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01-19-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Posted By balut bandit

When someone use the term ultimate gravel grinder...

When someone use the term ultimate gravel grinder it doesn't bring to mind a clown bike, it brings to mind something like one of Firefly's custom beauties.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By balut bandit

No, he took "the bolded part" out of context and...

No, he took "the bolded part" out of context and went off on his own tangent.

I'm surprised that it's that hard for you to follow. Oh well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By balut bandit

Well, if you're able to follow the bouncing ball...

Well, if you're able to follow the bouncing ball of the conversation, he was referring to carbon in general, not the specific.

He read this: "That said when you exceed carbon it just breaks. Rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By balut bandit

Not to mention all of us who were choosing discs...

Not to mention all of us who were choosing discs long before carbon rims were even contemplated or available.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By balut bandit

This is much of BF encapsulated in a just a few...

This is much of BF encapsulated in a just a few sentences.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,190
Posted By balut bandit

Interesting assumption on your part. I too hit a...

Interesting assumption on your part. I too hit a gate (closed in my case, at ~17 mph - long story) and my carbon frame was not toast. I rode it back home. It needs to be repaired but it certainly...
01-19-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,338
Posted By balut bandit

The term snob is often used by adult tricycle...

The term snob is often used by adult tricycle lovers with inferiority complexes.

For instance:
...
01-19-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Nope. No impact. If you read the entire...

Nope. No impact.

If you read the entire thread you will see my post noting that I was riding behind him when it happened.
01-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,338
Posted By balut bandit

You're confused again Chippy. I'm not a...

You're confused again Chippy.

I'm not a bicycle mechanic - just another normal guy who commented on your very odd posts wherein you incessantly whine about people who you perceive to be more...
01-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,338
Posted By balut bandit

Did you have to make any special modifications to...

Did you have to make any special modifications to your bike to support the weight of the massive chip on your shoulder?
01-18-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

I have had many MTB tires fail over the decades....

I have had many MTB tires fail over the decades. Sometimes catastrophically. Even a double pinch flat at mach schnell one time. The tire failures did not cause me to crash. It is rare that a tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,973
Posted By balut bandit

Today's lesson: "Significantly lighter" is...

Today's lesson:

"Significantly lighter" is significantly subjective.
01-17-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

It's refreshing that you remain so utterly...

It's refreshing that you remain so utterly confused (and fearful). Comparing a working rotor on a mountain bike to a working tire on a car is a false equivalence due to the differences in potential...
01-17-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,338
Posted By balut bandit

I don't think you understood this: "They are...

I don't think you understood this:

"They are fine for tootling around which is all that many folks care about."
01-17-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,338
Posted By balut bandit

Because to the uninformed they can look like...

Because to the uninformed they can look like quality bikes with desirable features("Gee, it's got those shock things on da front!") but if the BSO is ridden in the manner that the bikes they are...
01-17-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,345
Posted By balut bandit

No need to worry. It's not.

No need to worry. It's not.
01-16-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,568
Posted By balut bandit

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/429x279/shocked_10abcec35d9c477a7c72f39b5b6625457ee2737a.png

(that's not how it works)
01-16-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

Nah. I run 18-20 psi without rim damage...

Nah.

I run 18-20 psi without rim damage (which you cite as a reason why you can't run those pressures), without a tire that "squirms and wallows" ( which you cite as a reason why you can't run...
01-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

Nah. "The first 1/4 mile is easy with a few...

Nah.

"The first 1/4 mile is easy with a few minor steps to negotiate until the Pipe Gate. Just beyond the Pipe Gate, however, is the steepest part of the ride. Look at the elevation chart in "The...
01-15-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x492/2r8kj8_62ab1b86dd7de7efa701803df7777c31a4271c45.jpg
01-15-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,161
Posted By balut bandit

Because the sealant contains particles that are...

Because the sealant contains particles that are too big to pass through the needle.

I'm puzzled by the fuss. It takes mere minutes to add sealant to both tires on a bike through the valve..

If...
01-15-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By balut bandit

It's "nuts" to you because you apparently can't...

It's "nuts" to you because you apparently can't understand that not everyone shares your financial circumstances and/or you can't understand that folks value things differently than you do.

That's...
01-15-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

I didn't say "tubeless have to be run at lower...

I didn't say "tubeless have to be run at lower pressure due to the physics of how the tire and bead interact"


I merely noted that the proper pressure (i.e. the best pressure in terms of grip and...
01-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

That's false. I can run my tubeless MTB ...

That's false.

I can run my tubeless MTB tires at 20 psi, 28 psi,40 psi, etc. The difference between those pressures will be the varying amount of grip and rolling resistance (including the...
01-14-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,120
Posted By balut bandit

WHOOOOSH! (that's the sound of something flying...

WHOOOOSH! (that's the sound of something flying over your head.)
01-14-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

One of the advantages of a tubeless setup is that...

