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

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orientdave nikoniko's photo
Nov 24, 2014 at 17:19
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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.
orientdave automaticLongman's photo
Nov 10, 2014 at 19:41
Nov 10, 2014
Similar numbers here; I built them up at around 100/70 for rear and after two years singletrack and short course racing they are still amazingly true. I thought the Stan's numbers were worryingly low at first but they are really holding up well!

orientdave automaticLongman's photo
Nov 9, 2014 at 20:19
Nov 9, 2014
Lovely! What hubs? What tension did you get on the drive side / non drive side? I have some crazy low tensions on my ZTR flows (followed Stan's numbers) that worry me sometimes!!

orientdave JordanCarr's article
Nov 5, 2014 at 14:50
Nov 5, 2014
Reynolds 27.5 AM Carbon Wheelset - Review
ZTR Flows on Novatec 4 in 1 hubs, DT spokes, and learn the, how easy it is once you get used to it, ways of lacing and tensioning a wheel and you can have even more confidence in your wheels for a quarter of the price. Why? Because you know how to bloody well look after them, how to maintain them, and how to keep them running under you for decades to come. The Gucchi Factor? TBH, if you need that, you deserve to have to spend 2000 US.
orientdave CreativeConcept's article
Nov 4, 2014 at 4:12
Nov 4, 2014
A Life Worth Winning - Trailer
I've just been DHing in a mudfest this weekend in Japan with 9 others, average age around 45, and we are likely to all die before we get old.
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Oct 25, 2014 at 7:43
Oct 25, 2014
Pinkbike Poll: Mountain Biking - What Should it Cost?
Deore; the best kept secret in the industry. Ed at Dirt has asked the question many times over the years: why do Shimano make Deore perform at levels virtually identical to many components 2 or 3 levels up the brand? My 2013 Deore brakes are by far and away the most amazing value compared to other offerings: less than 100US for front and rear bulletproof brakes that work. A mindset that makes MTBing with great gear at affordable prices is the only thing stopping anyone from not spending the kinds of money that so many complain about.
orientdave mikekazimer's article
Oct 15, 2014 at 20:58
Oct 15, 2014
DVO Emerald Inverted Fork- Review
Dan255, You sold it within a month? I am interested to hear how you arrived at that decision so quickly.
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