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  • Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Side-saddle-postman-style FTW!

    bikeneil
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    Niche-ness comes from within.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Had the same thing happen last weekend. Chain went pop at Rothiemurchus lodge. Only had to dandy horse it along the southern shore of loch Morlich to get home.

    oldnick
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    Despite having old school 26 inch wheels, ‘the trail came alive’

    Actual LOL, cheers 🙂

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    I have been there, cold wet and one downhill left. Balance bike for grown ups. I found the lack of any resistance in the pedals quite unsettling. The buffers made me run the last half mile though!

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    A mate of mine rode for the Pearce DH team many years ago. Snapped his chain out of the gate. Still came 2nd. Pump and flow and don’t touch the brakes!!!!!

    He’s embarrassingly good.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    One of the funniest things I’ve seen was watching my mate Mike pedal back from the pub on a summer evening in Wales after his LH crank had come off. He was on clips and straps, right foot pedaling all the way round with the left leg thrashing out to the side for balance.. He wasn’t hanging about, either. Likes a challenge does Mike…

    mcmoonter
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    At the high point of this evening’s ride my chain snapped. Neither I nor my two mates had packed a chain tool. The gravity gods were with me and I managed to descend the best part of a couple of miles back to the paved road.

    Despite having old school 26 inch wheels, ‘the trail came alive’ while trying to conserve momentum even over fairly rocky and rooty trails.

    The jury is still out on what wheel size rolls best when you have to push me the last couple of miles home.

    forget retro 26 inch wheels , really should be retro wooden wheels.

    Then the trail will really come alive 🙂

    richmtbguru
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    Always remember winning a race years ago when my chain snapped, thought I’d never make it to the finish line but persistence and a positive mind spurred me on, couldn’t believe it but sometimes a good core position and pumping is far better than pedaling and not having the flow, sometimes it is good to take the chain off on purpose and learn to pump down a track…maybe I should be doing this on certain courses I teach.. 💡

    brodie
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    Its when you forget and try to pedal that the problems start.

    mikey74
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    They run chainless races in Whistler. The last race of the Phat Wednesday series is always a chainless race down A-Line.

    I even saw them running a chainless race for kids down B-line when I was there a few weeks ago.

    I’ve never tried it myself, but it must force to you maintain your speed and lay off the brakes

    mcmoonter
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    Always remember winning a race years ago when my chain snapped, thought I’d never make it to the finish line but persistence and a positive mind spurred me on, couldn’t believe it but sometimes a good core position and pumping is far better than pedaling and not having the flow, sometimes it is good to take the chain off on purpose and learn to pump down a track…maybe I should be doing this on certain courses I teach

    😯

    acehtn
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    The Dragon Downhill series used to have chainless seeding several years ago.
    Had to scoot across the fireroad at Rheola, could later on carry enough speed to zip across it with ease (about 100yards)

    Had to try and run and jump on at Mountain Ash, wasn’t called the pedal devil for nothing that one 🙂

    Certainly makes you think about being smooth and not braking.

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