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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
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Can't Steer, Won't Steer.

15 Oct 2007 at 13:50 Filed Under:

The lifeless Mavericks on the Chameleon are definitely having a detrimental effect on the handling of the bike, I've been unable to descend the Pike properly since I swapped back over from the KHS, as the forks just don't do their job properly, I can't stick a line, I end up with the front wheel about to washout, or me being flung way off line and having to mince around the corners looking for any type of grip. the forks stopped doing that thing where they 'pop' back up when you undo the lockout, so maybe that's a clue.. that and the general lifelessness of them, they won't travel more than about 2inches, if I drop the air in them then when locked down thye just mush about at the bottom of the travel... maybe that's just how those forks are.. someone needs to make a coil upgrade kit for them.

Apart from that annoyance, rubbish ride, very very very windy and the rear wheel's bearings are completely shot - I;m off to design a hub with 1 pence pieced sized bearings, that'll be a *GREAT* idea.

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Wayne

14:55 15 Oct

Got an old pair of physlo, if you wanna borrow. not that good an offer i know!!

matthttp://mattmagic.com

15:41 15 Oct

I have 2 pairs of Fox Vanilla R's but no lockout, so no use really.

I'll swap to the other Mavs I have which are just back from getting new stanchions, see how they behave.

Might just end up with the RS Revs like every other person on the planet.

Ollyhttp://thinkdrastic.net

16:54 15 Oct

Stick some 'zocchi 888s on there, that'll really mess with the handling ;)

matthttp://mattmagic.com

17:04 15 Oct

and double it's weight, no doubt :)

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