What have you done to your bike today?

pkovo

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Impulse bought an old Kona Shred off Facebook. Hoped to tune it up and use it stock as my new pump track / Bmx track junker. Unfortunately it was in worse shape than I anticipated.

Stripped it down and decided the frame seatpost and clamp were all I could use. Robbed all the parts off my streety trials bike. Sprung for a new headset and this is the result. Its pretty fugly. Looks like a tank but feels pretty nimble. Will have to get it on a pump track to really see if I like it.

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a.s.

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Impulse bought an old Kona Shred off Facebook. Hoped to tune it up and use it stock as my new pump track / Bmx track junker. Unfortunately it was in worse shape than I anticipated.

Stripped it down and decided the frame seatpost and clamp were all I could use. Robbed all the parts off my streety trials bike. Sprung for a new headset and this is the result. Its pretty fugly. Looks like a tank but feels pretty nimble. Will have to get it on a pump track to really see if I like it.

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Please remove front brake then repost.
 

a.s.

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No Way....trialsy stuff is fun and I don't do bar spins anyway.
I thought this was your “pump track / Bmx track junker” bike? 😉 Kidding aside, I always wanted to build up a cheap DJ/pumptrack bike. I’m pretty sure the wife would divorce me.
 

a.s.

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Threw on flat pedals on my Occam and Supreme DH in preparation for Mountain Creek Saturday.

Turns out the park noob I’m bringing doesn’t like flats so I took them off and mounted clipless pedals to both bikes. Since we’re sharing and going to switch between runs, I had to adjust.

I also swapped out my $$$ titanium saddle and carbon wheels for cheaper and more durable parts. Figure if either of us takes a fall on the Orbea, it won’t be as financially painful. 😬
 

johnbryanpeters

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Impulse bought an old Kona Shred off Facebook. Hoped to tune it up and use it stock as my new pump track / Bmx track junker. Unfortunately it was in worse shape than I anticipated.

Stripped it down and decided the frame seatpost and clamp were all I could use. Robbed all the parts off my streety trials bike. Sprung for a new headset and this is the result. Its pretty fugly. Looks like a tank but feels pretty nimble. Will have to get it on a pump track to really see if I like it.

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Nice. I have a Shred in my shop, started to try to revive it, but rear hub's beyond repair and I have been unable to find a replacement.
 

Ian F

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GX AXS installed.

This is the first time I haven't had a Shimano drive train on one of my mtn bikes since... 1996. And that was Sachs.

Very easy to install. I still need to do a ride on dirt (tomorrow), but it shifts great in the stand and for a quick ride on my street.

A 170mm Reverb AXS is on order from @jdog to complete the "no more cables" conversion.
 
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Patrick

Overthinking the draft from the basement already
Staff member
Replaced the busted driver and mounted up the summer wheels.
TT season is upon us.

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yes - i washed them, and the bike.

i did grab a rotor out of the tool box, and mounted it up on the front - put it on the bike and it didn't work.
185mm - who does that? anyone need it?

Mounted it up last Sunday -
A TM ride at 6MR and SMP, a nice cruise through 6MR on Wednesday, and then Friday at the Sourlands. Crunch. Mid-ride i hear that weird sound a hub can make
when it is kinda working but something just ain't right. Engagement was fine, coasting: not so much.

The driver bearing let go, one of the pawl seats (is that what they are called?) is boogered.
Great - another slow boat from China!

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Funny how @shrpshtr325 is always on the rides where my bike breaks.
 

shrpshtr325

Infinite Source of Sarcasm
Team MTBNJ Halter's
Mounted it up last Sunday -
A TM ride at 6MR and SMP, a nice cruise through 6MR on Wednesday, and then Friday at the Sourlands. Crunch. Mid-ride i hear that weird sound a hub can make
when it is kinda working but something just ain't right. Engagement was fine, coasting: not so much.

The driver bearing let go, one of the pawl seats (is that what they are called?) is boogered.
Great - another slow boat from China!

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Funny how @shrpshtr325 is always on the rides where my bike breaks.


It's funny bc we don't ride together that often 🤪
 

Patrick

Overthinking the draft from the basement already
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It's funny bc we don't ride together that often 🤪

and another holiday - last time they were off for a month for CNY




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rick81721

Lothar
Mounted it up last Sunday -
A TM ride at 6MR and SMP, a nice cruise through 6MR on Wednesday, and then Friday at the Sourlands. Crunch. Mid-ride i hear that weird sound a hub can make
when it is kinda working but something just ain't right. Engagement was fine, coasting: not so much.

The driver bearing let go, one of the pawl seats (is that what they are called?) is boogered.
Great - another slow boat from China!

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Funny how @shrpshtr325 is always on the rides where my bike breaks.

How about stop wasting time on the fake search for a queenmobile and start a real search for a decent bike that doesn't blow up after every two hrs riding time? :shrug:
 

serviceguy

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Mounted it up last Sunday -
A TM ride at 6MR and SMP, a nice cruise through 6MR on Wednesday, and then Friday at the Sourlands. Crunch. Mid-ride i hear that weird sound a hub can make
when it is kinda working but something just ain't right. Engagement was fine, coasting: not so much.

The driver bearing let go, one of the pawl seats (is that what they are called?) is boogered.
Great - another slow boat from China!

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Funny how @shrpshtr325 is always on the rides where my bike breaks.
But...wasn't this just fixed? what brand is it? I'm sure you can find same sized bearings that are not made of great panda poop in the US...https://www.bocabearings.com/

What is wrong with the pawl seat? Seems fine from the picture...

How about stop wasting time on the fake search for a queenmobile and start a real search for a decent bike that doesn't blow up after every two hrs riding time? :shrug:
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serviceguy

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I'm not sure my riding style lends itself to longevity....

Queue up the next thing i'm going to break.

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That weird feeling you get when seeing someone showing off an AXS derailleur on a bike with oem maxxis tires...

I really see only the following options as applicable:

- stop riding with @shrpshtr325
- change bike mechanic
- stop riding (the one I seem to have favored lately...or always).
 

Kaleidopete

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Fixed my "chain suck".
At a critical moment powering up a hill through some tall grass, all of a sudden...chain suck.
Got home and looked things over, it was only the derailleur tension lever that some how got
moved to the release position. All my fixes should be so easy. Now I'll remember to look for
that if it ever happens again.
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