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delusional mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 15:02
Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@TheRaven: I would happily buy a $20 rebuild kit for a $30 part. Why would I throw away something that can be repaired?
delusional mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 9:45
Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
@Tr011: They do? That means you can replace things like seals in the lever and caliper? That's great news if so!The impression I'd got from recent articles on NSMB was that both Sram and Magura had gone down the same road as Shimano and weren't able to be rebuilt like that.
delusional mikelevy's article
Nov 17, 2017 at 9:34
Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
I was wondering about this. From what I understand none of the Shimano, Magura, or Sram brakes are actually serviceable beyond bleeding and replacing level blades - if a piston seal goes you throw the whole cylinder unit out and replace it new. I wouldn't consider that "spare parts" at that point, and it's definitely not inline with any environmental considerations! The TRP by contrast (and it sounds like maybe the Trickstuff) is completely user serviceable much like my old Avid Elixirs (which, largely thanks to being so serviceable, lasted for years).
delusional paulaston's article
Nov 11, 2017 at 17:14
Nov 11, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
I love the look of bamboo frames, but I've not been able to find anyone building an even moderately aggressive MTB frame out of the stuff. Does such a thing as an aggressive bamboo frame actually exist?
delusional vernonfelton's article
Nov 11, 2017 at 12:33
Nov 11, 2017
7mesh Revelation Jacket V2 - Review
@tj7mesh: That's fantastic! I'm back being a student right now, so unlikely to be able to pick one up for a little while, but it'll definitely be something I'll be after once I have a proper income again.
delusional paulaston's article
Nov 10, 2017 at 18:13
Nov 10, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
I'm really glad to see more discussion of this, but I think it's important to remember that individual actions will not change anything significant. Apart from anything else, most of us don't have the option to not make heavy use of fossil fuels in our lives as things are currently structured. I did the calculation from some research that was posted here a while ago, and realised that the amount of carbon produced from even the most polluting of bike frames is still only equivalent to what I have to burn every two months on my commute (although I do my best to minimise that). I'm still very much of the opinion that I will avoid buying carbon (and probably aluminium) frames in future. But realise that that's a drop in the ocean, and maybe a little pointless when I have to buy aluminium rims, cranks, bars, etc. In reality the problem is systemic, and individual choices will not fix it. The belief that we can solve climate change, or any social problems, through consumer choices is pure neoliberal ideology. It's based in an ideology of choice that completely ignores the lack of difference in any of the choices available to us. The only way to make real change is through collective action.
delusional paulaston's article
Nov 10, 2017 at 18:06
Nov 10, 2017
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Care About Sustainability?
@bman33: I don't think that comment was saying that everyone in Canada and the US is the same at all. But coming from the EU it is pretty shocking how culturally attached to dirty great trucks NA really is. Of course that doesn't mean everyone is the same, but there is a cultural trend there which is markedly different than seen anywhere in the EU.
delusional vernonfelton's article
Nov 9, 2017 at 10:51
Nov 9, 2017
7mesh Revelation Jacket V2 - Review
They are a really nicely fitted jacket (at least the old one was, not tried the new one) and feel really comfortable even when tried on in the store. If they had an overhelmet hood I'd have found the cash to buy one by now, but the underhelmet hood completely kills it for me on an MTB.
delusional canadaka's article
Oct 28, 2017 at 11:12
Oct 28, 2017
Top 10 Ridden Canadian Cities of Summer 2017
What I want to see is a stat that balances quality of riding (total km of trails, average trail rating, percentage of black & double black) against number of rides to find the place with the best riding and the least people. Actually... if you do do that, don't publish it!
delusional canadaka's article
Oct 28, 2017 at 11:09
Oct 28, 2017
Top 10 Ridden Canadian Cities of Summer 2017
Well, maybe, but not necessarily. Of course the article is presuming that TF has equal representation of users across Canada, but to be fair that's kind of what they have to do to do anything useful with their data. If we can get the data it would be interesting to do a sanity check against Strava to see how the geographic distribution of riders compares. Could maybe do that by comparing the number of times the top 3 TF trails in each area has been ridden (presuming they're mapped to a Strava segment)? That should make sure we don't get road bikers included, and I think may be something we can actually pull data for fairly easily through the Strava API. Even if that can't be done programmatically, it wouldn't be too much work to do it manually.
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