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06-15-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,379
Posted By chaadster

You wonít find finer than English, but expensive....

You wonít find finer than English, but expensive. This example is 19.7lbs as pictured with 35c and fenders, but fits 38c without fenders.

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06-15-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,379
Posted By chaadster

10.8lbs is the weight of Rob English’s Superlight...

10.8lbs is the weight of Rob English’s Superlight Road V3, and English Cycles is the answer to the other questions as well.
06-12-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I see, thanks. I had I misread your post...

Oh, I see, thanks. I had I misread your post initially, and so replied incorrectly. Your suggestion to consider raising drop bars is a good one.

I run all of my bars pretty low, including my flat...
06-11-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By chaadster

If you live in a city, you might find a free, or...

If you live in a city, you might find a free, or community, bike program which could take the parts to provide service or complete bikes to youth.
06-10-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By chaadster

Uh, that's what stems on road bikes are always...

Uh, that's what stems on road bikes are always used for.

I do not agree there is any necessary difference in geometry for flat or drop bars. There is as much diversity in drop bar geometries as...
06-10-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By chaadster

Yes, the cost of retrofitting is the big...

Yes, the cost of retrofitting is the big downside. It seems like it would be easy enough to get a flat bar touring bike to start with; the Euro brands are sick with ‘em, which they call trekking...
06-02-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By chaadster

my point is not that you canít ride a bike...

my point is not that you canít ride a bike without indexed shifting, only that index shifting is better than friction by every performance measure. Iím old enough to have been riding pre SIS, and I...
06-01-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By chaadster

Zombie topic. This was answered 30 years ago,...

Zombie topic. This was answered 30 years ago, and there remains no objective measure by which friction shifting is better. Oh, but they tried— they whined and they cried— to find some excuse to...
06-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,883
Posted By chaadster

Here are plastic Bontrager full-coverage 45c...

Here are plastic Bontrager full-coverage 45c fenders on Domane. Look pretty good to me, although there is no coverage for the front derailleur.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_ZXzKwAALw
05-30-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,883
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, aero bikes are very most likely off the...

Yeah, aero bikes are very most likely off the table vis-a-vis fenders, because they’re predicated on tight tolerances to smooth and control airflow, but fenders require gaps to fit into.

The tip...
05-29-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,285
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, youíre right, and I donít hate on Surly,...

Yeah, youíre right, and I donít hate on Surly, though I did make it sound that way. Respect due to Ogre and Karate Monkey, especially; Iíd love a Monkey to bash around on. As a brand, too, Surly...
05-29-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,285
Posted By chaadster

Never mind that buying used makes no sense when I...

Never mind that buying used makes no sense when I can afford to buy new exactly what I want, Surly are some dime-a-dozen, ďbasic bro sh*t.Ē Sorry, but that ainít me.

I mean, seriously, the...
05-28-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,285
Posted By chaadster

Because you donít provide even a single example...

Because you donít provide even a single example to support your view, I can only assume thatís just a *feeling* you have, nothing based on reality.
05-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,285
Posted By chaadster

New bike day! Tern Rally retro-chic flat bar roadie

I guess youíd probably call it a modified club racer style bike, for the flat bar and 1x divetrain, but in any case, I loved the neoclassical styling of this new rig from Ternís Roji collection, the...
05-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This inline 2-seater is probably pretty slippery...
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