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All Things Bikes and Tacos! (...and Now Vans)

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

  1. Mar 12, 2021 at 8:45 PM
    jjones.yota

    jjones.yota Well-Known Member

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    I love my mazza on the front! I’m gonna have to go double mazza next time
     
  2. Mar 12, 2021 at 9:10 PM
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    Does the lever still work? I've been riding with a bent lever since I crashed in November. I just rotated it on the bars so I can get my finger on it.
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2021 at 3:55 AM
    backcountryj

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    It seems to work, but ‘feels’ like it’s pointing straight down when on the bike.

    Sourcing a replacement lever will be my preference. If I can’t find a compatible lever I’ll see if some rotating of the setup will help before I buy a new lever assembly.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2021 at 4:57 AM
    113tac

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    Mostly Stock for now, 265 75 16 Falken AT3W, Tinted fronts...
    Bike looks sick! I think keeping the silver pike was the way to go!

    Crashes suck! That’s quite an interesting bend
     
  5. Mar 13, 2021 at 5:33 AM
    flipnidaho

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    I got oval on my Calling after 30+ years of riding nothing but round. Rode it around the driveway and definitely felt the bounce. However, after 5 minutes on the trail, I totally forgot about it and it felt natural. I have since switched all the bike to oval. The bonus power you get when going over technical stuff on the climb is worth it.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2021 at 5:42 AM
    SenatorBlutarsky

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    Yea, my lever was super backordered which is when I realized I could live with it bent for a while.
     
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  7. Mar 13, 2021 at 6:27 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    I had a bend like that. Put the handle of my floor jack around it and straightened it easy peasy.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2021 at 6:52 AM
    backcountryj

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    The thought of some cheater bar action did cross my mind. Not opposed to it, but a little leery of the extra torque on other parts.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    OOOh, which route did you ride? Are you on Strava so I can see your maps?
     
  10. Mar 13, 2021 at 9:51 AM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.

    I've had that happen before. I dealt with it for several months before I finally decided to replace the lever. The part costs less than 20 bucks and can easily be done at home. lol. At least, that was the case for my sram code's
     
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  11. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:04 AM
    backcountryj

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    This is kinda my logic with most parts that are sub $100 to replace, and fully with sub $50.

    I’m not rolling in cash, but saving that kinda money just to run a haggard/jerry rigged part on any bike that’s $3k+ is kinda silly to me.
     
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  12. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:10 AM
    backcountryj

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    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3007817/
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    I empty mine as much as possible then put it in the freezer overnight to kill any germs.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:15 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    You need to hop on the "tacomaworld rides" strava club. It where all of us characters in here are.

    It was the rattler, gasline, limelight lollipop but of course its now under several inches of cold concrete
     
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  15. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    Gunshot-6A

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    My bend started where the lever blade pinches. Ive ridden it several times since then and not a problem. Everyones different risk tolerance though, so your call.
     
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    backcountryj

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    Same spot on mine. I used my man hands and brought it back to an acceptable position. Was in a little too much pain yesterday to think rationally.

    I’ll probably still replace it if I can find the part in stock (or a compatible model).
     
  18. Mar 13, 2021 at 1:21 PM
    abacall

    abacall Life's too short

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    Check my sig...
    Speaking of which, I need to check in on the members (84 strong). We get some weird people sign up that have nothing to do with our group, many of which "doctor" their rides. I don't get it.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2021 at 1:39 PM
    jjones.yota

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    All the ovally goodness.

    and a new GX chain. I gotta get a master link tool. Had to use the link off my old chain because I couldn’t for the life of me get the new link to set

    DBFB7713-AB80-4C17-A9EF-67EA6BE58FF0.jpg
     
  20. Mar 13, 2021 at 1:43 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Wolftooth pack pliers ftw.

    Just got a ride in in my oval ring yesterday and if I focused on spinning good circles, I could really feel the oval work through my legs. Def noticeable in some punchy spots where I used to be pretty mashy, but totally get how others dont notice a change, cuz I only remembered halfway through the ride that I had put an oval on cuz my riding buddy asked about it. I really like it though.
     

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