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09-19-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 96,176
Posted By Metieval

air is getting colder soon. So I picked up some...

air is getting colder soon. So I picked up some full finger gloves. They will also double with bar mits for below freezing temperatures
...
09-19-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

on the hoods, squeeze squeeze harder, whoops too...

on the hoods, squeeze squeeze harder, whoops too much brake.

Is it coincidental , that hood riding and fear of braking in corners goes hand in hand?
09-19-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

If I said "riding without hands is a good way to...

If I said "riding without hands is a good way to crash"
Is that saying "you will crash", if you ride without hands?

NO SIR it is not ! So Quit twisting words.

the same applies to...
09-18-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,542
Posted By Metieval

well it's had some money dumped into it. $300...

well it's had some money dumped into it.
$300 for the Manitou marvel Pro
the XT saint, XT cassette, and RD was $225
Powder coating was $130

so it's like a $1,200 bike now
09-18-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

of course that is my opinion, based on the...

of course that is my opinion, based on the majority of the bikes at large cycling events, bikes sold on craigslist, bikes that come into the shops, half of them can't even lube a chain. glazed...
09-18-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

I just stated what is about hood braking. It's...

I just stated what is about hood braking. It's a lever if you want better modulation then Move farther away from the fulcrum. better modulation

Super simple science. Is it bad, is it good......
09-18-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

oh what's this ? All you man! ...

oh what's this ? All you man!

https://www.bikeforums.net/21128390-post431.html
09-18-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

so I never once said it was bad. BAD was your...

so I never once said it was bad. BAD was your stigma and label.

yet you dishonestly apply it as I said it?
09-18-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

without your dramatics , how bad did i claim it...

without your dramatics , how bad did i claim it to be. Please quote it.
09-18-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

and you can't hold your own argument so you...

and you can't hold your own argument so you default your position to someone else. Why do you even post on BF, why don't you have a pro racer do it for you?
09-18-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

please quote that.

please quote that.
09-18-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

they are not the ones telling me it's stupid to...

they are not the ones telling me it's stupid to ride in the drops. or the ones claiming that drop bars are an illusion.
09-18-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

yes there are, Many of those limitations comes...

yes there are, Many of those limitations comes from the inability to use a drop bar how it was intended to be used.
09-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,542
Posted By Metieval

it is a 21013 Talon 1 the original owner put...

it is a 21013 Talon 1

the original owner put a TK 30 silver on it, and i19 WTB wheels and had changed the crankset

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/talon-29er-1-2013
I then totally changed it...
09-18-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,542
Posted By Metieval

if you are planning to upgrade shock, brakes...

if you are planning to upgrade shock, brakes etc... IMO it is better to buy a used bike.





I absolutely love my Talon 29er. I bought it used and could have left it the way it was but.. I...
09-18-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

Dragging feet never flipped a guy over his bars...

Dragging feet never flipped a guy over his bars either. Which is what hood braking does, it just drags the pads.
09-18-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By Metieval

get a gravel or CX bike. entry level Alloy...

get a gravel or CX bike.

entry level Alloy topstone, alloy Revolt, alloy Salsa Journeyman

if you want to keep the same fun factor of a + tire like your roscoe, look into a gravel bike with...
09-18-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

braking is an art form, so is traction yes...

braking is an art form, so is traction

yes it is a drop bar, and yes I use the drops in the snow, on the snow. No it is not fixed, it is freewheel.

I also know that it is possible to save a...
09-18-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

the term is "trail braking", and it is faster to...

the term is "trail braking", and it is faster to trail brake.

Lightened braking, which fits in with why being in the drops is better. More control over your braking. Unlike the guys on the...
09-17-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

congrats on twisting something so far that it is...

congrats on twisting something so far that it is no longer in the same context.
09-17-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,542
Posted By Metieval

buy the Marlin. I had a gravity, neighbor...

buy the Marlin.

I had a gravity, neighbor had a Marlin. The Marlin was worlds better.

If you look for a used bike, you can get more bike for the money.
09-17-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,489
Posted By Metieval

Reasons to not support LBS, I want stuff they...

Reasons to not support LBS, I want stuff they don't stock. Why Drive 30 (one way) miles to have them order something then drive 30 miles to go pick it up to pay more? UPS and the USPS delivers to...
09-17-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Metieval

The aggressive riding style in me says Midnight...

The aggressive riding style in me says Midnight special!!

My hang up with them is their stupid QR / thru axle BS just make it 12/100 and 12/142 ad be done with it.
09-17-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By Metieval

I'll poke fun of the "ride steel, it's...

I'll poke fun of the "ride steel, it's repairable" crowd.
09-17-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

wouldn't front braking drive the front tire...

wouldn't front braking drive the front tire harder into the ground, putting more load on it, thus increasing friction with the ground?
09-16-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,489
Posted By Metieval

MY LBS earned my business. I rolled in the door,...

