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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,945
Posted By downhillmaster

Good luck in your search for the perfect light. ...

Good luck in your search for the perfect light.
I still donít use brakes on my beautiful bicycle because I have yet to find ones that donít ruin itís gorgeous look.
01-27-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,816
Posted By downhillmaster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d59d3c65_f4f0_44cd_bcc1_29f942cd6853_9b35e1074c505f4d6831c50dafbd611ed4654e26.jpeg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By downhillmaster

Same here. I paid $65 for my Silca titanium...

Same here.
I paid $65 for my Silca titanium cage and all I ever carry in it is my very loud Bluetooth speaker.
01-27-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 572
Posted By downhillmaster

I seriously feel bad for anyone that wouldnít let...

I seriously feel bad for anyone that wouldnít let their own children ride their precious bicycle.
Assuming the children are old enough to ride responsibly.
01-25-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By downhillmaster

fixed it for ya :thumb:

fixed it for ya :thumb:
01-25-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,891
Posted By downhillmaster

Regular cycling has always made me feel older. ...

Regular cycling has always made me feel older.
I am 55 and in great shape but I visualize myself at 75, as do most of my friends and co-workers.
As far as driving a vehicle is concerned I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,784
Posted By downhillmaster

Around seven hours on the road and you canít plan...

Around seven hours on the road and you canít plan it around gas stations/stores being open?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 09:59 PM
01-20-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By downhillmaster

Still appears to be open. *looks around...

Still appears to be open.
*looks around furtively
01-20-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,544
Posted By downhillmaster

Not thugs. Cyclists.

Not thugs.
Cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,616
Posted By downhillmaster

I live in a nice suburb and I once left my house...

I live in a nice suburb and I once left my house for a 25 mile ride in nice weather without spandex, clipless, 2 lights, medical id, or 4 bottles of water.
Terrifying :innocent:
01-17-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By downhillmaster

Sorry but everyone knows that the electric pogo...

Sorry but everyone knows that the electric pogo stick is the transport of the future.
:thumb:
01-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By downhillmaster

Clipless should be alright but certainly not...

Clipless should be alright but certainly not before he is fully kitted out in Rapha.
Anything else would just be plain reckless and irresponsible IMO.
01-16-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,503
Posted By downhillmaster

So much empirical data :thumb:

So much empirical data :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,298
Posted By downhillmaster

Nostalgia is a beautiful thing. Of course they...

Nostalgia is a beautiful thing.
Of course they handled like a dream and could be ridden no-handed right out of the box.
If memory serves me correct, my old Serotta was vertically compliant and...
01-12-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,475
Posted By downhillmaster

Yes, many people consider and buy other brands....

Yes, many people consider and buy other brands. Hence the reason there are a lot of other bikes on the road other than Trek. Not sure how anyone on the planet could be unaware of this fact.
And ofc...
12-31-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By downhillmaster

Four times in the past week I had to stop and...

Four times in the past week I had to stop and help repair or replace threaded head sets.
Luckily for them I happen to be very handy and carry multiple tap and die sets.
Donít get me started on...
12-29-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,642
Posted By downhillmaster

Again, thanks for your expert opinion on how...

Again, thanks for your expert opinion on how tight we should all wear our toe clips.
Seriously though you did help to clear up one misconception as you referenced all the people you have seen...
12-27-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,642
Posted By downhillmaster

Plenty of people still use toe clips and I am not...

Plenty of people still use toe clips and I am not advocating anything.
Simply pointing out how ridiculous most people are when they advocate for clipless.
12-27-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,642
Posted By downhillmaster

I am surprised and sorry to hear that. There...

I am surprised and sorry to hear that.
There truly is no Ďsupposed toí amount of tightening.
Not sure why you felt the need to continue to over tighten to the point of falling.
12-26-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,642
Posted By downhillmaster

Fascinating read. In so many other threads when...

Fascinating read.
In so many other threads when someone posts about trying out clipless for the first time just about everybody jumps in and tells them how great it is and how easy it is to pick up....
12-23-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,499
Posted By downhillmaster

Nah. Itís more like when you donít know what...

Nah.
Itís more like when you donít know what you are talking about and post an absurd analogy :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,721
Posted By downhillmaster

Every cheap person on the planet describes...

Every cheap person on the planet describes themselves as Ďcareful with their moneyí
Own it.
Plus we all know that you have a Peter Sagan jersey and poster :rolleyes:
12-20-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By downhillmaster

I think you failed to notice that he also...

I think you failed to notice that he also mentioned that he pulled over for A GOOD COUPLE MINUTES to try and let him pass :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,721
Posted By downhillmaster

Your lack of understanding regarding the current...

