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Why are roadies going 1x11 or 1x12?

Old 07-25-19, 02:03 PM
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Keep those bear pictures coming. We wouldn't want the thread to become........unbearable. It's nearly a Grizzly situation as it is.
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Old 07-25-19, 02:13 PM
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Oboy! Whatís gonna happen next?!
Back peddling.
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Old 07-25-19, 02:14 PM
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Back peddling.
How about Back pedaling with Back-up Barz?
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Keep those bear pictures coming. We wouldn't want the thread to become........unbearable. It's nearly a Grizzly situation as it is.
Did someone say Grizzly??

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Well if this thread is still open by Sunday Iíll post my fitment photo on my madone. Hopefully Iíll have my stem extender by that time
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Keep those bear pictures coming. We wouldn't want the thread to become........unbearable. It's nearly a Grizzly situation as it is.
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...ascades/?amp=1
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Old 07-25-19, 04:17 PM
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1. Because most riders (myself included) lack the talent to execute a 2xWhatever shift pattern efficiently. 1x simplifies shifting.
Mic drop.
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Old 07-25-19, 04:31 PM
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i don't actually have a bike. I just come here to learn motivational things to yell at cyclists from my car.
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Old 07-25-19, 04:37 PM
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Shouldn't you be on 4chan, or ******, or maybe the Fox News comment section?

...Hmm, why is Red-dit censored...?
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
Well if this thread is still open by Sunday Iíll post my fitment photo on my madone. Hopefully Iíll have my stem extender by that time
What year Madone do you have? I donít think stem extender will work, based on the proprietary design of the last two generations
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Old 07-25-19, 05:01 PM
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All my 9 bikes have been converted to 1x except my two pure road bikes (2x)...

Please don't take me seriously as a cyclist.
No problem.
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Originally Posted by davei1980 View Post
1. Because most riders (myself included) lack the talent to execute a 2xWhatever shift pattern efficiently. 1x simplifies shifting.
Mic drop.
Is Mic drop still a thing?
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All my 9 bikes have been converted to 1x except my two pure road bikes (2x)...

Please don't take me seriously as a cyclist.
No problem.
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Old 07-25-19, 05:40 PM
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What year Madone do you have?
He has a two thousand never.
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Originally Posted by davei1980 View Post
1. Because most riders (myself included) lack the talent to execute a 2xWhatever shift pattern efficiently. 1x simplifies shifting.
Mic drop.
If my legs spinning so fast I canít keep up comfortably, I shift to a larger gear. If my legs feel like I am doing lunges, I shift to a smaller gear.
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Old 07-25-19, 06:01 PM
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Shouldn't you be on 4chan, or ******, or maybe the Fox News comment section?

...Hmm, why is Red-dit censored...?
4chan are a bunch of pansy dotards the people here are way more classy since this is the other side of the internet
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He has a two thousand never.
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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 Ö 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
Great photos/scenery.
What handlebars are on your bike? Enve?
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Old 07-25-19, 11:16 PM
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4chan are a bunch of pansy dotards the people here are way more classy since this is the other side of the internet
Many here have given you a hard time lately(about the Madone), but you have to understand why. A Madone is clearly the wrong bike for you, and almost everyone told you that.

After a year of seeing your carbon is crap, And 6/4 Ti is superior shtick, you must understand why people here doubt your purchased a Madone.

Most of us try to keep things polite, but don't play us for fools.

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Old 07-26-19, 02:03 AM
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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 Ö 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

Didn't you say your bike was "ugly"?


Looks pretty good to me.
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Old 07-26-19, 05:53 AM
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Well if this thread is still open by Sunday Iíll post my fitment photo on my madone. Hopefully Iíll have my stem extender by that time
And there you have it! All will be revealed on Sunday. If the OP gets this thread closed before Sunday, he can start another to post his pic
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Well if this thread is still open by Sunday Iíll post my fitment photo on my madone. Hopefully Iíll have my stem extender by that time
Make sure that a can of "noodle soup" is prominently visible in your pic to prove authenticity.

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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Is Mic drop still a thing?
Is not being able to shift 2x really a thing?

No matter the setup, it's really not rocket science.....









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Old 07-26-19, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
And there you have it! All will be revealed on Sunday. If the OP gets this thread closed before Sunday, he can start another to post his pic
Lol you guys are gonna see my belly fat but I donít care I need fitment advice
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Lol you guys are gonna see my belly fat but I don’t care I need fitment advice
noodle soup was required when you take that pic otherwise it's not real proof!
Will we see that required and now iconic can of "noodle soup" as well?
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

PS: Please wear a loose fit jersey, or poncho.

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