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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.

July 8, 2020, 7:02 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2020 - Hardtail Thread

That is the bike of someone who knows what they want, and gives no shits for fashion.

July 6, 2020, 3:21 p.m.
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Re: New seat dropper.

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

July 5, 2020, 5 p.m.
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Re: New seat dropper.

Any got the current One Up dropper and a good eye for angle measurement?

I'm close to pulling the trigger on one, but can't find the maximum angle the saddle can be lowered at the nose. My STA is slack, and the current post clamp is bottomed out + lightly filed. 

How many degrees of tilt is available? 

Thanks y'all.

June 28, 2020, 9:21 p.m.
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Re: Don't you hate losing that tiny part on your shop floor?

Strong feels.

My workshop is a hectic pigsty. I'm a fan of a thick soft rag on the bench to place small parts to prevent rolling, and a magnet for hunting the ones I inevitably miss.

June 16, 2020, 5:51 p.m.
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Re: How many times you visit the hospital after a ride?

My last (well, so far) hospital visit was due to going OTB into helmet... Farting around on the footpath on the way to meet up for the ride.

Ambulance was going past, saw me bin it and stopped to take me along. Smoothest concussion treatment ever.

June 13, 2020, 8:50 p.m.
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Re: Short travel 29'ers

Posted by: Vik my sense of self-preservation is getting stronger and challenging myself at slower speeds on tech with less capable equipment seems smarter than using a very long-travel bike at the highest speeds I can manage. Fall off at slow speeds hurts a lot less than Mach Chicken. ;-)

This is a thing for me too. Extra capable bikes are a great skills crutch (for me) but they up the danger of a hospital visit when the crash comes around...

May 25, 2020, 3:58 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Makes me miss my OG Pike, should never have sold it.

May 14, 2020, 6:03 p.m.
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Re: Sramano- Franken Drivetrain - Covidiot or no..

Posted by: DanLees1978

Shimano SLX Mech and Shifter

Absolute Black Oval Chainring

Connex Wipperman Chain

Sunrace cassette.

All 10 speed, works fine.  Shifting is about 90% as good as a perfectly set up all SLX 10 speed drivetrain but with a wider range than normal 10 speed. Would probably just run a wide range Deore cassette now.

Similar here - 10spd SLX derailleur, XTR shifter and sunrace cassette. I found the shifting downgraded significantly when I went from a Shimano cassette to the sunrace (11-42, b screw at full in), wolftooth goatlink helped pull it back closer to the performance of the full Shimano set.

May 8, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
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Re: Fix Your Seat Angle - Perry Style

Posted by: AndrewMajor

Posted by: velocipedestrian

Wow. Badarse.

Gonna read the piece, but first a guess about how many responses came through about the oval of the Thomson being 90° wrong?

It gives you more compliance that way! Hahahahaha.

None! Just a question about bolt strength.

May 7, 2020, 11:51 p.m.
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Re: Fix Your Seat Angle - Perry Style

Wow. Badarse.

Gonna read the piece, but first a guess about how many responses came through about the oval of the Thomson being 90° wrong?

May 7, 2020, 2:59 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: thaaad

It's definitely the seat angle that makes me dislike pedaling it, it feels like I'm pushing super far forward instead of down since the BB is so far forward relative to my hips.

The only issues with running it in the high position is that it steepens the head angle more and raises the BB as well. I'm also not sure if a half a degree steeper seat tube from raising it will make a noticeable difference. 

The works headset steepens the STA slightly alone, plus the 1° from running the dropouts at full high ~1.5° steeper STA and still getting - 1°HA out of the - 2° headset. 

I also reversed the [cradle? Tray?] lower part of my seatpost head the rails sit in to give me a few mm extra forward. 

I get that little tweaks won't change everything, but it depends if it's nearly right, or bigger change is needed.

May 6, 2020, 4:22 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

I feel your pain Thaaad, a long term collection of parts makes for a sweet ride that no one else can see the real value in.

I'm still on an old Spitfire, and wish it was longer and had a steeper STA... Would be worth peanuts if I sold it, so am gradually turning it into the best bike it can be (for me). Next step is a works - 2°headset, partly for the HA, but also so I can run the dropouts in a steeper position to improve the STA for pedalling. 

Would that help your darkside? Or is the poor pedalling a different factor?

May 5, 2020, 2:51 p.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Awesome build! I can't let my daughter see that.

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