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12-07-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By Badger6

Larry/Gabe, this is your problem. You come in...

Larry/Gabe, this is your problem. You come in here and say something, and when you are redirected, you get indignant. And, you just cant seem to let go off the perceived indignity you think you've...
12-06-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By WhyFi

"I was just doing my job" I feel like I've heard...

"I was just doing my job" I feel like I've heard that before.
12-06-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By WhyFi

So we shouldn't factor crashes if it was poor...

So we shouldn't factor crashes if it was poor judgement that lead to them? Got it.
12-06-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By 70sSanO

I think most of the problems with drafting today...

I think most of the problems with drafting today stem from trying to maintain a 6ft/2m distance recommended by health agencies.

John
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By mstateglfr

If it fits you well, you like the color, and the...

If it fits you well, you like the color, and the components are in good mechanical and cosmetic condition then I would think the best way to approach this is look at what else is available at that...
12-06-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By livedarklions

That has nothing to do with ninja drafting. I'm a...

That has nothing to do with ninja drafting. I'm a solo rider, and I have conversations with other riders a lot.

I don't care how friendly cyclists are in general, hugging the rear wheel of someone...
12-06-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By OldTryGuy

2015 I received the "You have aggressive PCa -...

2015 I received the "You have aggressive PCa - Gleason 10" *Prostate Cancer* and need to begin ADT *Androgen Deprivation Therapy i.e.-- chemical castration* immediately. I chose a bilateral...
12-06-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By Badger6

BLUF: Don't draft a rider you don't know...

BLUF: Don't draft a rider you don't know uninvited. It's not elitist or whatever some of you think, it is dangerous.

I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding on the part of some folks here,...
12-06-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By Pratt

Very happy to read post #17. Although there was...

Very happy to read post #17.
Although there was a lot of good input from people obviously very knowledgeable about the bike, they were not her.
She is the real expert on what she likes. You said...
12-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By Koyote

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12-05-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty shocked I had to say something that...

I'm pretty shocked I had to say something that obvious. Riding like you're in a pace line with someone who doesn't know you're there is like someone just came up to you on the street and threw a...
12-05-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By indyfabz

This thread has not disappointed.

This thread has not disappointed.
12-05-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By livedarklions

You screwed up the grayboxing, Maelochs just...

You screwed up the grayboxing, Maelochs just carried your error over, see post 76.

Are you deliberately missing the point? If I don't know someone is drafting me, I'm not likely to take the...
12-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

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12-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By Koyote

He recovered nicely, and we all chipped in to fix...

He recovered nicely, and we all chipped in to fix up his bike. And the scar isn't very noticeable. All things considered, it was a pretty good outcome.
12-04-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,741
Posted By fn1889m

50/34 and 12-36, (2x10), 32mm Marathons, for...

50/34 and 12-36, (2x10), 32mm Marathons, for rural area with lots of hills, gravel, and rough chip seal. 67 years old. The rear is a 9 speed xl mtn bike derailleur. The front is a standard 105. Crank...
12-04-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By asgelle

The only accepted definition in exercise...

The only accepted definition in exercise physiology for efficiency is work produced divided by energy consumed. In this thread, I've seen it used as a synonym for speed, fatigue resistance, some...
12-04-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 883
Posted By billnuke1

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It’s 40* in Chatham; it’s a beautiful 78* with a gentle breeze today here in St Cloud…soooo, so far, so good…oh yeah, like yesterday; tomorrow is going to be better! The trend for the next 2-3 days…...
12-04-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By indyfabz

Fixed gear. No need wasted energy on the pawls...

Fixed gear. No need wasted energy on the pawls lube issue.
12-04-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By GlennR

Wasn't there a topic like this yesterday, last...

Wasn't there a topic like this yesterday, last week, last month, last year....

I just wave when I jump on someone's wheel.
12-03-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By livedarklions

The biggest problem with getting them fixed is...

The biggest problem with getting them fixed is then you can't breed them.

That joke will not translate.
12-03-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By 79pmooney

Quite simply, no! I often ride fix gear to ride...

Quite simply, no! I often ride fix gear to ride fix gear, not for any other reason. My geared bikes get ridden less because they are not fixed. (And yeah, there are times when I am short on time...
12-03-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By Koyote

On our group ride one night, the pack had broken...

On our group ride one night, the pack had broken up on our way back into town. Another person and I were riding along, side-by-side, going into the sun. We were chatting as we cruised along at about...
12-03-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By livedarklions

Right on. I guess we're supposed to take solace...

Right on. I guess we're supposed to take solace when the guy in the rear says "this hurts me more than it hurts you".
12-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 622
Posted By Binky

I will try out this Hylix carbon fibre saddle on...

I will try out this Hylix carbon fibre saddle on my old Bianchi as soon as I get a day when it is not snowing or raining, but if it turns out to be like your Serfas titanium saddle, an "enhanced...
12-03-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By msu2001la

Examples of things I would never do, regardless...