MY LBS earned my business. I rolled in the door, litterally because it was wide open. I asked if I could use their chain gauge. So I paid $30 for a chain that I could have got for $20 online. ...
09-16-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Metieval

https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-er-1600-spli...

https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-er-1600-spline-32-disc-road-wheelset-700c-112361.html

not the best but just under 1800 gram, and for that price.. its a deal
09-16-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Metieval

Mso

Mso
09-16-19, 06:29 PM
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Views: 535,789
Posted By Metieval

man that thing makes those 700x42 resolutes look...

man that thing makes those 700x42 resolutes look small
09-16-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Metieval

do you still have your toughroad?

do you still have your toughroad?
09-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,184
Posted By Metieval

the full quote is? here I'll grab it for you...

the full quote is?

here I'll grab it for you
"Eye contact occurs when two animals look at each other's eyes at the same time. In human beings, eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication and...
09-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

I got it right. People have been, as of late,...

I got it right.
People have been, as of late, misconstruing what I type. So the only way to know if it is on purpose, is to test intelligence levels. Congrats on passing.
09-16-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,184
Posted By Metieval

To calculate crash reduction, wouldn't we have to...

To calculate crash reduction, wouldn't we have to first establish accident cause?

in 24 hours here we had 2 head on collisions, one was on the Phone, the other high speed and a corner. He went...
09-16-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

we should ask them then. Who here on this...

we should ask them then.

Who here on this site would rather walk than use a flatbar?

Anyone? Ferris? hello?

p.s. how long do we wait for an answer?
09-16-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

Technically speaking, there is also no limit in...

Technically speaking, there is also no limit in how far a person can walk. So does that mean people should walk instead of using a flatbar?
09-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

well yes. true, but not totally true. if...

well yes. true, but not totally true.

if only I could shift from my bar ends on a flat bar.
09-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 25,097
Posted By Metieval

It's only important to be seen on drop bars,...

It's only important to be seen on drop bars, after 60 miles, because up until then........ a flat bar works just fine.
09-15-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

so don't buy proprietary stuff like Mavic,...

so don't buy proprietary stuff like Mavic, whoops!!!!! As a consolation prize , I did buy 32 spoke wheels?

Well at least some of you can be happy with the 32 spoke wheels, but I probably won't be...
09-15-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

My Mavic experience might be bias too? With the...

My Mavic experience might be bias too? With the majority of my positive experience being on the 2005 era ksyrium elites.
09-15-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Metieval

ahh never mind me, I didn't fully read your post....

ahh never mind me, I didn't fully read your post.

I was thinking you were trying to protect your paint. I didn't know you were refinishing. I vote for the powdercoat. It is durable!
09-15-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Metieval

whats the stuff that peels off? then it is...

whats the stuff that peels off? then it is easier to change when it is all buggered up. plasti dip, or something?
09-15-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,429
Posted By Metieval

wild dogs while riding are way less bothersome...

wild dogs while riding are way less bothersome than the biting dogs on a bicycle forum. Just saying.
pact mentality applies also.
09-15-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,184
Posted By Metieval

I grew up under the False narritive that cyclist...

I grew up under the False narritive that cyclist need to stay as far right as possible.

after a way too many right hooks, and people pulling out in front of me. (lights made no difference). I...
09-15-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

and he is way off target now off on some lecture...

and he is way off target now off on some lecture tangent.

When the gauntlet was throw down on the Point of 20/24 spoke wheels. They admitted that I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BREAK A SPOKE.
So why...
09-15-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

Machens to Clinton, and I can hit Machens via...

Machens to Clinton, and I can hit Machens via crossing the Clark bridge (which is a dang cool bridge!) I also happen to know where Ferguson MO is. I also know where Gary IN is. etc.... Obviously my...
09-14-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

then maybe he didn't use the i9.35 there. ...

then maybe he didn't use the i9.35 there.
Regardless , not all gravel is equal, and not all needs are the same. but how do you know what someones needs are without ASKING? you don't, you didn't,...
09-14-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

I got that answer with Jay Petervary 24...

I got that answer with Jay Petervary

24 spokes on I9.35 was enough. tested and proven. Then again Jay isn't fat. and the silk road isn't exactly Indiana gravel smooth either. IN gravel roads...
09-13-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

there is a risk in everything. and you never did...

there is a risk in everything. and you never did ask if there was a plan. So before you go on and on about ending a tour, loss of tour time, blah blah..... just know that it is all part of an...
09-13-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

I sold the Trek. I absolutely wouldn't want to...

I sold the Trek. I absolutely wouldn't want to do multiple long days on it. It was a great grocery getter though. however TO do it over again...I'd pick different.

value is hard to apply. As...
09-13-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,694
Posted By Metieval

odd that you never mentioned that "WAIT" in the...

odd that you never mentioned that "WAIT" in the other topic, you only mentioned MONEY!

It isn't my interpreting things, It is the dishonest way they are presented.

Like you and the other 2,...
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