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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

Pills & Ills update on The Occasionally Tingly...

Pills & Ills update on The Occasionally Tingly Arm:

It hasn't really gotten better or worse, so I decided to visit my primary care physician. He says pinched nerve, he's referring me for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I suppose that a hat that's not tight to the...

I suppose that a hat that's not tight to the noggin would give you a split second warning. I've been wearing a thin winter hat down there because it's ******g cold. It didn't give me sufficient...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 568
Posted By WhyFi

Do you feel that the differentiation is warranted...

Do you feel that the differentiation is warranted in the case of road race vs road endurance? I certainly do and have no qualms about it with gravel bikes, either - the shorthand that helps to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

On the scalp front, I will say that my...

On the scalp front, I will say that my earmuff-style hearing protection does offer a bit of head protection, too - I've bumped ducting a few times with them on and no problems.

More importantly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I can dance if I want to.

I can dance if I want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

Ah! We shall see. My wife actually suggested that...

Ah! We shall see. My wife actually suggested that I blog about it, but I'm not sure that I want to go that far.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 568
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. Many of the earlier gravel bikes only took...

Yup. Many of the earlier gravel bikes only took ~40mm tires, but many of the new ones are accommodating 650b wheels and larger tires. Some even have provisions to alter the fork to compensate for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I was not familiar with them, but that's cool - a...

I was not familiar with them, but that's cool - a company that makes big motors now making little motors.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

Of the kitchen when it's all said and done? Or of...

Of the kitchen when it's all said and done? Or of the basement work space?

Kitchen will be a while, but I hope that it'll be done to a level of satisfaction that I wouldn't be bothered by sharing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I have finally started my own work on the home,...

I have finally started my own work on the home, too. So far, it's basically been a process of unburying myself from the boxes and boxes of new tools. I just don't have the room to put anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 568
Posted By WhyFi

I was being lazy - that's covered by "etc" :p...

I was being lazy - that's covered by "etc" :p Basically all the stuff that you typically see in endurance, you'll often see in gravel.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

It sure does.

It sure does.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not even close to considering a road e-bike,...

I'm not even close to considering a road e-bike, but I saw this in an email this morning and I can't help but admire how damn stealthy it is for a juiced up ride -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 568
Posted By WhyFi

It's a quick and dirty generalization, but - ...

It's a quick and dirty generalization, but -

road race : road endurance :: CX : gravel

vs CX, gravel tends to have more relaxed geometry (longer wheelbase, longer chainstays, lower BB, etc),...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I always check with: Merlin, PBK, ChainReaction...

I always check with: Merlin, PBK, ChainReaction overseas and Competitive, Excel (tires, in particular), and Jensen among others, domestically. Amazon marketplace sellers, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,565
Posted By WhyFi

Excel has a pretty good Vittoria TLR sale going...

Excel has a pretty good Vittoria TLR sale going on, and I was going to pick up some Corsas ($80 for a two-pack) and a Control ($49 each), but I figured I'd put the extra meat of the Control on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

When do the wheels arrive? :D

When do the wheels arrive? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,491
Posted By WhyFi

Hmmmm. You're right - this could be problematic....

Hmmmm. You're right - this could be problematic. I would suggest that you buy another Di2 bike so that you'll have a spare charger.
02-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

There you go, not comprehending again.

There you go, not comprehending again.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By WhyFi

Like it or not, gravel is an ambiguous term -...

Like it or not, gravel is an ambiguous term - what you describe as "actual gravel" is no more of a standard than a dozen others. Aggregate size and uniformity as well as composition will vary from...
02-18-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

If you can't comprehend my post, there's no point...

If you can't comprehend my post, there's no point in further discussion. Ta ta.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 689,425
Posted By WhyFi

PBK has Conti GP5k TL Twin Packs for $83, 25mm...

PBK has Conti GP5k TL Twin Packs for $83, 25mm only - this is the lowest that I've seen by about 10 bucks.
02-18-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

Disagree. There's a lot of gray area between...

Disagree. There's a lot of gray area between following the letter to the law and being safe and sensible. To me, nothing in the videos supports a lack of safety or respect for others.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By WhyFi

Schwalbe G-One Allround.

Schwalbe G-One Allround.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By WhyFi

That's way high for a 40mm. I run 38s at...

That's way high for a 40mm. I run 38s at ~35f/40r, even when I was at 210lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By WhyFi

I recently built a new bike with EC70s. Since...

