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03-16-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,868
Posted By tashi

That's a cyclocross bike. Gravel bikes as...

That's a cyclocross bike.

Gravel bikes as road bikes but with clearance for big tires (and possibly more stable front ends) gets a big old thumbs up from me.
03-02-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 589
Posted By tashi

I've been on tubeless MTB tires for a long time...

I've been on tubeless MTB tires for a long time now. They're fussy, but worth it for me. I do it to eliminate pinch flats, reduce puncture flats and most importantly, provide better traction....
02-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 23,524
Posted By tashi

I love this semantic argument about "China"! ...

I love this semantic argument about "China"!

Generally speaking, folks refer to something as "American made" if it was made in the United States. Could have been made by a Canadian, an English...
01-06-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,310
Posted By tashi

Clearly, they aren't interested in what you think...

Clearly, they aren't interested in what you think and aren't interested in talking to you.

It's their bike, on their property. There's nothing weird about putting something that's not that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,130
Posted By tashi

What he said. When Target folded up here the...

What he said.

When Target folded up here the liquidation prices weren't that good. Target USA owned the stock, so whatever they couldn't sell they could move to the US stores. It wasn't in their...
12-20-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,926
Posted By tashi

As a data point, I've put thousands of kilometers...

As a data point, I've put thousands of kilometers on Paselas under various conditions and only suffered one failure that I would consider due to a faulty tire. A couple failed due to the tread...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,295
Posted By tashi

This thread delivers:thumb:

This thread delivers:thumb:
12-02-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,526
Posted By tashi

When I sell something privately I wouldn't...

When I sell something privately I wouldn't consider a statement of interest a "dibs". Until we've agreed on terms I would consider the item up for grabs from anyone willing to commit to purchasing....
11-24-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,371
Views: 1,437,122
Posted By tashi

That's a proper high-end mountain bike from the...

That's a proper high-end mountain bike from the time, although manufacturers didn't seem to know yet if they wanted to sell HD all-purpose bikes or full-on mountain bikes. I love a bike from that...
10-27-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By tashi

Shouldn't the first post have been to...

Shouldn't the first post have been to sheldonbrown.com?
09-03-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 997
Posted By tashi

never tried that, but some have. I just wear...

never tried that, but some have. I just wear dark/grubbier pants until the surface is nicely buffed.
09-03-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 997
Posted By tashi

Personally I find that Sno-Seal does not...

Personally I find that Sno-Seal does not penetrate the leather as well as Obenaufs. If you want to use both, I'd use the leather oil first, then use the Sno-Seal as a coating. I wouldn't trust...
09-03-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 997
Posted By tashi

IME this is temporary and occurs after treatment...

IME this is temporary and occurs after treatment with a leather saddle of any brand. It goes away after the surface has been buffed from riding.

It can also happen from riding on a soaking wet...
09-03-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By tashi

There is no Brooks Cambria. There are Brooks...

There is no Brooks Cambria. There are Brooks Cambium saddles however. OP is likely a victim of autocorrect.
09-03-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By tashi

Yep, these aren't "Red Chinese" bikes, they're...

Yep, these aren't "Red Chinese" bikes, they're "capitalist Chinese" bikes.
07-12-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 629
Posted By tashi

Specialized road bikes are all available in two...

Specialized road bikes are all available in two colours, at every price point. Often one subdued and one flashy.

Trek's road bikes are generally available in 2-4 colours at each price point. ...
07-07-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 13,458
Posted By tashi

You are simply incorrect regarding many of these...

You are simply incorrect regarding many of these statements. If this were 2015, than I'd agree, but things are changing rapidly.

I suggest that riders interested in road disc brakes read some...
07-07-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 13,458
Posted By tashi

I may be wrong about the frame and fork weights,...

I may be wrong about the frame and fork weights, I haven't bothered to research it. I doubt that the difference is significant however, and some weight gains have proven to be worth it, somethimes...
07-07-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 13,458
Posted By tashi

The point of discs on road and CX bikes isn't to...

The point of discs on road and CX bikes isn't to increase the total braking force available at the tire/road contact point, that's easily achieved with a quality road caliper. Discs are good for...
06-24-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By tashi

Dang I wish I could find the pic of the mattress...

Dang I wish I could find the pic of the mattress delivery guy that I took while in India, that guy was impressive!

Clerk at check-in while flying over: "India has lots of bicycles, you shouldn't...
06-23-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By tashi

With the addition of some Sheldon Fender Nuts...

With the addition of some Sheldon Fender Nuts that could make for a real quick fender removal/installation.
06-21-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 13,458
Posted By tashi

...and amphetamines, which are also fast and make...

...and amphetamines, which are also fast and make me uncomfortable.
06-20-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 13,458
Posted By tashi

Yes, a big tire at high psi will ride similarly...

Yes, a big tire at high psi will ride similarly to a small tire at high psi. Plus it will be heavier, be hitting more irregularities on the road, etc., so it would be a poor choice (not "better")...
06-20-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 13,458
Posted By tashi

That's exactly correct. We've hashed this out in...

That's exactly correct. We've hashed this out in the mountain bike world since mostly moving to tubeless. Tubeless made riding lower pressures possible, and got the advantages of a more supple,...
06-10-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,034
Posted By tashi

Wide mountain bike bars, SS/FG and road slicks...

Wide mountain bike bars, SS/FG and road slicks can be a real nice time. I keep getting tempted to put risers on my Ken Legge as it's just my around town bike; my Bridgestone I had set up that way was...
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