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Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 24
Views: 409
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 17
Views: 387
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 540
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, he’s just trolling.

Yeah, he’s just trolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 540
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 96
Views: 1,665
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: 517
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for your input.

Thanks for your input.
06-22-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 622
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: 256
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: 64
Views: 1,298
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: 1,059
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: 1,059
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: 1,059
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: 1,059
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: 7,805
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: 462
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: 540
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: 540
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: 540
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: 11
Views: 391
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: 651
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: 339
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: 1,283
Posted By Koyote

No.

No.
06-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
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: 847
Posted By Koyote

Shut up, Larry. :)

Shut up, Larry.

:)
06-10-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,861
Posted By Koyote

Not really.

Not really.
06-09-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,575
Posted By Koyote

My bikes have from 10k to 40k+ miles on them, and...

My bikes have from 10k to 40k+ miles on them, and I've never needed to swap out a fork or a seatpost. Seems like a low-probability concern. But if you're really worried, just buy a spare seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,017
Posted By Koyote

It's not meaningless to many of us around here. :)

It's not meaningless to many of us around here. :)
06-09-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,861
Posted By Koyote

You seem to think that science begins and ends...

You seem to think that science begins and ends with models.



And that's how it works: models are tested with data.


This part is especially funny, as you're stating that you value your own...
06-09-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,861
Posted By Koyote

Nice attempt at the "appeal to authority"...

Nice attempt at the "appeal to authority" fallacy. But a person's cycling experience doesn't really impact the laws of physics.
06-09-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,217
Posted By Koyote

This is like an article in The Onion.

This is like an article in The Onion.
06-08-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,861
Posted By Koyote

Yeah. And then the confirmation seekers end up...

Yeah. And then the confirmation seekers end up resentful when they are corrected, and you wonder why you ever bothered trying to be helpful.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,223
Posted By Koyote

Just got mine a few days ago. Bought it at REI...

Just got mine a few days ago. Bought it at REI during an extra-rebate weekend for a net cost of about $240. Pretty happy with it so far, esp since the setup is sooo much easier than on a Garmin.
06-08-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Koyote

Calling Seattle Forrest

Calling Seattle Forrest
06-08-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,861
Posted By Koyote

I know you know this, but some people come here...

I know you know this, but some people come here for confirmation rather than information.
06-08-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,374
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. I'm not into the more sophisticated...

Agreed. I'm not into the more sophisticated training data, but it's great for those who use the info.

A nice side benefit is that the looong battery life will put pressure on other mfrs to up...
06-08-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,452
Posted By Koyote

oof. Found the pic. Makes my whole body hurt just...

oof. Found the pic. Makes my whole body hurt just to look at it.
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