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06-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Talk about mudflaps? My girl's got em.

Talk about mudflaps?


My girl's got em.
06-20-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,492
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

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06-19-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,043
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Bingo ! Kewpie doll awarded. The industry...

Bingo ! Kewpie doll awarded.

The industry is going through a reset right now as manufacturers look to consolidate the brick and mortars. REI keeps getting lots of bikes to sell (Salsa,...
06-18-21, 05:22 AM
06-16-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,253
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

https://wheelchairtravel.org/new-world-records-fas...

https://wheelchairtravel.org/new-world-records-fastest-electric-wheelchair-fastest-garbage-bin/
06-15-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,707
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Sock it to Me

Sock it to Me
06-15-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,470
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

! Warning ! Unpopular Opinion Ahead If you...

! Warning ! Unpopular Opinion Ahead

If you gonna do it, go mirrorless. But, I would strongly argue to not do it. At all. It tends to take from the riding. The camera needs constant safety...
06-13-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,989
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Here is the lesson: There are things called...

Here is the lesson: There are things called jokes. You can either get the joke or be part of it. Your choice!

But now seriously regarding your supercilious post: You think a 'free market' is what...
06-12-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,989
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

History repeats, whether we learn it or not.

History repeats, whether we learn it or not.
06-12-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,989
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Indeed. That is exactly where the business is...

Indeed. That is exactly where the business is headed.

Corporate stores (Like BPI, REI, et.al.) will be supported and independently owned shops will not be supported. Local Bike Shops were already...
06-12-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,989
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Hahahaha I am originally from Philadelphia and...

Hahahaha I am originally from Philadelphia and owned a bike shop there for decades. My point is not about shops providing good service. It's about those shops not getting parts and supplies or...
06-11-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,989
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The Bike Industry is going to have a completely...

The Bike Industry is going to have a completely different and almost unrecognizable (for some of us) landscape very soon. Many Brick & Mortar shops will be disappearing as the new business model of...
06-11-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,280
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I have different dreams every night. And...

I have different dreams every night.


And I have what I want right now so I feel like a happily married man being asked what he wants in his next wife. Yikes.
06-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,291
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

For 'No Drop' rides we have a designated person...

For 'No Drop' rides we have a designated person to make sure no one is left behind. The group keeps going at the advertised pace and at least one rider stays in the rear to make sure no one is left...
06-11-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,276
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Yes, it does. Next question, please.

Yes, it does.

Next question, please.
06-10-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I ride weakly, daily.

I ride weakly, daily.
06-10-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,355
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

It's no fad. It allows for the creation of better...

It's no fad. It allows for the creation of better chain lines on 11s and 12s cassettes, lessens over-all weight, allows wider tires. Without a front derailleur to restrict clearances, frames can be...
06-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,074
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

It is a Ph.D in the field of Rhetoric, earned...

It is a Ph.D in the field of Rhetoric, earned from an accredited USA University, that qualifies me as an expert in language. I didn't attend four years of Evil Medical School to be called 'Mister,'...
06-09-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I am definitely not a naysayer nor a hater and...

I am definitely not a naysayer nor a hater and agree 100% especially with the part about those of us that like to tinker. Success in these endeavors does tend to require a degree of perspicacity to...
06-09-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,074
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Language is not an ant stuck in amber and...

Language is not an ant stuck in amber and portmanteaus are one way is which the language keeps changing and maintains it fluidity.

Your other examples are brand specific and the word brifter is...
06-09-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

On what bike? Same set up will not work...

On what bike?


Same set up will not work as well on every bike, even when the group sets are identical. Wheel base, chain line, geometry and even frame size are major factors that matter and...
06-08-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,813
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I have aerospace material in my left hand working...

I have aerospace material in my left hand working as an artificial tendon since 1983 and without it I would have only a meat club.
I can still play a musical instrument because of that aerospace...
06-08-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,813
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Steel is real .... ... heavy.

Steel is real ....

... heavy.
06-07-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,813
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Carbon fiber is a superior material for bicycles....

Carbon fiber is a superior material for bicycles.


Period.
06-01-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,127
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Those people that feel this current trend of apps...

Those people that feel this current trend of apps being used for everything is not a big deal seem fully ignorant of the power and capabilities corporations gain from data harvesting. The info they...
06-01-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,127
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

George Orwell would be shocked at the extent to...

George Orwell would be shocked at the extent to which modern people surveil themselves and willfully consent to giving up their privacy.


All this to simply because so many people have strong...
06-01-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I have found the Teravail Rutland (650b x 47) to...

