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05-15-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By sputniky

And I have had people that are completely...

And I have had people that are completely oblivious to a bell that is repeatedly rung mere feet from them. A bell is not a panacea.

In the OP's story, he wasn't hit. How would a bell have made a...
05-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By sputniky

20 years wasn't what you claimed. The nonsense...

20 years wasn't what you claimed. The nonsense that you posted was "After a few years , fork rebuild parts kits get discontinued.. good luck.."



Tricked? You posted more unhelpful nonsense that...
05-15-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By sputniky

Nonsense. You don't know what you're posting...

Nonsense. You don't know what you're posting about. Again.

https://www.bike24.com/p2132308.html
...
05-15-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By sputniky

No, but it made the point more eloquently, and...

No, but it made the point more eloquently, and deeply, than noting that the post was simply dumb.
05-15-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By sputniky

If your story is true, you weren't hit. How would...

If your story is true, you weren't hit. How would a bell have made a difference? If you can't hear a noisy mountain bike approaching, why do you assume that you would hear a bell?

"nearly run...
05-15-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,176
Posted By sputniky

That example was provided to illustrate why you...

That example was provided to illustrate why you are so absolutely confused with your "tires too soft"/'losing momentum" silliness.

p.s. "grand tour" money sounds expensive. Fortunately, in the...
05-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By sputniky

So why did you post your nonsense above? "When...

So why did you post your nonsense above? "When you buy a bike it has the crankset they , the factory , bought in bulk from the crank manufacturer .."



Nope and nope. More nonsesne. Where do you...
05-15-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,176
Posted By sputniky

Of course the durometer of knobs, if present, can...

Of course the durometer of knobs, if present, can vary widely. If a tire has knobs switching to a harder durometer knob will make a miniscule difference on pavement.

Describing a tire as "too...
05-15-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,176
Posted By sputniky

Those really smart folks at bike shops sell these...

Those really smart folks at bike shops sell these things that can fix "too soft tires."

I'm pretty sure that they call those things "pumps."
05-15-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By sputniky

What you fail to understand is that many folks...

What you fail to understand is that many folks don't buy bikes with cranks that have been chosen by the factory. This is basic stuff.
05-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,176
Posted By sputniky

Ride more. Average speed is relatively...

Ride more.

Average speed is relatively meaningless without additional context like distance and elevation.
05-15-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By sputniky

My review of your review: 1. They are good...

My review of your review:

1. They are good racks.
2. Heavy is a personal thing, I believe that it's no big deal for normally-abled folks to install and remove the NV four bike version...
05-14-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By sputniky

Better yet, use a quality sealant like Stan's or...

Better yet, use a quality sealant like Stan's or Orange Seal. Then you won't have to wait ~20 seconds for the Slime to pool at the bottom of the tire, etc.
05-14-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By sputniky

The correct answer is: It depends. Saddle...

The correct answer is:

It depends. Saddle angle varies depending on the rider.

...
05-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By sputniky

Of just plug it, which is faster.

Of just plug it, which is faster.
05-13-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,493
Posted By sputniky

Non sequitur. My bike couldn't be made from...

Non sequitur.

My bike couldn't be made from steel so I'm still glad that CF exists.
05-13-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,493
Posted By sputniky

My bike couldn't be made from steel so I'm glad...

My bike couldn't be made from steel so I'm glad that CF exists.
05-13-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By sputniky

Nah, that was you. Right here:"It's one more...

Nah, that was you.

Right here:"It's one more thing to have to fill/adjust every time you ride."



Again, you're doing it wrong. Every time you attach the pump you are taking air out of the...
05-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By sputniky

LOL! Summit, North Gate, and South Gate...

LOL!

Summit, North Gate, and South Gate aren't rough roads. Maybe you should descend Morgan Territory heading North, or better yet, skip NG or SG and descend off the mountain via Mitchell Canyon,...
05-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By sputniky

Horses for courses. My kid's 2019 race bike goes...

Horses for courses. My kid's 2019 race bike goes full rigid at the stroke of his thumb. It's a really well designed setup.
05-13-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,132
Posted By sputniky

My review of the old pipe section/cheater bar...

My review of the old pipe section/cheater bar that I inherited from my grandpa while follow shortly thereafter.

I know I'm going to really struggle to make my review last a painfully long 5:41...
05-13-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By sputniky

"These days"? Compression lockout has been...

"These days"?

Compression lockout has been available for ~20 years.
05-12-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,478
Posted By sputniky

You believed him? That's funny.

You believed him? That's funny.
05-12-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By sputniky

LOL! Air shocks do not need to be topped off...

LOL!

Air shocks do not need to be topped off every time you ride. It sounds like you are just really confused. When you attach your pump to "check" the pressure before every ride the hose fills...
05-12-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,478
Posted By sputniky

Nah, I noticed the minor difference in eBay price...

Nah, I noticed the minor difference in eBay price and understand that shipping to me would be 2 days, not 3-10.



