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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, 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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 946,010
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, 02:31 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...
05-03-21, 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.
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.
04-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 932
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, 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, 06:47 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.
04-25-21, 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...
04-24-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,587
Posted By wgscott

The B'crats were actually allowing R'bent riders...

The B'crats were actually allowing R'bent riders to use the trail, and paying them $1000 each, in recognition of their inherently superior mode of transportation, as well as their inherently superior...
04-24-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,789
Posted By wgscott

1. Yes 7. My Chris King hub >> bell. ...

1. Yes
7. My Chris King hub >> bell.

Morons with bells like to over-use them, which means I have to cary a frame-pump to stick in their spokes.
04-23-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1763_233e8f910768167914c29bf49926c9e6595e41de.jpg
04-23-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,214
Posted By wgscott

I don't know. Those fears sound totally rational...

I don't know. Those fears sound totally rational to me.

I broke my ankle rather severely a few years ago. I turned 50 on crutches. It had nothing to do with biking, but it forever changed my...
04-23-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,658
Posted By wgscott

As a kid, I got a Bell helmet (the inverted brain...

As a kid, I got a Bell helmet (the inverted brain salad bowl) -- white with red stripes, and I used it from 1978 until it was stolen from my parked, locked bike in Cambridge UK in 1993. By that time...
04-22-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,646
Posted By wgscott

A friend of mine had her dog killed by a coyote. ...

A friend of mine had her dog killed by a coyote. The golden retriever puppy in my avatar was stalked a few times when she was little, but nothing came of it. I've seen a few around here that don't...
04-22-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,646
Posted By wgscott

If you are really worried, carry a can of Halt!...

If you are really worried, carry a can of Halt! like mailhumans use for thwarting dog attacks. But I'm very confident you will never need it.
04-22-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By wgscott

Nah. Just a wee little bit of a sense of humor.

Nah. Just a wee little bit of a sense of humor.
04-22-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,777
Posted By wgscott

Do you grasp that it is an April Fool's parody of...

Do you grasp that it is an April Fool's parody of a Viagra ad?
04-21-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,298
Posted By wgscott

The OP has not been given nearly enough credit...

The OP has not been given nearly enough credit for this. All he did was to post questions and his answers. He never asked anyone to complete the survey. He never mentioned anything to give it any...
04-20-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

Thanks to all of those who provided helpful...

Thanks to all of those who provided helpful information.

Summary: ConsumerReports (behind a paywall) provides complementary test results. A summary of these is on helmets.org

The Venn diagram...
04-19-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

It is a euphemism for "stable".

It is a euphemism for "stable".
04-19-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

The guy has been on my ignore list for years, but...

The guy has been on my ignore list for years, but unfortunately I had to read his response when it was quoted. I replied to it at 3 am in a moment of sleepless weakness.

As most others are aware,...
04-19-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

If you have nothing worth protecting, there is no...

If you have nothing worth protecting, there is no need to make the investment.
04-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By wgscott

I put on my sun "dew rag" today and the large...

I put on my sun "dew rag" today and the large helmet was almost too small.

Everyone made the right call on this. Thanks!
04-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,168
Posted By wgscott

Just to clarify, I "liked" the content of the...

Just to clarify, I "liked" the content of the post, not what happened to you. Thanks for this reply.
04-17-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By wgscott

I bought this today ^^^^^^^ (Prism trail...

I bought this today ^^^^^^^

(Prism trail torch).

They are better than I thought.
04-17-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 85,574
Posted By wgscott

Rowan There are many additional folks cheering...

Rowan There are many additional folks cheering you on who might be too shy to post (moi).
04-17-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,150
Posted By wgscott

Because: blind ideology!

Because: blind ideology!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,865
Posted By wgscott

Shop vac and dental floss. Use mint-flavored...

Shop vac and dental floss. Use mint-flavored ribbon.
04-16-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,113
Posted By wgscott

40mm of clearance is fine, and that is a...

40mm of clearance is fine, and that is a conservative estimate of what the Checkpoint can use.

I ride with 38mm tires, and it doesn't hold me back.
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By wgscott

You can start a thread on Bernie Made-off.

You can start a thread on Bernie Made-off.
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,604
Posted By wgscott

Never drink the bong-water.

Never drink the bong-water.
04-16-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,150
Posted By wgscott

:o Well, he still needs the hyphen.

:o

Well, he still needs the hyphen.
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,604
Posted By wgscott

The rolling paper alone must cost a small...

The rolling paper alone must cost a small fortune. Make sure you don't hold your breath after you inhale, like a dedicated pot-head trying to absorb as much THC as possible.
04-15-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,017
Posted By wgscott

These guys are a great source:...

These guys are a great source: https://www.nosvacuumtubes.net

If you can get an Amperex 6922, PQ, white label, US, pinched waist (shield, gold pins), at any price, go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,514
Posted By wgscott

Another vote for dimeric cobalt.

Another vote for dimeric cobalt.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,217
Posted By wgscott

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It...

I keep $100,000 in pennies in my seat bag. It doesn't slow me down at all.
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