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Kainerm mattbeer's article
Apr 30, 2024 at 1:57
Apr 30, 2024
Review: Zerode G3 - A Belt Driven, Gearbox Equipped DH Bike
@jackfunk: oh well, there's plenty of special tools and custom parts required (sprocket socket, shift cable installation tool, oil change kit to name a few) but then again these tools should be considered part of the bike as most shops will not have them. And anything beyond that is usually a mail-in service anyway... My commuter Pinion P1.18 has been OK, apart from a catastrophic failure four years in (warranty service took about a week total). I'm sure a chain drive would've been far more problematic in that use case (10 miles per day in any weather with little maintenance since 2018).
Kainerm dmrbikes's article
Apr 30, 2024 at 1:37
Apr 30, 2024
Video: Titanium Hardtail Hits
Website link is broken... Bike looks killer, and 1800£ frame pricetag didn't shock me either. Long slack hardtails are just such a hoot!
Kainerm edspratt's article
Apr 1, 2024 at 23:48
Apr 1, 2024
Slack Randoms: Lemon-Powered Transmission, Testing a Lahar DHV M9, eBike Street Sweepers & More
@bikeryder85: Joke's on you, I grew up and live in a country that borders the iron curtain. My home town was under Russion occupation following WW II. Ukraine is less than 400 miles from here. Kosovo 500 miles. So we have plenty of refugees coming over - also from Syria and Afghanistan, for example, plus literal boatloads of people from Africa. We are not and Island with a tiny border with a fairly well developed Nation - we ACTUALLY have a lot of refugees and people coming over to earn a better wage. And you know what - Austria is one of the most peaceful places you can be. Nobody needs to carry - because we don't have herds of people struggling paycheck to paycheck. Out homicide rate is about 1/7th that of the US - despite being "surrounded" by "Mafia Badlands". FUD and wage inequality is what is making the US a miserable place to be - not immigrants.
Kainerm edspratt's article
Apr 1, 2024 at 0:41
Apr 1, 2024
Slack Randoms: Lemon-Powered Transmission, Testing a Lahar DHV M9, eBike Street Sweepers & More
@bikeryder85: yeah, the issue is that people think they need a gun to defend themselves against pretty much anything. They are afraid enough to shoot at somebody turning around in their driveway, because they may be communist aliens or whatever. Getting rid of the guns, educating people, and giving them some sense of security would 100% solve the problem. But that doesn't work in a society which is focused on profits for big corporations by any means possible - keeping people in a constant state of uneducated fear is part of the plan.
Kainerm sarahmoore's article
Feb 10, 2024 at 0:17
Feb 10, 2024
Velo Digest: AXS Battery Solar Charging Patent, A Gearbox Gravel Bike, Assos’ $7000 Skinsuit, & More
Gravel bike with Pinion... Save single watts with aero components - piss away 10% of the input in the gearbox. (NB: I commute on a rigid pinion touring bike. My lyrik forked, steel 2.8-cushcored Hardtail is more efficient and lighter)
Kainerm sarahmoore's article
Feb 10, 2024 at 0:15
Feb 10, 2024
Velo Digest: AXS Battery Solar Charging Patent, A Gearbox Gravel Bike, Assos’ $7000 Skinsuit, & More
@warmerdamj: no, it's like ditching Strava and going out on a ride with actual people.
Kainerm mattbeer's article
Feb 7, 2024 at 23:41
Feb 7, 2024
Burning Question: Where Do Wheel Component Manufacturers Stand on Tire Inserts?
@R-M-R: and the beauty of an insert is that it redistributes some of the local (high) pressure of a small area impact across a larger surface, preventing pinches.
Kainerm mattbeer's article
Feb 7, 2024 at 23:32
Feb 7, 2024
Burning Question: Where Do Wheel Component Manufacturers Stand on Tire Inserts?
@leadsledpaintrain: it is the same over here. And yes, manufacturers giving actual performance numbers could be quite helpful. Air forks typically have a sticker with the recommended pressure on them, depending on rider weight. You'd be surprised how many riders have no idea how important tire pressure is...
Kainerm mattbeer's article
Feb 7, 2024 at 23:29
Feb 7, 2024
Burning Question: Where Do Wheel Component Manufacturers Stand on Tire Inserts?
Disagree. Heavier casings have some advantages, but also downsides. They don't offer a comparable level of damping and do almost nothing for tire retention. They mainly help with pinch flats and sideall slits. Inserts don't help with sidewall slits, but do even more for pinches.
Kainerm mattbeer's article
Feb 7, 2024 at 23:27
Feb 7, 2024
Burning Question: Where Do Wheel Component Manufacturers Stand on Tire Inserts?
Same for me. No insert means endless flats and burps. Or Tire pressure too high for comfort and traction. Especially on the hardtail.
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