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  1. #6151
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    Welp, blew up my X2 a while back and sent to QBP for a full rebuild. Felt amazing for half day at the park and then blown again. Fuck that noise. Great shock if you are super pro spancered and have 5 of them in the truck at all times.

    Of course the shop had a barely used Push in stock tuned for my bike.

    Being a bike addict is more expensive than being a crack head I bet.

  2. #6152
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    I broke the little rubber strap on my OneUp pump but noticed it before the ride. Used a twist tie to secure it until the little 3 pack of straps arrived. Think it was $10 for the pack of 3? I'll probably replace the strap yearly now.
    "Just send it you pussy."

  3. #6153
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    I though about putting a co2 cartridge in my 100cc One Up pump and then realized that I have no desire to carry more stuff to save like 1 minute of pumping every 1-3 years when I get a flat. Iíve never used it myself but Iíve lent it to friends twice and it aired up their tires super fast. Iíve got a plug kit, spare link, zip ties and stuff crammed in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Welp, blew up my X2 a while back and sent to QBP for a full rebuild. Felt amazing for half day at the park and then blown again. Fuck that noise. Great shock if you are super pro spancered and have 5 of them in the truck at all times.

    Of course the shop had a barely used Push in stock tuned for my bike.

    Being a bike addict is more expensive than being a crack head I bet.
    that must have been a poor repair but I sometimes make excuses/reasons also to get cool new stuff. I'm constantly looking for fresh reasons to keep stock rotation high

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  5. #6155
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAB View Post
    just saw that OneUp replied, how did I do?
    "Tell him what he's won, Bob!"

    The answer to my original question is - I was indeed missing something, as you described, confirmed by Oneup.

    Liking the extra 35mm drop over my 175mm transfer, although it definitely feels like it cost half of what the fox retails for.

    Thanks all for the insights.

  6. #6156
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Being a bike addict is more expensive than being a crack head I bet.
    Google says the average street price of crack is $60/gram. You could fund a hell of a habit with bike and a year's worth of bike expenses. Some dudes in the weight weenie forum on MTBR have probably paid more than $60 per gram saved a bunch of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    I have had the OneUp 100cc pump with EDC tool running every day for about 16 months (no riding during winter months for me). On a ride on Sunday, the pump liberated itself from my bike -- the soft rubber closure clapse snapped, and apparently the mount could not contain both my radness and the pump at the same time. Bye bye pump, tool, bacon strip/tool, tire boot... Truthfully, it was a barely moderate amount of radness but she's gone gone gone.

    Has anyone had this happen to them? Closure breaking, and then losing yer pump?

    OneUp gave me a "crash replacement" coupon code for 40% off, so I ordered another set. I may use a ski strap to keep it in place going forward.

    Other than that minor issue, I've loved the pump. Best hand pump I've used, well-thought-out, fits the tool, and I never carry a backpack now. Just sling you leg over and start pedaling -- Love that feeling.

    Also, OneUp's solid and timely response to question about warranty/crash-replacement further solidified my thumbs-up for OneUp.

    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber thing, and ran it without it for a year and a half, even at bike parks and was fine. I did find that for it to stay secure in the bracket you have to run it upside down, with the head of the pump facing your bottom bracket, and the butt of the pump facing the head tube. With the pump in that orientation, I've never had it come loose, but with it the other way, it came off even with the rubber strap on occasion.

  8. #6158
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    Quote Originally Posted by cydwhit View Post
    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber thing, and ran it without it for a year and a half, even at bike parks and was fine. I did find that for it to stay secure in the bracket you have to run it upside down, with the head of the pump facing your bottom bracket, and the butt of the pump facing the head tube. With the pump in that orientation, I've never had it come loose, but with it the other way, it came off even with the rubber strap on occasion.
    I buy a new o-ring kit for mine once a year and it includes a new rubber strap. Also run it upside down, I do this on my theory that the stuff is less likely to fall out facing up, whether or not that actually has any substance to it it makes me feel better. I have the tool and more important stuff in the steerer tube and just like some duct tape and zip ties, etc in the pump.

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    What type of patches are recommended for a small sidewall cut? I was able to plug it and finish the ride. Since the tire is pretty new, Iíd like a more reliable fix so I can keep running it.
    Apologies if this has been covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g_man80 View Post
    What type of patches are recommended for a small sidewall cut? I was able to plug it and finish the ride. Since the tire is pretty new, Iíd like a more reliable fix so I can keep running it.
    Apologies if this has been covered.
    Vulcanized automotive tire patch.

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    Thanks. I now remember reading that around Page 137 of this thread.

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    Honestly, Iíve gotten a ton of miles out of standard old school glue patches. Even when the hole is big enough the orange patch rubber is visible. Iíve never repunctured a patch.
    That said, if a patch is holding air now, youíre probably wasting time with a patch. Iíve had plugs go from day 2 to bald rubber and not fail. Plugs rock.


