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  1. #1276
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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
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  2. #1277
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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

  3. #1278
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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?!?!
    Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar

  4. #1279
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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.

  5. #1280
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    Why are used hardtail 29ers so goddamn expensive?

  6. #1281
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    Does anyone really want me to go there?
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  7. #1282
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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.

  8. #1283
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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

  9. #1284
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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?

  10. #1285
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    Chain snaps. Two in the last two weeks.

  11. #1286
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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.

  12. #1287
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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.

  13. #1288
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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.

  14. #1289
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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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  15. #1290
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    Stem?

  16. #1291
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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.

  17. #1292
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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.

  18. #1293
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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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  19. #1294
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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.

  20. #1295
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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.

  21. #1296
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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.

  22. #1297
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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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  23. #1298
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    ^I've got a couple riding buddies who go through e13 cassettes like clean underwear.

  24. #1299
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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.

  25. #1300
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    Iíll have to swap it around as yes, itís shimano....

    And good to know RE: the e13 cassettes


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