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  1. #1276
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Sorry if your overcrowded front range trails are frustrating to ride. I totally feel you. It seems like the next thing out there will be online reservations.
    But the reality is that some people are going to be assholes and some people are going to wish for more regulations, restrictions and enforcement out there. When those two people are the same, or when they're different people using the same space, they forget that "Be considerate" should have been the first rule. I certainly prefer your scenario of "you first, no you first" to the more common scenario of some downhillers flying by without concern, OR uphillers stubbornly trudging along without eye contact or any hint of cooperation because they feel some form of dickish tail ownership because of a "rule".
    Perhaps better signage to clarify to all users which direction has the right of way? Or just make it a one way trail?
    Would it improve things to have trail wardens who could patrol the area and write tickets for rule violations? I suspect the wardens would need to be on Ebikes to really be effective.
    Not technically front range, and not normally a crowded trail. Most of our trails are usually pretty uncrowded. I'll see less than 5 people in 20 miles on a weekend. This same trail will be open to motos (and they built it) in a few days anyway and you'll have plenty of other user conflicts to deal with anyway.

    I'm not asking for a perfect world by any means, and I'm not pissed that someone yielded out of turn or whatever, just that it happened so many times in a short period. Not talking about once or twice, but a shitload of times.

    I always thought it was interesting that hikers always jump off the trail too when they see mountain bikes coming, even though they technically have the right of way. I saw a mom throw her son downhill off the trail once to avoid being run over by me, all while I was slowing to a crawl on the dh.

  2. #1277
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    For me, the rule isn't irrelevant. It provides the default that people can follow and expect others to follow, BUT there's nothing wrong with encounters where people mutually choose not to follow the default. Key word there is mutually. So yeah, sometimes I'm in a groove going up and choose not to stop. Other times I hear the descending rider and stop and hop off the trail to let them continue ripping while I take a breather.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

  3. #1278
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    For me, the rule isn't irrelevant.
    It's also not a rule. It's a dumb suggestion by IMBA that's gone on long enough. Who's easier to stop, someone going downhill or uphill. Who's making less noise and more likely to hear the other bike, someone climbing or descending.

    It's dumb. Because imba is dumb. And physics exists.

    All that really needs to be a rule is "don't be a dick"

    I feel guilty when people stop on a fun descent just because they see me climbing. I don't give a rat's booty if I have to lean up against a tree for 1.5 seconds.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

  4. #1279
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    Back to our previously scheduled programing:
    I'm not psyched that poison ivy and tick season is in full force. Kind of missing the cold rainy winter with no vegetation. Crazy, right?!?!
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  5. #1280
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    Thankfully our tick season in Socal is over. Didn't seem to materialize even, which is shocking considering all the rain we got this winter followed by warm weather. There have been years where I'll go on a ride and brush off dozens of ticks from my shorts. I've only seen a handful so far this year.

    Poison oak though, now in full swing. I've spent a few evenings recently with a 2-gallon sprayer nuking that shit from orbit. Then come back in a few weeks and behead the remains. I had the PO well under control about 5 years ago and had to do very little on it the last few years with dry winters. This year the stuff is back with a vengeance.

  6. #1281
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    Why are used hardtail 29ers so goddamn expensive?

  7. #1282
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    Does anyone really want me to go there?
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  8. #1283
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    Not in Colorado they aren't. Found a bunch for $1200 or less. Full race builds. Only kooks want them here.

  9. #1284
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    Quote Originally Posted by HellgateBasement View Post
    Why are used hardtail 29ers so goddamn expensive?
    Makes me think of a couple local facebook mtb and parts for sale groups..

    People everyday posting bikes for sale, at near retail cost. The way some of them talk up their bikes is annoying:

    "Incredibly fast bike"
    "Mechanic owned and ridden" (in fact, no regular person has even touched this bike. And has never been loaded onto a car carrier)
    "Upgraded drive train to XX spec. Bike only has ~20 miles on it" (??)
    "Used for half a season" (bike s from 2017..)
    "no crashes" (bike has upgraded front wheel. Rear wheel is original..)

    etc

  10. #1285
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleia View Post
    Makes me think of a couple local facebook mtb and parts for sale groups..

