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bluechair84 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 26, 2014 at 12:02
Jul 26, 2014
Scott Unveils its 2015 Trailbikes in Park City, Utah
Semeniuk is right, it's just a single pivot.
bluechair84 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 9:25
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
Here's the thing, it is not only the size of the additional gear, but the moving of the medium gears outwards along the freehub. Because the smaller gears effectively increase in size, the arm to which the cable is attached can interfere with the chain on 7/8/9. I have made the following modifications; I have bent out the cable mounting point, ground down the cable armature, ground down the washer which holds the cable, and ground down the body around the limit screws. I'm currently producing a video detailing exactly what I have had to do with macros of the work done. In the meantime, if you visit my blog linked from PB profile, there are some macros of the mech hitting the chain and cassette. I know that some people have gotten the Zee to work without modification, but after lengthy forum chat and adjustments, I can find no reason why my set-up needed modification in this way. Oh, and it ain't the B screw ;)
bluechair84 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 8:11
Jul 22, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Shimano XTR Brake Tips, One-By Chainring Choices and the Wrong Slopestyle Bike
I run an 11-42 + 36t N/W. 36/11 is pretty fast though I easily fall back on long smooth descents and road. 36/42 is so low that I have to really sit on the front end to keep the front wheel from lifting on steep climbs. Short of putting a really long stem on, that gear is at the limit of what the bike can comfortable climb, so I don't need anything lower than that. But be warned, mechs and 42t conversions are not always compatible. Some have had the Zee mech work, but I had to spend a large amount of time with a grinder shaving down the Zee to clear the cassette. It works perfectly now, but grinding down your mech is an extreme conversion and I still don't know why other people seem to have got the system to work when I've had difficulty.
Jul 18, 2014 at 7:19
Jul 18, 2014
bluechair84 RichardCunningham's article
Jul 14, 2014 at 2:54
Jul 14, 2014
Lapierre 2015: Three Trailbikes, an Enduro Racer and the Team's New DH Weapon
So, Kyle Reese was never sent back in time to kill, but to protect? Shouldn't we get on with inventing the T1000 to send back in time to kill it?
bluechair84 mikekazimer's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 0:36
Jul 11, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: What Style of Grip Do You Prefer?
Despite have diminutive digits, I like my thick grips. I find my hands tire less from gripping a broader diameter on long descents as I have more to press my palms against. Having said that, the depth of the grip does take away some 'precision' sometimes. I would like to try a wide diameter bar and narrow grip for best of both worlds, and I'm sure eventually these kinds of options will become available to riders. We are seeing massive growth in variety and choice these days - for better or worse.
bluechair84 WAKIdesigns's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 2:02
Jul 1, 2014
WAKi-Leaks, Installment 6 - Trike Aero kit
I would never buy a front spoiler like this. Not until it's been designed to fit around my SaintEN stem.
bluechair84 WAKIdesigns's article
Jul 1, 2014 at 1:57
Jul 1, 2014
WAKi-Leaks, Installment 6 - Trike Aero kit
I'm thinking the Oakley Sender would be a viable place for a parachute O_o
bluechair84 JordanCarr's article
Jun 24, 2014 at 1:43
Jun 24, 2014
Specialized Enduro Comp Short - Review
Just eat more pies and you'll fit a standard size soon enough ;)
bluechair84 RichardCunningham's article
Jun 24, 2014 at 1:35
Jun 24, 2014
Stan's NoTubes Re-Invents the Clincher Mountain Bike Rim
Agreed, you're probably not increasing the pressure enough. I certainly don't notice a difference between a 2.5 and a 2.1.
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