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Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 125,467
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. Yup. RS685 are considered Ultegra level and...

Ha. Yup. RS685 are considered Ultegra level and then there are the R8000-series - that's it for mechanical, hydro Ultegra thus far.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Occasionally, there are some truly inspired...

Occasionally, there are some truly inspired hi-jinks. But yeah, most fall short and are groaners at best.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

:notamused:

:notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 125,467
Posted By WhyFi

Ultegra (or Ultegra level) levers have never been...

Ultegra (or Ultegra level) levers have never been bulbous like that. Those would be either RS505 (11 speed, 105 level) or RS405 (10 speed, Tiagra level). I have 505s on the gravel bike. They work...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 113
Posted By WhyFi

Damaged how? Accident? Pothole? General wear and...

Damaged how? Accident? Pothole? General wear and tear under a big dude?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

It's all news to me, too. Kind of explains the...

It's all news to me, too. Kind of explains the lower starting price points in the last year or so, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 125,467
Posted By WhyFi

Here's my new Cervelo R3 Disc build. The...

Here's my new Cervelo R3 Disc build. The out-front mount isn't removable, so this is it in full ready-to-ride mode with rear light/radar, front light/camera, computer, tool roll, etc. Still need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. You just want license to rip it, don't you?...

Lol. You just want license to rip it, don't you? Okay, okay - gimme a few.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Ah - yeah, that's the group mentioned in the...

Ah - yeah, that's the group mentioned in the email. I guess they're just finally getting around to consolidating their brands under the Hayes umbrella. I hadn't heard of them previous to the email. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Those guys kept popping up when I was looking for...

Those guys kept popping up when I was looking for parts for the Cervelo. Yeah, I was a little wary, too, and passed on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

My brother could do it. Hell, I could probably...

My brother could do it. Hell, I could probably fumble**** my way through it.



Too matchy-matchy, try-hard for my tastes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

That's the one that Bah Humbug needs to buy.

That's the one that Bah Humbug needs to buy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

You know what I was thinking would be a decent...

You know what I was thinking would be a decent half-step? Just axing the bigger Reynolds decals and leaving the small Assault opposite the valve stem logo. I'll have to look closely at them, though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Enabler. Sounds suuuuper fun.

Enabler.



Sounds suuuuper fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Like what? I can't think of what you mean. ...

Like what? I can't think of what you mean.

Another think that I like is the... hmmmm - rim-shaped slice of a large decal. Kind of like what Light Bicycle does (and others, but I can't think of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

This, I wouldn't mind (minus the model...

This, I wouldn't mind (minus the model designation at 3 and 9 o'clock) -...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Hmmm. Yeah, I like the decals more than only the...

Hmmm. Yeah, I like the decals more than only the stem decals - looks too blah/generic. I'll poke around and see if there are some black/stealth decals
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Hadn't thought about it. If they were solid white...

Hadn't thought about it. If they were solid white or had the ol' spermies, like in some years previous, I would have yanked them off a long time ago. I'll do a quick mock-up for myself, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I heard back from my son's teacher - no charity...

I heard back from my son's teacher - no charity device necessary, it'll go to someone else. Distance Learning starts next Monday (they're technically on Spring Break this week). Should be, uh,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I think that has more to do with home, someplace...

I think that has more to do with home, someplace where you can sit down and decompress, than it has to do with the city. I loved living in NYC and would move back if it were feasible.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Remember that peed-upon napkin color scheme the...

Remember that peed-upon napkin color scheme the forum had for a few days when they switched up the code? That was fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

It's about the greatness of Campy wheels if you...

It's about the greatness of Campy wheels if you shun disc brakes, don't value modern rim dimensions, aren't interested in tubeless compatibility, like hideous spoke patterns, accept the gray market...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,989
Posted By WhyFi

A fine-toothed wood saw works dandy.

A fine-toothed wood saw works dandy.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

No, no, no - he's just saying that it's only rare...

No, no, no - he's just saying that it's only rare if you're looking at your local shop or with any cyclists that you personally know or may come in to contact with, that's all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

It's like they were all gathered up and tossed in...

It's like they were all gathered up and tossed in there, or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

I'll buy "evenly" on an 11-34, but not...

I'll buy "evenly" on an 11-34, but not "closely."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,989
Posted By WhyFi

With the way things are going (spending an awful...

