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    cleaned off the mud from friday, lubed everything, got rid of the not-so-great kenda rear tire and replaced it with a panaracer rampage...and rode it almost thirty miles...
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    Chewy was placed in the prep ward today for tomorrows surgical procedure, (fork removal to see if it is bent) and possibly liposuction to remove an unwanted chainring, Chewy will now be 2X10.

    I'm praying for you buddy, you can do it!
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    You lost me there. Your avatar shows Chewy riding a bike but you seem to be referring to your bike as Chewy?

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    Bike= Chewy

    Avatar, thought it looked cool and better than a 230lb white dude getting a piggyback ride from Chewbacca!

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    Yesterday, in my favorite LBS, I spotted a box of saddles marked 10 bucks each. I nabbed a WTB Pure V and swapped it out with the Rocket V that's been on my bike. One of the best mods ever.
    And the cheapest.
    I like turtles

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChewynMe View Post
    Chewy was placed in the prep ward today for tomorrows surgical procedure, (fork removal to see if it is bent) and possibly liposuction to remove an unwanted chainring, Chewy will now be 2X10.

    I'm praying for you buddy, you can do it!
    Prayers sent.




    Just got my gal back from the shop yesterday. All fixed up and ready to go!! ended up with a busted hub and some suspension joints were messed up...


    I wanna go ride today but I got a bruise on my saddle area (from a long for me ride) and it hurts to ride.
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    It's raining and I'm home with my sick daughter so I installed a new set of ESI foam grips.
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    Go back and buy me one?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Yesterday, in my favorite LBS, I spotted a box of saddles marked 10 bucks each. I nabbed a WTB Pure V and swapped it out with the Rocket V that's been on my bike. One of the best mods ever.
    And the cheapest.
    Hey, do me a solid and go pick one up for me....I'll paypal you $20!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChewynMe View Post
    Hey, do me a solid and go pick one up for me....I'll paypal you $20!

    If you're serious, I'll go and see what's left. There was a Rocket V in there I didn't take.
    I like turtles

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    I sent in a RA request to Fox to send my 2013 CTD fork that died after 100 miles

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    I did some trail work...
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    ... and if we just ... You are very kind

    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    If you're serious, I'll go and see what's left. There was a Rocket V in there I didn't take.
    No thank you but I give you triple mad PROPS for the offer!
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    Just ordered the kit to change my head tube angle.... gonna slack it out 1.5*. pretty amped about it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyw00d View Post
    Just ordered the kit to change my head tube angle.... gonna slack it out 1.5*. pretty amped about it!!
    So, we're talking about a relaxed head angle like this?
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    Rode it at lunch.

    Hard to believe we are having such nice weather in Denver at this point in time. The mtns need snow BAD!

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    Looked at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    So, we're talking about a relaxed head angle like this?
    That's exactly what I'm going for.
    Not what you think.

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    Lowered my stem one spacer. Feels awesome. Cant wait to ride tomorrow.

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    Ordered my 32t ring. A green E13 guide ring will go nicely with the green highlights on the Stache.
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    put the bike on a diet. Lost the granny gear, front del and front shifter. Will see how I like running a 1x9 with a 36x11-34 If I like it, I will keep it and get a chain guide and short cage for the rear del

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    I broke down my rear triangle last night to replace all the pivot bearings.
    Also changed from X9 9 speed to X9 10 speed.
    I like turtles

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    Went tubeless last night, and wiped down the frame/derailleur pulleys

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    Some fresh cables, housing and brake pads.

    Maintain internal heights.

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    I road the hell out of it today.

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    Rode it!
    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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    get the eggbeaters

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    today I think I'm gonna go get some crank brothers eggbeaters and a shorter stem & longer bars...

    should be fun.

    any opinions on eggbeater vs candy? I like the idea of clip in from any side, and I never ride unclipped, so I'm leaning towards eggbeater, any one not like them?
    I have both. They are great. Barely notice any difference. Only advise i'll give is DON'T buy the cheap ones. I don't know which i have. As they change and i don't pay attention, I know i have one pair of eggbeater and two sets of smarty's. About $120 a set. I also have one left eggbeater and one right smarty. Those were the under $50 a set and they lasted about a year.

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    Took off and cleaned cassette! Hot water, rag, and finish line citrus degreaser gets it done! Next to come will be 'rings and chain, then finally no more crunchy sand/dirt/grime sounds coming from drivetrain!
    I work at a bike shop. Trek, Gt, fuji, DB, etc...

