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Posted 17 May 2011Hey Guys just thought I would pass along the info on these super cool hubs from Velo Orange. I do not work for them or have anything to gain, just think they are awesome.
If I was building up a retro ride these would be cool hubs to use. You would just need to swap the axles.
nice huh? They come in 32 hole and 36 hole 126 or 130 spacing. They use nice Japanese sealed bearings. Not bad for $70 and $75.....
The geared cassette hub is amazing, the entire thing can be taken apart without tools:
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<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/23857739?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/23857739">Grand Cru 4 Bearing Hub</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5997832">Alec Burney</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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Found this while at the vintage forum on MTBR.com
here is a cut and paste from the Guru of all Things Repack, Charlie Kelly.
"The sidecar was piloted by Steve Boehmke with Kye Sharp as the monkey. They brought it up from SoCal for the first ever NORBA downhill event, the 1983 return of Repack four years after the previous race.
You didn't throw your bike on a lift for Repack, you took it a couple of miles cross country with a sharp elevation gain. By the time they got it to the line, they were whipped from dragging the cart really made for a gentle BMX track.
I don't know what they expected of Repack, but the line is only one bike tire wide, not a good place for tricycles. It destroyed the sidecar long before they saw the bottom of the hill."
If you need to read about Repack.......check his website.
Charlie Kelly's site about Repack and Early Marin county MTB
Posted 12 May 2010Just bought my Wife a used Honda Pilot from a friend.
Needs new Tires asap.
Been reading up about tires for it and lots of great reviews on the Michelin Latitude Tour tires. Also read some really great reviews about the General Grabber HTS tires.
Pretty much down to those 2 as choices. The Michelins are alot more expensive obviously. But I am wondering if alot of the hype is true when it comes to Michelins. Im hearing they last a super long time and possibly get better gas mileage as well. Road noise also seems to be really low as well.
I have never heard of General tires before though......
So the next question I have is any of you guys have ever bought tires from Costco? They seem to have a really great set of incentives for purchasing through them.
Each tire costs $15 to install, includes a 5 year Road hazard warranty, and they fill the tires with Nitrogen and you can refill with nitrogen at any Costco, then of course they rotate and re-balance and flat repair for the life of the tires.
their prices are really good too. only a couple bucks more than buying em from the tirerack.com once you figure shipping prices.
so any feedback from you guys? I know alot of you are Car nerds as well as bike nerds.
Should I stay away from Costco? I kinda get nervous with a company that doesnt do cars for their living.
Posted 17 Dec 2009Just curious what people care about,
This year sofar we have 201 bikes
2008 was 170 or so bikes
2007 was 150 or so bikes
2006 was 97 bikes
sorry I screwed my math up a bit...
but the idea is that you have all these fantastic builds
and somehow one has to be better than the other.
lets say in your mind you have 3 bikes that you wanna all vote for. HOw do you separate the wheat from the chaff?
Some things are obvious like using alot of repro parts or everything is refinished, but others are a little harder to put your finger on.
I wanna hear how some of the vets do it year after year cause im a little overwhelmed at the moment.
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