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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.
bluechair84 pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 2, 2015 at 3:02
Dec 2, 2015
Is That A Five Inch Travel 29er - Video
This article really annoys me. I mean, people need to get with the idea that the rules of how things should be were set a long time ago. We don't need any old hoohaas just thinking they can come along and not play by the same rules as everyone else... 'lets start the stereotype bashing'... Get that apostrophe in there right now!
bluechair84 Swissracetech's photo
Nov 6, 2015 at 14:39
Nov 6, 2015
Crazy ass mould! Was that expensive to have milled and finished?

bluechair84 mikekazimer's article
Oct 28, 2015 at 4:33
Oct 28, 2015
Review: FOX Float X2 Shock
I'm currently running a CCDB Inline and one thing I was disappointed with over the Fox DHX5 it replaced, is that the CS switch doesn't make as much difference as the propedal. The DB seems to loose nothing in performance to the coil though. This X2 could be the better option as long as the predicted 'lever' is as effective as the propedal dial.
bluechair84 mikelevy's article
Oct 5, 2015 at 7:55
Oct 5, 2015
Kona Process 167 - Review
I count precisely no pictures of the bike ridden with the front tyre on the ground. Any bike better than this will likely have no pictures that don't include Ronnie Peckering...
bluechair84 mikekazimer's article
Sep 30, 2015 at 0:44
Sep 30, 2015
Review: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
What in god's teeth is a 'heat dissipating insulator'??
bluechair84 mikelevy's article
Sep 27, 2015 at 12:25
Sep 27, 2015
Review: Praxis Wide Range 10spd Cassette
Absolutely, all about having what you need for your hills. I watched a video today (from bikeradar) which made the bold claim that Sram made 1x gearing a real option for people... completely forgetting that riders like you and I have been dropping gears off a triple chainset for years.
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