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09-15-19, 03:10 PM
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Posted By badger1

Correct.

Correct.
09-09-19, 09:04 AM
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Views: 19,029
Posted By badger1

Ouch! :thumb:

Ouch! :thumb:
09-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 19,029
Posted By badger1

Agree ^^^, but that said: thirteen pages!:bday:

Agree ^^^, but that said: thirteen pages!:bday:
09-08-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,206
Posted By badger1

Huh. Guess I'm lucky; I like the various blacks...

Huh. Guess I'm lucky; I like the various blacks (matte and gloss), charcoals, and grays that proliferate today. Quite happy with 'em. Old bike is matte gray; new bike is gloss black w/blue accents. ...
09-07-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By badger1

ikr!

ikr!
09-07-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,456
Posted By badger1

fify I'm so old I actually remember Agnew...

fify

I'm so old I actually remember Agnew saying that.:thumb:
09-07-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By badger1

Good to see another flat-earth bar road bike...

Good to see another flat-earth bar road bike person!*

One now-confirmed and indisputable benefit: we do not have to participate in 'debates' about where, exactly, we should be holding our...
09-05-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 19,029
Posted By badger1

One can only hope ...

One can only hope ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,132
Posted By badger1

... Eleven pages! What are records for, if not to...

... Eleven pages! What are records for, if not to be broken?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,132
Posted By badger1

... just doing my bit to help this one limp along...

... just doing my bit to help this one limp along to ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,132
Posted By badger1

... page 10 ... Yay!

... page 10 ... Yay!
09-02-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 234,832
Posted By badger1

wut? The current Sirrus -- entire line-up,...

wut?

The current Sirrus -- entire line-up, carbon and aluminum -- was completely new in '18. '19 is only that line-up's second model year. And, as mentioned above, the carbon X Comp model was...
08-31-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,447
Posted By badger1

Last week or so of August through to whenever...

Last week or so of August through to whenever snow/ice stays on the ground -- usually sometime in December, sometimes earlier -- is my favourite time for riding round here.

Temperatures and...
08-30-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By badger1

Just to confirm: 1. if one buys the Sirrus...

Just to confirm:

1. if one buys the Sirrus X, one is stuck with a 1x drivetrain. There is no provision whatsoever for a fd; no fd cable port, no routing, no hanger. To that extent, the 'X' version...
08-30-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,727
Posted By badger1

Bought a new bike this year. Dumb. Just...

Bought a new bike this year.

Dumb.

Just doing my bit to keep things going.
08-30-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,727
Posted By badger1

Page 5:) Successful troll is successfull.

Page 5:)

Successful troll is successfull.
08-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,574
Posted By badger1

This. I'm in a similar predicament, probably for...

This. I'm in a similar predicament, probably for different reasons: upper GI (endoscopy) every three, colonoscopy every five. Prep is no fun, but 'day of' though a write-off is no biggie. Good to go...
08-26-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By badger1

Won't be able to check until later this week but...

Won't be able to check until later this week but the stock tires (38s) on the Sirrus X are close to reasonable capacity. You might be able to put a 40 or 42 in there, but clearance would be close....
08-26-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By badger1

My suggestion to the op would be: think of your...

My suggestion to the op would be: think of your 'primary' use for the bike.

Bikes like the Crosstrail are -- just as the name suggests -- intended for 'cross-terrain' riding: reasonably efficient...
08-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By badger1

Cheers, mate. I'll probably update the end of...

Cheers, mate. I'll probably update the end of September but I doubt my first impressions are wrong. It's going to suit this 68 year-old pretty well I think.

BTW, just noticed you're in south Fla.;...
08-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By badger1

If below is tl;dr, summary: a good, potentially...

If below is tl;dr, summary: a good, potentially great flat-bar road bike IF you are sure you want 1x. 'Too much information' version follows:

I have one, delivered in June. It was/is intended to...
08-22-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,701
Posted By badger1

When I re-started cycling in 2003 age 50, it was...

When I re-started cycling in 2003 age 50, it was mtb. Kind of switched over to road around '10, but now at age 67 (68 in September) I'm morphing back a little to mixed on/off road.

Nothing too...
08-22-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,762
Posted By badger1

I use my new $2k+ full-carbon flatbar road bike...

I use my new $2k+ full-carbon flatbar road bike to ride to/from work most weekdays, because

-- I am able to bring it directly into my office when I arrive at work (0 theft risk);
-- it is my main...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,132
Posted By badger1

The question as to the relative merits of disc...

The question as to the relative merits of disc beakes vs. pointy beakes is best answered by comparing two representative species: the spoonbill stork (disc beake) and the heron (pointy beake). In...
08-21-19, 08:35 AM
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Views: 164,760
Posted By badger1

Two different things: (lever) reach adjust and...

Two different things: (lever) reach adjust and bite-point adjust. They are independent. Most hydros have the former, but the latter tends to come only on upper-mid/high-end brakes.

