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05-26-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 538
Posted By Metieval

One thing I also know from hindsite.... speed on...

One thing I also know from hindsite.... speed on ice hurts a lot less. Cause half your momentum just goes into a slide.
05-25-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,760
Posted By Metieval

he didn't!! he brought a Cable Lock into the...

he didn't!!

he brought a Cable Lock into the conversation of a Cable Lock thread.

here is a picture...
05-23-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,187
Posted By Metieval

I have been, its a soy laced lattes lovers heaven.

I have been, its a soy laced lattes lovers heaven.
05-19-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By Metieval

I am willing to pay more for imports if it means...

I am willing to pay more for imports if it means more jobs for Americans! Except wheels, I can buy 3 sets of Light bicycle wheels for the same price as a set of zipps.

I'd also glady pay the...
05-11-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Metieval

I Like the SKS Fenders!

I Like the SKS Fenders!
03-13-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,603
Posted By Metieval

for that Kind of money I'd start looking at a...

for that Kind of money I'd start looking at a Niner RLT 853 frame to build with an Eccentric BB

however, if you want fatties on a SS, Say 650x48 Switchback Hill... The salsa is tempting.
03-13-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 24,907
Posted By Metieval

Our neighborhood banned the virus and made common...

Our neighborhood banned the virus and made common sense laws against it.

We will continue to live and ride bicycles as normal.
01-19-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,716
Posted By Metieval

My observation on the thread so far.... ...

My observation on the thread so far....


OP: I like my CX bike, but it's kinda heavy


guy that rides heavy bikes : what don't you like about it , is it twitchy?


OP: It's kinda heavy!
01-09-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,085
Posted By Metieval

I am afraid to ask if that has a dropper....

I am afraid to ask if that has a dropper....
12-28-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,090
Posted By Metieval

so we are told...... or maybe Peloton gave...

so we are told......

or maybe Peloton gave them a bike for the Publicity.
Win/Win Peloton gets more publicity, and the actor gets exposure.
12-21-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,061
Posted By Metieval

I had forgotten how Crappy SRAM chains are. I...

I had forgotten how Crappy SRAM chains are. I bought a used bike with SRAM, I then bought a new SRAM cassette and chain.


Oh how I wished I had just swapped it to Shimano 1x!!!!
12-15-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,954
Posted By Metieval

this cuts me deeply. haha truth be told my...

this cuts me deeply. haha

truth be told my jacket has a hole, both bar mits have holes, both shoe covers have holes, half my shoe buckle is gone but still functions.

better than tattoos from...
12-07-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,302
Posted By Metieval

Today is international bike shop day. So...

Today is international bike shop day.

So feel free to visit your LBS
12-07-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By Metieval

I happen to like riding in the dark though. ...

I happen to like riding in the dark though.

I won a 1600 lumen serfas light though. that was a game changer
12-05-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,954
Posted By Metieval

I only wear a helmet to shut people up. my...

I only wear a helmet to shut people up.

my old one does that just fine...... :D
12-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,717
Posted By Metieval

did you run out of enough safe space? or...

did you run out of enough safe space? or something...
12-01-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,024
Posted By Metieval

^ I agree I think the First step in protection...

^ I agree
I think the First step in protection is to see how well a shop communicates.
This thread and the replies are a prime example of where shops fail! Find a shop that genuinely listens to...
11-17-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By Metieval

just a correction here, Katsup totally posted...

just a correction here, Katsup totally posted the wrong link and bike picture.

The wheels will be a $1,000-$1,600 carbon CL Disc wheelset at 1446 gram stans tubeless compatible. DT swiss...
11-17-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,740
Posted By Metieval

they are, now buy a pair of Sugoi bibs. as...

they are, now buy a pair of Sugoi bibs.

as far as sit bones. Pads change how we connect to the saddle. To explain, I shopped around for a saddle I liked. When I changed bib/short brands, I no...
11-16-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,240
Posted By Metieval

ramification of needing the GRX front derailleur

ramification of needing the GRX front derailleur
11-16-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,957
Posted By Metieval

Gloves are weird. I have found them to have a...

Gloves are weird. I have found them to have a much smaller temp window than other gear.

which is probably why I have half a dozen pair of gloves.
11-16-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,957
Posted By Metieval

I am not saying I want to try it..... but how...

I am not saying I want to try it.....
but how many of us are old enough to remember the bread sacks on our feet playing in the snow.

What would a pair of latex gloves do under neath another thin...
11-12-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,846
Posted By Metieval

a 1x is nice!!! it is like a +10 more...

a 1x is nice!!!

it is like a +10 more gears added to my singlespeed!

Yes the majority of my miles is on a Singlespeed.

I also made the modern Investment on a 1991 Schwinn Crosscut.
...
11-02-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,147
Posted By Metieval

Now put the skinnier tire on a carbon bike. It's...

Now put the skinnier tire on a carbon bike. It's more comfortable than the fat tire on the aluminum frame. ;)

Or put the bigger tire on the Carbon frame for a win/win
10-31-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,779
Posted By Metieval

for the sake of Kidney function. I would highly...

for the sake of Kidney function. I would highly suggest not using ibuprofen long term or 'habitually'.

besides that only treats a symptom , and not the cause.
10-29-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,228
Posted By Metieval

read this thread. ...

read this thread.