    People everyday posting bikes for sale, at near retail cost. The way some of them talk up their bikes is annoying:

    "Incredibly fast bike"
    "Mechanic owned and ridden" (in fact, no regular person has even touched this bike. And has never been loaded onto a car carrier)
    "Upgraded drive train to XX spec. Bike only has ~20 miles on it" (??)
    "Used for half a season" (bike s from 2017..)
    "no crashes" (bike has upgraded front wheel. Rear wheel is original..)

    etc
    Better yet - pricing at a premium for "custom." Custom made for who, brah?

  11. #1286
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    Chain snaps. Two in the last two weeks.

  12. #1287
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    Not really a rant, just an annoyance. Replacing pads on brakes and you notice a spoke is broken, shit. I guess I'll service my hubs now too while I'm at it.

    Here's an annoyance. Local ski area bike trail has flagging tape up around a pit they are putting new lift towers into. Absolutely no warning beforehand of trail dead ending in a pit, just flagging tape up. Fuck, how hard is it to bench cut a trail in around the work area. Mountain coaster construction has been completed for over a year also and they still have a dead end up. I guess Bogus Basin just wants their $$$ and doesn't really care about the safety of their guests.

    WTF, Bogus Basin mountain operations manager, Nate Shake, come on you lazy fuck and get your shit together.

  13. #1288
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnjam View Post
    Absolutely no warning beforehand of trail dead ending in a pit, just flagging tape up.
    That's crazy - here in Ontario there would be signs at the top, waivers to sign after watching instructional videos, three different easy lines etc. Actually no, here they would just decommission the trail lol.

  14. #1289
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    Chain snaps. Two in the last two weeks.
    I'll one up you - two chain snaps during a short fatbike race.

  15. #1290
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    I'm about to lose it over a mystery creak (while pedaling)....so far I've greased and retorqued:
    -Pedals
    -BB
    -Crankarm
    -Chain guide
    -All suspension pivots
    -Axles
    -Rear derailleur pivots
    -Derailleur hanger
    -Seatpost clamp

    So frustrating!!

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  16. #1291
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    Stem?

  17. #1292
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    Cleat to shoe connection
    Cassette to freehub
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  18. #1293
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    Headset seems like the obvious one that's missing. It's always the headset.

    Unless it's one of the other things.

  19. #1294
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada1 View Post
    Chain snaps. Two in the last two weeks.
    Humble Brag


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    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  20. #1295
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dshack89 View Post
    I'm about to lose it over a mystery creak (while pedaling)....so far I've greased and retorqued:
    If your bike has any external cable routing, check where the cable housing stops go into the frame mounts. More than once I have found these to be a source of mystery creak.

  21. #1296
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    The cassette itself. SRAM 11 and 12s sometimes do this. I cleaned and lubed the interface between the cassette and the threaded locking collar, and also the pins securing the 50t. Creak gone.

    Also can clean and lube hub endcaps and actual freehub mechanism.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  22. #1297
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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Headset seems like the obvious one that's missing. It's always the headset.

    Unless it's one of the other things.

    Another vote for headset. I did everything, then went back and tightened the headset even tighter than I thought it should go. Creak gone.

    If not, check the seatpost and it's bolt.

  23. #1298
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    I think I have to replace a cassette with just 700 miles on it... replaced the chain, no love, third gear just disengages...

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  24. #1299
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    ^I've got a couple riding buddies who go through e13 cassettes like clean underwear.

  25. #1300
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    Quote Originally Posted by grskier View Post
    I think I have to replace a cassette with just 700 miles on it... replaced the chain, no love, third gear just disengages...
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    Is that a Shimano chain? It looks like it, those models are directional. If so, yours its on backwards.

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