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02-24-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

Thanks for the pointer. It's really hard to tell...

Thanks for the pointer. It's really hard to tell what the context of the letter is as the email it is responding to is not included.

Best as we can tell from the discussion, it seems that Canyon...
02-24-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

Will definitly take a look! Where is this posted?...

Will definitly take a look! Where is this posted? I don;t see it on Hambini's website/blog or on the youtube page
02-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

While I never thought of Hambini as a...

While I never thought of Hambini as a "pathological liar", we also don't need to go that far to recognize that people will distort the truth to further their own argument. Until Hambini shows us...
02-24-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

Why would you assume that's what I am assuming?...

Why would you assume that's what I am assuming? What I'm suspecting is that the customer knew that the frame would not be considered by Canyon for warranty work--so the question is WHY


...
02-24-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

And what response from Canyon are we talking...

And what response from Canyon are we talking about here? Did you see one? Did Hambini mention one? As far as the video goes, it sounds like the customer went directly to Hambini and not to...
02-24-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

If you accept that perfection in manufacturing is...

If you accept that perfection in manufacturing is not possible, then why expect perfection in QC?
02-24-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

I'd go one further. It would be as if Gordon...

I'd go one further. It would be as if Gordon Ramsey judged Burger King by only the food that customer's threw in the bin. Hambini is not randomly sampling the output of manufacturer X, he's only...
02-24-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,115
Posted By ExMachina

At the beginning of the video he says that the...

At the beginning of the video he says that the frame was sent to him because the cranks weren't spinning at all.

Let me ask you all this: if you got a brand new bike and the cranks didn't go...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,994
Posted By ExMachina

New to tubeless myself and felt this post needed...

New to tubeless myself and felt this post needed re-posting. What I like about it, is that it meets tubeless on it's own terms.

Like the OP of the thread, I had always been thinking about tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,775
Posted By ExMachina

One of the original 520 owners here. the ole...

One of the original 520 owners here. the ole gal's battery was starting to fail me so I was looking for a new unit. Looked at the Wahoos but the Garmins still offered a few features that I knew I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By ExMachina

I would look to the shoe being too tight. Do you...

I would look to the shoe being too tight. Do you know if your right foot is larger? Maybe try thinner socks even (I know it sounds like a simple solution but my larger left foot goes from completely...
01-18-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By ExMachina

Since this thread seems to have gone off the...

Since this thread seems to have gone off the rails almost immediately, I'd like to restate my original question:

Are there any resources that anyone knows of (websites, book, scientific paper)...
01-18-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By ExMachina

you quoted me too quickly (before i could edit...

you quoted me too quickly (before i could edit that out). i agree that we don't disagree
01-17-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By ExMachina

Fatigue is also related to time. For example I...

Fatigue is also related to time. For example I know I fatigue much faster (at the same power output) if I try to keep my cadence artificially high. So there are most definitely better/worse ways to...
01-16-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By ExMachina

I would say that "how you apply the force" is...

I would say that "how you apply the force" is extremely important in cycling (individualized cadences are an example of this).

In terms of the pedal stroke, superficially: ...
01-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,281
Posted By ExMachina

L/R pedal powermeter data and bike fit

Road cyclist here. Just got dual sided power meters (pedals) and I have learned a LOT about how I pedal (...er, or at least I have a lot of data on how I pedal :lol:)

One of the many things that I...
01-13-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By ExMachina

Yeah. It's definitely not the conventional take...

Yeah. It's definitely not the conventional take on the subject.

Just to provide one reference on this (https://www.triathlete.com/2016/12/training/use-sweet-spot-training-get-fitter-faster_296787)...
01-12-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,432
Posted By ExMachina

Sweet Spot Training: longer intervals or is any cumulative effort good?

Want to get more deliberate about training this winter/spring and have recently read that Sweet Spot training (~90% FTP) need not be done in big chunks but can be broken up into smaller intervals....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By ExMachina

Canyon Bikes (US) and limited selection. Will it get better?

Hi guys,

I've been waiting to pull the trigger on a Canyon Ultimate for a (long) while now, but the inventory on the US site seems pretty static.

So right now I'm trying to decide if I should...
08-04-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By ExMachina

Ah so! That sounds plausible. Thanks!

Ah so! That sounds plausible. Thanks!
08-04-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By ExMachina

BBright compatibility--who here understands how this works???

Ok, BBRight--79mm spindle length versus 68mm on conventional BB30 cranksets. Got it.

However, Cervelo sells "backwards compatible" adapters than can apparently accommodate 24mm diameter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By ExMachina

I hope you get an answer. The BBright/crankset...

I hope you get an answer. The BBright/crankset (in)compatibility is turning into a GIANT Charlie Foxtrot for me... :(
05-20-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By ExMachina

LA @ a the hospital... Nurse: do you have...

LA @ a the hospital...