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    I've given up on finding a FS bike this year and decided to stick with my hardtail for the time being. I want to do what I can to make the hardtail suck less on rough terrain, and I'm thinking about getting a titanium seatpost for increased compliance. Tough to stomach the $250 cost of name brand, has anyone bought a Ti post from a chinese manufacturer on ebay? Looking at something like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/12343430693...gAAOSw~llcB3or

    The seat clamp probably isn't the same quality as the name brands, but are there any other functional differences?

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    Dropper-less hardtail? NFW.

  15. #6165
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    What Dan said dropper is the way to go. If you want more compliance put on a bigger tire and drop the pressure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benneke10 View Post
    I've given up on finding a FS bike this year and decided to stick with my hardtail for the time being. I want to do what I can to make the hardtail suck less on rough terrain, and I'm thinking about getting a titanium seatpost for increased compliance. Tough to stomach the $250 cost of name brand, has anyone bought a Ti post from a chinese manufacturer on ebay? Looking at something like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/12343430693...gAAOSw~llcB3or

    The seat clamp probably isn't the same quality as the name brands, but are there any other functional differences?

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    The bike has a 27.2 post diameter, also I'm too cheap and don't want to put too much $$ into this bike I plan on selling at some point. I don't have any problem on most of the trails I ride highposting. I just want to take the edge off for long rides.

  17. #6167
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    See if you can find a used Ergon / Canyon VCLS 2.0 seatpost or similar.

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/f...d-on-the-road/

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    Cane Creek Thudbuster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    Cane Creek Thudbuster?
    Jesus, I read Turdbuster

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    Ask the experts

    Just ordered a new gravel bike, it comes with SRAM and I think itís either an xd or xdr driver, I want to replace the the stock Sun Race 11-42, 11 speed cassette with a 10-46 and I want it to be light. I looked at Gabaruk cassettes and they look really good, are they? What else should I look at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sf View Post
    Jesus, I read Turdbuster
    I believe Turdbuster is what Benneke is currently riding.

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    So, I have a shifting issue I can't seem to eliminate.

    Shimano XTR 9000 11-spd, 11-46 cassette, XTR shifter. Everything's five years old, yes, but still in good shape. Cassette is new last summer, I take care of my gear and haven't been riding enough anyway.

    Everything downshifts (little cog to big cog) perfectly fine, comes off the big ring fine, but won't shift from 2nd to 3rd on it's own. Doesn't even click like it's not adjusted properly, just won't bump down. If I double shift from 2nd to 4th, I can shift back up in to 3rd with no problem, and it runs fine when it's in gear there. Cable and housing is new, derailleur is properly adjusted. All other shifting is spot on, derailleur cage isn't bent, derailleur hanger isn't bent (though I haven't put a DAG on it to be sure), chain isn't worn out, can't think of anything else to look in to. I know shifters wear out, but it works fine except for this one particular thing. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZomblibulaX View Post
    So, I have a shifting issue I can't seem to eliminate.

    Shimano XTR 9000 11-spd, 11-46 cassette, XTR shifter. Everything's five years old, yes, but still in good shape. Cassette is new last summer, I take care of my gear and haven't been riding enough anyway.

    Everything downshifts (little cog to big cog) perfectly fine, comes off the big ring fine, but won't shift from 2nd to 3rd on it's own. Doesn't even click like it's not adjusted properly, just won't bump down. If I double shift from 2nd to 4th, I can shift back up in to 3rd with no problem, and it runs fine when it's in gear there. Cable and housing is new, derailleur is properly adjusted. All other shifting is spot on, derailleur cage isn't bent, derailleur hanger isn't bent (though I haven't put a DAG on it to be sure), chain isn't worn out, can't think of anything else to look in to. I know shifters wear out, but it works fine except for this one particular thing. Thoughts?
    Check B-tension adjustment and put a gauge on the hanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Just ordered a new gravel bike, it comes with SRAM and I think it’s either an xd or xdr driver, I want to replace the the stock Sun Race 11-42, 11 speed cassette with a 10-46 and I want it to be light. I looked at Gabaruk cassettes and they look really good, are they? What else should I look at?
    If the stock cassette is a Sunrace 11-42, the 11T small cog makes me think that might be a Shimano HG freehub body.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtrPickels View Post
    See if you can find a used Ergon / Canyon VCLS 2.0 seatpost or similar.

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/f...d-on-the-road/
    I have one of the specialized posts and can confirm that it takes the edge off. I also bought a 27.2 carbon dropper for the gravel bike (also specialized) that I likely won't ever install. If the OP is interested in buying the dropper (or anybody else is) I'd consider selling. It is the specialized command post XCP.

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