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09-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

He knows, he just thinks it's funny to accuse an...

He knows, he just thinks it's funny to accuse an old man who suffered being a POW with treason.
09-22-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

See, this is why you shouldn't keep talking. The...

See, this is why you shouldn't keep talking. The point is that streamlining really isn't reducing your exposure your exposure to wind from the side. I get that there might be some small...
09-22-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

That's just sick. You really are flailing.

That's just sick. You really are flailing.
09-22-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 570
Posted By livedarklions

Just curious, have you actually ever purchased a...

Just curious, have you actually ever purchased a bike at Walmart? You always get so heated on this topic, yet never seem to have anything to say other than to insult people who denigrate them.
09-22-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Well, so much for the rumor you're growing...

Well, so much for the rumor you're growing mushrooms in one of those bags. Heard you needed them for your roadside risotto.
09-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Not the same thing, but I used to do plenty of...

Not the same thing, but I used to do plenty of long rides on my FX 3 (125-168 miles in a day). I don't find the aero aspect of it makes much difference even at 20 mph, it's more noticeable in...
09-22-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Pretty funny because I'm pretty sure I'm the one...

Pretty funny because I'm pretty sure I'm the one who brought up the contradiction between his writing and his product and I'm also a stan by your count because I recognize that he was writing the...
09-22-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think many of his ideas are insane, I...

I don't think many of his ideas are insane, I just don't agree with some of them. I also think some of the "they're ruining the industry" stuff was a bit closer to the mark when he was writing it...
09-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Dear Mr. Dunning-Kruger, Many of that guy's...

Dear Mr. Dunning-Kruger,

Many of that guy's "asinine takes" actually foresaw the shifts in the bike industry and marketing away from racing and more towards a practical adaptable bike. "Just...
09-22-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By livedarklions

You footnoted "typically" , but I think you...

You footnoted "typically" , but I think you really can't generalize validly from your experience. I don't think trained athletes are going to be the only exceptions to your general rule. I have...
09-21-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

I try to keep the "you're on my list" message...

I try to keep the "you're on my list" message down to one--the last one to them ever. Anything else looks kind of stupid.

Problem comes up when someone on my ignore list gets quoted talking about...
09-21-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

I have a philosophy that says buying cheap...

I have a philosophy that says buying cheap wheelsets is better than buying mid-range. Expensive wheelsets try to be light and durable, cheap ones tend to be durable but heavy. Middle-range ones...
09-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Lighten up, Francis. Except OP and you, pretty...

Lighten up, Francis. Except OP and you, pretty much everyone else here is being pretty polite even when they disagree.

Only point I'm making is sometimes people lose perspective on how much...
09-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Plenty of people on this site would bat an eye at...

Plenty of people on this site would bat an eye at a $1000 wheelset, especially in the General Cycling forum.
09-21-20, 10:06 AM
09-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By livedarklions

Second on the "bring a knowledgeable person with...

Second on the "bring a knowledgeable person with you." I have found that just about everyone who isn't terribly knowledgeable about bicycles has anxieties about dealing with store salespeople. It's...
09-20-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

I think you've mischaracterized his stance a bit....

I think you've mischaracterized his stance a bit. His point is that a lot of people are being driven away from bicycling because the marketing is pushing the idea that ordinary riding requires...
09-20-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

Absent from this description is the massive...

Absent from this description is the massive numbers of "hybrids" that have been sold over the past few decades. The numbers of those dwarf high end road bike and Rivendell style bikes combined.
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09-19-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Rails?! We don't need no stinkin' rails!!!

Rails?! We don't need no stinkin' rails!!!
09-19-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! A lot of these were...

Thanks, Captain Hindsight! A lot of these were smart people being worked on by predatory lenders whose incentives were to get the deal to close whether it made sense or not, and they would convince...
09-19-20, 12:24 PM
09-19-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Superficially, we are disagreeing, but it's a...

Superficially, we are disagreeing, but it's a matter of perspective. My job as a bankruptcy lawyer was working with the victims of the housing bubble--people conned into buying too much house with...
09-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,148
Posted By livedarklions

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm...

His bikes hold little appeal for me because I'm pretty comfortable doing century -plus rides on old steel racing bikes, so I get the beautiful lugged steel look at a fraction of the cost. I also...
09-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

I may have to borrow money for your retainer.

I may have to borrow money for your retainer.
09-18-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,597
Posted By livedarklions

Nonda Gallery, Nashua NH: ...

