oldschool43

Freestyled in the mid to late 80's, raced BMX 2 years in 90-91, bought my first MTB in 91.

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oldschool43 orbea's article
Jun 23, 2022 at 10:31
Jun 23, 2022
Video: Pure & Simple Hardtail Shredding
@pnwgnarnivore: I run a 203mm front and a 183mm rear on my hardtails. Not over braked at all. Though I did run 183mm front and 160mm rear and they worked pretty good, except on long, fast downhills. That's why I switched. And, you can ride a hardtails fast and rowdy, contrary to popular "opinion".
oldschool43 Tajlucas's article
May 18, 2022 at 12:15
May 18, 2022
The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?
I once knew a berm of which you speak. Roots, tight single track, all down hill, all while trying to gain speed to drift from the loose bottom to the hard, grippy top. Always a puff of dust (or mud!) if you did it right. Trail was rerouted for a manicured kinda feel. Though a like a challenging rooty berm on my hardtail, I miss that berm on every ride. I can still see it, well, half of it. Curse the shovel, in this case.
oldschool43 mattbeer's article
May 13, 2022 at 12:18
May 13, 2022
Rose Bikes Actually Called Their New Hardtail the Bonero
I always got a giggle from the Cove Stiffie. And the brake cable stop that was a cast hand. Called the hand job.
oldschool43 sarahmoore's article
May 11, 2022 at 8:19
May 11, 2022
Interview: Danny MacAskill - 'I Wouldn't Call Myself A Master at Wheelies'
I can wheelie, BUT based on the title and seeing the video, he wins all day. I've bunny hopped to wheelie and ridden off a curb or 2 and rode a wheelie on a 2" wide board for 6 feet. Yeah, I've been humbled.
oldschool43 jamessmurthwaite's article
May 5, 2022 at 10:29
May 5, 2022
Video: 'Weird' Descents & New Jumps in the Albstadt 2022 World Cup Course Preview
When people ask the validity of a 150mm hardtail, this is the kinda track that loves this. The right sized rocks to soak it up front and a 2.4 or 2.5 rear tire to handle the rear, along with some body english. Handles drops and climbs nice.
oldschool43 seb-stott's article
Apr 16, 2022 at 6:49
Apr 16, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Run a Bash Guard?
@wyorider: Well, the issue is "it's a trail for everyone". The only "features" are going to be small jumps, 1-2 feet in height, mostly to flat. Tree roots, filled in. Rocks, added and smoothed out. Rerouting of everything tough. I worked a trail day, that's what all 10 miles will become. Been riding these trails for 30 years, the rocks, roots and tree crossings made it fun. It's unbelievable. They are modeling it after a purpose built trail that was built 8 years ago a few miles from here. That trail you can ride with a gravel/cross bike. One of the most boring trails I've ever ridden, but newbies think it's amazing. It's a wide, dirt trail, with a few climbs and beams. No challenge for me. Rode with some people last year at my trail that have pretty much only ridden that new trail for 4 years, they couldn't ride rough stuff at all, roots or baby head rock gardens or ride down steep stuff or handle high speeds. We have a 27mph downhill section, that will be removed when done. I had to stop after every obstacle and wait. They have full sus and I ride a HARDTAIL!! It was sad.
oldschool43 seb-stott's article
Apr 15, 2022 at 12:13
Apr 15, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Do You Run a Bash Guard?
I used to.. I used to run one on our local trails, tree would fall, build it up over the trail to ride over it, but since they became "official" it's been dumbed down so much, I could use a gravel bike. Change isn't always good.
oldschool43 seb-stott's article
Mar 18, 2022 at 15:23
Mar 18, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: Are You Open To Electronics On Your Bike?
@jpat22: Public school education here. In just 2 sentences he said,"Like the dropper, hated the post and derailleur. Sold it and bought a Koi fish".
oldschool43 jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 24, 2022 at 16:55
Feb 24, 2022
Sam Hill Signs with Fox for Helmets & Goggles
@troyleedesigns: I'm not complaining. I've had all 3 versions, like them all. Don't change a thing. Now, If you could come out with a single layer palm, winter glove. I'd be on board with that as well.
oldschool43 jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 23, 2022 at 11:50
Feb 23, 2022
Sam Hill Signs with Fox for Helmets & Goggles
@Afterschoolsports: I've switched to TLD air gloves, but even that design has changed a few times. Newest pair are really thin on top. That said, I got 4 seasons out of the last pair, washed 2 or 3 times, only a few crashes. Holes in the usual spots, finger tips or thumb. But they fit and don't stretch.
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