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Discussion: Cage

in: brycec; brycec > 2013-10-06

Oct 6, 2013 8:34 PM # 
Blow torch - the screw will melt at a lower temperature than the frame.

CRC - I assume you soaked it first...
Oct 7, 2013 12:31 AM # 
well since I dont have a blow torch on had I will try the crc to help loosen - will still be a pilers job I think - next step is to file the head share and use spanner... not my desired outcome.

oh and if that was a question no I didn't have the thought I need to put crc on this before I attempt to unscrew it - that said after the first one I probably should have reassessed.
Oct 7, 2013 12:49 AM # 
I can't use my bottle cage if I have the rear suspension on. That's how I squish water bottles. Stupid small frame. So if you want another bottle cage and bolts, let me know.
Oct 7, 2013 1:21 AM # 
thanks - need to get the first one in there first, but will let you know if keen on a second cause mine a hard tail I wont have that problem.
Oct 7, 2013 10:30 AM # 
WD40 - 1 minute, screws out! good call Tooms.

Cage now installed.
Oct 7, 2013 4:02 PM # 
That's the whole extent of my mechanical knowledge though!
Oct 8, 2013 12:19 AM # 
I don't bother with bottles on the mtb and wear a camel bak - easier to get a drink and I like extra protection it would give if I came off on my back.

Way to go on your mtb learning curve. Just don't come off anymore - it's not good for our nerves! I found an mtb technique session quite valuable - they run them fairly regularly I think.
Oct 8, 2013 12:33 AM # 
oh my techniques ok (not perfect but good enough for now) I know exactly what I did wrong and I had been over that jump at night and in the day at speed before with no problems.

I just leaned forward a bit in the air which push front wheel down first and my left finger was over break lever when I hit ground which I instinctively squeezed sending myself forward even more so. In an attempt to recover the over the handle bars I leaned back but in doing so I have pulled back on the handle bars slightly turning them left. this sent the back wheel out right and my left hand side smack into the ground. I learn from my mistakes don't you worry haha.

And yes I do have a waterpack but for shorter rides I rather have just a bottle. moves centre of gravity lower and saves my back that little bit of weight etc. all minimal changes I know. I will still use the pack on anything longer than 1.5 hrs
Oct 8, 2013 1:21 AM # 
How often do you land on your back whilst out MTBing, Andre? I can't recall ever doing so.
Oct 8, 2013 1:23 AM # 
I am going to get side packs then.

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