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Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,597
Posted By onyerleft

PF is a total deal killer for me. In fact, a...

PF is a total deal killer for me. In fact, a couple of times I found the perfect bike at a great price, but had to pas because it was PF. LOOKING AT YOU CANYON.
03-29-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,843
Posted By onyerleft

Nothing but the finest.

Nothing but the finest.
03-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By onyerleft

Canyon's "Start of Season" sale

So Canyon is having a "Start of Season" sale, and it looks like an okay sale. But I don't remember the start of the season as being a legitimate excuse for having a sale. End of the season, sure,...
03-24-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By onyerleft

It's tempting to pull the trigger on a vintage...

It's tempting to pull the trigger on a vintage saddle in good condition but my lawnmower is making strange noises and I don't want to part with the cash until I figure out what's wrong or at least...
03-16-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By onyerleft

Oh man, it's just a little too large for me. ...

Oh man, it's just a little too large for me. Although maybe I could make it work. Plus I'm not sure I have the scratch for it. My son-in-law punched a hole in the wall in a fit of anger, and I...
03-16-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By onyerleft

I have a 1A in 115 (the only size I used for...

I have a 1A in 115 (the only size I used for vintage Italian steel). It would be perfect for your bike but I'm not sure I want to part with it. Plus it's black.
03-16-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By onyerleft

Rotor inflation?

I've noticed a couple of (non-ebikes) lately with 203mm rotors. Is there a trend toward larger rotors?
03-15-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By onyerleft

What about Giant bicycles? They got their name...

What about Giant bicycles? They got their name and made their reputation by making bikes especially for giants (by Taiwanese standards). Of course, they now make bikes for persons of all sizes. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By onyerleft

Buy a new road bike from BikesDirect and have it...

Buy a new road bike from BikesDirect and have it shipped to your American relatives.
Replies: 38
Views: 5,826
Posted By onyerleft

It's the perfect bike for a college student. If...

It's the perfect bike for a college student. If it gets left out in the rain or stolen, it's no great loss.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,669
Posted By onyerleft

I always recommend BikesDirect for people who...

I always recommend BikesDirect for people who don't know what they're doing because you can't get hurt too badly financially. Why pay a lot for something when you don't really understand what it is...
03-02-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 508
Posted By onyerleft

I have one (1) Stronglight dustcap in the bin but...

I have one (1) Stronglight dustcap in the bin but it's not the same as the picture -- it requires a screwdriver or similar flat tool.
03-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By onyerleft

My Timbuk2 bag in medium is custom (ordered with...

My Timbuk2 bag in medium is custom (ordered with the online builder) and is not showing any signs of wear, otherwise I would consider sending you a PM.
Forum: Recumbent
03-01-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,169
Posted By onyerleft

Not to be paranoid or anything, but the only...

Not to be paranoid or anything, but the only purpose of 'bents is to irritate me. I hate it when one shows up at a club ride. But God is merciful, and usually the riders of such "bikes" bail before...
03-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By onyerleft

The most beautiful bike I've ever owned was a...

The most beautiful bike I've ever owned was a Mercian, built out of Reynolds 531c, with a metallic dark orange color and yellow decals. And yet it was the only bike I ever sold that had nothing...
02-29-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,524
Posted By onyerleft

You won't do better on price than the Motobecane....

You won't do better on price than the Motobecane. If it were me, I would be torn between the Motobecane and a Ritchey, IF I liked the color of the Ritchey frame being offered at the time of purchase.
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,214
Posted By onyerleft

I can't speak for blue jeans, but I never wash my...

I can't speak for blue jeans, but I never wash my bike shorts. I ride through bad neighborhoods, secure in the knowledge that the peculiar smell given off by my shorts will repel potential muggers.
02-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By onyerleft

Every cyclist has had the experience of bringing...

Every cyclist has had the experience of bringing a bike for service into a shop that doesn't sell the same bike brand, and then having a large, heavy object thrown at their head by the angry shop...
02-23-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By onyerleft

too large for me. Can't make it work.

too large for me. Can't make it work.
02-20-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By onyerleft

LOL, zits is right. I wish my KiloTT didn't have...

LOL, zits is right. I wish my KiloTT didn't have seat stay braze-ons, so friggin' ugly.
02-20-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By onyerleft

It sounds to me like you're projecting.

It sounds to me like you're projecting.
02-19-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,125
Posted By onyerleft

I've had good luck with about eight BD/BikeIsland...

I've had good luck with about eight BD/BikeIsland purchases, and I love my KiloTT, so I'm anything but a BD hater. But this Fantom Cross Uno is just so wrong in so many ways. I'm not going to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,761
Posted By onyerleft

Slight toe overlap is never a problem. Just cut...

Slight toe overlap is never a problem. Just cut off the "toe box" of your shoes, leaving your stocking toes exposed. It doesn't look great but it sure is a conversation starter on group rides, i...
02-14-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,757
Posted By onyerleft

You wouldn't buy a helmet because you disapprove...

You wouldn't buy a helmet because you disapprove of the way it's marketed?

I think Wavecell and similar alternatives to EPS are a big leap forward indeed and a big deal.
01-29-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By onyerleft

No pedals have any float. When I put them in...

No pedals have any float. When I put them in water, they all sink.
01-27-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By onyerleft

I would love to buy a new mountain bike but I...

