millsr4

I raced bmx as a kid but didn't so much as touch a bike for over ten years. I found myself looking for a new outlet when it wasn't snowboard season, then I found mountain biking... there's no looking back now Wink

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millsr4 BWinder's article
May 21, 2019 at 11:49
May 21, 2019
Bike Check: Sophie Riva's Ancillotti Scarab 29 - Superenduro Punta Ala 2019
@sbrdude1: Whether they are to code or not doesn't matter in my opinion. They are charging thousands of dollars for these things, they damn well better look good too!
millsr4 BWinder's article
May 21, 2019 at 9:27
May 21, 2019
Bike Check: Sophie Riva's Ancillotti Scarab 29 - Superenduro Punta Ala 2019
@Weens: Go ahead and say it till you're blue in the face for all I care. It is all part of the equation! Weld penetration, appearance, and warranty ALL matter. Defects are an inevitable fact of manufacturing no matter how pretty something is, sure, but I'm still not paying good money for something that looks like shit.
millsr4 BWinder's article
May 21, 2019 at 8:40
May 21, 2019
Bike Check: Sophie Riva's Ancillotti Scarab 29 - Superenduro Punta Ala 2019
@Weens: You are 100% correct, a visual can fail a weld but can not pass one and the only way to know for sure is by using NDT techniques. This doesn't take away from the fact craftsmanship and visual aesthetics are still important. Especially for something that they charge THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for... I purchase metal fabricated assemblies for a living and I wouldn't want anything I purchase to look sloppy even if they do pass inspections. I would just move on to the next shop because my customers expect it to look good too.
millsr4 BWinder's article
May 21, 2019 at 6:35
May 21, 2019
Bike Check: Sophie Riva's Ancillotti Scarab 29 - Superenduro Punta Ala 2019
@Weens: Visual inspections don't tell you shit about what is going on inside, yes, but there are visual indicators to bad welds as well like pinhole voids and crater cracks. In the past PB has posted pics of frames from this company and the welds were not only messy but filled with voids. That being said this frame looks better. Also there is something to be said for craftsmanship. If you are dishing out thousands of dollars for a frame the welds better damn well be structurally sound and look beautiful.
millsr4 pinkbikeoriginals's article
May 16, 2019 at 17:19
May 16, 2019
Video: The Pinkbike Unofficial Whistler Long Jump Contest
@neimbc: I'm pretty sure it is whichever tire lands farther back, which is why nosing in is the best strategy.
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May 15, 2019 at 9:53
May 15, 2019
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millsr4 edspratt's article
May 3, 2019 at 16:09
May 3, 2019
Martin Maes Announced as Red Bull Athlete
@HankBizzle: Fair enough but in that same article it says this: "The ban, if put in place, would only allow riders to appear to be drinking either Red Bull or a drink from a Red Bull bottle." Hence my comment...
millsr4 edspratt's article
May 3, 2019 at 12:48
May 3, 2019
Martin Maes Announced as Red Bull Athlete
@fautquecaswing: Even water has to be in a Redbull branded bottle...
millsr4 sarahmoore's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 21:28
Apr 30, 2019
Katy Winton Missing EWS Madeira to Recover from Concussion
@JiminOz: Just a FYI, you are completely missing his point and adding nothing to this conversation... We get that wearing a helmet is safer than not and that you can still get injured wearing one. I myself once spent 3 days in an ICU after a head impact with a helmet. All that said, it doesn't change the fact that it is personal choice as to how much risk a person is willing to take and if they don't want to wear a helmet it is none of your concern. Riding a mountain bike in an inherently risky activity so who are you to dictate how much risk one chooses to add to that activity? Anyone that tries to tell me how to have fun on my bike or board can f#ck right off.
millsr4 sarahmoore's article
Apr 30, 2019 at 10:14
Apr 30, 2019
Katy Winton Missing EWS Madeira to Recover from Concussion
@WAKIdesigns: They may have no problem watching you hit the DJ's and I'm sure they admire it to an extent but try asking them to give it a go themselves... even on something small... they WILL call you crazy lol. Just to be clear I always wear a helmet due to my personal history with head injuries but I still stand by people's right to decide for themselves.
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