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Old 05-30-09, 05:11 PM
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Now I'm grumpy :(

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Ah man, doesn't it suck when you don't get your weekly ride in? I've been working extra hard all week for this little open spot in my shcedule to go for a ride. Lousy weather all week causing much of my work to be bunched up on thursday and friday... and excessive amounts of homework (summative week) at school. Saturday afternoon between 3 and 7 was the only time I could ride. Went out with my buddy. Took 40 mins to get there, we rode for about 20 mins and he hurt himself to the point where he didn't want to ride anymore (ran into a stump and endoed like a goof ). Had to take him home... another 40 min car ride home.

I was talking to my friend on his drive as I dropped him off, and his dad came out to chit chat. He was checking out my bike sitting on the bike rack... I turned around to say something to my friend, turned back, and caught his dad squeezing my front brake lever! My tire was off, and I'm running hydraulic lines.

Ah man!

What a lousy week.

Lets hear some good stories.. cheer me up.
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Old 05-30-09, 05:20 PM
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I know the feeling. Did your one of your pistons actually pop out?

Thats the kind of week I was having due to a dead headset. But then I remembered that my dad's bike was in the next room. But if it makes you feel any better, I have exams next week, and I re-tweaked my wrist trying to take a rough root garden line at the same speed I do with my 5 inch HT (funny how little travel a rigid fork has isnt it?).
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Old 05-30-09, 06:08 PM
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Well, it was supposed to rain today, so I did a friend a favor by covering his 3-11pm ambulance shift.

Bad weather and work have kept me off the bike all week long. This afternoon would have been my one shot at riding. But I took that shift...

And of course, it's been clear and sunny and not a drop of rain.

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Old 05-30-09, 06:36 PM
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When i turned around and saw his squeezing the brake lever, i eeped loudly enough to make him stop. I can still attach the front wheel, but there's a lot of rotor drag... I think I'll just ride it out. Maybe after another 200-300km it'll be back to normal, so not a biggie, I guess... in the meantime those 300km will be slow.

when i asked for stories... i want happy stories! haha, I'm not one of those people who get cheered up from other's miseries. I like to hear good things
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just get a big bladed flat screwdriver and spread the pads back out, no biggie man.
Oh and a happy story, Loading the wifes bike up this morning, usual preride checklist stuff. Turning crank, to listen for dry chain, slop in indexing, or anthing else. The Chain slips over the bottom jockey pulley. It won't budge!. I take the cage apart and slip it out, put some leverage on it and No>>>>>> it aint spinnin. I spay some WD-40 to penetrate the bearing and in the meantime load my bike up. (Cause I'm riding either way) I come back and reinstall the pulley and pedal it forward, it's working with lot's of resistance bout can't back pedal it at all. I go in to tell the wife she's gonna have to ride a different bike and take her out to show her, and walla! It's broken free, the penetrating oil freed it up! She got to ride I ordered a new set of pulleys and all is right in our world

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Old 05-30-09, 06:41 PM
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am i supposed to remove the pads first? I've tried this earlier and mussed up the pads.
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Old 05-30-09, 06:50 PM
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Happy story: I'm going to go get some ice cream. Maybe you should get some ice cream. Ice cream makes everyone happy

Edit, I'm eating my ice cream now.

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Old 05-30-09, 08:08 PM
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lolz, okay. you made me lol, so you did a good job with your story.
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What brakes?
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I popped a spoke before I even got to hit the trail today. so I got in got some more road miles in.
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Like you need more road miles
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I made my mileage goal for the week.
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My mileage goal for each week is to at least touch the bike twice.
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avid juicy 3.
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Old 05-31-09, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
Happy story: I'm going to go get some ice cream. Maybe you should get some ice cream. Ice cream makes everyone happy

Edit, I'm eating my ice cream now.
I had true Italian ice cream yesterday..
Tiramisu flavored as well.




AMerican Ice cream is WAY to bland now....

I'm not going to like ice cream back in the states
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Old 05-31-09, 01:31 PM
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am i supposed to remove the pads first? I've tried this earlier and mussed up the pads.
you shouldn't have to remove the pads first. its okay if you chip some of the material or dent/gouge it a couple times. it's not a precision part or anything. it should be fine, i wouldn't baby it. use a crow bar


i have no happy stories for you

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haagen daz is pretty good.

I'll give it a go (the brakes) tomorrow when i get off school. Tonight I need to draft up my stuff for the business contest I'm entering. Wish me luck!
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avid juicy 3.
I assembled a few bikes from scratch so the Juicy7 hydraulic brakes were ordered and came in boxed kits. Each kit also included two of these...




They click nicely into place and keep the pads apart when there's no rotor in the calipers. Every time I take the wheel off (workshop or in the trail), I have gotten into the habit of inserting these back into the caliper opening (especially when transporting several bikes, as the levers are bound to be hit). At one point I threw them out because I had so many of these, but I kept a couple in my Camelbak, and several in my tool box.

If you bought a complete bike, I don't think you would've received this part but I would go to your LBS and see if they have some extras that they can give you... or perhaps ask your Avid dealer for complimentary ones. If the Juicy 3 pads are the same as the 7s, these should fit your caliper too.

I hope that's a happy story for you!

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It's been kinda bad for me too. I was going on a night ride with some friends, and right in front of the trail head i get a flat.
And walmart wouldnt give me a free tube
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When I've done that to my brakes, I've taken off the pads and pushed then pushed everything back. It's worked for me both times.

As for stories (I know you asked for cheer-me-ups but this has turned into a sad stories thread,) on about our last muddy day, I split my knee open pretty badly. I foolishly decided not to get stitches so it's healing slowly. Finally, I saw a Dr. yesterday, and he said it's just damaged skin/tender tendons and a sore bursa sack. He said I can ride again in a little more than a week, but I will have missed 3 and 1/2 weeks of sunny 75 degree riding - all because my back tire slipped out.
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alright, alright, i got cheered up today. Came home from softball practice (team was in a grumpy mood, so practice wasn't too great), and my dad told me a neighbor wanted to see me 'bout his bike. I walk over to the neighbor's, and he needs his rear wheel trued. He said that he had done it in the past and totally buggered up his wheel, and asked if I could do it for him.

So I trued his wheel all nice, discovered a broken spoke... couldn't fix that as I didn't have any spares. I told him he'd need a new spoke, and that I could help him out when he got it. After I was done he said thank you and offered to pay me for it - he said that if he were to take it to the shop, he wouldn't have a bike for a week (I suppose the LBS moves slow?). I politely declined saying I don't take money for just helping a neighbor out.

He insisted on giving me a couple of beer.

Awesome!
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