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07-14-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Koyote

Good luck with that. I had a CS issue with them,...

Good luck with that. I had a CS issue with them, and it seems like they have become almost non-existent in the pandemic.
07-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By Koyote

I was going to post this same response. You want...

I was going to post this same response. You want those parts to shift around - if bolted on too tightly, the impact would be more likely to break something.

The scratches look like no big deal to...
07-14-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Koyote

Some good answers here, so I will only add this:...

Some good answers here, so I will only add this: you can use a dipstick (some Orange Seal bottles come with them, I don't know about others. You can always improvise one with, e.g., a straight zip...
07-14-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By Koyote

I've done this. But, to be on the safe side, I do...

I've done this. But, to be on the safe side, I do it with the tire dry to seat the tire beads. Then I release all of the CO2 and unscrew the valve core (keeping tire beads seated) and inject sealant...
07-14-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=Ogsarg;21585485]With the last 3 Jerseys...

[QUOTE=Ogsarg;21585485]With the last 3 Jerseys I've purchased, I got a flat the first time I wore them. What is up with that?/QUOTE]

Literally nothing is up with that.
07-14-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By Koyote

Aerotech (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/) is...

Aerotech (https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/) is good stuff, and made by good people in Pittsburgh.
07-13-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By Koyote

You obviously haven't looked very hard.

You obviously haven't looked very hard.
07-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Koyote

I own five bikes. If I start assigning individual...

I own five bikes. If I start assigning individual goals to them, things will quickly become very complicated.
07-12-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
Posted By Koyote

Simple rule of thumb: Just buy the best groupset...

Simple rule of thumb: Just buy the best groupset you can afford.
07-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I know there are plenty of happy Garmin...

Yeah, I know there are plenty of happy Garmin users out there, and their navigation is more sophisticated than the Wahoos...So I am just relaying my own recent experiences with the Edge 530 vs the...
07-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By Koyote

Or if you want something that is more likely to...

Or if you want something that is more likely to work properly, try a Wahoo Bolt or Roam.
07-11-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,822
Posted By Koyote

If you don't know what you need, then you...

If you don't know what you need, then you probably don't really need a home bike shop.
07-11-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

Well, that makes much more sense!

Well, that makes much more sense!
07-11-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Koyote

The lizard skins protectors work fine on my bikes.

The lizard skins protectors work fine on my bikes.
07-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

A person who rides enough to seriously consider...

A person who rides enough to seriously consider these insoles would wear through them in a couple weeks. Not a good value at $55.
07-10-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,109
Posted By Koyote

Excellent tires, worth the high price.

Excellent tires, worth the high price.
07-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 543
Posted By Koyote

This advice bears absolutely no relevance for the...

This advice bears absolutely no relevance for the OP's question.
07-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

fyi: the OP asked about soles. The post was...

fyi: the OP asked about soles. The post was edited after I replied.
07-10-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

I don't think the soles are replaceable on cyclng...

I don't think the soles are replaceable on cyclng shoes.
07-09-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,494
Posted By Koyote

ba-dum, ching!

ba-dum, ching!
07-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Koyote

It's easy enough to figure out whether the noise...

It's easy enough to figure out whether the noise is coming from the front or rear brake; it's probably the front. If cleaning hasn't worked, replace the pads and that will probably solve your...
07-05-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By Koyote

Your current (10sp) wheelset may not be...

Your current (10sp) wheelset may not be compatible with and 11sp cassette. And if it is compatible, you may need a spacer. I know that a 10sp Shimano freehub will not work with an 11sp cassette,...
07-05-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By Koyote

That's so deliciously pedantic that I wish I'd...

That's so deliciously pedantic that I wish I'd come up with it myself.
07-04-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By Koyote

I think the OP needs to learn how to trim the...

I think the OP needs to learn how to trim the front derailleur. If that doesn't solve the issue, he needs to have another mechanic look at the bike.
07-04-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By Koyote

Umm, 4.4?

Umm, 4.4?
07-04-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By Koyote

One of the wires on my Di2-equipped bike is held...

One of the wires on my Di2-equipped bike is held to the frame with a very small zip tie. And that bike cost a bit more than $800. About 10x more.

Doesn't bother me a bit.
07-04-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Koyote

PSI depends on more than your rim width and tire...

PSI depends on more than your rim width and tire width; it also depends on your weight, road surfaces, and riding style. Depending on those variables, you might be able to run 700cx38 tires as low as...
07-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,413
Posted By Koyote

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't...

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't ever share it with my wife.
07-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,565
Posted By Koyote

Just got back from a riding vacation with the...

