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Unread 2017-02-21, 10:36   #31
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Some stuff from the weekend...

Giant root ball of a fallen tree:

Click the image to open in full size.20170219_112713 by Josh Delp, on Flickr

Found a secret pump track someone is building right down the street from me.

Click the image to open in full size.20170219_152007 by Josh Delp, on Flickr

Probably the same person who rode my front yard log ride (found tracks the other day). It was pretty sketchy originally so I revamped it yesterday and now I can manage to ride it.

Click the image to open in full size.20170220_172317 by Josh Delp, on Flickr
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Unread 2017-02-21, 11:51   #32
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Cool! How are you liking that fork?
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Unread 2017-02-21, 12:07   #33
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Loving it... it's way more advanced than the Lefty I had on a 2005 bike and it feels great on this bike. My other primary bike has 160mm of travel and even at 120mm on this bike I don't feel like I'm missing that extra 40mm.

Speaking of that bike, I had that one converted to a 1X10 drivetrain (was a 2X10 originally) and it rides great. Lots of bike changes for me recently!

Click the image to open in full size.20170211_173140 by Josh Delp, on Flickr
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Unread 2017-03-02, 9:17   #34
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So a few days before I wrecked my shoulder, I had to take the bike back to the shop because the bottom bracket had shifted to the right by about half an inch during a ride. Basically Cannondale had put in a cheaper, threaded bb with an adapter to make it pressure-fit... one of the cost-saving bits I guess. It shouldn't have moved in any case! The guys at the shop called Cannondale, who recommended they use a bonding compound to fix the bb adapter in place. I had one ride on it after that, then I was out of commission for 3 weeks. When I got back on, I noticed it was a bit creaky under stress; not horrible but noticeable. On subsequent rides the creaking seemed to be getting worse, so last weekend I biked out to the shop so they could have a look at it. They took apart and re-packed the bracket, didn't fix the creaking. I left it with them for further investigation. When I went in yesterday to pick up my new road bike, they had just swapped in a new bb from another bike (same kind) and it was still creaking; which means it's the adapter, which is BONDED IN PLACE so shouldn't be moving at all!

So far this has all been at no expense to me, as it's a new bike. At this point, the plan is to completely gut the bottom bracket and put in new, non-Cannondale parts, and get Cannondale to pay for it, since their parts are obviously shitty. I don't know if Cannondale is going to pay for all their labor as well, but in any case they won't be charging me for it!
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Unread 2017-03-02, 9:49   #35
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So that's the BB30 bottom bracket with a converter? I see they do BB30 with a Tange BSA converter on some models.

That's lame that it's creaking, but nice that it's all no charge. This is way too early for something like that to be going on.
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Unread 2017-03-06, 10:56   #36
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Some clips from the last couple weeks...

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Unread 2017-03-06, 13:24   #38
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That temperature this weekend. WTF. And maybe a show ride this coming weekend?

Not cool bouncing us from the 70s to the teens week to week.
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I was not very happy putting on layer after layer of winter gear after riding in shorts in short sleeves a couple weeks ago. Also not happy with the frozen finger pain.
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I was out for 4.5 hours yesterday in -5C... shoulda had a balaclava! At about hour 3 I had to duck into a building to warm up for a few minutes, couldn't move my lips properly. I was in shorts last week too.
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Quote:
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couldn't move my lips properly.
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Unread 2017-03-07, 10:21   #42
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Pretty much like that
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Unread 2017-03-22, 16:46   #43
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Finally, after much back-and-forthing between the bike shop and Cannondale, and me having to send Cannondale pics of the bike, Cannondale has agreed to pay for the replacement of the bb with something better! So allowing a couple of days for the shop to get the new parts in, I should be able to get everything swapped this weekend. Just in time for rainy season.
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Unread 2017-03-23, 7:26   #44
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Niiiice. Yea I am not sure when we will get out again here. Froze up pretty good last night. Was going to head out this morning, but just could not motivate for a 19 degree ride. Might check this afternoon to see how muddy it is.
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Unread 2017-03-23, 7:44   #45
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Great news that they're making good. I wouldn't cry too many tears for Cannondale or Specialized. Those two seem like the monsters of the industry these days and they pretty much take over local bike shops for themselves as part of their sales agreements.
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Yeah, that's great. I went around with them a few bikes ago with a creaky bottom bracket that turned out to be because the bottom bracket of the frame was welded off-kilter by a hair. The bike shop noticed it looked a little off and then did measurements to be sure. Cannondale replaced that frame.
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Unread 2017-03-23, 15:16   #47
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I just discovered Trailforks... looks like a great resource!
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Unread 2017-03-24, 7:25   #48
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I clicked on that link, and the trail system that popped up was the place I used to ride when I lived in Maryland. that's fucking random.
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Unread 2017-03-24, 8:39   #49
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That's pretty cool.
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Sweet new bb/crank installed, and thanks to Trailforks I've found a bunch of trails I didn't know were there!

Now to just wait out the mud
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