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Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, once something is routed, it's easy to fish...

Yeah, once something is routed, it's easy to fish subsequent wire/cables/hoses/guides through - just don't be a dummy and yank something out without thinking ahead - but I assume that were were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Why? Just the pattern or hub-related...

Why? Just the pattern or hub-related difficulty/obstruction? I've only built a handful, but never had an issue with lacing, so I don't know if I just had easy hubs or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Truing is really the key bit, anyway. My...

Truing is really the key bit, anyway. My (unsolicited :D) advice would be to take the time and trouble to flag/mark spokes so as to avoid wind-up (or, if building, buy bladed spokes :D) and to pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

BRB - gonna go on a 150 mile ride.

BRB - gonna go on a 150 mile ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By WhyFi

Cool - nice tools are awesome, as long as they're...

Cool - nice tools are awesome, as long as they're not taking food off of your table a power meter out of your shopping cart or something like that. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By WhyFi

How many frames do you need to route? If you're...

How many frames do you need to route? If you're doing this for a living, cool, buy the best tools that you can justify. If you're just routing one frame, try some dental floss, a tiny washer and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Moderna? That's what the wife and I are...

Moderna?

That's what the wife and I are scheduled for, even though most report that it's got the biggest kick to the gonads. First and foremost, it was the first available for us, and second, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Of course it's cheating! Lemme get my lawyer to...

Of course it's cheating! Lemme get my lawyer to explain.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Did you cheat?! :lol:

Did you cheat?! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Since the Spoiler thing seems to be broken......

Since the Spoiler thing seems to be broken... highlight the white text for the answer - it's for making your own pencils. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I've always been of fan of overkill, 'specially...

I've always been of fan of overkill, 'specially when it comes to tools for creating, but there are times when even I pump the brakes - this is one of these times. Just got an email for this very swag...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

:bday:

:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

The Irish whiskey was really good. The tacos...

The Irish whiskey was really good.

The tacos were excellent.

... but that could be the whiskey talking.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Thank you for not thinking that that song was by...

Thank you for not thinking that that song was by Bob Dylan. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Babies to the left of me, geezers to the right!...

Babies to the left of me, geezers to the right! Here I am - stuck in the middle with... well, I don't know who... phrantic09 , maybe? :foo:

:p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I would have been in 12th grade and turned 18 in...

I would have been in 12th grade and turned 18 in the fall. Yeesh.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I've missed my while-I'm-cooking tipple since the...

I've missed my while-I'm-cooking tipple since the Redbreast 12 ran out, so I decided to pick something up and stick with the theme of single pot still Irish whisky -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By WhyFi

Uh, cool? Like most things, tire choice is...

Uh, cool?

Like most things, tire choice is a compromise and we all have different priorities. You were happy with your compromise today - good for you. I'd be willing to bet that the guy that...
04-15-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By WhyFi

One of the effects of rim/tire weight that's...

One of the effects of rim/tire weight that's often ignored on BF is just how much it impacts handling and feel. Our spinning wheels act like wheels in a gyroscope - the heavier wheel and the faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Your shell is BBright. Your bottom bracket is...

Your shell is BBright. Your bottom bracket is whatever they installed to get you to the crank compatibility that you wanted. Did you get it from Excel and are you running Shimano cranks? If so, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

:( Wife and I are finally scheduled for...

:(

Wife and I are finally scheduled for 4/20.... for the vaccine, that is - not to get high.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Pffft - it's no debate: bladed, otherwise your...

Pffft - it's no debate: bladed, otherwise your food's just going to spin when you try to rotate them on the grill.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

3 or so.

3 or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By WhyFi

A hairline on the brake bridge? I personally...

A hairline on the brake bridge? I personally wouldn't be concerned about it. That said, I'd probably check it out every once in a blue moon.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I have to blame ls01 for my ride troubles - after...

I have to blame ls01 for my ride troubles - after commenting on his poor luck with his Michelins, I took a pretty ugly cut to mine about 25 minutes in to my ride. It wasn't sealing on its own, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

So, uh, what does that say about me taking off a...

