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09-25-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By wgscott

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they...

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they caused flatulence.
09-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right...

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right Thing. So, hopefully it will be straightforward.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 351
Posted By wgscott

There used to be a whole MAD magazine section...

There used to be a whole MAD magazine section devoted to "Don't you hate it when..."

Robbed of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
09-23-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person...

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person tantrum. :rolleyes:
09-23-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,246
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, where did I express worry (vs. mild...

Sorry, where did I express worry (vs. mild bemusement)?
09-22-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,246
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.
09-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. ...

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. Hopefully this gets resolved. My kid wants to know how much it would cost to upgrade to mechanical shifting. :rolleyes:
09-22-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,246
Posted By wgscott

Pull the extender rod out some more. I use it...

Pull the extender rod out some more. I use it with 700C/29" rims with no issues. Just how big are your wheels?
09-22-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,246
Posted By wgscott

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.
09-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,245
Posted By wgscott

Pedals were for awhile, but I settled on XTR...

Pedals were for awhile, but I settled on XTR trail pedals. I have a subset of those bars you listed. Leather saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,096
Posted By wgscott

By the way, welcome back. I hope this means you...

By the way, welcome back. I hope this means you recovered from that horrific Raccoon Crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,096
Posted By wgscott

Oh, snap...

Oh, snap (https://www.velonews.com/gallery/gallery-mark-cavendishs-tour-de-france-specialized-s-works-tarmac-sl7/).

Admittedly, he had it slammed too far forward. But still .....

...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,035
Posted By wgscott

Great question. A more informed observer...

Great question.

A more informed observer might note that the two positions of 0% are separated by the length of the bubble. Therefore, the correct way to read it is from the top of the bubble for...
09-20-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By wgscott

I use mine for the life of the chain, and am a...

I use mine for the life of the chain, and am a naturally paranoid risk-averse person.



This is the answer to your first question (why I was reluctant to remove the chain for cleaning).

I...
09-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

I was being a bit facetious about having a...

I was being a bit facetious about having a tantrum, but I wasn't about going to the shop after the race. The problem is that Di2 works so well in the vast majority of cases that it is easy to be...
09-20-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

I think he is too under-assertive, but I hear you...

I think he is too under-assertive, but I hear you and will wait until Tuesday.

I almost drove an extra 150 miles each way so I could have a tantrum at the bike shop in person after the race, but...
09-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

Fortunately, he has the same name.

Fortunately, he has the same name.
09-20-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

The one card I have to play is the receipt is in...

The one card I have to play is the receipt is in my name (and I've been a Trek customer since the early 1980s, not that anyone would care at this point).
09-20-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

I'm not sure, and I am hoping the bike shop would...

I'm not sure, and I am hoping the bike shop would try this (given that they or Trek assembled it).
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery...

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery is inside the seat tube, so I have no idea if it is getting hot. I suspect it is NOT the battery since they warrantied it and it is still doing the...
09-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

Yes, Shimano's warranty on this is for two years...

Yes, Shimano's warranty on this is for two years (3 for Dura Ace/XTR). In this case I can't muck around because I live so far away.
09-20-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

The problem is I am now 700 miles away, and I was...

The problem is I am now 700 miles away, and I was hoping the bike shop would Do the Right Thing. (I could have brought it home with me yesterday, but then I would have 1400 miles of driving to do to...
09-19-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By wgscott

Di2 problems ongoing

I've had a bike equipped with Ultegra Di2 since 2014, and it has been flawless.

My son has had a 2020 Trek Emonda with Di2 Ultegra, and it has been problematic from the beginning. Briefly, it...
09-13-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By wgscott

I've used Squirt brand chain lube on top of a...

I've used Squirt brand chain lube on top of a waxed chain to refresh it, and more recently Demondtech Lite. Squirt is basically a solution of water, slack wax, and paraffin, so in many ways it is...
09-07-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By wgscott

A slightly less expensive alternative that works...

A slightly less expensive alternative that works almost as well:

...
09-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 218,618
Posted By wgscott

Silca frame pump: in situ ...

