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10-26-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By wgscott

I just read two firefighters were seriously...

I just read two firefighters were seriously burned.

I hate this.
10-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By wgscott

I've been watching this unfold. My house was...

I've been watching this unfold. My house was spared a couple of months ago, but my whole riding areas was incinerated.

cf:...
10-26-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By wgscott

Nah, it is saying buy Rene Herse tires (which...

Nah, it is saying buy Rene Herse tires (which Panaracer makes for them).
10-26-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, one of the problems is the magnitude...

Yeah, one of the problems is the magnitude (almost 90,000 acres, and ours was one of the smaller of the lightning complex fires). We have the scars of a 2008 burn near where we live, which was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,675
Posted By wgscott

My frame builder charges $1K more for a titanium...

My frame builder charges $1K more for a titanium vs. steel frame. At the time, I didn't want to spring for it, but now I realize that is a very good deal (and he has a great reputation, so it really...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By wgscott

I don't know anything about Android, so I can't...

I don't know anything about Android, so I can't answer, but in general the nice thing about Linux is that it isn't a huge resource hog.

I have a 2009 mac mini that runs an ancient version of...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By wgscott

Well, it sounds like you have nothing to lose if...

Well, it sounds like you have nothing to lose if this thing is headed toward recycling anyway. If you get it to work, and you don't want it, donate it to some kid that is trying to do remote...
Forum: Foo
10-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 175
Posted By wgscott

Install linux on it, and give it some new life. ...

Install linux on it, and give it some new life. The hardware is probably perfectly fine.

https://nexus7.gadgethacks.com/how-to/install-ubuntu-linux-your-google-nexus-7-android-tablet-0140047/
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,143
Posted By wgscott

:innocent:

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By wgscott

Rim or disc brakes? 700C or smaller? ...

Rim or disc brakes? 700C or smaller? Quick-release or thru-axle?

Play around with this to give you an idea:

ProWheelBuild...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By wgscott

The sad reality is if they are going to sell a...

The sad reality is if they are going to sell a carbon bike for $1K and make a profit, they are going to cut corners on wheel quality, other components, and the number of hours they spend to make...
10-22-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 449
Posted By wgscott

You don't have to get the pads or rotors wet to...

You don't have to get the pads or rotors wet to bed them in properly. Just apply one set of brakes and ride as hard as you can for 50 meters. Repeat with the other set. Then you are done.

You...
10-22-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By wgscott

Post-burn burnout?

About 2 months ago, most of the area I bike in was incinerated in the 86,000 acre CZU fire. My main riding buddy's house was destroyed, as were those of many other friends and colleagues. (Mine...
10-20-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,568
Posted By wgscott

I got pulled over and ticketed in 1986 for riding...

I got pulled over and ticketed in 1986 for riding my bike through a tunnel in Berkeley.

F-ing granolafascists.
10-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,568
Posted By wgscott

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg/1024px-Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg
10-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 444
Posted By wgscott

In my experience, simply tightening it enough...

In my experience, simply tightening it enough (ca. 40 Nxm) is sufficient to keep it in place. Locktight isn't necessary, and might even make it too hard to remove in the future. Mine stayed put...
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By wgscott

I have essentially the same tire, but 38mm 700C...

I have essentially the same tire, but 38mm 700C (Barlow Pass). These do very well on gravel and are superb on pavement. They are the extra light/most fragile version, but I have not had any problems...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,551
Posted By wgscott

I'm not that olde.

I'm not that olde.
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By wgscott

Orange seal seems to be a big mess. Also, I just...

Orange seal seems to be a big mess. Also, I just had an aluminum (I think) nipple break on an ibis mtn rim. I wonder if it could be sealant-related? It looked corroded, which is a bit odd since I...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,551
Posted By wgscott

I grew up in Chicago. Every day I cast my vote...

I grew up in Chicago. Every day I cast my vote prior to 9:30 am.
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 392
Posted By wgscott

Get these:Apple AirPods Pro...

Get these:Apple AirPods Pro (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZPC9QD4?pf_rd_r=F29W1XW1J2TPGKMZR2C0&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee)I had a pair for about 20 seconds. My 17 yo kid...
10-17-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By wgscott

Wut?

Wut?
10-17-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By wgscott

The problem is under-tightening the lock ring, so...

The problem is under-tightening the lock ring, so the cassette moves a little while shifting. That can chew up the freehub.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By wgscott

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride...

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride quality and how the bike feels, unless the hub has very worn bearings, has been neglected for a decade, is defective, damaged, or really low-end. (The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By wgscott

That is a really good point and it would be a lot...

That is a really good point and it would be a lot cheaper to address.

My wife has a Sirrus. I put some Compass (now Rene Herse) 38mm Barlow Pass tires on them, and it transformed the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By wgscott

Buy a wheel-set from Chris King and you are set...

