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07-15-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Metieval

the only choice for dual side /gravel use ...

the only choice for dual side /gravel use

https://www.rei.com/product/116154/shimano-xt-pd-t8000-spd-pedals
07-15-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

that's on you, quit blaming them! ;)

that's on you, quit blaming them!

;)
07-12-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Metieval

I am not going to laugh I drive a car too, a long...

I am not going to laugh I drive a car too, a long with riding a bike.

flats suck for everyone. at one point in time I had a red solo cup filled with nails and screws and wire that I saw while...
07-12-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,754
Posted By Metieval

Oh so that's what walmart bikes are for!!!!

Oh so that's what walmart bikes are for!!!!
07-11-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Metieval

i would say RidewithGPS, but I am computer...

i would say RidewithGPS, but I am computer spoiled, so apps, leave a lot to be desired.
07-11-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,209
Posted By Metieval

no sun screen clothing is all based on...

no sun screen

clothing is all based on relative humidity. low humidity = loose clothing, high humidity = tight wicking clothing.

now mix that with how fast I plan to ride, flappy clothing at...
07-11-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,754
Posted By Metieval

I generally avoid roads with bike lanes when...

I generally avoid roads with bike lanes when riding. there are MANY parallel streets, yea?
07-07-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,906
Posted By Metieval

possibly..... but I have issues with keeping it...

possibly..... but I have issues with keeping it casual when riding solo. So I'd rather be clippless.
07-06-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By Metieval

NO bike is worth stealing! but I walk to a...

NO bike is worth stealing!

but I walk to a different moral standard than most.
07-06-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By Metieval

My wireless have better battery life than my...

My wireless have better battery life than my garmin unit!!! so they both just get charged together, charging is a deal, but not that bad. maybe someday I can ditch the garmin too?

As for...
07-05-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By Metieval

hands down, these are, I paid 35 for...

hands down, these are,

I paid 35 for refurbished, $20 is a steal!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079X5JL7G
07-04-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,597
Posted By Metieval

There is science behind fasting. Intermittent...

There is science behind fasting. Intermittent eating etc..... Routine is good too.
07-03-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,869
Posted By Metieval

riding "good" CB frames is a good...

riding "good" CB frames is a good substitute
07-03-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

I love jensonUSA, biketiresdirect, Chain Reaction...

I love jensonUSA, biketiresdirect, Chain Reaction Cycle,

To me when multiple reviews are of another item that is not being sold is a huge red flag.

It doesn't seem like faulty product is all...
07-03-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,406
Posted By Metieval

people need to quit getting triggered by what I...

people need to quit getting triggered by what I am not wearing!
07-03-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,029
Posted By Metieval

looks to me like it might be one long bag for...

looks to me like it might be one long bag for tent poles or maybe a fishing pole or something
07-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Metieval

well then nevermind my question in the other...

well then nevermind my question in the other thread.... This looks fun!
07-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Metieval

How big did you go on your toughroad? Edit :...

How big did you go on your toughroad?

Edit : never mind, I just saw this, and it looks fun!
...
07-02-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,195
Posted By Metieval

can't you just keep a Rattle snake in your pocket...

can't you just keep a Rattle snake in your pocket to throw at the bear or moose? problem solved, :p
07-02-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,869
Posted By Metieval

if you think Carbon Fiber bicycles are bad at...

if you think Carbon Fiber bicycles are bad at exploding, you should see the automobile salvage yards across America that are full of cars that randomly Exploded, and they are steel. Far more steel...
07-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,406
Posted By Metieval

Buying the Grey one to blend in with more or less...

Buying the Grey one to blend in with more or less the same color of the roads would definitely be a Darwin kind of a thing to do.
07-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,969
Posted By Metieval

Comparing apples to apples in the name of Truth,...

Comparing apples to apples in the name of Truth, we are going to put the same motor on both bikes for a realistic comparison, Yes?

and that is my definition of ethics and integrity. ;)
07-02-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,869
Posted By Metieval

this, and now Lets see a show of hands from...

this,

and now Lets see a show of hands from the BF members that knows people that don't take care of their bikes. Or better, don't ever inspect their bikes or check skewers before riding.
07-02-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By Metieval

so overweight people take an aero penalty. Like...

so overweight people take an aero penalty. Like enough so.... to be slower than the not so wide person. Cool!

BTW In my opinion the stock wheels on most road bikes are "REALLY crappy wheels", but...
07-02-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,029
Posted By Metieval

So I took the time to steal my Cateye Carbon...

So I took the time to steal my Cateye Carbon cages from my road bike for my Gravel bike. 17.2 gram! only weighed 1, should have weighed both.

installed them, added my half frame bag, and.......
07-01-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,906
Posted By Metieval

have you watched his outtakes? I wouldn't choose...

have you watched his outtakes? I wouldn't choose to be clipped in either! that would just be begging for injury.
07-01-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,906
Posted By Metieval

I understand that pros wear/use what they are...

I understand that pros wear/use what they are given to wear/use.

