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01-21-23, 10:52 AM
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Posted By ofajen

For flat bar or MTB type levers, I like the 1 or...

For flat bar or MTB type levers, I like the 1 or 2-finger type. Iíve had Tektro levers with sharper edges along the lever, but much prefer the levers with a more rounded cross section along the...
01-21-23, 06:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,333
Posted By Racing Dan

I own two bikes with Tiagra 4700. Both came with...

I own two bikes with Tiagra 4700. Both came with TRP mechanical disc brakes, which, Imo, doesn't perform anything like the internet would like you to believe. I upgraded one bike to 4700 hydraulic...
01-21-23, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By elcruxio

Never did like the previous generation shimano...

Never did like the previous generation shimano road levers (current Sora). The current generation GRX however is pretty fantastic. It's markedly longer so my hands fit on them much better. They're...
01-21-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By wolfchild

I prefer MTB style brake levers and...

I prefer MTB style brake levers and handlebars...I tried drop bars on two of my bikes for about 2 years and I just couldn't get used to operating brake levers from the hoods or drops...Drop bars /...
01-21-23, 03:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By Germany_chris

For flat bars and interrupters I like Paul. My...

For flat bars and interrupters I like Paul. My issue comes with drop bars, I prefer the hood and lever shape of campy, but prefer the shifting of SRAM
01-20-23, 09:50 PM
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Views: 637
Posted By veganbikes

I would say brake lever wise the SRAM S500...

I would say brake lever wise the SRAM S500 levers, they have always had really excellent ergonomics. I don't like their shifting but the actual brake levers are excellent.

I also like the 6850 Di2...
01-20-23, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 637
Posted By Kontact

Suntour SL or GPX.

Suntour SL or GPX.
01-20-23, 09:33 PM
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Views: 637
Posted By genejockey

Ultegra R8000s on my Litespeed.

Ultegra R8000s on my Litespeed.
01-20-23, 09:25 PM
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Views: 637
Posted By Koyote

I've got several different generations of Shimano...

I've got several different generations of Shimano STIs, everything from nine speed to eleven speed, 105 and Ultegra, and I've never given a second thought to any of them. They're all fine.
01-20-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By terrymorse

The zinc-plated bits rust rather quickly. The...

The zinc-plated bits rust rather quickly. The stainless ones donít rust, unless they are in a very corrosive environment (like salt water spray) for a long time.

That Ritchey bolt was probably...
01-20-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 722
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Posted By mstateglfr

It takes 5 seconds to pull an image off google. ...

It takes 5 seconds to pull an image off google.
Ironic that you mention someone else having time on their hands.
01-20-23, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Maelochs

Nope ... close but not right. Exceeding...

Nope ... close but not right.

Exceeding personal limits has consequences.

There it is.

Nothing is inherently, inevitably damaging except intentional damage. if you are careful to stay...
01-20-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Lombard

Is there any evidence that $14,000 knees will...

Is there any evidence that $14,000 knees will wear out any slower than Huffy knees? :lol:
01-20-23, 07:10 AM
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Posted By PeteHski

No, I'm just efficient.

No, I'm just efficient.
01-20-23, 06:38 AM
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Views: 14,162
Posted By wolfchild

Where are those people who say that SS is bad for...

Where are those people who say that SS is bad for you ?...I think you're the first person who said that SS bikes make knees explode.
01-20-23, 04:57 AM
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Posted By wolfchild

SS requires a different approach and different...

SS requires a different approach and different strategy when attacking hills, you can't just sit in the saddle and expect to climb a hill like you would on a bike with granny gear...I fully...
01-19-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By tomato coupe

I think everything is coming out of his tailpipe.

I think everything is coming out of his tailpipe.
01-19-23, 04:40 PM
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Views: 14,162
Posted By big john

I've given away some of my old bikes. Sold some...

I've given away some of my old bikes. Sold some cheap and disposed of broken frames and gave away the parts, except one I stripped for the new frame.
I've had about 30 cars. Some of them I bought...
01-19-23, 04:01 PM
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Views: 14,162
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. Bicycles are one of those things that I...

Agreed. Bicycles are one of those things that I don't ever buy with the intention of selling. As such, things like leaving the steerer tube sticking up above the top of the stem for "the next guy"...
01-19-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By tomato coupe

And thatís the essence of your posts ó you think...

And thatís the essence of your posts ó you think anyone that spends more money than you is a fool. How arrogant.
01-19-23, 12:42 PM
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Views: 489
Posted By _ForceD_

Awesome LBS offer

Wow! I just experienced an offer at a LBS that took me by surprise. Snowbirding in SE Florida, one of my road bikes broke a spoke. I have older bikes and do all the maintenance myself. I brought...
01-19-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By vonfilm

Feel free to ignore my opinion if you wish.

Feel free to ignore my opinion if you wish.
01-19-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Koyote

I'll make a deal with you: I'll spend my money as...

I'll make a deal with you: I'll spend my money as I wish, and you can do the same.
01-19-23, 11:07 AM
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Views: 14,162
Posted By tomato coupe

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing...

