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08-16-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Koyote

There's this thing called 'google': ...

There's this thing called 'google':

https://ridewithgps.com/help/pairing-bluetooth/
08-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Koyote

Additionally, the screen will show if there are...

Additionally, the screen will show if there are two or even three cars coming up on you, and their relative positions. This is particularly valuable, as I've noticed that sometimes, after a vehicle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,018
Posted By Koyote

I just moved from a more moderate climate...

I just moved from a more moderate climate to...Hell. Well, it's hot as hell around here, anyway. And dry. I used to check my sealant level each month, and only had to add sealant every couple months....
08-16-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,462
Posted By Koyote

In other words, you did exactly as I would've:...

In other words, you did exactly as I would've: when it was safe to do so, you got out of the car's way.



You seem to have personified the Varia, accusing it of "bullying" on behalf of...
08-15-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,462
Posted By Koyote

When a car is bearing down on me, I do prefer to...

When a car is bearing down on me, I do prefer to stay out of its way. What do you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Koyote

I've done plenty of racing on my old road bike...

I've done plenty of racing on my old road bike which weighs about 20.5 lbs "all in" -- i.e., with pedals, bottle cages, pump mount and computer mount. I did weigh it once, but otherwise have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Koyote

Damn. That would be great.

Damn. That would be great.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

700c refers to the diameter; you seem interested...

700c refers to the diameter; you seem interested in a wider tire, which is the second measurement. (i.e., the 38mm width of the tires on your Schwinn.)

Without knowing WHICH Cervelo you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 473
Posted By Koyote

I also immediately thought of the Rapha Classic...

I also immediately thought of the Rapha Classic bibs, or any of their other models that use the same chamois - it’s very thick. Also, I’m 6 feet 1.5 inches tall and wear the medium… And the straps...
08-13-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Koyote

Some people get by with the original FD, others...

Some people get by with the original FD, others find they need the GRX. Best advice is to buy the FD along with the crankset, just in case it's needed. If the original FD works fine, return the GRX...
08-13-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,083
Posted By Koyote

That's often my metric, too, when evaluating my...

That's often my metric, too, when evaluating my costly mistakes. Makes most of them seem rather trivial.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Koyote

It would help if you post a photo.

It would help if you post a photo.
08-13-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By Koyote

You don't even know how to ask the question...And...

You don't even know how to ask the question...And you demand a "proper answer"?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,485
Posted By Koyote

So what exactly is your complaint against...

So what exactly is your complaint against Specialized?
08-12-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Koyote

It's Larry. Of course his der hanger is bent.

It's Larry. Of course his der hanger is bent.
08-12-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Koyote

I'm betting the der hanger is bent. I normally...

I'm betting the der hanger is bent. I normally wouldn't worry about frame alignment after a crash, but Larry is a big guy; if it's a steel or aluminum frame, and he landed ON it, it could've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,485
Posted By Koyote

You entirely missed the point of Atlas Shrugged...

You entirely missed the point of Atlas Shrugged ’s post.
08-12-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 269
Posted By Koyote

I gave you one: the CO2 carts. But if you...

I gave you one: the CO2 carts.

But if you think that a $160 booster pump is overly expensive for this, then you've picked the wrong hobby. :)
08-12-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 269
Posted By Koyote

You seem to know what's involved in mounting...

You seem to know what's involved in mounting tubeless tires, so what kind of "suggestions" are you after?

In a pinch, tubeless tires can often be mounted with a CO2 cartridge -- but not always,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,485
Posted By Koyote

You missed the entire point of Atlas Shrugged 's...

You missed the entire point of Atlas Shrugged 's post.
08-11-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Koyote

That's how my Varia works with Bolt v2. A little...

That's how my Varia works with Bolt v2. A little irritating, but not a dealbreaker. I can do it while riding along.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By Koyote

I've got no idea on your first Q; will leave that...

I've got no idea on your first Q; will leave that to others.

Regarding your second Q: on a long, fast, steep descent, I would prefer tubeless tires with adequate sealant. In my experience, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Koyote

I actually have a Wahoo computer -- no touch...

I actually have a Wahoo computer -- no touch screen. But even when I did briefly have a Garmin, I liked the bt connection. I mostly ride gravel, and on a rough road, when I want to keep both hands on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Koyote

Totally worth the small cost. You'll also get a...

Totally worth the small cost. You'll also get a Di2 battery level readout on your Garmin, as well as a gear position indicator. The latter is surprisingly useful if you live in a hilly area: when...
08-11-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Koyote

Sometimes when it seems like the pads have been...

Sometimes when it seems like the pads have been pushed all the way back in, they're not quite there. And yeah, as I'm sure you know, once in a great while you might have to re-align the caliper --...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

This is the only reasonable assertion you've made...

This is the only reasonable assertion you've made in this thread. Otherwise, you have been engaging in fallacious logic -- specifically, asserting that your experiences are universal or typical, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

Let me rephrase this in a way that you can...

