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08-19-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Koyote

+1 on the grade 25 bearings, which are the...

+1 on the grade 25 bearings, which are the highest tolerance (most spherical) you can get. Buy from a reliable supplier like Wheels Manufacturing; there are some no-name suppliers, and I sometimes...
08-17-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Koyote

LBS Love

I visited my closest LBS this week. Since I have to drive a ways to get there, they did the work while I ran errands in the city - which saved me from a trip back there to pick up the bike. Installed...
08-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Koyote

Oh, you're right. I forgot that there are a few...

Oh, you're right. I forgot that there are a few GRX cranksets.

I think a crankset like this is a great idea for those of us who want lower gears, don't need super-high gears, and want cassettes...
08-16-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Koyote

I've got one on order, but it hasn't shown up...

I've got one on order, but it hasn't shown up yet. But I can clarify that the chainrings are 48-31, not 46-30.
08-15-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By Koyote

A few posters have suggested retrofitting disc...

A few posters have suggested retrofitting disc brake mounts to the bike; that is not possible. Gunnar (which is Waterford, really) will tell you, correctly, to just get a new frame and fork.

At...
08-15-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By Koyote

If it's deep enough to submerge pedals or a BB,...

If it's deep enough to submerge pedals or a BB, my feet are gonna get soaked anyway...So I just shoulder the bike and hike through.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,430
Posted By Koyote

Ashton Lambie won the Dirty Kanza 100 this year...

Ashton Lambie won the Dirty Kanza 100 this year with a 56-tooth chainring (http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/dirty-kanza-2019-gravel-race-tech-gallery/). 'Course, he's a world-class track racer.
08-12-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,874
Posted By Koyote

I'm semi-retired (which includes no work from...

I'm semi-retired (which includes no work from around May through late-August) and have no desire to ride 3,000 miles in a month. I'm still racing -- and, to get faster, you need a variety of workouts...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,884
Posted By Koyote

I would happily ride to work in the winter snow,...

I would happily ride to work in the winter snow, but they dump huge amounts of salt on our roads. In fact, if there is even a chance of snow, they will pour some sort of liquid sodium solution on the...
08-12-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,181
Posted By Koyote

I'll top that with a second-hand story, told to...

I'll top that with a second-hand story, told to me by the guy who got me into cycling. Back in the '70s, when he commuted by bike, he carried a big heavy lock and chain like a bandolier, diagonally...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,430
Posted By Koyote

34/32 is pretty low, so you should be alright. If...

34/32 is pretty low, so you should be alright. If not, and you are running Shimano, you can probably put on a new rear derailleur (might not even need a new one) and an 11-34 cassette for a little...
08-12-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,181
Posted By Koyote

Like downhillmaster, I wave, smile, and mouth...

Like downhillmaster, I wave, smile, and mouth "thank you!" to drivers who go out of their way to be courteous to me. And most motorists are reasonable and even courteous. I have also, on one or two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,430
Posted By Koyote

Around here, I've ridden grades as steep as 37% -...

Around here, I've ridden grades as steep as 37% - and I am not a very strong climber. So, I am accustomed to slogging away at a low cadence.

To the OP, I suggest that, if you are wondering whether...
08-12-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,834
Posted By Koyote

I haven't looked at the recent Fit, but we owned...

I haven't looked at the recent Fit, but we owned a 2007 for some years. I jerry-rigged an old front hub to a 2x8 board, and would clamp the fork into it and carry the bike upright. (And I ride a 58....
08-11-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,860
Posted By Koyote

A couple years ago, my wife moved into a much...

A couple years ago, my wife moved into a much more demanding job which also pays even more than she had been earning. The geographic move required that I give up my job, and so now I work only...
08-10-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 953
Posted By Koyote

Iím not stating that itís wrong, but I will note...

Iím not stating that itís wrong, but I will note that the linked article was not even written by an MD.
08-09-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
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Views: 953
Posted By Koyote

Honest question: what is the point of this? ...

Honest question: what is the point of this?

As I understand it, HR (resting or max) is individual, not trainable, and not indicative of fitness. As long as it’s not unusually low or high, it...
08-07-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,060
Posted By Koyote

Put on a new Shimano 11 speed groupset -- 105...

Put on a new Shimano 11 speed groupset -- 105 level is very good, Ultegra is even better. I know you just bought a new rear wheel, so add a new front wheel -- or better yet, buy a nice new...
08-07-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,060
Posted By Koyote

I haven't watched the GCN video referenced in the...

I haven't watched the GCN video referenced in the preceding post, since they are a bit scientifically-challenged.

I will agree with DrIsotope, two posts earlier: while you might gain some...
08-07-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Koyote

Expensive bike bells are now a 'thing,' but I'm...

Expensive bike bells are now a 'thing,' but I'm not sure that they are any more effective at actually alerting people to your presence.

My commuter bike came with a bell mounted between the stem...
08-05-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,363
Posted By Koyote

My wife sometimes travels with me to my bike...

My wife sometimes travels with me to my bike races...As long as I can find a spa in the area, so she can get a massage and pedicure while I am riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,188
Posted By Koyote

I just turn on the Strava app while driving my...

I just turn on the Strava app while driving my car. Now I'm super-fast.
08-05-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,434
Posted By Koyote

My closest bike shop has a similar sign posted in...

My closest bike shop has a similar sign posted in the work area. No one has ever taken them up on the offer. 'Course, I have a good relationship with them, so they generally offer to perform my minor...
08-05-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,523
Posted By Koyote

"Something you need to understand" No, I...