I have found the Teravail Rutland (650b x 47) to be superior to even the RH Endurance.

As with any tyre, YMMV.
06-01-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,347
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Specialized and it's not even close. The...

Specialized and it's not even close.

The corporate culture of Trek represents everything problematic in the USA version of unregulated capitalism. They are a disingenuous company from the top to...
05-31-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,687
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

if tubeless tires had been invented first there...

if tubeless tires had been invented first there would have been zero reason to invent tubes.
05-30-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,898
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

There are approx 2.6 million miles of paved roads...

There are approx 2.6 million miles of paved roads in the US and about 1.5 million unpaved.

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics. US Department of Transportation.
05-30-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,782
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I've looked at clouds from both sides now.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now.
05-22-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I used to think carbon might not be a good choice...

I used to think carbon might not be a good choice for gravel bikes but now I think it might be a good choice.
05-21-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 9,792
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Body steering and counter steering are two...

Body steering and counter steering are two independent methods of steering two wheeled vehicles.
05-12-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,856
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The legacy of Robert Moses' vision and influence...

The legacy of Robert Moses' vision and influence will continue to control and haunt our physical & cultural landscapes far into the future.
05-10-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

The pandemic is being used by the largest...

The pandemic is being used by the largest corporations to consolidate their market powers and to flatten and then eliminate smaller scaled competition in the marketplace. Trek already has the largest...
04-27-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

?? That is only 100 gear inches which is not...

??
That is only 100 gear inches which is not very high. At all.
Most 2x Gravel bikes run a 31/48 or a 30/46 or even a 32/50 to get somewhere over 120 inches on the tallest gear.

The 1x...
01-11-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Allow you? I cannot stop you and I will say...

Allow you?

I cannot stop you and I will say this: I have zero interest in your point of view or in any further interaction with you.
01-11-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,720
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Please stop reframing other user's comments and...

Please stop reframing other user's comments and creating straw man arguments.

Your second statement is silly and just plain ignorant. Have a nice day.
01-03-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,153
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Two items for the New Year: ~ Rene Herse...

Two items for the New Year:

~ Rene Herse 700 x 42 Hurricane Ridge Tires.
~ Garmin Edge 520+
12-09-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos...

All disc brakes are loud when wet (even on autos and trucks). They only get quiet once the rotor is hot enough to burn off the water.

Watch the start of a wet CX or MTB race and one will hear lots...
12-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,592
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

You are dangerously ignorant on this subject.

You are dangerously ignorant on this subject.
11-30-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Maybe the Giant Talon 2 would be a good fit here...

Maybe the Giant Talon 2 would be a good fit here and you could update the fork at a later date.

Very difficult to hit all the needs here and still be under budget. Some compromise will likely have...
11-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,145
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I swapped out the flat bar for a drop bar on my...

I swapped out the flat bar for a drop bar on my Epic and it was not so difficult. It's not rocket science. It was not harder than I expected. It was exactly as I expected. It rides as excellently as...
Forum: Touring
11-11-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

I prefer paper maps, tenfold (pun intended). I...

I prefer paper maps, tenfold (pun intended). I hate having to scroll, keep battery up to snuff, carry chargers, all the maintenance, care and upkeep for the 'convenience' of using digital devices...
03-04-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,415
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Seems to be competitively priced along their...

Seems to be competitively priced along their various group set offerings but there is something about buying a refined piece of machinery from such a big box retailer (with all the other associated...
02-19-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Have done this already. 32 is the smallest...

Have done this already.

32 is the smallest size on a 650b tire and being able to run 700c x 28 with high pressure is a lot better for my purposes on well paved roads when the ride is 300 miles...
01-08-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,490
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Trikes are for little kids. A real adult rides a...

Trikes are for little kids. A real adult rides a four wheel bike.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x675/taylor_055c243936c5b900f45dcea650749515630414c2.jpg
01-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,725
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Interesting info in here: ...

Interesting info in here:

http://www.ihpva.org/HParchive/PDF/hp50-2000.pdf

From the work: "Experimental results indicated that
the efficiency of the chain drive varied
as a function of chain...
01-03-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,629
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

fwiw: 60 years old and riding aluminum frame on...

fwiw: 60 years old and riding aluminum frame on long (150km+) gravel grinds. Have ridden carbon bikes and found very little appreciable difference in comfort (a little easier to lift it back onto the...
01-02-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,629
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

Bingo. Just my $.02 here: If you are...

Bingo.

Just my $.02 here:

If you are racing, have lots of disposable $$$ and have a team of people to work on your bike, then carbon makes some sense. A main issue (for me) is always going to...
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