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05-23-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Awesome, thanks

Awesome, thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,842
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Nobody’s carrying a frame pump anymore because...

Nobody’s carrying a frame pump anymore because they switched over to tubeless in the past six years since this thread was started.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps you should hire out your services if you...

Perhaps you should hire out your services if you can ride thousand plus miles with a bald and cracked $5 tire on glass strew urban streets without a flat. Obviously most of us are all doing it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 541,625
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

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Alcublas Spain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 733
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It is like a car collector buying an AMC Pacer....

It is like a car collector buying an AMC Pacer. They buy them but not for the driving experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am sure I am effectively preaching to the choir...

I am sure I am effectively preaching to the choir however my 2 Cents worth. Yes tubeless can be a hassle however that hassle occurs at a time of my choosing not on the side of the road at I time...
05-22-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 312
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Titanium is pretty resilient and can be cold set...

Titanium is pretty resilient and can be cold set repeatedly so not a real issue in my view. The only problem is the hanger is so tough that the derailleur will the the point of failure not the hanger.
05-11-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,038
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Different bikes with altered position and other...

Different bikes with altered position and other resistance factors
Years apart which would affect road and environmental factors
Your physical dimensions have changed
Different power meters
I...
05-11-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,038
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes but your excess weight increases your frontal...

Yes but your excess weight increases your frontal area and given that fat weighs less than muscle in your case that effect may be substantial. In reality your really not serious about comparing some...
05-10-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,212
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

When comparing prices most European countries...

When comparing prices most European countries have a Value Added Tax (VAT) embedded in the retail price usually in the mid 20 percent range. These taxes can be credited back when leaving the country...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,025
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Actually the article explains it quite well....

Actually the article explains it quite well. Thanks for linking to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,428
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back...

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"

Your logic continues to be flawed because a vast majority of those who ride tubeless have switched over from regular tubed tires and thus...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,428
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

We do have to consider confirmation bias which...

We do have to consider confirmation bias which has a tendency to magnify in observational situations. My experience has been very positive overall and would never consider going back to tubed tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,428
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For those who choose to ride tubeless. The new...

For those who choose to ride tubeless. The new Silca Ultimate Sealant is absolutely amazing. I am riding Schwalbe G One Speed 30 mm tires at 65PSI. Hit a piece of glass this weekend and the cut...
02-23-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,729
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

So what you are saying I didn’t need the...

So what you are saying I didn’t need the following:

Wahoo Bike
Wahoo Trainer Mat
RAD Trainer Desk
55” Smart TV
SONOS Surround system with SubWoofer
4K Apple TV
Ultegra SPD pedals
iPod touch...
11-14-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,331
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

General Deterioration of These Forums

There are a few blowhards which have effectively ruined this Bike Forum. These trolling posters, some averaging over 10 posts a day are dominating most conversations taking away any reasonable...
11-14-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,530
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Over 10,000 posts in around three years. A bit of...

Over 10,000 posts in around three years. A bit of a reach saying you choose your words carefully don’t you think! Almost all of your posts are of a judgmental argumentative nature adding nothing but...
11-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,473
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This whole thread is nothing but a online version...

This whole thread is nothing but a online version of cockfighting. The experienced long time member OP knew exactly what the result would be and the usual suspects jump in. Classic is the idiot who...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,797
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

No need to be snarky. To dispute there are supply...

No need to be snarky. To dispute there are supply problems is silly, talk to anyone who is in the industry or around it and it is very challenging to source many parts. I know you can google for a...
11-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,243
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Much like attaching a flasher in front of a lure,...

Much like attaching a flasher in front of a lure, you catch more that way!
11-01-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,579
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am pretty indifferent towards the romanticism...

I am pretty indifferent towards the romanticism placed on older bikes and componentry however that bike is art! Absolutely beautiful.
10-30-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You seem to stress the fact this bike is lugged...

You seem to stress the fact this bike is lugged which I assume you place some value in. There is no advantage in a lugged bike over say a tig welded frame and in many cases the tig welded frame would...
10-29-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Understand the OP has been trolling this same...

Understand the OP has been trolling this same bait for over one year.
10-29-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,243
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A member for 16 years and almost 5,000 posts....

A member for 16 years and almost 5,000 posts. Asking for a friend? Really? This forum has become nothing but a big troll fest. The OP should be embarrassed what a weak effort.
10-28-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

GhostRider62 has misconstrued my comments that I...

