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03-17-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,597
Posted By Gweedo1

Honestly, you're pretty vapid with a response and...

Honestly, you're pretty vapid with a response and an analogy like that.
03-17-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,597
Posted By Gweedo1

60-70% was quoted in the video, which is a clear...

60-70% was quoted in the video, which is a clear majority, not just over 1/2, and that was 2014, for all we know that's grown to 80%



Yes they were.



So is the seat post or levers...
03-17-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,597
Posted By Gweedo1

And so you didn't answer the question either. If...

And so you didn't answer the question either. If pro racers are using Al handlebars to help reduce the chances of failure and injury due to the characteristics of c/f, then why isn't this a concern...
03-17-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,597
Posted By Gweedo1

Sorry, but the question still wasn't answered. If...

Sorry, but the question still wasn't answered. If pro riders have concerns about c/f handlebars, how isn't this a concern for all c/f parts?

I think your response is emblematic of c/f...
03-16-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,597
Posted By Gweedo1

Didn't I read somewhere, recently, that some pro...

Didn't I read somewhere, recently, that some pro racers are moving back to Al handlebars re concerns over c/f handlebar safety?

If so, then how is that not disconcerting for *all* c/f parts, if...
02-11-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,366
Posted By Gweedo1

Pick from the ones with 2 wheels, and a seat and...

Pick from the ones with 2 wheels, and a seat and a handle bar and brakes and pneumatic tires, using such varied materials as steel and aluminum and titanium and carbon fibre, and rubber and plastic...
02-11-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,596
Posted By Gweedo1

It doesn't sound like you will be putting any...

It doesn't sound like you will be putting any bicycle you choose under a great amount of stress, so no, you don't need to spend a lot, but it sounds like you are concerned about quality and service...
01-17-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,727
Posted By Gweedo1

So I guess what you missed in my post was that...

So I guess what you missed in my post was that once as in after your riding position is dialed in, and you still have saddle issues, it's the saddle, not the weight distribution. According to you,...
01-16-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,727
Posted By Gweedo1

So, at what point does saddle height/lay/angle...

So, at what point does saddle height/lay/angle and reach to the bars come into this equation? If you have the right saddle height re leg extension/lay/angle and reach what more can you do re weight...
01-16-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,727
Posted By Gweedo1

Look under the saddle. What do you call that...

Look under the saddle. What do you call that piece of steel they rivet the leather to at the back of the saddle? I call it rail for lack of better term. The one on the Brooks I sat on could be felt...
01-16-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,727
Posted By Gweedo1

I must not have a "Brooks" butt, either that or...

I must not have a "Brooks" butt, either that or those who fawn over them don't move in their saddles *at any time* during their 150 mile painless rides.

I sat on a bike with one and could feel...
01-05-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,223
Posted By Gweedo1

Steel bikes were left by the wayside by people...

Steel bikes were left by the wayside by people who are easily influenced, called the majority.

After being away from the sport for 15 years, last year I decided a modern Al bike with decent...
01-03-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,456
Posted By Gweedo1

"steel is real" ...'nuf said. :thumb:

"steel is real" ...'nuf said. :thumb:
01-02-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,556
Posted By Gweedo1

No, I don't like being passed up especially by...

No, I don't like being passed up especially by beautiful women, but being passed by another rider whie riding, on the other hand, surely gets my competitive juices going at a deep, evolutionary,...
01-02-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,757
Posted By Gweedo1

Ahahaha...thanks for setting me straight!:thumb:...

Ahahaha...thanks for setting me straight!:thumb: Like I said...learn something new everyday. :)

Just took a quick look at that link and...just wow! But..not exactly a bolt on option is it? :foo:
01-02-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,556
Posted By Gweedo1

Or how to drive. :) Yes, u can use the...

Or how to drive. :)

Yes, u can use the cruise control hand controls on the stalk or steering wheel to pass/adjust speed etc. but using your foot doesn't mean you're not using the cruise control...
01-02-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,757
Posted By Gweedo1

I guess the OP's use of the term "geared-gear"...

