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08-15-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,914
Posted By wgscott

Thankfully the virus doesn't travel through the...

Thankfully the virus doesn't travel through the air.
08-14-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By wgscott

Another option to consider is Trekking bars,...

Another option to consider is Trekking bars, which have many of the same advantages of drops but are compatible with your current brakes and shifters. If the reach is too long (which it may well be,...
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

I'm finally in front of it now and remembered...

I'm finally in front of it now and remembered your question. I was about to type that it doesn't tilt forward at all, but then I tried a little harder and a very smooth tilting mechanism engaged. ...
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

We were back there at ours today. They were gone...

We were back there at ours today. They were gone without a trace.
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By wgscott

There is a book that is very detailed called...

There is a book that is very detailed called Bicycling the Pacific Coast Highway.



A lot of stuff is going to be closed.
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

I just looked that up. Have a great ride. I...

I just looked that up. Have a great ride. I need to get an "Escape to Wisconsin" bumper sticker as a subtle signal of my origins.
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

I should add that my kid tried it out as a gaming...

I should add that my kid tried it out as a gaming monitor, and compared it to his purpose-built, dedicated one, and found it to be superior in several aspects. Overall, he prefers his for gaming,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By wgscott

Reading comprehension issues, or just rushed by...

Reading comprehension issues, or just rushed by the need to be snippy?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 519
Posted By wgscott

I also live in Central (albeit coastal) CA, and I...

I also live in Central (albeit coastal) CA, and I am not sure I have ever seen a goathead here. Where is "The Baths"? I tried looking it up.
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

I think the monitor is fine. When I OP-ed, I...

I think the monitor is fine. When I OP-ed, I wasn't looking specifically for a wide monitor, but just something with > 1080p resolution and a non-glare screen (Apple seems to delight in highly...
08-12-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,591
Posted By wgscott

fify

fify
Forum: Foo
08-12-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

Forward, meaning the top comes down while the...

Forward, meaning the top comes down while the bottom goes up? Not readily, but only slightly, if at all. I will double-check it and revise my post if this is incorrect. You can put it on a VESA...
08-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,183
Posted By wgscott

Our one experience with Canyon is that they stand...

Our one experience with Canyon is that they stand by their warranty, repeatedly. On the other hand, after the third replacement (two rear triangles, one cracked carbon main frame), we cut our losses...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

It is a Samsung wide 1440p monitor:34" SJ55W...

It is a Samsung wide 1440p monitor:34" SJ55W Ultra WQHD Monitor (https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/monitors/uhd-and-wqhd/34-sj55w-ultra-wqhd-monitor-ls34j550wqnxza/)Lists for $399. Costcow had it...
08-10-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By wgscott

My bike was made in my zip code ([sacrcasm]which...

My bike was made in my zip code ([sacrcasm]which was part of my commie left-wing agenda in 2014[/sarcasm]). Some of the parts, like Chris King hubs, wheels and headset, were also made in the US. The...
Forum: Foo
08-09-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

I found one at Costco today. Thanks anyway.

I found one at Costco today.

Thanks anyway.
08-09-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By wgscott

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a...

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a neurosurgeon, it is chump change.
08-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By wgscott

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able
08-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,957
Posted By wgscott

They assemble at least some of them in Santa Cruz...

They assemble at least some of them in Santa Cruz at the Santa Cruz bikes assembly plant.
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By wgscott

A good non-glare 1440p or better resolution computer monitor?

I need a non-glare monitor with 1440 or better resolution. Any suggestions for something that is reasonably high-quality but not exhorbitantly priced? 27" would be about the size needed, but glare...
08-08-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,957
Posted By wgscott

https://www.hambini.com/hambini-roasts-cervelo/ ...

https://www.hambini.com/hambini-roasts-cervelo/

In this example, it is misaligned to the point his replacement wouldn't go in properly on a customer's bike. He has to re-machine the frame. It is...
08-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it...

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it than that.
08-08-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By wgscott

As an Eagle Scout of the analogue era, I have no...

As an Eagle Scout of the analogue era, I have no idea how this is done. In fact, I never even have heard of this before.
08-08-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By wgscott

That sounds great, if you can run it in inverse...

That sounds great, if you can run it in inverse mode.
08-08-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 811
Posted By wgscott

Nice bike.

Nice bike.
08-07-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By wgscott

A third of my students can't read the time off of...

