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b-mack mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2016 at 9:48
Nov 17, 2016
The Best Piece of Gear - Opinion
I'm gonna toss in mine... my who knows how old, Craftsman three-drawer, metal tool box. It has served me loyally for at least 20 years. It's been to countless races, on countless trips, and has held countless tools that are as ever changing as the stupid standards. It was the key to my livelihood for the 10 years I worked as a mechanic in bike shops and has been the go-to place to put all those stickers I collected over my career. It has been a security blanket, a savior, a pillow, and yes even a chair. My bikes would literally fall apart without it. I will never need to replace it and nor would I. The stories it could tell...
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Oct 5, 2016 at 13:31
Oct 5, 2016

Thomson Elite Seatpost, 30.9mm x 410mm

$60 USD
New Thomson post. Comes with bag, instructions, stickers.... $60 obo

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Oct 5, 2016 at 13:28
Oct 5, 2016
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Oct 5, 2016 at 13:27
Oct 5, 2016

Chris King Inset/tapered 1.5 Headset, black

$80 USD
This headset is like new and was installed and ridden five times. Has the typical scuffs on the skirts from installation and removal. For tapered steerer tubes in a full 1.5" headtube (44mm). Full cup bottom/inset top. $80 obo

b-mack mrti's photo
Sep 27, 2016 at 7:32
Sep 27, 2016
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b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 19:06
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@schofell84: type III hard ano is that "dull gold" color typical of quality aluminum stanchions. Some cheap stanchions are simply steel with a type of black oxide to keep it from rusting or chrome plating. Aluminum stanchions can be plated with nickel (Marzocchi), or hard anodized and then top coated with kashima, secret black stuff, or other secret espresso stuff (fox, rs, marzocchi).... There's lots of ways to skin a cat but type III hard ano forms the base for the aluminum stanchions because it toughens up the material so it can take the wear of seals and bushings running on them. This is all at least my understanding....a lot of these treatments are pretty proprietary and secretive so it's possible they are combining them into single treatments.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 18:58
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@schofell84: it's my understanding that type III can be colored to an extent but it doesn't produce the bright, popping colors of type II. It often ends up dull and thin. Plus there's an "industrial cool" to the natural color of type III that a lot of manufacturers play on for sure.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 18:48
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@stacykohut: I would assume they would have to as the difference is pretty significant (.002" vs .0006 I've seen listed) but the thickness can be controlled to a degree as well. Precision machined surfaces are not usually anodized for this reason (i.e. pressed bearing bores, etc..)
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 18:37
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
@stacykohut: thanks bro, nice to let out all this crap in my brain and let others use it once in awhile... FYI, type III Is also significantly thicker than type II which is another reason it's so tough.
b-mack RichardCunningham's article
Aug 20, 2016 at 17:45
Aug 20, 2016
Troy Brosnan's Crankworx Edition Demo 8 - Whistler 2016
Renthal's color is the result of using type III hard anodizing on all their parts opposed to type II used on most others. Type III is much harder than type II and cannot be colored to the same effect as type II. Type III is what you see on fork stanchions prior to any surface coating. I'll take tougher ano over pretty colors any day.
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