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    Upset Derailleurs suck.

    Blew my derailleur on a ride...again. Third time this summer.

    Basically wrapped it around my cassette like a spaghetti noodle. Can't see the cool 90 degree kink I now have in my chain.

    It's times like this that I think SS riders are the geniuses of the world. At the very least, they have to have lower blood pressure than me.

    On the positive side, I have enough parts from 3 blown derailleurs to possibly assemble one functional derailleur.
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    Nice picture though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    Nice picture though.
    Thanks...took that with my Nikon 50mm F/1.4 lens. I'm learning how to shoot with that after dropping and busting my 18-200mm on a descent during the Taos ride a few weeks ago. I've been hard on cameras and bikes lately. I'm looking forward to not breaking stuff....where is some wood to knock on?
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    Tough Luck

    Dang!! I'm not sure is that a XO or an X9?? Was it caused by dry chain or just unknown?
    Hope u get to fix it.
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    derailleurs are for girls!!
    Its the internet...we all sleep with supermodels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    It's times like this that I think SS riders are the geniuses of the world
    You obviously haven't seen any of the SSWC photos over on the SS forum.

    Seriously, too bad a good ride went bad. How long was the hike?

    And btw, I attributed your broken camera up in Taos soley to the fact you were riding gears. I just didn't want to say anything at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    derailleurs are for girls!!
    Why don't you mention that two cranks are for girls while you're at it...


    Although I should point out that you didn't really want to ride back up and over the mountain with just one crank. Sissy.
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    that might have been a little rough.
    Its the internet...we all sleep with supermodels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdaddy
    You obviously haven't seen any of the SSWC photos over on the SS forum.

    Seriously, too bad a good ride went bad. How long was the hike?

    And btw, I attributed your broken camera up in Taos soley to the fact you were riding gears. I just didn't want to say anything at the time.

    All my rides around LA start with a long uphill grind. I hadn't made it to the top so I coasted back down. I was heading up Guaje Ridge to do some lopping and my loppers fell out 4 times on the way back, always when I had the most momentum going.

    I'm lucky the camera didn't fall in the chain line and rip my derailleur off during that ride.
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    Current tally: one X.0 and two X.9 derailleurs. That one was an X.9. I'm hoping X.0 and X.9 parts are compatible so I can frankenstein a functional derailleur together.

    I think a stick bounced up into the chain line...that or a PO'd bike god decided I had enough fun for the day.
    "My life's ambition is to see a musical version of MacBeth performed by chickens."

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    How did the lopping go?
    there can be only one... track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    Current tally: one X.0 and two X.9 derailleurs. That one was an X.9. I'm hoping X.0 and X.9 parts are compatible so I can frankenstein a functional derailleur together.

    I think a stick bounced up into the chain line...that or a PO'd bike god decided I had enough fun for the day.
    I might have a fix for you check your pm.

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    Good man! I was just going to suggest the same thing. My new shifters are s'ooo shiny! Thanks again Crux.

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    Drailers ? I always blame it on the
    riding skills of the captain ,after all it's not the bike who steers it's the person at the helm.

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    Broke Derailleurs?

    I've been trying to break the derailleurs on my two singlespeeds and I'm not having any luck.
    I need help!

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    Stand on the f'ers, they will break.
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    3 deraillers?? All broken due to wrapping around the rear-stack? If so, I would venture to guess you may be running an 34T cog w short/mid range derailler?

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    Should have a fix next week thanks to SRAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schneidw
    3 deraillers?? All broken due to wrapping around the rear-stack? If so, I would venture to guess you may be running an 34T cog w short/mid range derailler?
    Not all wrapped around the stack. Just the last one...and it was a long cage. The x.0 broke the magnesium bolt connecting to the derailleur hanger with a stick-related mishap, and one of the x.9 bent the lower cage in another stick-related mishap.

    I think the biggest problem is all the deadfall on the trails. Almost always happens as I pass through a section of trail littered with twigs from yet another downed tree. Stick flips up into the chainline and then I lose my ability to switch gears.
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    Hey Rot, Where is the busted der? I have a new one waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Hey Rot, Where is the busted der? I have a new one waiting.
    Hey crux, how did it go with my x.o shifter? Did you see my email yet on the cassettes?

    Are you riding today? I might be heading to Cedro with Paul and Mitch today do you want to head up with us?

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    What time are you fellars heading out. Gotta run the pup around this morning and my Grandparents will be swinging by for about an hour in the late morning. I could possibly free up after noon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    I could possibly free up after noon.

    Didn't you get enough riding yesterday???
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    And i was thinking to my self
    This could be heaven or this could be hell...

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    That wasn't a ride....combination of 9-10 flats and stopping every couple of hundred yards proved to be most frustrating.

    Lets shuttle Cedro on the Moto again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    That wasn't a ride....combination of 9-10 flats and stopping every couple of hundred yards proved to be most frustrating.

    Lets shuttle Cedro on the Moto again!

    hahaha,funny!..no riding for me today.I'll be doing work at the house today so I can get the free pass for next weekend!

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