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    Quote Originally Posted by luvdabeach2001 View Post
    Rode her as hard as I could down Noble Canyon. The only complaint she gave was when I got off on stairway to hell as I didn't want to end up like this guy.

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    About five years ago I visited a friend in San Diego and borrowed his old hardtail (Gary Fisher circa late 90's or early 2000's) and rode Noble Canyon. It was awesome. I had no shuttle so had to climb an adjacent road all the way back up to the rental car. I still have photos of the trail hanging in my bed room.
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    Mounted some G-Ones tubeless on my gravel bike(Slate)


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    Converted my three kids Walmart bikes to single speed. Not one of the crappy grip shift or rear derailers worked. They are all riding and happy again.

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    Bought a barely used riding companion for $600 in mint shape: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/ca/reign-2-2013
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    The hybrid got a full checkup in anticipation of a long rail trail ride, and a little brake tweaking.
    Thought I was done, but it may get the ti stem screws from my mtb this evening, too, since some kind soul left a gift for the Yelli Screamy in my mailbox
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    Cleaned, lubed and installed a set of spank spike pedals that came with my wife's used bike. I put my straitline defacto's on hers.

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    I told mine that I was replacing it with titanium. Now it won't talk to me.
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    Replaced my chain, pads, and derailer hanger. Fixed my issues and let me enjoy my ride today aside from two wipe outs lol. One was oncoming mtber us both bailing on blind corner and the other an angle cut small tree stump threw me. Just a couple scrapes.

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    The 29er got routine maintenance, cleaning, and a mini pump attachment to the frame. She is on my rack ready to ride shortly. 👍
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    Slapped on my cheap Chinese carbon bars and seat post to drop a bit of weight for tomorrows nasty short climbs. I leaned on them pretty hard in hopes they don't snap under me on the trail. No guts... no glory!
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    Fixed a flat on my wife's commuter.

    The main job was putting new brake pads front and rear, new front rotor, new chain, and flipping the chainring and sprocket, and adjusting the chain tug tension on her single speed.

    The single speed maintenance was a joy altogether.

    The rotor was a Shimano splined mount, which is so much easier than the 6 small torx bolts I usually deal with.

    Love Shimano brakes.

    The hard part was loosening the chainring bolts. Luckily there were just four of them!

    I have a chainring bolts tool made of stamped steel, and one that is like a screwdriver. Both of these barely work for the job of holding the nut firm enough to unscrew the bolt. I wish for a better wrench or better chainring nuts.

    I didn't bother cleaning the bike. But I did clean the sprocket (rear cog) and chainring.

    Oh, and I put on a new rear tire.



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    Cleaned it up and going to put it away...The stance 1 comes tomorrow DSC_0476-Edit by , on Flickr

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    Aired up the tires


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    Did 1x10 with a new zee mech.

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    Added cheapo pedals and a bottle cage to my new to me beater.

    Those little plastic pedals really suck big time.
    just get a bike and ride!

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    Rode it after adjusting my XF Sweep travel down from 160mm to 140mm. The bike handled and climbed better on my twisty punchy climb filled single track. Sorry I didn't do this sooner as 160mm is overkill for my conditions.
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    Props to OP, the Giant looks gorgeous now. Great colours.

    I had an MRP ramp control cartridge installed into my 36's, and a full service. I can't wait to dial them in and feel the difference!

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    What should I do with my bike tomorrow (or whenever things are shipped)? 12x GX Eagle on my main bike (1x10 32x11-36 atm, definitely need more on the big climbs)... or 11x XT on both my mountain bikes? both come out to about $450

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    Schwalbe for $10 ea in a 26'r 2.4

    Added them to my old Kona for nearing the + tire experience; Enhanced ride and traction for the old hardtail .
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdirk View Post
    What should I do with my bike tomorrow (or whenever things are shipped)? 12x GX Eagle on my main bike (1x10 32x11-36 atm, definitely need more on the big climbs)... or 11x XT on both my mountain bikes? both come out to about $450
    Xt 1x11. Better shifting in my experience than SRAM offerings
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    Quote Originally Posted by noose View Post
    Rode it after adjusting my XF Sweep travel down from 160mm to 140mm. The bike handled and climbed better on my twisty punchy climb filled single track. Sorry I didn't do this sooner as 160mm is overkill for my conditions.
    I'm running the same fork. Considering doing the same thing - Any gotchas?

