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02-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
Posted By tashi

Linus makes some classic looking lights, I...

Linus makes some classic looking lights, I haven't tried any of them myself however. I assume that they're LED, so probably "bright enough" to be seen.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,577
Posted By tashi

Nutted axle kit may have a big enough diameter. ...

Nutted axle kit may have a big enough diameter. Either could be drilled out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By tashi

Yep, I AM very stupid.

Yep, I AM very stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By tashi

dafuq are you talking about?

dafuq are you talking about?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,577
Posted By tashi

I've had good results with the Axiom streamliner...

I've had good results with the Axiom streamliner rack, plus whatever size panniers are appropriate for the load. https://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/streamliner-racks/

No heal clearance...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By tashi

Theres no banging if the shorts are tight.

Theres no banging if the shorts are tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,031
Posted By tashi

Gets a Hot AF from me. To turn up the temp...

Gets a Hot AF from me.

To turn up the temp even more: Polished group to match the stem and post. I say the wheels look great, they make it look mean and fit with modern parts and they make the...
02-02-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,111
Posted By tashi

What a condescending and false statement. ...

What a condescending and false statement. Pathetic.
01-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 52,730
Posted By tashi

There’s been some discussion around vinyl and...

There’s been some discussion around vinyl and it’s lack of flexibility. Most of it is brutal, but my upholstery guy uses a “4-way stretch” material on the chair backs in my restaurant and it’s...
01-16-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 816
Posted By tashi

I've jammed 28's and fenders into 90's race bikes...

I've jammed 28's and fenders into 90's race bikes by using split fender brackets, which will solve your problem at the brake bridge and fork crown. I made my own by bending rear rack stays in a vice,...
01-16-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By tashi

I used the stock wing-nuts on my Jeunet city...

I used the stock wing-nuts on my Jeunet city bike, set up SS, and never had any slippage. Stamped dropouts and all, never a slip. I kept the steel-rimmed wheels mostly because of the wingnuts. For a...
01-13-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,843
Posted By tashi

No, YOURS is fake, because I TELL IT LIKE IT IS! ...

No, YOURS is fake, because I TELL IT LIKE IT IS!




...just like every tinfoil-hat podcast out there...
01-11-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,843
Posted By tashi

Kindness is not the same as flattery, nor does it...

Kindness is not the same as flattery, nor does it preclude honesty.
01-11-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,843
Posted By tashi

No. Your spouse knows they don't look...

No.

Your spouse knows they don't look exactly like the celebrity, she's just trying to look her best, and partially for your benefit. One should appreciate the effort and be kind.
01-11-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 10,843
Posted By tashi

I'm not sure that I should wade into this because...

I'm not sure that I should wade into this because I just can't take it as seriously as you seem to buuuuut:

- All your examples would be so obvious as to not be able to deceive anyone. The Denali...
01-04-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,437
Posted By tashi

While I love both those products, I doubt it will...

While I love both those products, I doubt it will happen. Why take up space with low-margin, high-effort (& slow transaction time) items when you can sell a high-margin, compact, quickly sold...
12-27-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

Please, for the fourth time now, leave me alone. ...

Please, for the fourth time now, leave me alone. If you insist on pestering me further, please do so via PM so the rest of the forum doesn’t have to wade through it.
12-27-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

You’re allowed to talk about whatever you want,...

You’re allowed to talk about whatever you want, but if you’re argumentative and irritating you can expect that people will ask you to leave them alone, and probably with more force if you don’t get...
12-27-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

This man speaks the truth. Type of material does...

This man speaks the truth. Type of material does not inherently provide a certain ride quality. Design matters. And parts, tires in particular.
12-26-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,699
Posted By tashi

I feel like I'd wear gators almost all the time...

I feel like I'd wear gators almost all the time if they looked like that, those are sweet!
12-26-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/220x161/tenor_53de9bb7945202d7a06405d275fc3372136bc888.gif
I said, “GOOD DAY”
12-26-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

Yep, and chipseal is a rougher surface than what...

Yep, and chipseal is a rougher surface than what the Domane is designed for. Your results are not surprising.

If you want to try a comfortable and fast modern bike for chipseal, I suggest trying...
12-26-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

What always amazes me is how some feel that since...

What always amazes me is how some feel that since you like one kind of bike, you must dislike the other. Personally, I like riding BIKES. I currently ride modern steel and aluminum mountain bikes,...
12-26-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

Im not sure why you guys keep bringing up speed....

Im not sure why you guys keep bringing up speed. I talked about how comfortable, practical bikes are now widely available in whatever material you want. I also alluded to how the marginal gains in...
12-26-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

Since you’re not interested in reasonable...

Since you’re not interested in reasonable discussion I suggest that you open your mind and go take a demo bike out and find out for yourself.

Good day.
12-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

No need to spend $4000, many of these bikes...

No need to spend $4000, many of these bikes around $2k.
How much faster depends on how fast you ride, and bikes have more than one metric.

Your mind is made up it seems, but it’s clear to many...
12-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

The difference is that now comfortable and...

The difference is that now comfortable and efficient aluminum is no longer the exception but common.

*A $500 used hydro formed aluminum bike has entered the chat, and it brought STI, a threadless...
12-26-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

exactly! The practical road bike has returned,...

exactly! The practical road bike has returned, with the benefit of 30 years of progress.
12-26-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,860
Posted By tashi

I recently converted my Cross-Check form drops to...

