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Vbulman

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active Aug 2021
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    Looks slick!

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    After working as a professional eBike mechanic for nearly five years, I finally found one I like and started a project for myself:


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    This is very validating to read.

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    "Camper Longflap" is going to be my next alias.

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    RE: DrumBrute. It's not as bad as people paint it, but the snare does wank. I think machines like it, the Volca Beats, Rhythm Wolf, Tomcat, etc. Get so much shit because few people realize analog drums machines like the 909 also sound pretty pitiful before you process the fuck out of them.

    Anyway,

    Seems all the old reliable Archive.org links for 90s sample CDs have been taken down, anyone have a bead on alternative locations?

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    Ah yes, I've heard a lot of wonderful things about the shartstorm that is UA from other shops.

    I don't know if Tern will every get back on my good side after having built and maintained dozens of first and second gen GSDs, and hearing about the new wave of problems with the current generation of GSDs and HSDs from my former shop.

    But what rubbed me wrong the most outside of the specific QC issues on the bikes themselves, was the fact that Tern was extremely resistant to even acknowledge the issues were real even when photographic evidence was presented and literally told shops having issues shit like "ah yeah, it's normal for MT5s to rub for the first couple hundred miles."

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    tern or omnium?

    I cannot advise against Tern enough, but I sadly have no personal experience with Omnium.

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    ... probably would work better in general.

    @amey must have gotten one of the rare one's that's not a total albatross of a bike.

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    huh had not looked at that one. looks very nice thanks! not quite as cool lol

    Also historically riddled with QC issues, even today.

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    Rohloff torque arm solution is a bit sus tho - an OEM1-compatible NDS dropout insert seems like a better bet (assuming they exist.)

    More about the project here.

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