Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Metieval
Showing results 1 to 50 of 181
Search took 0.03 seconds.
12-09-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By Metieval

Get your range back. Then strength is your...

Get your range back.

Then strength is your friend. Especially your back muscles!
09-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,387
Posted By Metieval

Cycling clothing should match your intensity. ...

Cycling clothing should match your intensity.
Clothing should match the weather.
Clothing is a tool, the samezas any other tool. Pick the correct tool for the job.
09-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By Metieval

If you are not planning on multi hour daily...

If you are not planning on multi hour daily rides... the diverge is a little over the top.

I'd 'say' that a hardtail, with a rigid fork would be perfect... you could ride on 700x40 or 70x50...
08-30-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Metieval

Aluminum or alloy is essentially the same thing....

Aluminum or alloy is essentially the same thing. People have wrongly (me too) been calling aluminum alloy bikes aluminum forever. I mean technically even alloys are considered aluminum.

Pretty...
08-29-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By Metieval

No different than the rear of a vehicle that...

No different than the rear of a vehicle that sees gravel/dirt roads.

It's air turbulence, combined with lower air pressure surrounding valve stem. sucks in dust, allows it to settle.

You...
08-29-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,651
Posted By Metieval

No, not weird. Unless we are both weird. I ...

No, not weird. Unless we are both weird. I totally understand where you are at. I love your bike builds too.

This thread is a double edged sword. One side is fitting for the OP. The other...
08-29-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,651
Posted By Metieval

I doubt the OP wants to invest that kind of money...

I doubt the OP wants to invest that kind of money into a build. Especially on a Raleigh frame.

I'd also like bring up the question that many who argue 80's are good. Their 80's bike is not their...
08-28-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 787
Posted By Metieval

The bike in question. I'm ball parking its age ...

The bike in question. I'm ball parking its age 2002-2006

Final answer, uhh for now lol
08-28-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,651
Posted By Metieval

Bike rides should be enjoyable, not a chore....

Bike rides should be enjoyable, not a chore. Setting the which bike is better argument aside.
Sometimes something new to you, can add to the enjoyment.

I vote to switch bikes. If you can get the...
08-27-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,696
Posted By Metieval

An opinion is a view, or judgement. ...

An opinion is a view, or judgement.

Straight out of the dictionary.
08-26-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,696
Posted By Metieval

Opinions are interesting to read. Emotional...

Opinions are interesting to read. Emotional responses not so much.
08-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,696
Posted By Metieval

Get used to it.....it is a forum. You're going to...

Get used to it.....it is a forum. You're going to hear opinions you don't like.
08-26-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,078
Posted By Metieval

At 15 mph they are the same. At 20 plus less so...

At 15 mph they are the same.
At 20 plus less so
At 26 mph not the same.

Your mph may differ slightly.
08-24-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Metieval

Does the OP have a Norco search, or a Norco...

Does the OP have a Norco search, or a Norco search XR?

What is the tire width restrictions on those 2 completely different bikes?
08-23-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By Metieval

The need for speed..... Hmm, I have yet to...

The need for speed.....

Hmm, I have yet to see a person riding a bicycle walk it down hill so they don't go fast.

On the contrary after interviewing a bunch of hills on the downhill side. ...
08-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,850
Posted By Metieval

Because you never had a turkey leg at the...

Because you never had a turkey leg at the Renaissance Fair. After riding your unicycle there.

*shrugs*
08-21-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,451
Posted By Metieval

If you go di2, definitely consider going 2x. Auto...

If you go di2, definitely consider going 2x. Auto trim... it is a wonderful thing.
08-21-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Metieval

Nice! You will enjoy that bike!

Nice! You will enjoy that bike!
08-21-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,662
Posted By Metieval

You know people fall in shower.... "A new...

You know people fall in shower....

"A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that approximately 234,000 people ages 15 and older were treated in an American emergency...
08-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Metieval

2 tubes, a patch kit, a pump, a small multi tool,...

2 tubes, a patch kit, a pump, a small multi tool, bottle cage & bottle. Tail light, head light.
08-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,850
Posted By Metieval

My bicycle progression. 10 years old Raleigh...

My bicycle progression.

10 years old Raleigh gran prix, up until I got driver license at 16.

Later in life I started with....

Hybrid, with spring fork.
Eventually I needed more than a flat...
08-19-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,638
Posted By Metieval

So ABS allows unskilled drivers to drive faster...

So ABS allows unskilled drivers to drive faster by giving them the "ability" to brake while turning, with no worries about how/why.

Pretty fat line between "useful" and "skilled".

Btw "useful"...
08-18-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By Metieval

Apparently our "then what" is that we post and...

Apparently our "then what" is that we post and reply on bikeforums. This includes fast and slow riders alike.
08-18-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,472
Posted By Metieval

Society has a people problem. Sometimes it...

Society has a people problem.

Sometimes it is people driving cars over cyclist, sometimes its people riding bicycles over pedestrians.

Where is the respect period?
08-18-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,918
Posted By Metieval

The older I get.... slow is fast! 😆

The older I get.... slow is fast! 😆
08-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,568
Posted By Metieval

So many unknowns here. My first guess bike...

So many unknowns here.

My first guess bike is wrong size. Most likely too large.

Second guess bike is not fitted properly.

