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12-01-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Polaris OBark

They have the Dealers Manual and User's Manual...

They have the Dealers Manual and User's Manual but no Exploded View for the GRX "brifters". I checked Shimano's site and several on-line vendors before posting here.

I ordered the BH59 and BH90...
12-01-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm really sorry. I spent the afternoon messing...

I'm really sorry. I spent the afternoon messing with my new shifters that I bought there, so I started with a false assumption.

As for the crankset, an 11-speed one will work fine.
12-01-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Polaris OBark

There is 1 left at BiketiresDirect.com ...

There is 1 left at BiketiresDirect.com

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/shimano-grx-st-rx400-individual-lever
12-01-22, 08:06 PM
12-01-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Polaris OBark

Is it possibly SB-BH59 ?

Is it possibly SB-BH59 ?
12-01-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,503
Posted By Polaris OBark

There was an interesting article on Long Covid...

There was an interesting article on Long Covid and exercise in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/12/well/move/long-covid-exercise.html).
12-01-22, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Polaris OBark

What Brake Hose Bolt do I need for GRX brake levers?

I just found out the hard way that the hose bolt that XT uses is a little bit narrower in diameter and possibly a different thread pitch to the one required for a GRX "brifter". Does anyone know...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 12,956
Posted By Polaris OBark

The Shimano factory "lube" seems to be quite...

The Shimano factory "lube" seems to be quite adhesive. I would (and have) removed it before using any type of chain lubricant, whether wax, oil, wet or dry.

I think the factory lube is to...
12-01-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 892
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a 1987 Bianchi SLX frame and fork that...

I have a 1987 Bianchi SLX frame and fork that fits 28mm tires fine. Yours looks more forgiving than mine. Ignore the naysayers, but definitely get gumwalls.
11-29-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,590
Posted By Polaris OBark

The "flu shot" is a vaccine.

The "flu shot" is a vaccine.
11-25-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think the graphics are from Shimano. But this...

I think the graphics are from Shimano. But this site is much more user-friendly for the most part (I think he added the GRX stuff on as a revision, so a little less so in this particular case).

I...
11-25-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Polaris OBark

It is a great website, and made setting up my...

It is a great website, and made setting up my wife's bike with Di2 much more straightforward.

I used his instructions for setting up her chain, and here is how it looks:

...
11-25-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Polaris OBark

This has a good description. Look toward the...

This has a good description. Look toward the bottom of the page:

https://bettershifting.com/installation-guide/installing-a-new-chain-length-and-direction/
11-24-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Polaris OBark

Is it still there? My guess is it is the radar...

Is it still there? My guess is it is the radar mount touching the Wolftooth clamp. (I do the same thing to prevent post slippage, but if it moves slightly, it will touch the clamp, and possibly tick...
11-23-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Polaris OBark

Clean the rim with isopropanol and apply 720 of...

Clean the rim with isopropanol and apply 720 of tape. Put a tube in the tire, and seat the tire and tube with full inflation for 24 hours. Then carefully take the tube out, breaking only one bead...
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Polaris OBark

Thanks. I have the Soma Saga disc FWIW. One...

Thanks. I have the Soma Saga disc FWIW.

One entertaining feature is it fits 55mm 700c tires.
Forum: Touring
11-23-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Polaris OBark

Nice photos. Not clear what the warning referred...

Nice photos. Not clear what the warning referred to.

How do you like the Soma Saga? I have one, and am still trying to decide...
11-22-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,569
Posted By Polaris OBark

It was something I read in Edmond's and/or...

It was something I read in Edmond's and/or Consumer Reports.

Often they make more on the loans than the car sale itself.
11-22-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,569
Posted By Polaris OBark

I had a similar experience, but I did it in a...

I had a similar experience, but I did it in a T-shirt and shorts. I think a lot of these guys hate haggling as much as we do, and their time is worth quite a bit (they could then sell two cars in the...
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,142
Posted By Polaris OBark

They are genetically deficient.

They are genetically deficient.
Forum: Touring
11-21-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,142
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm really proud of everyone here. Three pages,...

I'm really proud of everyone here. Three pages, and Colombia is spelled correctly.
11-20-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yes. (I did that for wheels I had for 7.5...

Yes.

(I did that for wheels I had for 7.5 years, and it worked as well as if it were brand spanking new. In fact, having tubes in can help seat the bead and press the tape down, so it can help....
11-19-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,153
Posted By Polaris OBark

Oops. I did not know that. Apologies to...

Oops. I did not know that.

Apologies to the OP!
11-18-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,153
Posted By Polaris OBark

The thread should be locked and then deleted...

The thread should be locked and then deleted simply on the basis of how badly The Hague was misspelled.

Edit: see post 23.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By Polaris OBark

Thanks. Looks like I should do some time there.