I recently converted my Cross-Check form drops to wide flat bars. It's ****** awesome. Tons of fun: sketchy and fast like a 90's MTB, but big wheels so no endos. I run 33c cyclocross tires on mine...
12-25-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 730,513
Posted By tashi

What a paint job! Awesome!

What a paint job! Awesome!
12-25-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,209
Posted By tashi

If you think that the manufacturers have left...

If you think that the manufacturers have left practical bikes made from steel behind for race-focused carbon, I suggest checking out the gravel and CX options. Many companies offer these bikes in...
10-25-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6,622
Views: 2,161,345
Posted By tashi

No need to be sorry, what you’d do with the bike...

No need to be sorry, what you’d do with the bike isn’t relevant to me. 🙂 It did a decent job of being a CX bike for a season (7 years ago!) before I bought my Cross-Check.

That one was great...
10-19-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,718,907
Posted By tashi

Work in progress or not, this thing is, well, Hot!

Work in progress or not, this thing is, well, Hot!
10-17-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,718,907
Posted By tashi

I'm gunna need to see more of this Hot. I had...

I'm gunna need to see more of this Hot. I had one from 94-98, loved and thrashed it. The warranty replacement Chute was awesome and the right bike, but early free ride was done on XC bikes being...
10-10-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,994
Posted By tashi

I hear ya. I tried a fixed conversion for a...

I hear ya. I tried a fixed conversion for a while.

Slow down hills and couldn't dive into corners. Boooo. SS instead for me thanks.
10-08-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,718,907
Posted By tashi

If it were mine (and fit) I'd probably go with...

If it were mine (and fit) I'd probably go with rigid fork, bar ends, big single ring, slicks or microknobbies, flat pedals. Fast fast town bike. Fenders depending on location/bike stable.

If it...
10-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,718,907
Posted By tashi

That's about a 94 LX group with an earlier XT...

That's about a 94 LX group with an earlier XT rear d. (m735?). Back in the day I ran that group into the ground and it did a great job. The brakes eventually kinda dented in so pad adjustment got...
10-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,718,907
Posted By tashi

The URT was an interesting way of solving some of...

The URT was an interesting way of solving some of the problems with early designs - but a bike that stiffens when you stand and is fully active when seated isn't the greatest for proper mountain...
10-04-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7,008
Views: 1,718,907
Posted By tashi

That bike always blew me away. So much amazing...

That bike always blew me away. So much amazing craftsmanship and materials for such a terrible (in retrospect) design.
10-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,585
Views: 2,123,973
Posted By tashi

Turned my Ken Legge from my single speed round...

Turned my Ken Legge from my single speed round town bike in to my winter road bike with a 5700 105 group, V-O Hammered Fenders, and my wife's wheels:
...
09-29-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,830
Posted By tashi

For something light, I suggest a LATE '80's -...

For something light, I suggest a LATE '80's - '90's bike and adapting the cockpit to make it as upright as you like with the right bar/stem combo. By this time the mountain bike ideal was based on...
09-09-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By tashi

NBR but: Our new Atlas has a bunch of...

NBR but: Our new Atlas has a bunch of leatherette and soft plastics, is this stuff good for this? I've used ArmourAll in the past and never liked how glossy and sticky it makes things. I'd like...
08-23-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,254
Posted By tashi

Well sure, if you ignore the Audi A4, BMW 3,...

Well sure, if you ignore the Audi A4, BMW 3, Volvo V60 and V90, Mercedes C and E-class...




And even though I'm a wagon lover, I've recently become convinced that small SUV shaped things are...
08-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,254
Posted By tashi

Dang, lost a post, here's a coles notes version...

Dang, lost a post, here's a coles notes version based on owning or driving a bunch of these:

Outback: awesome, amazing, instant AWD, terrible driving experience (terrible clutch, reluctant...
07-10-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,321
Posted By tashi

I love me a Brooks, and one needs to right the...

I love me a Brooks, and one needs to right the saddle that fits, but most Brooks' are pretty terrible mountain bike or CX seats.

Nothing wrong with a traditional Brooks on an Ironman, but, IMO,...
06-10-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 712,738
Posted By tashi

I believe that Nishiki has virtually always been...

I believe that Nishiki has virtually always been a sub-brand of Norco's, positioned a little higher end. 70's bikes were often virtually identical.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By tashi

Need has nothing to do with it. We buy the...

Need has nothing to do with it. We buy the latest and greatest because these are toys and we like them to be as awesome as possible.

QR's were holding on just fine, (aside from operator error),...
06-09-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,526
Posted By tashi

To me the fox body, without the ground effects...

To me the fox body, without the ground effects etc of the fully loaded versions, is an example of a car that, at the time, looked like nothing special, kinda lame but has somehow aged really well. I...
06-02-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,443
Posted By tashi

These are sweet: Pump, inflator, multi tool and...

These are sweet: Pump, inflator, multi tool and CO2 storage, all in one. Apparently the tool is quite useable, I haven't picked mine up yet so can't vouch for it myself.
...
05-31-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,072
Posted By tashi

Not for the heat (Victoria doesn't get "hot"...

Not for the heat (Victoria doesn't get "hot" really), but as someone with a small child, early rides are the most reliable way to get the bike time in. We even have a little crew going (The...
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