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05-20-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 185
Posted By Koyote

Stop applying inaccurate and borderline...

Stop applying inaccurate and borderline pejorative language: OP doesn't seem stressed or obsessed, but rather was wondering whether he needs to change his settings or perhaps have his computer...
05-20-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 185
Posted By Koyote

His ride elevation was off by a factor of...

His ride elevation was off by a factor of >2.5x.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 67,639
Posted By Koyote

When I was in Westminster Cathedral, at one point...

When I was in Westminster Cathedral, at one point I looked downward and realized that I was standing on Charles Darwin.
05-20-24, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Koyote

I'm wondering why you want to acquire so many old...

I'm wondering why you want to acquire so many old cheap bikes(?)
05-19-24, 04:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad that I lack the insight and intelligence...

I'm glad that I lack the insight and intelligence to just know what I'll dislike before I even try it.
05-19-24, 02:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By Koyote

Have you ever tried riding in a group?

Have you ever tried riding in a group?
05-18-24, 09:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 977
Posted By Koyote

No, I donít buy junk. Why would I?

No, I donít buy junk. Why would I?
05-18-24, 07:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By Koyote

Since MikeDeason has been back to this thread...

Since MikeDeason has been back to this thread since I first asked this question, and has declined to answer it, I will state my rhetorical point more plainly: it's difficult to take you seriously...
05-18-24, 04:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By Koyote

Have you ever tried riding with a group?

Have you ever tried riding with a group?
05-18-24, 12:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By Koyote

gtfoh!

gtfoh!
05-18-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,780
Posted By Koyote

Have you ever tried riding with a group?

Have you ever tried riding with a group?
05-18-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By Koyote

We're "missing the point" because the point is...

We're "missing the point" because the point is invalid. Plenty of previous posters have discussed some of the other reasons (most of which have nothing to do with the bikes) why your speed and...
05-17-24, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Koyote

I presume he is referring to his local REI store.

I presume he is referring to his local REI store.
05-17-24, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By Koyote

What he said. That is a smokin' deal, and REI is...

What he said. That is a smokin' deal, and REI is about the best retailer imaginable.
05-17-24, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Koyote

Races will often have different distances, and...

Races will often have different distances, and their routes intersect and/or overlap. Last weekend I rode a 100-mile gravel race...For about the last fifteen miles, we were passing riders who had...
05-16-24, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,701
Posted By Koyote

You asked for my thoughts, and here they are: ...

You asked for my thoughts, and here they are:

They're not "giving themselves" anything; they've raised the price, and you can decide whether to pay it or find an alternative.

What has summer's...
05-16-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 829
Posted By Koyote

That may have nothing to do with the bearing...

That may have nothing to do with the bearing material...And at any rate is virtually irrelevant with regard to speed.
05-16-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

Yes, they think they're clever -- but they don't...

Yes, they think they're clever -- but they don't realize just how vividly the BS content (whether AI-generated or just old-fashioned plagiarism) jumps out at the reader.
05-16-24, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 779
Posted By Koyote

This is a solid list...And note that some of...

This is a solid list...And note that some of these items are suitable for general shop use, i.e. not bike-specific, so a person might already own them.

The metric Allen key set is probably the...
05-15-24, 07:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 829
Posted By Koyote

Greater sphericity which leads to virtually...

Greater sphericity which leads to virtually trivial reductions in drag.
05-15-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Koyote

This reminds me of the time I bought an old house...

This reminds me of the time I bought an old house in the Midwestern US, and then discovered that it had been hit by a tornado about 75 years earlier. "Great," I said. "It's pre-disastered! It'll...
05-14-24, 06:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

Jokes are more effective when they're actually...

Jokes are more effective when they're actually funny.
05-13-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the congrats, but bragging was not the...

Thanks for the congrats, but bragging was not the point, as I suspect many bf'ers regularly do more impressive rides.

The point, as outlined in the original post, is that my riding conditions are...
05-13-24, 06:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

And that's the level of most tubeless criticism...

And that's the level of most tubeless criticism here on bf: poking uninformed fun at something that you (and no one I've ever met) have even tried, but that some riders apparently find useful for...
05-12-24, 03:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

I'll quote the last paragraph of my opening post:...

I'll quote the last paragraph of my opening post:



If I'm doing a 100+ mile gravel race, the last thing I want to do is put in a tube. Tubeless handles most small punctures pretty well, as in...
05-12-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,527
Posted By Koyote

Tell me again that tubeless is stupid

Yesterday I rode a gravel race. It was going according to plan: in the first few miles I fell in with a good group of riders, we worked together well and made good time, and I was having one of my...
05-12-24, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

No recommendations for you, but a comment: hub...

