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Tema en 'Foreign Bikers' iniciado por chainring, 7 Ene 2011.

  1. chainring

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    Ha ha ha, aint that the truth.
     
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    Hi all, any bikers around ronda, malaga area?
     
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    Hey, I'm still around, I'm still pedaling, I won't stop till I drop. Here's a picture taken by La Barranca in the Madrid Sierras.

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    An issue I'm dealing with these days is chain suck (chupado de cadena). The other day on one of my bikes, the chain was sucked up and got caught on the front derailler and ruined it. Had to buy a new one. Even my road bike has had a bit of chain suck lately. Really sucks, ha ha.
     
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    Captain Slow! Long time no see! Good to hear from you.

    Thanks for the link to the article: it was useful and informative. My bikes with chain suck are all basically on their 6th or 7th chain, so obviously the chainrings and cogs have seen better days. I've kept all the old chains so I think the time has come to start recycling them: no more new chains for these bikes. I'm curious how long they'll go with the old chains. My idea is to extend the life of the drive train as long as possible, but I have to admit I didn't anticipate this problem with chain suck. I might try filing the chainring as in the below article, but I guess I'll also start keeping an eye out for new chainrings and cogs, it's just a hassle now finding triple chainrings for nine cogs :confused:

    http://www.mountainbikerides.co.uk/fettling/24-drivechain/27-curing-chain-suck.html
     
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    Hi gays

    chainring, some time ago, i changed my previous transmision 2x10 by other simpler transmission 1x10

    and i have forgotten those nasty chain suck
     
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    Hi Antonio,

    When it comes time to change the transmission, I will look into other options like a 1x10 or even a 1x11. I have to admit I like the idea of simplifying things and maybe losing a bit of a weight, but the price you pay is some loss of range of gear ratio. If I go the route of single chainring, I'll really have to give some serious thought to gear ratios. Also, when cranking hard up a steep hill, obviously a common occurrence on mountain bikes, you're cranking very hard with the chain really bent (you're on the biggest cog). You'd think that'd mean more wear and tear on chain and gears. I'll have to look into this.
     
  8. Ballenapez

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    Hi everybody

    I just discovered this forum and thought I'd sign up. Been living now in Madrid for a while and enjoying the fantastic possibilities the nearby Sierra has to offer.
    Hoping to find some like minded people to go riding with as none of my Spanish friends are into MTB at all.
    Cheers,
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    when i used a transmision 3x10, i always geared 2º chainring (32t) and used all cog ratio (11-36t), for this reason, i decided simplify my transmision,

    but i understand that your mountain bike zone is more steep hill and long than my zone.

    usually i work fine with this combinations 32 x 11-36, by shorts ramps at 10-20% and long climb at 10-12%, but there are a lot combinations more for all kinds of rider

    i haven´t noticed that the transmisions 1x10 waer and tear before than my previous 3x10


    regards
     
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    chainring Miembro Reconocido

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    Maybe we can go for a ride sometime. What sort of riding are you into? Enduro? XC? I mean, do you like more technical stuff, or more dirt roads and pushing hard? I do both at times, but with different people.
     
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    Hi

    I like a bit of everthing really but more Enduro I guess.
    I do enjoy a good climb especially if the reward is a fun and preferably bit technical down section.
    I just bought myself an enduro bike (Canyon Strive) for this purpose (makes a huge difference on the descends compared to my trusty Trek FuelEx on 26" wheels. :D
     
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    chainring Miembro Reconocido

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    On Sunday I usually go to the Sierra with friends (all Spanish). Last Sunday we went to Moralzarzal. By the way, while I was there my rear disc broke! I couldn't believe it. You can see it below.

    Anyway, if you think you might like to come along on a Sunday, maybe you can send me your phone number (by private message) and I'll let you know what's up. This Sunday there's talk of going to La Pinilla Pike Park, though I don't think I can make it.

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    WOw, how the heck did you manage to break your disk? I've never heard of that happening before.
    I've ridden around Moralzalzar before but I haven't been to La Pinilla yet. I just saw a video yesterday and it looks really good fun: https://www.facebook.com/lampi.dekerson/videos/vb.1105834906/10205831295477330/?type=2&theater

    Anyway, I sent you a PM with my phone. Hope to hear from you.
     
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    Awesome and terrifying at the same time!!! How did you manage to do that to the disk??? Too much heat? Defective/worn brake pads? Too agressive riding ;)?

    I guess you didn't have an accident. Did you keep riding with front brake?
     
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    Bellenapez, I've sent you a private message.

    Hey Capslow, you hit the nail on the head: awesome and terrifying. It think just snapped and broke. Really, I could hardly believe it. It wasn't particularly hot at the time, and it wasn't in a particularly dangerous section, it just decide to break. Thanks goodness it wasn't in a tricky section.

    I decided to upgrade so I bought an adaptor and a 180mm XT disc (my formula was 160), but there's a bit of friction now between brake pads and disc that I just can't get rid of. It brakes well, but the friction is a bit worrisome. Maybe it'll wear in and start working OK. In a worst case scenario I'll have to buy another disc. I've only ridden it around the nieghborhood so I'll see how it works on a real ride, maybe to el Pardo.

    After the disc broke, I went on the last downhill with my front brakes only, and I'll tell you, that was scary, actually I walked a lot of the way. It made me realize how much I depend on the rear brakes. I do most of my breaking in the rear because I need the front tire to have as much traction and grip as possible to get around the curves and all. However, it was a sort of weird practice only having your front brakes.
     
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    Recently (3 oct) went from Cercedilla to Segovia and back again. Went via Fuenfría and the Camino de Santiago. It's a good ride for this weather: you don't have the summer heat nor the winter mud and snow. I may do something similar this Sunday, maybe even a Madrid-Segovia.

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    But then again, maybe I'll go to La Pinilla. Guess it's all up in the air.
     
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    I was in Hoyo de Manzares today (nov 1)
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    And last week did a Madrid-Segovia - about seven hours to get there.
     
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    I hope all your projects in 2016 take off like I did recently in El Pardo.

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    Happy New Year!!

    P.S. I recently started a thread in the General subforum about bike innovations and consumerism.
    http://www.foromtb.com/threads/las-novedades-que-no-necesitamos.1292635/
    I don't spend that much time on the computer but if anyone wants to talk about it in English I'll try to find time to reply.
     
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    Hey Guys! I've scheduled a 10 day trip to Barcelona in early April and I was hoping that this group might be able to provide some local trail suggestions and maybe point me in the direction of an English speaking bike shop that offers some solid MTB rentals/bike hires.
     
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    Hi, I'm in the Madrid area so I personally won't be of much help. In any case, enjoy your trip!
     

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