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04-17-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

I wonder how mr. bent feels about the bureaucrats...

I wonder how mr. bent feels about the bureaucrats who administer the Medicare program? And the ones who probably ensure that his Social Security payments show up on time?
04-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Koyote

Andrew, I once had a rear wheel with too little...

Andrew, I once had a rear wheel with too little spoke tension, and that rim developed the same cracks. Is that a potential cause, or was it just coincidence?
04-17-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 293
Posted By Koyote

At least BikeSnobNYC was funny and clever.

At least BikeSnobNYC was funny and clever.
04-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 293
Posted By Koyote

So, you’re trying to make fun of Rapha and...

So, you’re trying to make fun of Rapha and Rivendell, but you have no clue about their product lines?

This thread gets a D minus, at best.
04-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 293
Posted By Koyote

I don't understand the OP's point, as I see...

I don't understand the OP's point, as I see nothing in the photo that resembles the products sold by Rapha or Rivendell.
04-17-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Koyote

Maybe the Revolt's tires were pumped up to a...

Maybe the Revolt's tires were pumped up to a higher psi? Could've been something as simple as that.
04-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Koyote

You'd certainly be getting less ability to wear a...

You'd certainly be getting less ability to wear a warm cap under your helmet, which may (or may not) matter to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Koyote

Since you seem a bit let down by your recent...

Since you seem a bit let down by your recent performances, I would suggest doing more hill work. The best way to train for climbing is by climbing, even if you have to go to the shorter hills (in...
04-16-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

You're a hoot! This really put a :) on my face. ...

You're a hoot! This really put a :) on my face.

Even if it were true, the melodrama would be pretty funny.
04-15-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

I'm gonna help you out, since it is obviously not...

I'm gonna help you out, since it is obviously not on your word-a-day calendar: it's b-u-r-e-a-u-c-r-a-t-s
04-15-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Koyote

Sure, he's crapping in a bucket, but at least...

Sure, he's crapping in a bucket, but at least he's got a sweet new bike!
04-15-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,330
Posted By Koyote

Who knows? The poster admitted that he's not seen...

Who knows? The poster admitted that he's not seen any data, it's just something "they say" about cycling accidents. So it's probably just more nonsense.
04-15-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,191
Posted By Koyote

Or you could figure out how to give advice...

Or you could figure out how to give advice without the aggressive bragging.
04-15-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 536
Posted By Koyote

So if I buy ten of them, I'll pretty much be...

So if I buy ten of them, I'll pretty much be getting rich, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Koyote

I think the weights demonstrate one of the...

I think the weights demonstrate one of the advantages of Di2 vs SRAM's approach: SRAM's derailleurs each need their own batteries and wireless receivers, and so they necessarily weigh more and cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Koyote

Yup. And I've got three mini pumps, just because...

Yup. And I've got three mini pumps, just because it's a hassle to swap one from bike to bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By Koyote

It's two pounds heavier than 105 mechanical?...

It's two pounds heavier than 105 mechanical? Yikes.

I'd just buy Ultegra Di2. I don't need a twelfth gear that badly.
04-15-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,610
Posted By Koyote

I don't know if it's still the case, but in at...

I don't know if it's still the case, but in at least one state (MN), it used to be illegal to direct traffic from behind the wheel.

Since we do live in a second-best world, and we have to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 20,375
Posted By Koyote

I think we need a poll. And since this is bf, I...

I think we need a poll. And since this is bf, I predict it would get to six pages. But by then, people would be arguing over disc vs rim brakes.
04-15-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By Koyote

Ditto, and ditto. I've never heard of any of...

Ditto, and ditto.

I've never heard of any of this happening. Utter nonsense.

I have, however, seen plenty of news items about motorists hitting cyclists, sometimes driving away without even...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By Koyote

My shop charges $160 to install Honjo fenders,...

My shop charges $160 to install Honjo fenders, which is roughly what the fenders cost at retail (depending on model and features); they do cut the fee in half if the fenders are purchased from them....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 20,375
Posted By Koyote

A shirt with at least one short sleeve.

A shirt with at least one short sleeve.
04-15-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,333
Posted By Koyote

I haven’t read the article… But it sounds like...

I haven’t read the article… But it sounds like you’re talking about a drop-bar mountain bike? There are already plenty of those on the market.
04-14-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By Koyote

Dangerous to whom?

Dangerous to whom?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 20,375
Posted By Koyote

I think we need a good debate on the merits of...

I think we need a good debate on the merits of double-butted vs bladed kebab skewers.
04-14-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,696
Posted By Koyote

So far, researchers have identified over 50 genes...

So far, researchers have identified over 50 genes which are associated with obesity, and they are learning more all the time about other physiological factors. Then there are socio-economic factors,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Koyote

Oh, that's good. When I saw those brakes, my...

Oh, that's good. When I saw those brakes, my first thought was that they would look best against a black frame. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Koyote

Nice brakes, and I hope you like the color combo....

