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07-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Metieval

FWIW ...

FWIW

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HE5NKQjhGPY
07-23-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Metieval

geo will help the most on road bike. you'll find...

geo will help the most on road bike. you'll find distance being next thing. faster? maybe not much but you will find more energy and ride farther maybe a bit faster. too many factors here.

I would...
07-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Metieval

I'd rather live 2020 again vs 2021. Gas/fuel...

I'd rather live 2020 again vs 2021.
Gas/fuel was cheap enough that it gave extra money to pay the tarrifs 100x over on bike parts.

I like litebicycle. Pick your spoke , pick your nipples, pick...
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,155
Posted By Metieval

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are...

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are equal.

I'd be curious on a no effort roll out between the 2 hubs now that you have same tires.
Even with loose ball, spanning matters greatly!
...
07-19-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,519
Posted By Metieval

Preventive maintenance.

Preventive maintenance.
07-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,940
Posted By Metieval

I quit riding with a group like yours! I'm...

I quit riding with a group like yours!

I'm in the rear of like 7. A car approaches I yell car back. Nadda, no reaction from leader. several calls of "car back" was ignored. I speed up to the...
07-14-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,694
Posted By Metieval

In my opinion leg hair is as annoying as club fit...

In my opinion leg hair is as annoying as club fit jerseys flapping in the wind.
With that said , I never shaved. Chain maintenance is enough. I wasn't about to start leg maintenance also.
My...
07-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By Metieval

Well hopefully they can get it out.... I...

Well hopefully they can get it out....

I still suggest visiting in person.


Wish you the best on this!
07-13-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,223
Posted By Metieval

I have a local shop "superb mech", he also knows...

I have a local shop "superb mech", he also knows I wrench my own stuff. Yet I throw him bones, and I also throw him stuff I am 'not into doing'.
He knows I ripped apart my bb30, cleaned lubed and...
07-12-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Metieval

Just throwing this out there for thought. ...

Just throwing this out there for thought.

Road plus is nice. So look at tire clearance.
Assuming most of these bikes will be flat bar short distance rides. A 650bx47 option won't slow you down....
07-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By Metieval

I think that your statement is clear. With the...

I think that your statement is clear. With the use of 'unnecessary' as a definitive qualifier.

My opinion is what one person determines to be "unnecessary", has nothing to do with what other...
07-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,894
Posted By Metieval

Unnecessary purchase ? Schwinn ssx blackout ...

Unnecessary purchase ? Schwinn ssx blackout kick back cruiser from 2007

Necessary purchase ? carbon 650b wheel set, even though i have a perfectly working 700c wheelset.

I am so glad, I...
06-22-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By Metieval

Excellent reading! Thank you!

Excellent reading! Thank you!
06-21-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,933
Posted By Metieval

Man I love your bikes!

Man I love your bikes!
12-09-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,705
Posted By Metieval

Well I just got the worse of the worse deals. ...

Well I just got the worse of the worse deals.

I drove 60+ miles one way to the closest bicycle shop. And bought a set of maxxis icon/ardent tires for the mtb. And rim tape, and degreaser, and t9...
10-26-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By Metieval

What is with the war on mom n pop stores? ...

What is with the war on mom n pop stores?

Boycott the giant retailers or else your future will be like trying to buy panaracers in Venezuela!

And that will be "comical".

The choice is yours.
10-06-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,544,426
Posted By Metieval

I accidentally posted this in the sticky...

I accidentally posted this in the sticky cyclocross thread the other day. Close enough but..... that's what I get for not reading thread title.
So here it is in the correct thread.

4 star RDO...
09-30-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,544,426
Posted By Metieval

This bike has been a blast! Anyone want to buy a...

This bike has been a blast! Anyone want to buy a Supersix hi-mod di2? Kidding... but seriously.

...
07-15-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,590
Posted By Metieval

that's on you, quit blaming them! ;)

that's on you, quit blaming them!

;)
07-12-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Metieval

I am not going to laugh I drive a car too, a long...

I am not going to laugh I drive a car too, a long with riding a bike.

flats suck for everyone. at one point in time I had a red solo cup filled with nails and screws and wire that I saw while...
07-11-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,619
Posted By Metieval

no sun screen clothing is all based on...

no sun screen

clothing is all based on relative humidity. low humidity = loose clothing, high humidity = tight wicking clothing.

now mix that with how fast I plan to ride, flappy clothing at...
07-02-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,072
Posted By Metieval

Comparing apples to apples in the name of Truth,...

Comparing apples to apples in the name of Truth, we are going to put the same motor on both bikes for a realistic comparison, Yes?

and that is my definition of ethics and integrity. ;)
06-30-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,944
Posted By Metieval

When I test rode the giant Revolt advanced I was...

When I test rode the giant Revolt advanced I was able to hit some rumble strips on the side of the road.

It was so impressive, I turned around and hit them again like 10 different times. ...
06-30-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,590
Posted By Metieval

all the people on Amazon talking about how their...

all the people on Amazon talking about how their brand new SPD SL cleats are falling apart and breaking.

I bought mine at the local bike shop, and I have beat the heck out of them. Not broken!...
06-30-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Metieval

Edit: Apparently I have the old style that has...

Edit: Apparently I have the old style that has been discontinued, and I have no Experience with the new Polar bottles. So take my original comment below with a huge grain of salt! Also see post #17...
06-30-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By Metieval

LOL Good Catch, I was thinking Highball. I have...

