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07-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Koyote

I own five bikes. If I start assigning individual...

I own five bikes. If I start assigning individual goals to them, things will quickly become very complicated.
07-12-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 745
Posted By Koyote

Simple rule of thumb: Just buy the best groupset...

Simple rule of thumb: Just buy the best groupset you can afford.
07-12-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 377
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I know there are plenty of happy Garmin...

Yeah, I know there are plenty of happy Garmin users out there, and their navigation is more sophisticated than the Wahoos...So I am just relaying my own recent experiences with the Edge 530 vs the...
07-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 377
Posted By Koyote

Or if you want something that is more likely to...

Or if you want something that is more likely to work properly, try a Wahoo Bolt or Roam.
07-11-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,723
Posted By Koyote

If you don't know what you need, then you...

If you don't know what you need, then you probably don't really need a home bike shop.
07-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Koyote

Sure, yeah, It's very similar. I've seen many...

Sure, yeah, It's very similar. I've seen many news stories about cops shooting cyclists.
07-11-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Koyote

Well, that makes much more sense!

Well, that makes much more sense!
07-11-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By Koyote

The lizard skins protectors work fine on my bikes.

The lizard skins protectors work fine on my bikes.
07-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Koyote

A person who rides enough to seriously consider...

A person who rides enough to seriously consider these insoles would wear through them in a couple weeks. Not a good value at $55.
07-10-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Koyote

Excellent tires, worth the high price.

Excellent tires, worth the high price.
07-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 491
Posted By Koyote

This advice bears absolutely no relevance for the...

This advice bears absolutely no relevance for the OP's question.
07-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Koyote

fyi: the OP asked about soles. The post was...

fyi: the OP asked about soles. The post was edited after I replied.
07-10-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 397
Posted By Koyote

I don't think the soles are replaceable on cyclng...

I don't think the soles are replaceable on cyclng shoes.
07-09-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,662
Posted By Koyote

ba-dum, ching!

ba-dum, ching!
07-05-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Koyote

It's easy enough to figure out whether the noise...

It's easy enough to figure out whether the noise is coming from the front or rear brake; it's probably the front. If cleaning hasn't worked, replace the pads and that will probably solve your...
07-05-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Koyote

Your current (10sp) wheelset may not be...

Your current (10sp) wheelset may not be compatible with and 11sp cassette. And if it is compatible, you may need a spacer. I know that a 10sp Shimano freehub will not work with an 11sp cassette,...
07-05-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,022
Posted By Koyote

That's so deliciously pedantic that I wish I'd...

That's so deliciously pedantic that I wish I'd come up with it myself.
07-04-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Koyote

I think the OP needs to learn how to trim the...

I think the OP needs to learn how to trim the front derailleur. If that doesn't solve the issue, he needs to have another mechanic look at the bike.
07-04-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Koyote

Umm, 4.4?

Umm, 4.4?
07-04-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By Koyote

One of the wires on my Di2-equipped bike is held...

One of the wires on my Di2-equipped bike is held to the frame with a very small zip tie. And that bike cost a bit more than $800. About 10x more.

Doesn't bother me a bit.
07-04-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Koyote

PSI depends on more than your rim width and tire...

PSI depends on more than your rim width and tire width; it also depends on your weight, road surfaces, and riding style. Depending on those variables, you might be able to run 700cx38 tires as low as...
07-03-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By Koyote

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't...

You're entitled to your opinion, but please don't ever share it with my wife.
07-02-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,460
Posted By Koyote

Just got back from a riding vacation with the...

Just got back from a riding vacation with the Roam, and it performed flawlessly over hundreds of miles. Never lost a sensor, never lost the BT connection to my phone, successfully uploaded each ride...
07-02-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,228
Posted By Koyote

I saw a post on facebook about a guy who knew a...

I saw a post on facebook about a guy who knew a guy who heard about this horrific crash caused by a cf frame failure.

Oh, wait.

I guess I don't know of any cf failures.
06-28-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,515
Posted By Koyote

Except the OP didnít say that. (See thread title.)

Except the OP didnít say that. (See thread title.)
06-28-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,384
Posted By Koyote

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but -...

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but - as I understand the latest evidence- it is still an open question as to whether people who have recovered from COVID-19 can be reinfected or can be...
06-28-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,515
Posted By Koyote

Source? Regardless, itís pretty clear that...

Source?

Regardless, itís pretty clear that Chro-Moly has not been ďphased out.Ē I can walk into my LBS and verify that.
06-28-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,515
Posted By Koyote

As others have pointed out, the premise of the...

As others have pointed out, the premise of the original post is faulty: there are plenty of chro-moly frames being produced out there.
06-25-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,384
Posted By Koyote

it may make no sense to you… But then, some...

it may make no sense to you… But then, some people don’t understand basic math.
06-25-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,384
Posted By Koyote

So, instead of stopping at one store for your...

