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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Incomplete circuit. Next. Wait - you're not...

Incomplete circuit. Next.

Wait - you're not one of my in-laws.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Washing machine drain pump installed and running...

Washing machine drain pump installed and running like a champ. So, what's my next project for the in-laws?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

The Greatest Show on Turf Rams are probably the...

The Greatest Show on Turf Rams are probably the closest fit, but it's not like they had a horrible D.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

... and supple tires. ... and aero...

... and supple tires.

... and aero handlebars.

... and a sweet helmet.

... but other than that, yeah - all engine.

... oh, and an aero skinsuit.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Well, you've got your eggs in two baskets at that...

Well, you've got your eggs in two baskets at that point. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

First child, I take it? How old? The impulse to...

First child, I take it? How old? The impulse to stare at their chest, looking for the rise and fall off breathing, mostly goes away by the second child.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 469
Posted By WhyFi

I thought that TTists favored bigger rings and...

I thought that TTists favored bigger rings and cogs to avoid the frictional losses from the tight(er) bends in the chain path? 48/10 sounds like a combo that would give SlowTwitch the collective...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By WhyFi

I checked them out with your previous mention....

I checked them out with your previous mention. :thumb:

But hey - I just came across something potentially interesting: Fuji Transonic 1.1, which is available as a frameset for $2k. I haven't seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Hmmmmm. I see that the Transonic 1.1 is available...

Hmmmmm. I see that the Transonic 1.1 is available as a frameset for $2k. I wonder if that includes the integrated cockpit? If so, that could be a really interesting, high-value build.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,860
Posted By WhyFi

A few years back, I was riding along when I...

A few years back, I was riding along when I noticed the guy in front of me getting increasingly agitated - gesturing, talking to himself, hocking loogies, etc. Then it dawned on me - wait, does he...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By WhyFi

Integrated cockpits with completely internal...

Integrated cockpits with completely internal wire/cables/hoses get me all lathered up. Last time I looked at these consumer-direct brands, they didn't offer anything along those lines, so I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

The color is fine - hot, definitely. Now, if...

The color is fine - hot, definitely.

Now, if the hoses/cables were completely internal in the cockpit, I'd think it a drool-worthy, thoroughly modern aero bike.

Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

I thought the same thing. I mean, I knew that...

I thought the same thing. I mean, I knew that they were a brand with history, but I figured the name just got bought out because they didn't have a presence otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

​​​​​​Pfffft - n00b. :p A word of warning on...

​​​​​​Pfffft - n00b. :p

A word of warning on "just looking" a little early - you *will* come across a screaming bargain. You will feel absolutely certain that you won't come across a deal like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that constantly being on fire sale...

I don't think that constantly being on fire sale at Performance did Fuji's rep any favors. They look like good bikes and I'd gladly ride one, but they don't have much coffee stop cachet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Bought it - like everything at HF, it was cheap. ...

Bought it - like everything at HF, it was cheap.

The main reason that I brought the pump with me is because HF is about 25 miles away and a parts store, another 15 miles beyond HF, had the pumps...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Well thank goodness - this damn washing machine...

Well thank goodness - this damn washing machine was really starting to bug me.

Some basic troubleshooting led me to believe that the drain pump was the problem, but I didn't have a way of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

How are these compared to your racier tires? I'm...

How are these compared to your racier tires? I'm tempted to get them to run in the spring, when our roads are still pretty gritty and gross, but I'm also tempted to say, "screw it - life is too short...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By WhyFi

Low is the new fast, bruh. Seriously, though...

Low is the new fast, bruh.

Seriously, though - it boggles my mind to think that someone runs these pressures on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

In the "what's a trip to VA without a plumbing...

In the "what's a trip to VA without a plumbing project?" category, the inlaw's washer has conked out. Looks like it's the drain pump. Going to see if I can source it locally tomorrow, otherwise I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

I haven't run Vittoria in years, so I don't know...

I haven't run Vittoria in years, so I don't know how the newer ones compare, but... Excel has a sale going on. Rubino Pro IV, reg and Control, for $22. G2 in all varieties (regular, Control,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19,100
Views: 3,913,850
Posted By WhyFi

:thumb: FYI, they are doing the new Pro 1 in...

:thumb:

FYI, they are doing the new Pro 1 in a 30mm, as well. I'm really interested to see how the durability/wear shakes out.

Oh, on that note, I'm just about to 2k on the Hutchisons. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19,100
Views: 3,913,850
Posted By WhyFi

More 30s or something bigger? They look fatty in...

More 30s or something bigger? They look fatty in this pic.

I'm waiting on some of the new Pro1. With a sale and a stacked promo code, I got them down to $80 for a pair. Had to leave town though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

This was pretty much my impression after two...

This was pretty much my impression after two visits. No need for a third.


... though I didn't have the pancakes. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that they have chicken fried tofu,...

