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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. May 18, 2023 at 12:17 PM
    y=mx+b

    y=mx+b Station Wagon

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    yeah thats where I'm thinking next. Found a fb post of a guy thats just got a warehouse full of older bikes but he doesn't really know what hes got. I'm hoping theres something there that I'm looking for, but won't know until I go there and its like 45min away

    YES! that thing is badass! The old stumpjumpers, rockhoppers, and hardrocks are apparently pretty popular. I was looking at an ad for one yesterday that was only a frame a wheels, but someone bought it within the day of posting
     
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  2. May 18, 2023 at 12:24 PM
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    For sure. I used to always just do that. But then I got a full tailgate pad, which is nice. I can keep my tri-fold on and just open up the back, for the bike, when I use the pad. But it is a bit of a pain to mess with when I am only hauling 1 bike. Just thought that Bomber strap looked like a neat product to try. Plus, the owner seems like a Tacoma guy, which is a plus lol.
     
  3. May 18, 2023 at 12:27 PM
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    flipnidaho Well-Known Member

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    Back on the bike and lubed (I use Maxima Chain Wax).

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  4. May 18, 2023 at 12:35 PM
    DingleTower

    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    Nice. Those things are great. I use mine a heck of a lot more than once a year. There's usually a chain or cassette in there every couple of weeks.

    I also had the hardware from a 150 year old exterior door and a carburetor in mine this week.

    They eventually pay for themselves with making drivetrains last longer and being able to salvage a ton of other things.
     
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  5. May 18, 2023 at 7:31 PM
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    Ive thought about doing this exact thing with my old diamond back, 26”, 3x bike. I have never built a bike and thought, this could be a fun way to learn about the ins and outs of bikes. I also thought about using my old road bike and watched a video of a guy brazing a connection for the rear disc brake mount.

    I’ll be watching to see what you come up with.
     
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  6. May 18, 2023 at 10:03 PM
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    Interesting. Which tri-fold do you have? Also, how long does it take to install/ remove the full tailgate pad?
     
  7. May 18, 2023 at 10:20 PM
    cartter469

    cartter469 A College kid who went broke for a truck

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    MY full raceface t2 tailgate pad takes me 90 seconds give or take for putting on. 15 to take off. 4 simple straps and its legit. Hold's bikes in place well enough for be to go do hillclimb type offroading and not worry one bit.
     
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  8. May 19, 2023 at 3:42 AM
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    It's a Proven Ground tri-fold. Nothing special. I quoted my pic from the other day and you can kind of see the tailgate pad and the tri-fold. The tailgate pad doesn't hold this bike quite as well as my old bike (and some friends' bikes that I sometimes haul.) So I use those tie-down to limit side to side movement. They aren't tight, but just snug so the bike doesn't move around. And it doesn't take too long getting the pad on but it's just annoying putting it on or off. I have it draped over a ladder that hang on my garage wall, but my street motorcycle is in front of it etc. I think that Bombstrap I can toss in my gear bag, take it on/off at the trails and it should secure better. I bought one to try.
     
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  9. May 19, 2023 at 5:18 AM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    Been meaning to try that. Any suggestions on one?
     
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  10. May 19, 2023 at 5:23 AM
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    I got this one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083KBN9M5?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

    They are pretty basic. The old one I have in Boise doesn't even have heat like this new one does. I use a simple mix of water and dishwashing liquid or Simple Green. I'm probably stating the obvious but don't put anything with bearings in the cleaner. I only use it for things that get cruddy (like drivetrain parts). I use chain wax so my chain is always dry which is why I only use it once a year per drivetrain (or when I start hearing my chain even though it's newly waxed).
     
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  11. May 19, 2023 at 7:04 AM
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    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    I'd exercise caution with Simple Green. It can cause embrittlement in metal parts. Likely okay if not left in there long and diluted but I'd still steer clear.

