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Added reply in a thread vital mtb '22 calendars? 11/30/2021 12:10 PM

sorry to bump this.... they coming in hot anytime soon? i'm trying to also get one for a friend for a gift exchange we do ahead of the xmas holidays.

Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/17/2021 2:54 PM

yea, exactly. print it on the box. some components even come in large enough boxes you could print some basic instructions right on it. FWIW - i work in the medical device industry, specifically orthopedic implants. that industry as a whole is moving ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/17/2021 2:05 PM

another specific example where material could easily be eliminated: manuals / instructions for use (IFU's) in packaging of aftermarket components. A few examples, 12" ruler for size reference (sorry the images are rotated funky, my phone was being weird,

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Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/17/2021 1:44 PM

high gloss print ops don't really impact the recyclability of corrugate or paperboard, even foil stamping or metallic ink have little impact there. they get removed in the recycling from the slurry, but are effectively a waste byproduct. so to that point

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Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/17/2021 4:57 AM

high end mtbs make up a very, very small fraction of all bike sales.

Added reply in a thread vital mtb '22 calendars? 11/16/2021 5:14 PM

cool thanks for the heads up. at this point can you share any info as to when they can be expected to hit the store?

Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/16/2021 5:13 PM

i certainly hear you on the "local" part of it - it's not just localizing manufacturing, but also distribution. i think the idea of having regionalized manufacturing centers to minimize the distribution footprint would be great. that model wouldn't necessarily ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/16/2021 10:50 AM

Package engineer here, and I definitely have some thoughts. I also worked as a bike shop mechanic in the mid 00's, so comments also include my experience from that. Complete bike packaging - the move by some companies to eliminate plastic (including ... more »

Started new thread vital mtb '22 calendars? 11/16/2021 7:21 AM

I know historically these have been included as part of gear club, and any leftovers would be sold after the fact. i used to get my yearly calendar from that other site, but now that they've had a corporate takeover, i'd rather get one here. any plans ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item A Better Derailleur? Supre Drive Splits the Traditional Derailleur in Two 11/12/2021 3:52 PM

That's only cuz we haven't made it around to his super whack saddle and Hans Dampf rear tire, yet.

Added a comment about video A Better Derailleur? Supre Drive Splits the Traditional Derailleur in Two 11/12/2021 1:55 PM

i'd rather it come from an engineer and need some smoothing out from marketing, than it come from marketing and need some engineering.

full disclosure: I am an engineer.

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Liked a comment on the item A Better Derailleur? Supre Drive Splits the Traditional Derailleur in Two 11/12/2021 1:52 PM

He's an engineer...

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/12/2021 12:20 PM

does it get a lot of chain slap? the PB article mentioned how quiet it is, i'd guess no despite seeing the chain move around a bit in the video, but am curious on your first hand impressions.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/12/2021 11:19 AM

well, my norco guess was off.

Liked a comment on the item A Better Derailleur? Supre Drive Splits the Traditional Derailleur in Two 11/12/2021 11:17 AM

Now we’re onto something!!

Id have a hard time buying a high pivot with all the complexity and still have a hang-down derailleur. This is next level!

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/12/2021 9:22 AM

awesome to hear. that second bike also looks very well refined for a second iteration prototype.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/12/2021 9:18 AM

given that this guy is Canadian, my guess would be Norco. edit: there's a mini interview w/ him over on that other site. he mentioned his first mountain bike was a norco.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/12/2021 9:05 AM

that DOES look interesting. i watched the video. any idea what bike company he's working with already?

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/5/2021 8:34 AM

Cranky Cake?

Added reply in a thread A cheaper high pivot idler pulley 11/5/2021 8:11 AM

i have a track cog at home (although it might be a 1/8" size) and some 9 & 11spd chains, I can check when i get home from work if you'd like.