I don't think that they have chicken fried tofu, but I could be wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Face mask? It was like mid-30s this morning....

Face mask? It was like mid-30s this morning. Southerners. :lol:

I use one of these, if you get one it will quickly become a favorite -...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Well, I'll need that for when I engage the...

Well, I'll need that for when I engage the sprinting guads.

... and looking the biz never hurts.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

He's 8, but a fairly mature 8. Well, most of the...

He's 8, but a fairly mature 8. Well, most of the time.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

How are those Rotor chainrings? I saw your...

How are those Rotor chainrings? I saw your mention in the other thread. I'm eventually going to need something on my P2M, and since the cranks are Rotors... Anyway, the NoQ have a nice, classic 5-arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

​​Yup. Yeah, I got out for a quick...

​​Yup.



Yeah, I got out for a quick ride today. Stiff and steady winds. Had to put it in the Granny Ring when I had headwinds - that's always fun.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

He hasn't been in too much discomfort yet, though...

He hasn't been in too much discomfort yet, though they anticipate that that will change.

When we received the news, my initial thought was that my wife would be going to VA while I stayed back...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,156
Posted By WhyFi

I tried their wide winter boots. Not sure if the...

I tried their wide winter boots. Not sure if the last is the same between those and their road shoes. In any event, they weren't quite right. IIRC, they didn't hold my heel very well.

Also tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, and chess pie is kind of like a custard pie,...

Oh, and chess pie is kind of like a custard pie, iirc. I know that I've got a recipe for it someplace, just haven't gotten around to making it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon,...

And speaking of being south of the Mason Dixon, as some of you will see on Strava, I'm back in VA.

The previously undisclosed reason for our extended visit over Christmas was my father in law's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Hot brown is dish in Kentucky - I've had it in...

Hot brown is dish in Kentucky - I've had it in Lexington. Turkey, some kind of bready element, gravy, iirc... can't remember the rest. It was fine.

As far as the list, I'm at 18 and I've lived in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By WhyFi

One of the things that I've done with that...

One of the things that I've done with that smaller bottle is to use a Sharpie to make marks roughly quartering the bottle so that I can use those as ~2oz graduations. It can sometimes be hard to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By WhyFi

The Hot Deals thread is a stickied thread, it...

The Hot Deals thread is a stickied thread, it never drops off of the first page and never gets lost. Moreover, hundreds of past participants also look for it to pop up in their subscription feed with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, sorry - you would only have to unseat the...

Ah, sorry - you would only have to unseat the bead if you have to soak up/remove the old sealant. If you're just adding more, no, there's no reason to do any of that. Just let the air out, remove the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By WhyFi

It's probably Stan's, which doesn't seem to work...

It's probably Stan's, which doesn't seem to work very well at road pressures. Both Stan's and OS are latex sealants, so the mixing shouldn't be an issue (OS has little particles in it that seem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By WhyFi

Moar watts, obv.

Moar watts, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Well, when you add the other 24...

Well, when you add the other 24...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,156
Posted By WhyFi

I only have two pair (one pair is a never-used...

I only have two pair (one pair is a never-used backup), but not for a lack of trying. I've got wider feet and nothing seems to fit me right.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, it was in flux not too long ago, but it...

Yeah, it was in flux not too long ago, but it seems to be pretty decided at this point. New frames that aren't flat mount with 12mm TAs are pretty uncommon. 140mm vs 160mm isn't as settled, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

How do I edit this and put a hydro caliper over...

How do I edit this and put a hydro caliper over Jack's face? :p

https://youtu.be/woQooW-VCBE
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By WhyFi

How can you know the correct procedure when you...

How can you know the correct procedure when you don't know what failed and how it failed?

Again, what you're practicing for is something that should be very, very unlikely if you've done...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, those'd be posts. Unfortunately, it limits...

Yup, those'd be posts. Unfortunately, it limits you to post-mount calipers (if you have a flat-mount frame, you can use either flat-mount calipers or adapted post-mounts) and Shimano seems to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, you're that guy. Yeah, before worrying...

Oh, you're that guy.

Yeah, before worrying about inserting a tube, you should be looking at why it was necessary in the first place. Those punctures are highly unlikely with a proper sealant,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 26,561
Posted By WhyFi

Cool. Is the frame post-mount or flat-mount? I...

Cool. Is the frame post-mount or flat-mount? I mean, you can get r7000 hydro levers and calipers from Merlin for <$270. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By WhyFi

Wh... why? "Considerable"? Yes, of...

Wh... why?



"Considerable"? Yes, of course you need to replace it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 97,186
Posted By WhyFi

The pedals and huuuuuge saddle bag warrant...

The pedals and huuuuuge saddle bag warrant demerits, but it's a nice ride.

Edit: oh, and you're in Minneapolis.
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