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Jan. 6, 2021, 5:58 a.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Syncro is correct.

It doesn't help when you see Pros/youtube stars taking alternate lines or even just making up a new line on a trail in one of their videos.  All for the social media likes.  That bleeds over into real life and I constantly see new trail braids/lines on old trails.  

New bikes are ridiculously fast and make things easy now.  That Wade Simmons/RM ad about his bike dumbing down the trails is dead on.  My new Yeti almost feels like I'm hitting a cheat button most of the time.  I'm hitting stuff I wouldn't have dreamed of on my mid 2000 freeride bike.  I have had to reign myself in, remembering I am on public multiuse trails (thank goodness for Timberbells).  **I always stop or slow down to a crawl for hikers/walkers/equestrians just to be clear** 

I don't know what the answer is really.  Marketing wants to sell stuff and ripping corners and blazing down trails sells.

Dec. 19, 2020, 6:01 a.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

Don't want to hi-jack this thread, but picked this up last night. Lots of OT, saving, and eBaying all of my other bike stuff, but worth it! Hoping to get the first ride in this weekend.

Added my fork and a few other bits.

Dec. 15, 2020, 3:38 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Post pix of your commuter bike.

Putting the Xtracycle to work!

Dec. 15, 2020, 3:32 p.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

Posted by: Mic

Now...did something impulsive yesterday. At times decisions like that can happen. 

After I got a used 2018 Process 165, size S, for my little one (turned 10 and is already 150cm tall) from a trusted bikepark, I asked if they had another one in L or XL. 

They did...and I got some images, and agreed. Soon-ish I am going to be the happy owner of a bike with a little too much travel but quite a sturdy one, given that I am on the heavier side.

Congrats! Pics when you get it!

Dec. 3, 2020, 5:25 a.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Hardtail or Full-suspension Trailbike

I just built up a hardtail from spare parts and a cheap frame and I have been having a blast on it.  Likely going to replace the frame with a Chromag Stylus (27.5) as soon as they are back in stock.

I always thought hardtails were perfect 2nd bikes, low maintenance but still capable.  I don't find mine holding me back any.

Nov. 30, 2020, 12:19 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Let's talk about on bike storage

I like on bike storage because it allows me to downsize to a waist pack or no pack at all.

Where it falls short for me is when I switch between different bikes.  Pack makes it easier to just grab and go.  I could spring for a repair kit for multiple bikes, but that gets pricey.  

I was running the Wolftooth B-Rad bag, but it doesn't seem to play nice with any of my frames.  It is now seeing time as a saddle bag for my road bike.  

On my HT, just running a tube taped to the down tube and a multitool, Wolftooth pliers, pump, lever and a plug kit in a Dakine waist pack.  

I do dig those frame bags, might have to invest in one of those.  I have a small Blackburn one that I run on my eBike, perfect size for everything I listed above.

Nov. 4, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Teh new prez

Posted by: Brocklanders

It's exactly the same as last time around except Arizona looks to go Dem. The winner takes all in Florida and Texas BS is a sham. Another four years of that fucking retard. Unreal

My state did something right finally.  

Watching the election numbers in complete disbelief since yesterday.  As an American, I can't wrap my head around how many people still support him.  Not only that, but it appears that even more people voted for him this time.  

So yeah...this sucks.

Nov. 4, 2020, 5 a.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: WeTYC...

After all that, I don't think it's possible to build an aluminum hardtail with nice compliance but good fatigue resistance. I haven't ridden a ton of aluminum hardtails, but every one I have ridden was a filling-removal machine.

I agree completely.  Steel or Ti is really the way to go.  

Btw, awesome bikes!

Nov. 4, 2020, 4:58 a.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Anyone running a "tiny" bike on the shore?

That doesn't surprise me regarding the Pro's bikes. 

My main bike right now is a medium Yeti SB5c that I was able to build up cheap.  I typically ride a Large, so I didn't think it would work for me.  But it seems to fit me great.  The only thing I don't like about it is that the largest dropper I can seem to run is a 170, I really need a 200 (long legs).

Oct. 31, 2020, 7:06 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Best place to sell a 20 year old bike

eBay is another option, although the fees can be steep if the price is too low. 

No harm in listing on the pinkbike buy/sell as a local only sale. 

Donating them is always a good idea as well.

Oct. 23, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

And you just know Trump will be fanning the flames with his tiny hands straight through to January and then after that on Trump TV which will make Fox News look like Scientific American.  After what almost happened to the governor of Michigan there is no reason to believe there are not 100 more plots in the works.  I hope it won't come to that either, but the wind is blowing that way.  

Where are you located?

Arizona. This state is actually shifting blue for the first time in the 20 years I have lived here. 

Still quite a few Trump 2020 flags flying around. I find that concerning.

Oct. 23, 2020, 10:49 a.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

Chup's prediction (I know I said I wouldn't)

- Biden wins 353-185
- Trump will whine that is was rigged but he will leave with his tail between his legs after wrecking all he can before January and leave Biden nothing for transition
- Trump will be indicted on charges of money laundering and fraud by the end of 2021 (in real court, not talk radio)
- After the devastating loss Republicans will all say they always knew Trump was a crook.
- Ring wing nationalists will take to terrorism across the country after his loss is official

Speaking from down in the States, this is a real concern.  I am hoping it doesn't happen, but I have a bad feeling about the end of this year.

Oct. 15, 2020, 7:33 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Frame warranty - am I being unreasonable?

Posted by: Vikb

If it was me I'd contact One Up and just let them know about the situation without making any requests. I've managed quality systems and getting feedback like this can be helpful preventing a lot of issues. Additionally they may just replace the post and if they don't you have a record in their system of the issue should it lead to a more serious problem you want some help with later.

This 100%. Just mentioning stuff like this to a company without making any demands or requests can go far. I've had companies warranty/replace stuff without asking. It is possible it was an oversight during manufacturing and they may not be aware of it.

Oct. 6, 2020, 4:38 p.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Post pix of your commuter bike.

bicycle

My commuter (right now). Rebuilt my Xtracycle with with a Mongoose NX 7.1 from Craigslist. Loving it! Way better than the Cannondale CAAD 3 I was using with it before.

Can't seem to get my picture to work.

July 3, 2020, 3:53 p.m.
Posts: 62
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: Kieran

I'm seriously have seen ebikers climbing on tech trails and wide roads they both seem to be motoring along just fine.

I've also witnessed a couple who were easily over 65 blast up the last section of the climb on BLT before you hit the road at the switchback (pretty steep if you know it). They both laughed out loud (not out of breath at all) and then turned around and headed back the way they came.

Don't tell me they are hard work :)

And I'm not even against ebikers but you can wait on a tech climb for a good place to pass while I cough up a lung.

I 100% agree. That's why I always wait. I'm not in any hurry and its not like there is a medal waiting at the top! 

I should have been more clear about technical climbing. I'm far less gassed, but I just meant that I clean more first pass on my regular bike than my eBike.

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