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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:06 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By wgscott

It is kind of like that, but just a single wobble...

It is kind of like that, but just a single wobble instance.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By wgscott

I don't hear any rubbing when I let off the...

I don't hear any rubbing when I let off the brakes, so it would have to be really transient. Anyway, I good cleaning of the pistons never hurts. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By wgscott

I was getting it some more today on the way home...

I was getting it some more today on the way home from work. I am pretty sure I saw something flex in the front wheel. It was enough to make me stop and pull the wheel off and inspect stuff. ...
07-25-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,362
Posted By wgscott

Rotational furlongs per fortnight is the perfect...

Rotational furlongs per fortnight is the perfect unit.
07-25-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,362
Posted By wgscott

I just got fed up with my White Industries square...

I just got fed up with my White Industries square taper bottom bracket, and ordered an $18 Shimano external BB and a GRX 46/30T crankset to stick in it. Five years from now, if I am still alive,...
07-25-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

NoWhammies: They are on the inside of the large...

NoWhammies: They are on the inside of the large chain-ring, and are designed to hook onto the chain and help lift it up to the larger chain-ring in the course of a shift.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By wgscott

Help diagnosing origin of a transient destabilization?

I have a five year old bike with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Recently, I have noticed a disconcerting sensation only when braking on fast downhills, where I feel a momentary destabilization, not...
07-25-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 128,056
Posted By wgscott

The new 34T chainring should only be about $10 or...

The new 34T chainring should only be about $10 or $20, so at least that didn't waste much money.

If they are trying to be helpful and make it work, try the following:

Shimano 46/30T GRX...
07-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By wgscott

I am fairly confident I just pushed the pin...

I am fairly confident I just pushed the pin further into the hole a fraction of a mm and didn't deform anything.

If all else fails, I just bought a $150 Shimano 46/30T GRX crank as a backup. (If...
07-25-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By wgscott

This doesn't sound identical to the problem I...

This doesn't sound identical to the problem I discovered yesterday, but it sounds somewhat similar, so FWIW:

I experienced some rare bad shifts and chain drops after 5 years of trouble-free Di2...
07-25-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By wgscott

I had a Compass tire that developed a deformation...

I had a Compass tire that developed a deformation for no obvious reason. I didn't see it until I went hunting for the problem. When riding, it felt like a destabilizing cross-wind was hitting me...
07-25-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By wgscott

Congratulations on dropping all that weight. If...

Congratulations on dropping all that weight. If that isn't deserving of a bike present to one's self, I am not sure what is.

Just to introduce a different idea: Have you considered a so-called...
07-24-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By wgscott

If it keeps doing it, I agree. If all that was...

If it keeps doing it, I agree. If all that was needed is a squeeze on the vice grip once ever few years, then I wouldn't bother.
07-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 128,056
Posted By wgscott

I just ordered the Shimano 46/30T crankset from...

I just ordered the Shimano 46/30T crankset from Shimano. It is only $150 (plus a discount at UC). When it arrives, I will put it on my bike and compare it to the White Industries one.
07-24-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,044
Posted By wgscott

I think I would have, and, in retrospect,...

I think I would have, and, in retrospect, rightfully so. The infraction reads "Insulted Other Member(s)", which I did. (I took issue with the idea that someone with a zero post count is a...
07-24-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By wgscott

Well, this was for diagnostic purposes (but I am...

Well, this was for diagnostic purposes (but I am guilty of poor form as well), and it was the only way for me to figure out what was going on.

I think you are right. It might be worth asking them...
Forum: Foo
07-24-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,746
Posted By wgscott

I was thinking about this a bit more when riding...

I was thinking about this a bit more when riding today. It might simply be menopause

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20353397

(I'm thinking if you...
07-24-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By wgscott

Large chainring pins

Lately I have had some shifting problems. I cut my ride short after I dropped my chain while shifting to the large ring (by mistake, on an uphill). I put the bike on the stand and eventually...
07-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By wgscott

Lots of options here: ...

Lots of options here: https://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/1072550-anyone-using-46-30t-crank-road-bike.html

Shimano is releasing its own 46/30T crank, (GRX), and it is fairly inexpensive...
07-24-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,925
Posted By wgscott

Have you considered getting a custom bike? It...

Have you considered getting a custom bike? It can be made however you require it, and it will be designed to fit perfectly. My only regret is I waited until I was 50 and recovering from an...
07-23-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,044
Posted By wgscott

Which you would never have seen until I reported...

Which you would never have seen until I reported the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By wgscott

Yes, I tend to agree.

Yes, I tend to agree.
Forum: Touring
07-23-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By wgscott

I found a place in mid-September about 25 miles...

I found a place in mid-September about 25 miles from Crater lake after about 4 hours of searching. The second night I stayed in the NP Lodge. It is worth making reservations for that if you can.
07-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,517
Posted By wgscott

TL;DR: That pretty much sums it up.

TL;DR: That pretty much sums it up.
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,746
Posted By wgscott

Your wife might have a (more serious underlying)...

