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08-31-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,152
Posted By speshelite

I used wtb saddles for YEARS. Yes, they caused...

I used wtb saddles for YEARS. Yes, they caused discomfort, but I really did not have a blueprint for how to find an affordable, comfortable saddle. So, I just lived with it. In retrospect, I realized...
08-31-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,919
Posted By speshelite

It took 18 pages, but FINALLY someone else...

It took 18 pages, but FINALLY someone else willing to state what is common sensical.

The diverge is an evolution of the secteur (adding a CGR, FS and discs), and the secteur was an aluminum...
08-31-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,515
Posted By speshelite

Buy a patch kit for a dollar and save yourself...

Buy a patch kit for a dollar and save yourself $17 next time. You also spare the car's interior instead of trashing it. Not to mention you save on gas and multiple forms of wear and tear on your car.
08-31-17, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,592
Posted By speshelite

As a more experienced rider and shopper I would...

As a more experienced rider and shopper I would never limit myself to a single brand. I've test ridden a number of trek road and off road bikes over the years, but never found one which felt right...
08-31-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,893
Posted By speshelite

Shimano's front derailleurs always work...

Shimano's front derailleurs always work exceptionally well in their top 2 groups road and off road. DA and Ultegra, XTR and XT. Everything below that is a crapshoot and the lower you go, the clunkier...
08-31-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,092
Posted By speshelite

Oh man, the takeoff bins are a treasure trove.gl

Oh man, the takeoff bins are a treasure trove.gl
Forum: Commuting
08-31-17, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,696
Posted By speshelite

Nashbar shorts with anger management issues. I...

Nashbar shorts with anger management issues. I blame on Trump. :-)
08-31-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,893
Posted By speshelite

The article is not very controversial. It simply...

The article is not very controversial. It simply offers a menu of compatible drivetrain parts which offer what the author purports to be the best/optimal combination of price, performance and...
08-31-17, 04:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,819
Posted By speshelite

I've used this method as well, but stopped doing...

I've used this method as well, but stopped doing so. The cleaning machine sprays and spills dirty liquid residue everywhere.

Nowadays I just wipe the chain down, drip oil onto each link, spin the...
08-31-17, 03:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,983
Posted By speshelite

There really isn't a single bike that can excel...

There really isn't a single bike that can excel both road and off road. It will either excel on road and be severely compromised off road or vice versa. Or, it will be mediocre on both.

The...
08-31-17, 01:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,785
Posted By speshelite

These are bicycles. This is established, tried...

These are bicycles. This is established, tried and true technology. Rubber tires. Aluminum rims. Rubber inner tubes. Aluminum frames. Threadless headsets. SRAM or Shimano cassettes. SRAM or Shimano...
08-30-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,515
Posted By speshelite

More hilarity and lulz from your friendly...

More hilarity and lulz from your friendly neighborhood LBS:

(tl, dr: dude was charged $200 for a repair under warranty)
...
08-29-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,515
Posted By speshelite

I'm OK Never Setting Foot Inside an LBS Again

There was someone asking about buying from BD and it just reminded me of the many goofballs I've dealt with over the years at lbs's. There seem to be a handful of specific personality types at the...
08-29-17, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,785
Posted By speshelite

Dealing with an lbs is invariably a nightmare....

Dealing with an lbs is invariably a nightmare. You're going to deal with either: a) immature kids such as stoner teens that the shop hired because they're the only person in town willing to turn a...
08-29-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,651
Posted By speshelite

Every time I've swung a leg over a specialized...

Every time I've swung a leg over a specialized road bike and gone for a ride I almost always have the same reaction, as in: "this bike is dialed!"

This includes the tarmac, allez and secteur. I...
08-28-17, 10:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

Some of you are confusing the effects of gravity...

Some of you are confusing the effects of gravity with damping.
08-28-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

Must be that super duper vaporware you ride...

Must be that super duper vaporware you ride everyday.
08-28-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,919
Posted By speshelite

That's a dirt road, not singletrack. ...

That's a dirt road, not singletrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOiiCpzafWE
08-28-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

That's a great find on the satori. It seems to be...

That's a great find on the satori. It seems to be a genuine bargain, almost a steal at $30. It's received very positive reviews online. I think this would be just about perfect for a city bike.
08-28-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By speshelite

With a joint account it will just cause more...

With a joint account it will just cause more problems in the long run.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,934
Posted By speshelite

I'm too cool for Bicycling Magazine. I...

I'm too cool for Bicycling Magazine.

I dropped Lance Armstrong on a double century even though I gave him a two hour head start.

I finished the double century in three hours. Without breaking a...
08-28-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,919
Posted By speshelite

I think you've raised some fair questions...

I think you've raised some fair questions rider51.

I don't think spec. ever intended for this to be a 'cross bike. Not even close. It doesn't have cross geometry. It's not marketed as a 'cross...
08-27-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

Suspension seatposts do in fact sap power as you...

Suspension seatposts do in fact sap power as you put it.

However, I'm holding out hope that seatposts with a modest amount of movement don't affect pedaling efficiency appreciably (not for a...
Forum: Foo
08-27-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 35,336
Posted By speshelite

The last few posts reek of utter bull----. I've...

The last few posts reek of utter bull----. I've read a few tall tales on the internet, but the geriatric rants of the last handful rank with the very worst. :-)
08-26-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

I have a thudbuster LT. It works brilliantly off...

