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07-24-21, 10:27 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By wgscott

I bought one in 2014. (A Steel Adventure Road...

I bought one in 2014. (A Steel Adventure Road bike). It is my primary ride. The quality of craftsmanship and attention to fit, finish, and detail is superb. He is also an extremely pleasant and...
07-06-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,254
Posted By wgscott

Apologies for the delayed reply. This in fact was...

Apologies for the delayed reply. This in fact was the problem (and as I and others have mentioned, looks to be what Cannondale specifies):
...
05-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,706
Posted By wgscott

There are several aspects at play here, which...

There are several aspects at play here, which complicate things.

1. The First Law of Thermodynamics. There is no way around this. If you consume more Calories than you combust, you will gain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,373
Posted By wgscott

This is the most likely source of the problem. ...

This is the most likely source of the problem. Many of the folks who sprint past you on the hills probably weigh 150 lbs or less.

A new bike, etc, can only do so much, and even though I know...
05-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By wgscott

The problem is the poll question comes up first,...

The problem is the poll question comes up first, out of context. I voted for the second option, and then read the OP, and realized I didn't answer the question you asked. (I ride XTR trail pedals,...
05-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By wgscott

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a...

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a sweatbox idea was a bit sketchy to begin with, especially in flu season. I don't see the risks ever being lowered even to this point again in my...
05-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By wgscott

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is...

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is part of what I teach (but only the chemistry aspect -- nothing about the practicalities of how much to charge up a battery).

Edit: sorry, I am being...
05-05-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By wgscott

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if...

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if you left.

I agree, some of the so-called moderators work hand-in-hand with the bullies and trolls.

When they appear to officially enable...
05-04-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By wgscott

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo"...

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo" mode in a 6 mile loop near where we live. About 700ft of climbing. It felt like it was trying to take off from under me. I arrived home not having...
05-04-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By wgscott

It is all 11-speed 105, except for an Ultegra...

It is all 11-speed 105, except for an Ultegra rear derailleur.

Edit: I just found what you saw. It is a typo.



That is what I had heard, too. iPhones for that reason apparently learn your...
05-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By wgscott

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur...

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur moves to take up the slack (or to provide it).

In general, rear shifting works better, so it is preferred. Also, you can get much smaller increments...
05-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By wgscott

The BB didn't post my reply, but yes, it turns...

The BB didn't post my reply, but yes, it turns out it is only important for long-term storage, where it is recommended charging between 30% and 60%. For day to day use, it doesn't recommend anything...
05-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,734
Posted By wgscott

Foam will work, or just put the hook further out...

Foam will work, or just put the hook further out on the front wheel. Secure it with a Velcro strap if you want a bit of additional security.
05-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 945,995
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/760x441/stock_e376abae0e8fafa136132d1fafd7c68800ba1ecc.png
Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 (stock photo)...
05-04-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,734
Posted By wgscott

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 that only hooks over the...

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 that only hooks over the front wheel. (The rear is held in a tray with a strap). Assuming the front fender doesn't project too far out, this might work.


...
05-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By wgscott

Stupid e-bike questions

My wife just got a Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 Electric Bike (https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/188932/cannondale-synapse-neo-1-electric-bike) (2020 closeout deal at REI). The assembly at REI was...
05-04-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By wgscott

I have a Soma Saga disc...

I have a Soma Saga disc (https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/saga-disc-frame-set-2) touring bike that takes 55mm x 700c tires. I paid about $450 for the frame and fork. The website makes it look...
05-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,885
Posted By wgscott

A smoldering root from last August's CZU fire...

A smoldering root from last August's CZU fire ignited a six acre fire in Big Basin State Park (despite 97% of it having burned last year) yesterday.

Santa Crud Senile link...
05-03-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,217
Posted By wgscott

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face...

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face protection. Skin cancer is much more of a frustrating setback.
05-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,254
Posted By wgscott

That's weird: ...

That's weird:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1256x1211/screen_shot_2021_05_02_at_1_25_22_pm_70b04777708de6ebac81c3422e052d7abeff3503.png
05-02-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,254
Posted By wgscott

I've been a member since 1986, without any...

I've been a member since 1986, without any previous issues. I think one of the problems is the location of this one. Nobody can afford to live anywhere near Saratoga on an REI salary.
05-02-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,254
Posted By wgscott

I just looked at the REI website photo. Maybe...

I just looked at the REI website photo. Maybe this was how it was "supposed to be" assembled:

...
05-01-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,254
Posted By wgscott

Well, I take back anything nice I said about...

Well, I take back anything nice I said about their bike shop.

