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To Ride or not to Ride During a Global Pandemic? - March 19, 2020, 8:10 a.m.

"There are 9 million people in California, mainly in the bay area, under a "shelter in place" order, meaning they too will have to forego cycling or any other outdoor activity."

This is not the info I have and I live here. I have been doing short road rides from home, and will continue to do so. Hiking trails also remain open, though I have not done that yet, I intend to. (short drive)

Teardown - Shimano XTR M9100 Hubs - Feb. 20, 2020, 1:04 p.m.

I have thru bolts without quick releases. I just tighten them down with a 6mm allen key. Again, this is on my road bike though. No biggy.

Teardown - Shimano XTR M9100 Hubs - Feb. 20, 2020, 1:02 p.m.

Well I'm actually talking about my road bike. But yes, after patching a tube for example, the discs often need to be adjusted even if it seems like they would be going back in the same place. There must be some amount of pinching that happens when tightening the through axel, and this pinching introduces some binding and changes the alignment just enough to cause irksome rubbing.

Teardown - Shimano XTR M9100 Hubs - Feb. 20, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

My road bike with 105 hubs is pitted in the front hub. I can feel the vibration through the bars. The wheels still spins just fine, by my bike shop is just telling me to replace the wheel which is quite disappointing. Another issue I have is that when I use the through axels when installing the wheels the discs never seems to line up the same. So wheel changes always have me fiddling with my disc brake adjustment. I'll be looking forward to the Shimano article you mentioned...

Are Mountain Bikers Accidental A-Holes? - Jan. 15, 2020, 8:44 a.m.

I agree with everything except the boobs. Ain't nothing wrong with that. ;-)

The NSMB Podcast: Sterling Lorence - Jan. 10, 2020, 8:19 a.m.

Great, thanks for the info.

The NSMB Podcast: Sterling Lorence - Jan. 10, 2020, 7:01 a.m.

Can't find the podcast on Google Podcast app. Bummer.

Where The Rain Gets In - A Fall Service Story - Sept. 16, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

How do you hang your bikes? Just using cheap hooks?

Defying Convention: SQlab 12º and 16º Sweep Bars - Sept. 8, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Well I finally made the purchase. I got the 30X alloy bar with 16% sweep and 30mm rise. 780mm seems fine, and I'm lazy so I probably won't ever cut it unless I had a second one. I can't speak to them being very "forgiving", but Andrew says they are so I believe him. I can say that I love the feel and the positions it puts me in. Very pleased with this purchase. (FINALLY) I have a bike that came stock with a short stem, and I've always thought it was probably too short. Since that stem was 35mm clamp and 45mm length anyway, I put on a 60mm stem I had available from a different bike. I think I could go even longer, but for now I'm going to keep riding it the way it is.

Fiveten and Adidas Reinvent the Flat Pedal Shoe - The Trailcross - Aug. 26, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

I would be interested in the low tops, but only if the toe box is bigger than the previous models.

I have an older pair of Adidas Cross Trails. I don't think they are too narrow, but I also think they would be way better if the toe box was wider. I can't tell from the pictures above if the toe box on the new ones is larger or not. If it isn't, then I think you should look elsewhere. Hope that helps.

Defying Convention: SQlab 12º and 16º Sweep Bars - Aug. 25, 2019, 3:35 p.m.

740mm too narrow? That's over 29 inches long. It's only a little less than 1.5 inches different from 780mm. But anyway, I hear you.

Defying Convention: SQlab 12º and 16º Sweep Bars - Aug. 24, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

Where's your update? ;-)

Defying Convention: SQlab 12º and 16º Sweep Bars - Aug. 24, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Does anyone really know the difference between the 30x and the 311 bars regarding ride quality and build? I know that the 30x doesn't sweep forward first and the 311 does. They are the same price. Seems like the 311 might be better for me, but I'd like to know they ride just as good as the newer 30x...

Reece Wallace Expodes Berms and then Fixes Them - June 7, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Expode?

This Man Loves 2 Women's Saddles* - Feb. 5, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

I bought the Koda 150mm because of Andrew's previous comments. I have not had enough time on it, but I suspect I will like it a lot. I like the Deva and have a couple of those also. I wish the rails were longer on all these women's saddles though, as sometimes I can't get the far enough back. Looking forward to riding the Koda a lot though. I would have even liked to have had a wider version thand the 150mm. I have a very wide Spec... Pro saddle on my road bike that I really like.

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