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July 30, 2020, 10:20 a.m.
Posts: 3,515
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Re: New Angleset for IS

Posted by: Kenny

Was too good to be true. 

The upper cup doesn't fit in my head tube. Several mm too large in diameter. 

I guess it might fit in the aluminum version of the frame. Kinda makes me wonder if it fits any carbon santa Cruz frames...

If it's the right cup, it should fit - diameter makes me think they sent you the wrong cup.

July 30, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
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Re: interesting how slow xc is to adopt modern geo

Posted by: D_C_

The less rear travel you have, the less steep your static (unsagged) seat angle needs to be. As rear suspension sags and bobs under pedalling, the seat angle becomes slacker.

My Chromag Rootdown has a 76 degree seat angle and I actually find the need to slide the seat back on its rails to not feel uncomfortably perched forward on all but the steepest climbs. In contrast, a 76+ degree seat angle on an enduro bike feels pretty normal since it might sag to something like 73 degrees under weight and pedalling.

This. Dynamic geo makes more of a difference than just looking at static geo numbers.

There was a comment on one of the reviews (Scalpel?) about it's bb height being higher than the Supercaliber by 11mm, so it felt 'less planted when cornering' or something. The Scalpel has 100mm of travel, and the Supercal has 60mm. So where is the BB on the Scalpel when you sit on it compared to the Supercal? And then where is it as soon as you start using travel? And then where does it end up when you're at 80% of travel Vs 80% of travel on the Supercal?

Do the math and you see that static geo comparisons can be completely meaningless. Especially from Pinkbike.

XC bikes are designed to be raced/ridden from the saddle, Vs Enduro bikes which are designed to be raced/ridden from a standing position. The weighting of the bike is completely different in those two different use/design cases. Until there's a round of the XCWC where you can make up 2 minutes a lap (over a top ten rider) on the descent, that's how XC bikes will stay.

Now DC/BCXC/marathon bikes might get more interesting - those are bikes/races that CAN make a 2 minute gap on a descent. I imagine at the end of a long day in the Cape Epic for example.

July 24, 2020, 11:01 a.m.
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Re: New Angleset for IS

Posted by: Vikb

Where the threads are is pretty deep inside the head tube area. Not a part of my bike that gets dirty.

Yup, and not an area you'd have to worry about washing good grease out of.

Drop in (IS) bearings are one of my most disliked things about bikes currently.

July 22, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
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Re: Advice needed on single speed gravel bike setup

Posted by: RAHrider

I'm in awe of your 50x17. That would be a grind up many of the hills in my area. I thought it must have been a typo. Good on you.

King cage stainless steel ended up being my choice. Their ti cages have been amazing for me and I like the simple styling.

Agree, that's nuts. I rode 46/16 as an all round FG ratio. OP, on my gravel bike I'm at 40 up front and most often find that i'm around 15 or 17 for general use - down towards the 11/13 when I'm hustling though. I live out towards PoCo so rides are flattish gravel.

(40x28)/15 = 74.66

(40x28)/17 = 65.88

(36x28)/16 = 63 - unless you're into big climbs or rolling along slowly, IMO this is too low.

(36x28)/15 = 67.2 < more reasonable, but probably still too low for where I live as an only gear, I find I'm regularly bumping off the limits of 40x11. Yes, if I span at 110rpm i wouldn't be, but I don't.

Perhaps take your average speed and work backwards from there if you're still on the fence. What gearing and RPM will it take to be able to do your average speed comfortably.

Edit - i see you decided already. Good luck and have fun!

July 2, 2020, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: Adding internal routing - Norco Fluid

Super easy. Remember to drill on a angle. Measure three of four times and drill once.

A grommet is a nice touch, but I never bothered on any of the three frames i did it to.

June 15, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
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Re: Bike Insurance Coverage?

I'm with TD too and echo the 6k limit as that's what I recall from my policy. Never had to claim.

June 9, 2020, 3:13 p.m.
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Re: Local (North Van) source for Sapim Spokes and Nipples

Orangesportsupply is the distro for Sapim, and they are local to NV. Any bike shop should be able to get you sorted next day if they want your business.

June 3, 2020, 1:04 p.m.
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Re: New seat dropper.

One up, why pay more?

May 29, 2020, 3:53 p.m.
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Re: Hambini on bottom brackets.

Posted by: andy-eunson

He’s a bit much at times but he makes you think. I wonder if some of the threaded bb bikes I’ve had where I’ve needed a new bb annually was just out of spec? I had a Kona Hei Hei years ago where the brake studs were too low and I couldn’t really set the brake pads correctly. Built by Sandvik to the wrong spec. I had to buy rims that sloped in to the tire to get the pads to track ok. The replacement was marginally better. I learned later from a friend at Norco about the wrong brake stud spec. So you wonder about manufacturers which are often contractors eliminating steps to make better profits.

Every 'standard' has a tolerance. QC is only as good as the effort put into it.

May 27, 2020, 1:12 p.m.
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Re: Is Strava having trouble making ends meet during COVID?

Posted by: D_C_

Posted by: thaaad

I don't use strava plainly because I am way too competitive and I will either end up hurting myself or hating myself.

Once you accept how inaccurate it is, the race aspect of Strava goes out the window.

Yeah, but now I can't check my previous performance. I have dozens of rides on some trails. And it's MY performance that I'm most interested in. But I don't care about heart rate monitors or power meter hook ups or training days.

