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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Electric_City, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. jezso

    jezso Chimp

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    While I admit that really enjoyed the political and financial speculations about the True Lizard Lordz, let me take this thread back to the original topic.
    I’m probably idealistic and or naive with all these BS “standards”, as just ended up being at the wrong end of the dick when ordering my new shiny hard tail frame. Bike comes with 12x142 rear end so I was happy, assuming my nice Syntace X12 rear axle would be a fit. I was terribly wrong, as after some googling I realized that there are 3different thread pitch dimensions used for these 12mmrear axles and of course the one I need is the Rock shox version. Long, and silent applause for me failing miserably, and to the bike industry being unable to settle on one freaking parameter. Effin retards, I hate you all!!! :banghead::wtf:
     
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  2. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    If it offers any consolation, I went through the same vicissitudes while hunting for a non-QR axle for my Marzocchi 350 fork. The OG Qr one sucks donkey balls and I wanted something simpler. Surfing through several emptybeer threads revealed RS and Zokes 15x100 axles should be interchangeable, and after briefly experimenting with a friend's Pike QR axle, I went ahead and ordered one online, which should fit like a glove. Turns out the thread pitch is the same, but the thread length isn't, and I ended up with a lot of binding on the fork, since the axle was threading too much into the left side and pulling the fork legs together.

    Long story short, a machinist friend made me an axle from scratch. Now I have a wonderful 15x100 paperweight sitting at my desk.
     
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  3. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    And sorry for double posting, but @buckoW could you shine some light here? WTF is wrong with Scott?



    Talking about gateway drugs...
     
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  4. Bike078

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    You're more in debt than us? We're down to $73 billion in outstanding external debt. Sympathies friend.
     
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  5. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    as if american kids aren't already overweight enough
     
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  6. StiHacka

    StiHacka Compensating for something

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    Now they can follow their parents 50 miles in the wilderness.
     
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  7. 6thElement

    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    http://www.usdebtclock.org/
     
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  8. Bike078

    Bike078 Monkey

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    Salamat bai, pero
    Filipino po ako at hindi Americano
    Filipino ko, dili ko Americano
     
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  9. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Po Ta tang inna mo!
     
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  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    What in the FUCK is going on around here?? :think:
     
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  11. Bike078

    Bike078 Monkey

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    I'm not tagalog you bastard but it's "putang ina mo". That's what your mother is.
     
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  12. Bike078

    Bike078 Monkey

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    It's @slimshady's fault.
     
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  13. buckoW

    buckoW Turbo Monkey

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    Haha, I just do the DH, dirt and FR stuff.

    Some light? If the parents are on ebikes how are the kids going to keep up? I don't know man.
     
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  14. jonKranked

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    hgh?
     
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    buckoW Turbo Monkey

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    Huh?
     
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  17. Bike078

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    Hoy, take that crap to the EWS thread.
     
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  18. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    This would be a good time to ask some monkey with the appropriate security clearance to finally grant me my well deserved custom title: "Thread derailing specialist" :dance:.
     
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  19. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Isn't that a given here? You just need to confirm your rank ;)
     
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  20. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    I use one of these.

    Genuinely.

    (£2192 cheaper)
     
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  21. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    There's a difference between chance and method.
     
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  22. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    Señor Thread Derailling Specialist?
     
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  23. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    The Almighty Monkey™ has already blessed me with His True Hyperbole powers.
     
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  24. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Derail threads, not chains®
     
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  25. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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  26. slimshady

    slimshady ¡Mira, una ardilla!

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    Single-threaded or single-speed?
     
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    roflbox roflborx

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  29. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Yes?
     
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  30. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Have you tried their shoes? Review I read somewhere said they're pretty good. I wonder about long-term durability.
     
  33. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    No. Flip flops while riding just doesn't sound like a good idea. Something about pins and easily removable shoes doesn't seem appealing.
     
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  34. Bike078

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    Agreed. Although I have ridden in flip flops around the city. Grippier than stealth rubber. $1 "Spartan" brand slippers are the best on the planet.

     
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  35. William42

    William42 fork ways

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    I ride in town all the time on flip flops, its pretty no big deal. I wouldn't go shredding, but I doubt a sandal called "Coaster" is designed for shredding as hard as possible.

    That said, 60 dollars on a pair of sandals seems pretty fucking bonkers to me when you can buy a pair for 5 bucks.
     
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    when i lived in hermosa beach, flip flops and bikes for cruising around was the status quo.
     
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  38. sethimus

    sethimus scroll all you want!

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  39. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    But they're made with SR-71® rubber!
     
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    And 27.5 Enduro-specific.
     
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