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Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By Koyote

That only works if you strap an old truck battery...

That only works if you strap an old truck battery to the back of your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 266
Posted By Koyote

Going higher than the rated psi will give you a...

Going higher than the rated psi will give you a slower and rougher ride with an increased chance of tire or rim failure. Aside from that, it's a great idea.
05-19-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

Ehh...I disagree with this recommendation. I had...

Ehh...I disagree with this recommendation. I had a Dice 50 and found the battery life to be very poor - esp after a couple years of light use. And 50 lumens is not much for daytime use. As for the...
05-19-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By Koyote

OP: is this occurring under any and all...

OP: is this occurring under any and all conditions, or more when you are under tree cover and/or on cloudy days? I've noticed that my computer (not Wahoo) reacts more slowly under such conditions.
...
05-19-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 236
Posted By Koyote

Interesting. I find Phil Wood grease to be quite...

Interesting. I find Phil Wood grease to be quite good.
05-19-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the detailed response!

Thanks for the detailed response!
05-18-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the additional info. I don't know what...

Thanks for the additional info. I don't know what "feels pretty cheap n nasty" means...Specifics would help. But if it's not shifting well, it might just need some basic maintenance: new chain,...
05-18-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Koyote

Surface area might affect braking power....But OP...

Surface area might affect braking power....But OP is speculating that the shape of the surface might have an impact. (I think that is probably not true, and it's irrelevant anyway. Buy good brakes...
05-18-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

Don, how is the brightness? Is 50 lux enough to...

Don, how is the brightness? Is 50 lux enough to see? And enough to be seen in daylight?
05-18-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By Koyote

You might want to tell us what groupset is on the...

You might want to tell us what groupset is on the bike, and why you find it "horrible." Then we can give recommendations.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,683
Posted By Koyote

The appeal to authority fallacy is not a good...

The appeal to authority fallacy is not a good look.
05-18-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Koyote

Wider tires will help, as will knobby tread. But...

Wider tires will help, as will knobby tread. But if you're worried about the rear tire slipping on steep climbs, the biggest factor is technique: try to remain seated, or at least keep your weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,683
Posted By Koyote

You provided implied or explicit support for the...

You provided implied or explicit support for the idea in posts 1,4, 40, and 45.
05-17-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 390
Posted By Koyote

Has that been your actual experience, or are you...

Has that been your actual experience, or are you speculating? Because my socks are all just fine:
...
05-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 390
Posted By Koyote

I'd still like to know of this normal wear and...

I'd still like to know of this normal wear and tear has any practical effect on the shoe's functionality.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By Koyote

Just fyi: 22' does indeed mean 22 feet. '22 would...

Just fyi: 22' does indeed mean 22 feet. '22 would be the shorthand for the year 2022.

Edit: ​​​​​​cxwrench beat me to it.
05-17-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

Perhaps you should show us an example of a sexy...

Perhaps you should show us an example of a sexy bike headlight.
05-17-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 390
Posted By Koyote

I don’t think there’s anything unusual about that...

I don’t think there’s anything unusual about that type of wear… My MTB shoes are wearing in that manner after about the same mileage. I notice it when I look at them, but they still work just fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,683
Posted By Koyote

Sometimes spokes just break.

Sometimes spokes just break.
05-16-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By Koyote

That's why I only predict past events. So far,...

That's why I only predict past events. So far, I'm batting a thousand.
05-15-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 796
Posted By Koyote

It's not hard to find...

It's not hard to find (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/391888). And it looks like the grade maxes out at 5.6% -- which is less than 1/3rd of 18%. Is that nitpicking?
05-15-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 796
Posted By Koyote

+100 ft in .2 miles is under 10% avg grade. ...

+100 ft in .2 miles is under 10% avg grade.

Math.
05-15-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 591
Posted By Koyote

For the same reason that your question belongs...

For the same reason that your question belongs here (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/)-- to maintain order.
05-14-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 280
Posted By Koyote

Interesting. I've been running a Bont tail light...

Interesting. I've been running a Bont tail light like this for about four years, and haven't had any problems. I wonder if there are different mounts?
05-14-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By Koyote

Man, you really hammered on that thing. Waaay too...

Man, you really hammered on that thing. Waaay too much torque.