So, uh, what does that say about me taking off a ring that looks brand new in favor of one that's a little smaller and much more flexible?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By WhyFi

I've heard that the patents are still valid, but...

I've heard that the patents are still valid, but I haven't seen anything solid. Thinking about it a little, I would expect that, if Shimano's patent were expired, we'd be seeing compatible cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,309
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, what remains between the two threads is still...

Oh, what remains between the two threads is still golden. (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1227941-thoughts-eurobike-xc7000.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By WhyFi

I would assume that a company like Garmin would...

I would assume that a company like Garmin would be more bullish on the number of units that they expect to sell and the margins that would make the endeavor worthwhile, so it doesn't seem unusual to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,961
Posted By WhyFi

What would D'Artagnan say about someone riding a...

What would D'Artagnan say about someone riding a mule and calling it a horse?



These two sentences do not compute.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,621
Posted By WhyFi

Licensing costs, possibly? That's about the only...

Licensing costs, possibly? That's about the only reason that I can think of.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By WhyFi

You probably need to go further with your chain...

You probably need to go further with your chain prep with submersion and agitation to really get the stuff out of the rollers.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

That blows. Those P4E seem to have such a good...

That blows. Those P4E seem to have such a good reputation with those that have used them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

So you're just as fat as you were back then, eh?...

So you're just as fat as you were back then, eh? :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I wouldn't set filters to rule out something in...

I wouldn't set filters to rule out something in the neighborhood of 1k sq ft - layout efficiency is huge, as anyone that's lived in NYC could tell you. We looked at a number of 1500-1700 sq ft houses...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I stopped wearing my original ring altogether for...

I stopped wearing my original ring altogether for the same reason and finally seized it as an excuse to get a silicone ring last year. There's something to be said about the heft and/or solidity of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

My mileage is varying from yours. :notamused:

My mileage is varying from yours. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By WhyFi

Ick. I can't help you with your problem,...

Ick.

I can't help you with your problem, other than to echo surak in that you might be underestimating how thoroughly you need to clean (I just looked at the muc-off instructions online and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By WhyFi

Most of the "wide" cycling shoes aren't actually...

Most of the "wide" cycling shoes aren't actually wide - they're high volume (https://www.bikeradar.com/features/wide-shoes-why-you-need-them-and-which-brand-makes-the-best/). Try something that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 751
Posted By WhyFi

So, fits in a pocket, suitable for high volume...

So, fits in a pocket, suitable for high volume and high pressure, and does the job quickly? I mean, I've heard about these recent discoveries that would change our perspective on physics, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Oh yeah - now I remember you mentioning them....

Oh yeah - now I remember you mentioning them. Yeah, that's a pretty nice deal and I would have been tempted, too, if I thought that they might work.

And this reminds me that I never did take my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,309
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - OP deleted all of his posts in the thread...

Lol - OP deleted all of his posts in the thread (except for one that he presumably missed). Dunno why, it's not like they weren't already quoted up, down, and all around the thread. *shrug*
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Which S-Works did you get? Some of them look...

Which S-Works did you get? Some of them look interesting, and they've worked for me in the past, though I think that I'd need one of their wide models, now. Too bad they're so freaking expensive for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

Wait - you got dropped on a tandem, by your...

Wait - you got dropped on a tandem, by your stoker, after being given the look? That's rough.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

:bday:

:bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,309
Posted By WhyFi

It's a well-known fact that one doesn't preclude...

It's a well-known fact that one doesn't preclude the other and that this is a common argument from would-be gate keepers intent on keeping those, less experienced and/or fit than themselves, from...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

They fast. :eek:

They fast. :eek:
04-12-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By WhyFi

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

:lol: It was a small(ish) pizza! But I...

:lol: It was a small(ish) pizza!

But I would have had to do that and worse for the majority of my meals while there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 20,102
Posted By WhyFi

I got a scare yesterday. Jumped on the scale for...

I got a scare yesterday. Jumped on the scale for the first time since getting back from the trip and weighed in 6-7lbs higher than before we left :eek:

I have to assume that it's increased water...
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