Let me rephrase this in a way that you can (hopefully) comprehend: your personal experiences are not necessarily universal.



I'll bet he had a lot of stories from band camp.
08-11-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Koyote

What he said. Aligning a brake caliper is so easy...

What he said. Aligning a brake caliper is so easy that I can even do it.

And it sounds like your derailleur hanger may be bent.

And since cxwrench forgot to say it: this belongs in the Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

Well said, WhyFi . The plural of "anecdote"...

Well said, WhyFi .

The plural of "anecdote" is not "fact."
08-11-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Koyote

I don't know why you're cycling in sneakers --...

I don't know why you're cycling in sneakers -- but when I do that, it's because I'm riding to work, the store, the taproom, or somewhere else where I want to be able to walk around in 'normal' shoes....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

I think it depends on what you were looking for...

I think it depends on what you were looking for during the pandemic. Shimano rotors were, for a time, extremely difficult to find, and expensive when available -- well over msrp. Chains were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

Polaris OBark beat you to it, but I thank you...

Polaris OBark beat you to it, but I thank you both for the tip.

​​​​WhyFi is still correct: pretending that there were not significant parts shortages (including disc brake pads and rotors)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 748
Posted By Koyote

I initially made the same visual error that (I...

I initially made the same visual error that (I think) you are making: that thing sticking out from under her bum is a saddle bag, not the saddle itself. I think she is seated in the photo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

My brakes take the Shimano L03a pads. Please find...

My brakes take the Shimano L03a pads. Please find them for me at something approximating the $28 msrp, please. And please don't send a link to some Taiwanese seller that will charge $45 for shipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By Koyote

After using STI levers for 16 years, I wanted my...

After using STI levers for 16 years, I wanted my then-new Di2 bike to shift in the same manner -- so I did not get creative with the programming. I'll bet virtually all Di2 users stick with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,018
Posted By Koyote

Just curious: cxwrench and another poster...

Just curious: cxwrench and another poster suggested that overtightening the valves can be a problem… What problem does that cause? Deforming the rim?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,018
Posted By Koyote

Might just be my valves, but they sometimes...

Might just be my valves, but they sometimes loosen up -- esp when riding on rough gravel roads.

OP: also make sure your valve cores are screwed in tightly; that issue once caused me a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,018
Posted By Koyote

If you're sure the air is only leaking at the...

If you're sure the air is only leaking at the stem, then try a different stem and report back. Seems obvious.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 46,869
Posted By Koyote

I have used that a few times, and it is...

I have used that a few times, and it is excellent. Easy to wrap, and plenty of cush and grip.

Since others have weighed in with their preferences, I find this stuff ...
08-09-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,239
Posted By Koyote

I have a bike with single-piston mechanical disc...

I have a bike with single-piston mechanical disc brakes. Thank goodness I found this thread, or I might have put another 12,000 miles on the bike without realizing that I'd been scammed.
08-07-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,420
Posted By Koyote

This. All of this. My dogs are always...

This. All of this.

My dogs are always leashed when outside of my house, and occasionally some other loose dog will come galloping up as we walk around the neighborhood. Yes, owners always come...
08-07-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 746
Posted By Koyote

Before you go, try going to a Strava segment...

Before you go, try going to a Strava segment leaderboard, and find the drop-down menu right above it -- you should see the option "All Time." Click on it, and you can view the age-bracketed results...
08-07-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,462
Posted By Koyote

If you thought those two replies were...

If you thought those two replies were constructive, your sarcasm detector is broken.
08-07-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 746
Posted By Koyote

Ah, okay. So, if someone asks "Do you agree"? in...

Ah, okay. So, if someone asks "Do you agree"? in their post, but it's not in the thread title, then it doesn't count. Got it.

You're grasping at straws on this one and making yourself look even...
08-07-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,462
Posted By Koyote

Yes, some people do that. Obviously.

Yes, some people do that. Obviously.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,180
Posted By Koyote

Or maybe you’d just mercilessly drop him. Which...

Or maybe you’d just mercilessly drop him. Which is exactly what keeps happening to Larry.
08-07-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 746
Posted By Koyote

Umm, okay… then all of those age-specific stats...

Umm, okay… then all of those age-specific stats you want to see are actually there. Have you looked?
08-06-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 746
Posted By Koyote

Did you even read the original post? The poster...

Did you even read the original post? The poster asked "Do you agree?" If the answer is "no," wtf else do you want someone to say?
08-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 746
Posted By Koyote

I agree with WhyFi that this would be impractical...

I agree with WhyFi that this would be impractical for several reasons… But I do see your point. During Covid, when most races were canceled, I started hunting KOMs as a way to stay fit and sharp. One...
08-06-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 746
Posted By Koyote

No, I do not agree. But if it’s really bothering...

No, I do not agree. But if it’s really bothering you, just ride the segment again tomorrow; problem solved.



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