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09-27-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,913
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

More likely, people who need to call out BS when...

More likely, people who need to call out BS when they read it. The thread's premise is extolling the ride characteristics of a Confente, which is where the discussion begins. My perspective and that...
09-25-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 571
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just offering my opinion it would be a shame to...

Just offering my opinion it would be a shame to breakup a Shimano Crane Derailleur especially a GS version. They are a better made, better shifting and more rare than the Campagnolo one you want to...
09-25-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 257
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

What is not a dying skill is the art of scolding...

What is not a dying skill is the art of scolding others and generally being unpleasant for no purpose whatsoever. If someone chooses to reach out to the BF community in a way you see as awkward why...
09-21-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,913
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Have you looked at the winning bikes at NAHBS?...

Have you looked at the winning bikes at NAHBS? They are true works of art and stand out in comparison. Confente frames are nicely finished lugged frames which were the staple of the performance...
Forum: Touring
09-20-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Glad things are looking better. To reiterate my...

Glad things are looking better. To reiterate my point, plan for the unexpected and enjoy the challenges, or the whole point of an independent bike tour will be lost. Simple things like lost luggage,...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have travelled extensively with my bicycles,...

I have travelled extensively with my bicycles, both as a cyclotourist or bringing my bike to ride at certain destinations. Every challenge can be overcome; however, expect some difficulties and be...
09-16-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Why I love these forums!

Why I love these forums!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,584
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Power2Max. Perfectly reliable, simple to use.

Power2Max. Perfectly reliable, simple to use.
09-10-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,303
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

He didnít ask anyones opinion regarding how...

He didnít ask anyones opinion regarding how difficult the ride was. He mentioned it was for charity but chose not to elaborate and given he was asking about best bike options for a long distance ride...
09-09-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,303
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You participated in taking it off the rails...

You participated in taking it off the rails because, for some reason, you couldn't get your head around someone wanting to do something outside the box. The OP clearly stated this is not a tour, so...
09-09-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,303
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Call me skeptical but given your previous posts...

Call me skeptical but given your previous posts in this thread, I doubt you are interested in how charity rides work but rather looking for something else to crap on.

How is any of this related to...
09-08-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,303
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That, I am sure of! To the OP, these are the...

That, I am sure of!

To the OP, these are the naysayers and scolders responding to your request on the best bike for this type of trip.

​​​​​​"What is the point of being alive if you don't at...
09-08-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,303
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Really? What a defeatist approach to life.

Really? What a defeatist approach to life.
09-08-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,303
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My advice is find a reputable bike shop and work...

My advice is find a reputable bike shop and work with them. Unsubscribe from BF and never look back, you are dealing with a group of judgmental old farts whose idea of helping is crapping on whomever...
09-04-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,076
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You posts seem to have a pattern of going cheap...

You posts seem to have a pattern of going cheap as possible and then things not working out as planned. Pretty sure we have not heard the end of this.

Regarding, going for broke, with all the...
09-04-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,076
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Curious, what are looking for here other than...

Curious, what are looking for here other than attention? It is obvious that the bike is damaged and requires repair. Perhaps the OP enjoys watching the conflict such a ridiculous post creates.
09-04-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,160
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It’s very clear that the rim brake version is not...

It’s very clear that the rim brake version is not wireless and all the detailed reviews I have read mention the same thing. Trying to stick the shop that sold you the group because you misunderstood...
09-03-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Looks good to me, mount it and start riding.

Looks good to me, mount it and start riding.
09-03-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,076
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It’s insane to consider keeping and riding that...

It’s insane to consider keeping and riding that bike. Having been a member of BF for over 12 years I am pretty sure you already knew that.
08-31-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Common sense tells me to rotate in a structure...

Common sense tells me to rotate in a structure fashion as long as you ride both bikes equally. However I am winging it on this one and hope cxwrench responds as his experience might be helpful.
08-31-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,427
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Now trying to play the victim is pretty pathetic....

Now trying to play the victim is pretty pathetic. You insulted a nation of 1.5 billion people which you obviously do not have any experience with. Your comment was extremely arrogant and uniformed.
08-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,427
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Uninformed rhetoric, perhaps, but defiantly not...

Uninformed rhetoric, perhaps, but defiantly not common sense.
08-30-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

As per usual you get responses not related to...

As per usual you get responses not related to your question, which was easily understood. Rather people pick holes in the phrasing and play silly bugger.

Yes, there is an option to increase spring...
08-30-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,760
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is no speed difference from a narrower tire...

