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05-27-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By deux jambes

Iím just not ready yet for this much nihilism...

Iím just not ready yet for this much nihilism this morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By wafranklin

Strava, Elite version

Strava's new pricing will discourage new users as well chase off existing non-paying users.
Users quitting Strava is the worst consequence of the new pricing.
I can easily afford a Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By CaliTexan

I understand the need to push more people to...

I understand the need to push more people to subscription, or to otherwise monetize the info they collect. If you donít help them achieve that, then they donít much care what you think.

But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By sirjag

Im sorry your struggling sir. I hope you find a...

Im sorry your struggling sir. I hope you find a job soon.

JAG
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By biker128pedal

I’d go to a dollar a month to get the old free...

I’d go to a dollar a month to get the old free functions back. 50,000,000 subscribers. They ought to make money.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Fiery

Glad if I was able to make you feel a bit better...

Glad if I was able to make you feel a bit better about yourself. I'm sure every little bit helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Fiery

Let me go back to the original post I responded...

Let me go back to the original post I responded to: that your new provider of choice doesn't have their act together is no fault of Strava's. All I'm saying is that there is not much another service...
05-22-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,766
Posted By fooferdoggie

don't worry in several months all those bikes...

don't worry in several months all those bikes will be for sale again :). it will be really hard on shops as no one will need a bike for awhile I bet
05-21-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By ntoren

Bet you're right, Roberto. They're putting all...

Bet you're right, Roberto. They're putting all their effort towards the bikes, not too worries about a fancy showroom/historical display. I found a video on Youtube that Daccordi put up of their new...
05-21-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,766
Posted By noglider

Yes, NYC has hills. Long ago, they actually...

Yes, NYC has hills. Long ago, they actually flattened the lower half of Manhattan. That's where most tourists visit, so they think the whole city is flat, but it isn't. There are no very tall hills,...
05-20-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,766
Posted By ascherer

That's my neighborhood shop, Larry's a bit of a...

That's my neighborhood shop, Larry's a bit of a local legend, he's been in the retail biz for many, many decades. His shop is near the northwest corner of Central Park and not far from a...
05-20-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah, 450 ft-lbs is pretty high, especially when...

Yeah, 450 ft-lbs is pretty high, especially when you're standing on a 6 or maybe 8" wide sloped catwalk on the top of a helicopter, hehe. I think the torque wrench was maybe 3 feet long. Breaking...
05-20-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By alexihnen

Always handy to have a couple around, if you have...

Always handy to have a couple around, if you have space. I'm still on the importer side of things and so always seem to have a box handy. Some shops here will save you a box and the packing supplies,...
05-20-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By SethAZ

I guess it's one of those things that, once seen,...

I guess it's one of those things that, once seen, you can't unsee, though if nobody ever showed you or trained you in its use it could take a while to figure out what it is you're looking for. I was...
05-20-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By SethAZ

I too really love that click. It's a feeling of...

I too really love that click. It's a feeling of something like relief for both very low and very high torque bolts and nuts. I just installed a carbon handlebar on my bike, and having read articles...
05-20-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By Miele Man

WAIT! I your original post you stated you had an...

WAIT! I your original post you stated you had an interest in getting those brake levers but wanted the seller to open the sealed box. Now you're saying that you didn't have any interest in those...
05-20-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,766
Posted By noglider

I worked for Larry, the shop owner in that story.

I worked for Larry, the shop owner in that story.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,634
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Poll: your relationship to Strava going forward

Since there's a thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1201829-strava-changes.html) going on about whether Strava's latest pricing structure will save the world or cause WW3, I thought it...
05-20-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,766
Posted By gearbasher

This only means there will be thousands of bikes...

This only means there will be thousands of bikes on Craig's list when this is over.
05-20-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By cudak888

What I got out of this thread is: Why didn't...

What I got out of this thread is:

Why didn't Suntour come up with a less cryptic way of identifying these things in black, purple, and blue anyway?

-Kurt

P.S.: There are silver SS-5 levers...
05-20-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By bark_eater

Well what I got out of this thread is: If I...

Well what I got out of this thread is:

If I was going to do psychedelics and discuss Quantum Physics and Robert M. Pirsig's works, I would want to do it with Ai Weiwei.
05-19-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By daoswald

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DJGECA/ref=cm_sw_em_...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015DJGECA/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_5tlXEb5VJ5E1Q

This one from Ice Tools.

It is a beam style, and is super easy to calibrate.

I don't know that "fool proof" is a...
05-19-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By Piff

I like the idea of keeping them in the box and...

I like the idea of keeping them in the box and making it into a trophy. Whoever rides the most miles each year wins it and signs their forum name onto the box. I wonder how long it will take for...
05-19-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By branko_76

....now that I say that, I wonder if the OP is...

....now that I say that, I wonder if the OP is actually.....ftwelder....???? :eek:
05-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By JohnDThompson

You can't, really. Either take the manufacturer's...

