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willbam pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 22, 2018 at 0:47
Mar 22, 2018
Replay: Pump Track Challenge Live Stream - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
It's a nationwide outdoor store focusing on riding, snow, moto, etc, trying to suck the life out of local shops with national buying power...
willbam pinkbikeaudience's article
Mar 17, 2018 at 22:05
Mar 17, 2018
Results: Redwoods Downhill - Crankworx Rotorua 2018
Mate, you're an idiot! The race finished 2 hours ago. We should be stoked they've put the results up
willbam pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 26, 2017 at 20:20
Oct 26, 2017
willbam mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 1:04
Sep 21, 2017
Carbon Fiber Valve Stems, An Improved Dropper, and 6D's Updated Helmets - Interbike 2017
@Keit: yeah bro, I total agree! The more i learn about alloy production the more i relaise it's probably one of the least environmentally friendly materials around! Hence my rant about how environmentally unfriendly alloy is! you're not wrong, if you ride hard, it's unlikely you'll get more than 3 years out of a frame. However, it's different for riders of lesser ability and it'd always re-weldable for general use. It gets depressing talking too much about environmental impact - if we talk much further into it we should get naked and go live in a hut made out of fronds
willbam mikelevy's article
Sep 21, 2017 at 0:31
Sep 21, 2017
Carbon Fiber Valve Stems, An Improved Dropper, and 6D's Updated Helmets - Interbike 2017
Mate, I understand where you're at but you need to understand the bigger picture. Or maybe don't, cause then you would be walking around naked. Alloy production uses 3% of the worlds energy supply, not to mention that it's all unearthed through strip mining. This isn't so bad where green energy is used but in Australia alluminium smelting accounts for 13% of their energy use, which is predmoinately prodyced by coal. It's embodied energy is around ten times greater than that of carbon. I choose to use alloy in situations where carbon doesn't provide much comparative benefit, due to alloy being easily recyclable. But you need to understand that bikes in general are very environmentally unfriendly. If we can work out a way to produce carbon without utilising such toxic glues, and a way to recycle it cost efficitively, it'll be more sustainable then alloY. Carbon already has a much lower full life impact than steel in applications such as aircrafts where the reduced weight substantially reduces the amount of fuel required to fly the plane
willbam pinkbikeaudience's article
Jun 16, 2015 at 17:21
Jun 16, 2015
Ask PB: Tire Pressure, Ghost Shifting, and Pedals for Bigfoot
Had a stumpjumper for a few years - thought i was useless at getting cable tension right as always had to adjust it on the fly after a tune! this explains it! chur
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