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    Tie up your granny

    Not a proud moment when your granny gear falls off !!
    Yea I know , should have checked before the ride.
    Here's a pik of my roadside fix that let me Finnish my ride at buckwallow.
    Anyone else have to do quick fixes on the trail ?Tie up your granny-imageuploadedbytapatalk1349033612.060403.jpg
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    nice piece of dutch engineering
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    granny is for sissies...

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    That's fantastic. All your missing is the duct tape and you would have a fix that could last a life time.

    Nice fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    granny is for sissies...
    Gramps doesn't like your comment
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    because you are taking it too seriously...

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    mine fell off 3 years ago and i've never put it back,
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    Because this is very serious : (
    Grrrrrrrrrr !!!
    Haha just kidding
    You ever have to do a trail side quick fix to get you back home ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    granny is for sissies...
    One needs a granny gear in Ontario? Or is that a crutch for those who choose the un PED path that does not use a clipless pedal?

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    you kiddin' me?

    day 6 of the 2007 Transrockies, we are battling some friends from our riding group for bragging rights and my partner says - Oggie - my rings feel a bit wobbly?

    Wobbly? i say... you must be too tired... how can rings feel wobbly...

    he says: i am serious, they feel wobbly...

    i say: okay, let's stop quickly and take a look...

    Out of 5 ring bolts, he had only 1 left, and that one was barely hanging on...

    after series of expletive language, while being slapped on my rear end by passing friends i pull my camel back off and pull out - guess what - yes, a RING BOLT... why in the hell i put it in my camel back at the beginning of the race - i don't know... i never carry one on my rides. never. but i did for that race...

    my partner almost burst into pieces laughing at the fact that i found that mundane piece of steel, but quickly contained himself seeing my deadly serious and focused facial expression...

    we were able to limp to the finish and BEAT our friends due to their 2 flats in the last 10km...

    not quite the same as yours, but interesting story to share...

    at the last Rich and Famous race at Mansfield - my brand spanking new carbon Race Face crankset disintegrated on me 10 min into the lap, practically jamming itself against only 1 remaining bolt. other 3 carbon tips broke off completely... in order to finish the lap, i had to push the crank inside and jam it so that it doesn't fall off...

    after that episode, only carbon arms are allowed on my bike, never again will i use carbon spider...

    there you go, there is more but let's leave it for our winter ride at Hilton...




    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Because this is very serious : (
    Grrrrrrrrrr !!!
    Haha just kidding
    You ever have to do a trail side quick fix to get you back home ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    my brand spanking new carbon Race Face crankset disintegrated on me 10 min into the lap
    I don't feel quite so bad now.

    At least I get a few months use out of mine.
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    I tore the side out of my tire ( 2" tear ) half way down porcupine rim trail in Utah !
    I used an American 1 dollar bill and some duck tape on the inside of my tire.
    I rode three more hours of rough terrain and made it back to town

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    lol, i was waiting for the duct tape story...

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    I had the opposite happen to me.

    Halfway into day 5 in Peru, my crankbolts loosen, 2 fall out, the other 2 snap the carbon crankbolt holes!. The other two were badly worn, they didn't last the rest of the day either. I finished limping home on the small ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    I tore the side out of my tire ( 2" tear ) half way down porcupine rim trail in Utah !
    I used an American 1 dollar bill and some duck tape on the inside of my tire.
    I rode three more hours of rough terrain and made it back to town
    I've used a dollar bill in the same fashion recently. It is a great little trick for the side-wall tear. That's some tough paper. A friend told me he has used a wrapper from a gel pack.

    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    granny is for sissies...
    I smiled and knew you were joking. It's issues like these that cause many of us to go 1x9 or SS. I don't know anybody who is going "granny" up front when they only have 1 chain ring up there. Very typically, its 32.

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    Riding up on the Rigaud slickrock a buddy's lower der. pulley blew apart. We found the pulley but not the axle bolt. I jammed a green twig thru the der. & puley and he was able to ride out.