I guess the OP's use of the term "geared-gear" and "gear box" hinted at multiple gears. :) But the use of the term "pinion" certainly brings up images of a bevel-box final drive found at the end of...
12-27-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,711
Posted By Gweedo1

Well, yes, perhaps I am a bit presumptuous,...

Well, yes, perhaps I am a bit presumptuous, thinking I can form an opinion on something I've never experienced, but on the other hand, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't need to taste dog poop to form the...
12-27-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,711
Posted By Gweedo1

I have never had one because I eschew them. I...

I have never had one because I eschew them. I find them superflous and in all truth, distasteful if not insulting ...for a handful of opportunistic enterpreneurs to muddy the waters on something as...
12-27-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,711
Posted By Gweedo1

I won't do myself a disservice by deferring to...

I won't do myself a disservice by deferring to any authority other than myself on the subject of fit and what works for me, Mr Bontrager included so thanks for nothing. You want to supplicate...
12-27-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,711
Posted By Gweedo1

Maybe for you and others it's a myth, but for me...

Maybe for you and others it's a myth, but for me and others, it's in the realm of "sqaure 1" fitting steps, on par with saddle height and reach and drop. :thumb:

To tell somebody who doesn't feel...
12-26-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,711
Posted By Gweedo1

Raise saddle a tich. Tweak cleat position on...

Raise saddle a tich. Tweak cleat position on hurting knee slightly outwards. Find your KOPS position. If you're get out of the saddle to jam, keep the saddle between your thighs/under you. Don't...
12-15-16, 04:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,403
Posted By Gweedo1

If it's even steeper than how it appears in that...

If it's even steeper than how it appears in that video, it'a literally a wall! :)

wow, just wow..I loved how the crowd got behind him and cheered him on....so cool...not to mention he made it up,...
12-13-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gweedo1

So... I say get something that's in the ball park...

So... I say get something that's in the ball park and dial it in...and... you got something that was in the ball park and dialed it in...but...you disagree with me..."plain and simple". :foo:
...
12-13-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gweedo1

That's exactly what I said, you dial things in,...

That's exactly what I said, you dial things in, so I don't know how you would disagree. :rolleyes: Your first purchase was not "in the ball park" in fact it wasn't close if you couldn't dial it in. ...
12-13-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gweedo1

"Fit" is over rated. One could find a bike that...

"Fit" is over rated. One could find a bike that fits him at any store, any time, any brand, any price, any weight.

Unless you're having a custom bike built for your exact body proportions, they...
12-06-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,563
Posted By Gweedo1

He certainly seems determined to blame the...

He certainly seems determined to blame the cyclist, nit picking the condition of the bicycle like that. No reflector on a bright, sun lit day means what exactly? :foo: A loose bell means what...
12-06-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,563
Posted By Gweedo1

Not nearly the same. :rolleyes: The...

Not nearly the same. :rolleyes:

The absence of sound may increase situational awareness, not reduce it. ;)

Modern vehicles have technology that automatically lowers sound system volumes as...
12-06-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,563
Posted By Gweedo1

One wonders if the coroner is biased against...

One wonders if the coroner is biased against cyclists by making statements like that.

All accidents are avoidable.

The "lorry" driver said he didn't see her. Right there, he's at fault. He...
12-06-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,563
Posted By Gweedo1

Proper ear plugs are those that won't "tent" your...

Proper ear plugs are those that won't "tent" your ear drum, stay put, are comfortable and dull wind noise and exhaust noise etc. Which type works best for you is something you'll have to find out...
12-05-16, 10:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,563
Posted By Gweedo1

Yes, so use proper ear plugs and save that...

Yes, so use proper ear plugs and save that precious hearing. :rolleyes:
12-05-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,563
Posted By Gweedo1

Umm, ya...big difference. Muffled wind and...

