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04-19-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By merlinextraligh

Porsche 911. Should be able to get on the...

Porsche 911.

Should be able to get on the gas early through apex, but watch the drop throttle oversteer.
04-06-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By merlinextraligh

Tires, chains, cassettes, like condoms, should...

Tires, chains, cassettes, like condoms, should not be bought used
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíve ridden both the Tour of Flanders, and the...

Iíve ridden both the Tour of Flanders, and the Paris Roubaix courses. The cobbles on Flanders are really not that big of pinch flat concern. Theyíre slippery and a bit bumpy but really not that...
04-01-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,081
Posted By merlinextraligh

Dan, if you want to try a supported tour...

Dan,

if you want to try a supported tour that still has some flexibility, you might look at Backroads. Typically Backroad trips offer multiple route options and lengths each day, with different...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By merlinextraligh

I am far from a Bikes Direct Basher. I own two BD...

I am far from a Bikes Direct Basher. I own two BD bikes, as well as a few more spendy bikes. However at 300 bucks, I think you’re going to be really challenged to find a decent road bike. If that’s a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,847
Posted By merlinextraligh

We haven’t had any issues with our Seasucker ...

We haven’t had any issues with our Seasucker


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíd bet 2mm change in offset would be detectable...

Iíd bet 2mm change in offset would be detectable by many. Some people are more sensitive ( or picky) to changes. Other confounders such as the stiffness of the different forks, and possibly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By merlinextraligh

+1. And 5mm will definitely affect handling. ...

+1. And 5mm will definitely affect handling.

If you’re happy with the bikes handling now, I’d stay with the same offset. You will add a tiny amount of trail by going from 23mm to 28 mm tires. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

Atlas Shrugged, even Ayn Rand would get...

Atlas Shrugged,

even Ayn Rand would get vaccinated.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

And if you want to wait till 2024, just...

And if you want to wait till 2024, just extrapolating
youíre looking at an additional 1.8 million people dead in the US from COVID alone. Throw in another few hundred thousand as the result of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

And if you want to wait till 2024, just...

And if you want to wait till 2024, just extrapolating
youíre looking at an additional 1.8 million people dead in the US from COVID alone. Throw in another few hundred thousand as the result of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

well thereís an easy one. You stated the MRNA...

well thereís an easy one. You stated the MRNA vaccines
have not been subject to trials. Both The Phizer and Moderna vaccines went through 3 stages of clinical trials, review by independent
medical...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

As for the clotting issue with the Astra Zeneca...

As for the clotting issue with the Astra Zeneca vaccine, the EU has found no evidence of a link, the number of people who have died from clotting is in the one in a million range, and the shear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

Then, please stay out of public spaces. No...

Then, please stay out of public spaces. No vaccine is 100% effective, and we donít know the efficacy against newly emergent variants. Add in the fact some people canít get vaccinated. So public...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the...

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the long term risks of Covid vaccines. As Economists are want joke in the long term we’re all dead. So if we want absolute certaint, we could study mRNA...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

And just a bit of context, we rightfully rail...

And just a bit of context, we rightfully rail against the number of cyclists killed in vehicle accidents. The number of people,succumbing to Covid is just about 1000 times higher. Covid deaths are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,365
Posted By merlinextraligh

The problem is you don’t know what you don’t...

The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know. Best current knowledge, vaccination gives us lots of hope. However there are many unsansered questions; do vaccinated people still have the ability...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,041
Posted By merlinextraligh

I bought Speedplay X pedals in 1991, mostly...

I bought Speedplay X pedals in 1991, mostly because the plastic cleats in look/Shimano pedals would release unintentionally, particularly if you let the cleat wear a bit. Stayed with them because the...
03-14-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By merlinextraligh

Weíve been using one for 15 years plus. Bit...

Weíve been using one for 15 years plus. Bit pricey but worth it. Well built and very easy to use.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By merlinextraligh

Please God, tell me this is about Cervelos and...

Please God, tell me this is about Cervelos and Flip flops
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 363,274
Posted By merlinextraligh

People tend to regret the things they didn’t do...

People tend to regret the things they didn’t do much more than the things they did.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,706
Posted By merlinextraligh

Buy a second set of wheels, and you effectively...

Buy a second set of wheels, and you effectively have 2 bikes. New wheels, carbon fiber with deep sectioned rims, and a go fast tire like Continental 5000, then put on the widest, narliest gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,830
Posted By merlinextraligh

Let’s see, lightweight, upright position,...

Let’s see, lightweight, upright position, hydraulic disc brakes, ability to take wider tires, sounds exactly like your carbon gravel bike.

If the goal is a fast road bike, and you want to stay...
02-26-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,113
Posted By merlinextraligh

It’s not the ebike, it’s the users. I don’t see...

It’s not the ebike, it’s the users. I don’t see any inherent safety problem with an e bike ridden by a competent cyclist exercising reasonable judgment.

However as the video pointed out your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

No doubt government funding allowed for the rapid...

No doubt government funding allowed for the rapid development of Covid 19 vaccines. However, the government didnít create or manufacture those vaccines. Without the expertise, and manufacturing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

and to take it totally over the top. Free markets...

and to take it totally over the top. Free markets have functioned to create an amazing amount of wealth, in the world, with 1.2 billion people raised out of abject poverty since 1990, a U.S. where we...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

Its more than semantics, because diagnosing the...

