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Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

That reminds me of my first visit to the Czech...

That reminds me of my first visit to the Czech Republic. Was driving around in a Skoda, which — before the fall of communism – had been the national automaker. I asked someone about the origin of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

You obviously care very deeply. Otherwise, why...

You obviously care very deeply. Otherwise, why are you still here arguing with all of these happy Di2 users?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

I think you just need to admit it: you can’t...

I think you just need to admit it: you can’t afford an electronic drivetrain, and you’re jealous.

I just can’t think of any other reason why someone would be so opposed to something – especially...
10-25-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 800
Posted By Koyote

I've got a few more chains, tires, and brake pads...

I've got a few more chains, tires, and brake pads around than usual...But with five bikes, I reckon I'll have something to ride even if there are some parts shortages.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,951
Posted By Koyote

I place high value on having good relationships...

I place high value on having good relationships with my shops. When I come in for service and repairs, I get pretty fast treatment – they often do work while I wait, which is convenient since I live...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,951
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and...

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and more people are coming to bf. But lately, there really is an abundance of new members asking questions like "Is this bike going to fit me?", or "Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,951
Posted By Koyote

So, just to make sure I understand you correctly:...

So, just to make sure I understand you correctly: you want to "support" an actual local bike shop, but you don't want to acknowledge that they have higher costs than online sellers?

Seems like you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,951
Posted By Koyote

So, buy one of the other bikes.

So, buy one of the other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,951
Posted By Koyote

If those other bikes are similar enough that the...

If those other bikes are similar enough that the shop should match their prices, then they’re similar enough that you can just buy one of them.

But if you don’t regard them as perfect...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,951
Posted By Koyote

Then it seems like you should buy a Canyon. Or a...

Then it seems like you should buy a Canyon. Or a Colnago. Or a Giant.

Even if it were easy to get discounts right now – and it’s not, due to short supplies and high demand – I would not ask for...
10-24-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,549
Posted By Koyote

It's called the "call of shame" for a reason. ...

It's called the "call of shame" for a reason.

Spend $40 on a kit, watch a youtube video, and then fix your own flat tire when it happens. It's part of being a cyclist.
10-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Koyote

"DUI bike." Man, that is classic. I'm gonna use...

"DUI bike." Man, that is classic. I'm gonna use that.
10-23-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Koyote

Unless you routinely find yourself at the extreme...

Unless you routinely find yourself at the extreme limits of either bike's gearing, this is likely a non-issue in terms of speed. Even then, probably a trivial issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,732
Posted By Koyote

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy...

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy a name brand or stick with aluminum rims. That's not really a place where I want to take a chance.
10-22-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,850
Posted By Koyote

I disagree. ...

I disagree.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,714
Posted By Koyote

To clarify: I think the entire bike is hideous....

To clarify: I think the entire bike is hideous. Different bar tape will only help slightly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,714
Posted By Koyote

Hideous.

Hideous.
10-21-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By Koyote

Mmm....Buy larger arm warmers?

Mmm....Buy larger arm warmers?
10-20-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,519
Posted By Koyote

No trailer? Lame.

No trailer? Lame.
10-20-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,192
Posted By Koyote

I'll do anything I can to avoid a violent...

I'll do anything I can to avoid a violent interaction with a dog, as it is never the dog's fault -- behind every "bad" dog is an irresponsible owner. Though I will happily call the authorities on the...
10-20-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,519
Posted By Koyote

$900.

$900.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

This. Eventually, mechanical groupsets will...

This.

Eventually, mechanical groupsets will go the way of turntables and LPs. They will still be around, but in pretty limited form.

And eventually, bearded hipsters will start collecting old...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

When they break inside the shifter, it's usually...

When they break inside the shifter, it's usually not a quick fix. You have to fish out bits of broken wire, which can be fiddly and time-consuming.

And I have several bikes equipped with Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

In the past year or two, I have twice had to ride...

In the past year or two, I have twice had to ride home single-speed after a rear derailleur cable broke inside the shifter. A mechanical system is no guarantee of perfect reliability.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,222
Posted By Koyote

Indicated 75.7 mph on a long steep descent during...

Indicated 75.7 mph on a long steep descent during a road race in Colorado. I had pedaled hard over the top, and tucked deep on the descent, to try to catch a small group ahead of me.

A couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By Koyote

I've got Di2 on a bike, and it's fine. Doesn't...

