Geochemistry

MTBer since 1981, first production MTB was '83 Raleigh 650b, then '82 Diamondback Ridgerunner

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Geochemistry mikekazimer's article
May 16, 2020 at 9:27
May 16, 2020
Shimano Announces New ME700 Clipless Pedals
You think the PD-EF205 can accept toe clips? I can add sheet metal screws in the resin platforms, just like in the old days.
Geochemistry edspratt's article
Apr 30, 2020 at 11:49
Apr 30, 2020
Video: The Creation of the GT RTS - 'Full Travel' Ep.1
I remember when these came out, the shop guys said RTS stood for really terrible suspension. The thing was, it was way better than the URT designs like the Ibis Szabo, which bucked you off when you pointed downhill. The MTB bikes were more into XC smoothing and not gnar riding, which is where the RTS shined. I few weeks ago a saved a perfect RTS example from a neighbor's dumpster, and promptly gave it to a local GT collector. His smile looked like Deadhead on a double dose.
Geochemistry dan-roberts's article
Apr 28, 2020 at 12:25
Apr 28, 2020
Ask Pinkbike: Over-Forking, Missing Bolts & Anti-Squat Energy
A rule-of-thumb I've found accurate for over shocking is 20mm more travel slackens the headtube angle about a degree. Bottom bracket height increases about 10mm. These vary with different wheelbase and chainstay lengths. What I would like to find are more alternative suspension knuckles to modify rear wheel travel and BB height. There are a few out there. It would be nice if manufacturers had options for ride adjustment. Raise the BB and add travel for rocky terrain, lower the BB for fast, flowy loam.
Geochemistry CushCore's article
Apr 28, 2020 at 7:44
Apr 28, 2020
CushCore's New Tire Lever Has a Lifetime Warranty
Switch to Nukeproof ARD. You won't be sorry.
Geochemistry DaveRome's article
Apr 24, 2020 at 5:59
Apr 24, 2020
Review: Granite Design Stash Tools - Hidden Fixes
I bought both barend tools as soon as they came out. I really liked their valve caps, so I had high hopes. But they are limited as to bars they fit - didn't work in either carbon or Spank vibrocore - and they require you to have a 3mm allen available to get the tools. So they immediately went into the drawer of crap that doesn't work. Spend a little more and get a better tool.
Geochemistry nathanhughes's article
Apr 22, 2020 at 19:10
Apr 22, 2020
Photo Epic: Earth Day - A Tribute to the Landscapes We Enjoy on Two Wheels
I just spent two hours slowly scrolling through these incredible photos. None is better or worse than any other. If pressed though, John Day, Oregon.
Geochemistry Tajlucas's article
Apr 19, 2020 at 6:49
Apr 19, 2020
Stay Home and Design - Sunday Comics with Taj Mihelich
Can I preorder a pizza vault in blue to match my Trance?
Geochemistry Tajlucas's article
Apr 15, 2020 at 15:03
Apr 15, 2020
Taj's Over the Alps Trip
I particularly like the anthropomorphized lagomorph with your bike photo. Seems like I've seen that rider rabbit before.
Geochemistry Tajlucas's article
Apr 15, 2020 at 15:00
Apr 15, 2020
Taj's Over the Alps Trip
Mountain biking isn't just gravity riding. Drop bar MTBs are part of the Cunningham/WTB, Ritchey, and Ibis heritage. In your instance it's not about how fast, or steep, or air time, but distance and enjoying the ride. It should count on Pinkbike, and if it doesn't, then Pinkbike no longer serves its MTB purpose.
Geochemistry danielsapp's article
Apr 14, 2020 at 19:21
Apr 14, 2020
Video: The Grom Doughnut Will Make You Smile
Needs foot pegs and water bottle.
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