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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's actually exactly correct, if you have never...

It's actually exactly correct, if you have never tried a good tire is your opinion on how good a low end tire valid?

Just because you like the olive garden that doesn't mean it's a Michelin star...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

And they raise the sale price too, more $$$$$ per...

And they raise the sale price too, more $$$$$ per bike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's across the board It's disk brakes...

It's across the board

It's disk brakes adding weight too, frame design changes to accommodate disks add weight
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,349
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

FX is good too because it's not so nice that you...

FX is good too because it's not so nice that you can't lock it up and use it for errands

It's a good runabout as well as exercise machine
07-06-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

I've used the a530 Shimano pedals and they suck,...

I've used the a530 Shimano pedals and they suck, no grip on the platform side and only having the clips on one side was a pain in the rear

Glad yours worked for you
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yup. Nice thing about a watch too is you won't...

Yup. Nice thing about a watch too is you won't spend your whole ride staring at it

Enjoy the ride
07-06-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

The combo pedals are generally junky, go all in...

The combo pedals are generally junky, go all in or just stay with flats
07-06-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

The cleats last forever on spd mandals

The cleats last forever on spd mandals
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,807
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah lol The tires you bought are...

Yeah lol



The tires you bought are actually more like the junky ones bike makers put on stock bikes

This thread is like that old lady that gave the olive garden a glowing review as if it...
07-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Side note, "tear ass" I don't think means the...

Side note, "tear ass" I don't think means the same thing where I'm from that the op is from

If Arnold really tore ass the victim would be his shorts
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,896
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

YEAH!!!! Both of them!

YEAH!!!! Both of them!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Fortunately for the op, he is looking for used...

Fortunately for the op, he is looking for used bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Hopefully your new bike is satisfactory for you...

Hopefully your new bike is satisfactory for you longer than the bikes direct one you got 3 months ago! Good luck with the hunt
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah that extra $30 per cassette every couple of...

Yeah that extra $30 per cassette every couple of years is a real killer, much cheaper to just spend $3500 on a new bike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

You need to figure out why the shifting is bad,...

You need to figure out why the shifting is bad, your derailleur is not likely to be the cause

Google how to index your derailleur, check if your chain and or cassette us worn out

Just buying a...
07-04-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

The real weak point is that bike will get your...

The real weak point is that bike will get your maids bike pregnant
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 735
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Sounds like you need to educate yourself and make...

Sounds like you need to educate yourself and make your own. All this winning is getting tiring
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Tight fitting clothes, aero helmet, lower...

Tight fitting clothes, aero helmet, lower position by flipping stem and removing spacers, good tires

If you're still running the stock tires they are hot garbage, you can improve a lot with good...
07-03-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Not nearly as much as stocks though... Can't...

Not nearly as much as stocks though...
Can't live in your mutual funds though....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

So it looks like rotors need replacement more...

So it looks like rotors need replacement more often than rim brake rims?
theyre way cheaper and easier to replace, that's a good thing
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,245
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Red white and blue, appropriate for tomorrow

Red white and blue, appropriate for tomorrow
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Did you have them shipped to you at the merc...

Did you have them shipped to you at the merc dealership?
07-01-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

You wanna talk about good resale, canyon raised...

You wanna talk about good resale, canyon raised the price of the bike I bought last year by $500
ultimate CF sl 8.0

They're increasing in value hahahaha (by the time I'm ready to sell my stuff...
07-01-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Roubaix $3600...

Roubaix $3600 https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix-comp/p/170244?color=263087-170244&searchText=94420-5244
endurance $3000...
07-01-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

I certainly would not argue the point of wet...

I certainly would not argue the point of wet braking or just general braking superiority of disks,

But if you were shopping for a 105 equipped bike would you pay $1900 for disks over $1300 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,986
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

That paint job looks even better in real...

That paint job looks even better in real sunlight, great looking ride
07-01-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Are you talking about the endurace, ultimate or...

