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womp womp - bike's in the shop
« on: June 17, 2014, 11:44:41 AM »
Noticed at BCSP a little over a week ago that my Shimano SLX brake lever had some vertical play in it.  On closer examination, a little plastic bushing in the pivot had broken.  I called Shimano when I was at work, to see if their "pivot axle" part included the bushing or not.  Sigh...it does not.  That bushing is not orderable.


Fortunately, Shimano was willing to do a warranty replacement on the whole lever.  Unfortunately, I had to leave my bike at the shop yesterday afternoon so that when the new lever arrives today or tomorrow, it can be replaced (and the old one can be sent back to Shimano).  Apparently, Shimano doesn't like it if you wait too long to send the old one back to them in this kind of warranty situation.


So, I'm without my mtb today (when I get off somewhat early) and tomorrow (my day off).    Yeah, it's hot.  But the trails are dry right now.  Guess if I want to ride, I'll have to get the commuter bike out for some more miles.  Situations like this have me convinced that I should keep my old bike when I buy a new one.  Or possibly do a frame swap (since the frame/fork is the oldest part of that bike anymore).

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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 12:16:15 PM »
Remember  Nate,  always have " n+1" bikes
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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 12:22:58 PM »
 I have an OOOOLLLLDDDD Mongoose NX 7.1 that uses all three front rings, and about 4 gears of the rear cog you're welcome to ride if you want some trail.... But I know how you feel My EX9 bottom bracket went bad on me, and while I was taking it apart, I noticed a small crack forming near the bearing cups for the bottom bracket. My nice bike is out for a minute too. Never a good feeling.

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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 01:46:09 PM »
Remember  Nate,  always have " n+1" bikes


I know.  silly me.  but the last time I bought a mtb was 11 years ago.

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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 02:06:34 PM »
My backup bike is ready to roll but it's an XL. Yours for a day or two if it's a fit!

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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 02:09:16 PM »
If you want a workout you can borrow my Driver8.

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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 03:06:49 PM »
I have a medium 29 ss you can try if you want.


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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 03:10:56 PM »
If you want a workout you can borrow my Driver8.


Awesome.


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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2014, 03:12:50 PM »
My experience with Shimano warranty replacement was quite positive on my xtr rear derailleur.

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Re: womp womp - bike's in the shop
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 03:17:58 PM »
thanks for the offers.  I think I'll manage okay with the pavement bike for now.  I'm pretty sure it would handle most of the mtb trails in town, even.


I am between a medium and a large, and can usually ride either size.

 

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