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12-05-19, 04:18 PM
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Posted By badger1

This.

This.
12-04-19, 02:09 PM
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Views: 5,643
Posted By badger1

Why, that's a swell idea Ward! I'm sure the...

Why, that's a swell idea Ward! I'm sure the Missus is just gonna love it!
...
12-02-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 28,303
Posted By badger1

Yep; an old friend here on teh Biek Forms....

Yep; an old friend here on teh Biek Forms. Nothing changes ... a classic in the grand tradition of Dreamrider (various guises) and 'the kid from the UK' (various guises).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,972
Posted By badger1

Doesn't matter how much money one throws at it, a...

Doesn't matter how much money one throws at it, a stink-pot is still a stink-pot: the vessel of choice for the Newly Rich and the Nearly Dead.
12-01-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,058
Posted By badger1

I will echo shelbyfv: what is your evidence (not...

I will echo shelbyfv: what is your evidence (not your obviously uninformed opinion -- your evidence) for this and similar statements?

<crickets>
11-30-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By badger1

See the responses in this thread to date: no one...

See the responses in this thread to date: no one here can tell you which saddle will work for you. It's trial and error, until you find not so much which specific saddle works, but rather which...
11-28-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By badger1

This would be a good place to start -- 51 pages. ...

This would be a good place to start -- 51 pages.
https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/947094-official-trek-ds-owners-thread.html
11-27-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By badger1

So, you have a current Diverge Sport (carbon)...

So, you have a current Diverge Sport (carbon) w/105 drivetrain and hydraulic discs. Yes?

If so, then you'd need to check to see if current 11spd Shimano R700 flat bar shifters (105 series) will...
11-27-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By badger1

Which Diverge: 2019 carbon Diverge Sport,...

Which Diverge: 2019 carbon Diverge Sport, w/Ultegra?
11-27-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,001
Posted By badger1

Now you've done it. Prediction: this thread will...

Now you've done it. Prediction: this thread will reach 10 pages.
11-27-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,001
Posted By badger1

That's a good suggestion. Lots of stuff, lightly...

That's a good suggestion. Lots of stuff, lightly used, on Craigslist.

Just this morning I was checking for crash strategies; found at least a dozen listings.
11-26-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,378
Posted By badger1

Give it time; I'm sure some 'breaking' will be...

Give it time; I'm sure some 'breaking' will be forthcoming.

BTW, in this context the correct spelling is 'skillz', not 'skills'.
11-26-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,001
Posted By badger1

Perfect phrasing is perfect!

Perfect phrasing is perfect!
11-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,001
Posted By badger1

Buy both first, then start a thread about them...

Buy both first, then start a thread about them here asking if you should have bought them.
11-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By badger1

Not often, and we are also not obsessed with dick...

Not often, and we are also not obsessed with dick breaks. One does wonder about that peculiar preoccupation.:)
11-25-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,378
Posted By badger1

Understood. Sadly I -- as I have learnt from...

Understood.

Sadly I -- as I have learnt from this thread -- don't know what I'm doing and should perhaps not even be riding a bike, and certainly not on descents, because I have come to have a...
11-25-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,378
Posted By badger1

I'm quite capable of these speeds as well, but I...

I'm quite capable of these speeds as well, but I never actually reach them as I prefer a much slower pace -- mainly so that I can wave to every passing cyclist.
11-22-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,785
Posted By badger1

This.

This.
11-21-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,378
Posted By badger1

There, you see? Here we are, well into page 2....

There, you see? Here we are, well into page 2. All it takes is persons of goodwill, willing to post 'points' that have been repeated ad nauseam on here in sundry threads, and 2 pages will quickly...
11-21-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By badger1

Pffft ... these bars are just lame; pale...

Pffft ... these bars are just lame; pale imitations of the real thing*, and sold at inflated prices.

*Bike Snob NYC: The First (and Last) Annual BSNYC/RTMS Cockpit of the Year Award: The Finalists...
11-21-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,378
Posted By badger1

Really, we must.

Really, we must.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By badger1

Got it the first time round (post #26).:thumb:

Got it the first time round (post #26).:thumb:
11-20-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By badger1

If the 'Giro shape' suits your head -- it does...

If the 'Giro shape' suits your head -- it does mine -- can't go wrong with a Synthe. I think they're still available. Excellent quality and adjustability; very light; very well ventilated. I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By badger1

Agree ... the 'party line' (and apparent...

Agree ... the 'party line' (and apparent inconsistency given my experience) from Specialized is odd.

If the answer you received had to do with fitting a FS (any) to a non-FS Specialized frame,...
11-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 261,130
Posted By badger1

Heh! If I were younger/fitter/less fragile that...

Heh! If I were younger/fitter/less fragile that would be a done deal. Unfortunately, I'm a little skeered of snow/ice no matter the tire width.:o
11-20-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By badger1

Agreed. It is interesting to noodle around...

Agreed.

It is interesting to noodle around exploring how this is set up. One can access 'Viathon' via Walmart.com, but aside from placing an order everything else (intentionally?) directs one to...
11-20-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By badger1

Why not simply go to the source? ...

Why not simply go to the source?
https://www.viathonbicycles.com
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,150
Posted By badger1

Not doubting at all the veracity of your report...

