This was a customer that used aero clip-ons not for aero reasons but for long distance touring. The idea was to maximize the number of available riding positions in order to avoid strains from being in one position for too long. He wanted cross-top brake levers as well so I made him some custom lever bodies that integrate right into his Profile Design clip-ons and make use of the commonly available Tektro RL 721 lever blades.
Here I work on a 2009 Marzocchi Corsa. It was one made by SR Suntour that had the crimped shut gas pressurized damper. Over time the damper would ingest the lower leg oil and your available travel would decrease until the fork was completely hydrolocked.
These old KS posts had a common problem. If your line got kinked, the lever would have a hard time returning back to the upright position. This taller button makes the red lever start at a higher point, which means that if you want, you can fit a small coil spring around the exposed cable to increase the return force of the red lever. If you try to do this without the taller button, the coils of the spring bind before the post is engaged.
Some people I knew saw my wide range 8 speed cassette and asked me to make them a 9 speed one.
A customer came to me with an interesting project. He wanted an older Fox Terralogic Damper inside a modern day 27.5 wheeled Fox fork.
Over the past while I’ve heard it being called for again and again. Why don’t they make a high quality 8 speed drivetrain? You could bang shifts out with confidence every time because of the longer cable pull for each shift. There would be lots of allowance for all types of bad stuff like if the ride gets muddy, the cable gets corroded or if you bend your derailleur hanger. You could ride through a swamp and the thing would just keep on working. Chains would return to being thicker and wouldn’t break as often. And how about if it could fit on a standard HG freehub body? Backpedaling quickly during sketchy moments on technical climbs wouldn’t result in the chain dropping off the biggest gear. How about if it could be a wide range 1X system that’s light-weight with a cassette that has an aluminum spider? Well folks, here it is.
This is a simple little part that I came up with for those people that ended up with a steerer tube slightly too short for whatever reason. Here it is.
I don’t care to post about things that people have seen before. I also don’t care to discuss something that’s already well understood. It’s been a few years now and I’ve seen the reliability issues regarding the Rockshox Reverb be misunderstood more times by more people than any other product so that’s why I’m going to talk about it.
There are several key quirks about the Rockshox Reverb that need to be addressed. Unfortunately using the readily available service kit doesn’t do much to solve the issues surrounding it. It should be said that this is a really cool design if you look at it objectively and the nagging issues it has are relatively easy to solve. So let’s clear things up.
A customer came to me with a tall order. He owned the most basic adult tricycle you could possibly get. Keep in mind that stock, these trikes are driven only by one of the rear wheels (the other wheel just spins freely) and are stopped by a stupid band brake that ONLY works on the driven wheel.