orientdave

Getting too old to keep throwing myself about like a madman..... but that doesn't stop me doing it!

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orientdave buspilot's video
Dec 18, 2014 at 7:41
41 mins
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Lovely stuff.... but....Spiders...Aussie Spiders.... more goddam dangerous than a bag full of pitt vipers...

orientdave paulaston's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 4:44
Dec 12, 2014
Superstar Tech4 Wheelset - Review
Oh, and if you PM the name of your contact at UPS I will write and have a word about the flat minimum 80GBP P&P rate, do a little econometrics exercise with them to help them understand the pricing effectively reduces their volume to zero, and see if I can't get them to offer rates similar to similarly sized companies as yours providing P&P to Japan. I presume they have heard of TFTuned. Anyways, I await your PM with anticipation and see if I can't drum up some business for you. What, after all, have you got to lose?
orientdave paulaston's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 4:36
Dec 12, 2014
Superstar Tech4 Wheelset - Review
Good to hear about the bearings superstar; yet I still suggest people learn to make their wheels themselves. It saves people turning back around to you does it not and making claims about JRA failures etc. Sure, you are in the business of selling people parts. I'm not. I'm in the education business myself. As for all the adapters etc; I thoroughly recommend people to buy s set with them all in: good hubs should last a lifetime. With grease, maintenance, bearing changes and pawls/freehubs when necessary, they should last. And we all know that that 20mm through front hub we have will, at some point, need a 15mm adapter (and vice versa) and the same goes for the 10mm / 12mm /135mm / X-12 rear end too. I have happily swapped over wheelsets from one bike to another (that have different axels) and all in the space of a few minutes wth all the adapters. The peace of mind from knowing that you can handle what MTB life throws at you without needing to rely on "CS" from any company is worth its weight in gold.
orientdave paulaston's article
Dec 12, 2014 at 3:02
Dec 12, 2014
Superstar Tech4 Wheelset - Review
Just in case this interests anyone: 1) There are some, maybe not many, but some cases where the Novatec hubs that Superstar uses have QC issues. 2) It is up to us as consumers to dig out information about the products we are going to buy, before we buy. I found out that there were some issues some times so decided not to go for Switch hubs. 3) There are places to get better spec versions of Novatec hubs, similar in prices to Superstar hubs, that have far fewer reported issues. I recommend D881SB and D882SB. They are 4 in one and you can switch between any of the so-called standards since all the bits are in the box. With all the skewers. For the one price. 4) Get some. 5) Get some Stans Flow rims or ones you like. 6) Gte some spokes. Ones you like of course. 7) Build your own wheel; it isn't difficult to learn. If you don't know how, go DL the book: "Roger Musson Professional guide to Wheelbuilding". You will learn to understand you wheel, listen to it, feel it, care for it, nurture it, love it as one of your own. And help Roger put food on the table. Best guide to wheelbuilding I have ever seen. 8) No need to ever blame anyone for anything except yourself. 9) Life is much better as a result. 10) Sleep in peace and waste less time complaining. Have a nice weekend all.
orientdave nikoniko's video
Dec 8, 2014 at 23:47
Dec 8, 2014
video
Excellent!

orientdave nikoniko's photo
Dec 2, 2014 at 5:52
Dec 2, 2014
Ooooooh, gappage!!

orientdave nikoniko's photo
Nov 24, 2014 at 17:19
Nov 24, 2014
Soy sauce and wasabi for that proteinous snack!

orientdave mikelevy's article
Nov 11, 2014 at 22:27
Nov 11, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
I had the same feeling; I was looking for replacements for some leaky Juicys and the reviews of the Avid Elixir Rs and CRs (http://www.pinkbike.com/news/avid-elixir-R-review-2008.html for example) were all glowing about TaperBore and the new Elixir line up. Fast forward a couple of years and I had lost a net three weeks of sleep and 23 separate layers of paint bleeding the things, had to teach myself how to completely strip down, hack and rebuild taperbore code levers and the master cylinder pistons and worst of all, be told that it I must be doing something wrong if I have all those issues. Deore rules here now thank you very much. They work. Well. All the time.
orientdave intensecyclesusa's article
Nov 11, 2014 at 4:14
Nov 11, 2014
orientdave karl-burkat's article
Nov 10, 2014 at 19:53
Nov 10, 2014
Video: World Record 333 km/h on a Bicycle
Seriously, where is the Guy Martin-esque documentary about the hows, whys, wherefores and such. It would make riveting watching.
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