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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,013
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's actually exactly correct, if you have never...

It's actually exactly correct, if you have never tried a good tire is your opinion on how good a low end tire valid?

Just because you like the olive garden that doesn't mean it's a Michelin star...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's across the board It's disk brakes...

It's across the board

It's disk brakes adding weight too, frame design changes to accommodate disks add weight
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,623
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

FX is good too because it's not so nice that you...

FX is good too because it's not so nice that you can't lock it up and use it for errands

It's a good runabout as well as exercise machine
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yup. Nice thing about a watch too is you won't...

Yup. Nice thing about a watch too is you won't spend your whole ride staring at it

Enjoy the ride
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,145
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

YEAH!!!! Both of them!

YEAH!!!! Both of them!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Fortunately for the op, he is looking for used...

Fortunately for the op, he is looking for used bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah that extra $30 per cassette every couple of...

Yeah that extra $30 per cassette every couple of years is a real killer, much cheaper to just spend $3500 on a new bike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

You need to figure out why the shifting is bad,...

You need to figure out why the shifting is bad, your derailleur is not likely to be the cause

Google how to index your derailleur, check if your chain and or cassette us worn out

Just buying a...
07-04-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

The real weak point is that bike will get your...

The real weak point is that bike will get your maids bike pregnant
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Sounds like you need to educate yourself and make...

Sounds like you need to educate yourself and make your own. All this winning is getting tiring
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Did you have them shipped to you at the merc...

Did you have them shipped to you at the merc dealership?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

See post 2 Single speed can coast Fixed...

See post 2

Single speed can coast
Fixed gear you have to pedal all the time, you can't just rest and roll
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,077
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

I ride geared roadbikes but my errand bikes and...

I ride geared roadbikes but my errand bikes and town bikes are single speed (not fixed, I like freewheeling)

Single speed is not giving up speed vs a geared roadbike. The compromise is...
06-29-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,770
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Actually quite a lot of them Their designs...

Actually quite a lot of them

Their designs age relatively well, and most people think they are younger than they really are



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06-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Conti bike tires actually led me to try them on...

Conti bike tires actually led me to try them on my car and I've been very happy with them for both vehicles
06-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise I've had...

Superior to pirelli isn't high praise
I've had a couple sets of pirelli on my cars. While the pirelli brand is undeniably cool, the tires were hot garbage

I would never put Goodyear's on my car...
06-27-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,630
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are...

What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are you using?
06-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,283
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Haha for sure! If you have conversations...

Haha for sure!

If you have conversations with 4 different people and there's a jerk in all 4, it's likely the jerk is the OP :-)
06-26-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,283
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Well heck good thing you caught the reflector...

Well heck good thing you caught the reflector issue!!! Don't want to send your son off to a life of crime and lawlessness
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

No $190 bike from Amazon is worth the space it...

No $190 bike from Amazon is worth the space it takes up
06-25-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Make your bed you slob! Also look into...

Make your bed you slob!


Also look into sun sleeves, same arm covering sun protection without having the annoying floppy loose sleeves
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

the test ride part is correct But "race...

the test ride part is correct

But "race bike" is basically just what all roadbikes were before they told us we needed 4 different kinds of roadbikes

​​​Just because you plan to ride for 3...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If faster was the real driving factor shouldn't...

If faster was the real driving factor shouldn't you be on a roadbike instead of a gravel bike?

Go with the bigger tires, it'll be more comfortable.
06-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,770
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If you leave your bike laying in the driveway you...

If you leave your bike laying in the driveway you probably don't care much if it gets run over or not
06-22-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Lol good thing we have an internet forum for that...

Lol good thing we have an internet forum for that then!!!


The bikes fine! Put your wife on it immediately 😂
06-21-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,219
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Have you tried using the gearing you already have...

Have you tried using the gearing you already have to see if it works for you?
06-21-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,953
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's pretty cool that they sell them...

It's pretty cool that they sell them individually, that way if you lose one you can just buy the one that you need rather than a whole new pair
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,415
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If you think it'll look better with the fork...

If you think it'll look better with the fork trimmed then get it cut. Used bikes are not worth much so you should enjoy the bike for yourself today and not worry about resale. It'll be generally...
06-17-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,159
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

AERO A gravel bike for a newer rider...

AERO

A gravel bike for a newer rider probably has you upright and in the wind like a sail, and sounds like you are a big sail

Can you ditch spacers, slam stem, get in the drops........
...
06-17-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Nah, skip fleece. Get the wood beaded seat...

Nah, skip fleece. Get the wood beaded seat covers like taxi driver use!
06-17-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Are you going to use it in between the 2 trips a...

Are you going to use it in between the 2 trips a year? If not maybe just rent a bike for the trips
06-17-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

No reason to replace a poor bike with another...

No reason to replace a poor bike with another poor bike
06-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,861
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

He's riding in the drops not on aero bars...... I...

He's riding in the drops not on aero bars...... I think he should be OK
06-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

That is great customer service by trek/bontrager ...

That is great customer service by trek/bontrager

Imagine just spending the$30-40 on a new pump and getting that hour of your life back though

We all balance the value of our time vs the value...
06-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,861
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Two words Beer helmet

Two words

Beer helmet
06-16-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Just add a second bike

Just add a second bike
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,505
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

It's really high for 23mm It's really...

It's really high for 23mm

It's really really really high for 28s
06-16-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah a new in box bike being sold by a regular...

Yeah a new in box bike being sold by a regular Joe sends off all kinds of red flags
is it stolen?
Is it counterfeit?

Bike shops don't seem to just hand over an unassembled bike in a box (at...
06-15-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,648
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Half the e bikes I see have those silly fatbike...

Half the e bikes I see have those silly fatbike tires.... If they just had reasonable tires on them they probably wouldn't need the motor!!!

Ebikes are great though, good getting more people out...
06-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Thanks! I sometimes forget to enjoy the mup ...

Thanks! I sometimes forget to enjoy the mup

It's a great place to walk my dog on the extend o leash while I listen to my headphones!
The other day I saw a hobo going #2...
06-13-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,156
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Yeah I can see how the new bike would be less fun...

Yeah I can see how the new bike would be less fun than the old one
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,898
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

$500 will not buy a roadbikes from a bike shop ...

$500 will not buy a roadbikes from a bike shop

You may need to up the budget. The problem with going too low end is that if the bike you pick is a heap of junk you will not enjoy riding it
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

https://youtu.be/AkMCYYNTWUY

https://youtu.be/AkMCYYNTWUY
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

You won't be faster on either, get the ones you...

You won't be faster on either, get the ones you like...... Watts aren't lost at the pedal store
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:51 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Drive back across town and demand that they put...

Drive back across town and demand that they put it back!!!


Or just put it back yourself, adjusting seat height is pretty simple

Not worth making a huge fuss and spend an hour of your life on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If you make 3 left turn it has the same effect as...

If you make 3 left turn it has the same effect as one right turn:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,377
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

How dare you speak about the president of the USA...

How dare you speak about the president of the USA like that!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,614
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

If it's red or not!

If it's red or not!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

Well it has gatorskins on it so there's at...

Well it has gatorskins on it so there's at least$80 additional you'll have to spend on tires

How many of those components are worn/tired?

You could easily need to spend $400,+ to recable and...
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