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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,278
Posted By WhyFi

You've mentioned this a couple times, but I'm......

You've mentioned this a couple times, but I'm... still not convinced. Are you sure that it's packed dirt? From the photos that you post, it looks like primarily logging roads, and I can't imagine...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

While we were in VA waiting out the last days of...

While we were in VA waiting out the last days of my FIL, one of the things that really concerned me (and still does) was my brother in law's indulgence of the, ahem, current administration's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

10 seconds for something that easy? Sounds like a...

10 seconds for something that easy? Sounds like a ***** in your armor.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By WhyFi

Uh oh - did I forget to give you a "Ride on!"? It...

Uh oh - did I forget to give you a "Ride on!"? It was a recovery day and I was reading an ebook while riding, so I might have missed you. Apologies. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Grrrr. I was done with shoe hand-wringing, but...

Grrrr. I was done with shoe hand-wringing, but shoe hand-wringing wasn't done with me.

Got an email that the shoes are not in stock. Doesn't look like they have the solid white or black in stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By WhyFi

Unless you're getting really impatient, I might...

Unless you're getting really impatient, I might suggest a wheelset as a half-step. IIRC, most Defy were spec'd with ~2kg wheels. Most of the bikes that'll fall in to your price range will probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

:bday: Oh, and it should go without saying -...

:bday:

Oh, and it should go without saying - poidh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I think that I'm just going to slap some...

Yeah, I think that I'm just going to slap some 3/4 ply on there for now, full width and height, so that I don't roll things off the back and behind the bench. Then I'll be able to mount anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

a) :twitchy: b) does he do his work on the...

a) :twitchy:
b) does he do his work on the floor?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I know about these coal-rollin' jackholes....

Oh, I know about these coal-rollin' jackholes. Don't see them too much in MN, fortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Damn. No rear camera? Or are front plates not...

Damn. No rear camera? Or are front plates not required in CO?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

My first in-earnest interval of a session always...

My first in-earnest interval of a session always makes me think, "wtf - maybe this isn't a good idea."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, okay. I understand about being particular in...

Oh, okay. I understand about being particular in your cassette choice (I really like my 12-25 [11-speed]).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Asshats. :notamused: I hope they got a nice...

Asshats. :notamused:

I hope they got a nice citation about their out-of-spec exhaust? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Hmmmm. Okay. It's a long bench, 8', and I've got...

Hmmmm. Okay. It's a long bench, 8', and I've got about 40" height to work with, so lots of real estate. Maybe something like that in the middle (I don't have too many small tools) and some kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

My current shoes, some CF-soled Specialized...

My current shoes, some CF-soled Specialized jobbers, are also 7 or 8 years old. Some years they're fine, but more often than not I get some discomfort during rides more than a hour or so long (and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Is there a significant price and/or weight...

Is there a significant price and/or weight difference? I think that 105 cassettes and Ultegra-level chains are pretty reasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

State of the shop: boring but helpful ultility...

State of the shop: boring but helpful ultility bench almost done but I'm undecided on the back. I've got a frame extending to the first floor joists, but don't know what I want to put on there....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Shimano is the closest to an acceptable fit that...

Shimano is the closest to an acceptable fit that I can find in stores, but it's still not quite right and I would hate to customize a pair of $200+ shoes.

Specialized is the great tease. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

They're doing an actual wide instead of the HV? I...

They're doing an actual wide instead of the HV? I tried on the HV a few years ago and we just didn't get on. Love the look of their shoes, though.

I was also tempted by some of Lake's lace-up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

:beer: I wish that more LBS carried Wide in...

:beer: I wish that more LBS carried Wide in stock. Having particular feet and buying mail order is such a pain in the ass.



It's a monochromatic (almost) Woodland. Very 2018. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Did you go with wides in the 237s or just the...

Did you go with wides in the 237s or just the regular (which seems to be moderately wide)? I went with the wides, even though my measurements were only 2mm over the regular width listed on their...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Correct. I was referring to ancient history when...

Correct. I was referring to ancient history when I managed a high-end audio shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Well, okay then. Hand-wringing done - that was...

Well, okay then. Hand-wringing done - that was fast.

Lake is selling their CX237 (endorsed by similarly wide-footed LAJ) for $199 (plus $15 shipping) and it seems that Lake is in the habit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

It may be time to give it another shot to find a...

It may be time to give it another shot to find a new pair of road shoes. I think that the last time I tried was two years ago, and that ended with empty-handed frustration. Hopefully it'll go better...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Definitely. I'm not a stickler for punctuality,...

