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lanka jamessmurthwaite's article
Jun 10, 2020 at 14:32
Jun 10, 2020
lanka danielsapp's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 16:42
Jun 9, 2020
3 Pro Bikes from Downhill Southeast - Windrock 2020
@novajustin: Some companies do grind the welds, like trek on their emonda alr road bikes. Cambodian labour is cheap, those bikes are not very expensive. Other companies will do a second pass without adding filler material just to smooth the weld and improve appearance. I'm sure the welds are strong and passed QC, even if they're not the prettiest, and that's all that counts in the end.
lanka danielsapp's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 14:47
Jun 9, 2020
3 Pro Bikes from Downhill Southeast - Windrock 2020
@Sshredder: I just did, Wilson and Spartan say handcrafted in canada, other models like the Troy say designed and assembled in canada. As as said, they outsourced some of the production overseas but not all of it.
lanka danielsapp's article
Jun 9, 2020 at 12:06
Jun 9, 2020
3 Pro Bikes from Downhill Southeast - Windrock 2020
@Sshredder: @Sshredder: I think the Wilson and Spartan alu frames are still made in house, but they outsource the other models overseas now
lanka remymetailler's article
May 31, 2020 at 15:31
May 31, 2020
Video: Building and Riding a New Rock Slab Line with Remy Metailler
@bull-dozer: Exactly, we have a lot of issues here on the island where trails get shut down due to erosion or environmental concerns. In the meantime, logging companies are clearcutting hundreds of square km with total impunity all around them. I'm all for environmental protection and don't approve of wreckless trail building, but we're fighting the wrong battle here.
lanka pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 13, 2016 at 22:22
Oct 13, 2016
lanka pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 16:08
Sep 29, 2016
Tech Talks: Derailleur Hanger Alignment, Presented by Park Tool - Video
Yeah, a good concept, but it sadly has some real life limitation. I think they have to make them out of cheese grade alu to make sure they're the weakest link. As I said, in my experience the threads of the stock hanger rip out before the bolt shears, so I wouldn't be surprised if they get deformed in an impact. The steel version worked flawlessly for me, I've destroyed a couple mech and it's still perfectly straight, but that's no bueno it if destroys a carbon frame, I feel your pain. If the interface of the frame is not straight enough, it should be caught at the QC stage at the factory, but I guess that's what you get when you mass produce frames in China. Thing like brake mounts and calipers need to be perfectly faced as well, but it's usually not an issue these days. Anybody here misses those f$%&ing conical washers that avid used for years to compensate for misaligned mounts?
lanka pinkbikeaudience's article
Sep 29, 2016 at 9:40
Sep 29, 2016
Tech Talks: Derailleur Hanger Alignment, Presented by Park Tool - Video
You can't straighten those syntace hangers Norco uses. They don't use a flimsy piece of metal that's designed to bend like other hangers, the bolt will shear before it bends. The idea is that you can just replace the snapped bolt with the one hidden on your frame and you're good to go with a fully functionnal drivetrain. The problem is that instead of shearing the bolt, it's often the aluminium threads in the hanger itself that strip, so you need to buy a new hanger anyway. This happend twice on my range, so I ended up buying the aftermarket steel version as well. I love them, they are super sturdy and still straight after 3 years of hard use and a few smashed derailleurs. Never had a problem since I made the change, but I have an alu frame, so it's not as big of an issue.
lanka RichardCunningham's article
Sep 16, 2016 at 12:42
Sep 16, 2016
Pinkbike Poll: How Many Suspension Adjustments Do You Actually Need?
This! The thing is that a lot of Joe Blow think they're good riders
Jun 15, 2016 at 21:58
Jun 15, 2016
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