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02-22-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,205
Posted By Eric F

If my genuinely innocent greeting or comment is...

If my genuinely innocent greeting or comment is taken any other way, that's not my issue.
02-22-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 426
Posted By Koyote

I donít believe you.

I donít believe you.
02-21-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,205
Posted By Koyote

From the thread title, I thought the Saudi...

From the thread title, I thought the Saudi Arabian call girls were advertising here again.
02-21-24, 12:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,921
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha! Take your first red comment and apply it to...

Ha! Take your first red comment and apply it to your second red comment.
Is it a missed opportunity for the company?
02-21-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,921
Posted By PeteHski

Itís not just you. Itís the market in general. If...

Itís not just you. Itís the market in general. If everyone still preferred shiny bits then thatís what they would be producing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,953
Posted By Koyote

Wait a minute.I thought that I need to ride the...

Wait a minute.I thought that I need to ride the lightest bike possible -- otherwise I'll have to suffer the terror and shame of being dropped by the group on a big climb because the extra hundred...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,953
Posted By PeteHski

More nonsense.

More nonsense.
02-18-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By genejockey

When you look at the world, it is important to...

When you look at the world, it is important to remember - "Never Attribute to Malice That Which Is Adequately Explained by Stupidity"
02-18-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By indyfabz

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,435
Posted By phrantic09

But why optimize for wider tires if theyíre not...

But why optimize for wider tires if theyíre not objectively better?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-24, 01:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,435
Posted By genejockey

You'll find the cart works better with the horse...

You'll find the cart works better with the horse in front.
02-17-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,007
Posted By genejockey

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02-16-24, 02:51 PM
02-16-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,154
Posted By indyfabz

Sheíd change her name to Taylor Zwift!

Sheíd change her name to Taylor Zwift!
02-16-24, 12:42 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By PeteHski

The qualified physicists and engineers are...

The qualified physicists and engineers are actually saying that rotational inertia is the least important factor in wheel design. You are stating that it is the most important factor and wondering...
02-16-24, 08:26 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By Steel Charlie

It's been long time established that belief...

It's been long time established that belief systems are immune to empirical data/evidence or rational argument. Opposition to the system only serves to strengthen it.

A situation easily...
02-13-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,580
Posted By 70sSanO

Greg, is that you? John

Greg, is that you?

John
02-13-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By PeteHski

Itís all just bs.

Itís all just bs.
02-13-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By Jughed

Interesting. #5's of difference up an 8 mile...

Interesting.

#5's of difference up an 8 mile 8% climb (Alpe dHuez) = a .97% total time difference for the lighter bike, about 2-3 min total depending on rider weight and power.

It's the same...
02-13-24, 12:04 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By rm -rf

On a 3 block long, 8% race up a hill, the 5 pound...

On a 3 block long, 8% race up a hill, the 5 pound weight penalty was 16% slower? (that's "half a block" in 3 blocks).
150 pound rider + 15 pound bike vs 150 rider + 20 pound bike that is 3%...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-24, 07:24 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,435
Posted By PeteHski

Is this guy for real?

Is this guy for real?
02-12-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,091
Posted By Koyote

You think that's anger? Funny.

You think that's anger? Funny.
02-11-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Are you ok? Seriously, you must have 10...

Are you ok? Seriously, you must have 10 arguments going simultaneously and you go back over a week to dig up a throw away post of mine to re-engage and throw more fire on the chaos.
02-11-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By Koyote

The explanation is that none of those statements...

The explanation is that none of those statements even imply that rim brakes aren't good.
02-10-24, 11:39 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By elcruxio

I recall your messages being almost decent a...

I recall your messages being almost decent a while back but now you're again spiraling down the deep end. What's going on bud?

Anyways to call CF plastic is inaccurate and misleading. Every...
02-10-24, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,177
Posted By Chuck M

^^^ Larry at least uses punctuation.

^^^ Larry at least uses punctuation.
02-10-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By Maelochs

Pretty sure there is no confusion ... just a...

Pretty sure there is no confusion ... just a tired schtick.
02-10-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By Koyote

You’ve missed the point — which is that you are...

You’ve missed the point — which is that you are treating your use-case and preference as universal.

Your blanket dismissal of disc brakes as “unnecessary” ignores the fact of MTBs and gravel...
02-10-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,426
Posted By RChung

Dude, it's not dismissive or insulting at all...

