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Re: Official MTB Thread

Post by Kevin on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:48 am

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dutchman wrote:I don't think I'll be able to make this weekend work. I tweaked the front derailleur and shifting from the granny gear is spotty. Plus I've got some family headed in for Thanksgiving.

Tweaked as in misadjusted or tweaked as in bent?  I've got my old derailleur kicking around if you want to throw it on?  We could make a day trip out of it if you don't have time for an overnighter.

I'll take a closer look today.

I've got a stand and a good collection of tools, bring it over for a tuneup if you want.

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Post by dutchman on Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 pm

If I'm able to burn some PTO, tune-up Friday morning and do a ride somewhere after?

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Ty wrote:The rear end is super easy  I could do it my self while some others do the front end.

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Post by Kevin on Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:03 pm

Rain and snow Friday. I'll ride in about any weather, but I wouldn't burn PTO to ride in that.

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Post by dutchman on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:21 am

Didn't realize chainreactioncycles.com was in the UK. My parts are currently at London Heathrow.

Do I need special tools to install the new chainring?

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Post by Kevin on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 am

You shouldn't, but what cranks do you have?  I don't know how the SRAM or Raceface cinch chainrings work, but Shimano should just be four or five bolts to fix the chain ring to the crank arm.

You may have to pull the cranks out of the bottom bracket.  You'll pop the chain, then unbolt the right crank from the assembly (those are carefully torqued, ease them off evenly), then tap the shaft out of the bottom bracket with a soft mallet.  Good time to check the bearings in the BB for play or crunchiness, and if they're serviceable give them a greasing.  Most modern BBs are sealed, so there's no greasing to do -  when a bearing goes bad you replace the whole unit.  A little grease on the crank shaft helps it slide back in easier though. When you put it back together, torque those bolts on the right crank carefully and evenly like you would a head gasket, sneak up on your final torque setting. That torque setting should be on the crank arm itself.

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Post by Kevin on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:37 am

Did I say I wanted a Deadwood? I may have been hasty. This hardtail will roll on 26x5 or 29x3 or everything in between, and only costs an arm and a leg.

https://otsocycles.com/products/voytek-expert

22 pounds though!

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Post by dutchman on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:45 am

Are you going to have bike frames laying around like you do 4wd vehicles?

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Post by Kevin on Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:25 pm

You say "going to have" as if you're under the impression that it hasn't happened yet.

Luckily I haven't gotten into ebikes (yet), so there's no gruesome motor swaps in my way of building the ultimate frankenbike.

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Post by Kevin on Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:13 am



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Post by dutchman on Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:13 pm

What is that tracking for?!


BTW, got my single crank in. Time for a bike build party?!

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Post by Kevin on Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:44 pm

dutchman wrote:What is that tracking for?!


BTW, got my single crank in. Time for a bike build party?!

New fork! cheers

I'm going to want to ride, assuming it shows up on time. Who's free this weekend?

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Post by frieed on Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:23 pm

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Post by Kevin on Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:11 pm

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Antelope Island on Saturday? Right out by Brady.

Then if I have any legs left I kinda want to ride Sunday too, maybe CC or Yellow Fork.

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Post by frieed on Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:34 pm

which trail at antelope island?
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Post by dutchman on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:15 am

What time Saturday? I've been committed to help someone move on Saturday.

Sunday works best for me, but don't put off the ride for my sake. I just want guidance installing my new chainring.

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Post by Kevin on Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:40 am

frieed wrote:which trail at antelope island?

Lakeside plus White Rock, like this kinda? https://caltopo.com/m/J14R  Fourteen miles, mostly singletrack, no terrible climbing.

If we try and add Split Rock it turns into a 26 mile loop with lots of doubletrack and a couple decent climbs, but I'm game if you are...  https://caltopo.com/m/9P4S

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Post by Kevin on Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:27 pm

Bugger! I forgot to get a star nut, and my shock pump didn't come in the mail, so I'll be making a couple trips to the LBS in the morning before I can ride.

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Post by Kevin on Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 am

I need to ride. Who else is ready to ride? I'm ready to ride. I've spent about the past month doing sedentary holiday crap and I'm done with it. Must ride.

I'm good Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday. Mebbe Thursday and Friday too. Antelope Island, Goodwater Rim?

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Post by frieed on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:25 am

ooh, pick me, pick me
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Post by MacKay on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:42 am

Per your suggestion, I took my father in law to Good Water Rim on December 28th. It was an amazing time. Weather was perfect. About 44 degrees, sunshine and no wind. Trail conditions were excellent. We parked by the sign 2.5 miles before the wedge overlook and did a 20 mile loop with 6 miles or so being in the dirt road. I can't wait to get back soon.
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Post by TRD270 on Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:42 am

Hmm.... not quite short weather yet

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Post by Kevin on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:24 am

MacKay wrote:Per your suggestion, I took my father in law to Good Water Rim on December 28th. It was an amazing time. Weather was perfect. About 44 degrees, sunshine and no wind. Trail conditions were excellent. We parked by the sign 2.5 miles before the wedge overlook and did a 20 mile loop with 6 miles or so being in the dirt road. I can't wait to get back soon.

Isn't that an awesome ride? I'd love to get back there soon but Eric's being a weenie and doesn't want to day trip it and doesn't want to camp. We're thinking about Antelope Island this weekend maybe, you should join us.

TRD270 wrote:Hmm.... not quite short weather yet

When do we get to see your bright shiny face again, bro?

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Post by MacKay on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:34 am

It was awesome. Granted I live in American Fork, but a day trip was easy. From my driveway to the Wedge Overlook, without speeding, 2hrs 20 minutes. We left just before 7, rode 20 miles, and made it home for a well deserved late lunch at JCWs in the afternoon.
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Post by TRD270 on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:40 am

Kevin wrote: When do we get to see your bright shiny face again, bro?

School 5 days a week work 4 days a week, not a lot of free time right now. I'm getting ready to finish up my instrument rating at the end of this month. Start commercial and multi engine right after that. Good news I should be done about the time MTB season is kicking off, and potentially quitting and flight instructing around the same time which could open up a lot more riding opportunities

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