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10-13-19, 10:13 AM
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Posted By sheddle

Assuming you factor in the price of getting a...

Assuming you factor in the price of getting a vintage Deore XT to replace the reliable-but janky Atlus on the back, is $400 a good price for a MB-1?

https://www.velobikeshop.com/used-bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,972
Posted By sheddle

Also if I had anything resembling a hot take,...

Also if I had anything resembling a hot take, it's that while ebikes seem cool, I don't quite get the point of the ones made to look exactly like road bikes. Seems weirdly like if you designed a car...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,972
Posted By sheddle

I need an ebike but one of the ones which let you...

I need an ebike but one of the ones which let you hack the governor so I can go 35mph. Sadly none of the so-called "buyers guides" include this information. Very sad.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,972
Posted By sheddle

other good ebike tricks: pacing people on the...

other good ebike tricks: pacing people on the flats, then slowly accelerating and seeing if peoples instincts kick in and you start a keirin race
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,972
Posted By sheddle

If I ever had an ebike I would totally pace...

If I ever had an ebike I would totally pace people up climbs as a public service
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,197
Posted By sheddle

Who makes the modern Torelli frames? I've heard...

Who makes the modern Torelli frames? I've heard good things about them, though IIRC "Torelli" is an import brand for Italian frames like Italvega was back in the day.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,866
Posted By sheddle

weren't kickstands mostly removed/replaced with...

weren't kickstands mostly removed/replaced with centerstands because the "traditional" placement of them could cause frame damage if people sat or leaned on the bike with the stand engaged? IIRC it...
10-01-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,781
Posted By sheddle

As they say, never, ever, ever talk to cops.

As they say, never, ever, ever talk to cops.
10-01-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

dude flat bar hybrids with tires wider than road...

dude flat bar hybrids with tires wider than road bike tires are like the best selling type of bike.

at this point you're just arguing against specialization. it'd be like if I argued that touring...
10-01-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

I wouldn't base everything on race teams- they...

I wouldn't base everything on race teams- they race in a world where spare bikes are immediately available in case of mechanical issues, and where mechanics are at the side of the road with spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,866
Posted By sheddle

my favorite was the plastic guards on exposed...

my favorite was the plastic guards on exposed cable ends on rear derailleurs. prior to those, ERs were just flooded with poor cyclists who had impaled themselves with Nuovo Record RDs. Sad to see.
10-01-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

I mean, yeah, at this point if I showed up at an...

I mean, yeah, at this point if I showed up at an A group ride with 23s people would probably think I'm wacky and out of date for using narrow tires when everyone knows that the pros are using wider...
10-01-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

one of the funnier things I've heard is that...

one of the funnier things I've heard is that 23s/high tire pressure have a psychological speed effect over lower air pressure tires specifically because of the road vibration, which is why racers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,866
Posted By sheddle

for a semi-"actual" answer, these things exist...

for a semi-"actual" answer, these things exist because of lawyers, and because of department store bikes with rear derailleurs that manufacturers fully expect will be taken into a bike shop maybe...
10-01-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

The best I can do with mine is 25 front, 28 rear....

The best I can do with mine is 25 front, 28 rear. Old racing bikes and their zero fork clearances...

I'm fine with 23-23s run under the limit. Don't plan to go on dirt any time soon.
10-01-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

I think I expressed this wrong but iirc contact...

I think I expressed this wrong but iirc contact patch is sort of an indirect effect of rolling friction - i.e. at lower air pressures, you lose more energy to tire deformation than if you run rock...
10-01-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

F1 tires are spec, they run the tires that are...

F1 tires are spec, they run the tires that are supplied to them. The tires are actually very specifically not ideal- this was done in a weird attempt to make race strategy involving tire degradation...
10-01-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,289
Posted By sheddle

I'm now vaguely curious to see if they still make...

I'm now vaguely curious to see if they still make 700c21s, which were apparently popular back when people thought narrow tires were the way to go. Kinda want to try them for fun.


also F1 tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By sheddle

If you ever change out the tires or bar tape,...

If you ever change out the tires or bar tape, consider yellow. Celeste/yellow is great for that Marco Pantani look

https://i.imgur.com/13XVwOV.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,043
Posted By sheddle

no thanks, I'll stick with the Huffy Aerowind,...

no thanks, I'll stick with the Huffy Aerowind, the only scientifically proven bike to provide maximum marginal gains

https://i.imgur.com/cK1Cao9.jpg

phwoar, must have been made by that Cervelo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,124
Posted By sheddle

to help people out with this important question I...

to help people out with this important question I made a helpful flowchart

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/422x579/flowbike_f9eccc6beda989b785c023ad2468773a9cce880a.png
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,043
Posted By sheddle

I actually kind of like the dropped-stay Tarmac...

I actually kind of like the dropped-stay Tarmac look, and BMC's similar stuff- they're like the bike equivalent of a tiny-but-rapid sports car, or a hot hatch. It's stuff like the Madone with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,043
Posted By sheddle

Refuse to believe people think aero bikes look...

Refuse to believe people think aero bikes look good, regardless of them working or not. Smh. Any time I see one of those UCI-illegal tri-bikes, I'm thankful that for all the bad the UCI has done,...
09-30-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,146
Posted By sheddle

Hah, from your profile, you've got a BH too. I...

Hah, from your profile, you've got a BH too. I had a hankering to get one of those simply because I have literally never seen one here, and also because the Basque are cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,043
Posted By sheddle

If anyone asks, just say that with your...

