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06-19-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 287
Posted By wgscott

Try glue. You have nothing to lose (except maybe...

Try glue. You have nothing to lose (except maybe your life when the thing catastrophically fails).

It was glued in there to begin with.

Some stuff really ought to be made out of metal.
Forum: Touring
06-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By wgscott

You could also go for a minimal GPS like Edge 25...

You could also go for a minimal GPS like Edge 25 or 130, to supplement your phone.
06-18-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,097
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, that is exactly the same kind of thing....

Yeah, that is exactly the same kind of thing. :rolleyes:
06-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By wgscott

I may be mistaken, but i think saddle break-in is...

I may be mistaken, but i think saddle break-in is limited to leather saddles. For the other ones, if it hurts on day #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , it will...
06-18-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By wgscott

I thought you might be referring to this: ...

I thought you might be referring to this:

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1172755-cranksets-chain-lines-all.html
06-18-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By wgscott

I had one cut off my hand about 9 years ago. In...

I had one cut off my hand about 9 years ago. In general, it is not something to panic about, but about 10% can go metastatic (unlike basal cell), so you definitely want to be rid of it. I avoid...
06-18-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By wgscott

I found waxing my chain will dramatically...

I found waxing my chain will dramatically increase chain-life (as well as cassette and sprockets). Sand in gravel + non-dry lube = grinding paste
06-18-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By wgscott

Based on this, I went into my LBS on that list,...

Based on this, I went into my LBS on that list, and what they said they have is a full XT group-set for a bit over $1K.

I don't know if it is just them (I never seem to get a straight answer), or...
06-17-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

I think it is a $2 piece of plastic. Unless it...

I think it is a $2 piece of plastic. Unless it is Campagnolo's version. If there is a bolt-hole, it is trivial. If not, proceed with caution (or glue).
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By wgscott

Some people have genuine impairments. It...

Some people have genuine impairments. It sometimes doesn't correlate with low IQ.
06-17-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By wgscott

I changed one with square taper to external BB,...

I changed one with square taper to external BB, and one with external BB to square taper.
06-17-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By wgscott

You have to get a different bottom-bracket, but...

You have to get a different bottom-bracket, but the bottom-bracket shell (the part on your bike frame) is almost certainly compatible with the modern external ones, including what is used now with...
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By wgscott

Steel bikes. I find quantized gravitational...

Steel bikes.

I find quantized gravitational hypercharge therapy, followed by Higgs boson immersion, yields the best results, but I am also open to various spin-1/2 alternative therapies as well.
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By wgscott

https://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/...

https://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/574/takemymoney.jpg
06-16-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,101
Posted By wgscott

For a moment I thought you were asking me not to...

For a moment I thought you were asking me not to don a trench-coat.
06-16-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By wgscott

Get a steel frame. Canyon is a bit of a...

Get a steel frame.

Canyon is a bit of a hassle to deal with. I don't want to derail your thread, but our first bike from them will likely be our last.
06-16-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By wgscott

Looks good, but the first thing it did was crash...

Looks good, but the first thing it did was crash my iPhone. :roflmao2:
06-15-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

If the rim and hub are ok, and worth something,...

If the rim and hub are ok, and worth something, have the wheel rebuilt with new spokes. But if you already replaced it, and the old wheel isn't of any use to you, just keep it for the hub and rim if...
06-15-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By wgscott

Well, he did say ALU, not Al, which is the IUPAC...

Well, he did say ALU, not Al, which is the IUPAC convention/periodic table abbreviation for aluminum.
06-15-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By wgscott

It isn't. eg: ...

It isn't.

eg:

https://www.canyon.com/en-us/mountain-bikes/trail-bikes/spectral/spectral-al-6.0/1997.html
06-14-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By wgscott

Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise...

Oh, and for the record, I absolutely despise emoji and would like to have them permanently removed from all websites, my phone and my operating system.
06-14-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By wgscott

That is almost certainly why. The spam attacks...

That is almost certainly why. The spam attacks were destroying the usability of the website. It seems a small price to pay.
06-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By wgscott

Not sure if you are just mocking me, but in case...

Not sure if you are just mocking me, but in case you are serious, the difference in chain-line is less than with my 68xx front derailleur and my White Industries crank, so you will be fine.
06-14-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By wgscott

Actually I just realized one of those is a Box...

Actually I just realized one of those is a Box derailleur. We have one of the SRAM atrocities on the bike.

We had to ditch the Guide brakes too, in favor of TRP quad-pistons, which work well.
06-14-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By wgscott

I don't want to deraill (see what I did there)...

I don't want to deraill (see what I did there) your thread, but here are our two exploded ones:
06-14-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By wgscott

They and a few others have this pre-loaded on the...

They and a few others have this pre-loaded on the website, but say 2 or 3 weeks for delivery. Supposedly some of the stuff is available today.
06-14-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By wgscott

Hey, if I can succeed in making only one more...