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    switched it back to 27+


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    Quote Originally Posted by scoon View Post
    I'm running the same fork. Considering doing the same thing - Any gotchas?
    Other than dumping oil all over the floor no. There were 3 settings on my Sweep; 160, 140 and 120mm. The travel adjust video on x-fusions site described the process perfectly. RL2 Fork Travel Adjust You can get a customer version of the damper removal tool much cheaper here: Bikeman X-Fusion Consumer RL2 Damper Removal and Installation Tool (threads onto damper shaft in place of footnut)

    I will say reducing to 140mm tightened up my steering and helps climbing.
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    Today did my weekly tighten on my crappy loose back wheel. Cup and cone keeps coming loose and is pretty grindy. This combined with an unfixable chaindrop issue has me looking to put it back to stock and sell it to get something new.
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    Today I tried to grease my rear hub bearings only to find that my cassette lock nut is hopelessly frozen. Soaked with WD40 and letting it sit overnight, and hopefully will have more luck with it tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpdemello View Post
    Today I tried to grease my rear hub bearings only to find that my cassette lock nut is hopelessly frozen. Soaked with WD40 and letting it sit overnight, and hopefully will have more luck with it tomorrow.
    PB Blaster is better than WD40 for future reference.
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    Thanks. I got it loose after a lot of pain and suffering.

    I then decided it was a good idea to clean and lube the bearings in my suspension pivots. It went well until I tried to do the one at the bottom of the frame near the cranks. I realized I didn't have the tool to remove the shimano crank set, so I figured I would just remove the chain rings to expose the bolt.

    Well it was kind of a bitch to do with the crank set still attached, but I managed to get the chainrings off. Except the smallest ring was still in the way even after removing the chainring bolts. Mofo. So then I put it all back together only to realize I mounted the middle chainring on the wrong side of the crankset. Son of a bitch!

    So after a mere 4 hours of mechanical adventure, I got all my pivots greased except one, and I got a lot of practice with chainring bolts.

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    Busy day off taking care of the bikes. Cleaned and lubbed all 4 bikes, air the tires, adjusted my suspension. The grocery bike got a rack/lights and another bottle cage.

    They were all neglected in the maintenance dept. Nice to have your bikes ready to roll.
    just get a bike and ride!

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    Actually Sram did this for my bike. 2nd set of warranty brakes (levers sticking in heat). Started out with R's that they upgraded to RSC's the first time it happened. This time they sent Ultimate's. Annoying its happened twice but feel they've more than taken care of me with the upgrades. Thanks Sram!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Busy day off taking care of the bikes. Cleaned and lubbed all 4 bikes, air the tires, adjusted my suspension. The grocery bike got a rack/lights and another bottle cage.

    They were all neglected in the maintenance dept. Nice to have your bikes ready to roll.
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    I did nuthin' bikewise.

    Used a 30 degree cooler day to go after the weeding up in the lilac area of the backyard. It's elevated and so the weeds are prominently displayed. My wife had surgery a few weeks ago and I had to Mr Mom things for a while. Part of that is getting into the stuff she normally does or that might 'bug' her. This would be the Marriage Maintenance dept....

    To Do-
    91' Spec; rear wheel/rim hub clean up de-grunge and swap 1.9 city tire with fatter block tread tire. Did the front last week.

    01' Kona; Adjust front derailleur to properly accommodate the 2.4 tire on the rear so small ring chain position won't cause derailleur versus tire friction.

    17' Marin; Short check-up ride and adjust tire pressure as needed for Sunday afternoon AFA ride.
    Pack/keep rain gear handy.
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    ^^lol, hope the wife recups quickly bachman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    ^^lol, hope the wife recups quickly bachman.
    Thank you!
    She's doing great and we just had a bit of a scare for a time til things checked out. Blessed with a good turnout.
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    I um...uh...Greased my seatpost and stuck it back in the hole.

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    Uh.....
    A bad day of cycling is better than a good day at work

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    Checked tire and fork pressures, lubed the chain, wiped down the rotors, adjusted the angle of the brake levers and attached dropper remote a bit. Most importantly, I got the headset top piece logo perfectly aligned with the head badge(had a little mishap a couple weeks ago, and the trailside fix was less than perfect).
    Bike's got a hot date with some trails in the morning, so it needs to be presentable. Didn't scrub the caked mud off the frame, though. It's not a girly bike, and maintaining its manly edge is impotant...

