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05-20-19, 07:09 PM
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Posted By goldensprocket

Context is key. Here is the inanity that I...

Context is key.

Here is the inanity that I was addressing with my response:

"A lot (most?) of the bell rings seem to be at people who are about where they ought to be."
05-20-19, 06:59 PM
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Posted By goldensprocket

No agenda ≠ no point.

No agenda ≠ no point.
05-20-19, 06:32 PM
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Views: 5,659
Posted By goldensprocket

In reality, I was there. And you were not. Again,...

In reality, I was there. And you were not. Again, the vast majority of folks behaved perfectly fine. I was actually surprised at how well-mannered most folks were.



I had, and have, no...
05-20-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,712
Posted By goldensprocket

Carbon mountain bikes have been around since the...

Carbon mountain bikes have been around since the mid-90s.

Luckily enough for you, while the middle to top tier bikes are mostly carbon fiber these days, some manufacturers still offer aluminum, or...
05-20-19, 05:39 PM
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Views: 5,659
Posted By goldensprocket

Calm down son. You're projecting a whole bunch...

Calm down son. You're projecting a whole bunch here. First, there is no "bell sound effect" - there's nothing artificial about it. It's just the really loud, and long, tone that my Spurcycle Bell...
05-20-19, 04:21 PM
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Views: 5,659
Posted By goldensprocket

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Normal folks ring...

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Normal folks ring bells on MUPs even when people are "about where they ought to be" to let them know that someone is passing. This can help prevent people from being...
05-20-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,712
Posted By goldensprocket

So you've ridden every carbon bike made today,...

So you've ridden every carbon bike made today, right?

Because if you haven't, you're just pulling that "fact" out of your nether regions.
05-20-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,712
Posted By goldensprocket

Context is key. His use of those materials...

Context is key. His use of those materials illustrates his hypocrisy.

Ritchey claimed:

"So they don't make springs out of aluminum, they barely make springs out of carbon fibre - they do make...
05-20-19, 01:34 PM
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Views: 20,712
Posted By goldensprocket

...and aluminum axles, titanium saddle rails,...

...and aluminum axles, titanium saddle rails, carbon fork.
05-20-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,659
Posted By goldensprocket

If you think video that is in any way typical of...

If you think video that is in any way typical of a MUP, let alone that MUP, I have a big ole bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

It was an example of how even during an organized walk, with...
05-20-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,712
Posted By goldensprocket

That guy's head would explode if he saw my former...

That guy's head would explode if he saw my former bike (RIP) that had aluminum spokes, a Ti spring, and aluminum axles.


Or all of the bikes, including my current ones, that use aluminum axles...
05-20-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,706
Posted By goldensprocket

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,659
Posted By goldensprocket

It's really hit or miss. There are always the...

It's really hit or miss. There are always the folks who are oblivious - even when they aren't rocking ear buds.

http://youtu.be/NX_x_UCdZh0
05-19-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,583
Posted By goldensprocket

Look, the fact that you can't communicate on the...

Look, the fact that you can't communicate on the forums like a normal person is no excuse for you not understanding a long-standing BF joke. Please pay attention in the future.

I now return you...
05-19-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,250
Posted By goldensprocket

I still have my titanium Cool Tool in my obsolete...

I still have my titanium Cool Tool in my obsolete parts bin. I haven't had any use for it for a few decades but I'm too sentimental to chuck it.
...
05-19-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,056
Posted By goldensprocket

AB rings are more than half decent, they're...

AB rings are more than half decent, they're quality kit.
05-19-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,583
Posted By goldensprocket

Did he at least wave to you?

Did he at least wave to you?
05-19-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By goldensprocket

In the US, we have an expression that is relevant...

In the US, we have an expression that is relevant here:

"lipstick on a pig"
05-18-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,071
Posted By goldensprocket

Yes, I know what I'm posting about. Yes, I've...

Yes, I know what I'm posting about. Yes, I've been riding an Asian-made 1x12 for a few years (Google SRAM XO Eagle or find someone to help you Google it) and finally, equating knowledge and...
05-17-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,071
Posted By goldensprocket

Predictably, you're very wrong once again....

Predictably, you're very wrong once again. Incredibly confused even.

Not only am I very familiar with "gear items, including single up front, and 12-13 at the rear," I happen to have been riding...
05-17-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,071
Posted By goldensprocket

This strange "lack of effort by lazy Asian...

This strange "lack of effort by lazy Asian manufacturers" thing that you've made up is belied by the fact that triples are still available. From Asian manufacturers even.
05-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,130
Posted By goldensprocket

Your lesson for today: Not every reply is...

Your lesson for today:

Not every reply is about you.

See my previous post for a perfect example of this fact.
05-17-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,130
Posted By goldensprocket

Damn. So close. Typos and auto-correct...

Damn. So close.

Typos and auto-correct matter too.
05-15-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By goldensprocket

That's how it usually works in the real world. ...

That's how it usually works in the real world.

It's also how it worked out in this case. The riders slowed down and yielded to the two hikers.

Then one of the hikers came here to complain.
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