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    Continued collecting parts for my new build:




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    Picked Chewy up from the ICU (wheels dished, trued, hubs rebuilt)

    Gave a little TLC at home (bleed brakes, clean cog + chain, replace pads)

    Short break-in ride around the hood - tomorrow it's saddle time for some black diamonds!
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    Bad news

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan The VW Tech View Post
    I sent in a RA request to Fox to send my 2013 CTD fork that died after 100 miles
    I hope it goes well for you. Had issues with my fork, not really resolved as they should have been. My fork L + R side are not operating together well. Different compression, different return. Already replaced the orginal Recon Silver because it failed 2 weeks into ownership.

    Good luck.
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    lubed chain.. may go ride it today.... or may go ride my commuter just to get some seat time
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    So I decided to see what it's like to have a SS, and rode my commuter 12-13 miles around the Denver Highlands (lots of hills) and left my commuter bike in 1 gear the whole time.. It was awesome!! I am beginning to understand this whole SS cult!!
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    Installed a c-guide and dirt 3 chain catcher!! No more chainsuck!!!!




    Also picked up a Topeak CO2 race pod, seems to work pretty well


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    Lubed the chain, put bike in truck, drove it to the trail, took it for a ride. It loved it.
    Sent on my Droid while hitting that $h!t

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    I crashed it and broke it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    I crashed it and broke it!
    oh ****! what happened? what broke?
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    Santa 'hawg bought new shoes for his lover...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Santa 'hawg bought new shoes for his lover...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyw00d View Post
    oh ****! what happened? what broke?
    Oh, nothing bad. Lost the front on some mud and managed to get a foot out just as the bike slammed down on my right thigh. Snapped the shifter right off, and left a nice bruise and abrasion on my thigh.

    All part of the fun.
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    Cleaned the rotors and pads. Lubed the drivetrain. Weighed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    Cleaned the rotors and pads. Lubed the drivetrain. Weighed it.
    and it weighed in at?????????????
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    Smile

    Hey if his ride is a lady she may not approve of sharing such things!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Oh, nothing bad. Lost the front on some mud and managed to get a foot out just as the bike slammed down on my right thigh. Snapped the shifter right off, and left a nice bruise and abrasion on my thigh.

    All part of the fun.
    Let me be the first to say, I hope your shifter heals with Godspeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChewynMe View Post
    Let me be the first to say, I hope your shifter heals with Godspeed!

    Thanks! Luckily for me, I could still ride the bike for another half hour after busting the shifter off.

    I wrote this a week back or so.

    Just stuff to fix the bike.
    Multi tool, tube, powerlink and a pump.
    No first aid stuff; if I die, I die, but if the bike breaks and I can't finish the ride then that would really suck!
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    2 days ago: Blue Thunder (2006 Motobecane Elite FS) I changed the 1" riser bar and added cruiser handlebars and attached an old metal basket to carry stuff. Also had to replace a few chain links after breaking one of the masterlinks (yeah I had two on there LOL) Repositioned the light from the neck to the center hole of the front suspension fork. Changed the rear derailleur back to the old Shimano Altus. Last weekend he got a bright blue pair of 700c x 40 tires and some comfort grips

    Yesterday: Midas (2004 Schwinn Frontier FS) Adjusted the rear right brake and had to add a washer to stiffen it due to the brake's mounting hole being worn. Trued the rear rim better so I can use the rear brakes better. raised the neck to it's max, debating if I want to change it out. Adjusted the saddle (Cloud 9) about a degree or so upward and a tad forward. Earlier in the week I converted him back to 26" from a 69er setup and did some repairs to the original suspension fork. Had to file down the stanchions to smooth out the suspension, lubed up the slider arms and the fork is bouncy again.

    Today, Blue Thunder and I will be going to wash laundry so I'll be hauling the trailer.
    Finally rolling on 29" x 2.0" Schwalbe Big Apples

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    I cleaned my bike up a bit. It rained yesterday so all the trails are a bit muddy I'm sure, so I took the day off to clean up my bike from a little mishap I had on my last night ride involving a small creek and a lot of mud!

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    Gave her a bath and lubed her up and now she's ready to be ridden again

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    My Stache got a stache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollyw00d View Post
    and it weighed in at?????????????
    Nothing crazy by the standards on this forum. 19" Mamba few mods. 28lb 7oz

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