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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by WoodCore View Post
    Bring that hardtail down to Trumbull and I'll show you a 1000 reasons to ride your FS.
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    Looking forward to some ass kickings at Trumbull again this year!
    Trunbull is one place I really want to ride this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Trunbull is one place I really want to ride this year.
    Tuesday night rides at Trumbull are fun, not usually too much sessioning though. If you like rollers there's plenty there though!
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Tuesday night rides at Trumbull are fun, not usually too much sessioning though. If you like rollers there's plenty there though!
    It would have to be a weekend, and need to be a good mix of pedal & play to justify the drive.

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    My parts should be here Friday. Still need to get some cables and some spokes for the rear wheel. Gonna have to limp along with that one for now. I need to get a middle chain ring too. I'm thinking about going 1x9 so I can run a heavy duty single speed type ring up front. I keep bending the rings I've been using, somehow.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    My parts should be here Friday. Still need to get some cables and some spokes for the rear wheel. Gonna have to limp along with that one for now. I need to get a middle chain ring too. I'm thinking about going 1x9 so I can run a heavy duty single speed type ring up front. I keep bending the rings I've been using, somehow.
    I tend to bend chain rings pretty easy too. After 3 Shimmano LX / SLX rings in 2.5 seasons my shop just convinced me to spend a little more $$ and get a better ring. It was explained to me that most of the lower to medium quality stuff is stamped out of low to medium strength steel. While the higher end stuff is machined out of high strength steel. I eneded up ordering a RaceFace Turbine 32T ring. With my discount the ring is around $50

    I also have a DT Swiss RWT 10mm rear thru axle and a Hope 10mm conversion kit coming in on the same order.

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    I was wondering about just getting a higher quality ring too. I do tend to buy the cheapest I find on sale...

    That RWT will stiffen things up nicely! When I get a new rear wheel I'm definitely doing to go with a thru axle of some type. The QR I'm currently running loosens up all the time!
    Brian

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    Any opinions on cassettes? I have a Sram PG980 and have had no problems with it. Anything better around that price range($60) I should be looking at?
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Any opinions on cassettes? I have a Sram PG980 and have had no problems with it. Anything better around that price range($60) I should be looking at?
    That's what I used last season. It seemed okay, but the alloy spider for the 3 biggest cogs got kinda mashed up and stuck on my freehub. I had some trouble getting it off this past weekend. Before I had taken the old one off I ordered a PG990, which has a larger spider with more of the cogs on it. Looking at the pictures now I'm not sure that the ridges to interface the freehub run all the way along the spider, so now I'm nervous the same thing will happen again. It should be delivered today, so I'll look at it then.

    I think maybe I need to work on not being such a pedal masher, it's rough on equipment...
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    That's what I used last season. It seemed okay, but the alloy spider for the 3 biggest cogs got kinda mashed up and stuck on my freehub. I had some trouble getting it off this past weekend. Before I had taken the old one off I ordered a PG990, which has a larger spider with more of the cogs on it. Looking at the pictures now I'm not sure that the ridges to interface the freehub run all the way along the spider, so now I'm nervous the same thing will happen again. It should be delivered today, so I'll look at it then.

    I think maybe I need to work on not being such a pedal masher, it's rough on equipment...
    Luckily I don't use the 3 big cogs!
    2009/2010 - 28

    2009 mtb-19 rides- 113.58 miles

    2008/09 - 33

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Luckily I don't use the 3 big cogs!
    That's because you're an animal!


    or, you never ride your bike
    Brian

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