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11-19-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 35,134
Posted By wgscott

I think there is a little bit more to it than...

I think there is a little bit more to it than that, unfortunately for all of us:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21135713-post56.html
11-19-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

:foo: ...

:foo:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/saddles/
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. My main concern is that it came with a...

Thanks. My main concern is that it came with a piece of paper that says to do that stuff. I've never put in a headset before, but the BB is threaded and trivial to install (assuming no facing or...
Forum: Touring
11-16-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

I hope it is not an issue. I was originally...

I hope it is not an issue.

I was originally going to get a Spork for my other bike so I could attach low-riders, but this whole frame was less expensive than the Spork 2.0. It would be a bitter...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By wgscott

Santa Cruz wheels have a lifetime warranty.

Santa Cruz wheels have a lifetime warranty.
11-15-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By wgscott

Get a second (or third ...) opinion. Even a...

Get a second (or third ...) opinion. Even a joint replacement would be far less drastic.

Mind if I ask the nature of the injury? I'm six years out of an ankle break, but it never lets me forget.
11-15-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By wgscott

Two suggestions: 1. A Kid's bike that fits....

Two suggestions:

1. A Kid's bike that fits. Take the pedals off until he learns to balance and coast.

2. A tandem (new or used, depending on your budget).
11-15-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,155
Posted By wgscott

The sad fact is folks like GailT and TimothyH are...

The sad fact is folks like GailT and TimothyH are getting chased off, which destroys the sense of community. (I, however, am grateful to have been provided the opportunity to come back so that I...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

With that issue "resolved", I put some wheels on...

With that issue "resolved", I put some wheels on to see how they fit. It looks like there is indeed clearance for 55mm tires, even with fenders.

Some 700C x 55 Antelope Hill TC Compass (Rene...
Forum: Touring
11-14-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

Well, it turns out it is there by design: ...

Well, it turns out it is there by design:




ksryder
11-14-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,155
Posted By wgscott

Thanks! The fork has me worried:

Thanks!

The fork has me worried:
11-14-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,155
Posted By wgscott

GailT ksryder I just read your posts. ...

GailT ksryder

I just read your posts. Thank you both for your very kind and generous words of encouragement. I really appreciate it.
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

I was just hoping someone would say that was...

I was just hoping someone would say that was there by design. I've sent a couple of pictures to them, so hopefully they will provide instructions on what to do next.

So much for my great $500...
Forum: Touring
11-13-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

It just arrived. The fork has a crimp in it...

It just arrived. The fork has a crimp in it where the disk brake mount is attached. Is that normal? (There was no obvious sign of damage to the boxes and the finish appears perfect.)
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By wgscott

If you can somehow attach a low-rider to it, you...

If you can somehow attach a low-rider to it, you could have one huge front left pannier, which woudl greatly facilitate counter-clockwise touring.
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

I would probably decrease it to 100mm or 95mm...

I would probably decrease it to 100mm or 95mm (starting with 100mm, as that is what I have in a box).
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 406
Posted By wgscott

Soma Saga Disc frame purchase

I just impulse-bought a Soma Saga disc frame and fork, as they were having a 20% off sale ($500), and I have enough spare parts at this point to build it up. Based on my custom-fit frame, the...
11-09-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By wgscott

That is the first tip-off that it is aluminum. ...

That is the first tip-off that it is aluminum. Titanium is paramagnetic (it has 2 unpaired d-orbital electrons). You cannot magnetize it (unlike steel), but it is weakly attracted to a magnet.
10-30-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By wgscott

richard.susanto shelbyfv I've been...

richard.susanto shelbyfv


I've been using Shimano's 46/30T GRX crankset with an otherwise Ultegra (Di2 6800) drivetrain (and bottom-bracket) since the week GRX was released. I had to adjust...
10-25-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By wgscott

Chris King BB: Does the chain-line differ from Shimano?

The Chris King bottom bracket requires that one use a set of inserts/adaptors for specific cranks:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q9gGQU4NL._AC_SL1000_.jpg

This makes me...
10-23-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By wgscott

mmattheww Someone corrected me in another...

mmattheww

Someone corrected me in another thread yesterday. The 11-34 requires a spacer, but he said the 11-28 does not. (I only use 11-34T, so I falsely generalized). If the 11-28 came with...
10-22-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By wgscott

Yes. The newer 11-speed cassettes in fact DO...

Yes. The newer 11-speed cassettes in fact DO need the spacer on a conventional road bike 11-speed hub.

BTW, Welcome.
10-22-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By wgscott

First, are you aware you can run the most recent...

First, are you aware you can run the most recent versions of 11-speed 105 and Ultegra cassettes on a 10-speed hub? You just leave the included spacer off.

The 10-speed version of GRX is 105-level....
10-16-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,353
Posted By wgscott

I suspect this might be one of those Cambridge...

I suspect this might be one of those Cambridge inside jokes.

When Aaron Klug (also a physicist, based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge) was awarded the Chemistry Nobel...
09-27-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,927
Posted By wgscott

Thank you for posting this. I agree...

