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09-13-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By benaroundawhile

Although it's a stereotype, that was my first...

Although it's a stereotype, that was my first thought.
09-13-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,096
Posted By benaroundawhile

Let me help both of you out. In Soviet...

Let me help both of you out.

In Soviet Russia... | Know Your Meme (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/in-soviet-russia)

You're welcome.
09-12-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,096
Posted By benaroundawhile

"In Soviet Russia"...

Ok, it's not Soviet anymore but the joke still stands. Cringe-worthy stuff here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc9lDAGgYHk
09-12-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By benaroundawhile

That's a question for the Burning Man folks. It's...

That's a question for the Burning Man folks. It's their quote:

Trash and Recycling | Burning Man (http://burningman.org/event/preparation/playa-living/trash-recycling/)
09-12-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Context is key. My response was to someone...

Context is key.

My response was to someone who made this claim:

"Jamis has its roots in steel going back over 3 decades, and this specific series (Renegade) is only a year old."

That's...
09-12-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By benaroundawhile

Not exactly. Improper waste disposal has been an...

Not exactly. Improper waste disposal has been an ongoing problem. Whether it is illegal dumping in private dumpsters or along the roads. Pollution does happen.

"Desperate, not thinking clearly,...
09-12-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By benaroundawhile

You might want to check your "facts." WM...

You might want to check your "facts."

WM opens transfer station for Burning Man refuse - Recycling Today (http://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/burning-man-waste-disposal-wm-transfer-station/)
...
09-12-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Wow. You missed the mark once again. Your whine...

Wow. You missed the mark once again. Your whine does not upset me in the least. Neither did the rest of your funny claims. "Pity" is the word you're looking for fearful hybrid warrior guy.

p.s. as...
09-12-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Why do you continue to read a thread that you...

Why do you continue to read a thread that you seem to claim doesn't interest you anymore?
09-12-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

While the other guy has a roadie bias, his ""If...

While the other guy has a roadie bias, his ""If you're crashing you're doing something WRONG! Correct your errors and stop crashing" also applies to folks riding on the road, especially in group,...
09-12-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Again, if some folks have multiple crashes they...

Again, if some folks have multiple crashes they don't have to be doing something wrong.

You appear to be blinded by your roadie bias - I get it. It's not about "self-preservation" it's about...
09-12-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

No bikes in the OP's $300 pricepoint. ...

No bikes in the OP's $300 pricepoint.



One bike is his price range and it's a crappy $200 Walmart-style Schwinn.

Not a single bike that is anywhere near the OP's $300 price point.

Your...
09-12-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

You assume that all crashes are caused by...

You assume that all crashes are caused by "errors." You're wrong.
09-11-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By benaroundawhile

The Kuat NV is definitely more robust than the...

The Kuat NV is definitely more robust than the Saris but also more expensive. It also looks like the Saris will sway more (based on their videos).
09-11-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,178
Posted By benaroundawhile

Pull ratios were already mentioned.

Pull ratios were already mentioned.
09-11-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,178
Posted By benaroundawhile

Yes. Clutch derailleurs.

Yes. Clutch derailleurs.
09-11-16, 12:38 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,613
Posted By benaroundawhile

It's not something that I am "telling myself" to...

It's not something that I am "telling myself" to justify a frivolous expense. It's just a fact.

You're vainly trying to argue about whether it makes "sense" to spend $10 on bearing grease that is...
09-10-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,391
Posted By benaroundawhile

Interesting work travel perspectives. I try...

Interesting work travel perspectives.

I try to schedule my work travel experience so that I have more time to ride at home.

That means driving to the airport (faster than public...
09-10-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,391
Posted By benaroundawhile

This kind of gross generalization is simply...

This kind of gross generalization is simply silly.

I regularly ride for 3-4 hours without hearing or seeing a car. The longest in the last decade is over 12 hours.

Get off the MUPs, get off the...
09-10-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,391
Posted By benaroundawhile

Sweet reflectors. Please remove them before them...

Sweet reflectors. Please remove them before them become trail trash as you (maybe?) ride more difficult trails.
09-10-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,613
Posted By benaroundawhile

Wait, you're denigrating some "spandex" folks for...

Wait, you're denigrating some "spandex" folks for allegedly cowering while noting that tame "rails-to-trails" can get pretty squishy?

Pot, meet kettle.
09-10-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,613
Posted By benaroundawhile

I paid $10. It's chump change. It's not...

I paid $10. It's chump change.

It's not about common sense, it's about the purchase not even being close to any kind of "budget" radar - especially when that tube is still going strong five years...
09-10-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,419
Posted By benaroundawhile

Tray mount hitch racks are a much better...

Tray mount hitch racks are a much better solution. More stable, no frame contact points. Less frame interference.

They are more expensive though.
09-10-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,613
Posted By benaroundawhile

Math is hard for some folks. The $...

Math is hard for some folks.

