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Old 11-06-21, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
The demise of the triple is really driven by a lack of market.

When I mentioned Elon Musk being worth $300 billion is was more a testament to electric vehicles. Twenty years ago the Honda Insight was a total sales disaster. Apart from having a hideous appearance, there was no viable market for it.

Teslas have a better appearance, but still nothing close to earth shattering, and twenty years later they have become luxury/pseudo luxury cars of choice. And it is not because 6 figure executives are conscious about fossil fuels.

The Dura Ace 7803 was the signal of the demise. A great crank that should have been embraced by triple road enthusiasts seeking a high end option. My regret was not being interested in triples when they were being sold at blow out prices.

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F*** DuraAce triple cranks!! My regret was not buying more Tesla shares 5 years ago!
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Old 11-06-21, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Speaking in absolutes always gets me in trouble! I ought to have said that 1x multi-speed had been a successful thing since the beginning of chain drives, and left it at that...

Yeah, I think there were even multiple chainring bikes for a while before front derailleursÖ the chain was just shifted between rings by hand, or whatever.

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Old 11-06-21, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ofajen View Post
Yeah, I think there were even multiple chainring bikes for a while before front derailleursÖ the chain was just shifted between rings by hand, or whatever.

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Fine, whatever. Not like this thread is of any ultimate significance. It's @rydabent's world, we're just living in it.
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Old 11-06-21, 12:15 PM
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Old 11-06-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
If some people like 1x that is fine with me. The ones I am questioning is the mfg that want to claim triples and doubles on the crank is now obsolete.
You are not a manufacturer, nor do you represent one .... and you are the only person making that claim.
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Old 11-06-21, 01:47 PM
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OK, at 23 pages and going strong (now part of my entertainment regarding this thread is guessing how long it will go), it is now time for me to make a post just to say I'm here. I mean, it's almost like I really don't belong to BF in a complete way unless I do. You all get it, right?

I'll do my best.

I have a Surly Disc Trucker. It has a 3x9 on it. I ride it exclusively now. I live in a very hilly area. Everything is up and down. There are some very challenging hills. I would like to upgrade to a bike that is better suited for very rough pavement and dirt/gravel roads, but the pandemic pretty much shut me out. I'm also not sure of what trade offs I would want to make when I do change bikes and type of drive train. I don't have to worry about it right now because components are still not really available (for what I want) and I plan on building up a bike from a frameset. OK, let's see now...is there anything else I should say....um....I guess, well.....it just doesn't make any sense.

Was that all right? Can I stay?
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Old 11-06-21, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Fine, whatever. Not like this thread is of any ultimate significance. It's @rydabent's world, we're just living in it.
Indeed!

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Old 11-06-21, 03:33 PM
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This thread needs a slogan to rally around and unite us.

Due to the somewhat conspiratorial undertones of manufacturers scheming to push cyclists into setups that are merely self serving for the manufacturers, I propose…

Where We Go 1x We Go 2x/3x

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Old 11-06-21, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post



Where We Go 1x We Go 2x/3x

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That's beautiful man.
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Old 11-06-21, 04:52 PM
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Just in case anyone is wondering, I’m not involved in any conspiracy stuff.

I didn’t ride my bike to Dallas to see JFK, and was basically making fun of the whole thing. For anyone who is into that stuff, don’t contact me as I will only laugh at you.

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Old 11-06-21, 05:12 PM
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John, calm down. You're incriminating yourself.
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Old 11-06-21, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Just in case anyone is wondering, Iím not involved in any conspiracy stuff.

I didnít ride my bike to Dallas to see JFK, and was basically making fun of the whole thing. For anyone who is into that stuff, donít contact me as I will only laugh at you.

John
Does that mean we won't be discussing baby oil chain lube made from real babies?
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Old 11-06-21, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Just in case anyone is wondering, Iím not involved in any conspiracy stuff.
That's what everyone involved in the conspiracy says.
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Old 11-06-21, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
That's what everyone involved in the conspiracy says.
Believe what you want.

But it does sound a lot like a kid telling his/her parents that everyone is going to the party, and then they name 2 or 3 friends.

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Old 11-06-21, 08:22 PM
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Does this make any sense?


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Old 11-06-21, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Does this make any sense?


How many gears are at the back end of that "contraption" i.e. 5x?
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Old 11-08-21, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Does this make any sense?


Yeah! Put yourself a two-speed BMX cassette at the back and you'll have you a good old-fashioned 10-speed! What could be better than that?
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
How many gears are at the back end of that "contraption" i.e. 5x?
It was an April Fool's Day joke a few years ago.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/comp...ntuple-cranks/
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Old 11-08-21, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
It was an April Fool's Day joke a few years ago.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/comp...ntuple-cranks/
Ah, now that does make sense!
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
Ah, now that does make sense!

Somebody posted that in another thread a while ago, and you're not the first one to fall for it.

I'll leave it to you to figure out who else may have fallen for it (looks at own hands, and sheepishly starts humming).
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
You are not a manufacturer, nor do you represent one .... and you are the only person making that claim.
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Old 11-08-21, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Somebody posted that in another thread a while ago, and you're not the first one to fall for it.

I'll leave it to you to figure out who else may have fallen for it (looks at own hands, and sheepishly starts humming).
I just found the other thread. The funniest part is the people who thought it was a great idea! I just thought it was some ridiculous experimental contraption - which is not that unusual in cycling e.g. L-shaped cranks.
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Originally Posted by JWK View Post
OK, at 23 pages and going strong . . . it is now time for me to make a post just to say I'm here. I mean, it's almost like I really don't belong to BF in a complete way unless I do.
Same. Just cruising through.
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