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09-17-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,051
Posted By mustang1

+1 and two counter points: a). I have disks...

+1 and two counter points:
a). I have disks because I don't have to clean the rims every weekend; I can if I want to, but I don't have to [in order to keep effective *********** and rim wear].
b)....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-18, 11:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,266
Posted By mustang1

Convert it to a Leftie. :) An impact like...

Convert it to a Leftie. :)

An impact like that to break a carbon fork would easily have screwed up a steel fork. A new fork would be required regardless if it's steel or CF. Glad you're alright!
04-28-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,127
Posted By mustang1

On the odd occasion, yes . But I always...

On the odd occasion, yes .

But I always wonder if they're checking out my legs or wondering what a Muppet I look like in lycra. :)
04-28-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,988
Posted By mustang1

I like hills even though I'm not very good at...

I like hills even though I'm not very good at climbing them. I just kind of settle in and concentrate on having enough reserve to get to the top. Being in London, I don't have many hills though .
12-29-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,464
Posted By mustang1

Not so much for Xmas per se, but bought another...

Not so much for Xmas per se, but bought another Strada 1200. Idk why, I think I should return it.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,148
Posted By mustang1

Drill the following into yourself: UPHILLS ARE...

Drill the following into yourself: UPHILLS ARE FUN! Repeat. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,148
Posted By mustang1

As soon as I get out of the house, I ride through...

As soon as I get out of the house, I ride through the woods and eventually get light town traffic. Then past a large pond and back through the woods.

Once out of the woods, shortly the traffic...
07-26-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,939
Posted By mustang1

Like some who posted here, I too used to sell...

Like some who posted here, I too used to sell plenty on eBay but haven't done so for several years. I thought the junk and various parts I have would start piling up but it just so happened that I...
07-08-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,851
Posted By mustang1

The guy should have kept his comment to himself....

The guy should have kept his comment to himself. But since he indulged you, you should have stopped infront of him to make him lose his momentum. Then you should have gently accelerated away.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,825
Posted By mustang1

I like flat bars for all the reasons you state...

I like flat bars for all the reasons you state but prefer drop bars for the following reasons:
1. The bars are narrower so I can get through gaps in the traffic more easily.
2. I have a couple of...
04-18-15, 12:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,262
Posted By mustang1

+1. I prefer flamboyant colours for every...

+1.

I prefer flamboyant colours for every alternate bike I get. So one bike will have "grown up" colours, the next will be flamboyant and so on. However I havent found any bikes, like OP...
03-12-15, 11:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,152
Posted By mustang1

Wow inspirational! Very happy for you! ps:...

Wow inspirational! Very happy for you!

ps: like someone else mentioned, I too had to look twice at the alleged birdie! Love the "growing old is not for sissies" tagline!
Forum: Commuting
02-26-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,658
Posted By mustang1

I have a cx bike for commuting. Schwalbe marathon...

I have a cx bike for commuting. Schwalbe marathon supreme 35mm tires. I like these because I hardly have to fill them air and they still maintain air pressure. They're not as fast as other tires I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,228
Posted By mustang1

Probably not. But not because I don't like e...

Probably not. But not because I don't like e shift, but because I tend to buy lower end bikes. Eventually perhaps all bikes will have e shifting (actually I hope not) and if its in my price range,...
01-11-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,353
Posted By mustang1

I know someone who, instead of taking 10 minutes...

I know someone who, instead of taking 10 minutes to walk to the train station, will drive for 7 minutes, park the car, then walk for 6 minutes to the train station (downhill) so she can save 4...
12-31-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,353
Posted By mustang1

Wow they sound like great deals. One thing I...

Wow they sound like great deals. One thing I learned from your post was those optional rear disk brakes. I thought *all* cars have disk brakes all-round as standard, had no idea this was not a...
12-31-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By mustang1

me too!

me too!
Forum: Introductions
12-08-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By mustang1

Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little...

Hi there Felix! I havent been on BF for a little while (been lurking on some other forums for a bit). Anyway, cool to have you around. Enjoy!

Oh btw when you decide you're REALLY into biking, dont...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 12:57 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 17,783
Posted By mustang1

i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!

i still buy 8 speed cassettes from the shop!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,114
Posted By mustang1

all good tips. But i would continue running with...

all good tips. But i would continue running with slicks as the high pressures involved in bike tires negates the effects of a treaded tires, the grip is there for marketing purposes. However OP also...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,328
Posted By mustang1

fify if you cycle in bad weather, are you a...

fify
if you cycle in bad weather, are you a moron?

yes.
11-07-14, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By mustang1

I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy...

I grind the gravel and take the bike into muddy areas. Those mudguards REALLY help (on my mtb I slow right down coz I'm not a fan of mud). My next CX bike (I kinda stopped calling it a cx bike, coz...
11-07-14, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By mustang1

Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of...

Congrats... cool bike. I eyed up a couple of those at my LBS.

I bought a Focus Mares. Excuse my terminology: it doesn't have the regular CX type rim brakes (cantilever?) but has more road-like...
10-29-14, 03:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

So, with all this debate, I went out and bought...

