I had that issue and tightened the fasteners that hold the mid drive unit. Seems to have solved the problem.
Yes I've had the same issue, these bikes are definitely divas and require a lot of regular maintenance if you ride a lot. I reset mine after two months of riding and it seemed to be holding at last tire change but I'll check it again soon.
I have the exact same issue! I went to two different bike shops who said they had no idea what was wrong and suggested the whole frame was slightly warped!I have an issue that looks like a design issue with the frame. I noticed the rear wheel was on an angle when I first did a test ride, I got the LBS to build a new bike up which looked ok and thats what I've got. 160km later and the rear wheel is on an angle and rubbing the left chain stay. Had a look at home tonight a found a few things. The left rear drop out also has the derailed hanger in it. This is held in place by one bolt and replicates the cutout on the frame. But theres room for the hanger to move. Unfortunately the axel on the rear wheel only extends into the hanger portion of the drop out and not in to the frame portion.
So over time with a few bumps, and torque from the motor the dropper gets rotated forward a fraction. This then rotates the wheel alignment and the gape between the tyre and the left chain stay decreases....mmmmm
Have you tried tightening the QR’s? They can be an issue.My bike has gotten really creaky when pedaling hard, anyone else have this issue?
It seems to be in the bottom bracket or drive unit/mounts. All the external bolts are tight. Not seat or handlebar related, also not related to chain tension or wheels. Can replicate it in a repair stand.
Gonna have to take it in to the shop when I’m not working all day every day. Just wondering if anyone else had the same problem.
Update: My back ordered MIK deck FINALLY arrived after waiting for a couple of months and my panniers now fit much better, worth getting one if you have Ortleib back roller classics.I was hoping to be able to use the integrated rack without having to purchase the MIK deck as I really like the clean lines of the rack. Unfortunately my large back roller classic Ortlieb panniers don't quite work. They *almost* fit but I'm worried about cable rub on the drive train side and also my heels catch on the bags sometimes (admittedly I do have big feet). I've ordered the MIK deck so hopefully that solves my issues without me having to shell out for new panniers (which would be a real shame as I am very happy with my Ortliebs).
You know you can get presta to schrader adaptors right? https://www.99bikes.com.au/valve-adapter-presta-to-svHaven't posted up here for a while. My bike has always creaked - due to rider excess weight or so I thought !!!
Took the bike cross country few weeks ago and got multiple punctures from 'bindii eye prickles'. So I've installed extra thick inner tubes and swapped to schrader valves. I had to drill my rims a little using an 8mm to get the valve stem through. I changed valves as I don't carry a pump and might need to use a forecourt air pump. One side effect is that the tyres stay fully inflated for longer and don't drop pressure !
Thanks for the heads up but no I didn't know that. Must be too old school ?You know you can get presta to schrader adaptors right? https://www.99bikes.com.au/valve-adapter-presta-to-sv
At least it will be easier to inflate than the presta valves, I still hate loosening them then making sure the pump head is on properly.Thanks for the heads up but no I didn't know that. Must be too old school ?
Oh well nothing was irreversibility damaged.
To bleed brakes you will need the shimano bleed kit, bleed block, tools to remove brake pads and push back the piston fully. Allen keys to remove bolts on brake lever and caliper to connect bleed kit.Firstly, this has been a helpful conversation to read, thanks for sharing all of your advice!
Anyway, two weeks ago I ditched my vehicle commute and purchased a Quick E+ 2019 - 45kph New Zealand version. Test-rode loads of bikes, none came close to the ride quality, aesthetics (and speed). Absolutely loving it so far, even though winter in Auckland is not the best time to start cycling (unless you love rain). 14km in 23min, average trip speed 35kph. Far quicker than in a car so I'm happy as.
I'm new to cycling so i'm still getting used to the bumpy ride on a commuter style bike ... considering a suspension seatpost but we'll see if I harden up after a few months of riding. Ordered a Giant MIK Rack Deck (2 month back-order), ridiculous that the Quick-e doesn't ship with this part as standard.
Has anyone got any advice/tips for bleeding / tweaking hydraulic breaks? (Shimano BR-MT501). My rear breaks have somehow gone a bit spongy (more-so than the front). They're still stopping fine, I just need to pull them further than i'd prefer.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
You should be taking your bike back to the shop in a few weeks for the free 1 month service, get them to look at / bleed the brakes for you then.Has anyone got any advice/tips for bleeding / tweaking hydraulic breaks? (Shimano BR-MT501). My rear breaks have somehow gone a bit spongy (more-so than the front). They're still stopping fine, I just need to pull them further than i'd prefer.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
I purchased from Evolution Cycles in Auckland (nation-wide cycle chain in New Zealand), and they have discontinued their free post-purchase tuneup "because people were abusing it".... ummm yea, abusing it? Beats me how customers can abuse a free service. Pretty useless of them right?You should be taking your bike back to the shop in a few weeks for the free 1 month service, get them to look at / bleed the brakes for you then.
Haha what a joke, do they mean that people were actually bringing their bikes in for a service? I see that they sell service plans, so they are probably forcing people to buy those.I purchased from Evolution Cycles in Auckland (nation-wide cycle chain in New Zealand), and they have discontinued their free post-purchase tuneup "because people were abusing it".... ummm yea, abusing it? Beats me how customers can abuse a free service. Pretty useless of them right?
They're definitely going for the up-sell on the service plans, pretty lame since i've already spent thousands with them. Your comment about Giant Sydney not tuning your bike reminded me of when I went to pick up my Quick-E+ ... the rear mud guard & rack assembly was quite crooked which meant the mudguard was angled an inch off to the left of the back tyre. I pointed this out and they replied "what was my problem with it?" (WTF?)... then tried to blame it on Giant's manufacturing tolerances. Obviously it was not good enough so I stood my ground and they reluctantly agreed to fix it. Came back in a few hours and it was set correctly. I'm pretty new to this cycle thing.... so far my experience of cycle stores hasn't been particularly positive.Haha what a joke, do they mean that people were actually bringing their bikes in for a service? I see that they sell service plans, so they are probably forcing people to buy those.
Mind you I wasn't impressed with Giant Sydney city, on the first ride home I had to adjust the gears when I got home because they didn't even tune the bike on assembly.
I talked to John at Giant NZ and they said "Unfortunately they are unavailable and will be for a while we have about 6 on back order with Giant and are waiting for them. They have no ETA"Anyone had any update on MIK rack adapters recently for ANZ or are they still on the forever backorder?