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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By merlinextraligh

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, a manís legs...

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, a manís legs should be long enough to reach the ground.

A riderís stem should be long enough to balance that rider on the bike.

whether thatís 80 mm or 140 mm or...
08-04-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By merlinextraligh

Personally, I'd try a conventional, non suspended...

Personally, I'd try a conventional, non suspended seat post first. Many teams do not find the need for a suspension seat post. (We don't use one on either our road or offroad tandem)

And there a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,284
Posted By merlinextraligh

Last I noticed bike companies were still coming...

Last I noticed bike companies were still coming out with new high end road bikes and components, such as through axle disc brake road bikes, new carbon fiber wheels, 12 speed groups, etc.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,284
Posted By merlinextraligh

that story makes me frown, on multiple levels. ...

that story makes me frown, on multiple levels.

1) why would you sprint, with a motor, to compete with someone without a motor?

2) why wouldn't you simply ride slower at a pace you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,570
Posted By merlinextraligh

So, I'll take a Reynolds 531 double butted frame ...

So, I'll take a Reynolds 531 double butted frame (or Columbus SLS) with Campy Nuevo Record Group, with (horrors) hubs that need to be repacked occasionally and down tube friction shifters.

You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,570
Posted By merlinextraligh

this thread is equivalent to asking " what was...

this thread is equivalent to asking " what was the worst sex you ever had?"

Some are better than others but none are worse than no bike (or no sex) at all.
07-25-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,521
Posted By merlinextraligh

Picked a bad year to start this thread. You...

Picked a bad year to start this thread.

You want less predictability, watch the classics.

As far as TDFís go, this is one of the most wide open iíve seen in 40 plus years of following the Grand...
07-18-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,225
Posted By merlinextraligh

Brand new ENVE pads, specific for ENVE rims

Brand new ENVE pads, specific for ENVE rims
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,709
Posted By merlinextraligh

such as the other seat stay.

such as the other seat stay.
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