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11-09-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 156,383
Posted By tashi

This IS the way man! Reminds me of a few...

This IS the way man! Reminds me of a few commuters I've had over the years - ****kicked ex race bikes perfect for hauling both stuff and ass around town.
11-07-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By tashi

I had a hybrid with 700 CX, it was very nice...

I had a hybrid with 700 CX, it was very nice stuff. Felt like the "performance" level stuff I was used to from mountain and road bikes as opposed to sloppy and clunky like the cheaper groups,...
04-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

In mountain biking and cyclocross, I think almost...

In mountain biking and cyclocross, I think almost all of them.

If a pro gravel biking thing ever gets going, single ring drivetrains will dominate there too I bet.

Personally, Iíll keep...
04-01-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

Do they continue to hold up if ridden hard?

Do they continue to hold up if ridden hard?
04-01-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

Well, duh. If they had cracked pulleys they...

Well, duh. If they had cracked pulleys they wouldn't be rideable.
03-31-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

Aside from what Iíve covered already the Main...

Aside from what Iíve covered already the Main things are the clutch and the gear range. The chain canít fall off (mostly) and no chainsuck either, particularly with a narrow wide chainring. Although...
03-31-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

Not that I was advocating for single-ring...

Not that I was advocating for single-ring drivetrains over triples for everyone buuuuut: Put a modern derailleur on that triple and you'd get a quieter drivetrain and eliminate dropped chains.
03-31-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By tashi

Old bikes are serious business. FYI: ...

Old bikes are serious business.


FYI: That's not likely a millennial or a "Milenial", he looks younger than that to me.
03-31-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

Sliding dropouts arenít necessary for wide-range...

Sliding dropouts arenít necessary for wide-range cassettes.
03-31-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,756
Posted By tashi

Yeah, derailleurs that work exceptionally well...

Yeah, derailleurs that work exceptionally well but aren't pretty are stupid. Holds the chain on in rough terrain? Stupid. Allows for the gear range of a traditional triple with just one chainring,...
03-30-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By tashi

YETI and good value, there's an unexpected combo!

YETI and good value, there's an unexpected combo!
03-30-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By tashi

THIS is super cool.

THIS is super cool.
03-26-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By tashi

Love me a Wald basket! I agree with Kurt's...

Love me a Wald basket! I agree with Kurt's critiques of them (aide from the extent of the rust issue), but for the price and application they don't bother me a bit. The newsboy is WAY too big, when I...
02-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By tashi

Linus makes some classic looking lights, I...

Linus makes some classic looking lights, I haven't tried any of them myself however. I assume that they're LED, so probably "bright enough" to be seen.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,381
Posted By tashi

Nutted axle kit may have a big enough diameter. ...

Nutted axle kit may have a big enough diameter. Either could be drilled out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By tashi

Yep, I AM very stupid.

Yep, I AM very stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By tashi

dafuq are you talking about?

dafuq are you talking about?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,381
Posted By tashi

I've had good results with the Axiom streamliner...

I've had good results with the Axiom streamliner rack, plus whatever size panniers are appropriate for the load. https://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/streamliner-racks/

No heal clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By tashi

Theres no banging if the shorts are tight.

Theres no banging if the shorts are tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 195,323
Posted By tashi

Gets a Hot AF from me. To turn up the temp...

Gets a Hot AF from me.

To turn up the temp even more: Polished group to match the stem and post. I say the wheels look great, they make it look mean and fit with modern parts and they make the...
02-02-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,030
Posted By tashi

What a condescending and false statement. ...

What a condescending and false statement. Pathetic.
01-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 62,003
Posted By tashi

Thereís been some discussion around vinyl and...

Thereís been some discussion around vinyl and itís lack of flexibility. Most of it is brutal, but my upholstery guy uses a ď4-way stretchĒ material on the chair backs in my restaurant and itís...
01-16-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,173
Posted By tashi

I've jammed 28's and fenders into 90's race bikes...

I've jammed 28's and fenders into 90's race bikes by using split fender brackets, which will solve your problem at the brake bridge and fork crown. I made my own by bending rear rack stays in a vice,...
01-16-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By tashi

I used the stock wing-nuts on my Jeunet city...

I used the stock wing-nuts on my Jeunet city bike, set up SS, and never had any slippage. Stamped dropouts and all, never a slip. I kept the steel-rimmed wheels mostly because of the wingnuts. For a...
01-13-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,856
Posted By tashi

No, YOURS is fake, because I TELL IT LIKE IT IS! ...

No, YOURS is fake, because I TELL IT LIKE IT IS!




...just like every tinfoil-hat podcast out there...
01-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,856
Posted By tashi

Kindness is not the same as flattery, nor does it...

Kindness is not the same as flattery, nor does it preclude honesty.
01-11-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,856
Posted By tashi

No. Your spouse knows they don't look...

No.

