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07-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,103
Posted By wgscott

I tried the malignant neglect approach. Didn't...

I tried the malignant neglect approach. Didn't touch it between 1987 and 2015, and when I finally did, there was nothing wrong with it.
07-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By wgscott

I believe in allowing natural selection to run...

I believe in allowing natural selection to run its unfettered course.
07-20-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By wgscott

I think I will have a nice glass of acetone with...

I think I will have a nice glass of acetone with my breakfast today.

Acetone: It's a universal solvent, nail polish remover, and nutritional supplement. What could possibly go wrong?
07-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By wgscott

This is sometimes a symptom of a bent derailleur...

This is sometimes a symptom of a bent derailleur hanger and/or cage.
07-19-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By wgscott

That isn't unique to this thread, if it makes you...

That isn't unique to this thread, if it makes you feel any better.

:lol:
07-18-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By wgscott

Make sure the derailleur hanger itself isn't bent.

Make sure the derailleur hanger itself isn't bent.
07-18-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 116,524
Posted By wgscott

If your goal is just to change the gear spacing,...

If your goal is just to change the gear spacing, rather than the lower range, that would work, but if you want a smaller small chain-ring to get lower hill-climbing gearing, I don't see the advantage.
07-18-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 116,524
Posted By wgscott

chef09 The SRAM 11-36T might work fine with...

chef09

The SRAM 11-36T might work fine with your existing derailleur, with just a B-screw adjustment. Then Wolf-tooth makes an adaptor, if that (or putting in a longer screw for $0.75) isn't...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By wgscott

Welcome. I lived there for about 1.5 years.

Welcome. I lived there for about 1.5 years.
07-15-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By wgscott

Is GS the mid-cage or short-cage? If it is the...

Is GS the mid-cage or short-cage? If it is the mid-cage, it will work fine. (I didn't even know about the 37T difference capacity.) (Just looked it up, I see that it is.) Several of us here have...
07-15-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By wgscott

I currently have a 46/30 crankset and 11-36...

I currently have a 46/30 crankset and 11-36 cassette with an ordinary Ultegra RD (the Di2 mid-cage derailleur that corresponds to the 6800 series). Why not try just the crank and/or 11-36T (or...
07-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By wgscott

I screwed up the thread title. I wanted to write...

I screwed up the thread title. I wanted to write "This wood hurt" but had "would" instead, thus ruining the pun.

Sorry.


:cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 800
Posted By wgscott

Chain, cassette, brake pads, cables, tires

Chain, cassette, brake pads, cables, tires
07-14-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By wgscott

This would hurt (Graphic Image warning)

This wood hurt.


At least it didn't involve disc brakes.




Link: Independent (UK)...
07-14-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,364
Posted By wgscott

Thank god the internal brake cabling was there to...

Thank god the internal brake cabling was there to hold the frame together.
Forum: Introductions
07-14-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By wgscott

It has been so long now that this is cool again. ...

It has been so long now that this is cool again. Congratulations!

A steel frame = carbon frame + water bottle.
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By wgscott

Spork 1.2 or 2.0. Rodeo Labs. Might fit the...

Spork 1.2 or 2.0. Rodeo Labs.

Might fit the bill

https://www.rodeo-labs.com/rodeo-spork-2-0/

But i am worried that the steering tube isn't what you want.

Enve Road forks?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,674
Posted By wgscott

I never even knew this existed. This is just...

I never even knew this existed.

This is just like when Napster was forced to shut down before I ever got to download a free mp3.

Except different.
07-11-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By wgscott

It is called gluconeogenesis, and it happens when...

It is called gluconeogenesis, and it happens when your body consumes your muscle proteins to produce glucose. The ammonia is generated from amino acids as they are metabolized from your muscle...
07-05-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,028
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyj_D2ivwS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyj_D2ivwS4
07-04-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By wgscott

N+1 = 68

N+1 = 68
07-04-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By wgscott

:foo:

:foo:
07-04-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By wgscott

The Flintstones is still ok.

The Flintstones is still ok.
07-04-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

He says it is a clamp-on. Hence my question. ...

He says it is a clamp-on. Hence my question.


