taletotell

I work doing house framing.
I have 4 kids. I don't get out as much as I'd like, but my kids are following my passion, which is cool.

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taletotell mikelevy's article
May 9, 2020 at 1:47
May 9, 2020
Specialized Diverge EVO: Gravel Shredder, High-End Hybrid, or Just a Rigid Mountain Bike?
I bought an early 29er hard tail and put narrow tires on it. I guess I was ahead of the curve?
taletotell jamessmurthwaite's article
May 4, 2020 at 19:03
May 4, 2020
Spotted: Is This a New Specialized Status?
Freeride bike. So yeah, a status
taletotell mikelevy's article
Apr 23, 2020 at 6:01
Apr 23, 2020
The Four-Year Story of Fin Woods' DIY Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike
@jaame: you are right and this thread is not too sharp. The direction the wheel moves when it strikes a bump, the reduction in unsprung weight, the range for shifting, and low maintenance are all reasons for a gearbox.
taletotell jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 22, 2020 at 22:20
Apr 22, 2020
Katz Bikes Returns With an Enduro Bike with a 'Maintenance Free' Drivetrain
Not clear that it has any benefit over a belt drive. Honestly it seems like reinventing the wheel
taletotell jamessmurthwaite's article
Apr 22, 2020 at 22:18
Apr 22, 2020
taletotell sarahlukas's article
Apr 21, 2020 at 13:03
Apr 21, 2020
CyclingTips Digest: Full Suspension Road Bikes, Gravel Field Test, Tire Inflators, & More
If you are noticing the low cost of a new full suspension bikes (under $2500 for a bunch of great bikes,) the availability of burly forks for less and on cheaper bikes, and a ton more 4 piston brakes for less then you can thank e-bikes. Suddenly you can get equipment tough enough to go hard for not a lot of money. You might not be interested in the electrical frame, but the brakes and drivetrain and suspension on those really beasts are making all of our bikes better
taletotell mikekazimer's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 7:56
Apr 20, 2020
Review: RAAW Madonna V2 - Ready for the Apocalypse
Lady Madonna out on the trails, looking for another berm rail!
taletotell mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 7:54
Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
I have bought new lowers and a fork with bad bushings and a set of seals and o-rings, and come out of it with a fork that rode like brand new. Total cost? $300. That was for a rock shocks lyrik. A little bit of creativity can go a long ways towards saving money.
taletotell mikelevy's article
Apr 20, 2020 at 7:49
Apr 20, 2020
Field Trip: Is Buying a Used Mountain Bike Worth It?
Check your hubs! A new set of wheels will take away any of the savings from a used bike. Take the wheels off and spin the cassette feeling and listening for issues in the freehub. Feel for worn bearings. Check the threads on the rear axle. Damage to these can sometimes be an indicator that there is extra wear on their triangle. If that axle backs out the torsional flexion that we're triangle can be extremely damaging.
taletotell danielsapp's article
Apr 15, 2020 at 22:35
Apr 15, 2020
The Final Randoms: Cranks, Bars, Shades, Bells, & More - Pond Beaver 2020
There's $180 helmet. Does it protect your head $100 better than one I can grab at the LBS? I feel pretty scammed by these things. They don't change a whole lot. Once in awhile an innovation comes along, but bee nets already are a thing, and mips had been around for a while now.
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