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dominic54 edspratt's article
Mar 1, 2021 at 8:19
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Five Ten Launches Freerider Shoes Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic
Totally agree. But can I reorder your post slightly? "First: Encourage companies to use less single use plastics in packaging." There are some incredibly easy wins here, in terms of impact and waste. Then, greener solutions, circular lifecycles, game on!
dominic54 danielsapp's article
Feb 3, 2021 at 8:43
Feb 3, 2021
Vee Tire Co Release Attack HPL Tire
But it says this has "limitless grip and control". Nobody else has said that. So, must be worth it.
dominic54 tayachain's article
Feb 3, 2021 at 2:27
Feb 3, 2021
Taya Chain Launches its New Rollerless Chain
So many shiny visuals. So little data or analysis.
dominic54 alicialeggett's article
Jan 22, 2021 at 13:23
Jan 22, 2021
Propain Acknowledges Long Lead Times and Price Increases
Shipping bikes around the globe by air is a horrendous prospect...
dominic54 jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 15, 2020 at 7:44
Dec 15, 2020
Knolly Bikes Suing Intense for Alleged Patent Infringement
I once saw them described as ‘having a back end that looked like a smashed crab’. Strong visual. It stuck with me.
dominic54 jamessmurthwaite's article
Dec 15, 2020 at 7:42
Dec 15, 2020
Knolly Bikes Suing Intense for Alleged Patent Infringement
@TheBearDen: since we’re in full speculation mode (and who doesn’t love a bit of that...): it’s also possible that Intense developed their suspension design independently - since, after all, a straight seat tube isn’t rocket science. They then did a patent search for due diligence, which is a common part of the process after you’ve come up with a design, and found that Knolly had one which their design infringed. That might be the ‘studied our design’ part. Perhaps they tried to work it out with Knolly, perhaps not, but of all the things to ‘steal’ from another company, this seems a little odd. The engineering time invested in developing a linkage would be so much more valuable.
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Dec 9, 2020 at 6:38
Dec 9, 2020
Selling
Dec 9, 2020 at 6:37
Dec 9, 2020

Liteville 301 mk 8 frameset, Large, Monarch RT3

$350 GBP
For sale with a bit of sadness... my lovely Liteville 301. I'm the second owner, and have upgraded and generally looked after the bike well. £350 posted in the UK, or £325 local pick-up. I can ship abroad if need be but get in touch and we'll discuss. It's a 26" frame; others have managed to run a 27.5" wheel in it too... I've tried the 27.5 wheel from my friend's bike and it fits with a 2.25 Nobby Nic tyre, but I imagine it'll depend on rim width and tread profile. I've really enjoyed owning this bike and I've progressed a ton as a rider because of it. It's a really nicely engineered frame, and surprisingly light at 2.4kg - lighter than many carbon framesets. I've run it with both a 160 and a 140mm fork and preferred the latter, but if you need the extra squish the 160 was good too. I had it built up with carbon wheels into a 25.5lb mega trail bike. It's really poppy and fun to ride. And damn, it's so... metally. Nice welds, straight lines. I've ridden it everywhere from classic peak district long loops, to back country and bike packing in the Alps, and it's saved me many times! The key setup points are as follows: 140mm rear suspension - though you can set it up as either 120 or 160 too, if you buy the right linkage plates. The frame was originally black anodised. I had it stripped (having checked with Liteville that this was ok) back to bare aluminium, which has left a lovely patinated, slightly bronze colour with some surface variation - all as shown in the pictures. I've upgraded the hardware with narrower Syntace shock bolts to allow fitment of offset bushes. These give a head angle of 66.5 and seat angle of 73; 2mm bb drop, with a 615mm top tube - all measured with a 140mm Rockshox Pike. The offset bushes really help the bike to handle well and sit into corners. I've had the Monarch from new. It's still working well, but could do with a service - the rebound adjuster isn't effective, which apparently is a common thing. But it's plush, and the three-position compression is working as it should. I've fitted a 30.9mm seatpost shim (the frame as standard is 34.9) which covers most makes of dropper, and the frame is drilled for stealth routing. There's a minimalist Mt Zoom seat collar which has always been sufficient to keep things solid. A few points about the condition: I replaced all the frame bearings, and they're running smoothly. I've left the derailleur housing on, which is partly internal, because it's nearly new - hopefully it'll be of use. I've also recently fitted mastic chainstay protection. There are a couple of dents, which are common with these. Two in the top tube; one in the downtube; one in the seatstay. All as pictured. These were all from the previous owner and haven't given me any cause for concern. Of course it has the usual scuffs from being actually ridden as intended, but nothing more significant. The frame comes with Syntace X12 axle (12x142 spacing), and a syntace integrated headset, all as pictured. I'm 5'11" and it was a good fit for me; it'd happily go a few inches either way. For my 34" inseam I was able to run a 210mm dropper. Happy to answer any questions.

dominic54 jamessmurthwaite's article
Oct 13, 2020 at 9:57
Oct 13, 2020
dominic54 daysaver's article
Sep 22, 2020 at 5:08
Sep 22, 2020
Video: Daysaver Multitool Offers 9 Tools & Weighs Only 45g
This is a really great idea, and I’d be into it for about $30. The money is crazy. Just a thought to the designers - It’d be good to consider how it fits together with a whole ecosystem - chain breaker; tyre plugs; 10mm sleeve for the 8mm key (suits some cranks); the ability to take a standard tool bit so that you can supplement the base functions with your-bike-specific ones, at minimal cost and weight penalty.
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