Your spouse knows they don't look exactly like the celebrity, she's just trying to look her best, and partially for your benefit. One should appreciate the effort and be kind.
01-11-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 12,856
Posted By tashi

I'm not sure that I should wade into this because...

I'm not sure that I should wade into this because I just can't take it as seriously as you seem to buuuuut:

- All your examples would be so obvious as to not be able to deceive anyone. The Denali...
01-04-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,176
Posted By tashi

While I love both those products, I doubt it will...

While I love both those products, I doubt it will happen. Why take up space with low-margin, high-effort (& slow transaction time) items when you can sell a high-margin, compact, quickly sold...
12-27-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

Please, for the fourth time now, leave me alone. ...

Please, for the fourth time now, leave me alone. If you insist on pestering me further, please do so via PM so the rest of the forum doesnít have to wade through it.
12-27-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

Youíre allowed to talk about whatever you want,...

Youíre allowed to talk about whatever you want, but if youíre argumentative and irritating you can expect that people will ask you to leave them alone, and probably with more force if you donít get...
12-27-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

This man speaks the truth. Type of material does...

This man speaks the truth. Type of material does not inherently provide a certain ride quality. Design matters. And parts, tires in particular.
12-26-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 17,345
Posted By tashi

I feel like I'd wear gators almost all the time...

I feel like I'd wear gators almost all the time if they looked like that, those are sweet!
12-26-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I said, ďGOOD DAYĒ
12-26-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

Yep, and chipseal is a rougher surface than what...

Yep, and chipseal is a rougher surface than what the Domane is designed for. Your results are not surprising.

If you want to try a comfortable and fast modern bike for chipseal, I suggest trying...
12-26-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

What always amazes me is how some feel that since...

What always amazes me is how some feel that since you like one kind of bike, you must dislike the other. Personally, I like riding BIKES. I currently ride modern steel and aluminum mountain bikes,...
12-26-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

Im not sure why you guys keep bringing up speed....

Im not sure why you guys keep bringing up speed. I talked about how comfortable, practical bikes are now widely available in whatever material you want. I also alluded to how the marginal gains in...
12-26-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

Since youíre not interested in reasonable...

Since youíre not interested in reasonable discussion I suggest that you open your mind and go take a demo bike out and find out for yourself.

Good day.
12-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

No need to spend $4000, many of these bikes...

No need to spend $4000, many of these bikes around $2k.
How much faster depends on how fast you ride, and bikes have more than one metric.

Your mind is made up it seems, but itís clear to many...
12-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

The difference is that now comfortable and...

The difference is that now comfortable and efficient aluminum is no longer the exception but common.

*A $500 used hydro formed aluminum bike has entered the chat, and it brought STI, a threadless...
12-26-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

exactly! The practical road bike has returned,...

exactly! The practical road bike has returned, with the benefit of 30 years of progress.
12-26-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,328
Posted By tashi

I recently converted my Cross-Check form drops to...

I recently converted my Cross-Check form drops to wide flat bars. It's ****** awesome. Tons of fun: sketchy and fast like a 90's MTB, but big wheels so no endos. I run 33c cyclocross tires on mine...
12-25-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,269
Views: 824,793
Posted By tashi

What a paint job! Awesome!

What a paint job! Awesome!
12-25-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,985
Posted By tashi

If you think that the manufacturers have left...

If you think that the manufacturers have left practical bikes made from steel behind for race-focused carbon, I suggest checking out the gravel and CX options. Many companies offer these bikes in...
10-25-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 2,608,165
Posted By tashi

No need to be sorry, what youíd do with the bike...

No need to be sorry, what youíd do with the bike isnít relevant to me. 🙂 It did a decent job of being a CX bike for a season (7 years ago!) before I bought my Cross-Check.

That one was great...
10-19-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,079,601
Posted By tashi

Work in progress or not, this thing is, well, Hot!

Work in progress or not, this thing is, well, Hot!
10-17-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,079,601
Posted By tashi

I'm gunna need to see more of this Hot. I had...

I'm gunna need to see more of this Hot. I had one from 94-98, loved and thrashed it. The warranty replacement Chute was awesome and the right bike, but early free ride was done on XC bikes being...
10-10-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,451
Posted By tashi

I hear ya. I tried a fixed conversion for a...

I hear ya. I tried a fixed conversion for a while.

Slow down hills and couldn't dive into corners. Boooo. SS instead for me thanks.
10-08-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,079,601
Posted By tashi

If it were mine (and fit) I'd probably go with...

If it were mine (and fit) I'd probably go with rigid fork, bar ends, big single ring, slicks or microknobbies, flat pedals. Fast fast town bike. Fenders depending on location/bike stable.

If it...
10-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,079,601
Posted By tashi

That's about a 94 LX group with an earlier XT...

That's about a 94 LX group with an earlier XT rear d. (m735?). Back in the day I ran that group into the ground and it did a great job. The brakes eventually kinda dented in so pad adjustment got...
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