I just got my wife a Cannondale e-bike. It was assembled with shocking incompetence. The worst thing we found (so far) is the headset...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 987
Posted By wgscott

That sounds like a design flaw.

That sounds like a design flaw.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 987
Posted By wgscott

Coincidently, my youngest kid just passed his...

Coincidently, my youngest kid just passed his (first) exam, doing likewise.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 987
Posted By wgscott

I usually let the fuel light come on (which gives...

I usually let the fuel light come on (which gives me about 30 more miles). Gas station closest to home is about 7 or 8 miles away. I figure the fewer times I go to the gas station in my life, the...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By wgscott

Some stuff you just can't make up: Tony...

Some stuff you just can't make up:

Tony Blair hair:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/29blair_hair_blair_superjumbo_ff400f31edd0334ca03388b6c03fded82023e766.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 987
Posted By wgscott

Bad Driving Habits

I got the following spam email from the Toyota stealership at which I purchased my vehicle. Bad driving habit #1 left me scratching my head. WTF?



Over time, most of us develop bad driving...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9,933
Views: 2,064,928
Posted By wgscott

Happy 01 May. ...

Happy 01 May.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTVOz-RnUAw
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,099
Posted By wgscott

What part of India do you think would be best for...

What part of India do you think would be best for your celebration?
04-30-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By wgscott

I have the same pedals. The gap gets compressed...

I have the same pedals. The gap gets compressed when your weight is upon the pedals. I find them harder to get out of than my XTR trail pedals. Don't put a shim in them.
04-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By wgscott

Front page of today's SF Chronicle: ...

Front page of today's SF Chronicle: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/article/After-legendary-Bay-Area-bicyclist-dies-in-car-16136865.php
...
04-27-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By wgscott

Thanks! I also thought of the B-RAD.

Thanks! I also thought of the B-RAD.
04-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By wgscott

2old Here is a stock image of the bike: ...

2old Here is a stock image of the bike:

https://archive.trekbikes.com/images/bikes/2008/large/fuelex7_silverblack.jpg

Would either of these two water-bottle mounts work for a battery mount? All...
04-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By wgscott

You aren't going to like this, but I finally...

You aren't going to like this, but I finally sawed off my TRP calipers in frustration and replaced them with Shimano. But check what I suggested above before you do anything that drastic.
04-27-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By wgscott

Bafang conversion kit vendors

I am considering converting a Trek (2008 Fuel EX7) mountain bike with a mid-drive conversion kit.

There appear to be numerous vendors on the internet that sell Bafang (or rebranded Bafang)...
04-27-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By wgscott

Brakes. I would try to fix the problem...

Brakes.

I would try to fix the problem rather than just rotate the pads, because right now you have sub-optimal braking, and it will likely be the same or worse if you rotate them (assuming they...
04-26-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,012
Posted By wgscott

OK, boomer.

OK, boomer.
04-26-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,137
Posted By wgscott

I found wax tripled the chain life on my gravel...

I found wax tripled the chain life on my gravel bike. The best part is there is nothing to clean off at the end of a ride.
04-26-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,012
Posted By wgscott

The problem isn't the bell. It is how it is...

The problem isn't the bell. It is how it is deployed.
04-26-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,012
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnfxALH8VG0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnfxALH8VG0

This was originally a poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
04-25-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

My kid just upgraded from 12 speed to Microshift...

My kid just upgraded from 12 speed to Microshift Advent X 10 speed. He is very happy with the improved performance, after having gone through two GX Ealgles and then two Shimano 12 speed derailleurs.
04-25-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,012
Posted By wgscott

fify

fify
04-25-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,012
Posted By wgscott

The ring of a bell basically says "get the hell...

The ring of a bell basically says "get the hell out of my way" to most people who don't expire from a coronary arrest when some sanctimonious zealot cycles up behind them to deploy their noise-maker....
Forum: Foo
04-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By wgscott

Just be grateful it was your arm.

Just be grateful it was your arm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,852
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE3EYlTN2RI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE3EYlTN2RI
04-24-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,789
Posted By wgscott

Pre-ozone hole, it was possible to purchase a...

Pre-ozone hole, it was possible to purchase a small Freon horn, not unlike what people used on boats. I got one of these as a kid, and had an absolutely delightful time with it until my mother...
04-24-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,789
Posted By wgscott

I had one used on me not too long ago. I wound...

I had one used on me not too long ago. I wound up stopping, getting off the bike, trying to locate the bolt I thought had fallen off my bike.
04-24-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,789
Posted By wgscott

I try not to put myself in a position wherein I...

I try not to put myself in a position wherein I would need to deploy a bell. If I do find myself in such a situation, I find a simple "good morning," or "good afternoon", or "how 'bout dem Mets?" can...
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