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01-19-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,591
Posted By Cyclist0108

Particles vs. Continuum: Less light. Fewer...

Particles vs. Continuum: Less light. Fewer photons.

As for the topic, Canyon is an excellent option. They do service their warranties (three times in our case). The main issue is the service...
01-19-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

They aren't, and told him as much. Apparently...

They aren't, and told him as much. Apparently there is a known bike "chop shop" around the corner from where he lives, and the neighbors even put up signs warning about it. It has gone on for years.
01-19-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

Based on the timing, I am thinking no. My...

Based on the timing, I am thinking no.

My kid says he told him he bought it out of the back of a van where he had gone to buy some advertised tools. (The bike hadn't been advertised yet.)
01-19-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

That was my sense, too, but he apparently...

That was my sense, too, but he apparently specifically asked for Humane Society.
01-18-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

Conclusions: (1) Possibly imperfect people...

Conclusions:

(1) Possibly imperfect people are still capable of Doing the Right Thing.

(2) BikeIndex.org works remarkably well.

(3) Sleep with your bike and keep your leg wrapped around the...
01-18-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised. (Bike...

I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised. (Bike on their car, I think that is a Portland police station in the background.)

...
01-18-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

The simplest explanation is he didn't pay for the...

The simplest explanation is he didn't pay for the bike.
01-18-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

That's mine, or that something else bad happens. ...

That's mine, or that something else bad happens.

But, see above post.
01-18-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

The guy agreed to drop it off at the police...

The guy agreed to drop it off at the police department. If he does, he gets a reward.
01-18-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

I was thinking more in terms of the return going...

I was thinking more in terms of the return going bad and something involving a spontaneous confrontation, which is best avoided.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Cyclist0108

I just started playing with my kid's 530, and...

I just started playing with my kid's 530, and this would have been a HUGE advantage. The up/down buttons are on the left, and what I am used to (130) has them on the right, so I am constantly...
01-18-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

Well, in fairness (or being smart), he hasn't...

Well, in fairness (or being smart), he hasn't mentioned money one way or the other, and apparently has agreed to drop it off at the police station. If he does all that, I am inclined to suggest a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,440
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've had Di2 since 2014 and it has been...

I've had Di2 since 2014 and it has been absolutely solid. It is true that lithium batteries don't like to be stored empty, but it is extremely reliable in general.

The best course is just to put...
01-18-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

I read it as sarcasm. (I'm probably far more...

I read it as sarcasm. (I'm probably far more jaded.)
01-18-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think the likelihood that this is legit is...

I think the likelihood that this is legit is basically zero.

My guess is this guy either is, or works with, the original burglar/bike thief. At best, it is someone who purchased stolen goods and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,440
Posted By Cyclist0108

Report the post. The moderators here claim to...

Report the post. The moderators here claim to want to prevent this kind of thing happening, especially to newbies.
01-18-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

He has.

He has.
01-18-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By Cyclist0108

It is 8% stretched. You will be fine.

It is 8% stretched. You will be fine.
01-18-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cyclist0108

When someone offers to return your stolen bike

Background: Kid lives 700 miles away. Someone broke into a storage shed and stole a couple of bikes a few days ago. This was his backup/commute bike, $1K new in 2015. Was thinking about selling it...
01-14-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,992
Posted By Cyclist0108

I think this is the essence of it (where "doesn't...

I think this is the essence of it (where "doesn't suck" means "more capable") with respect to road bikes. I think the main issue is whether you are looking at it from the point of view of a...
01-10-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,259
Posted By Cyclist0108

Thanks. I just bought one for my 130. Then they...

Thanks. I just bought one for my 130. Then they sent an email saying not to expect it before March. Maybe I should quit while I am ahead (assuming they allow cancelling the order). (I can replace...
01-10-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,259
Posted By Cyclist0108

Apologies for the necropost, but did you wind up...

Apologies for the necropost, but did you wind up replacing the battery with this kit (or one like it)? If so, how did that work out? My Garmin is now at the point where 3 hours into a ride, it is...
01-01-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Cyclist0108

I replaced my Ultegra 50/34T crankset with a GRX...

I replaced my Ultegra 50/34T crankset with a GRX 46/30T crankset, and that worked fine, despite claims to the contrary (the chainline is 3mm further out, so you need to adjust the limit on the front...
12-22-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,700
Posted By Cyclist0108

I got a custom bike in 2014, which was the last...

I got a custom bike in 2014, which was the last year for QR (at least from that maker). It hasn't been problematic, once I learned that I needed either Dura Ace internal cam QR or (arguably better)...
Forum: Foo
12-19-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Cyclist0108

It is about an hour's drive to Denver's airport. ...

