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Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not saying that I know what's best for...

I'm not saying that I know what's best for everyone, but I am saying that, big picture, it's hypocritical to cite waste as a reason against going to universal standards.
01-06-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WhyFi

Race Fit is intended to be snug, often skin-tight...

Race Fit is intended to be snug, often skin-tight - no flappy-flappy from your jersey. Club Fit is intended to be more loose and relaxed. That doesn't necessarily mean sloppy, though - they can still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

When we had a store in Brooklyn, which was about...

When we had a store in Brooklyn, which was about 15 years ago, agreements with credit card networks, Visa, MC, etc, prohibited vendors from passing processing fees on to the customers. I guess that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

For you. For others, every move to or from an...

For you. For others, every move to or from an Apple device (or any other manufacturer that eschews industry standards in favor of proprietary connections) means additional waste. And let's just call...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

I mean, you're kvetching about binning some...

I mean, you're kvetching about binning some chargers and cables, but in the context of upgrading and then binning electronics that prolly shouldn't need to upgraded and binned. I think that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Man, if you're a Rapha fan or just Rapha-curious,...

Man, if you're a Rapha fan or just Rapha-curious, now's the time. They've got some really good stuff on sale, some at very steep discounts. My burgundy bib tights dropped to $125, so I couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

So much for that. I set up the trainer, thinking...

So much for that. I set up the trainer, thinking that I'd need to get in a little exercise after walking the girl to the bus stop, but then I noticed the icicles and dam starting to form on our roof...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Speaking of photos, my wife has been in a décor...

Speaking of photos, my wife has been in a décor mood lately, so I squirreled away some landscapes, from the SD trip, without her seeing them. After much internal debate, I got one printed on canvas...
01-04-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By WhyFi

Currently a huge winter sale going on, too. Many...

Currently a huge winter sale going on, too. Many tempting pieces.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Baby burritos are great. Both of my kids calmed...

Baby burritos are great. Both of my kids calmed right down when we burritoed them.
01-04-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By WhyFi

Some tires do have an inner, airtight layer;...

Some tires do have an inner, airtight layer; these can be run without sealant, if one should so desire. I think that these are kind of going away, though, as most people pop in sealant, at the point...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Post #1: If you have to ask... /thread ...

Post #1: If you have to ask...

/thread

But people still won't get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Your wife keeps you up with her complaining, too,...

Your wife keeps you up with her complaining, too, eh? Same.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Hot Take: "BOGO" should only be used when it's...

Hot Take: "BOGO" should only be used when it's "buy one/get one free" and not "buy one, get one for half off," or, heaven forbid, "buy one, get one 25% off."
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

It's rough all over. ...

It's rough all over.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,259
Views: 55,588
Posted By WhyFi

Happy new year, all. Lexington, KY to...

Happy new year, all.

Lexington, KY to Chicago, IL today - short day so that we can visit with family this evening.

Really looking forward to getting back home tomorrow.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

No loop for me, but I like to drope the hammar.

No loop for me, but I like to drope the hammar.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Torque specs are a max value, not a target value....

Torque specs are a max value, not a target value. With all bike parts CF, you torque them until they don't move under normal use, rather than crank them to the max value.

If your don't already...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Looks like a Specialized gobbler... The clamping...

Looks like a Specialized gobbler... The clamping hardware looks kind of like Trek (I'm not sure what the Specialized hardware looks like).

It's just a mess. A non-cyclist just grabbed a bunch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, the huge manatee.

Oh, the huge manatee.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Got in a little shakedown ride on bam's Cervelo....

Got in a little shakedown ride on bam's Cervelo. Fit was fine and no untoward noises to speak of! But man, is my fitness shot. When I get back home, I'm just going to have to slog through some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Colts. Matt Ryan evidently wanted people to...

Colts. Matt Ryan evidently wanted people to forget about the blown 28-3 Super Bowl lead.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

New (old) Tool Day - :bday: ...

New (old) Tool Day - :bday:

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Ah. This is probably where a lot of the...

Ah. This is probably where a lot of the divergence lies. To me, nothing highlights the artificial nature of a trainer ride quite like getting out of the saddle. It just feels completely unnatural to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Bah, humbug.

Bah, humbug.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, after school officially ended, and he turned...

Oh, after school officially ended, and he turned his phone back on, I texted him and he replied, "yup, I found it."

That's when I laid in to him about not contacting me, even though I expressly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I mean, none of these newer generation...

