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11-06-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,971
Posted By Violet

Even though i ride mostly on the road, the thing...

Even though i ride mostly on the road, the thing I hate about road bikes is they *only* work on the road. I don't feel good riding them on even gravel, and anyy nice fireroads or single track I might...
Forum: Touring
11-01-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,900
Posted By Violet

I'd say you'd get a similar reaction in the vast...

I'd say you'd get a similar reaction in the vast majority of western shops as well lol
10-31-13, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,621
Posted By Violet

Also, is there some relation to the wide bar...

Also, is there some relation to the wide bar trend, and the slack headtube angle trend?
10-31-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,621
Posted By Violet

The worst offender to me is when someone has a...

The worst offender to me is when someone has a bike they use for riding in the city and call it an "urban assault vehicle".
Forum: Touring
10-31-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,900
Posted By Violet

I think chinese manfucaturing is it a very high...

I think chinese manfucaturing is it a very high level now, I don't think "made in china" is once the condemnation it used to be, just like how something being "made in japan" was once a detriment,...
Forum: Touring
10-31-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Violet

Thanks for the info. Seems like 26" is the best...

Thanks for the info. Seems like 26" is the best way to go, but not to rely on finding spares regardless.
Forum: Touring
10-30-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Violet

Wheel size in Sub-Saharan Africa

Does anyone have any actual decent first or second hand information about wheel and tyre size in Africa? I know cycling is a very popular way of getting around, and I know 26" is a common size around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,313
Posted By Violet

I'm not disagreeing that it would. But so would...

I'm not disagreeing that it would. But so would the flat bar thing that he originally wanted. And so would a load of other bikes - which will never be endorsed here. That's why I think this is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,313
Posted By Violet

Pro racers are under 80kg, ride in huge pelotons...

Pro racers are under 80kg, ride in huge pelotons and are supported by team cars. These are not the same conditions the OP will be experiencing.

Listen I know you guys like to play dressup, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,313
Posted By Violet

This is the wrong place to ask, I'd try the long...

This is the wrong place to ask, I'd try the long distance or touring forums.

I find riser bars with long bar ends to be nice for riding on the road - you can cut them down and have them set quite...
Forum: Touring
10-30-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,080
Posted By Violet

Perhaps I have explained myself badly. In theory...

Perhaps I have explained myself badly. In theory bicycles designed around flat bars have a longer top tube because the primary hand position is right at the end of the stem, as opposed to a drop bar...
Forum: Touring
10-29-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,080
Posted By Violet

I'd say that's entirely down to the fact you are...

I'd say that's entirely down to the fact you are using 42mm tyres, as opposed to 25? 28? mm tyres on the roubaix :)
Forum: Touring
10-29-13, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,080
Posted By Violet

Using a mtb handlebar doesn't mean an upright...

Using a mtb handlebar doesn't mean an upright posture.
Forum: Touring
10-29-13, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,519
Posted By Violet

If I may be so bold, what do you weigh and how do...

If I may be so bold, what do you weigh and how do you ride?

I've heard they flex a lot.
11-27-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 68,933
Posted By Violet

Has it been proving that flat bars are inherently...

Has it been proving that flat bars are inherently less aero? At the same height, and the same width.

Doubt it - if anything it's easier to crouch down with palms facing down.
11-27-12, 04:19 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 68,933
Posted By Violet

We have decided that flat bar road bikes are...

We have decided that flat bar road bikes are infact road bikes, and not hybrids - so we are driving them all away :)
11-27-12, 04:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,637
Posted By Violet

Well I'm no statistician, or physiologist - all I...

Well I'm no statistician, or physiologist - all I know is that I see a lot of guys in their 30s competing at a top level at almost all the sports I have a vague interest in, and almost noone in their...
11-27-12, 02:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By Violet

I switched to 25s when I had a road bike, which...

I switched to 25s when I had a road bike, which is back when 23c was standard and 25c was considered fat LOL. seems like 25c is standard now for roadies which is an improvement (but any decent...
11-27-12, 02:08 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 68,933
Posted By Violet

*eagerly awaits the usual comments about how...

*eagerly awaits the usual comments about how flatbar bikes inherently "upright" from freds who haven't used the drop portion of their bars since 2003*
11-27-12, 02:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By Violet

Capable on both then. I felt squirrely riding...

Capable on both then. I felt squirrely riding modern road bikes even on gravel.
11-27-12, 02:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,637
Posted By Violet

Yeah tyson was a bad example :D But just...

Yeah tyson was a bad example :D

But just looking at the last few TDF winners...

2012, Bradley Wiggins, born in '82, so he must be 31 or 32.
2011, Cadel Evans born in '77... so *at least* 34...
11-27-12, 12:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,637
Posted By Violet

I know this version now has "50" instead of "32"...

I know this version now has "50" instead of "32" but... if you change it to 32 I think i would much rather fight 18 year old mike tyson than 32 year old mike tyson. Athletes often reach their peak...
11-26-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By Violet

The defining feature of a hybrid to me is that's...

The defining feature of a hybrid to me is that's usable both on and off road. That's what I like about the bike I have right now, which is a hybrid. CX-style bikes fit here as well IMO.

I don't...
11-24-12, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,587
Posted By Violet

I don't see any reason to go narrower than 28s if...

