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10-23-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The best part is, there has never been a recall...

The best part is, there has never been a recall on a Trifox frame.
10-23-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is no downside being a early adopter with...

There is no downside being a early adopter with Garmin devices in my opinion. The products usually ship fairly functional with some bugs which firmware updates usually address, however the unit is...
10-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 914
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Behind every greedy lawyer is a greedy...

Behind every greedy lawyer is a greedy complainant, those people are your neighbours, family members or even some of you! It's much easier to demonize a small group and blame them for society's ills...
10-22-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 534
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Goretex Shakedry, absolutely amazing!

Goretex Shakedry, absolutely amazing!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 669
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That pretty well covers it!

That pretty well covers it!
10-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not necessary.

Not necessary.
10-20-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 482
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The carbon fear porn continues. Listening to the...

The carbon fear porn continues. Listening to the paranoid members of this forum there are carbon bikes collapsing under people by the thousands caused by the smallest scratches or rub marks. You just...
10-20-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For sure for most cheaper pump heads. The thread...

For sure for most cheaper pump heads. The thread on Silca Schrader pump head works as I described with zero air loss as do some of the other premium heads I have used in the past.
10-19-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not necessarily, if the pump head is set up...

Not necessarily, if the pump head is set up properly the plunger which depresses the valve should be shorter than the seal around the valve. This way the valve only gets depressed once the seal is...
10-16-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 922
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am all about the region. ...

I am all about the region.

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10-16-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Where are all the guys crapping on Specialized...

Where are all the guys crapping on Specialized for not continuing as a dealer after Pons bought Mikes bike shop in California.
10-16-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 827
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Double check that brake situation. It looks like...

Double check that brake situation. It looks like post mount front and rear, so definitely a dated frame. Disc brakes without thru-axle is a real pain and a issue. Post mount is difficult to mount...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have the current Diverge and the had the...

I have the current Diverge and the had the previous generation Diverge. I also use the Ortlieb Gravel Pack Panniers. Not sure if you are aware that Specialized makes a seatpost clamp which also has...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thank you for your responses, some good ideas...

Thank you for your responses, some good ideas there. As I have mentioned I have toured extensively in Europe and South East Asia so route building is something I am very comfortable with I just have...
10-13-21, 10:02 PM
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Short of Alaska anywhere in the continental US is...

Short of Alaska anywhere in the continental US is good with me. Just give me quiet roads and accommodation available a maximium of 100 miles apart. The East coast looks like it has a very dense...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Advice for 1,000 mile tour

I would like to do an approx 1,000-mile tour in the US and looking for some route advice. It would be a credit card tour staying in Hotels or B&B type accommodation and planning on eating in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,221
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Well, it is not difficult! We have an OP who has...

Well, it is not difficult! We have an OP who has on numerous attempts to get a tubeless bashing thread war started and after 20 contributions on this thread alone final got one going mainly by just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Decent Cheap Available Pick two you...

Decent
Cheap
Available

Pick two you can’t have three.
10-10-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

As mentioned before there are numerous posts...

As mentioned before there are numerous posts designed to absorb vibrations and impacts. The Specialized Terra post is great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,221
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

But he wouldn’t have got a 131 post thread out of...

But he wouldn’t have got a 131 post thread out of it and the validation that comes with it.
10-06-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I would resist the urge to run a tap through...

I would resist the urge to run a tap through what’s left I would get a thread repair epoxy run in a new barrel adjuster with the thread repair compound. Follow this up with installing a new inline...
10-06-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There are numerous carbon posts which are layed...

There are numerous carbon posts which are layed up to flex rather than be rigid. Specialized, Canyon and Ritchey all make one. They work really well and the effect is very noticeable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,221
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

OK. I get it, your just playing with us now....

OK. I get it, your just playing with us now. Aren’t you?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Actually you were just being rude and your follow...

Actually you were just being rude and your follow up condescending response only shows your true character. How was your initial response helpful in any way other than try to ridicule someone. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps stop trying to be so destructive to the...

Perhaps stop trying to be so destructive to the forum and such a Troll. Leave us alone and stop preying on people with honest intentions who take your posts at face value.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This op has taken trolling to a whole new level....

This op has taken trolling to a whole new level. Post after post of, should I buy this, what do you think about this bike, is tubeless ok, etc. The usual ensuing debates break out. Ignore this fool...
09-27-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,802
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

not glued on

not glued on
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,182
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Don't forget the Grandaddy of all Luddite threads...

