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Forum: Touring
07-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By greatscott

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal...

Being a tightwad I try to find the best deal possible and it seems that the Carradice ones are not only cheaper but also larger by 8 liters each, and as a bonus it weighs a tad less.

But right now...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By greatscott

NO NO NO, do not switch components around, keep...

NO NO NO, do not switch components around, keep them stock.

Man, I would hate to have that decision.

You say the Miyata fits you better? Then that's the one to keep, your comfort is more...
Forum: Touring
07-22-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By greatscott

Nice bike, the Kona Sutra was one of my two top...

Nice bike, the Kona Sutra was one of my two top choices for a touring bike I got about 2 months ago; after looking at around 12 to 15 touring bikes in that price range, I settled on the Masi...
07-19-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By greatscott

The bike is only 8 years old and the CF cable...

The bike is only 8 years old and the CF cable tunnels are crumbling?

Can I give you a word of advice? Stay away from buying another Focus bike!! Actually consider staying away from CF bikes as...
07-07-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By greatscott

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mips-says-wavecel-pe...

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/mips-says-wavecel-performance-falls-far-below-bontrager-claims.html#:~:text=The%20original%20waveCel%20paper%20describes%20that%20waveCel%20is,done%20to%20determine%20if%...
07-07-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,588
Posted By greatscott

I think modern AL bikes are a great value, and...

I think modern AL bikes are a great value, and they don't ride as harsh as they use to. You can get AL bikes that will weigh as much as CF for half the cost of a CF bike, so if you want a really...
07-03-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 40,266
Posted By greatscott

A person like that should be executed, why should...

A person like that should be executed, why should taxpayers have to pay for his room and board till he's 90? A lot of these types of people should just be put to death, it won't bring the dead back,...
06-28-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By greatscott

Risk or not I will always try to help someone.

Risk or not I will always try to help someone.
06-16-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By greatscott

I just went through looking at a lot of touring...

I just went through looking at a lot of touring bikes, what I settled on is a bit over your price range, however I did find bikes in your price range that will work, one of the best ones for $900,...
06-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By greatscott

I call it the nightmare of the future. Cycling...

I call it the nightmare of the future. Cycling philosophy is about simplicity transportation, and the world seems to have forgotten that. I've been riding bikes for over 50 years and NEVER EVER...
06-09-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,499
Posted By greatscott

the gains you think you are getting from...

the gains you think you are getting from supplements is all in your head, and that's ok if it makes you work harder, but the supplements in and by themselves do nothing, and any doctor will tell you...
06-09-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By greatscott

No, actually a tire with deep lugs or tire...

No, actually a tire with deep lugs or tire pattern, also known as sipes, can capture the glass inside those grooves and hold it into the tire where it will eventually make it's way into the tire...
06-06-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By greatscott

I'm sorry but that bike is a bit obscure so not a...

I'm sorry but that bike is a bit obscure so not a lot of information about, but sells for $380 which is a low end bike, not sure if I would trust the bike for long distance riding, but it is a good...
05-28-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By greatscott

If you are going to sand the chrome you need to...

If you are going to sand the chrome you need to wear dust mask and protective goggles. Inhaling chrome dust will damage your lungs, you'll need to go to the hospital, but the damage will be...
05-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,801
Posted By greatscott

Varia is another do nothing expensive...

Varia is another do nothing expensive technological piece of BS that people will buy because they love technology.

Why is it BS you scream? Because it does the same thing that a mirror will do if...
05-24-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,513
Posted By greatscott

I've used nothing but a cable lock for more than...

I've used nothing but a cable lock for more than 40 years, in fact the same cable and lock that long, which means no one has ever stolen my bike. Of course I don't live in NY City, but if I did live...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,419
Posted By greatscott

My wife had a pair of those on her bike once,...

My wife had a pair of those on her bike once, while they wore pretty good they got flats like crazy because at that price point they have no flat protection belt, they relied on thick rubber to ward...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 23,893
Posted By greatscott

If you don't know already Lynskey was the...

If you don't know already Lynskey was the original owner and founder of Litespeed. The company that took over has bad customer service, but they still make good bikes, it's just Lynskey pioneered...
05-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By greatscott

I agree, very nice work, it looks like a high...

I agree, very nice work, it looks like a high quality store bought bag!
04-18-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,669
Posted By greatscott

NO tail light using those thin waffer Li-ion...

NO tail light using those thin waffer Li-ion batteries will last longer than 5 years, and with a contest going on who can make the cheapest brightest light they take shortcuts in the quality of the...
04-12-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,873
Posted By greatscott

I love chrome, I sorely miss chrome.

I love chrome, I sorely miss chrome.
04-12-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By greatscott

Whaaattt? you want to take your bike to a bike...

Whaaattt? you want to take your bike to a bike shop every month and have them clean it? Oh dear lord.

