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11-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By badger1

Seriously considering it. I smell a windfall...

Seriously considering it. I smell a windfall prospect!
11-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By badger1

Huh. I didn't know that. Now I'm worried. My...

Huh. I didn't know that. Now I'm worried.

My carbon frameset doesn't "creak" -- anywhere. Even has Specialized's Future Shock in the head tube. That doesn't "creak" either. Even has the dreaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6,431
Views: 90,870
Posted By badger1

Memories!! One of best bands 'evar' live. Saw...

Memories!! One of best bands 'evar' live. Saw them in '70, with probably Tull's best line-up: Anderson/Cornick/Bunker/Barre/Evans.

That line up, same year:...
10-30-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,540
Posted By badger1

Answer: don't. If you think it's (likely) stolen,...

Answer: don't. If you think it's (likely) stolen, it probably is.

I just recently had my older, but still very nice, bike stolen -- from a locked garden shed. Replacement value would be around...
10-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 645,350
Posted By badger1

Mine. To be rebuilt this winter with XT/GRX...

Mine. To be rebuilt this winter with XT/GRX (40x11-42), and a good wheelset. I'm now 69; this will probably last me a good while; my arthritic self likes the FS 2.0.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,431
Views: 90,870
Posted By badger1

I hope so too! My symptoms (and initial response)...

I hope so too! My symptoms (and initial response) were somewhat similar: woken up around 3 a.m. by what felt, quite literally, as though someone had stuck a knife in my right calf and was twisting it...
10-27-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 400,598
Posted By badger1

You'll find the crankset here:...

You'll find the crankset here: https://praxiscycles.com/product/zayante-carbon/

If you are in the U.S., just purchase direct from Praxis, choosing the crank length and ring-size you want from the...
10-25-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By badger1

This ^^^ Road cycling: aerobic...

This ^^^

Road cycling: aerobic capacity/endurance.
Mtb: anaerobic fitness; quick accelerations/braking; reflexes; bike handling.

That is why almost all mtb xc pros train a lot on the road and...
10-22-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By badger1

I think the idea would be that the op will use...

I think the idea would be that the op will use his Heavy Bike (with Short Reach shifters) to travel far away, to where the seller is located. He will tow the special bike box in a trailer, along with...
10-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,227
Posted By badger1

Yep. I still have my '05 Giant Rainier -- well,...

Yep. I still have my '05 Giant Rainier -- well, the frame; the rest was all rebuilt by me over the years. It's an old-school NORBA geometry 26er hardtail, w/standard angles and suspension. I still...
10-05-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,227
Posted By badger1

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why...

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why some of us, self included, still love old-school NORBA-geometry hardtails for non-technical off-road/in-city riding: they can be very light, quick, and...
10-02-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,883
Posted By badger1

That's cruel. The nations of continental Africa...

That's cruel. The nations of continental Africa have quite enough problems to deal with without adding 7 billion or so unruly migrants to their collective population.
10-01-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,883
Posted By badger1

P&R That is all.

P&R

That is all.
09-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,003
Posted By badger1

That too, but if you'll forgive, I made a slight...

That too, but if you'll forgive, I made a slight correction above. Biek Forms conventions must be observed!:)
09-29-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,003
Posted By badger1

That is because they are concentrating on not...

That is because they are concentrating on not being catapulted over their bars by their disc brakes.
09-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,254
Posted By badger1

"Our poll" suggests nothing at all relevant to...

"Our poll" suggests nothing at all relevant to your original claim. It suggests only that approx. 79% of respondents to date -- a very limited number of members of teh Biek Forms -- are between the...
09-29-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,254
Posted By badger1

I consider myself a 'serious' (whatever that is)...

I consider myself a 'serious' (whatever that is) cyclist, if by that you mean someone who rides a reasonable amount each year, albeit recreationally, not because I have to but simply because I love...
09-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 14,102
Posted By badger1

Agree. I got back into cycling in '02 @ age 50,...

Agree. I got back into cycling in '02 @ age 50, after stern warnings from dr. about heart/cholesterol: not so much weight as consequences of a sedentary (academic) life.

I've never been inclined...
09-27-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 22,592
Posted By badger1

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA...

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA geometry hardtails.
09-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,708
Posted By badger1

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that...

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that you have excellent "reading comprehension". If that is true, then the comment of yours in question, to which livedarklions refers, can only be the...
09-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,708
Posted By badger1

I'm a dedicated flat-earth bar cyclist (580mm...

I'm a dedicated flat-earth bar cyclist (580mm bars/minimal sweep/bar ends), but your post makes perfect sense. I don't ride the distances or speeds you do, but I do like climbing, and do a lot of it....
09-15-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,781
Posted By badger1

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or...

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or not technical innovations will "make texting and driving easier and safer for the driver".

I, for one, could give a rat's behind whether "texting...
09-13-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By badger1

27.2441 inches, to be precise. Took about 5...

27.2441 inches, to be precise. Took about 5 seconds to calculate.

