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09-26-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,225
Posted By Koyote

This is what you actually asked of the forum: ...

This is what you actually asked of the forum:



Seems like you got just what you asked for.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Koyote

It's gonna take a while to get that mental image...

It's gonna take a while to get that mental image out of my head.

If the saddle feels comfortable during the ride and you have no post-ride discomfort, you can probably stop examining your butt...
09-26-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,225
Posted By Koyote

When you define "productive" as "agrees with me,"...

When you define "productive" as "agrees with me," you've kind of rigged the game,
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 391
Posted By Koyote

Not without destroying the wheels and pitching...

Not without destroying the wheels and pitching the rider onto the pavement.



They already know that this wasn't a manufacturing defect.


Yup. If Kiwi comes back to the shop with another...
09-26-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,225
Posted By Koyote

He did impart some wisdom. Some of us even...

He did impart some wisdom. Some of us even understood it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 391
Posted By Koyote

It's nice that it worked out for you, and it was...

It's nice that it worked out for you, and it was nice of you to supply beer (as well as continued loyalty, I presume) to a shop that pushed the claim for you.

It seems like your shop manager used...
09-26-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By Koyote

Don't believe everything you read.

Don't believe everything you read.
09-26-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,225
Posted By Koyote

OP is a classic BF archetype: asks "What does...

OP is a classic BF archetype: asks "What does everyone else think? " and then argues with anyone who disagrees with him.
09-25-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,025
Posted By Koyote

​​​​​​​Now I know youíre lying. My wife would...

​​​​​​​Now I know youíre lying. My wife would never pay good money to outsource work that sheís happy to do herself.
09-25-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,025
Posted By Koyote

Ahem.

Ahem.
09-25-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,025
Posted By Koyote

How many mistakes did I make this morning?

This morning, I went on a local charity ride. Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads, and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station. Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 766
Posted By Koyote

I don't think I've ever seen a teenager on an...

I don't think I've ever seen a teenager on an eBike. If I did see one, I don't think I'd have time to administer an IQ test.



Once had a squirrel in my living room and dispatched it with an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 766
Posted By Koyote

Squirrels don't scare me. Now clowns --...

Squirrels don't scare me.

Now clowns -- they're scary.
09-23-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,447
Posted By Koyote

Can you see up his ass? ĎCause Highcad pulled it...

Can you see up his ass? ĎCause Highcad pulled it right out of there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By Koyote

I havenít looked at their website, but check DT...

I havenít looked at their website, but check DT Swiss to see if they make non-disc hubs. Their stuff is terrific.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Koyote

Use a caliper. When a Shimano rotor gets down to...

Use a caliper. When a Shimano rotor gets down to 1.5mm, itís time for replacement. SRAM rotors get replaced at 1.55mm.



Wow. What kind of rotor started out 3mm thick? I donít think that would...
09-21-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Koyote

The exact same thing happened to a 105 rear...

The exact same thing happened to a 105 rear shifter on one of my bikes. Mechanic couldn't figure it out, and fortunately he had a shifter in stock -- $110, if I recall correctly.

I responded to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By Koyote

Huh? You can get them on Amazon...

Huh? You can get them on Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By Koyote

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/62567649.j...

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/62567649.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 485
Posted By Koyote

Larry is basically this guy, but about 15 years...

Larry is basically this guy, but about 15 years after high school.
...
09-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 774
Posted By Koyote

Glad to learn that this has helped your wife,...

Glad to learn that this has helped your wife, Polaris OBark . Another counterpoint to the crowd who believe that eBikers are all just lazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Koyote

I would not be comfortable with only 1-2mm of...

I would not be comfortable with only 1-2mm of clearance, esp with the rear -- since the wheel might flex slightly under power. And if you hit a pothole and knock the rim even slightly out-of-true,...
09-20-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Koyote

I've got that. Very good light.

I've got that. Very good light.
09-19-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 12,447
Posted By Koyote

You're a real ray of sunshine. You're also...

You're a real ray of sunshine. You're also incorrect.



Ding ding ding! If someone knows what they are getting, and willingly plunks down the money, the purchase is by definition "worth it" to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By Koyote

I run expensive rotors, and I run cheap rotors;...

I run expensive rotors, and I run cheap rotors; I've never had any warp enough to cause problems. I'm wondering if you have cheapie mechanical calipers that only push one piston against the rotor; if...
09-19-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Koyote

I'm not in the business. But it seems to me that,...

I'm not in the business. But it seems to me that, if you don't already own most of the necessary tools, you might not have the necessary skills.

