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  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    How is everybody today?

    Had a short ride last night... it was cut short by the breaking of my seat post bolt... Good thing I have my hardtail as a backup bike till I can afford a new seat post. :)

    That is all for today, hope ya all have a great day.
     

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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Morning Stosh

    Did some trail Work last night. and riding tonight.
     
  3. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    whats up stosh???

    Morning all!!!

    Stosh .. spend a $$ on a new seatpost its well worth it. One of my worst falls was due to a mid-ranged priced seatpost.

    good news the sellers accepted our offer for the house .. so after i sign the agreement we are home owners!!!
    Lots of stress these days .. way too much thinking yesterday. especially when i left my laywers. but its all good.
    Nervous energy led me to a 1 1/2 hr street ride at 10 pm last night... I was feeling it getting up at 4 am though
     
  4. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    wouldnt a new bolt be cheaper ?
     
  5. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Hello. Rode last night. See thread.

    We got treated to breakfast in the office this morning: Eggs, bacon, pancakes, corn beef hash, coffee, OJ, fruit, muffins, bagels. :drool: Time to get back for seconds...
     
  6. COmtbiker12

    COmtbiker12 Turbo Monkey

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    Morning! :D

    No M3 frame yet...:( I'm hoping that today is the day. No time for riding the past few days considering as soon as I get home from school it starts pouring rain.
     
  7. Crazy Sweeper

    Crazy Sweeper more COWBELL!

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    mornin'
     
  8. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Probaly , but it is a great excuse for a new bike -- the old one is broken.
     
  9. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    yeah I thought about that.
    I need the nut part as well. Where the F' would I get that from?
     
  10. SK6

    SK6 Turbo Monkey

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    Started classes this week, so back to the grind. Had my first developmental Psychology class last night……God I hate whiney people.

    This one classmate has been sheltered by her family in that it was easier to tell her she is a precious little angel. It was fairly obvious as all of her commentary was ALL ego driven.

    My this and my that, and it’s the best and yours is not kinda girl….really pissed me off. Looks like I’m going to have to bust her chops this semester.

    I’m still getting over the weekend….I had such a blast at Snowshoe. It’s a shame I started late in the season this year. I swear, winter is going to absolutely kill me this year!!!! It’s so good to be back in the saddle again…..

    The doctor informed me that I officially lost 26 lbs. woo hoo!!!! I still have about 30 more to go…..
     
  11. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Got my stuff in the truck... going to the trailhead right from work this afternoon. My first good mtb ride in a long while. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Also waiting to hear back from Jamis in the next round of negotiations... we'll see what they have to say.

    oh, and mornin Stosh. And I'm in for the 10th at Stewart.
     
  12. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Ok sweet!!!

    Can you give me the short version of what's going on with your bike?
     
  13. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    check your fiancee's purse?? (haha)


    I had the same problem, bolt broke, lost a part, but I was at pedros fest, so I went over to the IH tent, and the just handed me a new post.....free!!
     
  14. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    maybe I'll just wait till next year to go to pedro's pay $80 to get in and then go to the IH both and tell them I broke it.
    Not like I ride my bike anyway.
     
  15. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    From day one I've had problems with the rear wheel pulling out of the dropouts when climbing out of the saddle... it's happened 4 times in about 100 miles. Looks like the skewer might be the problem, but in the mean time, the chain stays on my $1300 bike are beat up. It rides fine, I'm just annoyed that there is what I consider to be significant damage to the paint/finish due to a part they spec'd.
     
  16. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

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    Yo.

    Yesterday was spent finishing "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown. It's the precursor to "The DaVinci Code..........good read. Finished it in two days. Not that I'm a speed reader or anything, but the book has good flow and is easy to get into. Thought it to be better than "......Code" in terms of a twisting storyline. Lots of surprises.

    Had to slide by work and reset some computer stuff around 8:00. Ran into a friend at the convienience store as I was heading home and wound up having a few beers at his place. A few more friends stopped by and before you know it, we had a little party going on. Heard my phone ring and snapped back into reality realizing that the wife was wondering if I had ran into a ditch or something......didn't think about the fact I said to her as I was heading out the door "....Be right back honey--only be a few minutes." Two hours later........ :o:
     
  17. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Gottcha!
    And what has Jamis's response been?
     