May 25, 2020, 6:07 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: Brocklanders

How about this....On a ride with friends last week there is a hike a bike section so during this time we have a good chat. For some reason we started talking about suspension on old dirt bikes that transitioned to Evil kenivel's jump over Ceasars palace fountain in Vegas and how the suspension he had couldn't handle the jump although he stuck it. Super random convo, talked about the toys form the 70/80's etc.

Then get home, scrolling thru instagram an ad for a guy selling Evil Kenivel toys pops up in my feed. I hadn't googled him whatsoever in the last 10 years. So pretty convinced my phone is listening to my convos. 

Change my mind.

No. Your cellphone IS listening to you.

April 22, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
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Re: DVO forks, why are they rare as hens teeth?

In a small market it's all about distro - we might as well be on an island up here. The two big dogs carry SRAM/RS, and if you're not being sold by them, your product will always be less common. 

You might as well ask about Manitou, or even Marzocchi.

April 22, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
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Re: Oval chainring no good on some frames?

I used an oval on an FSR style bike and did not love it. I think a bike with a higher AS would have been a better fit, and a HT would have been the ideal bike.

Dec. 16, 2019, 4:17 p.m.
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Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: nouseforaname

The streets don't actually run with blood down there - most deaths are suicides (60%) or gang related (22-27%). Accidental deaths run about 3% (<1000 per year VikB). That leaves between 10-15% (3200-4800 in 2011 #s) as what most of us would think of as interpersonal homicides. Avoid shooting yourself, don't deal drugs or hang out with dealers and you have a pretty slim chance of getting shot. Those figures were from 2011 but homicide rates are down about 50% from the 1990s, so pretty valid IMO. The endless news media cycle tries to persuade us that things are different with their constant coverage of murder and mayhem - if it bleeds it leads!


Guns killed nearly 40,000 Americans in 2017, according to official statistics, which only counts cases if guns were "the principal cause" of death but not if they only "contributed" to it; that is 4.43 deaths per 100,000. By contrast, the death rate from gun violence in Japan and the United Kingdom is 0.04 and 0.06 respectively.

About two-thirds of all gun deaths in the US are suicides. This tells us there is plenty of despair. It has gone up by 33 percent in the last two decades while the global suicide rate has declined by 30 percent in roughly the same period.


The 2A was written expressly with the intent to allow regular people to defend against a tyrannical government.

Of course the Founders of the US were against democracy - because they understood that democracy is fickle mob rule and nothing more. Most people don't understand that we don't live in a democracy, so when they see stuff like was posted above they think that can be used to attack the intent of the founding of the USA, which is ridiculous.

[b]Yeah no it's not yes they can and no it isn't. Jeez........[\b]

Edit: If any NSMBrs want to come shooting - drop me a line. Ammo's on me. Come and see how safe and regulated Canadian firearms owners are.

Cool! Got an outdoor location where we can film it so we can post up here and make Vikb's skin crawl? You, know, the anti-gun guy who rides a bike with silhouettes of Colt SA revolvers on his chain stays?

But no 2nd admendment discussions ok? I wouldn't want our little outing to end in bloodshed. heh...

ps - I can bring my own ammo

I'm not sure what you meant by the bolded section.

Your numbers broadly track with mine - so I think you're in agreement with me that if you're not suicidal or dealing drugs, you have a low chance of dying by firearm?

I'm a member at PCDHFC - we can discuss the 2A all you want. A video would be pretty dull because safe and well regulated really translates as dull.

I don't end political conversations with gunfire. I hope you're not projecting.

Dec. 16, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
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Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

Posted by: syncro

While the part about muskets may not have been bang on (ha!), the general point I was making about firearms still stands. There is a pretty wide margin between the firearms of today and 300 years ago, especially when it comes to hand guns. And while the point you make about the 2nd Amendment is true, that also speaks to the main point I was making; society today is quite different from 300 years ago and to expect the rules we live under to not change at all is it a bit unrealistic. 2A is an amendment, it's not impervious to change.

I don't think most people here are calling for a ban on guns, just improved regulations around purchasing and owning them. That's one of the main issues with firearm ownership in the US in my opinion, there is a wide variation in regulations. Some states have what seem like fairly sensible regulations and other states have very little. It's like having a no peeing section in a pool - not very effective. The other thing I see is that the pro-gun lobby seems completely opposed to any talk about firearm regulation, if it comes up they basically loose their shit.

When it comes to Canada I think we have fairly sensible laws for the most part, but I still think there is room for improvement. Some of that is would be in favour of firearm owners and some would be in favour of stronger regulations. The recent moves announced by the Liberals are not waht I would call an improvement.

How much of a margin between 18th century freedom of speech and what we have now? He types on his computer. There is a slim margin between society of 50 years ago and today - there is no firearm on the market that is novelly different from what was available 50 or 60 years ago. 40 years ago, you could buy a select fire rifle or an actual machine gun. You could buy real assault rifles just like the military had - actual M16s with full auto not just AR15 semi automatics. Want an M2 Browning, sure no prob. What has changed for the worse since then, you can't buy an assault rifle any more, so things should be better right. Why are things 'worse' now than they were 40 years ago?

States with the strictest regulations have the most problems - when will enough regulation be enough? There are already laws about transporting firearms, shipping firearms across state lines (has to go to a FFL, not your home), mandatory background checks for all purchases - what law can you propose? (Serious Q, answers like 'take them away' or other unicorn reliant solutions don't count).

What stronger regulations would you propose for Canadian firearms owners - that aren't "this gun is scary, you can't own it"? And what improvement in favour of firearms owners would you propose?

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