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_Lan

_Lan

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Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/26/2020 2:15 AM

Been testing the bike and it's awesome. Performs like a DH bike and climbs like a trail bike. Done testing it at 21% progressivity and currently testing the 62% progressivity shock mount.

Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/26/2020 2:10 AM

As far as I know patents don't come into play until you commercialize your product. But hey maybe you'll get an overly litigious patent troll who hints at taking legal action at you even if it's just for personal use so who knows.

Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/18/2020 6:43 PM
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Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/18/2020 6:43 PM
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Added reply in a thread Bike design as a hobby 11/17/2020 10:17 PM

Cool, keep us updated on your progress

Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/16/2020 4:52 PM
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I was under that impression too. But the message I received seems to imply that legal action can be taken by the patent owner

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 5:54 PM
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I just realized the split pivot design of the Devinci means it's also a swingarm not a link

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 5:52 PM
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Not the Shore but the unreleased one but I could be wrong and it's mounted to the pivot

The Devici protototype definitely is though

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Liked a comment on the item Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/15/2020 4:47 PM

I too am a downduro kind of guy. I have made an old devinci wilson into a downduro. I call it Frankenvinci Wilsonstein.
Dropper post, 11-36 cassette, 28t chainring. Made it into a 27.5f 26r mullet. I'm 5'5" so 26 inch wheels work well for me. No way to attach a bottle thoughsad

Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 4:39 PM
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Yeah that's just it a flipped horst link. It's to lower the anti-rise values.

Yeah, similar to the Devinci Wilson and Antidote Darkmatter but the rocker link on mine doesn't pivot around the BB

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 3:56 PM
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without the seatstay pivot the rear triangle will bind under suspension travel. Some 100mm travel bikes can get away with relying on the flex of material used but I don't think 210mm can.

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 3:51 PM
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Just a heads up to my fellow hobbyists.

I received this message from hmcleay

Hi Lan,
Congratulations on your latest frame build. That's super impressive; the welds look AMAZING!
I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that having the idler pulley mounted on that separate link like that would technically infringe on some patents that I have. You've probably come across my 'i-track suspension' technology already (especially since it shows my logo in the Linkage software too).
Don't worry, I'm not going to get 'legal' on you. I'm totally fine with people experimenting with it for personal use.

However, if you did intend to start making frames like this for sale, then we would need to discuss a licensing agreement.

How long was your lockdown?! Super impressive to pull this all together in a few months (?). What country are you in?

Looking forward to your ride report.

Cheers,
Hugh McLeay
i-Track Suspension


This recalls to mind the incident where Kavenz Cycles had to change their idler location from being on the chainstay to being concentric to the lower pivot.

I wonder if putting the idler on the main frame is patented. Anyone knows?

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 2:30 PM
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I'd rather they not, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it.

I'm all for seeing bikes get developed further, there's nothing particularly unique to the way I located the pivots. Maybe for the look of the bike you can say it's uniquely mine but then again I did get inspiration from other bikes like the Norco Aurum HSP and the Rocky mountain slayer.

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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/15/2020 1:49 AM
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Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/14/2020 10:51 PM
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Updated bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/14/2020 10:51 PM
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Added a comment to _Lan's bike check 11/14/2020 8:31 PM
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Thanks. It looks even better in person according to some mates.


Only brushed a few times while sprinting otherwise it's like they're not there

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Added bike check Tikbalang MK2 Downhill Enduro 11/13/2020 5:42 PM
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