No recommendations for you, but a comment: hub weight is virtually irrelevant to any performance metric, but an unreliable hub can ruin your day. You may find DT Swiss uninteresting (whatever that...
05-12-24, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By Koyote

This thread makes me glad that I can afford to...

This thread makes me glad that I can afford to pay a few bucks more in order to promptly get things from reliable sellers.
05-11-24, 04:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Koyote

I think Larry suggested it at some point, but I...

I think Larry suggested it at some point, but I could be mixing up the various bf doofuses.
05-10-24, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Koyote

Let me be clearer: even if the event is on public...

Let me be clearer: even if the event is on public roads, it is lame to ride that route during the event. Very lame.
05-10-24, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Koyote

You want to join an organized ride (race) without...

You want to join an organized ride (race) without properly registering and paying the fee?

Are you a sock puppet for LarrySellerz ?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-24, 05:11 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,731
Posted By Koyote

The term from economics is diminishing marginal...

The term from economics is diminishing marginal utility. (Utility = satisfaction, essentially.) Less and less additional utility for each additional dollar (or hundred dollars, or thousand dollars)...
05-08-24, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Koyote

If it is a new bike, why arenít you back at the...

If it is a new bike, why arenít you back at the shop explaining this issue? Surely there is a warranty.
05-08-24, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Koyote

After you get the new parts on the bike, take it...

After you get the new parts on the bike, take it to a shop and have them align the derailleur hanger. They'll have a special tool and the know-how, and it'll cost about the same as a new hanger. (So...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-24, 04:06 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,731
Posted By Koyote

I'm thinking the poster's Primal Wear jerseys are...

I'm thinking the poster's Primal Wear jerseys are of the latter types.



I have some Rapha jerseys that were made in China, and they are of the same exceptional quality as any of their other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-24, 03:08 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,731
Posted By Koyote

For the umpteenth (and perhaps last) time: your...

For the umpteenth (and perhaps last) time: your opinion is, by your own admission, completely uninformed by any actual experience using the "high end" jerseys. The fact that you don't feel a need for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,916
Posted By Koyote

I won one of these...

I won one of these (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/tools/products/6-bit-hex-wrench-multi-tool) at a bike race last weekend -- seems a pretty minimalist tool. Very thin, light, easy...
05-06-24, 08:29 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,505
Posted By Koyote

The people who believe the government is tracking...

The people who believe the government is tracking them usually seem to be the people in whom the government would be least interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 24,185
Posted By Koyote

It's already old. We've got a handful of...

It's already old.

We've got a handful of posters who believe that, since they were better back in the old days, everything else must've been better, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-24, 12:31 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 24,185
Posted By Koyote

Incorrect. Tire did not come off wheel. ...

Incorrect. Tire did not come off wheel.
...
05-05-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 875
Posted By Koyote

Find a bike coop and see if they want them; if...

Find a bike coop and see if they want them; if not, those bikes are scrap metal.
05-05-24, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By Koyote

I scanned the video. I wouldn't let that...

I scanned the video.

I wouldn't let that guy near me and my bike.
05-05-24, 06:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By Koyote

This. A long time ago, I ran a B-17 Narrow...

This.

A long time ago, I ran a B-17 Narrow on my road racing bike, which had about 4 inches of drop from the saddle to the handlebar. Worked fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-24, 07:31 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 5,417
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. Oh, I've got nothing against...

Agreed.



Oh, I've got nothing against aluminum. But the alu Tourmalet frame was not great.
05-04-24, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,176
Posted By Koyote

Are you made of money or something? Hell, Iíll...

Are you made of money or something? Hell, Iíll bet youíve got a separate chain for each of your bikes, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-24, 07:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,916
Posted By Koyote

I happily used Ziploc sandwich bags for many...

I happily used Ziploc sandwich bags for many years, but then a couple years ago I bought a ride wallet (from another brand) to carry my phone, cash, and other small incidentals. Not a life changer,...
05-03-24, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By Koyote

Iíve got Brooks leather flaps on a couple bikesÖ...

Iíve got Brooks leather flaps on a couple bikesÖ The only mistake you can make is not going close enough to the ground. Iíd say get it about one and a half inches from the pavement. Remember, the...
05-03-24, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,112
Posted By Koyote

Was this research funded by the National...

Was this research funded by the National Institutes of Health, or maybe by the National Science Foundation, or by some other organization?

How large was your control group? Your experimental...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,916
Posted By Koyote

I put the pink one in a cart, then decided to...

I put the pink one in a cart, then decided to think about it. This afternoon they sent an email with a code for free shipping, which is better than the 10% off offer.

Yeah, I definitely have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-24, 01:35 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,731
Posted By Koyote

I would "like" your posts, but it might get...

I would "like" your posts, but it might get upset.
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