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mr marvelous

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:02am #

This somehow is my fault I know it.


Anonymous

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:02am #

@pearmask We don’t know what exactly failed yet.


pearmask

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:13am #

I may be a little bit prone to speaking in hyperbole.

For the record, I’m not boycotting Trek or planning to picket at their headquarters or anything.

And I recognize that the plural of anecdote is not evidence. Maybe Mr Marv just has really bad luck, haha


mr marvelous

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:15am #

That must be it. Or The Hub Mafia has a hit out on me


cburch

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:42am #

Or you should go to another bike shop and get a second opinion on your hub issues.


Mick

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:44am #

@mikahial Yeah, Mick, nobody

Yes, that is right.

A boycott is calling for others not to to buy something. We haven’t seen that.


rice rocket

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Aug 29 2012 at 5:05am #

I knew someone else that broke their Bontrager rear axle into two pieces. But then again, their stuff is everywhere due to the ubiquity of Trek. Percentage-wise, who knows if it’s any worse than brand X, Y, or Z.


Drewbacca

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Aug 29 2012 at 6:19am #

I’m not boycotting anything, just going with wheels with a better reputation for my needs. ;)

In fairness, my Bontrager Fairlane’s haven’t cracked yet but I will only use them for training, not touring given their reputation.


stefb

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Aug 29 2012 at 9:03am #

What are things that cause a hub to break anyway? Anything specific or just poor quality materials?


StuInMcCandless

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Aug 29 2012 at 9:20am #

If it’s a new part, there may be a recall notice, or needs to be. Stuff like this shouldn’t happen on new equipment, so they should be told about it.


rice rocket

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Aug 29 2012 at 12:52pm #

Marv puts out too many watts.


bhattenb

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Aug 29 2012 at 1:55pm #

@stefb

“Got to the top of Riverview and a carbonfibery spandexy skinny dude was like “thanks for the pull”. Seriously! You sucked the wheel of a chubby girl on a fixie that just did a century plus 2 days earlier. Not cool dude. So I was gonna tell you that it isn’t about the bike.. “

Seriously, Stef? Sucking your wheel all the way up the hill and then NOT saying thanks would be not cool. Sucking your wheel all the way up the hill and then flying past you the last 100 meters would be not cool. I don’t see anything wrong with trying to stay on your wheel and saying thanks at the end. If I could have pulled more, I would have. If you have a problem with my bike etiquette in the future, I have no problem with you bringing it up to me in person.

And I’m going have to disagree with your assessment of me being skinny and you being chubby.


Mick

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Aug 29 2012 at 2:59pm #

Seems to me the pull going up Federal St would mainly be motivational, not aerodynamic.

But then, I’ve literally never drafted anyone on a bike, so I don’t know.


stefb

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Aug 29 2012 at 3:38pm #

You have gears dude! Good etiquette would be to then pull the person without gears!


Anonymous

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:03pm #

Guys, what was your speed? If it’s 16 and under there is no pull. Literally. At speed 19 mph about 80% of your energy is spent to fight air resistance. This is were pull start to be significant.


bhattenb

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:15pm #

Stef, just because I have gears doesn’t mean I could go any faster. As I said in my previous post, I was tired and I couldn’t do the pulling.

In my experience in groups rides, it happens all the time that stronger riders pull weaker riders (regardless of what kind of bike they’re on). And at the end the weaker riders say “nice pull” or “thanks for the pull.”

I guess you have difference experience and expectations, and I’ve got no problem with that. The next time I’m struggling up a hill on a decaf ride, I’ll find somebody else’s wheel.


stefb

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Aug 29 2012 at 4:18pm #

CAT 6! I don’t know mikhail. I was probably going slower than I thought. I thought it made a difference at 15mph. No big deal.. It is a club ride, but I guess I was just annoyed.


Anonymous

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Aug 29 2012 at 5:18pm #

Stefb, you should by CAT 5 license and participate one time in TT on the Oval. :) Then you can look at CAT 6 like at … you know. :)

15 mph is the beginning. If there is no head wind then you almost do not feel the difference.


mr marvelous

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Aug 29 2012 at 6:07pm #

I have a CAT 5 license and I’m still slow.


cburch

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Aug 29 2012 at 10:45pm #

Getting pulled when you fade is fine but IMO proper etiquette requires that you do some time in front once you have recovered. That or wear a pig nose for the ride.


salty

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Aug 30 2012 at 12:51am #

If I were you I’d take colin’s advice and find someone who can tell you what exactly went wrong. If you’ve never taken a hub apart before, it’s a pretty godawful simple piece of machinery and AFAIK this isn’t a common problem at all. Did the axle actually snap? Is it quick release or does it have nuts on the ends? What exactly happened the first time, and what did the shop do to fix it?


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 1:39am #

@Mick

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boycott

Definition of BOYCOTT

: to engage in a concerted refusal to have dealings with (as a person, store, or organization) usually to express disapproval or to force acceptance of certain conditions

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/boycott

boy·cott

? ?[boi-kot] Show IPA

verb (used with object)

1.

to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion: to boycott a store.

2.

to abstain from buying or using: to boycott foreign products.

I don’t see your meaning.


pearmask

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Aug 30 2012 at 1:45am #

it’s the “concerted” in the Webster definition and the “to combine in” in the second one

but either way, like I said, not actually absolutely refusing to ever buy Trek products nor telling anyone else to do so, despite my original (hyperbolic) statement

but I do like cburch’s idea of getting a second opinion


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 1:46am #

First of all, proper etiquette requires to announce if you got on someone wheel. Yeap, simple “on your wheel”. Then rider in front of you will know that (s)he is responsible to pass info back such us: whole, poll, car, etc.

And then you usually work together. Shifts could be greatly unequal but still working together.

But front driver also benefits from pulling — biggest part of turbulence is away back (behind the last rider) and does not suck you back.


Mick

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Aug 30 2012 at 2:42am #

+1 pearmask.

@ Mikhail WTF?


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 3:15am #

@ which message?


Mick

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Aug 30 2012 at 3:18am #

@dictionary

Did you read the defintitions you posted? Boycotting isn’t what’s happening here.


pearmask

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Aug 30 2012 at 3:27am #

this is a silly argument :)


Drewbacca

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Aug 30 2012 at 4:10am #

I never realized that vegetarians boycott meat.

I really don’t see how any of the given definitions have anything to do with this thread. Go out and ride, this is a stupid argument.


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 12:02pm #

@mick Just trying to get deeper into english since I see articles like http://www.con-suming.com/creating_a_personal_boycott.htm and http://definitions.uslegal.com/g/group-boycott/

And yes, I’ve read definitions. And orchestrated is not always connected with involving a group of people.


rice rocket

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Aug 30 2012 at 12:04pm #

Really?


mr marvelous

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Aug 30 2012 at 12:06pm #

It will never end


StuInMcCandless

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Aug 30 2012 at 1:19pm #

Would everyone please quit the bickering and just go out and ride?


mr marvelous

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Aug 30 2012 at 1:25pm #

+1


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 2:04pm #

Once I boycotted broccolli for a year.

It was kind of rough when I went out for Chinese food though.


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 2:15pm #

Boycott the boycotting of boycotts!


Marko82

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Aug 30 2012 at 2:50pm #

@mettjackets, Touché.


Mick

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Aug 30 2012 at 2:54pm #

Buffalo the buffaloing of buffaloes, too.

Buffaloes eat broccoli.


Anonymous

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Aug 30 2012 at 3:03pm #

@Stu I did yesterday OTB ride. :) First time after I got sick last week.


buffalo buffalo

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Aug 30 2012 at 9:25pm #

@Mick you rang?

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