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what a fun day up in the hills...

last time i rode this trail i had one of the worst rides of the season: slow(er than normal), weak/hurtin', mechanicals, etc. :cryin: (in fact i'm not sure if icegeek will ever ride w/ me again).

but yesterday the MTB gods were smiling down on me! :thumbsup:

hit up sourdough --> waldrop --> to SSV for a fantastic loop that had a variety of trail conditions, all under a sunny blue sky. thanks to scrub, eric the red, and squeaky (i think?). that is what fall riding in CO is supposed to be like. :)

this would be our entry point:

Bicycle clothing Personal protective equipment Bicycle helmet Outdoor recreation Bag


unfortunately scrub's "big bike" spent much of the day upside down:

Tire Bicycle tire Bicycle wheel Natural environment Spoke


scrubby, showing good form as always:

Tire Wheel Bicycle frame Bicycle wheel Mountain bike


squeaky w/ the follow up:

Soil Temperate coniferous forest Spoke Conifer Woodland
 

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eric, trekking the fjord:

Bicycle wheel Bicycle frame Winter Bicycle Bicycle handlebar


can you say portage?

Bicycle wheel Wheel Bicycle helmet Helmet Bicycles--Equipment and supplies


mmmm, fresh-tracks-to-be:

Biome Forest Stream Geological phenomenon Wilderness


[email protected], what a good-lookin' bike... ;)

Bicycle tire Bicycle wheel Bicycle wheel rim Bicycle fork Bicycle frame


...until next spring.
 

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...just the stuff higher up: upper sourdough and the top section of SSV. lower elevation stuff was nice & tacky. :thumbsup:
 

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gotdirt said:
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last time i rode this trail i had one of the worst rides of the season: slow(er than normal), weak/hurtin', mechanicals, etc. :cryin: (in fact i'm not sure if icegeek will ever ride w/ me again).
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Don't you mean after standing me up Friday?
 

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unfortunately scrub's "big bike" spent much of the day upside down:

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Discovered the main problem: just like ETR's rig, my cassette lockring was loose. Had quite a bit of play in the cassette. Odd; never really had any problems with that in the past. Not sure how we missed seeing that while out there riding.

Good riding with you again, and the others, of course.:thumbsup:
 

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jasonb said:
All right guys, how about taking the lover's quarrel to a less public forum? ;)
too late, it's over... he disparaged my wheelset in a public forum.

 

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Looks like an awesome time guys. I gotta let you know that NM has some super riding if you've never ventured there.

See you soon...

Ed E
 

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scrublover said:
Discovered the main problem: just like ETR's rig, my cassette lockring was loose. Had quite a bit of play in the cassette. Odd; never really had any problems with that in the past. Not sure how we missed seeing that while out there riding.

Good riding with you again, and the others, of course.:thumbsup:
I missed that on my bike for freakin' EVER... until it was loose enough to rattle around. Of course the rd and shifter was worn out and the casette was bent too...

Looks like there will be lots of snow up there now. I will still try to ride up there as long as the snow isnt past my hubs...
 

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scrublover said:
Discovered the main problem: just like ETR's rig, my cassette lockring was loose. Had quite a bit of play in the cassette. Odd; never really had any problems with that in the past. Not sure how we missed seeing that while out there riding.

Good riding with you again, and the others, of course.:thumbsup:
I have been having this problem a bunch lately. Turns out, shimano had a boatload of cassettes with faulty 11 tooth cogs that don't allow for sustainable tightening. I don't know that this was your problem but it was mine. Easily solved with an old one or in my case a sram 11 tooth and lockring.
 

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I have been having this problem a bunch lately. Turns out, shimano had a boatload of cassettes with faulty 11 tooth cogs that don't allow for sustainable tightening. I don't know that this was your problem but it was mine. Easily solved with an old one or in my case a sram 11 tooth and lockring.
hmm. it is a new-ish cassette, but i'm thinking i just had a brain fart moment when putting it on, and didn't get it torqued on quite enough. if it does it again, then i'll start wondering.

it wasn't causing major problems, just not quite as crisp as normal shifting, and one broken chain. which may or may not have had anything to do with the loose lockring/cassette.
 
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