Just got back from a riding vacation with the Roam, and it performed flawlessly over hundreds of miles. Never lost a sensor, never lost the BT connection to my phone, successfully uploaded each ride...
07-02-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,307
Posted By Koyote

I saw a post on facebook about a guy who knew a...

I saw a post on facebook about a guy who knew a guy who heard about this horrific crash caused by a cf frame failure.

Oh, wait.

I guess I don't know of any cf failures.
06-28-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,813
Posted By Koyote

Except the OP didnít say that. (See thread title.)

Except the OP didnít say that. (See thread title.)
06-28-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,417
Posted By Koyote

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but -...

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but - as I understand the latest evidence- it is still an open question as to whether people who have recovered from COVID-19 can be reinfected or can be...
06-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,813
Posted By Koyote

Source? Regardless, itís pretty clear that...

Source?

Regardless, itís pretty clear that Chro-Moly has not been ďphased out.Ē I can walk into my LBS and verify that.
06-28-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,813
Posted By Koyote

As others have pointed out, the premise of the...

As others have pointed out, the premise of the original post is faulty: there are plenty of chro-moly frames being produced out there.
06-25-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,417
Posted By Koyote

it may make no sense to you… But then, some...

it may make no sense to you… But then, some people don’t understand basic math.
06-25-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,417
Posted By Koyote

So, instead of stopping at one store for your...

So, instead of stopping at one store for your beer, you chose to expose yourself – and all of the other people in the stores – in four different locations instead. During a pandemic, when all of the...
06-25-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Koyote

7 speed chains last longer than 11 speed, and...

7 speed chains last longer than 11 speed, and your conditions donít seem very harsh. Iím wondering how are you know that they need to be replaced? It just seems too soon.
06-25-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Koyote

OP needs to provide more info: -What sort of...

OP needs to provide more info:
-What sort of drivetrain? 11sp doesn't last as long as 7sp.
-Ridden in which sort of conditions? Riding in mud and dirt may shorten life of chains and cassettes by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,267
Posted By Koyote

Pittsburgh's Dirty Dozen...

Pittsburgh's Dirty Dozen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dozen_(bicycle_competition)) was a hard day of climbing: thirteen of the steepest hills in a city that is, by some measures, hillier than...
06-24-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Koyote

You want to occasionally convert your SS to a...

You want to occasionally convert your SS to a multi-gear bike, and then go back to SS -- and you think dealing with the shift cable will be the biggest hassle?
06-24-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By Koyote

Cheap stuff becomes expensive in the long run,...

Cheap stuff becomes expensive in the long run, when you have to throw it away and buy the item you should have bought in the first place.
06-24-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,478
Posted By Koyote

Bag Balm's main advantage is that it's cheap. But...

Bag Balm's main advantage is that it's cheap. But it is also so greasy that it is hard to wash out of your chamois...Though that is not a serious problem.

The best stuff I've used for protecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,909
Posted By Koyote

Yikes. Good to know. Thanks. Hopefully they will...

Yikes. Good to know. Thanks. Hopefully they will replace it under warranty?

fwiw, I have a 17-year old Dura Ace hub with a ti freehub shell, and it's still in good shape.
06-24-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,417
Posted By Koyote

I went out on a regular route this past Sunday...

I went out on a regular route this past Sunday morning, planning to stop and refill bottles at a church along the way...It has a pump handle with a tap near an outdoor seating area. As I came up the...
06-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,417
Posted By Koyote

My newest bike has a custom-built frame. I'm glad...

My newest bike has a custom-built frame. I'm glad I paid $50 extra to have a third set of water bottle mounts on the underside of the downtube. Three 750ml bottles will get me through 80 miles if...
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Koyote

Weight (heavier), aerodynamics (more tire...

Weight (heavier), aerodynamics (more tire clearance = more drag), and gravel bike gearing tends to differ from road bike gearing.
06-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Koyote

You could probably work out a tire switch with...

You could probably work out a tire switch with the shop, if you wanted something different. Might cost you a little money, but perhaps they would work something out.
06-23-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By Koyote

Personally, I'd just use the stock wheels with a...

Personally, I'd just use the stock wheels with a do-everything tire. But if you wanted a second wheelset, make it alloy with high spoke count, mount up some gnarly wide tires for rough riding. Then...
06-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Koyote

Okay, maybe a stupid question, but: are you...

Okay, maybe a stupid question, but: are you exaggerating, or can smoke really come off of rim brakes?
06-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 952
Posted By Koyote

This. Riding with a loose crankarm may have...

This. Riding with a loose crankarm may have damaged it, so the shop needs to deal with it. Totally a warranty issue. Don't address it yourself.

FWIW, these things happen, even with good shops. My...
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