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FuzzyL RichardCunningham's article
Feb 2, 2018 at 2:22
Feb 2, 2018
Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers - Review
Allen wrenches would actually be useful when on the trail. So they are not on this tool because it only combines stuff that nobody needs trailside. I mean, maybe I'm just not imaginative enough, but why would you ever want to open a master link, while you're out riding? If your chain breaks it is open at the broken link already... And what you will need then is a chain tool. And the only thing an aluminium tire lever is good for is to scratch your rims. And I also can't think of any situation, in which I would want to remove a valve core. I'm carrying a tube, im case I have a flat - ok there might be someone who carries a spare tire and sealant, and would want to remove the valve core to fill in the sealant and seat the tire - hopefully I never ride with that guy, can't imagine how long that might take. Yes, there might come a day, when I won't manage to remove the valve with my fingers, in order to put in m spare tube. Then my trusty, old, uncool leatherman will have to do, I guess.
FuzzyL davidarthur's article
Jan 22, 2018 at 22:45
Jan 22, 2018
Tech Randoms 2 - Core Bike Show 2018
@mnorris122: Europe does not have issues with land access? What gives you that idea? Almost in every European country there are trails now, that are banned for MTBs, and for example there's regions in Germany where proper mountainbiking is basically outlawed ("only trails wider than 2 meters allowed").
FuzzyL paulaston's article
Jan 17, 2018 at 10:57
Jan 17, 2018
Hope Cuts Price on Made-in-England Carbon Bike
@jollyXroger: Did you actually read the article that you linked, or just the headline? Somehow, I do not see the connection to Hope, or to drivereights rant about the demise of the bike industry. Of course the soaring sales of ebikes cannibalize sales of real bicycles. And there might indeed come a shift of production from Taiwan to Cambodia, etc. But there we are not talking about 10k highend MTBs...
FuzzyL paulaston's article
Jan 16, 2018 at 22:36
Jan 16, 2018
Hope Cuts Price on Made-in-England Carbon Bike
And you come to this astonishing conclusion, because one brand, that probably sold only a handful of their niche bikes so far, now dropped the price of their averagely equipped bike as low as US$ 7,600.-?
FuzzyL mikelevy's article
Jan 10, 2018 at 11:16
Jan 10, 2018
Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX - Review
@imperial: Topeak offers "torque bits", with 4,5, and 6 Nm. I carry one with 5nm, works for most parts on my bike, at least well enough to get me home.
FuzzyL pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 8, 2018 at 4:42
Jan 8, 2018
Ultra-Short Stems, Kids' Seats For Getting Rad, a DHX2 Remote Lockout Kit, and More - Tech Briefing, January 2018
If you're not able to ride with a child in this seat without killing it, I'd suggest to spend the saved money on skills courses instead of new parts.
FuzzyL pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 4, 2018 at 9:25
Jan 4, 2018
Sam Pilgrim Signs with Haibike
Of course the impact is different. Even leaving aside that the more powerful ebikes can easily spin the rear wheel, exiting a corner (and riders do, at least here), the accumulator capacity is getting bigger every year. If suddenly everybody can easily cover a hundred miles instead of the twenty he could do under his own steam, of course that changes the impact...
FuzzyL pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 4, 2018 at 9:17
Jan 4, 2018
Sam Pilgrim Signs with Haibike
@poah: Easy, I just did. ;-) I see some parallels. As I said, in my view, ebikes are great for providing people with a possibility to ride, who otherwise couldn't. Just as disabled bays are good for granting them easy access to the mall. On the other hand, someone who is physically able to do so should ride a real bicycle, and not use an ebike just because it makes the uphills easier. Just as he should not park in the disabled bay, just because the way is shorter.
FuzzyL pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 4, 2018 at 0:28
Jan 4, 2018
Sam Pilgrim Signs with Haibike
@poah: Nobody sees an issue with your dad, or anybody else who is physically disabled, getting out on an ebike. It's absolutely fine, when somebody who is disabled seeks assistance. It's when everybody else goes for the disabled parking spots that the problems start.
FuzzyL mikekazimer's article
Dec 28, 2017 at 13:00
Dec 28, 2017
Ride More, Think Less - Opinion
Well, most of us who are in full time jobs, and/or have little children just don't find the time to ride as often as we'd like to. Now, thinking about riding, or contemplating which bike would be best if we were planning to ride the EWS, you don't need a large window of opportunity for that. And the upside of holding on to that fulltime job long enough is, that, besides putting bread on the table, you might be able to afford that 10k sled, even if you are not going to ride it much, but it will stil be great every time you do, and the rest of the days you can at least have a quick peek at it before leaving for the office.
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