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11-26-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 47
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Garmin has been great to me as well. When my 800...

Garmin has been great to me as well. When my 800 battery finally failed they upgraded me to a Edge 1000 at no additional charge.
11-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Cutting a carbon fork is not a big deal. Just...

Cutting a carbon fork is not a big deal. Just use a very fine hacksaw blade 32 TPI would work well. Then assemble the bike and measure where you want your fork length. Then use a sacrificial...
11-22-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,797
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes I was a paperboy back in the early 70' and...

Yes I was a paperboy back in the early 70' and used one daily (except Sundays) But that is not what this rack is, but you already know that.


"the usual crew as they congratulate each other over...
11-22-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,797
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for making my point! 35,728 posts and...

Thanks for making my point! 35,728 posts and counting, time well spent.
11-22-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 851
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am still curious at what point when a rim gets...

I am still curious at what point when a rim gets wider, does the diameter or height start to drop? When taken to an extreme width, the tire will get smaller in diameter. My gravel wheels are 25mm...
11-22-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,797
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The scolders and grouches are out full force for...

The scolders and grouches are out full force for a simple rack review. You do a great job ignoring the usual crew as they congratulate each other over the expected and unimaginative smart-ass...
11-22-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 350
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Or order a Wickwerks adapter, as was mentioned at...

Or order a Wickwerks adapter, as was mentioned at the beginning and be done with it.
11-21-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 851
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for the correction, and I agree that it is...

Thanks for the correction, and I agree that it is not a linear response when narrowing the rim dimension. I would love to see the actual numbers. In my own experience, when using a very supple tire...
11-21-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 851
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That makes no sense. A tire will be at its...

That makes no sense. A tire will be at its smallest diameter when stretched onto the widest rim possible and increase diameter in proportion as rim narrows.
11-18-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 452
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Clearly, you have no clue.

Clearly, you have no clue.
11-17-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

At 30 years the Mavic Zap bikes seem to be doing...

At 30 years the Mavic Zap bikes seem to be doing just fine.
https://mylittlebikeshop.com/products/size-51cm-1992-dean-titanium-road-bike-custom-build-mavic-zap-electronic-groupset
11-17-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It is amusing observing traditional titanium...

It is amusing observing traditional titanium frame manufacturers contort themselves attempting to remain relevant as composite technologies have passed them by. The latest Moots CRD, for example,...
11-16-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 452
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have been using the SPOT locator for a long...

I have been using the SPOT locator for a long time and find it works well. Solo hiking and long-distance self-supported cycling trips provide peace of mind for myself and my family.
11-16-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering the fork, bars, stem, wheels, seat...

Considering the fork, bars, stem, wheels, seat post, and saddle rails are all carbon not sure how much titanium we are talking about here.
11-13-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Please explain to us uninformed how you propose...

Please explain to us uninformed how you propose someone replaces a tig welded top or down tube and how that is easier? Carbon repair is much simpler and easier to access. Since the incidents you are...
11-12-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Build a sub 600 gram steel frame and give it a...

Build a sub 600 gram steel frame and give it a squeeze, you would be able to crush it like a beer can. Now build a 1,700 gram carbon frame and give it a squeeze if you can crush that apply for a job...
11-12-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x387/175a0723_273d_473a_9cff_83b5aea8ac08_17c28df893908ed384f32430450a5ea2f6a6992b.jpeg
11-12-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes carbon can be repaired and probably cheaper...

Yes carbon can be repaired and probably cheaper and more reliably than a tig welded 953 bike. Repairing tig welded steel frames is a real pain if possible at all.

Even when built from the wonder...
11-11-22, 12:20 AM
11-10-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps we should reframe the question. What...

Perhaps we should reframe the question. What would be the best frame material for a sub 700 gram frame? What. Would be the most comfortable endurance bike sub 1,000 grams. What is the most durable...
11-10-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A lot of collectors are middle age individuals...

A lot of collectors are middle age individuals who have strong nostalgic attachment to items which they aspired to own in their youth but were unable to afford. Now as a personal reward they are...
11-07-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes I have done it. No problems whatsoever.

Yes I have done it. No problems whatsoever.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

+1 Panaracer GravelKing Slick 38mm, full time...

+1 Panaracer GravelKing Slick 38mm, full time road/gravel tire.
(https://www.panaracerusa.com/products/gravelking-slick-folding-gravel-tires)
11-06-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 902
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There already is a Wickwerks Fit Link braze-on...

There already is a Wickwerks Fit Link braze-on adapter (https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/) installed and they are anything but Jerry rigged. Just needs to lower the front derailleur.
11-06-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 902
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It appears you have an Wickwerks Fit Link...

It appears you have an Wickwerks Fit Link braze-on adapter (https://wickwerks.com/products/fit-link-adapter/) already installed allowing you to drop your FD further. Just try to lower your front...
11-05-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,859
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Way to go! Silence from all the scolders and...

