Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Was only my second time there. And it was also club day for swampclub.org sooo lot's of nice bikes and people everywhere. WIll keep an eye out.

    Moonscape is a torture device. I want to see someone ride that clean.
  2. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    You and me both! The last time I attempted it on my Giant FSR, I came down hard on a rock after missing a climb and warped my rear rotor as well as put a 1/4" dent in my rear triangle. We were standing on the frame using the picnic tables under the shelter as a prybar to straighten it out enough to ride again. I actually like Boyette much better. It flows so well and everything connects better. Alafia is good for a technical challenge though. My friend is also a SWAMP club member, so you should run into him at some point.
  3. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    PB Blaster is awesome stuff. Soak it with PB. Put the hub back together and screw the QR end on so that the end of the QR axle almost pokes through. Now hit it with a hammer. If that does not work it might be time for a new hub or a new wheel.
    If the QR is seized in the front hub, how is the rest of the bike? Check the bottom bracket, rear hub bearings, the rear freehub is probably trashed, head set bearings, pull the seat post and grease it, have the suspension fork overhauled.
    Bikes and water don't mix. I have been seeing a lot of bikes in the shop this year with issues because of the wet spring we had. One customer was riding to DC and the C&O path was flooded by 1-2 feet of water. He did 130 miles of riding in water that day. Needless to say his bike was trashed. There was water everywhere, it even contaminated the oil in his Fox fork and filled his damper full of muck.
    Another customer was riding with some buddies and came across a swollen creek crossing. They decided to swim across with their bikes. The customer came in with a $3500 bike that he bought a few months ago with almost every bearing locked up. We had to rebuild everything. :lol3
  4. fwlslyr

    fwlslyr Adventurer

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    PB and the heat gun did the trick. I will check the bottom bracket next. I'm unemployed so new parts are not on the agenda. The hub bearings were fine. I will pull the rear hub a part and check it. Thanks for the suggestions. L'll pull the forks apart and grease the coil springs and check the cartridge. The front wheel was off and got submerged. The bottom bracket was submerged. The rear hub may not have been under. The bike was not ridden in this condition so hopefully with some maintanence everything will be o.k.:evil
  5. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    One purdy machine!
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    What components are ya running? I have a stash of somewhat older stuff that I can part with a bit or two for a fellow unemployed SOB

    M
  7. CA_Strom

    CA_Strom Cunning Linguist

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    Very scary.. was a bunch of hipster fixie riders, no lights, no reflectors, no gear, but still scary.....
  8. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    Got an email response today. SRAM is out of juicy 3's so they will be upgrading me to Elixir 3s . My bicycle was purchased from Competitive Cyclist ( as we have no Santa Cruz dealers anywhere close) and they have been a pleasure to deal with. Customer service has been top notch with quick responses to any question I had. Would purchase from them again .
  9. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    Way to go Ridge! the Coaching is helping?
  10. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Be much better if it didn't have 5 year old parts on it
  11. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    If by helping you mean decimating my physical strength and will to get out of bed the next morning... then yes. :lol3

    Seriously, his AT intervals have me working harder and drilling myself into the ground worse than any race day. We need to do some more moto-pacing when I get on a regular schedule with the workouts.
  12. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    We'll do that. I had a freind I used to train with when I raced,His bit of advice among many. Race hard,Train harder. Racing should be easier than your training workouts.

    There's nothing like waking up in morning and saying WTF did I do to my self. ( Sore muscles not severe hangover)
  13. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    The more you hurt in training, the less you hurt racing. :nod That little mantra has worked for me for years. Too bad its so damn tough to do on your own.

    I've done both. Of the two, I prefer the sore/stiff legs feeling than queasy, gonna puke cause I drank too much feeling. :nod

    I let myself have 4 hangovers/year. I'm at 2 right now. As much as I'm riding, I don't want the other two! Interferes too much

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  14. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt...

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  15. Ridge

    Ridge Sinister Kid

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    That's definitely one of those situations where you take the bad with the good. :lol3 As much as I'd like to conjure up images of a thousand naked swedish women's volleyball babes on bikes, I must face the grim reality that there's a sausage or a hundred mixed in amongst 'em... :eek1 Wonder how many of 'em used chamois butter first? :rofl
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I've tried riding in boxers. I'll pass on nekkid.

    :eek1

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  17. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt...

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    There is a you tube video of the event, but I refuse to look at it...:huh:lol3 Don't want to kill my images of the women swedish babes also.


  18. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    If anyone is interested, this is on the Documetary Channel again, tonight. 7pm
  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Don't knock till you tried it, especially of your significant other is joining you
  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    That 'knocking' part is why I won't do it again

    :nono

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