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orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Apr 20, 2015 at 0:47
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Did You See That? RAM Bikes URT Chassis and Quadrilateral Fork - Sea Otter 2015
Interesting braking strategy; dual 180 front, single 140 rear?!
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 18:14
Apr 15, 2015
GoPro Contest Winner Announced - Who Won The $20,000?
Sawnoff666 posted this great comment below, however it maybe deserves I be up here, so copied and pasted here: go down and prop his comment not this one if you agree. Here's an idea. Open the competition again. Let everyone vote like was supposed to happen. GoPro put up another $20,000 to save whatever is left of their integrity. Let the real winners win. Who's with me?
orientdave mikelevy's article
Apr 15, 2015 at 1:57
Apr 15, 2015
OneUp 44 Tooth X-Cog - Review
"he wasn't shy about bringing up industry standards and regulations" Sorry Monsieur Riffle, industry what? From where my plethora of frames, components and rims sit, I fail to see many of those things these days.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 11, 2015 at 5:32
Apr 11, 2015
Results: World Cup DH Lourdes 2015 - Qualifying
Gee DNF and Gwin DSQ!! Lourdes already throwing up some surprises!
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 11, 2015 at 4:27
Apr 11, 2015
Results: World Cup DH Lourdes 2015 - Qualifying
http://www.uci.ch/mountain-bike/ucievents/2015-mountain-bike-uci-mountain-bike-world-cup-presented-by-shimano/162153115/widgets/live-timing-169224/
orientdave geebeebee's article
Apr 8, 2015 at 20:37
Apr 8, 2015
Interview: Claudio Caluori
I'm not so sure about Tippie in the box for World Cups; I think he's more at home on Heckler's Rock.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Apr 5, 2015 at 9:09
Apr 5, 2015
Opinion: Driving With Dad and the Boost Hub Standard
Deeight. You constantly and unerringly view the MTB market through the eyes of the "Complete Bike Buyer". Anyone who buys a complete, new bike will not, as you constantly point out through your inevitable use of phrases such as "real people buying real bikes", have to care one jot, tittle or iota about any kind of standard (or lack of the same). Many MTB consumers do not buy bikes this way, and the MTB industry, as RC pointed out in a piece recently, markets itself to us, the consumers, as being made up of component manufacturers rather than proprietary complete bike manufacturers. As such, since consumers were sold the idea of being able to upgrade their bikes "component by component" for over a decade, it seems right and proper for people to hold their hands up and ask the MTB industry to stop giving everyone conflicting and confusing messages. If it is going to be a market only aimed at complete bike buyers, then the MTB industry should stop suggesting bikes will be able to be upgraded. If consumers are being told component manufacturers are making parts to be strapped to their bikes, then those "real people" will cry wolf when this turns out not to be true, and with justification.
orientdave pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 31, 2015 at 21:54
Mar 31, 2015
Ask Pinkbike: Wide Rims, Coaching and Skipping Chains
So, the net never fails to astound me. Sorry to puncture anyone's veil of infallability, I can however speak from personal experience of having an old chain skip on the smallest cog of a new rear cassette. Wipperman chain, new SRAM 9 speed cassette. The chain had been running on another frame on another rear wheel with an identical SRAM cassette. I didn't have a new chain at hand, so used the old one. And 9th gear slipped under load. Constantly. I retuned the derailleur (properly deeight!!) numerous times that day but could not eliminate the problem until I suspected the problem lay in the "old chain, new cassette" perennial problem, so replaced the chain. You might be interested to know that the derailleur needed no retuning after replacing the chain for it to run perfectly. Must have been magic then.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 21:25
Mar 24, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
I think RC may well have identified one of the central traits of us Brits there..... Deore brakes on my bikes unless I push the boat out and go for SLX!!!
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Mar 24, 2015 at 21:23
Mar 24, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
and oriion isn't even one of the "skinflints in the UK". Shame on you RC. Tarring all those citizens with the one brush.
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