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Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,939
Posted By shelbyfv

The Madone seems an odd choice for you, though it...

The Madone seems an odd choice for you, though it looks very nice. For the disc version, the lowest component level appears to be Ultegra and I'm pretty sure I recall from another recent thread that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,939
Posted By shelbyfv

You've got me there slick! I scrolled through...

You've got me there slick! I scrolled through all four pages and still can't find mention of you buying a Madone. I may need a vision check as well as remedial reading!
07-16-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 20,075
Posted By shelbyfv

Like the car dealer who advertised "We lose money...

Like the car dealer who advertised "We lose money on every sale but make it up in volume."
Replies: 56
Views: 1,687
Posted By shelbyfv

Venting is thought to be good for those who feel...

Venting is thought to be good for those who feel they've been mistreated. It doesn't matter whether the mistreatment is real or imaginary. They feel better having vented. BF in their wisdom corral...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,939
Posted By shelbyfv

I like the aluminum suggestion. Seems OP is...

I like the aluminum suggestion. Seems OP is looking for an all weather commuter and by his own admission is neither an avid nor particularly knowledgeable cyclist. If buying new, may as well get...
07-16-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 20,075
Posted By shelbyfv

It may be anecdotal/urban legend, but I've read...

It may be anecdotal/urban legend, but I've read that if the feds catch bikers in Wilderness areas they will confiscate the front wheel, leaving the miscreant to hike out toting his bike. That would...
07-15-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By shelbyfv

If they have to wait for you more than once or...

If they have to wait for you more than once or twice, tell them thanks and go do your own ride. Try again another day.
07-15-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By shelbyfv

If you decide to replace the crank and bb, I'd...

If you decide to replace the crank and bb, I'd move up the food chain a little and get one with the current HTII. Sora maybe? Much easier to deal with in the future.
07-15-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By shelbyfv

Your bike will be easier to pedal.

Your bike will be easier to pedal.
07-15-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By shelbyfv

I was recently called "genius" for providing an...

I was recently called "genius" for providing an individually wrapped wet wipe after a dropped chain fiddle.:hug:
07-15-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,515
Posted By shelbyfv

That's pretty strange for the usual t shirt ride....

That's pretty strange for the usual t shirt ride. It's true that they can create logjams going up hills, but so do slow pokes on any kind of bike. Maybe the difference is that the pokes get passed...
07-15-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 499
Posted By shelbyfv

11,000 feet is a lot of climbing for most folks. ...

11,000 feet is a lot of climbing for most folks. You may want to map out a century with 7,000-8,000 and see how that goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By shelbyfv

You might have to give up carbon and go back to...

You might have to give up carbon and go back to Ti;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,939
Posted By shelbyfv

Give it a few days and OP will likely reverse his...

Give it a few days and OP will likely reverse his position.:twitchy:
07-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 722
Posted By shelbyfv

Can't imagine LBS or Trek would assume any...

Can't imagine LBS or Trek would assume any liability, though trying to straighten a bent aluminum hanger doesn't seem like "best practice."
07-15-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By shelbyfv

It should work just fine. The 6701 chain is...

It should work just fine. The 6701 chain is directional, FWIW.
07-15-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 646
Posted By shelbyfv

Wow! Thin, female, butch, beamer,...

Wow! Thin, female, butch, beamer, attitude,layer.... You are lucky you came away with the jewels intact! If I am riding alone I will sometimes assist turtles in their crossing of the rode.
07-14-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By shelbyfv

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1710x950/screenshot_2019_07_14_strong_hydroquinone_skin_bleaching_skin_lightening_cream_skin_whitening_cream_ebay_4533114e4b2e00667392b8ac2d825a9d...
07-14-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,325
Posted By shelbyfv

Actually it works very well for me. I can easily...

Actually it works very well for me. I can easily ignore the narcissistic nesting and fb's nattering. I get your point about others quoting the ignored but in practice it rarely happens. Why would...
07-14-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,325
Posted By shelbyfv

The ignore feature cleans this up for lots of...

The ignore feature cleans this up for lots of us.:thumb:
07-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By shelbyfv

Clyde dream ride, congrats!

Clyde dream ride, congrats!
07-14-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,107
Posted By shelbyfv

You should be able to carry plenty of food but...

You should be able to carry plenty of food but you may very well need one water refill during the final 68. One option would be to scout for a church or public building with an outside faucet. A...
07-14-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By shelbyfv

With that power you probably don't need the...

With that power you probably don't need the largest cog. Bend it so it doesn't interfere with the spokes or next smaller cog and ride on. Or buy a cassette for $30+/-.
07-14-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By shelbyfv

Maybe stupid question but are you using tubeless...

