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    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
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    Maintenance day!

    It's drizzling and I don't feel very good today, so I bribed my son to help me replace the chain on my bike...

    Took off a SRAM PC 1031 chain and put on a KMC X10SL chain (which was not cheap!) I'm sure this will magically improve my shifting, which has been OK but not great lately. Perhaps that's due to chain stretch, the chain I took off was between .5 and .75% stretched. People say that the KMC chains are terrific, can't wait to find out.

    I also retensioned both wheels - maybe 5 spokes total needed a minor tweak to get everything back in the same vicinity. I'm really impressed with how sturdy my wheels have been. Easton EA90 SL. The front rim is still damaged from hitting something 6 months ago, so I'm wheel shopping (going to build up a set of wheels during christmas break)

    Also took the wheels off and cleaned the entire frame. The rear DR had all kinds of muck on the little follower wheels. Yuck. Got that all cleaned out too.

    Greased the pedals (speedplay recommends it quarterly or so), thought about changing the brake pads but there's still some life left in those. Adjusted the front DR.

    All in all a good day's work, and now I don't want to ride my clean bike in the drizzle. Sigh.

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    Nice , I bribed sebastian into doing some hills with me

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    I need to pull the chains off both of mine and clean and lube them. One derailer needs adjustment, all three bikes need to be detailed and lubed...but that means not riding, probably drop them off 1 at a time to the lbs.
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    I did the maintenance thing to the 29er friday night. New Chain KMC 10spd, shifter cables, new bars/stem setup too. Then processed to get it gunked with mud the following morning. Found my rear D cage is all twisted, can't stay in the lower gear. Had to hand bend it and then had to rip off the broken dork disc trailside w/ a pocket knife and rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podagrower View Post
    I need to pull the chains off both of mine and clean and lube them. One derailer needs adjustment, all three bikes need to be detailed and lubed...but that means not riding, probably drop them off 1 at a time to the lbs.
    The last time I figured I'd get my bike gone over by the LBS, they said it would take two weeks so now I don't even bother.

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    I feel ya! Just put a new cassette and chain, new front handbuilt DuraAce/Fusion wheel on Gina's bike. You think I'm letting her take it out in the rain?


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    All three of my bikes are in top shape. Replaced the Rd l, cluster, wheels, tires, shifters, and discs on the mtb. Considering it as 24 speed and is now 27 with deore/xtr hybrid brakes its a lot nicer. The foul wrather commuter had a bb replacement. The bearinfs were loose so it was barely working. The hybrid got new grips, bars, shifters, cables, and calipers. The bank account? Not so happu but the fleet is in top shape for a while.

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    I just did a few maintenance tasks on the commuter.

    New brake cables, housings and so on.

    Small tip for the future - always check the length of the brake cables. I've only ever bought them the same length before (one just right for the rear, one needing a lot of trimming for the front), but I bought a kit with the new housing and it was done differently. I discovered this after I had already installed the front cable and wondered why they'd given me so much extra. *shrug* *snip* Then I go to fit the rear and realise why. Quick trip to LBS for a new cable (standard length). Grumble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    It's drizzling

    Now just wait a dag gum minute. It never rains in Southern California or we been lied to by the Beach Boys!

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    We got 1/10 of an inch and all we hear on the news is "Storm Watch 2012".
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    We got 1/10 of an inch and all we hear on the news is "Storm Watch 2012".
    Ain't that the truth! And then the "let's go to Michelle in the heart of the storm" takes... hey lady, an umbrella fixes your issue, you know that, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Now just wait a dag gum minute. It never rains in Southern California or we been lied to by the Beach Boys!
    The Beach Boys?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    The Beach Boys?
    For some reason my old brain said it was The Eagles instead of The Beach Boys. I was just as way off. Maybe it is a song both groups should have done.
    The Old Sarge

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    I can see the Eagles doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    The Beach Boys?


    I stand corrected. Thanks Mr. Beanz

    In my defence I never listened to the hippie stuff.
    Stuff from Haggard, Miller, Sr. Jr. along with Celtic were what were on my "playlists'

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