It is about an hour's drive to Denver's airport. A former GF was from Loveland, who described it as "flat, dry and dull." It does have a preponderance of nursing homes. Fort Collins has Colorado...
12-18-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By Cyclist0108

Get the widest tires you can fit in your frame...

Get the widest tires you can fit in your frame and fork, and inflate them to half-way between the min and max of the tire range. Tires that deform when they hit an object are much less likely to...
12-16-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,498
Posted By Cyclist0108

Many shifting systems have a trim setting, which...

Many shifting systems have a trim setting, which is like a half-shift in the front. It will move the derailleur slightly to minimize rubbing.
12-15-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,672
Posted By Cyclist0108

A lot of what a customer will be paying for with...

A lot of what a customer will be paying for with hand-built wheels is skill/reputation.

Unless you can compete with folks like these guys

https://novemberbicycles.com

this isn't going to be...
12-13-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By Cyclist0108

To answer the "why not?" question, a bolt of the...

To answer the "why not?" question, a bolt of the same radius, etc., made of titanium instead of steel will be significantly weaker. A brake bolt would be low on my list for such a substitution.
12-10-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
Posted By Cyclist0108

Yes.

Yes.
12-09-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Cyclist0108

These are perfectly adequate, FWIW.

These are perfectly adequate, FWIW.
Forum: Touring
12-07-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've not toured with it, but my Macbook Air fits...

I've not toured with it, but my Macbook Air fits perfectly into my LonePeak pannier. I put a protective sleeve on it in case I have an accident or something.

A nice alternative, if you can get...
12-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cyclist0108

Well, if you factor out housing, food and fuel,...

Well, if you factor out housing, food and fuel, inflation doesn't look so bad. This is clearly reflected in the price of cocaine and electronics.

Also, the median (middle) de-emphasizes the...
12-01-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,637
Posted By Cyclist0108

On my touring bike, I have a White Industries...

On my touring bike, I have a White Industries 46/30T crankset, which gives me the option of going lower if I need to. On the back, I have an 11-speed XT long cage derailleur that easily handles a 42T...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 949
Posted By Cyclist0108

http://www.goldencheetah.org RideWithGPS ...

http://www.goldencheetah.org

RideWithGPS

Strava
12-01-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cyclist0108

Fortunately it is the price in nearly worthless...

Fortunately it is the price in nearly worthless California dollars.
12-01-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,946
Posted By Cyclist0108

It would be $225. But it seems to indicate...

It would be $225.

But it seems to indicate that the vast majority of bikes sold are extremely low-end.

Perhaps more indicative of the current state of affairs is the inflation on an...
11-28-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,287
Posted By Cyclist0108

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11-28-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,287
Posted By Cyclist0108

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from the best book on the topic ever written:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,647
Posted By Cyclist0108

This. I think it is because polyester (or...

This. I think it is because polyester (or whatever) synthetic materials bond to the fatty acids secreted with sweat and foster bacterial growth.

One way to combat this is to put some antibiotic...
11-23-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,399
Views: 417,121
Posted By Cyclist0108

That's a quite stunning transformation. I...

That's a quite stunning transformation.

I took mine out for a spin yesterday.

...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,936
Posted By Cyclist0108

The Principle of Parsimony sheds yet another tear...

The Principle of Parsimony sheds yet another tear for humanity.
11-18-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,004
Posted By Cyclist0108

Something I didn't fully grasp until quite...

Something I didn't fully grasp until quite recently is that Rene Herse tires actually need a bit higher pressure than less supple tires of the same dimensions, due to the fact that they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 161,444
Posted By Cyclist0108

Does anyone know how much this ratio has changed...

Does anyone know how much this ratio has changed since 2007?

My ratio is 0.43.
11-09-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,529
Posted By Cyclist0108

Burning Man ...

Burning Man


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10-31-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've taken to displaying the time of day,...

I've taken to displaying the time of day, distance traveled, and ambient temperature on my Garmin. I collect the data for future analysis and to log the ride, but I try not to obsess on it in real...
10-31-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,861
Posted By Cyclist0108

A week might be overkill, but it worked...

A week might be overkill, but it worked flawlessly for me with difficult Rene Herse tires. Didn't even need to use the pressure chamber on the pump.

Their FAQ on the subject:
...
10-30-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Cyclist0108

That's exactly what I have on the bike I put...

That's exactly what I have on the bike I put these on as well. As far as I am able to tell, they are the same as standard XT two-piston post-mount calipers (including the pads).
10-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,861
Posted By Cyclist0108

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.
10-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By Cyclist0108

I recently got a pair of Shimano Alfine...

I recently got a pair of Shimano Alfine hydraulics at Universal Cycles for $129.99

...
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