On which there is "religious" disagreement

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On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Chuck Glider » 22 Feb 2012, 8:18am

I thought it would be fun to gather together all those bike tech things that folks disagree on, with almost the fervour of faith. :wink:

So to get the ball rolling here are a few:

1. Whether to grease square taper crank axle stubs (on which there is a simply amazing separate thread).

2. How to clean and lube the chain. Sounds so simple, yet seems to cause violent disagreement.

3. Campag is or isn't better than Shimano.

4. Whether Shimergo is a waste of time.

5. Which way to line up quick release levers when closed.

Come on, gather yours here! It's amazing to me that 2 isn't resolved after a century since the invention of the safety bicycle!

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Chuck Glider » 22 Feb 2012, 8:25am

6. Whether integrated headsets are flawed design compared to the standard external cup design, or indeed, whether this was all a myth / marketing puff started by Chris King.

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Mick F » 22 Feb 2012, 8:29am

7. Narrow tyres are faster than wider ones.
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Brucey » 22 Feb 2012, 8:35am

7b. Whether high or low tyre pressures are more likely to cause punctures.

8. shimano freehub vs freewheel vs campy freehub vs other freehub...

9. which is better in a rear wheel; more gears or less dish?

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Aushiker » 22 Feb 2012, 8:36am

10. Kickstands versus no kickstand

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby pete75 » 22 Feb 2012, 8:44am

11. Campag or Campy?

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Swallow » 22 Feb 2012, 9:06am

12. Drops or flats
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Brucey » 22 Feb 2012, 9:11am

13. Clips and straps/ clipless/ flatties/ other....
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Ayesha » 22 Feb 2012, 9:16am

Sportives or Audax?

Training by MHR, LT or FTP?

Blue tinted eyeshades or yellow?


Aha.... Bibshorts or waist shorts...

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Ayesha » 22 Feb 2012, 9:26am

Gearing.

How to pedal up a hill.

Scone or toasted teacake.
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Swallow » 22 Feb 2012, 9:27am

Mudguards, no mudguards
Bar bag, saddle bag
Helmet, no helmet
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Ayesha » 22 Feb 2012, 9:28am

What is a 'road bike'?
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby Eammno » 22 Feb 2012, 9:29am

One pannier

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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby The Mechanic » 22 Feb 2012, 9:31am

pete75 wrote:11. Campag or Campy?


That is not religion. That is illiterate Americans
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Re: On which there is "religious" disagreement

Postby The Mechanic » 22 Feb 2012, 9:31am

Shimano on an Italian frame.
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