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07-19-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 214,238
Posted By badger1

173cms (5'8); long legs/arms, short torso. Medium...

173cms (5'8); long legs/arms, short torso. Medium Sirrus (X Comp) with stock stem > perfect fit. Slightly better than my '10 Sirrus Comp; mainly the slightly longer frame reach of the '19.
07-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,058
Posted By badger1

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding...

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding crabon' troll, but ultimately a fail.

"The Welshman [Geraint Thomas] went down at the base of the final climb of the day, 13 kilometres from the...
07-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,851
Posted By badger1

It's not the bike. You are riding a 'road bike',...

It's not the bike. You are riding a 'road bike', no less so than is your husband. Yours just happens to have flat bars w/bar ends, and 32mm tires. Changing the tires to something else might, as...
07-09-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By badger1

There are two (2) differences between the 7.0 and...

There are two (2) differences between the 7.0 and 6.0: the 7.0 has a significantly better/lighter fork, and significantly better/lighter brakes.

Whether you would notice this difference -- and the...
07-05-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,939
Posted By badger1

This. I'm now considering adding an admonition...

This. I'm now considering adding an admonition re. the correct use of starch.
06-29-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,315
Posted By badger1

1) One of my two given names means 'badger' in...

1) One of my two given names means 'badger' in several British dialects/languages; and
2) The Badger (BH) is one of my all-time pro cycling heroes.
3) No connection whatsoever with Wisconsin.:)
06-29-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,367
Posted By badger1

I've just looked this one up: the US 36...

I've just looked this one up: the US 36 "Bikeway", right? This is not a MUP; this is a "bike highway". Of course one wouldn't want speed limits on it, let alone 15 mph speed limits....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By badger1

Sure, but why not just go all-in? Should be...

Sure, but why not just go all-in? Should be available soon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1HjKMz1Hlw
06-25-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,197
Posted By badger1

One really hopes that you are just taking the...

One really hopes that you are just taking the p**s and having a little fun in and with this thread.

Sadly, I suspect you are serious.
06-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,153
Posted By badger1

Are you sure your not sure?

Are you sure your not sure?
06-23-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By badger1

You are overthinking this. Your grips are...

You are overthinking this.

Your grips are not securely fastened to the bars. I'm assuming they are not lock-on.

Step 1: purchase a decent pair of lock-on grips. Install them.
Step 2: try them...
06-22-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By badger1

Nothing to do with 'hybrid' or 'road' bike, or...

Nothing to do with 'hybrid' or 'road' bike, or 'mtb' for that matter.

Everything to do with how long/far one rides, and the need to avoid chafing. That is what a chamois ('pad') is for: moisture...
06-22-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 214,238
Posted By badger1

Good call. Yes, that is a problem. My bike came...

Good call. Yes, that is a problem. My bike came with a set of variously-sized pre-cut clear patches. Some went on the head tube after about three days, when I finally noticed the rubbing.
06-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,094
Posted By badger1

Yes. I think this question comes up, in...

Yes.

I think this question comes up, in part, because of the association some see between a 'pad' (chamois, natural or artificial) and 'padding' in cycling shorts/bibs (aka 'Not Shorts' on Bike...
06-17-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By badger1

Quick answer: yes, if ... you like the frame...

Quick answer: yes, if ...

you like the frame and its fit/geometry works for you, and if ...

you like the feel of a lighter, quicker-handling bike.

Replacing the stock wheels on almost any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,922
Posted By badger1

Yep. I'm a flat-bar road bike person, but I'm...

Yep. I'm a flat-bar road bike person, but I'm confident my new Sirrus (X Comp) will prove out the same once I get it sorted (tires etc.). Initial impressions are very good; the FS definitely works as...
06-12-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By badger1

Take your rants to P&R, ffs. There, we can give...

Take your rants to P&R, ffs. There, we can give them the unrestrained response(s) they deserve.

This entire sub-forum has become idiotic; nothing to do with LCF/LCL issues whatsoever.
...
06-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,559
Posted By badger1

... meanwhile, the op -- none of whose concerns...

... meanwhile, the op -- none of whose concerns have been addressed directly, if at all save by hokiefyd -- has likely long since left the building. For good reason.

Never mind. Carry on.
06-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,625
Posted By badger1

Children are insanely expensive.

Children are insanely expensive.
06-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,618
Posted By badger1

Last bike -- '10 Sirrus Comp (a reasonably...

Last bike -- '10 Sirrus Comp (a reasonably expensive 'hybrid' in its day) -- came stock with Specialized-branded 28mm road training tires. These lasted about a month or two iirc before becoming...
06-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

You just crack me up! Never disappoint.:)

You just crack me up! Never disappoint.:)
06-02-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

Excellent. I will ensure that one of our gnomes...

Excellent. I will ensure that one of our gnomes contacts you via the 'deep web' to facilitate your arrangements.
06-02-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

P.S. ... will you be at our next general meeting...

P.S. ... will you be at our next general meeting in Zurich? It should be interesting; we'll be discussing how best to discriminate against those 'LCF persons' while not appearing to do so. Also on...
06-02-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

Pffft ... you know perfectly well that you, like...

