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09-28-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By wgscott

The easiest way it to change the tube it is...

The easiest way it to change the tube it is attached to. Get a presta valve tube for US$4 and don't look back.

The best thing about hitting yourself in the head with a hammer is how good it feels...
09-27-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By wgscott

I prefer both hands on the keyboard, because it...

I prefer both hands on the keyboard, because it is much safer. I control the bike using Swift scripting commands.
09-27-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By wgscott

This is why I use my MacBook Air as a cycling...

This is why I use my MacBook Air as a cycling computer. It just works.
09-27-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJmdGA2bW8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSJmdGA2bW8

https://youtu.be/22ELnwzHFm0

I've only ever seen one in the UK.

No wonder the British lost the war of 1812.
09-27-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By wgscott

But it is like the thing welded itself into the...

But it is like the thing welded itself into the thread-hole. I couldn't budge it even with a vice grip, and I couldn't even drill it out. It is a bolt you just finger-tighten. Some calipers just...
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is sort of the functional equivalent to parking your 1971...
09-27-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 228
Posted By wgscott

This happened to me (and my kid) once, and ... it...

This happened to me (and my kid) once, and ... it was with Tektro brakes.

We tried pretty much everything listed, but never succeeded. I have NO idea how it happened. Eventually we replaced his...
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By wgscott

I think they are asking you to cut the current...

I think they are asking you to cut the current frame in half to make sure that you don't re-sell it (or keep using it) once you have the warranty frame.

Canyon did three warranty claims on my...
09-27-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By wgscott

I just got some Di2 Ultegra shifter/hydraulic...

I just got some Di2 Ultegra shifter/hydraulic brakes for $199 at universal. They are ca. 2014 vintage, but that is still a big discount. You have to shop around, but sometimes deals can be had.
09-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 21,357
Posted By wgscott

Elevate post count to spam bb. It is a common...

Elevate post count to spam bb. It is a common technique. I am not sure why necro-posts are targeted.
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 244
Posted By wgscott

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Kind of bland unless you scooped a whole lot of sugar onto...
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 767
Posted By wgscott

Scammers have really cranked up their game since...

Scammers have really cranked up their game since March.

https://www.consumerreports.org/online-shopping/how-to-shop-online-safely-during-the-pandemic/
Forum: Foo
09-26-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 767
Posted By wgscott

Complain to PayPal that you are getting these...

Complain to PayPal that you are getting these scam phishing attempts. Make it their problem. In the unlikely event it is legitimate, they still deserve the complaint.
09-25-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By wgscott

Drugs are your friends. Vitamin I can work...

Drugs are your friends.

Vitamin I can work wonders.


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09-25-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 947
Posted By wgscott

So was this question really just a way to post a...

So was this question really just a way to post a free advertisement for Dewy, Chetham and Howe?
09-25-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By wgscott

Y0F398020 = 105 hydraulic ...

Y0F398020 = 105 hydraulic


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09-24-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By wgscott

I had Avid Juicy brakes that did this if you...

I had Avid Juicy brakes that did this if you flipped the bike over to work on it or something. But then it would recover (to its usual lousy state). My XT and Ultegras don't do this.
09-24-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By wgscott

This pro-FBI smear-piece dates from 1995: ...

This pro-FBI smear-piece dates from 1995:
https://www.outsideonline.com/1835141/martyrdom-leonard-peltier
09-24-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 939
Posted By wgscott

Looks fragilé.

Looks fragilé.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,100
Posted By wgscott

That's interesting. I have size 12 shoes. ...

That's interesting. I have size 12 shoes.

My steel Domane-like frame fits Compass 38mm tires (Barlow Pass and Steilecomb), and the front derailleur indeed is the issue.

I should take a look...
09-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By wgscott

They are fairly right-wing, and this is purely...

They are fairly right-wing, and this is purely speculation on my part, but titles like Bikes Should Be Used for Revolution—Not Police Violence...
09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By wgscott

Eben I think "Outside" suspended his column....

Eben

I think "Outside" suspended his column. Much to his credit.
09-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 824
Posted By wgscott

Got the first good ride in today since mid-August...

Got the first good ride in today since mid-August (when the fires started):

Only about 20% was in the burn areas, so that helped a lot. The air quality was quite good (although there is still ash...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 858
Posted By wgscott

My kid just went through this. He wants to train...

My kid just went through this. He wants to train for a triathlon, so the Madone seemed like the better anagram. However the Emonda was much more enjoyable to ride, especially up hills. He had a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,316
Posted By wgscott

After I broke my ankle, I was rehabbing on a 2008...

