A friend at Dead Bird says a big part of their customer service is basically shouting "DIRTY GEAR DOESN'T WORK" into the phone a la Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar.
I have, and, meh.
I do use Boeshield on the inside of steel bike frames?
Up next, Perry suggests White Lightning.
Andrew bludgeons him with a handlebar with unusual sweep.
"I'm also a fan of Dumonde Tech's Regular formula chain lube but I know personal preference reigns in that category. "
Incorrect; Dumonde Tech or GTFO. There is no personal preference here.
Its an interesting conundrum (and a very first world problem).
We have long travel bikes that are light and pedal incredibly well.
We have well geometried short travel bikes that are lighter and are incredibly fun and can play with the big bikes, and to your point may be more versatile in many locales.
Its honestly hard to pick a side, or find the 'appropriate' spot on the spectrum.
High five back from the NSMBA. (nsmbA, to use Cam's capitalization :) )
Stoked on this!!
"A combination of righteous glow and guilt, as usual. "
Yes, rinse lightly with water first to reduce nucleation sites.
Same reason any good bartender will rinse a beer glass first.
"So those 'poor people' are soon going to be no longer poor, but contributing just as much per capita (perhaps more) as we are."
So maybe we should be leaders? There's zero reasons we need to "destroy our economy" to lower our footprint, or that other countries can't become greener while continuing to improve their quality of life and grow their economy other than that the will isn't there. The world has the means and tech.
Is it going to be cheap? Nope. Can we afford the alternative? Definitely not.
Yeah, I was agreeing with much of what you said.
My other point would be though, that on a global scale "poor people" have a low carbon footprint; this is where we as (relatively) rich consumers come in. The footprint of our lifestyles is MASSIVE comparatively - and as much as people love to point at 'but [pick a number] of big corporations produce [insert large percentage] of global emissions!!!!!'.... thats because people are pickin' up what they're throwin' down. If there wasn't a market for whatever they were producing, or moving.... guess what.
China exports over $2 Trillion a year in manufactured good; part of the reason the US and EU have been able to reduce emissions is that we've just farmed them out overseas.
This piece is a bit old, but still relevant for the basic concept and math.
Curtis is such a dreamboat.