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BikesBoatsNJeeps paulaston's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 17:53
3 days
Unior One-Piece Cassette Wrench - Review
I've literally owned the same chainwhip since 1995. I paid $6 for it at the Nasbar brick and mortar store that used to exist in Youngstown Ohio. Once chains got to narrow for the old 8sp chain it came with, I filed it down and installed a 10sp chain. It's never once been an issue. My shop has the vice grips style, Park plier style and some old chainwhips. Nearly every mechanic reaches for the chainwhip, myself included. Unless I'm at the crappy bench and then I use the vice grips. Seems like a solution looking for a problem.
BikesBoatsNJeeps danielsapp's article
Jun 15, 2018 at 15:37
3 days
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Use Tire Inserts?
@daugherd: we do it for $75 ,+$1 per spoke + the rim at msrp. Bring us rim, spoke and hub, $75. It's typically a two day turnaround.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikelevy's article
Jun 13, 2018 at 4:37
Jun 13, 2018
Review: Crankbrothers' Klic Digital Floor Pump + Burst Tank
Isn't the Bontrager Flashcharger almost half the price, and has a air bleed valve on the universal presta/schrader head? Don't know if I would shell out an additional $100 for a digital gauge and some gimmicky magnetic bits. Plus, if you have an issue with a Bontrager pump, you have Trek's excellent record with warranty fulfillment. For me, I'll continue to seat my tires with my Senco air compressor.
BikesBoatsNJeeps mikekazimer's article
Jun 12, 2018 at 8:23
Jun 12, 2018
Review: Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post
@mnorris122: we had a specialized in shop that would hop the rear tire off the ground when you extended the dropper. I'm sure the post with the extra complexity of the silly saddle tilter will be fine though.............
BikesBoatsNJeeps raceface's article
Jun 10, 2018 at 19:13
Jun 10, 2018
Race Face Introduces AR, ARC, & ARC Heavy Duty Offset Rims
@KxPop: my line 30 comps (same hoop as the elite) are covered in dents, I've already swapped the rear rim for a new one due to a relatively minor rim strike that peeled the rim bead down so far that it exposed the tire bead completely, in two places. I am convinced it is due to the rim width being so great that the 2.35" (claimed) tire doesn't do a great job protecting the rim wall. I also have Bontrager Paradigms on my road bike and they dent easily.
BikesBoatsNJeeps RichardCunningham's article
Jun 8, 2018 at 17:54
Jun 8, 2018
Review: Milkit Booster - Tubeless Tire Inflation Reservoir
@allballz: yeah, because airplanes aren't gigantic pressure vessels, and they're never made of aluminum. And where do get that steel has an infinite fatigue limit. I'm assuming you have never heard of work hardening. Seeing as I've had several steel frames fail due to age/fatigue, plus if you ever have seen an old MGB or Midget with fatigue cracks on the door skins due to fatigue. As far as I know, nothing has an infinite fatigue life, not steel, not aluminum, not carbon.
BikesBoatsNJeeps clearasmudd's article
Jun 6, 2018 at 8:54
Jun 6, 2018
Video: Graeme Mudd Starts a New Chapter
Meh, I don't think many see it that way. He is a super talented rider, but based on last year's results, he likely wouldn't have qualified for most of this year's events. I'm not saying that his results this year would have been the same but... Muddy always seems like he was just going through the paces on race day, he looked like he wasn't enjoying it. I'm sure there's a lot of pressure to perform when you have a full factory ride. It looked like he had a great time hanging with Dan and Olly running diggers at Dify and riding Hardline, but the fact is his racing results were bad. I hope a clear head and a more relaxed attitude helps him get back to the top, best of luck!
BikesBoatsNJeeps pinkbikeaudience's article
May 29, 2018 at 18:05
May 29, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Riding At High Altitude, Geeking Out On Race Results, and Replacing Rotors
@Scotj009: interesting, since I have MT5s on both my MTBs and only use 180mm XT icetech rotors. I've never had an issue. I'd say you're a bit off on compatibility. I've mix and matched and ton of different brands and never had an issue. Well apart from all my Avoid (Avid) brakes being total dukie, but that had nothing to do with rotor choice. The only combo I didn't like was my Hayes Stroker Ace/SRAM Centreline, they were just exceptionally noisy, and when I swapped to regular Avid Cleansweeps, it was quite again. But those centerlines were noisier on every brake I tried them with. I went to Icetechs on all my bikes last year and couldn't be happier. I have the SLX ones on my commuter with Deore brakes, my Trail bikes both use MT5s on XT Icetechs and my road bike has the XTR finned rotors with the 785 calipers and finned pads. All have no compatibility issues, and all have quiet brakes.
BikesBoatsNJeeps RichardCunningham's article
May 25, 2018 at 19:30
May 25, 2018
First Look: Shimano's New XTR is More Than Just 12-Speed
@tgent: it said there are going to non-series hub options for OEMs. DT Swiss and Bontrager have been working together for years. Top End Treks are all on Shimano. GX Eagle is the highest end SRAM Trek offers. Trek will be the first major OEM to adpot XTR and they sell a lot of bikes. And Bontrager Carbon wheel options. I'm gonna stick to my XT 11sp for a long time anyway, but I do like the new hub spline, and the new freehub mech is awesome, I have a 10sp Ultegra hub with a silent freewheel, I love coasting in silence.
BikesBoatsNJeeps RichardCunningham's article
May 24, 2018 at 14:13
May 24, 2018
Opinion: Moving The Needle
@raditude: man, I used to shred big wheel tires back in the day, those things wouldn't last a weekend.
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