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06-23-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By badger1

You are overthinking this. Your grips are...

You are overthinking this.

Your grips are not securely fastened to the bars. I'm assuming they are not lock-on.

Step 1: purchase a decent pair of lock-on grips. Install them.
Step 2: try them...
06-22-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By badger1

Nothing to do with 'hybrid' or 'road' bike, or...

Nothing to do with 'hybrid' or 'road' bike, or 'mtb' for that matter.

Everything to do with how long/far one rides, and the need to avoid chafing. That is what a chamois ('pad') is for: moisture...
06-22-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 201,914
Posted By badger1

Good call. Yes, that is a problem. My bike came...

Good call. Yes, that is a problem. My bike came with a set of variously-sized pre-cut clear patches. Some went on the head tube after about three days, when I finally noticed the rubbing.
06-22-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By badger1

Yes. I think this question comes up, in...

Yes.

I think this question comes up, in part, because of the association some see between a 'pad' (chamois, natural or artificial) and 'padding' in cycling shorts/bibs (aka 'Not Shorts' on Bike...
06-17-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By badger1

Quick answer: yes, if ... you like the frame...

Quick answer: yes, if ...

you like the frame and its fit/geometry works for you, and if ...

you like the feel of a lighter, quicker-handling bike.

Replacing the stock wheels on almost any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,415
Posted By badger1

Yep. I'm a flat-bar road bike person, but I'm...

Yep. I'm a flat-bar road bike person, but I'm confident my new Sirrus (X Comp) will prove out the same once I get it sorted (tires etc.). Initial impressions are very good; the FS definitely works as...
06-12-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By badger1

Take your rants to P&R, ffs. There, we can give...

Take your rants to P&R, ffs. There, we can give them the unrestrained response(s) they deserve.

This entire sub-forum has become idiotic; nothing to do with LCF/LCL issues whatsoever.
...
06-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,556
Posted By badger1

... meanwhile, the op -- none of whose concerns...

... meanwhile, the op -- none of whose concerns have been addressed directly, if at all save by hokiefyd -- has likely long since left the building. For good reason.

Never mind. Carry on.
06-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,905
Posted By badger1

Children are insanely expensive.

Children are insanely expensive.
06-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By badger1

Last bike -- '10 Sirrus Comp (a reasonably...

Last bike -- '10 Sirrus Comp (a reasonably expensive 'hybrid' in its day) -- came stock with Specialized-branded 28mm road training tires. These lasted about a month or two iirc before becoming...
06-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

You just crack me up! Never disappoint.:)

You just crack me up! Never disappoint.:)
06-02-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

Excellent. I will ensure that one of our gnomes...

Excellent. I will ensure that one of our gnomes contacts you via the 'deep web' to facilitate your arrangements.
06-02-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

P.S. ... will you be at our next general meeting...

P.S. ... will you be at our next general meeting in Zurich? It should be interesting; we'll be discussing how best to discriminate against those 'LCF persons' while not appearing to do so. Also on...
06-02-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

Pffft ... you know perfectly well that you, like...

Pffft ... you know perfectly well that you, like me, are enslaved to and agents of the Deep Auto Conspiracy.

To me, no day is complete without a) denying a job to someone who is LCF and b)...
06-02-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

So ... <crickets>

So ...

<crickets>
06-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

Can you post a single real-world instance -- just...

Can you post a single real-world instance -- just one -- of a job notice that requires either or both of the physical and legal ability to drive (i.e. valid driver's license) and ownership of a...
06-02-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 201,914
Posted By badger1

Cheers, DorkDisk! It was a long wait --...

Cheers, DorkDisk!

It was a long wait -- ordered at the end of September -- but there were some complicating factors not the fault at all of LBS. Consolation: the weather this spring has been...
06-01-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 201,914
Posted By badger1

So, finally received my Sirrus Comp X (Medium)...

So, finally received my Sirrus Comp X (Medium) last weekend. Not much mileage yet, but a few first impressions.

1. The Future Shock works, exactly as claimed. The effect is subtle, but immediately...
05-29-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,338
Posted By badger1

I have used Spec. Avatars (Comp Gel version)...

I have used Spec. Avatars (Comp Gel version) since 2010; nothing else.

Once you find a saddle that works, stick with it. I have one on each bike, and two new spares 'in the box'. They'll probably...
05-29-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By badger1

Because when someone does that they are not...

Because when someone does that they are not providing a 'service for hire'. There is no contract, express or implied, to provide a service in return for compensation,



Because when someone does...
05-28-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By badger1

Correct. The key is to be found here: "It...

Correct.

The key is to be found here: "It just makes it easier to live without owning a car if you can easily and affordably get a ride when you need it."

In other words, this thread never did...
05-27-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,268
Posted By badger1

Correct, in all respects. This entire thread...

Correct, in all respects.

This entire thread (the assumptions buried in the original post) amounts to a bunch of special pleading that has absolutely nothing to do with either LCF or LCL.

The...
05-25-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,445
Posted By badger1

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
05-24-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,452
Posted By badger1

Did the door slam behind you when you left?

Did the door slam behind you when you left?
05-14-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By badger1

XTR is now "12 spd". Next gen. Dura Ace will...

XTR is now "12 spd".

Next gen. Dura Ace will be "12 spd".

