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Unread 2017-04-27, 12:56   #61
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Kinda shitty of Cannondale.
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Unread 2017-05-10, 15:29   #62
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GODDAMMIT!!!! Today was the perfect window for a ride in an otherwise shitty couple of weeks, and my rear derailleur got eaten by my spokes as I was cranking up a hill. Totally sheared off, lost the chain. I can't quite figure out how it happened... maybe the chain broke, then pulled the derailleur into the spokes? In any case, it's going into the shop tomorrow for its first *paid* repair. Grrrrrrrrrr.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 7:13   #63
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That has happened to me. Best I could tell was some impact bent the derailleur hanger enough that when you went into granny gear, it was close enough to the spokes to snag. And once it snags there is no way to stop fast enough to stop it from doing serious violence. I have that half a derailleur hanging in my garage in the dead parts graveyard.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 14:12   #64
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on the imperceptibly bent cage or hanger that's just enough to throw it into the spokes.

Click the image to open in full size.DCP_2321 by Josh Delp, on Flickr

Click the image to open in full size.Derailed by Josh Delp, on Flickr

I've done it a couple times and each time it was a freaking XTR. That's one reason I never buy XTR anymore (unless it comes with the bike). XT is just fine thank you.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 14:17   #65
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Oh yea if/when I need a new derailleur there is a 0.0 percent chance that I will be getting an XX1 to replace the XX1 that came with the bike. And yea that is a sickening noise/feeling when it starts crunching up in your wheel.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 14:43   #66
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Ugh. You know there's nothing you can do as you're hearing it except try not to shred your spokes too.
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Unread 2017-05-11, 16:52   #67
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Yeah, don't want to hear that again. Bike is fixed, picking up tomorrow morning, back on the trails in the afternoon!
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Unread 2017-05-12, 7:57   #68
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Nice! Did it wreck the hanger or was that OK?
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Unread 2017-05-12, 8:05   #69
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Who knew trail riding was so difficult?

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Seriously, though, thanks for sharing these issues. I feel like such a wuss just being on the pavement all the time.
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Unread 2017-05-12, 9:42   #70
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Yeah, but we just have to deal with sticks and rocks... you have idiots hurtling at you in tons of steel.
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Unread 2017-05-12, 9:56   #71
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Nice! Did it wreck the hanger or was that OK?
Hanger was toast. The original derailleur was entry-level Deore, so I upgraded to Deore XT. Gonna go put it through the paces in a few minutes...
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Unread 2017-05-12, 10:21   #72
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Love the replaceable hangers!

Good choice on the XT, they're great derailleurs.
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Unread 2017-05-30, 15:04   #73
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Noc, did the pivot replacement cure the creaking? Mine is currently creaking but I'm wondering if it could be pedals that weren't greased enough when they were installed.

edit: Wasn't the pedals. It was the dirt in the pivot.

Click the image to open in full size.Creaky pivot solved. by Josh Delp, on Flickr

I knew I shouldn't have done it, but when it originally started creaking I dripped some dry lube in there to shut it up. Well, that lube attracted more dirt and it got worse from there as it built up. Cleaning it all out quieted it all down immediately.

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Unread 2017-07-11, 10:30   #74
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Habit/Bad Habit creaky pivot update:

Met a guy yesterday with a Bad Habit and the same complaint. I think it's kinda bullshit to have to pull the pivot apart and clean it every ride to keep it creak free. Mine starts creaking again after I wash the bike (I spray Muc-Off cleaning solution in there also in the hopes it helps break up any dirt). I have found that dripping water in there during a ride silences the creaks, but that's kinda bullshit too. I may discuss this with the bike shop and see if they have any ideas. I really don't want to have to pull the pivot axle after every ride to silence it but I also can't stand creaking.
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Unread 2017-07-11, 12:44   #75
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Yea I would not be too psyched to have to pull apart the pivot after every ride. That does not seem like a reasonable expectation on the part of Cannondale. Although maybe I would solve the problem by not washing the bike?
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Unread 2017-07-19, 14:49   #77
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Killington was awesome this weekend.

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Unread 2017-08-16, 9:04   #78
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Another one from Killington.

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Unread 2017-08-16, 9:58   #79
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That shit is fucking awesome.

I got vacation time to kill and this 90+ degree oppressive heat index heat has had me off my bike commute for almost two weeks now. I'm thinking of just throwing my cyclocross in the back of my Jeep Patriot and heading north to some trails that are friendly for it.

Don't know if it's worth a days long trip, but I always thought this would be a great trail to get some miles in.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-pa...al_information



...apologies, not exactly MTB stuff
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Unread 2017-08-16, 10:38   #80
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That looks like it'd be a pretty cool ride!
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