Endos thus face-plants/who's done them?

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by LIBERATOR, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Mark Hickey wrote:
    > Ride-A-Lot <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Come on out to the Pines on Sunday and ride with us. I guarantee the
    >>soft pine needles will break your fall ;).

    >
    >
    > I miss that - here in the desert, you fall, you bleed.


    A guy I ride with thought the same thing about the leaves off of maples
    and oaks until he found the rock underneath.

    Stewey
     


  2. > The moral of the story? Don't use SRAM PC-1 chains on your
    > singlespeeds. After snapping that chain about six times now and
    > almost breaking my neck because of it, it's getting round-filed and
    > replaced by a Wipperman or KMC chain today.


    One bad link doesn't mean all PC-1s are a bad idea. And of course the
    multiple breaks were warranted if you relinked the chain there. But that
    won't change your mind. If it was two different PC-1s, well that's a whole
    different story.

    I know how frustrating it is to break a chain multiple times... I once lost
    a powerlink 4 times in one ride. Fortunately, it was in the city so finding
    the powerlink was only a 10-minute chore each time.

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    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
  3. > Every time anyone talked to me I could see them trying not to look at the
    > wound, but their eyes were always drawn to it.


    That's where you point at it and say, "Hey babe, that's hot, isn't it?" Uh,
    to the ladies, I mean.

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    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
  4. "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Shawn wrote:
    >> LIBERATOR wrote:
    >>
    >>> How many of you have done them, to almost making it necessary to seek
    >>> hospital attention?
    >>>

    >> Nasty OTB a dozen years ago resulted in a very torn up shoulder and two
    >> months of PT. My broken helmet SAVED MY LIFE!!!!!!!
    >> ;-)
    >> Twice that many years ago, on a road bike-I'd seen one MTB at that point,
    >> I was with a group ride.

    >
    > My best OTB was on a road bike also, circa 1983 on my 1971 Sears Free
    > Spirit. I was on my usual route through Santa Clarita, just cruising
    > through a residential neighborhood, when passing by a car which a mid-size
    > dog was sleeping under the dog decided to wake up and chase a car on the
    > opposite side of the street, the dog was oblivious to my front wheel which
    > he promptly ran into sending me directly over the bars. If I had been
    > wearing my gloves they probably would have saved me from the deep gouges
    > on the heels of my palms. But, alas, I was unlucky enough to be hit by a
    > dog on the one day I forgot to wear them. I have forgotten my helmet
    > since then but never my gloves.


    Nice one sneaking that last bit in there ;)

    But what about the poor puppy??? ;)

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    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
  5. MattB

    MattB Guest

    Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:
    >>Every time anyone talked to me I could see them trying not to look at the
    >>wound, but their eyes were always drawn to it.

    >
    >
    > That's where you point at it and say, "Hey babe, that's hot, isn't it?" Uh,
    > to the ladies, I mean.
    >


    Yes, of course.
     
  6. Dave E

    Dave E Guest

    "(PeteCresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Per spademan o---[) *:
    >>I spot a short steep slope and
    >>automatically hit it to get some air.

    >
    > Which begs the question: When driving a car, has anybody found themselves
    > in a
    > standstill traffic jam that they would get out of by just hopping that 18"
    > curb
    > over there....? I've found myself pulling back on the steering wheel
    > before
    > coming to the realization....


    Hehe - I've driven (probably too tired) and briefly considered a lane-split.

    Dave E (Sydney)
     
  7. (PeteCresswell) wrote:
    > Per Phil, Squid-in-Training:
    >> I once lost
    >> a powerlink 4 times in one ride.

    >
    > Any thoughts on how/why it came undone?


    Yes. This was because the link had been opened and closed many times by the
    brute force method: using pliers.

    The grit that gets stuck in between the plates requires using the pliers,
    and the pliers force the little mushroom head of the pin across the slight
    recess on the outer plates that the mushroom sits in. After enough removals
    and rejoinings, the recess wears down, and the pin begins to slide freely
    along the whole slot. If a big enough jolt detensions the chain anywhere,
    the plates of the powerlink could slide along each other and the whole thing
    comes apart.

    I will never use another Powerlink again and have resorted to using
    Wipperman masterlinks, which have a labyrinth path to undo the chain.
    --
    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
  8. Per Phil, Squid-in-Training:
    > I once lost
    >a powerlink 4 times in one ride.


    Any thoughts on how/why it came undone?
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    PeteCresswell
     
  9. JD

    JD Guest

    Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:
    > > The moral of the story? Don't use SRAM PC-1 chains on your
    > > singlespeeds. After snapping that chain about six times now and
    > > almost breaking my neck because of it, it's getting round-filed and
    > > replaced by a Wipperman or KMC chain today.

    >
    > One bad link doesn't mean all PC-1s are a bad idea. And of course the
    > multiple breaks were warranted if you relinked the chain there. But that
    > won't change your mind. If it was two different PC-1s, well that's a whole
    > different story.



    It was multiple links on a few different occasions. I replaced links
    as they disintegrated. I'll stand by my opinion that the PC-1 stands
    for Pile (of) Crap - 1.

    JD
     
  10. Per Phil, Squid-in-Training:
    > After enough removals
    >and rejoinings, the recess wears down, and the pin begins to slide freely
    >along the whole slot. If a big enough jolt detensions the chain anywhere,
    >the plates of the powerlink could slide along each other and the whole thing
    >comes apart.


    Now I feel even better about never taking my chain off to clean it.... -)
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    PeteCresswell
     
  11. I have this thing. Its called using other body parts to
    break a fall. Hands and arms do the job most of the time.
     
  12. "JD" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Phil, Squid-in-Training wrote:
    >> > The moral of the story? Don't use SRAM PC-1 chains on your
    >> > singlespeeds. After snapping that chain about six times now and
    >> > almost breaking my neck because of it, it's getting round-filed and
    >> > replaced by a Wipperman or KMC chain today.

    >>
    >> One bad link doesn't mean all PC-1s are a bad idea. And of course the
    >> multiple breaks were warranted if you relinked the chain there. But that
    >> won't change your mind. If it was two different PC-1s, well that's a
    >> whole
    >> different story.

    >
    >
    > It was multiple links on a few different occasions. I replaced links
    > as they disintegrated. I'll stand by my opinion that the PC-1 stands
    > for Pile (of) Crap - 1.


    Then I'll add your experience to mine and never purchase one!

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    Phil, Squid-in-Training
     
  13. Raptor

    Raptor Guest

    [email protected] wrote:
    > I have this thing. Its called using other body parts to
    > break a fall. Hands and arms do the job most of the time.
    >


    How are those collarbones holding up?

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    Lynn Wallace http://www.xmission.com/~lawall

    Conservative dictionary:
    Judicial Activist: n. A judge who tends to rule against your wishes.
     
  14. Westie

    Westie Guest

    Raptor wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> I have this thing. Its called using other body parts to
    >> break a fall. Hands and arms do the job most of the time.
    >>

    >
    > How are those collarbones holding up?
    >


    LOL! My first thought too!
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    Westie
     
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