Not doubting at all the veracity of your report of what your source said, but what was said strikes me as total nonsense. There is absolutely no way that Specialized (the company) would have supplied...
11-19-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By badger1

Correct. They have started (rationally) small,...

Correct. They have started (rationally) small, three bikes, each with a common frame: hardtail mtb 29er; 'gravel' bike; and 'road' bike.
11-19-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,894
Posted By badger1

Sir Bedevere: ...and that, my liege, is how we...

Sir Bedevere:
...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped.

King Arthur:
This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to...
11-19-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By badger1

livedarklions (sorry, meant to quote!) ... and...

livedarklions (sorry, meant to quote!) ... and they (Walton grandsons) are I believe also responsible for the new bike line (Viathon).

Not surprising, given their very strong and productive mtb...
11-19-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,071
Posted By badger1

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1187905-ge...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1187905-get-your-next-carbon-bike-walmart-ok-i-ll-start.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,748
Posted By badger1

Add some LIGHTWEIGHT MEILENSTEIN OBERMAYER wheels...

Add some LIGHTWEIGHT MEILENSTEIN OBERMAYER wheels to that low/midrange crabon bikecycle and you'll be flying. Switching from Not-Bibs to bibs is good for another few mph.

Just sayin'.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,498
Posted By badger1

Nah. For once, I wuz serious (Serious Poster™).:)

Nah. For once, I wuz serious (Serious Poster™).:)
11-16-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 261,130
Posted By badger1

Wheelset? Nothing too exotic: I want aluminum,...

Wheelset? Nothing too exotic: I want aluminum, with excellent hubs and a low weight. LBS is recommending these, which are certainly a possibility and not too expensive....
11-15-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,082
Posted By badger1

Flat-bar gravel bike? Readily available at your...

Flat-bar gravel bike? Readily available at your local Specialized dealer. Stock, and ready to go, with 38mm Tracer Pro tires. Mine (below) has had a tire change, but that doesn't change the character...
11-15-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By badger1

Fortunately, push-back is coming, as was...

Fortunately, push-back is coming, as was inevitable.

My main hope is that the push-back against electric dirt bikes (a.k.a. e-mtbs) being permitted on trails restricted to non-motorized vehicles...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,479
Posted By badger1

Re. warranty, here is the exact language (U.S....

Re. warranty, here is the exact language (U.S. and Canada).

"Lifetime Warranty on Specialized-branded frames and framesets: Specialized warrants the structural integrity of the frame or frameset...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,479
Posted By badger1

I can offer some limited comment here, fwiw. My...

I can offer some limited comment here, fwiw. My bike came with FS 1.0 -- the progressive spring version. The factory defect I noted above aside, it worked as advertised and certainly did noticeably...
11-15-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 261,130
Posted By badger1

Yes, and no, not really. The main gain is...

Yes, and no, not really.

The main gain is lower weight. The FS on your bike, with correct tire pressure and bike fit/set-up, will swamp any (if any) tiny gains in flex/vibration damping offered by...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,479
Posted By badger1

You could very well be right re. the pricing; as...

You could very well be right re. the pricing; as I said, just speculating with no direct knowledge! I've never actually asked -- don't look a gift horse in the mouth and all that.

I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,479
Posted By badger1

'I don't know' re. other Specialized bikes is my...

'I don't know' re. other Specialized bikes is my general answer. What I do know is this: my '19 Sirrus X Comp (flat bar road bike) came stock with a FS 1.0 cartridge; it was/is the Diverge version...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 54,479
Posted By badger1

FWIW, I think (I do not know) that the $350ish...

FWIW, I think (I do not know) that the $350ish (US) amount for a new FS cartridge may refer to the FS 2.0 one, which is entirely different as many here will know, with proper full-hydraulic damping....
11-13-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,462
Posted By badger1

Well, you have me beat in the oldie stakes, but...

Well, you have me beat in the oldie stakes, but only by two years! I still ride mtb as much as I can -- it's my 'first love' in cycling -- but now stay with non-technical singletrack. At 68, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,498
Posted By badger1

This. That aside, perhaps folks here don't...

This.

That aside, perhaps folks here don't realize, as said above by sdmc530, that the 'sons [grandsons?] of Walmart' are themselves very, very dedicated cyclists -- especially mtb -- and have...
11-13-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 261,130
Posted By badger1

We've got 'early-onset' winter up here -- ugh;...

We've got 'early-onset' winter up here -- ugh; that's what's done me in! I can usually ride through November and often well into December. Oh well; there might be some warmer stretches yet.

Still...
11-11-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,269
Posted By badger1

I had and used the insert when I first got the...

I had and used the insert when I first got the frame, along with two different lenses. Stayed with it one script change, but by the next exam my eyes had pretty much stabilized -- apparently this...
11-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,352
Posted By badger1

Yep. Pretty simple, imo. I have three derailleur...

Yep. Pretty simple, imo. I have three derailleur drivetrains, on my three bicycles: 3x9; 2x10; and now 1x11.

They all work, flawlessly, and have done so over the years that I have had them....
11-10-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,269
Posted By badger1

To me, yes. To you, or others, who knows? ...

To me, yes. To you, or others, who knows?

Your money; your decision. I require prescription lenses. My Rudy Project Rydons are brilliant in every respect: very light, durable (six+ years now), and...
11-10-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By badger1

"Fairly recent"? ...

"Fairly recent"?

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/search?keyword=Cypress+DX
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