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09-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,074
Posted By Razorrock

You guys that wash after every ride, Do you own...

You guys that wash after every ride, Do you own multiple pairs? Do laundry 4 times a week or only ride once a week? Are you the same people that cleans your bike after every ride and wax the chain?
05-28-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By 2old

I'm a big Giant (redundant?) fan and own a 2022...

I'm a big Giant (redundant?) fan and own a 2022 FS model, but IMO the Trek Procaliber in the same price range is superior, and in fact the Marlin (about $1K) may be close depending on how the Giant...
05-28-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By katsup

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX...

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX rear derailleur). SX is SRAM's lowest tier group. I have no personal experience with this group, but have read a number of negative things online....
05-28-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By Steve B.

I very much like my Specialized Chisel Comp. ...

I very much like my Specialized Chisel Comp. It's an SLX equipped bike, so decent components. Very nice frame, not overly stiff. It is flat-out the best climbing bike I've ever ridden, Lot of of...
05-21-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,948
Posted By trailangel

Ya, watch the video. 2 riders riding side-by-side...

Ya, watch the video. 2 riders riding side-by-side on a hwy taking the full #2 lane.... while there is a bikepath right next to the hwy.
That's asking for trouble.

A Death Wish.

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By himespau

Not really great for the hill climb races OP...

Not really great for the hill climb races OP wants to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,270
Posted By datlas

OP, did you put wider tires on your bike? It's...

OP, did you put wider tires on your bike? It's definitely worthy of consideration if you have the clearance.
05-20-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,957
Posted By vespasianus

260 lbs on a single speed, with bad brakes, in a...

260 lbs on a single speed, with bad brakes, in a group of 75 doing hill climbs. All of us replying to these threads are the real idiots...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By Miles2go

I guess it is human nature to discount the word...

I guess it is human nature to discount the word of someone having road racing as their actual profession, riding more miles than most everyone reading this article, having bikes which are maintained...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,983
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't get too caught up in the power...

I wouldn't get too caught up in the power numbers.
The proof is in the result and you simply need more fitness/power.
But I would expect that you need around 4w/kg for 5 mins to keep up with most...
05-07-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,497
Posted By rsbob

Maybe you understand why I blocked him. Tired of...

Maybe you understand why I blocked him. Tired of reading that stuff.
05-07-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,497
Posted By Kedosto

What is your problem? Why do you feel the need to...

What is your problem? Why do you feel the need to come at me? I never addressed you. I never mentioned you or your posts yet YOU felt compelled to quote “once again, the usual BF Opinion Police are...
04-25-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Addressing some of the group ride issues...

Addressing some of the group ride issues mentioned above . . .
Why are people on group rides riding by themselves? Because there are no two cyclists who ride at the same level of comfort, whatever...
04-15-22, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By qwaalodge

Not unless you use dark brown or chocolate brown...

Not unless you use dark brown or chocolate brown paint to try to make it look like wood with some artsy paint strokes. Faux wood paintwork is never out of style:thumb:
04-13-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,271
Posted By indyfabz

Sums up this thread well.

Sums up this thread well.
04-10-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,271
Posted By dedhed

First world problems....

First world problems....
04-09-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,271
Posted By seypat

The only way I'd bandit a race is in black Trans...

The only way I'd bandit a race is in black Trans Am.
04-09-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,271
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you're clairvoyant ... you seem to be...

I think you're clairvoyant ... you seem to be able to see 1 minute into the future.
04-09-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,271
Posted By shelbyfv

If you don't pay, stay the eff away. This is so...

If you don't pay, stay the eff away. This is so simple. Poaching is poaching, whether you think the ride is "deserving" or not.
04-04-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,856
Posted By Koyote

You should send them a super-long, detailed email...

You should send them a super-long, detailed email with these questions!
04-04-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,856
Posted By njkayaker

This whole thing would have been much easier if...

This whole thing would have been much easier if you already at your target weight (congrats on the loss, btw).



​​​​​​This is much, much less practical than you imagine.

There are no "bike...
04-01-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By thumpism

Facilitators on this forum do exactly that....

Facilitators on this forum do exactly that. Volunteers who'll check out a machine for you and then fetch, pack and ship it. I've done it. Look around. When I did it the buyer paid the seller directly...
03-28-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,529
Posted By bbbean

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been...

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been going to for 12 years) once. When I complained to the bartender, he refused to replace it free of charge.

Should I
a) Accept responsibility for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By merlinextraligh

Restoring the Merlin ( or why Titanium is still cool)

I decided to restore my 24 year old Merlin Extralight. In its current configuration it has a mishmash of Shimano 10 speed mechanical components.

A few years back, I added S&S couplers to make...
03-26-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,091
Posted By qwaalodge

Yes, once upon in 1997, a shot wheel...

Yes, once upon in 1997, a shot wheel catastrophically failed and took out a whole city block, started WW3, and robots took over. I went back in time to stop it from happening....
03-25-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,091
Posted By Chuck M

:popcorn

:popcorn
03-20-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,536
Posted By rsbob

If it works for him it works for him. Why do you...

