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Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

I'm trying to buy a new phone for my wife for...

I'm trying to buy a new phone for my wife for Christmas. Sorting out the fees (activation? upgrade? in-store? online? can I just swap the damn SIM?) is dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

Just aim for some hills then you two can wait for...

Just aim for some hills then you two can wait for me.

Yeah, weather is the other part of the equation. I'll be keeping an eye on the 10-day as we get closer to leaving - mostly above freezing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

Williamsburg. Should we meet in the middle...

Williamsburg.

Should we meet in the middle and drag Dan333SP out for a bike ride? He'll probably try to make some excuse about taking care of his offspring or something, though. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

Our VA trip to visit the grandparents is coming...

Our VA trip to visit the grandparents is coming up. I was thinking that I'd leave the bike at home and rent, but two fiddy for a 'meh' bike is the cheapest that I'm coming up with. If that's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

So you're saying that it didn't count?

So you're saying that it didn't count?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

It's -7 out. Stupid weather.

It's -7 out. Stupid weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

Really? That's a huge drop-off to me. ...

Really? That's a huge drop-off to me.

Earlier this year, I had to send out my rear wheel for service. While without it, I popped on my gravel wheels, with 35mm G-One All-arounds, and continued...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 671,222
Posted By WhyFi

Both of the low-priced sellers for Elemnts are...

Both of the low-priced sellers for Elemnts are brand new vendors with no feedback - that would make me more than a little leery, but if you don't mind tying up funds for a while in the hopes of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

It's exceptionally rare for me to be on a road...

It's exceptionally rare for me to be on a road where I can't tell a night and day difference when I hop in to the right wheel track of the automobile lane - that's an easy way to demonstrate how...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

That doesn't account for suspension losses, which...

That doesn't account for suspension losses, which can be quite significant. Listen to the Cycling Tips (I think) podcast on tire pressures.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

I got excited about some holiday deals on a...

I got excited about some holiday deals on a Garmin smartwatch/tracker. $150 ($250 retail) for something with GPS, ANT+/BT, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, etc, etc.

And then I saw...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

IMO, this is going to be determined by your...

IMO, this is going to be determined by your weight, your roads and your comfort threshold.

For me, once I get to about 65psi, there's very little benefit of going lower, regardless of tire size...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

I had hoped to get a little running around done...

I had hoped to get a little running around done while the little girl was in preschool this morning, but the blowing snow and resulting traffic snarls put an end to that idea. I was very, very...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

You're just fishing for an "okay, Boomer," aren't...

You're just fishing for an "okay, Boomer," aren't you?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

Related note: the new 2020 Schwalbe Pro One TLE...

Related note: the new 2020 Schwalbe Pro One TLE Souplesse looks like it has finally hit some retailers. Really looking forward to trying them in a 28mm once the price dips to the $50-ish neighborhood.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhyFi

My first road tubeless were 25s, some top of the...

My first road tubeless were 25s, some top of the line Gavias. Great tires that rode wonderfully, though my frame of reference at the time was 23/25mm tubed tires.

Then I tried 30mm tires (Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

I'd be like, "I worked hard for that,...

I'd be like, "I worked hard for that, Doc."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By WhyFi

Some have a metal plug, some don't. The ones that...

Some have a metal plug, some don't. The ones that I used didn't have a plug and they wouldn't stay in, not with the bike free hanging at home, at least. If you were to plug it in the field and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By WhyFi

I've dealt with some hellaciously tight fits, and...

I've dealt with some hellaciously tight fits, and most road tires are too small for this approach - just not enough meat to step on. The best approach that I've found for breaking the seat is to do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 605
Posted By WhyFi

What sealant were you using? Only once have...

What sealant were you using?

Only once have I experienced a puncture that was too big to be permanently sealed by the sealant alone and yet small enough that it didn't total the tire - it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

I completed my trainer ride without incident. ...

I completed my trainer ride without incident.

Side note: I love when people wax poetical about the purity of the experience without ear buds. Let's just remember that you're riding a machine that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,387
Posted By WhyFi

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,387
Posted By WhyFi

Step 1: select your parents.

Step 1: select your parents.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 4,749
Posted By WhyFi

My smoothing plane and wireless earbuds were both...

My smoothing plane and wireless earbuds were both supposed to be delivered today via UPS, but they've been delayed due to "operating conditions." :notamused: I want my toys, damnit!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

3540 works for me, the other two are borked. ...

