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Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Ah, but it’s we who are the keepers...so far.

Ah, but it’s we who are the keepers...so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

He can include his labor in the price extended.

He can include his labor in the price extended.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

How many links are left? I could probably use it.

How many links are left? I could probably use it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Must be why I'm so ******g fast.

Must be why I'm so ******g fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't. 5% is too low for anyone whose livelihood...

Don't. 5% is too low for anyone whose livelihood doesn't depend on it. I'm about 10% and have real concerns; namely, what would happen to me after a week in the ICU.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

“Indexed steering,” I think that’s called.

“Indexed steering,” I think that’s called.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Oh, no! Stay off them MUPs!

Oh, no! Stay off them MUPs!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

i do nothing to my headsets. My understanding is...

i do nothing to my headsets. My understanding is that headsets fail due to brineling from repeated axial loading and grease doesn’t prevent that. They are one of several “bad” designs on bicycles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Bent in a strict sense, but a mm or two of runout...

Bent in a strict sense, but a mm or two of runout is “normal” and can’t be fixed by re-bending if the disc is actually warped with a wave in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes. Torque is proportional to the radius of the...

Yes. Torque is proportional to the radius of the lever arm, which is greater for a smaller ring, so more force.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Fewer teeth to bear the force of the chain. ...

Fewer teeth to bear the force of the chain. I’ve had some badly worn rings, but they never skipped.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

The thing is explicitly designed to fly, i.e.,...

The thing is explicitly designed to fly, i.e., “foil” at as low a speed and in as little breeze as possible and hull aerodynamics is quite a new thing. The problem is, a big foiling monohull also has...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

The knowledge base on how to sail those things is...

The knowledge base on how to sail those things is pretty thin, so who knows? Boats get knocked down from time to time, but the flying part when a puff gets under the boat is strictly a foiling thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By MoAlpha

I got a Ti frame because I wanted a nice,...

I got a Ti frame because I wanted a nice, quasi-utilitarian, commuter (kind of like my over-50 contemporaries with their exotic SUVs, but two orders of magnitude cheaper) and CFRP made no sense for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

https://youtu.be/vBUTJG3Hf_s

https://youtu.be/vBUTJG3Hf_s
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Limit of speed or safety? I don’t have fun when...

Limit of speed or safety? I don’t have fun when I’m scared.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Agree, but I think it’s only because I can...

Agree, but I think it’s only because I can identify better with slow.

As they say here, it asploded.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By MoAlpha

This happens to me occasionally after replacing...

This happens to me occasionally after replacing pads. What I do is clean the pistons (there are many authoritative videos) if I think they’re hanging, or go for a ride and try aligning the calipers...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,001
Posted By MoAlpha

Not quite a road bike, but I bought a built-up,...

Not quite a road bike, but I bought a built-up, 105-level, Lynskey Urbano in 2018 for commuting and gravel. It met my requirements quite nicely after replacing the crap original wheels with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

I think you have diagnosed the problem.

I think you have diagnosed the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

I’ll let you know. Probly be all junk mail,...

I’ll let you know.

Probly be all junk mail, anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

That part applied to my particular workplace...

That part applied to my particular workplace where they are actually "proving otherwise." As you suggested, you can always get tested again, but otherwise exactly as you say.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, and I suspect we'll stop rolling our eyes...

Yeah, and I suspect we'll stop rolling our eyes about coworkers calling in sick when they have the sniffles or the Asian folks who show up to work in masks.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

I have heated gloves, which I use mainly for...

I have heated gloves, which I use mainly for driving and walking around. They're okay, but the heating element is only on the back of the glove, so it's only a partial help.

My Raynauds never...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

This from our Chief Medical Officer FWIW:

This from our Chief Medical Officer FWIW:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

This year, I have also been using short sleeve,...

This year, I have also been using short sleeve, skintight, high quality, synthetic base layers under my long sleeve wool base layer. Hasn’t gotten really cold yet, but I’ve noticed a big increase in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Below the upper 30s, either I'm wearing gloves...

Below the upper 30s, either I'm wearing gloves which don't permit reliable braking, especially from the drops, or my hands are so numb they can't squeeze the levers after an hour. Shifting and feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

In my opinion, for winter jackets, you really...

In my opinion, for winter jackets, you really can't do better than Gore Cycling. As far as I'm concerned, good cold weather cycling gloves don't exist.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

https://youtu.be/xroRNBvvF9M

https://youtu.be/xroRNBvvF9M
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

It's depressing. I haven't owned a suit...

It's depressing.

I haven't owned a suit since I gave away my uniforms, but I have some nice clothes. I keep one of two lovely Irish tweed jackets in the office and sometimes wore it to clinic and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Pants and everything?

Pants and everything?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Wax, hell. I don’t even clean my chains anymore. ...

Wax, hell. I don’t even clean my chains anymore.

#evidencebasedbikemaintenance
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

50° and sunny here. Went for a lovely walk by...

50° and sunny here. Went for a lovely walk by the river with LSS.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

They're actually sort of fun to use. Just drive...

They're actually sort of fun to use. Just drive them in and pop them off.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

I have found that most of them seat with very...

I have found that most of them seat with very little force if they're lined up right and that they are impossible to seat if they're not.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Awww, sorry. Glad he's doing okay.

Awww, sorry. Glad he's doing okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

That possibility never crossed our minds because...

That possibility never crossed our minds because it's just too pathetically incompetent a mistake to imagine anyone making. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

And youth, I am obliged to observe, is wasted on...

And youth, I am obliged to observe, is wasted on the young.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

But what’s his FTP? Same order of...

But what’s his FTP?



Same order of magnitude.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Got my adjustable dumbbells last week. I am too...

Got my adjustable dumbbells last week. I am too ashamed to mention the negligible amount of weight I'm squatting and the utter waste it has laid to my legs.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't ask, assert positively, whether or not you...

Don't ask, assert positively, whether or not you have the slightest clue what you're talking about! This is BF! I've read all kinds of stuff on the internet about how to fly planes.

That was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Hope he’s okay and the wheels show up soon.

Hope he’s okay and the wheels show up soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Don't moderate me, man!

Don't moderate me, man!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, my boss, who is a neurovirologist, said...

Yeah, my boss, who is a neurovirologist, said that too. Most reassuring.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

One can, or could recently, get the real Shimano...

One can, or could recently, get the real Shimano gray market item for 4 or 5 bucks a pair from multiple sources on AliExpress.

I also use cleat covers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Ah. Had to look that up. Med school embryology...

Ah. Had to look that up. Med school embryology doesn't go that deep into phylogeny.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Jeez, I hope not!

Jeez, I hope not!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

Reminds me of the joke about the EE who says,...

Reminds me of the joke about the EE who says, “The body is a obviously a soft computer and God is an EE” and the ME, who says, “Nonsense, God is a ME, for who else could design a skeletal system.”...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 33,016
Posted By MoAlpha

I’m sure there is, unless someone powerful has a...

I’m sure there is, unless someone powerful has a hate-on for you.
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