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04-04-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,018
Posted By badger1

I have attached one of these royal figurines to...

I have attached one of these royal figurines to my bars. Never have to think about waving.

...
04-03-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By badger1

I believe Canyon ships to S. Korea, so there's an...

I believe Canyon ships to S. Korea, so there's an option. Link (Canyon's Kr. site) to the relevant bike:
https://www.canyon.com/en-kr/fitness-bikes/onroad-bikes/roadlite/
03-30-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By badger1

As others have said, a Diverge (any current...

As others have said, a Diverge (any current Diverge) won't be too "slow" or too heavy for long rides. If you've ridden one and "loved it", that should tell you a lot.

As to flat bars or drops,...
03-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By badger1

User error, or ... troll. If the former:...

User error, or ... troll.

If the former: you've no one to blame but yourself. If the latter ... close thread.

That is all.
03-24-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,680
Posted By badger1

Short answer: yes, I will be. Fortunately...

Short answer: yes, I will be.

Fortunately we're seeing a reasonably early spring here; it's warming up a little, and our extensive MUP system will be clear of snow/ice, so I'll be getting out....
03-19-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

Hey GG ... those GRX wheels look very nice ......

Hey GG ... those GRX wheels look very nice ... like so far?? Another question: are those Ice Tech rotors, and if so are you still using the stock brakes? Play nicely together?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12,275
Views: 179,394
Posted By badger1

Interesting times, to say the least. Up here...

Interesting times, to say the least. Up here (Ontario, CA), we are going through the same thing.

At present, 'emergency powers' have decreed that all restaurants/bars be closed; exception: places...
03-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

Headset spacers? Are you looking at the FS boot,...

Headset spacers? Are you looking at the FS boot, DD? It does look a little odd at first. GravelGurty has the stock '19 one; here's what the FS 2.0 set-up looks like (long story; fortunate 'upgrade'...
03-18-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,703
Posted By badger1

Is it next door to Soldier Cyclist of...

Is it next door to Soldier Cyclist of Fortune.net? Informative threads over there; saw one recently: 'How to Weaponize Your Bike'.
03-17-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,458
Posted By badger1

My excellent LBS is staying open for now. Ontario...

My excellent LBS is staying open for now. Ontario has declared a state of emergency today, but it is not (yet) a shut-down of non-essential services. Rather, the aim is to close temporarily all...
03-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By badger1

Older bike: SRAM Apex front/rear derailleurs,...

Older bike: SRAM Apex front/rear derailleurs, crank (48/32), and cassette (PG1090)/chain. Shifters: 10spd SRAM flat-bar DoubleTap. Going on 10 years; it all works flawlessly.

Newer bike: SRAM NX...
03-15-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

Dallas405 Essentially, Specialized has...

Dallas405
Essentially, Specialized has rationalized the Sirrus line into two series. The 'regular' ones (e.g. Sirrus 6.0) align more with the Roubaix (endurance/road), the X ones (e.g. Sirrus X...
03-14-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

I'm looking at the Roval 24s (I think that's the...

I'm looking at the Roval 24s (I think that's the number). Pretty decent: under 1600 or so grams/set, aluminum rims (no interest in carbon), DT Swiss internals. Would be nice to get shot of the boat...
03-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,021
Posted By badger1

I just today spent $300.00 Cdn (about .05 dollars...

I just today spent $300.00 Cdn (about .05 dollars U.S.) on a nice new pair of Specialized spd (mtb) xc race shoes. Got new ones because my last ones are finally wearing out after nine years.

Mmmmm...
02-29-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By badger1

That is a very nice bike. You are fortunate to be...

That is a very nice bike. You are fortunate to be able to arrange getting one up here.

I took a long look at those -- the Pathlite 8 version -- last spring when buying a new bike, and would very...
02-28-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,615
Posted By badger1

Yup. But wth, this is teh Biek Forms -- the land...

Yup. But wth, this is teh Biek Forms -- the land that reality forgot.:)
02-27-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,137
Posted By badger1

... or committed ... indefinitely (or as we say...

... or committed ... indefinitely (or as we say up here, at the pleasure of the Governor-General in right of Her Majesty the Queen).
02-27-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 732
Posted By badger1

:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aVI60i4z0w

:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aVI60i4z0w
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By badger1

Sadly, this new spirit of inclusivity still does...

Sadly, this new spirit of inclusivity still does not embrace those of us -- like me -- who do our road cycling on flat-earth bar road bikes. Gravel and sidewalks are welcome, so some social progress,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By badger1

The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the...

The 42 is the new, more inclusive version of the 41, incorporating gravel and sidewalk cycling.

Apparently.

To the amusement of some.
02-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By badger1

Fascinating. Interesting that this...

Fascinating.

Interesting that this "Patterson" website contains a link to FSA (Full Speed Ahead), yet a search on that site of "Patterson" yields ... nothing.
02-08-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By badger1

Good to see you here, Bill.:)

Good to see you here, Bill.:)
02-07-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,943
Posted By badger1

Heh! Make of it what you (we) will. I suspect...

Heh! Make of it what you (we) will. I suspect cultural differences are at play here.
02-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,943
Posted By badger1

Interestingly, Giant has that message on their...

Interestingly, Giant has that message on their English websites, while many of the Euro sites do list weights, e.g. Germany, France, Poland.
02-06-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,790
Posted By badger1

Sad to see DR go -- quirky, but always...

