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    Lightweight bicycles

    This seems to be making a lot of people happy so I figured I'd share it here.

    The McNamara Fallacy and bikes | Peter Verdone Designs


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    Agree you with you Onyx hubs. Have one on my Ti single speed. Sooooo good.

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    I dream of a parallel universe, where PVD 2.0 drops in and says this writing is shit, and look at all the errors! I can't believe he used the phrase "AF" ...like Oh Em Gee.

    But I digress. You're a god damn hero, PVD.

    Real talk though, last guy I met on the trail on one of your bikes, I asked him how it rode. He wiggled his arms a bit, sorta like a cross between a dancing paraplegic and current-day Muhammad Ali. And you know what he said?

    "Feels like a wheelbarrow"

    I grinned real big, and asked to ride it.

    Keeping pushing boundaries, it's awesome to watch.

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    If by "wheelbarrow" you mean "fastest bike on the trail", I'll take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    Agree you with you Onyx hubs. Have one on my Ti single speed. Sooooo good.
    I hate quiet hubs. They remind me of all the other maintenance I haven't performed elsewhere on the bikes. They are awesome though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pvd View Post
    This seems to be making a lot of people happy so I figured I'd share it here.
    It makes me angry. There's too much hyperbole and way too much swearing. It does make me question my own language though and it makes me feel bad about my own behavior when I lash out at people.

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    ^^ Why use a big word when you can use a little dirty word?

    #clickbait
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    Quote Originally Posted by twindaddy View Post
    I hate quiet hubs. They remind me of all the other maintenance I haven't performed elsewhere on the bikes. They are awesome though.
    I like loud hubs for racing. If you start hearing the hub, it means you need to be pedaling.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I dont know why I liked that article, but I did. Alot. I am spending alot of time liking it, and I liked it really fast. That article made me faster. But it definitely did NOT make me lighter.

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    Great article, i've read it twice now.

    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post
    "Feels like a wheelbarrow"
    ...and some people are going to SMASH on it. The super long bikes need to exist, even if just so most freds (myself included) can hop on and say 'nope.' Gotta know what's wrong to know what's right!
    "Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple."
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    I think I'd enjoy a non-clicky hub but the price tag on those Onyx makes me go all weak-kneed

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