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09-23-20, 09:11 AM
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Posted By badger1

Fair enough, and understandable, but still too...

Fair enough, and understandable, but still too bad.:)

Bicycles (human-powered ones) are essentially very simple machines. Bikes from the large-scale manufacturers such as Specialized sometimes...
09-22-20, 04:50 PM
09-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,044
Posted By badger1

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that...

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that you have excellent "reading comprehension". If that is true, then the comment of yours in question, to which livedarklions refers, can only be the...
09-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,044
Posted By badger1

I'm a dedicated flat-earth bar cyclist (580mm...

I'm a dedicated flat-earth bar cyclist (580mm bars/minimal sweep/bar ends), but your post makes perfect sense. I don't ride the distances or speeds you do, but I do like climbing, and do a lot of it....
09-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,044
Posted By badger1

Sounds like quite the fellow, indy. D'you recall...

Sounds like quite the fellow, indy. D'you recall what part of this chunk of ice he was from?
09-22-20, 01:58 PM
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Views: 377,799
Posted By badger1

That's unfortunate. That's a very nice bike; an...

That's unfortunate. That's a very nice bike; an improperly-installed or factory-defective b/b is a quick/simple fix in either case, and would be under warranty.
09-21-20, 03:00 PM
09-20-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By badger1

Good luck with that. I believe that (22.2,...

Good luck with that. I believe that (22.2, usually steel?) is an old-school ('90s?) BMX standard. You might have some difficulty sourcing a replacement.
09-17-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,810
Posted By badger1

Yep!

Yep!
09-15-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 2,483
Posted By badger1

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or...

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or not technical innovations will "make texting and driving easier and safer for the driver".

I, for one, could give a rat's behind whether "texting...
09-13-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By badger1

27.2441 inches, to be precise. Took about 5...

27.2441 inches, to be precise. Took about 5 seconds to calculate.

Nothing confusing about it at all. A "700c" rim is 622 diameter; add tire width in mm X 2 = 692mm = 27.2441 inches.
09-12-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,043
Posted By badger1

Vern1 has good advice, given that he has direct...

Vern1 has good advice, given that he has direct experience of the bike. I don't, but I am familiar with the fitting scheme -- mainly because I am really intrigued by this bike -- so would offer this....
09-11-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By badger1

Because Merida is part-owner of Specialized --...

Because Merida is part-owner of Specialized -- 49%, I believe -- and have an agreement with Specialized not to sell into NA under their own brand name. Merida makes most if not all Specialized...
09-10-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By badger1

Alphonsus: I can add some direct experience,...

Alphonsus: I can add some direct experience, although with a different Specialized bike. I have two flat-bar Sirrus bikes. I've been riding and still ride a Sirrus with an E5 frame/carbon fork since...
09-07-20, 06:51 PM
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Posted By badger1

I haven't weighed the stock crankset on my bike...

I haven't weighed the stock crankset on my bike -- Sirrus X Comp carbon, now called the X 5.0 (same crankset) -- and have no intention of doing so. But I would assume, based on experience, that it is...
09-07-20, 04:41 PM
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Views: 377,799
Posted By badger1

Not a question of 'bang for buck'; a carbon...

Not a question of 'bang for buck'; a carbon crankset is neither here nor there. But a crankset upgrade from stock on any Sirrus X bike will, if nothing else, drop a s__t-ton of weight. The stock ones...
09-07-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,117
Posted By badger1

NSIS, but if so (and your reference to 'bamboo'...

NSIS, but if so (and your reference to 'bamboo' would suggest so), is it your contention that one must wear a mask, even if alone in one's (or one's mother's) basement sitting at a computer with a...
09-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By badger1

Why would you want to 'raid' your gravel? Are you...

Why would you want to 'raid' your gravel? Are you in short supply?
09-07-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,719
Posted By badger1

But ... but ... whither teh Biek Forms w/o a good...

But ... but ... whither teh Biek Forms w/o a good waving thread at least once a year?? This one has been particularly enjoyable; just the right mix of silly seriousness and nastiness to keep things...
09-06-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,369
Posted By badger1

If there was a demand -- any demand aside from a...

If there was a demand -- any demand aside from a few isolated individuals -- for such a bicycle the major manufacturers would make it and sell it. But there isn't, so they won't.

The rigid,...
09-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By badger1

If it is a 2020, it has Giant's proprietary...

If it is a 2020, it has Giant's proprietary D-Fuse (d-shaped) seatpost, as others have said. You are stuck with that; nothing else will fit.

You can 'upgrade', but it will have to be a Giant...
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,153
Posted By badger1

My take -- and this is obviously in the...

My take -- and this is obviously in the abstract(!) -- would be this. If I planned to really bash around in/on gravel, muddy trails, even some singletrack, etc., I'd go for the E5 flat-bar Diverge,...
09-02-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 116,614
Posted By badger1

Correct ^^^ IIRC, the '21 Talons are 27.5 in...

