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Old 01-01-21, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Isaak View Post
Roadies that can't be bothered to acknowledge another rider. No wave, no nod, nothing.
At least where I live I think Roadies are probably a bit better than society in general when it comes to common courtesy. That being said there are plenty of problematic riders that seem too self absorbed to care about others. It's reflected by their lack of friendliness and lack of respect for the rules of the road. Maybe one in ten falls into that category where I live, but they are the ones we remember. I'll bet if I were walking in a public area, maybe only six in ten of the general public would return a hello or a nod.
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Old 01-01-21, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Het Volk View Post
why the hate for Thompson set back seat posts?
Not hate or questioning of their quality, I find them aestethically failed (or just ugly).
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Cold and raining makes for a pissy cyclist.

Call this a vent thread.
Excuses, excuses....

25 miles this morning with an avg temp of 25 degrees. I'm a happy cyclist!




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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Not hate or questioning of their quality, I find them aestethically failed (or just ugly).
+1 to the setback one being odd. The zero setback one on the other hand, is great!
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Ginormous headtubes and steerers on skinny tubed steel bikes and steel forks really grinds my gears!
Surly Midnight Special and the bike in post #190 as examples.
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I agree with having the right jersey to go with a nice bike.





Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
regarding wearing a team jersey...


It is fun to have the right jersey to go with a nice bike, such as my Raleigh Team bike. I've actually got a few vintage team jerseys to go with it.



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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
+1 to the setback one being odd. The zero setback one on the other hand, is great!
Yes.
Prettiest modern post? Thomson. Fine precision machining at its best.

Ugliest modern post? Thomson Set back. Honestly, who ever thought that a bent pipe was cool?
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Old 01-01-21, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Het Volk View Post
Electronic ******** Shifting
We are turning our bikes into mini motorcycles. The beauty of bikes was the mechanical simplicity. And between this, and now people riding e-bikes on bike paths, cycling is turning more and more into something I do not recognize. And the worst part? The industry is going to sour people to the sport because most people are not dedicated bikers, and the more difficult you make it to just get on a bike and ride, the less people will ride. Batteries have limited lives, and, by the way, are toxic for the environment.

Disc Brakes:
There is NO need for disc brakes, and all the people saying so are lying to themselves. I have never once ever felt under braked, even heading down roads such as the road on Mt. Evans.

E-Bikes
I get it, for older folks who need some assistance. But for everyone else, they are buying glorified scooters. They should not be allowed on MUPs, and there is nothing more annoying than seeing some overweight middle aged dude soft pedaling up a hill when what he really needs, is to actually exercise.

Lack of Velodromes
It would be nice for municipalities to invest in velodromes, as they are a great place for kids to learn to ride, ride in a pack, and develop some bike skills without having to be out in traffic. Rather than another stupid baseball field, can we please see communities invest in velodromes.

Brooks B17 Saddles
I am sorry....unpopular but B17 saddles aesthetically make bikes look like the bike needs to drop a deuce.

Ill Fitting Bike Clothing
Bulky, ill-fitting bike clothing. Someone above complained about tight clothing....I am the opposite. Wear clothes that actually fit, and not burlap sacks.

People Who Do Not Support Local Bike Shops
Especially the ones who will use the LBS to get assistance on what they need, and then go buy it online.
I agree with all the above, except the bit about B17 saddles. I think they look great, but that’s just me.

i especially agree with your comment about e-bikes. I am an older rider, I “sport” seven coronary stents, I have asthma and diabetes T2. I still pedal my bikes, up and down hills, under my own power. Yes, I am slower than I was 10 years ago...BUT no e-bikes for this senior citizen. The day that I cannot pedal my bikes entirely under my own power I will get a Vespa (Celeste of course) and just ride around.

I too can’t stand the overweight, out of shape riders, wearing flip flops and acting all cool as they pass by riders who are actually working. I am glad that they are out getting some fresh air...but IMHO they are not cyclists. Let the hate start...

More exercise and less battery assist is a wonderful thing.

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Old 01-01-21, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
Yes.
Prettiest modern post? Thomson. Fine precision machining at its best.

Ugliest modern post? Thomson Set back. Honestly, who ever thought that a bent pipe was cool?
ME!!


The horror, a seatpost that puts the saddle where my knees need it. LOL!

