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    Heavy Metal Destruction




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    Zat your bike?

    Demo?

    Hope you faired better!

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    Yessir. Actually I was going over a rather tame section at ECDM and my drivetrain spontaneously combusted. Apparently, I hadn't replaced the chain in a few years, so that may have had something to do with it.

    With some help from the crew, I hopped out on the road and single speeded it back up to the car.

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    I know you don't want to hear this now, but I always carry a chain break tool and spare links. Broke a pin once on a Tahoe ride and the guy I was cycling with didn't have the tool or the links in his pack. That one time it was used makes it worth "carrying the extra weight".

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    Oh, I had all the necessary tools..but Brent insisted on fixing it for me, probably so that he'd be guaranteed a beer after the ride.

    I keep tools with me too, no worries. We just took a few links out, pulled the der off, and made it into a single speed so that I could ride the road out. Just lucky we had everything and were close to the road so my ride out was easy on the chain.

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    Hey!! The world is a much better place after I insert my contact lenses.

    Now, I can see yer derailleur is a write-off. Didn't see that earlier. That happened to me on another ride, except that the non-replaceable der. hanger bent. Had to send it to the mfr. so they could tell me they didn't have a replacement. Then, I had to enlist the help of a neighbor with a vise that was bolted down, so we could straighten the der. hanger.

    OK. Anymore "been there, done that" replies from me and you'll soon be guessing my age.

    ~ Rex
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    Now I feel old. I just went to google the first "mtn" bike I ever rode and nothings coming up in the image search.

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    1988 DiamondBack Apex with the optional "smoke" paint job. The alternative was this green that's probably now the rarer of the two colors --- if one was located.
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