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10-21-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,660
Posted By Koyote

In grad school, I had a roommate whose bike was...

In grad school, I had a roommate whose bike was stolen. He came home that day and ranted and raved about the "dirty Mexican" who'd probably stolen his bike. I gritted my teeth.

A while later, he...
10-19-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Koyote

But not for the people who are coming towards you.

But not for the people who are coming towards you.
10-17-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Koyote

My shop loves the H Plus Son "The Hydra" rims, so...

My shop loves the H Plus Son "The Hydra" rims, so I had them build me a new wheelset with them. 'Course, I went 32h/3x with DT Swiss Comp spokes, which should be damn near bombproof with almost any...
10-16-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,561
Posted By Koyote

This post reminds me of why I prefer handlebar...

This post reminds me of why I prefer handlebar bags. Sure, there may be a slight aero penalty -- but not that much, really. And they are so much easier to use.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Koyote

Go with Ailerons, and run 'em tubeless. They're...

Go with Ailerons, and run 'em tubeless. They're sturdy, and not as heavy as some of your other options - so even with four extra spokes in back, they'll build up to be light enough. And strong as...
10-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By Koyote

I've had this sort of thing happen on my Lezyne...

I've had this sort of thing happen on my Lezyne computer. While the turn-by-turn instructions were off, the map was correct...So I just leave it set to the map page, if I am having this problem on an...
10-13-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,693
Posted By Koyote

This is akin to assuming that everyone will like...

This is akin to assuming that everyone will like broccoli because you like it.
10-13-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Koyote

I bought a new bike in 2017 that came with the...

I bought a new bike in 2017 that came with the same rims, and the rear rim drive side started cracking like that at about 13 months and 2500 miles. Fortunately, the shop went to bat for me, and got...
10-10-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By Koyote

This is the best advice. Along with repeated use...

This is the best advice. Along with repeated use of stain remover and multiple washings, I sometimes start by soaking a filthy jersey in the sink with a little bit of laundry soap.

If youíve...
10-09-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By Koyote

All wheel parts contribute to the strength of the...

All wheel parts contribute to the strength of the finished product. Some rims might be fine for you with 24h, others would end up being too flimsy. So, there is no simple answer to this question.
10-08-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,165
Posted By Koyote

I can't recall ever seeing faded paint on a...

I can't recall ever seeing faded paint on a bike...Is this a big problem?

Ditto for the concern about dirt. On my bikes, it generally washes right off with soapy water.
10-08-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,165
Posted By Koyote

It's a bike, not the Mona Lisa. If you're using...

It's a bike, not the Mona Lisa. If you're using it correctly, it will develop some patina.

If scratches really bug you, buy some touch-up paint. Testor's model paint is fine, as is nail polish in...
10-07-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 825
Posted By Koyote

If you want to "look marvelous," don't bolt a...

If you want to "look marvelous," don't bolt a phone to your handlebar.
10-07-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=VegasTriker;21144586] You probably don't...

[QUOTE=VegasTriker;21144586] You probably don't need a 600 lumen helmet light. If a 100 lumen light works fine in the day, then it should be even better at night./QUOTE]

Not sure that I agree with...
10-03-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,848
Posted By Koyote

My wife doesn't object to my cycling. In fact,...

My wife doesn't object to my cycling. In fact, sometimes I will return from a long bike ride, and she'll give me a sly look and say, "Want to go for another ride?"
10-01-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,221
Posted By Koyote

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01077GFV8/ref=a...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01077GFV8/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

I think this is the one I used to own… Until my wife lost it. I think it fits in a water bottle cage nicely.
10-01-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,288
Posted By Koyote

I can be pretty militant with drivers who...

I can be pretty militant with drivers who endanger my life - I will yell, shake my fist, even chase them down to yell a bit. Iím not proud of it, but the adrenaline takes over sometimes. Also, I...
10-01-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Koyote

It's 2019. I think we need to get over the...

It's 2019. I think we need to get over the asploding cf myths.
09-27-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Koyote

Reynolds 853 is as good as any steel that is...

Reynolds 853 is as good as any steel that is available for bike frames. If the bike fits and is in good shape, you did well.

My 2003 LeMond Tourmalet is still a fave.
09-26-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Koyote

This is possible, but is so easy to diagnose that...

This is possible, but is so easy to diagnose that I didn't think of it. di2 will do trim automatically, but it only works if set up properly. FD could've gotten tweaked since OP bought the bike.
...
09-26-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Koyote

If you've already dealt with the mechanic and not...

If you've already dealt with the mechanic and not been satisfied, it's time to speak to the owner or manager.
09-26-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Koyote

I think you're looking at two different issues....

I think you're looking at two different issues. The lines on the frame seem like they are only in the finish; I wouldn't worry about them.

The "crunchiness" is a drivetrain issue. Make sure your...
09-25-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,054
Posted By Koyote

My newest bike has a frame from Wisconsin and...

My newest bike has a frame from Wisconsin and many components from the US...though I would never make a purchase decision solely (or even primarily) on such factors. International trade is a good...
09-25-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,018
Posted By Koyote

Everyone is posting comments about friends,...

Everyone is posting comments about friends, relatives, acquaintances, etc.

Remember that "fact" is not the plural form of the word "anecdote." Hence academics do large studies like the one cited...
09-24-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,018
Posted By Koyote

Bingo. I didn't read the whole study -- just...

Bingo.

