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    boxxer - shorts caught!

    this is gonna sound stupid - i recently installed a 2007 boxxer. i've found that the front of my shorts keeps getting caught on the floodgate adjustment knob. i have tried different shorts (styles/lengths) but it keeps happening with whatever pads i have on - and i've crashed from it... has anyone else experienced this? know of any remedies? i think i might cut a small piece of pvc and rig that up for the time being.

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    Maybe try not to hump the bars so much when you ride...

    Seriously though, you must be waaay forward to catch your shorts on your forks...

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    it happens only when standing and pedaling - like on a ladder or similar

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    Give me 1 min. I got the fix hold up.
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    Ur not the only one. Looks like it happens to Rennie to. Here's the fix, looks weird but I guess it works, so that's all that matters.
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    a ha! so i'm not the only one... maybe it has something to do with height or femur lenght. i might give that a try... thanks. where'd you find that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2
    a ha! so i'm not the only one... maybe it has something to do with height or femur lenght. i might give that a try... thanks. where'd you find that??
    I think it has to do with the upper crown being bent. The flat crowns don't really have that problem.

    http://www.bikekulture-mag.com/V2/Le...t-William.html

    also a thread on Ridemonkey about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by #1ORBUST
    I think it has to do with the upper crown being bent. The flat crowns don't really have that problem.

    http://www.bikekulture-mag.com/V2/Le...t-William.html

    also a thread on Ridemonkey about this.
    yeah, that's what i thought, so i bought a flat crown - still happens. it's the little floodgate knob - it sticks out just far enough

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    you wouldn't have a link to the ridemonkey thread would you?

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    maybe try pants

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomrcrkhsbiker
    maybe try pants

    good one, thanks for the valuable input

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    thats why you wear lycras... XD

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    A nice silky thong would work too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    A nice silky thong would work too.
    Too far

    Haha, but to the OP, it happens to me sometimes when climbing with my Totem too. It's the floodgate knob. Luckily, I don't climb much at all so it's not a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2
    good one, thanks for the valuable input
    pants would solve your problem...

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    wow...poor planning
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    I know it might not be fancy but why not a little piece of electrical tape? That goes from one side of the crown to the other? But enough so there is room for the flood gate to be up.

    Better than a whole rube from crown to handle bars...
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    Quote Originally Posted by motormonkeyr6
    I know it might not be fancy but why not a little piece of electrical tape? That goes from one side of the crown to the other? But enough so there is room for the flood gate to be up.

    Better than a whole rube from crown to handle bars...
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    would probably work but a big piece of duct tape would be so much more gangsta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njhcx4xlife
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    would probably work but a big piece of duct tape would be so much more gangsta.
    Me personally would use duct tape. But knowing the MTBR downhill forums every one likes their bikes to be purty. Electrical tape is a step about its stickier cousin.
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    i tried electrical tape but it's a little too thin to hold its shape - basically, the knob still protrudes and when my shorts pass over it on the downstroke the tape isnt "taught" enough for the pant leg to "slide" over the knob. ATOM - i agree, pants would solve the problem, but they're a little hot in the summer - and i'd like to ride in shorts since i have lots laying around by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2
    i tried electrical tape but it's a little too thin to hold its shape - basically, the knob still protrudes and when my shorts pass over it on the downstroke the tape isnt "taught" enough for the pant leg to "slide" over the knob. ATOM - i agree, pants would solve the problem, but they're a little hot in the summer - and i'd like to ride in shorts since i have lots laying around by now.
    word, you could try shorter shorts haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goliath_2
    you wouldn't have a link to the ridemonkey thread would you?

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=188604

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    same thing happens with my super t. i made a cap to go over the adjustmentb pin and ran a piece of wire from that to the bars. if my shorts catch then the cap just comes off and i don't go flying...one time i was riding down the street and my shorts caught, causing me to swerve towards a parked car and break the side view mirror off with my shoulder and then fall on my face. i knocked on his door covered with blood and told him that as i was riding past i nocticed that his mirror had been knocked off. he saind thank you and told me in great detail how much he hated hit-and-run. then i got back on my bike and continued down the road. it was a brand new car too...
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    Yeah, I was going to say to make a cap. Hell, cut out a piece of plastic soda bottle, bend it over the knob, zip tie.

    Why not stretch a tube over the knob instead of from the crown to the bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scabrider
    same thing happens with my super t. i made a cap to go over the adjustmentb pin and ran a piece of wire from that to the bars. if my shorts catch then the cap just comes off and i don't go flying...one time i was riding down the street and my shorts caught, causing me to swerve towards a parked car and break the side view mirror off with my shoulder and then fall on my face. i knocked on his door covered with blood and told him that as i was riding past i nocticed that his mirror had been knocked off. he saind thank you and told me in great detail how much he hated hit-and-run. then i got back on my bike and continued down the road. it was a brand new car too...
    I bet

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    Hell, if you want to get real creative, make a mold, line it with a release. Plastic? Carbon Fiber? Fiberglass?

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    i'm gonna try to cut a small piece of 1 1/4 pvc and put it over the cap.

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    i had a shimano shifter grab my shorts one time too. fell right on my face.

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    I have seen plety of people complain about this - I have had the issue from time to time back with my Super T - especially when climbing - almost caused a very unhappy accident, and did cause plenty of frustration


    I wound up making little 'skirts' for the top of my forks out of foam pad and elec tape. Not a problem with my 888, but it doesnt have little pointy knobs on top!

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    That picture reminds me of this:

    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1ORBUST
    Ur not the only one. Looks like it happens to Rennie to. Here's the fix, looks weird but I guess it works, so that's all that matters.
    that actualy looks kind of cool...
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