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MalDevs

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  1. I'm scheduled to fly from O.R. Thambo to Cape Town with Flysafair. I'm planning on taking my Mountain Bike with me. Sporting equipment is included in my ticket. According to the Flysafair guidelines the maximum dimensions for sporting equipment is: 190 x 75 x 65 cm. I have two options to transport my bike, A Bike Safe, that is: 120 x 90 x 32 cm.An Evoc bike bag that is: 147 x 85 x 36 cm.Will they refuse to check in my bike if it is in one of those containers?Does anyone have any experience transporting a bike with Flysafair that can give me some insight or piece of mind?
  2. I took the bike back and as soon as I showed them the lateral movement they panicked and where genuinely shocked. They barely got the chainring off to see the damage, apologized and offered to have it repaired. It's a great shop, but this has shaken my faith in them.
  3. I rode it on a very technical trail, so there are a lot of noise and your focus is on where you're going, so unfortunately I couldn't hear it.
  4. Thanks for all the feedback everyone. You don't really move your feet reft and right when you ride, so I didn't notice it till it was too late. I'm going to take it up with the shop. In my experience they are great people, so hopefully they will take responsibility for their mistake.
  5. I recently serviced my Santa Cruz Blur C at a local bike shop. I've been supporting them ever since I started riding. Today I picked up my bike after they did a full service, pivot, front- and rear shock service. I had the chain, cassette and chainring replaced. After my first ride with the bike, I noticed that the cranks were sliding horizontally in the botom bracket causing the chainring to scrape against the frame and has now damaged my frame. It has clearly scraped into the carbon. Is it harsh of me to expect them to repair it?
  6. That's a bit more effort than just removing the screw. The issue is while riding... If you do a race and your bike becomes heavier, that's an issue for me... Not to mention the BB might rust or take on water. Even though it's a sealed unit, I'm still worried. My Scott 910 has a drainage hole. The issue is that the frame has lifetime warranty. As soon as you do something like drill a hole into the frame, you void that warranty.
  7. Hahaha, no. With a hose, bucket of water and soap, and other brushes and sponges.
  8. Hey Everyone, I recently bought a brand new Santa Cruz Blur C. After every ride I clean the bike thoroughly, but it seems like water is getting into the frame. More recently, I went riding in the rain and noticed that there was quite a bit of water in the frame. To drain the water, I need to remove the bottom screw fastening the bash plate to the bottom bracket, otherwise the water won't drain. Is this a known issue with the Blur?
  9. For those interested, I created this route: https://www.strava.com/routes/14563677 I'll let you guys know how it was and update the route if needed.
  10. We are looking to do a super long ride (160-180km) this coming Saturday from Van Gaalens over Breedtsnek, but I haven't really ridden there before. It seems like a start at Van Gaalens would work best, maybe do a small loop in there, but I don't really know the routes in the area. Can anyone help me with suggestions on how we can get the kms we need?
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