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03-28-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,450
Posted By Hiro11

Interesting that this thread is still carrying...

Interesting that this thread is still carrying on. As I said earlier, Rivendell is by any measure a tiny brand that sells few bikes but it appears that they inspire strong feelings regardless.
...
03-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By Hiro11

Very common problem, especially once you're past...

Very common problem, especially once you're past 45. These are very effective if nothing else is working:
https://kroops.com/collections/cycling
02-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By Hiro11

Hydraulic is hardly a "game changer". The Spyre's...

Hydraulic is hardly a "game changer". The Spyre's are damned good and very reliable.

On the other hand, I'd take the All City over the Pivot every day.
02-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By Hiro11

You put in all of this effort, spent all that...

You put in all of this effort, spent all that money... and then biffed the last hurdle. Dude, you gotta ditch those tires and put some supple 32s on there, something like the Rene Herse Stampede...
02-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,912
Posted By Hiro11

Apparently, you've never seen...

Apparently, you've never seen "Anchorman".
02-07-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,912
Posted By Hiro11

It's an old, old wooden ship.

It's an old, old wooden ship.
02-06-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,912
Posted By Hiro11

I have several thoughts on this topic: 1....

I have several thoughts on this topic:

1. I've had several very good experiences buying bikes from consumer-direct companies. The bikes I've purchased have generally been as high quality as bike...
02-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,224
Posted By Hiro11

A ~$4K, good quality, lightweight 29er hardtail...

A ~$4K, good quality, lightweight 29er hardtail or short-travel FS XC bike is hard to argue with. Something like a Santa Cruz Highball or Blur, Giant XTC, Trek Procaliber or Supercalibur, Specialized...
02-02-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 910
Posted By Hiro11

OP, this will answer your question: ...

OP, this will answer your question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W5KhfJHF_4
01-23-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,260
Posted By Hiro11

This is just not true. As one counter-example, a...

This is just not true. As one counter-example, a couple of decades ago Giant defined the look of a modern road bike with the TCR. (edit: noticed this point was made above). If you look at most...
01-07-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,961
Posted By Hiro11

Excellent post and astute observations. Roads in...

Excellent post and astute observations. Roads in the vast majority of the US are designed for cars and cars alone. Walking or riding a bike on the road is literally impossible on the majority of the...
Forum: Foo
01-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,167
Posted By Hiro11

Ugh, this holiday season: 1. I crashed a couple...

Ugh, this holiday season:
1. I crashed a couple of weeks before Christmas on my bike and managed to (mildly) separate my shoulder. This ruined my plans for this vacation as I planned on spending it...
Forum: Foo
01-04-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 766
Posted By Hiro11

I've largely given up beer and wine makes me ill....

I've largely given up beer and wine makes me ill. I do, however, celebrate all juices of the barley, corn, cane and wheat.

If you give me a choice between vodka and rum, that's easy: rum all day,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,906
Posted By Hiro11

I'm never going to actually buy one. Also, we're...

I'm never going to actually buy one. Also, we're talking lust here, not logic. Still, it's disappointing to hear that.
12-27-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,961
Posted By Hiro11

Thanks for the informed and reasonable discussion...

Thanks for the informed and reasonable discussion here.

I've had some time to read what people have posted here, talk about things with friends and family and think things through over the...
12-19-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,961
Posted By Hiro11

Giving up riding on the road

After about 30 years of riding on the road, I'm seriously considering giving it up. Several things have given me pause:

Getting hit by a car two years ago
Increasingly dealing with narrow...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,906
Posted By Hiro11

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x640/icon_bronco_thumb_960xauto_16352_6f0c22ebcd98151600d547725fdb373ec4c6d6b6.jpg
12-13-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hiro11

There are only two situations where tubulars...

There are only two situations where tubulars makes sense:
1. Cross races in slippery conditions where very low pressures are required.
2. You are a professional road racer and have an old Belgian...
12-06-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By Hiro11

So, this thread is about some $26 Chinese beach...

So, this thread is about some $26 Chinese beach bike tires in a weird 635/28" size being slow rolling? Not trying to be a jerk here, but given the usage of this tire here I don't know what to tell...
11-28-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By Hiro11

- Brand new model - Narrow niche (modern steel...

- Brand new model
- Narrow niche (modern steel road bike)
- Smaller brand

I'd say it's unlikely you're going to find too many people with personal experience on the bike at this point. To me it...
11-19-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,189
Posted By Hiro11

All major brand bikes are really good these days,...

All major brand bikes are really good these days, you can't really go wrong. Also, the pricing is generally the same between brands when you compare like for like. The only concern I have the...
11-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By Hiro11

Where did I imply that you need to wear lycra to...

Where did I imply that you need to wear lycra to be a "real cyclist"? Do you realize that you are proving my point?
11-10-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,819
Posted By Hiro11

In my opinion, no. Expensive sunglasses are a...

In my opinion, no. Expensive sunglasses are a total waste of money. I say this as someone who ones two pairs of Oakley Jawbreakers and 2 pairs of 100% S2s. Make of this what you will.
11-10-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By Hiro11

No offense, but you really can't figure this out?...

No offense, but you really can't figure this out? Look at the last picture you posted. Your chain has been "sucked" between the chainring (big gears on the front, the ones the pedals are attached to)...
11-10-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,932
Posted By Hiro11

Why not just use a free app on your phone?

Why not just use a free app on your phone?
11-10-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By Hiro11

This video is somewhat funny but doesn't really...

