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Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 14:35
Nov 14, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@Robbyc78: cry me a river.
Racer951 mikekazimer's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 11:11
Nov 14, 2017
Specialized Hillbilly Grid Tire - Review
To be fair to specialized, their tyres are pretty cheap compared to much of the competition.
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 6:43
Nov 14, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@ThomDawson: I will leave this here, you are so full of contractictions, I will let you go on breaking your bike and rounding those bolt heads off while you fail to understand the majority of people that ride bikes dont have 'show ponies' but dont deliberately try and bash them to bits either
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 5:12
Nov 14, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@bkm303: I agree that Torx are better in this regard but rotor bolts are one of the few areas I agree that improvements could be made with regard to head size - They can be a right pain in the arse if corroded and stuck hard in the hub - heat cycling + corrosion + threadlock can make them seize up quite well.
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 5:10
Nov 14, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@jimmyconnors: There is very little difference between how styles of government deal with environmental issues because there is very little actual difference between governments in reality - all of them are owned and funded by corporations. Capitalism in many ways is government.
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 5:06
Nov 14, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@ThomDawson: But MTB is not about smashing bikes up and riding rampage every day - what planet are you on?, most people ride trails, singletrack, in the woods etc not on a concrete bowl / park / street and crashing every 20 mins - They dont want to ride a bike with huge overbuild components just because some people cant tighten a bolt properly and they have jobs to return to after riding, they cant smash themselves up either. And your point about being familiar with componentry in an engineering sense falls short if you think bolts fail before components - you are seriously suggesting you would not pull the thread / break the component before the bolt? A 12.9 bolt has a tensile of over 1200mpa, 6061 is just over 220. I mean if you really think steel bolts are breaking all over the place how is it that many WC level DH racers use Ti bolts in all sorts of areas, including stem bolts - do you see their bikes falling apart, are you suggesting maybe they dont ride hard enough either?
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 4:54
Nov 14, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@WAKIdesigns: Is the problem not that government and capitalism is blurred? Corporate law ensures a company does what it can to maximise shareholder profits, we all know that to some companies that means literally anything they can get away with - Dumping crap into rivers, fiddling emissions tests, aggressive lobbying, paid propaganda and biased scientific reports. We need governments to do exactly that, govern, in a sensible manner, so prevent corruption and environmental ruin. When the lines blurr we get a pot full of piss e.g. Trump rowing back on lots of common sense environmental legislation to further business profit his and his parties friends. Much like Teresa May being married to a man that helps construct tax efficiencies or others in government who are close to large consulting and service providers. But be fair Waki - the defenition of capitalism cannot 'favour' environmentalism as that can only hinder potential growth.
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 14, 2017 at 3:50
Nov 14, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@ThomDawson: Take a look at engineering specification for bolt strength and the relationship between bolt strength, thread strength and the strength of the component that the bolt is being used within. E.g. rather than use an M8 bolt, could you utilise a longer engaged thread length if required? - Where would you like to move your point of failure to? What I am saying here is components fail before bolts do in almost all cases already - stems crack before the bolts snap, bars break first, etc etc. Your point about Mickey Mouse crap is only valid in situations where manufacturers make custom bolts (like pivot points and crank fasteners) in aluminium and stick 5mm headset in them, likely for manufacturing ease - its easier to broach smaller bolt heads. BMX bikes are overbuilt beacause people smash the crap out of them and they are small and simple bikes so a little extra weight isnt a huge problem - How exactly do Commencal do the same? Do you have any examples of this other than the stem cap and maybe their pivot bolts, everything else looks pretty standard to me. We just dont need larger bolts on most bicycle components, your example of nobody damaging parts is false - larger bolt heads = larger allen keys and therefore more leverage. Larger bolts would also mean larger components, bigger, bulkier stems, larger brake callipers etc You are asking to a solution to a problem that just isnt widespread (apart from disc rotor bolts, they are shite)
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 13, 2017 at 13:13
Nov 13, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@ThomDawson: sure is, there are plenty of beginner bicycle maintenance courses nowadays.
Racer951 paulaston's article
Nov 13, 2017 at 11:52
Nov 13, 2017
Commencal Supreme SX - Review
@ThomDawson: you sound like a total hack, learn to use tools correctly. How do Commencal exactly use 'proper' bolts then other than on pivots etc? Do they use custom brake calliper bolts? Larger than usual stem bolts? Bolt heads are not huge because it they don't need to be unless you want to overtighten everything until it breaks. Quality tools with decent tolerances and good bolts are more important than using huge bolt heads so people can go nuts and break parts.
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