Way to go! Silence from all the scolders and naysayers, they are busy crapping on others now with their immense intellect. But rest assured the ass imprint in their couches is just a little bit...
11-04-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,689
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Sorry but I canít resist! This reminds me of the...

Sorry but I canít resist! This reminds me of the picture challenge you would see in magazines, please list 10 things which donít look correct in this photo.
11-02-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,138
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Wrapping a troll comment within a troll post now...

Wrapping a troll comment within a troll post now thatís the kind of skill that deserves respect.
11-02-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,138
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A lot of activity after a few months of silence! ...

A lot of activity after a few months of silence! My understanding is you did not get insurance so in this case you are the one who got royally screwed.
11-02-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Under ideal conditions, solar panels generate...

Under ideal conditions, solar panels generate approx 15 watts per square foot or .1 watt per square inch. Determine how many watt capacity your battery pack is and google will assist you with the...
11-01-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Great real world example! How does big-big and...

Great real world example! How does big-big and small-small react. Obviously not going there on purpose but you know it happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,289
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Something is just not adding up here. The whole...

Something is just not adding up here. The whole point of making knock-off products would be the substantially higher profit than manufacturing other products. Since the packaging, quick link and...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-29-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 660
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

WTF. Try 3 x that number as a start. Doing all...

WTF. Try 3 x that number as a start. Doing all that work in under a hour is ridiculous, plus shop supplies much less some profit for the tradesmen who does the work.
10-27-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,917
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Look at the OP's previous posts surrounding a...

Look at the OP's previous posts surrounding a neverending attempt to save money and the chaos that has ensued. Chances are there is a lot of trolling going on, but the op's threads seem to be fairly...
10-27-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,917
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Lucky for you and a few other hyper-intelligent...

Lucky for you and a few other hyper-intelligent individuals to be able to see through these scams and marketing hoaxes, unlike the ignorant masses you share this world with. Deep down we all know...
10-26-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,917
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

What is clear within the great Steel vs Carbon...

What is clear within the great Steel vs Carbon debate is that it's a great foundation for the troll poster. It may lack creativity and is rather worn-out but throw in a Big Bike Conspiracy...
10-25-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,917
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The fact that the OP liked your comment kind of...

The fact that the OP liked your comment kind of says it all!
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The coastal road is very busy and not my style....

The coastal road is very busy and not my style. But ride about 75km inland and work your way north. The scenery and culture is amazing, small towns, super quiet roads and cheap to boot. For wind...
10-21-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,368
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My Colnago C59 was the same way. Wider rims made...

My Colnago C59 was the same way. Wider rims made a huge difference for me.
10-20-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for the heads up. The plan is to build up...

Thanks for the heads up. The plan is to build up a multi-day long-distance, endurance set-up. Will give it a try and if I run into wrap issues I will install an SGS long cage from an XT M-8000...
10-20-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Were you able to go big-big and small-small and...

Were you able to go big-big and small-small and not break anything? I was planning on going Wolftooth on my set-up.
10-20-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

GRX 810 Rear Derailleur 11-40 Compatibility

I would like to use an 11-40 Cassette on my new 2X GRX build and wondering if anyone here is using this configuration. 48-31 Crankset and GRX 810 rear derailleur, does it have enough capacity to go...
Forum: Touring
10-19-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The OP has left the building! Did we go from...

The OP has left the building! Did we go from needing guidance on how to get from the airport in Madrid to taking on Taiwan/Vietnam? That said have done numerous long-distance tours through...
Forum: Touring
10-16-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Itís what interests you what matters here. Use...

Itís what interests you what matters here. Use google maps to look into whatever intrigues you and go from there. Every question you may have starts and ends there. RideWithGps as well as Strava have...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

No problem bike route 02 which gets you out of...

No problem bike route 02 which gets you out of town south/east, then away you go. What works for me is use google maps to find accommodation which is in the direction and distance you want to ride...
Forum: Touring
10-15-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Head east towards Granada then though the...

Head east towards Granada then though the Badlands the only true desert in Europe south until you hit Gibraltar. One of the best cycling locations in the world.
10-13-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 727
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

In a effort to save rotational weight I have...

In a effort to save rotational weight I have abandoned socks completely.
10-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 824
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The new Garmin products use USB-C. The OP was...

The new Garmin products use USB-C. The OP was referencing the charger port for the watches which it looks like Garmin is changing in the new MARQ models. The charging ports for the watches are...
10-12-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 629
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

So I assume you are still riding a 52-42 with a...

So I assume you are still riding a 52-42 with a straight block in the back? But you are right, Shimano seems to sell out all the time that’s why it’s so hard to find their top tier stuff in stock.
Forum: Touring
10-12-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

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