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01-13-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By badger1

It's winter; it's General Cycling; it's teh Biek...

It's winter; it's General Cycling; it's teh Biek Forms.

Why bother?:)
01-11-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By badger1

They are both very good -- and comparable --...

They are both very good -- and comparable -- bikes of this type. The only way you are going to know if you have a distinct preference is through trying both if at all possible; they do have slightly...
01-10-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,933
Posted By badger1

Mine is a 2019 Specialized Sirrus X Comp Carbon....

Mine is a 2019 Specialized Sirrus X Comp Carbon. It is now called the Sirrus X 5.0 -- same bike: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sirrus-x-5-0/p/186964?color=299021-186964&searchText=92421-3001
...
01-09-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,554
Posted By badger1

I blame the disintegration of teh Biek Forms --...

I blame the disintegration of teh Biek Forms -- especially, but not only, General Cycling -- on t'Covid. Endless 'winter'. No other explanation, surely?
01-06-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,829
Posted By badger1

Initially, from age 6 to my mid-twenties -- so...

Initially, from age 6 to my mid-twenties -- so let's say 18 years or so. Then nothing until 2002; been riding consistently since (excluding the winter months), on and off-road. I'm now 69.
01-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By badger1

I don't allow untrained FTPs anywhere near my...

I don't allow untrained FTPs anywhere near my domicile. Messy things, they are.
01-02-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By badger1

Not a major point, but to be fair: gearing on the...

Not a major point, but to be fair: gearing on the Sirrus X 3.0 is 40t chainring, 11-42 cassette ("1x10 Shimano Deore drivetrain with a 11-42t cassette"). Should the latter show up on the component...
01-01-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

SRAM GXP (for standard threaded shell).

SRAM GXP (for standard threaded shell).
12-31-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By badger1

Perhaps this should be merged with shelby's 'How...

Perhaps this should be merged with shelby's 'How Do You Drink?' thread.
12-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger1

Oh dear, no. I'm afraid we must differ! A good...

Oh dear, no. I'm afraid we must differ! A good whiskey (or whisky) should never be stored or served at other than room temperature. Vodka, yes -- no question: ice cold, straight up, with just a dash...
12-29-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger1

Heh! Up here, in t'Hoamland, one prefers one of...

Heh! Up here, in t'Hoamland, one prefers one of three for a regular tipple: C.C., Crown Royal, or Forty Creek. There are some outliers who go for Wiser, but in the main it's one of those three.
...
12-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger1

O'Really?:thumb:

O'Really?:thumb:
12-28-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By badger1

My mtb is an old (2005) hardtail: QR/disc brakes....

My mtb is an old (2005) hardtail: QR/disc brakes. Still have it and ride it regularly in the summer months. At a guess there's well in excess of 20,000kms on it -- a lot of that is off-road. I've...
12-27-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,040
Posted By badger1

My grandfather told me never to ruin a perfectly...

My grandfather told me never to ruin a perfectly good whiskey by putting something in it -- water, ice, anything.

I have always lived by that advice.
12-26-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By badger1

I hope so! Anyone interested in mtb/its history...

I hope so! Anyone interested in mtb/its history should read and have a copy of "Fat Tire Flyer".
In my opinion.
12-26-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By badger1

Thanks for the heads-up. A little sad that the...

Thanks for the heads-up. A little sad that the Fisher book won't (for now?) be more widely distributed. I, for one, will try to get hold of it. Guy Kestevan was a very good choice for co-writer.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,788
Posted By badger1

Yep ... agree. We (most of us) do this too, and...

Yep ... agree. We (most of us) do this too, and routinely use Turnitin. Proof, by any rational standard, is easy; the consequences should be straightforward. Unfortunately, at least up here, they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,788
Posted By badger1

Heh! A common enough thing in my place. Sadly, I...

Heh! A common enough thing in my place. Sadly, I not only have to deal with this nonsense in my own classes but also deal with -- and deny, 99% of the time -- the 'appeals' stemming from instances in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,788
Posted By badger1

qft. I thought I'd heard 'em all over the...

qft.

I thought I'd heard 'em all over the years, but my eyes were opened to a new angle just the other day. We now have a system whereby students get a small set of self-selected free passes for...
12-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By badger1

I don't own one, but know the bike well and have...

I don't own one, but know the bike well and have ridden it courtesy my LBS.

Very nice bike, and extremely good value for money. Be aware, though, that the fit is quite aggressive -- intentionally...
12-16-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,891
Posted By badger1

This.

This.
12-14-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

And hi in return! Whiterock is lovely; know it...

And hi in return! Whiterock is lovely; know it well. You are right about the countryside round here; it does have its own appeal. H_ll, I even like Toronto (many don't). But ... I was born on VI...
12-14-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

Sigh. From The Island myself, first 40 years...

Sigh. From The Island myself, first 40 years before ending up out here in the frozen wastes. Van ain't Vic, but your pic still makes me homesick.

Oh ... and lovely bike!
12-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

Cheers! Not to belabour the point, and of...

Cheers!

Not to belabour the point, and of course only you will know which size works best for you, but fwiw given that measurement and your other comments I really would want to try the M in this...
12-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

Is your 'inseam' a true cycling inseam...

Is your 'inseam' a true cycling inseam measurement (i.e. barefoot on floor; floor to snugly up into crotch), or trouser leg length? It matters!

FWIW, I ride a M Sirrus X carbon (now the 5.0); I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By badger1

A very fair assessment. I like Peloton; the...