Examples of things I would never do, regardless of eBikes:

Ride at 22mph on a narrow and busy limestone path teeming with runners and slower cyclists - especially true if someone was trying to...
12-03-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have owned several and have set up several BD...

I have owned several and have set up several BD bikes. Never the Cafe specifically. In all cases the bikes were money well spent. The less expensive models are more prone to wheels being out of...
12-03-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 3,516
Posted By GhostRider62

I won't let an uninvited Fred suck my wheel. ...

I won't let an uninvited Fred suck my wheel. There are four options, aside from taking him down.

1. Drop him
2. Slow down to deliver a message
3. Stop and have a rest
4. Ask him to get off...
12-02-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 883
Posted By billnuke1

Yup. Sold the Cape Cod home and high tailed it...

Yup. Sold the Cape Cod home and high tailed it here while I could still move my trailer with my two wheel drive Tundra…got out of the little hollow I was camping in with just hours to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By Koyote

Nope. It is impossible for the crankarms to...

Nope. It is impossible for the crankarms to strike the pavement while cornering, unless you are riding without pedals. Literally impossible. Go outside and try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By mprince

And skidding and crashing with the pictured setup...

And skidding and crashing with the pictured setup will impact the ends of the crankarms, one impossible mystery solved...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By Koyote

I'll ignore the other dross in this post and...

I'll ignore the other dross in this post and respond just to the bolded sentence: Your problem is not equipment. Your problem is not knowing how to ride a bike.
11-30-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By Happy Feet

I think we are basically saying the same things...

I think we are basically saying the same things in different ways.

FG is "harder" because of two reasons, one of which is shared with SS and one that is not.

The shared difficulty is one gear....
11-30-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 883
Posted By 257 roberts

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,306
Posted By Koyote

I don't think people hate you around here; I...

I don't think people hate you around here; I certainly do not. But the passage in bold is an opportunity for introspection and self-discovery.
11-30-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,810
Posted By weekend30rider

Good people, this is such a great forum. Thanks...

Good people, this is such a great forum. Thanks for all the responses. After trying out a bunch of bikes (hard to do in this shortage), comparing a wide variety including the Defy and the...
11-30-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 730
Posted By livedarklions

Here's something more realistic, good to go as...

Here's something more realistic, good to go as supplied but with rim brakes:

https://www.prioritybicycles.com/products/thegotham

A bit higher priced, but has hydraulic brakes:
...
11-30-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 730
Posted By livedarklions

Even if it is practical to make the upgrades...

Even if it is practical to make the upgrades you're contemplating, I suspect the parts would likely cost you about 3-4 times what you've paid for the bike.

What's your total budget? Makes more...
11-30-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By Herzlos

That makes it hard, but it seems like a really...

That makes it hard, but it seems like a really odd business case; are you doing something so unique or important that people will fly you in to do monitoring?

A bike box is maybe $300, and with a...
11-30-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By Phil_gretz

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11-30-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,484
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I have 3 cheap bikes in the basement; hardly...

I have 3 cheap bikes in the basement; hardly used, the youngest of which is more than 10 years old now. A 4th old bike, 21 now, is still in excellent condition - also a Giant as it happens but it...
11-29-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,534
Posted By Happy Feet

If we consider efficient to be defined as...

If we consider efficient to be defined as performing work with the least amount of effort, then I would have to say FG is not more efficient than a freewheel, SS or geared.

Over any length of...
11-29-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By _ForceD_

I’m not a moderator, but my guess is that this...

I’m not a moderator, but my guess is that this thread’s days/hours/minutes are numbered (before it’s locked). Maybe it is a troll…the OP initially responded, but doesn’t seem interested in common...
11-29-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 883
Posted By CAT7RDR

So you went from Trek to Specialized?

So you went from Trek to Specialized?
11-29-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,691
Posted By Chuck M

Nobody does. But in typical internet forum...

Nobody does. But in typical internet forum fashion, in a matter of a few days an argument ensues and the OP will probably never return leaving us all wondering if and how he got up on two wheels.
11-29-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,691
Posted By livedarklions

I don't think that survey methodology would...

I don't think that survey methodology would survive a real peer review. Huge number of problems starting with recall being notoriously inaccurate. For example, it's been more than 20 years since I...
11-28-21, 06:23 PM
11-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,136
Posted By skidder

How about a little more detail on the firewatch...

How about a little more detail on the firewatch and response issues that you'll be dealing with that necessitates you having a bicycle; you might be using those terms differently than they are...
11-28-21, 09:20 AM
11-28-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 16,741
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^ If only.... :crash: To be fair, Moisty has...

^^^ If only.... :crash: To be fair, Moisty has posted numerous pics of bikes that surely must be his, the fit is so "unusual." As for the 2020 "crop," at least Moisty's not a whining ankle biter...
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