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pimpedaline dbaker's article
Aug 30, 2014 at 6:26
Aug 30, 2014
The B-Side: Sidelined
I turn 50 this fall and my work life has involved wrenching in some form or another. I do have college education in electronics technician, but once I got into the field I realized that it wasn't for me. I am currently trying to get into a mechanical engineering program so I can maybe get a design job in the bike industry, or set up a small CNC shop and serve the small boutique bike market with limited production full custom items.
pimpedaline dbaker's article
Aug 21, 2014 at 1:55
Aug 21, 2014
The B-Side: Sidelined
Had a similar thing happen to me. I was a bike mechanic and loved my job. Loved it so much that I would work extra long hours,16+ hour days 6 days a week during the busy season. I would take that one day off and go ride. After doing that for 7 years I developed tennis elbow in my dominate arm, but I loved my job so I kept working the long hours and started going to physio. The problem got worse so I cut back my hours and agreed to have surgery. After a long recovery, Sept.-Jan, I was given the OK to return to work on light duties and only working 4 hours a day. 4 weeks later my elbow was right back to where it was before the surgery. I then went through a platelet rich injection treatment. That was the most intense pain I have ever felt, but it did nothing. Over this whole surgery, recovery, next treatment period I was unable to ride my bike. Even a quick jaunt down the block would make my left arm and hand useless for the next week. Last year I had a second surgery on the same elbow, went through the long recovery period and had no improvement, if anything it got worse. In the end was given a list of permanent restrictions that will keep me from doing the job I loved and the pain I experience prevents me from ever riding again. Finally this year I had to be realistic and I sold both my DH and trail bikes. I miss the days of riding and wrenching on bikes, and am still trying to adjust to this new life style.
pimpedaline KenMac's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 8:58
Jul 11, 2014
Video: Matt Macduff Makes A Music Video
Too bad that this is not 1972 style music, it is more 1992. I know because I was in the music scene back then, right down to the long hair, Jackson guitar , rack effects, and a full Marshall stack. It was a good time, but I look back at pictures of myself from that time and it is embarassing :p
pimpedaline KenMac's article
Jul 11, 2014 at 8:54
Jul 11, 2014
Video: Matt Macduff Makes A Music Video
I enjoyed the music, and Macduff's riding is always fun to watch, but who ever directed and edited the video did a poor job of bring it all together. That or the guys in the band suck at pretending to play their own music because the timing was way off most of it and it just killed the whole thing for me. Maybe it is because I use to play that timing matters so much to me. On a plus side the over all feel of the video was good and I liked the composition of the riding shots. It is just the band not being in sync with their music:o
pimpedaline mikekazimer's article
Mar 21, 2014 at 22:35
Mar 21, 2014
Pinkbike Listed: 7 Freeride Trends We Don't Miss
This is a very closed minded article, sure 50 bikes needed to go and full body armor was a little over kill for 95% of the riders out there. Skinnies were great and showed full control of the bike and body. Urban riding was all that some people had, not everyone lives on the side of a mountain or even has a decent riding spot within a 5 hour drive. Why should they have to ride a BMX because of their geography? Lastly, I loved stair gaps. Man made, natural, it didn't matter. There was a thrill that came from launching off the top, clearing the flat, and putting the bike down on the last few steps that couldn't be matched. Coming up short or over shooting always had bad consequences. If you don't like these things thats fine and dandy, to each their own, but keep in mind purple ano parts made a come back with the hipster fixie crowd. You are going to look pretty funny in your skinny jeans on your light weight 29r while all the cool kids are riding 50 pound monsters while wearing full body armor and baggies while railing skinnies and launching stair sets. By the time that happens you will be old like me and wont care how you look or what you ride, you will just do what you like and say the heck with the current trend:p
Selling
Mar 19, 2014 at 6:14
Mar 19, 2014

Norco Aline Frame up Build

$900 CAD
Small Norco Aline, 9" travel DH/Freeride Marzocchi 888 RC2X forks 8" travel Mavic 729D rims on Gold Hadley hubs FSA Stainless DH Pig Deep cup headset Race Face Diabolus cranks, bar, and stem Sram X9 short cage Derailleur Sram 990 cassette E13 chain guide with a Dark Cycles Flame bashring. If you have specific questions about the bike feel free to ask and I will answer as soon as possible. I am dead firm on the price. I am not selling my bikes because I need the money, but because I can no longer ride them due to a work related injury. Lowball offers and trade offers will be ignored. Due to the size I am only willing to ship withing Canada at the buyers expense, or deliver withing 4 hours of Iroquois Ontario. That is just south of Ottawa, because I know you have never heard of this little town:p

Selling
Mar 18, 2014 at 8:06
Mar 18, 2014

Norco LT 6.1 Small Frame up build New price

$800 CAD
Frame: 2010 Norco LT 6.1 size small Stem: Race Face Atlus 70mm Bar: Race Face Diabolus riser 31.8mm Grips: ODI Ruffian lockons Cranks: Race Face Deus 175mm Bash/32/22 Pedals: Premium Thin red ano Brakes: Avid Juicy 5 with 7' rotors and Straitline levers Shifters: Sram X0 9 speed Rear Derailleur: Sram X0 9 speed long cage Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore 9 speed Headset: FSA 1 1/8" to 1.5" tapered Fork: 2007 Marzocchi SL1 ATA air fork (new old stock never used or unpackaged before this build) Rear Shock: Fox DHX 3.0 Air Wheels: Mavix Crossmax SX ( I have a bunch of extra spokes, I think about 10 of each of the two lengths, and spoke wrench that go with the bike) Tires: Kenda Small Block 8 26X2.3 run tubeless with Stans juice. Just mild scuffing otherwise perfect condition minus molding nubs, I cut them off. Saddle: WTB (Rocket?) This bike was barely ridden as I got it after my injury. I have tried light riding a few times, but am no longer able to enjoy the ride. I am already at my rock bottom price on this so I will not be taking or responding to trade offers and lower offers, sorry. If buyer is outside my area I will ship at the buyers expense or deliver personally up to 4 hours away. First and only price drop, after this I will just keep the bike and hope that i can ride it again some day.

pimpedaline RichardCunningham's article
Mar 4, 2014 at 15:14
Mar 4, 2014
To the Point: Heat Treating Aluminum Frames
It is a different process for different metals. High carbon metals are heated to its austenitization temperature, then quenched to make it hard. Yet copper get work hardened and is heated and quenched to make it soft again. Kevin Cashen, a very knowledgeable blade smith has a lot of useful information on heat treating steel, but nothing on aluminum:(
pimpedaline RichardCunningham's article
Jan 21, 2014 at 12:36
Jan 21, 2014
Pinkbike Poll
Unless you are using a progressive spring, a springs rate is constant therefore the force/speed it returns stays the same with a constant load. Preload does not change the spring rate only its starting point. The higher compression setting will cause back pressure in the system and act sort of like a helper spring, it is basic physics. And yes you did mention preload and spring rate.
pimpedaline RichardCunningham's article
Jan 20, 2014 at 5:22
Jan 20, 2014
Pinkbike Poll
No I mean compression damping, changing you preload on a coil does not change the spring rate, it only changes when the spring starts to move. I did forget to mention that on an air spring the more air pressure equals more compression, but it is a poor way to compensate for bad damping settings and a nice way to blow out seals. Coil and air springs have only two jobs, set you ride height and return the suspension to that hieght
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