Hey, if I can succeed in making only one more person miserable ...
06-14-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,603
Posted By wgscott

My 11-speed Crampy Athena triple works...

My 11-speed Crampy Athena triple works flawlessly, FWIW.

One of the nice things about bar-end shifters is you can use them in friction mode, which for the front, has more advantages than...
06-14-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By wgscott

Isn't some of the stuff supposed to be released...

Isn't some of the stuff supposed to be released today?

I want to get an SLX 12-speed derailleur to upgrade [sic] from SRAM GX.
06-14-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By wgscott

Get a lawyer to pursue it against the hospital....

Get a lawyer to pursue it against the hospital. Make it cost her her job, before it costs someone else his or her life.

Sorry about your injuries. If it was the result of a vehicle/bike...
06-13-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By wgscott

For me, it was too tight a bottom-bracket. ...

For me, it was too tight a bottom-bracket. Disassemble, clean, re-grease, and put it back together. Or if it is of the new external variety, chuck it in a landfill and get a new one.
06-13-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By wgscott

Ouch. Will that stuff come out? Those bottom 2...

Ouch. Will that stuff come out? Those bottom 2 or 3 screws look a bit too long. (Mine in my ankle don't go all the way through.)

By the way, did it hurt? (Had to say something humerus.)
06-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By wgscott

confirmed!

confirmed!
06-13-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By wgscott

Hey, if you can't express yourself within the...

Hey, if you can't express yourself within the confines of 256 ascii characters ...

Mod edit: (Removed Shruggy**
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,412
Posted By wgscott

Garmin knows pretty much everyone will read his...

Garmin knows pretty much everyone will read his reviews on whatever device they plan to purchase.

He is in a position to catalyze some change, and not being on a payroll allows him to say what he...
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,948
Posted By wgscott

Get the Garmin Edge 530 (or 830) with the bike...

Get the Garmin Edge 530 (or 830) with the bike alarm.
06-13-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,180
Posted By wgscott

Presumably it is more amoral to spend $10K on a...

Presumably it is more amoral to spend $10K on a car, as it is the same amount of money ripped from the mouths of starving pit-bull and chewawa puppies, plus it dumps fossilized carbon into the...
06-12-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By wgscott

I have this one: ...

I have this one:

https://www.parktool.com/product/ratcheting-click-type-torque-wrench-tw-6-2?category=Torque%20Tools


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=FOgxzsEoZF4


There is...
06-12-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,437
Posted By wgscott

I can feel differences between my two...

I can feel differences between my two steel-framed road bikes, even with very compliant tires. Also, I have never found any of my aluminum-framed bikes to be comfortable. I suspect that, with a 54...
06-12-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,174
Posted By wgscott

Unfortunately, those things are easy to misthread...

Unfortunately, those things are easy to misthread and strip, even with a perfectly functioning torque wrench.

BTW, on both of mine, the "click" is as much feel as sound. Does yours do that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,995
Posted By wgscott

Above Monterey Bay: ...

Above Monterey Bay:

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=611160&stc=1&d=1560285473

and north:
...
06-11-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,647
Posted By wgscott

From today's ride (taking the long way to work):

From today's ride (taking the long way to work):
06-11-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By wgscott

2019 NorCal Fire Thread

Guess it will be an annual thing now. Smelled smoke from some regional fire(s) last night.

Fires:
https://projects.sfchronicle.com/trackers/california-fire-map/

Air quality:...
06-11-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By wgscott

It will make more noise, have less modulation,...

It will make more noise, have less modulation, and work better under wet conditions.

I blow through mine pretty quickly, it is of any consolation.
06-11-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By wgscott

I got a wheelset from there. Overall, it was ok,...

I got a wheelset from there. Overall, it was ok, but the rear wheel was built in a very strange way, so that the spokes on one side were not interlaced, and they kept loosening up until I had the...
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,274
Posted By wgscott

1. High-vis (ugly screaming fluorescent yellow)...

1. High-vis (ugly screaming fluorescent yellow) jersey.
2. Viara Radar
3. Head-light and tail-light even during daylight hours
4. Keep bike in working order
5. No music/phone/distractions
6. Try...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,380
Posted By wgscott

Occam's Rotor will slit your throat. FWIW I...

Occam's Rotor will slit your throat.

FWIW I added that under my username last week.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 25,380
Posted By wgscott

Or Occam's rotor. Clearly what happened is an...

Or Occam's rotor. Clearly what happened is an airborne severed leg from one of the other rider's unfortunate amputation from a disk break [sic] flew into the wheel.

This is by far the simplest and...
06-10-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By wgscott

Other experiences: ...

Other experiences:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/753269-berthoud-saddle-junk-design.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1155206-gilles-berthoud-saddles.html...
06-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,374
Posted By wgscott

[whoops, wrong thread]

[whoops, wrong thread]
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