Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
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Continued in the spirit of change today. Up early to put a new front end on Dormouse. For a year and a half, I've been riding a rigid front end with a short fork and a very steep head angle. It made me a better rider because I couldn't take anything for granted. Today I put the Marzocchi EXR suspension fork back on and restored the bikes original geometry.
I had forgotten how fast you could go with a good fork. Minor ruts, don't hop them, just smash through. Traprock.......ha. I like it better this way. Thanks for the practice rigid fork, but this is super.
One more change to go. Dormouse is a 9 speed bike with an 11/32 cassette and a 32 chainring. While playing in the tough stuff, I've just run out of gear lately...........or perhaps I've run out of leg..........hmmm, must be gear. Anyway, sometime around the end of the month I'm going to put a 2 ring all mountain crankset 26/36 on and restore the front derailleur. The more things change, the more I come back to the normal setup. At least I've tried the others and know what I like.
Cowabunga.............1000 calories burned today.....