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Feb. 22, 2020, 3:09 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Best Saddle of all time

another vote for the Ti Flite

kind of ironic how it came in a box with a picture of the Concorde on it

Feb. 9, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Shimano XTR 9100 Hubs - Cup and Cone FTW?

I'll vote in favour of XT / XTR cup and cone

Jan. 29, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

thanks for the reminder

Jan. 17, 2020, 10:39 a.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Recreation Trails Strategy Review Survey

done

I wonder how it will be used?

Jan. 2, 2020, 5:21 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Understanding reach and ETT

Posted by: craw

If two bikes have the same ETT but one has a steeper seat tube angle then it by definition has less reach. Is that what you mean?

ETT and Reach

Yes, so without changing Reach, as the seat tube gets steeper the ETT would be less. Or steeper STA and same ETT would increase reach

In addition, you could have 2 bikes with the same reach, but one is a slack head angle, long heat tube, long fork 29er, and the other is a steep head angle, short head tube short travel 27er, and you would have vastly different front centres (BB to front axle length) and would be like comparing a chopper to a road bike (stack would be different too).

As far as additional spacers increasing stack but reducing reach, you could just turn your stem upside down if you add enough spacers (if it is not 0 degree), or you might even need a longer stem ;-)

Dec. 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: ebikes on the Shore

OK

I could go for an e-cargo bike to transport my Real Bike and dogs to the trails

and 2500 watts and a throttle with electric warmer grips, and no chain or fully enclosed drivetrain

Dec. 17, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Running Inserts

I have been using Pepi's Rokline Noodles (the yellow/enduro ones, not the red/Race ones) mainly with 2.25 Racing Ralph but lately a 2.35 Nobby Nic, both with 22mm ID rims (narrow rims are super cheap these days).

The noodle compresses into the narrow rim and uses up almost all the lateral space inside the tire, so laterally the tire is supported as if it has greater than 30 psi in it; however, vertically (for at least10 mm) the tire is very soft and feels like what ever your pressure gauge says it should feel like.

At first I was having trouble getting the rim-tape to stick, so had multiple times to test the run-flat capabilities (no damage to rim, tire or noodle after riding out a downhill trail + 5km of pavement at 0 psi to get home). The noodle locks the bead to the rim (providing you are not racing World Cup DH), so it is just easier to deal with the flat when you get home rather than trying to fix on a trail.

That first 10 or so mm of vertical travel makes a small tire feel like a fat tire when riding over chunky rail ballast (but still accelerates and is agile like a small tire). Much less rolling resistance over chunky stuff and I can't feel much if any difference on pavement.

Typically I run 5psi less than non-insert pressures.

Dec. 16, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: peterk

Say you get $1000 back for buying an e-bike, bringing them closer in line with a similar spec mtb, but with a motor! Would you? Will tempt a lot of even the hard line riders.

No

Dec. 9, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

Posted by: Pnwpedal
 I'm a slightly left-leaning libertarian (F#&K Trump; Tulsi 2020).

https://www.gocomics.com/bloom-county/2019/11/14

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: How often do you take your gun when you ride?

being interesting to see the results of your poll if it is posted to the PinkBike or MTBR forums you refer to

Dec. 5, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Roach Vest- Replacing

I know someone who can rebuild it and has the equipment (he was a friend of Ingrid)

Oct. 28, 2019, 12:47 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Ebikes make people grumpy.

Including ebike riders - don't ever jokingly call them a cheater when they pass you on a climb (you might get your head torn off)

Oct. 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: where to get Dynaplug refills in North Van or Van?

thanks

I will try them out

Oct. 5, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
where to get Dynaplug refills in North Van or Van?

Who has Dynaplug refills in North Van or Van?

Oct. 4, 2019, 8:39 p.m.
Posts: 75
Joined: April 26, 2004
Re: Work on Fromme Climbing Trail

12 people climbing it at one time just shows we need more non-secret black diamond climbing trails

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