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02-03-23, 05:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 566
Posted By wolfchild

Some of us enjoy riding in the snow and I have...

Some of us enjoy riding in the snow and I have absolutely no interest in any indoor trainers.....I don't consider indoor trainers to be real cycling., there is no bike handling skills involved and no...
02-02-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 852
Posted By wolfchild

I don't get it why so many people are so...

I don't get it why so many people are so concerned with legal stuff and state laws....Just use your common sense., look around make sure there are no cops around and go ahead and run the red light as...
01-31-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By wolfchild

Anytime there is a discussion on brakes it's...

Anytime there is a discussion on brakes it's almost always the hydro disc fan boys who try to convince everybody that cable actuated brake systems are weak, unreliable, prone to failure, complex to...
01-30-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 651
Posted By wolfchild

I continue to do rides lasting between 4 - 5...

I continue to do rides lasting between 4 - 5 hours in below freezing temps. Everything is slow and low intensity rides ( LISS ),with an occasional intense effort when climbing a hill or slogging...
01-29-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By wolfchild

You're assuming too much. What makes you think...

You're assuming too much. What makes you think that everybody is using drop bars with bar tape ?...Personally I use riser bars with Ergon grips, if I ever need to replace the cables or housing it's a...
01-29-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By wolfchild

I hope this is a joke.

I hope this is a joke.
01-28-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,433
Posted By wolfchild

The arrow in the very first pic is correct and...

The arrow in the very first pic is correct and that's the way all other rotors without the arrow should be installed.
01-28-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By wolfchild

No that's not the reason... the main reason why...

No that's not the reason... the main reason why bikes and all vehicles have two brakes is because using two brakes will stop you better than just using one brake.
01-23-23, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By wolfchild

I guess a fancy dork disc is more important than...

I guess a fancy dork disc is more important than brakes to some people.... What those bikes really need is brakes, just because they're fixed gear doesn't mean they shouldn't have brakes.
01-23-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

That is a very strange coincidence because i did...

That is a very strange coincidence because i did exactly the same thing. On Saturday i did a ride on my bike with rim brakes and on Sunday I did a ride on my bike with disc brakes. Both brakes worked...
01-22-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,320
Posted By wolfchild

Next thread please: The actual cost to make a $...

Next thread please: The actual cost to make a $ 300 gravel specific jersey.
01-22-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By wolfchild

I've used that technique many times but I never...

I've used that technique many times but I never knew there was an actual name for it.
01-21-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,787
Posted By wolfchild

I am sure there are more alcoholics amongst the...

I am sure there are more alcoholics amongst the non-cycling community then within the cycling community.
01-21-23, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By wolfchild

That last pic, looks like some of the studs are...

That last pic, looks like some of the studs are not installed all the way in, I would push them in and go for a ride on bare pavement to set the studs properly.
01-21-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,320
Posted By wolfchild

I pulled those numbers out of my rear end just to...

I pulled those numbers out of my rear end just to make a contribution to a troll thread, although I bet I am not too far off the mark here...Personally I have no interest in what it costs to...
01-21-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,787
Posted By wolfchild

This has nothing to do with health. Anytime a...

This has nothing to do with health. Anytime a topic of alcohol comes up it becomes a moral debate.
01-21-23, 04:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,787
Posted By wolfchild

The latest boogeyman is carbohydrates...There are...

The latest boogeyman is carbohydrates...There are experts on internet claiming that avoiding carbohydrates will cure all diseases and extend your lifespan.
01-21-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer MTB style brake levers and...

I prefer MTB style brake levers and handlebars...I tried drop bars on two of my bikes for about 2 years and I just couldn't get used to operating brake levers from the hoods or drops...Drop bars /...
01-20-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,579
Posted By wolfchild

It's January 20 and still no winter, no ice, no...

It's January 20 and still no winter, no ice, no snow around here...I think the 2022 / 2023 winter season will down down in history as the warmest and most rainy winter season ever.
01-20-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,787
Posted By wolfchild

Agreed

Agreed
01-20-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

Where are those people who say that SS is bad for...

Where are those people who say that SS is bad for you ?...I think you're the first person who said that SS bikes make knees explode.
01-20-23, 04:57 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

SS requires a different approach and different...

SS requires a different approach and different strategy when attacking hills, you can't just sit in the saddle and expect to climb a hill like you would on a bike with granny gear...I fully...
01-19-23, 03:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,942
Posted By wolfchild

Always carry a pump and always carry more than...

Always carry a pump and always carry more than one spare tube. Don't rely on C02.
01-18-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,253
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer mechanical discs because of simplicity...

I prefer mechanical discs because of simplicity and ease of service if something went wrong. The worst that could happen with mechanicals is a broken cable which is a lot easier to deal with than...
01-17-23, 04:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By wolfchild

Even when I ride fixed gear I still have front...

