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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by N8 v2.0, Oct 31, 2005.
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Excellent read, now I have to change my sig...
Genius. Sounds exactly like my buddy.
i've used suntour xc comp cranks, and steel syncros cranks, and a whole bunch in between. i've never been able to tell a difference.
Cyclists are the biggest sandbaggers and secret trainers around. They'll say anything to soften you up for the kill. Don't let this happen to you.
Study this handy rider's phrasebook to find out what they really mean when they say:
"I'm out of shape"
Translation: I ride 400 miles a week and haven't missed a day since the Ford administration. I replace my 11-tooth cog more often than you wash your shorts. My body fat percentage is lower than your mortgage rate.
"I'm not into competition. I'm just riding to stay in shape"
Translation: I will attack until you collapse in the gutter, babbling and whimpering. I will win the line sprint if I have to force you into oncoming traffic. I will crest this hill first if I have to grab your seat post, and spray energy drink in your eyes.
"I'm on my beater bike"
Translation: I had this baby custom-made in Tuscany using titanium blessed by the Pope. I took it to a wind tunnel and it disappeared. It weighs less than a fart and costs more than a divorce.
"It's not that hilly"
Translation: This climb lasts longer than a presidential campaign. Be careful on the steep sections or you'll fall over -- backward. You have a 39x23 low gear? Here's the name of my knee surgeon.
"You're doing great, honey"
Translation: Yo, lard ass, I'd like to get home before midnight. This is what you get for spending the winter decorating and eating chocolate. I shoulda married that cute Cat 1 racer when I had the chance.
"This is a no-drop ride"
Translation: I'll need an article of your clothing for the search- and-rescue dogs.
"It's not that far"
Translation: Bring your passport.
ill admit it i use the first one all the time. but im only a sport rider so i really am out of shape compared to the experts
yes, yes i am
Me: Not a bike snob.
Damn. I've got work to do.
Yeah I guess you wouldn't would you?
I can tell stiffness just sitting in the room with the things.
Actually, on my hardtail I really can tell a difference. It's not so much in the pedaling but more in the riding/shock absorbtion.
That's some funny stuff though N8
maybe i should find a set of 180mm grafton joystix to test.
What the hell are those? They sound fun.
"Joystix crank arms come anodized in Blue, Black, Lavender, Red, or Silver."
I think they were just trying to set themselves apart from the rest of the purple ano hoard. They were purple no doubt.
that's awesome...the bikepro website still exists, much like the Flying Dutchman.
Road Bikes? They all seem the same to me.
How much difference is there between road bike A and road bike B???
your bike sucks and mine is better. That's the main difference.
It's kind of like asking how bmx bikes are different or even downhill bikes.
I'm a bike snob. I'll turn my nose up at anything
I look at peoples bike racks all the time, yes, i'm a bike snob
I like to think of myself as a connoiseur, not a snob - you can ride a hoopty if you want, I really don't care.
But I swear I can tell the difference between some cranks...I remember noticing the difference between square taper and ISIS, then again between ISIS and the new two-piece designs...maybe I'm just noticing different axles. One thing for sure, it's not my massive leg torgue.
i'm pretty much a bike snob......as far as the cranks go the only time i could really tell a difference is on my old Evil.
Yeah, I guess I am. I could tell the difference when I switched cranks (went from 175mm to 170s).
well that's a bit different from assessing stiffness; i think i could tell the difference between a 26" and 29" wheel. on the latter, i'd magically accelerate around every corner.
The biggest difference (which still isnt that big) is in geometry. Mainly head angle, seat angle and bb height.
You sure about that acceleration thing? neaky:
So sayeth N8.
Shoot, your penis would probably grow 3 inches to.
Ergo making it a whopping 3"..?