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08-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By badger1

Cheers, mate. I'll probably update the end of...

Cheers, mate. I'll probably update the end of September but I doubt my first impressions are wrong. It's going to suit this 68 year-old pretty well I think.

BTW, just noticed you're in south Fla.;...
08-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By badger1

If below is tl;dr, summary: a good, potentially...

If below is tl;dr, summary: a good, potentially great flat-bar road bike IF you are sure you want 1x. 'Too much information' version follows:

I have one, delivered in June. It was/is intended to...
08-22-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By badger1

When I re-started cycling in 2003 age 50, it was...

When I re-started cycling in 2003 age 50, it was mtb. Kind of switched over to road around '10, but now at age 67 (68 in September) I'm morphing back a little to mixed on/off road.

Nothing too...
08-22-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,703
Posted By badger1

I use my new $2k+ full-carbon flatbar road bike...

I use my new $2k+ full-carbon flatbar road bike to ride to/from work most weekdays, because

-- I am able to bring it directly into my office when I arrive at work (0 theft risk);
-- it is my main...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,732
Posted By badger1

The question as to the relative merits of disc...

The question as to the relative merits of disc beakes vs. pointy beakes is best answered by comparing two representative species: the spoonbill stork (disc beake) and the heron (pointy beake). In...
08-21-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 158,118
Posted By badger1

Two different things: (lever) reach adjust and...

Two different things: (lever) reach adjust and bite-point adjust. They are independent. Most hydros have the former, but the latter tends to come only on upper-mid/high-end brakes.

AFAIK there is...
08-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,663
Posted By badger1

'Zackly! Sad.

'Zackly!

Sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,732
Posted By badger1

What are "disc beakes"? Are these an anatomical...

What are "disc beakes"? Are these an anatomical feature of some newly-discovered species of bird?
08-19-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,591
Posted By badger1

Yes we do.

Yes we do.
08-19-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,896
Posted By badger1

Of course, as is mine ... mine.:)

Of course, as is mine ... mine.:)
08-19-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By badger1

Good idea.

Good idea.
08-19-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,896
Posted By badger1

Makes perfect sense to me, and to many, many...

Makes perfect sense to me, and to many, many cyclists who prefer flat to drop bars. I've just treated myself to one, to replace my aging carbon/aluminum one. If I could afford it, I wouldn't bat an...
08-19-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By badger1

ikr ... :thumb: Strap on my Specialized...

ikr ... :thumb:

Strap on my Specialized shoes broke last year; repaired it with a pop rivet. Still going strong, but d'you think I should start a thread about it?
08-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,896
Posted By badger1

Three things. First: you absolutely did not...

Three things.

First: you absolutely did not 'overbuy' with the Roubaix you've returned, assuming always that the purchase would have been within your financial comfort zone. I'm with big john,...
08-19-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By badger1

"This article was amended on 19 August 2019 to...

"This article was amended on 19 August 2019 to make clear that Neil Campbell broke the men’s record, not the all-time record as an earlier version could be read to suggest. With a speed of 184mph,...
08-19-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,663
Posted By badger1

Sigh. Just hasn't been the same since a certain...

Sigh. Just hasn't been the same since a certain person left the building.

A thread about deleting threads is a valiant attempt, and certainly worth keeping alive, but sadly it does not bear...
08-19-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By badger1

This has been my experience as well. Miele...

This has been my experience as well.

Miele Man, if those shoes are "fairly new" then surely it would be worth going back to the authorized Garneau dealer from whom you purchased 'em and see if...
08-19-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 52,904
Posted By badger1

The NCX series has been around for a few years...

The NCX series has been around for a few years now in essentially the same form. There are two versions, 'D' with steel upper tubes, and air or coil spring; 'E' with aluminum uppers and air spring...
08-17-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 52,904
Posted By badger1

Pay no attention to me -- seriously! I have a...

Pay no attention to me -- seriously! I have a 'thing' about e-bikes, that's all; not a fan.

Yes, those components make a difference: better is better. In my opinion, though, not enough given your...
08-17-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,677
Posted By badger1

Whoosh. Buh bye.

Whoosh.

Buh bye.
08-17-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,677
Posted By badger1

fify

fify
08-17-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By badger1

Good.:thumb:

Good.:thumb:
08-17-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,839
Posted By badger1

If you find riding your (drop bar) road bike more...

If you find riding your (drop bar) road bike more comfortable/sustainable, then maybe you are just one of those who prefer drop bars to flat bars for your road cycling.

I don't. I use simple flat...
08-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By badger1

It clearly is a cheap imitation from what you say...

It clearly is a cheap imitation from what you say -- fake knock-off. Very common with the 'Ritchey' name, which carries some cachet.
08-16-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 52,904
Posted By badger1

Six of one, half dozen of the other. The...

Six of one, half dozen of the other.

The '17 Roam 0 is a much nicer bike than a '19 Roam 2, as a bicycle. If you were planning on using it as such, probably worth the saw-off to make the switch....
08-15-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 225,179
Posted By badger1

Probably toward the end of September, Colonel....

Probably toward the end of September, Colonel. Not enough time on it yet, for one reason and another, this summer.
08-15-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By badger1

AFAIK, there is not and never would have been a...

AFAIK, there is not and never would have been a plastic part on a Ritchey 4-Axis adjustable stem, or any Ritchey stem for that matter. By "face" did you mean 'face plate'?

