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vapidoscar pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 19, 2021 at 11:29
Nov 19, 2021
Video: Friday Fails #197
I love how 0:41 ends up back on his bike facing the wrong direction and laying on the ground.
vapidoscar mikelevy's article
Nov 18, 2021 at 11:25
Nov 18, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 89 - The Derailleur Pickle
I thought this too then I folded over my big cog on a stupid shift. I am thinking aluminum would not have bent in that case. So it still has nice teeth but they are covering about 4 other cogs. I of course ordered a replacement with a bigger steel cog.
vapidoscar alicialeggett's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 11:56
Nov 16, 2021
Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed
@MikeyMT: Probably because your statement appears to justify crime if you perceive the perpetrator to be a victim of inequality. Perhaps you believe it is justified to steal if one is poor but I don't think most poor people agree with you.
vapidoscar jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 15, 2021 at 9:38
Nov 15, 2021
Video: YouTube Engineer Creates Homemade Chainless Drive Bicycle
I have a 28/16 ratio on a 27.5 and it is way too low except for climbing. Any downhill grade it is pointless to pedal.
vapidoscar pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 13, 2021 at 11:08
Nov 13, 2021
Video: Friday Fails #196
I do think they should save that for Taco Tuesday. Tacos are the most disheartening thing because you know you aren't riding again until you spend money. I once tacoed a wheel climbing at about 1 mph on a wet root. It feels like the universe sending you a message.
vapidoscar pinkbikeoriginals's article
Nov 13, 2021 at 11:04
Nov 13, 2021
Video: Friday Fails #196
@GotchaJimmy: I mostly agree except for these two things: 1) near crash on a starter MTB: descending a short fall line. Unexpected drop to flat at bottom. Landed very front wheel heavy but the seat was literally attacking me and pushing me over the bars. Somehow rode it out but walked funny for a couple days after. 2) dumb crash: It started raining so I decided to head home. I was exploring a new area and to get back I had to ride over the top of a dam then down a trail. But I could see where the trail came out next to the dam and decided to ride diagonally down the smooth angled face. I was only about 1 foot before I realized this was a terrible idea but there was no going back. I was picking up speed and if I would brake my rear wheel would start to slip down and the front brake wasn't enough. I was about 3/4 the way down before panic took over and I grabbed a handful of rear brake, which slid my back tire out and I fell on my side. Now I am sliding down this wet concrete wedge on my side. I eventually stop when I hit a fence at the bottom, while straddling the frame. The crash broke one of my chain stays. Sitting down was hard after that one. The common thread of these two crashes was the anticipation of something bad happening. Riding the front wheel while your saddle is pushing you forward for what felt like forever and then the second I started down the face of the dam I knew it was not going to end well and I was only the manager of my doom.
vapidoscar mikelevy's article
Nov 11, 2021 at 14:31
Nov 11, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 88 - Mountain Biking on a Budget
Building a bike on a budget is more challenging this year than 2 years ago. Somehow I have put $1,500 into a 26" trail hardtail/dirt jumper but was able to build a full suspension for $1,800 in 2019/early 2020.
vapidoscar jamessmurthwaite's article
Nov 9, 2021 at 13:11
Nov 9, 2021
Video: Mountain Biker Captures Bear Encounter While Self Filming
@Lonjuan: Don't they taste like maple syrup? I'd think that would attract the bears.
vapidoscar mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2021 at 9:46
Nov 4, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 87 - How To Love Riding When it's Cold and Wet
@AckshunW: Geo chart at bottom of page. Other compromises are 27.2 seat tube with no hole for dropper cable and QR rear axle. Here is what the online help told me about the frame: "its a 31.8 seat clamp, 27.2 seat post, 26er with a 135mm X 9mm QR rear end disc is IS mount" It uses as 44/56 internal diameter head tube. So you can get an angle set if you aren't loving the head angle.
vapidoscar mikelevy's article
Nov 4, 2021 at 9:14
Nov 4, 2021
The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 87 - How To Love Riding When it's Cold and Wet
I just bought a raw Planet-X Jack Flash 25th Anniversary frame, which is a remake dirt jumper with a derailleur hanger. I plan to use it as my Ray's bike / trail hardtail. I was thinking about getting a custom frame built that has similar geometry and the price was too good to pass up. There are some weird compromises that I didn't think about. It is designed for cantilever brakes but it does have IS mounts but no cable mounts on the seat stays. The cable mounts that it does have are the kind that alternate between an outer housing and bare cable. So unless I want to zip tie fully housed cables to my frame I'll be using cable actuated disc brakes. This is not a big deal for the purposes of this bike but the cable actuated disc brakes that I have found are either: 1) cheap off brand stuff on Amazon or 2) expensive options like TRP cable actuated hydraulics or Sypres or Paul components. I am just not the kind of person who can spend more on brakes than the frame. My ADD does not allow it because there is a hierarchy of how much you get to spend on each part relative to the frame. Fork is only thing allowed to be more expensive than frame and only when you get a smoking deal on the frame. I am also not the kind of person that wants to use brakes that I cannot trust. I like the Avid BB5s on my single speed, are those still made? Are there gravel or road bike brakes that are decent at a good price that I could get?
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