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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,281
Posted By Branko D

Yes, seriously. Vocal minority on forums...

Yes, seriously. Vocal minority on forums professing their love for steel frames, mechanical groupsets, rim brakes and other sorts of retro stuff isn't representative of what people are actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By shelbyfv

Read about "Chinarello" and decide if you are...

Read about "Chinarello" and decide if you are confident you can tell the difference.
09-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,583
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are there? As in, people who have said this to...

Are there? As in, people who have said this to you? Sounds more like one of your strawmen to me.
09-15-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,205
Posted By jonathanf2

I posted this back in June and I've been hill...

I posted this back in June and I've been hill climbing every week since then, plus going on group rides with other hill climbers. My climbing and endurance has drastically improved. I still go to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,833
Posted By base2

Maybe if I put it in different terms: Mikes...

Maybe if I put it in different terms:

Mikes would have taken customers orders under the belief that a/the relationship were to continue. That's how relationships work.

Now that Specialized took...
09-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By genejockey

Without pedantry, threads would only go on for a...

Without pedantry, threads would only go on for a page or so - questions answered, advice dispensed, information shared. Done.

Where's the fun in THAT?
09-09-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Badger6

I understood you. My only point in reply to you...

I understood you. My only point in reply to you was that my understanding wasn't very far off from yours...it was clear to me that you had a set of criteria to use in your evaluation, and you were...
09-09-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By WhyFi

There doesn't need to be justification for...

There doesn't need to be justification for wearing Home Depot safety glasses for cycling or gardening gloves or anything of that nature - I really don't care what someone chooses to wear. But when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,099
Posted By jaxgtr

tubeless is not hard... it's just that some...

tubeless is not hard... it's just that some people make it seem hard. I am no genius, but putting a tire on a rim, blow some air in til you hear a couple of pings, add some sealant, pump it back up,...
09-08-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By ColonelSanders

The below only appears to apply to cranksets, but...

The below only appears to apply to cranksets, but it is relevant to your concerns about lighter being not as robust.

https://www.bikeforums.net/22132065-post11.html
09-08-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By WhyFi

I think that's a generous way of putting it. I...

I think that's a generous way of putting it. I think that it's more along the lines of, "I am so smart that I, alone, have figured out the Universal Best Value in this endeavor. If you have spent...
09-08-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's just the "Look how little I spent"...

I think it's just the "Look how little I spent" that happens in every activity or hobby.
09-08-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Maelochs

When I built my first Workswell (a Cervelo...

When I built my first Workswell (a Cervelo R-series clone) which was also my first all-CF bike, I didn't let cost hinder me, but I did try to determine what was killer and what was overkill.

I...
09-08-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Sy Reene

You are allowed to worry about time spent without...

You are allowed to worry about time spent without a functioning bike, during a race or otherwise in the case of damage (or these days, finding parts). But I suppose then you'll say that money no...
09-08-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Branko D

Except the weight savings, the measurable...

Except the weight savings, the measurable (barely) benefits are in the bearing parts; a 105 rear derailleur has jockey wheels with bushings which are less efficient from the start and get worse with...
09-07-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Badger6

There is noticeable difference, albeit not...

There is noticeable difference, albeit not significant, if comparing same generations. But, as many have said, the trickle down of tech that Shimano uses, means that current year 105 is typically as...
09-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Sy Reene

Just because you raised another value proposition...

Just because you raised another value proposition that didn't really get discussed.

The whole premise of this thread and the OP's question, really boils down to asking what is gained by paying...
09-07-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By rsbob

Point of clarification in this clown car of...

Point of clarification in this clown car of debate: What I understood and the OP confirmed, is that even though he can afford the best, he wishes to spend his money wisely (I.E. The most bang for...
09-07-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By livedarklions

I hate to break it to everybody, but "money is no...

I hate to break it to everybody, but "money is no object" is really a figure of speech, it's never literally true. Obviously, everyone has a price point for everything beyond which they won't or...
09-07-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By seypat

I appears I've walked into a men's bathroom. ...

I appears I've walked into a men's bathroom.
:fight:
09-07-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By unterhausen

I agree that there isn't much profit in this...

I agree that there isn't much profit in this thread continuing. OP, say the word. Or report a post and ask for it to be closed.
09-07-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By mstateglfr

'money is no object' 'money is no concern' ...

'money is no object'
'money is no concern'

Its been established that the second is what was initially intended. Anything can be afforded is what was meant by the comment.
09-07-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By shelbyfv

Pete, I don't think there is much more of use to...

Pete, I don't think there is much more of use to come from this thread. As OP, normally the mods will close it if you ask.
09-06-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... NO. YOU made that up. What I said...

Yeah ... NO. YOU made that up.

What I said is that MTB components had to be Stronger at the higher end because they would be abused harder .... which is why they don't last as long as road...
09-06-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Maelochs

I cannot imagine what I would need to do to a...

I cannot imagine what I would need to do to a derailleur to break it with wear. Abuse, sure. I've done that. But just wearing it out? And the idea that 105 is weak trash compared to D/A .... not...
09-06-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Maelochs

Different needs. With MTB, the higher-end stuff...

