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Posted by: heckler
I’m terrified of what the oil smells like so refuse to open it
Any idea what changed in the last 20 years so forks need constant service now?
Sarcasm is not your forte, eh?
My old Bomber is stiff yet bouncy (in a bad kind if way) and relegated to the the 94 Rockhopper that hangs in the shed, only coming out of seclusion now that there’s a new pumptrack next door. That fork needed a servicing 15 years ago and it still desperately needs one but I won’t pull it apart for fear of what I might find and not be able to replace.
I suspect your answer is that damping technology has improved so much but at a price of being far more noticeable now when a fork looses performance.
Posted by: Vikb
I'm the grouchy old guy yelling at other cyclists on the bikepath to let them know their high power LED fast strobes are not making me happy. ;-)
I just fired up my high beam and helmet strobe. He got the point, we both turned down our lights and I said thanks.
Its the fucking ebikes who insist on blowing past uphill on doing 60 without any indication they’re coming up behind me. They're called bells people, use them or slow down!
Ill take two of that T-shirt please.
My ‘99 Bomber Z1 BAM has never been serviced and still feels as good as when I got it in ‘02.
For realz. I’m terrified of what the oil smells like so refuse to open it
The rest of my forks get cleaned and lube oil changed at home every few months. So easy, so cheap, so worth it.
And from NSMBA 101:
Please remember that we are all ambassadors for mountain biking. The behaviour of a single mountain biker reflects on the mountain biking community as a whole.
Multi Use Trails
Trails designated as multi use are to be enjoyed by all (mountain bikes, runners, and hikers) – the symbols clearly depict this. The dog paw represents trails which are suitable for commercial dog walkers.
Each user group must share the trail – courtesy has the right of way!
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've never really understood why hitch-mounted bike racks in North America don't have their own plate and duplicated lights like they do in Europe.
Right?! Although they are a bit overboard IMO.
Skip to 1:20 unless you like machining factory action.
Not local but you can’t beat the alps or dolomites for views. A gravel road or gondola up to the peak of most mountains with a restaurant/bar at the top. BC’s wilderness is awesome but we certainly lack in amenities our peaks.
How is the S2S gondola doing? That and P2P are the only comparisons I can think of, but they are both overcrowded due to the scarcity of similar attractions.