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Old 11-09-09, 01:18 AM   #1
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Lame things about C&V

I've been reading these boards for some time now and there are things that bug me...

Why is everone so reasonable? So laid back yet very knowledgeable? Very very rarely picking a fight over any topic? Boasting like crazy about that all SR italian boutique-beauty but not generating any response other than admiration? And why oh why are opinions of others respected?

Ok i'm joking these are all superb qualities, especially on the internet. But feeling very comfortable around here i'd still like to know what the downsides of C&V are. Every culture has it's obvious lamenesses, like the parrot-suits or weight-obsession in modern road cycling... What's lame about C&V


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Old 11-09-09, 01:34 AM   #2
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We're a bunch of Luddites? I don't really consider that a bad thing, but you could make the argument...
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Old 11-09-09, 01:35 AM   #3
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The down side to C&V .

Seeing a C or V bicycle being "drewed" and the owner boasting about how "Clean the lines are".

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Old 11-09-09, 01:42 AM   #4
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A downside to C&V:

You cringe whenever you see a fixed conversion with a nice, vintage frame.
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Old 11-09-09, 01:55 AM   #5
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A downside of C&V-

As our prey base gets smaller and smaller, we'll all get more aggressive.
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Old 11-09-09, 02:33 AM   #6
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we encourage each other that its ok to have alot of bikes, where does N+1 end?
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I've been reading these boards for some time now and there are things that bug me...

Why is everone so reasonable? So laid back yet very knowledgeable? Very very rarely picking a fight over any topic? Boasting like crazy about that all SR italian boutique-beauty but not generating any response other than admiration? And why oh why are opinions of others respected?

Ok i'm joking these are all superb qualities, especially on the internet. But feeling very comfortable around here i'd still like to know what the downsides of C&V are. Every culture has it's obvious lamenesses, like the parrot-suits or weight-obsession in modern road cycling... What's lame about C&V


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If you want insults from self absorbed jerks there's plenty of them on other forums. I won't name anyone personally. I think we all know who they are.
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Old 11-09-09, 04:06 AM   #8
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A downside to C&V:

You cringe whenever you see a fixed conversion with a nice, vintage frame.
If you're a narrow-minded chump, I guess.

Most of the posters on here don't care whether you have gears or not, as long as you're not modifying the frame in any non-reversible way (ie. removing braze-ons). A nice road bike is a nice road bike, and a fixed-gear that is primarily used for road riding is still a road bike. Thus, all the qualities that make a road frame nice also make a fixed-gear road conversion nice.
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Downside: C&V has a chaplain, so we all behave ourselves.
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You're obviously too recent a member to recall our dear, deaparted friend, Sydney. He did not suffer fools lightly.
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I try to adhere to my self-imposed C&V Golden Rule: Peace out, don't piece out!
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Not only that, another lame thing is that we encourage each other, no matter what material goods we own, even if it's something very humble.
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If you're a narrow-minded chump, I guess.

Most of the posters on here don't care whether you have gears or not, as long as you're not modifying the frame in any non-reversible way (ie. removing braze-ons). A nice road bike is a nice road bike, and a fixed-gear that is primarily used for road riding is still a road bike. Thus, all the qualities that make a road frame nice also make a fixed-gear road conversion nice.
Well said!
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If you're a narrow-minded chump, I guess.

Most of the posters on here don't care whether you have gears or not, as long as you're not modifying the frame in any non-reversible way (ie. removing braze-ons). A nice road bike is a nice road bike, and a fixed-gear that is primarily used for road riding is still a road bike. Thus, all the qualities that make a road frame nice also make a fixed-gear road conversion nice.
One of the biggest allures for me - besides the fact that they are old machines - is that everyone customized their bikes back in the day, anyway, so I don't feel bad making changes and tinkering. It actually becomes even a bigger challange, since I have the extra hurdle of making the updates vintage also. I like the mid-level Raleighs especially for this reason - they have the high-end frames of the Internationals and Professionals, but the components are common, so no great loss if they are upgraded.

Whether you monkey with that bike and end up with one speed, or 14, it still is ok. It's still classic and vintage!
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You guys don't see all the mean posts I have to delete. j/k
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Hmmm... Can't say there is a lameness that stands out like a sore thumb... However, the one thing that bugs me once in awhile is the thought process that period correct is the only way to go. There really isn't a right or a wrong. Just boils down to personal preference.
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Downside of C&V: too many high-end end bikes taking up thread-space, crowding out crappy 3-speed stuff.
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Rust and dry-rotted tires....
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I'll bet most of us can't put out a 400W average over a ride like all those racers in the road forum. I'd even be willing to bet we couldn't come up with a handful of PTs in this forum. Pretty lame if you ask me
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You know it's lame when you can tell the difference between "rust" and "RUST"!
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I'll bet most of us can't put out a 400W average over a ride like all those racers in the road forum. I'd even be willing to bet we couldn't come up with a handful of PTs in this forum. Pretty lame if you ask me
I'm sporting the dunce cap this morning. What's a PT?
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I'm sporting the dunce cap this morning. What's a PT?
Don't feel bad because I didn't understand 400W either.

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I'm sporting the dunce cap this morning. What's a PT?
PowerTap, it's a hub based power meter
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