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The death of rim brakes, disc brakes now unanimous in the pro peloton...

Old 09-27-21, 09:11 AM
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Oh, come on .... the thread has nothing to do with brakes. It is all about the global bike industry conspiracy to take away our freedom.

I think the Illuminati and the aliens are in cahoots on this one.
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Old 09-27-21, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Ridicule and humor are not the same... Apparently, some here can't distinguish.
Apparently.
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Old 09-27-21, 09:38 AM
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Whenever there is a change, some people simply don't like it. Or it takes them some time to get used to it. It's the same with everything new/different. Tubeless tyres, thru' axles, press-fit BBs, electronic shifting, clipless pedals, over-sized headsets, sloping top tubes, wider tyres, carbon frames, dropped seat stays, integrated seat posts, sealed bearings, 1x drivetrains, integral cable routing, wide-range cassettes.
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Old 09-27-21, 09:48 AM
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Dougphoto makes the most rational post in this thread, and I make a joke that he probably will become a retro grouch someday (shouting at clouds) and people find offense in that? Unbelievable. If anything, I derided all the retro grouches on this forum, not dougphoto!
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Old 09-27-21, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Dougphoto makes the most rational post in this thread, and I make a joke that he probably will become a retro grouch someday (shouting at clouds) and people find offense in that? Unbelievable. If anything, I derided all the retro grouches on this forum, not dougphoto!
Well .... unfortunately for you, you posted at BF .... which is home to numerous cloud-yellers.

I thought the comment was pretty funny .... "Get off my vintage bike's lawn!!!!"---- but here on BF, some people are offended by humor .... and a lot of us are just offended, we'll find a reason (or a patsy) later .....

JUST KIDDING!!!

Even if I post "J/K" I know I will outrage Somebody here .... maybe myself.
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Old 09-27-21, 10:04 AM
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I like disc brakes on my gravel bike but don’t find them necessary for a road bike.
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Old 09-27-21, 10:38 AM
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... but don’t find them necessary....
That's a pretty low bar.
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Old 09-27-21, 10:59 AM
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I don't find disc versus rim brake threads necessary.
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Old 09-27-21, 11:15 AM
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It makes sense in a wet drizzly climate where rim brakes are never going to stop you effectively. Road-riding in the midwestern US, though, it's a maintenance headache in a country where bike parts are already overpriced. But such is progress in a world of trade wars.

The biggest thing you can say for disc brakes is it makes for a more versatile road bike. Want a cross bike that does both speed on good surface and whatever on gravel? Having a fast bike that's good for sport riding and takes anywhere from a 25mm to about a 40mm tire and can even be pressed into service with fenders for commuting or riding in winter slop has something to be said for it.
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Old 09-27-21, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by tempocyclist View Post
Rim brakes officially dead.
I have a steel bike with downtube shifters, rim brakes and clincher rims with tubes, still not dead after 35 years.
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Old 09-27-21, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't find disc versus rim brake threads necessary.
Agreed. What we need are more clinchers vs tubeless threads.
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Old 09-27-21, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Rodrigo Kenobi View Post
Agreed. What we need are more clinchers vs tubeless threads.
Originally Posted by big john View Post
I don't find disc versus rim brake threads necessary.
Don't forget the Grandaddy of all Luddite threads Carbon vs anything else.
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Old 09-27-21, 11:58 AM
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