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09-20-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By wgscott

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one...

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one for the rest of us.

This sounds exactly like the kind of thing I would do, especially the screwing up the new pedals part.
09-20-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By wgscott

Mine occasionally will pick up a cyclist closing...

Mine occasionally will pick up a cyclist closing the gap rapidly from behind, but I think they are hard-wired to avoid this sort of "false positive" as much as possible.
09-20-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 108
Posted By wgscott

FSA Adventure Compact Road Bar: $45 ...

FSA Adventure Compact Road Bar: $45
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09-20-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,157
Posted By wgscott

The air was ok yesterday, but I noticed when...

The air was ok yesterday, but I noticed when riding in a burn area (because everything is a burn area around here), I was sucking in a lot of toxic spew, especially going up-hill.

How long does it...
09-20-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By wgscott

Oh, and let's not forget Habini.

Oh, and let's not forget Habini.
09-20-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By wgscott

Bicycling is in many respects ideal for your...

Bicycling is in many respects ideal for your situation. For one thing, you can do it by yourself.

There are several people who come to mind in the cycling world as likely being on the spectrum in...
09-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By wgscott

I have an XT caliper on one of my Ultegra...

I have an XT caliper on one of my Ultegra "brifters". It is identical to my post-mount Ultegra caliper in every respect except the label and the bolt that holds the pads in place (Hex vs slotted...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

Well, I am the king of open-ended/borderline...

Well, I am the king of open-ended/borderline troll questions...

I have in mind that really gooey hippy peanut butter.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

They have a disc version (which I would need, and...

They have a disc version (which I would need, and linked to above). My one worry is they say 8-10 speed for their hub. My 11-speed Shimano 11-34 cassette has a spacer you can take out, so maybe it...
09-19-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 726
Posted By wgscott

Rene Herse? (pun intended)

Rene Herse?

(pun intended)
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

I was actually thinking of the rear hub (my Chris...

I was actually thinking of the rear hub (my Chris King one requires a special tool). But I have seen a field-serviceable dyno hub advertised in BikeQuarterly or someplace. I doubt I would ever tour...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

BTW, I use those suggested tire pressures on my...

BTW, I use those suggested tire pressures on my 38mm Barlow Pass tires. The Antelope Hill tires are like riding on basketballs with that high inflation.

I'm almost 200#, and the touring bike, even...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

For the riding I want to do, I've already...

For the riding I want to do, I've already invested in the tires: Rene Herse Antelope Hill 55mm Endurance. I've been riding on these and they work great on pristine pavement, typically crappy roads,...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

benscycles.com I think might have the best prices.

benscycles.com I think might have the best prices.
09-18-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By wgscott

80°f

80°f
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

What about something like this? ...

What about something like this?

https://www.velocityusa.com/product/wheels/touring/cliffhanger-touring-disc-standard
09-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,326
Posted By wgscott

Half of the National Guard helicopters that could...

Half of the National Guard helicopters that could fight fires in Oregon were instead sent to Afghanistan.
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By wgscott

Can you recommend a good set of touring wheels please?

Here are my requirements:

1. 700C x 55mm tires
2. 135mm quick release disc rear hub, 100mm QR disc front hub.
3. Lots of spokes (ideally 36 or more in the rear).
4. possibly a dynamo hub ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By wgscott

I don't know what you have, but I don't have room...

I don't know what you have, but I don't have room for a 30mm spindle in my BSA bottom bracket with the Di2 wires in there.
Forum: Foo
09-18-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,431
Posted By wgscott

From another local ride: ...

From another local ride:


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Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 22,093
Posted By wgscott

It is starting to lose its lush, rural charm. ...

It is starting to lose its lush, rural charm.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,098
Posted By wgscott

We bought a black Camry in 2010, and wash it on...

We bought a black Camry in 2010, and wash it on even number years. This is not an intelligent color for people who don't like to wash their cars. It looks especially fetching now with all the ash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By wgscott

Calfee will do this, fwiw.

Calfee will do this, fwiw.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 735
Posted By wgscott

What is wrong with getting the frame drilled? (I...

What is wrong with getting the frame drilled? (I am thinking of doing that with a Soma Saga, which is why I ask.)

Also, if you want to save some money, you can get the first gen Ultegra hydraulic...
09-18-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By wgscott

I haven't tried them. But they are designed to...

I haven't tried them. But they are designed to be compatible, which in turn suggests that something like XT quad pistons might work as well (A=B and B=C implies A=C).
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By wgscott

14 x 20 x 1

14 x 20 x 1
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,710
Posted By wgscott

I'm not sure if it is true, but I was told it is...