Nurse: do you have any allergies
LA: no
Nurse: are you currently on any medications?
LA: WHAT?! YOU too??!!!
02-22-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By ExMachina

did you figure this out? i've got a very...

did you figure this out?

i've got a very similar problem.

i thought it was the front wheel but it now seems to be the rear wheel.

the test i did: while coasting down hill and the...
06-20-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,924
Posted By ExMachina

I'm moving into a new house and starting graduate...

I'm moving into a new house and starting graduate school, so riding/racing has really dropped down the ol' list of priorities...and it also doesn't help that my "team" seems to train mostly while I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 10:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,661
Posted By ExMachina

looks great as it is! don't change a thing. ...

looks great as it is!
don't change a thing.
cables are for poseurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By ExMachina

Wow! That was less than three hours from...

Wow! That was less than three hours from starting the thread.

Do you have ADD or are you just impulsive?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,475
Posted By ExMachina

a very low f-stop and (i'm guessing) a tripod

a very low f-stop and (i'm guessing) a tripod
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,938
Posted By ExMachina

yup--same stuff over and over. site's a...

yup--same stuff over and over.

site's a marketing gimmick where the truly good deals are few and far between.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,475
Posted By ExMachina

^^^^^^^ what bars are those? (poppin' pic...

^^^^^^^
what bars are those?

(poppin' pic BTW!)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,475
Posted By ExMachina

Dang. I actually learned something on BF! Time...

Dang. I actually learned something on BF! Time to kill myself :D

But back to bike colors. My more-realistic explanation is one of marketing. Cervello wants people to know it's their bike no...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,475
Posted By ExMachina

The aluminum Soloist is fine-looking, it's the...

The aluminum Soloist is fine-looking, it's the CARBON Soloist that's got that "love it or hate it" quality to it
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,475
Posted By ExMachina

aren't drums a little less technically involved...

aren't drums a little less technically involved than carbon bikes? maybe not and maybe multiple paint schemes on bike frames are a trivial matter. however, part of me likes to think (pretend?) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,239
Posted By ExMachina

Who carries a gun while racing?

Does the UCF have any rules against "racing heavy"?

I'm thinking it might help me contest the sprints.
06-10-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,455
Posted By ExMachina

me too... ...

me too...
http://dube.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/lewinsky.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By ExMachina

Park MT-1. Light and simple. Carry this along...

Park MT-1. Light and simple. Carry this along with a good chain tool and you'll never be sad :)

http://www.cyclepath.ca/products/usrimage/park-mt-1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-08, 08:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,020
Posted By ExMachina

The Alter's a wicked-looking stem but, it only...

The Alter's a wicked-looking stem but, it only fit's 1" steer tubes :(

As an alternative, the Cinelli Groove's a pretty cool looker too, and it beat out the Mutant for my bike
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,435
Posted By ExMachina

on my solo rides the fastest i regularly hit on...

on my solo rides the fastest i regularly hit on the downhills is 40-44mph

anything more than that requires some serious "age" (i.e., grade-age and/or watt-age)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,596
Posted By ExMachina

mmmmm, key lime pie :love:

mmmmm, key lime pie :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,558
Posted By ExMachina

never worked or me. :( my phone always ended...

never worked or me. :(

my phone always ended up covered in peanut butter
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,558
Posted By ExMachina

from the product descripton on the moosejaw...

from the product descripton on the moosejaw website:
"We still can't figure out what the Men's 420 Kit by Burton is ..."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,596
Posted By ExMachina

no, there is certainly nothing sexy about the way...

no, there is certainly nothing sexy about the way Cdale dresses out their bikes.

yet, there are books and there are covers, and despite its looks, everyone seems to love the way the SuperSix...
05-24-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,640
Posted By ExMachina

...and then that wheel gets gapped...[begin essay]

...and then that wheel gets gapped...[begin essay]
05-24-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,364
Posted By ExMachina

Good job! It's gotta feel great!! (Just...

Good job! It's gotta feel great!!

(Just don't make this your peak :D )
05-24-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By ExMachina

That seat is absolutely too high. If you put...

That seat is absolutely too high. If you put your heel down, your knee would be locked.
05-24-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,640
Posted By ExMachina

Essay? How about a haiku?? Getting Dropped ...

Essay? How about a haiku??

Getting Dropped

Dead roses for Valentines'
kittens in the cold
--so alone
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,135
Posted By ExMachina

After I was diagnosed w/ ADD (for the third...

After I was diagnosed w/ ADD (for the third time!) I finally went on Adderall . That only lasted a few months. The drug worked great, but I also discovered that it adversely impacted my cycling...
05-18-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By ExMachina

Wow. Ridiculous. Almost raced in that on...

Wow. Ridiculous.

Almost raced in that on too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ExMachina

thanks for the added perspective. you're also...

thanks for the added perspective. you're also right in imagining that i'm more balanced in this position too.



perhaps, but you know that if i simply wrote in complaining of stiffness in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By ExMachina

Saddle-to-bar-drop: conventional wisdom fails

Had a weird epiphany today.

I could go into details, but the salient points are these:

1) Since moving to a 1cm longer stem to eliminate the "cramped" feeling I had with the shorter one, I've...
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