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07-08-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,297
Posted By RJM

I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillborne years ago and...

I bought a Rivendell Sam Hillborne years ago and rode that all over the place, including paved roads, single track, and gravel roads. I wound up getting into road cycling and sold the Riv but after...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,096
Posted By RJM

Did you stop and move the shopping cart out of...

Did you stop and move the shopping cart out of the way?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By RJM

I got a mtb using jones h bars and 10 speed...

I got a mtb using jones h bars and 10 speed friction mounted to Paul Thumbies...work fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,517
Posted By RJM

Unless it is etap I will take Shimano, at least...

Unless it is etap I will take Shimano, at least at 105 level and up.

In mountain bikes I do like sram shifting and their high end guide brakes don't completely suck. I got tossed over the bars on...
06-13-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,496
Posted By RJM

I laughed aloud....good one.

I laughed aloud....good one.
06-13-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,287
Posted By RJM

It's okay to think that someone who spent ten...

It's okay to think that someone who spent ten grand on a bicycle is foolish with their money just like I think it is foolish to keep dealing with aged parts/tech/and frame design, used stuff, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,681
Posted By RJM

Just curious, how wide of a tire can you fit in...

Just curious, how wide of a tire can you fit in the back of that Revolt?
06-13-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,287
Posted By RJM

A ten thousand dollar bike a lavish luxurious...

A ten thousand dollar bike a lavish luxurious extravagance?....oh yeah, it is. I don't personally know anybody who would think differently.

I do not have a problem spending money on bikes either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,897
Posted By RJM

My Fenix 5x Sapphire has worked flawlessly since...

My Fenix 5x Sapphire has worked flawlessly since I got it...I really like it.

The Edge 500 and the 1000 tour model worked alright too...although I could never get the crash feature to work on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,966
Posted By RJM

I can't watch this at work but all the videos...

I can't watch this at work but all the videos I've seen showing how disc brakes don't cause injury only rest something on the brake while the wheel is spinning...they never jam something relatively...
05-31-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,267
Posted By RJM

Happens all the time in the corporate...

Happens all the time in the corporate world...ever heard of the glass ceiling issue? It's basically SOP in the very large business sector I work in to promote and pay women less than men just...
03-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

Complete nonsense. Carbon has been around...

Complete nonsense.

Carbon has been around for what, a couple of decades now, and steel hasn't gone anywhere. It's not going to go anywhere.

Plus, calling all steel bikes crap just negates...
03-09-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

If I could only ride a Madone Di2 with 28s I...

If I could only ride a Madone Di2 with 28s I probably would never ride a bike again...just not the type of riding I do anymore and riding a Madone on the gravel roads and trails I do would be a...
03-09-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

You need rather large wrenches to adjust a...

You need rather large wrenches to adjust a threaded headset, where threadless only takes some allen keys. If you happen to be away from your workstation and the headset loosens up, you are generally...
03-08-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

The new Gus Boots has 1 1/8" threadless steer...

The new Gus Boots has 1 1/8" threadless steer tube. You're out of luck with the suspension fork though...probably not going to happen but it would be a fun project to stick one on a gus and see how...
03-08-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

I did read what you responded to...a couple of...

I did read what you responded to...a couple of times. You are telling another person who said cantis don't work for them because of mud, dirt roads, gravel, rain, extreme tech, loaded touring, a lot...
03-08-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

Rivendell does not just build road bikes. In the...

Rivendell does not just build road bikes. In the past they had the Bombadil, Hunqapillar, Clem Smith Jr., and now they are coming out with the Gus Boots which are all sold as off road bikes....
03-07-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

Rim brakes don't work all that well in mud.

Rim brakes don't work all that well in mud.
03-07-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

The one issue I have on their new Gus Boots is...

The one issue I have on their new Gus Boots is the lack of discs. For a trail bike with wide tires and wide rims, discs make all the sense in the world and I really don't get sticking with cantis on...
Forum: Foo
03-05-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By RJM

Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,714
Posted By RJM

yeah, I know quite a few people with Android who...

yeah, I know quite a few people with Android who are constantly having issues. The apple stuff Iíve had has always worked well, even the Apple TV we just got.
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,714
Posted By RJM

Iíve never had issues with my Apple products and...

Iíve never had issues with my Apple products and find the cost of them to be worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,364
Posted By RJM

Depending on what model Madone you bought you...

Depending on what model Madone you bought you could have a regular seatpost or a seat mast. I believe the regular seat post models, like the 4.5, are a 27.2 diameter seatpost.
09-26-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

Actually Joe, whose name isn't Joe, had an...

Actually Joe, whose name isn't Joe, had an article written about him describing his joy with the ebike....I'll look around for it.

Frankly, I'm not about the ebikes for myself. I'd get in trouble...
09-26-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

Tell that to those dudes shredding Whistler.

Tell that to those dudes shredding Whistler.
09-26-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

Is calling others liars part of your position as...

Is calling others liars part of your position as group ride rule enforcer?
09-26-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

Medical issues on group rides can happen at any...

Medical issues on group rides can happen at any time with any rider.
09-26-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

You are wrong, buddy. Actually "Joe" is a...

You are wrong, buddy.

Actually "Joe" is a rider I know in a situation that is precisely like I described who rides our group rides. Nobody cares that Joe rides an ebike....

and seriously, if...
09-26-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

How is the social dynamic broken when someone...

