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TomBasic mikelevy's article
Oct 29, 2015 at 22:29
Oct 29, 2015
Muc-Off Foam Fresh - Review
Yes, +2 on white vinegar. It will get the funk smell out of your laundry. You can also spray it or a combo of baking soda and water on your gear in lieu of this muc-off stuff.
TomBasic redbullbike's article
Oct 28, 2015 at 15:43
Oct 28, 2015
Video: Bicycle Motocross
This vid was done very well. I have the original BMX Bandits dvd if anyone's interested. $10 plus shipping. Be warned, the riding in the original is what's to be expected from that era, lol.
TomBasic ellsworthbikes's article
Sep 16, 2015 at 20:32
Sep 16, 2015
Video: Ellsworth is Back on Track
Roedty, please stop sending me pm's. You've sent me a second one, and I'm deleting that one, also without reading it. All you're doing is confirming that my original post hit where it hurt. Everyone's entitled to their opinion on here. Just don't make it personal by sending me threats or diatribe or whatever it is you can't say publicly. Any further communication from you and I will follow vernonjeff's advice to make it public. I don't know when I first started hearing "Tony" stories, but it was probably before YOU started riding. I've been following mountain biking from the late 80's. Keep in mind, your actions and replies aren't helping Ellsworth's cause.
TomBasic ellsworthbikes's article
Sep 14, 2015 at 20:30
Sep 14, 2015
Video: Ellsworth is Back on Track
And Tony Ellsworth, I mean, Roedty, don't send me private messages; that's just scary.
TomBasic ellsworthbikes's article
Sep 14, 2015 at 16:25
Sep 14, 2015
Video: Ellsworth is Back on Track
Roedty, it's great that you've been exposed to Ellsworth's good side. Just realize that the more "good" one does the worse it is when it's at the expense of others. It's like: "My pastor/coach/community leader does so much good! It's just that he beats his wife and children at home and underpays his employees and lies on his tax returns and lets his dog poop on other people's lawns." See? Except in Tony's case, the money he pours back into the community comes at the expense of disgruntled customers. All the "good" someone does doesn't excuse the bad; it doesn't make up for broken words and lack of integrity. It just points to someone, who's two-faced and disintegrated. You steamroll over people, and Karma will give you what you deserve.
TomBasic paulaston's article
Jun 30, 2015 at 19:01
Jun 30, 2015
NS Snabb E1 - Review
I completely agree. I do ghetto setups, and the added thickness of the 20" tube makes for a tighter interface between the tire bead and my Mavic UST x3.1 (supposedly same as 819) rims. Without that tube UST or tubeless ready tires will mount and hold air but have a propensity for popping off. Even though I use a new tube every time I change out a tire it's the easiest, most guaranteed way for me to have a reliable tubeless system. If I had wider rims I might be able to get by without the tube, but in my experience ghetto is the only way that works for me.
TomBasic RichardCunningham's article
Jun 23, 2015 at 21:01
Jun 23, 2015
Inside Maxima Racing Oils - Factory Visit
"Like many categories in the bike industry, the lubricant category is so crowded that some distributors are currently dropping lubricant lines that maybe aren’t selling." Uhhhhh, you mean like all these bike parts manufacturers that have their own labeled chemicals that sell for two to three times as much as automotive or motorcycle products? Yeah, I've never fallen for that ridiculous trap. Love Maxima suspension fluids. Very highly rated, plus the prices are among the cheapest.
TomBasic edhayetc's article
Mar 16, 2015 at 22:35
Mar 16, 2015
Stanton Switchback - Review
Had a On One 456 Summer Season, and the Achilles Heel was the long, 425mm chainstays. The static headangle with my 160mm fork was about 64 deg. and felt awesome, even for urban riding, but the long chainstays were a dud. I applaud Stanton for putting shorter, 415mm chainstays on this 650b bike.
TomBasic edhayetc's article
Mar 16, 2015 at 22:25
Mar 16, 2015
Stanton Switchback - Review
Davidsimons, had a 456 Summer Season, 18", and the frame weight was around 5.5 lbs. Yes, you do suffer the weight penalty when going with a steel hardtail, but if you are going to get a hardtail then steel or ti are really the only way to go. The lively feel is real.
TomBasic derekcrowe's article
Mar 11, 2015 at 10:48
Mar 11, 2015
The Yukon Winter Epic at -45C is Not for the Weak
Thanks Derek! 67 days in the same clothes, holy cow!
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