"We don't ride bikes to add days to our life. We ride bikes to add life to our days."
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May 24, 2020 at 18:071 days
Turning an Old Hardtail into a Custom Dirt Jump Bike
An old buddy of mine, his co-worker fixed an old Breezer Lightning frame that cracked. It cracked almost all the way around the BB shell where it meets the seat tube and part of the down tube. he arc welded the area back together, welds now look like something you'd see on a GT (fugly but strong). Since then, several years later, the area he fixed is still fine but, now I think I see cracks starting to form around the headtube, top tube and bottom tube intersections -- very small but, l'm pretty sure those are cracks I'm seeing under the paint. I'm just going to retire this classic MTB and some day, I'll mount it to the wall with LED light strips on the back side for a little wall art / lamp combo. The light strips along the frame will illuminate the wall. Should be pretty dope when I'm done.
May 22, 2020 at 19:21May 22, 2020
BOX Three -- with BB, never used -- 3 total left to get. 104 BCD CRANKSET BOX THREE 2pc HOLLOW 177 24mmAXLE BOX COMPONENTS Supplier Part # BX-CK1732477-BK UPC / EAN 616043830032 Any color you want, as long as it's black. For 68mm BB shells $190 + shipping, if shipped
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May 21, 2020 at 21:02May 21, 2020
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enough with the next best thing, stop trying to re-invent the wheel... just make it better, stronger, lighter
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2019 BOX stems in various colors and lengths IMPORTANT -- everything listed has a 35mm bar clamp so, keep that in mind. There aren't very many companies with a 35mm bar option. And I would NOT suggest trying to shim a 31.8 bar into a 35.0 stem. BOX CUSP DIRECT MOUNT 50mm in black, red, blue, gun metal Direct mount stem for use with 35mm handlebars Cold forged from 6061-T6 Aluminum this stem offers an excellent balance of strength to weight while outperforming similar stems with much higher prices Finished with a mirror polished anodising and subtle graphics this stem will match any build 50mm, 35mm bar clamp BOX CUSP MTB 35mmX45mmm 55mm or 65mm with 0o rise .. in black, red, or blue Box Cusp Stems combine the enhanced stiffness of an oversized, 35mm clamp interface with a robust and versatile design that meets the needs of a multitude of users 3D forged from the finest 6061-T6 Aluminum, Cusp Stems have a highly engineered main body and 4-bolt faceplate with a zero degree rise that provides incredible depth and control across a wide variety of terrain Designed with modern frame geometries in mind, Cusp Stems are available in three different lengths, making them ideal for today’s trail rider One more time because too many people, slide left and dont pay attention to detail --- ****35mm bar clamp for everything shown*** $50each $45 each for more than one. PLUS SHIPPING IF SHIPPED
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May 14, 2020 at 18:55May 14, 2020
Video: What’s In A World Cup Mechanic’s Tool Box?
just a story about some kids who worked for me through the years ... good kids but, not the sharpest tools in the shed. Story One: I used to buy this ArmorAll foam stuff for cleaning bikes. One day I tell my boyee to clean off a bike that was in the work stand. I continue with what I was doing for a while. The work area was directly behind a half-wall where I was standing at the computer. Suddenly, i hear this hsssssssssssssssssssss noise. Didnt think much of it, thought maybe someone was putting air in or out of a tire. The hsssssssssssssss continues for a while. Occupied with what I was doing, it still didnt register what that noise was. THEN IT DID... oh shit, he's spraying something with the ArmorAll. I rush around the corner and see the bike I told him to clean completely covered with foam. It looked like a bike version of the Stay-Puff guys from Ghost Busters.. Instant regret. The bike had disc brakes and that ArmorAll is an oil based product. I had to replace the pads and rotors cuz the kid took me too literally.
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May 10, 2020 at 9:15May 10, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: How Often Do You Drive to Your Local Trails?
Tame side of trails in Northern VA: https://www.pinkbike.com/video/516398/ made the video for a friend of mine with ALS