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02-25-24, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By ScottCommutes

Just riding away in a different direction seems...

Just riding away in a different direction seems way less fuss than potentially escalating to that level or beyond. The above poster is correct - even blowback from pepper spray is no fun sometimes.
02-25-24, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By PeteHski

I always thought Hinault looked like he was in...

I always thought Hinault looked like he was in his mid-50s! I used to think it was simply because I was a young kid when he was racing (and all adults looked "old") but he really does look much...
02-24-24, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,049
Posted By terrymorse

FYI, Rouvy has a route up Pike's Peak: ...

FYI, Rouvy has a route up Pike's Peak:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1520x844/screen_shot_2024_02_24_at_5_44_33_pm_4e161696e4d124b1f63833095b2e3f9581cebbbd.png

Hypoxia...
02-24-24, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By Chuck M

On the MUP system I run and ride on, people are...

On the MUP system I run and ride on, people are friendly to each other as they pass regardless of gender. I've even encountered young women about the age the OP described talk to me to compliment me...
02-24-24, 02:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By LarrySellerz

What has the world come to, when talking to a...

What has the world come to, when talking to a stranger becomes a social faux pas?
02-24-24, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By nlerner

Nitto makes one—not cheap:...

Nitto makes one—not cheap: https://analogcycles.com/products/fairweather-x-nitto-brake-hanger_193483?variant=43248187506920
02-23-24, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Kontact

I'm a black smith, bladesmith and I braze reefer...

I'm a black smith, bladesmith and I braze reefer lines for HVAC, as well as doing a lot of other metal work. Plumber's silver solder is a low temp process performed with a propane torch and flux, not...
02-23-24, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By Rick

​​​​​​​What does this Orwellian dogma have to do...

​​​​​​​What does this Orwellian dogma have to do with the topic of this discussion.
02-23-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By jdawginsc

Lugged always for the win.

Lugged always for the win.
02-23-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By smd4

So? I wish the DA 25th Anniversary set had been...

So? I wish the DA 25th Anniversary set had been marketed far more heavily to me. I didn't even know it existed until many years after they had sold out.
02-23-24, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,049
Posted By terrymorse

Here's one of those roads where you can't tell...

Here's one of those roads where you can't tell the grade by looking at it. Highway 168 out of Bishop. It's a tilted plane, about 6%.

...
02-23-24, 12:08 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By icemilkcoffee

For somebody who likes to argue so much, you are...

For somebody who likes to argue so much, you are not very good at it

I never offered any guesses. Notice I didn't say 'this would sell like hot cakes' or 'this would never sell', or 'Shimano...
02-23-24, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By _ForceD_

Iíve produced someÖ ...

Iíve produced someÖ

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ďStage victoryĒ
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02-23-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By njkayaker

Not many people see electronic components as...

Not many people see electronic components as something they could use for ďa long timeĒ. An anniversary electronic set might look a bit silly fairly quickly.

People donít appear to go with Shimano...
02-23-24, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 842
Posted By Kontact

American Classic seat posts are vintage, 2 bolt...

American Classic seat posts are vintage, 2 bolt and very nice.
02-23-24, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 339,417
Posted By diphthong

30-miler from solana beach north to carlsbad and...

30-miler from solana beach north to carlsbad and back. brisk, 3/4 headwind up to carlsbad that was not a factor heading south. plenty of cyclists out with approx 40-50% being e-bikers. not surprising...
02-22-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By smd4

I'm beginning to think their reasoning not to...

I'm beginning to think their reasoning not to produce a 50th DA set is a combination of a couple things:

(1) Lack of ability to bling-up black components; It's boring to even look at the R9720...
02-22-24, 01:21 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By LarrySellerz

Thatís surprising. I have no ill will towards...

Thatís surprising. I have no ill will towards those people, I tend to think they donít know what they are doing which is totally fine, they arenít a hazard and donít pose a thread. Dodge them dude....
02-22-24, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By squirtdad

what brakes, pads and rims? how many miles of...

what brakes, pads and rims? how many miles of commuting in that week, flat hilly. road, trail, gravel? (you can use local references if that helps)

pics?

this seems to be a lot of wear,...
02-21-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,282
Posted By PDKL45

Just ignore women alone in general. Don't...

Just ignore women alone in general. Don't slipstream them, try to get ahead and ride away from them, don't look at them and really, don't stop and talk to them. Even stopping a few hundred meters in...
02-21-24, 09:33 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 72,879
Posted By EddyR

My pink 1987 Super Sport ...

My pink 1987 Super Sport
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1372_ebd064ad284adecd0b080f83642c611be5dc45dd.jpeg
02-21-24, 07:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,557
Posted By Calsun

Meat is terrible for the planet and your health...

Meat is terrible for the planet and your health unless you want to increase your chances of having heart disease and cancer (colon and prostrate in particular for men). Professional athletes that ate...
02-21-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,976
Posted By Repack Rider

One day my roommate Gary Fisher told me excitedly...

One day my roommate Gary Fisher told me excitedly that John Allis, then the reigning US road champion, was in town and looking for locals to ride with, since he didn't know the territory.

We...
02-21-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By prj71

It's not the dirt I'm referring to. It's the oil...

It's not the dirt I'm referring to. It's the oil from the chain and whatever black crap kicks up off the road. I happen to have a white bike. After every ride I have black splotches all over the...
02-21-24, 07:44 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By smd4

I think it's understood, but just to...

