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Goin' Crazy in 2009

  • Offroad Riding - 13002.72 miles [289]
  • Aborted Riding - 61.00 miles [3]
  • Turbo Trainer - 33.70 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 13063.72 miles
  • (TA) 13097.42 miles

Hurtin' in 2008

  • Offroad Riding - 10602.84 miles [300]
  • Turbo Trainer - 130.20 miles [8]
  • Running - 114.56 miles [24]
  • Aborted Riding - 37.20 miles [2]
  • (TOC) 10640.04 miles
  • (TR) 114.56 miles
  • (TA) 10884.8 miles

Riding in 2007

  • Offroad Riding - 8365.93 miles [300]
  • Road Riding - 3599.80 miles [70]
  • Turbo Trainer - 50.90 miles [3]
  • (TOC) 11965.73 miles
  • (TA) 12016.63 miles

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  • 2004 Pink Surly 1x1
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  • 2006 Santa Cruz Chameleon

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Surly 1x1

06 Apr 2010 at 19:11
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Purchased from Matt@Chelmer Cycles in September 2004.

Pink and nice, I spent the first few months of ownership crashing it, due to an inaccurate chainline, then in Spring '05 the original seatpost bonded to the frame and it took me til Feb '06 to finally smash it into submission... since then it's been ridden constantly, long into the summer months, and I expect out of them too.

Update: 15th Oct 06
Well she didn't make it though the whole summer, early August I started to ride the New Chameleon almost exclusively, so the Surly's been put in the âmust fix thisâ pile, which is almost done, so she'll be back on the trails in the next couple of weeks.