So, with all this debate, I went out and bought another Specialized Echelon II helmet. It was 50. There was another model slightly higher up which was 70. It was lighter, which I liked, and had...
10-25-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end...

Nah, because i wanted to know about higher end product having material being taken away thus making it lighter, and the marketing people selling the product as being lighter and instead of saying it...
10-23-14, 11:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

Thanks to this thread I am learning more about...

Thanks to this thread I am learning more about helmets so I will take into consideration then more expensive models. I have nothing against expensive stuff or choice but I just didn't want to buy...
10-23-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

All good points and well received. My gripe was...

All good points and well received. My gripe was only about number of holes versus lightness. To me it seems obvious that a helmet with more holes would be lighter. Here is some pizza. You can have a...
10-23-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post...

Hi raiden. Thanks for taking the time to post this, very informative.

Someone told me that spesh helmets perform one additional (and useful) safety test thatmother companies don't, so I'm kinda...
10-23-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

I think you might be right. I haven't kept up...

I think you might be right. I haven't kept up with helmet design, just the other day I saw a helmet like the one you describe about the opening/closing air vent.
10-23-14, 09:29 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

Gotchya. Less is more.

Gotchya. Less is more.
10-22-14, 12:46 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

I get what you're saying. For example, a larger...

I get what you're saying. For example, a larger car doesn't cost much more to make than a smaller car, yet manufacturer can charge a lot more for it.

But with helmets, I'm not sure you're getting...
10-13-14, 12:10 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,729
Posted By mustang1

Expensive road bike helmets, a marketing scam?

Not a debate about whether helmets are safe or not (wow, seems like always need this disclaimer when discussing helmets, or is it just me?)

Anyway.... expensive helmets are expensive because...
10-12-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,808
Posted By mustang1

(no pics) I bought a new MTB

I bought a hardtail 29er Voodoo Bizango (the one designed by Joe Murray, previously I htink he was at Kona). A cheap low end hardtail but wow, what fun! I bought it due to the rave reviews and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-14, 12:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,396
Posted By mustang1

Way more than I like to think about. But I...

Way more than I like to think about. But I console myself that it's been getting less over the years. I always buy new bikes but only during the closeout sales. Other stuff I'll buy either at LBS or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-14, 11:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,467
Posted By mustang1

PaulRivers: wow they are some cool mups!...

PaulRivers: wow they are some cool mups! walkedonwheels: thats a pita. ppl are selfish/inconsiderate/unaware. idk what u call it but "stupid" pretty much covers it all.
09-28-14, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By mustang1

I once saw these two guys wearing masks removing...

I once saw these two guys wearing masks removing a television from a house window. I was gonna stop them but then I recall one day I was at a costume party where these guys were dressed up with masks...
Forum: Foo
09-28-14, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By mustang1

:thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Foo
09-12-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,495
Posted By mustang1

Nah, that elephant is staged. The driver gives...

Nah, that elephant is staged. The driver gives the elephant some peanuts if it performs the act. I see it had you quite terrified but you needn't had worried. :)

But seriously, does the driver...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,895
Posted By mustang1

Ok this is what you need: a heavy bike lock...

Ok this is what you need: a heavy bike lock wrapped around your top tube but lose enough so that it rattles loudly. I have this and people get outta the way as they hear crashing sounds behind them....
Forum: Commuting
09-09-14, 12:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,457
Posted By mustang1

I started off with one pannier but couldnt decide...

I started off with one pannier but couldnt decide which side i like so I bought another pannier and have no such problem :)

But when I did have one pannier, I started off on the drive side...
07-26-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By mustang1

Fantastic story!

Fantastic story!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,139
Posted By mustang1

Cyclists look like stick insects.

Cyclists look like stick insects.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By mustang1

I dont understand how zertz works. Theres a clear...

I dont understand how zertz works. Theres a clear plastic insert inside metal. I understand the plastic is soft so allows flexibility, but surely the metal around it will stop this...
07-08-14, 06:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,153
Posted By mustang1

when will bike boom end?

1. When will current bike boom end?
2. Why did the last bike boom end?
06-05-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,593
Posted By mustang1

+1

+1
02-13-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By mustang1

But tell us more! What kinda riding do you...

But tell us more! What kinda riding do you normally do? How many miles? What terrain? I want a ssfg too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 02:28 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 7,084
Posted By mustang1

I will trademark the name "trademark". This...

I will trademark the name "trademark".

This isnt a problem with specialized but with IP law. The most ludicrous things can be trademarked because the law allows it. Maybe the law was set up to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 22,331
Posted By mustang1

Hello Gerald, I've not ridden either of those...

Hello Gerald, I've not ridden either of those bikes but have looked into Bromptons as a possible purchase (it's easily foldable thus can hide from the wife :)).

Kidding aside, I've always been...
Forum: Foo
11-17-13, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By mustang1

^ Nice. I think for my small studio (aka...

^ Nice.

I think for my small studio (aka bike workshop) i'm either gonna get a Marantz M-CR610 with Dali Zensor 1 or Monitor Audio BX2. OR I'm gonna look for a used/slightly vintage hifi (though I...
11-17-13, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By mustang1

that stuffs that idea then.

that stuffs that idea then.
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