Cf aero wheels

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by cyclintom, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Froze - obviously I didn't mean that because as anyone can see, you don't have any friends.
     


  2. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Froze - obviously I didn't mean that because as anyone can see, you don't have any friends.
     
  3. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    HAHAHHAHAHA, yeah, like you have so many friends here. The amount of friends you have here are probably 0 maybe 1, which may reflect how many you have where you live IF you behave around people where you live like you do here. The odd thing about people is how they act on forums or internet social sites is different then they act around coworkers, neighbors, friends, and family because they can hide behind a stage name and go off and act like jerks like you do that you probably don't really act like that in real life.

    So let's see if you can act like you would around friends you have at home from now on instead of acting like jerk like you do around here. Just try it, you might find friends here if you try doing that.
     
  4. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I very much agree with you there. But here isn't the real world. In the real world people don't say "you don't know what you're talking about" to a person that visited Bell when they were first making helmets and discussing the standards and why they were limited in what they can do. To someone that went on to publish a paper showing that they don't do much of anything and someone that was the safety director of a racing organization.

    In the real world they lock up people like CampyBob who went into a screaming hissy fit in which he used language normally that would get him knocked on his ass in the real world just for being one order of magnitude off on a first approximation.

    And in the real world people like Brian would be a nice guy instead of the contrary argumentative little child he behaves like here.

    And this makes me wonder why I have this effect on people. On other groups I have people who have done nothing their entire lives but tour telling me that I don't know what I'm talking about when I discuss racing bikes. They've never even owned a bike with a chain ring larger than 48.

    Jobst Brandt became so enraged when I told people not to ride like him - to climb steep hills in a 46-21 - that he actually posted a map to my house and suggested people should throw rocks through my mother's windows. I didn't live there - it was a house my mother owned and I just helped her pay off the mortgage. Someone else posted a map to an old lady's house that had the same last name as me and did the same because Jobst was once thought of as THE authority. In Croatia my name is as common as Smith here. There are 27 people with the same first and last name in this country alone and none of them are related. There is even one in my present town.

    I rode with Jobst. He was fast and a good rider. But he would put people riding with him in danger without a single warning I guess he didn't like me warning people. Descending at 25 mph he would swerve off the road onto a dirt track without warning.

    Portland, OR, is the asshole of existence. In the downtown business district like in San Francisco there is drug paraphernalia everywhere. But unlike San Francisco, in all of the business entrances in the morning there are human feces. Maybe they think the continuous rain will wash it away. The smell pervades the entire city. Some lawyer will talk about what a wonderful place that is on a cycling group. If I actually tell people what its like when you ride the Seattle-Portland he denies it. All of the major businesses have left Portland because of this so why deny it?

    So I suppose I don't have a lot of friends on these sorts of groups because I have actually done things. My professional career is impressive. My hobbies off work were good too. I am reminded that my father listened to the telegrapher on the railroad and read his written messages afterwards and so learned how to telegraph fast enough that he could sit in for the telegrapher if he wanted to go for lunch. If that offends the Disneyland people so be it.
     
  5. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    Yawn...let see, what time is it? Oh, I see it's BS time...back to sleep I go.
     
  6. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    Well, you sure must have a cold and lonely life. That the only thing that you had to cling to was a safety helmet surely would save your life and then being presented with evidence it does not.
     
  7. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    More yawns.
     
  8. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    While you're sleeping, I would like to repeat for actual rider's benefits the good service I've had with the cheap all carbon CLINCHER wheelsets from China.

    Now if you go through the videos you find people that have put 12,000 km on theirs with hardly any problems - a mm or two out of alignment after that amount of time. Others had nipple failures because the wheels have steel spokes and aluminum nipples. This means that there IS a limited time on these wheels from the electrolytic reactions between these two metals in the presence of an electrolyte such as salty meltwater from snow and the like. There is also the problem that not every rim is going to show any signs of delamination immediately and will do that eventually under use.

    But I have to underscore that if you buy through Ebay you have a guarantee to get a working wheel for some time. So putting the wheels together and riding them at pressure will rapidly show any immediate signs of problems. And without these rapidly showing problems you could still buy four sets and wear them out for the cost of a similar wheelset sold over the counter here.

    So in very good weather parts of the year I'll use my carbon bike with carbon wheels. In the more questionable parts of the year I have my Basso Loto and my Pinarello Stelvio.
     
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