Different needs. With MTB, the higher-end stuff needs to be More durable, because riders are hitting everything faster and thus harder. Shifts are more likely made under load and at higher loads,...
09-06-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Sy Reene

Easiest example are the DA cassettes with 5 of...

Easiest example are the DA cassettes with 5 of the cogs out of lighter, but quicker wearing, titanium (vs Ultegra). Save about 50-60 grams, and spend about $150-200 more to do so.
09-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,103
Posted By Terex

What most inexperienced riders don't realize is...

What most inexperienced riders don't realize is that there is a huge metabolic wall at around 70 miles. Unless you've trained yourself to ride through this barrier, you're getting into dangerous...
09-05-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Russ Roth

Hard to say, money no object it really depends. I...

Hard to say, money no object it really depends. I had tested a number of bikes with sram red and force and couldn't objectively feel any difference so when I had a no money worry build on my then...
09-05-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,588
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are buying by the groupset, you get...

If you are buying by the groupset, you get everything that levels up with each level, whether you want/need it or not. But that might not be the best thing. You can study and find out that some...
09-05-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

This forum is also chock full o’ nuts. Welcome....

This forum is also chock full o’ nuts. Welcome. Try not to sound so wounded about imaginary people mocking you personally for wearing street clothes while “riding” your bike with intensity. No one in...
09-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

BF never, and I mean never EVER, disappoints. ...

BF never, and I mean never EVER, disappoints. Who would buy/wear cycling-specific apparel whilst actually cycling? Who, on BF, actually rides? (Hint: it’s the same people.)

Who wears Homer...
09-05-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,913
Posted By ChamoisDavisJr

Lurking on this and other cycling forums and Iíve...

Lurking on this and other cycling forums and Iíve seen way more of the snobbery going towards the lycra crowd than from the lycra crowd.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,129
Posted By WhyFi

Not an apt comparison. Would you buy tires, for...

Not an apt comparison. Would you buy tires, for your car, with tubes that had to be patched or replaced a couple times per month?
08-26-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Maelochs

I obviate the problem by not generating enough...

I obviate the problem by not generating enough power to flex even the slightest frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,811
Posted By LarrySellerz

I think it's funny that people are shitting on op...

I think it's funny that people are shitting on op for judging other cyclists. Everyone judges each other; it's part of life, and there is definitely a cycling fashion that people adhere to and can be...
08-24-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By tomato coupe

F1 uses rim brakes, right?

F1 uses rim brakes, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 669
Posted By msu2001la

I do love the thought of someone out on their new...

I do love the thought of someone out on their new hybrid and just cruising along on a flat road in top gear at 25mph and being like "why is this bike so slow?".
08-24-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,368
Posted By woodcraft

Now to go on the weight lifting forum & proclaim...

Now to go on the weight lifting forum & proclaim that I can do 8 bicep curls with 5 lb dumbbells.
08-24-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,368
Posted By tomato coupe

I like to get off the bike every 2 minutes and...

I like to get off the bike every 2 minutes and crank out 200-250 air squats and a couple dozen pushups.
08-24-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,908
Posted By WhyFi

It tells you quite a bit, I think, and I'm not...

It tells you quite a bit, I think, and I'm not too worried that a bunch of Coker-level fanatics are going to skew responses. Frankly, just knowing what TSS is, let alone knowing their CTL, is...
08-23-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,464
Posted By Fahrenheit531

THE BICYCYLE OF SPRINGS - YouTube

THE BICYCYLE OF SPRINGS - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,381
Posted By WhyFi

Rim brakes and 25mm max clearance would be an...

Rim brakes and 25mm max clearance would be an absolute non-starter for me. Talk about buying yourself in to a corner.

And, FWIW, I wouldn't take it as a given that Ti had greater durability than...
08-22-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By Helderberg

I am a 72-year-old Vietnam war Vet that is...

I am a 72-year-old Vietnam war Vet that is dealing with PTSD every day. Maybe I am reading other things into this that you can not feel so please just pass it on by. Not thinking this would appeal to...
08-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By rydabent

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day....

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day. I consider it a blessing that I can.
08-22-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By Jtmav

At close to 70 and able to ride some beautiful...

At close to 70 and able to ride some beautiful paths here on Cape Cod and other parts of New England I always say a prayer of gratitude just to be able to do the ride. So many of our peers are not so...
08-21-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,338
Posted By Helderberg

Still riding.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/564x846/238608711_4560390557325037_5193817074391248929_n_020a1be87042fe1ef160a3e33a5f37600d2f9d80.jpg
I found this on a FB group and thought it...
08-16-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,512
Posted By hubcyclist

Well TR is trying to do such a thing with their...

Well TR is trying to do such a thing with their progression levels (and also using these as a way to scale what workouts are assigned to the user that are within their particular level). My sweet...
08-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,525
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

When it came time to replace my Cycleops smart...

When it came time to replace my Cycleops smart bike I choose the Kickr Bike and don't regret it. Luckily I didn't read the internet reviews prior to purchase or I may have reconsidered, no issue at...
08-12-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,062
Posted By davester

I think that what you are referring to is...

I think that what you are referring to is potential high level. For example, at 65 I decided that I should train for and ride the Markleeville Deathride (130 miles, 16,000 feet of climbing, entire...
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