GhostRider62 has misconstrued my comments that I was somehow criticizing the OP’s weight, this is ridiculous. My comment was regarding his waxing poetic of some far off memory of a doped up Miguel...
10-28-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Miguel Indurain.......92 kg Froome......66 kg ...

Miguel Indurain.......92 kg
Froome......66 kg
Filippo Ganna ......82 kg
Tony Martin.....75 kg
Bradley Wiggins ......69 kg

Not even sure how a track cyclist and time trialist like Filippo Ganna...
10-28-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,473
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This is an area where experience really pays off....

This is an area where experience really pays off. The OP has been around for 11 years and posted over 9,100 times and knows exactly the type of post to get the troops all riled up. 100 responses in...
10-28-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,279
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Let's just ignore the supplementation that was...

Let's just ignore the supplementation that was prevalent in the era of Miguel Induráin. The day riders like him and other larger riders succeeding are long gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Something is wrong here. Myself and most of my...

Something is wrong here. Myself and most of my riding buddies all use disc brakes without the problems you describe. Reading between the lines one area of concern is the constant truing of the...
10-25-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,278
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Your point was the question was not framed how...

Your point was the question was not framed how you feel is the most precise way? In the meantime we have responses everywhere from plastic bags, just get wet, to surplus ponchos from the Vietnam war....
10-25-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,278
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

To defend the OP my understanding of the real...

To defend the OP my understanding of the real value add for a forum like this is to ask the community best practices and look for solutions to problems. We all know Google manipulates search results...
10-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The best part is, there has never been a recall...

The best part is, there has never been a recall on a Trifox frame.
10-23-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,945
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is no downside being a early adopter with...

There is no downside being a early adopter with Garmin devices in my opinion. The products usually ship fairly functional with some bugs which firmware updates usually address, however the unit is...
10-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,156
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Behind every greedy lawyer is a greedy...

Behind every greedy lawyer is a greedy complainant, those people are your neighbours, family members or even some of you! It's much easier to demonize a small group and blame them for society's ills...
10-22-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,278
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Goretex Shakedry, absolutely amazing!

Goretex Shakedry, absolutely amazing!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,083
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That pretty well covers it!

That pretty well covers it!
10-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not necessary.

Not necessary.
10-20-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The carbon fear porn continues. Listening to the...

The carbon fear porn continues. Listening to the paranoid members of this forum there are carbon bikes collapsing under people by the thousands caused by the smallest scratches or rub marks. You just...
10-20-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For sure for most cheaper pump heads. The thread...

For sure for most cheaper pump heads. The thread on Silca Schrader pump head works as I described with zero air loss as do some of the other premium heads I have used in the past.
10-19-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not necessarily, if the pump head is set up...

Not necessarily, if the pump head is set up properly the plunger which depresses the valve should be shorter than the seal around the valve. This way the valve only gets depressed once the seal is...
10-16-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,581
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am all about the region. ...

I am all about the region.

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10-16-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Where are all the guys crapping on Specialized...

Where are all the guys crapping on Specialized for not continuing as a dealer after Pons bought Mikes bike shop in California.
10-16-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Double check that brake situation. It looks like...

Double check that brake situation. It looks like post mount front and rear, so definitely a dated frame. Disc brakes without thru-axle is a real pain and a issue. Post mount is difficult to mount...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have the current Diverge and the had the...

I have the current Diverge and the had the previous generation Diverge. I also use the Ortlieb Gravel Pack Panniers. Not sure if you are aware that Specialized makes a seatpost clamp which also has...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thank you for your responses, some good ideas...

Thank you for your responses, some good ideas there. As I have mentioned I have toured extensively in Europe and South East Asia so route building is something I am very comfortable with I just have...
10-13-21, 10:02 PM
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Short of Alaska anywhere in the continental US is...

Short of Alaska anywhere in the continental US is good with me. Just give me quiet roads and accommodation available a maximium of 100 miles apart. The East coast looks like it has a very dense...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Advice for 1,000 mile tour

I would like to do an approx 1,000-mile tour in the US and looking for some route advice. It would be a credit card tour staying in Hotels or B&B type accommodation and planning on eating in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,810
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Well, it is not difficult! We have an OP who has...

Well, it is not difficult! We have an OP who has on numerous attempts to get a tubeless bashing thread war started and after 20 contributions on this thread alone final got one going mainly by just...
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