The $ difference is negligible. It's only $10 for that tube (less than a couple of bottles of really good beer). I purchased my last one over five years as ago.
...
09-10-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,543
Posted By benaroundawhile

30+ years of roof rack usage. I've never...

30+ years of roof rack usage. I've never forgotten that I have stuff up there.



Some still have both because a hitch can't be installed on some cars. Heck, I have a roof system and a hitch...
09-09-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,025
Posted By benaroundawhile

Try again? Burning Man: VIP luxury camp...

Try again?

Burning Man: VIP luxury camp vandalized during party - NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/burning-man-vip-camp-vandalized-white-party-article-1.2777654)

p.s....
09-09-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,613
Posted By benaroundawhile

http://toroqualitygoods.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://toroqualitygoods.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/phil-wood-grease_2.jpg...
09-09-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,710
Posted By benaroundawhile

Either a few steps or a short drive. Got it... ...

Either a few steps or a short drive. Got it...

Since you should have the bike by now, do you still have your wear concerns?
09-09-16, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By benaroundawhile

If that's a concern, the Mini BMX bikes are...

If that's a concern, the Mini BMX bikes are faster than the "MTB style" bikes that you referenced above.
09-09-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By benaroundawhile

Another suggestion based upon my experience....

Another suggestion based upon my experience. Consider a Mini BMX bike for that age.

Rigid fork, very light compared to low end kid's MTB-style bikes and also single speed. Handle incredibly well...
09-09-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Re: Jamis and carbon "The manufacturing...

Re: Jamis and carbon

"The manufacturing process we pioneered in 2009"
09-09-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

Quality hubs with the best POE (120 if you run...

Quality hubs with the best POE (120 if you run six instead of three pawls) and it's nice to be able to service the hub with basic tools.
09-09-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,177
Posted By benaroundawhile

Assuming this is true, and I have my doubts, how...

Assuming this is true, and I have my doubts, how are you going to help someone when you can't even help yourself?
09-08-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,177
Posted By benaroundawhile

Obvious question: Why weren't you carrying a...

Obvious question:

Why weren't you carrying a spare tube, patch kit and tire levers at a minimum? Blaming other folks for your lack of preparedness is really weak, at best.

My kids learned at an...
09-08-16, 10:18 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

It's the design, not the material. So many people...

It's the design, not the material. So many people struggle with this simple concept. It is entertaining though.
09-08-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

It's the design, not the material. I've...

It's the design, not the material.

I've crashed my carbon frame a bunch of times. It's still going strong.

You do get extra nerdlet points for the "wussy substance" bit though. Well done.
09-08-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

That's funny.

That's funny.
09-08-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,613
Posted By benaroundawhile

Yes. Some of my most memorable rides include...

Yes.

Some of my most memorable rides include rain.
09-07-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

You just need to HTFU. Have used carbon...

You just need to HTFU.

Have used carbon bars, stem, seat post, saddles, frames, rims for many years. Never used a torque wrench, never had a failure.

But of course you have this deep, deep,...
09-07-16, 10:37 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Awesome. When confronted with your idiocy...

Awesome.

When confronted with your idiocy deflect, deflect, deflect.

It's definitely an indictment of your intelligence as well as your character.
09-07-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Say no more... It's obvious that you can't...

Say no more...

It's obvious that you can't understand that "carbon frames" aren't a monolithic subset of bikes and that they come in many different flavors. It's not the material, it's how it's...
09-07-16, 10:19 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

That's a really tasty non sequitur. Congrats!

That's a really tasty non sequitur.

Congrats!
09-07-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

Again, you are misrepresenting other people's...

Again, you are misrepresenting other people's positions because you're uncomfortable when confronted with facts and simple questions.

"if you're not going to spend $1200 for a bike, then I guess...
09-07-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Again, outliers. Dweedster bike forums...

Again, outliers.

Dweedster bike forums anti-carbon Google search evangelists are always amusing.
09-07-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

I am merely judging based upon the posts that you...

I am merely judging based upon the posts that you have made here. You only have yourself to blame for the picture that you have painted.




This again reinforces the fact that you don't know...
09-07-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

How do you define "moderately technical track"? ...

How do you define "moderately technical track"?



Two riders with moderate skills - rider on the non-Wallyworld bike will have a definite advantage.




This response highlights your lack...
09-07-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

Which part of "equal" did you find...

Which part of "equal" did you find confusing?
09-07-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By benaroundawhile

While this may make you feel good for some reason...

While this may make you feel good for some reason this is simply not true.

Two riders with equal skill:

The rider on the better, more durable, lighter bike with better wheels/tires and brakes...
09-07-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 27,421
Posted By benaroundawhile

Many CF bikes handle rock stone strikes just...

Many CF bikes handle rock stone strikes just fine. There will always be outliers (like your link) regardless of the frame material.

More outliers:

"Steel doesn't like hitting curbs or trees"
...
09-07-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,147
Posted By benaroundawhile

Watch the video and then get back to us.

Watch the video and then get back to us.
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