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Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 903
Posted By grolby

If your current vintage drop bar is too long and...

If your current vintage drop bar is too long and deep, I don’t think you’ll be happy with any of the Nitto bars being recommended. Nitto makes all of their bars with long reach and relatively deep...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By grolby

Wow. OK.

Wow. OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By grolby

I mean, in general, you all are really making...

I mean, in general, you all are really making this sound much more complicated than it needs to be. The answer to the OP's question is a resounding "maybe." I would suggest that they try out some...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By grolby

Bike fit and position certainly does affect...

Bike fit and position certainly does affect potential power output, and a more race-oriented geometry can simplify obtaining this position. But that's really beside the point. It's reasonable to set...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,552
Posted By grolby

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: There it...

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

There it is.

Look, the reason to get a "race bike," whatever that happens to mean, is because you like the way it handles, or the way it feels underneath you,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,062
Posted By grolby

Yeah, the thing is though... that’s not how...

Yeah, the thing is though... that’s not how development of consumer products happens. To paraphrase Henry Ford, “If I’d asked people what they wanted, they would’ve asked for a faster horse.”
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,117
Posted By grolby

FYI $45 in 1985 is basically equivalent to $100...

FYI $45 in 1985 is basically equivalent to $100 today.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,117
Posted By grolby

A $30 tubular ain't worth riding. OK...

A $30 tubular ain't worth riding.



OK thanks for the feedback.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,117
Posted By grolby

I don't think tubulars are as hard to deal with...

I don't think tubulars are as hard to deal with as some make them out to be. Having learned to glue tires for cyclocross, road tubulars are hilariously easy. They are much easier to glue securely....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By grolby

I've used mini pumps for years and maintained...

I've used mini pumps for years and maintained that they were fine. The Lezyne Road Drive is a particular favorite. Last year, I flatted on a ride with some friends, and one of them handed me his...
Forum: Touring
02-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,553
Posted By grolby

Holy smokes! Let's just say I was young and brash...

Holy smokes! Let's just say I was young and brash and full of opinions back then. I didn't even have a Cross-Check yet, then! And now I don't have one again. Or an LHT. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,050
Posted By grolby

This is just weirdly orthogonal to the argument....

This is just weirdly orthogonal to the argument. Of course there are other people on the road who you have to share that space with. What no one is obliged to share is a conversation they didn't ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,050
Posted By grolby

100% endorse. Except that I am a bad person and...

100% endorse. Except that I am a bad person and will start deliberately riding over manhole covers, potholes, etc if I'm in a bad mood. I am not required to indulge some stranger's desire for social...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,178
Posted By grolby

:lol: Yeah, you're a real tough guy, Conan. You...

:lol: Yeah, you're a real tough guy, Conan. You don't understand what the kit is for or why people wear it, but that's really the least of your problems.



Bike kit today mostly isn't for...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-18, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,178
Posted By grolby

You can represent your weird, desperate behavior...

You can represent your weird, desperate behavior with whatever words you like. Even a misquote of mine, if that makes you feel like you've won something. That seems like it's pretty important to you?
Forum: Commuting
06-27-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,178
Posted By grolby

Joey's world view is such that people wearing...

Joey's world view is such that people wearing bike clothes to ride their bikes slowly is somehow more contemptible and pathetic than filming yourself "racing" people wearing bike clothes over and...
06-19-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

Good. LOLing at earlier comments that I...

Good.


LOLing at earlier comments that I must think equal payouts are easy because I don't care about bike racing and haven't thought it through. Yeah. That must be it. It's not like there are...
06-06-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

Fair. If I can leave it at one point: it's...

Fair.

If I can leave it at one point: it's not about money. It's about respect. My friend Lydia has done the work to survey a majority of the women actively racing in New England to ask them some...
06-06-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

Sorry. I'm still salty about my friends being...

Sorry. I'm still salty about my friends being effectively given the middle finger on the start line. I think some anger is justified. This isn't an abstract issue. This causes people real emotional...
06-06-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

You have choices, too. So do we. Stop...

You have choices, too.



So do we. Stop making excuses. Do the right thing. Find the money somewhere else. This is non-responsive.[/quote]



Have you considered asking them? Have you...
06-06-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

Christ. I don't have the patience for this...

Christ. I don't have the patience for this nonsense. Stop spouting your opinions and listen to what the athletes in question are saying they need to feel welcomed and respected. You're just flat...
06-06-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

Only 2 more things to add on this. 1st,...

Only 2 more things to add on this.

1st, basing payout on field size is IMO a ridiculous amateur-hour hack no matter who it applies for. On top of that, it's problematic because it inherently...
06-06-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

The entry fee is so NOT the problem. You are...

The entry fee is so NOT the problem. You are throwing your effort at non-solutions.
06-06-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

No. Wrong order. Fix it. Turnout is 100%...

No. Wrong order. Fix it. Turnout is 100% irrelevant.



Look. You seem like a good guy. But don't pay yourself on the back for doing literally the bare minimum. It's unseemly.

I have no...
06-06-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,974
Views: 224,265
Posted By grolby

Whoops. Fixed.

Whoops. Fixed.
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