Another idea:

Did you take apart the crank or bb, and if so, is there any chance a spacer got put in differently?
07-04-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

Is this the small one next to the low-limit screw...

Is this the small one next to the low-limit screw that adjusts yaw? Mine (an older version) is a clamp-on, and doesn't appear to have this screw. Are you SURE you haven't been messing with the...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By wgscott

Black-ops BMX Torqlite UL Pedals ...

Black-ops BMX Torqlite UL Pedals

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51vDvzkWRWL._SX425_.jpg

Azonic 420

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/419yvPki4WL._SX425_.jpg
07-04-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

The only other thing I can think of is Crash...

The only other thing I can think of is Crash Recovery Mode, but I think this is only something that would involve the rear derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,729
Posted By wgscott

I'm hoping to upgrade GX Eagle 12-speed to...

I'm hoping to upgrade GX Eagle 12-speed to Shimano SLX
07-03-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

OK, if it was working fine before, and nothing...

OK, if it was working fine before, and nothing has changed (or has broken), it should be possible to re-zero it and start afresh. (You have nothing to lose).

If nothing else, get the chain on...
07-03-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By wgscott

I'd be the guy in orange letting people go by. ...

I'd be the guy in orange letting people go by.

The cliff makes me more nervous than the path itself. I'd probably bring my 2.8" 27.5+ drop-bar bike for that one.
07-03-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By wgscott

Also: ...

Also: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/07/lee-iaccoca-who-gave-us-the-minivan-and-the-mustang-dies-at-94/
07-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By wgscott

I believe so.

I believe so.
07-03-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By wgscott

The 105 and Ultegra are identical in this regard.

The 105 and Ultegra are identical in this regard.
07-03-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,182
Posted By wgscott

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaerobic_organism ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaerobic_organism


Oh, and while we are at it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proline
07-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By wgscott

I have to admit the idea that a Nova could rank...

I have to admit the idea that a Nova could rank anywhere above the lowest boggles my mind.
07-03-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By wgscott

I got this from Amazon (by mistake -- I ordered a...

I got this from Amazon (by mistake -- I ordered a non-adjustable one). However, it is far better than a previous one I threw in the trash after it slipped and almost caused my kid to crash.
...
07-03-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By wgscott

Difference between Ultegra and 105 cassette?

The Ultegra version of the 11-speed cassette I want (11-34T) is identical in gearing to a 105 option. It is about $25 more. I wear through these faster than I care to think about. Apart from a...
07-03-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By wgscott

Not all are created equal. Get one that requires...

Not all are created equal. Get one that requires complete disassembly in order to move.
07-03-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By wgscott

Based on what?

Based on what?
07-03-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By wgscott

Swing and a miss ...

Swing and a miss ...
07-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By wgscott

Dewey, Chetham and Howe.

Dewey, Chetham and Howe.
07-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By wgscott

A bit of a catty response.

A bit of a catty response.
07-03-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,843
Posted By wgscott

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at...

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at Costco (and, unlike the magnet thingie, I can use it for other stuff). The dental floss was a free handout from the dentist. It worked in less than 60...
07-03-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By wgscott

Flat bars typically position the rider more...

Flat bars typically position the rider more upright, where having a visor doesn't interfere with vision.
07-03-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By wgscott

Lee Iacocca (RIP)

Link: https://www.electricbike.com/ebike-graveyard/

Also credited with the Minivan, Mustang, and Chrysler government bailout.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/obituaries/lee-iacocca-dead.html
07-03-19, 08:08 AM
07-02-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,843
Posted By wgscott

Thanks, but I'm two or three crises beyond this...

Thanks, but I'm two or three crises beyond this now.
07-02-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By wgscott

Software. Something got changed. Mine...

Software.

Something got changed.

Mine works that way by default. I've avoided doing firmware updates due to the fear that cross-chain prohibition would be forced upon me.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By wgscott

Get some of these and forget about narrow -- go...

Get some of these and forget about narrow -- go as wide as will fit:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/
07-02-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By wgscott

I was thinking of getting these, but then I found...

I was thinking of getting these, but then I found your post.

Are you still struggling with them?

DC Rainmaker reviewed them, and suggests they work better if controlled individually, but also...
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