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Mountain Biking stuff

Post  z on Sat May 01, 2010 12:21 pm

Been getting out more this spring. Trying to get in shape.
There are some really nice dirt trails within 30 minutes of my house.

Just finished rebuilding my front wheel and switching to a disc brake
(way better stopping power, and they don't grind down your rims like traditional v-brakes do)

Some high end Mountain Bikes actually have Hydraulic Disc Brakes on them. Mine are mechanical
(cable pull). The last thing I need is to spring a hydraulic leak 10 miles from my car... Very Happy

Here's a pic of the finished build




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Post  Kerry Martin on Sun May 02, 2010 1:10 am

Looks cool. Careful out there Z... Neutral (I know...nag nag nag.)
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Post  z on Sun May 02, 2010 1:34 pm

I get bumps and bruises a lot, but nothing serious since I fractured my shoulder
about 5 years ago....

Blew my Bomber (Front Shock/Fork) on a trail today... ouch. Oil sprayed everywhere
and got all over my new disc brake on the front. Very Happy

Oh, well, I think I put at least 3,000 miles on that shock. That's a LOT of pounding over rocks and
roots....





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Post  Star4mation on Sun May 02, 2010 3:30 pm

Ouch!! That ain't gonna be cheap to replace, Z!

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Post  z on Sun May 02, 2010 3:56 pm

Star4mation wrote:Ouch!! That ain't gonna be cheap to replace, Z!

Yeah, probably $199 is the cheapest I can go and still get one that won't blow
apart on a downhill....

Some of them are like $1000!

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Post  Kerry Martin on Mon May 03, 2010 4:02 am

Technology is really cool.....it's also really expensive! Interesting how the simple art of bicycle (for example) is now cutting edge carbon fiber and trick suspension. I'd like to have one of the newer "cruiser" style blvd. bikes...you know, with the tractor seat and wide whites LOL........... We do have mt. bikes but nothin' serious like yours Z.
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