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06-16-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Koyote

I watched the first few minutes, including the...

I watched the first few minutes, including the scene you referenced. I did not pick up any mocking condescension - just a sort of acknowledgment that the scoring in a grand tour is perhaps not well...
06-16-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By Koyote

I've got a Rapha Flyweight jersey that is the...

I've got a Rapha Flyweight jersey that is the best thing ever for a very hot day...Even on gravel.
06-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By Koyote

Get a ratcheting socket wrench, and it'll only...

Get a ratcheting socket wrench, and it'll only take a minute or two to deal with it.
06-14-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Koyote

I'm not having this particular issue, but I am...

I'm not having this particular issue, but I am having other issues since the recent update. They seemed to have broken the operating system.

My next bike computer will not be a Lezyne.
06-14-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By Koyote

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so...

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so forgive me if someone else has already pointed this out: you should see a dermatologist. Not a general practitioner.
06-14-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,922
Posted By Koyote

There痴 no accounting for taste.

There痴 no accounting for taste.
06-13-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Koyote

Your LBS can probably get wheels from the QBP...

Your LBS can probably get wheels from the QBP Wheelhouse at reasonable prices. As long as the shop double-checks the spoke tension, they should be okay.

These would be decent wheels - say, Shimano...
06-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

Except that tariffs are usually met with...

Except that tariffs are usually met with retaliatory tariffs, which then reduce exports (and hence output) from the domestic industries. (To put it bluntly, any reasonably intelligent person would...
06-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Koyote

Yep, have a bike shop assess the bike. Their...

Yep, have a bike shop assess the bike. Their likely response is that they cannot vouch for the bike's safety and hence it should be replaced. If the frame is metal (steel or aluminum), they may sign...
06-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

So far in 2019...

So far in 2019 (https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html), both exports to China and imports from China are lower than they were at this point in 2018. While such values tend to...
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By Koyote

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and...

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and slow, and you smell bad."

Now that's an overly harsh bike.
06-11-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By Koyote

And don't forget that, while lighter wheels might...

And don't forget that, while lighter wheels might be faster while spinning, they will slow you down if they fail.

In other words, don't go too light, unless you are prepared to spend big money to...
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06-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,098
Posted By Koyote

Sex is truly good.

Sex is truly good.
06-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Koyote

Thanks, that does sound plausible -- especially...

Thanks, that does sound plausible -- especially since, as I understand it, a Di2 RD will actually overshift and then come back to the correct gear, in order to accomplish an actual shift more rapidly.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By Koyote

Please explain. I'm curious about this...

Please explain.

I'm curious about this because I once did a 200+ mile ride on a warm sunny day without sunglasses (they fell out of my pocket at the start) -- and that night, I woke up around 1am...
06-11-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Koyote

[/b] Hmm. On my Di2 bike, hitting a button...

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Hmm. On my Di2 bike, hitting a button while NOT pedaling will indeed move the derailleur, just like on a mechanical system. So I'm not sure that this is the issue. But I sure would like to...
06-11-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By Koyote

Find a good shop and have it build some custom...

Find a good shop and have it build some custom wheels. Start with good hubs (DT Swiss 240 or 350, depending on your budget, or Bitex if you want to spend less), good double-butted spokes, and decent...
06-10-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,945
Posted By Koyote

Yes, you are correct! I actually thought about...

Yes, you are correct! I actually thought about that, and simply forgot to add such a disclaimer to my post.

I do think you could go a little lower, though. Remember that you won't get pinchflats...
06-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,945
Posted By Koyote

Those pressures are a bit high for a 40mm...

Those pressures are a bit high for a 40mm tubeless tire. Might want to drop to, say, 35f/40r and see how it feels.

For what it's worth, I've run my 37mm tires as low as 25f/28r. At that pressure,...
06-06-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,686
Posted By Koyote

Richard is a very chatty and helpful guy....

Richard is a very chatty and helpful guy. Especially if you get him on the phone. He will answer all of your questions.

My new Gunnar Hyper-xf is a bit heavier than I had anticipated, and also...
06-01-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Koyote

Actually, you can often buy Rapha stuff at very...

Actually, you can often buy Rapha stuff at very reasonable prices in the sale section of their website -usually after a season ends. It wouldn’t surprise me if these shoes are eventually available at...
06-01-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Koyote

Don’t ride it. Not worth the risk. But...

Don’t ride it. Not worth the risk.

But then, I really like having teeth.
06-01-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,012
Posted By Koyote

Which would you rather live without: cycling, or...

Which would you rather live without: cycling, or your wife?
Answer that question honestly, and you’ll be moving in the right direction. Life is full of tradeoffs.

At one point in my life, I cut...
05-30-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,779
Posted By Koyote

You're never going to get one of those frames...

You're never going to get one of those frames with custom paint, Di2, and carbon wheels for $5K. That would be more like $10K.



Yep, a bling custom bike is cheap compared to a decent college...
05-29-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Koyote

Which FD? Might help to know if they have...

