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Old 04-11-06, 12:29 PM   #1
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What is the biggest lie in the Bicycling world?

Just for kicks, what is the biggest bull***t quote you've heard in the cycling world?

BONUS!
What is the most common bull***t line you hear in the cycling world?

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Old 04-11-06, 12:42 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-06, 12:59 PM   #4
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"That's the epitomy of lazy" - as I'm riding my trike.

Helloooo? I could be in a car!
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Old 04-11-06, 01:03 PM   #5
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Old 04-11-06, 01:09 PM   #6
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Lance Armstrong won the Tour De France despite having suffered from testicular cancer.....


for seven years running.
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Old 04-11-06, 01:11 PM   #7
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And for my submission Didn't take long for somebodoy to spit this Bs
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Lance Armstrong won the Tour De France despite having suffered from testicular cancer.....


for seven years running.
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Helmets save lives.

Cycling is dangerous.
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Lance Armstrong won the Tour De France despite having suffered from testicular cancer.....


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"This bike is really fast." <-For some reason the closer you are to 300 pounds, the more susceptible you are to this line, at least that's what I've noticed at every LBS I've ever been to.

"Downtube shifters are ancient technology, we can't order them." <- No, but you can order STI, right?

"Clipless pedals are practical for a commuter."<-No they're not.

"A steel frame is better than an aluminum frame."<-This one goes unchallenged all too often, when it really should be decided on a case-by-case basis.
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LBS floor rep: "The advantages of compact geometry are that it's stiffer and lighter than any conventional geometry road frame."

ME: "Do you own a road bike?"
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Old 04-11-06, 01:49 PM   #16
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"Clipless pedals are practical for a commuter."<-No they're not.
Bit dicey in deep snow, otherwise I commute in 'em all the time.
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Old 04-11-06, 01:54 PM   #17
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"Clipless pedals are practical for a commuter."<-No they're not.

"A steel frame is better than an aluminum frame."<-This one goes unchallenged all too often, when it really should be decided on a case-by-case basis.
While I agree with you on most of this, I can't agree on the clipless pedal thing. I've been commuting on clipless for 15 years or so and have never found them to be impractical, especially mountain bike style shoes and pedals.
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Old 04-11-06, 01:56 PM   #18
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Disc brakes are xxx times better than rim brakes.

And the corollary: You absolutely have to have disc brakes to ride a mountain bike.

Followed by: Disc brakes offer superior modulation. (Makes me wonder if people even know what modulation is )
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While I agree with you on most of this, I can't agree on the clipless pedal thing. I've been commuting on clipless for 15 years or so and have never found them to be impractical, especially mountain bike style shoes and pedals.

same same.....I've used mine for about the same length of time..and I've never wished I had my flats back. Not even for.... 'just this section'. I have wished for different shoes when I've ended up walking occasionally, but never no clipless.
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Greg Lemond was robbed of the 1985 Tour De France...............

Commonly held belief, in the USA only........unsupported by evidence.
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"Do not even try to patch tubes. Just buy a new one" then offers to sell me a $10 tube. This actually happened and unfortunately, my naivety got me.
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