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    hey Crash&bern you better make sure that bike is ready for Arizona next week cause i'm not sharing any of my zip ties with you (or my dollar bills,saving those for the beer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    hey Crash&bern you better make sure that bike is ready for Arizona next week cause i'm not sharing any of my zip ties with you (or my dollar bills,saving those for the beer)
    If my bike breaks down , I'll be on the patio drinking beer

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    I once snapped the front brake lever off at the clamp and zip-tied it to my handlebars to keep riding. Yay, trail-side engineering!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I stripped a thread in my stem so the handlebars rotated around when I pulled up on them. I fixed it (with help from Trail Bully Bob) by jamming the end of a zip-tie in the hole and tightening the stem bolt into it.
    Strava made me do it....

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    Arizona?
    hmm, lucky biatches... make sure you post some pics or else it didn't happen...

    dammit, i need Arizona right now....

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    I had my saddle come off the seat rails at last fall's epic 8 hour. Tuck tape to the rescue. Did another full lap after that. Mind you, the fall left me loopy, so I probably shouldn't have been out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Arizona?
    hmm, lucky biatches... make sure you post some pics or else it didn't happen...

    dammit, i need Arizona right now....
    pics will be posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Not a proud moment
    Damn Bern I always knew you were into some kinky stuff, but to tie up your granny is just off the charts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Not a proud moment when your granny gear falls off !!
    Yea I know , should have checked before the ride.
    Here's a pik of my roadside fix that let me Finnish my ride at buckwallow.
    Anyone else have to do quick fixes on the trail ?Click image for larger version. 

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    Can you please explain what is going on in this picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve View Post
    Can you please explain what is going on in this picture?
    Bollts for granny gear came off, making it fall off.
    Would have had to pull the crank off to free it.
    ( which was not an option on the trail )
    By tying it out of the way, I was able to ride the rest
    Of the day.

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    I was wondering the same thing. I thought the granny was more rope and the way the blue rope goes out front, I was thinking that you had tied the whole crank on and wondered how that had worked for you.
    Now I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    I was wondering the same thing. I thought the granny was more rope and the way the blue rope goes out front, I was thinking that you had tied the whole crank on and wondered how that had worked for you.
    Now I see.
    Yeah its obvious now, but I also didn't see that that black part connected to the rope was the ring.

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    disgusting indeed now that you brought it up... damn midlife crisis....

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    i was concerned about you steve dude... i am glad you figured it out....

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    I remember a few years ago the brake lever clamp on my Jekyll came loose. I tried to re-tighten it, but the bore was stripped. I was lucky I was on the rail trail near Paris (ontario) so I stopped into a convenience store and bought an SOS pad, stuffed a piece in the bore and tightened down the clamp and it has held to this day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    i was concerned about you steve dude... i am glad you figured it out....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Damn Bern I always knew you were into some kinky stuff, but to tie up your granny is just off the charts.
    Thanks a lot for that image!! We do have to sleep tonight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Damn Bern I always knew you were into some kinky stuff, but to tie up your granny is just off the charts.
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    Granny doesn't like your post & is looking for you !!!
    Ride a Santa Cruz heckler
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    hey Crash&bern you better make sure that bike is ready for Arizona next week cause i'm not sharing any of my zip ties with you (or my dollar bills,saving those for the beer)
    Hey guys ... have fun in Arizona!! Heard today that you went over the bars Trailtrash..everything ok?
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    Crank spider mid repair Spring 2012 Saturday night in a Waterloo hotel.


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    Tie up your granny-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350349796.926437.jpgTie up your granny-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350349815.560191.jpg
    Tin can patch to protect swing arm from tire wear on friends bike in Arizona !!
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    Tie up your granny-imageuploadedbytapatalk1350496507.645612.jpg
    Using the screw & parts of a multi tool to fix a seat post clamp , to get off the mountain in flagstaff
    Ride a Santa Cruz heckler
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    Geez, you guys gonna make it out there? ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    Geez, you guys gonna make it out there? ; )
    Haha. Yea , 16 riders , 8 rides , no injuries !!
    Just a lot of flats & scrapes & cuts : )
    All good : )
    Going to hit the pub , then fly home tomorrow

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