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08-10-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 445
Posted By wgscott

My bike was made in my zip code ([sacrcasm]which...

My bike was made in my zip code ([sacrcasm]which was part of my commie left-wing agenda in 2014[/sarcasm]). Some of the parts, like Chris King hubs, wheels and headset, were also made in the US. The...
08-10-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,063
Posted By wgscott

:p

:p
Forum: Foo
08-09-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By wgscott

I found one at Costco today. Thanks anyway.

I found one at Costco today.

Thanks anyway.
08-09-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 445
Posted By wgscott

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a...

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a neurosurgeon, it is chump change.
08-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 445
Posted By wgscott

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able
08-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,788
Posted By wgscott

They assemble at least some of them in Santa Cruz...

They assemble at least some of them in Santa Cruz at the Santa Cruz bikes assembly plant.
Forum: Foo
08-08-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By wgscott

A good non-glare 1440p or better resolution computer monitor?

I need a non-glare monitor with 1440 or better resolution. Any suggestions for something that is reasonably high-quality but not exhorbitantly priced? 27" would be about the size needed, but glare...
08-08-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,788
Posted By wgscott

https://www.hambini.com/hambini-roasts-cervelo/ ...

https://www.hambini.com/hambini-roasts-cervelo/

In this example, it is misaligned to the point his replacement wouldn't go in properly on a customer's bike. He has to re-machine the frame. It is...
08-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it...

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it than that.
08-08-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By wgscott

As an Eagle Scout of the analogue era, I have no...

As an Eagle Scout of the analogue era, I have no idea how this is done. In fact, I never even have heard of this before.
08-08-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By wgscott

That sounds great, if you can run it in inverse...

That sounds great, if you can run it in inverse mode.
08-08-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By wgscott

Nice bike.

Nice bike.
08-07-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By wgscott

A third of my students can't read the time off of...

A third of my students can't read the time off of an analog clock.
08-07-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By wgscott

It is a defect in manufacturing. I agree the...

It is a defect in manufacturing. I agree the warranty isn't good, but you can get similarly priced frames (eg Kona) with a lifetime warranty.

Take it to a frame-builder. If they can fix it for...
08-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,788
Posted By wgscott

steel has carbon in it.

steel has carbon in it.
08-07-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 412
Posted By wgscott

I just looked up the warranty. Three years seems...

I just looked up the warranty. Three years seems a bit stingy. A frame builder might be best qualified to tell you whether it is repairable. I wouldn't get my hopes up. Sorry.
08-07-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By wgscott

Get new pads, maybe new rotors, then if it still...

Get new pads, maybe new rotors, then if it still doesn't feel right, bleed it.

Fire the nanny and get a baby trailer.
08-07-20, 08:15 AM
08-07-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,716
Posted By wgscott

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to...

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to Santa Crud.

For me, the solution was to move to the region boasting "no cell phone service." I don't have to worry about distracted drivers...
08-06-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By wgscott

I want to be able to do this. Is Spork the only...

I want to be able to do this. Is Spork the only option (for a carbon fork)?

...
08-06-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By wgscott

It is only marginally more expensive than the...

It is only marginally more expensive than the Rodeo Labs Spork 3.0, which unambiguously states you can put front panniers on it, and you can get eyeballs on the fork logo.

The flip chip interests...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By wgscott

Maybe they are getting tired of people...

Maybe they are getting tired of people complaining about other tires coming off their hookless rims, so they took matters into their own hands.

$75 starting price -- so a little cheaper than...
08-05-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 857
Posted By wgscott

Even if they were pristine, I would get rid of...

Even if they were pristine, I would get rid of them. But they are in terrible condition, and detract from the bike. The only reason to have stickers is to enhance the bike's appearance, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By wgscott

Who is the manufacturer? I want to avoid them.

Who is the manufacturer? I want to avoid them.
08-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

Neither do I. I just spent the last 6 years...

Neither do I.

I just spent the last 6 years on an NIH grant review panel, and observed that the people who print out the proposals and write all over them were almost invariably far more on top of...
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By wgscott

Foobar might be an option. I use the iPhone...

Foobar might be an option. I use the iPhone version. It is open-source and plays pretty much every audio codec you can think of. The organization properties and the way it handles metadata are...
08-05-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By wgscott

It also has a flip-chip for the axle, so you get...

It also has a flip-chip for the axle, so you get two different rakes or trails or whatever it is called.

