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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,346
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: 22
Views: 508
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: 8,638
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: 20
Views: 457
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: 570
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.
06-28-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,638
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The clouds you are yelling at passed 10 years...

The clouds you are yelling at passed 10 years ago. By the way I wonder if the carbon bikes have all crumbled to dust since the op started this thread
06-28-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Unfortunately, that is a very common problem with...

Unfortunately, that is a very common problem with those derailleurs and the first thing to look for when looking for a previously used replacement.
06-27-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not to be that guy but rear derailleur is cracked.

Not to be that guy but rear derailleur is cracked.
06-25-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am pretty well the last guy who has a nostalgic...

I am pretty well the last guy who has a nostalgic attachment to bicycles. Having owned top shelf bikes since the mid seventies I am indifferent about owning or riding them today. That bike however...
06-23-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

From a pure performance perspective, the latest...

From a pure performance perspective, the latest iteration is hands down a better bicycle. Regardless of one's life experience thinking that the consistent gradual evolution of performance bicycle...
06-22-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

While I may not agree with your premise I do...

While I may not agree with your premise I do appreciate your injection of Objectivism into this debate. Since Objectivism relies on full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism I...
06-22-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

And with that I predict a quick and painless...

And with that I predict a quick and painless death of this thread.
06-21-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am pretty sure our work is done here. By the...

I am pretty sure our work is done here. By the time we are done with this thread the op’s greatest fears will have actually come true.
06-21-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thanks for the interesting post it is great to...

Thanks for the interesting post it is great to see it laid out like that. The interesting question would be which bike would you pick for your personal ride. I have actually owned a TI Raleigh as...
06-21-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Actually, I was shooting for sarcastic smart-ass.

Actually, I was shooting for sarcastic smart-ass.
06-21-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

So that's the new standard for this debate, death...

So that's the new standard for this debate, death statistics? Being an advocate for dated technology how do you think Pennyfarthing Bicycles faired using your criteria. For clarity what rim brakes...
06-21-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is a promising “Steel is Real” thread...

There is a promising “Steel is Real” thread starting over in road cycling so as this one starts to thread down so to speak the Luddites will have a place to go.
...
06-20-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

How do you know you are not a victim of the grand...

How do you know you are not a victim of the grand rim brake conspiracy? Everyone was perfectly happy with their rod brakes and coaster brakes. Then big bike executives took Marketing 101 as part of...
06-20-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,219
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Bibs

Bibs
06-19-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,783
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

[QUOTE=rekmeyata;22546540] People don't...

[QUOTE=rekmeyata;22546540]

People don't agree with me? Oh that makes sense they are all brainwashed out of their head! I hope your friend learned a few things from this test, first being don't...
06-19-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The stretch of approximately 1 meter of brake...

The stretch of approximately 1 meter of brake cable is noticeable as is the slack in the various junctions in the system. As hydraulic braking systems have for all intents zero compression except a...
06-19-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Good point. My comment regarding clipless would...

Good point. My comment regarding clipless would be when compared to legacy foot retention systems such as toe straps especially with the old school TA slotted cleats. For commuting I prefer the...
06-19-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,963
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It’s always interesting watching the debates...

It’s always interesting watching the debates devolve as a new technology becomes accepted. For acceptance to succeed it is because the product or technology is superior overall than what is being...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,369
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is no reason that the GRX 800 does not work...

There is no reason that the GRX 800 does not work faultlessly unless something is wrong with your setup. Start with hanger alignment, cabling, cassette issues. I have built up a few GRX groups and...
06-15-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Schwalbe G-One Speed 30mm

Schwalbe G-One Speed 30mm
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,054
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering the billions of kilometers which have...

Considering the billions of kilometers which have been safely ridden on carbon fibre bicycles you needn’t lose much sleep about CF safety at this point. However, you be you, and if you are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,054
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Great point that why I have been advocating for...

Great point that why I have been advocating for some time a permanent tag to be placed on all scissors sold which states “Do not run when in possession of this product”.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering the tires are just a rumour from a...