Your wife might have a (more serious underlying) medical issue, as Altair suggests. I'm not trying to scare you, but those symptoms could be consistent with something like ovarian cancer or some...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By wgscott

Things like stereos, laptop power supplies, etc....

Things like stereos, laptop power supplies, etc. are often rated for 110V to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz, and with the appropriate adaptor for the plug, will work fine.

My wife brought her blender to the...
07-23-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,044
Posted By wgscott

Well, I just received an "infraction" because I...

Well, I just received an "infraction" because I had the temerity to call this out.

Great to see where the priorities are.
07-23-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,044
Posted By wgscott

In an ideal world I would agree with you...

In an ideal world I would agree with you completely.

One of the problems with being a newbie on a forum is you don't want to (or are told not to) start a new thread on a commonly-asked question,...
07-23-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,044
Posted By wgscott

I just wasted my time, again, because someone...

I just wasted my time, again, because someone with a net "0" number of posts necro-posted in foo, and since I knew the answer (having just been through this with my kid), I replied to the question...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 49,854
Posted By wgscott

I didn't see that until I wasted my time posting...

I didn't see that until I wasted my time posting the above answer.

What we need is some provision to auto-lock these threads after six months or a year of inactivity, and maybe a 1 week ban for...
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 49,854
Posted By wgscott

CA has a provision in which you pay the...

CA has a provision in which you pay the registration fee and agree to have it inspected (smogged, in this case) as soon as you bring the car back into the state. That way, everything is legal. If...
07-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By wgscott

I'm thinking of having Calfee modify a non-tandem...

I'm thinking of having Calfee modify a non-tandem (my wife's bike). One of the attractions for us is the ability to switch back and forth easily just by removing the wheel and battery pack. ...
07-22-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,165
Posted By wgscott

ahem ...

ahem

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1126935-i-suck-bar-tape.html
07-22-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By wgscott

Compass/Rene Herse tires eg: ...

Compass/Rene Herse tires

eg:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/tires/650b/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,627
Posted By wgscott

That is because of those opposing horizontal...

That is because of those opposing horizontal drop-outs.
07-22-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By wgscott

I've found that the word "SRAM" on it is a fairly...

I've found that the word "SRAM" on it is a fairly reliable indicator of imminent failure.
07-21-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By wgscott

Mine has been problem-free for five years. What...

Mine has been problem-free for five years. What you have is not normal, so I would definitely suggest taking it to a competent shop, and if it is under warranty, possibly pursue a warranty claim.
07-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,362
Posted By wgscott

I tried the malignant neglect approach. Didn't...

I tried the malignant neglect approach. Didn't touch it between 1987 and 2015, and when I finally did, there was nothing wrong with it.
07-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By wgscott

I believe in allowing natural selection to run...

I believe in allowing natural selection to run its unfettered course.
07-20-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,221
Posted By wgscott

I think I will have a nice glass of acetone with...

I think I will have a nice glass of acetone with my breakfast today.

Acetone: It's a universal solvent, nail polish remover, and nutritional supplement. What could possibly go wrong?
07-19-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By wgscott

This is sometimes a symptom of a bent derailleur...

This is sometimes a symptom of a bent derailleur hanger and/or cage.
07-19-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By wgscott

That isn't unique to this thread, if it makes you...

That isn't unique to this thread, if it makes you feel any better.

:lol:
07-18-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By wgscott

Make sure the derailleur hanger itself isn't bent.

Make sure the derailleur hanger itself isn't bent.
07-18-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 128,056
Posted By wgscott

If your goal is just to change the gear spacing,...

If your goal is just to change the gear spacing, rather than the lower range, that would work, but if you want a smaller small chain-ring to get lower hill-climbing gearing, I don't see the advantage.
07-18-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 128,056
Posted By wgscott

chef09 The SRAM 11-36T might work fine with...

chef09

The SRAM 11-36T might work fine with your existing derailleur, with just a B-screw adjustment. Then Wolf-tooth makes an adaptor, if that (or putting in a longer screw for $0.75) isn't...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By wgscott

Welcome. I lived there for about 1.5 years.

Welcome. I lived there for about 1.5 years.
07-15-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,138
Posted By wgscott

Is GS the mid-cage or short-cage? If it is the...

Is GS the mid-cage or short-cage? If it is the mid-cage, it will work fine. (I didn't even know about the 37T difference capacity.) (Just looked it up, I see that it is.) Several of us here have...
07-15-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,138
Posted By wgscott

I currently have a 46/30 crankset and 11-36...

I currently have a 46/30 crankset and 11-36 cassette with an ordinary Ultegra RD (the Di2 mid-cage derailleur that corresponds to the 6800 series). Why not try just the crank and/or 11-36T (or...
07-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By wgscott

I screwed up the thread title. I wanted to write...

I screwed up the thread title. I wanted to write "This wood hurt" but had "would" instead, thus ruining the pun.

Sorry.


:cry:
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