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04-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 365
Posted By Koyote

Normally, I would agree with you. But in this...

Normally, I would agree with you. But in this case, along with declining aggregate demand, we may also be facing declining aggregate supply since businesses (here and abroad) are shut down. So, the...
04-03-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By Koyote

Dreft, and not much of it. It's gentler than...

Dreft, and not much of it. It's gentler than regular laundry detergent.

Gentle cycle, light tumble dry on lowest setting, air dry to completion. Only exception is for wool and wool-blend jerseys,...
04-02-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

Not at all surprising; education is a form of...

Not at all surprising; education is a form of deferred gratification and is also directly related to income. (Not that income is the only form of success, but still...)




Yes, but those groups...
04-01-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

That’s solid evidence to support my point.

That’s solid evidence to support my point.
04-01-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Koyote

With all due respect: if your customer doesn't...

With all due respect: if your customer doesn't know what kind of valves their customers will prefer, then your customer has not done enough market research to proceed.

And a poll on bf is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

No dice. The BT is only for your own Di2 to...

No dice. The BT is only for your own Di2 to communicate with your computer and a phone app. Can't shift via BT.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

I think you actually alluded to one of the...

I think you actually alluded to one of the reasons for choosing Di2: Bluetooth integration with any reasonably current cycling computer. I’m actually thinking of buying a Garmin, just so I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

Ah, yes, the "appeal to authority...

Ah, yes, the "appeal to authority (https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/logicalfallacies/Appeal-to-Authority)" fallacy. Even if you do have more experience than me (and we don't know if that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

Looks like it must use an algorithm (based on...

Looks like it must use an algorithm (based on speed, cadence, wheel size) to estimate the current gear. There are no reviews for the app, but I can't imagine that it works very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

I really thought that would not matter at all…...

I really thought that would not matter at all… But I do love it, too. This is why I recommend that, for anyone who gets Di2, the Bluetooth feature is a worthy upgrade. If you’re going to do it, do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

If you think that Di2 shifts "much better" than...

If you think that Di2 shifts "much better" than mechanical, then your mechanical drivetrain needs some maintenance.

I also think that Di2 is inferior to mechanical in at least one scenario:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,512
Posted By Koyote

"Worth" is subjective -- it depends on your...

"Worth" is subjective -- it depends on your preferences and your budget. Hence, no one can tell you whether moving to Di2 is "worth it" for you.

For me - and I write this as someone with ample...
03-30-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,953
Posted By Koyote

According to that "rule of thumb" that a person's...

According to that "rule of thumb" that a person's max heart rate will be about 220-age, my own max HR would be 163. Last year, I did a couple gravel races (>4 hrs each) in which my HR averaged 163+....
03-30-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

I've concluded that there is a direct...

I've concluded that there is a direct relationship between the distance people maintain from each other and their intelligence.
03-30-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,946
Posted By Koyote

This ruined your ride? Sheesh. A couple...

This ruined your ride? Sheesh.

A couple months ago, as I was coming back into town after a long ride, an old minivan passed me - a dude leaned out of the passenger window and yelled "F--K you, you...
03-30-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Koyote

I hope this post was tongue-in-cheek, because...

I hope this post was tongue-in-cheek, because Gunnar Shogren has absolutely nothing to do with Gunnar Cycles.

I do agree that Gunnar Shogren is a very cool individual, though.
03-30-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By Koyote

This is an odd pair of bikes to compare. Suggests...

This is an odd pair of bikes to compare. Suggests that you might want to do some more homework.
03-30-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,914
Posted By Koyote

I've already forgotten about it.

I've already forgotten about it.
03-20-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By Koyote

I suspect this is not what you want to hear, but...

I suspect this is not what you want to hear, but you should run at least a front brake. That's just common sense.

Beyond that, I really doubt that someone will steal your handlebar and stem. If...
03-18-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 644
Posted By Koyote

On Monday, the Governor decreed that all liquor...

On Monday, the Governor decreed that all liquor stores and beer distributors would be shut down at day's end for at least two weeks...So the wife and I hit both stores locally to stock up.

I'm not...
03-17-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,595
Posted By Koyote

I understand your frustration, but I also...

I understand your frustration, but I also respectfully disagree. This seems urgent enough that it should dominate much of our daily discourse. It's certainly more urgent than another thread about...
03-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By Koyote

You are my size, and I would ride a 58. Give it a...

You are my size, and I would ride a 58. Give it a little time, since you are not yet accustomed to drop bar bikes.
03-17-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Koyote

sdmc530 It sounds like their CS really came...

sdmc530 It sounds like their CS really came through. But I can't help pointing out that it would have been even better if they'd sold you a working product in the first place!
03-16-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,607
Posted By Koyote

Idiocy is a mild term. The lunacy is that...

Idiocy is a mild term.

The lunacy is that this guy believes that all of these governments are using the Coronavirus as a tool to gain more authoritarian control over their populaces. I'm pretty...
03-16-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,506
Posted By Koyote

I'm wondering if anyone else got this reference?...

I'm wondering if anyone else got this reference? :lol:

I think the threshold age for the Carousel was 30, though.
03-16-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Koyote

It works well, but I found that it would not...