I didn't read the whole study -- just the abstract and first couple paragraphs of the methodology section. From what I saw, I think they didn't control for your question -- which would be...
09-24-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,882
Posted By Koyote

You're not asking me, but I did get a new custom...

You're not asking me, but I did get a new custom Hyper-xf a while back. I recommend that you buy the bottle of touch-up paint from Waterford, as the paint (on mine anyway) doesn't seem too...
09-24-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,507
Posted By Koyote

Once started a double-century ride before sunup...

Once started a double-century ride before sunup with my sunglasses stashed in an overstuffed jersey pocket. An hour or two later, when the sun got higher, I reached back and discovered that the...
09-24-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,018
Posted By Koyote

The article kind of lost me with the opening...

The article kind of lost me with the opening sentence:

"Middle-aged athletes Ė men and women Ė are used to facing criticism or skepticism from our sedentary peers. Itís a midlife crisis, vanity,...
09-24-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By Koyote

This. When you reinsert the seatpost, be...

This.

When you reinsert the seatpost, be sure to first apply a thin layer of grease to it.
09-19-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,090
Posted By Koyote

I think that male teenagers generally do the...

I think that male teenagers generally do the opposite of what adults tell them to do.
09-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By Koyote

My garage has all of the usual "cycling fanatic"...

My garage has all of the usual "cycling fanatic" stuff: workbench, workstand, tools, bike hooks, etc. The best features I added, though, are the old sofa and footrest, a mini-fridge, and a sound...
09-19-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Koyote

You can most likely fix it yourself...There are a...

You can most likely fix it yourself...There are a couple youtube videos that explain the problem and repair. Or an LBS can probably do it. It's most likely a three-minute job that involves no...
09-19-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Koyote

The advantage, which is slight, is that the 9sp...

The advantage, which is slight, is that the 9sp RD is 105, and the 10sp RD that I have sitting around is Dura-Ace.
09-19-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Koyote

Better yet: might as well try sitting on and...

Better yet: might as well try sitting on and riding the bike rather than asking strangers on the internet.
09-18-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Koyote

I’m not sure that ceramic bearings are very...

I’m not sure that ceramic bearings are very useful anywhere on a bike... least of all in the pedals.

Also, while I applaud your thoroughness, I don’t think it’s necessary to replace bearings in...
09-18-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Koyote

I've ridden the Riddler 37 and the Resolute...

I've ridden the Riddler 37 and the Resolute (which measures out at about 43mm on my rims). Both good. Similar tread. Just depends on whether you need more width/volume.

I'd bet that the...
09-18-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By Koyote

I hope you are kidding.

I hope you are kidding.
09-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Koyote

Here's a related question, since you seem to know...

Here's a related question, since you seem to know what you are talking about: Will a Shimano 10sp RD work with an otherwise 9sp system (brifters and cassette)?
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Koyote

I’ve known Ashton for a long time, and this is...

I’ve known Ashton for a long time, and this is just so much fun to watch. Aside from being a monster on the track, he is just a good guy – enjoys all aspects of cycling and helping other people to...
09-17-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By Koyote

Itís called ďdamage control.ď I really do...

Itís called ďdamage control.ď

I really do hope the person from Rodeo will come back and let us know if they ever determine the cause of the failure. I am curious.
09-17-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By Koyote

So, do you reckon I should replace the battery,...

So, do you reckon I should replace the battery, or just try re-pairing it with my cycle computer?
09-17-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,319
Posted By Koyote

What an incredibly foolish thing to do. ...

What an incredibly foolish thing to do.


On the bright side: when the whole jerry-rigged fork comes apart and causes a crash, perhaps you will be concussed badly enough to not remember that it's...
09-17-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By Koyote

I just double-checked my Strava file from the...

I just double-checked my Strava file from the gravel race I did this past Saturday: hit a top speed of 40mph on a descent...And many of the descents were very rough. (And I would bet that most other...
09-17-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By Koyote

"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like...

"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?"


I'm betting that that spot is where the butting ends - i.e., the tube wall thickness goes from thicker to thinner.

That's a pretty...
09-17-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By Koyote

Mine still works fine for navigation. Last...

Mine still works fine for navigation. Last weekend I downloaded a gpx file for an 80-mile route and it loaded and showed the trace map without problems. It did not give me turn-by-turn instructions,...
09-17-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,447
Posted By Koyote

I once found a nice 14" crescent wrench on the...

I once found a nice 14" crescent wrench on the roadside...I forget the brand, but it was well-made - forged construction. It was also great to have the extra weight in my jersey pocket since I was...
09-17-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,538
Posted By Koyote

Ride long enough, and these things will happen....

Ride long enough, and these things will happen. Mechanical objects fail.

PS: grammar isn't just a set of rules...it's a damn good idea.
09-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the on-topic and helpful info.

Thanks for the on-topic and helpful info.
09-12-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By Koyote

Iíve got ď paralysis by analysis.ď Iím in a...

Iíve got ď paralysis by analysis.ď Iím in a holding pattern, as my old computer is still serviceable. When I do buy one, though, it will probably be the Garmin edge 830. Oh, wait, or maybe the...
09-12-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By Koyote

Tim, thanks for that info. If I am understanding...

Tim, thanks for that info. If I am understanding it correctly, it is indeed (as you wrote) "an academic discussion" in that there is the theory (BTLE and Ant+ compatibility should be generic) and the...
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