I've got Di2 on a bike, and it's fine. Doesn't really shift any faster or more precisely than a well-maintained mechanical groupset, but it does stay in adjustment more reliably. And with the dongle...
10-20-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,519
Posted By Koyote

Seems like a good rationalization for riding a...

Seems like a good rationalization for riding a cheap-ass bike. Knock yourself out.
10-20-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,649
Posted By Koyote

If I got a speeding ticket while riding my bike,...

If I got a speeding ticket while riding my bike, I would frame it and hang it on the wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't...

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't confuse your personal impressions with evidence.

Here (https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-keep-your-body-fueled-for-long-distance-riding/) is...
10-18-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,602
Posted By Koyote

Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a...

Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a while now, and I haven't bought any "gravel specific" clothing. Guess I must be doing it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Koyote

I'm not familiar with the particular wheels you...

I'm not familiar with the particular wheels you are discussing, but I do think that, at your weight, 32x spokes is advisable. And Dura Ace hubs are pretty much gold standard, as long as you will...
10-17-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Koyote

Next time, you might want to break the tablet in...

Next time, you might want to break the tablet in half. Or maybe take two of them. But your current dosage is not working.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By Koyote

Dura Ace.

Dura Ace.
10-16-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,984
Posted By Koyote

If you really need more protein, Soylent Green is...

If you really need more protein, Soylent Green is a great option.
10-16-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,984
Posted By Koyote

If you are weightlifting quite a bit, you may...

If you are weightlifting quite a bit, you may need to ensure adequate protein intake. Cycling doesn't really stress muscles enough to require more protein than most of us will get from our normal...
10-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Koyote

Put a small rip in a fairly new Rapha jersey....

Put a small rip in a fairly new Rapha jersey. Sent a pic with an online form to see if they would repair it. Quick reply: no, we can't repair that, but here's a $95 credit.

I'm guessing they gave...
10-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Koyote

The OP created a bf account a few days ago just...

The OP created a bf account a few days ago just to create this thread...And has not posted to any other threads, nor been back to this one, since the day the thread was created.

I am glad that...
10-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,866
Posted By Koyote

I live in a heavily Republican area, and I have...

I live in a heavily Republican area, and I have noticed that drivers give me wider berth when I am wearing my tri-color red/white/blue jersey. Apparently, they don't realize that it is a French...
10-14-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Koyote

They still sell wired cycle computers?

They still sell wired cycle computers?
10-14-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By Koyote

A side note: While there are plenty of "classic"...

A side note: While there are plenty of "classic" steel bike frames, old cf frames are just old.
10-14-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,866
Posted By Koyote

Stick a couple bright lights on your bike and it...

Stick a couple bright lights on your bike and it doesn't matter what color clothes you are wearing.
10-13-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Koyote

Check Mulberry20 's profile: he/she has been back...

Check Mulberry20 's profile: he/she has been back to bf today, but clearly doesn't want to answer this question. There's an old saying about free legal advice: it's worth exactly what you paid for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,298
Posted By Koyote

If you like it, and you like the price, that's...

If you like it, and you like the price, that's what really matters. And I don't know the Euro market. But here in the US, bikes depreciate very rapidly.
10-13-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Koyote

That stuff is often used on MUPs and such, as it...

That stuff is often used on MUPs and such, as it is low-maintenance. But I have noticed that, especially in wet and shady areas, wet moss or lichen grows on it, and that stuff is sliiick. I know a...
10-12-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

Bar tape. There's no cheaper way to make your...

Bar tape. There's no cheaper way to make your bike look 23.8% better.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,089
Posted By Koyote

Ever since I watched a friend come unclipped at...

Ever since I watched a friend come unclipped at 30mph while starting his sprint, I change 'em a bit more often.

After a visit to the urgent care for some stitches, he was mostly okay.
10-12-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,208
Posted By Koyote

Mulberry20 : Are you an attorney? And if so, are...

Mulberry20 : Are you an attorney? And if so, are you licensed to practice in the OP's state?

It's not a rhetorical question; I am genuinely curious, and I think the OP would be well-served to know...
10-08-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,215
Posted By Koyote

I'd rather reminisce about the good times.

I'd rather reminisce about the good times.
10-08-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,806
Posted By Koyote

Sure, I get it. Partly that is inflation, and...

Sure, I get it. Partly that is inflation, and partly - as you noted - all of those groupsets have gotten better. Current 105, for example, is great. I don't think it's as good as my 12-year old...
10-08-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Koyote

Just bear in mind that most magazines are mostly...

Just bear in mind that most magazines are mostly funded through ad sales -- which means that they exist to sell things.
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