I'm not sure if it is true, but I was told it is the only safe handlebar bag for carbon bars. I have one, but have only used it for bike-packing, and found it to be a PITA.
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,431
Posted By wgscott

The Six Mile Loop ride near my house will never...

The Six Mile Loop ride near my house will never be the same....

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It took me a...
09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 399
Posted By wgscott

Fire

Fire
Forum: Touring
09-17-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By wgscott

https://www.benscycle.com/tubus-cosmo-stainless-re...

https://www.benscycle.com/tubus-cosmo-stainless-rear-rack/rear_mount_rack_tubus__841-128/product

Use the BikeSnob coupon, and it will be about the same.
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By wgscott

Monarchs winter here. Fortunately, the fire...

Monarchs winter here. Fortunately, the fire didn't get to their usual spot, but it got too close for comfort. But they will still have to fly through the smoldering burn area to get here.
Forum: Foo
09-17-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By wgscott

Are West Coast wildfires causing hundreds of thousands of birds to drop dead

Are West Coast wildfires causing ‘hundreds of thousands’ of birds to drop dead in New Mexico?
...
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,431
Posted By wgscott

Just read a short interview with Uncle Noam...

Just read a short interview with Uncle Noam (https://the.ink/p/noam-chomsky-wants-you-to-vote-for).
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,431
Posted By wgscott

That was a month ago. Our house survived. About...

That was a month ago. Our house survived. About 1000 in the area did not. We just got electricity back yesterday. To say that this has been a nightmare of biblical proportion would be an...
Forum: Foo
09-16-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By wgscott

Now that our electricity has been restored, I...

Now that our electricity has been restored, I decided to go out and look for a new HVAC filter to try to start getting rid of the smoke stink and ash particulates (this stuff is adhesive). Fat f--...
09-16-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By wgscott

Don't. Please. Just to elaborate, we've been...

Don't. Please.

Just to elaborate, we've been hit pretty hard by the fire, and are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic due to the ca. 1000 families who lost their homes, and many more (like me)...
09-15-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 918
Posted By wgscott

I bought myself the Abbey HAG for a birthday...

I bought myself the Abbey HAG for a birthday present to myself at Sea Otter a couple of years ago. I got a free silicon pint glass from them to go with it.

It is a fine tool.

So is the HAG.
09-15-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,157
Posted By wgscott

We got electricity back. There has been a...

We got electricity back. There has been a massive PGE deployment for the last 4 weeks
Forum: Touring
09-13-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

They indeed are heavier, but the half-pound of...

They indeed are heavier, but the half-pound of extra fat on my arse is likely a bigger problem than the bike part that abutts it. (Pun intended.)
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

I think my mileage is really down this year. I...

I think my mileage is really down this year. I will have to figure it out. It still feels like I am in the breaking in phase. It is quite firm, still, and looks exactly like the one in the picture...
09-12-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,157
Posted By wgscott

Thanks, but ... it is intact. (We thought it was...

Thanks, but ... it is intact. (We thought it was gone for about 10 days.). Most of the area I live in is a disaster.
09-12-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,574
Posted By wgscott

I'm living in the middle of a 90,000 acre...

I'm living in the middle of a 90,000 acre ash-tray with no electricity except from what I generate myself, no air filtration, and most of my neighbor's houses have burned. It is kind of hard to get...
09-12-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,326
Posted By wgscott

That's why the mega-fires in Oregon are...

That's why the mega-fires in Oregon are interesting. The climate used to be cool, damp and rainy, which helped to contain wildfires. It provides a good control with respect to climate change vs...
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,220
Posted By wgscott

Half of the helicopters that could be used for...

Half of the helicopters that could be used for fighting fires in Oregon are in Afghanistan.
...
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,220
Posted By wgscott

OK, I will never drink that stuff again.

OK, I will never drink that stuff again.
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

To me, at least, the Sella Anatomica saddle feels...

To me, at least, the Sella Anatomica saddle feels more like a B17 than does the Berthaud, whose shape is quite different. My Sella Anatomica has almost the same width and profile as the Brooks B17; ...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

Great review. I got this one, for the best...

Great review.

I got this one, for the best of both worlds:


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09-11-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By wgscott

I agree. It is much more plausible to...

I agree. It is much more plausible to pre-suppose it is intentional.
09-11-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By wgscott

Spike Lee came up with that 4 years ago.

Spike Lee came up with that 4 years ago.
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