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    Can't ****ing believe it. Bottomed out the rear-suspension on my Session. :facepalm: I knew that jump was too damn rear heavy, and I heard it wheeze and clink as it bottomed. Thankfully its not too expensive to replace, but I'm just hoping there's no damage to the swing-arm or bolts that allow the rocker-system to move. Going to buy a Titanium Coil, for the new DHX. Having used the hell out of the one on the new V10, I firmly stand with Titanium Coils now. The Rear-Sus comes under the Warranty, but managed to grab a deal on a coil for £20. Over the moon, which really counteracts the fact I'm pissed to **** I cased that jump.

    Anyway, going to hit the fells on the V10 today. After this morning's debacle, I want to shred the Howtown Run see how the V10 handles the more techy, rock patches.
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    Can't ****ing believe it. Bottomed out the rear-suspension on my Session. :facepalm: I knew that jump was too damn rear heavy, and I heard it wheeze and clink as it bottomed. Thankfully its not too expensive to replace, but I'm just hoping there's no damage to the swing-arm or bolts that allow the rocker-system to move. Going to buy a Titanium Coil, for the new DHX. Having used the hell out of the one on the new V10, I firmly stand with Titanium Coils now. The Rear-Sus comes under the Warranty, but managed to grab a deal on a coil for £20. Over the moon, which really counteracts the fact I'm pissed to **** I cased that jump.

    Anyway, going to hit the fells on the V10 today. After this morning's debacle, I want to shred the Howtown Run see how the V10 handles the more techy, rock patches.
    Fuuuuuuckkk.
    I hope there's no other damage!
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    (Original post by owliver)
    Fuuuuuuckkk.
    I hope there's no other damage!
    Just taken apart the swing-arm and there doesn't seem to be any further damage. The rear rotor has been bent slightly, but I've got plenty spares for that. Couple of spokes damaged, again easily repairable with spares. The saddle has been bent right down due to it hitting the wheel when I landed, the seat post itself is relatively undamaged but it has also been slightly bended backwards.

    Will need to buy two new parts (the saddle and the post) along with the coil. May buy the Cane Creek Double-Barrel, actually. Much more adjustable and its the same as I've got on my V10. It'll cost, but it'll be worth it in the long run, I guess.

    Still, I was really worried that it would have damaged the bike a lot more. Just shows the toughness of these Sessions and indeed DH bikes in general. The total amount of damage came from the landing and the swing-arm really spread out the impact. Glad to see the suspension did its job of protecting the rocker-system from snapping, though. May buy a new Rocker-System just incase there is any fractures internally. But that can wait, it'll need a hell of an impact again to threaten any structural integrity of the system. :yep:
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    Bottom bracket is screwed, so I took it to the bike shop to try and put a new one in but they can't remove it because something is cross threaded and I can't afford a new bike. Any help on how I can remove it without damaging the frame. Any practical ideas at all. Thanks
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    Bikers needed! urgent
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    please help! I can't afford a new bike
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    Not all of us live onthe internet, need to give us a chance to get in from school, uni, days out, holidays etc

    Welcome to the soc

    It'd be helpful if you could tell us what bottom bracket it is and what frame it is and what part is cross threaded.
    Likely to need a drill, a grinder and a saw. Also even if you do get it off, you will have to get the bottom bracket mount on the frame rethreaded/faced which won't be cheap, sorry.
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    (Original post by dhr90)
    Likely to need a drill, a grinder and a saw. Also even if you do get it off, you will have to get the bottom bracket mount on the frame rethreaded/faced which won't be cheap, sorry.
    Drills, grinders and saws are the best way to remove BBs
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    Hopefully my new Trek 1.5 will be ready tomorrow! Can't wait to take it out for it's maiden ride.
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    The bike arrived at my LBS but it's in a queue of bikes waiting to be built. They said hopefully tomorrow afternoon but if not, it'll be ready Monday. I really, really hope it's ready tomorrow!
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    (Original post by Roobsa)
    The bike arrived at my LBS but it's in a queue of bikes waiting to be built. They said hopefully tomorrow afternoon but if not, it'll be ready Monday. I really, really hope it's ready tomorrow!
    Usually bike shops are really good for that sort'a stuff. It depends on several factors, though:

    1) How good the Staff are at bike construction. (Should be fine).

