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Embracing The Singularity - Nov. 18, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

Seems to me like the better solution would be to semi-permanently integrate the wiring into the frame at the factory, and semi-standardize the fitments at the ends, so either Company X or Company Y's drivetrain bits could be at the other end of a lovely piece of 19th century tech that our grandmothers would recognize. But that requires sensible cooperation between frame makers and component makers, which has only ever begrudgingly happened in our industry, and only the to avoid catastrophe. Damn, when did I start to become this bitter?

Embracing The Singularity - Nov. 18, 2021, 9:16 p.m.

Seems to me like the better solution would be to semi-permanently integrate the wiring into the frame at the factory, and semi-standardize the fitments at the ends, so either Company X or Company Y's drivetrain bits could be at the other end of a lovely piece of 19th century tech that our grandmothers would recognize. But that requires sensible cooperation between frame makers and component makers, which has only ever begrudgingly happened in our industry, and only the to avoid catastrophe. Damn, when did I start to become this bitter?

Introducing the New Range Handlebar and Stem From PNW Components - July 19, 2021, 12:35 p.m.

Pretty sure NSMB posted a press release from PNW on NSMB's website, so I don't know whether PNW has the ability to forget the links.

Just in case, here is the link

Fiveten and Adidas Reinvent the Flat Pedal Shoe - The Trailcross - Aug. 26, 2019, 4:16 a.m.

Yeah, I want to like the taking of chances, but these look too much like some $20,000 monstrosities Kanye would wear. We're talking weapons-grade ugly. Maybe the tech will be restyled in the 2nd gen...

We Are One Composites - 6 New Rims plus Bar and Stem - April 19, 2019, 9:56 a.m.

I just realize why the mushroom like profile of the bead cross section looks familiar: Its similar to a Chromag aluminum rim, although its missing the internal hook. Still, interesting that these two companies with somewhat similar riding outlooks arrive at similar shapes. I've yet to get a chance to try either, but I'm curious as to whether those softened profiles can prevent flats when I ride.

The All New Nicolai/GeoMetron G1 - Jan. 10, 2019, 1:09 p.m.

Would love to get a leg over this thing, and I love the industrial early 2000s aesthetic. It seems like the (perceived?) resurgence in aluminum is driven by companies like Geometron, who are using the lower setup/production costs to take bigger chances on bike design. Even if I don't get to ride one, this still helps all of our bikes get better. Nice work.

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