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09-24-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By wgscott

Ebon

Ebon
09-23-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 586
Posted By wgscott

Got the first good ride in today since mid-August...

Got the first good ride in today since mid-August (when the fires started):

Only about 20% was in the burn areas, so that helped a lot. The air quality was quite good (although there is still ash...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By wgscott

My kid just went through this. He wants to train...

My kid just went through this. He wants to train for a triathlon, so the Madone seemed like the better anagram. However the Emonda was much more enjoyable to ride, especially up hills. He had a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 737
Posted By wgscott

After I broke my ankle, I was rehabbing on a 2008...

After I broke my ankle, I was rehabbing on a 2008 mountain bike with a triple in the front. The chain would come off sometimes, which made me reluctant to shift, so I got into this weird thing where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By wgscott

That thing is sweet. I really covet the SL7, but...

That thing is sweet. I really covet the SL7, but I have what is functionally the same thing in hand-made steel, also from 2014. But if you can justify both of those, I should be able to justify...
Forum: Touring
09-23-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

I've had mine since 2014 and have only ever done...

I've had mine since 2014 and have only ever done the standard-tool service, and flushed out the ring drive with WD-40 and re-lubed with light motor oil (their revised instructions).

I just got an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By wgscott

Three improvements (at least): 1. Accepts...

Three improvements (at least):

1. Accepts wider tires
2. Threaded BB.
3. Through-axles.

The iso-coupler may have been improved as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,522
Posted By wgscott

I'd like to get a conventional handlebar bag like...

I'd like to get a conventional handlebar bag like this:

https://lonepeakpacks.com/product/alta-handlebar-pack/

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By wgscott

Wider tires = lower pressure = less likelihood to...

Wider tires = lower pressure = less likelihood to puncture rather than deform around something that could cause a flat
09-23-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 264
Posted By wgscott

You have to realize that the median age here is...

You have to realize that the median age here is probably mid-50s, so people make some false assumptions.

But you should convince your parents you need a new one when you outgrow the current one. ...
09-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By wgscott

Trek held out for awhile. I have a couple of...

Trek held out for awhile. I have a couple of bikes from ca. 2007/2008. They don't say "made in X" but they don't say "made in Waterloo, Wisc" either, so I suspect they were trying to hide it or in...
09-23-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 586
Posted By wgscott

I'm finding this plus the whole region having...

I'm finding this plus the whole region having been incinerated isn't helping.
09-22-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 919
Posted By wgscott

Why would you walk on your Di2 derailleurs ?

Why would you walk on your Di2 derailleurs ?
09-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,356
Posted By wgscott

Unplug the battery and try it again.

Unplug the battery and try it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By wgscott

My kid had this problem, and it turned out the...

My kid had this problem, and it turned out the bike shop found a loose connection and just popped it in properly. He hasn't complained since, so I think it solved the problem. Give a very gentle...
09-22-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,333
Posted By wgscott

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are...

Suddenly those handlebar bag rant threads are looking more attractive.
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By wgscott

I don't have experience with Arkel, but I am a...

I don't have experience with Arkel, but I am a committed long-term fan of Lone Peaks. I still have a pair I got in the early 1990s. The elastic cord on the hook is shot, but everything else is great...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 737
Posted By wgscott

I thought I wanted it, and even did a firmware...

I thought I wanted it, and even did a firmware update in anticipation of purchasing it, but then I realized:

(a) I was buying it just because it was a geeky add-on toy

and, more importantly,
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By wgscott

You have to look at the form of the question, as...

You have to look at the form of the question, as well as the response to the answers.

So, for example, for the "why do some people insist on using handle bar bags that are at variance with my...
09-22-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,042
Posted By wgscott

Welcome back! There is: ...

Welcome back!

There is: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a27117595/walmart-viathon/
09-21-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By wgscott

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-li...

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/beaches-pools.html

https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/home/topics/covid19/fecal-aerosol-transmission-sars-cov-2/


We have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,522
Posted By wgscott

Give it a try. You may be as surprised as I was.

Give it a try. You may be as surprised as I was.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,522
Posted By wgscott

Somebody tell Jan: ...

Somebody tell Jan:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/BQ73_COVER-600x775.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,522
Posted By wgscott

In addition to it possibly being more...

In addition to it possibly being more carbon-bar-friendly (I have my doubts, but this is what I was told), there is a valid concern that conventional handlebar bags won't stay mounted correctly when...
09-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By wgscott

Irony sure can be ironic:

Irony sure can be ironic:
09-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By wgscott

Your baseless claim certainly makes me laugh. ...

