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Buy The Bike You Already Own - A Spring Service Story - Feb. 12, 2020, 1:17 p.m.

A is way cooler, but I would have to dingle it

Buy The Bike You Already Own - A Spring Service Story - Feb. 12, 2020, 8:06 a.m.

I join your laughter  

best ebike rebuttal ever

BikeYoke Divine Dropper Post Teardown - Jan. 29, 2020, 3:05 p.m.

NSMB already has riders' cars articles, so why not riders with their drinks stories

Dear Santa - Andrew's List For 2019 - Dec. 4, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

2017 Rocky Mtn Element was spec'ed with FSA Orbit NO.57E headset and 105 mm long head tube

Dear Santa - Andrew's List For 2019 - Dec. 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

where do you get a Works Components angleset on the North Shore and how do you figure out what size you need?

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

they currently have a plaid-look and a work-glove-look though

NF Berzerker V2 Riding Pants - Nov. 7, 2019, 10:26 a.m.

Are those gloves knit or are they a printed nylon fabric?

Does The Future Have Fewer Gears? - Oct. 25, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

While checking on the weight of an old Huret Jubilee derailleur (145 gm ), I came across this

"Brian Eno once confessed that he liked to explain to ‘young people’ that, back in the bad-old-low-tech-flared-trousered-analogue days things were so backward that you could fly from London to New York in three and a half hours and men regularly walked on the Moon. He might have added that you could buy an off-the-peg touring derailleur that weighed 145g."

Does The Future Have Fewer Gears? - Oct. 25, 2019, 4:02 p.m.

38:14, 32:20, 26:26 and 20:32 that is 4+4 not 4x4.

12 speed lateral spacing front and rear with room for wide tires (that is accepting a non-roadie Q factor) and no cross chaining. Basically 4 single speed set ups in parallel (and the front rings would not be as wide as old 3X, since you don't have to account for cross-chaining and rub on the next biggest ring)

Shimano front pull side swing type derailleurs front and rear for hard tail (and you could probably get away with only one pulley for the rear derailleur on a dual suspension bike).

Cable from the front derailleur would continue from the mounting bolt to the rear, so both derailleurs would be controlled with only one cable (or possibly a splitter but still only one shifter, and the springs of each derailleur would cancel each other out for lighter feel at the shifter).

This would be useful to me for Fromme rides, or bikepacking routes where there is a lot of lifting and/or strapping the bike to one's back for long portages (every gram counts, since I have been at my limit with a 24lb bike plus camping gear, food and water, and lighter drivetrain would equal a dropper post, warmer clothing, funner tires or a beer).

Could be ~150 gm for chain rings, ~150 gm for cheap rear cogs (without getting into crazy spider-like milling or carbon carriers), ~110 gm each derailleur and ~80 gm for a simple shifter with no clockworks (so still lighter than Eagle or XTR 1X, plus single speed efficiency and no dangling cages)

Preserving Gnarly Trails - Oct. 16, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

^ just say I build a green "ride beside" from the teeter to the hump on Ladies (but let the green be 2 way) and you would basically be there by connecting some existing dog walking trails  ;-)

Preserving Gnarly Trails - Oct. 16, 2019, 7:22 a.m.

Thanks Andrew. Good story.

I too was surprised late Monday afternoon how many people were on Boundary (I was riding down this time too)

Are Tire Inserts a Solution or a Band-Aid? - May 8, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

and narrower rims if most of your flats are from sidewall cuts

You could also go much narrower rims and use a Pepi's Rokline and still be lighter than your current rims without a liner

Pepi's would give you back the sidewall support you lost for going to a narrower rim

Introducing the Forbidden Bikes Druid - April 3, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

needs a Trust linkage fork

Is a MIPS Equipped Helmet Really Necessary? - March 13, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

only helmet I have wrecked (needed to replace because of a crash) was cracked at the forehead.

the other crashes I've had, have not cracked/dented/visually impacted my helmet (my nose on the other hand...;-)  )

Is a MIPS Equipped Helmet Really Necessary? - March 13, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

since the vast majority of impacts are to the front rim of the helmet, why not use more foam/plastic to extend the body of the helmet visor-like above the forehead?  I've only seen this done on one type of kids helmet. 

When I buy a helmet, I always choose the one with the most foam in front of my forehead

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