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2006.11.24 - Marin Headlands/Miwok Stables Loop Ride

Bontrager Chainsuck Scars
Originally uploaded by jimgskoop.
33-mile Marin Headlands ride with Carlos. Up Conzelman, down Coastal Trail to Miwok Trail, over to Miwok Stables, 2nd loop out Coastal Trail, then back to the Stables and ride out Tennessee Valley Road to Sausalito, then back home across the bridge. Got some nasty chainsuck on the Bontrager, and discovered that the Z2 fork "clinks" when it bottoms out. Man, I hate chainsuck -- and the paint on my Bonty was nearly pristine before this happened! I'm thinking someone needs to make a thin stainless-steel plate that you can clamp over the right chainstay to act as a "chainsuck shield".

Date: 11.24.2006
Mileage: 33
Bike: Bontrager Race
Time: 11am-3pm?


Blogger cyclofiend said...

You might actually check with your local Trek dealer - my open wheeled racer has a fitted plate which is attached to the right chainstay. You might be able to just form something over it, too.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Jim G said...

Yep, I'm thinking of a strip of stainless clamped in place by a couple of hose clamps...or even just a couple of hose clamps, really.

3:51 PM  

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