AFAIK there is...
08-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By badger1

'Zackly! Sad.

'Zackly!

Sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,132
Posted By badger1

What are "disc beakes"? Are these an anatomical...

What are "disc beakes"? Are these an anatomical feature of some newly-discovered species of bird?
08-19-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By badger1

Yes we do.

Yes we do.
08-19-19, 08:48 AM
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Views: 6,112
Posted By badger1

Of course, as is mine ... mine.:)

Of course, as is mine ... mine.:)
08-19-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By badger1

Good idea.

Good idea.
08-19-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,112
Posted By badger1

Makes perfect sense to me, and to many, many...

Makes perfect sense to me, and to many, many cyclists who prefer flat to drop bars. I've just treated myself to one, to replace my aging carbon/aluminum one. If I could afford it, I wouldn't bat an...
08-19-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By badger1

ikr ... :thumb: Strap on my Specialized...

ikr ... :thumb:

Strap on my Specialized shoes broke last year; repaired it with a pop rivet. Still going strong, but d'you think I should start a thread about it?
08-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,112
Posted By badger1

Three things. First: you absolutely did not...

Three things.

First: you absolutely did not 'overbuy' with the Roubaix you've returned, assuming always that the purchase would have been within your financial comfort zone. I'm with big john,...
08-19-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By badger1

"This article was amended on 19 August 2019 to...

"This article was amended on 19 August 2019 to make clear that Neil Campbell broke the menís record, not the all-time record as an earlier version could be read to suggest. With a speed of 184mph,...
08-19-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By badger1

Sigh. Just hasn't been the same since a certain...

Sigh. Just hasn't been the same since a certain person left the building.

A thread about deleting threads is a valiant attempt, and certainly worth keeping alive, but sadly it does not bear...
08-19-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,636
Posted By badger1

This has been my experience as well. Miele...

This has been my experience as well.

Miele Man, if those shoes are "fairly new" then surely it would be worth going back to the authorized Garneau dealer from whom you purchased 'em and see if...
08-19-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,358
Posted By badger1

The NCX series has been around for a few years...

The NCX series has been around for a few years now in essentially the same form. There are two versions, 'D' with steel upper tubes, and air or coil spring; 'E' with aluminum uppers and air spring...
08-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,358
Posted By badger1

Pay no attention to me -- seriously! I have a...

Pay no attention to me -- seriously! I have a 'thing' about e-bikes, that's all; not a fan.

Yes, those components make a difference: better is better. In my opinion, though, not enough given your...
08-17-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,148
Posted By badger1

Whoosh. Buh bye.

Whoosh.

Buh bye.
08-17-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,148
Posted By badger1

fify

fify
08-17-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By badger1

Good.:thumb:

Good.:thumb:
08-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,612
Posted By badger1

If you find riding your (drop bar) road bike more...

If you find riding your (drop bar) road bike more comfortable/sustainable, then maybe you are just one of those who prefer drop bars to flat bars for your road cycling.

I don't. I use simple flat...
08-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By badger1

It clearly is a cheap imitation from what you say...

It clearly is a cheap imitation from what you say -- fake knock-off. Very common with the 'Ritchey' name, which carries some cachet.
08-16-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,358
Posted By badger1

Six of one, half dozen of the other. The...

Six of one, half dozen of the other.

The '17 Roam 0 is a much nicer bike than a '19 Roam 2, as a bicycle. If you were planning on using it as such, probably worth the saw-off to make the switch....
08-15-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 234,832
Posted By badger1

Probably toward the end of September, Colonel....

Probably toward the end of September, Colonel. Not enough time on it yet, for one reason and another, this summer.
08-15-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By badger1

AFAIK, there is not and never would have been a...

AFAIK, there is not and never would have been a plastic part on a Ritchey 4-Axis adjustable stem, or any Ritchey stem for that matter. By "face" did you mean 'face plate'?

Where on earth did you...
08-14-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By badger1

If the op's bike is something like the current...

If the op's bike is something like the current Diamondback Overdrive 29 series, this ^^^ is excellent advice.

OP's bike likely has a 29er version of old-school NORBA mtb geometry -- pretty much...
08-14-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,358
Posted By badger1

Hmmmm. The possibility that Giant would restrict...

Hmmmm. The possibility that Giant would restrict export of its highish-end hybrids -- e.g. Roam 0/1 and Toughroad 0 -- into the U.S. at the request of Trek is extremely remote to say the least. Why...
08-07-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By badger1

Yep. The Knog bells are perfect, in my...

Yep. The Knog bells are perfect, in my experience. Can barely notice 'em on the bars (good [aesthetics]), and yet their tone/volume appears to be just right. So for me, the perfect poseur's* 'bell'....
08-07-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By badger1

ColonelSanders has given spot-on comment. FWIW,...

ColonelSanders has given spot-on comment. FWIW, I've ridden both the current Roam 0 and the Crosstrail Elite (no access to Scott), though I own neither. Of the two, I'd definitely go with the Roam on...
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