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01-28-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By shelbyfv

Oooops. You know what they say about assume.......

Oooops. You know what they say about assume.... :lol:
01-26-24, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By shelbyfv

Cycling doesn't suit everyone,whether mentally,...

Cycling doesn't suit everyone,whether mentally, physically or due to environmental constraints. No need trying to force a square peg into a round hole, there are other hobbies galore.
01-26-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,228
Posted By shelbyfv

I live in fear of hydroplaning with my 32s. I...

I live in fear of hydroplaning with my 32s. I suppose 23s might ease my mind. :roflmao:
01-22-24, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
Posted By shelbyfv

It's been very cold here as well.

It's been very cold here as well.
01-22-24, 07:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By shelbyfv

There are people who understand these things. LSE...

There are people who understand these things. LSE on trickle down...
01-21-24, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By shelbyfv

There I was thinking a stake had been put through...

There I was thinking a stake had been put through the heart of Trickle Down. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-24, 09:55 PM
01-21-24, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are OK with 35s, endurance bikes like the...

If you are OK with 35s, endurance bikes like the Giant Defy Adv are alleged to be about 17lbs.
01-21-24, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd keep looking. Mechanical discs paired with...

I'd keep looking. Mechanical discs paired with QRs... If that's not a problem for you, I think $500 USD would be OK.
01-21-24, 06:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,179
Posted By shelbyfv

This seems like a great fit for A&S.

This seems like a great fit for A&S.
01-21-24, 06:02 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Try the Black and Tan.:thumb:

Try the Black and Tan.:thumb:
01-20-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Didn't take the world long to resume patronage of...

Didn't take the world long to resume patronage of Mercedes, Audi, Merck, Bayer, DB, Hugo Boss, etc etc. I'll confess to buying Yuengling beer again after a brief wrestle with conscience.
01-20-24, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By shelbyfv

I agree. In fact, when battery tech improves to...

I agree. In fact, when battery tech improves to the point that an e-motor can have a +/- 60 mile range, I expect the vestigial pedals will disappear. Motorbikes will be motorbikes and the dubious...
01-20-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,028
Posted By shelbyfv

Great minds.... :beer: ...

Great minds.... :beer:

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01-19-24, 05:45 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By shelbyfv

They were all dopers and Lance whipped them, year...

They were all dopers and Lance whipped them, year after year. Whiners. I wish he'd had sense enough to keep his mouth shut. Now back to Trek bashing. Or was it Spesh? :foo:
01-19-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,925
Posted By shelbyfv

You can find BSOs with Shimano parts at any box...

You can find BSOs with Shimano parts at any box store, not just WM. They make a huge range and it seems as if they have more Tourney or Axxxx what ever than they do legit groups. Bewildering but...
01-19-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,183
Posted By shelbyfv

IIRC Larry has a spare set of wheels you might...

IIRC Larry has a spare set of wheels you might try. :beer:
01-19-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,165
Posted By shelbyfv

Despite having aged 13 years, this silly thread...

Despite having aged 13 years, this silly thread has not developed merit.
01-14-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,034
Posted By shelbyfv

It's probably the nitrile glove patch that keeps...

It's probably the nitrile glove patch that keeps people from taking you seriously. Or the bizarre bike fit. Or the bizarre wardrobe. Or the bizarre stalking on climbs. Or the bizarre stalking of...
01-14-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By shelbyfv

The rim does seem to be damaged but the glue may...

The rim does seem to be damaged but the glue may hold the tire w/o issue.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,282
Posted By shelbyfv

Kudos for putting in the effort and saving it...

Kudos for putting in the effort and saving it from the landfill. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-24, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By shelbyfv

Are you able to return it, get your $ back?

Are you able to return it, get your $ back?
01-08-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,978
Posted By shelbyfv

I wouldn't buy it, nor would I find it...

I wouldn't buy it, nor would I find it interesting enough to start a thread. :rolleyes:
01-08-24, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,624
Posted By shelbyfv

Hopefully, all. The alternative is too sad to...

Hopefully, all. The alternative is too sad to contemplate.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,851
Posted By shelbyfv

Traditional cycling etiquette is steady mode when...

Traditional cycling etiquette is steady mode when riding with a group. Flashing does seem more visible when riding solo. I've been impressed with how much more visible approaching cyclists are when...
01-04-24, 08:11 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,228
Posted By shelbyfv

Would be an amusing thread to establish the...

Would be an amusing thread to establish the neediest, most attention seeking BF poster. Maybe we need a poll! :roflmao:
01-04-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,173
Posted By shelbyfv

??? Are you planning to buy a bike with the type...

