oldschool43

Freestyled in the mid to late 80's, raced BMX 2 years in 90-91, bought my first MTB in 91.

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oldschool43 mikekazimer's article
Aug 27, 2015 at 12:46
Aug 27, 2015
First Look: Bell, Topeak, and Mavic - Eurobike 2015
I thought, "Dude, check out that sweet hip sack!" Why, if I wore that to the beach, I'd get all the ladies. Think of the instant game I'd have. Especially if I filled it with exotic cheeses and a pint of beer... (26 odd years after I stopped wearing my hip sack, I still can't see myself wearing one again. Yep, too soon)
oldschool43 mikelevy's article
Aug 27, 2015 at 12:21
Aug 27, 2015
First Look: Giro, Mondraker, and Rocky Mountain - Eurobike 2015
My 15 and 17 year old daughters have bikes built with my hand-me-downs. I don't think they realize they are riding bikes valued at $2500. They got those bikes when they were around 10 years old. I'm not even close to being rich, it's what I collected or replaced over the years. You know, a part sitting in a box in the corner of the garage kinda stuff, but that's what they grew up around, so it's a used part to them. It's just a bike to them. It is cool to ride with your kids.. I'm glad I haven't had to buy them a 29er, 27.5, fat bike, 27.5+, 29er+ or boost bike every 6 months just to keep up with the jones's.. Hell, I can't even afford one of those for myself. Haha..
oldschool43 mikekazimer's article
Aug 25, 2015 at 8:03
Aug 25, 2015
First Look: Crankbrothers Stamp Flat Pedals - Eurobike 2015
When not being used for riding (waiting on parts), the adjustable pins make for a wonderful door stop.
oldschool43 EnduroWorldSeries's article
Aug 11, 2015 at 6:19
Aug 11, 2015
Video: One Day, One Massive Challenge - EWS Whistler, Highlights
I thought the Schwalbe Procore was supposed to help fight flats? Two Schwalbe riders got flats at this event and 2 at the Windam DH and I think one or two at the DH round in Canada. Are they not using sealant or UST tires? Pretty sure they are using the Procore because the tire stays on the rim. Just seams odd that they are getting flats with all the sales hype around it.
oldschool43 GUNJM's article
Jul 29, 2015 at 7:23
Jul 29, 2015
Oakley Radar EV Path Sunglasses - Review
I have an old pair of M-Frames that I use. I only run a clear lens and added vents with a Dremel tool. It looks like the vented lens that was $20 more. They are 100% UV, so I don't squint. They work great. Best part, I bought them 15 years ago for $75. I replaced the lens 9 years ago for $35. I think they've more than paid for themselves, but not sure if forking out $190 for new Oakley's is really worth it if something happens to my M-Frame...
oldschool43 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 24, 2015 at 6:38
Jul 24, 2015
NICA and Pinkbike Announce Media Partnership
My daughter is racing NICA this year. Very proud of her for trying it out. But now, after riding my 29er, she wants a new bike or wants to "borrow" mine, because it's faster than her 26er.. Pfft, kids...
oldschool43 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 23, 2015 at 7:54
Jul 23, 2015
Breaking News: Marzocchi to Close its Doors
I have a 55 Ti too and when I jump from Fox bike to Marz bike or vice versa, I'm like, "Oh 55, you're the best. Don't tell the Fox fork you're my favorite"... The Fox knows it can hold a stick to the Marz. The damper, spring rate, stiffness. Not sure why they aren't everyone's favorite... The 29er Marz 44 Micro Switch is probably a better fork than the Fox. Small stanchions and all...
oldschool43 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 23, 2015 at 7:40
Jul 23, 2015
Breaking News: Marzocchi to Close its Doors
Dude, the CEO takes home $1.6 million dollars MORE than it costs to operate Marz for an entire year!!! (It's a traded company so they have disclosure laws) It's all about the Benjamin's... And they are based in Lake Forest. It's like the Beverly Hills of Chicago... I'm assuming they don't ride mtb's, but golf and have expensive horses (the fancy kind, not like ours) I would also guess they own a "summer home" in Lake Geneva, WI, which ironically is 15 minutes from the biggest mtb trail system in Wisconsin. Okay, that is extreme stereotyping, but it's 75% true of the population of Lake Forest. Seriously...
oldschool43 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 23, 2015 at 7:26
Jul 23, 2015
Breaking News: Marzocchi to Close its Doors
Hey, me too! I'm in Kenosha now, but ran the streets of Lake County for 27 odd years... Anyway, the CEO takes home $1.6 million dollars MORE than it costs to operate Marz for an entire year!!! (It's a traded company so it has disclosure laws) It's all about money, not about the brand or the 1,000's of people that get a twinkle in their eye when you ask if they ever owned a Bomber... It's probably the same group of d-bags at buzz roadies and park in bike lanes, lord knows they golf, not mountain bike..
oldschool43 pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 23, 2015 at 7:11
Jul 23, 2015
Breaking News: Marzocchi to Close its Doors
It's all about the MONEY... Get this, they'd save $7m a year in operating costs. So approximately $7m to operate Marz... THE CEO TAKES HOME 1.6 MILLION DOLLARS MORE THAN IT COSTS TO OPERATE MARZOCCHI FOR A YEAR!!!!!!!!!! Yep, the CEO makes $8.6m a year... That's America for ya..
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