Correct ^^^
IIRC, the '21 Talons are 27.5 in S/M, and 29 in M/L/XL -- which makes sense. So there's a 'choice' in M only.
09-02-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,117
Posted By badger1

It doesn't? Huh! I was taught that doing that was...

It doesn't? Huh! I was taught that doing that was one of two sure-fire ways to ruin one's eyesight.
09-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,117
Posted By badger1

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu...

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu season -- indeed, not riding at all. Year round.

There are simply too many hazards 'out there'. Much better to stay in a warm basement, with a secure...
08-30-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 116,614
Posted By badger1

Cornchips: there's a lot of 'princess and pea'...

Cornchips: there's a lot of 'princess and pea' when it comes to comments on 1x drivetrains. I have two Sirrus bikes; both are set up and used for distance riding, including lots of climbing -- all...
08-26-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By badger1

Heh; no pardon needed! The phrasing in my initial...

Heh; no pardon needed! The phrasing in my initial little response was a bit intemperate, so turn about is fair play.:) By the way, yes -- I am old, but as far as I know I don't have any short-term...
08-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By badger1

Citation ... in a peer-reviewed journal ......

Citation ... in a peer-reviewed journal ... please. Otherwise, your prolix post means nothing.
08-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By badger1

... and this thread, like sundry others, provides...

... and this thread, like sundry others, provides solid evidence for the wisdom of the mods creating a dedicated 'helment' sub-thread over in A&S. That is where this belongs.

It's simple. If you...
08-22-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

... 10 pages about, well, nothing. C'mon, we can...

... 10 pages about, well, nothing. C'mon, we can do it; just takes a little effort.
08-22-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

Page 9, but getting oh so close to ...

Page 9, but getting oh so close to ...
08-22-20, 07:34 PM
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Views: 377,799
Posted By badger1

Of course you 'can', but should you? No. If you...

Of course you 'can', but should you? No. If you do, you will (probably) crack your chainstay, and certainly will not have warranty coverage if/when that happens.

If you want to use a kickstand,...
08-22-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

Well that's all for now, until next week ...

Well that's all for now, until next week ...
08-21-20, 07:24 PM
08-21-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

And now for something completely different ......

And now for something completely different ... who was Dinsdale's main antagonist: Luigi Vercotti, Spiny Norman, or Supt. Harry 'Snapper' Organs?
08-21-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

Stig, referring to Dinsdale's treatment of him.

Stig, referring to Dinsdale's treatment of him.
08-21-20, 06:41 PM
08-21-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

As long as things stay silly, and don't get nasty...

As long as things stay silly, and don't get nasty (there's been a bit of that in this thread), it's all good.
08-21-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

"Cruel, but fair ...", Maelochs, "cruel, but...

"Cruel, but fair ...", Maelochs, "cruel, but fair".
08-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,958
Posted By badger1

This.

This.
08-20-20, 08:35 AM
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Views: 3,639
Posted By badger1

qft

qft
08-19-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 9,340
Posted By badger1

'Idiot' leaps immediately to mind. 'Bore' is...

'Idiot' leaps immediately to mind. 'Bore' is another.

Perfect example: the individual trolling this thread with o/t interpolations of his (gender presumed) rather jejeune socio-political...
08-17-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By badger1

I will second the suggestion re. Conti GP5000s....

I will second the suggestion re. Conti GP5000s. If you want lower rolling resistance, better ride quality, and can live with reasonable puncture resistance, they are hard to beat. Also consider...
08-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By badger1

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the...

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the question whether to wear bike shorts -- shorts or bibs -- while riding a "hybrid" is also a non-issue.

Cycling shorts/bibs have chamois for moisture...
08-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,253
Posted By badger1

I doubt it, but one never knows. However, in...

I doubt it, but one never knows.

However, in the spirit of this new-era CV19 thread in General Cycling -- just one of dozens -- quite a few early/mid Turd d'France participants were smokers, and...
07-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,210
Posted By badger1

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a...

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a reasonable extrapolation from a multitude of threads/posts, ancient and modern.
07-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,609
Posted By badger1

CO2 cartidge(s), + spare tube(s), and a good...

CO2 cartidge(s), + spare tube(s), and a good mini-pump (e.g. Lezyne) suited for purpose. Not an issue.

Get a flat? Remove wheel/tire off rim/check for 'the thing'/change tube/inflate/treplace...
07-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,210
Posted By badger1

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The...

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The 'content' (such as it is) may well be consequence rather than cause.:thumb:
07-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By badger1

Yes. /thread.

Yes.

/thread.
07-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,311
Views: 377,799
Posted By badger1

Just got mine back today (done yesterday)....

Just got mine back today (done yesterday). Recall: left crank off, remove spacer that should not have been installed in the first place, new pinch bolts/torque to spec w/Loctite.

Seems fine,...
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