This video is somewhat funny but doesn't really break any new ground. In particular, it's sticking to the "annoying type-A cyclists are the lolz" trope. I don't understand why so many people are so...
11-04-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By Hiro11

As others have said, advertised tire width is...

As others have said, advertised tire width is almost always different from actual tire width, at least partially due to rim width. I've found that most tires are narrower than advertised, a notable...
11-02-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,415
Posted By Hiro11

Apologies for the NDS picture, but you get the...

Apologies for the NDS picture, but you get the idea. Stock Mercier Kilo WT I bought for $430 about five years ago. I threw the chain into the rear wheel soon after getting it (I didn't know at that...
10-30-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Hiro11

I'm not trying to convince you of anything,...

I'm not trying to convince you of anything, "dude". Judging by this unwarranted and ridiculously aggressive response and other comments above, you apparently already know everything. Why post this...
10-30-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Hiro11

There's almost no difference from a functionality...

There's almost no difference from a functionality perspective and no difference from a range perspective. It sounds like you're not picky enough to notice the smaller jumps between gears. Deore is...
10-24-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,230
Posted By Hiro11

Do we really need a study to prove that men...

Do we really need a study to prove that men generally have an advantage over women in most sports including cycling?

Dropping out of this thread as I don't like debating politics and this is topic...
10-24-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,230
Posted By Hiro11

I think a plurality (majority?) of people (myself...

I think a plurality (majority?) of people (myself included) agree that the social construct of gender is both non-binary and fluid. I think a clear majority of people (again, myself included) is...
10-23-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,272
Posted By Hiro11

Things I've regretted: - Most every OEM...

Things I've regretted:
- Most every OEM wheelset that I've ever had come on a bike. Unless you spend a fairly serious amount of money, you're going to get surprisingly crappy wheels with most bikes....
10-21-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Hiro11

No. Those are 100% S2s. I have two pairs,...

No.

Those are 100% S2s. I have two pairs, they're great.

https://www.ride100percent.com/collections/s2
10-09-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By Hiro11

Richard Sachs himself just posted this on his...

Richard Sachs himself just posted this on his Instagram account. I think he sees the humor.
10-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By Hiro11

No offense, but lol at this bike.

No offense, but lol at this bike.
10-03-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,268
Posted By Hiro11

I have both a nice 5" fatbike and a good trail...

I have both a nice 5" fatbike and a good trail mountain bike I run 2.3s on. IMO:
- the rolling resistance on smoother surfaces is higher than a regular mountain bike but not as high as some above...
10-03-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'd ride a vintage...

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'd ride a vintage aluminum frame I knew to have a catastrophic lug crack.
09-28-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,431
Posted By Hiro11

I think Cervelo's are great bikes. Still, I think...

I think Cervelo's are great bikes. Still, I think there are several reasons for this company's decline:
1. They were faddish to begin with. They were the "hot" brand about eight years ago, sold for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,146
Posted By Hiro11

You can get a Di2 bike for about the same price...

You can get a Di2 bike for about the same price as mechanical DA. I went with hydro Di2 for my bike this year.

Since high school, I've always paid the (small) premium for Ultegra over 105. I have...
09-20-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By Hiro11

The Surly is a very tried and true design. The...

The Surly is a very tried and true design. The Marrakesh is more modern, but not necessarily "better". Personally, I like the more mountain-bikey / adventure touring type bikes here. I feel they're...
09-18-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,586
Posted By Hiro11

Assuming your saddle height is correct and if you...

Assuming your saddle height is correct and if you haven't already, check your position relative to KOPS (knee over pedal spindle). There are many videos out there about how to do this. KOPS is hardly...
09-18-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By Hiro11

I'm pretty happy with this helmet. I have not...

I'm pretty happy with this helmet. I have not found it "hotter" at all and i use it all the time in hot weather. I am bald and clip my (remaining) hair short, which apparently makes a difference when...
09-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,052
Posted By Hiro11

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF...

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF thread that has disintegrated into useless, passive aggressive name calling, internet tough guys, deliberate inability to try to understand what...
09-11-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,052
Posted By Hiro11

Not sure what kind of crits you're talking about...

Not sure what kind of crits you're talking about here. If you tried to join a crit here in Chicago with cat 1s and 2s (something like the Intelligentsia Cup) as a newbie with six weeks of riding...
09-11-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,052
Posted By Hiro11

Again, I likely disagree with you. I'll...

Again, I likely disagree with you.

I'll elaborate. It depends what you mean by "short time" and "basic skills". I can assure you that riding in a group in a Pro-1-2 crit requires substantially...
09-11-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,052
Posted By Hiro11

Totally disagree. Fast group riding, gravel...

Totally disagree. Fast group riding, gravel riding and (especially) mountain biking require strong skills.
09-01-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 54,298
Posted By Hiro11

I think the OP is on to something here. I see...

I think the OP is on to something here. I see lots of cyclists who just cannot get in the drops. IMO, I think this is because too many cyclists buy aggressive racing frames with short head tubes....
08-30-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By Hiro11

Extreme climbs like the Zoncolan or Angliru are...

Extreme climbs like the Zoncolan or Angliru are mainly there to create interest and headlines. Races are rarely won or lost on these climbs, or at least no more often there than they are on other,...
08-30-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,272
Posted By Hiro11

A few of my favorite videos from my favorite...

A few of my favorite videos from my favorite channels:

Good vibes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nh8bQcAEDA

Amazing scenery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGsPwRdoJ0I&t=1s

Racing...
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