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09-18-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By genejockey

I am perpetually amazed how Barney Frank and Ted...

I am perpetually amazed how Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy were able to wield so much power while both were in the MINORITY, and had been for over a decade by the time of the collapse. Truly, their...
09-18-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By Koyote

Though opinions vary, the majority opinion (among...

Though opinions vary, the majority opinion (among economists who have studied this) appears to be that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the CRA, and the Housing and Community Redevelopment Act did contribute...
09-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By Helldorado

I get it. I just disagree with your premise. ...

I get it. I just disagree with your premise.

If he can pay off the loan every month like he's supposed to, then the bike will be affordable to him - because of the loan. Now, maybe if he was...
09-18-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By Koyote

Don't forget the repeal of the Glass-Steagall...

Don't forget the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, inadequate regulation of mortgage lending practices, and Alan Greenspan's incredibly naive view of financial markets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,470
Posted By nomadmax

I can't understand why someone would get their...

I can't understand why someone would get their panties in a bunch about what someone else has on their bicycle? Life doesn't bring them regular/real problems and this is all they have to work on? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,470
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

BQ did a wind tunnel test which found that aero...

BQ did a wind tunnel test which found that aero drag was not increased by a bar bag because frontal area is not changed. https://www.renehersecycles.com/aerodynamics-of-real-world-bicycles/

Bar...
09-17-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By livedarklions

What you're suggesting is a complete non...

What you're suggesting is a complete non sequitur. Obviously, one can put one's self in too much debt than one can service, but in that regard, a bicycle debt is NOT different from a mortgage. ...
09-17-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

No, having bought 5 and sold 4 houses in the...

No, having bought 5 and sold 4 houses in the last42 years I would not equate their purchase with the purchase of bicycles and did not do so. I'm just waiting for you to explain away your sanctimony...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,470
Posted By Olefeller77

If this is such a big issue for some of you ,...

If this is such a big issue for some of you , just consider asking folks that have them on the trail . Is communication that out of style???
Now I have the back rack bag along on most every...
09-17-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Why didn't you defer the gratification of living...

Why didn't you defer the gratification of living in/owning your own homes until you could "afford" to buy it/them without borrowing money?
09-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By livedarklions

Again, this is just an argument about the word...

Again, this is just an argument about the word "affordable". Guess what? Words can have more than one meaning, and you two are using the word slightly differently. Big whoop.

Just to muddy the...
09-16-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Pretty sure that was their point.

Pretty sure that was their point.
09-16-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By livedarklions

Y'all realize you're just arguing about the...

Y'all realize you're just arguing about the definition of the word "affordable" , right?
That people can acquire more expensive goods immediately if they can amortize the costs is not exactly a...
09-16-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By njkayaker

This thread started with "I don't know much but I...

This thread started with "I don't know much but I think gravel riding is stupid. Please explain why it isn't".

It's wasn't open minded or respectful to people who like doing it.

The thread...
09-16-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,081
Posted By Helldorado

Using that logic... no one who ever buys a new...

Using that logic... no one who ever buys a new car (unless the pay the whole thing off in one cash payment) can afford a car.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 407
Posted By genejockey

Look at it this way: 42/21 is a ratio of 2. 39/26...

Look at it this way: 42/21 is a ratio of 2. 39/26 is a ratio of 1.5, so it should be a A LOT easier. 42x21, at 60 RPM, you're going about 9.4 mph. 39x26, at 60 RPM, you're going 7 mph. So about 25%...
09-16-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Repack Rider

SF Chronicle celebrates the origin of Mountain Biking

I made the local newspaper for something I did 44 years ago.

I wouldn't call that a "scoop."How A Wild Downhill Race In 1970S Marin County Launched National Mountain Biking Trend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 407
Posted By Bah Humbug

If that was a legit 20% grade, you're going to...

If that was a legit 20% grade, you're going to have trouble with that pretty much no matter what gears you have.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 898
Posted By BenBoozer

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted....

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted. I’m loving how it looks! Will follow up after my first ride.

...
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Im on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
09-14-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By Ironfish653

:50: There's always one...........

:50: There's always one...........
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By genejockey

If you're running a lot of spacers under the...

If you're running a lot of spacers under the stem, then, yeah, you should think about an endurance bike. The one I got - Canyon Endurace 7.0 - has a 52/36 in front and 11-34 in back. After years of...
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By fietsbob

This one you just keep on going past the end of...

This one you just keep on going past the end of the paved road not fast, just riding.. (continental travel contact tires made for this)..
...
09-13-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By zen_

Can't say I blame anyone who doesn't live here...

Can't say I blame anyone who doesn't live here for thinking it seems pretty boring, and it's definitely not thrilling riding outside the occasional minimum maintenance / b-road that can get MTB'ish....
09-13-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By noglider

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even...

Here in upstate New York, gravel roads are even more peaceful than paved roads. They are in very scenic areas, and you scarcely see anyone. It's not more dangerous than road riding at all. Going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By guadzilla

From the fact that you are saying you have a lot...

