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10-02-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,978
Posted By BoraxKid

I'm actually looking into getting one of those...

I'm actually looking into getting one of those for commutes. I think they make a lot of sense for commuting, since the amount of work stuff I need to take home each day varies depending on current...
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By BoraxKid

So, the question you're asking is going to...

So, the question you're asking is going to trigger all sorts of dogmatic responses from certain ilk on this forum as to why their preferred technique is best, but the truth is you should keep doing...
09-22-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By BoraxKid

My wife ordered her new wheels from two different...

My wife ordered her new wheels from two different vendors (availability is still an issue atm). Both wheels came with what looked like OEM reflectors on them, and in the best surprise ever: the rear...
09-22-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By BoraxKid

Interesting. That sounds like an FSA problem. I...

Interesting. That sounds like an FSA problem. I had no trouble with the Shimano setup as described earlier.
09-22-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 752
Posted By BoraxKid

That sounds like the right call. I'm not sure...

That sounds like the right call. I'm not sure that thru-axles would bring much of an advantage, and the big dummy is proven tech at this point. Enjoy the new ride!
09-22-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

I'm not telling anyone the "best way" to do...

I'm not telling anyone the "best way" to do anything here. Stop making things up to be upset about. All I did was point out the deficiencies in the design of an upright bike when it comes to long...
09-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,643
Posted By BoraxKid

The only limitations for what you can build are...

The only limitations for what you can build are the capacities of the derailleurs involved. If you have 46-30t chaingrings in the front, and 11-42t x 10 speed cassette in the rear, you would need a...
09-22-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

No, not really. As I said, there was ambiguity in...

No, not really. As I said, there was ambiguity in the statement, so I asked for clarity. Before actually making an accusation, I asked for more information. Is this really a foreign concept to you?...
09-22-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

Thanks for proving my point for me. Indyfabz's...

Thanks for proving my point for me. Indyfabz's choice of verbiage and syntax created ambiguity in the original statement, because Indyfabz did not write "as a POW in a Nazi camp." What they did write...
09-22-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By BoraxKid

That spacer is used to take up the extra space on...

That spacer is used to take up the extra space on a 10-speed compatible freehub body when running a 9-speed cassette. Your 11-speed cassette does not need a spacer, because it was designed to use all...
09-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

No, you are wrong. In my earlier post, I asked...

No, you are wrong. In my earlier post, I asked someone else to clarify whether they meant a person who had been "in a POW camp" was a prisoner or a guard. I never said anything that made fun of the...
09-22-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By BoraxKid

I like Addidas Sambas with the shell-toe, but...

I like Addidas Sambas with the shell-toe, but I've also had Five Ten shoes before and thought they were comfortable but also bulky. Basically anything designed for skateboarding should do well on...
09-22-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

I never accused anyone of treason. Please stop...

I never accused anyone of treason. Please stop telling lies about me.
09-22-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

No, that's not how this works. Whether or not you...

No, that's not how this works. Whether or not you want to admit it, aerodynamics have application beyond racing, because air resistance is a real thing. Regardless of how you feel in the moment, in a...
09-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By BoraxKid

My new bike came with reflectors on the wheels...

My new bike came with reflectors on the wheels and on the frame. My wife just bought a new set of wheels that came with reflectors. I think that makes 6 reflectors that we threw DIRECTLY INTO THE...
09-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

This is just nonsense now. Anything that reduces...

This is just nonsense now. Anything that reduces the area you are presenting to the wind helps to reduce drag. That's just basic science. Whether or not you can perceive any advantage is irrelevant,...
09-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,160
Posted By BoraxKid

Idk if Wal-Mart sells internally geared bikes,...

Idk if Wal-Mart sells internally geared bikes, but I know Shimano makes some decent quality 3 & 7 speed hubs. You see them a lot on bikeshare bikes in a lot of cities. The last time I shopped around...
09-22-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

And yet there's nothing revolutionary about it,...

And yet there's nothing revolutionary about it, even by 1987 standards. Your emperor is naked.
09-22-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

He was trying to gain notoriety for his flailing...

He was trying to gain notoriety for his flailing boutique bike business, so he made a bunch of "controversial" statements into a book to help move his merch. He didn't predict anything (despite the...
09-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

You seemed to miss several important points. No...

You seemed to miss several important points. No one is upset that Petersen is marketing to mooks who think his bikes are pretty. People in this thread were just discussing the guy's obvious hypocrisy...
09-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

Yes, those bikes are exactly as you described:...

Yes, those bikes are exactly as you described: city bikes, aka Dutch bikes aka cruisers with some unique stylings. And their upright position makes it so that you catch all of the wind on a descent...
09-22-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

As I said in my first post, I was familiar with...

As I said in my first post, I was familiar with Rivendell bikes before I heard the name Grant Petersen. I was also familiar with Surly, All-City, State, Velo Orange, and other companies that make...
09-22-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

Suffering unnecessarily is not a virtue, it's...

Suffering unnecessarily is not a virtue, it's silly. I own a touring bike and have ridden thousands of miles touring on it. What I found is that efficiency while touring is necessary in order to...
09-22-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,160
Posted By BoraxKid

I think we have heard plenty of people wearing...

I think we have heard plenty of people wearing out their cassettes faster, but I guess that doesn't count in your book? Also, OP said nothing about wanting a mountain bike, nor did they say anything...
09-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,160
Posted By BoraxKid

Yup, too many people on here just keep...

