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02-10-23, 10:48 AM
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Posted By smd4

That's surprising, because those guys seem to be...

That's surprising, because those guys seem to be all about the most modern tech.
02-10-23, 10:29 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

'Cause he's all about aero, I suppose.

'Cause he's all about aero, I suppose.
02-10-23, 10:24 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Okay.

Okay.
02-10-23, 10:16 AM
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Posted By smd4

Um. No. I like GCN for its fun, entertaining...

Um. No.

I like GCN for its fun, entertaining personalities. No where did they mention the cable housing. And did you actually see how jacked-up the cable installation/quick release is on that...
02-10-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

My brakes work so well I don't need to use Kool...

My brakes work so well I don't need to use Kool Stop pads.
02-10-23, 09:56 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Not good enough. I agree that brakes in the...

Not good enough.

I agree that brakes in the '80s, even Dura Ace single pivots, were no great shakes. However, today I'm using Dura Ace dual-pivots with compressionless housing. You really don't...
02-10-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Exactly. But since you have zero idea how...

Exactly. But since you have zero idea how effective my brakes are, you really cannot comment or have an opinion.

I have no idea. Whatever hydraulic discs came on a 2021 Giant Talon.
02-10-23, 08:37 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Pete, my son's bike has them. I've tried them....

Pete, my son's bike has them. I've tried them. They offer nothing that I don't already have.
02-10-23, 08:36 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Comedy? Oh. Then I take it back. Why...

Comedy? Oh. Then I take it back.

Why wouldn't I like them? Unless they're a PITA to work on or squeak incessantly. If none of that, and they stop fine, I'll be good.
02-10-23, 08:18 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Pete--zip up. Your confirmation bias is showing. ...

Pete--zip up. Your confirmation bias is showing.

My brake levers probably move 1/4" before the shoes contact the rim. One finger braking is easy and often all I need.
02-10-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Pete, I've talked about this. Please keep up: My...

Pete, I've talked about this. Please keep up: My brakes work fine--probably better than some disc brakes. I have no desire to ever get a bike with disc brakes. I certainly would never add them to my...
02-10-23, 05:52 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Excellent question.

Excellent question.
02-09-23, 09:21 PM
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Posted By smd4

You didnít have to.

You didnít have to.
02-09-23, 09:01 PM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

He must be wrong.

He must be wrong.
02-09-23, 08:44 PM
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Posted By smd4

Thanks for the (free) psychoanalysis, Sigmund.

Thanks for the (free) psychoanalysis, Sigmund.
02-09-23, 02:34 PM
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Posted By smd4

Oh...I definitely "get it." :rolleyes:

Oh...I definitely "get it." :rolleyes:
02-09-23, 01:54 PM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Hissy fit? Hyperbole much? Again with the...

Hissy fit? Hyperbole much?

Again with the wanting me to change my opinion to conform? When will it end!?
02-09-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

I don't see it as derision. I'm not that...

I don't see it as derision. I'm not that sensitive. Saying something is ugly or inelegant is in no way expressing ridicule or contempt. It's an OPINION. Something only people on the right team are...
02-09-23, 01:41 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

I think you guys are just overly sensitive. ...

I think you guys are just overly sensitive.

It'll be OK. I promise. Your brakes don't really care what mean ol' smd4 thinks about them.
02-09-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

I have personal experience using them. I don't...

I have personal experience using them. I don't like them. What's the damn problem?
02-09-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

What "things" have I "derided?" Pete, Pete, Pete....

What "things" have I "derided?" Pete, Pete, Pete. You may not have confirmation bias, but you are delusional.

I made my first post on page 5, when I simply wrote "You forgot ugly and inelegant."...
02-09-23, 11:32 AM
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Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

It's EXACTLY what some people are saying.

It's EXACTLY what some people are saying.
02-09-23, 11:11 AM
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Posted By smd4

Except regarding my posts, apparently.

Except regarding my posts, apparently.
02-09-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Uh-huh. How do you stand on Brussels sprout posts?

Uh-huh. How do you stand on Brussels sprout posts?
02-09-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

If I were you, I'd put me on your ignore list.

If I were you, I'd put me on your ignore list.
02-09-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

My! Such anger! All perfectly justified, of...

My! Such anger!

All perfectly justified, of course, because someone said they like their rim brakes. :thumb:

I read your whole post. Just didn't quote it. Which is allowed. Or is it? Who made...
02-09-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Why are you guys so insistent that I change my...

Why are you guys so insistent that I change my opinion? Based on posts on an internet forum? That's just really weird. Like...almost cult-like.:foo:
02-09-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Sorry for the late reply. I was busy reading the...

Sorry for the late reply. I was busy reading the latest Larry Sellerz broken seatpost thread. It's delightful!

Anyway, what does that even mean..."engage honestly?" I'm being as honest as I can...
02-09-23, 07:15 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Blah blah blah. My rim brakes work perfectly...

Blah blah blah.

My rim brakes work perfectly for me. FACT.

Please feel free to attempt to refute. Or, perhaps, change your opinion.
02-09-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

So every comment I read should change my opinion?...

So every comment I read should change my opinion?

Did you really think about that before you posted?
02-08-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

What's ridiculous is that you think some...

What's ridiculous is that you think some anonymous stranger's comments on a message board about working on disc brakes would make my opinion "waver" (or anyone's for that matter). That's just being...
02-08-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

My comment is based on what 50PlusCycling wrote....

My comment is based on what 50PlusCycling wrote. If you think his reasons are unfounded, take it up with him.
02-08-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

My opinion was "fixed?" Duh!! That's why they...

My opinion was "fixed?" Duh!! That's why they call it an "opinion." And they still sound like a PITA. In my opinion.
02-08-23, 06:55 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

Oh. OK. Thanks. Maybe it should just be...

Oh. OK. Thanks.

Maybe it should just be called "confirmation?" He's confirming by his own explanation what I always thought to be true: That disc brakes are a PITA.
02-08-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

What you just described in your first paragraph...

What you just described in your first paragraph is enough to dissuade me from using disc brakes.

What you wrote in your second paragraph, while it may be your practice, is nothing like how most...
01-30-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 8,207
Posted By smd4

You forgot ugly and inelegant.

You forgot ugly and inelegant.
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