Sad to see DR go -- quirky, but always entertaining. I bought a lot of issues of DR over the years, but Bike was always my favourite too, along with Singletrack (UK).

Bike has now been reduced to...
02-05-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,200
Posted By badger1

At the moment, I have three bicycles. However,...

At the moment, I have three bicycles. However, the newest is a replacement for the second-oldest, which will shortly be either sold on or donated to our local co-op. The third (from 2005) I keep for...
02-05-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By badger1

:bday: Eatonkd and yes, "it goes fast"! 60...

:bday: Eatonkd and yes, "it goes fast"!

60 seems a moment ago; then, I was thinking the 65-85 thread was ages away. Now 68 ... blink of an eye.
02-03-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

Possible; however, that frameset (dedicated 1x...

Possible; however, that frameset (dedicated 1x version of the carbon Sirrus) was new for '19. Unlikely Specialized has changed it for '20. Never know, though!
02-03-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By badger1

Well, the Sirrus is and always has been a...

Well, the Sirrus is and always has been a purpose-designed flat-bar frame. I have the carbon version (Sirrus X).

But yes ... it is more closely akin to endurance road/gravel than to mtb, and the...
02-02-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,841
Posted By badger1

I have two POS flat-bar road bikes.:)

I have two POS flat-bar road bikes.:)
02-02-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By badger1

Somewhat similar -- aluminum frame: ...

Somewhat similar -- aluminum frame:

1x9/aluminum fork: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sirrus-x-3-0/p/171177?color=274027-171177&searchText=92420-7205
1x10 (Deore)/Future Shock/carbon fork:...
02-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 906
Posted By badger1

Winter; must be Winter. That is the only rational...

Winter; must be Winter. That is the only rational explanation for this thread.:)
01-31-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

AFAIK the '19 X Comp (now the '20 5.0) was...

AFAIK the '19 X Comp (now the '20 5.0) was designed to fit 38s (stock tires) comfortably. As I said, it looked to me when I had those on there that 40s or 42s might (probably would) fit, but with...
01-31-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

It would be quite tight, and probably depend on...

It would be quite tight, and probably depend on the tire/rim width interaction. The frame/fork is unchanged from mine ('19 X Comp -- the 5.0 is just this year's model), and the stock 38s fit fine,...
01-31-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,379
Posted By badger1

Lousy pic, but ... still going strong. At one...

Lousy pic, but ... still going strong. At one time my only bike, used for everything (inc. road riding w/slicks). Still frequent use now through the summers at our place out east. Non-techy...
01-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

Best guess (only a guess): ability to run...

Best guess (only a guess): ability to run slightly lower pressure > slightly 'softer' ride. The 5.0/4.0 have the FS and carbon fork; the lower ones do not.
01-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 293,255
Posted By badger1

Interesting consolidation of the Sirrus range,...

Interesting consolidation of the Sirrus range, really, and -- reading the blurbs on S's website re. the expanded X range -- probably the end of the Crosstrails (?)

So, in the carbons the 'Pro'...
01-26-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,225
Posted By badger1

You do that.

You do that.
01-22-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,225
Posted By badger1

Giant's carbon technology (r/d, production...

Giant's carbon technology (r/d, production methods, etc.) is second to absolutely no one's.

As others have pointed out, economies of scale come into play as well, in two senses. First, Giant...
01-21-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,730
Posted By badger1

"Like" button not working (?), so ......

"Like" button not working (?), so ... 'Like^^^'
01-19-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,081
Posted By badger1

Interesting. I suppose in some instances it...

Interesting.

I suppose in some instances it might be a 'balance' issue, but I'm sure that in others it's a 'set up' and/or technique issue.

On the first: one needs one's bars somewhat...
01-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,551
Posted By badger1

Some might ask "Why not ..."

Some might ask "Why not ..."
01-15-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,391
Posted By badger1

Hmmmphf. Antidoggite, eh? I know your type. It...

Hmmmphf. Antidoggite, eh? I know your type. It all starts with a little doggy joke, and then if called on it you'll ask, innocently, why the doggies are so sensitive ...
01-08-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By badger1

Frequently, several. Sometimes none. Does it...

Frequently, several. Sometimes none. Does it really matter?

MacAskill is simply a one-off talent on a bike when it comes to technical ('trials') moves.
01-05-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,031
Posted By badger1

Correct.

Correct.
01-05-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By badger1

In just a mid-size city here, but with awful...

In just a mid-size city here, but with awful roads and traffic, and at 68 -- with some on-going health issues -- I have no trouble riding my upright bike in town or out of town -- or my upright mtb...
01-03-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,928
Posted By badger1

Yes, or A&S; see posts 2 and 5 (I think it was?)...

Yes, or A&S; see posts 2 and 5 (I think it was?) above.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By badger1

Yes. Every issue since '02 here. They are now...

Yes. Every issue since '02 here. They are now down to a quarterly, as you say, because ostensibly upping their 'web presence'. The decline began with the departure of Brice Minnigh.

Sad. Bike was,...
12-31-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,941
Posted By badger1

fify ... the "redefined ... benchmark", a result...

fify ... the "redefined ... benchmark", a result of Lightweight's having "meticolously" worked on the original.

Nothing but the best for AlmostTrick:)
12-28-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,728
Posted By badger1

This^^^ Plan to get back to my usual minimum...

This^^^
Plan to get back to my usual minimum 6-7000kms/year, plus some mtb. Last year and a half has been a bit of a cycling write-off due to health issues. At 68, getting some fitness back will be...
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