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Town Run / Re: Top 10 reasons I use the trail when it's muddy.
« on: June 18, 2013, 05:53:33 PM »
Wait. You mean we are supposed to ride on the trail when it's muddy? ::)

Rants and Raves / Re: I -really- hate ticks!
« on: September 10, 2012, 07:59:34 AM »
When I was a kid growing up in Perry County the turkey ticks or mites as some call them were terrible. Your entire lower leg would like you had been shot by rock-salt as it would ooze and just be plain gross. Anyway, our early hunting season solution no longer required bleach baths or fingernail polish. We wore panty hose, Yes. that's right, pantyhose. A bunch of 14 year olds out squirrel hunting wearing pantyhose our mothers gave us. The weave on panty hose is too tight for the ticks to crawl through and it worked. Now your dilemma, at what lengths will you go to stop these nasty creatures?

Tech Bench / Re: Roof Rack or not?
« on: August 27, 2012, 08:00:11 AM »
Unless you are very tall, placing a bike on top of your car can be a p.i.ta.. The hitch mount will cost less than a yakima system and your mpg will be much better. Yakima/Thule roof racks look cool but there are better options.

Rants and Raves / Re: Ran over a copperhead today
« on: July 28, 2012, 12:16:21 AM »
Shoulda spit on him.

Rants and Raves / Weather
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:02:31 PM »
For all you pedaling foolz!

« on: June 14, 2012, 03:25:44 PM »
I am concerned with bottoming it out as the o-ring only had a 1/4 of an inch left on piston.

Was that after your ride? If so, I wouldn't necessarily be concerned unless you were riding on a very flat surface. Properly set up, you should be using most of your travel on the rear shock at some point on a trail ride.
If that is after just setting on it, I'd say you didn't quite get enough air pressure. If you're not careful you can lose air while screwing the pump off. Do it a few times, see how much you lose on average and account for the difference when you pump it up. 20 - 30% sag is typical for most suspension designs.

Yes, this is post ride at TRTP. It would make sense in theory that you would get a full actuation of the piston but being new, I am concerned about potentially damaging it.

« on: June 13, 2012, 05:36:00 PM »
I am new to FS bikes and just set my sag to manufacturers recommendations. I am concerned with bottoming it out as the o-ring only had a 1/4 of an inch left on piston. Anybody have any advice on where I should go from here.

Town Run / Re: Signage
« on: June 11, 2012, 05:50:52 PM »
Ran in to a father/son on the south loop going the wrong way. Met the father on a corner grabbed the brakes then tipped over clipped in. I says to the dad: " Who's going the wrong way? Me or you?" He says: "I think I am going the wrong way but I didn't see any signs." I then explain that there is a trail map at the entrance that he should read if he isn't sure which way to go. He then proceeded with the passive aggressive, Have a nice day comment.

Rants and Raves / Re: Interesting Ebay listing **laugh snort**
« on: June 05, 2012, 09:48:14 PM »
did you see his other listings? :o

Rangeline Nature Preserve / Re: New Expert Section Cleared Stats
« on: May 23, 2012, 10:30:59 PM »
It was fun, kinda loose in spots. I smashed my nuts. That is all..

Tech Bench / Re: Avid Elixir 1
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:51:27 PM »
Thanks for the advice! I pulled the wheel, made sure the skewer was tight and still had the squeak. Then pulled wheel again and "gently"  some pressure with a screwdriver  on both the top and bottom side of calipers. Re installed the wheel and tightened skewer and voila! No more squeaks.

Tech Bench / Avid Elixir 1
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:22:58 PM »
So I purchased a new bike and the hydraulics brake is squeaking on the front. If I hold the brake lever down 2/3rds of the way it goes away. Should I remove the front wheel and gently pry the calipers apart and re-insert the wheel? Any other advice out there?

Tech Bench / Re: Swagman
« on: April 26, 2012, 06:19:02 PM »
I have previously owned yakima products and am looking for an alternative that won't break the bank..

Tech Bench / Swagman
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:35:45 PM »
Thoughts on this company and their products?


Newbies Corner / Re: How to imbed images in posts
« on: April 25, 2012, 07:27:00 PM »
tinypic is the simplest imho  :P .. Upload photo to site, enter the captcha spam word and voila! You now have codes for the web and forums.

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