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    I bought a $4 bear bell because the lush vegetation this time of year provides some of the local singletrack with extremely limited lines of sight.



    It comes with a ball sack and attached magnet to quiet the freaking thing. Otherwise I just tuck it back while riding
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    One of my bikes was filthy, so I decided to wash them all. I left them drying on the lawn, and ended up viewing them while I was barbecuing chicken. I felt so affluent looking at these three bikes I was almost embarrassed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by misterbill View Post
    One of my bikes was filthy, so I decided to wash them all. I left them drying on the lawn, and ended up viewing them while I was barbecuing chicken. I felt so affluent looking at these three bikes I was almost embarrassed.



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    I rode to work today, then after my 10 hours rode home............
    Coming home it dawned on me what a beautiful,light, and agile bike I have again.
    Sure it's a 26", but it is a work of art to look at and ride, and it is an old friend that still
    fits me like a glove. No rattles, squeaks, nothing but the lack of sounds from a well tuned
    and loved bike. I did nothing for my bike today, but it did something for me.
    I'm smiling................. Thank you Bizango!
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    SS is killing me at a couple a trail systems that I want to ride more(it's too freaking hot to mash all day right now, too!), so I put my 1x10 stuff back on.
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    Going to install some volume spacers in the rear shock ^^

    Pics to come (if I remember to take some) o_0

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    Old bike part stand.

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    HA! love it.

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    RSAmerica, that is a work of genius. I might have to make me one of those, I'm pretty sure I've got all the necessary bits kicking around.

    Fitted a new back tyre to mine: the new Conti Race King RaceSport I fitted a few months ago developed flexion wear in the sidewall to the point where it was becoming a liability, so after a sidewall blowout last ride I have choked back a sob and fitted a slightly heavier (but much more durable) Race King ProTection, with a lovely new latex tube. It's a little slower in the acceleration and a little higher with the rolling resistance and not quite as grippy, but it is much more comfortable and much less likely to go bang. I've been getting a few sidewall blowouts recently, which is mostly just an inconvenience but I've been worried about giving one of the many elderly hikers I encounter a heart attack as with latex tubes a sidewall breach goes off like a gunshot.

    While the wheel was off I took the opportunity to take a needle file to the little lips that have been swaged into existence on the cassette teeth. The shifting is now as crisp as a very crisp thing indeed - well worth the effort.
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    I just picked up this "new to me" bike and swapped out the pedals and changed out the back tire. Not sure about the tires yet, but the guy gave me a brand new one with the bike, so why not try it out. I've only really put any time on 29ers, but the guy only wanted a few hundred for it, so I figured it would be worth it. I'll take it out for the first time tomorrow, but I can already tell I'll be buying a shorter stem and much wider bars. I'm still super excited to have a bike again though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSAmerica View Post


    Old bike part stand.
    Everyone should recycle.... That is pretty damm cool.
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    Nothing FOR my bike.
    I've done things TO my bike, but they were FOR me.
    It's a bike.

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    Cool, a use for my 540 bar and 120 stem!
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    Today was Bike maintenance day, far too sunny today to sit at work all day.

    Giant Trance SX
    - Washed the bike
    - Air can service- FOX Float X
    - Greased Pivot bearings- Found 1 that was seized, worked it loose with WD-40 and cleaned it out with Isopropyl, then greased...not perfect but so much better than before
    - Replaced cassette ( Sunrace 10spd wide ratio)
    - Replaced chain -SRAM 1091
    - Headset Service
    - Replaced chainring- Blackspire Oval 30T

    Took the bike for a spin around the block, feels like a new bike! Feels good man

    Not sure why I waited so long to do my own maintenance..

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    Tried to take off the 7-speed freewheel and failed, maybe because the hub doesn't have a quick-release skewer to help twist it off. LBS time. Upgrading front derailleur as well, the stock one wobbles about 1/2 centimeter now. This backup bike was supposed to be a backup bike but I'm putting more money it it than what it cost new lol.

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    Worked on my bike today. Put on my longer stem to slow the twitchy steering and improve climbing, put on a hans dampf 2.35 ts rear tire for less squirm at low pressure and better grip climbing (so many turns on my trail I can't go fast anyway), shortened my chain by a couple links and dialed in my rear derailleur limits and cable tension.