Umm, ya...big difference. Muffled wind and exhaust sounds are not the same as listening to music. Music is a distraction as it's not natural to the process of riding a motorcycle or a bicycle since...
12-03-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By Gweedo1

Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Building...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Building your own brand/design of bike is no small feat. :thumb:
11-28-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,214
Posted By Gweedo1

And how you grab.

And how you grab.
11-27-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gweedo1

One wonders why another one would wonder about...

One wonders why another one would wonder about one in the first place. Nonetheless, one continues to believe the current methods of using an adhesive rim tape to seal holes in a spoked wheel to...
11-26-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gweedo1

So one wonders how much weight the needed tire...

So one wonders how much weight the needed tire sealant adds, and how much weight the rim liner adds, and how much of an ongoing hassle is it to get spoke wheels to be made to act like real tubeless...
11-26-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,731
Posted By Gweedo1

No, because the people who would be considering...

No, because the people who would be considering that bike don't make colour a priority. That's a serious bike. My guess is it will attract serious riders with different priorities. :)
11-26-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By Gweedo1

So one wonders why cast or forged aluminum or...

So one wonders why cast or forged aluminum or magnesium wheels aren't more popular given they're tubeless. :foo:
11-22-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By Gweedo1

Don't let your mind wright cheques your body...

Don't let your mind wright cheques your body can't cash.

Beware the injury bug-a-boo. Push yourself too hard, tweak a knee, for example, kiss your season goodbye.

Crashing might finish your...
11-21-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,569
Posted By Gweedo1

I don't know if this is true for the bicycle...

I don't know if this is true for the bicycle industry, but in the car industry, a large dealer cannot buy cars from the factory for less money than a smaller dealer because the larger dealer is...
11-20-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,136
Posted By Gweedo1

Yup. But, 2 things are needed for that formula to...

Yup. But, 2 things are needed for that formula to succeed:

1) an above average level of bicycle components and construction;

2) a secure person who does not need to be validated by the opinions...
11-12-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

Yes, exactly, just like you do. ;)

Yes, exactly, just like you do. ;)
11-12-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

Love the honesty. :thumb: Most people are...

Love the honesty. :thumb:

Most people are snobs when it comes to their "preferences". No shortage of snobs in the wonderful world of cycling that's for sure, where the ability to purchase...
11-12-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

LOL...I'm not the one trying to find like minded...

LOL...I'm not the one trying to find like minded thinkers to feel more secure about my preferences am I? ;)

Some people are better at reading between the lines, at hearing what the message is, not...
11-12-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Gweedo1

I'm a post ride "PM"-er too, i.e preventative...

I'm a post ride "PM"-er too, i.e preventative maintenance. If the bike has not been used for a few day, then I'll check the air pressures before I head out again, but the bike is always ready to go...
11-09-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

Hmmm...seems to me this... "but I'm...

Hmmm...seems to me this...

"but I'm reminded of this whenever I visit a shop and see logos plastered on everything. Upon seeing this, part of me thinks:

"Let me get this straight -- you want...
11-09-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

Umm...ya...that would be the OP who is put out...

Umm...ya...that would be the OP who is put out when he is confronted with logo laden bikes and gear when he goes to the LBS. It bothers him...that there are bikes and gear out there that he doesn't...
11-07-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

Right. Like bicycle manufacturers make their own...

Right. Like bicycle manufacturers make their own bikes and gear? ;)
11-07-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

Yes, well with all due respect, to Mr Crumb, I...

Yes, well with all due respect, to Mr Crumb, I grew up in the 60's and 70's and even though he may have been right that there were fewer kids wearing logos, it's partly because there were fewer logos...
11-07-16, 06:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,682
Posted By Gweedo1

So, what about team sweaters/jerseys? Does that...

So, what about team sweaters/jerseys? Does that offend people too? I mean hockey teams and football teams and basketball teams and baseball teams. Is wearing a favorite players jersey free...
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