tipsword

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tipsword sarahmoore's article
Apr 20, 2018 at 10:44
Apr 20, 2018
Randoms: A Plethora of Grips, Multicoloured Lock Nuts, Anodized Rotors, & More - Sea Otter 2018
"This Subaru Brat steals the show" ~ only because it can't get out of its own way under that ponderous Jethro canopy job. Get a Westfalia and call it good & use that brat for what God intended ... target practice.
tipsword mikelevy's article
Apr 6, 2018 at 13:20
Apr 6, 2018
Pinkbike Poll - Would You Take a Free 250 Watts if No One Knew?
No... I'm old fat and slow and I am not about to e-bike anything ever.
tipsword mikekazimer's article
Mar 2, 2018 at 16:56
Mar 2, 2018
Cycling Brands Under Scrutiny in Gun Control Debate
@jclnv: flawed binary logic ~ this is far more complex than a simple yes or no. When weapons outnumber people over 2 to 1 (and that's a swag... I'm betting the number is higher with gun registration laws being new relatively speaking). What would you rather have a means to level the playing field in a bad situation where your family, your children are in harms way as you wait for the police to arrive or a system where the risk is on the other guy... do they "take the chance" that you're not armed and not able to protect yourself and your family... I'm a father and a grandfather and I'd give my very last breath to save my kids ... keeping that question alive helps ensure I don't have to.... and to answer your other question, yes I'm armed and a retired vet so I know how to use them.
tipsword RichardCunningham's article
Feb 23, 2018 at 11:58
Feb 23, 2018
First Ride: Promising New Suspension Design From an Unlikely Source
@raditude: AND ..... he must be dealt with ... Oh yes ... dealt with
tipsword mikekazimer's article
Feb 8, 2018 at 16:31
Feb 8, 2018
The New YT Capra - Everything You Need to Know
Really cool bikes ~ did I tell you I got a wicked bad blatter infection while on my way to the moon... seems I got some bad cool aide or somethin... Hey ~ let's all just ride bikes! and beer, maybe drink some beer :D
tipsword mikekazimer's article
Dec 29, 2017 at 10:27
Dec 29, 2017
Ride More, Think Less - Opinion
Thanks man, am off getting muddy :)
tipsword pinkbikeaudience's article
Dec 13, 2017 at 7:41
Dec 13, 2017
Win a K√ľat Pivot Rack - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
I'd use it ~ it's a PIA to bang my shins on the damn rack sometimes and getting things loaded up, swinging the rack out of the way so I can park my butt and drink a bear would indeed be handy.
tipsword mikekazimer's article
Nov 16, 2017 at 9:31
Nov 16, 2017
8 Tips and Tricks for Wet Weather Riding
Couple other tips... get a pump up garden sprayer & mod the end (you can cut it down to about 4") and use it to spray off your bike and your gear before you stow it for the drive home. They also make a great mobile shower for dry camping. I'm a VW Westfalia guy and we use these for all kinds of things. antibacterial baby wipes / flushable wipes for de-funking as you change out of your gear into the drive to home stuff Here in the Pacific Northwest things turn to slop pretty quickly and there's not much worse than a nasty drive home after an awesome day of riding.
tipsword vernonfelton's article
Oct 6, 2017 at 11:25
Oct 6, 2017
Have Your Say on the Ever-Changing Bike Standards
My gripe with it all is that as a consumer we buy what's in front of us and usually at a premium & when some unseen entity decides that this "standard" we just bought is not the right thing they depricate it and we are left with a piece of gear that has not shelf life or support really. I'm riding a 2012 Yeti SB66 (built at the very end of 2012 coming into 2013), I bought it in Feb of 2014 thinking I had a new bike ~ alas ~ I didn't and it wasn't but a few months after that the whole 27.5" wheel shift occured. I love my bike and having ridden several 27.5" bikes in a variety of conditions am not subtle enough to decern any real difference worth ditching a $4K bike to follow such fickle trending ~ a lot like catching lighning in a jar is seems. The bike industry is worse than the IT industry as there isn't an ISO or or ITIL etc. to frame any of this into a reasonable platform to promote the evolution your talking about; it's just the Paul Turners of the world doing their thing and we are stuck with that decision until the next epiphony arrives and off we go again.
tipsword mikelevy's article
Sep 27, 2017 at 9:39
Sep 27, 2017
3 New Shoes from Northwave - Interbike 2017
I was going to dis on the XC shoes... need more coffee ~ they are "racing" shoes... and not worn by mear mortals
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