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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Don't get mad at me because you don't know how to...

Don't get mad at me because you don't know how to speak beyond a 2nd grade reading level:lol:

You didn't say anything about the cassette being out of spec, you said the b-tension was out of spec,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Learn to use English, you didn't say anything...

Learn to use English, you didn't say anything about the cassette being out of spec, you said the b-tension was out of spec.

Again, one of my bikes with a short cage and 11-32 didn't need ANY...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Or keep the derailleur, get a longer chain, and...

Or keep the derailleur, get a longer chain, and save $50. Or at the very least, get a medium cage 105 derailleur. Long cage Deore is silly and completely unnecessary for a double crankset, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Tubeless clincher, nuff said.

Tubeless clincher, nuff said.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

The 32 is on cyclocross bikes, not road bikes, so...

The 32 is on cyclocross bikes, not road bikes, so it is necessary to get the same low ratio as most road bikes have. My road bike has an 11-28 cassette. One of them is 1x11 so it's silly to not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

10 gallons per car per race adds up, just saying....

10 gallons per car per race adds up, just saying. But it's also for safety reasons. The same thing was done with top fuel drag racing. They made the course shorter than a quarter mile (can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By Alias530

It's funny how different forums are from one...

It's funny how different forums are from one another. On here, cross chaining is a privilege that should be protected like women being able to vote and you're flamed if you even infer that it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:12 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Wow, you're a regular Nostradamus :rolleyes:

Wow, you're a regular Nostradamus :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

I don't follow sports but I recall wooden bats...

I don't follow sports but I recall wooden bats being used for safety issues or to keep the balls from going as far, not because wood is the superior product.

Just like how in Formula 1 racing they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

How is screwing the b-tension in "out of spec"? ...

How is screwing the b-tension in "out of spec"? I'm not saying to put a longer screw in there than it came with, I'm saying tighten the screw it came with. How in the world is that "out of spec"?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

"Much" better performance? Ok Lance Armstrong,...

"Much" better performance? Ok Lance Armstrong, like you could even tell the difference between less than half a pound on your bike or not on your bike. Plenty of studies out there that show that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By Alias530

Let me just say one thing... How many bikes do...

Let me just say one thing... How many bikes do you have where 11-32 on a short cage DIDN'T work? Because I have TWO where it DOES work.

So until you post some REAL WORLD experience of why it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By Alias530

Are you in upper management of Shimano or SRAM or...

Are you in upper management of Shimano or SRAM or something and get bonuses based on revenue?

Why are you so vehemently opposed to running a short cage derailleur with a 32 cog?

In the mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

No. 1.) I've been talking about the ability...

No.

1.) I've been talking about the ability of the derailleur to clear the 32 cog this whole time. Chain length wasn't even on my mind damn near this whole thread.
2.) For myself and two bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

As I said before, there's like 10 of you so I may...

As I said before, there's like 10 of you so I may have missed a post. Never intentionally skipped anything or side-skirted anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By Alias530

Running small/small is ludicrous, pointless,...

Running small/small is ludicrous, pointless, should never happen.

To the OP--I can almost guarantee you that your setup will work with a short cage derailleur, 32 cog, and the right chain length.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Yep, true. Like I said, not technically the...

Yep, true. Like I said, not technically the right thing to do but correct nonetheless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854
Posted By Alias530

You probably don't need a longer cage to run a...

You probably don't need a longer cage to run a 32. I have 2 bikes with short cage Shimano derailleurs running 11-32 cassettes. I dunno as much about road SRAM but mountain SRAM is even better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

I have no idea how much you weigh but I guarantee...

I have no idea how much you weigh but I guarantee your bodyweight + bike + lateral cornering forces apply orders of magnitude more pressure than your hot little hands can.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Not talking about whether it will get you home...

Not talking about whether it will get you home but if you want to nitpick, crawling on your knees would get you home too.

I'm shocked that one who would suggested a half assed attached tire as an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

:lol: it'll be like Andre the Giant vs Vern...

:lol: it'll be like Andre the Giant vs Vern Troyer, I dwarf that midget.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Yet anyone born after 1990 or probably even...

Yet anyone born after 1990 or probably even earlier than that has no idea what it is. Tubulars are headed in the same direction. Just because a small demographic of snobs clinging to a dying format...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Everything you've quoted me saying is true...

Everything you've quoted me saying is true though... I'm 6'6" 230-235 so I'm tall and that's a pretty light weight for that height given weight training background. My w/kg is well into the cat3 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

People have told me I'm wrong about the cage...

People have told me I'm wrong about the cage length. Go back and read the the thread... I'm talking about cage length practically the whole time, saying he should get a medium cage instead of a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

I'm not digging anything. You're too blind (or...

I'm not digging anything. You're too blind (or stubborn? or trolling?) to see that for the last 6 pages all I've been talking about is a short cage derailleurs ability to take a 32 cog. I made one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Not trolling... I'm literally shocked that...

