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Why are roadies going 1x11 or 1x12?

Old 07-25-19, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post


Still waiting on SeattleForest to produce his. The deal was with him. Besides you posted a picture of what obviously is a fit male model for some kind of vacation ad.
Move the goalpost much?

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Uhhh post a photo of your madone with noodle soup note by it and I’ll do the same. Why should I post
a pic of my stuff all you guys are gonna do is make fun of my bar height since I’m still working on fitness and flexibility. Oh and you do the same Indy fabz wouldn’t be surprised if both of you ride on 90s trek single track mtbs rather than the bikes you claim
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Old 07-25-19, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Your turn to pose. Oh. Wait. You have been all along.


Liked for the dog pic. We need more of those in this thread.
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
When you touch a bear Ti frame it feels real...almost like a prime Halle Berry. When you touch a carbon fiber bike...it's like touching plastic...or Kim Kardashian if you will.
Congrats on upping the creepiness factor of this thread.

Besides you posted a picture of what obviously is a fit male model for some kind of vacation ad.
Aww that's kind of sweet, @indyfabz he's complimenting you!
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Old 07-25-19, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
And there is also the actual feel of metal. When you touch a bear Ti frame it feels real...almost like a prime Halle Berry. When you touch a carbon fiber bike...it's like touching plastic...or Kim Kardashian if you will.
Enjoy while you can I feel this will be coming to an end soon!
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Old 07-25-19, 10:34 AM
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To me, Kim Kardashian feels more like aluminum.
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Old 07-25-19, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
To me, Kim Kardashian feels more like aluminum.
There's a "steel is real" joke here somewhere, but I'm too busy to think about it right now.
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Old 07-25-19, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post

Still waiting on SeattleForest to produce his. The deal was with him. Besides you posted a picture of what obviously is a fit male model for some kind of vacation ad.
LOLZ! Yeah. Two photos of the same guy riding the very same bikes I posted photos of. And again, I have been seen by another BF member riding one of them.

I have established provenance. You have established only one thing, and we all, know what that is. Moreover, cannot even remember that you DID call out Noodle and I. Something about only owning 90s MTBs.

You need to work on your troll. You're worse than Ben Simmons trying to hit a jumper during practice.
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Old 07-25-19, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
There's a "steel is real" joke here somewhere, but I'm too busy to think about it right now.
Oh it's real. And it's SPECTACULAR!
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Old 07-25-19, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Liked for the dog pic. We need more of those in this thread.
Will another bear photo suffice? Saw this fellow while riding the Surly I don't own (even though there is a photo of me on it and I have been seen by a BF member riding it) in Montana last month.

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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I wouldn't ask racers anything, ever. They would put on a new chainring before every single event if they believed there was any competitive advantage to be had.

I put 15k miles on a RaceFace narrow-wide, and only changed it because I went to a different tooth count. My chains all last 3,000 miles, give or take a few hundred.

I get pretty much the exact same service life out of the parts on my 2X bike, save for the cassette. The big pinned xD on the 1X bike lasts forever.
I wore out a nw chainring in ~3k miles with mix of racing and road riding. You can tell when they are going bad when the teeth begin to wear and unlike 2x chainrings were the fd holds the chain you start getting noise and drops. That's been my experience with two different 1x setups with 3 different brands on chainrings and the same for at least a dozen fellow racers. No one is replacing things preemptively but once issues begin to arise. Maybe strictly on the road with low torque the life might be longer
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Old 07-25-19, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Will another bear photo suffice? Saw this fellow while riding the Surly I don't own (even though there is a photo of me on it and I have been seen by a BF member riding it) in Montana last month.

That's not a bear picture, this is a bear picture!



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Old 07-25-19, 11:34 AM
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Ok, I'll play along, you can add these to your collection.

Here's my bike.



I had stopped for a photo anyway, so here's a selfie from that ride. I don't wear a helmet sometimes on gravel roads when I'm not going to be around cars with texting drivers.



Here's another one. It's easy to take lots of pictures of your bike … when you have a bike.



Here's one with some god beams.



Here's one with larches.



Snow!



I could do this all day, but it's your turn.

GO
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Old 07-25-19, 11:43 AM
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^^ Nice pics! Liked.
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Oboy! What’s gonna happen next?!
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Old 07-25-19, 12:18 PM
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Oboy! What’s gonna happen next?!
Excuses, of course.
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Old 07-25-19, 12:23 PM
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Oboy! What’s gonna happen next?!
e-bikes, that's my guess.
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e-bikes, that's my guess.
Recommend me on the cheapest, best, best bang for your buck, ti e-bike with rim brakes.
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Old 07-25-19, 12:38 PM
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Recommend me on the cheapest, best, best bang for your buck, ti e-bike with rim brakes.
Just buy whatever e-bike the bikeforums procliamed most popular man on the pro tour Peter Sagan gets paid to ride on rest days.

What he rides matters.


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Old 07-25-19, 12:41 PM
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Sagan is over the hill. That's why he needs an e-bike.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Ok, I'll play along, you can add these to your collection.

Here's my bike.



I had stopped for a photo anyway, so here's a selfie from that ride. I don't wear a helmet sometimes on gravel roads when I'm not going to be around cars with texting drivers.



Here's another one. It's easy to take lots of pictures of your bike … when you have a bike.



Here's one with some god beams.



Here's one with larches.



Snow!



I could do this all day, but it's your turn.

GO
How do I know that this is you, or that other guy was noodle, or that other guy was indy? You guys could of saved these pics from a google search for all I know. That's why a hand written note or sign of noodle soup was required when you take that pic otherwise it's not real proof! And I think these photos are random ones you pulled off the net... because the guys in it looks a bit too fit and handsome...noh0mo. Anyways I really like the brown bear I mean bar tape on the nice cervelo. Oh and I doubt he would appreciate you using his picture in some random forum.
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Old 07-25-19, 01:43 PM
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or that other guy was indy?
Paging @datlas
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Old 07-25-19, 01:48 PM
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How do I know that this is you, or that other guy was noodle, or that other guy was indy?
All three of those "guys" are actually long serving felony inmates at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women located in Wetumpka, AL who have now had their internet privileges revoked for posing as cyclists on Bike Forums. The fourth inmate who recently escaped from our institution is also posing as a BF member and likely using as a pseudonym popular cocktail names like Martini, Mint Julep or Mai-Tai.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of this mildly delusional and extremely boring individual contact Sheriff Boss Hog at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Paging @datlas
Yes??
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How do I know that this is you, or that other guy was noodle, or that other guy was indy? You guys could of saved these pics from a google search for all I know. That's why a hand written note or sign of noodle soup was required when you take that pic otherwise it's not real proof! And I think these photos are random ones you pulled off the net... because the guys in it looks a bit too fit and handsome...noh0mo. Anyways I really like the brown bear I mean bar tape on the nice cervelo. Oh and I doubt he would appreciate you using his picture in some random forum.
That's Forrest; we met up last year when he gave me a Fizik saddle that he didn't want.
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