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09-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,591
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering the OP has posted approx 100 posts...

Considering the OP has posted approx 100 posts inquiring about the value proposition of one used bike or another and has moved on to some form of a cruiser according to recent activety. Let's get to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You were mentioning access to parts etc. not...

You were mentioning access to parts etc. not future availability of new rim-brake groups. I have never had a set of rim brakes fail and require parts other than brake pads however should you wish...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,448
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Epic levels of fear-mongering with this one. ...

Epic levels of fear-mongering with this one. Shimano has announced their latest Ultegra and Dura-Ace will have rim brakes available, same for SRAM as well as Campagnolo. Numerous aftermarket...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It would be awesome if we can turn this played...

It would be awesome if we can turn this played out thread to a headphone yes or no thread. Things would liven up quickly. For the record I am headphone yes. AirPod Pro’s combined with Varia Radar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,409
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Point 5 can be compensated with setback rack...

Point 5 can be compensated with setback rack system which is easily sourced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Specialized dealer agreements are virtually...

Specialized dealer agreements are virtually identical within a market and there is no mystery here. Plus what Mikes did was presell their allotment not custom order 400 bikes on top of their standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,606
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Let’s get back to the original post. This guy was...

Let’s get back to the original post. This guy was drafting so close that when the rider in front applied the brakes the yokel rode into the back of him and crashed. Then accused the rider of brake...
09-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,032
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Correction; Airbus is a European consortium,...

Correction;
Airbus is a European consortium, not a French Company.
The last tail separation was in 2009 and some pilots believe the world is flat.
The tail separations were not linked to the use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,873
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not sure why the hate for Specialized. Mikes was...

Not sure why the hate for Specialized. Mikes was a dealer for Specialized and must have known selling their shop to a direct competitor would result in the cancellation of the dealer agreement. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,347
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I assume by your comments you are a fast group A...

I assume by your comments you are a fast group A guy!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Ok if you donít use big words I may be able to...

Ok if you donít use big words I may be able to understand. If you put a tube into a wheel with this plastic strip what problems would arise?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,254
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The liner is thinner than than the standard rim...

The liner is thinner than than the standard rim tape so no problem there. Ignore the hook versus hookless as your bike will be compatible with tubes. If you want put tubes in great however talk to...
09-07-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,500
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am with the rider overtaking is at fault camp,...

I am with the rider overtaking is at fault camp, that rule is pretty universal and understood. You should also be in a situation where you are able to stop should something unexpected occurs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The worn area looks like velcro. Seat bag strap...

The worn area looks like velcro. Seat bag strap perhaps?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I would mention Gatorskins if you want more...

I would mention Gatorskins if you want more action on this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Almost 3,500 posts to this forum and we get the...

Almost 3,500 posts to this forum and we get the “one flat never again” type of trolling, come on you can do better than this.
09-03-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,186
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For it to be a race both parties have to be aware...

For it to be a race both parties have to be aware that it is one.
09-01-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,186
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Doing 100 miles on that bike is impressive to say...

Doing 100 miles on that bike is impressive to say the least.
08-31-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,186
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Think how much progress there has been with...

Think how much progress there has been with Carbon bicycles in all the major categories over the past 6 years since this thread was last commented on, they are now cheaper, the ride can be precisely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Then why post this?

Then why post this?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps a state run and regulated bicycle...

Perhaps a state run and regulated bicycle industry would be the way to go. We could all be riding Flying Pigeon bicycles and wouldn’t know any better. It would only take being placed 5 year waiting...
08-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Classic carbon fear porn as always, by the usual...

Classic carbon fear porn as always, by the usual suspects. Dissimilar materials with correspondingly different properties of expansion as well as different flex characteristics causing a crack in the...
08-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

When it came time to replace my Cycleops smart...

When it came time to replace my Cycleops smart bike I choose the Kickr Bike and don't regret it. Luckily I didn't read the internet reviews prior to purchase or I may have reconsidered, no issue at...
08-13-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am with you they are built like a Tank and if...

I am with you they are built like a Tank and if you want an Exercise bike that measures power you can't do any better in the used market, makes an original Peloton look like a toy. The Smart version...
08-12-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Donít bother I had one and was forced to sell it....

Donít bother I had one and was forced to sell it. The Phantom 5 had servo motor resistance which was not very linear and lagged behind the software. Really suffered from cadence drop lockup, if...
08-12-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,595
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have a Kickr Bike and it's awesome, do not...

I have a Kickr Bike and it's awesome, do not regret purchasing it for a second. Did the Smart Trainer thing before and was just not as stable and comfortable. Takes up less space and permanently...
08-08-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Never had a issue. Numerous Shimano components,...