Nothing confusing about it at all. A "700c" rim is 622 diameter; add tire width in mm X 2 = 692mm = 27.2441 inches.
09-11-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By badger1

Because Merida is part-owner of Specialized --...

Because Merida is part-owner of Specialized -- 49%, I believe -- and have an agreement with Specialized not to sell into NA under their own brand name. Merida makes most if not all Specialized...
09-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By badger1

Why would you want to 'raid' your gravel? Are you...

Why would you want to 'raid' your gravel? Are you in short supply?
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,556
Posted By badger1

My take -- and this is obviously in the...

My take -- and this is obviously in the abstract(!) -- would be this. If I planned to really bash around in/on gravel, muddy trails, even some singletrack, etc., I'd go for the E5 flat-bar Diverge,...
09-02-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,391
Posted By badger1

It doesn't? Huh! I was taught that doing that was...

It doesn't? Huh! I was taught that doing that was one of two sure-fire ways to ruin one's eyesight.
09-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,391
Posted By badger1

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu...

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu season -- indeed, not riding at all. Year round.

There are simply too many hazards 'out there'. Much better to stay in a warm basement, with a secure...
08-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,854
Posted By badger1

Citation ... in a peer-reviewed journal ......

Citation ... in a peer-reviewed journal ... please. Otherwise, your prolix post means nothing.
08-22-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,426
Posted By badger1

... 10 pages about, well, nothing. C'mon, we can...

... 10 pages about, well, nothing. C'mon, we can do it; just takes a little effort.
08-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,288
Posted By badger1

This.

This.
08-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By badger1

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the...

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the question whether to wear bike shorts -- shorts or bibs -- while riding a "hybrid" is also a non-issue.

Cycling shorts/bibs have chamois for moisture...
07-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,318
Posted By badger1

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a...

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a reasonable extrapolation from a multitude of threads/posts, ancient and modern.
07-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,295
Posted By badger1

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The...

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The 'content' (such as it is) may well be consequence rather than cause.:thumb:
07-02-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By badger1

D__n, beat me to it! Oh well.

D__n, beat me to it!

Oh well.
07-02-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,545
Posted By badger1

fify

fify
07-02-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By badger1

Straightforward: the 'Sirrus' line has 2x...

Straightforward: the 'Sirrus' line has 2x drivetrain (i.e. double crankset), and is slightly more 'road' oriented. 'Sirrus X' bikes have 1x drivetrains, and typically come stock with slightly wider,...
07-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,173
Posted By badger1

Pffft. What you (op) are noticing is the...

Pffft. What you (op) are noticing is the difference between a $500 and a $5000 bike. That, and clipless 'peddles' (sic) vs. flat 'peddles'.

Oh, and 'Drop Bars' vs. 'Flat Bars' ... that too.
...
06-30-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 400,598
Posted By badger1

Probably too early to tell. I expect that the...

Probably too early to tell. I expect that the update promised for this week (not holding my breath!) might list serial numbers. OTOH, this simply might be a blanket recall of the affected bikes:...
06-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By badger1

That is sufficient justification.:thumb:

That is sufficient justification.:thumb:
06-20-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By badger1

The gift that keeps on giving ... and giving ......

The gift that keeps on giving ... and giving ... and giving. How many years is it, now?:)
06-16-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By badger1

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested,...

Seriously: as a couple others have suggested, this is really not a good idea. You'd do much better simply to negotiate trade-in/sell your Sirrus bikes on, and buy a fit-for-purpose drop bar bike (or...
06-16-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,047
Posted By badger1

Heh ... I could have written parts of that list!!...

Heh ... I could have written parts of that list!!

My tastes are pretty broad -- typically if it's 'good of its kind' I'll give something a go. Though not 'disco' or 'stadium rock' -- not never!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,059
Posted By badger1

You are wrong. You haven't a clue. That...

You are wrong. You haven't a clue.

That aside, rants such as this belong in either P&R or the dedicated Cv19 sub-forum, in The Lounge.

In my opinion. Please tell me where I'm wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,404
Posted By badger1

Never understood the obsession with 'waving' here...

Never understood the obsession with 'waving' here on teh Biek Forms, but I long ago solved the problem by affixing this to my bars.

...
05-17-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,754
Posted By badger1

Well, not all that uncommon -- but certainly a...

Well, not all that uncommon -- but certainly a ways off the 'norm' for males my height! I'd be a good candidate for custom had I not found that the Sirrus geometry just works well for me. I...
05-15-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,643
Posted By badger1

... do eeeeet!

... do eeeeet!
05-15-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,643
Posted By badger1

... you know you want to post ... :)

... you know you want to post ... :)
05-15-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By badger1

Trouser inseam doesn't work. Have you done the...

Trouser inseam doesn't work. Have you done the 'cycling inseam' measurement? If so, ignore me!

If not, here's how. Stand straight, against a wall, in bare feet, with your feet about a foot apart,...
05-15-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,643
Posted By badger1

Now look what you've done. Just a matter of time!

Now look what you've done. Just a matter of time!
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