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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,479
Posted By WhyFi

Oh stop....

Oh stop. https://www.velonews.com/gear/technical-faq-carbon-in-the-sun/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Oof.

Oof.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that, at all. I think that the new...

I don't think that, at all. I think that the new design takes a lot of the persnickety out of setting up and tuning the FD. I mean, I have to reference a manual because it's different from the older...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

No, I think that it was just bandwidth and...

No, I think that it was just bandwidth and annoyance over it getting posted so frequently. It's been a good handful of years, though, and I doubt that most that have joined the forum in the last 5 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

Is this you acknowledging that you were wrong or...

Is this you acknowledging that you were wrong or is this you attempting to be cutesy and doubling down on your wrongness?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Huh - that vid used to be blocked. Not the case...

Huh - that vid used to be blocked. Not the case any more, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

I think that there's definitely something to be...

I think that there's definitely something to be said about torqueing your way through it, but it really depends. For me, the most frequent shifting is when I'm hanging on to an effort by my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Performance - it's the name of the game.

Performance - it's the name of the game.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

...and you know, if you had Di2, you wouldn't...

...and you know, if you had Di2, you wouldn't have to wonder - it'd keep track and tell you exactly how much you shift.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19,614
Views: 4,174,399
Posted By WhyFi

Valve stems with flappy bits to keep the tire...

Valve stems with flappy bits to keep the tire inflated during sealant checks - exciting stuff!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I'm sure that I do that, too; I went to the...

Oh, I'm sure that I do that, too; I went to the tight cassette (12-25t) because I'm picky about my torque/cadence at/above threshold, so I shift a lot even if it's relatively flat here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - just saw this ad on IG from the same...

Lol - just saw this ad on IG from the same apparel manufacturer as in the OP -

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPlytQBtTQ/...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

The Domane chewed up a cable between 7k and 8k...

The Domane chewed up a cable between 7k and 8k miles, but that's the only one I've experienced post-5700.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

So if I ride all-out on a light bike, I'll be...

So if I ride all-out on a light bike, I'll be able to ride all-out-er on a heavier bike?

Again, no one is disputing physics, we're talking about how people ride in the real world with regard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By WhyFi

:foo:

:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, you've been gone too long and have forgotten...

Ah, you've been gone too long and have forgotten how threads can slide sideways faster than Gatorskins on wet hairpin.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By WhyFi

No - Dwight is a Gatorskins guy if ever there was...

No - Dwight is a Gatorskins guy if ever there was one. FACT.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, I did give you more time and seriousness...

Yup, I did give you more time and seriousness than you deserve - you continued to ignore the FACTS.

https://i.imgur.com/4qAvYw2.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

Should we talk the insult as confirmation that...

Should we talk the insult as confirmation that your wrongness has dawned upon you?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

What's your primary motivation - electronic...

What's your primary motivation - electronic shifting or getting away from the cable-eaters?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By WhyFi

We'll call it Team Rational. And...

We'll call it Team Rational.



And you're ignoring the fact that, when moving, the better tire will be moving faster for the same effort, so it really comes down to down-time with flats. Unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,964
Posted By WhyFi

:foo:

:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By WhyFi

My favorite is when owners of white, silver, or...

My favorite is when owners of white, silver, or light gray cars drive in the rain without their lights on; damn near invisible in wheel spray on the highway.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Velo Vol's Acorn Removal Service, "It's a bear of...

Velo Vol's Acorn Removal Service, "It's a bear of a job - let us do it for you!"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

Most people ride to intensity, whether they're...

Most people ride to intensity, whether they're casual and going by comfort level or whether they're training and going by power output for a given duration. Going to a heavier bike doesn't stretch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

No, not really.

No, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't ridden the Conti TLs, they're not...

I haven't ridden the Conti TLs, they're not compatible with my new wheels and I always thought the hype over 4Ks was a little overboard, so I wasn't terribly interested in them with my previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

I was surprised to see myself on the podium...

I was surprised to see myself on the podium yesterday. Slow week. I'll probably get in another 100 or so over Sat/Sun. Not sure if I'll get out for a short spin today.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By WhyFi

If I could find them for a decent price, I'd give...

