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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kunich View Post
    Time solves the problem by adding some layers of Kevlar which has a much longer thread length and hence doesn't tear like carbon fiber.
    Time (who IMO make the highest engineered frames/forks made and only ones other than Look worth the price) use Vectran and Kevlar fibers, and if youíve cut down one of their forks will attest, itís insanely difficult to cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Tom REALLY should do this.
    I have a good one here about a guy bleeding out his ears after cops pushed him down, but the POTUS implied it defied Newtonian physics. Something for the P.O forums. Lolz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notvintage View Post
    I have a good one here about a guy bleeding out his ears after cops pushed him down, but the POTUS implied it defied Newtonian physics. Something for the P.O forums. Lolz.
    I was gonna mention that one... but didn't want to make it 'political'. Plus, he didn't die. Just brain damage. Yayyyy who doesn't want brain damage.
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    Ah, this ol' debate.

    For me, it's pretty simple. Highly unlikely my cycling helmets make me LESS safe & mine are all really nice and quite comfortable, so I'm going to wear them.

    Bike lights at all times. Why not, I own them, free to charge via my computer, and until someone tells me they make me less safe, I'll use them.

    Bright clothes. Police, EMS, and construction workers seem to think they're useful. Now that you can find darn nice jerseys in race fit, as well as quick dry t-shirts in all sorts of colors, I'll ride around in bright clothes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nayr497 View Post
    Ah, this ol' debate.

    For me, it's pretty simple. Highly unlikely my cycling helmets make me LESS safe & mine are all really nice and quite comfortable, so I'm going to wear them.

    Bike lights at all times. Why not, I own them, free to charge via my computer, and until someone tells me they make me less safe, I'll use them.

    Bright clothes. Police, EMS, and construction workers seem to think they're useful. Now that you can find darn nice jerseys in race fit, as well as quick dry t-shirts in all sorts of colors, I'll ride around in bright clothes too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kunich View Post
    Does it hurt your feelings that I have $25,000 worth of bicycles and you have an old Schwinn?
    Goes to show your head is all screwed up and talking about things you don't know about ha ha!

    7 bikes Only $20,000 or so but I'm pretty sure mine are faster, more stable, and can ride in a straight line!

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    As soon as I read part of the short story of the OP, I knew where this was going...Ö.Since I tend to not enjoy poking my eyes with sharp objects, I decided not to take part.
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    Somebody net it out for me.

    Helmets. Yea or Nay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Somebody net it out for me.

    Helmets. Yea or Nay?
    Are there bike helmets that fit horses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Somebody net it out for me.

    Helmets. Yea or Nay?
    It depends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    It depends.
    Yep. If I'm riding a bike, I wear a helmet. If I'm not riding a bike, I don't wear a helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    It depends.
    Right. Disc brakes eliminate the need for a helmet.

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    Tom's gone again? Too bad, I was hoping he would provide the link for that time everyone in the peloton flatted at the same time. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanthetrble View Post
    Tom's gone again? Too bad, I was hoping he would provide the link for that time everyone in the peloton flatted at the same time. :-(
    And had their preglued tubulars mounted in the back seat of the team car.

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    Say, fellas... did I ever tell you about the the time I got 17,000 miles out of one set of tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kunich View Post
    Y As for the other case - .....The Chinese simply build the framesets heavier. Carbon fiber is so light that you can add quite a bit of strength for almost no weight penalty. Look solves the problem by having extremely good quality control using ultrasound scans of the material to avoid folds, tears and voids. Time solves the problem by adding some layers of Kevlar which has a much longer thread length and hence doesn't tear like carbon fiber does. And Trek uses two heavy pressure molds to prevent the appearance of folds, creases or voids and then puts the frame together in pieces similar to lugged construction on a steel bike.....
    I see a lot of riders in Hong Kong riding: SWorks, Giant, Time, Look, Canyon, Factor, road frames. Its wonderful to see all these great bikes and riders.

    Perhaps you 'd like to give general comments on carbon bikes and the top builders .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Say, fellas... did I ever tell you about the the time I got 17,000 miles out of one set of tires?
    No, but you did tell us about the time you got 20,000 miles out of a chain. You seemed to chalk it up to the chain lube you used 🙂

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    The thing that always amuses me is, I get on a motorcycle and go to the store, I should be in a full face, leather jacket long pants and boots. I take that same route on a bicycle and could actually be going faster and I'm in spandex, short sleeves and shoes that ain't no boots. What gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
    The thing that always amuses me is, I get on a motorcycle and go to the store, I should be in a full face, leather jacket long pants and boots. I take that same route on a bicycle and could actually be going faster and I'm in spandex, short sleeves and shoes that ain't no boots. What gives?
    The point is if you are going downhill on a bicycle at motorcycle speeds, you're not very smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
    The thing that always amuses me is, I get on a motorcycle and go to the store, I should be in a full face, leather jacket long pants and boots. I take that same route on a bicycle and could actually be going faster and I'm in spandex, short sleeves and shoes that ain't no boots. What gives?

    Excellent point. We as cyclist have little protection at all... yet I can't help myself when powering my bike. Because that's what strength, and skill, and relationship I've built. And I just love feeling my bike perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
    The thing that always amuses me is, I get on a motorcycle and go to the store, I should be in a full face, leather jacket long pants and boots. I take that same route on a bicycle and could actually be going faster and I'm in spandex, short sleeves and shoes that ain't no boots. What gives?
    Quote Originally Posted by rudge66 View Post
    Excellent point. We as cyclist have little protection at all... yet I can't help myself when powering my bike. Because that's what strength, and skill, and relationship I've built. And I just love feeling my bike perform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Ride fast and take chances.
    Exactly. You gotta die of something. So why not die doing what you love, so everybody can say that at your funeral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Ride fast and take chances.
    Support your local dentist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Support your local dentist.
    The dentist gotta eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Exactly. You gotta die of something. So why not die doing what you love, so everybody can say that at your funeral?
    Nothing cheers up a funeral as much as a bright side.
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