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08-10-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 266
Posted By Koyote

torony : It almost seems that you want to climb...

torony : It almost seems that you want to climb in bigger gears because your friends are able to do so. But that's a lousy reason. My advice is to stop worrying about the gearing; if you want to get...
08-10-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Koyote

Okay, glad to hear it. But if you mock my...

Okay, glad to hear it.

But if you mock my bluetooth-equipped Di2 bike, we're gonna have to disagree. It actually is pretty cool, and not very expensive.
08-10-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Koyote

I hope your example is imaginary; if that's a...

I hope your example is imaginary; if that's a real thing, well, knock me over with a feather.

I do like my Nest thermostat, though.
08-10-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Koyote

Personally, I don't mind the big/big...

Personally, I don't mind the big/big cross-chaining. If I am going up a moderate hill, and don't need to shift down into the small chainring, I would rather go into the bib/big combo. Then, when I...
08-09-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By Koyote

If I recall correctly, the Trek 800 Sport is a...

If I recall correctly, the Trek 800 Sport is a pretty low-end bike...Entry level. If you've got $1,000 to spend, you might be better off by just spending a few bucks to repair it's issues, and then...
08-09-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Koyote

I use old cotton t-shirts, since I have way more...

I use old cotton t-shirts, since I have way more of them than I need.
08-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Koyote

Creaks come from various sources, and are not...

Creaks come from various sources, and are not unusual. Cranksets don't need "routine maintenance" aside from perhaps checking to make sure the bolts are properly torqued, which is the first thing you...
08-09-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By Koyote

Umm, you should not need to rebuild your fork nor...

Umm, you should not need to rebuild your fork nor bleed brakes very often.

I probably spend a few hours a week (average) on bike maintenance and repairs, but then I have five bikes and ride them...
08-09-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By Koyote

The "smart" lights seem kind of nifty -- but...

The "smart" lights seem kind of nifty -- but really, they address an almost non-existent need. That might be a case where simpler is better.
08-09-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Koyote

There may be another setting to accomplish this,...

There may be another setting to accomplish this, but I don't know about it. The only thing I can suggest is to use Synchro mode, which will automatically shift to the small chainring before you get...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,410
Posted By Koyote

Go back and re-read my post: I called The...

Go back and re-read my post: I called The Replacements drunkards - not the others. And if you don't know that they were very often drunk onstage - and often too drunk to even make half-hearted...
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,410
Posted By Koyote

Of the bands you listed, only the Replacements...

Of the bands you listed, only the Replacements and The Clash were very compelling; the former were entertaining for juvenile drunken minor-leaguers, and the latter's best albums (the first three,...
08-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,791
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I've read that at his site. Note that his...

Yeah, I've read that at his site. Note that his hypothesis is not really testable, and it supports his decision to sell wider tires.
08-07-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Koyote

On my Shimano hydro brakes, the lever travel...

On my Shimano hydro brakes, the lever travel increases as the pads wear down...So you might try new pads.

By the way, using your nanny as an excuse for not being able to afford to replace your...
08-07-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Koyote

If your brakes have resin pads, you might want to...

If your brakes have resin pads, you might want to try metallic or semi-metallic brake pads for more power.

As others have posted, swapping from mechanical to hydro brakes will be complicated and...
08-07-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By Koyote

Depending on the type of cleats/pedals you are...

Depending on the type of cleats/pedals you are using, you may be able to find some two-sided pedals: flat on one side, clipless on the other. Then you can swap shoes without swapping pedals.
08-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

The only time I've seen a rider's foot...

The only time I've seen a rider's foot inadvertently come out of an SPD-SL pedal was when the cleat broke. We were just winding up for a town-line sprint, and the guy was up off the saddle, doing...
08-06-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,775
Posted By Koyote

You have removed this post's rather tiny amount...

You have removed this post's rather tiny amount of charm.
08-06-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Koyote

I get easily confused on geometry, but I think...

I get easily confused on geometry, but I think more fork rake is more stable. Perhaps more importantly for this fork's intended purpose, it will also help reduce toe overlap, if that is an issue.
08-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Koyote

Again, not much more than their Gravel Fork, and...

Again, not much more than their Gravel Fork, and not much heavier either. Seems like a decent deal, to me. Though if I were getting a new steel frame for that type of riding, I might just go with a...
08-05-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Koyote

Wowza. That thing is only 55 grams heavier than...

Wowza. That thing is only 55 grams heavier than my Enve Gravel Fork, but it's got even more tire clearance, a bunch of mounts, dynamo wire routing, and (did you notice this?) "lifetime incident...
08-05-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By Koyote

OP, you just need to ride faster uphill. I...

OP, you just need to ride faster uphill. I recommend interval training and a diet.
08-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Koyote

I'll be a bit of a contrarian here. You...

I'll be a bit of a contrarian here.

You should pull out the seatpost and turn the bike upside down, in case there is water in the frame. Even if nothing comes out, I would leave it in a sunny area...
08-05-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,164
Posted By Koyote

Fixed it for you.