It works well, but I found that it would not easily wash out of my chamois. It just kind of built up.
03-16-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Koyote

SweetWater Bikes, in Ambridge, PA, has a very...

SweetWater Bikes, in Ambridge, PA, has a very thoughtful and proactive approach to the Coronavirus pandemic; you can read their statement on their fb page (https://www.facebook.com/swbicycleshop/). ...
03-16-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=sdmc530;21368998] 1. It was kind of...

[QUOTE=sdmc530;21368998]

1. It was kind of cooling, is that normal for Assos?
2. It was kind of tingly too, is that normal for Assos?

/QUOTE]

Yes to both.

Best chamois cream I have used.
03-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,607
Posted By Koyote

Aaaand the Tinfoil Hat Brigade has officially...

Aaaand the Tinfoil Hat Brigade has officially chimed in.
03-15-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,527
Posted By Koyote

I’m inclined to think you’re right, since REI...

I’m inclined to think you’re right, since REI co-op specifically excludes GPS electronics from their regular 20% coupon codes. It makes sense now, given your post.
03-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,607
Posted By Koyote

Under most other presidential administrations I...

Under most other presidential administrations I would agree completely.
03-15-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,607
Posted By Koyote

I found a definition of force majeure as...

I found a definition of force majeure as “irresistible compulsion or greater force.”

that pretty much justifies 95% of my cycling.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By Koyote

I've got nothing to add for the OP...But I feel...

I've got nothing to add for the OP...But I feel compelled to compliment you. It's rare that anyone on the internet ever acknowledges a weakness, a mistake - even though we all make them.

Keep you...
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Koyote

I suspect you read something from Jan Heine, who...

I suspect you read something from Jan Heine, who sells fenders? If so, I would be skeptical.

To answer your question: fenders add weight, they are aerodynamically inefficient, they can clog with...
03-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By Koyote

For that kind of money, I would probably look at...

For that kind of money, I would probably look at this (https://allcitycycles.com/bikes/nature_boy_ace), which doesn't have as much tire clearance but otherwise is pretty attractive.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By Koyote

"A stupidly expensive lesson of stupidity" ...

"A stupidly expensive lesson of stupidity"

It's still pretty cheap compared to my first marriage. So don't feel so bad.


Seriously, though, this is one of the reasons why I prefer to carry...
03-13-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,805
Posted By Koyote

I don't mind riding in the rain so much, but I...

I don't mind riding in the rain so much, but I hate spending an hour to clean up the bike afterwards.
03-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Koyote

We’ve got two seamstresses and a cobbler in my...

We’ve got two seamstresses and a cobbler in my town of 5000. Someone above referred to a “throwaway society,“ but that sort of thing is an individual choice. It’s not forced on us.
03-12-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Koyote

It's not hard to find. There are two in my little...

It's not hard to find. There are two in my little town of 5,000 people. Anyone who does tailoring and alterations can replace a zipper.
03-12-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Koyote

Here is an even better tip: any decent seamstress...

Here is an even better tip: any decent seamstress can replace the zipper on a jersey for about $10 or $15.
03-11-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Koyote

They both deserve jail time.

They both deserve jail time.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Koyote

I think the preferred term nowadays is...

I think the preferred term nowadays is "less-developed country." And Colombia is not a LDC. It is considering a "developing country" by the UN, and is also sometimes referred to as an "emerging...
03-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Koyote

Especially for a gravel bike, which is more...

Especially for a gravel bike, which is more likely to be crashed, I prefer a replaceable derailleur hanger. In fact, I carry a spare on particularly long and treacherous races.

However, I also...
03-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Koyote

Good to know! And at least you didn't pay too...

Good to know! And at least you didn't pay too much for an old bike.
03-10-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,019
Posted By Koyote

Yep. Tommyray created an account today to ask a...

Yep. Tommyray created an account today to ask a question, and Fredo_Adagio created an account today to answer the question. Seems a bit odd.

But yeah, whoever you are, you paid way too much for...
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Koyote

I agree wholeheartedly! Hence my initial...

I agree wholeheartedly! Hence my initial disclaimer that I would not dispute something if it works for you.

It can be difficult (or impossible) to achieve the optimum at all times - especially in...
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Koyote

I've pasted the relevant passages below. The...

I've pasted the relevant passages below.

The first expert ("GL") recommends that a person should not lay in bed longer than 20 minutes if unable to sleep; the second expert ("GM") disagrees, but...
Replies: 22
Views: 724
Posted By Koyote

I'm not arguing with what works for you. But...

I'm not arguing with what works for you. But please note that actual sleep provides better recovery than awake time, and also note that sleep experts recommend NOT laying in bed awake for significant...
03-10-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,866
Posted By Koyote

Didn't read all of the posts, so forgive any...

Didn't read all of the posts, so forgive any redundancies:

1) A Wald basket is a cheap and easy way to carry stuff. But put stuff in a canvas shopping sack to prevent it from bouncing out.
2)...
03-08-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Koyote

Hey, you're the one who asked for the "Best...

Hey, you're the one who asked for the "Best mechanical flat mount road disc calipers."

If you don't actually want the best, then you should give a price limit.
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