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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 196
Posted By WhyFi

Lake and Bont are the two main players in wide...

Lake and Bont are the two main players in wide cycling shoes, though they can be hard to find in-store. Lake, at least, has a good measuring method and fitting chart on their website.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

I may have spoken too soon - they have special...

I may have spoken too soon - they have special valve cores and one of them is being a pain. It's not snapping shut when removing the pump head and it's losing somewhere in the neighborhood of 10psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By WhyFi

You need to look up the spec for your frame, not...

You need to look up the spec for your frame, not your wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

My new valves (Milkit) came in yesterday. I was...

My new valves (Milkit) came in yesterday. I was dragging my feet on swapping them out, but your post goaded me in to it. These valves will keep pressure in the tire with the valve core removed, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Oof - I'm going to be stuck on this planet for a...

Oof - I'm going to be stuck on this planet for a while.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Don't forget to send them a birthday card.

Don't forget to send them a birthday card.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

I finally sat down to try to replace the bearings...

I finally sat down to try to replace the bearings on the rear Assault. I'm stumped as to how to remove the old bearings, but closer inspection reveals that it's temporarily moot - the service tech at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By WhyFi

That I can see, the code itself (NOT100) isn't...

That I can see, the code itself (NOT100) isn't individualized, but I don't know if it's only valid with an account to which the ride has been confirmed/registered. Give it a whirl and find out.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By WhyFi

I had that happen with the top-end Gavia tires a...

I had that happen with the top-end Gavia tires a few years back. The shop exchanged them as a manufacturing defect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 486
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - good one.

Lol - good one.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,385
Posted By WhyFi

Precisely - I'm glad you've come around to see...

Precisely - I'm glad you've come around to see some sense in the matter.
09-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By WhyFi

Yes, but you shouldn't need to give them a...

Yes, but you shouldn't need to give them a full-on bleed every time. Orient the bike in a stand such that the brake line is constantly running uphill from the caliper to the lever, so that there's no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I didn't look at that...

Oh, I didn't look at that...
09-23-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,716
Posted By WhyFi

It takes a number of leaps for this concoction to...

It takes a number of leaps for this concoction to be anything resembling "perfect," so why even go there?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By WhyFi

Adjustable rear IsoSpeed (available on SLR...

Adjustable rear IsoSpeed (available on SLR models) was introduced in 2016, I think, and revised in 2020. Front IsoSpeed (on the carbon fiber models) was also introduced somewhere around 2016.
09-23-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,716
Posted By WhyFi

Large Choc Cake Shake - :roflmao: ...

Large Choc Cake Shake - :roflmao:

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

That reminds me - the other week, when we went to...

That reminds me - the other week, when we went to Costco, we happened upon that 40ct tower of stroopwafels that you'd mentioned before. I pointed them out as a joke, but to my dismay, the wife and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

You know you want the (soon-to-be-renamed)...

You know you want the (soon-to-be-renamed) Echelon Prime Bike, aka The Peloton-killer.
09-23-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,716
Posted By WhyFi

Portillo's, a Chicago eatery on the expansion,...

Portillo's, a Chicago eatery on the expansion, has shakes with a slice of cake blended in to them - ridiculous calorie count.



Oh, I could tear in to some Indian food right now and if I ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,624
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, nothing.

Oh, nothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,624
Posted By WhyFi

It read that way. *shrug* Most don't even...

It read that way. *shrug*

Most don't even know about the super secret forum, others have heard only whispers. Probably makes sense, though - without some kind of gatekeeper, I'm sure there'd be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Hey, it got up to 82 on my ride. :(

Hey, it got up to 82 on my ride. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

I'm squarely in "okay, what else can I eat?"...

I'm squarely in "okay, what else can I eat?" mode. Should prolly cool it since dinner will be in a couple hours. :o
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,624
Posted By WhyFi

If you're talking about responses to you,...

