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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:00 am 
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well that was fun

burgers ,bikes , bombholes, blasting singletrack, ballistic downhills, bruised bollocks ,blacked out trails ,beautiful and fast riding by baby TK
bloody good fun ,bloody good mates

macretro rules

bye :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:02 am 
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Yeah I really enjoyed that :D
Not being able to see what my wheels are going over has helped my riding no ends :lol:

Cheers guys :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:05 am 
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can you still smell it ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:11 am 
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aye top night, dont think i've ever done anything as scary on a bike as riding in the dark in the forest with no lights.

great ride again lads.

ps found out whats up wi ma forks - do leslie bikes do fork servicing ?


Rockshox SID Damping Fluid Leak

On a ride recently, my forks starting to feel harsh and when I stopped to take a look it was obvious from the dirt on my stanchions that I wasn't getting full travel from the fork.

Pushing on the forks and landing off jumps I could feel a very abrupt end to the travel. The only thing that can cause this is damping fluid migrating from the motion control cartridge/rebound assembly down into the fork lowers. Once down there, its going no-where and the fact that its uncompressable means that you can't get full travel from the fork.

This problem requires a complete tear down of the fork to get at the leaking o-ring seal.

Follow the SRAM manual on disassembly.

There are two o-rings responsible for sealing the damping fluid in the leg. The large one is 24 x 2.5mm and the small is 12 x 3.5mm. It is unlikely that the large o-ring would leak as it does not move. The inner o-ring is likely the culprit as the rebound shaft moves through it so it will wear over time.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:20 am 
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mikee wrote:
can you still smell it ?


Yeah and the UNCLEAN bike is sitting in the middle of the living room next to the motorbike :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:40 am 
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alf'll get it off

mines still in the wet dog smelling car


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:56 am 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
Pics coming shortly...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Location: Falkirk! But I am a Fifer so that's OK...
The BBQ

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That's one sausage ye're no grilling - mikee makes a convincing case for being a vegeterian

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The Ken prepares the feast, Dylan first in the queue

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'Warm salad anyone?' Goes perfectly with melted tomato sauce bottle

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Carb loading like the athletes we are - powered by beer and stodge

The Bike Maintenance

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The Ken's Marin - Shonk Factor Ten

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' Why does this wobble so much? Where did all the air go? '

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Time for some bodging then - The Ken looking like a genuine bike mechanic with his workshop apron... OK, it's actually his BBQ pinnie

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Fixing his rear mech just like pro's do

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Mikee pointing out another problem probably

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Kaiser declines The Ken's offer to 'fix' his pedals for him

The Riding

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Pitmedden still muddy in places

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Aye, well done chiefy, I suppose it was quite deep

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The Ken looking a bit more stylish

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Meanwhile Rob is just mildly annoyed with it all

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clubby - mud, what mud?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:18 pm 
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the out door caterers arrived at 5:30 ish and sprang into action
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pinny on ,lets COOK
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HUNGRY ? MMMM BBQ
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a nano-second before this shot there was a jet of flame about 8 foot long
shooting out of there ,note shed demonstrating larger kung-fu
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this is rubbish
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TK your so F1
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thats fixed it ,you sure dad ?
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LOOK a great crested swollower
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thats my hill , scotland , summer
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HEY HEY WE'RE THE MONKEYS
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BALLISTIC MINI KEN
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SIR ROB OF DIRT he's just a blurrrrrrrrrr
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:21 pm 
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:D :D Top night and venue. Really going to have to do this again and soon but spend the day! It is trail city over there! Bit disappointed theres no Ken and Barbie jokes though :lol: In fact a proper nightirde in the dark wi lights would also be a good idea methinks.


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