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These are what I use. They work well enough, though they've broken in a little more than I was expecting. They were pretty tight when I first got them, but the neoprene has loosened up quite a bit. They fit nicely under skinny-ish jeans. I don't run ... more »
Pretty much this, all of it. Remember, a bad day of riding is better than a good day of work...
I can't comment on Etnies either (though I do want a pair of those Maranas!), but here is my breakdown of shoes. Maybe there's one you can baseline off of? All sizes US men's. Vans Slip-Ons: 10 Vans Half-Cab: 10.5 Vans Rowley XL3 (yes, I still have a ... more »
Professional. Go see one.
Technically, yes, but the difference felt because of upsweep and backsweep is negligible compared to the movement forward of the bars by any noticeable amount, whether by a longer stem or by angling the bars forward. Consider that [most] people hold ... more »
Depends on how you define "responsive" and "sluggish". I'll interpret it two ways here for demonstration. 1) Amount of effort needed to turn some thing some amount, or 2) arc length of handlebar steer vs. degrees turned by front wheel. The more forward ... more »
Everything on Grow Up is insane! Ok, maybe not insane, but it's a great watch.
Definitely true, I'll gladly grant you that.
I want—nay, need —this car in my life.
You're projecting, Steve. What's negative and normal to you != what's negative and normal for everyone else. Ride what you like, how you like. End of story.
This. And using Charlie's geo above, the 10" bars are ≈ .388" [horizontally] closer to the rider than the 8.5" bars. I personally wouldn't consider that a trivial amount, but that's just me.
Sam751 wrote: I am just going to angle my bars the way it feels good to me and if they are wide forward it´s ok for me. /thread. Do what you like, like what you do.
So your dad's not fond of the best value?
+1! This would be the better route, absolutely, though I'm not sure your dad will go for it. Seems like between two partial bikes and a new frame, you could have a pretty solid build.
Haha, yeah. The local talent... they're an elusive bunch! Anywho, if I see you there, I'll holler!
+1! "If it bleeds, we can kill it."
It's ultra-expensive, that's the verdict on it! Seriously, though, it has a lot of different configuration/setup options, so you can get it built pretty much how you want. I have a friend who rides one and he loves it. He says he hasn't had to really ... more »
That looks like a Nordstrom. He's a local! +1 for all of your local support! Moving on... Stay away from those granite sub boxes at House Park. They're death traps! I have no clue if that's where you futzed your chain, but it's good advice nonetheless.