At any rate, you can probably ride it an keep an eye on it. Repairing it is not an option since the bike is worth far less than the...
05-14-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,365
Posted By Koyote

I think you're preaching to the choir here, bud.

I think you're preaching to the choir here, bud.
05-13-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Koyote

Ah, I didn't notice that. Then yeah, I agree with...

Ah, I didn't notice that. Then yeah, I agree with this.
05-13-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Koyote

Looks like it’s the rear tire…? If so, I’d run...

Looks like it’s the rear tire…? If so, I’d run it. Worst that happens is it goes flat while you’re riding and you put in a tube. It’s highly unlikely to cause you to crash or anything else...
05-12-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By Koyote

I can't believe that some of you actually take...

I can't believe that some of you actually take this OP seriously. That only encourages him.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 724
Posted By Koyote

Hanging wallpaper together will do the same.

Hanging wallpaper together will do the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By Koyote

Since you're a newbie and likely not doing your...

Since you're a newbie and likely not doing your own wrenching, just go to a shop and ask if they can install an 11-34 -- as others have noted, the 34 will be a noticeably lower gear. Your rear...
05-12-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,390
Posted By Koyote

At least the chain isn't wound up inside the...

At least the chain isn't wound up inside the frame. That would be a real problem.
05-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 815
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure why I would care about this.

I'm not sure why I would care about this.
05-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 748
Posted By Koyote

Well, it is special. But not in a good way.

Well, it is special. But not in a good way.
05-11-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,074
Posted By Koyote

No one has argued that thru axles aren't superior...

No one has argued that thru axles aren't superior to QRs when it comes to disc brakes. But the fear-mongering over QRs with discs is a bit overwrought.
05-11-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 748
Posted By Koyote

So far, this bike ain't getting a whole lotta...

So far, this bike ain't getting a whole lotta love.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 724
Posted By Koyote

If I had a mild interest in an activity, nothing...

If I had a mild interest in an activity, nothing would kill it faster than a partner who tries to manage and manipulate every single aspect of its development.
05-11-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,074
Posted By Koyote

Larry’s next post: “Why did my front tire blow...

Larry’s next post: “Why did my front tire blow off the rim?”
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 980
Posted By Koyote

The real takeaway from that article is that one...

The real takeaway from that article is that one of the world's greatest bike racers stuffed-up his bunny hop and wrecked a wheel. I mean, I thought only us amateurs did that sort of thing.
05-10-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,074
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I read enough at that link to see the same...

Yeah, I read enough at that link to see the same thing: lots of casual cyclists don't know how to us QRs properly, and even plenty of regular riders don't know the difference between an internal cam...
05-10-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,549
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I'm sure that's true. But I wonder if the...

Yeah, I'm sure that's true. But I wonder if the cumulative effect is growing due to eBikes.

I could be wrong. I have nothing beyond anecdotal perception.
05-10-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,549
Posted By Koyote

I think this is becoming more common now that...

I think this is becoming more common now that eBikes are becoming more popular; many of them come with built-in headlights, and are used by many people who wouldn't previously have even added...
05-09-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Koyote

I know this is a crazy idea, but: maybe take it...

I know this is a crazy idea, but: maybe take it back to the shop and ask them?
05-09-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Koyote

To answer your initial question: after a wheel...

To answer your initial question: after a wheel breaks a second spoke, I look for a new one.
05-09-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,251
Posted By Koyote

That is precisely when you would use a tube with...

That is precisely when you would use a tube with a tubeless setup. What is the bummer?
05-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,517
Posted By Koyote

Genetics is the ultimate form of luck.

Genetics is the ultimate form of luck.
05-08-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,251
Posted By Koyote

Interestingly, that poster does not explain why...

Interestingly, that poster does not explain why he cleans out his tires every six months. I can’t think of a good reason to do it.

as regards your 16+ tubeless tires… Most riders who run tubeless...
05-08-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,005
Posted By Koyote

I've got nothing to add on the crr itself, but...

I've got nothing to add on the crr itself, but will offer this: for many riders, the main reason for going tubeless is to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of punctures. Be sure to consider...
05-08-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 5,750
Posted By Koyote

Do you never ride in a car, Larry? No,...

Do you never ride in a car, Larry?

No, scratch that. Even if you do never ride in a car (which I find nearly impossible to believe), the use of the term “cagers“ still comes off as some kind of...
05-08-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,517
Posted By Koyote

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