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12-13-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

Sounds like the limit screws weren't (or still...

Sounds like the limit screws weren't (or still aren't) set properly. It might be good to work through it yourself. These aren't difficult adjustments, and I think you only need an Alan wrench.
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12-13-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

It is not. (See above.) My setup is with a...

It is not. (See above.)

My setup is with a sub-optimal component mis-match, and, even then, this isn't a problem. I think the drivetrain must not have been adjusted correctly in the shop, and the...
12-13-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

It was meant to be sarcasm. (They focus on...

It was meant to be sarcasm.

(They focus on 1X systems now so the problem doesn't arise.)
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

How do you get a laser pointer to do that in the...

How do you get a laser pointer to do that in the neighbor's garden?

(It gives a whole new meaning to the term Bose condensation.)
Forum: Foo
12-12-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

You need a better on-line dating app.

You need a better on-line dating app.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By wgscott

After almost six years of heavy-shifting, I don't...

After almost six years of heavy-shifting, I don't have any evidence of deterioration of battery life. My only concern is that there might be something wrong with the OP's system if it is being...
12-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

Lucky for you, SRAM makes some really...

Lucky for you, SRAM makes some really high-quality, competitively-priced drive train parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By wgscott

I'm thinking about doing this now, too. This...

I'm thinking about doing this now, too. This would be for a steel frame with no option for internal cable routing, which means mounting the battery (likely adjacent to a water bottle cage) where it...
12-12-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

I also have a GRX 46/30T crank and an 11-36T...

I also have a GRX 46/30T crank and an 11-36T (sram) cassette on one of my wheelsets. I am able to use all of the gears, including the cross-chained ones. My derailleurs are older Ultegra Di2 ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By wgscott

I wouldn't risk riding a SRAM drivetrain, let...

I wouldn't risk riding a SRAM drivetrain, let alone brakes, to commute to work. Much more so for a tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By wgscott

Given how many bikes and other stuff @FlashBazbo...

Given how many bikes and other stuff @FlashBazbo (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/flashbazbo-79173.html) breaks, I'd say it qualifies as a carefully-controlled experiment.


However, given that...
Forum: Foo
12-11-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By wgscott

I found the erythromycin was particularly good at...

I found the erythromycin was particularly good at getting rid of red cyanobacteria in my reef tank, and lung cookies. Plus you don't have to go to the doctor multiple times and beg like you need a...
12-11-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By wgscott

My GRX crank was $150 (before a discount was...

My GRX crank was $150 (before a discount was applied). A quick Googling showed the Easton for $149.99.

The White Industries crank I took off was about $150,000,000.00.
Forum: Foo
12-11-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By wgscott

Have you ever self-medicated with tropical fish antibiotics?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/11/fish-antibiotics-human-use-cheaper-than-doctor

Asking for a friend ...
12-11-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,642
Posted By wgscott

This worked in my case. I wanted to keep my...

This worked in my case. I wanted to keep my current (Di2 Ultegra) front derailleur, because with Di2, I would be forced to replace both front and rear, which would have been cost-prohibitive.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,604
Posted By wgscott

The thing I hate about the training part is that...

The thing I hate about the training part is that if you pause or even let up a bit to have a swig of water or adjust your diaper (see above), it penalizes you by failing you for one section of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,604
Posted By wgscott

I decided to take a break from Zwift and ride a...

I decided to take a break from Zwift and ride a bike-shaped stationary object at the gym. Unfortunately, it has a mattress saddle, and I now have the adult equivalent of diaper rash. The control...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,604
Posted By wgscott

Hey, that should have a +2 charge.

Hey, that should have a +2 charge.
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

Subscribed to Netflix and Amazon, and bought a...

Subscribed to Netflix and Amazon, and bought a bunch of junk food for her, too.
Forum: Foo
12-10-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By wgscott

This year influenza B is appearing before A, so...

This year influenza B is appearing before A, so you may get to test the efficacy a second time with a more severe strain.
12-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By wgscott

Lower your saddle slightly.

Lower your saddle slightly.
12-09-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By wgscott

Try it. I use the 32T-rated mid-cage Ultegra on...

Try it. I use the 32T-rated mid-cage Ultegra on a 36T cassette with no problem. Just crank on the B-screw.
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By wgscott

I used to keep one in the car in the winter,...

I used to keep one in the car in the winter, because trees falling into the road here happens very frequently, but the stench of gasoline and oil was overpowering. Now I have a nice inexpensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,245
Posted By wgscott

That's good to know. My Athena 11-speed triple...

That's good to know. My Athena 11-speed triple has a 52 large ring and 30T small one, but the cassette I think only goes up to 29. So yours gives a significantly lower gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,956
Posted By wgscott

https://www.renehersecycles.com/how-fast-are-rene-...

https://www.renehersecycles.com/how-fast-are-rene-herse-tires/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,956
Posted By wgscott

Cram in as wide a tire as possible. I just...

