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04-06-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By Kapusta

I was not aware this was a requirement for...

I was not aware this was a requirement for posting on BF :wtf:
04-06-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 538
Posted By benjamin163

ah, I'm so sorry, my misunderstanding. And thank...

ah, I'm so sorry, my misunderstanding. And thank you for your patience in putting me right!
04-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By JanMM

I always use Zombie Thread lube.

I always use Zombie Thread lube.
03-31-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By livedarklions

Yup, my main frustration right now is that taking...

Yup, my main frustration right now is that taking the time to have the polite exchange would probably make them nervous about violating social distance rules Normally, I go out of my way to let them...
03-31-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have come to realize over the years that here...

I have come to realize over the years that here on this forum when MUP is mentioned we all conjure up different mental images, and it shapes our responses. Here in the NOLA area there are places...
03-24-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,037
Posted By indyfabz

Virus stay at home orders are the new winter.

Virus stay at home orders are the new winter.
03-24-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,037
Posted By Kapusta

It is not unique to bikes.

It is not unique to bikes.
03-23-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,833
Posted By AlmostTrick

Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns...

Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns because I want to do my part to help flatten the curve.
03-18-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,757
Posted By indyfabz

Virusforums.net is down the hall.

Virusforums.net is down the hall.
03-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,483
Posted By alcjphil

Thank you so much for that anecdote. That is only...

Thank you so much for that anecdote. That is only an anecdote. Canadians are not fearful people. We feel very free to do what we want to do and do not feel the need to arm ourselves when out in...
03-15-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,483
Posted By alcjphil

Oh, so a news story from 8 years ago is proof...

Oh, so a news story from 8 years ago is proof that we have a problem? Give me a break. If that is all you can come up with I am feeling pretty secure. I am not going to strap a knife onto my bike,...
03-15-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,802
Posted By markjenn

I'm not an expert for all these bike...

I'm not an expert for all these bike types/models, but I also thought the Diverge was more of a wide-tire Roubaix endurance road bike rather than a hybrid bike with drop handlebars. I would think it...
03-14-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,072
Posted By Ironfish653

Because the OP is convinced that SPDs are way too...

Because the OP is convinced that SPDs are way too expensive, offer no advantages over toe clips, and are actually a safety hazard, based on ‘what he’s read’ as compared to his $3 toe-clip ‘hack’
...
03-14-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,802
Posted By GravelGurty

Winter Upgrades!

After researching wheels/tires most of the winter I "settled" on a set of GRX wheels, and Conti Terra Speeds. The GRX wheelset seems like a really good value and decent weight savings from the stock...
03-13-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 19,217
Posted By livedarklions

Please don't engage with the nonsense--I really...

Please don't engage with the nonsense--I really don't want this thread to get locked or moved to P&R.
03-13-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,415
Posted By indyfabz

There is an E-Bike forum for that.

There is an E-Bike forum for that.
03-13-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,483
Posted By wolfchild

If you don't want to be a victim then you need to...

If you don't want to be a victim then you need to practise situational awareness and avoid situations which have a potential to turn violent. Even if you were successful in using a pepper spray to...
03-12-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,483
Posted By indyfabz

Subscribed.

Subscribed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,255
Posted By tomato coupe

That's quite a sweeping generalization, and...

That's quite a sweeping generalization, and without much merit, considering it's based your experience with one bike that had "porky heavy wheels." I hate to break it to you, but there are many, many...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 22,255
Posted By big john

Now it has really gone off the rails.

Now it has really gone off the rails.
02-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,622
Posted By DrIsotope

But don't forget-- 100 miles, +5,000ft of...

But don't forget-- 100 miles, +5,000ft of vertical, 20mph average. Just you know, typical pro-caliber numbers. But hey, I dunno. Maybe the OP weighs 60kg and has like 6W/kg FTP.

I did a solo 109...
02-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,491
Posted By indyfabz

Each one of you is wrong. Your favorite bike is...

Each one of you is wrong. Your favorite bike is my bike.

/thread
02-26-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By Rigsson

Because that would make it the British Dental...

Because that would make it the British Dental Association. It's a real mans life in the BDA.
02-26-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By unterhausen

there are plenty of people on here that will take...

there are plenty of people on here that will take a discussion political given half a chance. That's why we don't allow talking about guns outside of PnR. Same thing for climate change, people take...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By ThermionicScott

#41ier...

#41ier (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=41ier) !
02-25-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By revivalist

I upgraded almost everything on my Specialized Sirrus

https://i.imgur.com/2uxBgX7.jpg

I recently updated my 2015 Specialized Sirrus Elite Carbon Disc.

I changed almost everything but the seat/post, stem and brake handles. I want to do some credit...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By travelerman

I knew all of this several years ago... I spend...

