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  • #821277

    caRpetbomBer
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    With all the rain we had a few days ago there has been some flooding in the low parts. Lots of tree stumps and debris. I cleared some today but have to go back in with a saw.
    To anyone that wants to go through the construction site under the QEW in marry Curtis you can. Just be extra cautious not to run into any construction workers. I guess you can go throught weekdays after 6pm. Weekends see should be clear. The path is hidden around the fenced parts.

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    #821275

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    I picked up a Milwaukee brushless hedge trimmer with 2 9ah batteries and a bike trailer. I started at the old historical bridge and got as far as the metro ridge. The trails were so overgrown this year it was a wall off vegetation. It would be cool if some one went threw with a weed Wacker. You can only go so low with a trimmer. I’m going to continue cutting back soon.

    #820980

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    Parts of the trail are starting to wash out at the beginning of Dundas heading south.

    Been in there doing some cleaning up. I also benched the Metro ridge. I left the shovel close by in some tree roots if anyone needs to work on something.

    #820940

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    Thanks for the suggestions. The issue has gone away. Seems like it only needed some time to break in.

    #820912

    caRpetbomBer
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    Someone has groomed the trails from the lake up the old historical bridge. No fat bike needed. Also the big fenced off area close to the lake with the water tower is now open. Going out again before the warm up sloppy mess.

    #820823

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    The cranks are some old 960 XTR running a wolf tooth NW chain ring. Ill measure the chain line to see. With a 142mm rear end you need a 49mm chain line. With boost 148mm you need a 51mm chainline.

    #820787

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    I just got back from a ride in the creek. Everything was great except for the person who thought it would be a good idea to ride before the deep freeze. The ridge at the Metro is in real bad shape. Some spots are probably going to need a work around cause they are going to get washed out. Get out there if you can the trails are primo.

    #820722

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    I should have enough bushing left to cut out 2 top and bottoms. My cutting guide worked great the first time. Second set of bushings were a little off. So i used the old bushing, the aluminum ones as a guide to file down. @fasttimes if you want i can cut you a set out. No problem with me more people testing something out the better.

    So my first rebuild went surprisingly smooth. I didn’t even use any torque wrenches. I got a little scared at first cause the post wasn’t going down in the slowest setting. And kinda hard to press down. My mistake was bleeding the lever and cable flat on a table. All fixed with a re bleed. On this reverb stealth post all that needed changing was the 2 bushings, 1 felt washer, oil felt ring, Newer IFP blue version, u cup seal was replaced with a normal o ring from the basic rebuild kit. So realistically the cost to rebuild is pretty low.

    I need to get a better clamp for the main piston. Its anodized and real slippery trying to clamp it with a park tools insert. Also made sure to clean any oils off the insert and main piston before clamping.

    #820710

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    You might want to take a look at https://www.outboundlighting.com/ I heard these lights are suppose to be real good.

    For my light setup i have been using the gloworm x2 1500 Lumen. Its the older model with the power button on a extra wire. The new versions are a lot cleaner with a wireless remote. I like the option of changing the lenses on a light. Right now i have wide and flood lens mounted on the handle bars. Real nice lights no problems so far. For helmets its good to use more of a spot light. I have been using the Cygolite Metro 500 on my helmet. Only thing its a little to heavy and and i would like more lumens. There are lots of options really. Good luck

    #820697

    caRpetbomBer
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    My bushing have finally came in from the UK. Still waiting on my brass keys. Still need a few items before i attempt the rebuild. So i ended up getting 2 basic reverb rebuild kits for $20 each. I got a new 6″ vice. Park tool soft jaw inserts. IFP height tool. Oil height tool.

    A guide for steering tubes or handle bars is very useful to cut down the bushings to size.

    New bushing cut to size.

    More added soon.

    #820621

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    The signs are back up for access under the QEW bridge saying its closed until 2021. Still open but i have a feeling they are going to fence the hole area off limits.

    I did a little cleaning up awhile back under the queens-way bridge. I removed the metal fencing on the ground and went through the hole area with a big speaker magnet cleaning up all the rusted metal. Im pretty sure thats where i would get most of my flats or punctures. I’ll go over the area back in the spring to clean up the lift over wire.

    #820573

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    You definitely need the right tools before you attempt the rebuild that’s for sure. I think most the horror stories are from people crushing parts of the post sticking them in a vice without soft jaw inserts. I might just get a new bench vice myself its a little small and has broken jaws. I’ll make my own jaw inserts to clamp round parts for the project. Or get a friend to make them for me.

    My bushing have finally shipped from the UK. I picked up 10 RockShox Bulk Internal Floating Pistons for pretty cheap.
    The tool to push down the IFP 30mm for stealth’s could easily be made from a pvc tube. The only parts i can think of getting from a bike shop right now are the brass keys and some Sram butter. Still looking for some foam felt rings for lubing the top close to the bushings. Ill keep ya posted on the progress.

    #820481

    caRpetbomBer
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    This Friday might be good. Or next week Tuesday or Wednesday. For sure.

    #820266

    caRpetbomBer
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    Awesome work guys. I road through the northern loop for the first time this year. Needs lots of work its crazy overgrown.

    Looks like the Marry Curtis trail entrance has been opened up. I rode over the new bridge.

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    #820194

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    I just removed that tree its all clear now.

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