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bushmill mikelevy's article
Dec 21, 2018 at 12:24
Dec 21, 2018
Chain Reaction Cycles Won't Sell You Shimano Parts if You're in North America
@sherbet: I have a pretty good relationship with my lbs. I consider the owner a friend and he taught me a lot about bike mechanic to the point I can almost fix everything on my bike now. So since I’m pretty independent mechanic-wise, I usually only go see him to check out parts. Unfortunately, he rarely has what I need in stock and always needs to pull out his “evil” distributor binders (as he calls them) to order the parts. And therein lies the problem: distributors! My lbs can only deal with a few big conglomerate distribution monopolies that somehow already quote crazy-stupid high prices at his level. So, naturally, I can always find better prices online. He doesn’t hold a grudge against me for doing so. He’s not an idiot and knows I’ll probably find a better price online. He’s really pissed at the distributors. He hates them with passion. And this is what needs to change in Canada. It’s not the rider that goes online to find good prices that’s killing the lbs, it’s the distributors that are too greedy and can’t give any margins to the lbs to compete with online prices. Besides, when we need something fixed fast, everyone would rather buy their parts right away at their lbs than have to wait.
bushmill sarahmoore's article
Oct 6, 2018 at 20:09
Oct 6, 2018
Is This Wheelie Cheat Device the Best or Worst Idea Ever?
You know what? I don’t know how to manual and I still ride better than my buddies who can. And one of them actually broke his clavicle showing off his douche manual in the parking lot... So what’s the f***in point?
bushmill graubuendenBIKE's article
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:41
Apr 9, 2018
Danny MacAskill & Claudio Caluori's Home of Trails - Video
I would never buy Danny’s used bikes
bushmill vernonfelton's article
Jan 9, 2018 at 20:32
Jan 9, 2018
We've Got Questions: Digging Deep at Enve
“You might know it as Myanmar but it’ll always be Burma to me”
bushmill RockyMountainBicycles's article
Oct 16, 2017 at 16:13
Oct 16, 2017
In the Valley of the Sun with Thomas Vanderham and Sam Schultz
Kinda glitchy a bit eh? Does the vid skip backwards every 20secs or so for anyone else? Me thinks the dude who uploaded it might have been downloading questionable videos at the same time
bushmill mikelevy's article
Aug 29, 2017 at 22:02
Aug 29, 2017
Does Manitou's Mastodon Pro Make Fatbikes More Fun? - Review
@freestylAM: stock 26X80mm alloy rims with studded 4.8" 45Nrth Dillinger 5 for winter and now rolling on 27.5X65mm carbon rims with 3.8" Maxxis Minions FBF/FBR in summer. Dream setup imo.
bushmill mikelevy's article
Aug 29, 2017 at 12:39
Aug 29, 2017
Does Manitou's Mastodon Pro Make Fatbikes More Fun? - Review
The Foes Mutz is a fs fatbike with 150mm front and rear. Won 2 enduro events in my area on it. The thing is in a class of its own. It has grip where other riders hoofed it and picks up speed like a bullet on the descents due to the big wheel momentum. Sold a hardtail fatbike and an enduro to buy it. No regrets. And I can ride 12months a year swapping the wheelsets.
bushmill pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 4, 2017 at 17:48
Apr 4, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Carbon or Aluminum, Norco Sight or Optic?
Foes aluminum frames are on another level. Gotta play fair! ????
bushmill pinkbikeaudience's article
Apr 4, 2017 at 17:47
Apr 4, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Carbon or Aluminum, Norco Sight or Optic?
I've owned 2 carbon bikes, a GT Force Expert and a Santa Cruz Bronson. Both were amazing bikes, especially the Bronson. But the one thing that annoyed me the most with both was the constant creaking under high tork such as pedalling uphill. Even after many visits at the lbs and precise torque adjustments of every bolt on the bikes, regreasing and checking/cleaning of the bottom brackets and seatposts or whatever else it could be, the creaks would always come back. I actually felt ashamed sometimes, like if I was riding a kid's plastic Fisher-Price bike. The 3 bike shops I had working on the bikes all concluded to weaknesses or microstress fractures that developed over time in some areas of the frames, probably internal also, as thorough external inspections did not reveal any weaknesses. So like some have said, I guess the layering process for carbon is probably inconsistent atm. Hopefully it will improve over time. For now I'm back on an aluminum frame. The only noise I now hear is the sweet melody of tires rolling on dirt. No more f***ing creaks!
bushmill vernonfelton's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 16:33
Mar 24, 2017
Does It Matter Where Your Bike Was Built? - Pinkbike Poll
Foes frames are entirely made in house in California
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