I have a similar Remy signting - I recognized him biking up a gravel road in Squamish, approaching from behind, coming in hot. I was confident (hopeful) he was on an eBike based on his speed. Nope, no eBike. Passed by politely, flew by like I wasn't moving.
My brother in law told me I was "wasting money on expensive bikes" and he got a brand new one (with shocks!!) for $149. I'll be damned if it's not made of actual cheese. Not even a hard cheese, but soft cheese like brie. It's crazy how easy it is to bend things on that bike - in to shape, out of shape. Fixing it is like trying to walk on shifting sand.
Not trying to be elitist, but I am trying to keep him pedaling to the CircleK's and camp site bathrooms of the world, and it's a challenge.
I’ve chalked up the odd win with spinning up a frame bearing on a drill, if they’re maybe just barely perceivably worn it can make them good and smooth again. Pack grease, spin, pack grease, ride.
This place looks like heaven!
Yep, here too. Keep my HR low until at least 20-30 mins in, depending on how I’m feeling.
"I've owned a lot of WAO product but never warrantied anything, so I can't really say who's process is better"
There's your answer. What's even better than a good warranty is not needing to use that good warranty.
Ibex Merino Bib Knickers for fall/winter
7Mesh Glidepath shorts for summer
NF DP3 pants for fall
NF Berzerker pants for winter
Icebreaker Merino t shirts year round
Darn Tough socks
That’s my list of top value purchases. Every time I take this stuff out of the drawer I think about how durable it’s been.
I used to ride with an old guy that said “Buy something nice and cry once, or buy something cheap and cry every time you use it.”
Ha, bit of a comment puzzle. Thanks for the info - it's lovely to look at but I think in a shower surround it would look pretty miserable pretty quick (in my house at least). My bathroom needs a reno for about the cost of this bike before I am cleared to spend the cost of this bike so I have a little work to do.
Cam, what's that tile like to clean?
Welcome in, Mike, I think you'll be a fine addition here.
The amount of something can make it a problem or not a problem.
Love my NF stuff. Yeah, you have to wait a little for it. But, it’s very worth it.
They were hell to seat straight too.
Those Manitou Mach 5s with the ejecting top caps might fit into this list ...