If it works for him it works for him. Why do you feel he needs to justify anything? Your query is a disingenuous and a put-down.
03-19-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,264
Posted By jon c.

Human society involves coercion. From the foods...

Human society involves coercion. From the foods we eat to the clothing we wear. The majority moves the directions we take, others follow along or are seen as outcasts. Infrastructure is built to...
03-17-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,264
Posted By flangehead

No, it isn’t. You and I might not like our...

No, it isn’t. You and I might not like our infrastructure, and some of the influences may be stronger and some weaker, but we had choices, and we still do.
03-17-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,776
Posted By Daniel4

A rant about another person's rant.

A rant about another person's rant.
03-15-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,381
Posted By prj71

I use my bike shop for some repair stuff either...

I use my bike shop for some repair stuff either because I don't have the correct tools or because I don't have the time. Most recent visit was for them to install a crown race on carbon fork I...
03-15-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,381
Posted By Koyote

Yes, waiting several months is a problem for some...

Yes, waiting several months is a problem for some customers, not so much for others. But the same thing is currently happening with plenty of other new vehicles...
03-15-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,381
Posted By Bald Paul

Let's take your analogy out a bit. You order...

Let's take your analogy out a bit.
You order your car online. Get the model, color, features you want. Shortly afterwards, your car shows up in your driveway, delivered by truck.
You did all this...
03-08-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,027
Posted By BillyD

Livedarklions please leave the thread, this...

Livedarklions please leave the thread, this arguing is pointless.
03-07-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,995
Posted By 70sSanO

Not to derail this thread, but I think our...

Not to derail this thread, but I think our grandson got a similar looking toy in his Happy Meal last week.

John
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By delbiker1

downhillmaster , nice, solid, competent, multiuse...

downhillmaster , nice, solid, competent, multiuse bike. Always makes for a good day.
03-04-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,196
Posted By downtube42

Skateboarders are infinitely cooler than...

Skateboarders are infinitely cooler than cyclists. Runners, too. Hoverboard riders, people standing in line at a taco truck, people working in a taco truck, and people driving cars with the...
03-04-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,196
Posted By spelger

they were drafting each other.

they were drafting each other.
03-04-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,196
Posted By indyfabz

You were so slow that it took you two times to...

You were so slow that it took you two times to pass “they” carrying a skateboard?
03-03-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you for sharing the view from your high...

Thank you for sharing the view from your high horse. I will be sending you a PM before every ride to make sure I don't offend your standards for acceptable clothing while biking.
03-01-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By msu2001la

Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to ignore you. ...

Oh, I'm sorry. I wasn't trying to ignore you.


This makes no sense to me. Logos/Team apparel have nothing to do with aero or tech. Another poster already pointed this out, and I didn't want to...
03-01-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By Reflector Guy

Now would be a good time for that guy in the Road...

Now would be a good time for that guy in the Road Cycling forum (who rides without a shirt) to check in for his insight. That's all we're missing here.
03-01-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By Koyote

Hmm. Your point is still opaque...If, that is,...

Hmm. Your point is still opaque...If, that is, you have a point and are just ineffectively communicating it.

Those people in replica pro football or baseball jerseys aren't wearing them while...
03-01-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By Reflector Guy

I can relate the two groups in only the very...

I can relate the two groups in only the very slenderest of similarities - the baseball fan might wear a baseball glove to a game for that one-in-a thousand (or thirty-thousand) chance he'll use it to...
03-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By msu2001la

Agree that kit = full ensemble of cycling...

Agree that kit = full ensemble of cycling clothing that one wears. I don't agree that kit = everything has the same logos on it. It's entirely possible that someone's kit would include a logo'd...
03-01-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By Iride01

If we are going to change the post to be talking...

If we are going to change the post to be talking about kits, then I'll have to modify my answer more than likely. I was only talking about Jerseys. Different preferences might apply for shorts or...
03-01-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,518
Posted By ultrarider7

I have these on 3 of my bikes, including my...

I have these on 3 of my bikes, including my Pinarello F12 Dogma. (with mini clips)

https://velo-orange.com/collections/pedals/products/vo-touring-pedals-sealed-bearing-236g-pr
03-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,518
Posted By andrewclaus

Thanks for the shopping list, everyone. I just...

Thanks for the shopping list, everyone. I just converted back to flat pedals after about 50 years of various clip and clipless systems. Late last year I salvaged and repaired a bike that came with...
03-01-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By burnthesheep

Wow you’re insecure. Not sure how you handle...

Wow you’re insecure. Not sure how you handle wearing your own skin.

I’d rather hang out with them than the likes of you. You sound thrilling.
03-01-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 7,448
Posted By Dino_Sore

I'll only wear a club jersey, otherwise it's...

I'll only wear a club jersey, otherwise it's mostly bland-looking clothing.

I find this topic about cycling team jerseys interesting. When I was playing soccer, if you showed up for a pick-up...
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