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07-13-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,475
Posted By wgscott

Is this why you were so shocked by the death...

Is this why you were so shocked by the death tolls reported by Johns Hopkins?

The "1% rule" is pure speculative fiction.
07-12-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,475
Posted By wgscott

Immunity may be transient, which if true means we...

Immunity may be transient, which if true means we could keep getting sick with COVID-19 every few months, and a good vaccine might be hard to produce.
07-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,475
Posted By wgscott

Even that may be optimistic: Longitudinal...

Even that may be optimistic:

Longitudinal evaluation and decline of antibody responses in SARS-CoV-2 infection (https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.09.20148429v1.full.pdf)

...
07-11-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By wgscott

I have a Redshift seatpost on one of my bikes. ...

I have a Redshift seatpost on one of my bikes. It works fairly well.

https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-seatpost

Having said that, the best bang for the buck is supple wide tires....
07-11-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By wgscott

Good question. Mine came with a steel bolt and an...

Good question. Mine came with a steel bolt and an aluminum nut, but I had a quick release with a steel nut sitting in a drawer, so I combined them. (The problem with the aluminum nut is you are more...
07-11-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,399
Posted By wgscott

I've always wondered what TimH looked like.

I've always wondered what TimH looked like.
07-11-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By wgscott

His point is that if your brain is destroyed from...

His point is that if your brain is destroyed from a stroke, or your lungs function so badly you require a transplant that might keep you alive another few weeks or months, you are still counted as...
07-11-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

In that Ars Technica article, Beth Mole makes a...

In that Ars Technica article, Beth Mole makes a very good point in the penultimate paragraph (addressing my previous objection):



I was one of the "why not err on the side of safety" people. I...
07-11-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

Exactly. I think you hit the nail on the head,...

Exactly. I think you hit the nail on the head, twice.
07-10-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wA-cm_bo58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wA-cm_bo58
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,274
Posted By wgscott

Squirt is paraffin, slack wax (a paraffin...

Squirt is paraffin, slack wax (a paraffin precursor) and water. It is from South Africa, BTW.
07-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By wgscott

I have a friend who got trapped in it for 4 hours...

I have a friend who got trapped in it for 4 hours when it broke down.
07-10-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 355
Posted By wgscott

This is only getting started.

This is only getting started.
07-10-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2d8RFHUqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-2d8RFHUqI
07-10-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By wgscott

Even though I corrected that guy, it took me this...

Even though I corrected that guy, it took me this long to figure it out. :oops:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,429
Posted By wgscott

Congratulations. Next month, why not get a...

Congratulations.

Next month, why not get a custom bike? Steel or titanium.
07-10-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By wgscott

Something like this? ...

Something like this?


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There is a hex bolt head where one might...
07-10-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,862
Posted By wgscott

For me it was more about modulation than the...

For me it was more about modulation than the ability to lock up a wheel (which I hope to avoid), and the greater confidence it gives me on prolonged, steep descents, as well as reducing hand fatigue...
07-10-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By wgscott

From your description, it might already have the...

From your description, it might already have the bolt-on skewer because it enables you to clamp down harder than any quick release. I wound up having to do that on a bike with a horizontal dropout. ...
07-10-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By wgscott

You can do it yourself. It isn't any worse than...

You can do it yourself. It isn't any worse than changing brake pads. I have cut my own for about the last 15 years. Just get some electric shears from Costco or similar, and find a mirror. Start...
07-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,399
Posted By wgscott

Well, that settles that.

Well, that settles that.
07-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

Those are patriots, you commie.

Those are patriots, you commie.
07-10-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,399
Posted By wgscott

I think our Blue Star Trolls owe you an apology. ...

I think our Blue Star Trolls owe you an apology. However, it is best not to engage them at all. You cannot win their game with logic or evidence (and I say this as someone who seems to disagree...
07-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

Here is an article from Ars Technica that...

Here is an article from Ars Technica that examines the data pro/con:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/is-sars-cov-2-airborne-questions-abound-but-heres-what-we-know/
07-10-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By wgscott

Let's talk about Seattle

I read this (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/journalist-arrest-seattle-chaz-protest-police-prison-black-lives-matter-a9606846.html) in The Independent. (UK).

