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Sept. 9, 2020, 6:13 p.m.
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Re: I want to run a bash guard on 2020 Sram X0 Eagle cranks...

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Don’t they make a 94 bcd spider?

If they do (and someone makes a bash for it) that gets the boxes ticked.

Sept. 9, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
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Re: I want to run a bash guard on 2020 Sram X0 Eagle cranks...

Mine is the only bike I see around with a crank mounted bash. Unless you want a chainring smaller than 30t, 104BCD is still good.

Sram used to make 104 spiders for its direct mount, are they still around?

Sept. 8, 2020, 3:58 p.m.
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Re: Brake Help

I've found getting the brakes wet, muddy and gritty seems to help with howl, it's easy to try.

Sept. 4, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
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Re: Anyone ever use knock-off cassettes from Aliexpress - or anything else?

Posted by: RAHrider

I havent ordered a cassette yet. I was waiting to see how my bearing press looks first.

As for the Rapha stuff,don't get too excited it is 10 worse than you would expect for $35 but also no better.

How are the glasses?Do they pinch your head funny or get gooey where the rubher pads touch your skin?

The glasses haven't given me any trouble yet (after bending the arms to my head shape).

Sept. 2, 2020, 3:22 p.m.
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Re: Anyone ever use knock-off cassettes from Aliexpress - or anything else?

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: Kieran

Posted by: Brocklanders

Received my POC knockoffs today from Amazon.

Have to say the lenses are pretty damn good for the price of 35 bux. 

I went out of my way to get some without the POC logo. They showed up with the POC logo.  These came with 2 lenses, a dark and polarized lighter tint. 

https://www.amazon.ca/Lorsoul-Polarized-Cycling-Sunglasses-Baseball/dp/B088RBRVF8

Does the frame strip in the centre affect field-of-view at all? I'm a goggles man when it comes to DH but looking for something for trail use, so wondering if this could be a bit annoying?

No you don't notice it when looking forward.

I notice it when looking around an intersection waiting for traffic. Never when riding on dirt. 

An extra bonus for me with price of my knock offs was feeling confident about heating and bending the arms to get a more hooked shape behind my ears. Clamped a soldering iron in the vise and did lots of gentle bending.

Aug. 31, 2020, 2:51 a.m.
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Re: Sourcing Shimano Parts in Canada

You guys don't have an equivalent to Youshop in Canukistan?

Aug. 26, 2020, 3:24 a.m.
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Re: Old-Schoolers: Pour one out for (probably) one of the last of the Syncros Pro Ti

Beautiful.

Aug. 15, 2020, 7:58 p.m.
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Re: Anyone ever use knock-off cassettes from Aliexpress - or anything else?

The glasses I bought seem to have vanished, but these look functionally identical...

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/4001143543119.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&spm=a2g0n.store_home.allProducts_179812074.4001143543119

When I was originally looking there were heaps of sellers with variations on the same frame. I just went with whoever had the lens options I wanted and a OK rating from lots of buyers.

Aug. 11, 2020, 5:51 p.m.
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Re: New seat dropper.

Posted by: velocipedestrian

Yeah, I've seen that, thanks (and just added my question there too). They don't list tilt angle in their comparison.

Couldn't find this info anywhere,so took the punt. 

Can confirm that OneUp has significantly more range of forward tilt available than a Giant Contact, phew! 

Haven't ridden the post yet, but from test sitting after fitting in the workshop, it looks like I'll have 0-10mm remaining stack over the full 210mm drop. Quite exited to get my saddle back down as low as I used to before droppers.

Aug. 10, 2020, 9:59 p.m.
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Re: Anyone ever use knock-off cassettes from Aliexpress - or anything else?

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: velocipedestrian

I bought some of those POC glasses (for $18nz and free shipping).

Never having used the real ones I can't compare, but they came with 4 lenses and I like using them. I was also considerably less nervous about heating and bending the arms to my head shape than if I'd paid more. 

However. 

Any high stress or high failure danger component would have me thinking harder about the decision.

How are the lenses? Any distortion? My next question is are they actually UV protective?

No idea how much UV protection I'm getting, but I haven't noticed any visual distortion in the nearly clear lens I've been mostly using.

Aug. 9, 2020, 2:43 p.m.
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Re: Anyone ever use knock-off cassettes from Aliexpress - or anything else?

I also remember a guy I worked with who'd bought a 'North Face' down jacket on his travels through Asia. He said it was from the same factory, and the North Face guys just had someone on site doing QC while their order was made. When he left the factory kept sewing...

The fabrics seemed legit, but the seams were a bit shit.

Aug. 9, 2020, 2:40 p.m.
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Re: Anyone ever use knock-off cassettes from Aliexpress - or anything else?

I bought some of those POC glasses (for $18nz and free shipping).

Never having used the real ones I can't compare, but they came with 4 lenses and I like using them. I was also considerably less nervous about heating and bending the arms to my head shape than if I'd paid more. 

However. 

Any high stress or high failure danger component would have me thinking harder about the decision.

Aug. 7, 2020, 4:01 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

Posted by: Vikb

A while back we were talking about the lack of bashguard options for a Chromag Rootdown due to the lack of ISCG tabs and the PF BB. Wolf Tooth has come out with one that should work with a lot of popular cranks. 

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/wolf-tooth-components-release-camo-bashspider.html

So we're back to the future again. Happy I've stuck with my 980 crank and 104 bash.

July 17, 2020, 8:30 p.m.
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Re: Good jackets

Not sure if it still counts as a 'good' jacket, but I saw a Roach jacket / vest in the local second hand shop two days ago. Condition looked sweet.

I'm never going to be an XL, so passed the word on to a Canadian in the hood, it felt like a good deed anyway. (but what was the jacket doing here in South New Zanada in the first place?).

July 9, 2020, 7:37 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

It wasn't a diss, in my view a mountain bike is a machine for having fun. Things like internal routing that are clearly form over function detract from this.

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