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07-16-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,751
Posted By badger1

Lol! I adored the next line from the op: "we have...

Lol! I adored the next line from the op: "we have a reputation for being dangerous". Put me in mind of a classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmzMzmnB-iQ
07-16-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,751
Posted By badger1

Agree, and ... fify (minor emendation).:)

Agree, and ... fify (minor emendation).:)
07-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,751
Posted By badger1

General Cycling rubric: "Have a cycling related...

General Cycling rubric: "Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above...
07-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,469
Posted By badger1

Here we go again ... zombie thread revivals,...

Here we go again ... zombie thread revivals, shaving, poo-poo threads ...

'General Cycling' has now, I think, officially jumped the shark.

Sad.
07-13-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By badger1

I don't think "Cav" could give a rat's behind...

I don't think "Cav" could give a rat's behind what you think.

That aside, there's a sub-forum for this sort of thing: https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/
07-12-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,190
Posted By badger1

I've always thought it apposite that the...

I've always thought it apposite that the abbreviation HPV has two distinct meanings, one in 'cycling' and one in medicine. We only have a vaccine for the latter, unfortunately.
07-09-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,199
Posted By badger1

Answer to your last question: yes. That...

Answer to your last question: yes.

That aside, this is a spoiler (already pointed out above), which is frowned upon in here by those of us who actually do enjoy professional cycling, including the...
07-09-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 948
Posted By badger1

Sigh. Another candidate for ...

Sigh. Another candidate for


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07-07-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,787
Posted By badger1

As ever, the amount of cod psychology combined...

As ever, the amount of cod psychology combined with a pompous attitude here on teh Biek Forms never ceases to amaze.:)
07-07-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,578
Posted By badger1

ikr! The joys of teh Biek Forms. Just for a larf,...

ikr! The joys of teh Biek Forms. Just for a larf, spent 3.5 seconds sniffing around Giant's U.S. archive. Furthest back I could get was 2013: a Tiagra Defy that year listed at -- wait for it -- 1075...
07-03-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,718
Posted By badger1

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06-26-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 839
Posted By badger1

29" fat bikes: mudguards or fenders?

29" fat bikes: mudguards or fenders?
06-26-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 839
Posted By badger1

I'm wondering what will be the preferred jockey...

I'm wondering what will be the preferred jockey wheel size on a 29" fat bike.
06-17-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,228
Posted By badger1

Socks: basic black, with one exception: my...

Socks: basic black, with one exception: my mostest favouritest pair(s) of socks are these from Defeet. I have a stash of several pairs.
...
06-17-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By badger1

This ^^^ Absent obvious damage, my regime is...

This ^^^

Absent obvious damage, my regime is simple: when the wear dots are gone on the rear, I put a new tire up front and move the 'old' front to the rear. Rinse/repeat.
06-02-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,107
Posted By badger1

This.

This.
05-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By badger1

As far as I know, not much one can do about this....

As far as I know, not much one can do about this. I have the same brakes (BR200 flat mount) on my '19 Sirrus X Comp Carbon (= X5). They rattle a bit. Brakes are functional, but they are low in the...
05-26-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,274
Posted By badger1

However ... I believe the op's premise is...

However ... I believe the op's premise is inherently flawed. The Stingrays were 'heavy' bikes, were they not? If so, then a whole generation of American kids were should have been getting workouts...
05-23-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 7,675
Posted By badger1

Copy that.

Copy that.
05-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,718
Posted By badger1

I blame it all on 'the creeping cost of entry to...

I blame it all on 'the creeping cost of entry to our favourite sport'. It is high time that we 'bikers' took 'biking' back from Big Bike. Heavier bikes for all, say I; one gets a better workout, and...
05-06-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,718
Posted By badger1

I think are the cicling peoples who make trough...

I think are the cicling peoples who make trough red lites districts in are there fancy spandecks and $1001+ usd bikecycles but imaginationing never the racings are that making some offensive to op...
04-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,302
Posted By badger1

Poor Biek Forms. Stuck in perpetual winter. I...

Poor Biek Forms. Stuck in perpetual winter. I blame t'Covid.

Sad.
04-17-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,787
Posted By badger1

Fail entire thread is fail. ...

Fail entire thread is fail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs3xXlXSOKk
04-15-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,205
Posted By badger1

... and downhill both ways ... while passing...

... and downhill both ways ... while passing e-bikes ...
04-06-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,918
Posted By badger1

Quelle surprise.

Quelle surprise.
03-29-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,635
Posted By badger1

Is this (2021) the year Winter never ends here on...

Is this (2021) the year Winter never ends here on teh Biek Forms?

Very few signs of Spring; hasn't even been a waving thread yet, far as I can tell, let alone an average-speed thread, or an...
03-28-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,797
Posted By badger1

.. ...