I also understand that any study will always a level of bias that corrupts the results, Which also Includes any presentation of...
07-01-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

I didn't quote you, for you. I quoted you, ...

I didn't quote you, for you.

I quoted you, for the MANY others that will read this topic. :)
07-01-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

the Counter to your Experience is the MANY...

the Counter to your Experience is the MANY reviews showing brand new broken shimano parts that is Not in any way Normal for Shimano standard of Quality!

You don't see those same reviews on...
07-01-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

It's probably less to do with fakes, than it is...

It's probably less to do with fakes, than it is Dishonest factory workers selling Rejects in quality Control.
In manufacturing there are always rejects. Machine malfunctions. Temperatures of fusing...
07-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,906
Posted By Metieval

That makes sense! I've had wet shoes for multi...

That makes sense! I've had wet shoes for multi day rides. Wool dries quickly, So I'd find my self rotating my wool socks often just to try and wick the wet out of my shoes. the Other reason for...
07-01-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,901
Posted By Metieval

This! Freewheeling creates drag! even on...

This! Freewheeling creates drag!

even on road bikes upgraded wheels will outroll entry level wheels.

and Light weight people on better wheels, can out roll heavy people down hill while...
07-01-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Metieval

Oh thanks for quoting me! I meant to come back...

Oh thanks for quoting me! I meant to come back here to add to my thoughts on Polar bottles, and forgot.

I went to look for polar bottles, and low and behold Polar bottles are not the same...
07-01-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Metieval

I consider myself fortunate that the Ritchey...

I consider myself fortunate that the Ritchey saddles fits my sit bones. The Vector wing tech really takes the Vibration out of the saddle to your butt.

This Topic, almost makes me think it is...
06-30-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By Metieval

When I test rode the giant Revolt advanced I was...

When I test rode the giant Revolt advanced I was able to hit some rumble strips on the side of the road.

It was so impressive, I turned around and hit them again like 10 different times. ...
06-30-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

all the people on Amazon talking about how their...

all the people on Amazon talking about how their brand new SPD SL cleats are falling apart and breaking.

I bought mine at the local bike shop, and I have beat the heck out of them. Not broken!...
06-30-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Metieval

yeah I am sure the deluxe will be fine

yeah I am sure the deluxe will be fine
06-30-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,969
Posted By Metieval

But do take the $500 bike on an extended test...

But do take the $500 bike on an extended test ride!!!
06-30-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,306
Posted By Metieval

read the reviews.... So many amazon scratch...

read the reviews....

So many amazon scratch and dent returns being sold of as new items.

I started window shopping Amazon, and then I 90% of the time order somewhere else. :D
06-30-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,906
Posted By Metieval

here is a cycling shoe for the cultist. I don't...

here is a cycling shoe for the cultist.
I don't mean that in a bad way. It just amuses me that sandals require spd's and them who ride them swear by them, hence being called cultist.

While I for...
06-30-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Metieval

Edit: Apparently I have the old style that has...

Edit: Apparently I have the old style that has been discontinued, and I have no Experience with the new Polar bottles. So take my original comment below with a huge grain of salt! Also see post #17...
06-30-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Metieval

This! I've loved my ss ride, but.... Wabi are...

This! I've loved my ss ride, but.... Wabi are beautiful bikes!
06-30-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Metieval

Do I love it yes! Was it worth it? probably not!...

Do I love it yes! Was it worth it? probably not! I'd have been better of putting that money into a Wabi wheelset.

I have a 16t Dicta that is very smooth, but it happened over time, after every...
06-30-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,592
Posted By Metieval

On those rural skinny roads, I swap from riding...

On those rural skinny roads, I swap from riding the right tire track to riding in the middle of the road, or on the middle line if there was a line. When a car comes up behind me, I make an obvious...
06-30-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Metieval

nice list!

nice list!
06-30-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Metieval

LOL Good Catch, I was thinking Highball. I have...

LOL Good Catch, I was thinking Highball. I have no Idea why I typed Tallboy. I'll go edit that! At least I didn't type ballboy rofl


I actually like the idea of a cuthroat, but then that...
06-30-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,029
Posted By Metieval

so are there other advantages to Ti cages over SS...

so are there other advantages to Ti cages over SS other than weight? Do Ti bottles hold tension better than SS?
06-30-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By Metieval

Nothing wrong with Freewheeling them! BTW i...

Nothing wrong with Freewheeling them!

BTW i think a 46/16 is a harder spin than a 48/17, its been too long since I looked at the ratios. I rode them all starting with 48/17 then 48/16
48/16 was...
06-30-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 11,906
Posted By Metieval

Easy answer is "sometimes" As I sometimes...

Easy answer is "sometimes"

As I sometimes ride in normal shoes, sometimes SPD, sometimes SPD -SL, sometimes I am on a hybrid, sometimes a roadbike, sometimes gravel bike, sometimes a MTB (the MTB...
06-29-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,029
Posted By Metieval

a scratched up bottle is also easier to grip with...

a scratched up bottle is also easier to grip with sweaty hands.
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