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  1. #51
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    Yesterday I rode for 30 miles and listened to this creaky sound that was as annoying as it was mysterious. So today I did this (Outboard Bearing Bottom Bracket Service Guide. With Pics.). A short ride around the block makes me think that may have fixed it, but we'll see if it lasts.
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    I left it alone in a refugee camp of other abandoned bikes while I demo'd a Pivot Mach 429, and 429 Carbon. About half way into the ride I was feeling cashed from riding too hard the day before, and my buddy asked what was wrong.
    "I feel like i have a cramp in my heart".... Which I kinda did,literally. He laughed and asked if I was missing my bike.
    Maybe I was, or maybe I could just feel my baby..... scared, abandoned, crying.
    Or maybe I'm just a nerd who likes to anthropomorphize.
    Good day kidz.
    Get out and ride.

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    Yesterday I went out to the local pine forest single tracks for a ride on sun up.

    I have to say that it was a pretty awesome experience floating through a pine forest with the sun just starting to poke its head up. Heaps of wildlife skittering about, and not another rider on any of the trails. Usually I am only out on a bike ride this early in the mornings if I am commuting to work, or competing in a race/pre-race training session where there isnt much time to 'stop and smell the roses'.

    After an epic season of training/xc racing, with many high points, and low points, it has been awesome and refreshing to jump on the bike to focus just on riding and rekindling my passion for the MTB.

    So I guess technically speaking I didnt do anything TO my bike, but I did something FOR my bike. I rode it, and I enjoyed every moment. The worst part is that I now have to wait an entire working week before I can head out and recharge again. Damn work.

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    Got the Pug's ready for the Festival of Lights parade.
    Not sure yet if I have enough lights on it.....
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    I rode it to my sons baseball game.

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    Rode it on the trails this morning


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    Flushed my brakes and bled and adjusted them, installed new pads, cleaned it, moved the handlebars a little bit and readjusted my shifters/brake levers/grips.
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    I picked up a Thomson stem for it today from another mtbr.

    Shhh.... don't say anything-I want it to be a surprise for my bike.

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    commute to work

    aired up the tires and suffered in the cold

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    After riding a buddy's bike with a shorter, more upright cockpit, I put a short stem on. Lubed up the cable to my dropper post as it was sticking, and mostly just ogled her in the garage...
    "There are two kinds of mountain bikers in the world: those who are faster than me, and me."

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    Fixed a flat and lubed the chain.....

  12. #62
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    Fitted the new self extracting crank bolt sent free by Middleburn UK as a replacement for the one i broke.

    Also recieved my 170mm/135mm Hope FatSno hubs..... new wheel build tomorrow.
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    Put on new HS1 rotors: 200mm front, 160 rear.
    New pads.
    Changed my stem to a 35mm. LOVE IT.





    My bike on the left with the 200mm HS1 rotor, Tim's bike on the right with the 185mm OEM rotor.

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    I got it dirty for the first time.
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    I got a new set of organic brake pad's front and rear today for the Niner, and my Cane Creek 110-Series Head Set will arrive by noon tomorrow via UPS and I can ditch this cheapo FSA.

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    Knocked 30secs off my time at a local trail. Working my way up so I can take the top of the list in Strava and go into the bike shop just smiling

  17. #67
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    I ride my Titus SB everywhere, road, canals, horse trails, XC, AM. Now that it's getting dark quicker, I've added some lights to it.

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    Started a second winter project with Scott Quiring.

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    Fixed a flat

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    Replaced DU bushings on Fox Shox with new polymer bushings. Got rid of slop in suspension and made it easier to replace next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Drilled some holes in the seat-tube to reduce weight.
    helps with the ventilation too, from what I hear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyw00d View Post
    Changed my stem to a 35mm. LOVE IT.
    I love the 35mm Straitline stem, one of my favorite bike parts of all time Nice upgrade!

    Today I replaced the front tube and rear brake pads on my Heckler.

