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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,061
Posted By DaveWC

You want to stand out? Ride harder, get faster &...

You want to stand out? Ride harder, get faster & kick everyone's butt... or at least be a challenge for stronger riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,961
Posted By DaveWC

Ha ha ha. Not at all. I was trying to imitate...

Ha ha ha. Not at all. I was trying to imitate posts where people decide why carbon bike owners own carbon bikes & react to their perception of that ownership.



For instance... I have a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-16, 07:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,961
Posted By DaveWC

Sure you do. You see a lot of people saying that...

Sure you do. You see a lot of people saying that only "steel is real" and all other frame materials are inferior. You see a lot of folks saying that carbon frames have a useful life of 2 years. What...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,454
Posted By DaveWC

Oh, is that what this is? Ok. I looked at all of...

Oh, is that what this is? Ok. I looked at all of my road bike rides for the last 2 summers & couldn't find one that was as slow as 19 mph. Mind you, my average daily ride is 40 minutes and it's very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,454
Posted By DaveWC

bakes I hope you understand how silly it is to...

bakes I hope you understand how silly it is to compare average speeds on different rides, different days, different parts of the world. Similarly, why can't you just be happy with your choice of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,454
Posted By DaveWC

Is there a point to those sentences? I don't see...

Is there a point to those sentences? I don't see it. Are you generalizing and saying that is the norm for recreational riders? Or is that a description and there's supposed to be a picture to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,454
Posted By DaveWC

None of the examples you listed sounded like...

None of the examples you listed sounded like advice, but rather habits of cyclists. And usually those kinds of habits aren't prefixed with "I intend to race in the near future and these are my habits...
08-07-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,090
Posted By DaveWC

To give the semblance of legitimacy. Seriously,...

To give the semblance of legitimacy. Seriously, what is the best outcome you're hoping for? Let's say it's worth $650 for the groupset. You feel there's a 99% chance it's a scam, so a 1% chance it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,961
Posted By DaveWC

When the pros rode steel bikes, what did the...

When the pros rode steel bikes, what did the other 99.99% ride? :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,793
Posted By DaveWC

I'm pretty sure that you're misunderstanding my...

I'm pretty sure that you're misunderstanding my post.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,793
Posted By DaveWC

Yup, I did. The thread is regarding how to lose...

Yup, I did. The thread is regarding how to lose 1.6lbs on the bike. Sure, he doesn't want to sacrifice handling. But what you want to discuss is whether losing the weight has merit. The OP doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,793
Posted By DaveWC

Translation: I have a problem with people that...

Translation: I have a problem with people that feel differently about stuff than I do. They need to make the same financial decisions that I make for the same reasons. Otherwise I will mock them...
08-02-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,033
Posted By DaveWC

But seriously, it would make more sense to ask...

But seriously, it would make more sense to ask the manager as well as educating himself. There's no reason that the potential confusion from the manager's answer would preclude the OP from also...
07-31-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By DaveWC

How was that impressive? They were slow pedaling,...

How was that impressive? They were slow pedaling, often on the hoods, completely unaware that they were in a "race".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By DaveWC

Yeah, a 32 second test is how they should compare...

Yeah, a 32 second test is how they should compare all bikes.
07-27-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

Then there are those of us who have simply chosen...

Then there are those of us who have simply chosen a bike we like, have ridden it safely for thousands of kms and don't understand why our choice affects you.
07-26-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

Did it help you once it was pointed out to you...

Did it help you once it was pointed out to you that there were aluminum bikes that were included on that list and carbon bikes excluded from the list? Because it sounds like you've made your mind up...
07-26-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

I didn't realize anything was at stake here. But...

I didn't realize anything was at stake here. But given that you think that there is, what is at stake for you if I continue riding a carbon bike? Is it necessary that I agree with you? As a carbon...
07-26-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

Ftfy

Ftfy
07-26-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

Got it. So you would warn everyone to avoid...

Got it. So you would warn everyone to avoid lightweight carbon, ti, alu & steel bikes. You'd recommend or feel more comfortable with the heavier bikes, including the heavier carbon bikes, that don't...
07-25-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

I did none of those things. I had no trouble...

I did none of those things. I had no trouble decoding your friend's letter. In fact I quoted him and you suggested that I was making up stories. You misrepresented what the Colnago lawyer said and...
07-25-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

I'm here to learn from the giants... like you....

I'm here to learn from the giants... like you. That doesn't mean that every hairbrained post has merit.

As a matter of a fact, I am a bike rider. I only average about 24km every day but I manage...
07-25-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

No. It wasn't. The lawyer said that your bike had...

No. It wasn't. The lawyer said that your bike had outlived it's useful life. He also stated that "frames used by professionals are used for one, or maximum two seasons after which they are either...
07-24-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

Ha ha ha. That's rich. You have the ability to...

Ha ha ha. That's rich. You have the ability to detect that the carbon fork was the cause of your inability to steer. I don't know why that type of evidence didn't cause Colnago to send you buckets of...
07-24-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

No problem. I'm sure if you crashed you could...