Cram in as wide a tire as possible.

I just bought a frame that will allow for 55mm (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/700c/700cx55-antelope-hill-tc/) tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,956
Posted By wgscott

I switched out my puny little anorexic 28mm...

I switched out my puny little anorexic 28mm GP40000 II's, which were a measly 30mm on my rims, and put on some Compass Barlow Pass 38mm and pumped them up real good to 35 psi in the front, 40 psi in...
Forum: Foo
12-09-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

I turn on the TV for natural disasters.

I turn on the TV for natural disasters.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,604
Posted By wgscott

I'm much "faster" on Zwift, but I always...

I'm much "faster" on Zwift, but I always dismissed this as an artifact of riding a dumb trainer with only a speed and cadence sensor.
12-08-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

The BB-UN55 arrived. Installed. This design is...

The BB-UN55 arrived. Installed. This design is vastly superior to the >$100 White Industries version, and has the additional merit of being available in the correct size (118 mm is perfect).
...
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

You got my hopes up, but at least on my Roku,...

You got my hopes up, but at least on my Roku, settings doesn't offer any such option.

(There is one for auto-play rollover, but not for turning off the autoplay preview crap in the interface.)
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

How do I turn off autoplay previews?

How do I turn off autoplay previews?
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

I watched it last night. It is pretty good (and I...

I watched it last night. It is pretty good (and I don't climb).

Oh, and speaking of 'dirtbags': https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/sports/gobright-climind-death.html
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I am going to watch that as soon as my...

Thanks. I am going to watch that as soon as my wife stops watching the PBS pledge drive. So, probably around March.
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,152
Posted By wgscott

Be aware that a lot of their content will require...

Be aware that a lot of their content will require additional payment.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

Redshift is planning to release a suspension...

Redshift is planning to release a suspension dropper post some time in the future, after they release the suspension post.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

I'm pretty sure it won't. As of now, they only...

I'm pretty sure it won't. As of now, they only have one size, and they will sell you a Cane Creek shim. It made noises until I greased the bejeezus out of it. I almost tore into my bottom bracket to...
Forum: Foo
12-06-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By wgscott

I am very glad to hear he is on the mend, and I...

I am very glad to hear he is on the mend, and I do not in any way want to make light of his trauma, but I couldn't help but notice every one of those symptoms potentially applies to me.
12-06-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

Ordered. Thanks. (It was the one I already had...

Ordered. Thanks. (It was the one I already had picked out.)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

I have both the stem and the seat post (ships in...

I have both the stem and the seat post (ships in January -- I did a kickstarter and got one a bit earlier). Both are great.
12-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I think I will get the UN-55 in 118 ...

Thanks.
I think I will get the UN-55 in 118 mm.

I put the WI one together with a washer inside the non drive-side cup, and it all works, but the idea of the asymmetry bugs me, and I can't seem...
12-06-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

I think it is titanium, but yes, this is a...

I think it is titanium, but yes, this is a problem (and yes, I have two different wheelsets with WI hubs). Even my steel Chris King freehub body (yet another wheelset and bike) has this issue, which...
12-06-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

They finally introduced a 30mm spindle version...

They finally introduced a 30mm spindle version that you can use with 21st century BB components. (I still had to get the square taper because there wasn't enough room in the BB shell on my other...
12-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

I don't think it would be enough, which is why I...

I don't think it would be enough, which is why I was thinking 118. I think I will try my washer experiment first, assuming I can find a washer. It would possess the additional merit of covering the...
12-06-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

Unfortunately, @tomtomtom123...

Unfortunately, @tomtomtom123 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/tomtomtom123-454251.html) is right. But I was thinking that the cheapest/easiest way to fix that problem is to put a 2.5mm thick...
12-06-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

The crimp is really disturbing. It actually looks...

The crimp is really disturbing. It actually looks worse than it is in the photo, but what a crap design. (I was going to buy a Spork 2.0 for my other bike so I could put on front panniers, but this...
Forum: Touring
12-06-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By wgscott

What about compensating with a smaller rear wheel?

What about compensating with a smaller rear wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By wgscott

It is absolutely reliable. Mine has been...

It is absolutely reliable. Mine has been problem-free since 2014, and I beat on it on a nearly daily basis.

If you decide you want to unload it, I'll take it. I am building up a touring bike,...
12-05-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

They took that approach with the fork: ...

They took that approach with the fork:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1187769-soma-saga-disc-frame-purchase.html
12-05-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 731
Posted By wgscott

Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions. It...

Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions. It sounds like a different BB spindle is the easiest fix. I just wasn't sure that it would increase the chainline (which I guess is what I would need).
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