Are you talking about the endurace, ultimate or aeroad


I'd assume endurace

Canyon is great, easy to put together and they do a nice job adjusting them before they send it your way. My canyon...
07-01-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Compare an allez elite for$1300 vs other aluminum...

Compare an allez elite for$1300 vs other aluminum disk brakes bikes for $1900 (105 level components)

Is it worth almost 50% more money for hydraulic brakes?

Future proof? What are you...
07-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's unlikely you will notice any performance...

It's unlikely you will notice any performance Change from a pedal swap
07-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If you ride in places where you hit shade then...

If you ride in places where you hit shade then sun in rapid succession you may not want phototec as it doesn't respond as quickly as light conditions change

I do like tifosi though, using the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah but he could also look at a used single...

Yeah but he could also look at a used single speed, and that would be even cheaper than a used geared bike

Single speed (not fixed) is no different than a regular geared bike besides not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

The groupset change doesn't seem worth it,...

The groupset change doesn't seem worth it, especially since you would really only be changing the rear derailleur and shifters



Just get a new cassette with tighter ratios, you can keep your...
06-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Sacramento is perfect for single speed ...

Sacramento is perfect for single speed
​​​​​​completely pancake flat and relatively bike friendly

I grabbed a nashbar single speed cyclocross bike and use it all over
Bikes direct kilo WT...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

See post 2 Single speed can coast Fixed...

See post 2

Single speed can coast
Fixed gear you have to pedal all the time, you can't just rest and roll
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 906
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

I ride geared roadbikes but my errand bikes and...

I ride geared roadbikes but my errand bikes and town bikes are single speed (not fixed, I like freewheeling)

Single speed is not giving up speed vs a geared roadbike. The compromise is...
06-29-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,803
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Actually quite a lot of them Their designs...

Actually quite a lot of them

Their designs age relatively well, and most people think they are younger than they really are



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06-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

You'll note I said they make fine tires..... ...

You'll note I said they make fine tires.....

They're clearly not garbage, but there certainly could be faster tires available
They use what they get paid to use, it's not like they tested all...
06-28-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,871
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

6k? Is that the bill with the goose on it ?

6k? Is that the bill with the goose on it ?
06-28-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

But get real on tour use Pro peloton isn't...

But get real on tour use

Pro peloton isn't using the tires they think are best, they're using tires that pay them to use them

I'm sure Vittoria makes fine cycling tires but the pros aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

All things being equal you are generally correct ...

All things being equal you are generally correct

But that Kent is so much lower quality than your trek that it would most likely be slower than your trek

If you were talking about a roadbike...
06-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Conti bike tires actually led me to try them on...

Conti bike tires actually led me to try them on my car and I've been very happy with them for both vehicles
06-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise I've had...

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise
I've had a couple sets of pirelli on my cars. While the pirelli brand is undeniably cool, the tires were hot garbage

I would never put Goodyear's on my car...
06-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,871
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

But if you used the bottle cage you could ditch...

But if you used the bottle cage you could ditch your pack right?
the packs are added weight just like the cage is

Why fuss over a couple grams on a 30 lb bike?
06-27-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,871
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are...

What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are you using?
06-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,893
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Haha for sure! If you have conversations...

Haha for sure!

If you have conversations with 4 different people and there's a jerk in all 4, it's likely the jerk is the OP :-)
06-26-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah but why buy a bike and then spend 25% of the...

Yeah but why buy a bike and then spend 25% of the purchase price on tires immediately.....,.
06-26-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,893
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Well heck good thing you caught the reflector...

Well heck good thing you caught the reflector issue!!! Don't want to send your son off to a life of crime and lawlessness
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

No $190 bike from Amazon is worth the space it...

No $190 bike from Amazon is worth the space it takes up
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's a 2018? Did gp5000s even exist in 2018?

It's a 2018?

Did gp5000s even exist in 2018?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

I liked my endurance bike a lot more once I...

I liked my endurance bike a lot more once I changed the cassette from 11-32 to 11-28, and lowered the bars a bit
Stock gearing was set up to climb a mountain and I'm a flatlander. Even on organized...
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