You can't, really. Either take the manufacturer's word for it, or do a "spark test" with a grinding wheel:
...
05-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By Insidious C.

Welcome to Bike Forums! Parts are cheaper here,...

Welcome to Bike Forums! Parts are cheaper here, generally, than ebay. By all means enjoy it. I have found my Daccordi, owned since new, to have an amazingly durable finish. Just wash the dirt off...
05-19-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By Last ride 76

As you said, very nice gift! Here... There...

As you said, very nice gift!
Here...
There are plenty of obscure parts, even stuff the real afficionadoes consider obscure. I doubt many us in C&V would call the parts on an early eighties ...
05-19-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By 3alarmer

...it took me three tries at marriage before I...

...it took me three tries at marriage before I figured out you don't marry a woman just because she looks good in yoga pants. :( That's only a bonus feature.
05-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By branko_76

They won't easily be found on ebay

They won't easily be found on ebay
05-18-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,044
Posted By veganbikes

What fresh hell is this? A blasphemer! How dare...

What fresh hell is this? A blasphemer! How dare you mock the great Tulio Campagnolo...Kidding kidding. People like what they like.

I don't see Campy or Phil as a status symbol just of good quality...
05-18-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15,428
Views: 1,543,067
Posted By SurferRosa

Sammamish River https://i.imgur.com/ApMVut1.jpg...

Sammamish River
https://i.imgur.com/ApMVut1.jpg

And along the trail of the same name
https://i.imgur.com/GKwVJ5m.jpg
.
05-18-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Dave Mayer

I have overhauled about 20 right-hand levers. ...

I have overhauled about 20 right-hand levers. Not much point in overhauling the left levers, as you shift at least 10x as much on the right as the left, and the left levers never seem to need...
05-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By Piff

I don't have any strong opinions about...

I don't have any strong opinions about collecting, but I think it's an overreach for anyone to assume to know the "proper" destiny of an object that is outside of that object's original prescribed...
05-18-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

I think I'm going to go for it. Thanks for the...

I think I'm going to go for it. Thanks for the lead.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By datlas

Site says itís $5/month. How do you get such a...

Site says itís $5/month. How do you get such a discount?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By cybirr

"If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen!" ...

"If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen!"

The KOM crowd that validates their cycling on Strava will shift towards paying. Not all of them, but a significant portion I believe. Ego is worth...
05-18-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I use my original. still in the box, Star...

.
...I use my original. still in the box, Star Wars action figures of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader as brake levers on my bike.
I find that the Yoda figure does not have enough reach to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By datlas

Agree. I would pay for Google before I would...

Agree.

I would pay for Google before I would pay for Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Bah Humbug

For big data/ social media companies,...

For big data/ social media companies, "freeloader" is a funny word. How many people would pay for Facebook? Strava has almost literally no value with a single user. If they want my money, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Bah Humbug

They have VC backing, and that backing is likely...

They have VC backing, and that backing is likely losing patience in the current market.

For wanting money, they're extremely slow to add new features, extremely slow to fix bugs, steal features...
05-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By CliffordK

My brother ended up with my uncle's toy trucks. ...

My brother ended up with my uncle's toy trucks.

He lets kids play with them as part of his Christmas display/activities in his store. Little do the kids know that those toy trucks are worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By WorldIRC

Strava is all about the "social aspect". Millions...

Strava is all about the "social aspect". Millions of users contributing their stats / competing on a leaderboard. Getting rid of that simply alienates the masses. Perhaps Strava no longer wants those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Seattle Forrest

They were trying to sell their activity data to...

They were trying to sell their activity data to infrastructure planners.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is 3x what CalTopo costs, and CalTopo...

This is 3x what CalTopo costs, and CalTopo provides value.

Doesn't affect me because I've never used Strava, but I think to most people Strava is the leaderboard. All of their functionally only...
05-18-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By branko_76

Posterity, :foo:. Maybe this thread should...

Posterity, :foo:.

Maybe this thread should be a sticky?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By nomadmax

I'm not paying. If they can't make money selling...

I'm not paying. If they can't make money selling the contacts info and browsing habits from my phone, they don't deserve to stay in business :roflmao2: As far as I'm concerned, a ten dollar Casio...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,709
Posted By Bah Humbug

Not me. They seem to be horribly managed; maybe...

Not me. They seem to be horribly managed; maybe someone else can emerge to do it better.
05-18-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By Kilroy1988

I recently asked a seller of a frame to get me a...

I recently asked a seller of a frame to get me a head tube measurement. He said it was already packed for shipping so he couldn't do that. It deterred me from making the purchase. Different story...
05-18-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By RobbieTunes

If I were the seller of anything and a...

If I were the seller of anything and a prospective buyer wanted me to do something I'd prefer not to do; I simply wouldn't. Pretty simple: no or yes. Buyer has same options.
05-18-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,435
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Man, I was wondering when someone was going to...

Man, I was wondering when someone was going to reference UHF. :roflmao: Great movie.
...
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