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Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,727
Posted By amazinmets73

Any titanium? So an $1,100 Motobecane titanium...

Any titanium? So an $1,100 Motobecane titanium frame is better than an $8,000 Colnago carbon?
11-03-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I own multiple bikes more valuable than the ones...

I own multiple bikes more valuable than the ones lost in shipping, and I received multiple lectures for not insuring those. Make up your mind.
11-03-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Like a champ.

Like a champ.
11-03-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Nah, I have a couple of bikes worth more and my...

Nah, I have a couple of bikes worth more and my car is worth 2k or so.
11-03-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

"Essentially, the point of insurance is to spread...

"Essentially, the point of insurance is to spread the risk (cost of a loss) across a population. That is, everybody is bearing the cost of small insurance payments to avoid a small risk of a large...
11-03-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Yea, I can agree with that. If I were shipping a...

Yea, I can agree with that. If I were shipping a package valued at $17,000 as opposed to $1,700, yes, I would insure it.
11-03-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Thanks ☺️

Thanks ☺️
11-03-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Not sure I follow your reasoning. Yes, obviously...

Not sure I follow your reasoning. Yes, obviously I'd like to recover the bikes. Doesn't change the fact the purchasing insurance is a losing proposition.

We are all aware (I would hope) that...
11-03-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Net loss.

Net loss.
11-03-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Thanks, same here.

Thanks, same here.
11-03-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I will say I'm very meticulous about checking...

I will say I'm very meticulous about checking receipts and tracking numbers post the lost of the bikes. If I had been prior to the incident I would have spotted the error.
11-03-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Lack of foresight? I've shipped numerous other...

Lack of foresight? I've shipped numerous other products post this incident, including several bikes. I did not purchase additional insurance. Why? Because I know I lose money on average purchasing...
11-03-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I've alreaded conceded scam was a poor choice of...

I've alreaded conceded scam was a poor choice of words.

I reiterate, who says they would have honored the insurance even if I had indeed purchased it?
11-03-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,681
Posted By amazinmets73

Never used one, but I have no issue with them....

Never used one, but I have no issue with them. They're definitely preferable to cars. I would consider one for a long work commute (30+ miles RT)
11-03-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

What is your house valued at?

What is your house valued at?
11-03-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Thanks for sharing your experience and...

Thanks for sharing your experience and perspective. Sorry about your bike 😔
11-03-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Oh great, another person who has decided to troll...

Oh great, another person who has decided to troll me because they disagree with my position on insurance.

And yes "troll" is applicable in this case.
11-03-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I wonder if our currency would have any value in...

I wonder if our currency would have any value in an apocalypse.
11-02-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Respondents, I am not saying we as a society...

Respondents, I am not saying we as a society shouldn't utilize insurance. It's probably better if everyone has slightly less money as opposed to most people having slightly more and a not...
11-02-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Yes, I perfectly understood that. Don't see how...

Yes, I perfectly understood that. Don't see how it invalidates my original statement.
11-02-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Uh, what? Assuming this is the "everyone I...

Uh, what? Assuming this is the "everyone I disagree with is a troll" approach?
11-02-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I think I understood. This is obviously a very...

I think I understood. This is obviously a very sensitive subject as it involves tremendous tragedy and loss of life. If you would like to continue it, perhaps it would better to do so in private.
11-02-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I'm terribly sorry to hear that. Driving is so...

I'm terribly sorry to hear that. Driving is so damn dangerous in comparison to mass public transit or cycling (well, cycling may be dangerous but that's primarily due to the lack of cycling specific...
11-02-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

No. They started giving me the run-around in...

No. They started giving me the run-around in regards to police reports, etc. I told them just forget it.

Fair point. "Scam" may not have been the best choice of words. My "scam" comment was in...
11-02-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Not necessarily. Who says they would have honored...

Not necessarily. Who says they would have honored it? They were already giving me a hassle about paying out $400.

Again, doesn't change the fact the average person would have more money, not less...
11-02-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Well, obviously. Doesn't invalidate my statement.

Well, obviously. Doesn't invalidate my statement.
11-02-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

Unfortunately, no luck. Insurance is a...

Unfortunately, no luck.

Insurance is a scam. They do everything in their power not to pay you, but you better pay them.

Furthermore, obviously it's a business, not a charity. Insurance...
11-02-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I tried but went to machine. I'll try again...