A very fair assessment. I like Peloton; the copy-editing sometimes leaves a little bit to be desired, but good feature articles. I like the strong focus on culture; reminds me of what Bike used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By badger1

I had precisely the same problem with my FS 1.0...

I had precisely the same problem with my FS 1.0 bike (Sirrus, not Roubaix, but same mechanism) from new. Dealer tried everything -- 'click/clank' on compression remained. Factory defect in the sealed...
12-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,029
Posted By badger1

That too!

That too!
12-09-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,029
Posted By badger1

... after giving The Look, and then demonstrate...

... after giving The Look, and then demonstrate the power of your mighty guads.

{Not acronyms, or abbreviations, but certainly expressions with a long history here on teh Biek Forms.}
12-09-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,045
Posted By badger1

This sort of thing goes on here in Canada. I know...

This sort of thing goes on here in Canada. I know one person in my city (in Ontario) whose high-end bike was stolen. It was found months later in Calgary, Alberta, under new "ownership". Located...
12-03-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By badger1

It's a lovely bike: in all essential respects a...

It's a lovely bike: in all essential respects a rigid, non-suspension corrected 29er mtb. Doubt it will sell well; probably last one or at most two 'model years'.
12-03-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,790
Posted By badger1

Yes, I like clipless pedals (spd). Been using...

Yes, I like clipless pedals (spd). Been using them exclusively since 2003.

Nothing to do with 'efficiency', 'power transfer', 'pulling up', or any other such nonsense.

Simply put, they keep my...
12-02-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

Heh! I think I remember that one too, though I...

Heh! I think I remember that one too, though I was thinking of a fellow with a carbon Sirrus X who managed to 'fit' a 42. It's somewhere in this thread! The bike is designed for up to 38s, which fit...
12-02-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

I ride pretty much on paved surfaces now -- it's...

I ride pretty much on paved surfaces now -- it's an old man thing! -- and have had very good luck with Specialized's Roubaix Pros in 32mm. Been using them for at least five years. Pic is from before...
12-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,923
Posted By badger1

Yes; there's an example in this thread somewhere....

Yes; there's an example in this thread somewhere. "Squeeze" is the right word, as I recall from the posted pic!
11-28-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By badger1

Isn't he (SW) just that!:thumb: For what...

Isn't he (SW) just that!:thumb:

For what it's worth, my experience has been that the Future Shock does exactly what it says on the tin: greatly reduces hand/wrist/shoulder fatigue over rougher...
11-27-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By badger1

The only sure way of knowing would be to contact...

The only sure way of knowing would be to contact Specialized, either through the dealer or, as suggested above, directly. If nothing else, and even if possible to make the conversion, warranty on...
11-26-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,093
Posted By badger1

Whiskey (Canadian), red wine, and cigarettes. All...

Whiskey (Canadian), red wine, and cigarettes. All in copious quantities. After all, it's always 5 o'clock somewhere.

I supplement these essential nutrients -- in themselves of course perfectly...
11-26-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By badger1

Bicycles don't mind rain! If you keep your...

Bicycles don't mind rain!

If you keep your bike inside, in a dry environment, when it's not in use and don't 'put it away (soaking) wet' you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Your bike (Trek...
11-25-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,186
Posted By badger1

The latter.

The latter.
11-23-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By badger1

I have two. Used to have three, but one was...

I have two. Used to have three, but one was nicked out of a locked shed this past October while we were away.:mad:

Bike 1 is my local (home base) bike: 2019 Specialized Sirrus X Comp Carbon (now...
11-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By badger1

Seriously considering it. I smell a windfall...

Seriously considering it. I smell a windfall prospect!
11-22-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By badger1

Huh. I didn't know that. Now I'm worried. My...

Huh. I didn't know that. Now I'm worried.

My carbon frameset doesn't "creak" -- anywhere. Even has Specialized's Future Shock in the head tube. That doesn't "creak" either. Even has the dreaded...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 187,096
Posted By badger1

Memories!! One of best bands 'evar' live. Saw...

Memories!! One of best bands 'evar' live. Saw them in '70, with probably Tull's best line-up: Anderson/Cornick/Bunker/Barre/Evans.

That line up, same year:...
10-31-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By badger1

It is indeed! Matt Rendell's book (The Death of)...

It is indeed! Matt Rendell's book (The Death of) Marco Pantani is a great -- if sad -- read. I believe the film was based on it? His off-the-wall history of the Tour (Blazing Saddles) is, by way of...
10-30-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,894
Posted By badger1

Answer: don't. If you think it's (likely) stolen,...

Answer: don't. If you think it's (likely) stolen, it probably is.

I just recently had my older, but still very nice, bike stolen -- from a locked garden shed. Replacement value would be around...
10-30-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 247,460
Posted By badger1

Stick with the current travel/axle-to-crown...

Stick with the current travel/axle-to-crown length.

There are two obvious candidates, either of which will lighten your bike and improve its handling considerably.
Rockshox Paragon Gold...
10-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,688
Posted By badger1

Specialized Roubaix Pro 32mm on a Sirrus X Comp...

Specialized Roubaix Pro 32mm on a Sirrus X Comp (now called the X 5.0). I've been using these for several years now with no issues on current and previous Sirrus. Bike is used as a flat-bar road...
10-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 661,243
Posted By badger1

Mine. To be rebuilt this winter with XT/GRX...

Mine. To be rebuilt this winter with XT/GRX (40x11-42), and a good wheelset. I'm now 69; this will probably last me a good while; my arthritic self likes the FS 2.0.
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