How is the social dynamic broken when someone shows up with an ebike provided they don't dictate the speed of the group? Serious question.

For instance. Let's say a regular to the "competitive"...
09-26-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

The competitive angle on a group ride with one...

The competitive angle on a group ride with one riding an ebike makes me chuckle. Someone on an ebike can maintain the same speed safely as others on a group ride and if they can, what is the...
09-25-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,536
Posted By RJM

Get a nice hardtail mtb, stick a 34mm ring on the...

Get a nice hardtail mtb, stick a 34mm ring on the front, keep a second set of wheels with some nice, lighter, fatty slick tires on it and ride happily everywhere.

If I had to do with one bike, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,971
Posted By RJM

If it takes you half a day to change a quill stem...

If it takes you half a day to change a quill stem don't ever get a job as a bike mechanic.
09-21-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,006
Posted By RJM

I got on an e mtb and was floored by how fast you...

I got on an e mtb and was floored by how fast you can go on those things. It's pretty ridiculous how quickly you can ride climbs and flats...the thing sucked at going down.

I don't see the point...
09-19-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By RJM

I got 55mm G-Ones on Velocity Cliffhangers on my...

I got 55mm G-Ones on Velocity Cliffhangers on my Appaloosa using Shimano Xt v-brakes and I have to pound the tire to get the wheel out or release air. Cantis wouldn't do any better either as the pads...
09-19-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,178
Posted By RJM

I don't agree. Not after using the Paul...

I don't agree.

Not after using the Paul Klamper which is stupid easy to set up and is a very good brake. I was seriously surprised by this brake.

Hydros just work great and can be had cheap. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,621
Posted By RJM

It's easy...ride slower and know that he/she is...

It's easy...ride slower and know that he/she is working harder than you so he/she is having a different type of ride than you. That means don't try to have deep conversations with someone who is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,971
Posted By RJM

Steel frames aren't ten pounds heavier than...

Steel frames aren't ten pounds heavier than carbon frames, unless you are talking about dutch bikes vs. road bikes. I'd say the weight penalty of a nice steel road frame compared to a carbon road...
09-14-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,347
Posted By RJM

I went 1x on my mtb's because I've found that I...

I went 1x on my mtb's because I've found that I get much less chain dropping going on with the narrow wide chainring and a clutch rd. My cyclocross bike is a 46x36 and I love it like that. Much of...
08-31-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,419
Posted By RJM

I'm sure whatever is determined to be gravel...

I'm sure whatever is determined to be gravel "racing" will dictate what gravel bikes turn into....unfortunately, IMHO.
08-31-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,494
Posted By RJM

Lack of cars trying to kill me and solitude.

Lack of cars trying to kill me and solitude.
08-29-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,121
Posted By RJM

I just got a Jones bar delivered to me...

I just got a Jones bar delivered to me today...gonna see how that works on the Niner for me. It might come back too much on that bike, but I have others I can use it on too.
08-29-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,121
Posted By RJM

yep, especially with newer mtbs. IMHO, the best...

yep, especially with newer mtbs. IMHO, the best mtbs for drop bar conversions that I've seen have been a couple of years old xc hardtails that are a little too small for the rider...kinda like my...
08-12-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

26.8 is a somewhat common size for a...

26.8 is a somewhat common size for a seatpost...both Nitto and Thompson offer posts in that size; I'm sure other companies do too but I ain't checking. The good thing with Riv's offerings that...
08-11-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

Probably has to do with the seat lug and tubing...

Probably has to do with the seat lug and tubing being used on some models, other models are 27.2.


Well, on the site it does say that you can get a Roadeo made to order but it isn't saying the...
08-03-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,763
Posted By RJM

I haven't had any issues and they have been...

I haven't had any issues and they have been holding up great, but I didn't buy the superlite ones, just the regular tan walls and they are setup tubeless. The only issue I've had is when I get out of...
08-03-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,763
Posted By RJM

What about Compass tires? Those things are fast...

What about Compass tires? Those things are fast on the road and you can certainly get a wide one...many are tubeless now too.

I got Compass Antelope Hill tires on one of my mtbs turned gravel...
08-02-18, 05:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,785
Posted By RJM

I've owned 4 Rivendells, (Atlantis, Roadeo, Sam...

I've owned 4 Rivendells, (Atlantis, Roadeo, Sam Hillborne, and an Appaloosa which has become my favorite bike ever) and can say that they are not sluggish or slow bikes. Very neutral handling, not...
08-01-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,326
Posted By RJM

Hmm, I don't really see a reason someone would...

Hmm, I don't really see a reason someone would need overshoes while using platforms...you just ride with something more insulated like boots.
07-29-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,452
Posted By RJM

Disc brake bikes seem to be about $500 bucks more...

Disc brake bikes seem to be about $500 bucks more than comparable rim brake bikes.


Here is a comparison between the Trek Checkpoint ALR4 and the Trek Emonda ALR 4 disc. Not much of a price...
07-27-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,326
Posted By RJM

If you get a decent set of flat pedals with pins,...

If you get a decent set of flat pedals with pins, your feet aren't going to slip off...at least not easily.

I used to use spd on the mtbs for years but I wanted to switch to flats because I wanted...
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