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05-14-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. OP is also a proponent of unconventional...

Yep. OP is also a proponent of unconventional fit, to put it politely. I prefer to do it properly and be done for a few years.
05-14-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd use the one that fits.:foo:

I'd use the one that fits.:foo:
05-14-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,369
Posted By shelbyfv

They seem to have difficulty dealing with bots. ...

They seem to have difficulty dealing with bots. One has been running hard in Ebikes for quite some time.
05-12-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't rule it out just for that. Maybe a...

I wouldn't rule it out just for that. Maybe a "catch me if you can" taunt? Think how long that other wheel rolled and how invested some of our masters were/are. Seems to be an accomplished pro.
04-29-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By shelbyfv

"Thanks for trying to make people feel crappy."

Well heck, just trying to add some humor, salvage an unimaginative troll thread. I'll delete. :foo:
04-29-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By shelbyfv

Knee pads will help prevent sunburn as well. I...

Knee pads will help prevent sunburn as well. I haven't figured out how to adjust the sensitivity of my bell.:o
04-29-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems as if you posted that your "real bike" had...

Seems as if you posted that your "real bike" had 165mm cranks. Hard to keep up....:rolleyes:
04-29-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By shelbyfv

:foo:Aside from emergency repair, I can't see a...

:foo:Aside from emergency repair, I can't see a good reason to do stuff the wrong way.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,479
Posted By shelbyfv

Sounds as if you are joining an established group...

Sounds as if you are joining an established group that is recreational in nature, rather than focused on training. IME, a rotating paceline with one or two minute pulls is not the norm for that sort...
04-28-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,245
Posted By shelbyfv

I once witnessed a Ferrari (512? TR?) get t-boned...

I once witnessed a Ferrari (512? TR?) get t-boned when the guy tried to slip across 3 lanes of traffic waiting for a light. Yep the third lane was still moving. It's always fun when you can laugh...
04-28-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 960
Posted By shelbyfv

LOL you are still wrong. You apparently haven't...

LOL you are still wrong. You apparently haven't noticed how the pins have changed since 8 speed days. Hopefully you aren't working on any bikes but your own.:roflmao:If you want to delete your...
04-27-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By shelbyfv

I wonder if anyone from BF has ever bought one of...

I wonder if anyone from BF has ever bought one of their bikes? Maybe it's enough to get hits on a website.:foo:
04-26-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,442
Posted By shelbyfv

Think it was suggested last go around that you...

Think it was suggested last go around that you were in over your head. This seems to confirm it. If you want to have a reliable bike you need to find a good shop.
04-26-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 39,234
Posted By shelbyfv

I agree. Post is entirely inappropriate.

I agree. Post is entirely inappropriate.
04-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By shelbyfv

The 500 is 105 level, the R60 is Ultegra level. ...

The 500 is 105 level, the R60 is Ultegra level. You won't be able to tell a difference.
04-26-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,885
Posted By shelbyfv

PM if someone hasn't already clued you. ...

PM if someone hasn't already clued you.
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04-25-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,885
Posted By shelbyfv

Is this the bike with the shrunken chain? ...

Is this the bike with the shrunken chain?
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04-18-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By shelbyfv

Billy, I think the Boss Lady has this one...

Billy, I think the Boss Lady has this one figured. Maybe check with her. 👍
04-18-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By shelbyfv

Good call.:troll:

Good call.:troll:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By shelbyfv

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/a...

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/
04-17-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By shelbyfv

If the Madone needs a 50mm stem to fit you, it's...

If the Madone needs a 50mm stem to fit you, it's too big. If a shop sold it to you like that, try to return it and find another shop. Also, you'll find that we have some on BF who eagerly give...
04-14-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By shelbyfv

Yeah, it's been shilling in Ebikes for awhile. I...

Yeah, it's been shilling in Ebikes for awhile. I think they told it to pay if it wanted to keep advertising. Probably thought it could slip in under the radar here in General.:crash:
04-12-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't know about the size but that's the way to...

I don't know about the size but that's the way to get a longer chain. Get some quick links to connect the addition.
04-12-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes

Yes
04-12-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By shelbyfv

Use some black electrical tape and block out...

Use some black electrical tape and block out random letters of the Motobecane. Swap it around occasionally, keep them guessing.:thumb:
04-12-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

Insults? Clearly you can't be shamed. ...