Nonda Gallery, Nashua NH:
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Next Mission: A sign containing...
09-18-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

I regret not consulting you before I clicked.

I regret not consulting you before I clicked.
09-18-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, so using the housing bubble as an example...

Yes, so using the housing bubble as an example where people had gotten burned by abandoning conventional wisdom was therefore pretty weird. Outside of the word "bubble", the dot com bubble and the...
09-18-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By livedarklions

If you don't shower at all, people will avoid you...

If you don't shower at all, people will avoid you and that will lessen your potential exposure.
09-18-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By livedarklions

I thought about that, but the Raleigh logo sure...

I thought about that, but the Raleigh logo sure jumps out on that one, and OP said the only logo was Capri. Turns out there's a lot of bikes with that name. I found at least one Japanese bike....
09-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

So you DO see putting money into a savings...

So you DO see putting money into a savings account as an investment strategy?

And the housing bubble is a really weird example--investing in real estate was traditionally THE prudent strategy.
09-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By livedarklions

Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this?
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/italian-mens-cicli-capri-sport-10-79352943
09-18-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,402
Posted By livedarklions

Let's do this man and his dog one better and...

Let's do this man and his dog one better and celebrate what he was trying to do:
...
09-18-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By livedarklions

I have, though, gone too far the other way,...

I have, though, gone too far the other way, working out a lot while not eating enough to maintain muscle mass. I did that before I went back to cycling so I don't know what effects it would have on...
09-18-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By livedarklions

Not that I have any numbers to support this, but...

Not that I have any numbers to support this, but I suspect as you move further north in the US to places with relatively harsh winters, you find a lot more people who have an annual weight...
09-17-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,402
Posted By livedarklions

Nice backpedaling, you certainly implied...

Nice backpedaling, you certainly implied regulation doesn't work when you compared this to the war on drugs.

Texting and driving is already illegal. You're arguing for its legalization with the...
09-17-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Now you've done it! We're going to hear about...

Now you've done it! We're going to hear about real estate being an investment while bikes are not. After all, who can forget the catastrophic bicycle credit collapse of 2008?
09-17-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Anyone else finding this thread absolutely...

Anyone else finding this thread absolutely hilarious?
09-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

I understand what 100% financing means, I'm just...

I understand what 100% financing means, I'm just saying that if it's not an expensive car and the loan relatively short term, that risk may be rather small.
09-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Depends on the amount, 100% of what? What's the...

Depends on the amount, 100% of what? What's the repayment term? Also, it makes a lot of sense to finance 100% of a service if you need it now but can't get the money to pay for it if you don't get...
09-17-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Actually, no. You're using subtly different but...

Actually, no. You're using subtly different but perhaps overlapping definitions--he uses "more affordable" to mean "I can buy this thing while using it and not have to forego eating like I would if...
09-17-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Honest question, do you pay cash for your cars? ...

Honest question, do you pay cash for your cars? The whole industry is built on that type of financing. Not sure madness lies that way for everything.
09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Fun example of the complexities of...

Fun example of the complexities of language--"you" in my post is actually plural. There's multiple posts in this thread making the exact same point as your two, again and again.

For what it's...
09-17-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, but I'm pretty sure he's rubber and you're...

Yes, but I'm pretty sure he's rubber and you're glue.

Your snark misfired when he said it wasn't a dilemma for him.
09-17-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Did I say they were? Point is still that you and...

Did I say they were? Point is still that you and BoraxKid are using the word differently and have been going around in circles doing so. I just threw that in to point out that linguistic issues...
09-17-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Credit can be abused. Film at 11. People can...

Credit can be abused. Film at 11. People can also misspend large sums of cash they've built up. It actually happens a lot, there's a whole class of criminals who prey on people who do that.
09-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
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...
09-17-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,613
Posted By livedarklions

Totally agree. Even the Minuteman isn't low...

Totally agree. Even the Minuteman isn't low speed the entire way. It's perfectly reasonable to go 25 mph at the relatively unpopulated northern end. Straight and through basically a swamp, you...
09-16-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

Really? That's a lot of posts making that point,...

Really? That's a lot of posts making that point, and they sure seem to think they're arguing about something.
09-16-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,519
Posted By livedarklions

That's a good example of why the video is so...

That's a good example of why the video is so pointless, it doesn't seem to be aimed at any particular audience. If you consider $3000 bikes "low end", you already know the info in it, and if you...
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