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01-22-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,135
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just when I thought this thread canít get anymore...

Just when I thought this thread canít get anymore ridiculous! Thank you.
01-21-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Is aging tires still a thing?

The tubular vs clincher thread brought back some memories. Way back in the day I recall aging tubular tires in my parents basement as that way they lasted longer. Barnum was my daily use tire but I...
01-21-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Now that those few pro tubular riders are...

Now that those few pro tubular riders are resorting to conspiracy theories as to why no one rides tubulars anymore we are on the last vestiges of reason. I like how all examples of these conspiracies...
01-20-23, 11:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For the record this years TdF, 15 of the 21...

For the record this years TdF, 15 of the 21 stages were won on clinchers so there goes that theory. MTB is totally dominated by tubeless with foam cushion cores so wrong on that. 100% of wins are...
01-20-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Too bad almost all sporting cyclists, racers and...

Too bad almost all sporting cyclists, racers and manufactures canít be convinced of your logic and hyperbole and have been abandoning tubulars for the past 40 years. Itís now virtually complete and...
01-18-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Once batch production started in the 70s there...

Once batch production started in the 70s there were many people involved in the manufacturing of each frame. Tubes were mitred and prepped in batches based on frame size by one or more individuals....
01-18-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Donít say that over on the C&V sub-forum them are...

Donít say that over on the C&V sub-forum them are fighting words. Down tube friction is the highest form of shifting with the odd rogue advocating for bar end shifters.
01-18-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps it is up for grabs until they create a...

Perhaps it is up for grabs until they create a "Yelling at Clouds" sub-forum. But if you are suggesting C&V popularity is an indication of the general cycling community, you are making my point. From...
01-18-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,135
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The weight difference is substantial. Build...

The weight difference is substantial.
Build quality is not as refined, with the headset, drop out and bottom bracket not as accurate.
Paint, although nice is not as durable and is fairly thickly...
01-17-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,135
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

What confuses me is there are people who can see...

What confuses me is there are people who can see through this charade and know of untold riches available through the excessive profits being realized by the few. Yet these same people do nothing to...
01-16-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,135
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

What makes the op such a pro is his ability to...

What makes the op such a pro is his ability to resist the urge to feed the thread and let it run.
01-14-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Sorry you canít use the term ďfast, magic carpet...

Sorry you canít use the term ďfast, magic carpet rideĒ that was taken by the titanium advocates years ago. Given the demographics that participate in these forums most of us started the sport riding...
01-13-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Really? So your worth $500,000,000, you fly...

Really? So your worth $500,000,000, you fly private, live in the home and location of your dreams and yet your choice in bicycles would remain unchanged? I find that doubtful.
01-13-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Stay open minded on this. This feedback is in no...

Stay open minded on this. This feedback is in no way representative of the actuality of what passionate and engaged cyclists are choosing. I would be surprised if more than 1% of miles ridden by...
01-13-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Stradivarius Violins are 350 years old and still...

Stradivarius Violins are 350 years old and still work perfectly as well, and they are made from wood. Point being?
01-13-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Thank you for an awesome thread! Over a hundred...

Thank you for an awesome thread! Over a hundred posts in a few hours are amazing, and you should be congratulated, it was a dull afternoon in the office, and you made it a little bit better.

Just...
01-13-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,068
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You mentioned elsewhere you work in a shop yet...

You mentioned elsewhere you work in a shop yet you pay list price for everything? You also denegrate the retail infrastructure? You also mentioned in an earlier post you went to a shop with the...
01-10-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,549
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The actuality can be quite different without the...

The actuality can be quite different without the editing and a romantic narrative. The reality of the batch-produced Italian frames of the í70s and í80s is not noble or romantic. They were bulk...
01-09-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,549
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is nothing more generic and monotonous than...

There is nothing more generic and monotonous than the semi-mass produced Italian and British top end bicycles from the 70’s to mid 80’s. Columbus or Reynolds lugged construction, Campagnolo record...
01-09-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

That's for sure. Talk about hitting it out of...

That's for sure. Talk about hitting it out of the park 1st time at bat! I think this was only his second post.
01-09-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The over-the-top exaggerations and outright lies...

The over-the-top exaggerations and outright lies get me to weigh into what is obviously a waste of time. Hopefully, a rational person will be able to see these Luddites for what they are and make...
01-08-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You mentioned earlier that the brakes we...

You mentioned earlier that the brakes we contaminated because he touched the rotors with greasy hands; degreasing, sanding, 3 sets of pads did not fix this.
You mentioned earlier that you went to a...
01-07-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Three whole days to spray degreaser onto the...

Three whole days to spray degreaser onto the rotor and wipe them clean. I assume this would be a different pal than the one who would mock you for running disc brakes? Something is not adding up...
01-07-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Let me get this straight. You have been a member...

Let me get this straight. You have been a member since 2006, and obviously very involved in the cycling scene. You decided to go to your local shop with the intent to spend $15,000 on a bicycle with...
01-07-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

First of all, that’s new one and you should at...

