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ChampionP mikelevy's article
Mar 31, 2015 at 11:58
1 days
FOX Factory Series Float 34 - Review
For those that say that the majority of riders couldn't feel the difference between a 34 and 36mm(or a 35), you couldn't be more wrong. We have a short loop nearby where we sometimes swap bikes between laps. We all have different levels of experience and that's one of the first things people comment about on each others bike(without prompting).
ChampionP pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 25, 2015 at 5:43
Mar 25, 2015
Video of the 17 Best Whips: Vote for the Peoples Choice Award by Spank - Crankworx Rotorua
Jackson was off to a great start, but it looked like he was leaning back so much that he couldn't get it whipped far enough before he had to land it. He started out with a pretty nice inverted table.
ChampionP paulaston's article
Mar 14, 2015 at 3:18
Mar 14, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Upsizing Your Frame?
ERROR: Message too long. IP logged for possible spamming. apparently pinkbike doesn't like me stating my opinions about Bull shXX frame designs.
ChampionP TransNZ's article
Mar 11, 2015 at 6:25
Mar 11, 2015
Yeti Trans NZ Enduro Day 4 - A Town of Extremes
"Riders has a bar wire fence crossing to get across." Does anyone proof read the articles on Pinkbike anymore?
ChampionP mikekazimer's article
Feb 25, 2015 at 3:23
Feb 25, 2015
Maxxis Shorty Tire - Review
If they released those I would buy a pair based on the name alone. Even though I ride in a 90% dry environment.
ChampionP mikekazimer's article
Feb 25, 2015 at 2:22
Feb 25, 2015
Maxxis Shorty Tire - Review
You're either wrong, or you don't know what P.C. Means.
ChampionP mikekazimer's article
Feb 25, 2015 at 0:54
Feb 25, 2015
Maxxis Shorty Tire - Review
Do we really need the P.C. wet trail disclaimer at the end of a mud tire review?
ChampionP ChrisJohannes's article
Feb 11, 2015 at 2:12
Feb 11, 2015
Acros A-BB-T1 External Bottom Bracket Tool - Review
Also, we never used pressure washers or car washes. We used a garden hose to get the majority of mud clumps off. Then we would dry with an old towel or rag. working it in between frame tubes and cranks, spokes etc. I think headsets needed replacing the most back then. We would lube our chains a LOT. They would rust very quickly in Louisiana. We would over-lube it then wipe it off as much as possible. Same as in England. always lubing the chain, then wiping it as clean as possible. Most BB's these days are what I called sealed bearing, i think some people may call it cartridge bearing. The cartridge bearings I had on all my skateboards had metal shields and couldn't be repacked. These turned to shite after a few weeks or one time through a puddle! If there is a rubber shield, avoid the high pressure hose and repack before it's too late. Or repack before you think it needs it. These types of maintenance get easy after repetition. Good Luck! hope I'm not just telling you a bunch of advice you already knew. Cheers!
ChampionP ChrisJohannes's article
Feb 11, 2015 at 2:03
Feb 11, 2015
Acros A-BB-T1 External Bottom Bracket Tool - Review
Um yeah, Utah's really dry most of the time. It was a standard Sram GXP that came with my X0 cranks. Anything sealed will last here and many cone and cup style bearings last just as well. I didn't always live in Ut, I used to live in Chelveston, UK in the late 70's-early 80's. That was just riding around the neighborhood on a 16-inch Raleigh. I began racing BMX in 82 in Louisiana and I think it may have rained more there than in Britain. It was also hot and humid and we rode hard whether it was muddy, raining or any weather beside tornadoes, hail and tropical thunderstorms. We repacked our bearings several times a year. Once we had sealed bearing BB for our flight cranks and Profiles it became less of an issue. We would overhaul our bearings once a year and the grease hadn't really broke down much, but we were taught to take pride in a smooth running bike. Sealed bearing hubs were pretty durable too. We had a sharpened pick much like what a dentist would use. we would pry both rubber seals off the cartridge bearings, soak in Gasoline or kerosene or acetone or anything to get the old grease off, dry thoroughly and repack with grease and put the seals back.
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