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Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

At this point, it's probably a coin flip as to...

At this point, it's probably a coin flip as to whether or not I'll bring the bike. Between the questionable fitness and the two night DC layover eating in to the W'burg stay, hauling it along might...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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: 33
Views: 751
Posted By WhyFi

Lol - that's dumb. I want them.

Lol - that's dumb.



I want them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Besides, being sick has knocked the wind out of...

Besides, being sick has knocked the wind out of my sails and I feel like a mere mortal right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

I'd do that, but you're going to have another...

I'd do that, but you're going to have another 2,000 miles on it before I get to VA.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Since the launch of what - 11sp or 8000? I never...

Since the launch of what - 11sp or 8000? I never noticed it when I was looking for tighter spacing - four or five years back? - and ended up with the 12-25t. Regardless, the 1t steps up to 17 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

I've briefly thought about SRAM for a new build,...

I've briefly thought about SRAM for a new build, but I really don't like the idea of DOT fluid, for some reason... :foo: That, and Shimano hasn't given me much reason to stray.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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
11-23-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Git gud. Well, I'll be. Must be...

Git gud.



Well, I'll be. Must be relatively new. Might have to get one of them - I do sometimes miss the 11t, what with these guads of thunder and whatnot.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

12-25, you mean? I don't think that they make an...

12-25, you mean? I don't think that they make an 11-25, 11sp or otherwise... :foo:

Why don't you like it, though? I don't think that I've ever used my 34t in Williamsburg - the 12-25 range is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By WhyFi

Pirelli published WAM/RAM for their P-Zero Race -...

Pirelli published WAM/RAM for their P-Zero Race - they measure out to their nominal width on a 19mm internal width rim, which is pretty common for current generation tires. I would assume that the P7...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Are you moving? :innocent:

Are you moving?




:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

There are two ways going about it. I think that...

There are two ways going about it. I think that the single entry point method is more popular right now - I mean, one cut sounds better than two - whereas two entry points was the way to do it for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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
11-22-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

As mentioned, OS, regular or Endurance, would be...

As mentioned, OS, regular or Endurance, would be my choice.

The new stuff from Silca is supposed to be even better for large punctures... but it's so good that you can't inject it through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

They look like sideways power button symbols. ...

They look like sideways power button symbols.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not talking about toting BLTs in my jersey...

I'm not talking about toting BLTs in my jersey pocket. From home, I pack a banana and/or granola bar (that don't have a chocolate coating). If it's 90+ mile ride, I'll usually stop at a convenience...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

#thatsashame

#thatsashame
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

This is why I'm a #StopTheSprawl kind of parker -...

This is why I'm a #StopTheSprawl kind of parker - if it's convenient for me to park elsewhere, I'll park elsewhere, but if I'm parking next to a sprawler, I'm parking properly. I don't want the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Just to confirm with BF's Brightest, parking like...

Just to confirm with BF's Brightest, parking like this is implicitly waives the Right of Irateness and grants permission, to the whosoever should park next to them, of carefree door-flinging,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
Posted By WhyFi

I'll never know - I wouldn't have the will to...

I'll never know - I wouldn't have the will to choke down 8 of 'em in the first place.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
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: 91
Views: 1,657
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: 91
Views: 1,657
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
Posted By WhyFi

Sorry - I sometimes forget that we're not all...

Sorry - I sometimes forget that we're not all serious cyclists here. :p

But yes, that's what "café legs" are - sore, stiff, ungrateful bastards after a stop to smell the roses sip the flat white.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
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: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Probably just from the molding process. I...

Probably just from the molding process. I wouldn't worry about it in the least bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Ick. Clean that all off so you can see what...

Ick. Clean that all off so you can see what you're looking at. Threads look like they're probably fine, but I could see how you'd have problems seating/locking in.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Wife and I are working on the schedule. We'll be...

Wife and I are working on the schedule. We'll be there for Christmas/NYE, but stopping off in the DC metro for a few days, first.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

How does it look? How's the machining at the...

How does it look? How's the machining at the stays? Do you have the quick release TAs? If so, and you end up needing/wanting to replace the hanger, you might as well replace the hanger and TA with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
Posted By WhyFi

This reminds me, we'll be staying in Arlington...

This reminds me, we'll be staying in Arlington for a few days during the holiday trip. Who knows if I'll be able to get any rides in - the family will have a museum itinerary, I'm sure - but I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

You should take a look at it. It's really not...

You should take a look at it. It's really not complicated or scary - it only takes one wrench to remove the outside cone and you don't need to mess with the RD at all. Just note - or, better yet,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
Posted By WhyFi

So you're trying to gain weight on the ride?

So you're trying to gain weight on the ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
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
11-19-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Okay. Have you removed and inspected it yourself?...

Okay. Have you removed and inspected it yourself? I mean, it's essentially a nut and bolt, so there's only so much that can go wrong. On mine, there's a hex shape at the base of the hanger threading...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,657
Posted By WhyFi

Unless you've got some kind of medical condition,...

Unless you've got some kind of medical condition, I don't think that you should really *need* constant fueling at ~3hrs of low or even moderate intensity; your body should have a couple thousand...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

You're talking about your RD hanger? If so, does...

You're talking about your RD hanger? If so, does the hanger thread through from the inside and then an external cup screws on and holds it in place? I can't imagine how that'd move without being...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Ha. You're actually more likely to cut yourself...

Ha. You're actually more likely to cut yourself with a dull knife - more force, less control. But anyway, I'll be fine - the cut is nice and clean, if nothing else, and it's right next to the base of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Dang it - I pulled a Bah Humbug ​​​​​​and one of...

Dang it - I pulled a Bah Humbug ​​​​​​and one of my Japanese knives got me :o

I just sharpened them last week, so they're shaving sharp, and was dicing onions for chili, when a horizontal slice...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 36,652
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but I'm impatient and want to see the...

Yeah, but I'm impatient and want to see the fruits of my labor.

There's also the whole "should I just sell the snow blower since I've been fine without it for the last three years?" thing. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,287
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: 2,824
Views: 36,652
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...
11-17-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,333
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. I wear a lot of merino and prefer 100% wool...

Yup. I wear a lot of merino and prefer 100% wool for shirts, sweaters, base layers, hats, gaiters, etc, but prefer a blend for technical socks. Compression, staying in place, retaining size/shape,...
11-16-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,333
Posted By WhyFi

Okay. I don't know what to tell you. I've owned a...

Okay. I don't know what to tell you. I've owned a dozen or so pair of merino Swiftwicks over the course of several years and none have shrunk. Maybe reach out to them; they seem to be pretty...
11-16-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,333
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.
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