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Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 9:09
Sep 23, 2016
More Madness From Las Vegas - Interbike 2016
Plastic gears are quiet, that is probably the main reason for it. Metal gears would whine or would require a sump and oil bath to keep them quiet which means more maintenance. Harder options are also less resistant to impact forces and can crack in extreme cases whereas the little bit of flex in the plastic will let them bend not break as the motor kicks in and out (remember, electric motors have maximum torque at 0rpm). Those gears are massive so they will probably last a long time. Either way, I ain't buying an Ebike.
Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 3:48
Sep 23, 2016
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@handynzl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKdN8_Ilnyc This video shows the chainring running at a different speed from the crank and, more crucially, being in place with the right crank not on the box. If the chainring was attached to the crank this wouldn't be possible.
Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 22, 2016 at 6:37
Sep 22, 2016
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@handynzl: all that real world shit drops derailleurs to the 93-94% range according to a poster above but he links to a study you have to pay for.
Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 22, 2016 at 6:35
Sep 22, 2016
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
No such thing. The pinion requires a total frame redesign.
Patrick9-32 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 22, 2016 at 6:34
Sep 22, 2016
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@handynzl: If the chainring was attached to the crank the gearbox wouldn't be doing anything, it would just be sitting there being heavy while you rode a single speed. Your pedalling input goes into the box which then steps up or down that speed into the chainring which drives the wheel. Have another look.
Patrick9-32 mikelevy's article
Sep 22, 2016 at 5:14
Sep 22, 2016
Hyper's 650B DH Bike Lives - Interbike 2016
Reading the sentence after the one you are incensed about? Nah, straight to the comments. "The 650B DH's suspension appears to be a simple yet extremely solid looking single-pivot design that employs a large rocker arm to compress the Fox shock, but taking a look from the non-drive side of the bike reveals a compact linkage hidden just above the bottom bracket shell"
Patrick9-32 redbullbike's article
Sep 14, 2016 at 9:44
Sep 14, 2016
Red Bull Hardline Preview 2016 - Video
You mean the Rachel Atherton and nobody else category? No offence to the other women on the circuit, they all ride a lot better than me, but I would be surprised if they could make it down this insane course.
Patrick9-32 GTBicycles's article
Sep 7, 2016 at 6:18
Sep 7, 2016
Wyn TV: Race Day - Vallnord DH World Cup 2016
And peaty and claudio tandem course previewing at every stage. And peaty in my living room telling me stories about the good old days of drunkhilling. And Peat-o's breakfast cereal in my kitchen. In summary, more peaty please.
Patrick9-32 paulaston's article
Sep 7, 2016 at 3:45
Sep 7, 2016
Brayton's British Beast - Val di Sole World Champs 2016
@jaame: This is almost certainly closer to the truth. Anodising without masking the first colour would still change the colour to some extent and you wouldn't end up with the vibrant results you see here. I would think they have a plastic which they dip mask with. Either way it is certainly not going to be a mass production finish.
Patrick9-32 GTBicycles's article
Sep 6, 2016 at 8:57
Sep 6, 2016
Wyn TV: Race Day - Vallnord DH World Cup 2016
Either all dry or all wet but the same for everyone is what I want.
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