There is no speed difference from a narrower tire if you went with a supple 38mm tire which would be my advice. Panaracer GravelKing slick or Rene Herse, but there are plenty of options. No advantage...
08-30-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,841
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

One of the reasons European parts prices look...

One of the reasons European parts prices look good is they are sold VAT exempt. The issue is once the value of the shipment is above a certain threshold, local taxes and duties apply. If the value of...
08-29-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,122
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Ignore the response and donít even give it the...

Ignore the response and donít even give it the dignity of a explanation. There should be someone to help you with your concern or offer to host the pictures. There is a small contingent of forum...
08-29-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps you should approach this reference...

Perhaps you should approach this reference website outlining the first of the titanium frame builders. Somehow your famed Coassin did not make the cut.
...
08-27-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You started here. And took it here and...

You started here.



And took it here and managed to get a +350 posts thread along the way. Even tied the the tool pack comment at the end, a true master. You have learned a lot in your 84...
08-25-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,388
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
08-23-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,844
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thatís a sad story. Do what you need to do and...

Thatís a sad story. Do what you need to do and feel safe regarding COVID. But who gets Travelers Cheques nowadays especially a 32 year old? Also is your friend 14 years old?
08-23-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Full respect for getting out there and I hope to...

Full respect for getting out there and I hope to be as capable.
08-23-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thank you for helping make my point regarding...

Thank you for helping make my point regarding form over function. If I would looking for a frame to display in a bike cafe, a Mercet would be on my list. However, just as I would not choose Picasso...
08-22-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for calling me out and I stand corrected....

Thanks for calling me out and I stand corrected. I am impressed with frame builders especially the hobbyists who spend countless hours finishing and adding details to turn their frames into...
08-22-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Well chances are very likely that they were...

Well chances are very likely that they were fictional miles so thatís not so bad. In fact I would prefer walking a fictional 10 miles than actually having to fix a flat so that rider probably came...
08-22-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The way I am looking at his latest post. ...

The way I am looking at his latest post. Rydabent was the kind of person to yell at clouds however he is now yelling at fictional clouds.
08-22-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

So please outline how this mythical conversation...

So please outline how this mythical conversation went. You see someone walking as you cruise along, look up at this person (being on a recumbent and all), and ask if everything is ok. Find out that...
08-21-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My issue is the obviously ridiculous facts of...

My issue is the obviously ridiculous facts of this situation. The OP would have needed to have had a full interaction with the offending rider to gain the knowledge that was presented followed up by...
08-21-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am trying to envision how this interaction...

I am trying to envision how this interaction would go? You stop and inquire about the nature of the stricken rider. If it is determined to be a flat you question the nature of the flat and...
08-21-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

How do you determine the appropriate amount of...

How do you determine the appropriate amount of preparedness for someone who is in need of assistance?
08-21-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,607
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Gee, I am bored today what should I do? Create a...

Gee, I am bored today what should I do? Create a fictional situation and see if I can find people who validate my existence.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My feelings exactly. To this day I wonít use...

My feelings exactly. To this day I wonít use Continental tires due to a horrible experience with trying to change a Gatorskin tire on a cold rainy day on a long distance solo ride. If it is really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 769
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My feelings exactly. To this day I wonít use...

My feelings exactly. To this day I wonít use Continental tires due to a horrible experience with trying to change a Gatorskin tire on a cold rainy day on a long distance solo ride. If it is really...
08-18-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,554
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I assume itís 5:00 somewhere. :beer:

I assume itís 5:00 somewhere. :beer:
08-18-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 643
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have a imbalance as well perfectly normal and...

I have a imbalance as well perfectly normal and not something you can do a lot about or necessary need to.
08-17-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,886
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps some takeaways from this thread; Use...

Perhaps some takeaways from this thread;

Use AirTags so you can have some indication of location
Insure with shipper
Have home/renter coverage which includes bikes
Say a prayer to Madonna del...
08-14-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Have you checked the Panaracer website?

Have you checked the Panaracer website?
08-14-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It’s good you showed pictures of your bike. You...

It’s good you showed pictures of your bike. You have a few advantages over the typical bike which may work in your favor. The mirror clearly acts like a wind brake giving you a major advantage. Also...
08-13-22, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,534
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

What your insight indicates to me is that the...

What your insight indicates to me is that the advancements in technology including wider tires is equivalent to a sophisticated doping program.
08-13-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

In your original post you asked what to do. ...

In your original post you asked what to do.

1. Accept some responsibility for what happened.
2. Appeal to the bike shop who sold you a obviously undersized frame for some relief on a...
08-12-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Officially CLX no, CLX II yes. Unofficially the...

Officially CLX no, CLX II yes. Unofficially the debate rages on.
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