Not trolling... I'm literally shocked that someone thinks running extra b-tension to run a bigger cassette is more dangerous than riding on a partially secure tire.

There are companies out there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

I don't even know what you're saying... are you...

I don't even know what you're saying... are you calling me beta as in not alpha or are you talking about betamax? Nothing about my statement is wrong... VHS and cassettes were once THE way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Reallllllly? First of all, I had like 20...

Reallllllly?

First of all, I had like 20 posts in this thread before you even showed up.

Second of all, you were the first one to quote me in this thread. I didn't quote you until you quoted...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Here's grandpa Joe to tell us about the "good old...

Here's grandpa Joe to tell us about the "good old days" :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Did you really just say that something is good now because it used to be good many years ago? You know what else...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:15 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

The last couple of pages have been about me...

The last couple of pages have been about me trying to explain that the whole motivation behind my post was that a short cage will probably clear a 34 cog because it clears my 32 with tons of room. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Here and ready to chat... must have missed it. I...

Here and ready to chat... must have missed it. I thought I've responded to every post directed at me. Tell me what I missed and I'll reply...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

LOL weren't you just criticizing me for running a...

LOL weren't you just criticizing me for running a 32 cog on a derailleur designed for a 28 because it was dangerous yet here you are advocating riding without a secure TIRE?

Loose ass tire, what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Are you out of your mind? My post literally...

Are you out of your mind? My post literally doesn't even have the word "chain" in it.

I am NOT suggesting, and never was, to use a chain that is too short.

All I'm saying, once more, is that a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

Not my fault, I'm not the one backpedaling. I'm...

Not my fault, I'm not the one backpedaling. I'm still here and still willing to make the bet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

For the 50th freaking time, I'm not talking about...

For the 50th freaking time, I'm not talking about chain length. I don't give a **** about chain length. Yes, the OP is going to need a longer chain. I'm NOT TALKING ABOUT CHAIN LENGTH.

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,051
Posted By Alias530

You realize there's like 7 of you attacking me at...

You realize there's like 7 of you attacking me at once, right?

I'm not even looking at the user names when I reply. I have no idea what the premise of your argument has been because there's 6 of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,398
Posted By Alias530

Yep, my "too hot to ride" threshold is lower on a...

Yep, my "too hot to ride" threshold is lower on a mountain bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

1) Ok 2) Ok 3) It isn't 200 each, it's 200...

1) Ok
2) Ok
3) It isn't 200 each, it's 200 TOTAL
4) whatever you say
5) Not trolling
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Hey man, I was just using your numbers. You said...

Hey man, I was just using your numbers. You said 200-300g. It was later posted in this thread that clincher + tube of the same tire (GP4000SII) is about a wash. Most wheels of the exact same model...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,398
Posted By Alias530

You can't say a road bike is better exercise. ...

You can't say a road bike is better exercise.

You could say something like... for constant exertion without interruption, road bikes are easier to put constant strain on your body, because when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 10:25 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

Really? You don't think carrying around a whole...

Really? You don't think carrying around a whole damn spare tire isn't inconvenient? You're comparing carrying around a $100+ spare tire to carrying around a $2 spare tube :lol:

And "putting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,398
Posted By Alias530

Let me break it down for you... He said...

Let me break it down for you...

He said "maybe you subconciously push harder"

You said "NO I AM NOT deciding to go faster"

Subconscious means lack of decision. You raged at him saying you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 10:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,398
Posted By Alias530

But it's not because of the bike type, it's...

But it's not because of the bike type, it's because you're pushing harder on one of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

What is the advantage of a tubular then? I'm...

What is the advantage of a tubular then? I'm genuinely curious.

Most tubular wheels are in the approximate realm of 200g lighter than clincher wheels. If you have to carry a spare tire, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,398
Posted By Alias530

Cycling is one of the highest calories per hour...

Cycling is one of the highest calories per hour activities one can do. It's seated but you have wind resistance.

My heart rate goes up 5-10 by standing compared to sitting, but cycling into the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,398
Posted By Alias530

Do you not know what subconscious means? It's...

Do you not know what subconscious means? It's not a conscious decision.

Anyway, read a book about power training. Calories are based on the power (kJ) you output.

It is scientific fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

I hope you're kidding, that's a really, really...

I hope you're kidding, that's a really, really inconvenient/lame solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Alias530

That seems like a lot of risk and time to save...

That seems like a lot of risk and time to save $10 to just have your LBS do it. I do all my own work except bottom brackets... not paying $200 for a tool for a job that's $10 to have someone else do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,542
Posted By Alias530

What happens when you slice a tire when you're...

What happens when you slice a tire when you're 40-50 miles from your house or your car? With a clincher you can EASILY put a dollar bill or something in between the tube and tire even with a pretty...
08-19-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,544
Posted By Alias530

Nano front, Specialized Trigger rear. I think...

Nano front, Specialized Trigger rear. I think it's the Trigger anyway... the file tread 38c one.

I tried Nano front/rear on my old bike and it was nice and cushy but Nanos are pretty heavy and...
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