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05-29-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 664
Posted By Koyote

Truth. I think we are in the same neck of...

Truth.

I think we are in the same neck of the woods...And I've done a couple "gravel races" that included terrain that would be challenging for MTBs. I don't appreciate confronting that on a drop...
05-29-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 139
Posted By Koyote

If I broke a spoke on a wheel after only 1500...

If I broke a spoke on a wheel after only 1500 miles, I would suspect that the wheel was not built properly. Did it come on a new bike. or did you buy aftermarket wheels? Do you know who built them?...
05-28-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 664
Posted By Koyote

I've done plenty of racing on pretty gnarly stuff...

I've done plenty of racing on pretty gnarly stuff - doubletrack, singletrack, rock gardens, through creeks, etc. But perhaps at my age, I am pretty cautious - old people take longer to heal.
...
05-28-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

Yes, and a quick search at a Garmin users' forum...

Yes, and a quick search at a Garmin users' forum confirmed that is is a fairly common problem.

Sad to say it, but I have ordered a Wahoo Roam. We'll see how that works out. They are both from REI,...
05-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 664
Posted By Koyote

Seems like it’s a combination of recklessness and...

Seems like it’s a combination of recklessness and ineptitude.
05-28-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

Steve, that hadn’t occurred to me, so I will try...

Steve, that hadn’t occurred to me, so I will try it. I really appreciate your help!

Will let you know what happens.
05-28-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

Steve B. , thanks for that advice. I did actually...

Steve B. , thanks for that advice. I did actually do that a couple days ago - disconnected all of the BT links, deleted and re-installed the app, paired up everything again via BT. Still have the...
05-28-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

The points I have made about the tariffs - they...

The points I have made about the tariffs - they are paid almost fully by US consumers, they are reducing US employment rather than increasing it, they are not causing manufacturers to relocate to the...
05-28-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

Well, you haven't really addressed the point I...

Well, you haven't really addressed the point I was making: you seem to support the tariffs, and claim to care about creating jobs in the USA, but you repeatedly acknowledge that the tariffs are not...
05-28-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By Koyote

So, I've gotta know: what does your left button...

So, I've gotta know: what does your left button do, then?
05-28-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

If you are willing to pay more for imports, how...

If you are willing to pay more for imports, how does that mean "more jobs for Americans"? You'd still be buying imports, but would be paying a tax to the US federal gov't.



Okay, so you state...
05-28-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,131
Posted By Koyote

I just ride my bikes.

I just ride my bikes.
05-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,640
Posted By Koyote

Your pressure gauge is telling you that you are...

Your pressure gauge is telling you that you are running way too much psi.
05-28-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

You seemed willing to discuss tariffs...until you...

You seemed willing to discuss tariffs...until you were confronted with facts. But whatever.
05-27-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By Koyote

Please tell us about your experience…Even if it...

Please tell us about your experience…Even if it is anecdotal, I’d like to hear it.
05-27-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 741
Posted By Koyote

Di2 is fine in wet and muddy conditions. In fact,...

Di2 is fine in wet and muddy conditions. In fact, it probably works better (more reliable) than mechanical in those settings.

in my estimation, the D-fly Bluetooth unit is a “must-have“ for Di2....
05-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

Don, this is all exactly correct. The...

Don, this is all exactly correct. The manufacturing that is leaving China is mainly relocating in other countries (mostly Southeast Asia) that are not subject to such large tariffs; they are not...
05-26-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

Steve, that's a good data point. Thanks! ...

Steve, that's a good data point. Thanks!

Before this morning's ride, I spoke with a Garmin CS person, who had no idea what is going on and wanted to "open a ticket." I declined. After all of the...
05-25-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

Steve, thanks, I'd love to hear how much your...

Steve, thanks, I'd love to hear how much your phone battery drops during the ride. Thanks!
05-25-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

That’s correct – the battery drain is on the...

That’s correct – the battery drain is on the phone, as I wrote in my original post.

I have looked at my battery’s usage stats, and the drain is coming from the Connect app. I suppose I can call...
05-25-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 453
Posted By Koyote

Can some Garmin Edge users help me out?

Finally got my Edge 530 set up the way I want it, and it automatically connects to the Garmin Connect app when I turn it on for a ride - which is great, as text msgs and phone call notifications come...
05-25-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,877
Posted By Koyote

I've been an REI member for at least thirty...

I've been an REI member for at least thirty years. It's changed a lot, but is still fundamentally a good outfit.

FWIW, my fave shop recently tore apart one of my bikes to send the frame in for a...
05-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,636
Posted By Koyote

Unless we’re talking about favorite ice cream...

Unless we’re talking about favorite ice cream flavors and such, I try to inform my opinions with actual evidence and facts. But that’s just me.
05-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,636
Posted By Koyote

You can call it whatever you wish, and you can...

You can call it whatever you wish, and you can buy – or not buy - whatever you wish. But until you can cite one single example of an actual problem that’s caused by the design, you should perhaps...
05-24-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,636
Posted By Koyote

This is a genuine request- not snark: can you...

