With a couple of MTB threads running beyond the scope of the OP, let's have a thread to shoot the shit on all topics related to mountain bikes. Gear, fitness, trails, questions, whatever: all riding styles and levels welcome!
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My problem is that, around here, there are very few legit night riding options available. Most all trails are CT DEEP, and they're closed at sunset. (And no, poaching rides is NOT an option for me, for a variety of reasons.)Night riding is fun, my wife got me a NiteRider Mininewt 350+ for my b-day so I can ride in the morning. Been riding single and doubletrack with it and it's very different, in a good way.
Nope - nothing like that going on. Derailleur is smooth and properly aligned.Does the chain drop or does it ghost shift on you? I've experienced ghost shifting when cable housings are worn, cables are dirty, cable guides are worn/dirty. Sometimes it's just the derailleur that just needs to be tweaked. Ghost shifting blows.
Take another good look at the front ring(s) too. They usually wear the more quickly than the rear. In times like these, I'll flip the bike over and pay careful and close attention to the way each chain link engages the ring.Nope - nothing like that going on. Derailleur is smooth and properly aligned.
I'll look into the cassette per carbuncle's suggestion after giving the gear teeth another look. I never knew they were essentially a wear item, but it makes sense.
That's why I carry a couple PowerLinks with me... along with a few other things...In the winter (or when I'm in the mood), I break out the Salsa Mukluk and hit the snowmobile trails or well-packed regular trails. That thing is a dream to ride. I grin ear-to-ear every time. Well, except the time I broke the chain midway through an out-and-back ride and had to hump it the whole way back.
I normally do have them. After a few lost bag / bag left open incidents I'm running low. I should be carrying a chain tool, too. Just having the link won't do me any good if I can't get the broken link out.That's why I carry a couple PowerLinks with me... along with a few other things...
I forgot my 3D glasses, so this doesn't have the full effect.Testing the chest mount for the GoPro 3D rig:
(Use the Settings to up the resolution to full HD, and the options link to select the 3D type.)
Sorry about the brake squeal and my Darth Vader noises on the climbs.
Haven's specifically tried the head tube - DID try handlebar mount and it shook like a whore in church:I forgot my 3D glasses, so this doesn't have the full effect.
In other news, I've found mounting cameras to the head tube yields more stable footage.