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Old 11-05-22, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
Perhaps if you added a photo, the newbs would be in the know

My pet peeve, especially on a C&V bike, is a cross-chained drive train.

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What about cross-chaining on a C&V bike with a modern drivetrain?
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Another C&V pet peeve that I'll pretend to be indignant about, although I don't actually care one way or another... bibs and shorts that reach almost to the knee.

Real C&V men wear short shorts.

And having stick legs, I have no choice anyway. Longer length shorts and bibs ride up on my pencil legs anyway. Might as well wear 'em short to begin with.

Also, I rarely wear proper length socks. Usually just anklets. In winter I'll sometimes wear knee-high compression socks. I am always fashionably unhip.


This is the way.

Who wears short shorts? These dudes.
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Old 11-06-22, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Another C&V pet peeve that I'll pretend to be indignant about, although I don't actually care one way or another... bibs and shorts that reach almost to the knee.

Real C&V men wear short shorts.

And having stick legs, I have no choice anyway. Longer length shorts and bibs ride up on my pencil legs anyway. Might as well wear 'em short to begin with.

Also, I rarely wear proper length socks. Usually just anklets. In winter I'll sometimes wear knee-high compression socks. I am always fashionably unhip.


This is the way.

Who wears short shorts? These dudes.
Pretty sure the longer "shorts" are also at least partially about the compression aspect, like the socks you sometimes wear.

And like you I am perpetually unhip, I wear longish bike shorts for all riding, underneath Chrome, Castelli, Dickies, EB, PI, Fox, Oakley, Adidas, etc. touring, casual utility, etc, shorts.

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Old 11-06-22, 01:34 PM
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Pet peeves
1) people thinking steel frames are heavier, and slower than aluminum (weight) and carbon (speed), when it depends on a lot more factors

2) work funds bikes, but right now after my company being acquired, work get's in the way of riding, specifically commuting....peeve part is I need to get up a lot earlier in the morning to commute (if I don't have a 6 or 6:30 or 7 meeting.... to get in for a daily 7:30 meeting)

3) conflicts for weekend rides (family, seakayaking) again to large degree can be reduced by getting up early

4) I am not a get up early person

5) people who don't understand form follows function for bike specific clothing....... I am glad they can ride a 100 miles in Levi's..... I sure can't

all in all minor stuff. and life is good

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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
My pet peeve is with posters who brag about his/her "involvement in the sport since 19xx." As if such a statement makes the poster a source of undeniable gospel expertise and anyone who doesn't follow her/his exact guidance, a poser worthy of his/her public ridicule and scorn.
I say this post for the win!

I'm approaching 100,000 logged miles both at events and training and there are some here who seem to think my set ups are all wrong. I say, "my bikes, my rules!"
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
getting older
I am not getting older, I am getting less young and blonder
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
My pet peeve is with posters who brag about his/her "involvement in the sport since 19xx." As if such a statement makes the poster a source of undeniable gospel expertise and anyone who doesn't follow her/his exact guidance, a poser worthy of his/her public ridicule and scorn.
That's about as bad as the people who claim they're a "real cyclist" in public forums to shut up the needs of the average commuter cyclist.

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OK now, I remembered one of my recent pet peeves. Helmet straps that aren't sewn together right at the factory, so that you're likely to lose half of the plastic clasp thingy, that keeps it attached. 🙄
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Old 11-06-22, 05:17 PM
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Behold and believe!
1X drivetrains are 'da bomb. I don't ride anything else now that I've done a few. So much cleaner and simpler. I mean seriously, who needs more than 10-12 gears?! Get real. I run DA 7800/7900 DT shifters which gives me 10 speeds in back - pretty much just what these bikes had when original. Not sure why anyone would hate on that.. don't knock it till you've tried it!
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Originally Posted by Biketiger View Post
Track bike forks that have been drilled for a brake. Speaking of which - is there enough steel left for this one to be safe?
You mean ... like this? muahahaha:




EXQUISITELY drilled (and steerer tube extended) by the one and only Paul Brodie. Mmmmmm .. tasty.

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Seeing "hobo" bars on an otherwise great looking C&V bike.....
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HOBO bars? Where the beer selection is all monosyllabic?

hamms
pabst
bud
coors
strohs
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HOBO bars? Where the beer selection is all monosyllabic?

hamms
pabst
bud
coors
strohs
You forgot my favorite from the 70's:

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You forgot my favorite from the 70's:

I thought this was the quintessential 70s beer:
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HOBO bars? Where the beer selection is all monosyllabic?

hamms
pabst
bud
coors
strohs
that limits quite a few classics
Lucky
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I thought this was the quintessential 70s beer:

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Ummmm......."friends" leaving department store bikes in my driveway so I can fix 'em up and flip 'em
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getting older
Not getting older
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Ummmm......."friends" leaving department store bikes in my driveway so I can fix 'em up and flip 'em
That does suck. I take em to the coop.
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Bars taped bottom to top
Now you've done it. Haters gonna hate!
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I am reconsidering......

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