Your baseless claim certainly makes me laugh.



If he stays on the bike the whole time, and rides by himself, I agree. But when he stops to get food, drinks, relieve himself, etc., it is a...
09-21-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By wgscott

I wasn't suggesting that, but he most certainly...

I wasn't suggesting that, but he most certainly could.



Public health concerns are hardly "no good reason." If you are a COVID-denier, please stop whining that not everyone is marching in...
09-20-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By wgscott

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one...

Sorry for your loss, but thanks for taking one for the rest of us.

This sounds exactly like the kind of thing I would do, especially the screwing up the new pedals part.
09-20-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By wgscott

Mine occasionally will pick up a cyclist closing...

Mine occasionally will pick up a cyclist closing the gap rapidly from behind, but I think they are hard-wired to avoid this sort of "false positive" as much as possible.
09-20-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 507
Posted By wgscott

FSA Adventure Compact Road Bar: $45 ...

FSA Adventure Compact Road Bar: $45
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x300/85075_f3c57b255ca6b10662478a8c18edf468c68f477c.jpg...
09-20-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,237
Posted By wgscott

The air was ok yesterday, but I noticed when...

The air was ok yesterday, but I noticed when riding in a burn area (because everything is a burn area around here), I was sucking in a lot of toxic spew, especially going up-hill.

How long does it...
09-20-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By wgscott

Oh, and let's not forget Habini.

Oh, and let's not forget Habini.
09-20-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 531
Posted By wgscott

Bicycling is in many respects ideal for your...

Bicycling is in many respects ideal for your situation. For one thing, you can do it by yourself.

There are several people who come to mind in the cycling world as likely being on the spectrum in...
09-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By wgscott

I have an XT caliper on one of my Ultegra...

I have an XT caliper on one of my Ultegra "brifters". It is identical to my post-mount Ultegra caliper in every respect except the label and the bolt that holds the pads in place (Hex vs slotted...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

Well, I am the king of open-ended/borderline...

Well, I am the king of open-ended/borderline troll questions...

I have in mind that really gooey hippy peanut butter.
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

They have a disc version (which I would need, and...

They have a disc version (which I would need, and linked to above). My one worry is they say 8-10 speed for their hub. My 11-speed Shimano 11-34 cassette has a spacer you can take out, so maybe it...
09-19-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,323
Posted By wgscott

Rene Herse? (pun intended)

Rene Herse?

(pun intended)
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

I was actually thinking of the rear hub (my Chris...

I was actually thinking of the rear hub (my Chris King one requires a special tool). But I have seen a field-serviceable dyno hub advertised in BikeQuarterly or someplace. I doubt I would ever tour...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

BTW, I use those suggested tire pressures on my...

BTW, I use those suggested tire pressures on my 38mm Barlow Pass tires. The Antelope Hill tires are like riding on basketballs with that high inflation.

I'm almost 200#, and the touring bike, even...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

For the riding I want to do, I've already...

For the riding I want to do, I've already invested in the tires: Rene Herse Antelope Hill 55mm Endurance. I've been riding on these and they work great on pristine pavement, typically crappy roads,...
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By wgscott

benscycles.com I think might have the best prices.

benscycles.com I think might have the best prices.
09-18-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By wgscott

80°f

80°f
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

What about something like this? ...

What about something like this?

https://www.velocityusa.com/product/wheels/touring/cliffhanger-touring-disc-standard
09-18-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,569
Posted By wgscott

Half of the National Guard helicopters that could...

Half of the National Guard helicopters that could fight fires in Oregon were instead sent to Afghanistan.
Forum: Touring
09-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 779
Posted By wgscott

Can you recommend a good set of touring wheels please?

Here are my requirements:

1. 700C x 55mm tires
2. 135mm quick release disc rear hub, 100mm QR disc front hub.
3. Lots of spokes (ideally 36 or more in the rear).
4. possibly a dynamo hub ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By wgscott

I don't know what you have, but I don't have room...

I don't know what you have, but I don't have room for a 30mm spindle in my BSA bottom bracket with the Di2 wires in there.
Forum: Foo
09-18-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,470
Posted By wgscott

From another local ride: ...

From another local ride:


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Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,738
Posted By wgscott

It is starting to lose its lush, rural charm. ...

It is starting to lose its lush, rural charm.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,206
Posted By wgscott

We bought a black Camry in 2010, and wash it on...

We bought a black Camry in 2010, and wash it on even number years. This is not an intelligent color for people who don't like to wash their cars. It looks especially fetching now with all the ash.
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