Maybe stupid question but are you using tubeless tape of the proper width?
07-14-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By shelbyfv

If I were you I would get a 10 speed cassette. ...

If I were you I would get a 10 speed cassette. You are wasting your time otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By shelbyfv

What type of racing are you doing? Actual races...

What type of racing are you doing? Actual races or do you just want to go "fast" for fun? There may be rules if you are truly competing.
07-12-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By shelbyfv

Sweat is very similar to salt water and can...

Sweat is very similar to salt water and can promote rust. :innocent: Since you don't want a replacement, your best option might be one of the many rust killer or converter products.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By shelbyfv

Has something changed? Unless you need discs or...

Has something changed? Unless you need discs or more tire clearance, your frame will accept whatever upgrades you want to make. On the other hand, it's nice to have a spare bike or two.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,357
Posted By shelbyfv

If you don't post you can't go wrong:rolleyes:

If you don't post you can't go wrong:rolleyes:
07-12-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By shelbyfv

How many gravel rides can you guys do before you...

How many gravel rides can you guys do before you have to wash your shorts/bibs?
07-11-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By shelbyfv

Not sure how to contribute without using "I" or...

Not sure how to contribute without using "I" or some goofy passive voice. ;) I'll use goofy passive for fun... The arms, legs and head are rinsed from a gallon jug, surfer style. The clothes are...
07-08-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, that's a long way from being a "group set." ...

Yes, that's a long way from being a "group set." Looks like the complete is $1300+/-. You can still get that from legit seller Merlin for same or less....
07-08-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By shelbyfv

As mentioned, Sugino cranks are nice...

As mentioned, Sugino cranks are nice https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=9824&category=62 Also this very similar...
07-08-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By shelbyfv

It's clearly some kind of scam but it would take...

It's clearly some kind of scam but it would take quite an investment in tooling to produce a counterfeit group. More likely to be a bait and switch or you just never see any merchandise. Link for...
07-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 20,075
Posted By shelbyfv

Unfortunately the thread has become dominated by...

Unfortunately the thread has become dominated by one obvious troll and one persistent and repetitive illogic.:rolleyes:
07-08-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,432
Posted By shelbyfv

Back so soon?:innocent:

Back so soon?:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By shelbyfv

You are going to have to submerge them again. ...

You are going to have to submerge them again. Try a bucket of water with a little bleach to kill the smelly critters. If you don't have shoe dryers, stuff with newspaper to help them dry.
07-07-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By shelbyfv

I've always self funded charity rides, just my...

I've always self funded charity rides, just my nature. If the minimum is too much for me to swallow, I don't do the ride. It's not for me to say how much is "right" and more than that is "greedy."...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,106
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm not disagreeing with you, just asking which...

I'm not disagreeing with you, just asking which DA you compared to your FSA. Seems you used both a 7800 crank and the FSA and were satisfied you couldn't tell a difference. No reason to doubt your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,106
Posted By shelbyfv

I hope this doesn't go too far afield before OP...

I hope this doesn't go too far afield before OP shares his experience comparing the FSA and Dura Ace cranks. I'm always happy to save money! On the other hand, sometimes folks are just blowing hot...
07-07-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,587
Posted By shelbyfv

:foo:

:foo:
07-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By shelbyfv

You only have to get 100 miles for the t shirt. ...

You only have to get 100 miles for the t shirt. They wanted my email and shirt size, told me t shirt would be available at local Trek dealer in Sept. 500 miles will get you entry into a drawing for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,061
Posted By shelbyfv

Wouldn't acceleration be "quickest?"

Wouldn't acceleration be "quickest?"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,106
Posted By shelbyfv

Good to know! What series of Dura Ace crank did...

Good to know! What series of Dura Ace crank did you have?
07-07-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 20,075
Posted By shelbyfv

Pointed out multiple times in this very thread,...

Pointed out multiple times in this very thread, doesn't seem to sink in. Self =motor vs Self+ battery=motor. KISS.
07-07-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,160
Posted By shelbyfv

I've seen friends wrecked by dogs, cats,...

I've seen friends wrecked by dogs, cats, squirrels, chickens and deer. I'm inclined to worry about some dumb animal crossing the road.
07-07-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By shelbyfv

Hang it on the wall. Obviously there are plenty...

Hang it on the wall. Obviously there are plenty of derailleurs that would work but if the integrated derailleur hanger is broken, it wouldn't be worth the cost of repair.
07-07-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, embarrassed for him....

Yep, embarrassed for him....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 05:14 AM
07-05-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,956
Posted By shelbyfv

Miracle cure for flaccid chamois?

Miracle cure for flaccid chamois?
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