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01-21-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

My buddy has the 1up and it works flawlessly and...

My buddy has the 1up and it works flawlessly and looks great. But when I went rack shopping, I chose the Kuat Sherpa 2 instead. It also works and looks great, plus it's lighter and has more security...
01-21-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

You will, once all your local merchants are gone....

You will, once all your local merchants are gone.



$80, my ass. They probably quoted you that because of your charming personality. At my shop, the price of a chain ranges from $12 to $48, and...
01-20-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Will do. Have a nice Wal-Mart.

Will do. Have a nice Wal-Mart.
01-20-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

I like how this whole thing boils down to, "I had...

I like how this whole thing boils down to, "I had a bad time at a hipster coffee shop, so screw local bike shops." But whatever. Enjoy your suburban ****geneity -- don't forget to tip your FedEx guy.
01-20-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,785
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

^ This is your answer. I love the 32c size. Mine...

^ This is your answer. I love the 32c size. Mine have lasted a very long time, and perform great on road, crushed granite, moderate dirt, and all but the choppiest gravel.
01-19-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Not fixated, just using a handy example of the...

Not fixated, just using a handy example of the predatory online model. Two years ago they played no role in the grocery world, either.



Of course you will. Just don't pretend that eliminating...
01-18-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Ban me, Stan! I'm begging you!

Ban me, Stan! I'm begging you!
01-18-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Meanwhile, I suggest you look up the definitions...

Meanwhile, I suggest you look up the definitions of "demand" and "tip."
01-18-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

LOL ... you aren't going to have a choice....

LOL ... you aren't going to have a choice. Nashbar and Performance are already gone. Which one will Amazon eat next? I'm guessing Jenson.



With a forked tongue, Kemosabe.
01-18-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

What sucks is people who have no comprehension...

What sucks is people who have no comprehension whatsoever of what it actually entails to own a brick-and-mortar store, and naively demand that their LBS be "competitive" with online mass retailers.
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01-18-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

The entitlement and arrogance I see comes from...

The entitlement and arrogance I see comes from the "beat Amazon's price or I'm not buying" crowd. Talk about oblivious.
01-17-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,612
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Water bottles are like pint glasses. You can...

Water bottles are like pint glasses. You can never have too many until you do.
01-17-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

If you're just practicing wheelbuilding, go for...

If you're just practicing wheelbuilding, go for it. But if you plan to ride it I would at least use new spokes and nipples. The old spokes have taken the brunt of the tension and the nipples may...
01-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,785
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

I use these (32c) on my singlespeed cyclocross...

I use these (32c) on my singlespeed cyclocross bike that sees mostly road. They perform quite well on crushed granite and smooth singletrack. Choppy, deep, or loose dirt aren't its strength, but I've...
01-16-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,903
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

A pair of Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals have...

A pair of Five-Tens and Kona Wah-Wah pedals have replaced the clipless set-up that I've been riding offroad for 25 years. They're that grippy!
01-14-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,082
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Get a bunch of those Etsy temporary tattoos: ...

Get a bunch of those Etsy temporary tattoos:

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01-13-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

[/left] It's oddly comical that the picture...

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It's oddly comical that the picture being painted is of bicycle mechanics gleefully drinking beer and giving preferential treatment to a cadre of bribers, while other customers are ignored...
01-12-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,944
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

When an obstacle is hit hard enough, the tube...

When an obstacle is hit hard enough, the tube gets pinched between the tire and the rim:
...
01-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,254
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

You're giving more than some folks here deserve,...

You're giving more than some folks here deserve, frankly.
01-12-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

That hasn't been my experience as either a bike...

That hasn't been my experience as either a bike shop customer or an employee. But you go ahead and grind that axe if it makes you feel better.
01-12-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Prompt service earns tips, not the other way...

Prompt service earns tips, not the other way around. Cynical much?
01-11-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Just because mechanics appreciate being tipped...

Just because mechanics appreciate being tipped doesn't mean they expect to be tipped. Some customers are just generous. You're not obligated to be, and no one will think more or less of you either...
01-11-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

As someone stated above, if you only switch out...

As someone stated above, if you only switch out twice a year, spare tires make sense. And if you have enough spare bikes, you can get by without spare tires or wheels. But otherwise, if you're at all...
01-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Oh, please. If you start a thread anywhere asking...

Oh, please. If you start a thread anywhere asking what a store's policies are, someone's gonna tell you to ask the store.
01-10-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

I get that. But when you want to know something...

I get that. But when you want to know something as specific as how long Jenson USA honors their discount codes, asking in a bicycling forum seems like a mighty unreliable way to get an answer. The...
01-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,975
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Friends don't let friends ride aluminum.