Third guess, you need to swap saddles (seat). On saddles I bought...
08-17-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,638
Posted By Metieval

Threshold braking.... is good to practice and to...

Threshold braking.... is good to practice and to know on anything you ride that has 2 wheels. (Or 4 even)

In my opinion ABS braking has dummied us down as a society. We no longer need to be...
08-12-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Metieval

Are the 853 frame/wheels still available? I...

Are the 853 frame/wheels still available?

I vote 853 btw out of thosex2 options.

I doubt I ever go back to 50/34.

Smaller gears, bigger tires is win! maybe my age is showing.
08-11-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Metieval

I was mostly just ranting about WTB being crap...

I was mostly just ranting about WTB being crap quality.

As for Lightbicycle, I like them. I just dont feel they get a fair shake. because people throw them under the bus just because they are...
08-07-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,373
Posted By Metieval

I taint your doctor.

I taint your doctor.
08-07-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,710
Posted By Metieval

Availability will definitely play a part. At the...

Availability will definitely play a part. At the same time it seems both gravel bikes and hybrids are popping up on used market as being ridden once or twice. Just harder to find and waiting for them...
08-05-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,627
Posted By Metieval

Sell it on the honor system.... Set outside...

Sell it on the honor system....

Set outside with a $100 price tag and your number.

I can guarantee that the frame will no longer be your problem.
08-05-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,710
Posted By Metieval

Just go for a salsa journeyman, cannondale...

Just go for a salsa journeyman, cannondale topstone type gravel bike. They are sit up casual enough to get by with street clothes. Swap jersey pockets for feed bags or handle bar bags.

650x47 wtb...
07-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By Metieval

FWIW ...

FWIW

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HE5NKQjhGPY
07-23-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,477
Posted By Metieval

geo will help the most on road bike. you'll find...

geo will help the most on road bike. you'll find distance being next thing. faster? maybe not much but you will find more energy and ride farther maybe a bit faster. too many factors here.

I would...
07-23-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,184
Posted By Metieval

I'd rather live 2020 again vs 2021. Gas/fuel...

I'd rather live 2020 again vs 2021.
Gas/fuel was cheap enough that it gave extra money to pay the tarrifs 100x over on bike parts.

I like litebicycle. Pick your spoke , pick your nipples, pick...
07-22-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,245
Posted By Metieval

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are...

Not all grease is the same, not all bearings are equal.

I'd be curious on a no effort roll out between the 2 hubs now that you have same tires.
Even with loose ball, spanning matters greatly!
...
07-19-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,344
Posted By Metieval

Preventive maintenance.

Preventive maintenance.
07-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,174
Posted By Metieval

I quit riding with a group like yours! I'm...

I quit riding with a group like yours!

I'm in the rear of like 7. A car approaches I yell car back. Nadda, no reaction from leader. several calls of "car back" was ignored. I speed up to the...
07-14-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,271
Posted By Metieval

In my opinion leg hair is as annoying as club fit...

In my opinion leg hair is as annoying as club fit jerseys flapping in the wind.
With that said , I never shaved. Chain maintenance is enough. I wasn't about to start leg maintenance also.
My...
07-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,764
Posted By Metieval

Well hopefully they can get it out.... I...

Well hopefully they can get it out....

I still suggest visiting in person.


Wish you the best on this!
07-13-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,764
Posted By Metieval

I have a local shop "superb mech", he also knows...

I have a local shop "superb mech", he also knows I wrench my own stuff. Yet I throw him bones, and I also throw him stuff I am 'not into doing'.
He knows I ripped apart my bb30, cleaned lubed and...
07-12-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Metieval

Just throwing this out there for thought. ...

Just throwing this out there for thought.

Road plus is nice. So look at tire clearance.
Assuming most of these bikes will be flat bar short distance rides. A 650bx47 option won't slow you down....
07-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,936
Posted By Metieval

I think that your statement is clear. With the...

I think that your statement is clear. With the use of 'unnecessary' as a definitive qualifier.

My opinion is what one person determines to be "unnecessary", has nothing to do with what other...
07-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 42,936
Posted By Metieval

Unnecessary purchase ? Schwinn ssx blackout ...

Unnecessary purchase ? Schwinn ssx blackout kick back cruiser from 2007

Necessary purchase ? carbon 650b wheel set, even though i have a perfectly working 700c wheelset.

I am so glad, I...
06-22-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By Metieval

Excellent reading! Thank you!

Excellent reading! Thank you!
06-21-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,703
Posted By Metieval

Man I love your bikes!

Man I love your bikes!
12-09-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,924
Posted By Metieval

Well I just got the worse of the worse deals. ...

Well I just got the worse of the worse deals.

I drove 60+ miles one way to the closest bicycle shop. And bought a set of maxxis icon/ardent tires for the mtb. And rim tape, and degreaser, and t9...
10-26-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By Metieval

What is with the war on mom n pop stores? ...

What is with the war on mom n pop stores?

Boycott the giant retailers or else your future will be like trying to buy panaracers in Venezuela!

And that will be "comical".

The choice is yours.
10-06-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,682,043
Posted By Metieval

I accidentally posted this in the sticky...

I accidentally posted this in the sticky cyclocross thread the other day. Close enough but..... that's what I get for not reading thread title.
So here it is in the correct thread.

4 star RDO...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 181
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.