I tried but went to machine. I'll try again tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,727
Posted By amazinmets73

I can't argue. With the trend of increasing tire...

I can't argue. With the trend of increasing tire width and subsequently decreasing pressure, frame comfort is becoming increasingly less consequential. I can tell you from experience 33mm tires will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,727
Posted By amazinmets73

Not necessarily. It depends on what you...

Not necessarily. It depends on what you prioritize I'm confident there isn't a cyclist on the planet who prioritizes all four attributes at complete parity. If you're a bike racer, you should ride...
11-02-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,162
Posted By amazinmets73

I received a random automated call stating that a...

I received a random automated call stating that a company had received my UPS shipment but it hadn't been signed for.

No idea if it's related to bikes or just a spam call.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,727
Posted By amazinmets73

Bike frame material rankings!

Here are mine:

Speed/performance (ideal frame for racing.)

1: Carbon
2: Aluminum
3: Titanium
4: Steel

Comfort:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By amazinmets73

I have a Niner 853 and had a Lemond 853, loved...

I have a Niner 853 and had a Lemond 853, loved them both, but the Lemond was a road bike while the Niner was gravel. I didn't mind the overbuilt and heavy frame for gravel, but it wouldn't cut it as...
10-30-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,476
Posted By amazinmets73

This. The only bike I ever stored outside was a...

This. The only bike I ever stored outside was a throwaway bike. I'd never store a half-decent bike outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,358
Posted By amazinmets73

Are you open to used frames? If so I strongly...

Are you open to used frames? If so I strongly recommend a Lemond 853 frame. They're ridiculously cheap considering the quality. I would pick one up, add a new fork and build it up.
10-27-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Who's responsible for the marketing campaigns to...

Who's responsible for the marketing campaigns to make consumers think they need rim brakes?
10-27-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

It's just unnecessary and overkill. Furthermore,...

It's just unnecessary and overkill. Furthermore, when companies stop offering the more economical option (rim brakes for example) across their model lines, they force the consumers hand into paying...
10-27-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

The funny thing is I don't think these...

The funny thing is I don't think these innovations lack value. I just think they make cycling too expensive and complicated. If I had an unlimited budget they'd be fine.
10-27-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

I didn't ask anyone to disprove the assertions. I...

I didn't ask anyone to disprove the assertions. I merely asked for more studies in regards to the performance of different bike frame materials. Like I said, if the subject had indeed been beaten to...
10-27-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Yup. When have you ever heard a mainstream bike...

Yup. When have you ever heard a mainstream bike reviewer give a bike a poor review? It's a "you rub my back, I'll rub yours" deal.
10-27-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Never have and have no intention to. I'm just...

Never have and have no intention to. I'm just interested in racing bike performance.
10-27-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Yes, this is what I'm referring to when I say the...

Yes, this is what I'm referring to when I say the cycling industry is a scam. Ubiquitous disc brakes, proprietary parts which require special tools, companies pushing 1x drivetrains and phasing out...
10-26-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Hmm. Strange you think I have an agenda. I'd been...

Hmm. Strange you think I have an agenda. I'd been operating on the belief that carbon is superior to all metal frame materials as a race bike due to power transfer. I found a study that seemed to...
10-26-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

An S-Works Venge should weigh roughly 17... Would...

An S-Works Venge should weigh roughly 17... Would vary by spec obviously.
10-25-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

I agree that ideally the only variable that...

I agree that ideally the only variable that should be altered is frame. Changing frames also impacts positioning, so unless you have frames with identical geometry, this will alter results as well.
10-25-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Right, exactly the response I expected.

Right, exactly the response I expected.
10-25-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Can you provide any more scientifically credible...

Can you provide any more scientifically credible tests? Shouldn't be difficult if the topic has indeed been beaten to death.
10-25-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

What's the deal with the unwarranted sarcasm? I'm...

What's the deal with the unwarranted sarcasm? I'm merely curious as to the performance of bike frame materials. If the subject doesn't interest you, no problem, just move on...
10-25-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

Not steel but this test returns the results I...

Not steel but this test returns the results I would expect: metal bikes lack the power transfer efficiency of carbon.

https://youtu.be/sjIoNK7l2PA
10-25-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,006
Posted By amazinmets73

If you have other carbon vs metal bike tests I'd...

If you have other carbon vs metal bike tests I'd love to see them!
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