Which FD? Might help to know if they have addressed it in the latest (8050) generation.
05-29-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,416
Posted By Koyote

I would put on a reliably good chain, such as...

I would put on a reliably good chain, such as anything by Shimano or SRAM. Then see if you still have a problem.
05-29-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By Koyote

Always lean your bike with the derailleur towards...

Always lean your bike with the derailleur towards the wall, tree, or whatever. Then, if it falls, it'll land on the cheaper side.
05-28-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,083
Posted By Koyote

I like the anti-bling stuff. Cane Creek 110...

I like the anti-bling stuff.

Cane Creek 110 headset. Better and more expensive than a Chris King, but looks like any other headset.

Brooks Cambium Rubber bar tape. More expensive than...
05-22-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By Koyote

Ditto x 2!

Ditto x 2!
05-22-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By Koyote

I appreciate that info, wgscott . I just took...

I appreciate that info, wgscott . I just took delivery of a new bike with Ultegra Di2, and we decided (at the last minute) to put on a placeholder crankset from the parts bin which will be replaced...
05-20-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,090
Posted By Koyote

I知 a carbon-based life form, and I知 still going...

I知 a carbon-based life form, and I知 still going strong after 56+ years. I知 pretty sure my carbon-based bike frame is strong enough.
05-20-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

The explanation is highly technical, and so...

The explanation is highly technical, and so probably beyond the scope of this discussion. I was merely trying to be accurate and precise: there is one specific set of circumstances in which tariffs...
05-20-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,103
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the additional info.

Thanks for the additional info.
05-20-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Koyote

Which means the OP might need a new cassette.

Which means the OP might need a new cassette.
05-20-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,103
Posted By Koyote

This thing looks great! I can't find it at the...

This thing looks great! I can't find it at the Park website, so I am guessing you bought it some time back and it has been discontinued. Shoot.
05-20-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Koyote

Wrong, and you know it, and not at all witty....

Wrong, and you know it, and not at all witty. Just stupid and mean.

OP: As others have written, new cones will be fine. If you can't find 'em online, just take one to an LBS for help. Lots of good...
05-20-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Koyote

Is the motorist at fault? And if so, is his/her...

Is the motorist at fault? And if so, is his/her insurance covering this incident? If so, insist they buy you a new frame. If necessary, take your bike to a shop and ask them to verify that it is...
05-20-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By Koyote

Gunnar Hyper-X can be had for around $1300 in...

Gunnar Hyper-X can be had for around $1300 in standard geo, with your choice of dropouts, brake mounts, and color. Add $300 for a steel fork, $500+ for a good cf fork, and add $350 if you want custom...
05-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,090
Posted By Koyote

I've got steel-framed bikes, and I've got a...

I've got steel-framed bikes, and I've got a cf-framed bike. They all ride nicely - smooth, stiff enough, etc. The steel frames are slightly heavier, but not enough to make much difference.

As a...
05-17-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure how it matters whether I'm on summer...

I'm not sure how it matters whether I'm on summer vacation. But when I am teaching economics, you are free to pay tuition and take a class. Until then, I don't owe you anything -- especially if...
05-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Koyote

+1 on merino wool. Toad, what sort of rain...

+1 on merino wool.

Toad, what sort of rain jacket do you favor?
05-17-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By Koyote

The original post mentions that the bike is...

The original post mentions that the bike is "difficult to ride" and that things fall off of it, which makes it sound like a piece of junk. And I wrote nothing about Wal-Mart, or LBS bikes, Bike...
05-17-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

There are plenty of other less-painful options to...

There are plenty of other less-painful options to resolve trade (and other international) disputes...Try using google, since I'm on summer vacation. None of them will be "pain-free," though...And I...
05-16-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

Economists generally don't regard trade deficits...

Economists generally don't regard trade deficits (or trade surpluses, for that matter) as either good or bad. Each results from a set of circumstances which benefit some players and harm others, but...
05-16-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,219
Posted By Koyote

Paradox: it's kind of hard to become enthused...

Paradox: it's kind of hard to become enthused about cycling if you're riding a piece of junk.
05-16-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,527
Posted By Koyote

I have a PhD in Economics, and am a semi-retired...

I have a PhD in Economics, and am a semi-retired professor. I taught international trade theory for many years. It doesn't mean I'm always right, even on economic matters, but there it is.

The...
05-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the advice, so far. Happy to get more...

Thanks for the advice, so far. Happy to get more advice, if it's forthcoming.

I'll try a new battery first. If that doesn't work, I'll get a new HR monitor.

It's a Garmin, but the battery is...
05-16-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By Koyote

Wacky HR monitor readings - help!

Hi all. I know this is a fairly common problem: My Garmin HR monitor was reliable for about 1.5 years, but recently started giving highly erratic readings. Always about 7-12 minutes into the ride,...
05-16-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By Koyote

This is the correct answer. And this.

This is the correct answer.



And this.
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