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06-28-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By billyymc

Well it looks like a couple votes for I probably...

Well it looks like a couple votes for I probably need a spacer, so going to give that a try with a thin spacer behind the cassette.

I think I'm ok on the torque - 40 N-m is around 30 foot pounds...
06-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By billyymc

Nope - not entirely sure. I don't have another...

Nope - not entirely sure. I don't have another wheel to try on the gravel bike. I do on the road bike so if that persists I'll switch, and if it goes away I'll switch cassettes and see what happens....
06-28-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By billyymc

Noisy DT Swiss Wheels

So I bought two DT Swiss wheelsets about a year ago - one for an older (2007) road bike (quick release) and one for a gravel bike I built last year (with through axle).

Both rear wheels are...
06-07-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By billyymc

Funny I dropped a wheel off at my closest LBS a...

Funny I dropped a wheel off at my closest LBS a few days ago. Staff not wearing masks. Patrons wearing masks around their chins for some odd reason. Went back the next day (wearing a mask) to pick up...
03-14-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,205
Posted By billyymc

Same. My dad is 81. In very good health, but...

Same. My dad is 81. In very good health, but still 81. I have several aunts and uncles in his age range. And he regularly hangs out at the local senior centers.

A week ago I was supposed to take...
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,840
Posted By billyymc

Keep in mind that there aren't really substitute...

Keep in mind that there aren't really substitute products for TP. That's part of why when people stock up on supplies, TP goes fast and makes it look like people are nuts. It's pretty much the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,532
Posted By billyymc

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel...

The main goal of businesses putting out gravel bikes was to provide more stupid **** for BF members to argue about.
02-21-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,973
Posted By billyymc

Seems like those Peloton machines are technically...

Seems like those Peloton machines are technically unicycles.
01-16-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,892
Posted By billyymc

You only ride one wheel - they won't even notice...

You only ride one wheel - they won't even notice you bringing it in.
01-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,661
Posted By billyymc

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with...

You were outdoors, enjoying interacting with another human being, while messing around with your bike handling skills. There are far worse ways to spend time!
01-16-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,667
Posted By billyymc

Surly is a QBP owned brand, as are All-City and...

Surly is a QBP owned brand, as are All-City and Salsa to name a couple others. I believe, but could be wrong, that any shop dealing with QBP (i.e. - any shop) can get you QBP brand bikes. They may...
01-16-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,667
Posted By billyymc

I understand that you missed the intent of my...

I understand that you missed the intent of my post, stating that I asked my local Trek dealer to sell me a Roubaix.
01-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,667
Posted By billyymc

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked...

The closest LBS to me is a Trek dealer. I asked if they could get me two different sizes of Roubaix and they said no they couldn't do that for me. I told them they just lost my business.
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,798
Posted By billyymc

Where can I get a rat to drive me around?

Where can I get a rat to drive me around?
11-15-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By billyymc

That happened a couple years ago to my 105 rear...

That happened a couple years ago to my 105 rear shifter. Cleaning it wasn't a solution, as the teeth on the internal mechanisms had worn down to the point where they just slipped instead of shifted....
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,608
Posted By billyymc

There are an estimated 10,000,000,000 galaxies in...

There are an estimated 10,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, has an estimated 100,000,000,000 stars in it. If you assume the other galaxies have a similar...
11-09-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,384
Posted By billyymc

haha...I missed this one, did it ever get built?

haha...I missed this one, did it ever get built?
11-09-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By billyymc

Yep the soapy water approach probably would have...

Yep the soapy water approach probably would have found the leak. I had a similar issue a few weeks ago. My tubeless tires had been performing great - sealing up some relatively large punctures that I...
11-03-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,384
Posted By billyymc

I applaud you for the accuracy of your thread...

I applaud you for the accuracy of your thread title.
Forum: Foo
10-30-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10,737
Views: 2,233,778
Posted By billyymc

Good reason to learn to bunnyhop

Good reason to learn to bunnyhop
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,965
Posted By billyymc

I don't use Strava that often. I prefer...

I don't use Strava that often. I prefer ridewithGPS which I do pay an annual fee for - I think it's $50. Earlier this year I picked up a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt because I wanted turn-by-turn capability,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,456
Posted By billyymc

My experience was that without the speed sensor...

My experience was that without the speed sensor the speed displayed on the Bolt jumps around very erratically at times. The speed sensor fixed that when I put it on.

I would presume that the...
Forum: Foo
10-29-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,887
Posted By billyymc

I'm not arguing that there isn't sugar in fruits....

I'm not arguing that there isn't sugar in fruits. My point is that for the MAJORITY of very overweight people, fruits and vegetables aren't what made them very overweight. Fruit Juice is a different...
Forum: Foo
10-28-19, 04:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,887
Posted By billyymc

Whenever I hear someone talking about Keto (or...

