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10-28-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,466
Posted By NumbersGuy

I quite like the GP4S. I never used any of the...

I quite like the GP4S. I never used any of the Gator tires, but did use the even more puncture proof Schwalbe Marathons for many thousands of miles since I do mainly longer rides and my area has a...
10-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,019
Posted By NumbersGuy

Itís the entire thread I want you to ignore, not...

Itís the entire thread I want you to ignore, not individual posts. When a few of you account for 75% of the posts on a thread you didnít start and most of those are your complaints that itís not a...
10-26-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,019
Posted By NumbersGuy

I sometimes wondered how certain users managed to...

I sometimes wondered how certain users managed to rack up so many posts into the tens of thousands, regardless of how long they've been active on the forum. This thread helps clarify as it's the...
10-24-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,635
Posted By NumbersGuy

It's always interesting how some individuals with...

It's always interesting how some individuals with very little understanding of how a business operates want to tell them how they should change their operations to better suit individual customer...
10-19-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,033
Posted By NumbersGuy

It'd be nice if the cranky complainers on the...

It'd be nice if the cranky complainers on the forums would just ignore threads they don't personally deem as worthy of the forum space rather than derailing the discussion. Believe it or not there...
10-13-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,009
Posted By NumbersGuy

Per Larry in the other thread: "I crashed...

Per Larry in the other thread:

"I crashed super hard today after hitting bump in a road that was being worked on, it got 6 people with flats but im the only one who went down. I was behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,887
Views: 471,327
Posted By NumbersGuy

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09-21-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,002
Posted By NumbersGuy

Perhaps because they want to go farther and/or...

Perhaps because they want to go farther and/or faster for the same effort, or go the same pace with less effort and sweating to arrive at their destination without needing to shower or change...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By NumbersGuy

If we are going with frameset purchase and...

If we are going with frameset purchase and building it up, then I think the 2x-3x is a bit of an overstatement.

The Tarmac SL7 frameset is $3300 vs. $1700 so at the frameset level, it is just...
09-20-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By NumbersGuy

I think the Peloton specifically may be a little...

I think the Peloton specifically may be a little different to most indoor trainers. If you are doing the Peloton classes, then they're generally all an hour or less, and involve a good bit of out of...
09-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,386
Posted By NumbersGuy

Correction to my original post: There are some...

Correction to my original post: There are some who prefer cheaper gear that don't get angry and repeatedly state their opinion is fact. Thank you for being a reasonable person.
09-01-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,386
Posted By NumbersGuy

Finally, someone who likes lower priced items,...

Finally, someone who likes lower priced items, but at least is able to articulate that it's his opinion that high end options are overpriced, not an inarguable fact. Kudos for that.

As others have...
09-01-22, 06:35 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By NumbersGuy

I agree with Kai that it's probably not...

I agree with Kai that it's probably not significant damage as the carbon would be quite thick there are is probably superficial and doesn't need a major repair. I'd also check the limit screws and...
08-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,386
Posted By NumbersGuy

So we can all pay for the design, materials,...

So we can all pay for the design, materials, style and quality we feel is best. A quality jersey from Rapha can be had for $60, or a higher priced one with different materials, style or features can...
08-31-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,189
Posted By NumbersGuy

Fluorescent yellow is the brightest color on the...

Fluorescent yellow is the brightest color on the chromaticity scale, so scientifically speaking that's your answer for most striking in daytime.

Orange is commonly associated with caution or...
08-30-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,386
Posted By NumbersGuy

From these Amazon(or eBay) vs $100 jersey...

From these Amazon(or eBay) vs $100 jersey comments, it seems to be clear that different people have different expectations and levels of attention to detail which can result in very opposite feelings...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,639
Posted By NumbersGuy

It's a great destination to ride to in the fall,...

It's a great destination to ride to in the fall, except when that gradually increasing tail wind that was so nice on the ride out turns into a 20+ headwind and the rain starts for the hilly 6 miles...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 277,639
Posted By NumbersGuy

Actually, the lighthouse is in the midst of a...

Actually, the lighthouse is in the midst of a large scale restoration project, which included stripping all the layers of paint and coatings, repointing all the mortar joints and replacing damaged...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By NumbersGuy

OK, so you can't confirm what $500 Asian sourced,...

OK, so you can't confirm what $500 Asian sourced, new 800 gram frameset you were referring to. Instead, now you're using old team bikes, so again please provide examples of where these $500 bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,253
Posted By NumbersGuy

So you can build a cheap, mediocre bike by...

So you can build a cheap, mediocre bike by sourcing a lightweight frame directly from an Asian factory that may look fine, but probably has unknown ride quality, stiffness, aerodynamics and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By NumbersGuy

I don't have a recommendation, but I'll suggest...

I don't have a recommendation, but I'll suggest avoiding the Bontrager Air Rush Road Mini Pump. I've never tried the CO2 functionality, but the pump sucks. I picked it up while visiting my sister...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By NumbersGuy

At your height, even with a longer torso, I would...

At your height, even with a longer torso, I would think you would be better off on a 54 rather than a 52 on the Domane, and likely the same on the Gestalt. I'm always hesitant to trust a quick...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,803
Posted By NumbersGuy

That's a great looking bike and the new wheels...

That's a great looking bike and the new wheels definitely add to the aesthetic appeal. Just enough detailing on both to not fall into the generic stealth black look that is sometimes overdone.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,803
Posted By NumbersGuy

Actually, the current Synapse, and specifically...

Actually, the current Synapse, and specifically the one in the link you responded to has the new Ultegra 12 speed. They do offer a model with GRX but that isn't really relevant to this conversation. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By NumbersGuy

My experience from back when I made the...

