deeeight

I NEVER EVER EVVVVEEERRRR SHIP C.O.D.

Block user

Recent

Added 12 photos to old-photos
Apr 21, 2018 at 19:53
Apr 21, 2018
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 8:50
Apr 13, 2018
Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review
Pinkbike (or any magazine/review site for that matter) only reviews things that the manufacturers actually send them to review. Sunrace usually submits their stuff to Dirt Rag or MBA..things still in print format.
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Apr 13, 2018 at 8:44
Apr 13, 2018
Garbaruk 10 x 50 Wide-Range 11-Speed Cassette for SRAM XD Drivers - Review
shorter chainstays are more prone to backpedal dropping because while the chainline might be spot on...that's in the middle of the cassette... go to the extremes and the chain is under a greater side load.
deeeight RSD-Bikes's article
Mar 22, 2018 at 5:13
Mar 22, 2018
RSD Bikes Release 27.5+ MiddleChild Steel Enduro Bike
It would be nice if they provided.a frame weight since it is available as a frame only as well.
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2018 at 20:47
Mar 21, 2018
Niner Acquired by United Wheels - Chris Sugai Talks About What Lies Ahead
@Klainmeister: Yes, I still get notifications on threads from years ago that someone suddenly finds and comments on.
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2018 at 18:23
Mar 21, 2018
Niner Acquired by United Wheels - Chris Sugai Talks About What Lies Ahead
@Deanosuar: What L ? Have you even read what Niner presents for the CVA explanation on their website and compared it to what Balfa claimed when they were still in existence for their 2-step linkage ? Have you ever even seen how the 2-step linkage works ? Niner claim the chain force pulls the bottom link upwards and the upper link downwards...well hey guess what...that's happened on the 2-step. They claim it has minimal chain growth well guess what, at 9.6mm for 140mm wheel travel on the 2-step FR... that's pretty minimal. They claimed it wasn't affected by the chainring size...well neither was the 2-step. Like I said before... the US patent office will accept virtually any sort of claims or wording and won't properly check into any prior art as long as they get paid the fees in full, in advance. This is a problem with an underfunded government agency that derives the majority of their operating budget from the fees they collect on patent and trademark applications. If an inventor fails to list any obviously conflicting prior art...the patent examiner is unlikely to even search their own patent database to find any. http://www.ninerbikes.com/Niner-CVA-Suspension That's how Specialized got their brain shock valve patent. THEY KNEW of prior art...having already licensed Don Richardson's existing patent for inertia valve shocks with the promise of using them on their bicycles, which they then didn't do and didn't pay any of the royalties promised by instead filing for their own patent and didn't disclose the existing patent in their application and well...the examiner never bothered to search for inertia valve suspension and specialized ended up with a patent they've used to bully other bicycle brands and prevented them from using Don's patented design for bicycle related products (as they did to Stratos who'd licensed it also). This is btw the same Don Richardson who had to sue Suzuki motorcycles after they stole one of his inventions. At one time, patent examiners were required to be educated and have experience in the fields they were examining patent applications for... but those days are long gone and most patent examiners today are high school educated with no formal post-secondary education and little knowledge of the fields they're examining applications for. https://patents.justia.com/inventor/donald-g-richardson
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2018 at 10:59
Mar 21, 2018
Niner Acquired by United Wheels - Chris Sugai Talks About What Lies Ahead
http://www.balfa.wooyek.pl/balfa-2step-fr.html
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2018 at 10:55
Mar 21, 2018
Niner Acquired by United Wheels - Chris Sugai Talks About What Lies Ahead
yeah sure you invented it independently, i've heard that one before on inventions. Just like specialized/fox came up with inertia valve shocks first, or the folks at smart parts invented electronic paintball guns. Its the USPTO... if you prepay all the fees, and use creative wording, they'll grant patents for practically anything even if its got well known prior art. I knew a fellow who once held patents for what were essentially "the wheel" and "fire", just to prove how badly run the agency was, and how poorly educated their examiners were who were rubber stamping the applications.
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Mar 21, 2018 at 9:57
Mar 21, 2018
Niner Acquired by United Wheels - Chris Sugai Talks About What Lies Ahead
Look...first off the Niner's CVA or whatever they call it is a ripped off copy of the Balfa 2-step linkage design. Balfa had gone out of business before Niner was founded, and Procycle had abandoned the patent application Balfa had started before being bought out by then, and then subsequently eliminated as a competition source to Rocky Mountain bicycles. So niner conveniently took an existing design without patent protection, and then claimed to have invented it first and filed for a patent on it. As to breaking the lower link...yes...there are photos of broken links in the niner forum on mtbr.
deeeight RichardCunningham's article
Mar 20, 2018 at 16:42
Mar 20, 2018
Niner Acquired by United Wheels - Chris Sugai Talks About What Lies Ahead
@Sycip69er: LOL... how little you know of the brand's history.
Load more...
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2018. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.
dv56 0.081470
Mobile Version of Website