From the fact that you are saying you have a lot of spacers under your stem, an endurance geometry would let you replicate your fit coordinates without going into the extreme end of the bike's fit...
09-13-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By Kapusta

Thats crazy talk :lol:

Thats crazy talk :lol:
09-13-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By genejockey

My take on 'fads' is this - things that are good,...

My take on 'fads' is this - things that are good, and fun, are still good and fun whether or not they're popular. If gravel riding is fun, it will still be fun when the fad moves on. Fads just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By rubiksoval

Most importantly, pros get paid to ride certain...

Most importantly, pros get paid to ride certain gear.

And they get paid what they get paid because of their ability to ride anything faster than everyone else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By rubiksoval

Do you think if you got a Tour de France rider's...

Do you think if you got a Tour de France rider's bike, and they got a bike from Walmart, that they still wouldn't drop you out of the parking lot?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,714
Posted By DrIsotope

If you're that strong, the bike weight shouldn't...

If you're that strong, the bike weight shouldn't matter. If you think 3lbs of bike weight is why other riders are ahead of you, then the upcoming reality check is going to be a harsh one... and...
09-12-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 4,311
Posted By Litespud

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain...

I see gravel riding as non-technical mountain biking - not so many roots and rocks, more fire roads. Actually sounds pretty good - mountain biking lite :thumb:
09-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By kenjidm

Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think...

Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think the best option is like some say, get a used bike, try it out and figure out what i do like. I will enjoy the ride during that time and figure out...
09-10-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Milton Keynes

When I was looking for a bike, I knew I wanted...

When I was looking for a bike, I knew I wanted something I could ride on pavement as a road bike, and something I could ride on gravel or trails. I ended up getting a hybrid, which worked OK as a...
09-10-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Litespud

i had to give my King crown race some robust...

i had to give my King crown race some robust whacks to set it. Wary of doing this with the fork on the ground, I set a length of 2x4 between two trestles, rounded off a few inches of the 2x4 with a...
09-09-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By MntnMan62

First of all, don't let people tell you that $800...

First of all, don't let people tell you that $800 buys you just above department store grade bikes. Everything depends on what type of bike you buy. And that should be determined by where you...
09-09-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Random11

A gravel bike is good on roads and trails. That's...

A gravel bike is good on roads and trails. That's what I'm riding as my only bike, and I'm completely happy with it. But here's what I'm thinking. If you're not sure exactly what you want, and you...
09-09-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By BoraxKid

What type of riding do you plan to do? If you are...

What type of riding do you plan to do? If you are thinking of staying on pavement, a road bike, endurance bike, or even a hybrid would suit that application. If you want to ride off road, a gravel...
09-09-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Milton Keynes

I tried a spin bike once. Had to quit because I...

I tried a spin bike once. Had to quit because I got too dizzy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,259
Posted By guadzilla

OP: Have you considered the Cervelo R series? ...

OP: Have you considered the Cervelo R series? It is technically a race bike but relatively taller compared to others - like you, I too have a short torso and long legs, and so need a bike with...
09-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,965
Posted By tomato coupe

There have been mountain-biking days when I think...

There have been mountain-biking days when I think I fell 640 times myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,259
Posted By surak

If you are very likely to upgrade your wheels,...

If you are very likely to upgrade your wheels, you should check the OEM wheel weight on your options and see how much an upgrade would shed to the total bike weight. Some of those are absolute boat...
09-07-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By livedarklions

Follow up and let us know if you feel the...

Follow up and let us know if you feel the difference, please. I'm a high gear guy myself so it's not something I'd contemplate, but I'm always curious how stuff like this works out for people, and...
09-07-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,663
Posted By livedarklions

I'll be honest, I read these threads because it's...

I'll be honest, I read these threads because it's funny how many people can post on a very clearly nonsense topic. There aren't just a few of these threads, there's several per year, and they all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By DrIsotope

The hoods on my road bike are probably around 1/2...

The hoods on my road bike are probably around 1/2 the angle of the photo in the OP.

The hoods on my CX bike (with 24 flared bars) have probably double the angle of the photo in the OP.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By surak

We'll know it's faster when the UCI bans it in...

We'll know it's faster when the UCI bans it in competition and concocts a hood-angle measuring device to check riders' handlebars.
09-06-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By cyccommute

Its okay to make educated guesses. The size of...

Its okay to make educated guesses. The size of the wheel has an impact but it easily fixed.

Arguments about gearing are also usually of the no one needs gears that low nature. Im a firm...
09-05-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By Kapusta

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x215/2ffe9d78_e62f_4ca8_9069_9fd3a5d4301e_5e41d1fdf52fb396bb4fc45598d6e2a0ab40d6bc.gif
09-04-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By boomhauer

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring...

You are going to want that 26 tooth chain ring around Birmingham and Branson. Very steep hills in those areas. 18 gear inches is what you want for all that weight. I can speak from...
09-04-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By spelger

Drop Bars Are An Illusion

I like my drop bars...but i was told it was all an illusion.

-scott
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