I have a thudbuster LT. It works brilliantly off road, esp on descents. It makes me wonder if rear sus is actually necessary now. I could very well be wrong, even very wrong, but is it possible that...
08-26-17, 04:24 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,919
Posted By speshelite

Maybe don't pedal through corners. Problem...

Maybe don't pedal through corners. Problem solved. These are not time trial bikes.
08-25-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,092
Posted By speshelite

I bought a bunch of medium width saddles on ebay...

I bought a bunch of medium width saddles on ebay for under $10 apiece. Fit and comfort are pretty much dialed.

As we all know, the markups on bicycles and components is often astronomical. Esp. if...
08-25-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

Nice find trailflow. ^^This product has...

Nice find trailflow.

^^This product has already missed it's release deadline (july '17). Also, they raised the price from $31 to $50. At 400 grams it's not especially light either.
...
08-25-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

The suntour is not recommended for riders who are...

The suntour is not recommended for riders who are significantly over 200 lbs.
Forum: Foo
08-25-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 35,336
Posted By speshelite

Both Mcgregor and Floyd have captured the...

Both Mcgregor and Floyd have captured the imaginations of fight fans. They're both very polarizing figures.

Mcgregor has emerged as a trashtalking great white hope of the millenial generation...
08-25-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,268
Posted By speshelite

I'm sure both the cirrus or cane creek options...

I'm sure both the cirrus or cane creek options would work well for you as far as absorbing shock. Either option would about a half pound of weight, but then again if you weigh 240 lbs. would it...
Forum: Foo
08-25-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By speshelite

It seems like every film released in the past 5...

It seems like every film released in the past 5 years has been a remake, sequel, reboot or reboot of a reboot.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,112
Posted By speshelite

Even if there are no health benefits you can...

Even if there are no health benefits you can still save on gas and have fun riding your bike.
08-25-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,919
Posted By speshelite

So your pedals randomly fall off, strike the...

So your pedals randomly fall off, strike the ground and magically reattach as you pedal uphill. That's simply a cool trick no one else can perform.

Everyone knows the diverge crumbles into dust on...
08-25-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,214
Posted By speshelite

Yes, the red lens does wrap around further giving...

Yes, the red lens does wrap around further giving great visibility.

Also, niterider's are overbuilt: very heavy compared to cygolite.

I was really impressed by how bright a niterider 30 lumens...
08-25-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By speshelite

I have both designs but don't have much trouble...

I have both designs but don't have much trouble leveling a saddle with a single bolt design with just a bit of time and trial and error. I did so the other day. Leveling the saddle only took a few...
08-24-17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,853
Posted By speshelite

???? What bizarre questions to be asking.

???? What bizarre questions to be asking.
08-24-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By speshelite

Cygolite HotShot and Niterider Solas fit the...

Cygolite HotShot and Niterider Solas fit the bill. Cygo's are better for straightline visibility, Niterider better for side visibility. The reason is obvious: the niterider red lens wraps around to a...
08-24-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,214
Posted By speshelite

I bought the cygo150 for daylight visibility. I...

I bought the cygo150 for daylight visibility. I tested the cygo alongside my niterider and the niterider is better for side visibility during the day.

I returned the cygo. The cygo was definitely...
08-24-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,228
Posted By speshelite

What type of range are you getting?

What type of range are you getting?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,001
Posted By speshelite

I would definitely consider other models. ...

I would definitely consider other models.

Last I checked, BD's Motobecane Ti's had at least a few models with endurance geometry literally for a song. A choice of DA, Ultegra or SRAM Red.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,498
Posted By speshelite

There is no conclusive evidence of such. The only...

There is no conclusive evidence of such. The only documented comparison on record was conducted by GCN. And it wasn't even a valid comparison. They use:

a) crabon rather than alu rims for the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,498
Posted By speshelite

You don't say. :-) As I have pointed out...

You don't say. :-)

As I have pointed out previously, disc brake bikes weigh over a pound more than than their rim brake counterparts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,498
Posted By speshelite

I call your posts drivel because that's exactly...

I call your posts drivel because that's exactly what they are.

In the meantime, I suggest you find a dictionary and look up the words "clamp" and "slide." Believe it or not, there is a difference....
08-16-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 139,919
Posted By speshelite

Nitpicking but I would love it if specialized...

Nitpicking but I would love it if specialized color matched the swat box with the frameset lol.
08-16-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By speshelite

"Obese people who exercise regularly are 30 per...

"Obese people who exercise regularly are 30 per cent more likely to die prematurely than healthy-weight people who do little exercise, according to a study published in the International Journal of...
08-16-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,214
Posted By speshelite

It's a great light. Thanks for the review. ...

It's a great light. Thanks for the review.

I bought one and returned. Straight line visibility is indeed excellent. Visibility from the side is just average however.

Cygolite tailights are...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,934
Posted By speshelite

Bicycling Magazine pushes the social justice...

Bicycling Magazine pushes the social justice warrior agenda very heavily: ie the cycling industry discriminates against transsexuals, women, black people, bicycling is good for the environment, etc. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,498
Posted By speshelite

Rain water eats through rims like acid. Best to...

Rain water eats through rims like acid. Best to spend as little as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,498
Posted By speshelite

That's because you shop at walmart. Don't...

That's because you shop at walmart.

Don't forget the kitty litter and adderall!
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