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Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 156,945
Posted By maartendc

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare to deal with! I...

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare to deal with! I guess I will order mine with holes, in case I ever need to replace a spoke! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By maartendc

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Weird. So you...

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Weird.

So you could technically put an 11-speed cassette and 11 speed rear shifter on the bike with the Tiagra derailleur and have a full 11-speed drivetrain (excluding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,235
Posted By maartendc

Honestly I do not understand the desire for it to...

Honestly I do not understand the desire for it to be never ridden. Obviously you don't want a damaged bike or worn parts, but a bike is meant to be ridden. You will put more miles on it in the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,235
Posted By maartendc

Well just to chime in, I had a better experience...

Well just to chime in, I had a better experience at another shop, where they allowed me to take one of their store models for a spin around the parking lot. It is not a multi-hour ride by any means,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,235
Posted By maartendc

LOL, the weather was cold, but dry. I was dressed...

LOL, the weather was cold, but dry. I was dressed perfectly respectably. But is was right before closing time, so for sure the test ride would not have been that day.

My point is that he seemed...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,204
Posted By maartendc

If it does not have those;... really a shame. ...

If it does not have those;... really a shame.

I think they are focusing their effort on people using these bikes for 'gravel races' like Dirty Kanza, and not for people using them for bikepacking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,245
Posted By maartendc

Id rather have a 105 bike with rim brakes than a...

Id rather have a 105 bike with rim brakes than a tiagra with disc. Rim brakes are plenty good, especially on alloy rims. And 105 has 11 speed vs tiagra 10 speed.

Bear in mind disc brake systems...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,587
Posted By maartendc

exactly! Gotta love him.

exactly! Gotta love him.
05-28-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,730
Posted By maartendc

Nibali gained some good time on Stage 15 in the...

Nibali gained some good time on Stage 15 in the final climb and descent!

Let's see how things progress.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,738
Posted By maartendc

Be advised that this R500 is probably from the...

Be advised that this R500 is probably from the early 90s. Thus, it will be more difficult to service with current day parts than a bike from 2002 will. (a lot of things have changed in bike...
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