If I could find them for a decent price, I'd give them a whirl (I do have some Zipp wheels, after all), but there are too many excellent tires regularly available at ~$50 and under for me to pay more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not really in to wearing kit from pro teams,...

I'm not really in to wearing kit from pro teams, but this article on the very abrasion resistant fabric incorporated in to the Team Subweb kit popped up in my news feed; I'd certainly be interested,...
09-18-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By WhyFi

Lucky? Maybe. So many variables with flats. Some...

Lucky? Maybe. So many variables with flats. Some people run tubes and don't get flats for years at a time, something that I could never pull off.
09-18-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By WhyFi

Depends? I've had some sealant look fresh and new...

Depends? I've had some sealant look fresh and new after 5 or 6 months (more common with the front tire), but I've had dry or watery tires in as little as 5 weeks. Lots of variables like weather,...
09-18-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By WhyFi

I found some 55mm MilKit valves on closeout, 25...

I found some 55mm MilKit valves on closeout, 25 bucks, no tax, no shipping, with NW Bicycle, a shop in WA, so I'm going to give 'em a whirl.
09-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By WhyFi

Removing it for trainer season is only one of the...

Removing it for trainer season is only one of the reasons that they're nice. More importantly, it allows you to measure how much sealant is left in your tires during scheduled maintenance checks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

No, not really.

No, not really.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

I never mentioned the affects, but the bee/wasp...

I never mentioned the affects, but the bee/wasp sting on Saturday got much worse after the ride on Sunday. Swelled up real good and itched like the dickens. From Sunday night through Wednesday...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 730
Posted By WhyFi

It would depend on what the bike was for/how it...

It would depend on what the bike was for/how it fit within my riding habits. I'm no weight weenie, but lighter is funner, all other things equal, if it's to be an all-around bike. If it were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By WhyFi

What's wrong with Sloth and/or Tom Selleck?

What's wrong with Sloth and/or Tom Selleck?
09-17-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By WhyFi

If this is what the rim bed profile looks like,...

If this is what the rim bed profile looks like, no - it's not intended for tubeless (though some people run "ghetto tubeless" with tires and/or rims not intended for tubeless use). Tubeless rim beds...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

That was my thought at the time, too.

That was my thought at the time, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,470
Posted By WhyFi

Big City folk trying to jump on the gravel...

Big City folk trying to jump on the gravel bandwagon any way they can? :foo:

Dunno, seems kind of dumb, though, and can't say that I've seen it here, outside of gravel rides or utility cycling....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Squeezed out for a short ride and some coffee...

Squeezed out for a short ride and some coffee beans. Along the way, I picked up a nice draft with a somewhat scary view :eek:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

I was checking out a couple new-to-me roads...

I was checking out a couple new-to-me roads yesterday and came around a curve and saw a doe standing in the street in front of me. I saw the rear end first and, for half a second, thought, "damn...
09-17-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By WhyFi

This is my primary interest; on my old wheels,...

This is my primary interest; on my old wheels, Reynolds Assaults, the beads stayed locked with any of the tires I'd tried, come hell or high water. With the new wheels and tires, hookless Zipps...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By WhyFi

They're workin' on it. ;)

They're workin' on it. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 856
Posted By WhyFi

I've been wanting to try out some of their stuff;...

I've been wanting to try out some of their stuff; a LS merino jersey would be a welcome addition for me, right about now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By WhyFi

If/when the OP decides to re-sell, they'll...

If/when the OP decides to re-sell, they'll probably get back a big chunk of that extra $1k, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

Our curves prolly cross at about 70" and stay...

Our curves prolly cross at about 70" and stay socially distanced, otherwise. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,276
Views: 82,679
Posted By WhyFi

What kind of barbarian do you think I am?...

What kind of barbarian do you think I am? Cheerios are one thing, but I wouldn't do that to coffee. :notamused:
09-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 524
Posted By WhyFi

No, they're proprietary. They're extended to get...

No, they're proprietary. They're extended to get to/beyond the flappy bits.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1276x718/milkit_grab_0de13ab6085e18a40b53d4fba0c3840ad1dcc6e2.jpg
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