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dsut4392 RichardCunningham's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 16:16
Dec 4, 2017
Niner Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy with Pending Sale to Colorado Investment Group
@ctd07: Meh, my friends and I spent just as much time gasbagging back in the day when we all rode alloy hardtails because suspension hadn't yet filtered past niche DH bikes, and carbon wasn't even considered fit for road bikes. Hell, we could even gasbag while riding up hills in those days, as well as in the carpark. Yes, a lot of trails have been dumbed down, but despite expanding waistlines and family commitments, we ride our full carbon everything max wank factor bikes way faster down much steeper, harder lines that we would have thought possible for mortals like us 15 years ago. Yes, the sport has become much more accessible, which has removed some of the adventure on local tracks. But the improvements to bikes have also enabled progression which allows us to have new adventures.
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Dec 4, 2017 at 15:51
Dec 4, 2017
Pinkbike Poll - How Much Did You Spend on Your Bike?
@pancakeflatted: More than half the responses to the 'new bike' poll so far are for bikes below $4k, despite the fact that the poll is on Pinkbike (which in itself is catering to a subset of riders who are likely to spend more than Joe average, because we are actually interested enough in mountain bikes to read about them as well as ride them). But no, you work in a bike shop therefore over 7000 people are wrong.
dsut4392 paulaston's article
Nov 7, 2017 at 23:35
Nov 7, 2017
October 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
@jaame: nicely played:)
dsut4392 paulaston's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 15:45
Nov 1, 2017
October 2017 - Good Month or Bad Month?
"BDS series"? How much does that one cost to enter? Tell me in an SMS message and I'll use my PIN number to with withdraw cash money from an ATM machine. Or maybe I can pay directly if you send me the IBAN number and BIC code?
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 15:29
Nov 1, 2017
Fouriers Quick True Tool - Review
@vinay: If you have rim brakes and can't figure out where your wheel is out of true than you have bigger problems!
dsut4392 mikelevy's article
Nov 1, 2017 at 15:22
Nov 1, 2017
Fouriers Quick True Tool - Review
@Poulsbojohnny: I've had the same zip tie on the chain stay of my commuter for exactly this purpose for about 17 years. No need to remove it. There's less plastic in a zip tie than in the packaging of this tool, never mind the energy cost of manufacture.
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
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