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iantmcg mikekazimer's article
Mar 27, 2017 at 14:40
18 hours
Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 - Review
@jclnv: It is easy enough to work on PF BB the problem is any deviation from manufacturing tolerance leads to creaking and the part has to be replaced enough that you run the risk of ovalization and material deformation over time.
iantmcg vernonfelton's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 11:41
Mar 24, 2017
Does It Matter Where Your Bike Was Built? - Pinkbike Poll
@snoopy24777: Honda and Toyota make more cars in America than the American car companies. And they are all owned by shareholders around the globe. Not sure if it really makes a ton of difference other than giving you redneck cred.
iantmcg vernonfelton's article
Mar 24, 2017 at 11:29
Mar 24, 2017
Does It Matter Where Your Bike Was Built? - Pinkbike Poll
I was at the local big box hardware store the other day looking for a brush that screws on to the end of an extender pole. I found one that would work for the job and screw it on to one of the extender poles at the store and it won't stay on, take a closer look and the threads are stripped, grab another brush and that is stripped too, looked like a manufacturing flaw, probably not the best design to mold the female threads out of hard plastic. I show one of the employees and their first reaction was, "well we get our inventory from all over the world, it could be made in China." I look at the label and it has a big ole' flag and a Made in America print. I guess the reality is it is more about the product you design and the specifications. You can make stuff of good or poor quality anywhere in the world. It just so happens that a lot of companies looking to outsource manufacturing often look to cut other costs that could affect the quality of the end product. Though there is some value to having your engineering department within a stones throw of the manufacturing facility, that and when you outsource it is more likely your intellectual property gets stolen.
iantmcg mikelevy's article
Mar 9, 2017 at 12:47
Mar 9, 2017
Shit Happens - Opinion
My worst crash in the last 6 months was while setting the sag in my garage.
iantmcg RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 13:49
Feb 22, 2017
iantmcg RichardCunningham's article
Feb 22, 2017 at 9:56
Feb 22, 2017
Shimano Announces Affordable Deore M6000 Group and a Wide Range SLX Option
@mikealive: My bike store told me I could find a better deal on what I was looking for online. They have 3 or 4 service guys working most of the time when I go in there. I think they are the most succesful store in town because they offer sound advice and make a good portion of their money on service.
iantmcg paulaston's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 11:14
Feb 7, 2017
Huck Norris Tire Insert - Review
@xeren: yeah, I am running bit narrower rims still.
iantmcg paulaston's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 10:18
Feb 7, 2017
Huck Norris Tire Insert - Review
@Babesquatch: oh, you are right I was doing (pi)r instead of (pi)d
iantmcg paulaston's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 9:00
Feb 7, 2017
Huck Norris Tire Insert - Review
by my math it should be closer to 6 cm.
iantmcg paulaston's article
Feb 7, 2017 at 8:49
Feb 7, 2017
Huck Norris Tire Insert - Review
I don't get the whole love affair with running stupidly low tire pressures. Whenever I try to go much below 26 psi or so I get tons of tire roll when making hard turns.
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