Never had a issue. Numerous Shimano components, bike packing bags, clothing, misc. bike hardware. Delivery takes a bit other than that all good.
07-29-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just like the mirror was a positive revelation...

Just like the mirror was a positive revelation the Varia is even more so. It gives approach speed indication, shows multiple vehicles, alerts you when a vehicle is approaching and alters itís...
07-29-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,432
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You are changing the argument. You initially...

You are changing the argument. You initially commented about unpredictable riders to which I asked how moving over is unpredictable and would change a driver’s perception. I am not talking about...
Forum: Touring
07-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,501
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have done a few long-distance multi-day trips...

I have done a few long-distance multi-day trips with my Diverge. Did a 1-month long ramble from Lisbon to Girona as well as a long-distance trip through South East Asia and other similar trips. ...
07-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,784
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Pretty quiet out there from the Apostles of...

Pretty quiet out there from the Apostles of Titanium Craftsmen. The tales of highly skilled artisans working in dusty workshops countless hours with this mythical material creating magical machines...
06-26-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,157
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

We are now fully in troll category and time for...

We are now fully in troll category and time for me to check out. Hope you had fun exploiting people who had good intentions and wanted to help a fellow cyclist.
06-24-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,157
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is obviously nothing wrong with the frame. ...

There is obviously nothing wrong with the frame. But perhaps Carbon is not the material for you and you should sell the bike. If this small mark is enough for you to question the frame, lose a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,850
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

With respect, no reputable school instructs it’s...

With respect, no reputable school instructs it’s mechanic trainees not to use a torque wrench under all reasonable situations. I assume you feel the same way about the aircraft mechanics servicing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,025
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Actually, it's not so hard. Mainly go with...

Actually, it's not so hard. Mainly go with builders which have a good online reputation and been around for a while. I recently purchased a custom-painted Carbonda CFR 696 and it turned out to be...
06-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,564
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Myself and many others would consider Europe as...

Myself and many others would consider Europe as part of the West.
06-06-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,098
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Then why make the post in the first place other...

Then why make the post in the first place other than politics? Why was the photo taken with the rider and his **** eating grin other than politics? This whole thread is based on supporting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This will be drowned out by the usual panic...

This will be drowned out by the usual panic stricken carbon paranoid lunatics. It looks fine and is the least of your problems. Next time you go to a bike shop see if they have a cut end from a...
06-06-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,098
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Wears a helmet, without doing up the retention...

Wears a helmet, without doing up the retention step. So it's there purely for image purposes, hmm I wonder if there is theme here.
06-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,035
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering that the Adventure Cycling...

Considering that the Adventure Cycling Association has compiled these routes and spent money and time to do this. Why not support the organization become a member and purchase the routes legally. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,914
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I can vouch for the Future Shock and have two...

I can vouch for the Future Shock and have two bikes with it, an 2018 S Works Roubaix and a 2020 Diverge Comp. The 2.0 version is a solid improvement and I upgraded my Roubaix with one. I also...
05-31-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,429
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Ahh.... But what is its value as a troll post?

Ahh.... But what is its value as a troll post?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I was planning on staying off the forum due to...

I was planning on staying off the forum due to the constant trolling and ridiculous responses rarely answering the op's question but I checked in after a couple of weeks and I couldn't resist yours....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,534
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Garmin has been very generous with myself...

Garmin has been very generous with myself regarding battery replacement policies. For a standard battery replacement fee, they upgraded me to the most current model. Replaced my 810 with a 1030. I...
05-17-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is something going on with this forum,...

There is something going on with this forum, constant troll posts from the same few damaged individuals detracting from any reasonable discourse on many topics. Typical subject lines, Carbon Safety,...
05-16-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

These forums should be monitored by liability...

These forums should be monitored by liability lawyers as there seems to be an endless supply of actionable cases. Millions are to be made and the manufacturers will be ground into bankruptcy one...
05-16-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Then why did you ask the question?

Then why did you ask the question?
05-14-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You have been a member for almost 2 years, posted...

You have been a member for almost 2 years, posted 74 times, own a couple of name brand premium bicycles and you are asking for opinions on this obvious troll post. It could be humorous but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,842
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

itís good you quoted the OP post. There is a...

itís good you quoted the OP post. There is a tendency for them to get deleted and/or modified. Whatever it takes for this charade to continue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,399
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It's gone sideways due to the nature of the OP...

It's gone sideways due to the nature of the OP and the initial intent to turn into another troll thread.
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