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I rode a carbon-wonder-bike. I hated it.

Old 12-08-21, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
What are the "yips"?
A condition where you can't make short putts.

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Old 12-08-21, 11:46 AM
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Any chance that R5 is a 56 frame? Just, ah, curious...
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Old 12-08-21, 02:25 PM
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What do you want to accomplish with this thread?

Carbon bikes without lugs are ugly, I don’t want to ride an ugly (to me) bike.
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
Carbon bikes without lugs are ugly, I donít want to ride an ugly (to me) bike.

What do you want to accomplish by telling us that?
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Old 12-08-21, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
What do you want to accomplish by telling us that?
This turned into a b*tch thread, thatís my b*tch
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Old 12-08-21, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Germany_chris View Post
This turned into a b*tch thread, thatís my b*tch

I really hate how little leg room there is on airplanes, and I'm not a tall guy.
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Old 12-08-21, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I really hate how little leg room there is on airplanes, and I'm not a tall guy.
i agree
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Old 12-08-21, 04:09 PM
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Too bad the OP didn't like it. He could have gotten a cool looking jersey to match!

https://poshmark.com/listing/Wonder-...eb79cf6b51cdba
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Give me the bike. Just get it out of your sight. I promise I'll scold it every day while I'm riding it, and tell it what a bad bike it was for ruining your life.
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In my experience riding a bike on a indoor trainer has no relation to how a bike rides on the road. I have a bike permanently set up on my indoor trainer. It is a set up with 3 cm less reach and 2 cm less drop than all of my road bikes. On the rare times I put one of my regular road bikes on the trainer I hate them. I can ride each of them for hours on the road but I believe, at least certainly for me, that the fit on a bike used on a trainer is substantially different than one should use on the road.

In reference to the R5 itself I am probably biased because I have a 2016 R5 myself and it is my favorite bike out of all that I own or have owned. Which, sorry to admit, is a lot of bikes. I would at least ride the R5 on the road. I think it might feel much different to you ridden outside.
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I can see how anyone riding bakes made of inferior frame material could fall out of love with them.
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Old 12-09-21, 08:18 AM
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Man, I loved that bike. I rode it everywhere...
...Then something happened & I put it on a hook in the back bedroom
huh?
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Old 12-09-21, 05:33 PM
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Wow! What an excellent thread!

That is, the first half of it, till about post #30'ish, when there's little else constructive to be added. But since the OP got his question answered clear and well. The rest doesn't really matter anyway.

Still, one of the reason I'm staying with this board are these occasional good threads, far outweigh the trash talk. (that said, some of the trash talk are entertaining if read with a certain perspective, so I enjoy those too). This being winter, lots of moaning about the what's wrong with the board. But there's plenty of good ones. While not perfect, this is a valuable board.
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Old 12-09-21, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by atnyc View Post
Wow! What an excellent thread!
It's like the GMC Denali of threads!
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Old 12-09-21, 07:58 PM
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Has anyone here on BF ever had a "falling out" with a bike?
Do tell in the comment section below 👇
In 2015 i bought a Trek Emonda SLR with Red 22. In 2016 I upgraded to Red eTap. Since then i've put over 30,000 miles and it still brings a smile to my face every time i ride it.

It was a Project One so it was a custom build where I selected every part and every size. That's why it fits and it's still comfortable.

If it doesn't make you happy, sell it and find one that does.
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Sell it and figure out what you want out of life's experiment.
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Originally Posted by atnyc View Post
Wow! What an excellent thread!

That is, the first half of it, till about post #30'ish, when there's little else constructive to be added. But since the OP got his question answered clear and well. The rest doesn't really matter anyway.

Still, one of the reason I'm staying with this board are these occasional good threads, far outweigh the trash talk. (that said, some of the trash talk are entertaining if read with a certain perspective, so I enjoy those too). This being winter, lots of moaning about the what's wrong with the board. But there's plenty of good ones. While not perfect, this is a valuable board.

The subject of this thread is really interesting. It seems like people get the sense that if they have enough invested into the high end bike and then find that it no longer suits their needs, they have somehow failed the bike. I don't think OP is alone in feeling like his decision to get rid of the bike needs to be validated, or to have people who don't know him attack his "fitness" for doing so.
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Old 12-10-21, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
huh?

See post 30.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
See post 30.
I dunno, I don't see any reason as to why hung this bike on the wall in the first place. Sounds in the OP like it was a sudden snap decision and not at all gradual.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I dunno, I don't see any reason as to why hung this bike on the wall in the first place. Sounds in the OP like it was a sudden snap decision and not at all gradual.

Yeah, no. I don't think most people with multiple bikes need to make a conscious decision that the bike is staying on the wall, they just decide day to day to ride one of the other bikes, then realize they haven't touched one in months or years.

We make these "by default" decisions all the time, and it can take a while for usto figure out we've fundamentally changed our habits.
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A bike is meant to be ridden outdoors...Zwift and indoor trainer is going to feel miserable no matter how good your bike is. If you can't ride outdoors then don't ride at all.
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A bike is meant to be ridden outdoors...Zwift and indoor trainer is going to feel miserable no matter how good your bike is. If you can't ride outdoors then don't ride at all.

Huh? If riding indoors is what people want to do, why the hell would you tell them not to? People obviously enjoy Zwift and use it even though you and I would find it miserable. Truly awful advice on your part--if they're motivated to put in the effort on Zwift, more power to them..
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Huh? If riding indoors is what people want to do, why the hell would you tell them not to? People obviously enjoy Zwift and use it even though you and I would find it miserable. Truly awful advice on your part--if they're motivated to put in the effort on Zwift, more power to them..
And some people ride indoors during a period of, say, rehab from an injury.

Definitely awful advice, which I suspect was given intentionally.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
The subject of this thread is really interesting. It seems like people get the sense that if they have enough invested into the high end bike and then find that it no longer suits their needs, they have somehow failed the bike. I don't think OP is alone in feeling like his decision to get rid of the bike needs to be validated, or to have people who don't know him attack his "fitness" for doing so.
That's with most high end widgets. It's expensive so it must be great, right? We have the occasional thread where people confess the things that didn't work out for them. Maybe we should start another one. Sometimes it clicks, and sometimes it doesn't.

I have this pair of LG cycling gloves. I bought them because of the great reviews. The first long ride I tried them on I hated them. Took them off. Next long ride, never noticed them. They were great. Another long ride they sucked. And back and forth, and back and forth. Feast or famine, no middle ground. I'm afraid to try something else because it could turn out the same way.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
That's with most high end widgets. It's expensive so it must be great, right? We have the occasional thread where people confess the things that didn't work out for them. Maybe we should start another one. Sometimes it clicks, and sometimes it doesn't.

I have this pair of LG cycling gloves. I bought them because of the great reviews. The first long ride I tried them on I hated them. Took them off. Next long ride, never noticed them. They were great. Another long ride they sucked. And back and forth, and back and forth. Feast or famine, no middle ground. I'm afraid to try something else because it could turn out the same way.

I also think people sometimes buy equipment because they think the investment will inspire them to actually pursue the activity. I've bought more than a few non-bicycling things to get me to commit to this fitness program or that, and much of it remains unused. That's not a knock on people who successfully use that strategy, just that I think it misses for me and a lot of people. What I'm doing needs to inspire what I'm buying, not the other way around.
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