Even when I ride fixed gear I still have front and rear brakes...Main reason for two brakes are that sometimes I switch from FG to SS so when I ride SS I need two brakes. It's a fact that two brakes...
01-17-23, 03:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,206
Posted By wolfchild

Riding with only one functional brake is just...

Riding with only one functional brake is just plain dumb.
01-15-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,777
Posted By wolfchild

I use slim fitting non-cycling specific cargo...

I use slim fitting non-cycling specific cargo pants which are tight enough not to get caught in the chainring...If I am wearing loose fitting pants I just use an elastic band made from an old inner...
01-15-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

Those 3 minutes are irrelevant unless somebody is...

Those 3 minutes are irrelevant unless somebody is getting paid to win races.
01-15-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By wolfchild

Definitely much nicer looking than all those...

Definitely much nicer looking than all those modern condo towers and cookie cutter buildings here in Canadian cities.
01-14-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

Not even a chain stay bridge or points for...

Not even a chain stay bridge or points for mounting full fenders ??....Must feel nice getting splattered with road grime..I guess to each his own, personally I prefer to have full fenders on all of...
01-13-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

It's true.

It's true.
01-13-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

Scientific testing in a lab is not the same as a...

Scientific testing in a lab is not the same as a daily grind out in the real world....$ 14 000 dollar bikes are not designed for heavy duty utilitarian uses. Would you put fenders and racks and all...
01-13-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By wolfchild

$ 600 for a Surly frame is pretty good deal....

$ 600 for a Surly frame is pretty good deal. Those frames are so versatile and practical and can be build in so many different ways, it's totally worth it. As for components, you could try going with...
01-13-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By wolfchild

Spot on !!

Spot on !!
01-13-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

It's not about affordability. I could go to my...

It's not about affordability. I could go to my LBS right now and purchase a $ 14 000 bike with cash if I wanted to. But what's the point of spending that much on a bicycle ?.
01-13-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

Ahh common and get real. It's the same thing with...

Ahh common and get real. It's the same thing with cars. Why would a person purchase a $ 150 000 Mercedes SUV instead of a $ 40 000 Toyota SUV when is reality that Toyota is more practical and will...
01-13-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By wolfchild

It'll be fine. Just put as big of a tires as your...

It'll be fine. Just put as big of a tires as your bike will fit and go have fun on singletrack.
01-13-23, 05:42 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,746
Posted By wolfchild

It will probably go off the rails after 1 page...

It will probably go off the rails after 1 page and then keep going for another 20 pages.
01-13-23, 05:25 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By wolfchild

It's impulse purchasing where people buy things...

It's impulse purchasing where people buy things that they don't need, just to try and impress others...Out in the real world nobody is impressed and gives a damn about your expensive bike. It's...
01-12-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,773
Posted By wolfchild

I use stainless steel bottles with screw on lids...

I use stainless steel bottles with screw on lids they cost me $ 20 - $ 30 .
01-12-23, 03:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By wolfchild

I have bar ends on my riser bars and yes they are...

I have bar ends on my riser bars and yes they are awesome for getting extra leverage when climbing out of the saddle...I think the main reason why flat bars are not mainstream anymore is because...
01-10-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

I don't think OPs thread and question is the...

I don't think OPs thread and question is the problem....The real problem is a handful of posters who believe that a person can't be a serious cyclist and cycling enthusiast unless they're up to date...
01-09-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By wolfchild

I have experimented and tried different types of...

I have experimented and tried different types of handlebars and the ones I hate the most are drop bars and flat bars. My favorite and most comfortable type of handlebars are riser bars with few...
01-08-23, 03:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
Posted By wolfchild

Chamois cream isn't a necessity. There are also...

Chamois cream isn't a necessity. There are also plenty of cyclists { myself included } who ride a lot further than 20 miles without using chamois cream.
01-07-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,934
Posted By wolfchild

:popcorn

:popcorn
01-07-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

It's obvious that you are new around here and...

It's obvious that you are new around here and have not participated in or read threads about pedals, frame material, tubeless vs tubed tires, sock color and length, leg shaving. valve stem caps,...
01-07-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

I don't see anybody here preaching that we should...

I don't see anybody here preaching that we should abandon disc brakes and go back to rim brakes because rim brakes are better than disc brakes. Several posters have made it very clear that rim brakes...
01-07-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

Why would you say that a bike frame which offers...

Why would you say that a bike frame which offers more versatility, more options for different builds and more options to run different components be considered ridiculous ?
01-06-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

I hope you're right....maybe I'll just go and...

I hope you're right....maybe I'll just go and purchase another rim brakes bike and not worry about parts shortage in the near future.
01-06-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By wolfchild

......because cycling has become a fashion...

......because cycling has become a fashion industry. If you don't follow the latest trends you will be looked down upon and not considered a serious cyclist.
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