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Ride and work on bikes my life in a nut shell. Elbow better sholder broken now
pimpedaline mikekazimer's article
Mar 21, 2014 at 22:35Mar 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
Mar 19, 2014 at 6:14Mar 19, 2014
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
Mar 18, 2014 at 8:06Mar 18, 2014
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.
Mar 4, 2014 at 15:14Mar 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:(
Jan 21, 2014 at 12:36Jan 21, 2014
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.
Jan 20, 2014 at 5:22Jan 20, 2014
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
Jan 18, 2014 at 22:23Jan 18, 2014
I am not even going to take the time to read all the comment, I have read enough to see that there are a lot of people that do not under stand how suspension on your bike works. First off your bike and it's suspension components are designed to work when set within a specified sag range, going outside that you start to sacrifice the performance of your suspension. Next all the spring, be it coil or air, does is set your ride height, sag, and returns the suspension to its proper ride height. That is it nothing more. The part that does all the work is the damping system. Compression resists bottoming, rebound controls the speed that the suspension returns. If you can't get within the specified sag range with more than a few turns of preload on your spring, or you have to slacken it off to the point that you have no preload, your spring rate is not right for your weight. With the sag set right and you are bottoming out all the time, you need more compression, if you don't have compression adjustment thicker oil will also stiffen up your suspension and prevent that. Rebound, if adjustable is even easier. When running higher compression you need more rebound, slower, because the higher compression setting with cause things to return faster. With less compression run less rebound, faster, because your suspension wont be returning as fast. I worked for 10 years as a bike mechanic, and rode every day till injuries took me out of the game, but I helped 1000s of riders fine tune their rides both in the shop and on the trail.
pimpedaline bretttippie's article
Oct 21, 2013 at 13:05Oct 21, 2013
Tippie's Custom Painthouse 2014 Rocky Mountain Flatline
It kind of reminds me of the old school red and white maple leaf fade Rocky use to do on their top line bikes
pimpedaline LamaCycles's article
Jun 4, 2013 at 22:18Jun 4, 2013
2013 Canada Cup 1 Results, Mont Tremblant
You don't know who Stacy Kohut is? I thought everyone knew who Stacy Kohut was. New world Disorder and New World Disorder-Fat Tire Fury fame, If you haven't seen them Check them out, two of the better bike movies. I don't know Stacy personally, but I do know who he is. I do know Jamie Biluk from my time in Winnipeg though.