Silca frame pump:



in situ

Compared to my 1987 Bianchi Silca pump, and current mini pump and CO2:

...
08-29-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By wgscott

Unless you are my wife.

Unless you are my wife.
08-28-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I was afraid of that.

Thanks. I was afraid of that.
08-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By wgscott

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about...

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about this again.



I may have a problem. Although this frame is steel, it is fairly atypical in the way the chain stays are shaped to allow for a 3"...
08-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By wgscott

That's my experience. In fact, I wear mine out...

That's my experience. In fact, I wear mine out in fewer miles.
08-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By wgscott

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic...

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic pads (or vice versa). In general, organic pads are quieter, but metallic pads are slightly better under wet conditions.
08-20-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
Posted By wgscott

I wound up getting her a Cannondale e-Roadbike...

I wound up getting her a Cannondale e-Roadbike (different thread), but now I am back to wanting to do one of these conversions, so am re-reading this thread.

Another bike I have in mind has a 73mm...
08-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By wgscott

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since...

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since May) and it has been a success. It also appears to be helping her knee (relative to walking, swimming and other stuff). She is also finding riding...
Forum: Foo
08-19-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,942
Posted By wgscott

My dad had an expression: "Friends come and...

My dad had an expression:

"Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate."
08-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,315
Posted By wgscott

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it. ...

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it.

I was shocked by how much harsher and more fatiguing even a compliant carbon frame was on a rough gravel road.

Rene Herse tires help a lot, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By wgscott

@Broctoon...

@Broctoon (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/broctoon-445133.html) gave an outstanding answer, as you note.

One very small additional point I would make is that many so-called "Endurance Road" or...
Forum: Foo
08-09-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By wgscott

Area Man burns Area Rug

> $1K + the original cost is a lot to pay for a doggie training pad.

You are correct. The dog is now trained.

Burn the rug, and get a wood floor with an inlay design that will tie the room...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By wgscott

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and...

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and here it costs US$150. The chainline is 3mm further out than my Ultegra 50/34, but the Ultegra front derailleur handles it fine. (The GRX mechanical...
08-08-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo...

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo (ground level, unfortunately). (I think the new building code here now requires having two for the 911 people rebuilding.) I have to power the well...
08-08-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

I've burned through probably several hundred...

I've burned through probably several hundred dollars worth of pads over the years at $20/pr, which I thought was bad enough.

I found these sold on Amazon, so I ordered one pair just to see if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By wgscott

All of these, without exception, sound like they...

All of these, without exception, sound like they could be fit issues (and are probably relatively easily addressed by optimizing saddle height, gearing, stem length, handlebar size and positioning,...
08-08-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

Wadya think? ...

Wadya think?


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By wgscott

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM...

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM cassette on my bike with a 46/30T crank, and I am not ashamed to use the lowest gear on >15%.

My rear derailleur is a Shimano Ultegra Di2 officially...
08-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

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08-08-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By wgscott

Apocalypse BrakePad

I need some Shimano L03A or compatible pads, (preferably at a price less than what you pay for a whole caliper with the same pad inside it). These appear to be unobtainium. If I am not mistaken,...
07-24-21, 10:27 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By wgscott

I bought one in 2014. (A Steel Adventure Road...

I bought one in 2014. (A Steel Adventure Road bike). It is my primary ride. The quality of craftsmanship and attention to fit, finish, and detail is superb. He is also an extremely pleasant and...
07-06-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,021
Posted By wgscott

Apologies for the delayed reply. This in fact was...

Apologies for the delayed reply. This in fact was the problem (and as I and others have mentioned, looks to be what Cannondale specifies):
...
05-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,397
Posted By wgscott

There are several aspects at play here, which...

There are several aspects at play here, which complicate things.

1. The First Law of Thermodynamics. There is no way around this. If you consume more Calories than you combust, you will gain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,971
Posted By wgscott

This is the most likely source of the problem. ...

This is the most likely source of the problem. Many of the folks who sprint past you on the hills probably weigh 150 lbs or less.

A new bike, etc, can only do so much, and even though I know...
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