Pffft ... you know perfectly well that you, like me, are enslaved to and agents of the Deep Auto Conspiracy.

To me, no day is complete without a) denying a job to someone who is LCF and b)...
06-02-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

So ... <crickets>

So ...

<crickets>
06-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

Can you post a single real-world instance -- just...

Can you post a single real-world instance -- just one -- of a job notice that requires either or both of the physical and legal ability to drive (i.e. valid driver's license) and ownership of a...
06-02-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 844
Views: 214,238
Posted By badger1

Cheers, DorkDisk! It was a long wait --...

Cheers, DorkDisk!

It was a long wait -- ordered at the end of September -- but there were some complicating factors not the fault at all of LBS. Consolation: the weather this spring has been...
06-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 214,238
Posted By badger1

So, finally received my Sirrus Comp X (Medium)...

So, finally received my Sirrus Comp X (Medium) last weekend. Not much mileage yet, but a few first impressions.

1. The Future Shock works, exactly as claimed. The effect is subtle, but immediately...
05-29-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By badger1

I have used Spec. Avatars (Comp Gel version)...

I have used Spec. Avatars (Comp Gel version) since 2010; nothing else.

Once you find a saddle that works, stick with it. I have one on each bike, and two new spares 'in the box'. They'll probably...
05-29-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,180
Posted By badger1

Because when someone does that they are not...

Because when someone does that they are not providing a 'service for hire'. There is no contract, express or implied, to provide a service in return for compensation,



Because when someone does...
05-28-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,180
Posted By badger1

Correct. The key is to be found here: "It...

Correct.

The key is to be found here: "It just makes it easier to live without owning a car if you can easily and affordably get a ride when you need it."

In other words, this thread never did...
05-27-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,180
Posted By badger1

Correct, in all respects. This entire thread...

Correct, in all respects.

This entire thread (the assumptions buried in the original post) amounts to a bunch of special pleading that has absolutely nothing to do with either LCF or LCL.

The...
05-25-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,075
Posted By badger1

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
05-24-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,762
Posted By badger1

Did the door slam behind you when you left?

Did the door slam behind you when you left?
05-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By badger1

XTR is now "12 spd". Next gen. Dura Ace will...

XTR is now "12 spd".

Next gen. Dura Ace will be "12 spd".

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,528
Posted By badger1

1x and 2x crank options, including a GRX-specific...

1x and 2x crank options, including a GRX-specific front derailleur.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/shimano-grx-gravel-specific-groupset-launched/
05-05-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By badger1

... and the Chisel. ...

... and the Chisel.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/chisel-frame/p/154331?color=239083-154331
05-01-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,392
Posted By badger1

The op should really consult a waxing expert. ...

The op should really consult a waxing expert.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By badger1

Good question! I don't have a Defy, just happen...

Good question! I don't have a Defy, just happen to know they've gone to thru-axles the last couple of years but I've no idea how if at all the hanger is integrated into the axle system.

I'm still...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By badger1

If it's an '18 or '19 Defy Advanced, bike has...

If it's an '18 or '19 Defy Advanced, bike has thru-axles front/rear.
04-16-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,145
Posted By badger1

Don't know; we shall see. I do hope, though, that...

Don't know; we shall see. I do hope, though, that E-marbles are confined to recreational use, and that the UMI does not permit them to participate in UMI-sanctioned events -- amateur or professional...
04-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,145
Posted By badger1

E-marbles are the future.

E-marbles are the future.
04-15-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By badger1

If everything is otherwise 'normal' -- that is,...

If everything is otherwise 'normal' -- that is, there's no obvious resistance when coasting, and the freehub engages more or less 'instantly' when you resume pedaling -- then no, nothing to worry...
04-13-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 214,238
Posted By badger1

Woot! I'm just waiting on mine -- apparently 'on...

Woot! I'm just waiting on mine -- apparently 'on the truck'.

Interesting about the FS spring, but I take it the bike does ship with all three springs? Interesting too about the rotors and b/b --...
04-12-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,995
Posted By badger1

How often do you ride; how far? The...

How often do you ride; how far?

The difference from 12 mph 'average' to 15/16 mph 'average' hasn't anything to do with 'equipment', within reasonable limits. Your bike is 'within reasonable...
04-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,045
Posted By badger1

Spring is in the air.

Spring is in the air.
04-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,671
Posted By badger1

Why the alleged 'limit' -- and it is a common...

Why the alleged 'limit' -- and it is a common meme here on teh Biek Forms -- ? I think you can work that out; hint: has nothing to do with matters of fact.:thumb:

67 here. Re-started cycling at...
03-30-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By badger1

Addressing your op and generally: the Medium Roam...

Addressing your op and generally: the Medium Roam (current frame) is a 'big' bike. I'm 5'8", albeit with very long legs/short torso proportions, but no way I would buy a M Roam; I would buy a Small...
03-30-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By badger1

... and there you go! Rye guy myself (Canjun,...

... and there you go! Rye guy myself (Canjun, eh), but the principle holds.:)
03-29-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By badger1

Close to your wishlist; a little (not much) shy...

Close to your wishlist; a little (not much) shy on tire clearance, though you could 'go bigger' on 650B wheels:

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/cosmic_stallion
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