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10-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,342
Posted By NumbersGuy

It’s the entire thread I want you to ignore, not...

It’s the entire thread I want you to ignore, not individual posts. When a few of you account for 75% of the posts on a thread you didn’t start and most of those are your complaints that it’s not a...
10-26-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,342
Posted By NumbersGuy

I sometimes wondered how certain users managed to...

I sometimes wondered how certain users managed to rack up so many posts into the tens of thousands, regardless of how long they've been active on the forum. This thread helps clarify as it's the...
10-24-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,019
Posted By NumbersGuy

It's always interesting how some individuals with...

It's always interesting how some individuals with very little understanding of how a business operates want to tell them how they should change their operations to better suit individual customer...
10-19-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,158
Posted By NumbersGuy

It'd be nice if the cranky complainers on the...

It'd be nice if the cranky complainers on the forums would just ignore threads they don't personally deem as worthy of the forum space rather than derailing the discussion. Believe it or not there...
10-13-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,217
Posted By NumbersGuy

Per Larry in the other thread: "I crashed...

Per Larry in the other thread:

"I crashed super hard today after hitting bump in a road that was being worked on, it got 6 people with flats but im the only one who went down. I was behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,945
Posted By NumbersGuy

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09-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,050
Posted By NumbersGuy

Perhaps because they want to go farther and/or...

Perhaps because they want to go farther and/or faster for the same effort, or go the same pace with less effort and sweating to arrive at their destination without needing to shower or change...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,456
Posted By NumbersGuy

If we are going with frameset purchase and...

If we are going with frameset purchase and building it up, then I think the 2x-3x is a bit of an overstatement.

The Tarmac SL7 frameset is $3300 vs. $1700 so at the frameset level, it is just...
09-20-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By NumbersGuy

I think the Peloton specifically may be a little...

I think the Peloton specifically may be a little different to most indoor trainers. If you are doing the Peloton classes, then they're generally all an hour or less, and involve a good bit of out of...
09-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,718
Posted By NumbersGuy

Correction to my original post: There are some...

Correction to my original post: There are some who prefer cheaper gear that don't get angry and repeatedly state their opinion is fact. Thank you for being a reasonable person.
09-01-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,718
Posted By NumbersGuy

Finally, someone who likes lower priced items,...

Finally, someone who likes lower priced items, but at least is able to articulate that it's his opinion that high end options are overpriced, not an inarguable fact. Kudos for that.

As others have...
09-01-22, 06:35 AM
08-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,718
Posted By NumbersGuy

So we can all pay for the design, materials,...

So we can all pay for the design, materials, style and quality we feel is best. A quality jersey from Rapha can be had for $60, or a higher priced one with different materials, style or features can...
08-30-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,718
Posted By NumbersGuy

From these Amazon(or eBay) vs $100 jersey...

From these Amazon(or eBay) vs $100 jersey comments, it seems to be clear that different people have different expectations and levels of attention to detail which can result in very opposite feelings...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,998
Posted By NumbersGuy

That's a great looking bike and the new wheels...

That's a great looking bike and the new wheels definitely add to the aesthetic appeal. Just enough detailing on both to not fall into the generic stealth black look that is sometimes overdone.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By NumbersGuy

My experience from back when I made the...

My experience from back when I made the transition from a Specialized Crosstrail hybrid to a proper road bike was that the availability of more hand and riding positions was the biggest improvement...
11-03-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,406
Posted By NumbersGuy

Glad to hear about someone else utilizing some...

Glad to hear about someone else utilizing some flexibility in cadence/effort to deal with grade variations. I have been doing the same on my 2x11 for quite some time, simply not shifting even though...
10-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,685
Posted By NumbersGuy

I've made my gravel bike (Niner RLT 9 RDO) into...

I've made my gravel bike (Niner RLT 9 RDO) into my all around bike and have left my road bike mostly parked as I'm enjoying the comfort of bigger tires, lower pressures and more upright riding...
10-14-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 271,387
Posted By NumbersGuy

Installed bolt-on top tube and frame bags on my...

Installed bolt-on top tube and frame bags on my Niner.
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09-30-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,060
Posted By NumbersGuy

Understood. I'm just trying to point out that it...

