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09-05-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Metieval

Mostly pavement on 25c. Once the snow is packed...

Mostly pavement on 25c.
Once the snow is packed then I could ride gravel.
Frozen gravel (limestone) with no snow is brutal on a 25c slick, the gravel doesn't move and it does weird washout, tosses...
09-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,924
Posted By Metieval

Cycling clothing should match your intensity. ...

Cycling clothing should match your intensity.
Clothing should match the weather.
Clothing is a tool, the samezas any other tool. Pick the correct tool for the job.
09-04-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Metieval

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/10974435_10204497812780295_1831140146153834369_o_2289174e0786bea698ee4e144135d74e689d51a8.jpg
Snow, if it isn't mud or it isn't...
09-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Metieval

If you are not planning on multi hour daily...

If you are not planning on multi hour daily rides... the diverge is a little over the top.

I'd 'say' that a hardtail, with a rigid fork would be perfect... you could ride on 700x40 or 70x50...
09-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,034
Posted By Metieval

On a frame of that size. C'dale might fail you...

On a frame of that size. C'dale might fail you too?
09-01-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,034
Posted By Metieval

I'd been on harsh Aluminum forever and had always...

I'd been on harsh Aluminum forever and had always found carbon to feel dead. Eventually carbon came around, but not all carbon.

I really like cannondales himod carbon. Then again their take on...
08-30-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Metieval

Can't say I've ever heard anyone refer to a steel...

Can't say I've ever heard anyone refer to a steel bike as an alloy bike. And 99.99999% of the time in the bicycle industry "alloy" means aluminum.

A fuji pro is hydroformed aluminum alloy.

The...
08-30-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Metieval

Aluminum or alloy is essentially the same thing....

Aluminum or alloy is essentially the same thing. People have wrongly (me too) been calling aluminum alloy bikes aluminum forever. I mean technically even alloys are considered aluminum.

Pretty...
08-30-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

You're welcome. I searched "giant atx 2020" ...

You're welcome.

I searched "giant atx 2020" , "giant atx 2019" all the way down. Quit at 2002 when I saw this non disc brake version.



https://m.pinkbike.com/buysell/2269511/
08-29-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Metieval

No different than the rear of a vehicle that...

No different than the rear of a vehicle that sees gravel/dirt roads.

It's air turbulence, combined with lower air pressure surrounding valve stem. sucks in dust, allows it to settle.

You...
08-29-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,771
Posted By Metieval

No, not weird. Unless we are both weird. I ...

No, not weird. Unless we are both weird. I totally understand where you are at. I love your bike builds too.

This thread is a double edged sword. One side is fitting for the OP. The other...
08-29-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,771
Posted By Metieval

What are your goals with a bicycle? Is it...

What are your goals with a bicycle?
Is it commuting, exercise, fun, distance,
How much time will you ride at one time
I see from another post you are 5' 10" 265#
I caught another post saying you...
08-29-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,771
Posted By Metieval

I doubt the OP wants to invest that kind of money...

I doubt the OP wants to invest that kind of money into a build. Especially on a Raleigh frame.

I'd also like bring up the question that many who argue 80's are good. Their 80's bike is not their...
08-29-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,771
Posted By Metieval

40 year old bike, new cassette, new chain, new...

40 year old bike, new cassette, new chain, new cables (possibly new cable housing), new brake pads, true wheels, probably due for hub maintenance. Add in cost of labor......


Imo bad...
08-28-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

The bike in question. I'm ball parking its age ...

The bike in question. I'm ball parking its age 2002-2006

Final answer, uhh for now lol
08-28-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

A 2008 atx has hydroformed top tube. Your...

A 2008 atx has hydroformed top tube.

Your bike must be older than 2008....

Btw I found this! Pretty cool I had no idea it existed. I'd be tempted to buy one if I found one....
08-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,771
Posted By Metieval

Bike rides should be enjoyable, not a chore....

Bike rides should be enjoyable, not a chore. Setting the which bike is better argument aside.
Sometimes something new to you, can add to the enjoyment.

I vote to switch bikes. If you can get the...
08-28-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By Metieval

For the first 20 miles anyways...... the next 80...

For the first 20 miles anyways...... the next 80 is a different story.
Unless your century rides are a leisure 15-16 mph average , then a gravel bike will suffice.
08-28-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

I did see a 2016 on there, not sure if that is...

I did see a 2016 on there, not sure if that is when it was posted, or what.... I can't read the web site.
08-28-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

Oh I did find this..... but..... ...

Oh I did find this..... but.....

https://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/giant-atx-860-sram-7-0-mtb-hydraulika-magura-i6317924602.html
08-28-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

Right! Thanks for new photos and components,...

Right!

Thanks for new photos and components, but it didn't help. Only thing image search matches comes up with is security questionable websites , like clothing , pharm , etc..... all foreign. ...
08-28-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

I'm guessing it's a UK or European bike. ...

I'm guessing it's a UK or European bike.

Something offered over there, that wasn't offered in the US market.

The disc brakes tells me after 2000. I'd like to guess 2007. But the graphics says...
08-28-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Metieval

Color? I mean use colors to age the bike. ...

