I just want to bike some rides.
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Aug 8, 2015 at 15:50Aug 8, 2015
Aug 8, 2015 at 15:49Aug 8, 2015
Trek Domane frame 54 CM, black and grey. Full Ultegra parts including wheels. Front Shifter/brake lever is a 105, same ergonomics. Bike is in Mint condition has hardly been ridden since I built it up. has a 46cm wide bar. 25c bontrager hardcase tires( puncture resistance) Does NOT include pedals.
bookem13 mikelevy's article
Jun 10, 2015 at 21:05Jun 10, 2015
Shimano XTR Trail Drivetrain - Review
so I am trying out a Sram X1 drive train this season and so far am not loving or hating it. BUT, the chain is a piece of crap. I have had to straighten links bend the edges back down to flush multiple times now. Im at the point I check it after every ride. Now I know some of you may think "well jack ass learn to shift". If I was your normal pedal masher ID say thats a valid point. How ever I feel I am a very competent Shifter. I have used Shimano chains and shifting most of my life and have never had any issues with any of there chains. The edges of a shimano chain have never started peeling away from the pins, and under normal use work nearly flawlessly. As for quick links.....Im biting my tongue, covering my mouth and all around at a loss. These pieces are with out a doubt the worst way to ever connect your chain together. When a quick link chain breaks( And it will) it almost always happens at the worn out quick link. I say that carefully. New quick links aren't horrible, they do there job, but after a few months of riding become lose and fall apart. Im sure Mr Levy is a decent shifter, and mechanic. I question why, when he says he doesn't care for having to use a shimano pin each time he breaks his chain. If the chain is installed correctly from the start, with a proper pin, they work very well. if you are doing a trail side repair and don't have a pin, well carry at least one. I guess what Im getting at whats the difference between using a quick link as a repair or a chain pin? If the chain requires some thing specific to work at top form why not just do that. To be fair I am a shimano fan boy. I am giving sram a go after nearly 15 years of just watching it from the side lines. It shifts. It gets to the gear I want to be in. its loud, its clunky, but feels solid. Comparing it to my 1 up converted xt drive train, which is quiet, smooth and thus far has never damaged a chain. Its a bit of a let down. I do like the wider range of gears. 11 to 9 teeth doesn't seem like much but being spun out on my favourite Down hill and knowing some one else on Strava is going faster then me just hurts.
bookem13 pinkbikeaudience's article
May 20, 2015 at 15:13May 20, 2015
Enduro World Series Round 2 Fantasy Contest - Win a GT Sanction
Women: 1.) Anne Caroline Chausson 2.) Tracy Mosely 3.) Anneke Beerten Men 1.) Jerome Clementz 2.Fabien Barel 3.)nico Lau
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May 12, 2015 at 14:36May 12, 2015
bookem13 brule's article
Apr 2, 2015 at 15:52Apr 2, 2015
Photo of the Month - March 2015
I like #2, but that rock drop was better when Eddie Masters launched it on a fatty
Mar 28, 2015 at 15:35Mar 28, 2015
These are Bontrager Single speed wheels comes with 16 tooth cog on rear wheel. The other parts in the pics are not for sale. wheels are in good shape. hubs feel great, very smooth bearings. rims have no major dents or dings in them
bookem13 RichardCunningham's article
Jan 7, 2015 at 8:55Jan 7, 2015
Maxima Chain Wax – Review
Tri flow, smells like candied bananas, end of discussion
bookem13 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 19, 2014 at 11:05Dec 19, 2014
Pinkbike Awards: Comeback of the Year
There can be only one Highlander, and it has to be Sam Hill. Fabien has been one of my favorite riders for many years, and his come back after injury is very impressive. But, he was off his game for part of a season. If he had spent a couple years off a bike and then another getting back up to speed I could give him the nod. Gwin had an off season, and then only managed to be on par with the other top riders again, If Gwin is to be considered he would have had to win in dominating fashion again. Sam lost his mojo, was dumped from his team, and had a couple of sub par( for sam hill) seasons. he showed that his will to win and ability is still there. Sam Hill, come back of the year.