Dude, it's not dismissive or insulting at all (though you prioritize differently than others, so if you're insulted, it's OK for that to be your reality. I don't judge.) I can absolutely positively...
02-10-24, 11:25 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By PeteHski

Fortunately, that's not a problem for me as I...

Fortunately, that's not a problem for me as I don't find disc brakes ugly. That's subjective, but braking performance is objectively better with disc brakes. Anything else is just tired old bs.
02-09-24, 10:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,426
Posted By RChung

Pretty jaded way to look at things. Maybe...

Pretty jaded way to look at things.

Maybe it's an interesting experiment in finding ways to turn a traditionally solo and closed off activity into a social and enjoyable activity.
Gamifying and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,176
Posted By PeteHski

Not this old bs again! The physics of...

Not this old bs again!

The physics of accelerating a wheel is pretty simple and it has been modelled without any need for simplification. Swiss Side did this modelling when working with Ineos and...
02-08-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,682
Posted By delbiker1

When you start asking for a friend.

When you start asking for a friend.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-07-24, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Viich

And if those are the snow conditions, then you go...

And if those are the snow conditions, then you go out and snowshoe the trail for a few hours instead of riding and come back tomorrow.

You really do need to work on looking for the negative in...
02-05-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,881
Posted By Maelochs

^ You are either dense or dishonest, or both. I...

^ You are either dense or dishonest, or both. I did not say what you claim, I said what I said.

You are ... . yeah, never mind,. You are not worth getting suspended.

You having to be you is...
02-05-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,248
Posted By Koyote

General Cycling seems to have been invaded by a...

General Cycling seems to have been invaded by a few C&V posters who think that bicycle technology reached its zenith in the 1970s, and when it comes to newer tech (cf, disc brakes, STI levers,...
02-05-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,248
Posted By Koyote

The only time I shift a bike from one end of the...

The only time I shift a bike from one end of the cassette to the other, all at once, is in the work stand -- and even that is rare.

If you have to do that while riding, you're doing it wrong. You...
02-05-24, 12:23 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,248
Posted By big john

Of course. I think what he was trying to say is...

Of course. I think what he was trying to say is that he can sweep through the entire cassette with one motion of a friction shifter instead of 2 or 3 with indexing.
Whether that is an advantage of...
02-05-24, 11:43 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,248
Posted By 13ollocks

because bar-end shifters, friction or indexed,...

because bar-end shifters, friction or indexed, are niche products compared to DT anything. I used to use friction bar-ends - they were fine, but theyíre not the first thing people think about when...
02-05-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,248
Posted By Eric F

You're making things up to support your...

You're making things up to support your prejudice. We all know bikes don't work like that, and so do you.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-24, 05:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,010
Posted By PeteHski

Some dodgy logic here. The lighter you make...

Some dodgy logic here. The lighter you make something, the more challenging it is to make it stiff.
02-04-24, 11:26 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,881
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

These forums are much like a Bavarian farmhouse,...

These forums are much like a Bavarian farmhouse, It’s only a matter of time until the Cuckoo’s start coming out!
02-04-24, 08:30 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,881
Posted By Maelochs

Yes ... a company should stop growing and if...

Yes ... a company should stop growing and if possible, stay in an unfriendly business situation where it cannot make a profit compared t competitors, and go out of business. Anything else would be...
02-04-24, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,801
Posted By indyfabz

Clicking on this thread.

Clicking on this thread.
02-03-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By Koyote

ikr? One of the big sources of confusion and...

ikr?

One of the big sources of confusion and disagreement here on bf is that the people who denigrate newer tech (especially things like disc brakes and tubeless tires, but also sometimes cf) have...
02-03-24, 09:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Or another way of looking at it, Carbon is for...

Or another way of looking at it, Carbon is for those who can read and follow simple instructions. Not for those who got into the sport in the 80’s or earlier and unwilling to adapt or learn new...
02-01-24, 09:45 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By big john

Haven't you ever heard of fify? Lighten up...

Haven't you ever heard of fify? Lighten up Francis
01-30-24, 08:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The lure is already in the water. Got a few good...

The lure is already in the water. Got a few good bites but pool is mostly fished out.
01-24-24, 04:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,776
Posted By Chuck M

How did he feel about the Walmart/Shimano...

How did he feel about the Walmart/Shimano partnership?
01-23-24, 12:25 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 17,881
Posted By Maelochs

Lots of Win here ... glad I found this thread. ...

Lots of Win here ... glad I found this thread.
Who needs Larrysellerz when we have lance and Locktite?
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