3540 works for me, the other two are borked.

I noticed earlier in this thread that there was a phantom page, but it only seemed to be off by one post. Not sure if they could be related, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

Maybe "watching the 11 p.m. news" is a euphemism....

Maybe "watching the 11 p.m. news" is a euphemism. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19,005
Views: 3,869,080
Posted By WhyFi

Sabbat E12 Ultra. Hadn't heard of them previously...

Sabbat E12 Ultra. Hadn't heard of them previously (hell, I haven't heard of 90% of the brands in the TWS space) but they seem to be one of the consensus sub-$100 picks.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19,005
Views: 3,869,080
Posted By WhyFi

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Getting ready for some tunes, podcasts and audiobooks.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

I'd love to use only hand tools, and I've tried...

I'd love to use only hand tools, and I've tried to do just that in the past, but **** just takes forever, so I'm taking a hybrid approach going forward.

I have a 13" planer already and a decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By WhyFi

There's gotta be a serial number chart that you...

There's gotta be a serial number chart that you can reference - I'd start with that. Something like decals might not be terribly conclusive.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

With interest largely fueled by this thread, I...

With interest largely fueled by this thread, I just ordered my first wireless ear buds. I'm pretty excited. I realize that I'll be compromising my safety on my trainer rides for the next four months,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

Yes, it was a bundle that came with a plunge base...

Yes, it was a bundle that came with a plunge base and the bench top table; HomeDepot had a promo that was a $100 less than even Amazon, so I feel like I made out pretty well. No plans for a trim...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

Was it LesterOfPuppets that needed to upgrade his...

Was it LesterOfPuppets that needed to upgrade his EOL Win7? I saw this article the other day but kept forgetting to post it -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

So far, a router and router table have shown up....

So far, a router and router table have shown up. Vertical/horizontal laser level, too. Smoothing plane will arrive in a couple days, as will some parallel clamps. Drill press in about a week....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

So she'd take some Addictionites to the woodshed,...

So she'd take some Addictionites to the woodshed, eh? Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

So the lesson here is that everything can make...

So the lesson here is that everything can make sense if you have oodles of disposable income? :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

fify

fify
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, saw that and thought it was funny - I was...

Yeah, saw that and thought it was funny - I was rolling my eyes so hard when I saw that commerical over the weekend.

And yeah, I've always thought that the value prop is really bad for the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

A common refrain among the wrong. No...

A common refrain among the wrong.



No way. I argue because I'm right and others are *so* wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19,005
Views: 3,869,080
Posted By WhyFi

Not lately. Current shoes are ~2012 Spec (and...

Not lately. Current shoes are ~2012 Spec (and they could stand to be a hair wider) but Spec didn't fit when I tried on some new ones a couple years ago - they'd changed the last sometime in there....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19,005
Views: 3,869,080
Posted By WhyFi

Giro don't fit my wide feet, not even the HV...

Giro don't fit my wide feet, not even the HV models because, well, they're high volume as opposed to actually being wide.

Speaking of wide shoes, I've been trying to buy some wide Spec Torch 2.0,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,430
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - that was quick. That bad, eh?

Lol - that was quick. That bad, eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

If all other things were equal, yeah, it'd be...

If all other things were equal, yeah, it'd be fairly obvious. But, to me, it seems fairly obvious that you're overlooking something fairly obvious and quite significant: speed. Cars go faster. Faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

Per mile? Per hour? By fault of the cyclist or...

Per mile? Per hour? By fault of the cyclist or the vehicle driver? Citations, pls, thx.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

IKR. I mean, driving a car, you're way more...

IKR. I mean, driving a car, you're way more likely to harm others in addition to yourself, so the stakes are considerably higher.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,043
Posted By WhyFi

I'm still wondering what benefits are magically...

I'm still wondering what benefits are magically provided by unobstructed ears. Moving over/taking the lane without looking? Zig-zagging down the road with merry abandon until you hear a vehicle...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19,005
Views: 3,869,080
Posted By WhyFi

Picked up a Core jersey and a t-shirt during the...

Picked up a Core jersey and a t-shirt during the Rapha BF sale (ends tomorrow). I should be able to wear my new jersey in, oh... 4 or 5 months.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 85,936
Posted By WhyFi

What kind of spaceship crank is that?!

What kind of spaceship crank is that?!
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