Yup, too many people on here just keep virtue-signaling how "great" the almighty LBS is, as though bike shops are infallible. This happens despite the well-known fact that many, many local bike shops...
09-22-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,160
Posted By BoraxKid

Why are you afraid of front derailleurs? Having...

Why are you afraid of front derailleurs? Having more than one chainring really helps balance gear range & spacing, without the need for thinner, weaker cogs at the rear.
09-22-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

Riding that bike for more than 10 miles at a time...

Riding that bike for more than 10 miles at a time sounds like an absolutely awful idea. Why would anyone make themselves a full sail in the wind and then endure that nonsense for longer than is...
09-22-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

My name is not Dunning-Kruger, it's BoraxKid....

My name is not Dunning-Kruger, it's BoraxKid. Grant Petersen's takes on bicycles are nothing more than asinine ad copy, designed to help him hoodwink people into buying his overpriced, ugly steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By BoraxKid

I had a decent ride yesterday following someone...

I had a decent ride yesterday following someone else's route on ridewithgps, but whoever built the route is awful at using the software. There were numerous times where cues were missing, a couple of...
09-21-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By BoraxKid

No, you don't need any spacers between the...

No, you don't need any spacers between the chainrings. I just went through the process of upgrading my wife's 1991 Trek road bike from 7-speed to 9-speed. I don't have the links at hand anymore, but...
09-21-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

Because I have good reading comprehension. Did...

Because I have good reading comprehension. Did you read nothing in this thread before posting? People were quoting Grant Petersen left and right. And I have access to a search engine. Several people...
09-21-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By BoraxKid

thanks for clearing that up. for a moment there I...

thanks for clearing that up. for a moment there I thought you were saying your Trek was made overseas, in Europe.
09-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By BoraxKid

Which Waterloo?

Which Waterloo?
09-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,774
Posted By BoraxKid

I've never heard of Grant Petersen before this...

I've never heard of Grant Petersen before this thread, even though I've heard of Rivendell bikes. Is he related to Jordan Petersen? If so, that would explain the "turn trollposting into a career"...
09-18-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By BoraxKid

It's pretty difficult right now to find a lot of...

It's pretty difficult right now to find a lot of parts in stock, because more people are riding bikes. I would bet you could flip those calipers & hydraulic lines on ebay or Craigslist without much...
09-18-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 819
Posted By BoraxKid

If you are able to set the rear derailleur...

If you are able to set the rear derailleur position at the smallest cog without the chain installed, but then adding the chain changes the alignment of the derailleur, that would indicate something...
09-18-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,645
Posted By BoraxKid

oof.

oof.
09-18-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,645
Posted By BoraxKid

That was entirely my point in that post you...

That was entirely my point in that post you quoted; I'm glad we can agree on this as it is exactly why financial advice from 50 years ago is no longer relevant today--because markets have changed. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By BoraxKid

what's the capacity on your existing derailleur?...

what's the capacity on your existing derailleur? you could look that up and use the calculator I linked to in my first post to know whether or not that cassette will work. That would be easier than...
09-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By BoraxKid

Oh no. You just reminded me that I actually had a...

Oh no. You just reminded me that I actually had a Speedster with an English 3-speed sized (590 mm) wheel in the back and regular Schwinn size (597 mm) wheel in the front. I forgot that I ended up...
09-17-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,645
Posted By BoraxKid

100% yes

100% yes
09-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,645
Posted By BoraxKid

Your ability to oversimply seems to know no...

Your ability to oversimply seems to know no bounds. Go back and re-read post #50 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=50) , and I mean, really read it carefully. Maybe...
09-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By BoraxKid

I tried using a 7-speed downtube friction shifter...

I tried using a 7-speed downtube friction shifter with a 9-speed cassette several years ago and had a terrible time with ghost shifting. I could shift across the full range of the cassette, but no...
09-17-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By BoraxKid

Wow, you sound extremely secure in yourself and...

Wow, you sound extremely secure in yourself and not at all like someone that is projecting false machismo as a compensating mechanism. I applaud your resolve. Let us know if you can get permission...
09-17-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By BoraxKid

Before you commit to a new purchase, you should...

Before you commit to a new purchase, you should compare the change in handlebar position here:

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)

I just upgraded my...
09-17-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By BoraxKid

good catch. i missed the "discontinued" when I...

good catch. i missed the "discontinued" when I found that link earlier.

This one looks like it's available:
...
09-17-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,645
Posted By BoraxKid

So, the first definition of "afford" is "have...

So, the first definition of "afford" is "have enough money to pay for." To go back to the same well again, in the absence of financing, I might not have enough money to be able to pay for a bicycle....
09-17-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By BoraxKid

Since you're only replacing the front, if you...

Since you're only replacing the front, if you want something basic and cheap, this should work:

https://www.amazon.com/WheelMaster-700c-Road-Front-Wheel/dp/B000AO7DBA

At 36 spokes, it's...
09-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By BoraxKid

Yes. i've done this before, once because I needed...

Yes. i've done this before, once because I needed a functional wheel to be able to drive my car, and another time as a stylistic choice.



The premise of this question is flawed, as it assumes a...
09-17-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,645
Posted By BoraxKid

No, not at all. Credit cards are pretty simple...

No, not at all. Credit cards are pretty simple instruments to understand and use. What do you find confusing about them?
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