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lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
edited February 2012 in MTB general
... but this makes seems like the worst argument for suspension ever...
its not 4bar, faux link is 4 bar and all though types of bikes. this is VPP, just wasnt going there to keep things simple, there are only 3 links out there any way, NO MATTER how they are worded or marketed, there is vpp, link drvien single pivot and single pivot

the tool in question later states and i quote...
all physics and test data from all companies show this is a bad idea, a rearward axlepath with idler is by far THE BEST arrangement for any full sus frame. no matter then application.

Completely irrelevant, but I can't actually believe this guy is for real!

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I was with ya until it started! Any links?
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    aye, should work :)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... hoto_reply

    surprise, surprise it all started with your favourite bike of the moment :P

  • mak3mmak3m Posts: 1,469
    man you wont let this argument drop :P
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Wow, don't even know how to start with that lot!
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    mak3m wrote:
    man you wont let this argument drop :P

    because he's just wrong and a total tool!! :lol: and yet still despite the fact I have provided him with supers frankly excellent articles for WMB as references he probably still won't admit he's wrong...

    All bikes with an idler are the way forward... yeah and pigs fly...

  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    supersonic wrote:
    Wow, don't even know how to start with that lot!

    see what I mean, what kind of deluded tool is he?! :lol:

  • mak3mmak3m Posts: 1,469
    lol props for guessing what he rode
    Hole in one

    :D
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    mak3m wrote:
    lol props for guessing what he rode
    Hole in one

    :D

    It was just a feeling I had by the way he spoke :lol: trust someone who owns an orange to claim he knows all there is to know about suspension :lol:

  • timpoptimpop Posts: 394
    [silence]
    Many happy trails!
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    :lol: it gets better....
    all i can say is censored well done and proving every single one of my points and none of yours with your own links, well done you censored genius!

    some odd people out there!!

  • angry_birdangry_bird Posts: 3,784
    I don't know what you're complaining about. He has an orange 5. They're the bestest most good bikes with simply the most brilliant suspension platform in the world that does everything perfectly ever ever ever no arguement hands down. How dare you disagree with him.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Ask him where he plans to put the idler, what size is the cog and what chainline he is using when calculating anti squat? Or is he just guessing it is better?
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    LOL i do feel sorry for mate who originally posted the pic :lol:

  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    I feel sorry for anyone who really cares about this stuff THAT much.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    ilovedirt wrote:
    I feel sorry for anyone who really cares about this stuff THAT much.

    Its only cos he's so wrong :lol: typical orange owner ;)

  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    lawman wrote:
    ilovedirt wrote:
    I feel sorry for anyone who really cares about this stuff THAT much.

    Its only cos he's so wrong :lol: typical orange owner ;)
    Hey now! I've just bought another orange frame... :lol: :roll:
    Haha, my theory is, if you can ride well on a bike that's not that amazing, you can ride well on anything! (and i didn't pay silly money for this new one either, before you say anything, sod paying brand new orange prices)
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • Hijack post here, but can anyone tell me about the bike stand pictured on that facebook link?

    Looks a simple design that may not cost the earth, and just what I'm looking for.

    Anyone know where I can get one, or anything similar?
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    aye, looks like an andy stand - http://andystand.co.uk/

    about 40 quid, which seems abit dear tbh :lol:

  • lawman wrote:
    aye, looks like an andy stand - http://andystand.co.uk/

    about 40 quid, which seems abit dear tbh :lol:

    Yes at 40 quid, it does seem a little expensive for what it is, I'm trying to avoid paying out much more for one of those proper stands, although to be fair, they are better value for the money than that simple piece of metal.

    Think this calls for one of those home made D.I.Y attempts, I'm sure I can make something similar. :wink:
  • Just found a video demonstrating the Andy Stand, comedy gold at 6 seconds into the video. :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3lRRJKhOdo
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    What's an idler, btw?
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    bails87 wrote:
    What's an idler, btw?

    essentially re-routes the chain, from what I understand, like the empire ap1 or K9

    Empire-AP-1WR.jpg

    GR_K9Bike_061.jpg

    seeing as he owns an ornage, its no wonder he likes such fugly pieces of shite

  • jairajjairaj Posts: 3,009
    Its an extra jockey wheel positioned on the chain stay to counter act against chain growth. The only example I know of is the Corsair Marque but im no bike geek so there maybe loads of them.

    There is a bit more info here:
    http://www.corsairbikes.com/marque.html

    *edit- doesn't have to be on the chain stay, as per Lawmans example above.
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    jairaj wrote:
    Its an extra jockey wheel positioned on the chain stay to counter act against chain growth. The only example I know of is the Corsair Marque but im no bike geek so there maybe loads of them.

    There is a bit more info here:
    http://www.corsairbikes.com/marque.html

    *edit- doesn't have to be on the chain stay, as per Lawmans example above.

    interestingly had two decent rides on the corsair... it was absolutely shite!

  • bluechair84bluechair84 Posts: 4,352
    jairaj wrote:
    *edit- doesn't have to be on the chain stay, as per Lawmans example above.

    Though, as a jockey above the chainstay will fulfil a completely different role to one underneath, it's sensible that they have different names - I'd call one below a chain tensioner. One above changes the chain line and anti-squat characterisitcs.
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