    2) How the bike has arrived. If its completely unassembled, (likely), it'll take longer.

    3) How big the queue is.

    I can put a bike together from absolute scratch (right from the bare frame to complete) in about two hours. I put my Trek together in two, but that was with rims and spokes attached to the hub prior.

    As such, I sure as hell reckon they'll have it done for you by tomorrow.
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    (Original post by DH-Biker)
    Usually bike shops are really good for that sort'a stuff. It depends on several factors, though:

    1) How good the Staff are at bike construction. (Should be fine).

    2) How the bike has arrived. If its completely unassembled, (likely), it'll take longer.

    3) How big the queue is.

    I can put a bike together from absolute scratch (right from the bare frame to complete) in about two hours. I put my Trek together in two, but that was with rims and spokes attached to the hub prior.

    As such, I sure as hell reckon they'll have it done for you by tomorrow.
    It's more of a case of me being impatient! :p: My LBS are excellent. The service is great. I'd much rather support an independent than somewhere like Evans now. Had problems with them but none so far when dealing with independents.
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    (Original post by Roobsa)
    It's more of a case of me being impatient! :p: My LBS are excellent. The service is great. I'd much rather support an independent than somewhere like Evans now. Had problems with them but none so far when dealing with independents.
    Dealing with independents is a solid choice, though I've never had any problems with Evans. I know that lots have, but I guess I'm just lucky.

    To be honest, I only really go to shops to pick up specialist parts that I've ordered online. I prefer to build my own bikes instead of buying them complete. So in that regard, is probably why I've been lucky with Evans.

    Almost everything can be ordered online now, which I fear may make biking shops into places purely for constructing and repairing bikes that people can't do themselves for whatever reason. It seems more and more are becoming this, which is why I like to order parts to shops and then they get a cut as well.
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    Thought I may as well post my bike here, posted it on a cycling forum (I love a bit of bike pr0n )
    What do you fellow cyclists think?

    It's a cannondale caad9
    mavic aksium wheels
    Shimano tiagra groupset
    Specialized toupe saddle (so comfy :coma: )





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    (Original post by james-brown28)
    Thought I may as well post my bike here, posted it on a cycling forum (I love a bit of bike pr0n )
    What do you fellow cyclists think?

    It's a cannondale caad9
    mavic aksium wheels
    Shimano tiagra groupset
    Specialized toupe saddle (so comfy :coma: )
    She's a beaut, mate. What computer is that?
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    (Original post by Roobsa)
    She's a beaut, mate. What computer is that?
    Cheers.

    It's the cateye strada wireless. A good computer, worth the extra money for wireless imo :yep:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-strad...ycle-computer/
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    Need to apply to this.

    My God that trailer got me stoked as it is. That looks fused!
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    (Original post by james-brown28)
    Cheers.

    It's the cateye strada wireless. A good computer, worth the extra money for wireless imo :yep:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-strad...ycle-computer/
    Nice. Will look into getting one of those for sure.

    Has anyone tried the Endomondo app (available on all most smartphones)? Seems a really awesome app with a pretty good website for tracking rides.

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    Need to apply to this.

    My God that trailer got me stoked as it is. That looks fused!
    I must be getting old as I have no idea what that means!
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    (Original post by Roobsa)
    I must be getting old as I have no idea what that means!
    You're not getting old.

    I spent a few weeks in CA a while back, and these words kept coming out that I picked up subconsciously. Stoked, fused, slanted, etc. They all just come out.

    Its not your age, I'm just far too susceptible to words like that.

    For example, 0:36. The definition of fused is that trick by Gee. Pinned, tensed, gored, blasted, etc etc.
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    (Original post by james-brown28)
    Cheers.

    It's the cateye strada wireless. A good computer, worth the extra money for wireless imo :yep:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cateye-strad...ycle-computer/
    And the beauty comes in pink. Which makes it even better.

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