"Something you need to understand"


No, I really don't.
08-05-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. I lived and raced in CO, and did some of...

Agreed. I lived and raced in CO, and did some of the big climbing events, like the Mt Evans Hillclimb. Riding uphill for 28 miles is a slog, but do-able with persistence. Out here in PA, though, we...
08-05-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Koyote

H+ Son The Hydra rims are pretty similar to the...

H+ Son The Hydra rims are pretty similar to the HEDs that you mentioned, and are a bit cheaper and easier to find. My shop thinks they're solid.
08-05-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Koyote

Make the grade higher and add some virtually...

Make the grade higher and add some virtually unrideable mudbogs to your climb and it might be as tough as this one: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29626799

And then there's this one, which is...
08-03-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Koyote

Even though Iíd kind of like to know what it...

Even though Iíd kind of like to know what it weighs, I think I appreciate your response even more. Just build it and ride it. For sure.

Sounds like a great bike!
08-02-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Koyote

Out of curiosity, what does your RSL weigh, and...

Out of curiosity, what does your RSL weigh, and how is it built?
08-02-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By Koyote

OP: If your shoes are worn out, you'll know it....

OP: If your shoes are worn out, you'll know it. If you have to ask about it, then I'm guessing yours are not worn out; you just want a new pair.

The only time I've replaced cycling shoes was when...
08-01-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 894
Posted By Koyote

I only skimmed the responses, so I apologize if...

I only skimmed the responses, so I apologize if this has already been suggested.

If you enjoy the bike and plan to keep riding it, buy a new wheelset. Your bike shop can get a pre-built set from...
07-30-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,954
Posted By Koyote

FYI: That is just a shift mode called Synchro. A...

FYI: That is just a shift mode called Synchro. A couple button pushes (on a junction box) will switch it to semi-synchro or the full manual control. I prefer full manual.
07-22-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,758
Posted By Koyote

The other day, my wife saw me, before a ride,...

The other day, my wife saw me, before a ride, rubbing sunscreen on the thin patch at the top of my head. She chuckled a bit.

"Hey, at least I'm honest with myself," I said.
07-22-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By Koyote

STP = Seattle to Portland? Great ride. I did it...

STP = Seattle to Portland? Great ride. I did it (one day option) in 2009. Lost my sunglasses at the start (Husky Stadium parking lot) and it was a warm dry day, so my eyes hurt like heck by the...
07-21-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,862
Posted By Koyote

Has anyone suggested that you stuff your jersey...

Has anyone suggested that you stuff your jersey pockets a bit fuller?
07-21-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,954
Posted By Koyote

The real question is: why do you want to upgrade...

The real question is: why do you want to upgrade to Di2? What is the mechanical groupset lacking that you think you will gain from electronic shifting?

The reason I ask: I have Di2 on a new bike…...
07-19-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By Koyote

I can't answer your question...But this does seem...

I can't answer your question...But this does seem like a great reason to buy a MTB. :)
07-19-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By Koyote

Yes, you can re-use bar tape. No, no one...

Yes, you can re-use bar tape.

No, no one will want to buy it from you.
07-19-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,817
Posted By Koyote

It's not a contest. But if it were, anything...

It's not a contest. But if it were, anything involving a ride of only 25 miles would get you a participation ribbon, at best.
07-17-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By Koyote

My pinky toes are always clenched now, and the...

My pinky toes are always clenched now, and the toes next to them (fourth) are a bit clenched, too. Podiatrist says it's arthritis.

Just throwing it out there.
07-17-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,487
Posted By Koyote

"Fact" is not the plural form of...

"Fact" is not the plural form of "anecdote."
07-17-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,591
Posted By Koyote

Get the nicer bike and start riding. If any of...

Get the nicer bike and start riding. If any of the components are lacking, replace them later.
07-17-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By Koyote

If the nipples are all corroded to hell, it's a...

If the nipples are all corroded to hell, it's a safe bet that the hubs and/or rims have problems, too. Inspect carefully before replacing the nipples.
07-17-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,995
Posted By Koyote

I think your friend is getting a pretty sweet...

I think your friend is getting a pretty sweet deal. If it were me, I would at least offer to pay them for switching over the components from the damaged frame. And then I would keep coming back to...
07-16-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By Koyote

Wear a fresh pair for every ride, or you'll turn...

Wear a fresh pair for every ride, or you'll turn your groin into a mushroom factory.
07-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,753
Posted By Koyote

That is a helluva deal. It doesn't have the...

That is a helluva deal.

It doesn't have the adjustable dropouts, but it does have a lot of other things going for it.
07-14-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,875
Posted By Koyote

Be careful. I recently went too low with the psi,...

Be careful. I recently went too low with the psi, and nine miles into a gravel race my rear tire was going flat. I put in a tube (while everyone rode past me). Next day, I checked it out, and the...
07-13-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Koyote

I had a Motobecane 10 speed back in the '70s. It...

I had a Motobecane 10 speed back in the '70s. It was a beautiful bike: lugged construction, pinstripes, etc. I traded it in on a Fuji 12 speed, which was obviously a better bike, since it had 20%...
07-11-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,356
Posted By Koyote

If the ride was muddy, I will put my jersey and...

If the ride was muddy, I will put my jersey and other non-black colored garments in a large sink to soak for a while, and will even do several rinses and re-soaks before doing them properly in the...
07-10-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,581
Posted By Koyote

I used to routinely hit 60+ miles per hour on a...

I used to routinely hit 60+ miles per hour on a certain descent when I lived in Colorado. And once hit 75 mph on another Colorado descent during a race. Both done with a 53/12.

If anyone thinks...
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