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08-12-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 13,003
Posted By notmyke

Hatchbacks are pretty much the only cars I've...

Hatchbacks are pretty much the only cars I've owned, going back to a mid-80s Toyota Tercel, through a late-80s Chevy Nova (basically a Toyota Corolla hatchback - built at the Fremont factory that...
07-16-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,226
Posted By notmyke

After seeing that labour rates in my car...

After seeing that labour rates in my car dealership were $120/hr....and replacing the turbo in my car was going to be 6 hours....I figured I'd buy the two specialty tools required and set to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,961
Posted By notmyke

There's the old joke that goes something to the...

There's the old joke that goes something to the effect of "the proper number of bikes one owns can be expressed as "x-1", where x = the number which will lead to divorce.

I'd suggest the same goes...
07-09-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,891
Posted By notmyke

Cygolite HotShot Pro 150 - put it on...

Cygolite HotShot Pro 150 - put it on small-small-small-BIG flash mode. Even in bright sunshine, it gets the attention of drivers.

...to the point where I actually had a guy in a car yell out his...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By notmyke

If you care at all about tracking your total...

If you care at all about tracking your total mileage, forget about anything from Lezyne - they seem to have trouble understanding what an odometer is supposed to do (namely, track all of the distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By notmyke

Ok - got my Bryton 530 a little over a week ago,...

Ok - got my Bryton 530 a little over a week ago, and I'm so furious :) ....that no one has made mention of how this device is EXACTLY meeting my wants/needs, where no one else (yeah, I'm looking at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By notmyke

I like the way this man thinks. :D

I like the way this man thinks. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By notmyke

1. The fact that it can't act as an odometer -...

1. The fact that it can't act as an odometer - it's only measuring my distance ridden if I'm "tracking" (so, my average speed on a ride is impacted by the stop-and-go moseying my way through town)....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By notmyke

Thanks. But, given that I'm fussy about the UI...

Thanks.
But, given that I'm fussy about the UI on my bike computers, I'd prefer to have a US or Canada-based retailer in the event I need to return it.

(BikeInn lists their return shipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By notmyke

After hemming and hawing and my Lezyne SuperGPS...

After hemming and hawing and my Lezyne SuperGPS finally ****ing me off one time too many, I was about to buy the Bryton 530e, but now I can't find it available at any major retailers; has it been...
05-13-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,858
Posted By notmyke

Went past the 50-mark a couple years ago and it...

Went past the 50-mark a couple years ago and it pretty much came and went uneventfully (well, there was the epic ride the day after I turned 50 - had 500m to go to have averaged 40km/h on a rolling...
05-13-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By notmyke

First time installing is by far the worst /...

First time installing is by far the worst / hardest. Take them off and have at it again.

Have some soapy water in a spray bottle (or even just sitting in a bowl) that you can apply to rim / bead -...
05-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,443
Posted By notmyke

Speedplay X2 pedals have been my knee-savers. I...

Speedplay X2 pedals have been my knee-savers. I know they're not great "walk around" cleats, but with a $8 cleat cover, I've walked around malls and shops and farmers' markets many times without...
05-06-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By notmyke

Assuming you're running the newer 10speed stuff...

Assuming you're running the newer 10speed stuff (not the 79xx series)...

The 6770 Di2 shifters *will* work with 11-speed cassette/derailleur - keep in mind that the shifters are really nothing...
05-06-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By notmyke

I thought about doing that with the hub off my...

I thought about doing that with the hub off my C24 TU WH9000 hub, but decided to just order up a set of Shimano's spokes/nipples instead. Guaranteed fit/seating instead of crossing fingers.
05-06-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,755
Posted By notmyke

My WH-9000 Dura Ace (aluminum with carbon...

My WH-9000 Dura Ace (aluminum with carbon overlay) wheels were completely corroded / destroyed by either Hutchison Protect'Air Max, or Stan's.

Been running Orange Seal in my new wheels (granted,...
05-06-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,003
Posted By notmyke

Front-loader machine wash on the perm-press cycle...

Front-loader machine wash on the perm-press cycle (medium spin speed); dryer gets set to "low".

Shorts that I've had for at least five years, wearing probably 50-60x/year, still feel as good as...
Forum: Triathlon
09-02-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By notmyke

I found a right-hand STI TT shifter./brake lever...

I found a right-hand STI TT shifter./brake lever a while ago for my "travel by air with it" bike and was pretty happy with just that (in addition to the bar-end shifters, of course); but then was...
Forum: Triathlon
08-26-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By notmyke

Yeah - livin' the dream! Thing I hate the most is...

Yeah - livin' the dream! Thing I hate the most is that I didn't figure this out a couple years ago. :thumb:
(I don't have enough posts yet to post photos, but if you put the https in front of this,...
Forum: Triathlon
08-01-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By notmyke

^^^ same. I had Di2 bar-end shifters on the...

^^^ same.
I had Di2 bar-end shifters on the aero bars, then found the TT brake/lever Di2 shifters for cheap on eBay.

My "winter" bike only has the Di2 bar-end shifters...and I can't stand it....
Forum: For Sale
07-31-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By notmyke

Are the Sidi shoes normal (narrow) width, or the...

Are the Sidi shoes normal (narrow) width, or the normal human "mega"?
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