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dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Oct 14, 2017 at 4:30
Oct 14, 2017
Poll - How Clean is EWS Racing?
@JTrain91: it takes a minimum of 6 and usually closer to 10 years post graduate work and study to be qualified as a medical specialist. So if he really is about to be a urologist, then he has been out of med school for quite a while.
dsut4392 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 28, 2017 at 20:27
Sep 28, 2017
Spy Shots: Cube Rolls Out New 29er at Finale Ligure EWS
@vinay: Have an e13 DRS on my 2014 Trance, seems to work OK. That said, I've never really had a problem with front derailleurs, probably helps that I got my first road bike with 2x5 with downtube friction shifters in about 1982. No ramps or pins or fancy tooth profiling in those days, modern drivetrains let us get away with murder. I did find my old SRAM 9.0 front derailleur took some getting used to, it had very high spring tension and would dump the chain off inboard if you didn't back right off the power and pedal slowly when downshifting.
dsut4392 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 28, 2017 at 20:22
Sep 28, 2017
Spy Shots: Cube Rolls Out New 29er at Finale Ligure EWS
@vinay: I currently have an e13 DRS (without bash guard) on my 2014 Trance, running XT mechanical, but only because it came stock on the bike. I don't have any problems with chain drop... That said, I have never had problems with front mechs, neither rubbing nor dropping the chain. Maybe it helps that I learned how to shift with 2x5 on downtube friction shifters in the early 1980s, before ramped & pinned chainrings and clusters that let you get away with murder? I did find SRAM 9.0SL (from 2002, gripshift) a bit touchy, seemed to have really high spring tension and required backing off the power and pedalling slowly or it could thrown the chain off inboard on downshift, even with the limit screws adjusted as finely as possible. But I got used to it.
dsut4392 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 28, 2017 at 20:22
Sep 28, 2017
dsut4392 davidarthur's article
Sep 25, 2017 at 17:31
Sep 25, 2017
Rose Root Miller - Review
@bcmrider: you forgot to subtract the sales tax: $5957 - $827 = $5130
dsut4392 mattwragg's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 18:04
Sep 20, 2017
Bike Check: Fabien Barel's One-Year-Old Son Gets a Factory Ride
Nope, my 3 year old is riding easy singletrack on a balance bike. Without pedals to stand on every root and rock is bucking him into the air, and a bit of squish in the rear end would be quite helpful.
dsut4392 mattwragg's article
Sep 20, 2017 at 17:32
Sep 20, 2017
Bike Check: Fabien Barel's One-Year-Old Son Gets a Factory Ride
Q-factor. Pegs or foot supports are great for coasting downhill, but when your kid is running along on the flat they have to splay their legs out to the sides awkwardly or they smack their ankles, or jam their foot between the foot support and the ground. My youngest has a Wishbone (present from grandparents, not my choice) and gets around the lack of foot supports by hooking his toes over the top of the stays. Much more aero:) The added advantage of this position is he can brake the rear wheel with the sole of his foot against the tyre, this is great news for us as he was previously chewing through shoes by dragging his toes on the ground to brake.
dsut4392 RichardCunningham's article
Sep 4, 2017 at 18:35
Sep 4, 2017
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 17:59
Aug 30, 2017
Cane Creek Debuts Coil-Sprung Helm Fork - Eurobike 2017
@WAKIdesigns: Thanks. I looked at both but went the other way - Offspring is 1.4kg lighter than Meta HT, and with the ratio of sprung/unsprung mass on a kids bike I didn't feel the suspension fork was going to offer much. My kid is a long way off doing manuals and I think the longer & slacker Canyon will help his confidence, plus the longer CS will help it fit for longer as he gets taller (as a slightly taller than average guy I'm not a fan of super short chain stays on my own bikes, so perhaps I'm following my own bias there). Aside from the fork, the spec of the Canyon is basically the same as the Commencal Meta. Spec of Ramones is way lower in every respect, cheapo no name v brakes, nutted steel axles, cheaper tyres, 7 sp Tourney etc.
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Aug 30, 2017 at 7:46
Aug 30, 2017
Cane Creek Debuts Coil-Sprung Helm Fork - Eurobike 2017
OT, but did you consider the Canyon Offspring 20 for your daughter, and if so what pushed you to the Commencal instead?
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