  18. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

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    What kind of skewer are you using? Is it the kind with the knurled bottom or is it smooth? Salsa skewers have always worked well for me cause thay have that "grippy" interface on the bottom of the cap ends that interface with the dropouts. Your paint could also be slick enough that it allowing the slip to occur.
     
  19. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    come up to Mount snow this w/e (no admit fee), watch some racing, and go to the IH tent there
     
  20. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    ditto to all fo that. A&D was also better written than DC, imo. The DaVinci Code was written too much like a soap opera... build the drama/suspense, build build build... oh, cut to another scene. That crap pisses me off.
     
  21. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I wonder when the next race at mtn creek is.....
     
  22. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    an appology, some reassuring that the quest is a great bike (marketing crap), and the offer of XT skewers (with internal cams).
     
  23. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    to which you responded?
     
  24. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Velomax skewers - came with the wheelset. The guy at my LBS (who I trust) said and internal cam style skewer should make a big difference.

    But your comment about the paint is interesting... I've thought about that before... it's almost like the surface between skewer and the dropout is greased or something. The QRs on my mountain bike dig in leaving little imprints in the paint... not the case here. Perhaps it's a steel (Jamis) versus alu (mtb) issue, I dunno.
     
  25. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    grrr... you're going to make me dig out the e-mails, aren't you. I thought you wanted the short version???
     
  26. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    nope don't worry about it...
     
  27. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    ok... my initial e-mail to Jamis


    their response



    my response to them

     
  28. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Morning :monkey:s

    LAst night we installed the new XT shifters on Beths Cinder Cone and tuned up the drivetrain. Easy enough job. Then we put in about 3 miles of testing on the road to ensure that everything was runing properly, which it is. Then we hopped in her pool for a quick swim before settling in to watch Real World.

    New lever comes in for my Juicy 7 tonight, so I'll be heading to Woodstock to get that installed properly.
     
  29. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Sup yall. Did the shop road ride last night. Greasey Monkey was there to slap me around on the climbs. Pretty short ride but better than not riding!
     
  30. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Where's CS? I need a steerer tube length on that fork!
     
  31. Crazy Sweeper

    Crazy Sweeper more COWBELL!

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    LOOK MAN!!! I'm a busy guy I've got stuff going on you know.


    Actually, I'm a slack ass bitch. I'll do my best to get a length to you tonight, and a pic so you can see the condition of it. Perhaps, if you like it, the exchange could be made at the sept 10 ride at Stewart...
     
  32. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    LOL. I knew you were slackin boy. Nah, no problem, take your time.

    It could indeed possibly be done at Stewart, or sent, whatever, I'm not too picky.
     
  33. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Morning! Good ride last night and I packed up all my gear and bike into the van to hopefully ride again tonight!! :dancing:

    Stosh - is your seatpost an EA50? If so, it might not be a bad idea to get a nicer model. I'd say Thomson, but I don't think they make a Thomson in that seatpost diameter that you'd need. I think that Speedhub Nate dude mentioned he has to run a shim to use a Thomson.
     
  34. TreeSaw

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    Morning all! Cooking up a storm today. My mother-in-law sent me home with zuccini and tomatos on Sunday and I needed to do something with them so I am making some homemade sauce and zuccini soup to freeze so I don't have to cook when I am back at school in a couple of weeks.

    Other than that, I am taking a couple of chicks out to show them our trails tonight so that should be fun. I plan on getting there early so I can get a good ride in before I take them no the easier trails.
     
  35. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Oh no, that's never good. How long did you end up riding for?

    Had a nice, mellow night last night with Rob. We successfully installed my new XT shifters and then went for a short ride and then a quick dip in the pool.
     
  36. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    yeah well for now I can't afford anything else.

    What's the problem with the EA50?
     
  37. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Not as durable IMO. It might not be a bad idea to take a drive up to Mt. Snow this weekend to see the races and chat with the IH guys about the problem.
     
  38. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    you mean they didnt just say....


    <singing> I'm sorry miss jackson woooooo!!!!! :)
     
  39. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    No admit fee? What about the $10 (per carload) to park and the $10 to get on the lift as a spectator?
     
  40. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Well I've heard numerous complaints about the EA50 - same problem that you had. I believe douglas had the same problem as well, but was lucky enough to have it happen at Pedros Fest so he was able to get the IH hookup.