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thekaiser RichardCunningham's article
Jun 25, 2019 at 6:19
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Living the Dream: David Rosen's Flow Motion Titanium Hardtail
@just6979: Yeah, I was just going to echo what drangus said, which is that I was under the impression that a fastener with a flat or phillips head, but intended to go into a pre-tapped hole, is typically called a "machine screw". With a fitting for a wrench of some sort on the head, it would generally then be called a bolt. I know terminology can vary around the world, like how what we call a "bushing" in the USA, as used in many pedal bodies, is often referred to as a "solid bearing" or even just a "bearing" in the UK, whereas when we hear "bearing" we automatically think of a bearing with a rolling element like a ball or roller bearing. Having said that, all of us fastener pedants and this frame company seem to be located in the USA, so it shouldn't be tough to get on the same page.
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 12:32
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@davetrumpore: Thanks for bringing my attention to Jared's comment Dave, in the rapid fire growth of this thread I had missed it! It's super cool of him to take the time to come on here and give his side of the story, despite his health challenges. Some of these people commenting seem really invested in being outraged, but I am hopeful that the majority of the critical folks just want more "straight talk" rather than spin doctored PR pieces, so hopefully Jared's efforts will not be wasted on them.
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 10:42
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@gcrider: Yeah, the BPA substitues are really just trading an old evil for a new one, with uncertain consequences. Did you ever see the Hydrapack Purebot bottles? They were certified to be free of Estrogenic Activity by PlastiPure, which seems like a more comprehensive testing method, but they seem to have disappeared from the market.
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 10:27
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@clink83: I can't tell if you are joking or not, because that comparison is ridiculous! If you're not joking, you need to start by defining what makes something "as bad as" something else.
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 10:23
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@Mntneer: Roadies in stage races would apparently use transdermal patches at night after hard days of racing, in hopes of speeding recovery before subsequent stages.
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 10:19
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
All Drug Olympics, here we come! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdG-iTilWU
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 10:05
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@wolfman00: From what I have seen, ingredients in the "proprietary blend" are generally listed. It's just that the amount is listed as a collective for the whole blend, not each ingredient in the blend. In other words, you could see that guarana extract is in the blend, but have no idea if it is 5mg or 50mg, as they just tell you the total blend is 500mg. It would still allow you to identify if there is a banned substance though. That of course doesn't rule out contamination, or running ingredient changes with lax labeling updates.
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 9:50
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@phclaw: Yeah, if they set out with the intention of "Lets dope!" they would be idiots to be using this stuff that they got popped for rather than the far more effective stuff. In other words, if you make a conscious decision to cheat, because you think the rewards are worth the risk of getting caught, why would use such lame doping agents?
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 9:27
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@WestwardHo: The tainted supplement defense would have cast aspersions on his own supplement sponsor, who bill themselves as being free of any banned substance contamination, with no guarantee of any reduction in penalty. It would also open him up to more risk of claims from the sponsor of brand damage. Now tell me again why would that have been a better PR route?
thekaiser edspratt's article
Jun 24, 2019 at 8:33
2 days
Richie Rude Announces Return to the EWS
@steinbex: More info would certainly be great. But also consider this for a second: If Rude's attitude was something like "Hey, there's no testing going on, I want to take banned stuff to get an unfair advantage", why would he choose such piss-poor performance enhancers? If he thought it was open season on doping, why didn't he get popped for 'roids and EPO? Those have a much longer half life than the stuff he got caught with, so if he didn't expect testing, he would still have been in his "glow time" from the last dose of the proper doping agents.
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