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    I fixed my rear brakes that sounded like a damn trumpet. Hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim2103 View Post
    I fixed my rear brakes that sounded like a damn trumpet. Hopefully.
    How did you fix them? I am having a similar issue.

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    Just a short ride around my neighborhood, I didn't have much time before work. It was a great way to start the day! I can't wait to ride again tomorrow.

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    I learned not to try consecutive drops and rock gardens while going through a descending corner, doing so with my suntour fork turns the bike into a bronco. As fun as the rodeo was, I don't think I'll trying that again anytime soon. I'm still surprised I managed to stay on the bike, though I think tomorrow I'm gonna have 2 flat tires from going through 12 foot or so of thorn bushes in the hopes of getting the bike back up and on the singletrack. I still had a blast though.

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    Replaced the BB on my daily. Came super close to lobbing it over the fence after the 20min job turned into an hour long epic. Convinced myself not to, as I like having a bike that doesn't attract attention when locked up in the city. Sometimes I think a new bike would be nice during the week, but that's why I have my Anthem for the weekends.

    Old BB was a sealed square taper jobby.

    Wasnt sealed when I went to remove it. Never seen a sealed bottom bracket come out in bits. Explains the crunch/squeak I was getting on the ride home the day before. Glad I didn't try and power through it, and took it steady. I suspect it had never been replaced before as screwing it back in was a mission in itself. Thought I was cross threading it, so took me a number of attempts to make sure it was fine before committing to tightening it back up again.

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    After hitting the trail, five minutes in took a spill. Got up started pedaling up a hill and snap. Broken chain. Luckily not too far from a bike shop. Village bicycles on Warrick blvd. In Newport News, Va. gave me the hook-up. 3 dollars and 30 minutes later was back hitting the trails with a vengence. All in all was a good day.
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    Ride it, got it dirty and cleaned it

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    What did i do today..... Been riding my new bike without the steerer cut while i decided on what height I wanted. Finally decided on the height. Measured, took the fork off, got set-up and my 8.999 month pregnant wife decided we needed to go have the baby. I tried to stall her so that I could finish my bike, but no the baby had to come before the bike(whatever). Anyway, 90 minutes later she decided it was a false alarm. Came home, remeasured my steerer, forgot the headset height this time and cut my steerer in the wrong place. Anyway, new fork is on order as of this morning and I learned yet another valuable life lesson. At 11pm after rushing to the hospital, cutting a steerer tube is a bad idea....

    That's what I did on my mountain bike today!

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    I dusted it off .a bit .Its been idle a long time

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    Sat on my seat, got a boner because I haven't ridden for two weeks due to injury. Today is the day that I will re acquaint myself with my steed.

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    I lubed up my chain for the first time last night(since I bought it) and went for a ride.

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    put upgrades on. will post pic when I get 10 posts.

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    Rode at snowbasin for a nice 12 mile ride, low key in preparation for a 5k foot climbing day tommorow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymitch View Post
    What did i do today..... Been riding my new bike without the steerer cut while i decided on what height I wanted. Finally decided on the height. Measured, took the fork off, got set-up and my 8.999 month pregnant wife decided we needed to go have the baby. I tried to stall her so that I could finish my bike, but no the baby had to come before the bike(whatever). Anyway, 90 minutes later she decided it was a false alarm. Came home, remeasured my steerer, forgot the headset height this time and cut my steerer in the wrong place. Anyway, new fork is on order as of this morning and I learned yet another valuable life lesson. At 11pm after rushing to the hospital, cutting a steerer tube is a bad idea....

    That's what I did on my mountain bike today!
    Yup. Measure 2x, cut 1x. And if you take a break after measuring, re - measure again!

    Hell, measure it 3 times!

    Today I picked up a wireless odometer/speedo for the mountain bike but ran out of time and desire to install it. That will be tomorrow I hope....
    Remember when we were kids and our Mom's said we could not play in the mud? I'm making up for it now!!

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    since i have a 97 cannondale m500, i did a threadless adapter and new/used stem.

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    Got rid of that freaking creak!

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    25 kms of single track at hardwood hills in Orillia Ontario. It was awesome

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    Rode 11 miles on a local trail, my longest ride yet. Felt great, can't wait to go longer!

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    29 miles around Annadel
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    Just stared at my bike. It was 105 degrees today.

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    5k of climbing today over 29 miles, left me with a sore butt!

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    13 miles of trail. 4.5 hours. Over half of that was "moving time". Getting better... one day at a time. Maybe I'll try some easier trails next time.

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    15 miles before my BB gave up the ghost
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    I went on my first solo ride yesterday - short 8 miles on a beginners trail (Carbon Canyon SoCal) but it was awesome I could push myself harder and felt more relaxed - don't get me wrong I like riding with my more experienced buddies but since they flaked, I took a chance and went on my own and had a blast!
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    Did a Complete tear down, deep clean, and rebuild on my 97 Moab. All new Jagwire ripcord cables, New IG Chain, Broke one of the spring arms on my 1st. gen Avid Single digits in the process (any body got a source for new ones?) Next task is to do a teardown and rebuild of my Manitou Bulge fs-ti fork! Looking forward to actually using it now!