Honestly though, if other manufacturers could keep current stock on their silver seatposts maybe there wouldn't be so many setback Thomsen's out there. I've never had a problem getting a Thomsen when I needed it and at a decent price. Can't say that for anyone else. Not counting Kalloy of course, LOL!
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Wide, thick crankarms. Yuck. They make me want to get a can of RAID and spray like crazy!
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Old 01-01-21, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
ME!!


The horror, a seatpost that puts the saddle where my knees need it. LOL!

Honestly though, if other manufacturers could keep current stock on their silver seatposts maybe there wouldn't be so many setback Thomsen's out there. I've never had a problem getting a Thomsen when I needed it and at a decent price. Can't say that for anyone else. Not counting Kalloy of course, LOL!
x2

Honestly, at the time, there was no other 30.6 silver with setback.
ps. The bar tape has changed to less ugly.

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Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
Honestly, who ever thought that a bent pipe was cool?
That's what she said.
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Old 01-01-21, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
The many vendors who seem not to stock tubes with short Presta stems.
Most modern rims have aero, deep profiles, unless the manufacturer is specifically selling a new rim as a "retro" style "box" section rim. That's why, 99% of inner tubes and tubular tires stocked by bike shops have too.long a valve stem (Never mind the bit of reciprocating weight it adds to your wheels that you are trying to keep as light as possible.) for most C&V rims.......which kinda suuucks.......
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Excuses, excuses....

25 miles this morning with an avg temp of 25 degrees. I'm a happy cyclist!




Sun?
Luxury!
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Originally Posted by jingy2 View Post
Ginormous headtubes and steerers on skinny tubed steel bikes and steel forks really grinds my gears!
Surly Midnight Special and the bike in post #190 as examples.
Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
Yes.
Prettiest modern post? Thomson. Fine precision machining at its best.

Ugliest modern post? Thomson Set back. Honestly, who ever thought that a bent pipe was cool?
I think the large headtube works if the fork is a "unicorn" fork, and when the bike is a cross or gravel bike.

I think the set-back Thompson seat posts make a bike look faster.....almost as if the speed of the bike is causing the seat post to bend.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
ME!!


The horror, a seatpost that puts the saddle where my knees need it. LOL!

Honestly though, if other manufacturers could keep current stock on their silver seatposts maybe there wouldn't be so many setback Thomsen's out there. I've never had a problem getting a Thomsen when I needed it and at a decent price. Can't say that for anyone else. Not counting Kalloy of course, LOL!
Setback seat posts look awesome. Don't let these people get to you.
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Originally Posted by th0m View Post
It's purely an aesthetical thing and I of course realise that not all people can or want to ride with a more aggressive setup. I just can't help thinking "oh, what a shame" everytime I see a potentially beautiful road bike set up that way.
I agree with Thom - it's the aesthetics.. For some it's painful to ride and others painful to look at...
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Sun?
Luxury!
LOL, No weather stops a happy, positive cyclist.

Embrace the cold, the rain, free your soul!


Positive lives in the heart, not in the sun! Well, it also lives in good steel but....

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
i especially agree with your comment about e-bikes. Let the hate start...
Appears it already has.
So, you already feel superior, but want everyone to know it.
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No hate for e-bikes here. But to me they are not bicycles, just light electric motorcycles.
They have a motor, bicycles don't.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Appears it already has.
So, you already feel superior, but want everyone to know it.
I'm guessing the flip flop reference hit home.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Appears it already has.
So, you already feel superior, but want everyone to know it.
No hate.....but they are not cyclists in the same way that no one considers the Derny bike to be a track bike.
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My daughter has the nice bike (Raleigh Team Professional) but not the right jersey. I will need to work on that for her.




Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
regarding wearing a team jersey...


It is fun to have the right jersey to go with a nice bike, such as my Raleigh Team bike. I've actually got a few vintage team jerseys to go with it.



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Originally Posted by Biketiger View Post
I agree with Thom - it's the aesthetics.. For some it's painful to ride and others painful to look at...
Then by all means, look away and count yourself lucky that you don't have to skew the aesthetics so to ride the frames you want.

And believe me, I'm all about the aesthetics until they have to be compromised, then all bets are off.

I could just as easily reset these to look normal for pics but then we would miss out on all this witty banter.
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Bar tape, saddle, cables and tires should all match.
And be black.
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