I also realize that if someone was really concerned about the price of the nut,...
05-12-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 22,478
Posted By sputniky

Guy extols the virtues of the LBS and how...

Guy extols the virtues of the LBS and how maligned they are because people can't understand that an obscure nut is $3. Guy is trying to show the value of the LBS for these mysterious $3 nuts.

Guy...
05-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,601
Posted By sputniky

This thread is full of irrational fear of washing...

This thread is full of irrational fear of washing machines. Read it again?
05-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By sputniky

Dude speculated that his riding could have caused...

Dude speculated that his riding could have caused it, hence my question about what is so special about his riding (hint: nothing).
05-12-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By sputniky

You assume that only poor design can account for...

You assume that only poor design can account for your unusual battery failure. You also speculate that there could be something about "your riding" that caused the failure. Again, what is so special...
05-12-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By sputniky

That's just speculation on your part. Speculation...

That's just speculation on your part. Speculation that doesn't explain how the "poor design" has worked just fine for so many other folks.



What is special about the riding that you do? Why do...
05-12-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By sputniky

Insert screw driver, or Pedro's tire lever, and...

Insert screw driver, or Pedro's tire lever, and twist or pry. It should take 30 seconds (28 seconds of which is getting the tool out of the drawer).
...
05-12-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By sputniky

I got my first bike with an air shock in 1997. ...

I got my first bike with an air shock in 1997.

I didn't have to fill/adjust it every time nor have I had to fill/adjust any of the subsequent dozen or so air shocks or forks every time I ride.
...
05-12-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By sputniky

If you have to fill/adjust something on your bike...

If you have to fill/adjust something on your bike every time you ride you're not doing it right.
05-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By sputniky

My experience is much different - 2+ years with...

My experience is much different - 2+ years with most miles off road, no issues.
05-10-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,606
Posted By sputniky

You misunderstand. I wasn't referring to the dog...

You misunderstand. I wasn't referring to the dog owner.
05-10-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By sputniky

"I've always used a thing that in Chile is called...

"I've always used a thing that in Chile is called "bencina blanca" i guess the english for that is white benzine,"

Seems pretty clear to me.
05-10-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,606
Posted By sputniky

How toolish.

How toolish.
05-10-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By sputniky

Doesn't secure the bike via the wheels (do you...

Doesn't secure the bike via the wheels (do you struggle with reading comprehension? I noted this in my very first post here), craptastic lock cyclinder, non expandable.



By definition, there...
05-10-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,665
Posted By sputniky

I think your premise is flawed simply due to the...

I think your premise is flawed simply due to the fact that many folks "got it" (riding fat tired drop bar bikes in the dirt) decades ago. These "older riders" were 20, or 30 somethings back then...
05-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By sputniky

That's weird, your photo only shows a beater...

That's weird, your photo only shows a beater Schwinn "mountain bike."

Regardless, maybe you've learned why many riders don't consider your new pride and joy (that Hollywood thing) to be a "really...
05-09-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By sputniky

I never claimed that nor do I believe that. ...

I never claimed that nor do I believe that.

That nonsense is just you being defensive. About a mediocre bike rack that you bought. Wow.
05-09-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By sputniky

Not true. I've put my daughter's fendered cruiser...

Not true. I've put my daughter's fendered cruiser bike on a Kuat platform rack.
05-09-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By sputniky

Congrats! That's a really horrible analogy. ...

Congrats! That's a really horrible analogy.

There are plenty of high quality platform racks available Thule, Kuat, One up, etc.that don't suffer from the shortcomings of the Hollywood.
05-09-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By sputniky

A different perspective: "Really nice...

A different perspective:

"Really nice quality racks" secure the bike via the wheels, not the frame.
05-08-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By sputniky

A MTB tire that resists thorn punctures will be...

A MTB tire that resists thorn punctures will be pretty much any MTB tire that is tubeless.
05-08-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,422
Posted By sputniky

That makes perfect sense since droppers, in their...

That makes perfect sense since droppers, in their modern form, have only been around a mere 16 years. One of these years they're sure to spontaneously drop in price. After all, that whole "market...
05-08-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,806
Posted By sputniky

Yeah, the solid rotors got worked plenty hard,...

Yeah, the solid rotors got worked plenty hard, including two solid days of lift-served DH, but it's pretty cool by normal standards in the Northern Latitudes, even at the height of Summer.

The...
05-07-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,806
Posted By sputniky

I ran Hope floating rotors for years. I trashed...

I ran Hope floating rotors for years. I trashed one on a road trip and swapped it out to a solid Avid rotor. No difference in performance.

Where are folks selling floating rotors for upwards of...
05-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,355
Posted By sputniky

To me, this post is the strangest thing. It's the...

To me, this post is the strangest thing. It's the strangest thing because it doesn't jive with my experience, nor observations while riding in my area. Maybe it's because my area, Northern...
05-06-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,355
Posted By sputniky

How did you determine that the serious riders are...

How did you determine that the serious riders are all in their 60's and 70's?

Are you being held prisoner in some kind of retirement community or something?
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