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Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,446
Posted By clemsongirl

a lawsuit over their false comparisons with...

a lawsuit over their false comparisons with bottled water in ads and the claims their products were tested by the FDA, which doesn’t regulate them, ended with their being forced to stop both are also...
08-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,656
Posted By Hypno Toad

And yet you fail to see the irony here.......

And yet you fail to see the irony here.... [/shrug]
08-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,731
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best...

If you really must put on a carbon fork, the best option would be a Wound Up composite fork. They will do a steel threaded 1-inch steerer for you so you can use your original headset if desired.
...
08-05-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder why some people are especially sensitive...

I wonder why some people are especially sensitive to Q? Prior knee injury maybe? I see it discussed on the internet but never among the folks I ride with. I used to ride a couple of Shimano...
08-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,406
Posted By ddeand

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that...

Most bike shops have a queue for the work that needs to be done, the estimated amount of time that the work will take, and estimates for any aspects of the work that will take more time - that’s how...
08-05-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,406
Posted By indyfabz

UPS next-day service is more expensive than...

UPS next-day service is more expensive than ground service. Does that surprise you?
08-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,616
Posted By tyrion

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.
07-25-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,084
Posted By non-fixie

Never, ever wear sandals: ...

Never, ever wear sandals:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By downhillmaster

In the end you weighed all of the information and...

In the end you weighed all of the information and used logic and your keen intellect to chose the bike that made the most sense based upon your expert analysis. Getting the bike thousands below it’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By ksryder

By BikeForums logic then he should or should not...

By BikeForums logic then he should or should not have been taking the lane and/or wearing a helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By seypat

That looks good.........But Aluminum bikes aren't...

That looks good.........But Aluminum bikes aren't as cool as CF or Ti. You can't brag about them at the office watercooler. That's the real issue with Al. Maybe if you pronounce aluminum like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By seau grateau

Confirmation bias is fun.

Confirmation bias is fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By velopig

It is an urban myth that carbon is inherently...

It is an urban myth that carbon is inherently unreliable over time and prone to failure after any minor mishap or impact. This has long since been shown as incorrect. There are millions of carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By datlas

Of course the real question is do you really...

Of course the real question is do you really “need” to convert to disc brakes.

If you you want to, it’s your choice how you do it but rim brakes are plenty viable on a road bike.

(ducks)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,564
Posted By growlerdinky

What's wrong with the "full rim brakes" on your...

What's wrong with the "full rim brakes" on your Vortex?
07-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,176
Posted By ksryder

Counterpoint: zombie threads are funny and...

Counterpoint: zombie threads are funny and entertaining.

Someone who must spend hours creating nested quotes that no one reads can't really complain that zombie threads waste their time.
06-25-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,406
Posted By gregf83

I don't really know what your point is. Everyone...

I don't really know what your point is. Everyone accepts running is harder on the body than cycling and runners generally put in fewer training hours per week.

You're on a bike forum so most...
06-24-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By fliplap

Half clips. All the positioning, none of the foot...

Half clips. All the positioning, none of the foot trapping retention.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,221
Posted By Doge

Sometimes you have to give up quality and...

Sometimes you have to give up quality and performance if you want the very best.
06-21-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,591
Posted By onyerleft

Ohforchrissake, go for the Motobecane. BD's...

Ohforchrissake, go for the Motobecane. BD's titanium bikes are the best bikes they offer, and they're fine bikes by any standard. Do some research and you'll find that people rave about them. ...
06-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,677
Posted By Troul

hanging a carrot from a string attached to an...

hanging a carrot from a string attached to an over hanging stick affixed to the handle bars. One of these days I'll get it!
06-05-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By cyccommute

The problem I see with mountain bikes is that...

The problem I see with mountain bikes is that they are being set up and marketed for rather short rides or for multiple laps on a know course. For example, I recently overheard a conversation where...
06-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By rydabent

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth...

Why not have a triple. What does say a 28 tooth granny gear weigh. And---------------maybe at the end of a long day a detour forces your very tired body to climb a very steep hill to get home. ...
06-05-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,636
Posted By DiabloScott

Nope. Not unless something is really really...

Nope. Not unless something is really really wrong, which you certainly would've noticed in performance. So:

1. Maybe it's not really worn out and the LBS is wrong. Probability 99%
2. Maybe the...
06-05-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By cyccommute

In answer to your cons: The weight is...

