D

I'm a bit fan of the Fury.. Bought my dad one a while back and taken it on a few rides. Brilliant piece of kit for the ££

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Postby getonyourbike » Sat May 28, 2011 21:42 pm

The Northern Monkey wrote:nice :D

I'm a bit fan of the Fury.. Bought my dad one a while back and taken it on a few rides. Brilliant piece of kit for the ££
that, it is. I love mine. saddle up and it makes a nice all day XC machine and with it dropped I'm happy to kick it around the streets (I'm trying to learn a few trials skills, as well as drops) and the DH course.

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Postby chrisjnr19 » Sun May 29, 2011 16:59 pm

Wow, for pity's sake 'getonyourbike' grow up!
Your constant critical attitude to people who you consider to be superior to, is becoming increasingly irritating. I mean,
lack of spelling knowledge
ridiculous.
THEN you try and use words about which you have little knowledge of their grammatical application. incorrectly (the example being the misuse of the word "miscellaneous")
I would recommend a serious lesson in 'growing up'. AND stop using the excuse of you age to justify your ridicule of other forum members whom you percieve to be' older' than yourself.
There are many more individuals on here who are of similair if not equal age to you, who behave in a much more mature manner than yourself. :(

I apologise 'kaytronika' for this little intrusion. :)


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