Fixed it for you.
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,410
Posted By Koyote

If you're referring to the "hair metal" bands, we...

If you're referring to the "hair metal" bands, we might have a problem.
08-04-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,164
Posted By Koyote

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and...

Click on a few women's lingerie websites, and you'll start getting better popup ads in facebook.
Forum: Foo
08-04-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,410
Posted By Koyote

I was there, and can report that '80s rock mostly...

I was there, and can report that '80s rock mostly sucked.
08-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,874
Posted By Koyote

Hah! I didn't even realize that it's a zombie...

Hah! I didn't even realize that it's a zombie thread!
08-04-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,874
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure one can distinguish between "wants"...

I'm not sure one can distinguish between "wants" and "needs." But to the extent anyone can do that, we should acknowledge that, here in the incredibly affluent 21st-century Western world, we satisfy...
08-04-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,874
Posted By Koyote

Sunnyrider56 : If you really "needed" a new...

Sunnyrider56 : If you really "needed" a new custom frame, or anything else, you'd probably know it already - and you wouldn't ask for our advice on spending your money.
08-04-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,961
Posted By Koyote

Naked wheels. Think about it: if wheel...

Naked wheels.

Think about it: if wheel weights included all of those extras, they would be meaningless since different cassettes, tires, and such have different weights.
08-04-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Koyote

Shoot, it's better than that: you can customize...

Shoot, it's better than that: you can customize the number of shifts you get with a "press and hold" of the shift paddle. And you can tailor it differently for upshifts vs downshifts.
08-04-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,038
Posted By Koyote

I would hardly use the word “fancy“ to describe...

I would hardly use the word “fancy“ to describe something that costs a few dollars and takes up as much space as a Chapstick.

could’ve boiled the water over my “fancy” backpacking stove, but with...
08-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,038
Posted By Koyote

This piqued my interest...I had a hunch, and...

This piqued my interest...I had a hunch, and found this (https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-4-july-august/feature/danger-life-saving-device) article, complete with some statistics, in about 30...
08-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure why our opinions matter. We're not...

I'm not sure why our opinions matter. We're not the ones who are considering the purchase.
08-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,606
Posted By Koyote

​​Since you weren't around in 1971, you may be...

​​Since you weren't around in 1971, you may be forgiven for not knowing that the Schwinn Varsity was a piece of junk, as unterhausen has explained. Take it from someone who has actually ridden one.
...
08-03-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,038
Posted By Koyote

Umm, has it occurred to you that cell phones...

Umm, has it occurred to you that cell phones often don't work in "isolated areas"?

And while I have seen plenty of older people who can't seem to put down their cellphones, I (and perhaps others)...
08-03-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,038
Posted By Koyote

Back when I was squandering my youth, I spent the...

Back when I was squandering my youth, I spent the better part of many summers just bumming around the country in my pickup truck with a bunch of camping and backpacking gear...Completely out-of-touch...
08-02-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Koyote

Now I have no idea what on earth you are...

Now I have no idea what on earth you are describing. If it is "rotation between the hub and disc," how is it that the "rotor is not moving"?
08-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Koyote

OP states the movement is between the "hub and...

OP states the movement is between the "hub and disc," which is not normal and means that the rotor needs to be clamped down. They do loosen up with time. OP, you need a BB tool, or at least take...
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,038
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
08-02-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Koyote

I believe the GRX fd might require the matching...

I believe the GRX fd might require the matching GRX crankset...But both will work fine with the rest of a Shimano drivetrain, and will indeed give a bit more tire clearance. They will also give a...
08-02-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Koyote

If it seems too good to be true...

If it seems too good to be true...
08-02-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,606
Posted By Koyote

Getting "more for less" is what some call...

Getting "more for less" is what some call progress. Case in point: today, $650 will buy a bike which is far better than your Schwinn Varsity. How is that a bad thing?
08-01-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Koyote

The appropriate tool is located right on the end...

The appropriate tool is located right on the end of your hand, unless you have been the victim of a nasty accident.
08-01-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Koyote

Looks like you'll have to wait for AC to release...

Looks like you'll have to wait for AC to release the new bikes...But that should happen soon -- they just announced some new color schemes and such for the Zig Zag, so the Space Horse can't be far...
08-01-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By Koyote

Geez, you included a LOT of extraneous info. In...

Geez, you included a LOT of extraneous info. In the future, stick to the relevant info and you'll get more responses. (e.g., your groupset has no relevance to this Q.)

At your weight, even with 30...
08-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By Koyote

That seems like a great way of rationalizing away...

That seems like a great way of rationalizing away your lousy bike fit.
08-01-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Koyote

Bear in mind that most lights will only run about...

Bear in mind that most lights will only run about 1.5 hrs on their highest settings - hence the recommendations to buy a light that is brighter than necessary, so that you can run it on a lower...
08-01-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By Koyote

How long (in hours) will you be riding and...

How long (in hours) will you be riding and needing the light? How much ambient light on your rides? What is the road surface and terrain? All of this info will help in answering your question....
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