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bmbracing dan-roberts's article
Aug 7, 2020 at 14:13
Aug 7, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: What Are Your Favorite & Most Hated Workshop Tasks?
If the main manufacturers are reading this, please take note of internal cables being THE most hated category in this poll, and start making frames without it! Especially the brake line, as that is also hated, haha....
bmbracing jamessmurthwaite's article
Jul 8, 2020 at 6:13
Jul 8, 2020
The Frace F160 is Milled From a 70kg Slab of Aluminum
Gives a new meaning to the stealth look... Ladies and gentlemen, the world's first invisible bike!
bmbracing ClintTrahan's article
Jul 1, 2020 at 14:15
Jul 1, 2020
49 Bikes of Whistler Bike Park Opening Day 2020
Me scrolling down: Boring...boring...not bad...boring...boring...reaches Banshee at the end - WHOOHOO I'VE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN!!! :D (Or for some, "MY EYES! I'M BLIND!) To paraphrase a famous quote, whenever I see a rider on a Monster T, I no longer despair for the biking race. ;)
bmbracing dan-roberts's article
Jul 1, 2020 at 14:04
Jul 1, 2020
Opening Day Survey 2020: What People Are Riding at the Whistler Bike Park
26" making a comeback - doubled its share since last year! :D
bmbracing pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 14:20
Jun 10, 2020
Enter the Pinkbike Reader Rides Contest to Win Swag From OneUp
@sledMXer: I have no idea ;) - I've only ever sold frames etc as I re-use lots of the parts for other builds! At least with the retro stuff you don't have to worry about depreciation - have always got back what I bought them for. Think I'll be keeping the OG Foes til it dies though. :) You don't find many this side of the pond! But given that they're short, steep and 26" wheels, the PR folks would have you believe that you'll need to pay someone to take it and then they'll crash'n'burn riding it! :D :P
bmbracing pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 8, 2020 at 14:38
Jun 8, 2020
Enter the Pinkbike Reader Rides Contest to Win Swag From OneUp
Yeah likewise - I would enter my retro Foes DH/freeride steed, but I don't use Instagram. It's funny how it always draws the crowds at the local tracks despite being 15 years old and surrounded by carbon dentist bikes! :D
bmbracing miles-mallinson-bike's article
Jun 7, 2020 at 5:17
Jun 7, 2020
Video: Celebrating the Zero Flow Lung Killing Technical Climb
@miles-mallinson-bike: I second that - rode this track once from the CIC hut, and as someone rather lacking in both skills and fitness, the downhill was not much better - those endless ditch crossings get pretty tiring when you have no trials abilities and have to dismount each time! :D Great views and 'big country' feeling though. And the last bit in the forest was good, when the speed picks up a lot. :) Love your video, well filmed and top skills!
bmbracing danielsapp's article
May 26, 2020 at 14:56
May 26, 2020
[Updated] Mountain Biker Attacked by Grizzly Bear Near Big Sky, Montana
@km79: True, but they keep making noises about reintroducing wolves - might see some missing or savaged MTBers over here too! :D Mind you, I see plenty of dangerous 'wildlife' in some of our urban areas! ;)
bmbracing jamessmurthwaite's article
May 23, 2020 at 14:08
May 23, 2020
Video: Claudio Caluori Tries to Keep up With Nino Schurter on his Home Trails
A bunch of us were at the famous Innerleithen quarry jump on the DH track - for those that don't know, a high-speed kicker across a road, with a rough curved run-in down the quarry wall - the run-in was was snowy/icy and we all decided to give it a miss, and then suddenly this lad on a XC hardtail flew down, seat still at full height, and cleared the entire road by a huge margin. Most DHers don't go as big as that. Mental skills.
bmbracing jamessmurthwaite's article
May 14, 2020 at 8:56
May 14, 2020
Video: Can Luca Shaw Learn the Dark Arts of Wheel Building on Zoom?
Who needs a trueing stand anyway? Lace it up and then bung it in the frame or fork to do the dishing and trueing. Although it was a bit harder when I did a Lefty front wheel because, well, it's not a fork... :P That was a 24-spoke 2-cross XC wheel - super light! The shop guy who did my first DH wheel was a genius - it's still running true - 20 years later... think the metal fatigue is well and truly setting in now, but it's hard to find affordable DH-quality 26" rims or wheels now! Definitely worth learning to build your own wheels though, saves a fortune and gives more choice. I was forced to learn years ago when I got a V10 Mk1 with those custom Hadley rear hubs, and had to move my old rim on to the new hub. Thanks to the great Sheldon Brown guides! That first time took me nearly 2 days (not least because I completely fubar'd the lacing and had to dismantle the whole thing), probably down to 2 hours now and picked up quite a few nuances along the way. Next job will be to rebuild my trail back wheel - good Hope hub but really heavy rim and old mismatched badly-tensioned spokes - got a lighter rim in the house. I use Alpina DB spokes and brass nipples for my own builds.
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