Added reply in a thread Thoughts on the new federal ICS chain stays 2/11/2019 1:14 PM

With a wishbone, the chainstays are a couple inches shorter than they are on a double bend. Plus, you have a huge, ovalized tube connected to the bottom bracket, with the stays having significant weld contact with that tube. It's a much stiffer, stronger ... more »

Added reply in a thread Flybikes Cassette 2/11/2019 1:11 PM

7075 is definitely the superior choice for hub shells, even though I might call it overkill. Properly designed spoke seats and flanges will make the material irrelevant, and the stronger aluminum will make the flanges pretty much indestructible while ... more »

Added reply in a thread Thoughts on the new federal ICS chain stays 2/10/2019 2:25 PM

I am on team wishbone. It looks like a normal double bend stay, but it's structurally closer to a wishbone. The stays are connected a couple inches back from the BB to a piece of metal that then connects to the BB. But the traditional wishbone is still ... more »

Added reply in a thread Thoughts on the new federal ICS chain stays 2/9/2019 10:06 AM

This is a solution in search of a problem. A traditional wishbone is cheaper, easier to manufacture, and most likely a good amount more durable. The welds on the chainstays of this frame end up right where you tend to hit your chainstay when you miss ... more »

Added reply in a thread Free wheel set? 1/27/2019 2:18 PM

When I hit 5k, I got the Tree/G-Sport wheelset so this must be a newer limit (I hit 5k like 3-4 years ago I think).

Added reply in a thread Fly Bikes 20 Year Anniversary Parts 1/19/2019 8:34 AM

I always thought it was just a clean looking frame with comfortable geo and a clever offset seat tube. Just looked super nice, especially in that mint. Was just low enough to look good with a slammed seat without looking like a scooter.

Started new thread Fly Bikes 20 Year Anniversary Parts 1/17/2019 10:17 AM

https://www.flybikes.com//?fbclid=IwAR3_ixHgVIUPky0RNf1bnC7CuyrYV6_P8KhBEsPcpZTRWlkcroEjlykvdpQ#!/article/20-years-of-flybikes Fly has brought back a ton of old frames and parts for their 20 year anniversary. Tierras, Classic rims, OG Ruben tires, CNC'd ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Brakes Or Brakeless 1/14/2019 8:41 AM

I'm glad the whole "I ride brakeless because it makes me ride faster" nonsense has dropped off. Every single person that ever said that rides slow af.

Added reply in a thread Front load 1/13/2019 3:41 PM

I always argue that top loads are more "efficient" because you can run smaller bars at the same height as bigger bars with a front load. Smaller bars are generally stronger, stiffer, and lighter than bigger bars.

Added reply in a thread Tubolito Tubes 1/7/2019 10:27 AM

I'd be ok with them other than the fact that I'd want to kill myself if one punctured.

Added reply in a thread More Issues with Time2Shine BMX 1/7/2019 9:37 AM

This is the sketchiest part. Literally no reason to do this whatsoever.

Added reply in a thread Odyssey vs GSport rims 12/30/2018 1:30 PM

You don't have to say you're an engineer in every single post, mate, we get it.

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Antigram v2 driver issues 12/24/2018 10:14 AM

Yep, Odyssey/G-Sport's rear hubs tend to be quite overengineered. When everything is working correctly, they're probably the most solid hubs on the market, but if one of the many components has an issue, you end up with a shit ton of struggles like this ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ideal trails bike for someone 6'2" 12/22/2018 1:42 PM

Absolute bullshit. You don't pay someone extra not to fuck the welds up, that's nonsense. S&M's sketchy quality is consistent among all their frames.

Added reply in a thread I need opinions lol (millennial/Real Estate Chat) Lmao 12/21/2018 9:14 AM

Feeding them McDonald's every day would probably be an improvement over most dog foods lmao.

Added reply in a thread Eastern ti grim reaper 12/19/2018 1:31 PM

"Yeah I get that it’s titanium" If you did, you wouldn't be asking this question.

Added reply in a thread I need opinions lol (millennial/Real Estate Chat) Lmao 12/16/2018 1:08 PM

You don't get to just make up definitions for words, my friend.

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Clutch v2 FC Review (Spoiler Alert; It's a piece of GARBAGE) 12/14/2018 9:25 AM

Keep going, this is a tale we will tell our grandchildren.

Added reply in a thread Odyssey Clutch v2 FC Review (Spoiler Alert; It's a piece of GARBAGE) 12/4/2018 3:08 PM

They saw you post something other than blind Odyssey loyalty here so they're punishing you via this warranty process.

Added reply in a thread Why do US-made and foreign-made frames cost the same? 12/1/2018 10:13 AM

HAHAHA. Profile is absolutely not well-engineered or made to a higher standard. Pretty external machining means nothing.