Yeah, I mean, none of these newer generation flagship tires sucks. I really like the Schwalbe, and I'd really love to try the Conti.... but the Pirelli have been great, as have the Michelin, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

My son's first middle school band performance is...

My son's first middle school band performance is this evening.

Just before leaving for the school bus this morning, he informed us that his trumpet has been MIA for four days. :banned:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

It doesn't mean much. Some, including myself,...

It doesn't mean much. Some, including myself, don't like under-seat mounted bags, with Velcro straps that go around the post, for the same reason. Bigger thighs = bib abrasion.

If your saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

There's SO much stuff out there - a total rabbit...

There's SO much stuff out there - a total rabbit hole. You really need to think about how you use and care for knives. On knife forums, it's common for members to fill out a form when seeking...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

How about shop talk? I snagged a Veritas low...

How about shop talk?

I snagged a Veritas low angle block plane during the Lee Valley seconds sale a month ago. Nice little thing.

I picked up a Rikon benchtop band saw a few weeks ago. Menards...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

I was appalled by my HR during exploratory...

I was appalled by my HR during exploratory trainer efforts as I've ridding the cold, flu, and strep rollercoaster over the last month. The first couple of of rides, when I thought I was getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

On the bright side, it's snowed about 6-8" today,...

On the bright side, it's snowed about 6-8" today, so I got to fire up the snow blower in earnest, for the first time since YouTube-ing my way through the carburetor disassembly and cleaning. :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

After getting sick and riding a rollercoaster for...

After getting sick and riding a rollercoaster for about a month, I'm keen to take advantage of low-hanging fruit that'll help to avoid getting sick.

Along those lines, did a bit of Zwifting today...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,202
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - that's dumb. I want them.

Lol - that's dumb.



I want them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Come on, big boy - you can get up any hills in...

Come on, big boy - you can get up any hills in your area on the 50/25. Big-big really isn't an issue on modern drivetrains. If there's any FD rub, just hit the trim and forget about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Depends on how frequently you get punctures and...

Depends on how frequently you get punctures and your mechanical aptitude. I suggest you go with solid tires. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By WhyFi

While this is all well and good, the "event" that...

While this is all well and good, the "event" that we're talking about is not a marathon, but a 45 mile ride at a level that Strava pegs as a ~1000 calorie effort (flat and ~15mph, so the estimate is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By WhyFi

It's not my intention to come off as a dick, but...

It's not my intention to come off as a dick, but I probably will, anyway - if I felt that I *needed* a constant feed of sugars to get through these kinds of efforts, I'd take the slow, but steady...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I'll do some gels chews once in a blue...

Yeah, I'll do some gels chews once in a blue moon, but I prefer regular food, too. I just don't see the value - monetarily or in terms of performance - in sport-specific snacks (drinking some kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By WhyFi

For me, it depends on the type of ride. If it's...

For me, it depends on the type of ride. If it's pretty casual, I enjoy stopping. If it's at a harder pace, I really dislike stopping - I get café legs and always feel worse off after a stop of 30+...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

wut. It's simple, easily replaceable, doesn't...

wut. It's simple, easily replaceable, doesn't rely on threads in CF, and it's effective... if it's not grimy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, the hanger is fastened by an external...

Yeah, the hanger is fastened by an external cone/nut. The only role of the frame in this is a hex indent that the hanger seats in to. In the first pic, you can see the gap between the hanger and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By WhyFi

You can say it - I'm elite. :p

You can say it - I'm elite. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By WhyFi

You can do 100 miles in four hours on that...

You can do 100 miles in four hours on that breakfast? Good for you! I don't know that I could choke that down with anything short of the promise of magical on-bike performance - it looks like dreck.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,592
Posted By WhyFi

My question to you would be: why do you want to...

My question to you would be: why do you want to increase your tire width by a couple of mm? All other things equal, that's not a big difference.

I've run various (really good) 28s and 30s and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

It's been snowing on and off for the last few...

It's been snowing on and off for the last few days, here. Unfortunately, after the time and effort of getting the snow blower up and running smoothly, the powers that be haven't had the decency to...
11-16-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,511
Posted By WhyFi

I have pairs that are ~5 years old with no...

I have pairs that are ~5 years old with no shrinkage. I wash cold and tumble dry on low, so nothing special.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,250
Posted By WhyFi

It was a man cold of the worst sort. :p

It was a man cold of the worst sort. :p
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