iamamodel

Started racing triathlon in the eighties, then went to road, then XC, then DH. I also raced endurance, X-terra, BMX, 4X. Lots of digging and some DJ. Mostly digging. These days its trail riding and racing XC and endurance events.

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iamamodel WTB-Bikes's article
Jan 24, 2015 at 16:08
2 days
ALL DONE: Ask Us Anything with WTB -Tubeless Technology
This internet fight could have been easily avoided. Madmon failed to see that WTB never said 'UST ready' (@madmon, the 'C' in TCS stands for 'compatible'). One of you could politely pointed that out to madmon two days ago instead of arguing about rim tape. Comprehension is one of the most important aspects of life: when you read something you have to understand it; your partner will tell you their problems; you listen to a customer and you help them. I recently got rid of an employee because, at the root of it all, their comprehension skills were terrible.
iamamodel oliv69's article
Jan 24, 2015 at 14:48
2 days
Video: Kiwi Migration
renevw24, did you have one other large item as well, so your bike was extra luggage? We took only one large checked item, so instead of a suitcase, we had bike boxes. This worked for eight of us only a few months ago.
iamamodel scottsecco's article
Jan 24, 2015 at 4:18
2 days
Sequence Saturday: Sam Hill's Slam
Gee also had a bit of a moment. If everyone had had a clean run, it would have been very close between the three of them, and perhaps four (Neko).
iamamodel scottsecco's article
Jan 24, 2015 at 4:16
2 days
Sequence Saturday: Sam Hill's Slam
That's the second time he did that to us. When he slid out at Val di Sole... gut wrenching all-round. I'm still gutted for him over that, but like he said in a radio interview after "I'm a racer and I go as fast as possible at all times [or words to that effect]." when the interviewer asked him if he would have slowed down if he knew how far in front he was.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 14:04
Jan 23, 2015
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
It is the same price as a very cheap compressor, and cheap things are cheap for a reason. This is better than a compressor - quieter, portable, and with a little experience you can set the perfect amount of pressure in the reservoir to get the perfect amount of pressure in the tire. Gauge is not incremented finely enough, but I use a digital gauge for all pressures anyway, so no net loss/gain there. I've been buying bike tools for two decades and this has become my favourite because I use it the most. In fact, I might go out and check if my Stan's is still liquid - hopefully it'll be all dry and I'll get to use my Flash Charger!
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 23, 2015 at 13:53
Jan 23, 2015
Pinkbike Award Winner: Product of the Year
I have one too. I love it. I bought a second one for my riding buddy/LBS manager who had a massive $500 compressor in his garage. He's never used the compressor since. This > compressor!
iamamodel mikekazimer's article
Jan 21, 2015 at 19:09
Jan 21, 2015
Roval Traverse SL Fattie Wheelset - Review
Spillway, I don't have Blunt 35s but I have the standard 27.5 Blunts. Softest rim I've ever used. I would clean the bike and find another large ding in the rim and I didn't even recall hitting anything. The bead hook would fold over so much it would pinch the tire's bead (probably the only reason the tire didn't leak air out of the deformity). And my trails are about as groomed as you are ever going to find, very few rocks and I'm lightish (160lbs) and smooth. I have a spare brand new blunt rim that I could swap for one of my dinged rims but I ain't even gonna bother. I'm have to assume the 35s are made with the same material. Happy to be proved wrong.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 20, 2015 at 23:22
Jan 20, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Superbike vs Superbike, Specialized Enduro Shock Upgrade, Press-Fit Bottom Brackets, DH Stanchion Height
So in five hours all you have come up with is that they creak. None of you have provided any specific details worthy of a description that could be presented to a mechanic.
iamamodel pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 20, 2015 at 17:44
Jan 20, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Superbike vs Superbike, Specialized Enduro Shock Upgrade, Press-Fit Bottom Brackets, DH Stanchion Height
Like ryan83, I have had several bikes (Giants) with press fit BBs and I think one needed replacing and it took no longer (and was much cheaper) than replacing a complete threaded BB (which also need special tools). I'd like someone to list their issues. I've also had many threaded BBs over the past few decades and they've been more of a hassle.
iamamodel geebeebee's article
Jan 17, 2015 at 19:55
Jan 17, 2015
Shimano Sports Camera CM-1000 - Review
Sorry that was poorly written. You get two lens covers.
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