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    Replaced all the (stock alloy) with brass nipples in my Anthem front wheel yesterday, and obviously trued it and replaced the stans tape and orange seal.

    Did the back wheel in January. Not sure if it was the Stans I used the 1st year or what, but a bunch of the nipple heads are oxidized/pitted and the spokes were all too short, so the oxidizing weakened the nips and they have been snapping off at the rim interface.

    Luckily I had a couple spare spokes, because 2 nipples broke when I tried to loosen them.
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    threw on a set of new race face chester pedals.....the gt platforms that came with the bike only had about 5 studs left on them between both pedals

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    Air in the tires and lube on the chain. I have my bikes set up so they require very little of me.

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    lock-tighted one of the rear derailleur limit screws; the High limit has a habbit of working loose over the course of a few rides so I'm hoping a bit of blue goop will smarten the thing out!

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    I rode the bike to work tonight after thinking it through and pretending to be of commuter mindset and such.

    My bikeplanet computer and wheel sensor always seem to go buggy every few rides so I'll fiddle with that some. Maybe alignment or battery.

    ** This is only a few rides with a carbon bar I put on. Am I correct in thinking it will smooth out some brittle frontend feedback on the trails ?
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    Carbon does not dampen vibration. It's more ridged than aluminum. If looking to dampen input from handle bars, get the Kore handlebars with vibration damping foam inside the bars.

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    Last night my 3yo wanted to play with the hose so I told him he could wash my MTB. He finished that, then decided to wash the other bikes that were still inside the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
    Last night my 3yo wanted to play with the hose so I told him he could wash my MTB. He finished that, then decided to wash the other bikes that were still inside the garage.
    So not only did he clean your bikes he also cleaned your garage? What a trooper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCHB View Post
    So not only did he clean your bikes he also cleaned your garage? What a trooper!
    I see him wanting a raise on his allowance
    just get a bike and ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxmark View Post
    Carbon does not dampen vibration. It's more ridged than aluminum.
    Rigidity and and the ability to dampen vibration are exclusive. Carbon is very well known for it's ability to dampen vibration based on multiple factors on the carbon-fiber reinforced interleaved epoxy composites and the choice of fiber lay-up and the objective of the design. The aerospace industry using carbon in very specific areas where rigidity is mandated, but must have specific dampening abilities for given vibration frequencies. Aviation applies this same dampening requirement for flight controls to dampen the high frequency vibrations.

    The same technology applies across all manufacturing disciplines and the use of carbon in handlebars specific in design for this purpose. There have been many threads here on MTBR addressing this subject. Perhaps for handlebars, this could be subjective, but from a technology and application design, carbon has been proven to have significant dampening abilities when designed to incorporate this requirement.
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    I received my crank bros bike tool kit. Have not had a chance to look at it in detail. But now I'll be ready to fix things properly

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    I see him wanting a raise on his allowance
    He recently got one, from not knowing what money is, to here's a quarter, don't spend it all in one place

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post

    ** This is only a few rides with a carbon bar I put on. Am I correct in thinking it will smooth out some brittle frontend feedback on the trails ?
    I love my carbon bars and can definitely feel a dampening effect from them.

    Take an aluminum handlebar (unmounted) in your hands and tap with a screwdriver

    Do the same with your carbon bars and not nearly as much vibration transfers through the bar.

    I don't think my like for carbon bars is just a placebo effect, I always switch my bikes to them.

    Just my experience with them.
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    Today I washed and decreased my commuter, put air in the tires and then noticed a leaked in the rear tube, so I swapped that out.

    Also went thru all of the stuff I carry in my seat bags, and my fanny pack and hydration pack - sorted things out to try and ensure I was not carrying duplicates of stuff.
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    New derailleur hanger and adjustment. General drivetrain clean & lube.

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    The old garage queen, my wife's back-up bike, which she hardly ever rode, got taken out for a shake-down ride, after some changes.

    Upon this old in excellent condition FSR I removed a 2 year old front XT hydraulic brake lever/caliper and Saint triple front gear lever and replaced them with a cable Deore shift/brake lever and mechanical brake caliper.

    I am going to use those components on my 26'er hardtail BOB trailer pulling bike for bike camping.

    This red M4 Sworks FSR is going to be shipped to the East Coast for a family vacation at a beach house, and stay there permanently, for family Beach Town cruising.

    Perhaps this is under-appreciated application for this nice bike, but it might inspire extended family to ride, and be useful for trips to the beach and store. But I worry about theft. I will bring a lock and sturdy cable to go along with it.

