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06-16-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,057
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,040
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...
06-13-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,834
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...
06-11-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
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...
06-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,323
Posted By wgscott

[whoops, wrong thread]

[whoops, wrong thread]
06-10-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,323
Posted By wgscott

Mine have additional functionality:

Mine have additional functionality:
06-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,825
Posted By wgscott

LBS Snowflakes ruined it for everyone.

LBS Snowflakes ruined it for everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,183
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, that sounds like a crash replacement...

Yeah, that sounds like a crash replacement policy. I would definitely pursue this with Trek, and let them deal with the bike store.

The most compelling reason to buy Treks is their warranty. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,235
Posted By wgscott

This is why I use only Dura Ace internal cam...

This is why I use only Dura Ace internal cam conventional quick-release skewers on my Ben Hur hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By wgscott

This poll/thread isn't trolling? As...

This poll/thread isn't trolling?

As laughable as the Trek hype was, I do give them a bit of credit for trying to market safety, which is never an easy sell. I got 25% off on my helmet simply for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,276
Posted By wgscott

If I had a choice, I think I would rather be...

If I had a choice, I think I would rather be sliced by a disc rotor than sprocketed, especially with a chain-ring that was used in conjunction with hideously carcinogenic chain-lube.
06-06-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,212
Posted By wgscott

Why do you have this obsession with lubricants...

Why do you have this obsession with lubricants based on the exploitation of our fellow sentient beings?

Use a vegan chain-lube!
06-05-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,655
Posted By wgscott

I can feel differences between my two steel road...

I can feel differences between my two steel road bikes. (One has SLX tubing, which is rather stiff in a small frame.)
Forum: Framebuilders
06-04-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By wgscott

I have no idea what the differences would be. I...

I have no idea what the differences would be. I just clicked your link out of curiosity and saw it was in Oakland. Santa Cruz is "almost local."

In my case, the build far exceeded anything I...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,261
Posted By wgscott

Compass (aka Rene Herse). Drink the cool-aid.

Compass (aka Rene Herse).

Drink the cool-aid.
06-04-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By wgscott

It is all about sincerity. Once you learn to...

It is all about sincerity.

Once you learn to fake that, you have it made.
06-03-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,212
Posted By wgscott

That is a very cogent and compelling argument.

That is a very cogent and compelling argument.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By wgscott

https://novemberbicycles.com/products/select-road-...

https://novemberbicycles.com/products/select-road-disc

I have two wheelsets, and both have HED Belgium Plus rims. They don't suck.

But if I bought the second set again now, I would have bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By wgscott

Cut the tendon with a disc break rotor.

Cut the tendon with a disc break rotor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,276
Posted By wgscott

Creates a whole new meaning for the idea of...

Creates a whole new meaning for the idea of racing with sew-ups.
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By wgscott

How about "The failure of neoliberal economics...

How about "The failure of neoliberal economics and the collapse of the middle class: its implication for friction shifters"?

BTW, someone broke Google today.
06-01-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,012
Posted By wgscott

So much for cycling as a cause for infertility. ...

So much for cycling as a cause for infertility.

:lol:
06-01-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By wgscott

Sorry about the wound. I hope it heals rapidly...

Sorry about the wound. I hope it heals rapidly and fully.

Wrap the chain around the (big) ring.
06-01-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By wgscott

I think I will. But I already put it back...

I think I will. But I already put it back together, so it will have to wait until I go through the painful deliberation process to decide which porn-star to ... I mean which ... I can't remember...
05-31-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By wgscott

Well, $10 is $5 below Phil Wood steel bearings. ...

Well, $10 is $5 below Phil Wood steel bearings. They aren't full ceramic, just the balls, not the races.

Besides, I generate an incredible amount of heat with my 30 RPM cadence.
05-31-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,428
Posted By wgscott

I just noticed on the website that, as you...

I just noticed on the website that, as you pointed out, it says "Bearings: 6903" which looks to be a standard one available for $10. I think I will order some, just to be on the safe side.
05-29-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By wgscott

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,981
Posted By wgscott

As if the front tire ever goes flat.

