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Velocipedestrian

Velocipedestrian

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Member since: 07/25/19

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Reply to When was the last time you had to hack a mountain bike repair? 6/26/2020 4:13 PM

Oh, another one on my bike. OneUp upper guide, with the outer plate dremelled off to clear my bash ring. I like the idea of a taco bash, but those little ISCG tabs don't take it like a crank spider can. (Why don't people use bash rings anymore? Somehow ... more »

Reply to When was the last time you had to hack a mountain bike repair? 6/23/2020 5:17 PM

The BMX stem is mad genius. So simple.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 6/22/2020 3:13 PM

Huh. I had a Pike 409 and had no idea what the number referred to. Nice.

Reply to When was the last time you had to hack a mountain bike repair? 6/22/2020 3:11 PM

I'm using an XT shifter with the ratchet tooth filed off and release trigger removed as a dropper lever. Simple but effective.

Reply to FORUM HOTSEAT - MRP 5/14/2020 5:24 PM

Hey Noah, I'm waiting (corona shipping speed) on a progressive spring, and this - "Furthermore, our Progressive springs have a max stroke of 65mm, so if you're using them on 50 or 52.5mm stroke shocks, you're actually missing a bit of the progressive ... more »

Reply to little help needed - Crank set 4/20/2020 9:49 PM

Ah, sure. Well, the one year parts warranty is a start, not sure that it'll cover operator error. Otherwise the OPs idea to replace the arm is fast and cheap.

Reply to little help needed - Crank set 4/20/2020 4:10 PM

Do you mean the pedal thread? A good bike shop should be able to fit a heli coil in to save your current crank. Then next time pay more attention to which pedal you're fitting, and which way the thread goes.

Reply to New high-end MTB brand: undomestic 1/9/2020 1:08 PM

As you say "the pinion gearbox uses two cables to pull the shifting mechanism in both ways." Would it really be so hard to develop a shifter with two pull levers, one above the other? Same as we're using now, just a pair of the lower ones... Maybe it's ... more »

Reply to Dropper Post recommendation (or warning) 12/20/2019 3:00 PM

I found it easy to service, you can even leave the cartridge part alone if just doing the slider and keyways. The hardest part was getting the upper nylon bushing back inside. Good luck.

Reply to Dropper Post recommendation (or warning) 12/20/2019 1:19 PM

Have you serviced the giant dropper? It's easy to do, and improves the action significantly. Also, costs a lot less than a new post.

Reply to doubt on spring length fox sls 8/21/2019 3:33 PM

Maximum spring length is whatever will physically fit - measure your shock, then give yourself 5-10mm of wiggle room just in case. Minimum is a number higher than the shock stroke - if it's a 2.25" stroke, you need a 2.3" + written on the coil. Going ... more »

Reply to Enduro Wank Series 8/19/2019 3:18 AM

Team Robot?

Reply to best clipless pedal 8/4/2019 11:30 PM

SPD, Crank Bros, or other? I'm a fan of the Shimano DX for all round bulletproofness, or the DMR V-twin for some extra platform...

Reply to How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 10:06 PM

I'm all about the playing around with shiz, a firm believer in setup being the best bang for the buck upgrade available. But stacking spacers to try a higher front (which I've done) also decreases reach (lose 5mm for every 10mm of spacers under the stem ... more »

Reply to How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 2:17 PM

OK, that's fair reasoning for higher bars when climbing. But I don't set my bikes up primarily for climbing, and I find I prefer a low stack for descending. Any other reasons?

Reply to How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 7/31/2019 11:22 PM

Hey verbl, can you elaborate on why bar height should be higher on a new school bike?

Reply to How many pros CAN'T manual? 7/30/2019 4:22 PM

I am embarrassed to admit the same. It's one of those goals that rears its head every few months...

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/26/2019 9:27 PM

This is a very timely thread for me. I've recently been experimenting with a DHX 5 coil on my trail bike (from a CCDBA CS). It has fewer adjustments, and they interact differently. It's really demonstrated the upside to the infinite spring tuning of ... more »