I've got the first-gen CX Enve fork with QR dropouts. It has been solid (once I got Dura...
08-05-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By wgscott

New Enve "Adventure" fork with attachment points

The fork I have been waiting for (or would buy from Spork):

https://www.enve.com/en/products/adventure-fork/

I wonder if you could put front panniers on a low-rider mount without dying?
08-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By wgscott

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am...

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am interested in hearing your comparisons.

The only issue I have had with the Sella Anatomica is that the edge of the leather on mine is a bit sharp,...
08-05-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By wgscott

It is a well-respected bike from what was a very...

It is a well-respected bike from what was a very promising new company. I think the proprietor suffered a major injury in an accident, and I am speculating as a consequence they are no longer being...
08-05-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By wgscott

I went through this a couple of years ago. It...

I went through this a couple of years ago. It came down to the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 vs. One-Up. Both are platform racks that have two major advantages: (1) They don't touch anything but the wheels on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By wgscott

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it...

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it looks like new fork day to me.

If it is indeed new, I would put away the saw and see about warranty replacement.
Forum: Touring
08-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 783
Posted By wgscott

This is the only hostel I have stayed in, in the...

This is the only hostel I have stayed in, in the United States. It was extremely nice. (1989 Pacific Coast bike tour). They refurbished everything, including the lighthouse itself, several years...
08-04-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, riding in Bonny Doon is pretty nice,...

Yeah, riding in Bonny Doon is pretty nice, especially in these times of pandemic. But the hills get more challenging as I age. Twice I have been grinding up Alba and someone has flown by saying hello...
08-04-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By wgscott

There may be two issues, one of which is due to...

There may be two issues, one of which is due to the server, and one of which is due to our browsers:

My browser says it cannot establish a secure connection, which means typically it cannot find...
08-03-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By wgscott

Does the opposite apply when tightening a bolt...

Does the opposite apply when tightening a bolt with thread-lock?
08-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By wgscott

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.
08-02-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By wgscott

I probably should be ashamed to admit that the...

I probably should be ashamed to admit that the gearing on the Praxis Alba crank is insufficiently low for me to climb Alba. (I can do it on my 46/30T).
08-02-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By wgscott

I found a use for valve-stem nuts

Most people consider valve stem nuts to be useless extra weight and just toss valve stem nuts into the trash (unless they have tubeless stems). (I keep mine snugged up against the equally useless...
08-02-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By wgscott

I took my tire off, and it is clear that the...

I took my tire off, and it is clear that the rubber in the center is much thinner than it is say 1cm out from the centerline, so it has kind of an M profile now. Also there are a lot of diagonal...
08-02-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

Also, if someone argues being ordered to put on a...

Also, if someone argues being ordered to put on a mask is a form of tyranny and oppression, and someone else counters, "no, it is a science-based public health directive", the respondent isn't...
08-02-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By wgscott

What is the maximum tire width you can put on it?...

What is the maximum tire width you can put on it? What is the asking price?

For reference, their current 105-equivalent (GRX 600, carbon frame and fork) is about $3K new....
08-02-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

History rarely is generous enough to provide us...

History rarely is generous enough to provide us with a controlled experiment for interpreting an event. In this case we have an abundance of controls (Europe, Asian countries including China, and at...
08-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

I think, fundamentally, the collective IQ of the...

I think, fundamentally, the collective IQ of the body politic of the US has uniquely regressed to the point where a large percentage of the population now view science as nothing more than an...
08-01-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By wgscott

I ride my 38mm Rene Herse slicks (Barlow Pass) on...

I ride my 38mm Rene Herse slicks (Barlow Pass) on and off road with no issue. (I also have 38mm knobbies -- Steilacooms -- but I can use the other ones on most surfaces except mud or very rough...
08-01-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,273
Posted By wgscott

I just saw this on the Salsa website: ...

I just saw this on the Salsa website:

https://salsacycles.com/videos/rod_road
08-01-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By wgscott

Maybe try DT Swiss Skewers or bolt-on: ...

Maybe try DT Swiss Skewers or bolt-on:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1209054-rear-wheel-keeps-pulling-over-quick-release-worn-out.html
08-01-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By wgscott

That's funny. I just got mine, and they do look...

That's funny. I just got mine, and they do look different from that pic I found on the internet. Here is what mine look like:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By wgscott

A friend has that bike and I put some 28mm tires...

A friend has that bike and I put some 28mm tires on it for him, and I seem to remember that was fine. If you are on gravel, find the widest tire that will fit. You can measure the clearance...
Forum: Foo
08-01-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,180
Posted By wgscott

The very long tail and hind legs make it look...

The very long tail and hind legs make it look that way.

That's the problem with cats. They don't distinguish between vermin and wildlife.
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