After I broke my ankle, I was rehabbing on a 2008 mountain bike with a triple in the front. The chain would come off sometimes, which made me reluctant to shift, so I got into this weird thing where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,100
Posted By wgscott

That thing is sweet. I really covet the SL7, but...

That thing is sweet. I really covet the SL7, but I have what is functionally the same thing in hand-made steel, also from 2014. But if you can justify both of those, I should be able to justify...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By wgscott

I've had mine since 2014 and have only ever done...

I've had mine since 2014 and have only ever done the standard-tool service, and flushed out the ring drive with WD-40 and re-lubed with light motor oil (their revised instructions).

I just got an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,100
Posted By wgscott

Three improvements (at least): 1. Accepts...

Three improvements (at least):

1. Accepts wider tires
2. Threaded BB.
3. Through-axles.

The iso-coupler may have been improved as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,318
Posted By wgscott

I'd like to get a conventional handlebar bag like...

I'd like to get a conventional handlebar bag like this:

https://lonepeakpacks.com/product/alta-handlebar-pack/

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By wgscott

Wider tires = lower pressure = less likelihood to...

Wider tires = lower pressure = less likelihood to puncture rather than deform around something that could cause a flat
09-23-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 325
Posted By wgscott

You have to realize that the median age here is...

You have to realize that the median age here is probably mid-50s, so people make some false assumptions.

But you should convince your parents you need a new one when you outgrow the current one. ...
09-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By wgscott

Trek held out for awhile. I have a couple of...

Trek held out for awhile. I have a couple of bikes from ca. 2007/2008. They don't say "made in X" but they don't say "made in Waterloo, Wisc" either, so I suspect they were trying to hide it or in...
09-23-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 824
Posted By wgscott

I'm finding this plus the whole region having...

I'm finding this plus the whole region having been incinerated isn't helping.
09-22-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By wgscott

Why would you walk on your Di2 derailleurs ?

Why would you walk on your Di2 derailleurs ?
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,547
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By wgscott

My kid had this problem, and it turned out the...

My kid had this problem, and it turned out the bike shop found a loose connection and just popped it in properly. He hasn't complained since, so I think it solved the problem. Give a very gentle...
09-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,770
Posted By wgscott

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are...

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are looking more attractive.
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By wgscott

I don't have experience with Arkel, but I am a...

I don't have experience with Arkel, but I am a committed long-term fan of Lone Peaks. I still have a pair I got in the early 1990s. The elastic cord on the hook is shot, but everything else is great...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,316
Posted By wgscott

I thought I wanted it, and even did a firmware...

I thought I wanted it, and even did a firmware update in anticipation of purchasing it, but then I realized:

(a) I was buying it just because it was a geeky add-on toy

and, more importantly,
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,012
Posted By wgscott

You have to look at the form of the question, as...

You have to look at the form of the question, as well as the response to the answers.

So, for example, for the "why do some people insist on using handle bar bags that are at variance with my...
09-22-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,496
Posted By wgscott

Welcome back! There is: ...

Welcome back!

There is: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a27117595/walmart-viathon/
09-21-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By wgscott

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-li...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/beaches-pools.html

https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/home/topics/covid19/fecal-aerosol-transmission-sars-cov-2/


We have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,318
Posted By wgscott

Give it a try. You may be as surprised as I was.

Give it a try. You may be as surprised as I was.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,318
Posted By wgscott

Somebody tell Jan: ...

Somebody tell Jan:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BQ73_COVER-600x775.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,318
Posted By wgscott

In addition to it possibly being more...

In addition to it possibly being more carbon-bar-friendly (I have my doubts, but this is what I was told), there is a valid concern that conventional handlebar bags won't stay mounted correctly when...
09-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By wgscott

Irony sure can be ironic:

Irony sure can be ironic:
09-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By wgscott

Your baseless claim certainly makes me laugh. ...

Your baseless claim certainly makes me laugh.



If he stays on the bike the whole time, and rides by himself, I agree. But when he stops to get food, drinks, relieve himself, etc., it is a...
09-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By wgscott

I wasn't suggesting that, but he most certainly...

I wasn't suggesting that, but he most certainly could.



Public health concerns are hardly "no good reason." If you are a COVID-denier, please stop whining that not everyone is marching in...
09-20-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By wgscott

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one...

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one for the rest of us.

This sounds exactly like the kind of thing I would do, especially the screwing up the new pedals part.
09-20-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By wgscott

Mine occasionally will pick up a cyclist closing...

Mine occasionally will pick up a cyclist closing the gap rapidly from behind, but I think they are hard-wired to avoid this sort of "false positive" as much as possible.
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