Insults? Clearly you can't be shamed. Meaningful? You poached the thread from two other forums, then brought a knife to a gun fight when folks began to school you on ethics. It's been entertaining...
04-12-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

I think you can count on that!:beer:

I think you can count on that!:beer:
04-12-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

We,eh? I guess if you, the Creeper or anyone...

We,eh? I guess if you, the Creeper or anyone else puts on a ride you can run it the way you like. Seriously.
04-12-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

I figure if ride organizers didn't see a downside...

I figure if ride organizers didn't see a downside to poachers/freeloaders they'd probably say "Our ride is $150 but if you think you are special enough that you should ride for free, come on out!"...
04-12-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By shelbyfv

Nope, the pic is enough.

Nope, the pic is enough.
04-12-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Seems as if Indy's Cube reference is right on...

Seems as if Indy's Cube reference is right on target. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By shelbyfv

Fine choice, either way.:thumb:

Fine choice, either way.:thumb:
04-11-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By shelbyfv

Until you are sure the derailleur hanger is...

Until you are sure the derailleur hanger is correctly aligned you are wasting time.
04-11-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By shelbyfv

Incorrect adjustment is likely the most common...

Incorrect adjustment is likely the most common reason. Then come gummed up and broken.
04-11-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Grateful that model was finally discontinued.

Grateful that model was finally discontinued.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By shelbyfv

The component specs are pretty much the same. The...

The component specs are pretty much the same. The Defy still has a press fit bb. The Contend specs "cartridge" which may be threaded. I'd probably choose the Contend if it has more relaxed geometry...
04-11-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 620
Posted By shelbyfv

It can only take once. One local had his neck...

It can only take once. One local had his neck severed by a guard rail.
04-11-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,165
Posted By shelbyfv

I had a bizarre encounter with animal control...

I had a bizarre encounter with animal control after I was bitten. The officer said that she didn't think the dog "had malicious intent." :roflmao:At the time I figured the ability to read the mind...
04-11-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

I can think of a number of ways to help a poacher...

I can think of a number of ways to help a poacher see the light!:bike2:
04-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By shelbyfv

It's hard to imagine being unable to sell a...

It's hard to imagine being unable to sell a Ritchey bike.:foo: Nevertheless, you might investigate a 650b conversion to get the tire clearance you want.
04-11-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,165
Posted By shelbyfv

The dog should be quarantined and checked after,...

The dog should be quarantined and checked after, regardless of tags. There is a window of time that allows the human victim to be treated. If someone waits for symptoms of rabies, it's too late. ...
04-11-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

So you didn't really need advice, you were just...

So you didn't really need advice, you were just trolling? That's sad....
04-11-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep, you would be making use of safety conditions...

Yep, you would be making use of safety conditions created by the ride organizers, undoubtedly at significant cost. There really isn't much "gray" in this particular subject but plenty of opportunity...
04-10-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd suggest you get an 8 speed chain from SRAM or...

I'd suggest you get an 8 speed chain from SRAM or KMC. They both come with quick links. Even the least expensive will be fine.
04-10-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Halt works well if you can actually hit the dog. ...

Halt works well if you can actually hit the dog. In my experience it has a stream that wouldn't impress a 70 year old. I've also experimented with bear spray leftover from a trip to Glacier. It...
04-10-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

Thank you. I recently made a similar comment...

Thank you. I recently made a similar comment addressing the creeping on women and advocacy of sketchy riding. I was told that I'm the only BF member who has a problem with this guy's behavior. I...
04-10-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By shelbyfv

This seems the obvious place to start.:foo:

This seems the obvious place to start.:foo:
04-09-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

It's only April but this pair may be joint Post...

It's only April but this pair may be joint Post of the Year!!
04-09-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,092
Posted By shelbyfv

This thread and the seatbag thread. Ride...

This thread and the seatbag thread. Ride poachers and never-tubers. The clueless sense of personal entitlement boggles. Were they never taught or were they just born with a short circuit? :foo:
04-09-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,084
Posted By shelbyfv

To be sure, each type of wax has its own...

To be sure, each type of wax has its own advantages and disadvantages, and each person is going to weight those differently for their situation. For myself, I hate cleaning my perpetually dirty,...
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