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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,215
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The thread police has spoken! The op is...

The thread police has spoken! The op is spreading FAKE NEWS and must be shut down.
01-26-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

+1

+1
01-25-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Says the guy who consistently mentions the magic...

Says the guy who consistently mentions the magic ride of his hand-built retro vintage bike. What would you consider a high-end racing bike?
01-24-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

You have yet to explain how you and a few other...

You have yet to explain how you and a few other vintage bike aficionados are the only segment of cyclists who still ride tubular tires in any measurable numbers. From the simple privateer to the...
01-23-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Maybe that new bike will have tubulars as well!...

Maybe that new bike will have tubulars as well! But first we should see the resurgence of the Flying Pigeon PA-02, rod brakes and all, as a indication the the tide is about to change.
01-22-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,136
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.
01-22-23, 12:26 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,136
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

All tig welding is done with shielding gas the...

All tig welding is done with shielding gas the only difference is,with titanium it is preferential to fill the tubes as well. No substantial producer uses a vacuum chamber as it serves no purpose...
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...
01-21-23, 01:25 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,136
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I guess that question would be relevant over on...

I guess that question would be relevant over on the C&V sub forum.
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, 02:08 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Itís not the slow artisanal process you were led...

Itís not the slow artisanal process you were led to believe.
01-20-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Since you mention too much time on one’s hand. I...

Since you mention too much time on one’s hand. I am still playing around with this hand built myth. Even if we run with Cinelli bs numbers of 700+ per year much less the thousands by Colnago, Masi...
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...
01-19-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Rest assured a vast majority of those who...

Rest assured a vast majority of those who purchase bikes in that price range will still have adequate resources to eek out a existence.
01-19-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Well that goes without saying for those who...

Well that goes without saying for those who purchase a $14,000 bicycle.
01-19-23, 01:58 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Your version still is based on what your...

Your version still is based on what your perception of "taken to the cleaners is". Many people choose to pay a premium for exemplary service. My business depends on this. Others are indifferent to...
01-19-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Great post; too bad you are preaching to the...

Great post; too bad you are preaching to the choir! The next post will be from someone exposing the magical vibration-absorbing qualities of their 25-year-old titanium wonder bike or the mystical...
01-19-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This is not to take away from what is a very...

This is not to take away from what is a very beautiful bicycle that I lusted for in the 70s with a 1st Generation Super Record Group. But these bikes were everywhere, and they obviously understated...
01-18-23, 09:27 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
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: 14,069
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: 16,528
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: 6,136
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...
01-18-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

As this entertaining thread is slowly circling...

As this entertaining thread is slowly circling down the drain a parting comment. For individuals in the market for a premium sporting bicycle, the number who desire a rim brake bike is virtually...
01-18-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,136
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Not at all. The open mold frames are comparable...

Not at all. The open mold frames are comparable to mid-tier offerings at best by the major manufacturers and no where near the top end offerings and not what we are talking about. Yes there is a...
01-17-23, 10:12 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,136
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: 6,136
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...
01-14-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

The poster mentioned that he just purchased a new...

The poster mentioned that he just purchased a new pair for $1k and they are no longer being made.
01-13-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just ignore all the tests that show they are...

Just ignore all the tests that show they are slower because I say so.
You have no idea about tubeless.
Glueing tubulars is not a time wasting PITA?
How do you repair your tubular on the side of...
01-13-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A interesting twist onto this discussion would be...

A interesting twist onto this discussion would be at what income level would you consider purchasing a $14,000 bicycle. For me I know what that number is!
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am confused because on another thread, you...

I am confused because on another thread, you indicated you just bought a pair of Campagnolo Shamal Wheels, which are clincher only.

Something does not add up here.
01-13-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
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: 14,069
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, 01:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,323
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

A top-level supple tubeless tire will ride like a...

A top-level supple tubeless tire will ride like a tubular of the same size and inflation level.
01-13-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

[QUOTE=vonfilm;22767773] Will you?

[QUOTE=vonfilm;22767773]
Will you?
01-13-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Well, actually a day or so ago he ordered an...

Well, actually a day or so ago he ordered an open-mold bike from China for $1K. At least we know we are dealing with an open mind willing to change and accept new ideas.
01-13-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,069
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...
01-11-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just so much disproven BS in this post it reads...

Just so much disproven BS in this post it reads like a 1978 Cycle Sport magazine. But your version of ideal braking will be Carbon Wheels and Rim brakes. Good luck with that. You would be better off...
01-10-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Something just isn't adding up here?

Something just isn't adding up here?
01-10-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This is typical of the exaggeration that...

This is typical of the exaggeration that discredits the rim brake proponents. It is factually incorrect if you are seated normally on your bicycle.
01-10-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Except for better braking performance ("the...

Except for better braking performance ("the action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function.")
01-10-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 743
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just updated my 1030 yesterday and installed new...

Just updated my 1030 yesterday and installed new firmware as well as a fresh set of maps. Good for another couple of years, at least. As I mentioned earlier Garmin gets very generous on their...
01-10-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Nothing innocent about this post. Take a look at...

Nothing innocent about this post. Take a look at the OP's first few threads it's a troll fest of epic proportions. Just chumming the water to get a feeding frenzy started, myself and the usual...
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,528
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Yes or any other clean solvent.

Yes or any other clean solvent.
01-09-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,549
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Corrected, I was wrong and being a blowhard.

Corrected, I was wrong and being a blowhard.
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...
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