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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,301
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I upgraded to a 2.0 future shock for my S Works...

I upgraded to a 2.0 future shock for my S Works Roubaix without an issue. I went to my local Specialized dealer and they had one in stock. Gave me the new shock and asked for the original 1.0 in...
08-10-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,216
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A few comments. From what I gather you are...

A few comments. From what I gather you are expecting the OP to lean on a friend or relative to provide free legal services and engage in a harassment campaign of the small business owner and extort...
08-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Awesome pragmatic post demystifying frame...

Awesome pragmatic post demystifying frame building. I find welding titanium, once set up is easier than tig welding especially high-strength alloys such as 853 or 953. As I have started before the...
08-10-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,216
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

If you operate in an iOS environment, "AirTags"...

If you operate in an iOS environment, "AirTags" are a must whenever shipping or checking luggage. Chances are very good you would at least know where your bikes are.
08-08-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,765
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A good piece of advice would be grab a notepad,...

A good piece of advice would be grab a notepad, pencil, beach chair, water and perhaps some snacks. Look up on Strava heat maps or RWGPS popularity map a road which has plenty of traffic, no shoulder...
08-08-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,804
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A good piece of advice would be grab a notepad,...

A good piece of advice would be grab a notepad, pencil, beach chair, water and perhaps some snacks. Look up on Strava heat maps or RWGPS popularity map a road which has plenty of traffic, no shoulder...
08-08-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 400
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That doesn't excuse being obnoxious but does...

That doesn't excuse being obnoxious but does explain being ridiculously judgemental. Millions of hydraulic braking systems are not being flushed once a year or even once a decade, working just fine....
08-07-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,804
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Whatís awesome is how everyone just ignores your...

Whatís awesome is how everyone just ignores your troll posts and keeps on going with rational discussion. This subject has been discussed countless times on the forums and easily searchable. Not...
08-06-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,853
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I guess if I am forced to live a empty and...

I guess if I am forced to live a empty and shallow life I would prefer to have it filled with really nice things.

Now just imagine if one could have nice things as well as a fulfilling life filled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There have been hundreds of thousands of updates...

There have been hundreds of thousands of updates done to Di2 systems since 2015, 99% without issues. If you are a hammer everything looks like a nail. If you look for people who say its a bad idea...
08-03-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

If half a dozen frames are what it takes to...

If half a dozen frames are what it takes to master the welding of a bicycle frame, you are making my point. As far setting up the fixture correctly and ensuring alignment remains in place can be...
08-03-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have travelled extensively with my Di2 bike. ...

I have travelled extensively with my Di2 bike. Multiple Europe and USA trips without issue however, on a trip through South East Asia, I was pulled from the lounge where I was waiting for my flight...
08-02-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

As a certified welder and journeyman Tool & Die...

As a certified welder and journeyman Tool & Die Maker (5 year apprenticeship) who has spent decades in custom metal fabrication there is nothing special about frame building and especially fillet...
08-02-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

In the late 60ís Schwinn was selling...

In the late 60ís Schwinn was selling approximately 1,000,000 bicycles a year so we arenít talking about hours per frame more like minutes.
08-02-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Vintage Schwinn bicycles were filet brazed until...

Vintage Schwinn bicycles were filet brazed until they found a cheaper but just as strong method of assembly. The only difference is how much time the frame builder took finishing the frame post...
08-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You will never know whether there was cleanup...

You will never know whether there was cleanup post brazing or not most likely there is some. Obviously if the frame builder is doing this as a business the less filing the better. I am still...
08-02-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Its because fillet brazing is not a great...

Its because fillet brazing is not a great expression of skill when compared to custom lugwork. Take a look at vintage Schwinn bikes which were fillet brazed on mass production lines by the hundreds...
07-30-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,065
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

As I mentioned in the previous thread. These...

As I mentioned in the previous thread. These bikes are nothing but the bicycle version of Performance Art. A unique interpretation of what a custom bicycle should be but fails on all counts. Might be...
07-29-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 322
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The Garmin stops searching for devices after a...

The Garmin stops searching for devices after a period of time. No need to stop ride just go to home screen by swiping down and refresh connections. There you go all good.
07-29-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,027
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This thread has all the makings of a pump and...

This thread has all the makings of a pump and dump scheme. The OP has a basement full of these things and due to all the quirky design features usability is compromised. My theory is this thread is...
07-28-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,027
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You are correct regarding the vintage comment,...

You are correct regarding the vintage comment, ignoring your personal attacks. However there is nothing special about filet brazing and other than taking a ridiculous amount of time to finish to that...
07-28-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,027
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The comparison between a handmade frame and an...

The comparison between a handmade frame and an industrial frame (as you call it) is not an apple and a pear but more like a polished apple and a washed apple. They both taste the same however one is...
07-28-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,083
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I agree with trying to plan a route in advance in...

I agree with trying to plan a route in advance in RWGPS, and that's the way I mostly do it when going point to point. That said, the Garmin cycle maps with popularity routing can be fun as well. If...
07-28-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That's your contribution? Charming.