    For the Butcher today: I removed a sheared off high limit screw from the rear derailleur, replacing it with one from another derailleur, cleaned the der. and chain, reinstalled everything and replaced the cable, re-adjusted, lubed and now off to Horsetooth
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    Built my entire bike today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    I love the 35mm Straitline stem, one of my favorite bike parts of all time Nice upgrade!

    Yeah it's awesome!!


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    Built my entire bike today.
    go on.....................
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    didn't like my EB's, so I swapped to Candy 3's yesterday, and rode 16 miles at Buffalo Creek today. it was awesome!
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    Put a new set of grips on. I suppose that was more for me than the bike.

    Needed to try some with a better palm swell. Old wrist injury is starting to bother me.

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    Today.... I sent it like I never have before. The last day of riding for a months because winter is setting in, but boy was it grand.

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    Off the bike for almost a month after minor shoulder separation. Lubed my chain, check shock pressure, went for a ride! Shoulder still hurts and after today I think ill wait another week to ride.
    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    Today, I listed a whole bunch of crap on ebay so I can pay for new brakes. Yesterday I installed a new crank. XO Carbon DH crank. Yum.
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    National Ski Patroller to feed my winter habit.

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    Rode it then swapped the revelation 140 for a revelation rlt with the travel set at 130... it seems weird to move down in travel but the bar height and bb height just feel better now...

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    Did some maintenance today. Rebuilt both hubs, cleaned and repacked both pairs of bearings, adjusted derailleurs, will disassemble and detail tomorrow then readjust any thing that needs it.
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    rode it then wiped it down.

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    Rode mine and left it dirty. Cleaning and adjustments are for tomorrow.

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    Cleaned and lubed.

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    Installed Truvativ Descendant Cranks and an e13 lg1 chain guide on my cannondale gemini

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    Busted my rear hub on a fun tech trail.. and after the trail found a bunch of suspension joints were loose too...

    It's at my buddies shop now, getting fixed..
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    Took it to the Dr. the other day to have fork and shock rebuilt. Will pick it up tomorrow
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    Washed the dog sh!t off it. Man, that pisses me off
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    got it muddy...
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    I installed some lizard skin cable rub patches. 5 clear and 1 carbon leather. Also installed carbon leather chainstay protector.

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    Took off my creaky race face crank, front derailleur and front shifter and replaced it all with an XO DH crank and E13 LG1 chain guide,

    Also replace my Avid XX brakes with BB7s. I think I'm done with hydraulic brakes for now.

    Still need to swap the 36t ring with a 32. 36 is a little tall for me on a 1x10.

    Only 5 more weeks till I can ride...
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    Cleaned and lubed. Then adjusted saddle angle. it was dipped way forward, wonder if that contributed to going over the handlebars?

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    I put the ice spikers on the 26er. Can't wait for some ice, but they are calling for rain tomorrow.
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    new pads, new rotors, and brakes bled.... next to break them in if the rain would just stop falling

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    I cleaned the bottom bracket area on my frame between the cranks with a toothbrush, then squirted some lube there.

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    Picked up some new Maxxis Crossmarks for the KHS. I didn't have time to swap them out today, maybe tomorrow. I also scoped out a possible new bike.

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    Last night I readjusted the air pressure/sag on my RP23 per the guide in Niner's Encyclopedia, changed the air pressure in the tires per Stan's NoTubes tire pressure recommendation for ZTR rims (weight divided by 7 and then -1 for the front and +2 for the rear), installed my new XT Trail pedals, and put the cleats on my new Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III shoes. Rode today in the low 60's and sunny in Denver and with all the changes, I had a great ride and a big grin on my face!

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    I added fenders to my 29er.

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    Brushed off the dirt and sold it.


    But it's OK - I have another one.

    (and that AC rear wheel is not long for this world, but it has served me very well these past 5 years. The front AC, not so much.)
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    Cleaned and lubed the drivetrain on the wifes and my bike.

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