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Emailsucks98 dariodigiulio's article
May 6, 2024 at 14:16
May 6, 2024
Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird
Haha, 45+Divorcee that's me. Nobody telling me not to spend my money on bikes or not be out riding them. Too old to care about seeing cables on my downtube. Keep the carbon bikes in Asia, I'm happy going back to supporting riders who weld.
Emailsucks98 dariodigiulio's article
May 6, 2024 at 12:36
May 6, 2024
Review: Starling MegaMurmur - The Big Bird
@justanotherusername: Fair enough, but there are many domestic framebuilders doing fillet-brazed single-pivot frames with nicer finishing at much lower prices. Years ago, I used to work for a custom builder who did lugged frames, fillet brazing and TIG welding. Their take was that the benefits of fillet brazing main tube junctions are aesthetics and lower temps allowed for thinner tubes = lighter bikes- especially road or touring bikes. Mountain bike head tubes would always be TIG welded for better yield strength, especially when working with 853. So I'm just wondering what the logic is behind an unfinished fillet brazed joint on an Enduro bike.
Emailsucks98 Starlingcycles's article
May 1, 2024 at 9:49
May 1, 2024
Starling Cycles Extends Warranty To 7 Years
@thewho07: I don't think actual pro riding is what bikes really need to be designed to. I would like to see a "whistler rental fleet" test standard. No torque wrenches, hucks to flat with shocks at 50% sag, shuttling with bikes/pedals smashing into each other on rough roads, long descents with loose headsets & shock hardware, and so on. Furthermore a pro will ride a bike at it's limit for, at most, one season, how a bike holds up under years of abuse by multiple owners & no maintenance is a different story.
Emailsucks98 cyclesdevinci's article
Apr 24, 2024 at 7:45
Apr 24, 2024
Devinci Announces All-New E-Troy Lite & Yoann Barelli Shreds It
I don't think so.... Most people buy eBikes because they make climbing easier. The motors offer almost no benefits on downhill, so how much extra weight people tolerate depends on how easy they want it, how big the climb and how heavy the rider. This bike looks to strike a great balance. I'm very happy with my beefed-up Fuel EXe, which is similar.
Emailsucks98 PROPAIN-Bicycles's article
Apr 6, 2024 at 10:16
Apr 6, 2024
Propain Release New Sresh CF eMTB
@christian-peper21: depends on where you live, steep here. But losing the ability to adjust the headangle is a dumb trade for fussy cable routing that so many people don't want. Sadly I won't buy another propain long as they stick to it. Too many other brands making great bikes without the dumb cable routing and adjustable geometry as a stock feature.
Emailsucks98 PROPAIN-Bicycles's article
Apr 5, 2024 at 7:54
Apr 5, 2024
Propain Release New Sresh CF eMTB
Owned a Tyee before and really liked it. But this cable routing is a deal breaker. I'd want an angleset on this bike or a longer fork to get slacker, neither of which will work. Also likely limited dropper insertion. Still their bikes are good values.
Mar 19, 2024 at 14:04
Mar 19, 2024
Emailsucks98 edspratt's article
Mar 15, 2024 at 13:04
Mar 15, 2024
Myriam Nicole Recovering from Surgery After Thumb Ligament Injury
I had this Stener Lesion thing needing surgery. It was a good 4 months off the bike.
Emailsucks98 dangerholm's article
Mar 13, 2024 at 9:09
Mar 13, 2024
Bike Check: Dangerholm's Scott Genius ST Concept
@bonfire: Bought a new Trek last year, pretty much entirely rebuilt the entire bike twice trying to track down a creak. Ended up being Chris King hubshell. People here talk about stainless bearings not needing replacement, but the cable tourism would drive me nuts as it seems I'm constantly tracking down clicks & creaks (which never turn out to be cable related). Moreover there's simply no benefit to the headset routing other than vanity/aesthetics.
Emailsucks98 dangerholm's article
Mar 12, 2024 at 10:17
Mar 12, 2024
Bike Check: Dangerholm's Scott Genius ST Concept
Used to be that riders could attempt moves that would mangle a derailleur or brake lever, and it wasn't a big deal since you could swap an externally routed lever/hose in minutes- and derailleurs were under $100. I'm not going back to riding skinnies, but where are the actual performance benefits of ANY internal routing? Seems like pure vanity to me, form over function.
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