It does seem like...
07-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

They won't get fooled again.

They won't get fooled again.
07-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,087
Posted By wgscott

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once...

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once social distancing?
07-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By wgscott

You're ...

You're ...
07-09-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

Despite it not living up the the august editorial...

Despite it not living up the the august editorial standards of the Journal of Applied Ball Bearing Research, the WHO revised their stance in light of the letter:
...
07-09-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 699
Posted By wgscott

It's like arguing with Young-Earth Creationists...

It's like arguing with Young-Earth Creationists or Holocaust deniers. Mere facts mean little, if anything.
07-09-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,167
Posted By wgscott

I cut mine today with the dog clippers. My...

I cut mine today with the dog clippers.

My wife idiotically went to the dentist for a routine exam. She is a virologist and should know better.
07-09-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By wgscott

I'm glad they have managed to bring all of those...

I'm glad they have managed to bring all of those dead folks back to life.
07-09-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By wgscott

Post 4...

Post 4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/21577270-post4.html)
07-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By wgscott

In early May, I asked a friend of mine (who is...

In early May, I asked a friend of mine (who is Italian, but lives in Stockholm) what he thought:
07-09-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By wgscott

I don't disagree with that. But what worries me...

I don't disagree with that. But what worries me is that the UK is at the end of the first wave, and has this 15% mortality rate.
...
07-09-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By wgscott

Why would that change the fatality rate (#...

Why would that change the fatality rate (# deaths/# positive tests)?
07-09-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By wgscott

John's Hopkins...

John's Hopkins (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality) vs. Faux News.



The UK tests a greater percentage of its population than does the US.
07-08-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By wgscott

Exclamation Let's talk about Britain

This is on Johny H's website:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1255x469/screen_shot_2020_07_08_at_9_01_24_pm_64497afb4af2bfa1647f63a93988f5c3ddf63803.png
...
07-08-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,399
Posted By wgscott

I just use 100% Gulf canning wax (paraffin) and...

I just use 100% Gulf canning wax (paraffin) and Shimano XTR chains. I change them out every 200 to 300 miles, and I don't have this noise problem. I wonder if for some reason the Shimano XTR chain is...
07-08-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 877
Posted By wgscott

​​​​​​​Beats me.

​​​​​​​Beats me.
07-08-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,183
Posted By wgscott

Don't go out testing the hypothesis.

Don't go out testing the hypothesis.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,222
Posted By wgscott

No wasp has ever gotten inside my Air Attack.

No wasp has ever gotten inside my Air Attack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By wgscott

W = m g h W = work (potential energy)...

W = m g h

W = work (potential energy)
m = 90 kg + mass of bike, etc.
h = height of the hill

The amount of work you need to do to overcome gravity is directly proportional to your mass....
07-08-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

Unfortunately, there is a strong likelihood in...

Unfortunately, there is a strong likelihood in the US that the anti-facemask advice was a product of law enforcement agency paranoia, the brilliant idea being people would be more likely to go out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,222
Posted By wgscott

I have an Air Attack as well, and haven't had a...

I have an Air Attack as well, and haven't had a problem with ventilation (and am prone to over-heating).

I was thinking of upgrading to something else with more concussion protection, like...
07-08-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 222
Posted By wgscott

It will work. I have done it. Some Tektro/TRP...

It will work. I have done it. Some Tektro/TRP brakes will allow you to use Shimano pads, which will likely also be an improvement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,321
Posted By wgscott

Sounds like a good reason to carry two.

Sounds like a good reason to carry two.
07-08-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By wgscott

The superscript/subscript BB markup is disabled. ...

The superscript/subscript BB markup is disabled.

The correct version, as you I am sure know, is CO2 . The element's first (or only) letter is always capitalized. If there are two oxygens present,...
07-08-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By wgscott

Yup. It is a cardiovascular/clotting disease,...

Yup. It is a cardiovascular/clotting disease, too.

The worst part is people are having this happen even after they successfully clear the virus.
...
07-07-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By wgscott

No, no and nope.

No, no and nope.
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