This is a genuine request- not snark: can you cite an example of this sort of cable routing causing any problems with the frame? A failure, crack, break? With everything being on the Internet...
05-23-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Koyote

Yikes. I hope that never happens to me. I like...

Yikes. I hope that never happens to me. I like having multiple gears.
05-23-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,636
Posted By Koyote

That has no connection to the issue at hand… But...

That has no connection to the issue at hand… But I guess a poor analogy is better than admitting that you don’t know what you’re talking about.
05-23-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,636
Posted By Koyote

Apparently neither of you understand that hole's...

Apparently neither of you understand that hole's purpose.

It's a feature, not a fault.
05-22-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Koyote

etap is truly wireless, which is nice. Di2’s...

etap is truly wireless, which is nice. Di2’s advantage is that you only have to worry about one battery - and it lasts a long time on a charge.
05-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Koyote

Re: Your inability to use the Sync mode in Di2....

Re: Your inability to use the Sync mode in Di2. Perhaps you have Di2 on another bike and like the mode...If not, then you might not be missing much, depending on your preferences. I find that Sync...
05-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Koyote

I've got a set of those on a road bike. They...

I've got a set of those on a road bike. They don't provide much protection - they are only slightly better than nothing. But I will echo your comments - they stay in place, run quietly, and can be...
05-21-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 686
Posted By Koyote

As long as the gf's "latest acquisition" isn't a...

As long as the gf's "latest acquisition" isn't a new bf, I guess you have reason to be happy.
05-20-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 762
Posted By Koyote

Bigger is better, other things equal. Get the...

Bigger is better, other things equal. Get the 2".
05-20-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Koyote

Probably a good decision, the more I think about...

Probably a good decision, the more I think about it. On a gravel bike, you don’t want something being kicked up and getting caught in that front fender – could be catastrophic. that’s not such a...
05-20-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By Koyote

The front fender is the most useful, as -...

The front fender is the most useful, as - assuming it extends down far enough on the wheel's trailing side - it helps protect your feet, pedals, crankset, BB, and chain from dirty water and much that...
05-20-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

So, you are supporting tariffs because they...

So, you are supporting tariffs because they increase employment here in the US? The problem with that reasoning is that the tariffs are actually reducing employment in the US...
05-19-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,511
Posted By Koyote

That’s funny – I almost cited the book myself, in...

That’s funny – I almost cited the book myself, in my post above. Yes, plenty of people put themselves forward as “experts“ when they actually have no special expertise… Among them, many news...
05-19-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,511
Posted By Koyote

The OP described the person as an “expert.”

The OP described the person as an “expert.”
05-19-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Koyote

I had a very similar encounter recently on one of...

I had a very similar encounter recently on one of my regular routes. The motorist and I had an amiable chat, I explained things from a cyclist's perspective and made a couple suggestions, and he was...
05-19-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Koyote

I disagree, though acknowledge that one must be...

I disagree, though acknowledge that one must be careful about it. I have had some seemingly productive encounters with motorists, even (especially) after they have done something that endangered me....
05-19-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,073
Posted By Koyote

Terminology is for professionals and...

Terminology is for professionals and pedants...But you had the concepts correct, which is all that really matters.
05-19-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

A shot over the bow. :) Regarding your...

A shot over the bow. :)

Regarding your comment about the bike biz being in rough shape before the pandemic: yeah, but I'm not sure this is helping much. My fave big-city shop is working hard,...
05-19-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 997
Posted By Koyote

Stuff happens. But it sounds like you had a nice...

Stuff happens. But it sounds like you had a nice interaction with the motorist, so all is good.
05-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,511
Posted By Koyote

This is one of the problems with our country: an...

This is one of the problems with our country: an individual who you yourself describe as an “expert“ gives advice, and then you go on an Internet forum to ask a bunch of anonymous strangers if it is...
05-19-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

If you are referring to my post above (#15), that...

If you are referring to my post above (#15), that is not about politics; it is simply economic analysis, and is directly relevant to the thread topic. You can look in virtually any introductory...
05-19-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,073
Posted By Koyote

OK, you asked for it. Inferior goods, like all...

OK, you asked for it. Inferior goods, like all goods, do have negative price elasticity of demand… But they also have negative income elasticity of demand - and that is the defining characteristic of...
05-18-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

Yup, Trump's tariffs are, predictably, making a...

Yup, Trump's tariffs are, predictably, making a bad situation worse -- in many markets. And consumers here in the US are paying virtually the entire cost. Tariffs should have never been imposed -...
05-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,073
Posted By Koyote

And the wear and tear on a car is easily...

And the wear and tear on a car is easily quantified by its odometer reading. A bike has nothing comparable.
05-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,413
Posted By Koyote

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/nyregion/bike-s...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/nyregion/bike-shortage-coronavirus.html
05-18-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,073
Posted By Koyote

My broader point is that you seem to have some...

My broader point is that you seem to have some personal interest in this, you are looking at either buying or selling some particular bike and you want to see a certain price. And, as often happens...
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