I knew all of this several years ago... I spend too much mental hard drive space remembering passwords and recipes (computer nerd and professional chef).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By travelerman

LMAO Well, it's one better, isn't it? Hilarious...

LMAO Well, it's one better, isn't it? Hilarious day, which I've been needing...
02-25-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,146
Posted By livedarklions

Part of the issue with bikes is that the...

Part of the issue with bikes is that the differences between bikes are really marginal in importance for most riders. The biggest variable in performance, by far, is the motor. Unless it's...
02-23-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,459
Posted By Batstar

I would choose to stay in Canada - specifically,...

I would choose to stay in Canada - specifically, Vancouver Island, BC where I can spend time cycling the Galloping Goose Trail and doing the other thing that I’m passionate about.
...
02-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,459
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on...

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on cycling, it would not be in the USA
02-21-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By Paul Barnard

I thought it was a ridiculous pile of babble.

I thought it was a ridiculous pile of babble.
02-20-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

P&R is the more appropriate place for posting...

P&R is the more appropriate place for posting this sort of sociological/ideological dogma.
02-20-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,545
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you need a video person to inspire you to ride...

If you need a video person to inspire you to ride in the comfort of your home, more power and less money to you.
02-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,675
Posted By Bill in VA

While there are exceptions, as a rule my feeling...

While there are exceptions, as a rule my feeling is if pedestrians have to AVOID or MOVE for the cyclist on a sideWALK, the cyclist should not be there. I feel this way as a pedestrian AND as a...
02-18-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,675
Posted By Phil_gretz

My wife and I ride on a 150-yard segment of...

My wife and I ride on a 150-yard segment of sidewalk approaching our community on my way home from work daily. This sidewalk runs along a busy commute corridor, with 3 lanes of 50 mph cars and buses....
02-07-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,969
Posted By Kapusta

Well if you think it is so unacceptable that some...

Well if you think it is so unacceptable that some companies do not list weights, then don't buy from those companies.
02-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,969
Posted By pdlamb

If you really want or need to know, get your own...

If you really want or need to know, get your own luggage scale and take it with you when you wander down to the LBS for a test ride.
02-06-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,237
Posted By indyfabz

But only I have the correct opinion. So there's...

But only I have the correct opinion. So there's that. :D
02-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,212
Posted By Hiro11

A ~$4K, good quality, lightweight 29er hardtail...

A ~$4K, good quality, lightweight 29er hardtail or short-travel FS XC bike is hard to argue with. Something like a Santa Cruz Highball or Blur, Giant XTC, Trek Procaliber or Supercalibur, Specialized...
02-03-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By DorkDisk

An option is to find a bike shop willing to...

An option is to find a bike shop willing to deduct the parts you don't want and add the parts that you do want.

When I worked in shops, these kind of deals were not uncommon. Salsa is a QBP brand,...
02-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,857
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

You should have stated this "fact" upfront. It...

You should have stated this "fact" upfront. It provides the basis for what to look for in the rest of your opinions.
01-28-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,791
Posted By indyfabz

Some of you could benefit from counseling.

Some of you could benefit from counseling.
01-25-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Maelochs

You have to make sure the fork you buy--whatever...

You have to make sure the fork you buy--whatever the material--is the same length from headset to dropouts as the suspension fork it is replacing, or your handling and balance will change in possibly...
01-23-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,740
Posted By UniChris

If I might adapt my grandfather's passed down...

If I might adapt my grandfather's passed down driving instructions:

when it's passing more pedal bikes than pass it.

It's really that simple - if the motor is letting someone fit in, it's a...
01-23-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By Hiro11

This is just not true. As one counter-example, a...

This is just not true. As one counter-example, a couple of decades ago Giant defined the look of a modern road bike with the TCR. (edit: noticed this point was made above). If you look at most...
01-23-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,740
Posted By 5teve

Not. The "self-powered motion" aspect of cycling...

Not. The "self-powered motion" aspect of cycling is a big part of the experience for me. I'd rather go slower for shorter distances than use a boost. I'm 57, if it matter.
01-23-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By Phoenix800

It seems to me that Giant spends a lot less money...

It seems to me that Giant spends a lot less money on marketing than Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, Bianchi, etc. This keeps their cost down. I very rarely see advertisements for Giant. I remember...
01-23-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,740
Posted By shelbyfv

If you don't want/need one, why start the thread?...

If you don't want/need one, why start the thread? If you change your mind and want one, ask in the ebike section for recommendations. :foo:
01-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,235
Posted By Leinster

They’re the biggest bike company in the world....

They’re the biggest bike company in the world. It’s economies of scale writ large. They probably pay Shimano or Schwab’s a lot less per derailleur or tyre than most other manufacturers, and so can...
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