Friends don't let friends ride aluminum.
01-10-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

They aren't selling it. You don't need a license...

They aren't selling it. You don't need a license to give it away.
01-10-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Why on earth wouldn't you just call them and ask?...

Why on earth wouldn't you just call them and ask? 1-888-880-3811
01-09-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Maybe call FSA? Support | Full Speed Ahead...

Maybe call FSA? Support | Full Speed Ahead (http://www.fullspeedahead.com/en/support)
01-09-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,527
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

My favorite local shop serves as the hub for my...

My favorite local shop serves as the hub for my rather large cycling group. We ride with the shop guys, hang out after work, host charitable fundraisers there, etc. So yeah, I bring them a sixer...
Forum: BMX
01-07-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Sunday Model C all day long. The 24" size is a...

Sunday Model C all day long. The 24" size is a great middle ground between "cruising" and "playing," and the Model Cs that I've ridden had really nice handling -- quick-steering, but not...
01-04-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Your impressions of the Rockitship would be much...

Your impressions of the Rockitship would be much more relevant to the OP if you rode one.
01-04-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

You are mistaken. The steel is custom-drawn...

You are mistaken. The steel is custom-drawn Japanese tubing, in which the tubes are butted specifically for each frame size, and the fork is an Enve CX that weighs 461 grams. The Rockitship that I...
01-03-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

For a ten-minute commute, I'd just get a...

For a ten-minute commute, I'd just get a skateboard.
01-03-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Mavic SUPs and Open 4 CDs were notorious for this...

Mavic SUPs and Open 4 CDs were notorious for this -- there was some sort of "tab" inside the rim -- right at the seam -- that would rattle. A local mechanic I knew would use a punch and hammer to...
01-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Perhaps there's a bit of weld flux or small...

Perhaps there's a bit of weld flux or small debris inside the rim. If you have another bike with the same wheel size, swap them out and see if the noise persists.
12-27-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,230
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

I recently bought a Kuat Sherpa 2.0...

I recently bought a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 (http://www.kuatracks.com/products/hitch/sherpa-2-0/), and couldn't be happier. Easy on/off, ultra secure, locks to the hitch mount, and includes a built-in bike...
12-27-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Agreed. Shimanos are truly "set it and forget...

Agreed. Shimanos are truly "set it and forget it," but I had to fuss with my SRAMs constantly. Love the shifting, though.
Forum: For Sale
12-27-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Reasonable offers will be accepted!

Reasonable offers will be accepted!
12-25-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

An increase in the gap from 5 to 17mm seems like...

An increase in the gap from 5 to 17mm seems like a lot. Bottom bracket spindle length is specific to the crankset (regardless of number of teeth). I'd see what your new crankset's manufacturer says...
12-25-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

I see no reason why Boost spacing would have any...

I see no reason why Boost spacing would have any bearing whatsoever on a bike decision for me. If a bike has it, great. But 135/100 mm hubs have worked just fine for me since about 1987.
12-24-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

I'm running SRAM Force 1 X 11 on my gravel bike,...

I'm running SRAM Force 1 X 11 on my gravel bike, and I want for nothing. Flawless performance.
12-24-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 712
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Did a couple hours on the mountain bike this...

Did a couple hours on the mountain bike this morning. Started off at 56 and cloudy, warmed up to about 62. Central Texas winters are THE BEST!
12-22-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,009
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Here's an article featuring 16 Times Bicycles...

Here's an article featuring 16 Times Bicycles Appeared on the Cover of an Album or a Single (https://mpora.com/road-cycling/music-bikes-album-single-covers#XoE0fH0YUd0FgQFT.97).

Go nuts!
12-22-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,158
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

No surprise. Nashbar and Performance are owned...

No surprise. Nashbar and Performance are owned by the same entity.
Forum: For Sale
12-22-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: For Sale
12-22-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Complete SRAM Level-T Hydraulics w/ Rotors

Complete SRAM Level-T Hydraulic Brakeset -- upgrade your old cable disc brakes on the cheap!

EVERYTHING you need to go hydro: Front and rear levers, calipers, rotors, and all mounting bolts....
12-20-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,318
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

Kona manufactures and ships their bikes in fairly...

Kona manufactures and ships their bikes in fairly small batches throughout the year, so they rarely end up with overstock, especially in the popular sizes. You might get lucky and find a dealer who...
12-20-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 10,052
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

What defines Lance apologists: slavering...

What defines Lance apologists: slavering wanna-bes who worship an admitted cheater in a attempt to compensate for their own athletic and moral deficiencies.
12-20-18, 10:44 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 10,052
Posted By EdwinHeadwind

My favorite T-shirt :lol: ...

My favorite T-shirt :lol:

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