drcbrathGnarly

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Ramona // California

 
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I like to see how big an area my GPS track can enclose. Preferably with some fast singletrack and downhill in the loop!

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Seven or eight laps, almost within sight of the start/finish line?! I thought cross country meant getting somewhere!
drcbrath   6 days ago
replied to Is the old fart in shape?
 
Are you really debating your wife? You can't win. Take her along on a little bike ride instead.
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drcbrath   6 days ago
replied to Helmets ??
 
@TrailGumby, Yes. Always good to consider the bigger picture.
drcbrath   1 week ago
updated Upper Santa Ysabel Truck Trail conditions to
 
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drcbrath   1 week ago
updated Anza-Cuyamaca North Side Singletrack conditions to Good
 
drcbrath   1 week ago
updated Anza-Cuyamaca North Side Singletrack conditions to
 
drcbrath   1 week ago
updated Cuyamaca Rancho State Park conditions to Good
 
drcbrath   1 week ago
updated Cuyamaca Rancho State Park conditions to Good
 
Topeak! Ten years using the Mini18 and no rust .
 

Smooth, small bump compliant, supportive but not harsh. Shim stack damping with four compression settings; easy mid-ride adjustment with a...
drcbrath   2 weeks ago
added a photo of Manitou Manitou McLeod
 
Manitou McLeod air shock
drcbrath   2 weeks ago
added Manitou McLeod
 
Trail, all-mountain, enduro air shock with shim stack damping, 4 compression damping settings, and separate as rebound adjustment. Remote kit...
drcbrath   2 weeks ago
added 2 photos.
 
Eagle, narrow-wide chain retention
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drcbrath   3 weeks ago
added a review of Bike Company
 

Truly expert advice, bicycle build, maintenance. Customized build for best real value---there's nothing quite as expensive as buying something you...
 

Still works great
drcbrath   3 weeks ago
replied to One Line Advice Thread
 
Slower traffic keep right!
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drcbrath   3 weeks ago
replied to Does anyone bring a weapon?
 
Like Don Knotts used to say, "My whole body's a weapon!"
Yes. The new freehub body is not compatible.
So, I can carry a slender fizzy drink can as unsprung ballast on fork lowers? Then shower in the opening spray!
 
Depends on browser and settings. Microsoft Edge & Internet Explorer: auto-play enabled, no settings to disable auto-play Firefox: auto-play enabled by default, can be disabled using about:config in the address bar then editing the...
drcbrath   on May 12, 2018
started a topic: Autoplay videos on Singeltracks front page
 
I do not like auto-play videos on a website (not even MTB related)---especially ones with no option nor setting to disable auto-play, but instead require manually stopping the video every time I...
 

Solid. Securely holds my bike---even during my somewhat spirited driving on the mountain roads ;). Touches the tires only; no...
drcbrath   on Apr 13, 2018
replied to Dropper SeatPost - Worth it?
 
Mine dropper post broke. So I bought a new bicycle to get one "free".
drcbrath   on Mar 25, 2018
commented on The 10 Best Apps for Mountain Biking
 
Garmin Connect has an app for Windows Phone 10

Reliable, long lasting. Quick, precise shifts. Clutch retains chain.
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drcbrath   on Mar 19, 2018
added a review of SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
 

Makes 1x12 speed system possible. Shifts good, when all is straight and well adjusted. X-horizon minimizes ghost shift. Helps retain...
drcbrath   on Jan 21, 2018
added a photo
 
Mojo
drcbrath   on Jan 19, 2018
replied to New SRAM Dub BB thoughts
 
Adapters and modular crank systems are nothing new. I doubt that reducing the spindle diameter 1 mm (down from 30 mm) really allowed greatly improved bearings and seals as SRAM claims. Chris...
Foam pipe insulation wrapped around the pipe would hide your rust and protect dropper post stanchion or seat post finish. Perhaps rubber feet cut from old tires to keep the wood off the ground.
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
updated Stonewall Mine Loop conditions to Good
 
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
answered a question about
 
Yes, many miles of dirt plus about 1.25 of pavement through the meadow.
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
spec'd a bike: Felt Redemption 3
 
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drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
spec'd a bike: Mongoose XR-1100
 
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
added 2 photos.
 
Top of Middle Peak in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Cuyamaca, CA
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drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
added Redemption 3
 
All mountain! Alloy, 165 mm rear equilink suspension w/ Fox Float R shock, 160 mm RockShox Domain Coil fork, 26...
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drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
added XR-1100
 
Department store full suspension. Poor suspension, but otherwise surprisingly equipped and rugged.
drcbrath   on Jan 1, 2018
updated Anza-Cuyamaca North Side Singletrack conditions to Good
 
 
I have had my GX Eagle for 3 months, covering 1000 miles. At this point it shifts as well as my old Shimano SLX with 5000 miles on it. Which isn't too bad; but more disappointing than impressive. Two weeks into this Eagle's service the chain jumped the lower jockey wheel and jammed in the…
I always added a rope through the frame with my old rack, because I didn't trust the frame clamp. Twice it saved my bike. A bit of paranoia and redundancy can be a good thing.
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