Color?

I mean use colors to age the bike.

Google image search...atx. then match colors.
08-27-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 679
Posted By Metieval

Very cool! Random fact did you know a...

Very cool!

Random fact did you know a beheaded snapper can still snap hours after being beheaded?
08-27-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

An opinion is a view, or judgement. ...

An opinion is a view, or judgement.

Straight out of the dictionary.
08-27-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

"judgement and criticism", again welcome to the...

"judgement and criticism", again welcome to the internet and forum.

If You ride a carbon, then prepare to get judged and criticized by some retro riders.

Improper sock line, apparently ...
08-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

Welcome to the world of opinions that are free of...

Welcome to the world of opinions that are free of butthurt.
08-26-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,370
Posted By Metieval

If you're not consistently riding the miles where...

If you're not consistently riding the miles where flat bars are a problem, then drop bars are probably unneeded.

Drop bars for me came about because of a necessity. Riding farther and faster. But...
08-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

Opinions are interesting to read. Emotional...

Opinions are interesting to read. Emotional responses not so much.
08-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

Get used to it.....it is a forum. You're going to...

Get used to it.....it is a forum. You're going to hear opinions you don't like.
08-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Metieval

/end thread Thanks!

/end thread

Thanks!
08-26-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By Metieval

At 15 mph they are the same. At 20 plus less so...

At 15 mph they are the same.
At 20 plus less so
At 26 mph not the same.

Your mph may differ slightly.
08-26-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Metieval

Oh I've seen all kinds of tips for riding rough...

Oh I've seen all kinds of tips for riding rough roads.

Less psi
Relax
Higher gear
Wider tires

I've yet to read any article on how to ride rough roads / cobble stone that suggest buying a...
08-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Metieval

If you want handle bar compliance, get some abs,...

If you want handle bar compliance, get some abs, start pulling on the bars instead of using them as an upper body support shelf, And quit locking your elbows!



I have a theory on why some...
08-25-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

The upside down cross is telling.....

The upside down cross is telling.....
08-25-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

Standard, to me means a level of certain quality....

Standard, to me means a level of certain quality. Or a measurement of the norm.

I'd have a seriously hard time saying Hooters has "standards".


On The flip side, Hooters is a very viable...
08-24-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By Metieval

Does the OP have a Norco search, or a Norco...

Does the OP have a Norco search, or a Norco search XR?

What is the tire width restrictions on those 2 completely different bikes?
08-23-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,715
Posted By Metieval

I think the new giant defy will fit up to a 35c. ...

I think the new giant defy will fit up to a 35c.

For some that still ride mostly pavement, without all the bike attachments. Endurance bikes make sense.

Then again if I was mostly pavement ...
08-23-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Metieval

Can't say I've ever see watts measured at the...

Can't say I've ever see watts measured at the pedals and also at the pavement at the same time to disprove anything. Or to prove anything.
08-23-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 810
Posted By Metieval

I'd say the high speed vibration kills phones...

I'd say the high speed vibration kills phones more than the rough ride. Motorcycles have the engine buzzing the handlebars and phone.

As for a fat bike, I really can't answer that....
08-23-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

There is more to it than if the tattooed person...

There is more to it than if the tattooed person is a good/bad person.

Sometimes it is about company image.

Example, Hooters doesn't hire pudgy out of shape plus size women. That doesn't make...
08-23-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

So age does make a difference.... lol okay then.

So age does make a difference.... lol okay then.
08-23-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,900
Posted By Metieval

The need for speed..... Hmm, I have yet to...

The need for speed.....

Hmm, I have yet to see a person riding a bicycle walk it down hill so they don't go fast.

On the contrary after interviewing a bunch of hills on the downhill side. ...
08-23-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,977
Posted By Metieval

Age does matter. Because I would have given...

Age does matter.

Because I would have given a completely different answer 20 to 30 years ago.

Btw my race and sex hasn't changed much since my birth. Age has changed... as has my stance and...
08-23-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Metieval

If you saw a meme , I am guessing it was...

If you saw a meme , I am guessing it was Facebook, just report it to the FB "fact checkers" and move on.

If the meme was false, I am pretty sure they will flag it as false.

/endsarcasm

Oh...
08-22-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,715
Posted By Metieval

My gravel bike identifies as a 10 speed with more...

My gravel bike identifies as a 10 speed with more gears that is capable of all being ridden on all roads. Please don't call it a fad.
08-22-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By Metieval

Congrats! Enjoy the rides!

Congrats! Enjoy the rides!
08-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,715
Posted By Metieval

Because you never had a turkey leg at the...

Because you never had a turkey leg at the Renaissance Fair. After riding your unicycle there.

*shrugs*
08-21-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,954
Posted By Metieval

Ruts suck period! Even with knobs! Hate them...

Ruts suck period! Even with knobs! Hate them ruts!
08-21-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By Metieval

If you go di2, definitely consider going 2x. Auto...

If you go di2, definitely consider going 2x. Auto trim... it is a wonderful thing.
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