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Old 01-29-2013, 07:14 AM   #2956
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You can ride mine.

I did talk about it last time. You going both days or just Sunday?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #2957
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I did talk about it last time. You going both days or just Sunday?
Sunday fer sure. Saturday Don't know yet.

If you want to pick up the bike in Portage you can use it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:50 AM   #2958
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no worries. I will play musical bikes if I get the itch
Since I started on the ice a couple years ago, I have never ridden anyone else's bike. I need to ride Ben's, cuz he was the first to crash my MXC
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:35 PM   #2959
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Last Sunday. My first minutes on the ice this year! Warm up laps...
Grabbed the Cam off the desk on the way out the door. The better vids, latter, had no battery
Probably should make sure it is charged before leaving the house?

http://public.fotki.com/CSquared/vid...es1-27-13.html
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #2960
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I am confident that I did not pass one single bike out there Sunday. And I'm okay with that. It was fun riding again.
Saturday I'll be out again but with out a scooter. Maybe ice skates and some pucks?
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:26 AM   #2961
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Last Sunday. My first minutes on the ice this year! Warm up laps...
Grabbed the Cam off the desk on the way out the door. The better vids, latter, had no battery
Probably should make sure it is charged before leaving the house?
Orrrrrr....bring your charger along?

I had to move teh banana around a bit yesterday. It's so weird having a dedicated ice track plow truck that fires up and drives without a bunch of mucking around.

The VW on the other hand
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:18 PM   #2962
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sent an email to Canada. Hope it doesn't take too long to get there. Not real happy.


Who built that tire? It doesn't look like a Fournier from what I can see. I have built a few tires with a single row of screws in the centre knobs, and they were cracking the blocks off (1 1/4" screws didn't help either). My last couple tires have five per centre block, 1 1/2" screws, two liners, and I shaved some height off the knobs (and sides to get the right profile). They have now been practised on and raced, and they look as good as new. I kind of enjoy building the tires, and I think I have learned much in the process. I think I have it now.





My Fournier MT44 has some issues, since I didn't have a guide and the chain impacted some of the side screws, and cracked open five knobs. The tire is still good to race (say the marshals) and there is no real threat of losing them. I built a chain guide and mounted a new chain (stress cracks may occur from the scratches in the side links). I built a new tire anyhow, as I actually wanted to start the race, it being my first. The MF1 screws in the tire he built differ from the screws he sold me. They are a little smaller than the MF1s I bought, and a little bigger than the front screws.



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Old 01-30-2013, 07:01 PM   #2963
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I'll be out on Sunday again this weekend.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:19 PM   #2964
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Who built that tire? It doesn't look like a Fournier from what I can see.
It is right from Fournier. Of the few people I have talked to, none has seen a Geomax used

I will use the screws and liners and build a new one, likely adding a third screw to each center knob. Might be too much stress using just 2? I dont like to lose a weekend or two on the ice while I do it, but with some of the screws turning themselves the wrong way I dont want to worry about it out there either.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:50 PM   #2965
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It is right from Fournier. Of the few people I have talked to, none has seen a Geomax used

I will use the screws and liners and build a new one, likely adding a third screw to each center knob. Might be too much stress using just 2? I dont like to lose a weekend or two on the ice while I do it, but with some of the screws turning themselves the wrong way I dont want to worry about it out there either.
This is the 18" rear a friend bought off him this year, and from what I could tell just by looking around at the race on the weekend, all of the 18" rears were also the Bridgestone M102. All 19" rears were Pirelli MT44 (unobtainium for me. I think he gets all of them. The only catalogue that even lists them says 'MT44 Ice racing tire'. For dirt it has bee superseded by an MXS or something like that). This is a MF built tire. In the centre there are 5-5-4-4-5-5- etc. I built mine all 5's since there was more than enough room. Since I have been goofing around and learning from my mistakes, there is a balance between not enough and too many. Not enough allows the knobs to move around, and I have had issues with the knobs cracking at the base. It just puts too much stress on each screw. I didn't want to chance it, and it was only about 10 extra screws.

MF built tire. Bridgestone M102



Mine. . . .again, but for comparison. Also M102




The M102 is a nice tire since the spacing and shape of the blocks allow for a good pattern. I have built both an 18"for a friend and a 19" for myself. The 19 is very lo profile, and makes it a rear bugger to install once you have two liners inside the now veeeeery small cavity. The one thing you may need to consider when planning on rebuilding the tire, an un-profiled knobbie has a rather flat profile. I take more rubber off the sides than the middle to get a nice rounded shape that provides excellent traction when banked over hard. I would really push to get something worked out with MF. I doubt there is anything you could have done to that tire to break every knob in the same fashion. Good luck.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:41 AM   #2966
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Hi B-rod Thanks for the input.

I'm gonna run out to the lake this eve and see what happened to the ice. My concern is having the snow freeze into the puddles. There was a lot of water on top just before the snow hit.

Hope to be out both days.

Boomer the DRZ will be available all day Saturday. Yeah, it only has AMA screws so you'll have to slum it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:47 PM   #2967
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Boomer the DRZ will be available all day Saturday. Yeah, it only has AMA screws so you'll have to slum it.
. I have a pair of MF44's for sale if you want to upgrade
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:42 AM   #2968
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. I have a pair of MF44's for sale if you want to upgrade
It may be a bit loose on the back rim
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #2969
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I will be out with the 300 tomorrow. Screw it. winter is short

New knobbies arrive next week.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:43 AM   #2970
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I will be out with the 300 tomorrow. Screw it. winter is short

New knobbies arrive next week.
New tire from MF or ????
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