Don't forget the Grandaddy of all Luddite threads Carbon vs anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,182
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I think the point trying to be made was for a all...

I think the point trying to be made was for a all around cyclist disc brakes are better. However if you want a niche bike as part of your collection rim brakes would be one of them.
09-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,802
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Considering the OP has posted approx 100 posts...

Considering the OP has posted approx 100 posts inquiring about the value proposition of one used bike or another and has moved on to some form of a cruiser according to recent activety. Let's get to...
09-23-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A common solution in Japan to store your bikes...

A common solution in Japan to store your bikes and to take them on trains is a Rinko bag. Finish your ride throw a bag over bike and carry it though you apartment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,182
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://www.modeltford.com/model-t-parts/transmiss...

https://www.modeltford.com/model-t-parts/transmission-and-pedal/bands-and-parts/bands/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,182
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps I am slow to understand but that would...

Perhaps I am slow to understand but that would not be a first for me. Pro riders are forced to ride discs even though they don't provide a competitive advantage for the rider and it's a conspiracy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,182
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You were mentioning access to parts etc. not...

You were mentioning access to parts etc. not future availability of new rim-brake groups. I have never had a set of rim brakes fail and require parts other than brake pads however should you wish...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,182
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Epic levels of fear-mongering with this one. ...

Epic levels of fear-mongering with this one. Shimano has announced their latest Ultegra and Dura-Ace will have rim brakes available, same for SRAM as well as Campagnolo. Numerous aftermarket...
09-20-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Those wheels are bulletproof. A bit of epoxy to...

Those wheels are bulletproof. A bit of epoxy to seal up the frayed areas and all will be ok. Refer to any post on these forums regarding Carbon and the usual doomsayers chime in that the sky is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,612
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A contributor to BF for 14 years and over 17,500...

A contributor to BF for 14 years and over 17,500 posts averaging over 3 posts a day and this is the level of contribution? I can’t imagine a more obnoxious interaction with another cyclist than what...
09-19-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,342
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Disregard anyone who posts in BF with absolute...

Disregard anyone who posts in BF with absolute certainty especially when they refer to 20 year + old technology and beliefs. Quick tell is when they begin to refer to their 3x7 drivetrain and legacy...
09-18-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,415
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Your desperation gets a bit pathetic at times....

Your desperation gets a bit pathetic at times. Both statements made have no basis in reality and were proven false. You would be better served arguing that carbon fibre is highly conductive and...
09-18-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Axiom makes a rack which attaches to your QR...

Axiom makes a rack which attaches to your QR Skewers and you can replace your seatpost clamp with one that accepts rack mounts. Salsa also makes a adapter which clamps to your seatpost for rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,612
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

No such luck yet. Been using the Varia since they...

No such luck yet. Been using the Varia since they first were announced and have developed a habit of always checking whenever changing my line also when I do hear the car approaching checking if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,612
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It would be awesome if we can turn this played...

It would be awesome if we can turn this played out thread to a headphone yes or no thread. Things would liven up quickly. For the record I am headphone yes. AirPod Pro’s combined with Varia Radar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,169
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Established business cannot be reduced down to...

Established business cannot be reduced down to “Money is Money” as that would be a quick way into bankruptcy, this is a long game. Still curious on how Specialized are being branded as the bad guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Point 5 can be compensated with setback rack...

Point 5 can be compensated with setback rack system which is easily sourced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,169
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Specialized dealer agreements are virtually...

Specialized dealer agreements are virtually identical within a market and there is no mystery here. Plus what Mikes did was presell their allotment not custom order 400 bikes on top of their standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,612
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Let’s get back to the original post. This guy was...

Let’s get back to the original post. This guy was drafting so close that when the rider in front applied the brakes the yokel rode into the back of him and crashed. Then accused the rider of brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,612
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Real class act! Do you talk like this to people...

Real class act! Do you talk like this to people faces?
09-14-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,415
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Correction; Airbus is a European consortium,...

Correction;
Airbus is a European consortium, not a French Company.
The last tail separation was in 2009 and some pilots believe the world is flat.
The tail separations were not linked to the use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,169
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I have not seen the restrictions on what can be...

I have not seen the restrictions on what can be purchased from a Specialized Dealer in our market and the full product line is still accessible. No matter how bad you feel you are being treated by...
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