If you're talking about responses to you, specifically, you might have a point if your responses were free from snark... but they weren't.

rubiksoval is correct - generally, newer members with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

When the previous generation of Rapha glasses...

When the previous generation of Rapha glasses came out, the advertising imagery was unapologetically 80's -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:27 PM
09-23-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,716
Posted By WhyFi

I love me a set of over/under eating intervals.

I love me a set of over/under eating intervals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,385
Posted By WhyFi

That you do (negligibly) more work with a...

That you do (negligibly) more work with a (slightly) heavier bike over the same course at the same output and/or pace isn't really being disputed. What's being disputed is "you get a better workout...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,624
Posted By WhyFi

So not a jersey - got it.

So not a jersey - got it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

That felt good! It's been a while since I've been...

That felt good! It's been a while since I've been out on a long solo ride, so today was much needed. As a bonus, Velo Vol would be proud of my hydration (or lack thereof) - 95 miles on two water...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Yes, if I didn't make that clear, this is not a...

Yes, if I didn't make that clear, this is not a question of buying one or the other - you want both.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Heh. Well, I don't feel much need for them until...

Heh. Well, I don't feel much need for them until 50⁰ or so, and then I want booties in the mid-30s.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

As with gloves, YMMV. I like toe covers, but they...

As with gloves, YMMV. I like toe covers, but they only do so much - they're quick and easy to get on/off and they can be stowed while riding - but I want more insulation as temps approach freezing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,624
Posted By WhyFi

Mavic is his sponsor and that's their signature...

Mavic is his sponsor and that's their signature color.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,624
Posted By WhyFi

Get better fitting jerseys?

Get better fitting jerseys?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I haven't ridden the Filthy, but I've done...

Yeah, I haven't ridden the Filthy, but I've done others where the inclines and gravel were making my rear tire (38mm) break loose, 'specially when standing - a large contact patch would probably be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

This summer, I only had two or three days where...

This summer, I only had two or three days where my bare hands made the unwrapped portion of my aero handlebars slippery - those were very humid days and I probably wasn't wearing sun sleeves (I find...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

There are usually a fair number of fat bikes at...

There are usually a fair number of fat bikes at gravel rides in MN. I mean, they're usually in the minority, but there's a fair number.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

Uh huh - we know what's really going on.

Uh huh - we know what's really going on.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

They've got such nice, supple leather, though. :o...

They've got such nice, supple leather, though. :o I actually wear then on and off the bike, they're that nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Heading?

Heading?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

For full-finger gloves (I only wear gloves for...

For full-finger gloves (I only wear gloves for warmth, so no fingerless for me), the Rapha Classics are awesome. Unfortunately, they're also ~$100, but I nabbed some for half off. Before buying them,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

Wish it were a Sunday, 'cause that's my fun day.

Wish it were a Sunday, 'cause that's my fun day.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:11 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

OT - the Narrows Bridge is open!!! :bday: ...

OT - the Narrows Bridge is open!!! :bday:

Sorry, I don't know where in the W burbs you are, but I crossed that bridge dozens of times each summer and was bummed when it was closed/torn down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

And everybody else has a case of the Mondays.

And everybody else has a case of the Mondays.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not leggy enough for you.

I'm not leggy enough for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6,978
Views: 92,491
Posted By WhyFi

For mosquito bites, I have a small desktop lamp...

For mosquito bites, I have a small desktop lamp with a 5 or 10w bulb. It throws off enough heat at 1/2" or so to heat up the site but not much else; that's usually good for a day or so of relief.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

My tape is more tacky than the hoods - no...

My tape is more tacky than the hoods - no slipping issues. That said, I almost always wear sun sleeves and find that it cuts down on the hand sweat considerably.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,465
Posted By WhyFi

:foo: I can't speak for others, but in my case,...

:foo: I can't speak for others, but in my case, you're completely wrong; why would someone think that not wearing gloves should be seen as a sign of manliness?
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