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Look mom no valve stems

Old 11-28-22, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
Another solution to a problem that doesn't exist. You know what they say about a fool and their money.

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I want to know how the fool got the money to start off with?
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Old 11-28-22, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
I want to know how the fool got the money to start off with?
Prolly inherited it.
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Old 11-28-22, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Prolly inherited it.
That's how most fools get money. And of course there are those who are just not wise consumers, but otherwise have successful careers.
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Old 11-28-22, 01:20 PM
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I wonder how many of the people mocking this own a bike with internal cable routing, which also similarly serves no purpose beyond aesthetics and extremely marginal aero gains.
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Old 11-28-22, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
I wonder how many of the people mocking this own a bike with internal cable routing, which also similarly serves no purpose beyond aesthetics and extremely marginal aero gains.
I own a bike with internal routing, but not by choice. There are very few road bikes sold today that have external cable routing.

IMO, the only purpose internal cable routing serves is to be a royal PITA when changing cables.
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Old 11-28-22, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
I own a bike with internal routing, but not by choice. There are very few road bikes sold today that have external cable routing.

IMO, the only purpose internal cable routing serves is to be a royal PITA when changing cables.
Agree. For top-level pro riders who are looking for marginal aero gains, internal cable routing (or things like aero valve stems) might make a tiny bit of difference so they're willing to put up with the annoyances that come with it, but for everyone else it's entirely aesthetic. Bike manufacturers produce most bikes with internal cable routing because people want/expect high end road race bikes to look like what the pros ride, and by extension it's an easy marketing win to make less expensive road bikes look like the higher end ones. Internal cable routing really doesn't add any cost to the bike and can be marketed as an "upgrade".

An aero valve stem is silly but if pros all start running it, it's a pretty good bet that you'll see it start showing up on road bikes at your local club ride or LBS.
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Old 11-28-22, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
I own a bike with internal routing, but not by choice. There are very few road bikes sold today that have external cable routing.

IMO, the only purpose internal cable routing serves is to be a royal PITA when changing cables.
Yeah, a local crime syndicate was seen on the trails last week forcing people to take possession of internally routed bikes. Some of the victims were all 'no please, I don't want any trouble, I'm just out for some fresh air!' and the bad guys were like 'haha, you better take this internally cabled bike or else we will come after your family!'.
It's a yuge issue here too. Those poor victims.


I kid and understand what you are saying.
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Old 11-29-22, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
Agree. For top-level pro riders who are looking for marginal aero gains, internal cable routing (or things like aero valve stems) might make a tiny bit of difference so they're willing to put up with the annoyances that come with it, but for everyone else it's entirely aesthetic. Bike manufacturers produce most bikes with internal cable routing because people want/expect high end road race bikes to look like what the pros ride, and by extension it's an easy marketing win to make less expensive road bikes look like the higher end ones. Internal cable routing really doesn't add any cost to the bike and can be marketed as an "upgrade".

An aero valve stem is silly but if pros all start running it, it's a pretty good bet that you'll see it start showing up on road bikes at your local club ride or LBS.
Yep. Because if you ride exactly what the pros ride, you will ride just like the pros - NOT!
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Old 11-29-22, 07:42 AM
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Lots of mocking here, but actually it looks like quite a neat solution for deep section wheels vs a super-long valve stem that is prone to damage when inflating. Also better looking than valve caps or exposed screw threads.

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Old 12-02-22, 11:20 PM
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I have valve caps that double as a spoke wrench and a valve core tool. This would be a net loss. Why not simply have short valves and cary a small extender (which is what I do, not for aero reasons, but due to a purchasing error).
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Old 12-03-22, 04:15 AM
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