Thank you for posting this.

I agree completely.

Something here has gone terribly amiss.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:06 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By wgscott

It is kind of like that, but just a single wobble...

It is kind of like that, but just a single wobble instance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By wgscott

I don't hear any rubbing when I let off the...

I don't hear any rubbing when I let off the brakes, so it would have to be really transient. Anyway, I good cleaning of the pistons never hurts. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By wgscott

I was getting it some more today on the way home...

I was getting it some more today on the way home from work. I am pretty sure I saw something flex in the front wheel. It was enough to make me stop and pull the wheel off and inspect stuff. ...
07-25-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,851
Posted By wgscott

Rotational furlongs per fortnight is the perfect...

Rotational furlongs per fortnight is the perfect unit.
07-25-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,851
Posted By wgscott

I just got fed up with my White Industries square...

I just got fed up with my White Industries square taper bottom bracket, and ordered an $18 Shimano external BB and a GRX 46/30T crankset to stick in it. Five years from now, if I am still alive,...
07-25-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

NoWhammies: They are on the inside of the large...

NoWhammies: They are on the inside of the large chain-ring, and are designed to hook onto the chain and help lift it up to the larger chain-ring in the course of a shift.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By wgscott

Help diagnosing origin of a transient destabilization?

I have a five year old bike with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Recently, I have noticed a disconcerting sensation only when braking on fast downhills, where I feel a momentary destabilization, not...
07-25-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 152,472
Posted By wgscott

The new 34T chainring should only be about $10 or...

The new 34T chainring should only be about $10 or $20, so at least that didn't waste much money.

If they are trying to be helpful and make it work, try the following:

Shimano 46/30T GRX...
07-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By wgscott

I am fairly confident I just pushed the pin...

I am fairly confident I just pushed the pin further into the hole a fraction of a mm and didn't deform anything.

If all else fails, I just bought a $150 Shimano 46/30T GRX crank as a backup. (If...
07-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

This doesn't sound identical to the problem I...

This doesn't sound identical to the problem I discovered yesterday, but it sounds somewhat similar, so FWIW:

I experienced some rare bad shifts and chain drops after 5 years of trouble-free Di2...
07-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
Posted By wgscott

I had a Compass tire that developed a deformation...

I had a Compass tire that developed a deformation for no obvious reason. I didn't see it until I went hunting for the problem. When riding, it felt like a destabilizing cross-wind was hitting me...
07-25-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By wgscott

Congratulations on dropping all that weight. If...

Congratulations on dropping all that weight. If that isn't deserving of a bike present to one's self, I am not sure what is.

Just to introduce a different idea: Have you considered a so-called...
07-24-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By wgscott

If it keeps doing it, I agree. If all that was...

If it keeps doing it, I agree. If all that was needed is a squeeze on the vice grip once ever few years, then I wouldn't bother.
07-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 152,472
Posted By wgscott

I just ordered the Shimano 46/30T crankset from...

I just ordered the Shimano 46/30T crankset from Shimano. It is only $150 (plus a discount at UC). When it arrives, I will put it on my bike and compare it to the White Industries one.

Edit: The...
07-24-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,155
Posted By wgscott

I think I would have, and, in retrospect,...

I think I would have, and, in retrospect, rightfully so. The infraction reads "Insulted Other Member(s)", which I did. (I took issue with the idea that someone with a zero post count is a...
07-24-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By wgscott

Well, this was for diagnostic purposes (but I am...

Well, this was for diagnostic purposes (but I am guilty of poor form as well), and it was the only way for me to figure out what was going on.

I think you are right. It might be worth asking them...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,398
Posted By wgscott

I was thinking about this a bit more when riding...

I was thinking about this a bit more when riding today. It might simply be menopause

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20353397

(I'm thinking if you...
07-24-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By wgscott

Large chainring pins

Lately I have had some shifting problems. I cut my ride short after I dropped my chain while shifting to the large ring (by mistake, on an uphill). I put the bike on the stand and eventually...
07-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By wgscott

Lots of options here: ...

Lots of options here: https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1072550-anyone-using-46-30t-crank-road-bike.html

Shimano is releasing its own 46/30T crank, (GRX), and it is fairly inexpensive...
07-24-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,254
Posted By wgscott

Have you considered getting a custom bike? It...

Have you considered getting a custom bike? It can be made however you require it, and it will be designed to fit perfectly. My only regret is I waited until I was 50 and recovering from an...
07-23-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,155
Posted By wgscott

Which you would never have seen until I reported...

Which you would never have seen until I reported the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By wgscott

Yes, I tend to agree.

Yes, I tend to agree.
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By wgscott

I found a place in mid-September about 25 miles...

I found a place in mid-September about 25 miles from Crater lake after about 4 hours of searching. The second night I stayed in the NP Lodge. It is worth making reservations for that if you can.
07-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,419
Posted By wgscott

TL;DR: That pretty much sums it up.

TL;DR: That pretty much sums it up.
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