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 davidarthur's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 13:15
Feb 3, 2017
Endura MTR Shell Jacket - Review
@HerrDoctorSloth: Haha... Yep, that's the one... Good one Junior Boy Scout Scientist Guy... ;)
oldschool43 davidarthur's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 10:53
Feb 3, 2017
Endura MTR Shell Jacket - Review
There's a song by Precious Death called Oscillating Full wave Bridge Rectifiers, but it doesn't appear to be on the net. It's a song about a rocket ship, but I can see where it would apply to a bike jacket, in a reverse action of course.. while doing 360's.. Doesn't say if the jacket is acid resistant though...
oldschool43 NAETRacing's article
Feb 3, 2017 at 9:12
Feb 3, 2017
East Coast Racers Included in North American Enduro Tour
I was thinking the same thing, it's almost the "midwest". Ohio is still called that for some reason.. It would only be a 10 hour drive for me in SE Wisconsin, so it wouldn't be much of a drive for NY residents. But the rest of the locations, it would get pretty pricey.
oldschool43 adamprice's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 10:15
Feb 2, 2017
Online Deals February 2017
@joalst: It's the same master cylinder, just a different caliper. I'm well over 215lbs and have zero issues. If you're running a 180mm rotor, unless you're dragging them at 40+, no issues. I do 35mph manuals and can play with the back brake. Even slowing to a stop from that fast in a manual on the brake with a 160mm floating rotor, no issues. You know they make matching purple rotors and hubs, right? That would be very purple... I'm very orange... Anyway, as long as you take the time to bed the pads and rotors, it would very hard to find fault in them. I have 4 sets of Tech's on 4 bikes, zero issues with any model in 6 years.
oldschool43 Canyon-PureCycling's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 9:51
Feb 2, 2017
Canyon Preparing for US Launch
@orastreet1: VAT should be deducted from any e-commerce site. I've ordered 3 frames and several orders from CRC, VAT is removed when you add it to the cart.
oldschool43 adamprice's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 7:20
Feb 2, 2017
Online Deals February 2017
Long live Clarkson!!
oldschool43 adamprice's article
Feb 2, 2017 at 7:19
Feb 2, 2017
Online Deals February 2017
@joalst: Get the Hope Tech 3 X2 for the rear. It has the 2 piston caliper. I run the E4 on the front and X2 on the rear on 2 bikes, zero issues with big rotors. I always use more front brake, but even dragging the brakes on steep descents, I can modulate and/or skid at will. And, you can get them in purple.
oldschool43 RichardCunningham's article
Feb 1, 2017 at 9:51
Feb 1, 2017
Intense ACV: Foundation Build - Review
I've ridden a 27.5+, 29+ and a fat bike for a day or 2. I don't own any of those, but have a shop full of friends that let me borrow them cuz,"They are so much fun". Here's my take on it. The Plus and fat bikes are "fun" to a point. I could climb a wall if I had the right gearing. They would take you thru about any corner, where ever you wanted and soaked up some pretty big roots and rocks. But if you messed up the start of a climb and started out slow, you worked for it. I could feel the weight, but was not on carbon wheels, which I can't afford, so that's real world stuff. At high speeds, I felt uncomfortable. It was like they wanted to just go straight after a certain speed. And I did have 2 flats on those bikes. They were fun bikes to just ride I guess. My daily rides are 29er's (and a 26er, but that's just for fun) and I run 28mm inner E*thirteens rims, tubeless, with a 2.5 DHF front and HR II 2.3, DHR II 2.4 or Ardent 2.25 rears (all EXO casings), depending on the weather. I have played with the pressure, in the low 20's on a few occasions by accident, but run around 30psi most of the time. But mostly, "Does it have air? Good" and I go ride. I check it every other week maybe.. I have yet to flat in a year and have over 150 rides. I didn't even change the sealant. That's in a few weeks, btw. As far as traction for the 29er goes, it's really good. Far better than anything I've ridden the last 25 years, not plus traction, but have little issue if I have the right tire. I can also roll over a lot of stuff. They carry speed and accelerate fine. And it corners really good. Changes direction better too. I felt more at home going 30mph on the 29er then I did going 29mph on the plus. I couldn't get any more speed out of the plus bikes for some reason. For hard charging, I'm happy with my 29ers. The trade offs, I felt, missed where I get my excitement from, going fast downhill. I think plus bikes are more fun for newbies or someone wants a bike to just go ride. I wasn't like,"I need one of these" but also didn't hate them. Just isn't my cup of tea. Although, a 29/27.5+ bike might peak my interest, to trade off wheels for different days.
oldschool43 ollyforster's article
Feb 1, 2017 at 8:27
Feb 1, 2017
Randoms - The Bike Place Show 2017
I have Tig welded for a bit. I can do some nice steel and even better stainless welds. Never perfect in my eyes though, others can't see it, but I do. Every time I gave aluminum a try, they were about as pleasing to the eye as the clothing we wore in 1970's. It's an art form to make pretty welds. I came close with aluminum, over time I could probably make them "nice". The thing with welding though, they don't have to be pretty to work. That said, I did a better job then what is presented on the Stage 5 head tube area, in only my second pass. That top/down tube bead, maybe 4 start and stops and too fast or too slow, or was it too hot or too cold in that one bead? Again, can dissect each one, they likely work fine. Scary1's comment is pretty on point..
oldschool43 orangebikes's article
Jan 30, 2017 at 16:50
Jan 30, 2017
Orange Bikes Launches Two New 29ers
@jmac1234: I have been checking them out too. With so many good frames out there, it's a tough choice. I had a SC Bullet back in the day and loved it. With a single pivot and no links, I think the lack of moving parts might win. Also the 1x got rid of some of the pedaling movement the Bullet had in the old days. Made in England is cool too. I have yet to see one in person, but Aventuron aren't far from me and they do have displays at local events. Maybe one day.
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