Where on earth did you...
08-14-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By badger1

If the op's bike is something like the current...

If the op's bike is something like the current Diamondback Overdrive 29 series, this ^^^ is excellent advice.

OP's bike likely has a 29er version of old-school NORBA mtb geometry -- pretty much...
08-14-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 52,904
Posted By badger1

Hmmmm. The possibility that Giant would restrict...

Hmmmm. The possibility that Giant would restrict export of its highish-end hybrids -- e.g. Roam 0/1 and Toughroad 0 -- into the U.S. at the request of Trek is extremely remote to say the least. Why...
08-07-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By badger1

Yep. The Knog bells are perfect, in my...

Yep. The Knog bells are perfect, in my experience. Can barely notice 'em on the bars (good [aesthetics]), and yet their tone/volume appears to be just right. So for me, the perfect poseur's* 'bell'....
08-07-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By badger1

ColonelSanders has given spot-on comment. FWIW,...

ColonelSanders has given spot-on comment. FWIW, I've ridden both the current Roam 0 and the Crosstrail Elite (no access to Scott), though I own neither. Of the two, I'd definitely go with the Roam on...
08-07-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By badger1

Oops! Corrected. Accuracy in small things ...

Oops! Corrected. Accuracy in small things ...
08-07-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By badger1

Yes. Posts #5...

Yes. Posts #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) and 21 are the tells. Last major outbreak was two/three years ago, iirc. indyfabz will recall.

That's it; no more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 25,366
Posted By badger1

Not good enough. Epic fail. /thread

Not good enough.

Epic fail.

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 25,366
Posted By badger1

Sunday, 28 July @ 8:37 a.m. EST. ...

Sunday, 28 July @ 8:37 a.m. EST.

<crickets>
07-26-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 862
Views: 225,179
Posted By badger1

30s? Try 50f/60r, and she could probably drop 5...

30s? Try 50f/60r, and she could probably drop 5 or so from that. I'm around 170 (yes, I'm fat; should be @150), riding 32s @ 55f/65r. Never a problem at all with pinch flats the past four years....
07-25-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By badger1

Probably overpaying. Have you seen the bike...

Probably overpaying. Have you seen the bike physically? Does it actually have an 8-cog cassette?

If it is a '10 Elite, it cannot be "8spd" unless the shifters and cassette have been...
07-25-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By badger1

$300 U.S.? Probably overpriced. 2010 Sirrus...

$300 U.S.? Probably overpriced.

2010 Sirrus Elite had 9spd. Deore LX shifters. Does the bike look like this?
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=19260&make=741&model=55544
07-25-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 972
Posted By badger1

If the bike has an 8 spd. cassette, it's not a...

If the bike has an 8 spd. cassette, it's not a 2010 if it's a Sirrus Elite. 2009 was the last year the Sirrus Elite had an 8.

Walk away from this one.
07-19-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 862
Views: 225,179
Posted By badger1

173cms (5'8); long legs/arms, short torso. Medium...

173cms (5'8); long legs/arms, short torso. Medium Sirrus (X Comp) with stock stem > perfect fit. Slightly better than my '10 Sirrus Comp; mainly the slightly longer frame reach of the '19.
07-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,643
Posted By badger1

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding...

A valiant attempt at a 'spontaneously assploding crabon' troll, but ultimately a fail.

"The Welshman [Geraint Thomas] went down at the base of the final climb of the day, 13 kilometres from the...
07-09-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By badger1

It's not the bike. You are riding a 'road bike',...

It's not the bike. You are riding a 'road bike', no less so than is your husband. Yours just happens to have flat bars w/bar ends, and 32mm tires. Changing the tires to something else might, as...
07-09-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,210
Posted By badger1

There are two (2) differences between the 7.0 and...

There are two (2) differences between the 7.0 and 6.0: the 7.0 has a significantly better/lighter fork, and significantly better/lighter brakes.

Whether you would notice this difference -- and the...
07-05-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,489
Posted By badger1

This. I'm now considering adding an admonition...

This. I'm now considering adding an admonition re. the correct use of starch.
06-29-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,698
Posted By badger1

1) One of my two given names means 'badger' in...

1) One of my two given names means 'badger' in several British dialects/languages; and
2) The Badger (BH) is one of my all-time pro cycling heroes.
3) No connection whatsoever with Wisconsin.:)
06-29-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,236
Posted By badger1

I've just looked this one up: the US 36...

I've just looked this one up: the US 36 "Bikeway", right? This is not a MUP; this is a "bike highway". Of course one wouldn't want speed limits on it, let alone 15 mph speed limits....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By badger1

Sure, but why not just go all-in? Should be...

Sure, but why not just go all-in? Should be available soon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1HjKMz1Hlw
06-25-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,653
Posted By badger1

One really hopes that you are just taking the...

One really hopes that you are just taking the p**s and having a little fun in and with this thread.

Sadly, I suspect you are serious.
06-24-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,786
Posted By badger1

Are you sure your not sure?

Are you sure your not sure?
06-23-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By badger1

You are overthinking this. Your grips are...

You are overthinking this.

Your grips are not securely fastened to the bars. I'm assuming they are not lock-on.

Step 1: purchase a decent pair of lock-on grips. Install them.
Step 2: try them...
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