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bluechair84 mattwragg's article
May 17, 2016 at 7:32
May 17, 2016
Inside Northwave Shoes
This article will clearly go to heaven... (Bringing out the oldies!)
bluechair84 Swissracetech's photo
Apr 26, 2016 at 7:57
Apr 26, 2016
Rugged rig Brah!

bluechair84 pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 20, 2016 at 8:10
Apr 20, 2016
Meet Fairdale Bikes' Front Derailleur Repurposing Division - Video
Naaw fella! Some of us abandoned a triple long before it was deemed a 'new tech'. I even ground down the mounting points on my old M960 so it now only runs a single... I forced it upon myself!
bluechair84 mikelevy's article
Apr 13, 2016 at 1:20
Apr 13, 2016
6 New Wheelsets from Ibis - First Look
@mikekazimer: You might even call it a 'work weak' :) I'll get my coat.
Mar 27, 2016 at 13:35
Mar 27, 2016
bluechair84 ollyforster's article
Feb 3, 2016 at 6:59
Feb 3, 2016
Evil Bikes The Wreckoning - Core Bike 2016
You know what... I'm getting back on with my work now...
bluechair84 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 13, 2016 at 8:12
Jan 13, 2016
Prototype Intense Spotted at Fontana, California
This has come up before in the PB comments and someone made an interesting point, that human rights are a matter of perspective. Workers in the Far East don't have the same rights that we do, but they still feel privileged to be working in these new factories because it will filter new horizons into their communities. Actually, those workers often want their families to have the same opportunities and wages that they now have access to - it is escape from the rural conditions and difficult lifestyles their parents had. What concerns me is that heads of large companies are using the increasing gap between production and sales price to line shareholders profits, massively increasing the poverty gap and lowering social mobility. This happens in all countries regardless of human rights.
bluechair84 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 7, 2016 at 5:00
Jan 7, 2016
SRAM X-Sync Steel Chainring - Review
Hmm... I don't know for certain, but I'm reckoning the chief reason for chain wear is ring wear - as the teeth wear down, the gaps become wider, allowing the chain to develop stretch between each tooth. Chains don't wear down through abrasion but through stretch. Solid teeth /should/ help. Two pence and all that...
bluechair84 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 3, 2015 at 6:41
Dec 3, 2015
Is That A Five Inch Travel 29er - Video
Totes propped. The limiting factor for me mashing into rock gardens is rarely travel but pinch flats. If you can solve that, You can ride pretty much most things on a mid travel bike - I assume that a larger wheel size really helps with reducing pinches and he's probably running tubeless anyway.
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