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    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
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    From the footbolts, entirely possible that I forgot to snug them down since I serviced it Sunday.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Ouch. Well, at least all you'd have to do is be sure all the fluid is out and then pour in more... Could be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    Ouch. Well, at least all you'd have to do is be sure all the fluid is out and then pour in more... Could be worse.
    Got it fixed, but I just don't think suspension is for me on a DJ bike.

    Edit, rigid didn't feel good for me.
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    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
    I finally crawled out of the dark ages and bought a dropper post. I grew tired of scraping my thigh and other not-so-fun things on my saddle when hucking and descending.

    Gravity Dropper Turbo LP 1" / 3" drop. Couldn't do more--- not enough seatpost showing. But at this point, I'm rather sure that 3" will be a big improvement, and I couldn't pedal for worth a damn if I simply lowered my saddle 3" the whole ride.
    Post installed and test ridden. I dig it, but using it efficiently will take a little practice.

    Bike weighs 26lb 0z on a park tool scale.

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    I switched to flat pedals and sticky shoes. I like this combo.
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    Welcome to the light.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Welcome to the light.
    Thanks. I should also add that as an anti-klutz prevention, I also ride with shin guards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Thanks. I should also add that as an anti-klutz prevention, I also ride with shin guards.
    I finally started to dirt jump with some knee protection
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    I finally started to dirt jump with some knee protection
    Very nice. I haven't kept up to the "current rides" bikes. What are you riding now?
    First Class Jerk

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    Still on the DMR Transition.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    I switched to flat pedals and sticky shoes. I like this combo.
    All the Sam Hill wannabes are doing it. Myself included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    All the Sam Hill wannabes are doing it. Myself included.
    I went to some new trails this summer with considerably more difficult technical sections than my local rides have to offer, and I had a number of motionless tip-overs and a bunch of close calls. I went to flats after that and now I can clear a lot more stuff, because I don't think about tipping over. I just ride.

    I can also take flat corners much faster because I am more confident I won't be on the ground if I lose the front. It could still happen, but it's less likely when you can bailout with a foot that isn't clipped in.

    I still can't bunnyhop quite as high as I could clipped in, but I'm not world-class either way. Just need more practice...

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    ^^Many reasons why I never embraced clipless. The only thing I used them for was XC racing and I don't even use them for that anymore. I just really like platforms.

    And bunnyhopping is all in the lift at the bars and weight-transfer anyway.

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    Too funny.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    ^^ Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    And bunnyhopping is all in the lift at the bars and weight-transfer anyway.
    Yep. I can get the bars to the same height, but I'm not able to pivot the rear end up quite as high with platforms.

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    Saw my first Hyper bikes Cam Zink signature bike today, not impressed with a lot of it. But the person was enjoying it so what's it matter?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Got pleasantly surprised today on the cost of something (when does THAT happen any more?). Was needing a rod journal regorund .020 under on a crankshaft. First off, there aren't many automotive machine shops around any more, so had a dickens of a time even finding one that did walk-in work. Add to that finding one willing to mess with setup to do one journal on a little single-cylinder crank. Sooooo . . . local engine-rebuilding place actually does work like that still and the quote of $52 was reasonable, as I was trying to keep this refurb at or under $100.

    Well, I go to pick up the crank today and they only charged me $29.99. Hot dang. That's cheaper than the .020 under connecting rod is going to be. I was pleased indeed. Gotta give a shout out to S&J Engines based out of Spokane, WA for that sunny spot to my day.

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    Mountain biking is quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm so sore right now. I literally fall every 30 feet or so...and in Arizona that means I'm falling into rocks, down a cliff, or into a cactus. My body aches.

    I should probably invest in some pads or something.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Mountain biking is quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm so sore right now. I literally fall every 30 feet or so...and in Arizona that means I'm falling into rocks, down a cliff, or into a cactus. My body aches.

    I should probably invest in some pads or something.
    Pads could help. Finding easier trails could help more. There are bound to be some trails with difficulty somewhere between where you've ridden now, and a flat gravel road.

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    Yeah, I learned a couple of things last night after talking to a friend...I'm running too high of a psi in my tires and some of the trails I'm riding are expert level and I'm nuts for being on them.

    This weekend I'm searching out easier trails. I think I just need to get better at handling the bike and becoming more familiar with riding it. Hopefully I can find something without so many switchbacks. Switchbacks with loose gravel/rocks are currently my biggest enemy.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Best feeling in the world: Landing a hip jump very smoothly.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    ^^ Second only to clearing a big-ass gap smoothly

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    Sensus grips on their way...
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
    I'm going out on the town tonight and it won't be over until I snort a line of habanero seeds off the hood of a red Fiero.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Heated snowmobile grips on their way...

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