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Getting too old to keep throwing myself about like a madman..... but that doesn't stop me doing it!

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orientdave vernonfelton's article
Feb 14, 2018 at 6:47
Feb 14, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
@wibblywobbly: You are funny. Enjoy your world view. Don't darken mine in future if you don't mind; It would be appreciated. Cheers!
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 23:08
Feb 13, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
@wibblywobbly: With repsect wibblywobbly, neither you nor I are in any position to pass judgement on their business decisions and future outlook. We should probably assume that the CEOs and upper management know what they are doing; they have made rather a lot of money over the past decade have they not. Perhaps the market agrees with you? Maybe not. https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/15610926/ I suppose, if, as you say, their bicycle business is dying, they could quit the business and 'go fishing'. http://fish.shimano.com/
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 16:14
Feb 13, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
@weebleswobbles: It was last year, so all is cool these days! I should really oil that shifter cable more often! Enjoy the day.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 16:00
Feb 13, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
@weebleswobbles: That would be me!!
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 15:44
Feb 13, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
@WAKIdesigns: "I do not expect any credit for what I am doing because it comes easy to me. " Nugget of truth there Waki. We don't grab our bikes and cycle to work in a bone-chilling wintery wind because we want to save the Pandas homeland from the next Broccoli sprout factory; we ride because we don't think about going any other way. There's nothing more worthy about that than someone who chooses the car for the same reason. There is truth embedded somewhere deep within that tortured soul of yours. It shines through sometimes, and is maybe missed by many. Enjoy the day.
orientdave vernonfelton's article
Feb 13, 2018 at 15:37
Feb 13, 2018
Shimano Patent Filing Raises Electric Questions
Shimano may not be prioritising DH, or MTB generally compared to SRAM, however have you seen how many people ride city bikes around the world kitted out with Shimano?  The word on their balance sheet shows profits of 270, 350, 512, 760 and 510 million dollars over 2012 to 2016. Sram's revenue, that's revenue, in 2016 was 45 million; less than 10% of the profit made by Shimano. Not prioritising our favoured sport? Maybe. Dying? Hardly.
orientdave RichardCunningham's article
Feb 12, 2018 at 17:08
Feb 12, 2018
Carbon vs Aluminum: Separating Environmental Fact From Fiction in the Frame Materials Debate
@rezrov: Agreed. For me, there is a takeaway that is far more important than "which one is better". If, after reading this excellent piece, there is anyone who still desires the latest and greatest, with up to the minute cutting edge components and the "latest geometry" and as a result only get a season or two out of any frame before their desire to keep up with the riders at the trailhead convinces their ego to get a new bike, then Carbon or Aluminium doesn't make a scrap of difference. Whichever brings with it huge externalities that those grandchildren to which they pass their bike, in order to help make them feel better about their own personal rampant consumerism, may end up paying for it in a myriad of other ways down the line. That rider at the trailhead on the bike they have a been riding for close to (insert preferred number) of years now, aluminium or carbon, and that still gives them smiles galore, and who is happy with that and sees no need to scrap it and buy a new one; well they hold all the aces in the debate. Period.
orientdave paulaston's article
Feb 3, 2018 at 14:05
Feb 3, 2018
BTR Pinner – Review
@otto99: Hello? Otto? Did you read that article? If so, could you summarise it for me so I know you are who you say you are. Then we can discuss the VICs from a position we both understand.... Oh, if you do, after you have summarised it, I'd like to hear how you would respond to the writers of that article about their conclusions. You, having three degrees and a PhD should have had a lot of practice we can assume, at creating a line of argument in response to an academic paper. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts.
orientdave paulaston's article
Feb 3, 2018 at 3:38
Feb 3, 2018
BTR Pinner – Review
@otto99: Hi,i'm back. So, can you summarise that New Scientist article Otto.
orientdave paulaston's article
Feb 2, 2018 at 15:32
Feb 2, 2018
BTR Pinner – Review
What does the New Scientist article say otto. I have to go, I'm late.
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