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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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Well..... Those Are Past Their Best

13 Mar 2008 at 19:00 Filed Under:

I have no idea how I managed a full ride on these!

Surprisingly the ring's a 33, so I'm going to 32/17 as a replacement, which is handy as I have those bits, but I just bought two 18t's which I guess I won't be using now, unless I go to 34/18 next time I need to buy a new chainring.

Next I need to fit a working brake, today was a bit sketch with no rear as my cornering style relies on dumping speed and tipping in a the last second... today it was more, PANIC and lean like crazy not nice on soggy silt!

The People Comment: (12 responses)

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19:52 13 Mar

Crazy! That's pretty impressive for one month's use.

I've just taken the cog off the Voodoo's wheel so that I can service the freehub[1]. It looks almost new and it's probably 3 years old :)

[1]It didn't need servicing, I just like doing stuff like that.


20:05 13 Mar

Ride harder :)

I think all the teeth came off the cog today, it was fine* on Sunday

I'm now on my surly 32t and a new cog n chain now, the surly ring's 4 years old or something.

* kinda.


20:10 13 Mar

"unless I go to 34/18 next time I need to buy a new chainring."

In April?


20:12 13 Mar

Riding harder hurts :)


20:14 13 Mar

Naa, I'm on the steel rings now. so realy we're taking in a year or so, and I know the next one on this bike will also be a 32.


20:31 13 Mar

What are the 18s you've ordered? Groove Armadas? I could probably take one off your hands.


20:46 13 Mar

Yes they are.

I\'ve lost track of what cogs I have spare too, I probably have stupid numbers of stupid sizes :)


20:50 13 Mar

OK, well if you want rid of an 18 then let me knoow.


09:19 14 Mar

Will Do.


16:08 14 Mar

/standing ovation


16:55 14 Mar

Thoroughly well done Matt, we're ring brothers now, if that doesn;t sound very gay.


16:56 14 Mar

Actually, I particularly like the way the big ring teeth are either really hooked, or just a bit hooked depending on which part of your stroke they were on. Nice.

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