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06-02-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By NeilBurt

Steel gets a bad rap because your average person...

Steel gets a bad rap because your average person gets theirs out a couple times a year, does no maintenance to it, rides it. They sound scissory as they go down the trail where I ride.

A lady...
06-02-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By fietsbob

Vintage / used, You can expect has worn parts...

Vintage / used, You can expect has worn parts to replace, so you need to learn those additional costs ..

New , of course , you will not have that issue..
05-27-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By cyclomuter

Steel is real, but plastic is fantastic!

Steel is real, but plastic is fantastic!
05-23-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Maelochs

When people state their preferences as fact, it...

When people state their preferences as fact, it is necessary to point out that they are merely opinions ... IMO.

I convert all my press-fits to Wheels angular bearings. They are heavier than...
05-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By elcruxio

Well on the commuting thing. I'm currently saving...

Well on the commuting thing. I'm currently saving up for a carbon framed fat bike which will serve in large part as a commuter and specifically a winter commuter. The fat bike is obvious for winter...
05-22-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By cyccommute

You gave one example. That’s not “data”. I have...

You gave one example. That’s not “data”. I have no idea what the cost of the bike you are comparing nor if it was a custom or production model. I do know there were a lot of production steel bikes...
05-21-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By AlmostTrick

Plastic is fantastic Epoxy is the moxy ...

Plastic is fantastic

Epoxy is the moxy

Fiber is to die fer
05-21-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By cyccommute

That, however, isn’t what most people gush about...

That, however, isn’t what most people gush about when it comes to steel frames. They go on about how compliant the ride is. Those bikes aren’t built like yours.



Those statement do apply to...
05-21-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By cyccommute

I had a broken mountain bike repaired back in the...

I had a broken mountain bike repaired back in the 80s. The guy doing the repair is a master welder who has tons of experience welding scientific equipment and knows how to do delicate work. His...
05-21-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,502
Posted By Lucillle

Bicycling is an everyman's sport. You are making...

Bicycling is an everyman's sport. You are making a huge error if you think stuff in magazines reflects reality. Stuff in magazines is written to sell magazines. I see tons of people , kids in my...
05-21-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Reynolds

While steel frames can be repaired by an expert,...

While steel frames can be repaired by an expert, I doubt a regular village welder could weld thin bike tubes easily.
05-21-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Happy Feet

Bamboo - the material for you: ...

Bamboo - the material for you:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32784608417_1f32568ef5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RX4FTg)
05-21-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By cyccommute

That’s geometry and is independent of the...

That’s geometry and is independent of the materials of construction. Few bikes are built to “misbehaved”.



That’s in the eye of the beholder. Personally, I don’t find the thin tubes of a steel...
05-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Trakhak

Yes. My steel, aluminum, and carbon bikes ride...

Yes. My steel, aluminum, and carbon bikes ride pretty much the same, because they all fit me the same and have nearly identical geometries: more specifically, nearly identical wheelbases.

If...
05-20-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By goldensprocket

So you've ridden every carbon bike made today,...

So you've ridden every carbon bike made today, right?

Because if you haven't, you're just pulling that "fact" out of your nether regions.
05-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Slick Madone

It "is" the keepsake of the nostalgia crowd, and...

It "is" the keepsake of the nostalgia crowd, and horse and buggy refers to people who can't or won't look at modern technology. Exactly what I said.
05-20-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By 86az135i

Plywood, I would not consider to be merely wood....

Plywood, I would not consider to be merely wood. But composed of it yes. But we can argue semantics all day and have fun.

I agree with what you're saying. But people calling CFFP plastic, is a...
05-20-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By 86az135i

Yes a carbon thread and generally polyepoxide...

Yes a carbon thread and generally polyepoxide forming a matrix. Calling it plastic is a gross simplification. Likewise concrete is not a rock. But to those who coin the term that carbon fiber is...
05-20-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By 86az135i

Why not just have all? Appreciate all the...

Why not just have all? Appreciate all the materials. I don't bother with people who think that one material is someone so superior then others. Anyone who thinks carbon fiber is "plastic" imo is...
05-20-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By burnthesheep

Steel is real.............heavy. Steel is...

Steel is real.............heavy.

Steel is real.............flexy.

I love how so many people tout the properties of different frames (of any material) ...........then ride 23mm Gatorskins on...
05-20-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Slick Madone

Where did I state it wasn't? I did state its not...

Where did I state it wasn't? I did state its not as advanced as Carbon given its flexibility, but I'm curious to hear how far advanced you think it can still move forward?
05-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Slick Madone

Correct. Nothing wrong with steel at all, but to...

Correct. Nothing wrong with steel at all, but to say it's superior would be incorrect, is all I'm saying.
05-20-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,318
Posted By Slick Madone

Steel.....it's the keepsake of the nostalgic...

Steel.....it's the keepsake of the nostalgic crowd. Newer materials and carbon layups allowing you to control inherent flex and rigidity will surpass "Steel ride flex".

Technology advances in...
05-19-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By Rollfast

The camera is in a physically impossible spot...

The camera is in a physically impossible spot unless like Hollywood she's on a trailer.

So perhaps the person sniping this just needs better special FX.

You can't satisfy You Tube Kiddies. They...
05-17-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By TimothyH

Use a Praxis Conversion or Wheels Manufacturing...

Use a Praxis Conversion or Wheels Manufacturing Screw Together bottom bracket.

Nothing needs to be pressed and you will never have a problem.