Buy a wheel-set from Chris King and you are set for the rest of your life.

https://chrisking.com/collections/wheels/products/hed-belgium-plus-disc-r45d-28-28

It is a bit higher that your price...
10-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By wgscott

If it winds up being too small, it sounds like...

If it winds up being too small, it sounds like you could sell it at a profit, so why not try to make it work. You could always put bigger wheels on it, or fatter tires (which is the main point of...
10-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By wgscott

Sunrace: Sunrace Freewheel 8 Speed 13-34 Teeth ...

Sunrace: Sunrace Freewheel 8 Speed 13-34 Teeth
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61fEM82i-EL._AC_SL1000_.jpg
10-14-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By wgscott

This is interesting. It happened with my White...

This is interesting. It happened with my White Industries Titanium freehub, but only after I put a SRAM 11-speed 11-36T cassette on it. I just assumed it was an inherent limitation of titanium, but...
10-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By wgscott

That might be why their COVID death rate isn't...

That might be why their COVID death rate isn't higher. They have already disposed of many of the potential victims.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,297
Posted By wgscott

Unless you are VERY different from me...

Unless you are VERY different from me physiologically, your speed on the two bikes will be very similar.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,297
Posted By wgscott

I would tend to go for new over used, but used...

I would tend to go for new over used, but used should give you more bang for the Euro. Remember, when you are buying used, you aren't paying for a warranty that you would get if buying new. As an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

I'm a chemist, but I don't have any deep insight...

I'm a chemist, but I don't have any deep insight into this. Using paraffin alone seems to work well, at least for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

I decided it would ultimately be less expensive...

I decided it would ultimately be less expensive to wax and rotate through 3 or 4 chains repeatedly until everything is very obviously totally worn out, and then replace the whole of the drive train...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

I did read the post, but I did not watch the...

I did read the post, but I did not watch the video.

From what I understood in the OP, the claim was that paraffin plus PTFE extends the life of the chain. I personally have had very good luck...
10-13-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By wgscott

Instead of asking "was she wearing a helmet?"...

Instead of asking "was she wearing a helmet?" when a bicyclist is splattered all over the road by a pickup, a new victim-blaming retort will replace it: "Did she deploy a 5G transponder?"

Will...
10-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By wgscott

Try something like the Steilacoom or Fleecer...

Try something like the Steilacoom or Fleecer (whatever fits).

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Rene-Herse_0064_s_10012020-300x300.jpg
I can ride these on the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

Is there any evidence that wax + PTFE is better...

Is there any evidence that wax + PTFE is better than wax alone?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

Similarly, leave your canary at home should you...

Similarly, leave your canary at home should you ever enter a coal mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By wgscott

I'm 5'10" and 29" inseam, fwiw. I got...

I'm 5'10" and 29" inseam, fwiw.



I got a bike with a custom frame. (Wound up being fairly similar to a Trek Domane 54cm.)
10-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By wgscott

No. Keep the widest tire that works. If it is...

No. Keep the widest tire that works. If it is slowing you down, get something like Rene Herse Barlow Pass
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

I just use paraffin without any magic...

I just use paraffin without any magic ingredients, and it has greatly extended the life of my drive-train. I think this is simply because sand isn't sticking to it, rather than any extraordinary...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,247
Posted By wgscott

When it is bonded to a frying pan. If it is...

When it is bonded to a frying pan.

If it is a powder, it can be inhaled directly.
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By wgscott

That Comcast outage map looks atypically good for...

That Comcast outage map looks atypically good for them.

We had an outage for 1 month. They still billed me $115 for internet and Limited Basic Cabal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 04:48 PM
10-12-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By wgscott

I don't know how I managed to mangle the spelling...

I don't know how I managed to mangle the spelling of balloon twice, but it is a bit more than an analogy.

Low-pressure tires, especially supple ones like Rene Herse, measurably deform around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,183
Posted By wgscott

I just ordered a 3-pack of glue tubes, based on...

I just ordered a 3-pack of glue tubes, based on this thread.

I just did a quick survey in our garage. I think we have about 9 bikes.

Of the six tubeless tires set up (all on mountain bikes) in...
10-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 497
Posted By wgscott

In defense of the fad, which is harder to pop, a...

In defense of the fad, which is harder to pop, a fully-inflated balloon or a somewhat under-inflated, flaccid balloon?
10-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By wgscott

There are so many PR segments that it seems I...

There are so many PR segments that it seems I never exhaust the possibilities, even though I am demonstrably getting worse (and have put on slower tires).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By wgscott

Are people with short legs at an inherent disadvantage?

It seems if you want to get aero, having a large saddle to bar drop is ideal. For those of us with short legs relative to body height, this is a challenge. But what I am wondering is if other...
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