  • 17/11/06 : Back on the trails again!
  • 25/11/06 : New Pads - Organic - Lasted 30 miles.
  • 26/11/06 : New Pads - Sintered? - Lasted 30 miles.
  • 01/12/06 : New Pads - Sintered.
  • 3132.66 miles : New Tyres Geax Sturdy 2.25
  • 3132.66 miles : New Chainring, Chain, Cog
  • 3239.76 miles: New front pads, Hope Organic.
  • 3239.76 miles: New rear pads, Goodridge Sintered
  • 3295.00 miles : New rear pads, EBC Sintered
  • 3347.06 miles : New rear pads, EBC Sintered
  • 3491.66 miles : New Rear Pads : EBC Sintered
  • 3779.46 miles : Swapped to used KMC K710 Chain
  • 3830.56 miles : New Rear Pads : Goodridge Sintered
  • 3759.36 miles : New Chain (K710) Flipped Cog and Ring
  • 4120.56 miles : Bled Front Brake (08/04/07)
  • 4120.56 miles : Regreased Headset (08/04/07)
  • 4120.56 miles : Swapped Worn pad for less worn pad (08/04/07)
  • 4424.66 miles : New Octalink Bottom Bracket
  • 4721.56 miles : New Bearings in Rear Wheel
  • 4822.96 miles : Rear Pads - EBC Sintered.
  • 4843.01 miles : Front Pads - Hope Organic.
  • 4918.36 miles : Rear Pads - Disco Brakes / Black (sintered) (dead in 1 wet ride)
  • 5020.06 miles : New Lower Headset Bearing.
  • 5452.60 miles : New Cog, New Chain (K710)
  • 5515.06 miles : New Rear Pads (Avid) (Disco Black) - Died in 1 wet ride
  • 5713.88 miles : New Rear Pads (Avid) (Disco Red) (Died in 1 wet ride)
  • 5744.48 miles : Front pads to slightly less knackered ones
  • 5832.88 miles : New Front pads (Hope Sintered)
  • 5910.98 miles : New Rear Pads (Avid Sintered) - lasted 1 wet ride
  • 5978.58 miles : Put 1998 Hope C2 Rear Brake back on.
  • 6062.38miles : Swapped Front Pads for slightly less worn ones.
  • 6104.38miles : New Rear Pads.
  • 6104.38miles : Hope XC Freehub Broken, Changed to SRAM 9.0SL
  • 6104.38miles : Correction changed to XC/Rhyno wheel from Chamleon.
  • 6261.08miles : Swapped to Geax Study (F) Nokian ripped apart by rim.
  • 6352.58miles : New Rear Pads (Hope O2 Organic)
  • 6379.88miles : Taken off the trail to fix/replace: Bottom Bracket / Chain / Front Wheel / Front Brake / Headet / Seatpost / Seat / Rear Wheel.
  • 6379.88 : New front tyre (kenda blue groove)
  • 6379.88 : New rear wheel bearings (XC/321)
  • 6883.58 : New Rear Tyre - Nokian NBX 2.25
  • 7412.88 : New Chain (K510 ) - Flipped Cog.
  • 7519.48 : New Front Pads (Disco Black/Mini)
  • 7675.28 : Rear tyre splut on bead - Replaced with Conti Vert (red)
  • 8002: New Pads (f:mini Hope Sintered / r:o2 Hope Sintered)
  • 8044.58 : Swapped Cranks for LX/HT2 - BB dead
  • 8270.88 : rebuilt freehub (Hope XC/321)
  • 8452.38 : New 16t On-One Stainless Cog
  • 8721.88 : Replaced rear wheel with 717/Hope Ti Glide (from PD)
  • 8898.28 : New Chain KMC S10
  • 8995.38 : New R Pads (Hope Sintered / O2)
  • 9120.38 : Headset Bearings (XL2)
  • 9445.38 : New Brake Pads Front Mini & Rear 02 (Hope Sintered)
  • 9479.38 : Octalink BB w/ Deore Cranks replaced LX Stripped Cup Threads
  • 9638.08 : Saddle (WTB Rocket V)/Seatpost (OO20)
  • 9722.28 : Rear Hub bearings - Hope XC
  • 9829.28 : Rear Brake Pads (Sintered O2)
  • 9829.28 : New Rear Tyre - Conti Vertical Pro
  • 9871.28 : Swapped front wheel (To Hope Bulb/Rhyno)
  • 9913.28 : Rear Pads (O2/Hope Sintered)
  • 9995.28 : New Cog (OO GA 16t), Chainring OO Steel 32), Chain (KMC 3quid)
  • 10,118.38 : Front Pads (Hope Mini Sintered)
  • 10,525.78 : New Chain (S10)
  • 10,525.78 : Deore Crank Spider Fail - Replacement: 03 LX DS
  • 10,606.78 : Rear Pads (Hope - Sintered / 02)
  • 10,718.68 : Front Pads Hope Mini Sintered
  • 10,718.68 : Front Brake Change to other Mini
  • 10,848.68 : New Rear Wheel - Syncros DS28/DMR Revolver
  • 10,848.68 : New Rear Pads (Hope O2 Sintered)
  • 11,002.08 : New Chain Taya Something
  • 11,002.08 : New Rear Pads (Hope O2 Sintered)
  • 11,047.18 : New Front Pads (Hope Mini Sintered)
  • 11,162.38 : Swapped R Brake from O2 to M4
  • 11,162.38 : New Pads (R Hope M4 Organic)
  • 11,261.18 : New Rear Pads (Disco M4 Organic)
  • 11,400.18 : New Rear Tyre (Conti Vert)
  • 11,400.18 : New Front Tyre (Kenda BG)
  • 11,472.18 : Rear Freehub Failed

2009

  • 11,687.92 : Front Tyre (Blur Groove, Previous split after 400 miles?)
  • 11,687.92 : Front Pads (SS Sint Mini)
  • 11,719.88 : Replaced rear tyre - previous split bead (Conti Vert [black])
  • 12,070.02 : Rear Pads - SS Sint M4)
  • 12,070.02 : New Rear Freehub (DMR Revolver)

2010 - It's Back!

  • 12,434.02 : New FREEHUB (DMR Revolver, probably a little early)
  • 12,434.02 : 29er Front Wheel
  • 12,470.00 : New Rear Tyre - Panaracer Something
  • 12,470.00 : New Front Wheel - DT/TN819
  • 12,565.22 : New Rear Tyre - Nokian NBX
  • 12,650.02 : New Front Pads - SS Mini
  • 12,757.72 : New Rear Tyre - WTB Prowler XT
  • 13,038.02 : New Pads Rear (SS Mini Sint)
  • 13,038.02 : New Saddle - Rocket V

Ride Totals

YearRidesDistanceAverageRide Time
0137.3037.3003:20:00
200416402.9025.18n/a
200524488.3020.35n/a
20061002241.4622.41209:26:52
20071203247.2227.06279:21:00
20081405259.5437.57431:12:47
200923718.4031.2360:34:02
201021761.2036.2568:52:00
Total44513156.3229.56838:59:59

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