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Fort Harrison State Park / Where is everyone?
« on: July 25, 2019, 07:30:02 AM »
The Ft has been very strange this summer.  After the rain finally subsided and the trials ride ready I expected tons of riders.  But over the last several weeks I rarely see more than one other rider on the trails and no more than a handful of cars in the parking areas.  Last summer the parking was overflowing during the same time periods when I ride.  What's up?  Trails are looking pretty good.  Get out and ride.

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Tech Bench / Creaking rear wheel
« on: July 13, 2017, 08:25:20 AM »
I have a Mavic Crossride rear wheel that is making creaking noises.  I have narrowed it down a bit using the following methods.


1 - It creaks if standing next to bike, applying the rear brake, and trying to move the bike forward and backward (with a little weigh on the bike to keep the tire from sliding).  I think this eliminates the chain and cassette.


2 - It creaks if the bike is upside down.  Again apply the brake and try to pedal.


3 - It does not creak when riding unless I am putting some torque on the drive train.


I am ready to tear it apart and see how the bearings and internals look.  Does anyone have experience with these wheels and have suggestions on what to look out for?

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French Lick Resort / French Lick Resort - Bike Lockers?
« on: July 18, 2012, 09:05:26 AM »
I am staying at the resort this weekend and would like to know if they have a good secure place to store my bike.  I am happy to put it in my room if that's allowed but I doubt they want dirty mountain bikes going up and down their hallways.  I don't really want to leave it on the back of my car overnight either.


Thanks for any and all replies.

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Tech Bench / Broken spokes...lots of them
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:18:37 PM »
Last year I broke 4 spokes on the rear of my FSR (stock DT Swiss wheels).  I replaced the spokes as each snapped.  After two rides at TRTP this spring I have already snapped two more.  In fact, while replacing those two spokes today another random spoke broke.


What are my options here?  Have someone true the wheel up?  Re-build?  New wheels?

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Tech Bench / Switching out rear shocks (size questions)
« on: May 11, 2011, 10:55:53 AM »
Hey everybody.

I ran across a good deal on a used Fox Triad from a 2008 Stumpjumper FSR (specs are 7.25x1.75")

I have a 2008 FSR Expert with an x-fusion 7.0x1.6" shock.

Can I compensate for the quarter inch length difference with sag settings?  What does the 1.75 vs 1.6 figures refer to?  Basically - will this shock work on my bike?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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