I would love to buy a new mountain bike but I hate spending too much money because they get outdated so quickly. BD would seem to be the natural place to turn to, but I don't like any of their MTB...
01-27-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,209
Posted By onyerleft

If you can't decide which color bar tape to use,...

If you can't decide which color bar tape to use, you probably couldn't make the hard decisions that are required of the President. So please don't run for President.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By onyerleft

Are you kidding? Addict is one of the great...

Are you kidding? Addict is one of the great iconic names, along with [insert your favorite high-end bike model names here]. You won't be disappointed. And that's my advice, Scot-free.
01-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By onyerleft

I double-dog dare you to spend time reading the...

I double-dog dare you to spend time reading the C&V subforum without running outside screaming.
01-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By onyerleft

So, if I am want to buy this bike, must I make...

So, if I am want to buy this bike, must I make travel 's to Turkey, is my question.
01-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 23,762
Posted By onyerleft

27.5 will live on as the rear wheel of the...

27.5 will live on as the rear wheel of the mullet. Is mullet the next big thing? You decide. One thing I do know is that nothing stays static in the world of MTB's. I'd be surprised if in 5 or 10...
01-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By onyerleft

My comment was obviously addressed to their bikes...

My comment was obviously addressed to their bikes in general. Take a class in remedial English comprehension if one is offered in your rural area.
01-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,210
Posted By onyerleft

I see three common problems with BD MTB's, which...

I see three common problems with BD MTB's, which may or may not be a deal breaker depending on how picky you are: 1. Lack of BOOST; 2. 160mm rotors; and 3. Front derailleur fitments on 1x bikes (an...
01-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By onyerleft

Is niiice!

Is niiice!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By onyerleft

Putting aside the issue of ebikes, I would never...

Putting aside the issue of ebikes, I would never subscribe to any Hi-Torque publication. Road Bike Action reads like one gigantic vanity project for its editor, who calls himself "Zap." Zap writes...
01-02-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,650
Posted By onyerleft

Wabi? Meh, meh and more meh, whether pre-Schnook...

Wabi? Meh, meh and more meh, whether pre-Schnook or post-Schnook. Track geometry is dope. Slack geometry is a cynical calculation by the vendor to appeal to the lowest common denominator and not...
01-02-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By onyerleft

When I lived in LA there was a group of fixie/SS...

When I lived in LA there was a group of fixie/SS riders called Midnight Ridazz, or something like that. Check them out.
12-24-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,350
Posted By onyerleft

The cycling gods are frowning on OP's dubious...

The cycling gods are frowning on OP's dubious endeavor. Even his choice of components is off: Campy usually isn't associated with Trek, not that there is anything wrong with pairing Campy with Trek....
12-24-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,155
Posted By onyerleft

I don't know what you're talking about, so that...

I don't know what you're talking about, so that makes two of us.
12-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,307
Posted By onyerleft

Banning is real...and rampant....

Banning is real...and rampant....
12-14-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By onyerleft

Would you buy a 1x with 2x bits?

Would you buy a 1x bike that has 2x "vestigial" bits and pieces, like FD cable stops or routing?
07-29-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,707
Posted By onyerleft

No longer LCF

After 5 1/2 years, I just fell off the LCF wagon. But it's not as bad as it sounds. I bought a Tesla Model 3. And I only bought it because I can't ride in most of the Summer anyway due to smoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By onyerleft

Get an old Marinoni. As long as the frame is...

Get an old Marinoni. As long as the frame is sound, you can't go too wrong. You can upgrade the parts gradually when you can afford it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,490
Posted By onyerleft

Of my 19 adult bikes, by far the Raleigh Super...

Of my 19 adult bikes, by far the Raleigh Super Course. Heavy, bad geometry, a few nice parts but mostly awful parts, and a now-obsolete 27" wheel size. No wonder Raleigh went out of business (the...
07-25-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,940
Posted By onyerleft

Pro bike racing is not a pure sport and it's not...

Pro bike racing is not a pure sport and it's not completely fair. Even the World's, which is supposed to be the one race to rectify the compromises inherent in the sponsored-team model, doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 32,283
Posted By onyerleft

All my 9 bikes have been converted to 1x except...

All my 9 bikes have been converted to 1x except my two pure road bikes (2x).

Anybody still riding a triple in this day and age might as well go around with a sign around their neck that says,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,506
Posted By onyerleft

From Shimano's website: Sora lasts 21 years,...

From Shimano's website:

Sora lasts 21 years, 8 months, 1 week, 3 days, 11 hours, 4 minutes and 8.01 seconds.

Claris lasts 17 years, 4 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 24 minutes and 4.17...
07-13-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,289
Posted By onyerleft

Heh heh heh. I was far too smart to buy an ALAN...

Heh heh heh. I was far too smart to buy an ALAN -- and yet, still plenty stupid enough to have purchased a VITUS. That frame pretzeled soon after I bought it in a very low speed fall that a steel...
07-12-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,494
Posted By onyerleft

The name Fuji has enough brand equity that it...

The name Fuji has enough brand equity that it will surely re-emerge under new ownership. I just hope that BikesDirect doesn't acquire the rights because they will ruin it with triple cranksets and...
07-10-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,679
Posted By onyerleft

I do not like the name Viathon. I do not like it!...

I do not like the name Viathon. I do not like it! I do not like it, but I don't know why.

And it's not a status thing, because I ride Motobecanes with no problem, and have even ridden a...
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