/thread
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,452
Posted By badger1

1x and 2x crank options, including a GRX-specific...

1x and 2x crank options, including a GRX-specific front derailleur.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/shimano-grx-gravel-specific-groupset-launched/
05-05-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By badger1

... and the Chisel. ...

... and the Chisel.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/chisel-frame/p/154331?color=239083-154331
05-01-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By badger1

The op should really consult a waxing expert. ...

The op should really consult a waxing expert.

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By badger1

Good question! I don't have a Defy, just happen...

Good question! I don't have a Defy, just happen to know they've gone to thru-axles the last couple of years but I've no idea how if at all the hanger is integrated into the axle system.

I'm still...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By badger1

If it's an '18 or '19 Defy Advanced, bike has...

If it's an '18 or '19 Defy Advanced, bike has thru-axles front/rear.
04-16-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,020
Posted By badger1

Don't know; we shall see. I do hope, though, that...

Don't know; we shall see. I do hope, though, that E-marbles are confined to recreational use, and that the UMI does not permit them to participate in UMI-sanctioned events -- amateur or professional...
04-16-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,020
Posted By badger1

E-marbles are the future.

E-marbles are the future.
04-15-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By badger1

If everything is otherwise 'normal' -- that is,...

If everything is otherwise 'normal' -- that is, there's no obvious resistance when coasting, and the freehub engages more or less 'instantly' when you resume pedaling -- then no, nothing to worry...
04-13-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 201,914
Posted By badger1

Woot! I'm just waiting on mine -- apparently 'on...

Woot! I'm just waiting on mine -- apparently 'on the truck'.

Interesting about the FS spring, but I take it the bike does ship with all three springs? Interesting too about the rotors and b/b --...
04-12-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By badger1

How often do you ride; how far? The...

How often do you ride; how far?

The difference from 12 mph 'average' to 15/16 mph 'average' hasn't anything to do with 'equipment', within reasonable limits. Your bike is 'within reasonable...
04-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,724
Posted By badger1

Spring is in the air.

Spring is in the air.
04-05-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,225
Posted By badger1

Why the alleged 'limit' -- and it is a common...

Why the alleged 'limit' -- and it is a common meme here on teh Biek Forms -- ? I think you can work that out; hint: has nothing to do with matters of fact.:thumb:

67 here. Re-started cycling at...
03-30-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By badger1

Addressing your op and generally: the Medium Roam...

Addressing your op and generally: the Medium Roam (current frame) is a 'big' bike. I'm 5'8", albeit with very long legs/short torso proportions, but no way I would buy a M Roam; I would buy a Small...
03-30-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By badger1

... and there you go! Rye guy myself (Canjun,...

... and there you go! Rye guy myself (Canjun, eh), but the principle holds.:)
03-29-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By badger1

Close to your wishlist; a little (not much) shy...

Close to your wishlist; a little (not much) shy on tire clearance, though you could 'go bigger' on 650B wheels:

https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/cosmic_stallion
03-26-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 201,914
Posted By badger1

Not confusing at all. MSRP is just that:...

Not confusing at all. MSRP is just that: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. The manufacturer -- in the example -- is Specialized. In Canada or the U.S., a given dealer is not bound by that price....
03-26-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,878
Posted By badger1

Aesthetically, I far prefer the look of road...

Aesthetically, I far prefer the look of road bikes with drop bars. I've twice purchased, and tried to adapt to, a drop bar bike, and have twice returned it. Yes, I have a good relationship with my...
03-21-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,799
Posted By badger1

Shimano RS700 shifters; been around for awhile...

Shimano RS700 shifters; been around for awhile now: https://www.evanscycles.com/en-ca/shimano-rs700-2-x-11-speed-flat-bar-shifters-EV220651
03-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,447
Posted By badger1

What the h_ll -- I'll play! Warm weather helment:...

What the h_ll -- I'll play! Warm weather helment: Synthe MIPS; cold weather helment: Savant MIPS, same colour as Revoltingest's above.

I bought the Synthe because I wanted to spend more money...
03-19-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 201,914
Posted By badger1

Far as I know, your bike should actually ship...

Far as I know, your bike should actually ship with the new FS collar installed. I have the same bike on order; lbs tells me that all FS bikes shipped since mid-January have the 'fix' in place. If...
03-19-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,524
Posted By badger1

Will this inspire a new generation of Wave(ing)...

Will this inspire a new generation of Wave(ing) threads?
03-19-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,524
Posted By badger1

ikr While "...this changes cycling falling...

ikr

While "...this changes cycling falling off your bike forever..." would not have been a very effective teaser, it would at least have been less misleading.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,287
Posted By badger1

Good points. Since my Summer from Hell last...

Good points.

Since my Summer from Hell last year, which included a severe lower-leg DVT, I'm now on Fragmin (low dose) for life, probably. Took a bit to get used to self-injecting daily, but piece...
03-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By badger1

Modern 'chamois' -- at least the thinner ones...

Modern 'chamois' -- at least the thinner ones that I prefer -- don't take long to dry at all, ime.

I usually buy Sugoi NOT BIBS -- eight-panel. Try to have minimum three wearable pair in rotation...
03-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 11,280
Posted By badger1

I know. I was just fishing for the sub-text, but...

I know. I was just fishing for the sub-text, but that is now clear.:)
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