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  1. #1
    Just Joshin' ya!
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    Jun 2005

    It's been awhile......

    I was putting new tires on my Jet 9 Carbon today and I realized that the old tires had never flatted. Never. Not once.They just sort of got bald. There was nothing special about them. I used Stan's sealant on a Stan's wheelset. The tires were Schwalbes, so nothing great. I have been running tubeless for about two years now and I can't even remember my last flat. I ride in AZ, so razor sharp rocks and cactus needles are everywhere, yet, I can't recall the last time I got a flat.

    In addition, I can't remember the last time my brakes made noise, I can't remember the last time I dropped a chain, broke a bolt, lost air in my shocks, or even used my multi-tool for anything other than adjusting my seatpost.

    So to all those bike companies and engineers out there.....Thanks! You all have made mountain bikes shockingly reliable!
    Getting a dropper post is like getting a bidet. I didn't know I needed one until I get one and boy, does my ass thank me.

  2. #2
    govt kontrakt projkt mgr
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    Dec 2003
    shhhhhh ! sheesh now its bound to happen !

  3. #3
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    I personally, would never jinx myself publicly to the extent you just did.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodT View Post
    I personally, would never jinx myself publicly to the extent you just did.
    ^ my god, this.

    Remember the scene in the Blues Brothers when they get out of the blues mobile and the car falls into pieces behind them?


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    mtbr member
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    Jun 2009
    It was nice knowing you.
    Use it, use it, use it while you still have it.

  6. #6
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    Two rides ago, we were stopped for a quick breather and I said to my buddy "man, I haven't crashed in forever". 400 yards after we restarted, I went over the bars.

    I fear you have just done the same thing...

  7. #7
    likes bicycles
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    Jun 2007
    I can be quoted as once saying, "I really wouldn't mind cracking my frame. They have an awesome crash replacement policy, and I want a new frame." Twenty minutes later, I was hiking 8 miles with a snapped seatstay.

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