As for the inventory costs: if you're the only game...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By Koyote

Yep. Orange Seal ftw. And the OP should get...

Yep. Orange Seal ftw.

And the OP should get a plug kit. This one i...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By Koyote

The time to buy a new furnace is before the old...

The time to buy a new furnace is before the old one dies...Unless you like being cold and having your pipes burst, if you're in that kind of climate.

Ditto the car. Best to replace before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By Koyote

And hopefully you learned the technique: hold a...

And hopefully you learned the technique: hold a straight edge up to the rim and look for that concavity.

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Try to use your front brake more. It provides more stopping power.

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09-19-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By Koyote

I'm thinking that guy stole the Colnago, since...

I'm thinking that guy stole the Colnago, since homeless people generally prefer Pinarellos.
09-19-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 373
Posted By Koyote

Can you use the same hooks (or maybe install some...

Can you use the same hooks (or maybe install some different ones) and simply hang the bikes by their wheels? That is definitely safe.
09-18-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,891
Posted By Koyote

Iíve been reading your posts long enough to know...

Iíve been reading your posts long enough to know that thereís no point in responding any furtherÖ So, you have a great night!
09-18-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,891
Posted By Koyote

Umm, what? Show me anything I wrote that...

Umm, what? Show me anything I wrote that demonstrates an inability to differentiate between the concepts of "felonious criminal threat" and negligence. You're really coming out of left field here.
...
09-18-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,891
Posted By Koyote

First day of probability theory in my Sophomore...

First day of probability theory in my Sophomore year stats class: professor says, "Suppose I toss a coin nine times, and it comes up heads each time. What are the odds it comes up heads on the tenth...
09-18-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,891
Posted By Koyote

Wow, that's a pretty hostile post. You seem very...

Wow, that's a pretty hostile post. You seem very invested in believing that the side-swiping was deliberate, even though I can't imagine how or why it matters. And it's almost as if you didn't see...
09-18-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,891
Posted By Koyote

I think that poor driving is much more common...

I think that poor driving is much more common than active malevolence, but you are free to hold a darker view of humanity.Since the OP provides no evidence that it was intentional (unless I missed...
09-17-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,891
Posted By Koyote

I don't know why someone would intentionally...

I don't know why someone would intentionally swerve towards you, but distracted drivers (checking cell phones, e.g.) often drift onto the shoulder or across the center line -- which seems a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By Koyote

I'm no disc brake evangelist. But what some folks...

I'm no disc brake evangelist. But what some folks like Dave Mayer don't seem to grasp, is that not all cyclists ride road racing bikes exclusively. MTBs, loaded touring bikes, gravel bikes, etc, all...
09-16-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Koyote

Hooks on walls, positioned so that a hanging...

Hooks on walls, positioned so that a hanging bike's lower wheel is a few inches from the floor. You can get the hooks closer together if you alternate bikes -- hang one by the front wheel, then one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,354
Posted By Koyote

So, rim brakes cause rims to wear out. ...

So, rim brakes cause rims to wear out.



But disc brakes don't cause rims to wear out.



No.
09-16-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Posted By Koyote

Yup. A few years ago, I rode this...

Yup. A few years ago, I rode this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Dozen_(bicycle_competition)) event, which includes Canton Avenue (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_Avenue), which has a 37%...
09-16-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Posted By Koyote

Incorrect, as demonstrated by the website that...

Incorrect, as demonstrated by the website that Paul links, below.

In the formula, H=distance climbed. As the site explains, FIETS is "how much will you climb, in how much distance and what is its...
09-16-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Posted By Koyote

Incorrect...

Incorrect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Evans_Hill_Climb), even if only for 130 vertical feet.
09-16-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 853
Posted By Koyote

One other significant difference is terrain --...

One other significant difference is terrain -- e.g., a 20% grade on smooth pavement might be easier than a 10% grade on an MTB or gravel route which may include potholes, rocks, tree roots, and mud....
09-16-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By Koyote

He keeps coming back under different sock puppets.

He keeps coming back under different sock puppets.
09-16-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By Koyote

CheGiantForLife is back!

CheGiantForLife is back!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,265
Posted By Koyote

One of the fun things about bf is that,...

One of the fun things about bf is that, occasionally, a post sends me scurrying off into the internet -- where I find out that I was wrong about something.

Here...
09-16-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,471
Posted By Koyote

CheGiantForLife is back!

CheGiantForLife is back!
09-15-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 773
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure how a baby stroller is relevant for...

I'm not sure how a baby stroller is relevant for a bike forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 983
Posted By Koyote

I quit watching when I saw the valve caps.

I quit watching when I saw the valve caps.
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