I'm sure everyone sleeps better at night knowing you're so concerned about how everyone else spends their money.
01-19-23, 10:31 AM
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Views: 16,746
Posted By tomato coupe

I can pretty much guarantee no one would have...

I can pretty much guarantee no one would have accused you of racsim.
01-19-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Trakhak

Yes on both counts. I'm not sure where the...

Yes on both counts. I'm not sure where the estimate (bikes costing retailers about half of the selling price) that JohnDThompson gave came from. But I know that 1/3 or less is about right for the era...
01-18-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Ogsarg

I would frame the question differently. How much...

I would frame the question differently. How much does it cost to set up and maintain a company that develops state of the art racing bicycles, sponsors racers, markets their products at events around...
01-18-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Once batch production started in the 70s there...

Once batch production started in the 70s there were many people involved in the manufacturing of each frame. Tubes were mitred and prepped in batches based on frame size by one or more individuals....
01-18-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Kontact

Dealer margin is about 1/3 or less. All...

Dealer margin is about 1/3 or less.

All carbon frames are laid up by hand.
01-18-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Keefusb

BTW, I was in a bar listening to electric blues...

BTW, I was in a bar listening to electric blues music recently, and I got into an argument with my wife about whether the rhythm guitarist's guitar sounded like it had a maple neck or a walnut neck.
01-18-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Eric F

Hell, electric guitar/bass folks argue the same...

Hell, electric guitar/bass folks argue the same stuff. I totally believe that everyone in the crowd in the noisy bar my band is playing in can totally hear the improved clarity and sustain from the...
01-18-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps it is up for grabs until they create a...

Perhaps it is up for grabs until they create a "Yelling at Clouds" sub-forum. But if you are suggesting C&V popularity is an indication of the general cycling community, you are making my point. From...
01-17-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By The Chemist

Not me. I switched to discs last year and won't...

Not me. I switched to discs last year and won't be going back. Their improved performance in the wet over rim brakes alone makes them worth it, but their easier adjustment and quicker removal of...
01-17-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By mihlbach

I barely ever ride a mountain bike anymore,...

I barely ever ride a mountain bike anymore, opting for these instead. The tracklocross is always fixed, while the cyclocross alternates between SS and fixed. I ride these mostly on local mountain...
01-16-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By tomato coupe

Butt numbers!

Butt numbers!
01-16-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By tomato coupe

Yep, they just put a different SKU on them.

Yep, they just put a different SKU on them.
01-16-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By big john

I can't believe you guys are doing this again....

I can't believe you guys are doing this again. The other thread is still in the top ten.
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Reflector Guy

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold...

Something tells me it's going to be a long, cold winter....
01-16-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Koyote

Comparing two forks from this page...

Comparing two forks from this page (https://whiskyparts.co/forks/no7-rd-tapered#/) -- forks with the same tire clearance and rake, but one for disc brakes and one for rim brakes -- the weight...
01-16-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

In over 65 years of often locking my bicycle...

In over 65 years of often locking my bicycle against various trees, fences, railings, stairs, and other secure objects in various places in the U.S. and Europe, not once has a property owner or...
01-15-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By big john

What if someone doesn't care about going faster...

What if someone doesn't care about going faster and they just want to have the more expensive bike? Would that be ok?

Some people assume that everything is always done to go faster. Some riders...
01-15-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,724
Posted By Koyote

I guess you enjoy being slower. And taking an...

I guess you enjoy being slower. And taking an ass-pounding. 😅
01-15-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,724
Posted By Ironfish653

You only have one bike? That you can only ride on...

You only have one bike? That you can only ride on pavement? I feel for you. :(
01-14-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By big john

Motorsports, bicycling, boating and other sports...

Motorsports, bicycling, boating and other sports are where the technology is developed. It's where the manufacturers spend the R&D money to improve things for the market.
I don't see how making...
01-14-23, 05:05 PM
01-14-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By genejockey

Thought of that way, his Aethos is much cheaper...

Thought of that way, his Aethos is much cheaper than one tire I had, which cost me $40 (in 1998 dollars), and lasted < 100 yards before a shard of glass cut the casing. :cry:
01-14-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By mschwett

i mean Ö they may be right that iím stupid 😂😂 but...

i mean Ö they may be right that iím stupid 😂😂 but probably not because of my bike purchases and use 🤔



totally agree, having something you really like and have spent time...
01-14-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,911
Posted By Ironfish653

Nah, most of us, who ride multiple styles of bike...

Nah, most of us, who ride multiple styles of bike understand that "Flat Bar" means the whole category of MTB / hybrids that aren't Drop Bars.
( Excepting high-rise BMX bars, and Swept Bars like...
01-13-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 7,724
Posted By Camilo

I don't disagree with what I understand your...

I don't disagree with what I understand your point to be - people shouldn't take criticisms of equipment personally. But the point is, why criticize "retro" equipment at all? It's fine, it works well...
01-13-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By tomato coupe

It's difficult to explain humor to someone that...

It's difficult to explain humor to someone that can't see it.
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