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07-04-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By Koyote

Still wondering about this.

Still wondering about this.
07-02-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Koyote

I’d probably vote for option B, since it will get...

I’d probably vote for option B, since it will get the low gearing you’re after and the GRX front derailleur is guaranteed to work with your GRX crankset. However, if you think that she will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By Koyote

I was out on a very hot ride a couple weeks ago,...

I was out on a very hot ride a couple weeks ago, and another rider put a handful of ice cubes down the back of my jersey neck. With a snug jersey, the ice just kind of sat there between my shoulder...
06-30-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,228
Posted By Koyote

How do you get to the golf course with your full...

How do you get to the golf course with your full set of clubs?
06-30-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,691
Posted By Koyote

Thus proving the old adage that variety is the...

Thus proving the old adage that variety is the spice of life!

All of this kvetching over the relative performance of Di2 vs mechanical misses the entire point -- which is that capitalism must...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,296
Posted By Koyote

My feelings exactly. In fact, I think I'm faster...

My feelings exactly. In fact, I think I'm faster on the double-shift (front and back derailleurs simultaneously, e.g. when entering or finishing a climb) on mechanical.

One of the nicest things...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 550
Posted By Koyote

I agree with all of this, and will add that some...

I agree with all of this, and will add that some nicer bikes (such as Ultegra Di2) come with carbon fiber rims, and those will all have disc brakes. If you DO find a Di2 bike with rim brakes, you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By Koyote

I've been running the Ultegra IceTech rotors on...

I've been running the Ultegra IceTech rotors on one of my bikes for about 11k miles, and no issues even under prolonged braking on long steep descents. I managed to locate a pair of them a few months...
06-28-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,777
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I'm just poking a little fun. If I saw an...

Yeah, I'm just poking a little fun. If I saw an offset wheel, I'd suspect a dishing issue before I'd think of frame misalignment.
06-28-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,777
Posted By Koyote

Some of you really study your bikes carefully. I...

Some of you really study your bikes carefully. I just ride mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

See, you’d never find that info on google. For...

See, you’d never find that info on google. For that, you need that “real world experience” and insider knowledge.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Koyote

tl;dr

tl;dr
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

Hmm. Mine was also a clamp-on Ultegra Di2 11sp...

Hmm. Mine was also a clamp-on Ultegra Di2 11sp fd. Shop said they couldn’t get it adjusted quite right with the 48-31 crankset. Perhaps the cassette makes a difference? I was running an 11-34 at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

Sure. Any decent shop would try the existing fd...

Sure. Any decent shop would try the existing fd first. Mine tried the GRX 48-31 crankset with my Ultegra fd and found it didn’t work, and so had to use the GRX 11sp fd. But given that the poster’s...
06-26-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 765
Posted By Koyote

You obviously know very little about bike racing....

You obviously know very little about bike racing. So probably you should refrain from posting about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

I’m sure your shop is good, but Shimano has...

I’m sure your shop is good, but Shimano has actually been very explicit about this. In fact, you don’t even have to refer to the manuals – it’s in the marketing literature:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

”Working in the engineering field” is a...

”Working in the engineering field” is a transparent way of suggesting expertise that doesn’t exist. Sort of like stating “I went to Harvard” when I actually just visited campus for a football game. ...
06-24-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By Koyote

I agree with the advice about...

I agree with the advice about spraying/squirting/dripping things into the seat tube to soften the bond.

Another (later, after the chemicals) technique is to remove the saddle, flip the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

In other words, you don’t have an answer to the...

In other words, you don’t have an answer to the question.
06-23-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Koyote

Yep. I rode with it today -- since the screw goes...

Yep. I rode with it today -- since the screw goes in on that side, it does protrude a bit. I moved it down the seatpost, which prevents the thigh contact. But it's an inelegant solution. The standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

I was a college professor...So, not exactly a...

I was a college professor...So, not exactly a 'teacher,' but plenty of teaching.

What precisely does it explain? I'm genuinely curious.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, he’s just trolling.

Yeah, he’s just trolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

Precisely. And even without the fish joke,...

Precisely. And even without the fish joke, 'flounder' is the better word for the poster's message.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

I jibe with your jive, daddy-O. As an...

I jibe with your jive, daddy-O.

As an editor, your job (I presume) was to help make writing accessible to an intended audience -- which might often involve word (and other) choices which would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

I got tired of responding to students' questions...

I got tired of responding to students' questions with, "Have you looked for that information in the syllabus?" So now I'm retired, and have more time to ride. Win-win.
06-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Koyote

I needed another mount for the RTL 515, so bought...