I think it's understood, but just to clarify--2023 would have been Dura Ace's 50th Anniversary, not Shimano, which is much older (founded 1921--so that anniversary was missed as tool).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,959
Posted By Trsnrtr

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you...

Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.David Lee Roth (https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/david-lee-roth-quotes)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,959
Posted By choddo

I never want to live in this world you are...

I never want to live in this world you are describing, people who are worried about what their peers own and donít undestand their partners. I wonder how much the media have contributed to the...
02-20-24, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By Trakhak

I worked in five different bike shops in New...

I worked in five different bike shops in New England and the mid-Atlantic over the course of around 15 years. None of those shops had a policy of routinely checking bearing assemblies for grease...
02-20-24, 04:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By mstateglfr

There were countless articles written about this...

There were countless articles written about this issue between probably 2019 and 2023. Forums filled with discussion, media articles about the issue and Shimano's denial, and an infamous instagram...
02-20-24, 03:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By smd4

I'd say this is the correct answer. I've got...

I'd say this is the correct answer.

I've got some of the 25th Anniversary parts--brakes and RD. Simply stunning. Shimano would be hard-pressed to make anything nicer today.
02-20-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont have actual insight, but I can sure guess!...

I dont have actual insight, but I can sure guess!
- anniversary groups simply arent cherished by DA users right now.
- things like hubs, headset, and seatpost arent even made now so the group would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,959
Posted By baj32161

Thanks for all of the input. I'm finding...

Thanks for all of the input.

I'm finding that, at this point in my life, I like to use what money I can save on travel. As for my bike...I have never had more fun riding a bike than I've had with...
02-20-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By Steel Charlie

And there is no cult It would be pretty zoot...

And there is no cult

It would be pretty zoot to have that 9 spd group on a super steel bike except the 7410 crank was better looking.

Ah, well
02-20-24, 04:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By indyfabz

You didnít think about it before asking the...

You didnít think about it before asking the question?
02-20-24, 02:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,004
Posted By Garthr

Because there isn't a complete group set anymore...

Because there isn't a complete group set anymore like they formerly made. No standalone hubs, you have buy a complete wheel now. That won't fit in a pretty little display box ! Neither does an...
02-19-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,976
Posted By BobG

There's a story behind my photo above. The riders...

There's a story behind my photo above. The riders that day stayed in one large, somewhat leisurely pack of 170+ the entire day with no breakaways or attacks ...
...
02-19-24, 03:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By Garthr

I don't get cramps, but I do tend to eat good...

I don't get cramps, but I do tend to eat good quantities of pickled jalapeno's in the half gallon jars. :) Yum yum yum . What does this have in common with pickles ? What every pickled food does,...
02-18-24, 08:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,976
Posted By BobG

These guys caught up with me on the Col du Soulor...

These guys caught up with me on the Col du Soulor in France. That's me with the camera on sidelines, Lance with the blue helmet. Miguel Indurain is in there somewhere ...
...
02-18-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 339,417
Posted By CAT7RDR

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but...

Thought about riding up to the Santa Fe Dam but why when I can have the Whittier Hills to mostly myself?
Started mostly cloudy and ended in partly sunny in the 60's. Building back up for a 60 mile...
02-18-24, 10:51 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
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"
02-17-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By rsbob

I pay for the forum, so no distracting buxom...

I pay for the forum, so no distracting buxom women. If I feel the need, GCN.com has them. So far, am not feeling the need.

Come to think of it, considering the inane arguments that pepper this...
02-17-24, 07:35 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,723
Posted By Maelochs

Every US oil company gets major support from the...

Every US oil company gets major support from the US government... cheap leases, subsidies for exploration and development .......
...
02-16-24, 11:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By rsbob

This thread needs to be closed. Do not pass GO,...

This thread needs to be closed. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.
02-16-24, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Bianchigirll

I'm willing to bet it's pretty much a standard...

I'm willing to bet it's pretty much a standard M-6 Cap head bolt/screw but finding the knurled nut might be challenge. I'd take the frame and pic of what you need to the local ACE, True Value, Do it...
02-16-24, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By Eric F

How do we give likes sarcastically?

How do we give likes sarcastically?
02-16-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

guys ride bikes to do whatever the hell they...

guys ride bikes to do whatever the hell they want; girls ride bikes to do whatever the hell they want

I'm not going to reinforce gender stereotypes on a bike forum to get likes.
02-16-24, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,159
Posted By skidder

You mean this guy?: ...

You mean this guy?:

https://static.wonderfulunion.net/groundctrl/clients/andrew_dice_clay/media/02/00/images/assets/large.v4yeA61r-S-gUma2FlXYKtLwwaeqav3QiU74roFADQA.jpg
02-16-24, 03:05 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 10,723
Posted By Dave Mayer

Factor disc aero wunderbike: Factor's new...

Factor disc aero wunderbike:

Factor's new Ostro VAM blurs boundaries with aero and lightweight design | GCN (globalcyclingnetwork.com)...
02-16-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 339,417
Posted By Eric F

Happy Hour ride to Brown Saddle on the MTB (9mi,...

Happy Hour ride to Brown Saddle on the MTB (9mi, 1400'). Chasing the sunset, and hurrying to get home before dark. It was beautiful on the hill....
02-16-24, 03:38 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,031
Posted By elcruxio

oof that one cut right at the soul... I'm not...

oof that one cut right at the soul... I'm not even 40 yet...
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