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08-17-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Metieval

but hungry doesn't come from the gut. Hungry...

but hungry doesn't come from the gut. Hungry comes from the brain.

which is also why many people are over weight, they have a food addiction. Which comes from the brain, not the gut.
08-16-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Metieval

1. "hobby rider" is pointless and irrelevant. ...

1. "hobby rider" is pointless and irrelevant. The question is, do you like "nicer" things? Do you buy the $1 can opener that makes you cuss opening every can, or do you buy a higher quality can...
08-16-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Metieval

700x25's This was before the salt trucks came...

700x25's This was before the salt trucks came out....

take a cell phone, fixing flats in that mess is for the birds!
...
08-16-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 826
Posted By Metieval

I don't dip pedals.... but my feet gets wet...

I don't dip pedals.... but my feet gets wet anyways because I'll carry the bike, and walk through the water.
08-16-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By Metieval

'New cable' stretch, it's a 2 minute fix via...

'New cable' stretch, it's a 2 minute fix via the barrel adjuster.

but welcome to 2019 and modern ethics, which is selling people stuff they don't need.
08-13-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Metieval

different wheels..... I just swap bikes and use...

different wheels..... I just swap bikes and use my SS road bike on 700x25 slicks. everything is frozen anyways.
when things get soft I'll ride my 29er hardtail. However soft wet packed limestone...
08-13-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Metieval

Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace [2019] $6,850

I am not biting on that MSRP

the "Synapse Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace [2019]" is listed at $6,850. I picked this example, as it was the lowest MSRP Hi-mod of 2019. Which includes the carbon...
08-07-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,141
Posted By Metieval

Swap the Sram for Shimano GRX di2 and I'll be...

Swap the Sram for Shimano GRX di2 and I'll be selling my supersix EVO !

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/revolt-advanced-pro-force-2020
...
08-06-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,026
Posted By Metieval

uncalled for man. enough is enough.

uncalled for man. enough is enough.
08-06-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Metieval

Salsa Journeyman 650b, unless you are looking for...

Salsa Journeyman 650b, unless you are looking for higher end, then look to a Salsa Warbird 650b.

Revolt Advanced would need to be swapped to 650b and it can be.
08-06-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,616
Posted By Metieval

for the sake of my bicycles, I am hoping the next...

for the sake of my bicycles, I am hoping the next big thing is the not using salt on the roads!!

I love winter riding, but one way or another I hit roads that have had salt use.
...
08-03-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,616
Posted By Metieval

but I can buy a used Honda PCX 150 for the same...

but I can buy a used Honda PCX 150 for the same price of an E-bike with an unlimited range, and less physically demanding than an E bike even. along with the ability to travel with the flow of...
08-02-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,026
Posted By Metieval

I ride all winter on 700x25c slicks. a...

I ride all winter on 700x25c slicks.

a different tire may have made a difference for you.

but the biggest difference will be your riding technique according to the tire your are riding!
...
08-02-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,216
Posted By Metieval

this! Use a mirror, practice defensive...

this!

Use a mirror, practice defensive driving riding.
08-02-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,616
Posted By Metieval

some gravel is more dangerous than paved roads. ...

some gravel is more dangerous than paved roads. Blind hills, blind corners, Patrolled less, so people tend to speed more. Given the locality and the people that live off the beaten path. they...
08-01-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,174
Posted By Metieval

Umm Gravel is why I had my rocker panels sprayed...

Umm Gravel is why I had my rocker panels sprayed with Line-X instead of the actual truck bed. Now yeah there is a bit of difference between 60 mph and 20 mph. but over time rocks do damage!
08-01-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,616
Posted By Metieval

with enough charge stations, I'd do it. then...

with enough charge stations, I'd do it.

then again I really don't care if it is human powered, electric powered, electric assist, or gas powered.

2 wheels is 2 wheels.

however, Gas dual...
08-01-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Metieval

IF you want to bash me, get your **** straight.

IF you want to bash me, get your **** straight.
08-01-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Metieval

I am a fanboy of the F'n truth. the...

I am a fanboy of the F'n truth.

the manufacturing of the carbon forks here, didnt fail anyone.

I can break an ash Axe handle with misuse but I don't blame the manufacture or tree grower. Your...
08-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Metieval

"Cannondale and several independent groups tested...

"Cannondale and several independent groups tested bicycles and didn’t find a defect in the forks but Cannondale is offering riders free upgraded replacement forks."

who those independent testers...
07-30-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,174
Posted By Metieval

funny, but.... I'll admit that if Cannondale...

funny, but....

I'll admit that if Cannondale had given my a Synapse that fit 38's I''d have multiple orgasms too.

Bike manufactures have no clue how many of us there are running to 'gravel...
07-29-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Metieval

good to know! MY 90's hybrid flat bar is set...

good to know!

MY 90's hybrid flat bar is set up with XT saint and XT 11-36 10s. with a wolftooth 130 bcd 42T chainring.

it is super smooth! as in it makes SRAM 1x stuff not very desirable...
07-29-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Metieval

that is crazy, on Shimano's part. MTB RD...

that is crazy, on Shimano's part.

MTB RD coupled with di2 road levers would be a SRAM killer. for 1x gravel builds
07-29-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,926
Posted By Metieval

he already has that! LOL

he already has that! LOL
07-28-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By Metieval

"Cannondale and several independent groups tested...