-Tim-
05-17-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,192
Posted By wphamilton

I can't get over how reversed this is from my own...

I can't get over how reversed this is from my own story. I started cycling as Joey Bike's "forced march", always and only with a purpose and specific destination. I pretty much hated it at first. ...
05-16-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,775
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Option 1: Don't be fooled by the myths about...

Option 1: Don't be fooled by the myths about steel - there may be some comfort advantage if using narrow high pressure tires, but if you have over ~32mm tires, deflection in the tire is 100X what...
05-13-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,502
Posted By livedarklions

People who post stuff about ow everyone is...

People who post stuff about ow everyone is wearing spandex and riding $10k bikes are either riding in some strange places or never looking up from their Strava screens to see who else is riding.

I...
05-13-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,502
Posted By mstateglfr

totally reject your narrative. There are...

totally reject your narrative.

There are tons of people who ride recreationally in plain clothes. There are tons of people who ride for transport out of choice. There are tons of people who...
05-13-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,502
Posted By FlMTNdude

For us sweaty people, wearing even mountain...

For us sweaty people, wearing even mountain shorts and a running shirt while on casual rides is not being ‘sporty’, just being comfortable and not looking like the winning coach at the end of the...
05-03-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By MattTheHat

I’ll keep my carbon bikes. -Matt

I’ll keep my carbon bikes.

-Matt
11-27-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,499
Posted By Maelochs

Are you that dense? Playing an instrument...

Are you that dense?

Playing an instrument doesn't lead to serious injury.

In the video above the cyclist had a few close calls with pedestrians while weaving through traffic.

And in...
08-21-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,026
Posted By Canker

Hydraulic disk brakes on bikes do have a fluid...

Hydraulic disk brakes on bikes do have a fluid reservoir in the brake lever and do self adjust. If yours aren't self adjusting then something is wrong with them. It is one of the advantages over...
08-21-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,026
Posted By MikeyMK

my 2kw e-bike weighs 90lbs, sprints to 45mph in...

my 2kw e-bike weighs 90lbs, sprints to 45mph in just a few seconds, and despite using it on heavy stop-start routes i don't get fade.

Again, pads. And discs. Its not fair to compare the best rim...
08-21-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,026
Posted By superpletch

wow, that was a strange screed. you are way...

wow, that was a strange screed. you are way smarter than me, obviously, but I change my disc brake pads in about 3 minutes and I've found they last about 3k miles. I'm not too concerned about the...
08-21-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,026
Posted By Cl904

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
08-21-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,026
Posted By superpletch

my bike has: disc brakes, tubeless tires,...

my bike has:

disc brakes, tubeless tires, thru axles, and di2 shifting-oh the horror! this must give you old heads DBDS (disc brake derangement syndrome)

disc brakes allow for more tire...
08-14-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,026
Posted By Leebo

Won't wear out the rims, most bike are headed in...

Won't wear out the rims, most bike are headed in that direction anyway.
06-20-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,590
Posted By Trakhak

Also 50 years with derailleur-equipped bikes, and...

Also 50 years with derailleur-equipped bikes, and I switched to indexed shifting as soon as it was available.

I also play fretted guitars exclusively.

(Leo Fender called his first bass the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By noodle soup

The point is, you don't have to be rich to ride...

The point is, you don't have to be rich to ride custom CF.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By noodle soup

That's true, but not everyone is broke-ass...

That's true, but not everyone is broke-ass luddite either.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Calfee comes in sizes up to 68cm with prices...

Calfee comes in sizes up to 68cm with prices starting at $2495 for frame/fork. Sounds like you want the "adventure" geo
https://calfeedesign.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,245
Posted By noodle soup

It will buy a lot of weight. $3k will...

It will buy a lot of weight.

$3k will get you an 900g frame made with Enve tubes/stays, and a CF fork
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,389
Posted By OldTryGuy

Simplex Super LJ downtube shifters Simplex Super...

Simplex Super LJ downtube shifters Simplex Super LJ Downtube Shifters: Silver - Retro-Friction (SLJ) - Bike Recyclery...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,389
Posted By WhyFi

Are you talking about DT friction vs DT indexed...

Are you talking about DT friction vs DT indexed or are you talking about DT friction vs modern shifting as a whole? Because I can't fathom how someone would think that removing their hands from the...
04-05-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,140
Posted By Metieval

all depends on how it is made!! Cannondale...

all depends on how it is made!!

Cannondale can make an aluminum bike that will rival the comfort of most steel bikes. Rival Carbon too for that matter.

And then if you want to compare apples...
Forum: Touring
04-02-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,096
Posted By Abu Mahendra

Gallardo is entertaining, and offers some good...

Gallardo is entertaining, and offers some good info on his videos, but no, touring single-?/fixed gear, no. he stresses the efficiency on single/fixed gear, but overlooks the efficiency of the human...
12-09-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,125
Posted By veganbikes

Ehhh, kind of ish, but it doesn't happen quite...

Ehhh, kind of ish, but it doesn't happen quite like that. Any material can fail and fail pretty badly at any point for any number of reasons. Most modern carbon is pretty durable and strong. If you...
12-09-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,125
Posted By markjenn

Total BS. - Mark

Total BS.

- Mark
12-09-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,125
Posted By FrozenK

I have a friend that can tell you how suddenly a...

I have a friend that can tell you how suddenly a steel fork will break. I have also seen plenty of metal parts snap without warning (including handlebars)

Steel will bend if the failure is caused...
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