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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck Turbo Monkey

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    Excellent read, now I have to change my sig...
     
  3. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Genius. Sounds exactly like my buddy.
     
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  4. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    :stupid:

    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.
     
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  5. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    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.
     
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  6. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    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
     
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  7. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    yes, yes i am
     
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  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Me: Not a bike snob.

    Damn. I've got work to do. :think:
     
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  9. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Pfft.

    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
     
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  10. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    maybe i should find a set of 180mm grafton joystix to test.
     
  11. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    What the hell are those? They sound fun.
     
  12. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  14. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    I think they were just trying to set themselves apart from the rest of the purple ano hoard. They were purple no doubt.
     
  15. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    that's awesome...the bikepro website still exists, much like the Flying Dutchman.
     
  16. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Road Bikes? They all seem the same to me. :confused:


    How much difference is there between road bike A and road bike B???
     
  17. ito

    ito Mr. Schwinn Effing Armstrong

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    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 :D

    The Ito
     
  18. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I look at peoples bike racks all the time, yes, i'm a bike snob :)
     
  19. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    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. :rolleyes:

    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. :p
     
  20. GravityFreakTJ

    GravityFreakTJ leg shavin roadie

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    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.
     
  21. TreeSaw

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    Yeah, I guess I am. I could tell the difference when I switched cranks (went from 175mm to 170s).
     
  22. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    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.
     
  23. sleepinggiant

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    The biggest difference (which still isnt that big) is in geometry. Mainly head angle, seat angle and bb height.
     
  24. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    You sure about that acceleration thing? :sneaky: ;)
     
  25. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    So sayeth N8.:)

    Shoot, your penis would probably grow 3 inches to.
     
  26. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Ergo making it a whopping 3"..?