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Why are roadies going 1x11 or 1x12?

Old 07-26-19, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Is not being able to shift 2x really a thing?

No matter the setup, it's really not rocket science.....
I still see riders everyday on my commute riding down the wrong side of the road so yeah, I think there's room for improvement in the average bike rider....
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Old 07-26-19, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Dean V View Post
Great photos/scenery.
What handlebars are on your bike? Enve?
Every December, they have a deal where a wheelset comes with a free handlebar.
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Old 07-26-19, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Didn't you say your bike was "ugly"?


Looks pretty good to me.
Thanks!

I would have liked a solid blue so much more. But I did a test ride, and before I even left the parking lot I knew I was going to buy it.
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Old 07-26-19, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by davei1980 View Post
I still see riders everyday on my commute riding down the wrong side of the road so yeah, I think there's room for improvement in the average bike rider....
I've seen a few drivers driving going down the wrong side of the road lately. It's scary out there. Be careful.
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Old 07-26-19, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
Didn't you say your bike was "ugly"?


Looks pretty good to me.
It looks like any other Chinese carbon frame. The madone however at least stands out a bit.
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Old 07-26-19, 01:00 PM
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Old 07-26-19, 01:31 PM
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It's posts like these that remind us that if we don't like how another has his bike set up, at least we don't have to ride it.
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Old 07-26-19, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
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Thanks for the reminder and heartfelt stylistic homage.

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Old 07-26-19, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MyTi View Post
It looks like any other Chinese carbon frame. The madone however at least stands out a bit.
Honestly, I don't think my bike looks fantastic. I've said it before and if anyone asks I'll say it again. I don't think it looks bad, really, just not good. You'll have to try harder to get me riled up. (Hint: say SRAM yaw DRs work well, that'll do it.)

I bought it for how it rides.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Honestly, I don't think my bike looks fantastic. I've said it before and if anyone asks I'll say it again. I don't think it looks bad, really, just not good. You'll have to try harder to get me riled up. (Hint: say SRAM yaw DRs work well, that'll do it.)

I bought it for how it rides.
Not trying to rile you up it just looks like any plain Jane carbon frame with just a different logo on it. If it rides well who cares how it looks this isn’t a fashion contest. Probably rides better than my madone.
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Old 07-26-19, 03:12 PM
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Old 07-26-19, 04:20 PM
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Let's all calm down and get back to comparing famous women to bike frame materials.
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Old 07-26-19, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jfranci3 View Post
I live in flat Chicago. I'm going 1x from 50/34 11-28 to 46 11-34 on my roadie. I have 42 11-32 on my gravel bike-road wheelset. It's going to cost me a gear on the top and the bottom. I don't mind the jumps because I've got cadence range. I won't miss the FD, which drops 5% of the shifts when setup right. The only downside is when you crest a hill and there's a steep downhill, it's nice to do a little ring-big ring jump. The 1x takes longer to upshift. Otherwise, 1x shifts much nicer than 2x because there's a more rigid RD.
That sounds extremely frustrating. No properly set up FD should drop 5% of shifts.
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Old 07-26-19, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick53 View Post
A bandwagon? Just a revolution back to what was before and will be again. A bike is a Bike What's changed in teh 40 years I've been away is mainly frames and Tires : Parts appear to be pretty much teh same as they were in the 60's : Only the craftsmanship isn't American anymore

Parts seem to be pretty much the same now as in the 60s? Wuh?!?!
They are not even remotely similar, much less the same.

As for craftmanship no longer being American...how many production road bike brands in the 60s were American? Trek and Cannondale came to the market about 20 years later.
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Old 07-26-19, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Odd that i've done quite a number of 17mph group rides on it with no problem keeping up. It's a 40T with a 11-32 which has about the same range as a 11-28 with a compact crank on my "aging" road bike. Since Long Island is rather flat, only 2000 feet on a 40 mile ride I have no problem climbing and there's just not enough long descents to miss a big ring.

BTW, my "aging" bike has over 23,000 miles. At what points should I be posting in the Vintage forum?
At no point.
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Old 07-26-19, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by venturi95 View Post
Wasn’t there a thread about potbellied cyclists?? This one is heading in the same direction.
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Wasn’t there a thread about potbellied cyclists?? This one is heading in the same direction.
Sad thing is I wish I was as slim as that cartoon character
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Old 07-26-19, 08:06 PM
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I'd settle for the pot if the moobs would disappear. No way to hide them in cycling kit. Tempting to go all Grant P and wear seersucker and Hawaiian shirts.
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So, why are roadies going to 1x11 or 1x12? Tomorrow is nearly here.
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So, why are roadies going to 1x11 or 1x12? Tomorrow is nearly here.
It's here already for me. I'M SO EXCITED.
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Old 07-28-19, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
That TT bike has some unusual tube angles. Can you post a full pic?
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Old 07-28-19, 09:47 AM
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hmmm... it's almost like he lied... he wouldn't do that....
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