Considering the tires are just a rumour from a sales rep at this point it would be a bit of a reach expecting an answer for that one.
06-14-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 527
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Actually most users of electronic shifting...

Actually most users of electronic shifting systems have displays on their bike computers.
06-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

My experience has been very positive with the...

My experience has been very positive with the Silca sealant. Switched from Orange seal which worked really well on smaller punctures but a major tire cut which needed to tube the tire to get home. I...
06-13-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 951
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

To summarize whenever his subject comes up it...

To summarize whenever his subject comes up it breaks down as follows.

Those who have not used it find it a silly product which if anything makes cycling more dangerous. This pattern of weighting...
06-06-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Upon a re-read, I missed the mark on that one! I...

Upon a re-read, I missed the mark on that one! I will leave the analogies to others going forward. The point I was trying to make was just because a tire performs really well on the drum test does...
06-06-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I would question that logic as the variables...

I would question that logic as the variables could affect the resistance in a non-related fashion. As an example, a fast car such as a Porsche Turbo would not be the fastest car if a travel trailer...
06-03-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 836
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Did e-tube not identify the disconnected wire?

Did e-tube not identify the disconnected wire?
06-02-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 836
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Specifically at some point did you connect to...

Specifically at some point did you connect to e-tube with a PC get a successful check that the system is operating correctly with all devices found then log out properly?
06-02-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 836
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It would be nice for the OP to let us know what...

It would be nice for the OP to let us know what the issue was. My vote is the improper logging out of e-tube, which effectively locks Di2 down.
06-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

To answer your questions here is my take. I...

To answer your questions here is my take. I would fly into Barcelona and take the bus to Girona. There is a bus that regularly departs El Prat airport direct to Girona. I would rent an Airbnb for...
05-31-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For me Girona wins hands down. I also am...

For me Girona wins hands down. I also am spending more time on Gravel and the area around Girona has an extensive gravel road network. The cycling infrastructure in Girona is excellent, extensive...
05-31-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Well, that settles that! The neutral unbiased...

Well, that settles that! The neutral unbiased proof you provided is more than enough and thank you for not boring us as this subject has never been covered before. I promise not to come against...
Forum: Touring
05-30-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I just completed 3+ weeks Gibraltar to Andorra...

I just completed 3+ weeks Gibraltar to Andorra tour with Panaracer Gravel King 38mm slicks sealed with Silca sealant. Did hundreds of km of gravel. Had one substantial leak near the end which would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 611
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Pretty sure that will buff right out. But...

Pretty sure that will buff right out. But seriously did you need to ask?
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,656
Views: 2,445,599
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/095a2565_dd65_4321_86ad_06e8a02155ab_4ed263000f4454064ffa8d608c1079862d5d830a.jpeg
Tamriu, Spain
05-27-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,212
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Looks like the Edge 1040 is being released soon. ...

Looks like the Edge 1040 is being released soon. R&A Cycles sent out an announcement in error as did another sports electronic outlet. So I assume everyone is under an embargo till a certain date. ...
Forum: Touring
05-27-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have done numerous one-way trips and faced the...

I have done numerous one-way trips and faced the same challenge. If a box is not readily available most airlines have large clear plastic bags to place your bike in. Remove the pedals and turn the...
05-26-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I use Dynaplugs and leave them in until the tire...

I use Dynaplugs and leave them in until the tire is worn out. Don’t really give it a thought.
05-23-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Awesome, thanks

Awesome, thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,074
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Nobody’s carrying a frame pump anymore because...

Nobody’s carrying a frame pump anymore because they switched over to tubeless in the past six years since this thread was started.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,335
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps you should hire out your services if you...

Perhaps you should hire out your services if you can ride thousand plus miles with a bald and cracked $5 tire on glass strew urban streets without a flat. Obviously most of us are all doing it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,891
Views: 547,843
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f6967d34_dc92_415c_a21c_a782092015df_16904ce26850c46905344a5207f82180a822d98d.jpeg
Alcublas Spain.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It is like a car collector buying an AMC Pacer....

It is like a car collector buying an AMC Pacer. They buy them but not for the driving experience.
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