If anyone asks, just say that with your aerodynamic frame and body shape, you can't lose weight cycling because going fast becomes effortless :commute:
09-30-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,664
Posted By sheddle

I'll post pictures later but I spent a massive...

I'll post pictures later but I spent a massive $15 and upgraded the De Rosa to a brand new Sunrace 14-28 7-speed. It's creepily quiet- about as quiet as the borderline-unusable Campy 13-18 straight...
09-30-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,146
Posted By sheddle

I mainly figured they had transitioned towards...

I mainly figured they had transitioned towards the triathlete market since those guys still love them some Cervelos, especially the UCI-illegal models.



I always find it kind of fun about...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,043
Posted By sheddle

They probably provide aerodynamic benefit but...

They probably provide aerodynamic benefit but they're also really ugly so I support the OP.
09-26-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By sheddle

This is a concept from motorcycle safety, but...

This is a concept from motorcycle safety, but it's applicable to cycling as well.

https://www.motorcycle.com/rider-safety/the-see-system-increasing-your-visibility-88228.html
09-26-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By sheddle

I think any alarm system which deals with...

I think any alarm system which deals with low-probability events like fires/break-ins/etc will inherently produce a lot of false positives. Like that Bayesian probability problem about the disease...
09-26-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By sheddle

I think it also comes from older-style bike share...

I think it also comes from older-style bike share systems which were more appropriately named- eg free bikes, intended for use in a small (frequently a college campus) setting which were free to use-...
09-26-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,781
Posted By sheddle

The cyclist was acting dumb but I support his...

The cyclist was acting dumb but I support his mission to disrespect police officers.

(that said, everyone knows you don't talk to cops)
09-26-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,574
Posted By sheddle

and in practice this sort of thing will almost...

and in practice this sort of thing will almost certainly be used as yet another talking point against building infrastructure.

I can already see "We don't need protected bike lanes because...
09-26-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By sheddle

If you're going to sell it, don't paint it. Not...

If you're going to sell it, don't paint it. Not sure if Cadex frames are particularly valuable on the market but original paint will generally sell for more than a repainted frame.
09-25-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By sheddle

Have you tried contacting the local school...

Have you tried contacting the local school district? I'd imagine at least a few kids there get to their school on a bike, and they might be interested in teaching basic bike safety.
09-25-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,574
Posted By sheddle

No, they're willing to fail to prevent progress....

No, they're willing to fail to prevent progress. See this any time someone says we don't need bike lanes, or bus lanes, or mass transit because autonomous vehicles (which are totally going to be here...
09-25-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,574
Posted By sheddle

waiting for some tech CEO with a whiz-bang...

waiting for some tech CEO with a whiz-bang invention to save us all is easy. actually building bike infrastructure is hard.

"How do we make cycling in cities safe" is a solved problem. What we...
09-24-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,894
Posted By sheddle

If you "inform the authorities" when you see...

If you "inform the authorities" when you see someone sitting up on a bike I reserve the right to egg your house.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,813
Posted By sheddle

since this thread is now about blatant trolling,...

since this thread is now about blatant trolling, I wonder how many people who have posted stuff about how titanium bikes will last a lifetime and you'll never need another bike have multiple titanium...
09-24-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,290
Posted By sheddle

safety orange, and balloons for visibility. very...

safety orange, and balloons for visibility. very nice.
09-24-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,894
Posted By sheddle

Sir, this is a forum about bicycles

Sir, this is a forum about bicycles
09-24-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,664
Posted By sheddle

I need to C+V n+1, because I do need a dedicated...

I need to C+V n+1, because I do need a dedicated climbing bike but I can't bear to take off that fluted 53/42 Record crank on the De Rosa.

Pawn shop had a really nice looking aluminum...
09-24-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,152
Posted By sheddle

We've (Seattle) even got a decent number of...

We've (Seattle) even got a decent number of e-bike specific stores these days.


(honestly I'm tempted to get one, because climbing Seattle street grades can be tough enough without the prospect...
09-24-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,290
Posted By sheddle

I think there's just something about operating a...

I think there's just something about operating a machine that mentally separates some people from the consequences of their actions. A lot of road cyclists will tell you that by far the worst drivers...
09-24-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 10,574
Posted By sheddle

yeah, this is me. Generally I ride at a...

yeah, this is me. Generally I ride at a reasonable pace in the door lane to give myself braking time for any hazards, and take the traffic lane if it's a downhill. We do have a few downhill bike...
09-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By sheddle

me: god, why do people even feel compelled to...

me: god, why do people even feel compelled to n+1? one road bike is all you need
me when my bike is in the shop and I'm desperate to get my daily ride in: oh
09-24-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,727
Posted By sheddle

Don't forget "resisting arrest" which more or...

Don't forget "resisting arrest" which more or less means "did not immediately act like a rag doll when encountering a police officer".

I remember Washington DC had a "blocking the sidewalk" law...
09-24-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,290
Posted By sheddle

it really stands to reason that someone operating...

it really stands to reason that someone operating a machine that can easily kill people should have more responsibility than someone who isn't, but I'm just being emotional or something. I don't...
09-24-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,290
Posted By sheddle

I've seen enough otherwise-calm people somehow...

I've seen enough otherwise-calm people somehow turn into complete rage-filled maniacs when behind a wheel to figure that there's something about driving a car that seems to cause people to snap at...
09-24-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,146
Posted By sheddle

What actually are the current groupset prices?...

What actually are the current groupset prices? Campagnolo doesn't have any listed MSRPs I can find on their sites, and it's surprisingly hard to find reliable data from online dealers.
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