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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-Apr-2019, 01:54 PM (787)
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I dropped my GSA a couple of weeks ago in some thick, loose, washed gravel. Couldn't get a foothold, especially with a weak leg from back surgery in November. Got out my Dirtnapper Jack from the pannnier and picked up that iron pig slicker'n snot. Took longer to get it back in the sack than to put it together and pick up the bike. Worth every penny.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-Apr-2019, 05:18 PM (929)
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that's the only thing about these big massive beasts that scare me. I'm not a fairly large guy in stature and having to sit on top of a 530+ lb. bike and keep it balanced on some weird angles always gives me the hebeejebees... I was at a light on the way home from just picking up the bike and a strong gust caught me and I can feel the weight of the bike as it leaned over with the wind. I really had to brace myself and lean it over to the opposite side just to keep it upright. Anyways, I'm hoping that the crash bars that I bought for her would help out in that one occasion that I don't catch it right on time. Anyway, ride safe out there. Cheers!
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I dropped my GSA a couple of weeks ago in some thick, loose, washed gravel. Couldn't get a foothold, especially with a weak leg from back surgery in November. Got out my Dirtnapper Jack from the pannnier and picked up that iron pig slicker'n snot. Took longer to get it back in the sack than to put it together and pick up the bike. Worth every penny.
RE: Bold, Never heard of that... had to google it. Interesting device! I wonder if the ratchet strap were replaced with a (crank with ratchet) if it wouldn't be more user friendly. The drum could be big enough to wind the whole length of the strap. Also the increasing diameter as the strap winds would afford a variable gear reduction that would reduce initial effort, yet gain speed as the load lessened when the bike transitioned to upright.

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