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1152169-trek-checkpoint-any-long-term-experiences-reviews.html
10-28-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,513
Posted By Metieval

As far as Minnetonka riding goes. You might be...

As far as Minnetonka riding goes. You might be better to map a route based on time of day vs what roads? This coming from my limited knowledge of the place which was back in 2004.


the ice...
10-28-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,513
Posted By Metieval

So basically don't ride 12, 7, or 494, 394,...

So basically don't ride 12, 7, or 494, 394, etc... LOL
10-22-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 55,302
Posted By Metieval

Common 'standard' widths for flat bars are 580 or...

Common 'standard' widths for flat bars are 580 or 600mm (compared to 685mm for risers) but bars will feature graduated markings on the grip ends so they can be cut down to preference.

The average...
10-20-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 55,302
Posted By Metieval

you can say Blue, they will twist it into Purple...

you can say Blue, they will twist it into Purple or Red even. It is 2019, people don't win arguments with facts anymore. They win them by twisting what you say.

You can show them a video of what...
10-20-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,525
Posted By Metieval

if you got the wheels/hubs you want then qr/r and...

if you got the wheels/hubs you want then qr/r and ta/f is non issue.

I always have a 4 and 5 allen wrench in bike bag. sometimes that's my only tools. a simple bolt on TA. to me makes sense. Oh...
10-20-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 55,302
Posted By Metieval

I also plan for my emergencies with tubes, patch...

I also plan for my emergencies with tubes, patch kits, tire pumps and Co2.

I could keep going for a long time on how I and others plan for emergencies. I probably will too, unless you want to...
10-20-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 55,302
Posted By Metieval

According to your opinion..... which, as of up...

According to your opinion.....
which, as of up to this point in time, has been rubbish.




yet you totally ignore that Fact that a guy hits an object (large stone on a flat road) and looses...
10-20-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 55,302
Posted By Metieval

I do, that is why I wear HELMETS, wear seat...

I do,
that is why I wear HELMETS, wear seat belts in cars, wash my hands often, AND USE the DROPS often!
10-19-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 55,302
Posted By Metieval

Using the Drops also engages the Glutes. No...

Using the Drops also engages the Glutes. No different than standing involves different muscles.

guys that argue Drops puts more strain on the body, are the guys that Don't engage that muscle...
10-19-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,525
Posted By Metieval

the advantages of having precision steering from...

the advantages of having precision steering from a thru axle far out weighed the annoying factor of misaligned brakes of the QR & disc brake marriage.

as in even if QR worked perfectly every...
10-16-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,667
Posted By Metieval

yeah! I grew up in the ATV three wheeler era. ...

yeah! I grew up in the ATV three wheeler era. Those look a bit less tip happy!

Make them front wheel driven electric and you won't need the mountain either. ;)
10-16-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,155
Posted By Metieval

Tires are just one more gear. In my Experience,...

Tires are just one more gear. In my Experience, when I went from running 25's to running a 38/40 size tire, dropping from a 50t to a 48t chainring made things a lot more comfortable for my...
10-14-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,227
Posted By Metieval

It's a 4' wide dirt sidewalk! LOL

It's a 4' wide dirt sidewalk! LOL
10-13-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,227
Posted By Metieval

I'll keep my Scalpel and buy a more road oriented...

I'll keep my Scalpel and buy a more road oriented gravel bike for uhhh gravel roads.

as for the 'new' dirt highways, super fun. but not exactly what I call mtb'ing either.
...
10-03-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,096
Posted By Metieval

yeah this!!!

yeah this!!!
10-03-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Metieval

Congrats!

Congrats!
10-03-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 138,663
Posted By Metieval

Do it!!!!!! I have both drop bar and for...

Do it!!!!!!

I have both drop bar and for flat bar. best thing ever, my toes are jealous and the weak link in cold weather now.

I can pretty much ride down to teens with a Light weight Fox...
10-03-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,924
Posted By Metieval

I go uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a 50x17...

I go uphill in snow on a 25c slick on a 50x17 singlespeed.

If your goal is fast.... then you will learn to climb. (on the tire you posted)

In my opinion, not loosing traction uphill is a...
10-03-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,250
Posted By Metieval

For fun,

For fun,
10-01-19, 09:52 AM
10-01-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,503
Posted By Metieval

well a truck doesn't kill anyone ever. A person...

well a truck doesn't kill anyone ever. A person driving it can kill someone. A person being negligent in parking it can lead to the possibility of it rolling.

The way you argue it, drunk drivers...
09-30-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,503
Posted By Metieval

"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the...

"Cyclist killed by Driver" is short and to the point also.
09-28-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By Metieval

you'd be better off, to buy used, and sell used.

you'd be better off, to buy used, and sell used.
09-27-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,096
Posted By Metieval

exactly that! I'd rather see it as short sleeve...

exactly that! I'd rather see it as short sleeve so I could use my arm warmers, but that works! thanks
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