Nice brakes, and I hope you like the color combo. Though I think the blue-green will clash with Celeste -- they're not quite a match, but too close to complement one another.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By Koyote

If you are in the US, you can buy these from Rene...

If you are in the US, you can buy these from Rene Herse -- either their website or from a dealer. The Velo Orange fenders are pretty similar and cost less.

Bear in mind that either of these will...
04-14-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,330
Posted By Koyote

A disproportionate share of accidents happen...

A disproportionate share of accidents happen close to home because you can't go anywhere, any distance, without twice driving (or riding) 'close to home.' This is so obvious that your assertion -...
04-14-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 779
Posted By Koyote

Good grief, so much kvetching. I...

Good grief, so much kvetching.

I occasionally draft vehicles when I am commuting by bike; it's safer, as it allows me to stay in the traffic lane and keep up with traffic -- rather than riding on...
04-14-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Koyote

As blakcloud wrote, a hitch-mounted rack will...

As blakcloud wrote, a hitch-mounted rack will generally pivot downward to allow hatch access. Even with a couple bikes mounted, you're taking advantage of leverage, so it's not that hard to move the...
04-13-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Koyote

Dude, you asked exactly the same question on the...

Dude, you asked exactly the same question on the Mechanics subforum, where you'll get better responses.

Not cool to start two threads on the same topic.
04-13-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 800
Posted By Koyote

https://www.amazon.com/CSYSX-Visibility-Reflective...

https://www.amazon.com/CSYSX-Visibility-Reflective-Wristbands-Cycling/dp/B075KPQWC5/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=bicycle+pants+clips&qid=1618361556&sr=8-7
04-13-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

Don't try using logic on rydabent . It won't get...

Don't try using logic on rydabent . It won't get you anywhere. After all, according to him, a bike ride isn't genuine if you first remove your bike from a vehicle. Umm, which means that...
04-13-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 800
Posted By Koyote

You don’t need new pants. You just need to walk...

You don’t need new pants. You just need to walk and carry your bike from the left side – the side that does not have a chain ring.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Koyote

DTS 350 is about all the hub anyone needs, but I...

DTS 350 is about all the hub anyone needs, but I guess it's sexy to spend more money.
04-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,740
Posted By Koyote

You claim to want advice, but don't give the...

You claim to want advice, but don't give the necessary background info. When asked for that specific info, you give smarmy non-responses.

I've always been kind of proud that I haven't put anyone...
04-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,330
Posted By Koyote

I point exactly where I am turning -- right hand...

I point exactly where I am turning -- right hand for right turns, left hand for left turns. I stick my arm waaay out and point with my finger. If there is a lot of traffic, I make a repeated jabbing...
04-12-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,740
Posted By Koyote

I noticed it last night, too, and only pointed it...

I noticed it last night, too, and only pointed it out this morning. So if that makes you a *****, then I'm a ***** too. :lol:
04-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,740
Posted By Koyote

Newer users, who've just come to bf, seem to do...

Newer users, who've just come to bf, seem to do this -- post a Q, then come back a day (or two or three days) later to check for responses. Which is probably much healthier than those of us who check...
04-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

Still wondering.

Still wondering.
04-12-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,740
Posted By Koyote

Huh? Why? I was merely pointing it out so...

Huh? Why?

I was merely pointing it out so that people don't waste energy recommending bikes specifically for a person with that height and weight.
04-12-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

You can save the faux outrage, as I am well aware...

You can save the faux outrage, as I am well aware of LaHood and Foxx. If you read my post, I was asking if you knew. (Fun fact to ponder: what do all three of them have in common? That's the point.)...
04-12-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 800
Posted By Koyote

They're still around. Velcro straps, too. Problem...

They're still around. Velcro straps, too. Problem solved.
04-12-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,710
Posted By Koyote

Can you name another US Secretary of...

Can you name another US Secretary of Transportation who has ever addressed an organization that represents cyclists and advocates for safer cycling infrastructure?

Can you name another US...
04-12-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,740
Posted By Koyote

Just thought I would point out that beicster ,...

Just thought I would point out that beicster , who is 6'2" and 240 pounds, is not the person who asked for bike recommendations.
04-11-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,740
Posted By Koyote

You refer to yourself as “fat“ about a dozen...

You refer to yourself as “fat“ about a dozen times, and you seem to think that this should drive the bike recommendations – but you don’t tell us how much you weigh…?

You mentioned some good...
04-11-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,393
Posted By Koyote

I have never heard that phrase used in that way –...

I have never heard that phrase used in that way – and I would remember, since I grew up in an era in which “made in Japan“ was a common insult. At any rate, that line betrays severe selective...
04-11-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Koyote

Had to look it up on the web...Looks like a very...

Had to look it up on the web...Looks like a very cheap fork, so there could be a problem with it. But the issue is more likely with your headset.
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