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wallheater mikelevy's article
Jan 30, 2015 at 8:29
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Pinkbike Poll: Trail Sabotage?
Jesus's a joke. "A page for us who hate bicycles, motorcycles, horses and pretty much everyone but ourselves." :facepalm: Nothing to do with me though.
wallheater danyul's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 19:06
Jan 26, 2015
Hans Rey: Bike Vault
"Chocolate foot forward!"
wallheater mikelevy's article
Jan 26, 2015 at 11:01
Jan 26, 2015
Mondraker Foxy Carbon XR - Review
Damn I hadn't thought of that. Even my custom built steel framed 650B bike spec'ed by me weighs 27.5lb. I think I'll remove a tire.
wallheater mikekazimer's article
Jan 4, 2015 at 11:37
Jan 4, 2015
First Look: Evil Bikes 'The Following'
"Room for wide tires" Ha ha ha ha......
wallheater mikelevy's article
Dec 29, 2014 at 21:11
Dec 29, 2014
SRAM X01 DH - Review
Seems to be a lot of dead space behind the cassette. Why not shorten the freehub body (driver.....or whatever SRAM call it....), increase the distance between the hub flanges and increase rear wheel strength?
wallheater redbullbike's article
Dec 24, 2014 at 11:03
Dec 24, 2014
Dec 15, 2014 at 20:12
Dec 15, 2014

Shimano SLX Brakes Plus Spare Pads

$100 CAD
Used for maybe 5 rides. Come with finned pads installed and four sets of non-finned spare pads. I've had a change of plan with my build and have gone with a more retro feel to my hardtail so have put Avid BB7s on it.... No rotors or hardware. I might be able to throw in suitable brake adapters depending what you need though. Let me know before you turn up so I can have a dig around. 127cm rear hose - maybe check if that's long enough. 80cm front hose which should be long enough for anything. $100 bucks firm as I'll just keep them for spares if I can't get that for them.

wallheater TheRiseofEnduro's article
Dec 15, 2014 at 11:17
Dec 15, 2014
World Premiere - The Rise of Enduro - That's a Wrap
I made it to the end of 'enduroing' down Half Nelson. "Let's get outta here!!" I did.
Dec 14, 2014 at 17:41
Dec 14, 2014

Schwalbe Hans Dampf 650B x 2.35

$40 CAD
Two tires. Used on a demo ride apparently and I picked them up a while ago but not used them. Performance Series / dual compound - so bit bit harder compound than the higher end Schwalbe tires, but at least the knobs won't rip off them after 3 rides!

Dec 14, 2014 at 17:20
Dec 14, 2014

RockShox Revelation RCT3 650B 150mm Solo Air Fork

$120 CAD
180mm tapered steerer. I've put model year 2014 as I think it is. Not totally sure though, but I don't think they changed since RS dropped the Dual Air versions. Some have black stanchions (ooooooh!). The good: It's nice and shiny! Stanchions are clean Had a lower service and fresh oil in the damper a few rides ago. The 'CTD' function works as it should. The seals don't leak. The less good: As with seemingly most Maxles, this one got a bit chewed up by a previous owner / ape. I cut a new edge to allow the QR mechanism to screw in the axle properly and I've had no issues with it since. Probably not a good idea to reef on it when tightening, but you are not meant to anyway!! Missing the cable hose clamp (oh no!) The low speed compression / threshold adjuster is seized. I took the damper out and can't see an obvious way of releasing it so just rode it was it is. The fork doesn't dive much so maybe the previous owner / ape tried to turn the adjuster up to 11 when it only goes to 10.....(a Spinal Tap idea how many clicks it is meant to have because it doesn't bloody move!) I guess the previous owner / ape had a loose fitting crown race so got around the problem by punching the steerer in a few places to effectively increase the diameter. The same as knurling the surface so not a big deal other than it looks a bit ghetto. To be on the same side, I used bearing retainer when installing my crown race. There was no issues, and had to remove the race with a crown race remover so all was good. Short version: it's a 650B 150mm travel fork that goes up and down and locks out, but has a few minor things going on which you may or may not have an issue with. It's a $1000+ fork for $120 bucks though.

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