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What does that even mean?!? I'm getting sick of hearing that over and over. Can't people just describe how the bike actually rides?

sorry, rough day.
 

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how about the rbr classics "stiff, yet compliant" and "performs flawlessly"
 

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My favorite rides are short wheelbase steel bikes....

The steel is somewhat forgiving but the short wheelbase means a quicker handling, more responsive bike......

I hate long wheelbase bikes...While the ride is like sitting in a Lazy Boy, they climb like @#$% and are slow handling........

It's a trade-off.....
 

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The question should be, "whom do you ride in your dreams" and if you can find me a bike that feels that good, sold.
 

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Dave, that was refreshing.


Dave Hickey said:
My favorite rides are short wheelbase steel bikes....

The steel is somewhat forgiving but the short wheelbase means a quicker handling, more responsive bike......

I hate long wheelbase bikes...While the ride is like sitting in a Lazy Boy, they climb like @#$% and are slow handling........

It's a trade-off.....
 

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MONsterD said:
What does that even mean?!? I'm getting sick of hearing that over and over. Can't people just describe how the bike actually rides?

sorry, rough day.
I think it means they can't really feel a difference, but they're still dreaming about the difference they should be feeling in order to justify the expense.
All ceramic bearings ride like a dream. Just like carbon seat posts.
 

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Dave Hickey said:
My favorite rides are short wheelbase steel bikes....

The steel is somewhat forgiving but the short wheelbase means a quicker handling, more responsive bike......

I hate long wheelbase bikes...While the ride is like sitting in a Lazy Boy, they climb like a sprinter
It's a trade-off.....


wait...


what?
 

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Umm, I think when people say, "it rides like a dream" they actually mean, "I don't know how it rides really, but it's a new bike and it's really shiny".
 

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This is an easy one. It means they finally rode a bike where the tires were pumped up to 100psi instead of 130psi. After they bought the bike, they'll completely ruin the ride and perfromance by going back to 130psi. That initial impression sticks with them, though, and they still believe the bike continues to ride like a dream.

Test ride 5 bikes that fit with the same tire pressure. You won't find much of a difference between them. Hence, the need to make up nonsense terms.
 

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Jesse D Smith said:
Just like carbon seat posts.
well...mine does! (since I changed it from an alum one) there was a noticable difference with muted road buzz coming up through the bike to my a$$ :)

and no bike should ever ride like a dream, unless you happen to have your fantasy woman BO the cross bar...then it might be a dream ride :D
 

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Umm, I think when people say, "it rides like a dream" they actually mean, "I don't know how it rides really, but it's a new bike and it's really shiny".
thats more like it :)
 

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MONsterD said:
What does that even mean?!? I'm getting sick of hearing that over and over. Can't people just describe how the bike actually rides?

sorry, rough day.

Wow, chill out.

Describing a dream ride is sort of like describing an orgasm. Care to put that into words?

If you really need for someone to attempt to describe either of those concepts to you, I suggest 2 things:
1. Words will not adequately describe the experience, and
2. You will not know that #1 is true since you have not experienced it yourself.

If you are sick of hearing impassioned discussions about bicycles/rides I suggest you find a different forum...one that specializes in miserable people that hate bicycles....there are lots of them!
 

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I used this term when I went from an aluminum bike to a steel Colnago. Stiff, but compliant, eats up rough roads, not too harsh, not too stiff. Has a "magical' feel to it. Nothing rides like steel, although I spend the majority of my time on my OCLV bike-it's newer and I can't afford to maintain two bikes at the same time..I think the OCLV bike does everything well, but steel just has that feel to it..However wheels play a big roll in the ride...
 

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Dinosaur said:
I used this term when I went from an aluminum bike to a steel Colnago. Stiff, but compliant, eats up rough roads, not too harsh, not too stiff. Has a "magical' feel to it. Nothing rides like steel, although I spend the majority of my time on my OCLV bike-it's newer and I can't afford to maintain two bikes at the same time..I think the OCLV bike does everything well, but steel just has that feel to it..However wheels play a big roll in the ride...
Oh crap, can't you just say that it rides like a dream? :rolleyes:
 

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Wow, chill out.

Describing a dream ride is sort of like describing an orgasm. Care to put that into words?

If you really need for someone to attempt to describe either of those concepts to you, I suggest 2 things:
1. Words will not adequately describe the experience, and
2. You will not know that #1 is true since you have not experienced it yourself.

If you are sick of hearing impassioned discussions about bicycles/rides I suggest you find a different forum...one that specializes in miserable people that hate bicycles....there are lots of them!
whoa, looks like somebody had a rougher day than i did.

yeah, i can really feel the passion in "rides like a dream." and is that how you describe your "dream" ride? with cliches?

how easy for you jump to conclusions. my enjoyment is not dependent on the bike alone. It is the whole experience. it is the warm sun on my face, the wind on my back, and the company i keep when i go riding. i may not have the best bike out there but the enjoyment i derive when i'm on my bike will trump whatever it is you're referring to as a "dream."

apparently a lot of people ARE able to describe their experiences. don't make excuses just because you're unable to do the same.
 
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