I recently built a new bike with EC70s. Since it's the middle of winter, I haven't had it on the road yet, but the tops do seem comfy on the trainer and they look boss.

The main drawback? Holy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,491
Posted By WhyFi

Do a search for the model number of your levers...

Do a search for the model number of your levers and add "reach and free stroke adjustment" - your levers may or may not have the same adjustments and the screw locations may be different than in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By WhyFi

Correct. Once seated, breaking the bead was very...

Correct. Once seated, breaking the bead was very difficult.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,491
Posted By WhyFi

Hydro self-adjusts - replacing the pads isn't...

Hydro self-adjusts - replacing the pads isn't going to change the travel. Current Ultegra and DA have a travel adjustment under the hoods, but the default is the least amount of travel and most...
02-17-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

Which is why being camped out at a remote...

Which is why being camped out at a remote "intersection" to protect the public from pelotons of menace is all the more silly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By WhyFi

The worst I've experienced was Giant Gavia (they...

The worst I've experienced was Giant Gavia (they were the top end model at the time... SLR?) on Reynolds Assaults. I was tempted to cut them off.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

Huh. I know that I got that email recently, so I...

Huh. I know that I got that email recently, so I just checked my settings. I have "Receive Email from Administrators" checked, but I do *not* have "Receive our newsletter and special promotions from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,329
Posted By WhyFi

Hot bike, but just thinking about the gearing...

Hot bike, but just thinking about the gearing jumps makes me :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

WhyFi would be conflicted. They look like a nice,...

WhyFi would be conflicted. They look like a nice, very light wheelset, but they're also over $1k for take-offs. If you add a quarter pound, you can probably get something with a warranty for the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENTtPiwQTls
02-15-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

Sure, but none of us are representing the kid, so...

Sure, but none of us are representing the kid, so it's just a bunch of gratuitous speculation and wheel spinning over an exceptionally low percentage circumstance. But hey - it's winter in the...
02-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

Knock yourself out - I'm not looking to Perry...

Knock yourself out - I'm not looking to Perry Mason the case, just looking at it from the most likely scenario.
02-15-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

The stop sign at the start of the dash cam video...

The stop sign at the start of the dash cam video clearly says "All Way" so we have to assume that there's a stop sign that we can't see in the shadows on the left side of the frame. Regardless, this...
02-15-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

I take it you didn't read the accompanying...

I take it you didn't read the accompanying article?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 113,329
Posted By WhyFi

Ah! I thought about that but didn't see the hose...

Ah! I thought about that but didn't see the hose coming out of the caliper, either. I see now that the hoses are kind of tucked inside the fork on the current gen - you'd think that I would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

The C&V efforts of datlas reminded me of the...

The C&V efforts of datlas reminded me of the feedzonenews post on IG earlier today :roflmao2: -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By WhyFi

Another good argument for staggered starts ;)

Another good argument for staggered starts ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, no problems. The business end of the rotor...

Yeah, no problems. The business end of the rotor is going to be the same steel and aluminum sandwich, but the upper level rotors are more bling with the fins and a few grams lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By WhyFi

There's no DA, Ultegra or 105 level of pads -...

There's no DA, Ultegra or 105 level of pads - there's just the choice of metallic or resin, with or without cooling fins. The resin are reportedly softer, less noisy and provide better modulation and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

Fitbit. The more you use it, the easier it gets.

Fitbit. The more you use it, the easier it gets.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

I would imagine that they'd be at least somewhat...

I would imagine that they'd be at least somewhat selective with their routes serviced by these. Also, electric assist. This would be cool, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

No. No I can not.

No. No I can not.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

When I want to drop weight, yes, I track daily...

When I want to drop weight, yes, I track daily (unless it's a long ride day, or something, where I couldn't possibly eat my way out of the caloric hole). The app that I use keeps tabs on stuff that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

Indeed. I knew it before hand, too, but we had...

Indeed. I knew it before hand, too, but we had some leftovers that I didn't want to go to waste, so I ate them... but then I didn't want them to go to my waist, so I pedaled.



You got me - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 77,391
Posted By WhyFi

After lunch, I was adding up my calories and got...

After lunch, I was adding up my calories and got a little concerned that I might not be able to maintain the daily deficit with the mildly indulgent Valentine's dinner tonight. Rather than cut back...
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