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Rants and Raves / Re: How many times do you ride your "local" trail?
« on: November 15, 2011, 09:11:24 AM »
I think my list was decent this year, but I would love to log more time at BCSP
5x Ft Harrison
1x Westwood
1x French Lick
1x MoMBA (Dayton, OH)
25+ x Hueston Woods State Park (Oxford, OH)
1x Great Falls State Park (Near Washington DC)
For some reason I had no intrest in going to TR this year even though I work less than a mile away.  I will be trying to add it to my list in the spring.

Tech Bench / Re: Grips
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:58:00 AM »
Oury grips are cheap and work well with or without gloves. 

Tech Bench / Re: 8 speed Mtn. Bike wheel?
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:57:07 AM »
I have a couple of non-disc 8 speed wheels.  The are not if great shape and hubs would need to be rebuilt.  They are off of bikes that I owned in the mid to late 90's and have seen lots of miles.  But I would love to get them out of my shed. 

Tech Bench / Crank Brothers Candy 2s
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:55:07 AM »
I just bought a pair of Candy 2s this weekend.  I have never used Crank Brother pedals in the past I have always had Shimano or Shimano clones.  I first attached my cleats to my shoes without the shim that comes with the pedals and I couldn't get my left foot to engage, the right went in without much effort.  So I attached the shim as the instructions tell you to do if you can't get clipped in and now the left will engage but the right foot feels loose in the pedal.  Anyone have any advice beyond what is included in the instructions, also are most people running them at the 15 or 20 degree release angle?  Thanks in advance.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: Duathlon
« on: October 06, 2011, 02:40:30 PM »
Check active.com or bikereg.com both places have search functions you might have some luck there.

Newbies Corner / Re: What do you ride and why?
« on: September 30, 2011, 08:29:03 AM »
Three years ago I would have told you to go get a 5" tavel all mountiain bike, but this year I built up a lightweight 26" hardtail and I don't think I will ever go back to FS unless I was going to ride somewhere other than the Midwest.  I have not spent much time on 29ers yet, but I think my next purchase will be a 29er hardtail.  Just my $.02.

Tech Bench / Re: Suspension seatposts?
« on: September 20, 2011, 06:52:10 AM »
I used the Thudbuster LT for a couple years before I switched to FS.  I am back on a HT now and can't figure out why I thought I needed a suspension seatpost in the first place.  That being said the Thudbuster worked flawlessly and I would recommend it over the telescopic types.  I would look at the ST, saves some weight probably and is likely just the right amount of squish. 

Rants and Raves / Re: To the...
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:16:30 PM »
To the couple having a "picnic" in the woods last night at Ft. Harrioson, you may want to find a new meeting place as the trails are getting more traffic these days.

Tech Bench / Re: Problems with new chain and cassette
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:48:09 PM »
I got it all figured out last night.  Just took some time away from it and started fresh.  Thanks for the ideas and tips.

Tech Bench / Re: Problems with new chain and cassette
« on: August 13, 2011, 08:15:10 AM »
It's a 9spd but SRAM instead of shimano. I would assume it is a standard width between manufactures.

Tech Bench / Re: Problems with new chain and cassette
« on: August 12, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »
The chain is rubbing the cage when it wasn't previously.

Tech Bench / Re: Problems with new chain and cassette
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:40:28 PM »
I am certain the cassette was installed correctly. Dimensions should be the same I would think. Thanks for the ideas.

Tech Bench / Problems with new chain and cassette
« on: August 12, 2011, 06:53:53 PM »
I just installed a new chain and cassette and now my front derailleur is way out of adjustment. Can the new parts be effecting my driveline? Any ideas?

Find a Ride / Re: Kayak rental
« on: July 11, 2011, 05:57:56 PM »
Thanks for the info and offers I really appreciate it.

Find a Ride / Kayak rental
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:44:32 AM »
Does anyone know where to rent a few kayaks for a weekend? I am not looking to float a specific river just have full access to the kayak.

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