I don't see any reason to go narrower than 28s if you ride real world roads, ie chipseal. maybe 25 if you're very lightweight. 23s are completely ridiculous to me outside a crit race on the smoothest...
11-24-12, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By Violet

inverted tread for the win

inverted tread for the win
11-22-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,683
Views: 2,509,745
Posted By Violet

http://i.imgur.com/TR0E5.jpg Just to make...

http://i.imgur.com/TR0E5.jpg

Just to make everyone elses bike look better ;)
11-22-12, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,992
Posted By Violet

http://www.everybicycletire.com/shopping/images/PR...

http://www.everybicycletire.com/shopping/images/PRODUCT/medium/153.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SyFuODPgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Debating between these two - schwalbe seems to be the...
11-21-12, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 555,087
Posted By Violet

What bike is that? I am digging the curvey frame....

What bike is that? I am digging the curvey frame. I mean it's probably suboptimal from an engineering point of view but who cares it looks sweet :)
11-20-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 555,087
Posted By Violet

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3443/3315260740_574...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3443/3315260740_57400fcc38.jpg

Went here and found that the sand nearer the sea was hard enough to ride across. Did so for about 5km until I got to the next beach...
11-20-12, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,992
Posted By Violet

35c to 45c - will I notice that much difference?

So a bit about me: I mainly ride on country roads (chipseal), but if I see a trail leading off somewhere I am usually curious enough to see where it goes. I often seem to have issues losing traction...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 10:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

Some of the arguments in this thread don't really...

Some of the arguments in this thread don't really hold up for me

1. If it's so you have an extra aero backup position, why have drops gotten shallower and shallower?
2. Wouldn't the fact that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 10:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

Yes, fairly small.

Yes, fairly small.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

I certainly don't feel more comfortable on the...

I certainly don't feel more comfortable on the hoods, and find it harder to brake and shift.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

Why is the main riding position of modern road bikes the hoods?

Why is the primary position no longer the hooks or drops?

Is there actually any functional reason, or is it just fashion?
11-05-12, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Violet

I rode drop bars again for the first time in 6 years

I had drop bars on a bike a few years back. Did not like them at all. Narrow and I suspect the reach was way too much (joe LBS sixpack can't deal with my long legs and short arms). I hated...
10-28-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Violet

Climbing up a rocky trail

I am sure 35c tyres and no suspension doesn't help, but...

I find myself often having to bail out of ascents up rough terrain. Specifically, river rocks and pebbles over grassy dirt. The going...
10-28-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 13,663
Posted By Violet

Hate to break it to you, but if you're slow up...

Hate to break it to you, but if you're slow up hills it's probably you, not the bike :)

I mean a lighter, more rigid bike will help but not that much.
10-18-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,619
Posted By Violet

That is gloriously ridiculous :D

That is gloriously ridiculous :D
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By Violet

I thought the real troll was talking about 28c...

I thought the real troll was talking about 28c tyres in a roadie forum. THIS ISN'T THE MOUNTAIN BIKING FORUM DAG NABBIT
10-16-12, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,619
Posted By Violet

I'm in my 20s, I feel more comfortable with some...

I'm in my 20s, I feel more comfortable with some drop between the bar and the saddle, but I still prefer flatbars + bar ends.

I'm tired of this "drop bars are for crouching and risers are for...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Violet

If it can fit mudguards it looks fine for...

If it can fit mudguards it looks fine for commuting. chainstay looks a little short for panniers though.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

:) I tried drop bars for a year but always...

:)

I tried drop bars for a year but always come back to risers and bar-ends. I feel like they get a bad rap.

I'd love to try flared drops and moustache bars though. A pandoras box...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

the widest drop bar you'll get is 48cm, and...

the widest drop bar you'll get is 48cm, and they're hard to find (I only know of nitto noodle). That is hardly wide - that's with width of my shoulders and while I am broader than average I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 04:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,355
Posted By Violet

Riser/flat bars are only "upright bars" if you...

Riser/flat bars are only "upright bars" if you position them really high. XC racers have about the same amount of drop as road racers (and don't lie roadies, you ride on the hoods 95% of the time).
...
10-12-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,495
Posted By Violet

ummm... aren't these road bikes? :o

ummm... aren't these road bikes? :o
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,558
Posted By Violet

I would not want to use drop bars off road -...

I would not want to use drop bars off road - flared "dirt drop" style notwithstanding.
10-12-12, 03:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,619
Posted By Violet

I've had drop bars before, for about a year, and...

I've had drop bars before, for about a year, and I'm not a fan. They were too narrow (44cm), breaking felt very vague from the hoods, and I don't feel in control in sketchy situations like heavy city...
Forum: Foo
10-12-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 715
Posted By Violet

"Men will never be free until the last king is...

"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - so basically until we slice open Pope Benedict XVI and use his guts to suffocate Queen Elizabeth II,...
10-12-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,859
Posted By Violet

It really is overkill for kerb jumping. The...

It really is overkill for kerb jumping. The disadvantages are the weight, and the fact that even when locked out it still won't be fully solid and will suck some of your energy in sprints or standing...
10-12-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,558
Posted By Violet

You don't have to actually cut the bars straight...

You don't have to actually cut the bars straight away - just move your breaks and grips inwards and see how you like it.
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