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WAKIdesigns Sacki's article
Sep 25, 2016 at 3:12
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WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 14:41
2 days
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@atrokz: you have obviously seen my design work and yes I haven't really designed La Ferrari. I give you the comfort to stay in your anonymity because I don't give a slightest damn what you do. You just tried to set me a standard I you cannot live up to yourself. You simply ignored everything I had to say because I stepped on your Juggernaut of a bike. Anegdote... Congratulations... fantastic comedian as well despite being so rational. I call it a day. No this conversation couldn't be fruitful, since we both behaved like two teenage cocks trying to outbluff each other, where the only way to win is not to fight at all. I respect Nicolai for what they do, I really don't like their Steam Punk looks, but there's enough sun for everyone. I am reiterating the core of my point that as soon as Yeti-like bike (like Zerode Tainwha) comes with a gearbox the curiosity of mainstream will be brought to such drivetrain solution. You have a big penis, fantadtic seed, you satisfy women with it, your father is proud of you, your kids will be amazing because you will steer them in the right way, you could win a street fight, you are a hero. I'm a piece of sht of a troll, you could easily beat me up and you ride faster than me. I'm depressed mommy boy I wish I were you. Honestly, I am a load of sht and would love to have you as a best friend and mentor if we lived close to each other. My bike does look terrible, oh and that raw carbon? Oooh, like a custom spoiler of 1996 BMW M3 with 3M carbon like vinyl on it. Whaaat was I thinking?! I honestly thought I am making the best choice from each possible perspective! I'm depressed really... Haven't achieved anything in life. Unlike you.
WAKIdesigns mikelevy's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 12:31
2 days
Industry Nine's New Enduro Wheels - Interbike 2016
@LiquidSpin: ironically enough my Superstar hub on my DJ/commuter just died on me... 1h ago... I'm thinking Hope... super-reliable and half price of DT which would be my choice if money were no object... The noise though...
WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 10:16
2 days
More Madness From Las Vegas - Interbike 2016
"Running a larger cog than you need gives you more than a bail-out gear. You will spend more of your climbing time in the outboard cogs, so your chainline is better. You can back-pedal without the chain dropping down the cassette and you have less wear on the components" - So basically what Woody Hole is saying is that Sram Eagle is a 11-speed cassette with a fancy retainer? Now Eagle finally makes all sense to me.
WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 9:16
2 days
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@atrokz: we have nothing to talk about, you behave like a hubbie of an ugly chick. If you were to take Nicolai Ion and put it against Enduro or SB6c, to ask people which one looks best, you would not get anywhere close 50/50, you'd get 80/20 in favor of a "classic" bike. So yes it is my own opinion but it correlates with majority of humans out there. And then I did mention engineering and chemistry because I'm all too aware of the "metalurgy" you mentioned. So SRAM could basically anodize that ring into green and most people would say it looks fkng stupid, yes, and there would be a guy who'd come and say, no it's just your opinion. Acquired taste is called an acquired taste for a reason. The one that makes 100k Lager drinkers per one IPA. If you want to introduce 12 speed, 650B wheels or wide bars, you better cater to Lager drinkers, not a guy who swears by Chocolate Stout. And if you want to make more people like Chocolate Stout, you make Chocolate Lager first (and put it on a Nascar race car). Just because you are unaware of role of aesthetics doesn't make you right, it makes you ignorant, at least to people you hate. End rant
WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 8:32
2 days
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@atrokz: no, it's not just my opinion, it is the opinion of majority of people. We can bet as much as you want that there's more S-Works bikes in the same price range sold than Nicolais. You may make the same "it's your opinion" case for Prius or Haibike E-bike. There are universal looks for everything, Nicolai is not in that category. Tesla brilliantly made the first car look like a normal car with IC engine, newer model will look more and more optimized for the E-car shape. All sorts of companies spend millions on aesthetics management of form desgn and analyzing the meanings and connotationd behind shapes, forms and proportions. Especially in the car industry. That comes from nothing else but patterns in human perception of things. Do you think that it's a coincidence that Eagle's largest cog is black? That there is some engineering, chemical thing behind it? No, if all cogs were gold it would look stupid big. If you want I can talk about aesthetics for next 1500 words but the point being is that Nicolai bike is not a good showcase for the gearbox to change people's perception of the concept.
WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 6:57
2 days
Pinion's Affordable Gearbox Nears Production - Interbike 2016
@BDKR: For a local Enduro race no probs, but for the sht in Alps or EWS where 2h liaisons and 6000 vertical feet of total climbing is where that 5-8% efficiency loss seems quite substantial. But all in all, to me, it is not a matter of raw facts that makes gearboxes such a subject of scepticism and denial. It is the matter of image. Gearboxes in miuntain bikes are the electric cars of MTB. Prius, other hybrids (or that shitty beyond belief Volvo C30 Electric I drove last Tuesday) have never turned any sceptic into a believer. But then you show them McLaren P1 and people get really curious. Then you show them more and more Teslas popping up and woooooow. Most current gearbox bikes just cannot compete in WOW department with standard bikes. Those Nicolais or handmade hipster HTs and Fatbikes are ugly as fk, they are the Priuses. Necessary evil. Zerode is not really punching through like Musks electric sport car... But the Tanihwa... Now we are talking. Give us more of these genuinely beatiful bikes and people will go "I want that!". If Spec would release the latest S-Works demo as a gearbox bike or these amazing V10s with World Champs would have gearboxes smoothly incorporated into the carbon front triangle, people would be banging on SRAMs and Shimano doors like crazy. Make great looking gearboxed bikes and the "trend" will kick off like nothing else in recent years.
WAKIdesigns mikelevy's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 6:27
2 days
Industry Nine's New Enduro Wheels - Interbike 2016
@LiquidSpin: DT240s - amazing and quiet hub for years
WAKIdesigns RichardCunningham's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 5:34
2 days
Topeak Is More Than Tools - Interbike 2016
Wouldn't it be more sensible to hike with all that in the backpack and lead/carry the bike? Or get one of these single wheeled trailers to tow behind the bike?
WAKIdesigns rachellefrazer's article
Sep 23, 2016 at 0:50
2 days
Giro, Scott and Alpinestars: New Women's Gear - Interbike 2016
@travduant: morover moving mass from the rear wheel to the BB would be beneficial even on a rigid bike.
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