"Cannondale and several independent groups tested bicycles and didnít find a defect in the forks but Cannondale is offering riders free upgraded replacement forks."



what really amuses me is...
07-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,006
Posted By Metieval

a better tool will always make a person better,...

a better tool will always make a person better, if they know how to use the tool.
07-24-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Metieval

ridewithgps.com

ridewithgps.com
07-23-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,365
Posted By Metieval

70% of your stopping power is front brake...... ...

70% of your stopping power is front brake......

however..... Fixie riders only use rear brake, which is their legs stopping the chain.

How fast do you ride? if you only ride at moderate...
07-22-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,006
Posted By Metieval

within its ability to transfer energy. if...

within its ability to transfer energy.

if you understand the difference in shoe sole stiffness, then you understand bicycle frames.

when you transfer energy to a pedal and your street shoe...
07-21-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,742
Posted By Metieval

less sugar will go farther than anything to beat...

less sugar will go farther than anything to beat the heat. getting your 99Ę of soda pop, is uh OUCH!!!!
07-21-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,742
Posted By Metieval

the hotter it gets makes sitting in 220 A/C ...

the hotter it gets makes sitting in 220 A/C better than ever.

btw, that is 2 wheels going 20 mph A/C
07-21-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,006
Posted By Metieval

^ if that 1+ mph is from 13mph to 14mph, then...

^ if that 1+ mph is from 13mph to 14mph, then yeah.

if that 1+ mph difference is the difference between 20 and 21 mph averages... then I don't believe you.

Distance will also come into play.......
07-21-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,006
Posted By Metieval

well there is that... I mean it looks stupid to...

well there is that... I mean it looks stupid to have a beer and burger gut on a higher end bicycle.

So take that burger/beer money and spend it on a bicycle.

Or ride the cheaper bicycles as an...
07-21-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,006
Posted By Metieval

I have found that a heavy bike with high rolling...

I have found that a heavy bike with high rolling resistant tires, a draft doesn't offer much compared to say GP5000 on deep dish wheels and just getting sucked along.

a leaf will get blown around...
07-21-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,006
Posted By Metieval

yes, wheels and tires will help the most. ...

yes, wheels and tires will help the most. efficient frame is right up there with helping too.
07-19-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Metieval

Might need to get a 650x2.1 kinda gravel bike. ...

Might need to get a 650x2.1 kinda gravel bike. or just do an N+1 x2 .... new gravel bike, & a MTB also as mentioned above. ;)
07-19-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,274
Posted By Metieval

I dunno, MY Singlespeed is 73/73 and I bomb...

I dunno, MY Singlespeed is 73/73 and I bomb gravel/dirt on it on 25's just because IDGAF with a high BB and it seems fine. would I do 20 miles of gravel on it, uhhh probably not because 25's but...
07-19-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By Metieval

I've went through 3 of those lights already. $25...

I've went through 3 of those lights already. $25 x3 is $75

according to my perception they only output in the 400-500 range, and have a really bad reflector. with a hot spot or dead spot dead...
07-19-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By Metieval

I have a 1600 serfas E-lume that i run on low 400...

I have a 1600 serfas E-lume that i run on low 400 lumen. (Usually). However there are times I am grateful for and use the brighter settings of 1600/1000/700


Edit:

Let me add some more info.
...
07-18-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,274
Posted By Metieval

One of the better looking gravel bikes! No...

One of the better looking gravel bikes!

No lie, I am still a bit superficial about how a bike looks. I've always said if I wanted to go fast on Gravel I'd ride a superX, but I think this just...
07-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,838
Posted By Metieval

wasn't popular because it was suspension, or that...

wasn't popular because it was suspension, or that it was a costly rebuild and too often?

or it wasn't popular because it was limited to 650x38? (smaller sized frames)

there are many reasons...
07-16-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,098
Posted By Metieval

Depending on where I am riding, ME!!!!! the...

Depending on where I am riding, ME!!!!!

the only thing better than a 42T paired to a 11-36 would be making it Electronic.
07-16-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Metieval

BTW shop around and ride many brands! Fit...

BTW shop around and ride many brands!

Fit will be your biggest enjoyment. BB drop/height numbers, and Reach #'s will be huge players in finding the bike you like to ride. Even a stand over...
07-16-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Metieval

you can find what ever you want to find, that...

you can find what ever you want to find, that won't change the fact of what the Cannondale CAAD reputation is. Even this Forum has the CULT of CAAD thread. 409 pages to be exact. Does any other...
07-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Metieval

My opinion aligns with 1,000's of riders that...

My opinion aligns with 1,000's of riders that seek CAAD frames for crit racing.
07-15-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Metieval

NOT even the same! Cannondale brings years...

NOT even the same!

Cannondale brings years of Aluminum frame experience (cough ** CAAD ** cough) , and their SAVE tech to the AL Topstone.

Salsa had a generic frame made with no technology, and...
07-15-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By Metieval

good share

good share
07-14-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By Metieval

Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I...

Except that they do..... and when they do. Do I need to post a link to a recent example of whoa is me, they are being condescending on clean up?
07-14-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By Metieval

new or used? Corporate discount gets you a...

new or used?

Corporate discount gets you a Willard 3 for $1,299
TRP mech brakes and apex 1x, Entry but a bit better than some entry
https://www.raleighusa.com/willard3

you have Cannondale...
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