One of the advantages of a tubeless setup is that the proper pressure is lower than the same setup with a tube.
01-14-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,120
Posted By balut bandit

Yet I was the second person to do so. It's a...

Yet I was the second person to do so. It's a tough world out there.

Even without the rabid scorpions.
01-14-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

Lower pressure = better grip and lower rolling...

Lower pressure = better grip and lower rolling resistance.

p.s. plugging a flat tubeless tire is quick and easy. Faster than putting in a tube.
01-13-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

YELLING!!! just makes you look even more fearful...

YELLING!!! just makes you look even more fearful and hysterical. Which is a pretty amazing accomplishment given your behavior up to this point.

Congrats.
...
01-13-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

I don't think you're thinking through how the...

I don't think you're thinking through how the rotor failed.

There was nothing for it to "jam its way against" since that would require rotor material to jam against. There was nothing in the outer...
01-13-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

I don't agree with you because his wheel did not...

I don't agree with you because his wheel did not lock up, there was only a change in lever feel and he was still able to brake.
01-13-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Not too sure about your experience with discs but...

Not too sure about your experience with discs but I've been using them since ~2000 (Magura, Hope, SRAM) so yeah, I know plenty about them.

Thanks for admitting that nothing happened due to his...
01-13-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Unsurprisingly, you were too afraid to answer my...

Unsurprisingly, you were too afraid to answer my question:

"If it was unsafe, as you continue to stridently and fearfully claim, what was the unsafe result of him using his "unsafe" rear brake for...
01-13-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,161
Posted By balut bandit

No problems with tubeless here and that puncture...

No problems with tubeless here and that puncture can be fixed with a Megaplug or a few genuine innovations strips.

Dynaplug® Online Store | Dynaplug® Megapill - Tubeless Bicycle Tire Repair Kit...
01-13-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By balut bandit

That can be fixed: ...

That can be fixed:

https://www.inquisitr.com/5247800/police-called-to-texas-walmart-for-woman-riding-electric-cart-in-parking-lot-drinking-wine-from-pringles-can/
01-13-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Again, only the outer circumference came off. The...

Again, only the outer circumference came off. The rotor remained mostly intact, with a usable braking surface, and he was able to safely use the brake to slow his bike down when needed - as evidenced...
01-13-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

For someone who is self-admittedly clueless about...

For someone who is self-admittedly clueless about basic bike stuff, struggles to understand how his $300 bike works, and appears to have extremely limited experience even riding a bike, I'll assign...
01-12-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

There was still half of the clamping area left....

There was still half of the clamping area left. He continued to ride safely and was uninjured. He even continued to have fun. So yeah, it was safe. Luck had nothing to do with it.

I get it. You're...
01-12-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Yes. People do get hurt. While I am typing right...

Yes. People do get hurt. While I am typing right now thousands of people around the world are getting hurt. Also, the Sun rises in the East.

His rotor was safe. He continued to ride safely,...
01-12-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

It wasn't unsafe. He rode for another hour+ on...

It wasn't unsafe. He rode for another hour+ on his newly light weight rotor, on technical singletrack, in the dark.


...
01-12-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

No, you're wrong. Cushcore inserts are not...

No, you're wrong.

Cushcore inserts are not there to protect the rim when a tubeless tire goes flat.

You can educate yourself here:

https://www.cushcore.com/
01-12-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Gotta love hysterical, judgmental people who...

Gotta love hysterical, judgmental people who assume that his rotor wore out because he was too cheap to pay a cent to fix it.

The truth is that he had the replacement rotor on his shelf and just...
01-12-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By balut bandit

You can save both of your thumbs by using pliers...

You can save both of your thumbs by using pliers on the jam nut. Some multi-tools even include jam nut pliers (so you can remove a garage-tightened valve in the field).
...
01-12-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,338
Posted By balut bandit

Ah, that explains everything. You're one of...

Ah, that explains everything. You're one of "those."
01-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Surprisingly there was no noise, I was right on...

Surprisingly there was no noise, I was right on his tail. Just a sudden change in lever feel. I thought that he pulled off because he flatted.
01-12-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,964
Posted By balut bandit

See the quote below. That guy is upset.

See the quote below. That guy is upset.
01-12-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,964
Posted By balut bandit

Hey sunshine, no need to get all upset. Also,...

Hey sunshine, no need to get all upset. Also, please keep your creepy seat post fantasies to yourself.

My reading comprehension is fine. After all, you're the guy who claimed that your...
01-12-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,964
Posted By balut bandit

If 30km/18.6 miles is a long ride for you it's no...

If 30km/18.6 miles is a long ride for you it's no wonder you don't have any comfort issues.
01-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,449
Posted By balut bandit

Getting the most value out of your rotors

Nailed it. He was also able to finish the ride albeit with somewhat reduced braking.
...
01-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By balut bandit

Clean cable routing/ no ridge underneath the tape...

Clean cable routing/ no ridge underneath the tape when used with more modern shifters.
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