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The carnage thread

wa-loaf

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Here we go again... :smash:






Damn dude, what happened?
 

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Damn dude, what happened?

Just riding along, pushed a little going up a small, very mellow hill, and POP! That was it. I've seen pictures of other MKIII's failing in the same manner, I just hoped mine wouldn't be one of them... :(

I wish I could say it was the result of going big off of a drop or something, but I never had the bike more than 2 inches off the ground...
 

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I think you aired it out to about 2 1/2+ inches off the jump on the trail after we crossed the road.

And that was definitely the most 'air' I ever did with that bike. I know that it must have looked pretty sick though. 8)
 

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The fun continues for me...



At least it wasn't bike ending or even ride ending this time...
 

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Just riding along, pushed a little going up a small, very mellow hill, and POP! That was it. I've seen pictures of other MKIII's failing in the same manner, I just hoped mine wouldn't be one of them... :(

I wish I could say it was the result of going big off of a drop or something, but I never had the bike more than 2 inches off the ground...

I took a nice 5 foot drop to flat today. Frame is still just fine. :flame:
 

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No pics but just had to get my rear cassette and chain replaced. Apparently the middle rings (where I do most of my riding) were getting worn to the point the chain was skipping ever other turn in that gear. Total pain.

The upside is now it rides like new. :beer:
 

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No pics but just had to get my rear cassette and chain replaced. Apparently the middle rings (where I do most of my riding) were getting worn to the point the chain was skipping ever other turn in that gear. Total pain.

The upside is now it rides like new. :beer:

i'm in the shop too with the annual drive train repair/replacement. also found a small hairline crack on the chainstay web. looks like a non-critical reinforcement area so gonna ride her til she blows or until vacation in late july :-o
 

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Snapped dérailleur hanger #3 this season roughly 3.5 miles into tonights ride. Had a spare with me but the one that snapped was wedged on so tight I couldn't get it off. Instead of fighting it I simply swallowed my pride, took the chain off, strapped the dérailleur out of harms way and coasted the best I could back to the car.
 

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Snapped dérailleur hanger #3 this season roughly 3.5 miles into tonights ride. Had a spare with me but the one that snapped was wedged on so tight I couldn't get it off. Instead of fighting it I simply swallowed my pride, took the chain off, strapped the dérailleur out of harms way and coasted the best I could back to the car.

Wow, you're having some really bad luck with hangers this year! I'm not even sure where my spare one is anymore.... :eek:
 

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been there - that sucks. my 07 jamis xam has a serious hanger design flaw, i went through 4 one season, then switched to a beefier cnc'd after market hanger and have been good to go or over a year (prolly jinxed now)

if your using the bike manufacturers hangers try derailleurhangers.com or vice versa...
 

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Can't beleive I'm back posting another casualty so quickly but roughly 1.5 miles into to todays ride I some how managed to break my rear shifter assembly off the handlebars. After a minute or so of WTF I ended up finishing the 8+ mile ride basically with one gear. None the less after a quick post ride trip down to Bikers Edge for a new Shifter assembly I'm back in business and ready to roll tomorrow am.
 

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Can't beleive I'm back posting another casualty so quickly but roughly 1.5 miles into to todays ride I some how managed to break my rear shifter assembly off the handlebars. After a minute or so of WTF I ended up finishing the 8+ mile ride basically with one gear. None the less after a quick post ride trip down to Bikers Edge for a new Shifter assembly I'm back in business and ready to roll tomorrow am.

Dude, how the hell did you manage that one??? :eek:

Glad you were able to get it resolved so quickly!
 

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Dude, how the hell did you manage that one??? :eek:

Glad you were able to get it resolved so quickly!

I'm surprised I haven't broke mine yet, especially on the hills hoping I have another granny gear left to shift into only to find I am already in it!
 

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New wheel and fork on the way. I'll take pics when I get the parts back, but this should explain what happened pretty nicely (from the TR: )
 

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Front fork, ended up being sent back to Fox, hopefully will see it in a few weeks.

Until then I'll be keeping it real on this again!
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