No problem. I'm sure if you crashed you could examine the asploded bike and find the seam in the fork that you believe caused the crash. You're no CSI.
...
07-24-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

I don't have to describe it, you did it yourself...

I don't have to describe it, you did it yourself in your original post. You lost control, believe you see a crack in your carbon fork & blame your crash on the fork. That's your description in your...
07-24-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

You thought wrong. He told you that your 10 year...

You thought wrong. He told you that your 10 year old frame & the 14 year old frame of your friend were beyond the life expected of the bike. He also said that pros get rid of or destroy their bikes...
07-23-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

You bought it used on ebay in October, 2005.

You bought it used on ebay in October, 2005.
07-23-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

Tom, you realize that your posts are just riddled...

Tom, you realize that your posts are just riddled with lies & mischaracterizations. You initially said the following:



Pure B.S. The dude at Colnago said that your 11 year old+ used Colnago...
07-23-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

The OP has an interesting relationship with...

The OP has an interesting relationship with carbon bikes/components.

He bought the C40 frame on ebay... used, back in 2005 or earlier. Cost $2,000 in total for the bike.



In 2006 he...
07-23-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 23,008
Posted By DaveWC

It seems that you are purposely misstating what...

It seems that you are purposely misstating what was said to you. The statement that pros ride carbon bikes for 2 years & then get rid of them is not a statement regarding the useful life of a carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,683
Posted By DaveWC

I guarantee you, if they were not made of carbon,...

I guarantee you, if they were not made of carbon, this poster would not have made the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,683
Posted By DaveWC

How could I possibly have been saying that in my...

How could I possibly have been saying that in my post? I assume you mean "Do I accept the idea that they're that weak?" I certainly don't feel that my handlebars would break that easily, but I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,683
Posted By DaveWC

The effort required to continually bash carbon...

The effort required to continually bash carbon must be one of the best parts of this hobby for some.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,575
Posted By DaveWC

You've apparently changed your mind over the...

You've apparently changed your mind over the years. Didn't you used to own carbon road bikes, used to say you loved certain carbon frames... now suddenly you're negative about every aspect. Did you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,933
Posted By DaveWC

In the world of sarcasm.

In the world of sarcasm.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,575
Posted By DaveWC

Sure, but they should test the bikes by leaning...

Sure, but they should test the bikes by leaning them against a fence. Or mounting them on a bike rack. I'm sure the carbon frame would asplode immediately.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,575
Posted By DaveWC

Gweedo1 is RT. Guaranteed: Both refer to a...

Gweedo1 is RT. Guaranteed:

Both refer to a 15 year hiatus





Both use a pretty unusual phrase "cheese & rice"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,933
Posted By DaveWC

That section got cut to save bandwidth. It was on...

That section got cut to save bandwidth. It was on the outer edge of subforums so the saving was significant.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,168
Posted By DaveWC

If you don't do things the way "I" do, you're...

If you don't do things the way "I" do, you're doing it wrong. The beauty of that logic is that it applies to every conceivable controversy. Other logic need not apply, the job has been filled.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,108
Posted By DaveWC

Deleted. My post was uncalled for.

Deleted. My post was uncalled for.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,108
Posted By DaveWC

Throw the bike off of a 15 story building......

Throw the bike off of a 15 story building... it'll be going faster than 47mph when it hits the ground.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,936
Posted By DaveWC

Sure it shows the benefit of a draft, few would...

Sure it shows the benefit of a draft, few would dispute that there's a benefit. But the draft from a truck is hardly comparable to the draft from a cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By DaveWC

You say that and 9 minutes later you post again. ...

You say that and 9 minutes later you post again.

btw, what thread about locked threads was locked?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,796
Posted By DaveWC

Bad trolling = boring.

Bad trolling = boring.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,546
Posted By DaveWC

I rely on my bike for daily exercise & my car for...

I rely on my bike for daily exercise & my car for moving my family around. I can't afford to do with out either. So those are two things that I wouldn't want to lend. The rest of my stuff I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,546
Posted By DaveWC

Some people don't seem to understand. Let's say...

Some people don't seem to understand. Let's say that at some point in the life of a bike or a significant component, it's going to fail. Not from user negligence, it just has a point at which it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,796
Posted By DaveWC

Translation: I intentionally trolled this board...

Translation:
I intentionally trolled this board & it seems I have received the reaction I wanted. Anyone who disagrees with me I will deem to be angry.

The majority of cyclists don't fit into...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,985
Posted By DaveWC

Do what you want. I think you're kidding...

Do what you want. I think you're kidding yourself that either of the bikes you listed will be noticeably different than what you have. You're just incrementally stepping up to the bike you probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,985
Posted By DaveWC

All this talk about how the high end bikes aren't...

All this talk about how the high end bikes aren't worth it, don't make you faster, are incrementally better... I sure see a lot of people with entry level bikes that want to accumulate more entry...
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