Understood. I'm just trying to point out that it seems much of the commentary (here and elsewhere) around higher cadences being "better" or "the right way" tend to look at singular components of the...
09-30-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,060
Posted By NumbersGuy

If our body was 100% efficient then we’d get back...

If our body was 100% efficient then we’d get back all that energy, but it’s not, so there is wasted energy with every movement.
09-29-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,060
Posted By NumbersGuy

I read what was on the page you linked to. I...

I read what was on the page you linked to. I didn’t request the full text from the author to read more. Perhaps you can provide a link to something that actually makes your point.
09-29-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,060
Posted By NumbersGuy

The only thing I know for sure is that you think...

The only thing I know for sure is that you think you’re smart and funny, but that you’re aren’t nearly as much of either as you think.
09-29-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,060
Posted By NumbersGuy

And we’ve found the one who is convinced he’s...

And we’ve found the one who is convinced he’s right and takes the conversation way too seriously in an attempt to prove how someone else rides their bike is wrong…
09-29-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,060
Posted By NumbersGuy

I won't be that poster, but I do find it funny...

I won't be that poster, but I do find it funny how so many here blindly believe that higher cadence is uniformly "better" or "more efficient". 45 is probably too low, but there have been studies...
09-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,389
Posted By NumbersGuy

A. Road riders wanting close ratios are NOT...

A. Road riders wanting close ratios are NOT running an 11-34 cassette.
B. The close ratios desired are between the rear sprockets, generally with as many 1 tooth jumps as possible.
C. Finding just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,718
Posted By NumbersGuy

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons...

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons definitely have a similar love-hate representation. I think it comes down to tires with enough sales to generate a volume of lovers and haters. The...
07-26-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,179
Posted By NumbersGuy

Hmmmm, I can't figure out why you would not want...

Hmmmm, I can't figure out why you would not want it to smell like strawberry ice cream......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 17,128
Posted By NumbersGuy

Kinda like a climbing bike is out of place on...

Kinda like a climbing bike is out of place on Long Island?
08-30-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,244
Posted By NumbersGuy

Keep at it. Now that I've had the Garmin for...

Keep at it. Now that I've had the Garmin for about a year, I've really come to appreciate the radar and don't think I'd ever go back to only having a light. It gives me such peace of mind knowing...
08-27-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,244
Posted By NumbersGuy

The 515 now supports bluetooth in addition to...

The 515 now supports bluetooth in addition to ANT+, and comes with a mount insert for D shaped seat posts, otherwise I believe it's functionally identical to the 510.
05-11-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,565
Posted By NumbersGuy

I think those complaining about the 50mm dropper...

I think those complaining about the 50mm dropper may not be very considering that the geometry of these bikes are actually quite different from a MTB and a lot of gravel riders are running a decent...
05-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,565
Posted By NumbersGuy

It certainly can compete, regardless of whether...

It certainly can compete, regardless of whether it's marketed the same way by the manufacturer. The bikes certainly they may look roughly similar but there are certainly differences The Jamis is...
05-08-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,565
Posted By NumbersGuy

Although I agree with those saying this is a...

Although I agree with those saying this is a rehash of old technology, I think it's good to have some new bikes available in this category. The majority of new mountain bikes seem to be focused on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,278
Posted By NumbersGuy

Yeah, the fact that you estimate perhaps 90% of...

Yeah, the fact that you estimate perhaps 90% of the people who follow your recommendation give up cycling really speaks volumes about how well you do at giving buying advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,278
Posted By NumbersGuy

No Doubt the Allez is a great option in that...

No Doubt the Allez is a great option in that price range, but it's far from the only one so this isn't really a drop the mic recommendation.

Internal cables don't really add anything to the riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,457
Posted By NumbersGuy

As has been stated, other than weight and the...

As has been stated, other than weight and the fact that Ultegra offers more gearing options, performance is exactly the same. Even Shimano themselves directly state this. Dura Ace utilizes highest...
04-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 943
Posted By NumbersGuy

High priced items are not price gouging. Price...

High priced items are not price gouging. Price gouging is raising the price of an item when demand is high or supply is short. I appreciate your opinion that Rapha products are overpriced, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,360
Posted By NumbersGuy

I'd recommend Shimano Ultegra wheels. They're...

I'd recommend Shimano Ultegra wheels. They're extremely durable, tubeless ready if you want to go that route and not particularly heavy. They can be found for $350 or less and should give you many...
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