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March 4, 2021, 12:54 p.m.
Posts: 1,288
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Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: tashi

I LOVE the look of that bike (and the handful of others like it) and appreciate a steel frame but after years of being hammered with the “significant” differences between suspension designs I’m curious if a simple single pivot design like that, which most of the steel frame guys use, has any significant compromises vs all the more complicated designs out there. 

Love to hear from the folks who can detect these nuisances, because although I can kinda ride a bike good in VERY bad at detecting what my suspension is doing.

While I havent ridden a Murmur, I have spent time on other single pivots. The two most common characteristics are pedal feedback and what people call 'brake jack' (rear suspension stiffening on brake application).  You can get used to either, but I definitely dont miss these quirks. Single pivots are usually also quite linear which is why having a properly tuned coil shock would likely help out by increasing progressivity at the end of the stroke.

Feb. 22, 2021, 2:50 p.m.
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Re: Forking decisions

Posted by: craw

This is a good deal for a 29" 160mm coil Helm: https://www.jensonusa.com/Cane-Creek-Helm-29-Coil-Fork?avad=193258_f202d7dd1&rpi=24399&utm_medium=AVLK

After my recent purchase from Jenson, just a heads up to anyone else looking to purchase. They will now charge you 13% on all bike parts. They discovered that their software cant differentiate between all the provincial taxes, so they were getting screwed over by undercharging in some cases. They have adopted a 13% across the board for all items (which isnt even GST + PST at 12%). They did say they were 'working on it' but I wouldn't expect them to have it remedied anytime soon. They still have free 3 day shipping if you spend over $150US, so there is that. Not a complaint so much as just FYI.

Jan. 29, 2021, 6:27 p.m.
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Re: BB Help

You definitely dont have to go with RF BB's. They are cheap, but dont last all that long. I run CK PF 30mm on my current ride with RF SIXc cranks and have had no issues over the past 3 seasons.

Jan. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
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Re: Does anyone need an update anymore?

Personal preference rules here for sure. Id much rather carry ~10lbs on my back than the extra ~10lbs on the bike shown on Vikb's bike above.

Jan. 18, 2021, 1:13 p.m.
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Re: Pump Protection?

Posted by: tashi

Posted by: shoreboy

I have this piece of equipment with straps and zippers that I wear on my back. It used to be all the rage back in the day.  I put my pump in there. I think it was called a backpack :)

Somebody had to say it....

I believe that’s called a “rucksack” there old timer.

Haha. This actually made me go and look if there is a difference between them. Not surprisingly, there is an entire article on it.

https://backpackreviewed.com/rucksack-vs-backpack-vs-knapsack/

I will stand by my statement that it is a 'backpack' that I carry :)

Jan. 17, 2021, 2:52 p.m.
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Re: Pump Protection?

I have this piece of equipment with straps and zippers that I wear on my back. It used to be all the rage back in the day.  I put my pump in there. I think it was called a backpack :)

Somebody had to say it....

Jan. 2, 2021, 11:40 a.m.
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Re: Lower Leg Service Questions (Lyrik)

I have the same fork, and do the service once or twice a season. Depends on how much and in what conditions you ride. Its a very easy procedure, and much easier to do if you remove the fork from the bike. I use synthetic 0W30 motor oil for the lowers. It is only splash (lubricating) oil, so does not need any special damping properties like you would use in the charger. Ive been servicing all my forks using this oil for the past 10+ years with no issues.  If you have new foam rings, you can replace them. I have also had good success with isoprpanol cleaning and re-installation of the current ones if they arent too dirty.

Dec. 18, 2020, 9:03 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Been running an ENO eccentric hub on my commuter for years. No need for a tensioner, or frame that has sliders or room for an EBB.

Nov. 26, 2020, 1:41 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: shoreboy

Electrocutions never left. They are pretty rare, 

Not in Chicago....

For decades, Chicago’s Area 2, where officer Jon Burge’s seven-member “A-Team” took their suspects, was a notorious torture site. An anonymous police department whistleblower named Burge as a perpetrator in 35 torture cases, Ralph reports. “A total of 67 officers were identified by survivors as having direct knowledge of torture.” The torments included beatings, being shackled to a hot radiator, mock suffocations and electrocutions from Burge’s infamous black box. Once knowledge of this dreadful little machine seeped out and Burge was defending himself in the courts, he “is rumored to actually have thrown his torture device in Lake Michigan from his boat, named ‘Vigilante.'”

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/02/28/police-torture-in-chicago/

That's nice. Except we weren't talking about police torture, the topic was federal executions.

Nov. 26, 2020, 9:39 a.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: FLATCH

The orange guy is going to go full flamethrower.

You by chance referring to the bringing back of firing squads and electrocutions to federal executions?

Electrocutions never left. They are pretty rare, but some States still have the option. Seems the lethal injection route isnt always as 'humane and effective' as it should be and they seem to be having a hard time sourcing the drugs required to carry it out in some cases.

Nov. 25, 2020, 6:06 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

So are we lining up to buy Gate's book and believe what he says now?  You have very strange criteria when it comes to trusted sources of information.

Flynn just got his pardon.  Who is next?

Wonder if Kushner's dad will get one....

Nov. 25, 2020, 2:48 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Picture Thread! **NSFW**

Black Lives Matter Erase Baby Yoda

Nov. 25, 2020, 8:22 a.m.
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Re: MVOD

Posted by: syncro

How's about a music video of the day thread?

I'll start it off with some homage to Midnight Oil who just won a gold medal from the Sydney Peace Foundation for their long term commitment to human rights.

Awesome album. Brings back some good memories of circa 1987.

Nov. 24, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
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Re: Bigger range 11 speed cassettes.....

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: shoreboy

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=99272

Ive had nothing but good experiences with SunRace products. My wife currently runs the 10-46T with HG driver and it shifts perfectly.

10 tooth on HG? How do they do that?

Thats a typo by me. I meant to say 11-46T on HG. I was confusing it with the 10-46T I linked above for xD drivers. I have edited it in my original post, thanks for catching that!

Nov. 23, 2020, 2:29 p.m.
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Re: airplane vs conveyor belt

Posted by: three-sheets

So do you think a propeller pushes or pulls a plane?

Both?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dornier_Do_335

Fastest piston engine fighter of WWII

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