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Old 01-07-08, 10:30 PM   #1
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Widebar convert and guess what I managed to break.



I managed to break a brake.

Twisted the rear brake lever in an endo. Went to loosen the bolts, the first one came out just fine, the second one sheered off flush with the lever body. So on with the old 06 juicy 7. Until my replacement lever arrives from Sram.
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Part of me was actually kind of hoping I would break one so I could make a thread like this. Though honestly I'm glad it was someone else.

How did you endo?
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Dangit!
But thats still a sweet looking bike, and it always gives me a raging erection.
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wtf

BFG- Does something about nice bikes turn you on, you said my bike makes you cream.
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Trying to dodge a fallen tree that was a bit too big to grind over or jump over and either snagged a root or hit a rut the wrong way.
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have you explored the option of a looser perch to rotate instead of break?

i use teflon tape under all my perches to allow for a secure hold yet smooth rotation if hit hard enough


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love the juegos de fuegos.
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I got a pinch flat once. I had to change the tube. It cost me $8.
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BFG- Does something about nice bikes turn you on, you said my bike makes you cream.
Yes. I am aroused by bikes.








I'm really hoping you're detecting the sarcasm going on.....
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I got a pinch flat once. I had to change the tube. It cost me $8.
Tubes around these parts are 4 bucks. Where do you live?
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Tubes around these parts are 4 bucks. Where do you live?
Australia ;]

My tubes are 10.
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have you explored the option of a looser perch to rotate instead of break?

i use teflon tape under all my perches to allow for a secure hold yet smooth rotation if hit hard enough

That sounds like a great idea!! (You listening, Smashy??)

I hope you didn't get hurt.
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That would have been an interesting crash clipped in.
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........in slooooooooooooooooow motion.
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i use teflon tape under all my perches to allow for a secure hold yet smooth rotation if hit hard enough
The moto-guy is showing through in you, MX

So tell, me, Smashy: are those 29s? How are you liking them so far? I'm not totally sold on the wide-bar craze yet and am looking for reasons to embrace it.
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do you do the same?
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I keep them loose enough for the perches to rotate in a crash (old habits die hard ); but I really like your teflon tape idea so that they don't scar the bars when they do. Gonna have to try that - - thanks!
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I keep them loose enough for the perches to rotate in a crash (old habits die hard ); but I really like your teflon tape idea so that they don't scar the bars when they do. Gonna have to try that - - thanks!
yes, give it a couple wraps. more important than scarring is that i believe it allows for a more "positive engagement" of the fasteners with some calculated slip. without it, the metal to metal interface can be "grabby" and so you have to leave the bolts looser.

i don't know, it could be one of those unnecessary things people do. it has always worked well in motocross. then years later, i believe they started selling teflon plastic bushings with perches like the factory teams had....not sure if they still do that.
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Now comes the next logical question: why don't the bicycle brake makers outfit the master cylinders with breakaway levers?
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Now comes the next logical question: why don't the bicycle brake makers outfit the master cylinders with breakaway levers?
mmm Breakaway
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Amen to that blue_neon! I love breakaway.
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Now comes the next logical question: why don't the bicycle brake makers outfit the master cylinders with breakaway levers?
Because then you wouldn't have to buy a new one after a crash.
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Now comes the next logical question: why don't the bicycle brake makers outfit the master cylinders with breakaway levers?
that is an easy fix with some "micro" hobby drill bits. if you do tastefully, very factory looking!
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See: Code, new XT.

Nice bars smashy. I got them last year based on PF's recommendation and have been quite satisfied with 'em. (of course, you'd never find that out by searching because Brian spazzed out and deleted all posts shortly thereafter)
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Nice bars smashy. I got them last year based on PF's recommendation and have been quite satisfied with 'em. (of course, you'd never find that out by searching because Brian spazzed out and deleted all posts shortly thereafter)
I'm liking them.
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