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Old 08-28-12, 03:15 PM   #26
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I still like my suggestion best.
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Old 08-28-12, 03:45 PM   #27
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And you derive this wisdom about why people would rather not use a sensor and apply it to posers and fake pros because of all your many years of experience on what a person needs on their bike? It seems to me there is a vast difference between a rider in a wicking jersey and cycling shorts and trying to look pro. Not that looking pro sounds like much of an insult. In fact many times it is considered a compliment. Think of someone saying you sing like a pro or you drive like a pro or you dance like a pro or you paint like a pro. From the questions posed by Aeolis I don't see the connection to poser.
Pro: Jersey and shorts with no ads unless he/she is being sponsored (and look like they been through a few washes), high end bike that looks used, tan lines, training or durable tires when not racing, paces him/herself.

Not Pro: No tan lines, jersey and shorts look like they just bought them from performance, excessive ads, high end bike that look brand new, rider will speed up/ show off to pass you on MUP but is out of breath within a short period of time.
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Pro: Jersey and shorts with no ads unless he/she is being sponsored (and look like they been through a few washes), high end bike that looks used, tan lines, training or durable tires when not racing, paces him/herself.

Not Pro: No tan lines, jersey and shorts look like they just bought them from performance, excessive ads, high end bike that look brand new, rider will speed up/ show off to pass you on MUP but is out of breath within a short period of time.
Really? Don't you clean your bike after every ride? Or at least twice a week? I have a 91 Klein that looks pretty new and I have been known to cringe with each and every scratch. In fact I plan on having it repainted as soon as I can find a good shop that can match the king of pain job Klein did at the factory. I am also rather fond of some of the classic pro jerseys up to and including FDJ. And space permitting I might pass someone on a clunker on a MUP. But to my racing friends I have never been called a poser nor have I ever disparaged a rider on a Hybrid or cruiser on the MUP with Walking shorts and a Panama hat.

Some people are simply more enthusiastic about cycling than others. Yes there are posers I am sure. But just because someone drops more on their bike doesn't make them one. Just because the OP was looking for clean lines on his bike doesn't qualify him as one either.

What I have never understood is the constant bad mouthing that goes on in bike forums about people who are willing to spend their hard earned cash on the best bike they can afford and keep it as nice as they can. When I used to belong to a sports car club those with Bug eye sprites didn't call people in Jags with english tweed posers. Do the same people that complain about pro looking jerseys accost people on the street in Laker Jerseys, Dodger Jackets, or Jordan Tennis shoes? No I think not. Whenever I hear people post about why they think someone would want zip wheels in a BMC Team Pro bike and they toss out poser I think their is a touch of envy somewhere. Who here wouldn't jump at the chance to win a free Replica of a TDF winning bike? I guess there are those that don't think they deserve or are worthy of such a machine but I would love one. I would love to have one of Cadel's or Wiggin's bikes and I would be happy to have one of their jerseys.

But all of this was only to say I have never seen a post by the Op that smackes of poser. And I do know plenty riders that don't want to clutter up the look of their bikes to the point of not using a computer at all.

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Old 08-28-12, 09:55 PM   #29
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really? Don't you clean your bike after every ride? Or at least twice a week? I have a 91 klein that looks pretty new and i have been known to cringe with each and every scratch. In fact i plan on having it repainted as soon as i can find a good shop that can match the king of pain job klein did at the factory. I am also rather fond of some of the classic pro jerseys up to and including fdj. And space permitting i might pass someone on a clunker on a mup. But to my racing friends i have never been called a poser nor have i ever disparaged a rider on a hybrid or cruiser on the mup with walking shorts and a panama hat.

Some people are simply more enthusiastic about cycling than others. Yes there are posers i am sure. But just because someone drops more on their bike doesn't make them one. Just because the op was looking for clean lines on his bike doesn't qualify him as one either.

What i have never understood is the constant bad mouthing that goes on in bike forums about people who are willing to spend their hard earned cash on the best bike they can afford and keep it as nice as they can. When i used to belong to a sports car club those with bug eye sprites didn't call people in jags with english tweed posers. Do the same people that complain about pro looking jerseys accost people on the street in laker jerseys, dodger jackets, or jordan tennis shoes? No i think not. Whenever i hear people post about why they think someone would want zip wheels in a bmc team pro bike and they toss out poser i think their is a touch of envy somewhere. Who here wouldn't jump at the chance to win a free replica of a tdf winning bike? I guess there are those that don't think they deserve or are worthy of such a machine but i would love one. I would love to have one of cadel's or wiggin's bikes and i would be happy to have one of their jerseys.

But all of this was only to say i have never seen a post by the op that smackes of poser. And i do know plenty riders that don't want to clutter up the look of their bikes to the point of not using a computer at all.
lol?

I am assuming you are being facetious.

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The kids used to call me a poser in middle school. BF is kinda like
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Well, what kind of answer did you expect. If you went to wallyworld and expected something good then gave up and now want something high end?
I too do not want/like zip ties on my bike if I can help it. There are computers that have a decent mounting bracket and use O-rings to hold the sensor on the fork. You can take a few minutes, not more than 15 minutes to install and calibrate your computer. You can make the wire (when using wired computers) look decent when you coil them around your front brake cable. As for making sure your bike looks neat, you already lost when you buy a multi-geared bicycle.
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Well, what kind of answer did you expect. If you went to wallyworld and expected something good then gave up and now want something high end?
I too do not want/like zip ties on my bike if I can help it. There are computers that have a decent mounting bracket and use O-rings to hold the sensor on the fork. You can take a few minutes, not more than 15 minutes to install and calibrate your computer. You can make the wire (when using wired computers) look decent when you coil them around your front brake cable. As for making sure your bike looks neat, you already lost when you buy a multi-geared bicycle.
You really are bringing it. Keep it up.
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You really are bringing it. Keep it up.
You know it sister!
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What kind of bike do you ride
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All the pro bikes at the USA pro challenge had a transponder attached to the non drive chain stay secured with zip ties, so if you must pose, zip a sensor on, lol.

I use cyclemeter with the IPhone Wahoo bike pack, speed/distance/cadence ($129) voice announcements, iPhone display off. I have gone for 2 hours on less than half battery. They also have an extended battery that mounts between the phone case and bike mount. I have to have my phone with me anyway.
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