As if the front tire ever goes flat.
Forum: Foo
05-29-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,870
Posted By wgscott

Religion is the opium of the people.

Religion is the opium of the people.
05-26-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,430
Posted By wgscott

It isn't supposed to decay, so it has an infinite...

It isn't supposed to decay, so it has an infinite half-life.




a.k.a. two half-lives...
05-26-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,430
Posted By wgscott

Wow, illiteracy isn't confined to our fair...

Wow, illiteracy isn't confined to our fair country.
05-25-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,657
Posted By wgscott

I always found it amusing that these people think...

I always found it amusing that these people think they are doing something good by taking the world's most biodegradable substance and wrapping it in the world's least biodegradable substance, and...
05-25-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,657
Posted By wgscott

This was at the side of the road, rolled down the...

This was at the side of the road, rolled down the hill about 20 or 30 ft (not obvious from the picture). The trees caught it before it went down a lot further. Must have been there for awhile:
05-24-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By wgscott

Mine came on my bike, and I haven't switched them...

Mine came on my bike, and I haven't switched them out, but my impression is that they do make a significant difference. I have aluminum ones on another bike, but the fork is also different, so it...
05-24-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By wgscott

$20 to stick a couple of chains in some melted...

$20 to stick a couple of chains in some melted wax?

I do, however, appreciate the long chain alkane name.

I have some local arsewipe with a PhD in Chemistry from Berkeley wax all of my chains,...
05-24-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By wgscott

I'm in the wrong business.

I'm in the wrong business.
05-24-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By wgscott

I weight about 200 lbs and have had FSA carbon...

I weight about 200 lbs and have had FSA carbon drops on my gravel bike (which sees serious off-road use) and no issues in five years. The frame itself is steel, fwiw. The bars, stem and fork are...
Forum: Foo
05-24-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By wgscott

Turn them in to Homeland Security.

Turn them in to Homeland Security.
05-24-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,768
Posted By wgscott

Punctuation -- a left-wing conspiracy designed to...

Punctuation -- a left-wing conspiracy designed to make ranters look psycho.
05-23-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,475
Posted By wgscott

From Peter White (of Peter White cycles):

From Peter White (of Peter White cycles):
05-23-19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,768
Posted By wgscott

Have you tried dousing them with gasoline and...

Have you tried dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire?

Beheading is also quite effective, especially when you impale the severed head on a spike for the others to see.

You should...
05-23-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,544
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwEIze5MA7A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwEIze5MA7A
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,094
Posted By wgscott

:lol: Imagine paying someone with your...

:lol:

Imagine paying someone with your command of grammar for an essay.

Keep spamming in semi-literate repetition.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,260
Posted By wgscott

High-quality red handlebar tape to complement the...

High-quality red handlebar tape to complement the red on the fork and chain stays.

Compass tires with tan sidewalls -- get the widest that will fit the frame.
05-22-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,666
Posted By wgscott

I wore my (mountain bike version) Wavecel for the...

I wore my (mountain bike version) Wavecel for the first time in Utah, where it is a lot less humid. I did not notice any problems due to ventilation, and this was before I had heard it could be an...
05-22-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,252
Posted By wgscott

Fiber and other complex carbohydrates >> simple...

Fiber and other complex carbohydrates >> simple sugars
05-22-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,666
Posted By wgscott

My wife and I rode one for less than a mile and...

My wife and I rode one for less than a mile and almost got divorced. I kid you not. (Yes, I know the old saying...)
05-22-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7oNS-bDZqc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7oNS-bDZqc
05-21-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,089
Posted By wgscott

It isn't so much that steel is real. ...

It isn't so much that steel is real.

Rather, it is that carbon is fake, and aluminum (which is abbreviated Al, not Alu, blows huge green gnarly chunks of spew).

Also, steel has carbon in it,...
05-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,746
Posted By wgscott

That'll work too, especially if you really whoop...

That'll work too, especially if you really whoop it up and wear an anti-vaxxer T-shirt.
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