Your question isn't about wasting water, it's about being lazy. Where there's a will there's...
04-12-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,318
Posted By greatscott

It's all marketing BS! They want to promote...

It's all marketing BS! They want to promote whatever the newest and usually more expensive stuff is even though you can find similar stuff for less that half the price without sacrificing...
04-12-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By greatscott

If you haven't already done so now is a good time...

If you haven't already done so now is a good time for you to load up you bike with more weight than you normally carry and practice riding it, go on short rides with the bike fully loaded and build...
04-07-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,081
Posted By greatscott

I'm sorry I don't have time to read all this but...

I'm sorry I don't have time to read all this but I scanned a few and I think some things need to be cleared up.

First off don't buy that cheap kit someone showed on Amazon, that's stuff is cheaply...
04-03-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,087
Posted By greatscott

No, it's the builder who wasn't so real. This...

No, it's the builder who wasn't so real. This sort of thing has happened before, believe it or not it's more common with carbon fiber bikes! Not that happens every day in every place, but it's more...
03-21-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,507
Posted By greatscott

First of all the cyclist kid was being a jerk. He...

First of all the cyclist kid was being a jerk. He runs the stop sign, looks at the cop when he calls for him to stop, decides to hell with the cop and keeps going. Then after he gets stops he decides...
03-21-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 31,192
Posted By greatscott

This is not true, it is a lube howbeit a very...

This is not true, it is a lube howbeit a very thin lube that doesn't last long, while the WD does stand for water displacement it also has some lubricant qualities to it...not really suitable for...
03-15-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 8,625
Posted By greatscott

You know what I find odd about this hysteria in...

You know what I find odd about this hysteria in the USA going on right now? I remember the Cuban missile crises, I remember when Khrushchev said he was going to bury the US, I remember those days...
03-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By greatscott

Barbecue covers work great too and cheaper that a...

Barbecue covers work great too and cheaper that a bike specific cover.

Have you looked at all the options to storing a bike inside? Here are various ways you could store a bike, those pics show...
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,464
Posted By greatscott

For loaded touring...and if you will be going up...

For loaded touring...and if you will be going up and down mountain passes, is a triple 44/32/24, and a cassette range of 11-36.
02-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By greatscott

I had a major warranty problem with Orbea, they...

I had a major warranty problem with Orbea, they refused to warranty their scandium frame after it cracked at the headtube within the first year of use, they claimed it was fatigue and thus no...
01-26-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,255
Posted By greatscott

If you are riding on mostly paths and roads there...

If you are riding on mostly paths and roads there is NO need whatsoever for a suspension fork, I would just get a steel or carbon rigid fork, carbon is lighter of course.

Unless you are are...
01-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,104
Posted By greatscott

Wait, you got plastered drunk but showed...

Wait, you got plastered drunk but showed restraint while driving towards people around you? Did I interpret that correctly? if not please explain what you meant.
08-13-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,088
Views: 300,507
Posted By greatscott

Yup, many crashes and no bashed head is...

Yup, many crashes and no bashed head is lucky...others have not been so lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,065
Posted By greatscott

yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF...

yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
05-16-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 28,480
Posted By greatscott

I don't think he's being weird at all, I think...

I don't think he's being weird at all, I think what he's saying is why wait 2 weeks for the LBS to get it in when you can skip the middle man and get in a few days by going on the internet and...
05-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 12,315
Posted By greatscott

I left a response about 8 hours ago but I don't...

I left a response about 8 hours ago but I don't see it, so I will retype it. Wearing clothes of any kind wears them out way faster than machine washing them; so I don't really understand all this...
04-28-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,846
Posted By greatscott

I use those hooks in my garage, bikes take up...

I use those hooks in my garage, bikes take up less garage floor space when hanging from the ceiling. I hang mine by the wheels, the bikes are hung by the first bike being hung by the front wheel,...
02-19-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By greatscott

Very cool looking dog. one of the dogs we had...

Very cool looking dog. one of the dogs we had was a German Shepherd but little did we know that it had some sort of blood disorder, can't recall what it was called, but she got poked in the ear by...
02-18-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By greatscott

Why haven't you gotten another dog after Gideon? ...

Why haven't you gotten another dog after Gideon? Are you worried that no other dog would be good enough to replace him? All dogs have their personalities, I thought after our first dog died that we...
02-16-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By greatscott

What an amazing and wonderful story, thanks for...

What an amazing and wonderful story, thanks for sharing that. Like I said in my earlier post, dogs have a sense about people, and that dog sensed something in you that he liked, and it worked out...
02-12-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By greatscott

I've never had a bad dog, all the dogs we've had...

I've never had a bad dog, all the dogs we've had we got from the pound at around a year or two old, and they all have been wonderful dogs. The odd thing is that we discovered by accident with our...
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