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10-20-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,016
Posted By wgscott

I got pulled over and ticketed in 1986 for riding...

I got pulled over and ticketed in 1986 for riding my bike through a tunnel in Berkeley.

F-ing granolafascists.
10-20-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,016
Posted By wgscott

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg/1024px-Constitution_of_the_United_States%2C_page_1.jpg
10-20-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 403
Posted By wgscott

In my experience, simply tightening it enough...

In my experience, simply tightening it enough (ca. 40 Nxm) is sufficient to keep it in place. Locktight isn't necessary, and might even make it too hard to remove in the future. Mine stayed put...
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By wgscott

I have essentially the same tire, but 38mm 700C...

I have essentially the same tire, but 38mm 700C (Barlow Pass). These do very well on gravel and are superb on pavement. They are the extra light/most fragile version, but I have not had any problems...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 628
Posted By wgscott

I'm not that olde.

I'm not that olde.
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By wgscott

Orange seal seems to be a big mess. Also, I just...

Orange seal seems to be a big mess. Also, I just had an aluminum (I think) nipple break on an ibis mtn rim. I wonder if it could be sealant-related? It looked corroded, which is a bit odd since I...
Forum: Foo
10-19-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 628
Posted By wgscott

I grew up in Chicago. Every day I cast my vote...

I grew up in Chicago. Every day I cast my vote prior to 9:30 am.
Forum: Foo
10-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By wgscott

Get these:Apple AirPods Pro...

Get these:Apple AirPods Pro (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZPC9QD4?pf_rd_r=F29W1XW1J2TPGKMZR2C0&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee)I had a pair for about 20 seconds. My 17 yo kid...
10-17-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By wgscott

Wut?

Wut?
10-17-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By wgscott

The problem is under-tightening the lock ring, so...

The problem is under-tightening the lock ring, so the cassette moves a little while shifting. That can chew up the freehub.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 875
Posted By wgscott

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride...

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride quality and how the bike feels, unless the hub has very worn bearings, has been neglected for a decade, is defective, damaged, or really low-end. (The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 875
Posted By wgscott

That is a really good point and it would be a lot...

That is a really good point and it would be a lot cheaper to address.

My wife has a Sirrus. I put some Compass (now Rene Herse) 38mm Barlow Pass tires on them, and it transformed the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 875
Posted By wgscott

Buy a wheel-set from Chris King and you are set...

Buy a wheel-set from Chris King and you are set for the rest of your life.

https://chrisking.com/collections/wheels/products/hed-belgium-plus-disc-r45d-28-28

It is a bit higher that your price...
10-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By wgscott

If it winds up being too small, it sounds like...

If it winds up being too small, it sounds like you could sell it at a profit, so why not try to make it work. You could always put bigger wheels on it, or fatter tires (which is the main point of...
10-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By wgscott

Sunrace: Sunrace Freewheel 8 Speed 13-34 Teeth ...

Sunrace: Sunrace Freewheel 8 Speed 13-34 Teeth
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61fEM82i-EL._AC_SL1000_.jpg
10-14-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By wgscott

This is interesting. It happened with my White...

This is interesting. It happened with my White Industries Titanium freehub, but only after I put a SRAM 11-speed 11-36T cassette on it. I just assumed it was an inherent limitation of titanium, but...
10-14-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By wgscott

That might be why their COVID death rate isn't...

That might be why their COVID death rate isn't higher. They have already disposed of many of the potential victims.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,077
Posted By wgscott

Unless you are VERY different from me...

Unless you are VERY different from me physiologically, your speed on the two bikes will be very similar.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,077
Posted By wgscott

I would tend to go for new over used, but used...

I would tend to go for new over used, but used should give you more bang for the Euro. Remember, when you are buying used, you aren't paying for a warranty that you would get if buying new. As an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

I'm a chemist, but I don't have any deep insight...

I'm a chemist, but I don't have any deep insight into this. Using paraffin alone seems to work well, at least for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

I decided it would ultimately be less expensive...

I decided it would ultimately be less expensive to wax and rotate through 3 or 4 chains repeatedly until everything is very obviously totally worn out, and then replace the whole of the drive train...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

I did read the post, but I did not watch the...

I did read the post, but I did not watch the video.

From what I understood in the OP, the claim was that paraffin plus PTFE extends the life of the chain. I personally have had very good luck...
10-13-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By wgscott

Instead of asking "was she wearing a helmet?"...

Instead of asking "was she wearing a helmet?" when a bicyclist is splattered all over the road by a pickup, a new victim-blaming retort will replace it: "Did she deploy a 5G transponder?"

Will...
10-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By wgscott

Try something like the Steilacoom or Fleecer...

Try something like the Steilacoom or Fleecer (whatever fits).

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Rene-Herse_0064_s_10012020-300x300.jpg
I can ride these on the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

Is there any evidence that wax + PTFE is better...