Thanks. Looks like I should do some time there.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By Polaris OBark

Bit-rot. The half-life of digital bike photos is...

Bit-rot. The half-life of digital bike photos is about 6 years. This thread goes back to 2011.



That's awesome. Where is it?
11-17-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,569
Posted By Polaris OBark

Are you a real one, or do you just play one on...

Are you a real one, or do you just play one on the internet?
11-17-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,569
Posted By Polaris OBark

Lighten up, Francis. I'm confused why you...

Lighten up, Francis.

I'm confused why you asked him a bunch of personal questions, with the implication that he isn't thinking carefully about early retirement.

(In case you are curious, I will...
11-17-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've heard the duration of jet lag can be...

I've heard the duration of jet lag can be calculated by taking the number of time zones (or the difference in clock time between two points) and multiplying by days, so, for example, Los Angeles vs....
11-17-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,403
Posted By Polaris OBark

I drove a Jaguar around England once. The rental...

I drove a Jaguar around England once. The rental car agency had guaranteed me a car with an automatic transmission (being an idiot American raised in flat suburbia in the Midwest, I couldn't drive a...
11-17-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,403
Posted By Polaris OBark

Metric system units.

Metric system units.
11-17-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,569
Posted By Polaris OBark

Society is approving if you buy a $70K car, but...

Society is approving if you buy a $70K car, but if you spend $8K on a bike, you have to hide that fact or spend the rest of your days explaining and apologizing for that offense.
11-17-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,569
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have to confess to naively assuming lots of...

I have to confess to naively assuming lots of people in Saudi Arabia are wealthy. But I also recognize that is probably very inaccurate.
11-17-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,002
Posted By Polaris OBark

It looks pretty clean already. I don't know if...

It looks pretty clean already. I don't know if "into the bathtub" is supposed to be literal, but if it is, don't. I don't see anything on there that wouldn't clean up with a damp rag and maybe a...
11-17-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Polaris OBark

I've got two bottles of the stuff (lotion, not...

I've got two bottles of the stuff (lotion, not spray) that have been here for several years. Neither has those ingredients you listed (or the benedryl).
11-17-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Polaris OBark

At risk of this being seen as another necropost...

At risk of this being seen as another necropost bump, how's the recovery going? I hope well.
11-17-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,403
Posted By Polaris OBark

Let's try to maintain some perspective here. ...

Let's try to maintain some perspective here.

It was a hybrid.
11-17-22, 08:04 AM
11-17-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By Polaris OBark

The BB software auto-translates a youtube link...

The BB software auto-translates a youtube link into an embedded video, but the quote might protect what was originally there (or prevents nested embedding).
11-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,372
Posted By Polaris OBark

I use these too. Best bang for the buck. ...

I use these too. Best bang for the buck.

There are only so many $15/pr socks one can buy. These, however, are in near infinite supply.

Pro tip: buy all of them the same color so you don't...
11-16-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Polaris OBark

You can directly download the html file from the...

You can directly download the html file from the link and read it that way.
11-15-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Polaris OBark

Bike thefts in Burlington VT

NYT article (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/12/business/burlington-police-stolen-bikes.html). Interesting read.
11-14-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By Polaris OBark

The photos struck me as similar, somehow, even...

The photos struck me as similar, somehow, even before I saw your post.

Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Touring
11-12-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By Polaris OBark

Some Garmins (like my 530) have this kind of...

Some Garmins (like my 530) have this kind of alarm.

My guess is they are about as effective as car alarms. Whenever I hear one go off at 3 am, I am completely torn between alerting the...
11-12-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By Polaris OBark

I am trialing Rouvy, based in large part what is...

I am trialing Rouvy, based in large part what is in this thread (esp. the o.p. -- thank you).

Today I did a ride that I frequently do in real life, to compare. I think somewhere around 75% is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,740
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yeah, my 11-speed indexed bar ends are hard...

Yeah, my 11-speed indexed bar ends are hard enough to get right. I was hoping for a miracle, with shorter shift cables, but the truth is my arms are so short I was never a natural down-tube shifter.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,740
Posted By Polaris OBark

I went from friction downtube shifters to Di2 and...

I went from friction downtube shifters to Di2 and skipped everything between 1987 at 2014 (two different bikes). I like both of these extremes. Then I started to use mechanical indexed shifting, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,740
Posted By Polaris OBark

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,740
Posted By Polaris OBark

Thanks. I never even thought of that. They are...

Thanks. I never even thought of that. They are Microshift, FWIW. If that rectangular-shaped bolt matches what is on the frame, I guess this should be an option.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,740
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have 11-speed bar-end shifters, and if possible...

I have 11-speed bar-end shifters, and if possible would like to replace them with down-tube friction shifters. Are there any options? Do they actually work?
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