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Oct. 30, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
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Cost of bikes

I'm working on new and older bikes every day. One thing that strikes me with bikes that I remembered as being amazing only a few years ago is just how damned heavy they are. They also all came as standard with long stems, narrow bars, often crappy tires etc. So you'd be upgrading it before it even went out of the shop. These days you can buy something like a 'low' end Norco Sight which comes with a 1x11 drivetrain, dropper post, wide bar, short stem, Minnions, up to date geometry etc for a lot less than the 5 grand quoted for a top spec'ed bike from a few years ago. The new bike will run rings around an older high end bike in every respect.

Sure, the boutique builds are priced a bit 'out there' but you really don't have to buy them when you can get a really good bike for a lot less. Obviously though, the bling bikes are going to be better still if you have the cash but it's the law of diminishing returns as you spend more money.

But the cost to produce the older out of date bike is really no different than today's modern rig. Handlebars few inches longer, frame tubes a few inches longer and a few degrees different angles are no justification for much higher costs. Dropping the front shifter should bring costs down not up. At least for mid range bikes.

Oct. 26, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Sending out personal or prejudicial insults to 282 (and counting) individuals, races, or identifiable groups is hatred.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.html

Read through a lot of those quotes and while dickish I didn't see hate

Oct. 25, 2016, 10:09 p.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Do you really need a list of all the hate he's spewed over the last year?

I thought it was limited to

Kicking out illegals
Banning Muslims while we "figure out what is going on" with all the dirka dirka jihad
And some sexist stuff

Oct. 25, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Wanting to kick out people who have entered the country illegally is hatred?

Oct. 22, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
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Philippines, eh?

Japs ain't a bad word imo. It's an abbreviation with no negative or derogatory connotation. As a Canadian would you be offended if you were called can or cad?

Oct. 11, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

What the F is wrong with this place? Doormat

Oct. 8, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
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The Evil Thread

Ya post your height, inseam and Jeffsy size please. I am seriously considering one. At 5 -11 would I be nuts to get the xl?

Oct. 7, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
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WBP 16

whistler is awesome but when I was up there riding the park last week I was thinking about its Achilles heel:

The resort is north facing. You get this low angle sunlight that can be difficult to see especially this time of year. Place would be perfect if it was flipped 180. Canada being so far north on this planet south facing is where its at. Carry on.

Oct. 3, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Good! Keep the countermeasures coming.

Sept. 30, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
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DH - single speed conversion

Shifter pod 150g, rear meck 250g, dh cassette 250g, plus a bit for the tensioner, you'll Prolly drop 5-600g total.

Sept. 24, 2016, 11:58 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

www.makevancouvergreatagain.org

Sept. 22, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
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Alternatives to 29er Pikes...

Creaky CSU's? Just another reason to go with a lefty. Apparently a former RockShox suspension engineer is working with Cannondale improving the damper and their targeting the aftermarket. Benefits of a dual Crown, stiffer, no creaking, 10mm lower axle to Crown measurement than equivalent SC, which could make a big difference for the long travel 29er market

Sept. 14, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

The chinese are a very resourceful bunch. I bet they there are businesses being set up that will enable them to purchase properties through proxy canadians/businesses. These will be very hard to find. Plug one leak in the dam and another will appear.

Sept. 13, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Mark my racist xenophobic words:. The Chinese will ruin this place like they have China.

Sept. 11, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
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Pike lower service. Air in negative chamber?

This is why SRAM should drop the air negative spring and go with a negative coil like suntour does. All those extra o rings adding to stiction

My durolux air system has 1 o ring total. True story. Anyways…

Shouldn't the negative spring depressurize when you release air from the main chamber?

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