I needed another mount for the RTL 515, so bought the hard mount (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/521461) -- and kind of regret it. It's a bit ungainly, and the rubber band mount ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

ikr? We need a Grammar and Usage subforum.

ikr?

We need a Grammar and Usage subforum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

If you're going to be pedantic, you need to be...

If you're going to be pedantic, you need to be correct; flounder is an intransitive verb in this form. seypat 's usage is just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

Third post has only one paragraph. I presume you...

Third post has only one paragraph. I presume you meant the first post, third paragraph — where the OP asks to be schooled.

The number of posted links to articles explaining the groupset hierarchy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

If you find that website confusing, you probably...

If you find that website confusing, you probably shouldn't accuse anyone else of a reading comprehension problem.

You're essentially asking others to explain things that are all over the internet....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

It's Ultegra, not Integra. Beyond that, you...

It's Ultegra, not Integra.

Beyond that, you can find all of the requested info here (https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/home.html). Most manufacturers have these website thingies nowadays.
06-22-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for your input.

Thanks for your input.
06-22-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,053
Posted By Koyote

Also: on my gravel bike, I run tires with little...

Also: on my gravel bike, I run tires with little knobs. As they wear down on the center, they get faster -- at least, that is my subjective impression.
06-22-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By Koyote

Incorrect. OP is using the transitive verb form.

Incorrect. OP is using the transitive verb form.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,688
Posted By Koyote

If your bike is currently 17-18 lbs, a frame...

If your bike is currently 17-18 lbs, a frame upgrade will mostly lighten your wallet.

Unless you are often in contention for a podium spot in hilly races and/or hillclimb competitions, I don't...
06-19-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Koyote

Apparently you've not read the article; here are...

Apparently you've not read the article; here are a couple quotes:

Using roller data from Al Morrison and on-road data from Tom Anhalt, you can see a clear breakpoint in the graph where rolling...
06-19-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Koyote

It is ridiculous, unless you prefer is a harsh...

It is ridiculous, unless you prefer is a harsh ride with higher rolling resistance.

Don't confuse max psi with optimal psi.
06-19-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Koyote

Why on earth would you run 125 psi? That is...

Why on earth would you run 125 psi? That is ridiculous.

(And yes, this is how I will reply each time I see a post from someone bragging about running absurdly high psi.)
06-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Koyote

If you ride exclusively on velodromes, yeah,...

If you ride exclusively on velodromes, yeah, it'll be awesome. Anywhere else, 140 psi will be slower, harsher-riding, and more puncture-prone. But it's your call.
06-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,054
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure if each of these technologies is...

I'm not sure if each of these technologies is "superior overall," or if some of them are superior for some riders, and irrelevant or inferior for others. Easy example: I find clipless pedals superior...
06-17-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By Koyote

No one can answer this for you over the internet....

No one can answer this for you over the internet.

If you're buying at a shop, ask them to do a bike fit; if it's a private party sale, take along a knowledgeable friend who can judge the fit.
06-16-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Koyote

Yep. Although I'll probably always throw a glance...

Yep. Although I'll probably always throw a glance over my shoulder anyway -- muscle memory.
06-16-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Koyote

Hmm. I've got a Wahoo computer. I'm thinking it...

Hmm. I've got a Wahoo computer. I'm thinking it may not sync up as nicely as it does with a Garmin head unit.
06-16-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Koyote

Weird. I came to this subforum to post about my...

Weird. I came to this subforum to post about my new RTL 515, too. Title of the post was going to be, "Everyone was right about Varia," since every single post and review that I've seen has been...
06-16-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Koyote

Which mini-pump for gravel tires?

Hi all.

Had to plug and pump up a 38mm gravel tire on today's ride, and my pump (Silca Tattico) is designed more for road tires; took about 160 strokes to get the tire from squishy to 'just...
06-14-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 697
Posted By Koyote

I don't have a "collection;" I own five bikes,...

I don't have a "collection;" I own five bikes, with each being used at least occasionally for it's intended purpose.
06-13-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Koyote

Fabric's website has information on choosing the...

Fabric's website has information on choosing the best model for your type of riding. Did you read and consider any of that information?
06-12-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,291
Posted By Koyote

No.

No.
06-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By Koyote

Do you think this interaction will cause the...

Do you think this interaction will cause the motorist to be more courteous towards cyclists in the future?
06-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 856
Posted By Koyote

Shut up, Larry. :)

Shut up, Larry.

:)
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