You know what really grinds my cycling gears?

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Apr 1, 2009
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tifosa said:
Weight weenies when it comes to cycling equipment. Completely assinine to put your bike on a diet when it's (usually) the rider who needs to lose the weight. Start eating right and quit *****ing about your bike already. It's not the bike--it's you!

Anyone feeling the burn of self-recognition yet?

you got that straight!

Here is another. Carbon fiber bottle cages! You are shedding 5 grams while you die of dehydration because your bottles flu off your bike on a bumpy road...

yeah and fat *******s on a 13 pound bike complaining they cannot follow the pace on the hill.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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Dr. Wattini said:
you got that straight!

Here is another. Carbon fiber bottle cages! You are shedding 5 grams while you die of dehydration because your bottles flu off your bike on a bumpy road...

yeah and fat *******s on a 13 pound bike complaining they cannot follow the pace on the hill.

plastic ones are 1/3 of the price and weigh a gram more ;) If you exhale only once up a hill, which admittedly is pretty difficult especially when it's a long one, you shed more weight (21 grams =)
 
COLIN LAING said:
I have a total dislike to people who ride recumbents and think they are the best rides on Earth.These people can't come to terms that these contraptions aren't used in the Grand Tours , why most riders don't have a mirror attached to their helmets and why all riders are not required ( by law) to wear reflective vests.For your own sakes, don't get into a conversation with these guys, they will have an opinion that you can't budge ( just like the aero-dynamic bubble mounted to the front of their rides...AAAAAAHHHH

+1 I think you left out the beard that seems to be required to use a recumbent.

The thing that gets me most about recumbents is when doing a century or something and one of these dorks decides to hop into your paceline. Since they are more aerodynamic than a standard bike, they can let large gaps form and not have a problem themselves, but it disrupts everyone else. Plus I never feel safe around them.
 
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BroDeal said:
+1 I think you left out the beard that seems to be required to use a recumbent.

im wondering if dave z's comic moustache last year was actually designed to take airflow around his face, or it the extra weight outweighed the benefits..
 
Apr 20, 2009
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Grinding gears

What about the guys who, without invitation, come up to your bike and commence "pinging" on the top-tube with finger and thumb and declare possitivly that the frame is made from xxxxxxxx tubing.Then procede to lift it up and calculate the weight..Then haul their Fat Axxxxrse towards their motor-car and drive off....the bike of course at this point slides along the concrete post that it was gently propped against.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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Riders who fuss over somebody else's bike, either how parts are overkill, how the cost vs the weight is dumb (not knowing only they are paying retail). Meanwhile parts are falling off or broken on their's, yes we know you could care less about your bike, it shows.

Just get over it some people will aways own things you have never dreamed of, will never own or would of dreamed of putting on your bike, vive la différence! Life's too short, just ride and enjoy it while you can, leave the complaining to those who hate life!
 
May 6, 2009
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I hate sitting behind guys who know to hold a wheel, but for some reason or another leave massive gaps between them and the rider in front of them. This happens when I'm on the back of the bunch (as it happened today, but I'm not that fit, given that I have just had 3 weeks holiday), and when I go around them and chase back on to the bunch (we have a witches hat where we have to slow down, go around and then accelerate) and then wheel suck all the way back to the bunch and then repeat the same process.

*****!