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AtomicGeo

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Macgyver Tips
« on: January 28, 2017, 03:19:53 PM »
How about a thread on how all those Macgyver "how to's":

How to unload your bike off the bed of a truck, power slides, how to fall, lasso, etc:

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Re: Macgyver Tips
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 06:30:22 PM »
I like how he approached that fallen tree. I should try that. I'll bet it would impress rt105 and the bulls4ever. Those guys probably forgot that maneuver.

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Macgyver: Born to be Wild!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 04:56:39 PM »
He was born to be wild!   :D

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Re: Macgyver Tips
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 08:05:41 AM »
It looks to me like he missed the ramp over the log.

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Re: Macgyver Tips
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
I wish Macgyver would've learned from this cool dude:   :D

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Re: Macgyver Tips
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 10:16:14 AM »
   Try this tip next time you are putting your rear wheel back on...  While the axle is still loose, stick a rag between the sprocket and chain at the top of the sprocket and roll the wheel BACKWARD. This pushes your axle as far forward as it can go into the adjusters. Then I hold it there like that with my knee while I tighten the axle nut from behind the bike. Remember to roll the wheel back forward to take out the rag. Same perfect chain adjustment every time.


   Usually, if a log is big enough, I just ride around the end of it.A lot easier and better for your wheels.

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Re: Macgyver Tips
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 12:39:01 PM »
I think I have owned at least 4  of those Mcgyver bikes in the clips he made.RT105
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Re: Macgyver Tips
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 09:35:54 AM »
   Try this tip next time you are putting your rear wheel back on...  While the axle is still loose, stick a rag between the sprocket and chain at the top of the sprocket and roll the wheel BACKWARD. This pushes your axle as far forward as it can go into the adjusters. Then I hold it there like that with my knee while I tighten the axle nut from behind the bike. Remember to roll the wheel back forward to take out the rag. Same perfect chain adjustment every time.


   Usually, if a log is big enough, I just ride around the end of it.A lot easier and better for your wheels.

Nice. Does this technique make it match both side of axle?
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2017, 10:26:54 AM »
    Yes George.... It pulls both sides back equally and will lock your adjusters where they were. In the case of snail adjusters, make sure they are spun so they are both equal of course, notch 4 or whatever they were when you took it off.