In answer to your cons:

The weight is only “unnecessary” if you don’t need it. If you need it, it’s worth carrying.
I’ve never had a triple that was “clumsy” while shifting. I have 8...
06-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By cyccommute

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your...

So do you carry all the stuff to “match your gears to the terrain” if the terrain changes? Your method is okay if all you ever ride is on roads that you’ve been on before or if you ride laps around...
06-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Ah, wg, I can identify. Nothing in my riding...

Ah, wg, I can identify. Nothing in my riding remotely related to the Greatest Of All Time. So I'm looking for a firm that will, instead of "GOAT" rims, formulate "WALRUS" rims. With good...
06-05-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,112
Posted By wgscott

I can feel differences between my two steel road...

I can feel differences between my two steel road bikes. (One has SLX tubing, which is rather stiff in a small frame.)
06-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,053
Posted By indyfabz

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any...

Tour with a triple. 9 speed. Wouldn't have it any other way. I don't like giant steps between gears. Nothing worse to me than climbing some mountain pass and having to choose between spinning too...
05-29-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,990
Posted By base2

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing...

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing as a complete package sort of deal.

Some of us here are still rocking mid-90's hardtails with bonded aluminum tubes with full XTR and RockShox...
05-26-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,147
Posted By guachi

A problem I have is that "pedaling in circles"...

A problem I have is that "pedaling in circles" and "pedaling in squares" aren't really meaningful statements.

We pedal using muscles so when people talk about "pedaling in circles" and "pedaling...
05-24-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,147
Posted By wphamilton

If I'm inferring the questions right: no, the...

If I'm inferring the questions right: no, the difference between "pushing the pedals forward" and "pushing the pedals down" is arbitrary and almost irrelevant to providing power. I mean literally...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-24-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,467
Posted By unterhausen

A couple of experts chimed in on the thread...

A couple of experts chimed in on the thread linked to above, and they said it's doable but not easy. With any ductile metal, you have to over-bend to compensate for springback.

In general,...
05-24-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By OldTryGuy

Former Schwinn Dealer --- :thumb: :thumb:

Former Schwinn Dealer --- :thumb: :thumb:
05-21-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,427
Posted By cyccommute

That’s geometry and is independent of the...

That’s geometry and is independent of the materials of construction. Few bikes are built to “misbehaved”.



That’s in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I don’t find the thin tubes of a steel...
05-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,427
Posted By 86az135i

Plywood, I would not consider to be merely wood....

Plywood, I would not consider to be merely wood. But composed of it yes. But we can argue semantics all day and have fun.

I agree with what you're saying. But people calling CFFP plastic, is a...
05-20-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,427
Posted By 86az135i

Yes a carbon thread and generally polyepoxide...

Yes a carbon thread and generally polyepoxide forming a matrix. Calling it plastic is a gross simplification. Likewise concrete is not a rock. But to those who coin the term that carbon fiber is...
05-20-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,427
Posted By mstateglfr

Your bike, the Toughroad SLR2, is heavier than...

Your bike, the Toughroad SLR2, is heavier than any quality modern steel road bike, and its also heavier than most of the mid-tier steel road bikes available. Just wanted to mention this since it...
05-20-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,427
Posted By u235

I prefer a very rigid frame as the foundation and...

I prefer a very rigid frame as the foundation and get my compliance and comfort for the long haul from other things like tire choice and pressure. No real preference on the frame material as long as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,131
Posted By indyfabz

Is it acceptable to wear a white jersey before...

Is it acceptable to wear a white jersey before Memorial Day and after Labor day?
05-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,765
Posted By tcs

Not so. We could all be riding identical single...

Not so. We could all be riding identical single speed Flying Pigeons manufactured at the state-owned factory. :commute:
05-14-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,905
Posted By Lemond1985

Nose down equals numb hands. And ass skin...

Nose down equals numb hands. And ass skin abrasions from pushing yourself back on the seat 10,000 times per hundred miles.
05-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,765
Posted By caloso

Cycling became a sport the moment the second...

Cycling became a sport the moment the second bicycle was created.
05-09-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,864
Posted By Koyote

Good grief. At this point, cf is hardly "new...

Good grief. At this point, cf is hardly "new tech."

A cf fork is an upgrade.

But if you're a nervous nellie, by all means, buy an inferior bike.
03-03-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,833
Posted By Phil_gretz

I agree. Imagine your grandchildren talking after...

I agree. Imagine your grandchildren talking after the funeral, "...bless his heart, Granddad loved these old bikes and things. What are we going to do with them? Maybe we should just gather then...
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