That's your contribution? Charming.
07-27-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 688
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://www.garmin.com/en-CA/p/155338

https://www.garmin.com/en-CA/p/155338
07-27-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 688
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My understanding is any updates are covered for...

My understanding is any updates are covered for the 1st year. I have gone down the freebie map route and yes they work however the Garmin maps just work better, are clearer and include popularity...
07-26-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,450
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Copenhagen wheel had this feature years ago.

Copenhagen wheel had this feature years ago.
07-26-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 688
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Or you can spend approx $20 and download the full...

Or you can spend approx $20 and download the full Europe map from Garmin directly. Super simple and they work perfectly and are fully searchable.
07-24-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,853
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Here is a post of yours earlier today. No...

Here is a post of yours earlier today. No snobbery or judgement from you!

“I'm pretty sure a "long ride" for this guy is 6 minutes”
07-24-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,853
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You are correct snobbery is a thing. Just check...

You are correct snobbery is a thing. Just check these forums and there are countless posts of people bragging on the great deal they got or how they spend less than the other guy. It’s a version of...
07-24-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,853
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It’s always interesting the arrogance of people...

It’s always interesting the arrogance of people who determine the appropriate level to spend on products and judge others with that standard. Often using words like ego, arrogance etc. It would be...
07-22-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Had a 76 Gran Criterium no braze-ons. Neither top...

Had a 76 Gran Criterium no braze-ons. Neither top tube or shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,103
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You can rest assured they were a corporation...

You can rest assured they were a corporation before they were sold to another corporation. I am a family person who owns shares in numerous corporations does that make them family owned as well?...
07-20-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,190
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

WTF? They make bike parts for a profit. We are...

WTF? They make bike parts for a profit. We are supposed to give respect due to their legacy?

Whether Record parts from the 70ís or the current Super Record they are well made but no better...
07-19-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,062
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is strong logic which says that front and...

There is strong logic which says that front and rear pressures should be roughly the same.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-11-rear-tires-should-run-at-higher-pressure/
07-19-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,062
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps we can merge this thread with "What's the...

Perhaps we can merge this thread with "What's the dumbest thing another bicyclist has told you?". These nostalgic material evangelists usually have TDS (Titanium Derangement Syndrome) or SDS (Steel...
07-18-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,062
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Nostalgia is a great thing isn’t it. In my...

Nostalgia is a great thing isn’t it. In my memories, I Love Lucy was an amazing TV show, back seat of my 75 LeSabre was spacious, Hungry Man TV dinners were really good and Disco music was brilliant.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 958
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The OP already mentioned he had purchased a...

The OP already mentioned he had purchased a Serfas case so it is of no use to point out that soft cases are superior in your opinion. There is no way that the a soft case can provide the levels of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 958
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I traveled the world with my Serfas case and...

I traveled the world with my Serfas case and loved the protection it provided. The only issue was storage once I arrived. I also put a brace in the center of the case so it cant be compressed for...
07-13-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,762
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It may not be the dumbest, but it qualifies as...

It may not be the dumbest, but it qualifies as the latest dumb thing! The dumbest is probably along the lines of someone explaining to me the natural dampening qualities of titanium are what makes...
07-12-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,257
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

As a lifelong metalworker not sure what this...

As a lifelong metalworker not sure what this mystical soul people are talking about. Especially with what would be considered a mass produced bicycle. Even the most artistic photographs of Colnago’s...
07-09-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

With the exception of the Fender Stratocaster or...

With the exception of the Fender Stratocaster or perhaps a traditional mousetrap most products are in some form of constant improvement this would be a example of this. I never indicated that the...
07-07-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Your internet sleuthing missed a key point,...

Your internet sleuthing missed a key point, BiMetal does not have the corresponding material on the other side of this the warping. Given the design I would state that the trimetal design is actually...
07-07-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,961
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Awesome thread, Larry! Thanks

Awesome thread, Larry! Thanks
07-04-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Hey don't ruin a good scold with facts. There is...

Hey don't ruin a good scold with facts. There is a reason bike shops put some mechanics in the back behind closed doors or in the basement so they toil away in solitude.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,656
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Amazing progress over 12 years now lets resurrect...

Amazing progress over 12 years now lets resurrect this thread 12 years from now!
06-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,250
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My understanding is that Fiamme invented...

My understanding is that Fiamme invented warp-resistant braking surfaces in 1934 quickly followed by Mavic.
06-29-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,091
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Did you actually read that research paper and if...

Did you actually read that research paper and if so what is the estimated lifespan of a carbon fibre bicycle given the formulas and tables provided, I am in no way smart or have enough patience to...
Forum: Touring
06-29-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The next one on my list. Canterbury to Rome. ...

The next one on my list. Canterbury to Rome.

https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not sure if less trail will help the op maintain...

Not sure if less trail will help the op maintain an average pace of 24 mph or affect their average speed in any way. Very few if any mainstream gravel bikes have trail north of 70mm.
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