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Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not sure what else you're expecting. You're...

I'm not sure what else you're expecting. You're going to get an aesthetically mismatched fork regardless, and you'd rather that it's from a current, but different, model (the Caledonia is the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,203
Posted By WhyFi

Just a heads-up on a really good deal - Excel in...

Just a heads-up on a really good deal - Excel in CO is selling OE two-packs of Hutchison Fusion 5 Performance 11Storm tires for $50....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By WhyFi

Did you try lubing things up a bit? I usually...

Did you try lubing things up a bit? I usually spray a bit of soapy water on the rim bed and beads before seating. With a small problem spot, I'll also pull/twist the bead in to place with my hands on...
01-27-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By WhyFi

Corrugated might provide a little more protection...

Corrugated might provide a little more protection than just the record sleeves, but I'm thinking that some 1/4" plywood would be better.... that would certainly keep the upper corners from bending,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Like I said, it's a nice little bonus. With it,...

Like I said, it's a nice little bonus. With it, there's no need to touch the Varia, other than to mount it - the light starts and stops with the start/stop of your activity. Oh, the other nice thing,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Having used both with the Varia, I'd go Garmin....

Having used both with the Varia, I'd go Garmin. Maps/nav is better on the Garmin and, while the Bolt does fine with the ANT+ Radar, it doesn't do ANT+ Lights (at least it didn't a year and a half...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

The 530 has been awesome. Great battery life,...

The 530 has been awesome. Great battery life, nice screen and maps.

A riding buddy has a 520 - when connected to my Varia, every alert kicked on the screen backlight and it significantly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,425
Posted By WhyFi

With identical tires, or those of a similar...

With identical tires, or those of a similar class, the size difference is still going to have an impact: weight, pressure, profile - they're all going to make small differences. Whether those small...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,425
Posted By WhyFi

Tires are consumables and, at these size...

Tires are consumables and, at these size differences, we're talking about more subtle differences - no reason not to try it yourself when your current tires need replacing. Even if you don't like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Side-to-side can be a sign of your saddle height...

Side-to-side can be a sign of your saddle height being off, but it could also be that you were really exerting yourself. I usually notice when someone doesn't have "quiet hips," and it's not...
01-26-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,577
Posted By WhyFi

Womp womp.

Womp womp.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Some bits were a little intense for my 5-year-old...

Some bits were a little intense for my 5-year-old daughter. You might want to have adult accompany you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,186
Posted By WhyFi

The valve holes get used whether you use tubes or...

The valve holes get used whether you use tubes or valve stems; mine are certainly round and well-finished. If you have a concern about yours, I'd contact the dealer from which they were purchased.
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01-26-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,577
Posted By WhyFi

Did you not see my edit that you quoted? ...

Did you not see my edit that you quoted?

Correct - the current AL Domane do not have Rear IsoSpeed, though the previous generations did, which explains my initial comment. However, the current...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

To paraphrase Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't...

To paraphrase Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't Jump, "oh, you can listen... but you can't hear." :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Speaking of turntables and associated goodies, I...

Speaking of turntables and associated goodies, I just sold a tube phono stage last week - it took all of one day to move it on craigslist. In addition to the kitchen refresh, a part of making...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

:notamused: Rega. E. Rega.

:notamused:

Rega.

E.

Rega.
01-25-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 652
Posted By WhyFi

No, haven't done that. Honestly, when it's that...

No, haven't done that. Honestly, when it's that cold out, my tolerance for bike shenanigans is considerably lower - 60-90 min is more than enough to quiet the demons. I'd have to be in a special mood...
01-25-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 652
Posted By WhyFi

A gravel bike with studs, of course. ...

A gravel bike with studs, of course.

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Seems to work well enough on ice -
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01-25-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,577
Posted By WhyFi

The best of both worlds is the IsoSpeed Spork. ...

The best of both worlds is the IsoSpeed Spork.


....or maybe that's the worst of both worlds. :foo:
01-25-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,577
Posted By WhyFi

AL has rear Iso, not front. edit: in doing...

AL has rear Iso, not front.

edit: in doing more looking, it seems as if Trek recently changed and is no longer doing rear Iso on the AL Domane. Funny thing is that they're not really doing front...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

I tried a citrus degreaser once. Smelled ******g...

I tried a citrus degreaser once. Smelled ******g horrible, gave me a migraine, and didn't seem terribly effective in this application - maybe it was just the brand/type that I used, though. I've only...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By WhyFi

With Specialized saddles, they have a simple...