??? Are you planning to buy a bike with the type that gets the most votes? :foo:
Forum: Framebuilders
01-02-24, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,150
Posted By shelbyfv

Obviously many wooden bikes have been built...

Obviously many wooden bikes have been built through the years but there haven't been enough on BF that they've become boring. If you do build one, please post about it. :thumb:
01-01-24, 08:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,064
Posted By shelbyfv

I scrolled through OP's thread in Early Brifter. ...

I scrolled through OP's thread in Early Brifter. That seems to be an OK home for it, though it may be extensive enough to qualify for the Bloggers section. Good to see this one has been moved to...
01-01-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,894
Posted By shelbyfv

People enjoy frames of Ti, carbon, steel,...

People enjoy frames of Ti, carbon, steel, aluminum, whatever. Personal preference, tool for the job, you won't know until you try, etc etc. If budget permits, make your own choice. :beer:
01-01-24, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,064
Posted By shelbyfv

If you have a specific question, non-mechanical,...

If you have a specific question, non-mechanical, this is a good place to start.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By shelbyfv

Just a suggestion, but if you kept this project...

Just a suggestion, but if you kept this project in one thread instead of starting a new one with each passing thought, it would be easier for those who want to help. :thumb:
12-27-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By shelbyfv

Be sure to look for a tire that is certified to...

Be sure to look for a tire that is certified to not hydroplane below 100mph.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, 2 bolt SPD cleats, compatible with OP's...

Yes, 2 bolt SPD cleats, compatible with OP's shoes. It's a road-ish single sided pedal. I found them to be more comfortable on longer rides than the traditional double sided SPDs. Shimano used to...
12-26-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,228
Posted By shelbyfv

"Gruppo" or any of the variations unless the...

"Gruppo" or any of the variations unless the entire post is in Italian. "Custom" unless referring to a bespoke frame. "Pull the trigger" for obvious reasons.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By shelbyfv

That didn't last long.:foo: ...

That didn't last long.:foo:
...
12-25-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,228
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm guessing we are now getting closer to what OP...

I'm guessing we are now getting closer to what OP had in mind for this thread. :twitchy:
12-25-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By shelbyfv

Such language on Christmas! Let's have another...

Such language on Christmas! Let's have another splash of Jack in the eggnog. :roflmao:
12-18-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By shelbyfv

Yes, my Topstone came with an FSA crank. While I...

Yes, my Topstone came with an FSA crank. While I don't have any specific complaints, I wouldn't buy one if Shimano was available.
12-18-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By shelbyfv

I too suggest you get the GRX crank and maybe FD,...

I too suggest you get the GRX crank and maybe FD, call it done. It was designed for bikes like yours with 142 spacing. Jillions of people use it happily. :beer:
12-09-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,212
Posted By shelbyfv

Yep. Early on OP was given the only advice he...

Yep. Early on OP was given the only advice he needed, contact REI. Over three pages OP has not explained why this was not done. Regardless of OP's motivation for starting this thread, it's past...
12-08-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By shelbyfv

Could be worse. :rolleyes:...

Could be worse. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,941
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb: Entitlement, no surprise.

:thumb: Entitlement, no surprise.
12-05-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By shelbyfv

Take it back to REI? :foo:

Take it back to REI? :foo:
12-05-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,212
Posted By shelbyfv

Did I miss why you haven't taken it back to REI...

Did I miss why you haven't taken it back to REI and let them fix it? When you do, ask them to help you figure what you did wrong so you won't break the new one.:thumb:
12-05-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,878
Posted By shelbyfv

Clearly I was laughing at my 06/23 self for...

Clearly I was laughing at my 06/23 self for imagining that you might have left so easily. :roflmao:Now that you are cranked up again I'll be watching to see if any of your bizarre discussions...
12-01-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,806
Posted By shelbyfv

Compare to any name brand ebike. Hard to justify...

Compare to any name brand ebike. Hard to justify the ebike other than from an environmental perspective.
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11-30-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,947
Posted By shelbyfv

IMO, this has been a useful thread for OP. He...

IMO, this has been a useful thread for OP. He was concerned that his tape might cause offense and asked for opinions. From the responses he learned the shop might draw additional negative...
11-30-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think my local force would be aware of...

I don't think my local force would be aware of this. Where in UK are you?
11-29-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,146
Posted By shelbyfv

Admittedly the ride was neither short nor solo...

Admittedly the ride was neither short nor solo but here's proof Strava time was not the goal....
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