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Buy, Sell, Trade / ISO SRAM 10 Speed Rear Shifter
« on: April 05, 2022, 02:24:05 PM »
Does anyone have a rear SRAM 10 speed grip or trigger shifter they'd sell? Prefer grip shift, but would be open to trigger if that's all you have. Thanks in advance!

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Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance / New Greenwood Park
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:25:23 PM »
Any interest from HMBA in new trails in Greenwood? Now might be the time to plug into this:

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/35434697/greenwood-planning-new-city-park


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Who's going? How difficult is the terrain? How long does recovery typically take after the race (i.e. when can I train again)?

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Buy, Sell, Trade / ISO Rear 10 Speed SRAM Shifter. x9 or higher
« on: May 17, 2016, 03:58:01 PM »
Like the title says; "ISO Rear 10 Speed SRAM Shifter. x9 or higher".

Thanks!

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I forgot two of my nice BGI water bottles and the stick with two bottle cages at the race on Sunday. I'm offering up a 6 pack of beer as a reward for anyone who can grab them for me. They're nice bottles and after you add the price of the cages up, that's a significant sum of money to lose.

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Muscatatuck Trails / Water bottles and holder left behind
« on: July 07, 2014, 03:34:06 PM »
I forgot two of my nice BGI water bottles and the stick with two bottle cages at the race on Sunday. I'm offering up a 6 pack of beer as a reward for anyone who can grab them for me. They're nice bottles and after you add the price of the cages up, that's a significant sum of money to lose.

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Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Muskatatuk Results?
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:20:58 AM »
Anyone get any good pictures of the race results from the monitor on Sunday?

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Anyone know what the elevation gain is per lap of the DINO XC course?

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Tech Bench / Shock Rebuild Frequency?
« on: April 12, 2012, 01:58:10 PM »
I have a Specialized Stumpy Expert FSR with the Brain and RP23. I've raced and trained on it for one year (2011 training rides, 5 DINO races + 24 hour race). It seems like a lot of oil leaks onto the stanchion of the rear shock, but I don't notice a lot of air leakage. I'm about to start the 2012 race season and wondered how often everyone rebuilds their shocks. It has to be sent to Specialized or Fox because the seals can't be replaced without detaching the Brain, which then has to be refilled with Nitrogen or something. I've read the FOX and Specialized maintenance guidelines, which state that the seals need to be replaced annually, but I've also heard that those guidelines are very conservative (i.e. you don't have to rebuild that frequently). If I have it rebuilt, it would be roughly two + weeks (best case scenario) and $150 bucks, which will now jeopardize the TRTP warmup race. I don't have a backup bike. Any advice?

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Tech Bench / New 2x10 chain guide/keeper from MRP
« on: August 11, 2011, 01:06:11 PM »
It appears I'm not the only person who has problems with my 2x10 setup dropping my chain on my 5 inch travel bike. Check this link out that has a picture and description of a new MRP chain keeper for a 2x10 setup. MRP worked with SRAM on the design. I just happen to have this problem with a SRAM 2x10 XX crank set.

I still plan to go to a 1x10 setup for next year.

http://www.mbaction.com/Main/News/MRP_introduces_a_chainring_solution_for_2x10s_4600.aspx


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Tech Bench / Flat tire - advice to fix and mitigate future incidents
« on: June 30, 2011, 10:07:46 AM »
Flat tires rank up there with rain this season for reasons I've DNF'd rides. I've actually had 3 flats in the last four days. Two were on my road bike and seem to be because I was only running 80lbs of pressure. I've now bumped that up to about 120 and hope it won't happen again.

On the MTB; I drove all the way to Muscatatuck last night only to get a flat about a mile into the ride. The hole is maybe 1/16" diameter or smaller and would stop leaking by merely placing my finger over the hole. I'm running tubeless with Stans latex stuff. I don't think I would have flatted if I would have just refilled the tires with Stans. I think it's been like 6 months since I filled the tire. I was just about to change the tire out, so I guess that made me a bit complacent.

So here are my questions:
1. Is this tire usable still with a refill of Stans?
2. Do I need to apply a patch to the inside of the tire to use it still?
3. If I had added a fresh batch of Stans into the tire, would that have mitigated the flat?

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Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Cat2 or Cat3
« on: May 10, 2011, 02:01:50 PM »
I can ride for much longer than an hour and would rather race for 2 or more hours, but have only raced a few DINO races way back in 2003. I don't have enough training in to have much speed at longer distances though. Should I choose Cat2 for the distance so that I can race longer or stick to the shorter distance Cat3 class? I have pretty a pretty good fitness level, but lack the sport specific leg training at the moment. I just completed a half marathon in 1:43 and have a body fat percentage of around 11% to provide an idea of my fitness level. I'm probably going to race in the June 5th DINO race in BCSP and was able to ride about 26 miles there around six weeks ago during a 3-4 hour ride. I hope to get some training in at least twice a week prior to that, but the weather has been limiting my time in the saddle. I also have a trainer, but find it somewhat difficult to motivate myself to use it often. I've also had some problems with going numb on the trainer that I haven't had a chance to work out yet.

So, just to summarize the main question; Should I choose Cat2 for the distance so that I can race longer or stick to the shorter distance Cat3 class? Any other advice is welcomed as well!

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Tech Bench / Fork travel and affect (if any) on ride height
« on: April 06, 2011, 12:24:15 PM »
I have a RS Revelation fork on my 2010 Stumpjumper. The bike is designed for 140mm travel front and back. The Revelation has 150mm, but can be changed to 140mm with a spacer, which I've ordered. There are two reasons I'm doing this. The first is that there are big safety warnings in the owners manual about using a longer travel fork than the 140mm design. My second reason might not be valid and is what I'm seeking to clarify. I hope that reducing the travel with the spacer will also lower the front-end ride height. The bike feels almost like a chopper to me at 150mm. I don't have confidence in the front-end and have to slow down in corners. All of this stems from the 150mm forks changing the head tube slack angle.

Here's my questions for all you fork/suspension gurus:  ???
I thought that on the U-Turn forks, when you change the travel, that also lowers the ride height and effectively the front end angle as well. Is this true? If so, will adding the spacer to my shocks to reduce the travel have the same effect? ???

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