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Old 2002-06-03, 11:19 AM   #1
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Mud clearance

Times and places where you wish you had more mud clearance on your frame ....

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Old 2002-06-03, 11:32 AM   #2
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good god! that is a LOT of mud built up there on that frame!!! must of been sticky mud that stuck to everything?
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Old 2002-06-03, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: Mud clearance

Been there, done that. The old 50 pound unicycle trick. We pick our rides
really carefully now in wet times to minimize trail damage. Also it is a
real pain cleaning up after a ride like that. Is your terrain so muddy often
or was this a very unusual ride?

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Old 2002-06-03, 08:32 PM   #4
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Re: Re: Mud clearance

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Is your terrain so muddy often
or was this a very unusual ride?

Not that usual ....
It had been wet for weeks, the mud was red pot turning clay, lots of horses had churned it up.
I had to carry it for a bit until the trail got better then reversed the saddle to ride off the mud.
My friends unmodified Pashley was still perfectly rideable complete with its narrow "useless" stock tyre.

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Old 2002-06-03, 10:50 PM   #5
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That looks like fun. I never thought of reversing the saddle and riding the mud off. Good idea.
just to add my been there, done that story I was out riding behind a factory and my Muni picked up a lot of greyish mud, kinda looking like concrete. Turns out it they were building something in the factory and yes it was concrete. Lots of elbow grease later my Muni was back to normal
I should have paid more attention.
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Old 2002-06-04, 12:53 AM   #6
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Any tips on getting mud off a gazz on a trail. I usually have to wait for it to dry and crack off.
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Old 2002-06-04, 02:08 AM   #7
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Getting that Mud OFf

I would suggest using a large stick. that was the best solution for me a couple months back. on that ride the mud was so bad we could (at any time) pick it off the tire and throw a large mud-ball at another rider. it never seemed to happen though.
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Old 2002-06-05, 01:38 PM   #8
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I had this happen in a race last winter, just got my hands in there and
chucked it all off, I was gonna be covered in mud anyway. Runnig your gloves
round the tyre also helps.

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Old 2002-06-05, 02:10 PM   #9
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Re: Re: Mud clearance

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Runnig your gloves
round the tyre also helps.

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