My experience from back when I made the transition from a Specialized Crosstrail hybrid to a proper road bike was that the availability of more hand and riding positions was the biggest improvement...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,299
Posted By NumbersGuy

Saddles are a tough one, and very individual with...

Saddles are a tough one, and very individual with so many different variations out there. As you get to longer rides though, a firm saddle is going to be better than too padded which are ok for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,299
Posted By NumbersGuy

The Domane seems like a great bike for the type...

The Domane seems like a great bike for the type of riding you appear to plan on doing and your goals, so I think that'll work out fine, as long as the bike shop got you the right size, which I'll...
11-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,137
Posted By NumbersGuy

And further evidence of a typical bf commenter...

And further evidence of a typical bf commenter canít grasp the concept that everything doesnít have to fit in the same exact box. And even so, A single, and extremely niche use case, which also...
11-03-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,137
Posted By NumbersGuy

Why is anyone forced to shift only at certain...

Why is anyone forced to shift only at certain speeds? We don't have to shift into or out of one chainring only when in a specific rear sprocket. It generally makes more sense to be in the chainring...
11-03-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,137
Posted By NumbersGuy

Glad to hear about someone else utilizing some...

Glad to hear about someone else utilizing some flexibility in cadence/effort to deal with grade variations. I have been doing the same on my 2x11 for quite some time, simply not shifting even though...
11-03-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,137
Posted By NumbersGuy

I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement. I ...

I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement. I know it seems popular here on bf to misunderstand and misrepresent what gravel bikes are, but they really have nothing to do with a high-end hybrid.
...
11-02-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 20,137
Posted By NumbersGuy

Good attempt, but I guess you haven't looked for...

Good attempt, but I guess you haven't looked for laced cycling shoes very recently. In the last few years, there has been quite a proliferation of laced shoes, from the likes of Specialized, Giro,...
10-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,529
Posted By NumbersGuy

I've made my gravel bike (Niner RLT 9 RDO) into...

I've made my gravel bike (Niner RLT 9 RDO) into my all around bike and have left my road bike mostly parked as I'm enjoying the comfort of bigger tires, lower pressures and more upright riding...
10-15-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,586
Posted By NumbersGuy

Yes, they're both bolt on. The top tube bag has...

Yes, they're both bolt on. The top tube bag has the standard two bolt arrangement that's appearing on more bikes lately, and the frame bag has 2 bolts on the underside of the top tube along with one...
10-14-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,586
Posted By NumbersGuy

Installed bolt-on top tube and frame bags on my...

Installed bolt-on top tube and frame bags on my Niner.
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10-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By NumbersGuy

That definitely sounds like his pedaling...

That definitely sounds like his pedaling technique and upper body bobbing would be why you saw the amount of movement despite the smooth road surface. The Future Shock doesn't know if the force is...
10-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By NumbersGuy

Maybe a few things at play: If you felt...

Maybe a few things at play:

If you felt nothing from the road then you are either using hyperbole to try to make your point stronger or lack sufficient perception to feel nuances of the road,...
10-06-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,842
Posted By NumbersGuy

I'll second the recommendation to take a look at...

I'll second the recommendation to take a look at SQ Labs saddles. I just got their 610 Ergolux Active 2.0 and took it out for 88 miles on it's first ride and it felt great, no soreness afterwards...
09-30-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

Understood. I'm just trying to point out that it...

Understood. I'm just trying to point out that it seems much of the commentary (here and elsewhere) around higher cadences being "better" or "the right way" tend to look at singular components of the...
09-30-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

If our body was 100% efficient then weíd get back...

If our body was 100% efficient then weíd get back all that energy, but itís not, so there is wasted energy with every movement.
09-29-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

I read what was on the page you linked to. I...

I read what was on the page you linked to. I didnít request the full text from the author to read more. Perhaps you can provide a link to something that actually makes your point.
09-29-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

The only thing I know for sure is that you think...

The only thing I know for sure is that you think youíre smart and funny, but that youíre arenít nearly as much of either as you think.
09-29-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

OK, you told him to change cranks to change how...

OK, you told him to change cranks to change how he rides his bikeÖ. So the words didnít directly come out but itís still there.

Sorry Iím not nearly as impressed by you as you are. And your link...
09-29-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

And weíve found the one who is convinced heís...

And weíve found the one who is convinced heís right and takes the conversation way too seriously in an attempt to prove how someone else rides their bike is wrongÖ
09-29-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,985
Posted By NumbersGuy

I won't be that poster, but I do find it funny...

I won't be that poster, but I do find it funny how so many here blindly believe that higher cadence is uniformly "better" or "more efficient". 45 is probably too low, but there have been studies...
09-24-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,375
Posted By NumbersGuy

I regret buying a Niner RLT9 RDO. I regret...

I regret buying a Niner RLT9 RDO. I regret attempting to purchase Niner accessory bags. I regret contacting Niner support.

Basically I regret every interaction I've had with Niner bikes. The...
09-23-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,351
Posted By NumbersGuy

A. Road riders wanting close ratios are NOT...

A. Road riders wanting close ratios are NOT running an 11-34 cassette.
B. The close ratios desired are between the rear sprockets, generally with as many 1 tooth jumps as possible.
C. Finding just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,704
Posted By NumbersGuy

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons...

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons definitely have a similar love-hate representation. I think it comes down to tires with enough sales to generate a volume of lovers and haters. The...
08-26-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,379
Posted By NumbersGuy

Usually it's insecure jerkweeds who feel the need...

Usually it's insecure jerkweeds who feel the need to tell others they don't meet the qualifications to be "serious". They are also usually so hung up on maintaining their appearance as serious that...
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