Its more than semantics, because diagnosing the problem correctly is necessary to address the problem. If you conclude that Apple etc are greedy capitalists and capitalism therefore sucks and must be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By merlinextraligh

This seems a bit more elegant, is cheaper, and...

This seems a bit more elegant, is cheaper, and adds a theft alarm feature

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

The point is that abusing market power is the...

The point is that abusing market power is the opposite of free market capitalism. Rent seeking by monopolies is anathema to capitalism. By definition Monopolists are not capitalists. They want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

True I don’t know you but I know what you wrote. ...

True I don’t know you but I know what you wrote.

You indicted SRAM as a “damn capitalist” and compared them to Apple, Google, and Facebook who have routinely been accused of abusing monopoly...
02-25-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By merlinextraligh

Your point is totally valid that people should...

Your point is totally valid that people should ride what they like and works for them. And I understand that there are more reasons to ride a tandem than just the equalizer effect.

However, given...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

So SRAM growing, and becoming a more powerful...

So SRAM growing, and becoming a more powerful competitor to Shimano should be a good thing for consumers, not an abuse of market power, which your damn capitalist post alluded to.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

So I should have said affordable crank based...

So I should have said affordable crank based power meter. However, Saris and Powertap proves my point. The same profit motive and economic freedom to pursue your own ideas gave us powertap, and power...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By merlinextraligh

It taint😌

It taint😌
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 946
Posted By merlinextraligh

1)Tires are wear items wear them out, then...

1)Tires are wear items wear them out, then consider the best replacement.

2) youíre delusional if you think youíll see any real money from selling the tires you think are crappy. The market for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By merlinextraligh

Capital flows to its highest and best use. Time...

Capital flows to its highest and best use. Time was dying, but had some valuable intellectual property. So instead of what was good about Time just dying, SRAM is putting capital into it. If SRAM had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,649
Posted By merlinextraligh

In my experience you can “game” max power on a...

In my experience you can “game” max power on a power meter for a second or two with a lot of torque in a big gear. However, I think it’s mostly a measurement error.

Real world, start out in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By merlinextraligh

For the love that all is holy, just say no, and...

For the love that all is holy, just say no, and get off the friggin aero bars in the pace line.
02-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By merlinextraligh

At the risk of setting off a sh*t storm, why...

At the risk of setting off a sh*t storm, why electrify a tandem. A major reason to ride a tandem is its ability to allow riders of unequal strength to ride together.

E bike singles accomplish the...
02-24-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,483
Posted By merlinextraligh

Uhm, disc brakes do not work well as drag brakes....

Uhm, disc brakes do not work well as drag brakes. they are not designed for continuous use. The advantage of having a rear disc brake and rear caliper brake is to alternate use to manage heat, not to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By merlinextraligh

I still think something is off here. Admittedly,...

I still think something is off here. Admittedly, rain will accelerate bearing wear. However, head set bearings just don’t take the same load as bottom brackets or hubs.

I live in Florida next to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By merlinextraligh

Why did you have to buy bearings for your...

Why did you have to buy bearings for your headset? With modern equipment, I just don’t recall replacing a headset bearing in the last 20 years or so. I’ve got bikes with 30,000 plus miles and their...
02-14-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,051
Posted By merlinextraligh

No doubt context and intended use matters. And...

No doubt context and intended use matters. And the context of my post was in regard to the linked calculator that supposedly answers the questions of what is the fastest tire.

My point, which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,271
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll say this once. Listen to Psimet. He’s raced...

I’ll say this once. Listen to Psimet. He’s raced crits , and worked with supplying equipment to people racing crits at an elite level for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,271
Posted By merlinextraligh

Rubiksoval, I didn’t mean to imply you don’t...

Rubiksoval, I didn’t mean to imply you don’t brake in critsor need to brake. However, rim brakes are perfectly adequate for the braking you need, which your own experience shows.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,156
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’m out. I grant that I’m arguing against a...

I’m out. I grant that I’m arguing against a rising tide. Discs are the future and my point is largely consigned to history. Nonetheless, none of you have actually contradicted anything I’ve said. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,156
Posted By merlinextraligh

My whole point in this thread is that the Pros...

My whole point in this thread is that the Pros play by different rules, and have different resources. Thus Pros racing disc brake bicycles doesn’t mean that we amateurs should do so as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,156
Posted By merlinextraligh

With a disc wheel thru axle setup it’s totally...

With a disc wheel thru axle setup it’s totally faster to swap a whole bike. Hence Pro teams that can carry a backup bike set up for their Gc guys do that. They didn’t feel the need with Qr because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,156
Posted By merlinextraligh

Then youíre not doing it right. Ride your flatted...

Then youíre not doing it right. Ride your flatted tubular until thereís a lull, signal the wheel truck that you need a wheel, and you can be changed and chasing back on quickly. 15 second delay...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,156
Posted By merlinextraligh

let’s see the exact two bikes. And 3 bikes over...

let’s see the exact two bikes. And 3 bikes over 10 years with discs, I think I know how to change a wheel. And if it’s so easy, why do Pro teams that have the money not even bother to change wheels...
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