A third of my students can't read the time off of an analog clock.
08-07-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

It is a defect in manufacturing. I agree the...

It is a defect in manufacturing. I agree the warranty isn't good, but you can get similarly priced frames (eg Kona) with a lifetime warranty.

Take it to a frame-builder. If they can fix it for...
08-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,957
Posted By wgscott

steel has carbon in it.

steel has carbon in it.
08-07-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

I just looked up the warranty. Three years seems...

I just looked up the warranty. Three years seems a bit stingy. A frame builder might be best qualified to tell you whether it is repairable. I wouldn't get my hopes up. Sorry.
08-07-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By wgscott

Get new pads, maybe new rotors, then if it still...

Get new pads, maybe new rotors, then if it still doesn't feel right, bleed it.

Fire the nanny and get a baby trailer.
08-07-20, 08:15 AM
08-07-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,023
Posted By wgscott

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to...

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to Santa Crud.

For me, the solution was to move to the region boasting "no cell phone service." I don't have to worry about distracted drivers...
08-06-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By wgscott

I want to be able to do this. Is Spork the only...

I want to be able to do this. Is Spork the only option (for a carbon fork)?

...
08-06-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By wgscott

It is only marginally more expensive than the...

It is only marginally more expensive than the Rodeo Labs Spork 3.0, which unambiguously states you can put front panniers on it, and you can get eyeballs on the fork logo.

The flip chip interests...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,370
Posted By wgscott

Maybe they are getting tired of people...

Maybe they are getting tired of people complaining about other tires coming off their hookless rims, so they took matters into their own hands.

$75 starting price -- so a little cheaper than...
08-05-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,781
Posted By wgscott

Even if they were pristine, I would get rid of...

Even if they were pristine, I would get rid of them. But they are in terrible condition, and detract from the bike. The only reason to have stickers is to enhance the bike's appearance, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By wgscott

Who is the manufacturer? I want to avoid them.

Who is the manufacturer? I want to avoid them.
08-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,543
Posted By wgscott

Neither do I. I just spent the last 6 years...

Neither do I.

I just spent the last 6 years on an NIH grant review panel, and observed that the people who print out the proposals and write all over them were almost invariably far more on top of...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By wgscott

Foobar might be an option. I use the iPhone...

Foobar might be an option. I use the iPhone version. It is open-source and plays pretty much every audio codec you can think of. The organization properties and the way it handles metadata are...
08-05-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By wgscott

It also has a flip-chip for the axle, so you get...

It also has a flip-chip for the axle, so you get two different rakes or trails or whatever it is called.

I've got the first-gen CX Enve fork with QR dropouts. It has been solid (once I got Dura...
08-05-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By wgscott

New Enve "Adventure" fork with attachment points

The fork I have been waiting for (or would buy from Spork):

https://www.enve.com/en/products/adventure-fork/

I wonder if you could put front panniers on a low-rider mount without dying?
08-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By wgscott

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am...

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am interested in hearing your comparisons.

The only issue I have had with the Sella Anatomica is that the edge of the leather on mine is a bit sharp,...
08-05-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By wgscott

It is a well-respected bike from what was a very...

It is a well-respected bike from what was a very promising new company. I think the proprietor suffered a major injury in an accident, and I am speculating as a consequence they are no longer being...
08-05-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 584
Posted By wgscott

I went through this a couple of years ago. It...

I went through this a couple of years ago. It came down to the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 vs. One-Up. Both are platform racks that have two major advantages: (1) They don't touch anything but the wheels on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By wgscott

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it...

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it looks like new fork day to me.

If it is indeed new, I would put away the saw and see about warranty replacement.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By wgscott

This is the only hostel I have stayed in, in the...

This is the only hostel I have stayed in, in the United States. It was extremely nice. (1989 Pacific Coast bike tour). They refurbished everything, including the lighthouse itself, several years...
08-04-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, riding in Bonny Doon is pretty nice,...

Yeah, riding in Bonny Doon is pretty nice, especially in these times of pandemic. But the hills get more challenging as I age. Twice I have been grinding up Alba and someone has flown by saying hello...
08-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By wgscott

There may be two issues, one of which is due to...

There may be two issues, one of which is due to the server, and one of which is due to our browsers:

My browser says it cannot establish a secure connection, which means typically it cannot find...
08-03-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By wgscott

Does the opposite apply when tightening a bolt...

Does the opposite apply when tightening a bolt with thread-lock?
08-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By wgscott

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.
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