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01-11-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
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: 20,936
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?
01-04-21, 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.
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...
12-26-20, 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.
12-18-20, 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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,925
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: 421,925
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, 12:08 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...
12-03-20, 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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,925
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!
11-26-20, 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...
11-22-20, 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: 187,110
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:...
10-30-20, 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...
10-28-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,834
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 187,110
Posted By badger1

I hope so too! My symptoms (and initial response)...

I hope so too! My symptoms (and initial response) were somewhat similar: woken up around 3 a.m. by what felt, quite literally, as though someone had stuck a knife in my right calf and was twisting it...
10-27-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,480
Views: 421,925
Posted By badger1

You'll find the crankset here:...

You'll find the crankset here: https://praxiscycles.com/product/zayante-carbon/

If you are in the U.S., just purchase direct from Praxis, choosing the crank length and ring-size you want from the...
10-25-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By badger1

This ^^^ Road cycling: aerobic...

This ^^^

Road cycling: aerobic capacity/endurance.
Mtb: anaerobic fitness; quick accelerations/braking; reflexes; bike handling.

That is why almost all mtb xc pros train a lot on the road and...
10-22-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By badger1

I think the idea would be that the op will use...

I think the idea would be that the op will use his Heavy Bike (with Short Reach shifters) to travel far away, to where the seller is located. He will tow the special bike box in a trailer, along with...
10-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,655
Posted By badger1

Yep. I still have my '05 Giant Rainier -- well,...

Yep. I still have my '05 Giant Rainier -- well, the frame; the rest was all rebuilt by me over the years. It's an old-school NORBA geometry 26er hardtail, w/standard angles and suspension. I still...
10-05-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,655
Posted By badger1

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why...

This ... all of it, and a good explanation why some of us, self included, still love old-school NORBA-geometry hardtails for non-technical off-road/in-city riding: they can be very light, quick, and...
10-02-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,015
Posted By badger1

That's cruel. The nations of continental Africa...

That's cruel. The nations of continental Africa have quite enough problems to deal with without adding 7 billion or so unruly migrants to their collective population.
10-01-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,015
Posted By badger1

P&R That is all.

P&R

That is all.
09-29-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,489
Posted By badger1

That too, but if you'll forgive, I made a slight...

That too, but if you'll forgive, I made a slight correction above. Biek Forms conventions must be observed!:)
09-29-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,489
Posted By badger1

That is because they are concentrating on not...

That is because they are concentrating on not being catapulted over their bars by their disc brakes.
09-29-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,647
Posted By badger1

"Our poll" suggests nothing at all relevant to...

"Our poll" suggests nothing at all relevant to your original claim. It suggests only that approx. 79% of respondents to date -- a very limited number of members of teh Biek Forms -- are between the...
09-29-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,647
Posted By badger1

I consider myself a 'serious' (whatever that is)...

I consider myself a 'serious' (whatever that is) cyclist, if by that you mean someone who rides a reasonable amount each year, albeit recreationally, not because I have to but simply because I love...
09-28-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 15,537
Posted By badger1

Agree. I got back into cycling in '02 @ age 50,...

Agree. I got back into cycling in '02 @ age 50, after stern warnings from dr. about heart/cholesterol: not so much weight as consequences of a sedentary (academic) life.

I've never been inclined...
09-27-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 23,356
Posted By badger1

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA...

They still do, imo -- especially old-school NORBA geometry hardtails.
09-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,693
Posted By badger1

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that...

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that you have excellent "reading comprehension". If that is true, then the comment of yours in question, to which livedarklions refers, can only be the...
09-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,693
Posted By badger1

I'm a dedicated flat-earth bar cyclist (580mm...

I'm a dedicated flat-earth bar cyclist (580mm bars/minimal sweep/bar ends), but your post makes perfect sense. I don't ride the distances or speeds you do, but I do like climbing, and do a lot of it....
09-15-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,425
Posted By badger1

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or...

Please, explain to me why it matters whether or not technical innovations will "make texting and driving easier and safer for the driver".

I, for one, could give a rat's behind whether "texting...
09-13-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By badger1

27.2441 inches, to be precise. Took about 5...

27.2441 inches, to be precise. Took about 5 seconds to calculate.

Nothing confusing about it at all. A "700c" rim is 622 diameter; add tire width in mm X 2 = 692mm = 27.2441 inches.
09-11-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By badger1

Because Merida is part-owner of Specialized --...

Because Merida is part-owner of Specialized -- 49%, I believe -- and have an agreement with Specialized not to sell into NA under their own brand name. Merida makes most if not all Specialized...
09-07-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By badger1

Why would you want to 'raid' your gravel? Are you...

Why would you want to 'raid' your gravel? Are you in short supply?
09-02-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,353
Posted By badger1

My take -- and this is obviously in the...

My take -- and this is obviously in the abstract(!) -- would be this. If I planned to really bash around in/on gravel, muddy trails, even some singletrack, etc., I'd go for the E5 flat-bar Diverge,...
09-02-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,586
Posted By badger1

It doesn't? Huh! I was taught that doing that was...

It doesn't? Huh! I was taught that doing that was one of two sure-fire ways to ruin one's eyesight.
09-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,586
Posted By badger1

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu...

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu season -- indeed, not riding at all. Year round.

There are simply too many hazards 'out there'. Much better to stay in a warm basement, with a secure...
08-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,249
Posted By badger1

Citation ... in a peer-reviewed journal ......

Citation ... in a peer-reviewed journal ... please. Otherwise, your prolix post means nothing.
08-22-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 10,843
Posted By badger1

... 10 pages about, well, nothing. C'mon, we can...

... 10 pages about, well, nothing. C'mon, we can do it; just takes a little effort.
08-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,677
Posted By badger1

This.

This.
08-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By badger1

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the...

"Padding" isn't the issue, imo. That, and the question whether to wear bike shorts -- shorts or bibs -- while riding a "hybrid" is also a non-issue.

Cycling shorts/bibs have chamois for moisture...
07-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By badger1

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a...

Not an unwarranted assumption by shelbyfv ; a reasonable extrapolation from a multitude of threads/posts, ancient and modern.
07-18-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,349
Posted By badger1

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The...

... certainly deficiencies of some sort. The 'content' (such as it is) may well be consequence rather than cause.:thumb:
07-02-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,896
Posted By badger1

D__n, beat me to it! Oh well.

D__n, beat me to it!

Oh well.
07-02-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,896
Posted By badger1

fify

fify
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