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

  1. Mar 12, 2021 at 3:48 PM
    jjones.yota

    jjones.yota Well-Known Member

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    Well sadly the oval didn’t show up before today’s ride but it’s here now. Excited to try this out.

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  2. Mar 12, 2021 at 6:29 PM
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    This new breed of short travel trail/downcountry bikes are absolutely sublime for 90% of what I ride. I’ve been on several of them and while each has its own ride characteristics, they’re all fun as hell. Pretty partial to this one currently.

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    Got out on a fairly mellow local trail I hadn’t ridden a while today after work. The trail is on city land and they’re pretty adamant about folks being gone by dusk. I was pushing it too hard to wrap up before dark and had one of the rougher crashes I’ve had in a while. Went down in a weird way and took the handlebar end in the loooowwww abdomen (like any lower woulda be really bad...) I’m not peeing blood so that’s good.

    Just to add insult to injury I’ve got to replace my rear brake lever now as its bent to shit.

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  3. Mar 12, 2021 at 6:50 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    Local trails are drying out and took my Sirius for its inaugural dirt ride. This things a ripper! Plus the steel frame reverberates the hydra buzz so its loud! :drool:

    @jjones.yota the Mazzas are legit!

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  4. Mar 12, 2021 at 6:54 PM
    cartter469

    cartter469 A Highschool kid who went broke for a truck

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    Had plans to ride Sedona and Prescott AZ with a buddy whos visiting from Dallas; Winter storms had a different idea. We did go skiing in flagstaff today but Sedona and Prescott are getting Snow all of tomorrow and did all of today. Sunday will still have cloud cover and not very warm, so trails would get torn up as well as Sedona slickrock in the wet is sketch. At least he gets phoenix riding and maybe Tucson on Sunday if someone sees this and wants to do some shuttle fun?
    I know one or two people here are Tucson area so hopefully you see this and can see if your free sunday?
     
  5. Mar 12, 2021 at 8:45 PM
    jjones.yota

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    I love my mazza on the front! I’m gonna have to go double mazza next time
     
  6. 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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  7. Mar 13, 2021 at 3:55 AM
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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.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2021 at 4:57 AM
    113tac

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    Bike looks sick! I think keeping the silver pike was the way to go!

    Crashes suck! That’s quite an interesting bend
     
  9. Mar 13, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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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.
     
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  10. Mar 13, 2021 at 5:42 AM
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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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  11. 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.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2021 at 6:52 AM
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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.
     
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  13. 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?
     
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  14. Mar 13, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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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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  15. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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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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  16. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3007817/
     
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    I empty mine as much as possible then put it in the freezer overnight to kill any germs.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    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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  19. 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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  20. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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