With Specialized saddles, they have a simple chart where you start with the sit bone width and then factor in the hip angle, so someone with a less aggressive position may be on a different saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

We're out and about and needed to grab some...

We're out and about and needed to grab some lunch. There's a citywide mandate that includes proof of vaccination to eat-in. Fortunately, I put all of that on my phone before the VA trip. I kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Well, that sounds like a bummer of combination of...

Well, that sounds like a bummer of combination of conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Makes sense. Your FTP a little lower than what...

Makes sense. Your FTP a little lower than what what he runs at, but you're lighter. A big part of the downhills is just staying on top of the pedals, though. You need to get in to a tall gear before...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Hmmm. I've never lived in your climate, but we've...

Hmmm. I've never lived in your climate, but we've had a few Japanese maples. My understanding was that they're green if they're not getting enough light - they ditch the red and kick in the green for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Their separation in terms of w/kg isn't that...

Their separation in terms of w/kg isn't that much, but the fact that Brevet is significantly heavier means that he puts out quite a bit more power; this means that some diesels will have trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, yeah - they do have a set or two that are...

Ah, yeah - they do have a set or two that are hookless compatible.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

^^^ what tires?

^^^ what tires?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Wut. Forget the trainer - 5" of snow in...

Wut. Forget the trainer - 5" of snow in Williamsburg is Armageddon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

Itsajoke. It implies that the wife left him...

Itsajoke. It implies that the wife left him because she couldn't deal with the breath.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

Let sleeping dog specious claims lie for the...

Let sleeping dog specious claims lie for the greater good of the very important and useful thread topic? What fun would that be?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Hey indyfabz, did you see that email from REI MC?...

Hey indyfabz, did you see that email from REI MC? They're now doing 2% back for purchases with your REI MC when used with a mobile wallet method of payment (Apple or Google Pay, etc). What's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

I'm aware of the math and I'm also aware that...

I'm aware of the math and I'm also aware that burning calories != burning fat. Exceptionally few people can operate at a 5k+ cal deficit 7 days in a row and those that can/do are almost certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Not when it's between two dropouts and has a...

Not when it's between two dropouts and has a tightened axel running through it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, there's a rubber gasket on the Zipps and...

Yeah, there's a rubber gasket on the Zipps and they recommend pulling that down and over the pawls before inserting, but that gasket doesn't always seem to re-seat cleanly, so I just leave the gasket...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. It's the first that I've run in to it, too,...

Yup. It's the first that I've run in to it, too, but it seems as if it's becoming more common. I couldn't say why, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

:beer: I think that I've mentioned it...

:beer:

I think that I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating if you haven't dealt with it before: the freehub can/will slide right off so, when you're handling the rear wheel, don't hold...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Aligning yourself with VV. Oh, how the mighty...

Aligning yourself with VV. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Admitting that you're ignoring the fastest...

Admitting that you're ignoring the fastest growing road cycling segments is supposed to convince me that you're on top of things?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

Like all things, it depends. At those speeds and...

Like all things, it depends. At those speeds and with the right kind of vehicle, there can be a pretty generous pocket, enough so that you'd still have time to avoid hazards like potholes and road...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

Take a look at the leaderboard and see if the KOM...

Take a look at the leaderboard and see if the KOM holder and a number of people in the top 10-20 all happened on the same day. In any area with a decent number of strong riders, groups are almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

I agree, if you're talking primarily about water...

I agree, if you're talking primarily about water weight. 10lbs of fat in a week? That would definitely not be nothing and would be damn near impossible.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Your knowledge of the state of cycling has been...

Your knowledge of the state of cycling has been shown to be suspect, at best. Got any other, more reputable sources?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I'm on Android, but assumed that...

Yeah, I'm on Android, but assumed that replacements would generally be similar. I watched some videos on how to do it, but decided not to attempt it myself - replacing the screen looks to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Have you ever had a screen replaced? I've got...

Have you ever had a screen replaced? I've got some cracks on one edge of the screen with a few hairlines spreading across. I'd like it to be pretty and clean again, but the phone is still fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

Says who?

Says who?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,925
Views: 42,144
Posted By WhyFi

These Sex in the City fans got pretty shook,...

These Sex in the City fans got pretty shook, didn't they?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,999
Posted By WhyFi

Forget cutting carbs - cut liquids! That'll get...

Forget cutting carbs - cut liquids! That'll get that 10 pounds off pretty quickly. :twitchy:
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