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01-17-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By downhillmaster

Sorry but everyone knows that the electric pogo...

Sorry but everyone knows that the electric pogo stick is the transport of the future.
:thumb:
01-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By downhillmaster

Clipless should be alright but certainly not...

Clipless should be alright but certainly not before he is fully kitted out in Rapha.
Anything else would just be plain reckless and irresponsible IMO.
01-16-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 987
Posted By downhillmaster

So much empirical data :thumb:

So much empirical data :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,267
Posted By downhillmaster

Nostalgia is a beautiful thing. Of course they...

Nostalgia is a beautiful thing.
Of course they handled like a dream and could be ridden no-handed right out of the box.
If memory serves me correct, my old Serotta was vertically compliant and...
01-12-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,432
Posted By downhillmaster

Yes, many people consider and buy other brands....

Yes, many people consider and buy other brands. Hence the reason there are a lot of other bikes on the road other than Trek. Not sure how anyone on the planet could be unaware of this fact.
And ofc...
12-31-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 820
Posted By downhillmaster

Four times in the past week I had to stop and...

Four times in the past week I had to stop and help repair or replace threaded head sets.
Luckily for them I happen to be very handy and carry multiple tap and die sets.
Don’t get me started on...
12-29-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,511
Posted By downhillmaster

Again, thanks for your expert opinion on how...

Again, thanks for your expert opinion on how tight we should all wear our toe clips.
Seriously though you did help to clear up one misconception as you referenced all the people you have seen...
12-27-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,511
Posted By downhillmaster

Plenty of people still use toe clips and I am not...

Plenty of people still use toe clips and I am not advocating anything.
Simply pointing out how ridiculous most people are when they advocate for clipless.
12-27-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,511
Posted By downhillmaster

I am surprised and sorry to hear that. There...

I am surprised and sorry to hear that.
There truly is no ‘supposed to’ amount of tightening.
Not sure why you felt the need to continue to over tighten to the point of falling.
12-26-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,511
Posted By downhillmaster

Fascinating read. In so many other threads when...

Fascinating read.
In so many other threads when someone posts about trying out clipless for the first time just about everybody jumps in and tells them how great it is and how easy it is to pick up....
12-23-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,442
Posted By downhillmaster

Nah. It’s more like when you don’t know what...

Nah.
It’s more like when you don’t know what you are talking about and post an absurd analogy :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,479
Posted By downhillmaster

Every cheap person on the planet describes...

Every cheap person on the planet describes themselves as ‘careful with their money’
Own it.
Plus we all know that you have a Peter Sagan jersey and poster :rolleyes:
12-20-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,422
Posted By downhillmaster

I think you failed to notice that he also...

I think you failed to notice that he also mentioned that he pulled over for A GOOD COUPLE MINUTES to try and let him pass :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,479
Posted By downhillmaster

Your lack of understanding regarding the current...

Your lack of understanding regarding the current economy is what doesn’t add up :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,479
Posted By downhillmaster

You are missing everything. Supply and demand....

You are missing everything.
Supply and demand.
Period.
12-16-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,422
Posted By downhillmaster

Nope. More tall tales. You stated that he was...

Nope.
More tall tales.
You stated that he was slower than you and that you caught up to him.
If you had executed a correct catch and pass he would not have been able to keep up regardless of any...
12-16-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,422
Posted By downhillmaster

Sounds like you were totally in the wrong here. ...

Sounds like you were totally in the wrong here.
You started far behind him, chased him down, and then were obviously not strong enough to pass and clear him.
You definitely owe him an apology and...
12-12-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,179
Posted By downhillmaster

Should be no problem at all. I drill large holes...

Should be no problem at all. I drill large holes in my frame and bars all the time.
If you really want a clean comfortable grip though I would suggest eliminating brakes/cables altogether. This...
12-07-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,354
Posted By downhillmaster

Being a member of this forum means that by...

Being a member of this forum means that by default you are at least a 7
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,387
Posted By downhillmaster

If you seriously want to know what it means you...

If you seriously want to know what it means you should find a pro rider and ask him/her as only they would really know.
12-05-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,057
Posted By downhillmaster

What does a 450lb bench press have to do with...

What does a 450lb bench press have to do with this discussion?
Do you know the difference between a squat and a bench press or do you just have reading/comprehension issues?
And for whatever it’s...
12-04-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,744
Posted By downhillmaster

Weird on so many different levels :twitchy:

Weird on so many different levels :twitchy:
12-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,744
Posted By downhillmaster

mo·tor·ist /ˈmōdərəst/ noun noun:...

mo·tor·ist
/ˈmōdərəst/

noun
noun: motorist; plural noun: motorists

the driver of an automobile.


If you drive a car you are in fact a motorist.
11-27-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,085
Posted By downhillmaster

$3,000 is certainly well above the ‘not so...