With the way things are going (spending an awful lot of time at home), I expect that I'll get my steerer trimmed and top cap flush before too long - it's on the list. The only thing that has kept me...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

Straw man alert? Y'all are comparing distribution...

Straw man alert? Y'all are comparing distribution inadequacies instead of products and their intended competition. They're hanging US retailers out to dry by not stopping gray market goods (which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

So a solid distribution and support network is a...

So a solid distribution and support network is a detriment when it comes to comparisons?

Cool, cool - good to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Or, more importantly, the more instant...

Or, more importantly, the more instant humiliation of my club mates when I bust 'em up on that CAT6 town sign sprint.



Reaaaally nice. I've been tempted to buy a 3000-series, but with 4000...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

It's not too hard once you learn how to fill a...

It's not too hard once you learn how to fill a bobbin and thread things properly. I learned in 8th grade Home Ec and retained most of what I've learned. I've done repairs and made pillow cases for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Yesterday, as the little girl napped, I snuck out...

Yesterday, as the little girl napped, I snuck out for a ride. Today, it was time to wash and lovingly caress the Cervelo. Two things: 1) I love not getting black smudges on my hands with every little...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Exporting ride videos has me thinking that I may...

Exporting ride videos has me thinking that I may need to upgrade my measly 6-core/12 thread CPU, though... :innocent:

That or find a video editor that'll take advantage of my fairly powerful GPU...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

Okay. I chose an 12-25 11-sp because it was...

Okay. I chose an 12-25 11-sp because it was closely spaced, though. I realize that I'm giving up a cog compared to him, but still.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

OT, but... :foo:

OT, but... :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. Why do I get the feeling that razor sales...

Lol. Why do I get the feeling that razor sales are down and pajama sales are up?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

IKR. Between the hardware that I have here and...

IKR. Between the hardware that I have here and the bandwidth of our fiber connection, I could prolly host his virtual classroom, it's just that I've never felt the need/want for a portable with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

As in, par for the course before all the...

As in, par for the course before all the craziness started? The kids here have access to a lot of stuff at school, but they've never been issued a personal device before.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Talked to the wife. It seems as if the district...

Talked to the wife. It seems as if the district determined "need" based on a very specific question about handheld devices; we don't have any laptops/netbooks/Chromebooks, so my wife answered "no,"...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I wouldn't think so. My son has been using...

I wouldn't think so.

My son has been using the living room computer to keep up on school work over the last few weeks, and I would have assumed that he'd just use that for distance learning (no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By WhyFi

I don't know whether or not it's a good deal, but...

I don't know whether or not it's a good deal, but it's probably a very serviceable bike. I have a 2016 DB Haanjo (gravel bike), and other than geometry and tire clearance tweaks, they look to be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. Seeds with the tough love.

Lol. Seeds with the tough love.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I don't recall if I'd mentioned it, but schools...

I don't recall if I'd mentioned it, but schools in MN recently decided to stay closed until at least May 1st and there's speculation that they may not go back all this school year. In the meantime,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

Hid. E. Ous.

Hid.
E.
Ous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I know, I know. I asked because I thought that...

I know, I know. I asked because I thought that the idea of being at least partially responsible for the decision might invoke a little thought... but then I remembered that most 18-year-olds have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I felt like a dork yesterday, thinking about the...

I felt like a dork yesterday, thinking about the lost watts as I felt the leg hair blowing. But at the same time, I couldn't get it out of my head and I knew that it would continue to bug me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I opened up the bathroom cabinet this morning and...

I opened up the bathroom cabinet this morning and saw my not-often-use Philips OneBlade. As I, uh, took a seat, I hit the power button just to see if it had a charge. It did. I applied it to one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

I miss group rides, but I also miss long rides -...

I miss group rides, but I also miss long rides - I don't want to inflict being bottled up with the kids upon the wife for 3+ hours at a time. Maybe when they can start working in the garden or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,822
Posted By WhyFi

Campy seems to make a distinction (I think, their...

Campy seems to make a distinction (I think, their documentation is spotty) between 2-way fit and 2-way-fit-ready. According to them, 2-way-fit-ready is only compatible with a handful of Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12,040
Views: 172,748
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, prolly. I'd still give it a shot before...

Yeah, prolly. I'd still give it a shot before moving to the strategic retreat, though.

Is she going to be shouldering any of the obligation for tuition and expenses?
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