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03-26-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,232
Posted By badger1

tmi

tmi
03-24-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By badger1

You mean you're not interested in a $64 (Cdn)...

You mean you're not interested in a $64 (Cdn) beanie? Bargain!
03-23-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By badger1

Yep, and it's excellent stuff. Worth every penny,...

Yep, and it's excellent stuff. Worth every penny, in my opinion. I bought this one because it was exactly what I was looking for; I think it's great. Ordering another. Bonus: the design/logo etc. has...
03-18-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,901
Posted By badger1

Same, w/XT (xc) pedals. Wasn't sure I'd like the...

Same, w/XT (xc) pedals. Wasn't sure I'd like the double Boa closure, but it works well.

These replaced my 10-year old Specialized 'touring' shoes -- essentially a road-shoe look alike with a...
03-12-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By badger1

Dave Horne Your bike's (Van Nicholas Deveron)...

Dave Horne Your bike's (Van Nicholas Deveron) geometry does not look particularly 'upright' to me at all. It looks like a properly-designed flat bar touring bike.

Is it that you are looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By badger1

Not sure how useful to you my experience might...

Not sure how useful to you my experience might be, but fwiw my bike came with FS 1.0; it was defective out of the box, and Spec. warrantied it with 2.0 in September '19.

Both do what's claimed on...
03-07-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By badger1

Teh Biek Forms ... cod psychology. Who knew? ...

Teh Biek Forms ... cod psychology. Who knew?


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03-06-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,588
Posted By badger1

Absolutely! That said, the op should be looking...

Absolutely! That said, the op should be looking at the wonderful, beautiful, technologically-advanced Hodvig. Dunno if it still exists (doubtful), but the concept suits.
...
03-06-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By badger1

This. Also, the op's bike has Specialized's...

This. Also, the op's bike has Specialized's Future Shock. Adjustment of the headset is entirely different from that for a conventional A-Headset. Even I can adjust the latter; I'd have no idea how to...
03-05-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By badger1

The title led me to believe this would be a...

The title led me to believe this would be a doping thread. Fortunately, that turned out not to be the case.:thumb:
03-04-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,155
Posted By badger1

Too deep for me. Isn't this teh Biek Forms, and...

Too deep for me. Isn't this teh Biek Forms, and not Psychology Today? Can't we just play bikes?
03-04-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By badger1

That's what I thought at first as well, but he...

That's what I thought at first as well, but he must just have got or is getting a new bike. I think.:)
03-04-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By badger1

Colnago C64 > disc or rim versions. OP must be...

Colnago C64 > disc or rim versions. OP must be getting one w/discs?
03-02-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,246
Posted By badger1

Here's a thought: you appear to claim some...

Here's a thought: you appear to claim some expertise in this realm, so why don't you just go ahead and purchase/build/whatever, and then report back to us all on your results? Makes sense, don't you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,258
Posted By badger1

At the risk of echoing what others have said ......

At the risk of echoing what others have said ... of course you can ride a century on a "gravel" bike. All that matters is that it fits/you are comfortable on it. People have ridden across countries,...
02-23-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,944
Posted By badger1

Is there a relationship between the two?

Is there a relationship between the two?
02-21-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 513,885
Posted By badger1

Finally some good news on the parts front: my...

Finally some good news on the parts front: my brake upgrade for my Sirrus (X Comp Carbon, now the X 5.0) has been ordered, and should be in the shop in April. This is step 1 of my 2-step plan: brakes...
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By badger1

Teh Biek Forms > General Cycling Discussion >...

Teh Biek Forms > General Cycling Discussion > reductio ad absurdum.

Charitable construction: I blame it all on t'Covid.

That is all.
02-17-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,390
Posted By badger1

Got it in one!:thumb: Had both that Cdn....

Got it in one!:thumb:

Had both that Cdn. institution and David Attenborough in mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 07:30 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,179
Posted By badger1

My 1.0 was actually replaced with 2.0 by...

My 1.0 was actually replaced with 2.0 by Specialized under warranty, so I have no concerns. Admittedly, this was on my Sirrus (hangs head in shame; flat-earth bar road cyclist), but still ... I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,179
Posted By badger1

Very nice bike!! Too bad about the springs; Spec....

Very nice bike!! Too bad about the springs; Spec. should be able to supply them to you. Unfortunately I no longer have mine, or I'd send 'em on gratis. My 1.0 was warrantied straight to a 2.0.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,179
Posted By badger1

If you purchased the bike from a LBS/Spec....

If you purchased the bike from a LBS/Spec. dealer, have you asked them for the other two? The 1.0/1.5 bikes ship or should have shipped with all three springs. Some dealers likely have unwanted...
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