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tsheep mikekazimer's article
Nov 13, 2018 at 8:24
Nov 13, 2018
Review: Shimano XT Flat Pedals
@WAKIdesigns: Same tools? Not a chance- bottom load pedals just need bolt cutters and a hex key, you can get them all out in two minutes. Plus they have a longer supported shank length, so they are more resistant to bending. Top load pins are crappy engineering in every way. They save manufacturers on assembly costs, that's it.
tsheep pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 9, 2018 at 13:40
Nov 9, 2018
Video: Friday Fails #44
Randy just burritos his wheels instead and rides them sideways.
Selling
Sep 4, 2018 at 13:55
Sep 4, 2018

Banshee Darkside- Large

$1550 USD
Selling my 2016 Banshee Darkside, thought I'd do more lift access but the trail bike has taken over and it's taking up too much space so she's priced to move. Bike is in good shape, just a few scuffs and cable rub marks but no dents, chips, or cracks. I am happy to provide more photos on request. Cash or PayPal only. I am local to the Seattle area (Bothell) if you want to come take a look in-person. Frame Size Large, currently set up with 650b wheels (can also run 26" wheels), 12x142 dropout. Black Anodized colorway- same as current models, roughly 200g lighter than the other paint schemes! Shock: Cane Creek Double Barrel Fork: Fox 40 Factory RC2, freshly rebuilt from Push Wheels: DT Swiss FR570 rims laced to Hope Pro 2 hubs, DT competition spokes Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary DH casing 2.35", new Addix DH compound (purple stripe)- currently tubeless Brakes: Formula RO Drivetrain: Full Shimano Zee w/ 38T Hope Chainring Chainguide: Blackspire Der Guide Headset: Cane Creek 40 Bars: Spank Vibrocore, 800mm, 30mm rise Stem: Answer DH, 45/50/55mm adjustable length Grips: Ergon GA2 Seatpost: Kore Saddle (as if you care): Chromag Lynx Will ship within the US, buyer pays Shipping ($80 est) and PayPal fees.

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Sep 3, 2018 at 17:08
Sep 3, 2018
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 11, 2018 at 0:32
Aug 11, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: How can you work in manufacturing and not know how economies of scale work? You keep saying that scale decreases margins which implies higher per-unit costs. This flies in the face of literally every industrial advancement since production lines became a thing. There is nothing mysterious or artisan about building a bike frame, it's a consumer good. It absolutely scales, and scales extremely well.
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 14:06
Aug 10, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: You keep repeating the same point that on-shoring manufacturing will increase costs and makes sense from a business perspective. As is pointed out in the interview and many times in these comments, there is at least one company that proves that is not necessarily the case. My American made aluminum GG frame cost me less than my imported Yeti aluminum frame (back when Yeti still made aluminum bikes), despite both being Colorado companies located a few miles from each other. So no, this trade snafu does not have to hurt bike companies, only those who fail to adapt. That's the nature of business. Happily, as a side effect, it will likely be much better for the environment.
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 10, 2018 at 10:36
Aug 10, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: The two biggest US based bike companies, Trek and Specialized, are both privately owned, try again. Also, "WAAAA drumpf didn't have emissions in mind when he got into a trade fight, it's only a side effect of onshoring manufacturing!" Is the fact that it's Trump such a big obstacle to you that you want to continue to screw the environment harder just to score political points in a country you don't apparently live in? lol. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face.
tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 9, 2018 at 12:07
Aug 9, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
@samael: Well, since they don't actually do any manufacturing themselves, yes their labor costs for manufacturing would indeed increase. But your assertion that is is not feasible to move operations back to the US is absurd. If GG is competitive at a botique level, why on earth would you think that scaling up operations somehow leads to a per-unit cost growth? That is not how scaled manufacturing works. Arrogance and stupidity is assuming the status quo is desirable or sustainable from both an environmental and financial standpoint. Why is manufacturing in east asia cheap? Because there's no safety or environmental rules. Want to stop runaway greenhouse gasses? Stop buying cheap crap from countries that dump waste straight into the river and, despite a nice PR campaign, generate the majority of their power by burning coal.
Selling
Aug 8, 2018 at 22:35
Aug 8, 2018

Light Bicycle 60mm aero wheelset 142x12R 15x100F

$325 USD
Light Bicycle 60 mm deep aero road wheelset- LIKE NEW CONDITION. These puppies have maybe 100 miles on them, used for 3 road rides on a CX bike before I got a proper road bike. 12x142mm rear axle, 15x100mm front axle. Red Novatec hubs w/ standard Shimano free hub DT Swiss Champion spokes, brass nipples Will ship anywhere USPS can find. I'm local to Seattle if you want to take a look in person. Cash or PayPal only, buyer pays shipping and PayPal fees.

tsheep RichardCunningham's article
Aug 8, 2018 at 22:27
Aug 8, 2018
Industry Weighs in on the Latest Round of US Tariffs on Chinese Mountain Bike Imports
Not true. Guerilla Gravity makes frames in the US, by hand, for extremely competitive prices. The 'US labor prices are too high" is a wonderful NPR take from people who don't work in manufacturing. Get a skilled welder or two, and a properly thought out jigged assembly line and you can compete with anywhere, because labor becomes a small fraction of your overall costs, and skilled labor has a way of paying for itself with factory floor improvements and innovations. That the bike industry still sucks at doing that doesn't mean it's not possible, it just means all the people who know how to do it go make a lot more money somewhere else.
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