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Old 11-22-09, 12:05 PM
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Been a while, What I've been doing

Hello everyone!

I haven't around in a while, how is everyone?

Well, I got some pictures, and some questions for y'all!

To keep things easy, slideshow again.(I cant get the forums attach files thing to work, our internet over here in Duetchland has been very slow lately)
Here some phots from some rides I've been doing. My friend and I just go down random trails and see where they lead to. Most of these are from our "Burg Nanstein" (Nanstein Castle, aka Landstuhl Castle) ride, like a month ago... it was a cold ride at that. The castle is located high up on the hill, (as most are) so it took quite a bit of riding... the castle itself if 25 miles away from our house.
Some fun rocky decents and vicious climbs, but everything is short lived, and you can't really go to fast, because its a walking trail, and dogs, people, and kids are everywhere. I also added some pictured from our quick ride yesterday, we rode up to Hohenecken Castle, Took some pictures of the castle and overlooking to town. It was a pain to climb because there is a solid 2-3 inches of leaves on the ground. And the last 1.5 inch layer is wet. (leaves are everywher here... Even in Alaska I didn't see so many leaves)
On the way I had to do a quick fix on my friends Diamondback, the FD was rubbing the rear tire.
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Any way, I've been working on my mech. skillz. My Gym coach has me building/repairing bikes for our class, (im in an advanced gym class, we in the MTB session now!!) He used to be a bikeshop mech. so he knows some tricks he's been shoing me here and there. I've also been tackling the shifting/brake issues I've had with my Kona Dawg, which I think I pretty much nailed today.
The wires from the Cable housing started poking out, there was three of them, around the silver end cap (forot the techy name for it. lol) I seperated the housings and shift cable and trimmed back the loose wires from the housing. and then put the endcap back on. Put some lube in the housings and cleaned the cables, messed around with the shifting, and I got it almost perfect on the front, and close to almost perfect on the rear. I also decided to check all the bolts on the bike, to my surprise, one of my crankset bolts was extreamly loose (one of the 4 that holds the outter and mid chainring on) and the rest were "loose-ish"
I also made some rubber bushing things to put on the hydro line, because it bounces off the frame, and is loud and annoying as well as scratching the crap out of it. Also messed around with the brakes... Hayes Soles suck BTW. but anyway, they actually stop for now....
I'm looking to throw somesort of Avids on their in the future. I'm also looking at new shock for farther down the road, I want one with adjustments and lockout. I just have a Fox Float, no rebound adjustments or anything. Just air.
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Now, as this is my first squishy bike, I am still learning about it. got a few Q's, How/what should I do to care for the pivot points and bearings and everything for the suspension? I noticed some sand/dust on the outside of it, so I just wiped it off. Also, I noticed today that where my shock mounts, there appears to be two different mounting points, if this is the case, what is the second one for? It looks like it would put the Shock in a more vertical position?

Well this is probably another one of my pointless posts, but I figured I'd compress everything into one, pics, and questions and comments.
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Well.... good to see you. "hot doggin'",, spoken like a true Yank or shall I say Southern Man. Europeans refer to all Americans as Yanks, you know that by now, pretty funny. Down in NC, I'm the Yank, not my neighbors. Good you're keeping your hands in it with the Gym an' all. Didn't read all your text, like it so far and all looks good. Can't be of tech. assistance to you I'm afraid. Thanks for the slideshow. Good Luck !
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Lol, Yea I have a British friend who calls me Yank all the time. I always joke and tell him I'm not from the North, he just looks at me, "Ah, Blimey mate!"
Yea it's nice. I get a grade for it as well, part of the class is being able to do routine maitnence on a bike... I'm the only one in the class that knows anything about bikes... the Coach loves it lol.

Aside from mechanical success, I've been taking into mind Physical sucess as well. I've been swimming and working out more, and hitting that Stationary bike a lot in the school gym,
I actually almost killed the one bike... the belts started overheating and the gym filled with the smell of burning rubber =)
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I'm gonna do the newbish thing here...
According to the 20 year old digital scale my parents have, my bike is 35.5 pounds
ouch!
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Good to hear your doing well and getting to see the world a little.
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I want to bike in Switzerland, but we might actually have to move THIS Summer.. or sooner, so I don't know I'f I can get the chance
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....got any idea where?
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nice to see your still alive and kicking (im referring to the bike of course). hey cheeto....you really need to learn to work your camera. your pics are all blurry, hurts my eyes to look at your closeups.
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good stuff, castle looks cool. Today i rode by an old fence and thought it looked cool, you win.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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LoL fence Vs castle. yea I can see how I might win,
Uh not yet Mtb66, were ever there is a Chief opening. Korea, japan, New Jersey, or another base in germany are all possible, but for all I know we may get stuck in washignton state or north dakota lol.

Sorry about the pics, I was using my Cell Phone. (all those pictures are from my cellphone even the castle ones) It doesnt take good closeups. It was also cold in my garage so the lense was foggy.


Yea the bike is doing great. I'm putting a beat down on it everynow and then and it takes it with stride. I rode it today in class, and it shifts decent, still needs to be fine tuned. The shifting has been finicky since I got it. It seems the builder put to much cable housing on in some places, as theres a lot of stress and the cable stop areas. (I think this caused the wires to poke out)
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