    I'm also sending another bike, an old "mens" single speed MTB, to mate with this "girls" bike.

    Have to remark that this bike has been on some epic rides.

    My chief regret is that at some point I ditched the original Fox float fork and Chris King/Mavic V-brake and XTR levers on the front of the bike, and sold them cheap at a bike swap, upon replacing them with 100 mm travel and hydraulic brakes. The bike would be prettier with the original build.

    However it's functional, light, durable, and pristine. It's over-kill for a beach bike.

    Maybe it will be taken to some real trails in the east some day.

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    Forgot to add the other change made was to switch the stem and handlebar to a wider flat bar with a higher rise stem. The old bar was narrow old school and uncomfortable.

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    Today I picked up my thunderbolt from my LBS as they replaced my rear hub - not sure wether to thank stans or not (product design issues offset by warranty???) for offering a two year warranty.

    I also picked up a tool wrap to replace my rear seat bag which would rub on the tire when the seat was down and the rear wheel compressed.
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    I drooled on it for a little...


    What?!?! What's wrong with that???!?
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    Upgraded that crappy suntour on my hardtail to a rockahox recon air, wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    ...I put my 1x10 stuff back on.
    And now I've made it singlespeed again after breakng the rear derailleur. Wasn't digging the gears, anyway. Bike handles and feels so much better SS that it doesn't even make sense. Wasn't so noticeable when switching to gears and concentrating on using them more effectively, but immediately was after changing back. I'll miss those high gears on flowy sections, though...

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    Put my command post dropper back on my bike. My chinese carbon post kept slipping and I want to try some jumps on my trails now so need to get the seat out of the way.
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    Brought my bike back to my lbs, this time a box went along with it. Containing my new suntour raidon fork to be installed. Should be ready tomorrow and just yesterday, my shock pump arrived. Great timing for the long weekend ahead.

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    Too smokey to ride

    The rear SLX shifter on my Thunderbolt 750 had been getting flaky, getting loose inside and I got tired of tending to it. Can't dick around in advance of a vacation and besides, I got to say, "upgrade opportunity" A couple of days ago the LBS could not find the two XT rear shifters that they had in stock so I got a deal on the boxed set. Unfortunately I had just done the cables a month ago, so a bit of a waste there. Starting yesterday afternoon, I:

    - replaced both shifters and cables (routed internally)

    - discovered my recently assembled headset had come a bit loose - fixed

    - greased rear hub (unfortunately when I did it last season I discovered the factory assembly of the cup and cones had been too tight. Not happy with the feel of the bearings/cones, so maybe another upgrade opportunity coming up But I take a lot of time to get it as perfect as possible)

    - flossed pivot points

    - pumped up shock, fork, tires a bit

    - raised dropper a tad

    - wiped, lubed chain

    I went for a ride today and although I expected to see an improvement in shifting,,,, wow!

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    Rode it ^^ been crook of late, back in saddle after a two week hiatus. Was a struggle on the climb i.e. coughing my guts out - but, the down made it all worth while =)

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    Not my bike, I made this out of about $6 worth of PVC for my 3 year-old granddaughter's bike. She didn't want to have to lay it on the ground and wanted to be able to to put it away "like daddy and grandpa's bikes"

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    I just purchased some rockshox rtc3 pike 140mm for my norco ht! Can't wait to get rid of my suntours.

    Anyone else who has purchased these forks I'd like to hear what you think of them 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuyuna View Post
    Not my bike, I made this out of about $6 worth of PVC for my 3 year-old granddaughter's bike. She didn't want to have to lay it on the ground and wanted to be able to to put it away "like daddy and grandpa's bikes"
    +1 very cool!
    just get a bike and ride!

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    I saw a pic where a guy used old bar,stem,seatpost etc. to make a bike stand but I can't find it now. Help please

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    scroll up to #442

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhop View Post
    I bought a $4 bear bell because the lush vegetation this time of year provides some of the local singletrack with extremely limited lines of sight.

    It comes with a ball sack and attached magnet to quiet the freaking thing. Otherwise I just tuck it back while riding

    Reminds me of this sign, often found throughout bear country...


