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June 6, 2013, 4:48 p.m.
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An Observation

NBR used to be a very busy place, full of friendly folks and fun topics. Now it seems to have been reduced to around the same 20 or so posting much of the time. My thoughts are that there is a hatred for anyone who is a Christian or of any type of a right wing view. They are constantly attacked by people that I wont name,yet I am sure you know who they are.They are attacked viciously,repeatedly and without any care as to their opinions, and that is what has driven away people and stopped many from posting.

Post something anti Christian and it is all good, post anything anti Islam and you are a bigot, and it then turns into a Christian/right wing bashing thread regardless.

Sad to see this has happened, how do we fix it and make NBR fun again.

I fully expect to be attacked for posting this, but that will only further prove my point.

.02

And don't forget the hatred toward anyone who opposes sexually suggestive images being posted throughout NBR.

June 5, 2013, 9:30 p.m.
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2 x 10 gearing

it will definately see its share of roadtime as i do not own a vehicle and will be riding to my destinations. therefore im thinking 2 x 10 is going to be a better option

being new to all this again. after reading other posts it looks like i wont be in my granny all that much except for climbs…and dropping to granny probably only for the real steep climbs. Is that 2 tooth difference going to be that noticable

If you're going with the 2x10, go for the 24/38 as it will provide the greatest range of gears and will have less overlapping of gears.

June 5, 2013, 9:16 p.m.
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2 x 10 gearing

it will be going on a cove stiffee

You could probably manage quite nicely with 1x10 using a 34 or 36T front chainring and the 11-36T cassette . (Most DH bikes only use a 36T front chainring) The only time you'd be using the top gears would be on the road. Since the bike is a 26" hardtail, it will pedal more efficiently. It will be a bit of a struggle at first, but once you get used to it, the 1x10 will be far superior to the 2x10 system.

June 5, 2013, 9:02 p.m.
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2 x 10 gearing

What bike will the drivetrain be going on?

June 5, 2013, 6:59 a.m.
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nothing for Cannondale out here eh?

How so? It does seem odd that Specialized and Trek are more popular. Might be related to the lefty fork that Cannondale has promoted for years. People look at that and think it can't be stiff enough based solely on looks. Or being proprietary you can't just get a Fox fork without also needing a new stem and hub or wheel.

I think it may be more because of having to deal with the distributor, Dorel.

June 5, 2013, 6:43 a.m.
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The Enemy's Gate is Down

I was excited for all of one second when I heard about them making a movie out of this.

Then I realized there was no hope in hell it would be anything close to the book.

The same applies to Ender's Game.

June 4, 2013, 6:42 a.m.
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Suspension Therapy

30psi in my Minions; I don't care about your opinions.

June 2, 2013, 9:35 p.m.
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Shimano Saint Pedals

That's good,because they have to be serviced weekly.

This is actually somewhat true. The bearings/bushing in Straightlines are not very durable.

June 1, 2013, 7:57 p.m.
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Shimano Saint Pedals

And of course the Brits seem to love these,

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=42[HTML_REMOVED]products_id=194

The bearings/bushings suck in those pedals. They only last for a couple of months.

June 1, 2013, 6:21 p.m.
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Help!

You can park by that elementary school as well, sunwood? sunshine? schoolforants? forget the name..

Pinewood Elementary.

June 1, 2013, 6:20 p.m.
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Shimano Saint Pedals

Where do those it Slim pedals fit in ? Noticed them on CRC.

They're 417g. More of a Freeride pedal than an AM pedal, but if that's what you're looking for then they'd likely be a contender.

June 1, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
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Shimano Saint Pedals

Well, not using for DH. Need to eventually replace my DMR V12's which are starting to die.

You may also want to check out the Spank Spike, Blackspire Sub 4 or 3, and the Nukeproof Proton or Neutron pedals.

The Blackspire pedals would likely be your best choice if you're not planning on using them for DH. Sub 4 is 350g and costs approx $110 and the Sub 3 is 300g but is over twice as much at $230.

June 1, 2013, 3:26 p.m.
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Shimano Saint Pedals

The platform is too small for DH, and they're too heavy for AM. Bearing durability is decent though.

June 1, 2013, 5:54 a.m.
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Help!

Start with riding Fromme. You can start with the lower trails and then work your way up the mountain as your skills progress. Lower Seymour is also good for xc.

You can pick up "A local's guide to North Shore rides" at any bike shop; it will help you with being able to find suitable trails. It has maps of the trails and recommendations on which ones to ride based on your interests and skill level.

May 30, 2013, 6:59 p.m.
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Suspension Therapy

That's been the case for a while…though I'm really empathetic to his situation- recovering from a concussion isn't easy- I really want to get my bike dialled.

Any recommedations? Anyone?

James did a decent job before Arthur was around. Maybe give him a try?

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