bluechair84

Check out my ramblings over at OneLooseCrank.Blogspot.com - It came second in the 2007 awards for 'Best blogs featuring the words Oose and Ran in the title'

Block user

Recent

bluechair84 Swissracetech's photo
Mar 5, 2015 at 2:45
17 hours
Really nicely put together ride, well done :)

bluechair84 mikekazimer's article
Mar 5, 2015 at 2:45
17 hours
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care Where a Product is Made?
I'll call BS on that @hamncheez. you'll probably find that sweatshops have the highest productivity of any labour force because they don't get breaks, they have long hours, they have crap contracts so if they don't keep to the expected minimum they can be dismissed and reprimands / punishment for not meeting quotas is harsh. The thing is with people who are highly qualified, is they are also highly educated and well represented, so they will only do an amount of work that they deem fair - a position workers in sweatshops cannot take. Furthermore, our moral stance in this country is that we, as workers, should be safe from harm, be encouraged to develop professionally, and be reimbursed for our efforts. The definition of a sweatshop is one in which these human rights are foregone in favour of productivity. There is no argument that says it is ok not to have human rights because they benefit in other ways (this is the same stance that confederates took in the US civil war on the rights of Blacks; that they were better off being slaves in America because they had access to Christianity). Despite what your earlier link suggests, human rights are non-negotiable.
bluechair84 ChrisJohannes's article
Mar 5, 2015 at 2:32
17 hours
bluechair84 yeticycles's article
Mar 2, 2015 at 7:41
Mar 2, 2015
Can An Enduro Bike Take on Green River, Utah?
"Hey Shaun, it would be hilarious if someone cleared that gap!" "...hold my beer..."
bluechair84 mikekazimer's article
Feb 27, 2015 at 5:03
Feb 27, 2015
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care Where a Product is Made?
I mostly agree with you. Money is like a voting ballot; with those little green slips you're affirming the business models of the company you're purchasing from. If a company uses child labour, or the working conditions mean that workers will comit suicide to get out of a contract (Foxconn anyone?), you're effectively saying that this is ok so long as I can get a premium product at a bargain price - despite agreeing to the legislation of our own country. But by extension, even though there are good companies working in developing countries, our dealings with them affirm the country's political goal by giving them the tax revenue to continue on their path. For instance, we aren't at war with Russia despite their actions in Ukraine, we just don't do business with them (yet there are many good moral companies... I assume) because we have taken a stance against their actions. It's an an economic embargo to encourage better behaviour. In a global economy, trade has to represent moral stance, otherwise we're just hypocrites. The truth is, it doesn't because morals limit economic growth.
bluechair84 paulaston's article
Feb 23, 2015 at 7:39
Feb 23, 2015
Solid Strike Black Star - Review
Naw, you can see from the size of the bearings at the shock eyelet that it is clearly a pivot point. The forward 'pivot' looks far more like a bolthead to brace the two linkages together. If it was a pivot, we'd see a bearing there and a bushing at the shock eye.
bluechair84 SramMedia's article
Feb 3, 2015 at 7:40
Feb 3, 2015
Video: New Found Speed - BlackBox and JC Study the Wheel
I'd love to see some reader response videos of promo ads; exactly the same premise but without the level of bias here.
bluechair84 paulaston's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 7:40
Jan 29, 2015
Prologo Nago Evo X15 Saddle - Review
You may very well have looked around - but the WTB Bel Air is a real good place to start. Never heard anyone complain about it, and it's still my top saddle having had a few others since my last BA.
bluechair84 paulaston's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 7:37
Jan 29, 2015
Prologo Nago Evo X15 Saddle - Review
With a sub question: "How much do you tell people you spent on your bike" ;)
bluechair84 paulaston's article
Jan 29, 2015 at 7:34
Jan 29, 2015
Prologo Nago Evo X15 Saddle - Review
A Bell 2R helmet or this saddle... hmm... If I had $300 to spend, what would I prefer to protect? Depends what I'm thinking with that day :)
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2015. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.047345
Mobile Version of Website