Definitely. I'm not a stickler for punctuality, but it's nice to have things squared away before the first customer walks through the door.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By WhyFi

Circling back to this - did the CX237 used to be...

Circling back to this - did the CX237 used to be more expensive? I'm seeing them at $199. I gather that they've been superceded by the 238, but I'm not clear on whether the 237 are on closeout and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

******g drones. If you have any production...

******g drones.

If you have any production numbers that you can point to, to illustrate their productivity, it might be helpful. Otherwise, rationalizing with someone with an irrational bug up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

The last couple days, I've been frustrated...

The last couple days, I've been frustrated because I haven't had much of an opportunity to be productive. Today, I have an opportunity to be productive, but I just want to sit on my ass and eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 14,825
Posted By WhyFi

"Everybody makes too big of a deal out of bike...

"Everybody makes too big of a deal out of bike weight - a couple hundred grams isn't going to make any meaningful difference. Well, unless that few hundred grams is by way of disc brakes - those...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I didn't realize that you were in Rockford....

Oh, I didn't realize that you were in Rockford. We stayed there overnight on our most recent trip back from VA. Next time, where should we go for pizza that's regional in style but not deep dish?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 14,825
Posted By WhyFi

I didn't, really - for whatever reason, the new...

I didn't, really - for whatever reason, the new set of Ultegra levers/calipers came with metal pads installed, so I figured I'd give em a chance and use em.

Side note: I hope these things get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 14,825
Posted By WhyFi

If you have enough pad left, put some sandpaper...

If you have enough pad left, put some sandpaper on a flat surface and scrub your pad faces. I've done this with resin pads - it went pretty quickly and worked dandy. I'm just bedding in my first set...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 14,825
Posted By WhyFi

Let's just clarify - none of what you're relating...

Let's just clarify - none of what you're relating is typical hydraulic maintenance. I don't know what you or the previous owner did, but once properly set up, hydro is about as maintenance-free as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Or it is the proverbial Addiction thread?

Or it is the proverbial Addiction thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

The LXXVIII

The LXXVIII
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 14,825
Posted By WhyFi

So you bought a bike with air in the lines, worn...

So you bought a bike with air in the lines, worn pads, a warped rotor, and a missing lock-ring... and disc brakes are to blame?

FWIW, a bleed kit costs 20 bucks and another 20 bucks will get you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By WhyFi

What's the 42?

What's the 42?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 14,825
Posted By WhyFi

Sounds pretty nefarious, but there's a lot of...

Sounds pretty nefarious, but there's a lot of moving parts in your comparisons, so I wouldn't rush to judgement when it comes to attributing intent. First, the ALR was introduced in 2016 model year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

This was rather interesting juxtaposition in my...

This was rather interesting juxtaposition in my news feed.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,731
Posted By WhyFi

If those were made with Fizik, it wouldn't...

If those were made with Fizik, it wouldn't surprise me - I've tried Fizik on in the store and, sized up a bit, they're comfy (but I didn't want to add the toe overlap). From the review, these are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,731
Posted By WhyFi

I think that they're actually reasonable for...

I think that they're actually reasonable for high-end shoes. $360 I think. https://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/rapha-pro-team-powerweave-shoes-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,731
Posted By WhyFi

They did some collab work, yeah. These ones...

They did some collab work, yeah. These ones (PowerWeave) are their (Rapha) own thing, though. They sound interesting, but the wide-footed (like me) need not apply.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Generically, I'm up to the crosswalk and far...

Generically, I'm up to the crosswalk and far enough to the left that someone could pass behind/to the right (unless I'm at an intersection with a no turn on red). Sometimes that puts me at the left...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,731
Posted By WhyFi

So, this morning I came across an article on some...

So, this morning I came across an article on some new Rapha shoes... :innocent:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

Why would good will be harmed by positioning...

Why would good will be harmed by positioning myself such that they can make a right turn without crossing in front of my forward path? My lane positioning wouldn't keep them from turning on the red....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

First PT session was this morning. My primary...

First PT session was this morning. My primary takeaway is that my PT is :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

You guys and your level phone apps. :notamused:...

You guys and your level phone apps. :notamused: Do your apps help you to easily align multiple items at the same height, even with things like doorways and corners in the way? Nooooo. App, schmapp....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By WhyFi

Everybody swears by something different. You find...

Everybody swears by something different. You find what works for you, which can sometimes be a long, arduous process, and then you stick with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 90,934
Posted By WhyFi

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

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