$3,000 is certainly well above the ‘not so expensive’ category so not sure where you are going with that?
And also not sure why you would recommend a fluffy botique brand like Deschutes. ‘Neat’ is...
11-24-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,981
Posted By downhillmaster

How in the world would a princess know what poop...

How in the world would a princess know what poop tastes like?
11-24-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By downhillmaster

me too

me too
11-21-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,876
Posted By downhillmaster

It’s ok if you are having a tough time coming to...

It’s ok if you are having a tough time coming to terms with the potential ill effects of getting older.
Even if it is someone else it can hit home I guess :rolleyes:
11-21-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,876
Posted By downhillmaster

Seriously? The very first person to reply also...

Seriously?
The very first person to reply also referenced age affecting the ability to use clipless.
:rolleyes:
11-21-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,876
Posted By downhillmaster

Uhh, switch to platform pedals. Unless you...

Uhh, switch to platform pedals.
Unless you believe it may cost you a spot on the podium ofc...
11-21-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,226
Posted By downhillmaster

Not at all. On all social media platforms here...

Not at all.
On all social media platforms here in the north Jersey area, cyclists and motorists get along amazingly well.
Each group offers a ton of support and helpful advice every time...
11-21-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By downhillmaster

Darn! I have the perfect long sleeve shirt but...

Darn!
I have the perfect long sleeve shirt but it is only for 41F to 44F, sorry.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By downhillmaster

:rolleyes: If you ever sell a bike I hope you...

:rolleyes:
If you ever sell a bike I hope you set your price based upon their parameters.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By downhillmaster

Thats a crazy quote. I work for an automobile...

Thats a crazy quote.
I work for an automobile dealership and a standard bike hitch is under $300 installed. It sounds like they are quoting you the wrong class hitch maybe?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By downhillmaster

I just purchased a folder and love it. I also own...

I just purchased a folder and love it. I also own 2 drop bar road bikes.
Based upon your parameters though it really seems to me that a standard comfort/hybrid would best suit your needs.
Unless...
11-19-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,311
Posted By downhillmaster

All three are a waste of money if you aren’t...

All three are a waste of money if you aren’t racing, or a wannabe local club legend that dreams of slaying KOMs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By downhillmaster

If it is in good to very good condition $625 is a...

If it is in good to very good condition $625 is a great price.
11-19-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,212
Posted By downhillmaster

I always wondered who was the last person left on...

I always wondered who was the last person left on the entire planet that didn’t understand the concept of a ‘bundle’ discount.
Nice to meet you :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,265
Posted By downhillmaster

Nothing is guaranteed to be flawless. Quite...

Nothing is guaranteed to be flawless.
Quite often new bikes will have small imperfections in paint finish, welds, etc...
Just like a new car.
Regardless of price.
I realize the issue with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,391
Posted By downhillmaster

Great advice :thumb:

Great advice :thumb:
11-15-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By downhillmaster

There is only one type of implant I would...

There is only one type of implant I would consider useful.
And this ain’t it.
11-15-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,498
Posted By downhillmaster

No cows were harmed in the building of this...

No cows were harmed in the building of this bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By downhillmaster

On impulse I bought a Dahon Mariner i7 yesterday...

On impulse I bought a Dahon Mariner i7 yesterday and I doubt I will ever fold it.
Had been checking them out online every now and then and saw one on the floor at my LBS so figured what the hell. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By downhillmaster

What’s really crazy is that after I bought the...

What’s really crazy is that after I bought the bike today I went online to Dahon’s site to check out the specs, etc... and the bike was listed in their lineup but now its not showing anywhere on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By downhillmaster

Thanks. Have never ridden a folder before so...

Thanks.
Have never ridden a folder before so can’t wait to take it out over the weekend.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By downhillmaster

I just picked this up today. Was at my LBS for a...

I just picked this up today. Was at my LBS for a part and it was just sitting there on the floor like it was waiting for me to come in lol. I had to buy it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,066
Posted By downhillmaster

Hi. While riding my bike outside in the open I...

Hi.
While riding my bike outside in the open I am still concerned enough about disease transmission that I want to wear a mask.
But I want to use a cheap one...
11-13-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By downhillmaster

This post and this entire thread seem to be about...

This post and this entire thread seem to be about nothing more than the fact that you appear to struggle with the same normal riding conditions that the vast majority of other cyclists deal with...
11-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,914
Posted By downhillmaster

Maybe there is suffering in cycling but you...

Maybe there is suffering in cycling but you definitely wouldn’t know it from reading these forums.
Every other thread is full of posters discussing the most comfortable, dialed in saddle/fit ever,...
11-13-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,914
Posted By downhillmaster

And how exactly do you know that? Are you an...

And how exactly do you know that?
Are you an experienced competitive cyclist?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,148
Posted By downhillmaster

The level of fitness represented by those...

The level of fitness represented by those extremely strong 2 and 3 mile times indicates that with minimal time on a bike he would be a strong rider.
Certainly much stronger than most of the people...
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