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Old 11-17-04, 02:17 PM
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My Poor bike :(

Last night I went on a 14 mile ride, about 1 or 2 miles from my house the chain jumped between the cassette and the spokes. I was coasting around 15mph and the chain jumped, jammed, ate 4 spokes. Completely screwed up my rear. Ended up having to break the chain off of it so I could finish rolling it home. Finally got home. Took it to the bike shop this morning....they're expecting to just have to add spokes and retrue the wheel and put a new chain on it. That should go well. Anyways...yeah I get it back tomorrow evening and I got the adapter and 8" rotor for my bike so I get to install them tomorrow night yay yay! Anyways...just had to let you know how my last day went.
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Old 11-17-04, 03:22 PM
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And hopefully they will adjust the der so that it can't throw the chain again.
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Old 11-17-04, 05:03 PM
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Funny, a small adj. can crash so much stuff. I was out riding Sunday and had a stick go between my rotor and brake pad . I was climbing thinking"this hill dosen't look that steep" . Got off and tried to push and saw what was up. Had to pull the front wheel to fix it. Glad I was'nt on a fast downhill
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Old 11-17-04, 05:30 PM
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yeah such little things. I can't wait til I get my bike back...tomorrow I don't get to ride and I didn't get to ride today...It gets so boring sitting at the house. I'm not about to go for a walk, that's just so boring to me.
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Old 11-17-04, 06:16 PM
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Fer sure, ya miss it more when you can't ride it. By the way, hows the urban riding in Knoxville?
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Old 11-17-04, 08:08 PM
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urban as far as stair gaps and so on? UT Campus has some pretty interesting stuff, but nothing super-special. Most of the rest of Knoxville just has curbs. For some reason, people around here aren't too fond of stairs. At any rate, if you stay around campus, there's plenty of stuff to have fun on.
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Old 11-17-04, 08:37 PM
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back in the bad old days when I knew nothing about adjusting rear derailers, a similar thing happened to me. I was about 10 miles out though on the Berryman singletrack. It made for a long hiking back., mostly uphill which sucked hehe

In hindsight, I was stupid. I was having chain problems along the trail, kept jamming and stuff (chain suck I have found out since) I kept riding it like that. Boy, what a mistake.

Not saying thats what happened to you pwrd. just my experiences of what I put my own poor bike thru. hehe
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well I should have it back tomorrow night...I'll be glad to have it back.
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Old 11-17-04, 10:10 PM
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My chainsuck story from a couple of years ago.

Also, many many many moons again, my poor 1987 Specialized HardRock Sport succumbed to a nasty chainsuck incident. I was trying to power over some loose logs and doing some ratchetting when my chain got sucked down between my rear tyre and the driveside chainstay. Everything happened so fast and the next thing I knew, half my chain was in there and I had actually bent the chainstay.
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I figured I might end up breaking something if I roughed up my bike some but it just pissed me off how that happened, I was being nice to my bike, or so I thought.
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Old 11-18-04, 05:12 AM
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duh, you just answered your own question, man.. it's mad at you for NOT roughing it up a little bit. It's like owning an RX-7 or a Supra and never revving it past 3000 rpm.
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catch air off that sidewalk was fun though, all 4 inches of it.
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Always sucks when a bike goes down ... enjoy it when you get it back,
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I just talked to the LBS, he said it's the worst hub he's ever seen, apparently the chain took quite a bit of material off of it. He's going to rebuild it though, completely tune up the bike and add a new chain...bout 100 bucks he said. Stupid mistake on my behalf. OOOOOoo well.
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Originally Posted by cryogenic
urban as far as stair gaps and so on? UT Campus has some pretty interesting stuff, but nothing super-special. Most of the rest of Knoxville just has curbs. For some reason, people around here aren't too fond of stairs. At any rate, if you stay around campus, there's plenty of stuff to have fun on.
How is secuity on campus? I know some places are pretty cool and others freak when you show up on a bike.
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I would say 50-60% of students at UT ride bikes... campus security is pretty thin from my own personal experience and UT Police are outright lazy and non-confrontational. I suppose if you were out grinding on their freshly built/painted rails and being destructive, they might politely ask you to leave, but I've done some stair jumps and things on campus and have yet to be accosted by anyone of any type. Campus is pretty laid back overall. If you're curious where the best places are, I would vote for the area known as "presidential court" which is where Carrick, Humes, & Reece Halls are.. also the area behind John C Hodges Library where the Humanities building is.. That whole area right around there is chock full of stairs, walls, rails, benches, and various other fun stuff. Oh, plenty of hot girls too.
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We may have to make a road trip across the mtn. My old hardrock I had been using for urban has had enough. I put an order in to my wife for a new hardrock ss for christrmas. If I get it I may come over and check it out. Thanx for the info.
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Well... I guess the hot girls on campus won't be of much use to you given that you have a wife! One warning about campus it that it's wicked hilly and pretty busy throughout the day. One thing I will say that's nice about Knoxville is that we have a pretty good bus system with bike carriers on the buses to get around town if need be. There's even a bike shop open til 8pm that's on the bus route... you could break something on campus, flag down a bus, throw your bike on the rack and ride the bus to the bike shop
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WOW about the bus system and the racks, especially up right to the shop. That is just awesome.
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Originally Posted by jallen
WOW about the bus system and the racks, especially up right to the shop. That is just awesome.
You live in a small city?

My city also has that.

pop. 150K
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yep... same here.. Knoxville is about 180-190k. Our bus system costs a buck to ride and $0.20 for a transfer.. bikes are no extra charge. I use the bike/bus method a LOT to get around town. Our buses run 6am-midnite and the bike shop that happens to be right near a bus stop is open 10a-8pm. It's in a strip mall, so you still would have to roll/carry your bike across the parking lot, but it's not bad.
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Ooo yours is cheaper though

Mine is $2 canadian which is about $1.70 american

Mine runs 6-2 with special late night service routes

transfers are free though
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Originally Posted by swifferman
You live in a small city?

My city also has that.

pop. 150K
City? Whats that?

I dont even live in a city. My nearby town by 4 miles has a pop. of 454 folks. No I am not kidding

Keep in mind this means I have tons of wilderness around me to blaze a trail thru and take advantage of all the singletrack and cow trails and all that good stuff. Its good livin out here. I am also a big fish in a small pond as far as information tech goes... Government/schools pay pretty good, since they get proportionally the same amount of tech assistance monies as the bigger cities do. Thats our market

I'm originally from Virginia Beach, VA, a decent size city, all the way out here to just 454 pop. Its awesome. Thank god for the Internet is all I can say other than... my trails rock!

The biggest downside to all this is... I am the only mtb'er I know of locally. I still ride a lot, since I really dig it. Be nice to have someone to share this fun with, other than you E-mtb'rs
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