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Old 11-03-22, 05:18 PM
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[QUOTE=styggno1;22699924]Being a strong believer in tradition and race proven set ups - I live by the rules. And I love it. I also love to look down at (on?) people (and their bikes) who do not live by the rules. Sometimes I am also ironic. Within the rules of course...




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My single biggest pet peeves is someone telling me how to setup my bike. Hands down.
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Old 11-03-22, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
the Peeve, Splash tape. there must be a bike that it visually works on, I have not seen it yet.
Having so many peeves of my own, it's nice to be appreciated.
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Old 11-03-22, 06:46 PM
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I have a couple of bikes with a couple of deficiencies that should bother me more than they do that I guess I don't care how someone else sets up their bike. So if I have any peeves, they must not be bad.
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Old 11-03-22, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Behold and believe!
Cool bike...
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Not guilty of the marble tape thing and donít build my own wheels...so I canít be held accountable for not having a proper peek through at the valve hole...

Bars tilted upward...umm. Oh, brifters on an 87 bike...oops.

Pet peeves I have none. Bikes are cool.
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Didnít we have a ďpet peevesĒ thread a few weeks ago? Or was that in a different section of the forum?
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Old 11-03-22, 07:27 PM
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Curiously, many breaches of The Knowledge and The Rules that I almost religiously avoided and which quite annoyed me in my youth I now find quite amusing and occasionally almost endearing.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
For some, it's the reversal of brake pads.

For me, and what drives me nuts, is the handlebars tipped too far up. The bottom of the bar should be parallel with the ground, but I will allow a small angle, if you were to insert a skinny broom stick or dowel, no lower than the rear brake stay.

What's yours?


What's yours?





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what is a BOX 1X kit? (I'm old, out of touch with the kidz of today)
​​​​​​https://boxcomponents.com/collections/prime-9-filter
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Old 11-03-22, 08:01 PM
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Perfectly angled.
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Didn’t we have a “pet peeves” thread a few weeks ago? Or was that in a different section of the forum?
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Old 11-03-22, 08:06 PM
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Nope. There was something more recent. Iíll find it tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
For some, it's the reversal of brake pads.

For me, and what drives me nuts, is the handlebars tipped too far up. The bottom of the bar should be parallel with the ground, but I will allow a small angle, if you were to insert a skinny broom stick or dowel, no lower than the rear brake stay.

What's yours?


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Level to the ground is a new one for me, for CV Iíve always gone with bar ends in line with the rear brake, as per the retrogrouch blog.
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Old 11-03-22, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tkamd73 View Post
Level to the ground is a new one for me.
Then you havenít been involved in this sport since about 1988.
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Old 11-03-22, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Perfectly angled.
that hurts my elbow just looking at it.
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Old 11-03-22, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Then you haven’t been involved in this sport since about 1988.
Well, I only have one ride that’s newer then 88, so that’s about right, this is CV. Don’t really race, so really only a hobby and fitness activity, vs sport for me.
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You know what totally ticks me off? Those idiot vintage bike manufacturers publishing catalogs showing their handlebars set up wrong!



Didn't those morons know that the only legitimate source of bike setup advice is random dudes on the internet 50 years in the future?
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Old 11-04-22, 12:18 AM
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More interesting is the use the nds pedal to keep each bike upright.
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Those trying to fit huge gravel tires on racing frames. "Is 1/32" enough clearance?" Um...NO!!
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
More interesting is the use the nds pedal to keep each bike upright.
Ah, if you, seriously, donít know that technique you should learn it. Very handy out there in the real world.
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Ah, if you, seriously, don’t know that technique you should learn it. Very handy out there in the real world.
SurferRosa didn't say anything about not knowing that technique---the point of the post was that it's unusual to see it used in a bike catalog photo shoot. Seriously.
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It's annoying when there's only a few pages of a bike catalog that got scanned, usually meaning the mid and lower tier offerings for that year aren't documented.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
For me, and what drives me nuts, is the handlebars tipped too far up. The bottom of the bar should be parallel with the ground, but I will allow a small angle
Bearing in mind that I rode 38 miles yesterday and got into the drops ONCE, so perhaps I am different, but -- unless my shoulders are directly, vertically, above the bars, using the drops means angling my wrists to use them. So am am still utilizing the "long disproven?" method of pointing the bottom of the bars at the rear dropouts.
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My pet peeve is not limited to C&V. It's noisy drive trains. Squeaky derailleur pullies, clattering rear derailleurs, chain rubbing the front derailleur cage, etc. Sometimes, all it would take is a minor trim adjustment or a few drops of oil to silence the offending item, but they will blissfully pedal along, thinking that all bikes make that noise.
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