LOL Good Catch, I was thinking Highball. I have no Idea why I typed Tallboy. I'll go edit that! At least I didn't type ballboy rofl


I actually like the idea of a cuthroat, but then that...
06-30-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,500
Posted By Metieval

Nothing wrong with Freewheeling them! BTW i...

Nothing wrong with Freewheeling them!

BTW i think a 46/16 is a harder spin than a 48/17, its been too long since I looked at the ratios. I rode them all starting with 48/17 then 48/16
48/16 was...
06-30-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 17,282
Posted By Metieval

Easy answer is "sometimes" As I sometimes...

Easy answer is "sometimes"

As I sometimes ride in normal shoes, sometimes SPD, sometimes SPD -SL, sometimes I am on a hybrid, sometimes a roadbike, sometimes gravel bike, sometimes a MTB (the MTB...
06-29-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,472
Posted By Metieval

A few of my friends stop and take pictures, I...

A few of my friends stop and take pictures, I started doing that and well I realized just how much I missed by never stopping. No Foul in stopping for a drink or for picture taking. Or just to...
06-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Metieval

a nude beach in person is not the same as a nude...

a nude beach in person is not the same as a nude beach on a google search!

in person it's more like a Beached whale club gathering......
06-28-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,094
Posted By Metieval

I get more Grrrr if they don't 2 wheel salute on...

I get more Grrrr if they don't 2 wheel salute on the pass!

then again if they want to pass at a respectable speed, Speed limit generally being 55, while I am doing 20 it's cool.

It stands to...
06-27-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,472
Posted By Metieval

I'll drop $50 on a cage, but Not that design....

I'll drop $50 on a cage, but Not that design. Maybe for the road, but for anything else I don't trust the weight of 24 ounce bottle bouncing on that little tiny tab!
06-22-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,072
Posted By Metieval

a $5,000 bicycle with a Casual cyclist on it is ...

a $5,000 bicycle with a Casual cyclist on it is

= to

playing a 64 bit (or less) mp3 on a $5,000 audio equipment

Send him that... ;)
06-22-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,529
Posted By Metieval

Fact, I don't wear a mask. If people are...

Fact, I don't wear a mask.
If people are concerned then they can stay 6' or more away from me. That's on them, not me.
06-21-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,529
Posted By Metieval

Respect? then why not ride multiple laps around...

Respect? then why not ride multiple laps around home where you can refill without adding to the body count in stores. mask or no mask, other than personal reasons, I have not heard of a valdid...
06-20-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Metieval

I found out with having both, that well being...

I found out with having both, that well being HOT is OKAY!
06-19-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Metieval

no my claim Is based on first person info. ...

no my claim Is based on first person info.

Your claim that because it isn't in the news, thus it don't happen is absurd.
06-18-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Metieval

chigger bites itch, Lyme disease kills, or flat...

chigger bites itch, Lyme disease kills, or flat out ruins lives.

I'd take precaution, and want neither!
06-17-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Metieval

I have not seen a tick on me or gotten a mosquito...

I have not seen a tick on me or gotten a mosquito or fly bite wearing it. I have not sprayed a dog with it.
And it smells good too! cedar!! nice!
06-17-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 966
Posted By Metieval

Cedarcide ...

Cedarcide

https://www.cedarcide.com/product/cedarcide-original-kit/
06-17-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By Metieval

I'd look at gravel bikes, ride a 28-32c road race...

I'd look at gravel bikes, ride a 28-32c road race tire size all year then change it out for a beefier tire for 2 weeks of touring.

Giant Revolt Advanced,
Niner RLT 9 Aluminum carbon or steel...
06-16-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,755
Posted By Metieval

the 520 compared to the 500 has a FAIL battery...

the 520 compared to the 500 has a FAIL battery life!

and Garmin really skimps on memory, I am sure it is intentional.

I used the Turn by Turn bread crumbs once on the 520, and I'll never do it...
06-16-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,755
Posted By Metieval

Since Covid19 I don't use my phone or my garmin...

Since Covid19 I don't use my phone or my garmin 520.

people just don't need to know where I am, where I am going, and where I've been.
06-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By Metieval

a 42c resolute is a nice tire if your not riding...

a 42c resolute is a nice tire if your not riding on sharp gravel or picking up broken glass commuting. Just throwing that out there for your singletrack mostly gravel rides... Tires like the 700x45...
06-15-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By Metieval

helmets!! I keep smashing them.. but I ...

helmets!!

I keep smashing them.. but I bought an identical one to see if it would last longer than the first one :p
06-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,350
Posted By Metieval

I am traveling this summer, I am glad most of...

I am traveling this summer, I am glad most of ya'll are staying home. :D :D:D :D
Best gift ever!
06-15-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,350
Posted By Metieval

Glad to see the easy offended have not left me...

Glad to see the easy offended have not left me hanging in this thread. LOL

At least we know If choosing the pampered vacation you most likely won't be around any buttercup snowflakes melting.
06-14-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,162
Posted By Metieval

This is a huge reason I started wrenching on my...

This is a huge reason I started wrenching on my own bicycles. If something squeaks you don't tighten it more, you pull it part clean it, lube it and put it back together.

I am sure that the bike...
06-12-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,162
Posted By Metieval

I love aluminum, just not the way they are...

I love aluminum, just not the way they are designed now. Leaving the Down tube open ended with a raw edge at the BB... is a huge no for me.

Hydroforming AL, is so awesome, and then.. frame makers...
06-11-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,737
Posted By Metieval

I don't have Large feet, 44-45 but I have been in...

I don't have Large feet, 44-45 but I have been in Primal2 and Altra shoes for a good many years now. so much so that Bicycling shoes are just not going to work for me.

although having smaller feet...
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