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    Bought some new brakes, rotors, and handlebars. Only thing left is that new shock I am saving on and my upgrades will be complete..... RIGHT?..........
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    Put my bike away caked in mud about a month ago. I've been training for a half marathon so I haven't ridden since then. Finally gave her a much needed bath today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMac4108 View Post
    Put my bike away caked in mud about a month ago. I've been training for a half marathon so I haven't ridden since then. Finally gave her a much needed bath today!

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    Washed and tuned suspension.
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    Made this and trashed the rear hub on the Stache again.

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    Well, it was last week. I put new Magura MT2's on my 17 y.o. Cannondale SuperV700SX:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2old View Post
    Made this and trashed the rear hub
    Cool stand, but how does a hub get trashed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zomby Woof (MCM700) View Post
    Well, it was last week. I put new Magura MT2's on my 17 y.o. Cannondale SuperV700SX:
    I have a friend that regrets selling his to this day.
    just get a bike and ride!

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    Actually a few days ago, but I have a Trek 7.5 FX hybrid that the LBS had gotten me to go up a frame size on due to my torso being a bit long relative to my legs. Had also switched out Trek's Isozone crap for a wider straight bar with Ergon GP-3s. Should have put a shorter stem on it from the start, and especially after going to wider bars, but I didn't. Only gets used on pavement, and rarely, so I didn't give it much thought.
    Continuing issues with a back/pelvis injury, plus covering 3-4 extra shifts per week with my relief man out for 6 weeks due to a car crash have had me looking to the hybrid to get any kind of riding in. Had thought to try a 80mm, but the only extra stem I had was 60mm. Boom, instant transformation, and the bike is suddenly much more fun to ride than I'd imagined it could be.
    Pic w/the newer bars and grips, but original 100mm stem.
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    Also reset the Cateye Padrone to 0, and gave the computer and sensor new batteries. Whatever doofus at the LBS installed it had it set for the wrong wheel/tire size, so it's been understating speed and distance all along. First thought on a quick spin after making the changes was that the bike felt faster as well as snappier with the short stem. With the speedo reading right it tells me it's faster than ever, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Cool stand, but how does a hub get trashed?
    Riding....sounds like I'm popping teeth off the chain ring when going up hill and my favorite....need to "wind er up" before it engages.

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    In the past two weeks I built and installed a new set of handlebars for my bike (wanted to try a 35 degree vs the 45 I built last summer) and removed the Tektro M280 calipers and rotors and installed BB7's (finicky!). They're a little noisy as I'm still bedding them in but the difference in stopping power is night and day!

    ...oh...uh...the Ginormous seat pack is so I don't have to ride with a...well...pack. It's pretty liberating!

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    Just dropped off WTB team i25 and DT Swiss 36t 350 classic to be laced with wheelsmith 2.0/1.7/2.0 spokes and WS Black brass nips. Was told would be ready tomorrow... Excited!

    Two days ago i sold my 1995 zj with 310k miles for $2400. Going to put $2600 to that to find me a truck with a bed. I had 12 years of memories in that zj. A man named Anthony bought it as a project truck for his kid and him. Im happy that a person bought it to build it and not part it. After all, it has leather seats and still purse like a kitten, but a kitten that pisses all over your house(oil leaks). So many gaskets need replacing that i just didnt have the time for and with a v8 and gas on the rise it was costing $62 just to get to the coast. And it really was not suitable for mtb as you had the bike rack on the tail(scetchy) or above and hard to reach. So i will get my bike, our bikes, a much more accessable truck!
    Goodbye '95 ZJ. Just so you know, transfering box of left behind womens panties to next truck. Thank you ZJ!

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    My (new)bike won't be here for a few days.
    I've started prepping a fork for it, though.
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    Probably gonna ditch the ones on the lowers, too, so it looks like its baby brother, but will wait and see.
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    Upgraded to a 42t 10 gear cassette. Never worked on a mountain bike..it was nice to tinker on one

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    Well...

    On my 650b Enduro rig, I've installed a 11-46t Sunrace cassette (was 11-42).

    I've put the 11-42 cassette, off my 650b onto my second wheel of my 29er AM HT.

    Got a team race in 3 weeks... just playing around w/ set ups.

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    Service the rear shock on bike #1. Pull air sleeve, clean, inspect. All seals look good, Fox Float Fluid all seals & "O" rings, reassemble and charge to fun pressure. Go ride again.

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    Actually did this last week (Spur cycles bell). Additionally though not pictured the Beargrease got a new rear Jumbo Jim.
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