Your lack of understanding regarding the current economy is what doesnít add up :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 7,721
Posted By downhillmaster

You are missing everything. Supply and demand....

You are missing everything.
Supply and demand.
Period.
12-16-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By downhillmaster

Nope. More tall tales. You stated that he was...

Nope.
More tall tales.
You stated that he was slower than you and that you caught up to him.
If you had executed a correct catch and pass he would not have been able to keep up regardless of any...
12-16-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,580
Posted By downhillmaster

Sounds like you were totally in the wrong here. ...

Sounds like you were totally in the wrong here.
You started far behind him, chased him down, and then were obviously not strong enough to pass and clear him.
You definitely owe him an apology and...
12-12-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,230
Posted By downhillmaster

Should be no problem at all. I drill large holes...

Should be no problem at all. I drill large holes in my frame and bars all the time.
If you really want a clean comfortable grip though I would suggest eliminating brakes/cables altogether. This...
12-07-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,448
Posted By downhillmaster

Being a member of this forum means that by...

Being a member of this forum means that by default you are at least a 7
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,430
Posted By downhillmaster

If you seriously want to know what it means you...

If you seriously want to know what it means you should find a pro rider and ask him/her as only they would really know.
12-05-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,119
Posted By downhillmaster

What does a 450lb bench press have to do with...

What does a 450lb bench press have to do with this discussion?
Do you know the difference between a squat and a bench press or do you just have reading/comprehension issues?
And for whatever itís...
12-04-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By downhillmaster

Weird on so many different levels :twitchy:

Weird on so many different levels :twitchy:
12-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,829
Posted By downhillmaster

mo∑tor∑ist /ˈmōdərəst/ noun noun:...

mo∑tor∑ist
/ˈmōdərəst/

noun
noun: motorist; plural noun: motorists

the driver of an automobile.


If you drive a car you are in fact a motorist.
11-27-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,225
Posted By downhillmaster

$3,000 is certainly well above the Ďnot so...

$3,000 is certainly well above the Ďnot so expensiveí category so not sure where you are going with that?
And also not sure why you would recommend a fluffy botique brand like Deschutes. ĎNeatí is...
11-24-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,020
Posted By downhillmaster

How in the world would a princess know what poop...

How in the world would a princess know what poop tastes like?
11-24-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By downhillmaster

me too

me too
11-21-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,923
Posted By downhillmaster

Itís ok if you are having a tough time coming to...

Itís ok if you are having a tough time coming to terms with the potential ill effects of getting older.
Even if it is someone else it can hit home I guess :rolleyes:
11-21-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,923
Posted By downhillmaster

Seriously? The very first person to reply also...

Seriously?
The very first person to reply also referenced age affecting the ability to use clipless.
:rolleyes:
11-21-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,923
Posted By downhillmaster

Uhh, switch to platform pedals. Unless you...

Uhh, switch to platform pedals.
Unless you believe it may cost you a spot on the podium ofc...
11-21-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,302
Posted By downhillmaster

Not at all. On all social media platforms here...

Not at all.
On all social media platforms here in the north Jersey area, cyclists and motorists get along amazingly well.
Each group offers a ton of support and helpful advice every time...
11-21-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,605
Posted By downhillmaster

Darn! I have the perfect long sleeve shirt but...

Darn!
I have the perfect long sleeve shirt but it is only for 41F to 44F, sorry.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By downhillmaster

:rolleyes: If you ever sell a bike I hope you...

:rolleyes:
If you ever sell a bike I hope you set your price based upon their parameters.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By downhillmaster

Thats a crazy quote. I work for an automobile...

Thats a crazy quote.
I work for an automobile dealership and a standard bike hitch is under $300 installed. It sounds like they are quoting you the wrong class hitch maybe?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By downhillmaster

I just purchased a folder and love it. I also own...

I just purchased a folder and love it. I also own 2 drop bar road bikes.
Based upon your parameters though it really seems to me that a standard comfort/hybrid would best suit your needs.
Unless...
11-19-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,344
Posted By downhillmaster

All three are a waste of money if you arenít...

All three are a waste of money if you arenít racing, or a wannabe local club legend that dreams of slaying KOMs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By downhillmaster

If it is in good to very good condition $625 is a...

If it is in good to very good condition $625 is a great price.
11-19-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,246
Posted By downhillmaster

I always wondered who was the last person left on...

I always wondered who was the last person left on the entire planet that didnít understand the concept of a Ďbundleí discount.
Nice to meet you :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By downhillmaster

Nothing is guaranteed to be flawless. Quite...

Nothing is guaranteed to be flawless.
Quite often new bikes will have small imperfections in paint finish, welds, etc...
Just like a new car.
Regardless of price.
I realize the issue with your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By downhillmaster

Great advice :thumb:

Great advice :thumb:
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