    Oddly Simple Green HD (the purple stuff) is better for metal parts. Must be diluted 10:1.

    That being said I have used Simple Green in the past with no issues myself but there is enough info out there for me to avoid it. Especially soaking or heating in an ultrasonic cleaner.
     
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  12. May 19, 2023 at 11:27 AM
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    Good lord, that fast? I guess I've read enough comments about it taking to much time to install & remove, that I assumed it took way longer than that. Ima look into the T2.


    Got it. Guess I'm being pretty stubborn in not jumping on board with the Tailgate pad or hitch mounted Bike rack route. I'm REALLY trying to keep things in the bed as much as possible. Problem is, with my bike mocked up as a tailgate pad, my Undercover flex tri-fold doesnt leave enough room to stay closed on the last panel like yours. Also, another 5ft of bikes hanging off the DCLB taco with a hitch mount setup is not ideal either.

    Decisions, decisions. :homer:
     
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  13. May 19, 2023 at 12:05 PM
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    cartter469 A College kid who went broke for a truck

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    It’s 4 straps for the T2. First couple times may take 3-4 mins till you get the hang of it but it’s really not hard. Angle the tailgate at 45 degrees to thread the strap through, don’t tighten all the way down till you’ve got all 4 through the buckled and taking off you simply just un do the straps w the tailgate down and pull the pad off.
     
  14. May 19, 2023 at 8:05 PM
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    Got back home for a couple of days. I miss Colorado.
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  15. May 19, 2023 at 8:57 PM
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    I noticed you moved. So you’re in Arizona now? Riding Lori in this bad air. We’ve got the smoke from Canadas wildfires entering the Front Range of Colorado the last couple of days.

    And a new bike. :)
     
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  16. May 19, 2023 at 9:11 PM
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    Yeah, took a job in AZ that was too good to pass up. Colorado is home and always will be. Rode Horsetooth today. Towers to Spring Creek to Herrington to Stout and back down Towers. It was smoky, but I didn’t notice other than the haze. Bike is a demo from Road 34. Left the Spire in AZ.
     
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  17. May 19, 2023 at 9:17 PM
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    Nice ride and nice demo.
     
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  18. May 20, 2023 at 2:36 AM
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    How’d you get along with the Smug?
     
  19. May 20, 2023 at 4:08 AM
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    Yesterday was NBD - @Pugga and his recent hard tail was enough motivation to finally pull the trigger. The Kona Big Honzo DL is on sale and I took advantage of it. The components are super low end, but half the fun is upgrades; the fork won’t last long.

    Learned something new as well - sram and shimano drive train components are interchangeable. The Kona is all shimano deore and all my other bikes run sram. I had a set of carbon 29” wheels with an i9 torch hub and eagle cassette that I wanted to use and figured I would swap out the shimano derailleur to a Sram GX. I’d rather that than have to change the freehub driver. Did some research and followed the online advice and lo and behold, the cassette works flawlessly with the drivetrain. Didn’t even have to adjust the indexing. I’ll call that a win.

    Quickly added a spacer to the rear brake to bump it up from 160 to 180mm rotors and off we roll. May put the stock 27.5 wheels on at some point to play around on them, but a big fan of 29s.

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  20. May 20, 2023 at 6:01 AM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Update to the update, Fezzari sent me a new lower headset bearing but there was still play up front. I sent Fezzari a video and they said ‘you need professional help’ and asked if I had a trustworthy local shop. I dropped it off at the shop, they played around with shims on the top bearing but the headset never lost the play. They did some tear down and determined the fork itself is collapsing in on itself. No visible cracks and you can’t bend it by hand, thinking it’s broken internally. They called Fezzari direct and they’re sending a new fork, easy peasy. Stinks to have things break, but Fezzari was easy to work with on the warranty side of things (and I got lucky this happened at the end of fat bike season). So far, I’m happy with how it’s being handled and I should have the bike back in a few days.
     

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