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Mojo31 03-28-22 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22453532)
Same. I bought one because of owning three carbon bikes and it holds my tandem well, also. I like it.

I like it as well, but find I have to make sure the stand legs are really tight since it puts the weight further outboard.

I got it because all four of our bikes are crabon and was flummoxed by how to mount them safely.

genejockey 03-28-22 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22453558)
For you Ti guys, I have too many bikes, but, you know, N + 1. I keep looking at this on Craigslist for $750 with older Dura Ace. I've never owned or ridden Ti.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6dafd61d0a.jpg

I remember reading good things about Dean Ti bikes, BITD. And 750 is what I basically paid for a frame, headset and BB, since the rest of the kit was worn out. Mind you, it's a Litespeed Ultimate. I think the Dean rated right up there with the midrange Litespeeds, when new.

As far as the magic of Titanium? I can't tell if there is any such thing. Somebody said Titanium bikes are the best steel bikes, and I think they have a point. It's not that different from steel - lighter, doesn't rust, rides great - but not a giant leap different.

bampilot06 03-28-22 10:58 AM

so my wife’s bike doesn’t have enough seat post to clamp……..


My solution, I ask my neighbor to hold her bike up while I work on it. He’s retired so I am doing him a favor.

genejockey 03-28-22 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22453466)
Even with straight gauge Ti I'd only clamp the top tube for a quick derailleur adjustment or the like. No way in hell I'd try to remove pedals with that clamp arrangement.

I generally put my bikes on the floor for pedal changes, and I have a nice strong stand with a stable base.

Jack Tone 03-28-22 11:01 AM

Thanks for the comments. Looking for spare cash.

genejockey 03-28-22 11:03 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22453405)
Snow flurries are in the air. :bday:

Yes. If they're on the ground, it's called accumulation.

;)

genejockey 03-28-22 11:04 AM


Originally Posted by Jack Tone (Post 22453586)
Thanks for the comments. Looking for spare cash.

I still feel a little guilty about the Litespeed, and I bought that in December. I don't feel guilty when I ride it, though.

datlas 03-28-22 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22453576)

As far as the magic of Titanium? I can't tell if there is any such thing. Somebody said Titanium bikes are the best steel bikes, and I think they have a point. It's not that different from steel - lighter, doesn't rust, rides great - but not a giant leap different.

I don't think ANY frame material is "magic" and most materials we use are viable. My suspicion is that since Ti feels like steel but is lighter and won't rust, along with its relative rarity/eccentricities, has given it a bit of mystique.

BillyD 03-28-22 11:17 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22453578)
so my wife’s bike doesn’t have enough seat post to clamp……..


My solution, I ask my neighbor to hold her bike up while I work on it. He’s retired so I am doing him a favor.

Why not ask your wife to hold it? Report back here when you're done.

LAJ 03-28-22 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22453456)
People pay a lot of money to make it look like they've got a clapped out heap.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...28305faf44.png

Naw. That's patina, and all it takes is a clear coat. Cheapest paint job in town. Maaco couldn't **** that up.

BillyD 03-28-22 11:21 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22453605)
I don't think ANY frame material is "magic" and most materials we use are viable. My suspicion is that since Ti feels like steel but is lighter and won't rust, along with its relative rarity/eccentricities, has given it a bit of mystique.

I think the mystique comes from the fact that not only is it lighter and won't rust, but it won't asplode either.

indyfabz 03-28-22 11:25 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22453553)

Go all Will Smith on his dumb ***.

bampilot06 03-28-22 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22453621)
Why not ask your wife to hold it? Report back here when you're done.

I am smarter than I look.

indyfabz 03-28-22 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22453679)
I am smarter than I look.

I'm not.

genejockey 03-28-22 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22453605)
I don't think ANY frame material is "magic" and most materials we use are viable. My suspicion is that since Ti feels like steel but is lighter and won't rust, along with its relative rarity/eccentricities, has given it a bit of mystique.

I think, back in the 1990s, before CF technology had really been developed, Titanium was deemed the most effective way of making a lighter bike than steel. CF was in its infancy and not many companies were working in it. Aluminum was either noodly if standard diameter or harsh if oversized. Titanium allowed bike builders to make lighter bikes using the same basic design as steel.

genejockey 03-28-22 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22453730)
I'm not.

You're not which - smarter than YOU look, or smarter than HE looks?

seedsbelize2 03-28-22 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22453413)
My **** is clean, and I ride carbon. Two strikes against me already. I have no issue putting the top tube in my bike stand clamp, but I do use a micro fiber towel in the clamp. Is the towel the third strike? Or is it best that we all ride **** that looks like it came out of the back of Fred Sanford's truck?

Yet again. Redacted..
Thanks for the heads up datlas

indyfabz 03-28-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22453749)
You're not which - smarter than YOU look, or smarter than HE looks?

That's for me to know and for you to find out.

datlas 03-28-22 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22453733)
I think, back in the 1990s, before CF technology had really been developed, Titanium was deemed the most effective way of making a lighter bike than steel. CF was in its infancy and not many companies were working in it. Aluminum was either noodly if standard diameter or harsh if oversized. Titanium allowed bike builders to make lighter bikes using the same basic design as steel.

Or could it be magic?


genejockey 03-28-22 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22453805)
That's for me to know and for you to find out. not really care about.

Fixted.

indyfabz 03-28-22 01:32 PM

Holy snow squall.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f78ca04e1.jpeg

genejockey 03-28-22 01:34 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22453817)

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fea5a020f.jpeg

datlas 03-28-22 01:35 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22453832)

Do you believe in magic?

indyfabz 03-28-22 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22453834)
Do you believe in magic?

In a young girl's heart?

LesterOfPuppets 03-28-22 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22453834)
Do you believe in magic?

Magic Motorcycle? Those cranks were pretty cool looking BITD.

http://mombatbicycles.com/492Magic1.jpg

LAJ 03-28-22 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22453781)
Yet again. Redacted..
Thanks for the heads up datlas

Bring it.

LesterOfPuppets 03-28-22 02:07 PM

Easy tre today, took about 20 seconds.

Wordle 282 3/6

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BillyD 03-28-22 02:10 PM


Bah Humbug 03-28-22 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22453679)
I am smarter than I look.

I'm dumber than everyone thinks.

datlas 03-28-22 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22453881)
I'm dumber than everyone thinks.

We all are. It's the human condition.

Don't be so hard on yourself, we are in this boat together.


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