Is there any evidence that wax + PTFE is better than wax alone?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

Similarly, leave your canary at home should you...

Similarly, leave your canary at home should you ever enter a coal mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By wgscott

I'm 5'10" and 29" inseam, fwiw. I got...

I'm 5'10" and 29" inseam, fwiw.



I got a bike with a custom frame. (Wound up being fairly similar to a Trek Domane 54cm.)
10-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By wgscott

No. Keep the widest tire that works. If it is...

No. Keep the widest tire that works. If it is slowing you down, get something like Rene Herse Barlow Pass
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

I just use paraffin without any magic...

I just use paraffin without any magic ingredients, and it has greatly extended the life of my drive-train. I think this is simply because sand isn't sticking to it, rather than any extraordinary...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,169
Posted By wgscott

When it is bonded to a frying pan. If it is...

When it is bonded to a frying pan.

If it is a powder, it can be inhaled directly.
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By wgscott

That Comcast outage map looks atypically good for...

That Comcast outage map looks atypically good for them.

We had an outage for 1 month. They still billed me $115 for internet and Limited Basic Cabal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 04:48 PM
10-12-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By wgscott

I don't know how I managed to mangle the spelling...

I don't know how I managed to mangle the spelling of balloon twice, but it is a bit more than an analogy.

Low-pressure tires, especially supple ones like Rene Herse, measurably deform around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 980
Posted By wgscott

I just ordered a 3-pack of glue tubes, based on...

I just ordered a 3-pack of glue tubes, based on this thread.

I just did a quick survey in our garage. I think we have about 9 bikes.

Of the six tubeless tires set up (all on mountain bikes) in...
10-12-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By wgscott

In defense of the fad, which is harder to pop, a...

In defense of the fad, which is harder to pop, a fully-inflated balloon or a somewhat under-inflated, flaccid balloon?
10-12-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,731
Posted By wgscott

There are so many PR segments that it seems I...

There are so many PR segments that it seems I never exhaust the possibilities, even though I am demonstrably getting worse (and have put on slower tires).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 699
Posted By wgscott

Are people with short legs at an inherent disadvantage?

It seems if you want to get aero, having a large saddle to bar drop is ideal. For those of us with short legs relative to body height, this is a challenge. But what I am wondering is if other...
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By wgscott

Thanks, but mine (in case it isn't obvious)...

Thanks, but mine (in case it isn't obvious) wasn't a real entry. In fact, it wasn't even digitally altered.
10-10-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By wgscott

I agree. That is absolutely an atrocity. It...

I agree. That is absolutely an atrocity. It should read:

"The administrator has restricted use of the private message system to members with fewer than 10 posts."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By wgscott

They are called "tire wipers" and were quite...

They are called "tire wipers" and were quite popular 30 years ago or so. Now they are hard to find. They sell them on the Rene Herse website. I might get them for my touring bike, but I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By wgscott

Also, try these: ...

Also, try these:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/TireSgWiper_3429.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By wgscott

Wider, lower-pressure tires. I confess I...

Wider, lower-pressure tires.

I confess I ride skinny little anorexic 38mm tires (with tubes; I've never seen a goathead in person).
10-09-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By wgscott

How long has she been having an affair? My...

How long has she been having an affair?

My first serious gf dumped me in part because I insisted upon having the Bianchi in the bedroom. She was creeped out by that I guess, but frankly the...
Forum: Want To Buy
10-09-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By wgscott

Di2 for $200: ...

Di2 for $200: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=67778
10-08-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By wgscott

Kona has very atypical sizing; Soma is more...

Kona has very atypical sizing; Soma is more standard (at least this is true of my Soma Saga).

So as others suggest, it is much safer to use one of the geometry comparison calculators. I like this...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By wgscott

They made you saw your bike apart and then sent...

They made you saw your bike apart and then sent you a bill for $1500? WTF?

Contact your state Attorney General's Consumer Fraud division (or the Canadian equivalent, if you are living in Canada --...
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By wgscott

They should give you $50 off for not posting a...

They should give you $50 off for not posting a drive-side photo.

https://images.craigslist.org/00l0l_a6jcRsb09p_0CI0lM_1200x900.jpg
...
10-06-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By wgscott

You can do quad-piston, but you probably won't...

You can do quad-piston, but you probably won't need it. Why not just stick with what you have, and if you wind up thinking you need quad-pistons, it is pretty easy to swap the front or both out.
10-04-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By wgscott

This guy works on NYC public transport: ...

This guy works on NYC public transport:

https://www.bikeforums.net/coronavirus-covid-19/1197160-i-have-sars-cov-2-sux.html
Forum: Touring
10-04-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By wgscott

I think my mileage is really down this year. I...

I think my mileage is really down this year. I will have to figure it out. [About 1.5K miles] It still feels like I am in the breaking in phase. It is quite firm, still, and looks exactly like the...
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