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Aug. 9, 2022, 4:15 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

Received this message on the weekend

Harald the painter at Toxic Design Lab suffered a fire last night that gutted his shop and he is in hospital with burns on his arms trying to fight the fire

July 27, 2022, 7:03 a.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: "Buckin Hell“ trail run race. Down empress bypass?

Posted by: switch

A couple days ago there was a bike race that dumped out just before Empress and continued on Bridle.  The person giving the bikers direction was telling pedestrians on Bridle to make way for bikers, even though bikers should yield.  No signage anywhere that a race was on, just bikers racing down the middle of the trail.  Dumb.

And pedestrians shouldn't be on the bypass.  A new trail pedestrian was built a couple years ago to connect Bridle to near Old Buck parking lot.

What bike race was that?  I saw a bunch of tape up on Pangor last Wednesday, but had not heard of any mtn bike races other than Thursday Fivers

July 18, 2022, 9:55 p.m.
Posts: 238
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Re: Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

"Hiphi" for the Chinese car's name?!  VW should have got the patent on that for an alternate for their bus.

June 26, 2022, 9:24 a.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

Posted by: Vikb

Whenever I come across an aesthetic or technical choice made by someone who runs a bike company that I don't like [the choice, not the person] I remind myself that's the privilege you get for making something and if I wanted to do something different I could go right ahead and start my own bike company. Usually about then I STFU and move on. ;-)

I would just take it off and make my own sticker to replace it

June 13, 2022, 12:35 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Door to trail riders - tell me how you've accommodated these crazy steep seat angles please

what do you mean old and new designs?

in the early 1980s bikes were slack and had long chain stays, but by the late 1980s chain stays were short as possible and seat tube angles steeper

(old) people have been getting on with adapting and experimenting with new designs for a long time, and many have the experience and perception to tell if new designs are marketing BS or actual improvements

June 13, 2022, 12:23 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

Regarding QRs.  Most riders dismount on the left side of the bike. So if you need to do a quick wheel change in a road race or fix a flat in an old school xc race, you save time whipping your wheel off.

June 7, 2022, 7:40 a.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

Filiform corrosion

https://www.google.com/search?q=Filiform+corrosion&client=firefox-b-d&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjrgfrwx5v4AhU2IzQIHe5nDI4Q_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1920&bih=932&dpr=1#imgrc=OpUGrtkoOtLewM

June 6, 2022, 3:36 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

mutated shipworms

June 6, 2022, 12:49 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

^

WOAH! crazy man

Etch A Sketch Rorschach test

June 5, 2022, 7:14 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

any photos?

I've got a double clear coat over raw on my 2013 Samurai65 and it has a very cool spider web patina that's developed under the clear coat on the low impact areas of the frame, elsewhere like the bottom of the downtube where more rock strikes have impacted its more just solid rust-like patina. Have considered repainting a few times, but it's pretty unique imo.

June 5, 2022, 7:12 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

I would like this saddle for a frankenbike

https://www.selleitalia.com/en/saddles/flite-bonnie/

cross between a 1990s road bike/xc race bike and a 1960s chopper/mustang/stingray

June 5, 2022, 3:41 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Door to trail riders - tell me how you've accommodated these crazy steep seat angles please

Steep seat tube angles for technical climbing might not be such a good idea.

The biggest mistake I see, for when people can't make an uphill move, is that their butt is planted in the saddle.

You should be barely weighting the saddle and be on a hair trigger to snap your butt up and forward and then thrust your bike forward of your centre of gravity.

If you are too comfortable being planted on the saddle, you are less likely to be ready to lift your butt when required.

Choose a saddle position/seat angle best suited for lower gradient gravel and paved climbs, then move forward and perch daintily on the nose for technical climbs.

June 3, 2022, 7:27 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: MEATengines

Regarding Triple B's

I made this decal for a tall female's Santa Cruz TallBoy

June 2, 2022, 9 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: LSCR

Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

I have to say I also kinda like Ned's as it is right now.

me too
and it hasn't really changed in 20 years

May 31, 2022, 5:44 p.m.
Posts: 238
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Texas school shooting - 18 elementary kids dead.

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