What did you do TO / WITH / FOR your bike today!

hellmansam

Likes Dirt
I need me some of this...
It would have been great if I'd done it 6 months ago around the time I got the bike ! my problems are not loading the bike up correctly as I hit the ramp, and pulling up too much with my arms. The session was cheap at $30, well worth it if it gets me even more jollies at Linga Longa. And helps keep me out of hospital
 

NOSIGN

Squid
Ouch - were you wearing it at the time ?
Yeah, I was wearing it at Harcourt (La Larr Ba Gauwa). I blew all the air outta my shock (old seals/ picked up a second hand bike) and stuffed up my entry onto a double on track 2 at the same time then fell on me nogg. Hard hit.

Thanks to the three blokes who gave me a hand up and picked up the go pro from the bushes. Unfortunately the battery was flat just before start of track 2.

Apart from a sore neck I’m in good shape.

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Isaakk

Likes Bikes
Went and checked out the green loop at the newly opened Wild Mersey section (yesterday). Good bit of fun, a nice gentle climb and a fast flowy descent back to start with a couple jumps (props Trailscapes crew, enjoyed it).

Headed back down to Warrawee trails for a quick loop, got to top, tried to put power down whilst shifting and went for a good tumble over the bars with an onlooker. Got up for round two and massively overshot a jump 1/2 way down, forks made a lovely cracking sound & now creak rocking bike backwards/forwards. Wonderful. Edit: Video evidence for your viewing pleasure. Doesn't sound as bad in video as it actually did.
 
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slider_phil

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Had a newer Intense Primer while I had the Turner too. But this one will be taking over xc responsibilities in this instance. Poor Turner, I just got the creaking issues sorted out too!
 

Cardy George

Is not in gaol
Had a newer Intense Primer while I had the Turner too. But this one will be taking over xc responsibilities in this instance. Poor Turner, I just got the creaking issues sorted out too!
Just saw your MTBR posts. You've been watching them for quite some time!

To make you feel a bit better the nut on the end of the rear axle was loose within a couple of weeks on my Trek too. Tightened it then and haven't touched it.

Which frame do you have? NM or SL and what's the difference?
 

slider_phil

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Just saw your MTBR posts. You've been watching them for quite some time!

To make you feel a bit better the nut on the end of the rear axle was loose within a couple of weeks on my Trek too. Tightened it then and haven't touched it.

Which frame do you have? NM or SL and what's the difference?
Yeah, I've been interested since they were first released. But the opportunity to pick up one at a decent price just came up and I pulled the trigger. It's an NM frame so a different carbon layup which is a touch heavier than the SL, I think 100g or something?

As for the issues over on MTBR, I'm well aware and I'll keep on top of them. The rear axle retaining nut being one and the top link bearings moving in the link and wearing it out being another. There's a ghetto fix for the top link over on MTBR involving making a brace between (a bit like the stock Primer link) and there's another person who's fitted wider bearings in. Intense's fix was to epoxy the bearings in so they couldn't move but as a mechanic, I know if there's room for a bearing to move, epoxy ain't going to stop it. The wider bearing fix looks like the way to go, meaning the bearing can't move internally in the link.
 
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