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    I was pretty pumped about riding 3 hours and 30 miles of trails over the weekend. I feel like I am ready to try my fist race.
    Now if I can only find that damned clicking before I go completely insane!!! Crank is clicking while under power...sometimes only 2-3 click per turn but seems to get worse the dirtier I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowfish View Post
    I was pretty pumped about riding 3 hours and 30 miles of trails over the weekend. I feel like I am ready to try my fist race.
    Now if I can only find that damned clicking before I go completely insane!!! Crank is clicking while under power...sometimes only 2-3 click per turn but seems to get worse the dirtier I get.
    Good luck!

    I spent about 3 or 4 hours on Saturday getting rid of a creak.

    Still have no idea what it actually was, but after pulling my cranks 4 times, pulling my chainring bolts (2 of which were broken, but not causing the creak), degreasing and lubing everything to include suspension bearings, IT IS GONE!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowfish View Post
    I was pretty pumped about riding 3 hours and 30 miles of trails over the weekend. I feel like I am ready to try my fist race.
    Now if I can only find that damned clicking before I go completely insane!!! Crank is clicking while under power...sometimes only 2-3 click per turn but seems to get worse the dirtier I get.
    Bottom bracket....remove, clean, regrease. That's what mine was doing.

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    I looked at it...
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    Bowfish--- those creeks can be anything.. Your going to have to fix one thing-- then go test-- then fix another then go test.. First off-- clean everything and tighten the ring bolts.. Also make sure your pedals are not loose.. Ill pull my pedals off --grease the threads and put them back on.. Go ride-- still creaks.. Take the crank off and clean and lube everything including the threads(if you have the tool to pull the cups off-- those cups can loosen up so make sure after you lube them to really hunker them down).. Now all clean and lubed-- bb-cranks-spindle-bearing surfaces--put it all back together and tighten everything up.. Go ride-- still creaking? Pull the seat post and lube it -- put it back in-- go ride-- still creaking.. Lube your seat rails-- re-tighten-- go ride.. still creaking? Lube the RD hanger (was just reading about a guy that his rd and the hanger is where his creak was coming from).. Also make sure your rear wheel is on tight.. Believe it or not-- ive done pretty much all i wrote here before only to realize my rear axel was a bit loose lol.. DOhhhhhh.. Oh well at least i knew all was tight and lubed and clean lol.. GL finding your creaks..

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    Today, I built up my carbon frame. No time to ride it
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    Didn't get a chance to ride today because of the storms bombarding the east coast today. I did however get a chance to change the stock tires on my F7 to WTB Velociraptors. Can't wait to hit the trails.
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    I put semi-slicks on it and went for a road ride.

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    Dropped my wheels off at LBS to get trued out
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    Took my Raleigh build out for another shakedown run before hitting the trails this weekend. Managed to find some mild dirt trails on accident as well. I now know I need a firmer spring for the Tora, a new rebound damper, and I have to track down an annoying popping noise that I have no idea where it's coming from (I'm suspecting it's my crappy pedals).

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    I put some new shoes on my HT.




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    did 23 miles with the kinds sleeping behind me in the trailer... two hours later did about 8 miles on the tracks!

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    Rode into work, 3.5 miles give or take a few points. Realized my allergies are making this steep climb suck more than normal.

    After work rode home, thankfully downhill until I hit the home stretch then it's another suck ass hill. Yay for Kentucky hills......

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    Put a new rear tire on and got my gear ready for a nice ride tomorrow after work.
    Cheers

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    I test fitted the Reba fork to my '08 RH Disc.






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    I rode about a dozen miles at the Reforestation Camp in Suamico WI...just North of Green Bay. Great place to ride!
    Remember when we were kids and our Mom's said we could not play in the mud? I'm making up for it now!!

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    Rode the River Bottoms Trail along the Minnesota River in Bloomington, MN
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    Got busy on a local trail and threw down on 14 miles if fun.

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    Rode the last two nights... today installed a quick release seat clamp
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    Rode for 15 miles my longest ride yet!

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    Took my new ride out for the first time..
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    Got to the trails, only to discover that they're closed today due to wet conditions. Waste of 2 hours...

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Raining cats and dogs here, so the trails will be a swamp...again....
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    Bought a 2013 Trek Mamba yesterday and went out for my first ride today. Good times!

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    ....one month into my return to biking (not really limited to "today")

    I'm averaging 25 miles a week trail riding

    Upgrades + repairs to the Mantra so far:
    - New Deore LX SL-M580 shifters
    - New Raceface Evolve crankset (old cook brothers crankset was worn)
    - Replaced front der with Shimano XTR FD-M952-E
    - Upgraded Bontrager stem to Ritchey adjustable stem
    - Replaced Thomson seatpost with Bontrager RXL Carbon seatpost
    - Replaced painful nutcracker race seat with Giant gel padded seat
    - New Answer Protaper 720 carbon handlebars
    - Added Ergon GP1 grips.
    - Upgraded to Power Grips Sport pedals.

    ... my carpal tunnel numbness has been reduced significantly... wrist braces to arrive later today... hoping that all this will make the CTS go away.

    Next on the project list:
    - rebuild Fox TALAS fork that I got off ebay
    - make billet 22mm to ISO or post-type rear caliper adaptor
    - install Avid Juicy Carbon disc brakeset
    - install Mavic CrossMax wheels + Maxxis Ignitors
    - toss out v-brakes
    - try to score a new rear derailleur on ebay...



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