So, instead of stopping at one store for your beer, you chose to expose yourself – and all of the other people in the stores – in four different locations instead. During a pandemic, when all of the...
06-25-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Koyote

7 speed chains last longer than 11 speed, and...

7 speed chains last longer than 11 speed, and your conditions donít seem very harsh. Iím wondering how are you know that they need to be replaced? It just seems too soon.
06-25-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Koyote

OP needs to provide more info: -What sort of...

OP needs to provide more info:
-What sort of drivetrain? 11sp doesn't last as long as 7sp.
-Ridden in which sort of conditions? Riding in mud and dirt may shorten life of chains and cassettes by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,210
Posted By Koyote

Pittsburgh's Dirty Dozen...

Pittsburgh's Dirty Dozen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dozen_(bicycle_competition)) was a hard day of climbing: thirteen of the steepest hills in a city that is, by some measures, hillier than...
06-24-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By Koyote

You want to occasionally convert your SS to a...

You want to occasionally convert your SS to a multi-gear bike, and then go back to SS -- and you think dealing with the shift cable will be the biggest hassle?
06-24-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By Koyote

Cheap stuff becomes expensive in the long run,...

Cheap stuff becomes expensive in the long run, when you have to throw it away and buy the item you should have bought in the first place.
06-24-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,463
Posted By Koyote

Bag Balm's main advantage is that it's cheap. But...

Bag Balm's main advantage is that it's cheap. But it is also so greasy that it is hard to wash out of your chamois...Though that is not a serious problem.

The best stuff I've used for protecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,886
Posted By Koyote

Yikes. Good to know. Thanks. Hopefully they will...

Yikes. Good to know. Thanks. Hopefully they will replace it under warranty?

fwiw, I have a 17-year old Dura Ace hub with a ti freehub shell, and it's still in good shape.
06-24-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,384
Posted By Koyote

I went out on a regular route this past Sunday...

I went out on a regular route this past Sunday morning, planning to stop and refill bottles at a church along the way...It has a pump handle with a tap near an outdoor seating area. As I came up the...
06-24-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,384
Posted By Koyote

My newest bike has a custom-built frame. I'm glad...

My newest bike has a custom-built frame. I'm glad I paid $50 extra to have a third set of water bottle mounts on the underside of the downtube. Three 750ml bottles will get me through 80 miles if...
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Koyote

Weight (heavier), aerodynamics (more tire...

Weight (heavier), aerodynamics (more tire clearance = more drag), and gravel bike gearing tends to differ from road bike gearing.
06-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Koyote

You could probably work out a tire switch with...

You could probably work out a tire switch with the shop, if you wanted something different. Might cost you a little money, but perhaps they would work something out.
06-23-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Koyote

Personally, I'd just use the stock wheels with a...

Personally, I'd just use the stock wheels with a do-everything tire. But if you wanted a second wheelset, make it alloy with high spoke count, mount up some gnarly wide tires for rough riding. Then...
06-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By Koyote

Okay, maybe a stupid question, but: are you...

Okay, maybe a stupid question, but: are you exaggerating, or can smoke really come off of rim brakes?
06-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Koyote

This. Riding with a loose crankarm may have...

This. Riding with a loose crankarm may have damaged it, so the shop needs to deal with it. Totally a warranty issue. Don't address it yourself.

FWIW, these things happen, even with good shops. My...
06-23-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Koyote

That Revolt Advanced 0 has a fantastic parts spec...

That Revolt Advanced 0 has a fantastic parts spec for the price...If you also prefer the geometry, that's a real win. And if I recall the price, you might still be able to justify that second...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,886
Posted By Koyote

When I was having some wheels built last year, we...

When I was having some wheels built last year, we discussed WI hubs vs the DTS 350...Shop owner thought the WI hubs were not worth the extra money. Still, my next wheels will probably have WI or CK...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,886
Posted By Koyote

You lace up a set of those rims to some DT Swiss...

You lace up a set of those rims to some DT Swiss 350 hubs with good double-butted spokes, and you'll have a wheelset that is reasonably priced, reasonably light, and strong as hell. Hard to beat,...
06-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By Koyote

$550 for all that? Yep, if it fits your...

$550 for all that?

Yep, if it fits your wife, that deal was a no-brainer.
06-22-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By Koyote

Just buy the better bike. It’ll be easier, and...

Just buy the better bike. It’ll be easier, and Ultegra has some additional advantages (beyond weight) compared to 105.
06-22-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,099
Posted By Koyote

My newest bike cost a lot more than $5K, and I...

My newest bike cost a lot more than $5K, and I ride the hell out of it.
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