First of all, that’s new one and you should at least get credit for being creative even though you comment is pretty foolish.

You fail to mention better braking which is the point to begin with....
01-07-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1377x1416/ad5fe478_a07d_4bde_85ce_5fa6bf6f1861_d7a531a8ca19487e584b80aab799b79f116438e2.jpeg
The same reason you donít see this guy in an...
01-06-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

If we go far enough back in the archives, there...

If we go far enough back in the archives, there would be a 100-page thread based on the coaster brake vs rim brake vs rod brake debate. Because we all know deep down that rim brakes were created by...
01-06-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,492
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Talk about preaching to the choir. These old...

Talk about preaching to the choir. These old school forums are mostly populated by people in their 60’s and older and in no way representative of what is happening in the current cycling community....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,011
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps another question would be if this threads...

Perhaps another question would be if this threads lifespan will be longer than the lifespan of a Carbon bicycle.
01-04-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/mai...

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/styles/main_width/public/wahoo-cyclops-trainer-1-wayne-overbeck.jpg...
01-04-23, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Unfortunately the P300 does not have the ability...

Unfortunately the P300 does not have the ability to manually adjust resistance and the Joule head units are very prone to failure if you constantly adjust the resistance.

They were an amazing...
01-04-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I had one for years and replaced it with a Kickr...

I had one for years and replaced it with a Kickr bike recently. Rouvy from what I recall still supports the P300 when using an ANT USB key in a PC. Other than that I gave up finding a use for it.
12-30-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,536
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Itís awesome you found a bike you enjoy and ride...

Itís awesome you found a bike you enjoy and ride frequently. My perspective, itís about finding a bike built to do what you enjoy. Carbon, titanium, steel and aluminum can be built to be a very...
12-30-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Having done both, Stelvio is by far the more epic...

Having done both, Stelvio is by far the more epic ride especially when done from the Prato side. Alpe is substantially easier with only 21 switchbacks compared to 48 and 700 meters less elevation...
12-28-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,391
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Sorry, you had such a crappy time of it lately...

Sorry, you had such a crappy time of it lately and hope your future is a positive one. Yes, this forum (including myself) has a tendency of suffering fools lightly. Take your latest diatribe about...
12-27-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,353
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

"I did this for a few months last year and was...

"I did this for a few months last year and was (happy/unhappy) with it for the following reasons".
12-16-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,508
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes, I have been convinced. I just never took my...

Yes, I have been convinced. I just never took my arguments to the ilogical extremes. You would obviously be slower sprinting in the divers boots over the latest S Works wonder shoes. Hey, never too...
12-15-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,389
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Typical over-the-top examples. What we are...

Typical over-the-top examples. What we are typically looking at is about a 500-gram difference between a lighter set of wheels and a heavier set. Yes someone can go from a set of steel rims on your...
12-13-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,507
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Trying to figure out the basis for that comment. ...

Trying to figure out the basis for that comment. We have a person who believes strongly in analyzing lessons learned in the past and put his money where his mouth is. From the newsletter, blog and...
12-12-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 427
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only...

If this was the C&V forum, wool would be the only way to go.
12-10-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Tubless is perfect for those type of punctures....

Tubless is perfect for those type of punctures. With your specific problem their may be a small piece of flint which is embedded in the tire and it causes small punctures as you ride. I speak from...
Forum: Touring
12-06-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,547
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Here we go again. First off, read the article and...

Here we go again. First off, read the article and follow up pieces, slowly in your case. It clearly explains why the drum test is flawed. Second Rene Herse makes a full spectrum of tires and sizes...
12-03-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,311
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Specialized Mirror. Best saddle in over 45 years...

Specialized Mirror. Best saddle in over 45 years of cycling.
12-02-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,464
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

What is also missing from what I can see is there...

What is also missing from what I can see is there is no comparable with the weight moved to the frame which would also slow acceleration. Frankly I find it strange that there no comparable with a...
11-30-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,464
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Awesome. In the world of marginal gains,...

Awesome. In the world of marginal gains, lightweight wheels are in aerodynamic sock territory. I find it interesting that even within a community (Bike Forums) of engaged hobbyists, the same...
11-30-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,464
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The usual mud-slinging fest aside, it would be...

The usual mud-slinging fest aside, it would be interesting to see an actual study or accurate mathematical model on the effects of a 500-gram lighter wheelset acceleration from 0 to 30kph. Then run...
11-28-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,461
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

AliExpress...

AliExpress...
11-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 753
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Cutting a carbon fork is not a big deal. Just...

Cutting a carbon fork is not a big deal. Just use a very fine hacksaw blade 32 TPI would work well. Then assemble the bike and measure where you want your fork length. Then use a sacrificial...
11-22-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,459
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The scolders and grouches are out full force for...

The scolders and grouches are out full force for a simple rack review. You do a great job ignoring the usual crew as they congratulate each other over the expected and unimaginative smart-ass...
11-18-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Clearly, you have no clue.

Clearly, you have no clue.
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