Whenever I hear someone talking about Keto (or before that Atkins) I've heard them talk about cutting out fruits because of the sugar, and cutting out some vegetables that have carbs. But let's be...
Forum: Foo
10-27-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10,737
Views: 2,233,778
Posted By billyymc

No idea, but that picture is NYS.

No idea, but that picture is NYS.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 03:58 AM
10-26-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By billyymc

I had a similar FSA crank on my 2007 Tricross...

I had a similar FSA crank on my 2007 Tricross Comp. After wearing out some chain rings I decided to put a 105 crank on instead of replacing the rings. While it was satisfying to have all Shimano...
10-25-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,819
Posted By billyymc

Join the club! Ha. My buddy and I were actually...

Join the club! Ha. My buddy and I were actually hit BY two deer that ran out of the roadside brush. On a dirt road early morning about six weeks ago. Knocked us both down...one deer had itís legs...
10-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,558
Posted By billyymc

No disagreement that running is a good workout. I...

No disagreement that running is a good workout. I wish I could run better / longer. I can't, or I don't want to.

Let's face it, even a good runner never gets the thrill of descending at 40+ mph...
10-11-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,558
Posted By billyymc

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in...

On a bike ride, you can stop and have a beer in the middle of the ride!
10-11-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,558
Posted By billyymc

I like to ask my running friends why they never...

I like to ask my running friends why they never learned to ride a bike. Some of them get very defensive of running. It's amazing how serious runners can be. I run a little in the "off" season but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By billyymc

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The...

Orange seal - but the pic is a bit deceiving. The shaft of the screw was only about 1/8 of an inch in diameter. Not quite as dramatic as the picture would imply, but for my first puncture on tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By billyymc

See pic - sealed with the screw in. Pulled the...

See pic - sealed with the screw in. Pulled the screw and it sealed again after I pulled it. To be safe I put a plug in but I think I could have gotten home without the plug.

Tires are 700x38...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,716
Posted By billyymc

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with...

1 - in some cases if you get a puncture with tublesss you don't have to stop to fix a flat - it will seal itself while you cleanly outride the pack of wolves.
2 - wolves love orange seal. If they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By billyymc

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before...

Did you shake the sealant thoroughly before putting it in the tire?
10-08-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By billyymc

Agree - it's easy to do 100+ feet per mile. ...

Agree - it's easy to do 100+ feet per mile.

OP - this looks like a nice route, but there is SO much of this type of riding in this area that you can easily make a longer trip out of this and keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,533
Posted By billyymc

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get...

Neither do I, but it's clear some people get something out of it.

I do wave at other riders though. If they don't wave at me I come here and complain about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,533
Posted By billyymc

It's no different than a "Like" button on any...

It's no different than a "Like" button on any other social media site.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,533
Posted By billyymc

Is this for real or parody?

Is this for real or parody?
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,242
Posted By billyymc

Dude, have you been to a Retina specialist or...

Dude, have you been to a Retina specialist or not? If not, go now. From the info you've provided it seems like your condition is treatable but you HAVE to go to a retina doc, not just a regular eye...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,689
Posted By billyymc

No matter how much you spend there is likely to...

No matter how much you spend there is likely to be someone faster on something cheaper. And someone slower on something more expensive.

And to the OP - you will be the same speed on either bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By billyymc

I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking...

I use SOLE brand insoles in my bike shoes, hiking boots, ski boots, rollerblades - anything where I need good solid support. THey come in different types. Not cheap, but way cheaper than custome...
09-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By billyymc

You wear them backwards over there.

You wear them backwards over there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,689
Posted By billyymc

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.

I think what they meant was IMPERCEPTABLY SLOWER.
09-23-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,845
Posted By billyymc

I recently lost a suspension pivot bolt from my...

I recently lost a suspension pivot bolt from my mountain bike. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't hold a line, and my rear triangle was slapping around noisily.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,958
Posted By billyymc

First, based on everything you've said, I don't...

First, based on everything you've said, I don't think the ride you were doing was unreasonable for you. So I'd chalk it up to having a bad day and move on. If it happens again then maybe think about...
09-23-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By billyymc

Thanks DrI. All I know is I did a ride with the...

Thanks DrI. All I know is I did a ride with the Bolt on Friday Sept 6. It worked fine, recognizing my turn locations as it always had. Then two days later I did another ride - the first 25 miles of...
09-23-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By billyymc

zacster - I took my wahoo out yesterday and it...

zacster - I took my wahoo out yesterday and it worked fine, back to normal. I can't imagine how Wahoo screwed it up so badly with their last update!

I love the TBT - it's why I bought the unit...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,242
Posted By billyymc

Is your doc telling you the condition is...

Is your doc telling you the condition is permanent? I don't think it is for most people who suffer from it. If you've only seen a regular eye doctor, get yourself to a retina specialist ASAP.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,958
Posted By billyymc

1) Give your pre-ride nutrition more time to...

1) Give your pre-ride nutrition more time to digest and get into your system.

2) What have your rides been like up to this one? Iíd you donít normally do a fair amount of climbing maybe this was...
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