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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Nearly finished restoring my first proper bike from back in the day. While I'm waiting for a few last bits and pieces I thought I'd bolt on an old DCD I had lying around, wow that sound takes me back in love it so it's staying. Lol.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:08 pm 
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Mech looks like its been carved from wood. :o
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Never had dcd but reckon the noise would send me beserk


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Sram woody mech something a bit different. I might be nuts but I love the sound of it like a soft ticking, but then again I used to peg playing cards to forks as well lol ( when I was 5!)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:54 pm 
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I was always mixed about DCDs. Mine was (and still is) anno purple so I loved it from the start. I also loved (with a long cage mech) how it kept the chain fom slapping around too much on rough stuff... have to say the noise did drive me a bit loopy after a while though, so ended up popping it back in the tool box. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:57 pm 
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I personally hate the sound of DCD's, it's like the thing is mocking and saying ''all that dragging sound is slowing you down!'' I put a piece of inner tube on the roller, but that just annoyed me more, less noisy, but more draggy.

Big respect for the Woody mech though... nice. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:43 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Another dcd(type) hater here too.
Though with mine it was the Ging thing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm gonna come find you guys and follow you round on my bike with my DCD making its sweat noise ha ha!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:59 pm 
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Our ears are attuned like prey animals. We'd hear you coming from 500 yards away :lol:


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