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Ahoy. I've been riding and wrenching on road bikes since about 1976. Getting tired of the same old [email protected] over at Bikeforums, so I decided to try this place.
 

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Ready for some new crap, huh? We've got plenty here. Welcome.
 

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I mean, the other day at bike Forums, somebody gave info on a classic bike, stating that it was made by Matsushitsu, and the 'net nanny' censored it as "Matsu****su. Oh, brother.....
 

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I mean, the other day at bike Forums, somebody gave info on a classic bike, stating that it was made by Matsushitsu, and the 'net nanny' censored it as "Matsu****su. Oh, brother.....
They may have the same software here. The scientific name for the human species comes out as **** sapiens.
 

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Welcome... only since '76? youngin'

I'me sure you will find our "Rim vs Disk Brakes", "What wheels should I get", and "Di2 vs. Mechanical" threads ad nauseam so much less the old crap you are used to. :)
 

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Ahoy. I've been riding and wrenching on road bikes since about 1976. Getting tired of the same old [email protected] over at Bikeforums, so I decided to try this place.
So being a mechanic since the 70's what's your thoughts on disk breaks, gravel bikes, and do you hold any Strava KOM's? (within your age category of coarse)

Oh, almost forgot- do you own an electric assist bike? and do you think that training on zwift is the same as actual road miles?
 

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Forgot about waving at other cyclists
 

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Also forgot to ask if Trek makes a good bike and do you make your own chain lube.
Actually, Trek DID make a good bike in my 1978 era 710 Reynolds 531 road frame I own. With a set of semi-aero wheels I built, running Challenge tubulars, D/A friction shifters, etc, it is the lightest bike I own (under 20 lbs), as well as the fastest. And, yes, I have made my own lube before...
 

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Welcome... only since '76? youngin'

I'me sure you will find our "Rim vs Disk Brakes", "What wheels should I get", and "Di2 vs. Mechanical" threads ad nauseam so much less the old crap you are used to. :)
I got into a "tubeless vs. tubular" brouhaha the other day; these guys seem to spend hours trying to seat their expensive tubeless tires on their expensive tubeless rims, and then periodically demount them, and clean the goop out. I pointed out that, at that rate, tubulars were lighter, rode better, cost less, and required less time. Wow, did I hit a raw nerve.......
 

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I got into a "tubeless vs. tubular" brouhaha the other day; these guys seem to spend hours trying to seat their expensive tubeless tires on their expensive tubeless rims, and then periodically demount them, and clean the goop out. I pointed out that, at that rate, tubulars were lighter, road better, cost less, and required less time. Wow, did I hit a raw nerve.......
Ahh, well, you are going to fit *right* in here on RBR. :)
 

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... there is nothing new under the sun.
ironically, that was written some 3,000 years ago, well before anyone blogged about bicycles.

ecclesiastes 1:9 said:
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
 
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