They say that you grow when you leave your comfort zone. Well, I will have to get back to you on that. Being in front of a camera as the main subject is definitely one of those things that I am not comfortable doing.
It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since Campagnolo Ultra-Torque was introduced to the marketplace. I remember the day in 2007 when I was standing in a local bike shop holding the brand new Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque crankset and saying out loud that this won't work. The shop owner looked at my like I was crazy.
I want to share some of my other thoughts about the current Mavic situation and what I offer. It's been well over a year since Mavic replacement parts have been readily available here in the U.S., and I completely understand your frustration.
When I first learned about the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race, it was from an article in a mountain bike magazine sometime in the mid-'90s, and it was considered one of the top five most challenging mountain bike races in the world. Bike Magazine described the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race as "high, lonesome pain." And I asked myself, why wouldn't I want to do that?
During the ’90s, mountain bikes were extremely popular. All of the new cycling technology was being tested and introduced in this market segment. 1995 was the first year for me to experience 24 hour mountain bike racing and only the 4th year after the inception of this West Virginia-based race.
There is no lack of information out there when it comes to bike maintenance and care. The issue is discerning what is accurate. This is why I'm introducing RogueMechanic Support and RogueMechanic Membership.
Mont Mavic is undoubtedly not the hill that I am willing to die upon, but it is one that I am inclined to put up a proper fight in defense of. The past year or so has been a challenge, to say the least, for the Mavic loyalists globally.
Frequently I get questions about where I am located and subsequently questions about international shipping (if I ship to a specific country, etc.). First of all, I am based in the US, and secondly, yes, I do ship internationally...