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12-02-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Koyote

Dual-sided SPD, preferably Shimano XT or XTR....

Dual-sided SPD, preferably Shimano XT or XTR. Light, simple, strong, easy to clip it and easy to unclip if you need to dab a foot on, say, a nasty climb.

The only time I need flats is on my...
12-02-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 213
Posted By Koyote

Then whatever else you do, tonight you should be...

Then whatever else you do, tonight you should be home, with beer, watching a Clint Eastwood movie. Or maybe Schwarzenegger.
12-02-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

As cxwrench and others have noted, mileage...

As cxwrench and others have noted, mileage (rather than chronological age) is the key variable. Since I'm more into riding bikes than collecting them, my most ridden bikes get more miles per year...
12-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 608
Posted By Koyote

Good call. We've already got way too many of...

Good call. We've already got way too many of those posts on bf.
12-02-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Koyote

The overwhelming majority of people are quite...

The overwhelming majority of people are quite literally not rocket scientists. Why would this forum be any different?
...
12-01-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,692
Posted By Koyote

If you're going for humor, you failed. I already...

If you're going for humor, you failed. I already made that joke, and did it better.

If you're serious, you're nuts.
12-01-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 608
Posted By Koyote

Yep. My gravel bike is built on a custom frame,...

Yep. My gravel bike is built on a custom frame, and the shop sent the frame back a couple times to have the builder redo the paint -- it wasn't up to their standards. I think about that each time...
12-01-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 608
Posted By Koyote

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride...

That's not a scratch; it's patina. If you ride your bike, it will look like it. You'll get used to it. But as rsbob says, nail polish is the easiest solution.

My newest bike has a rather unusual...
12-01-22, 07:50 PM
12-01-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,692
Posted By Koyote

Hey, I believe it. After all, Johnny Cash shot a...

Hey, I believe it. After all, Johnny Cash shot a man in Reno -- just to watch him die.
...
12-01-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,692
Posted By Koyote

I suspect you're correct on that. The cycling may...

I suspect you're correct on that. The cycling may have caused the problem to manifest earlier, but there was likely an underlying problem.

And on your theme of "snark aside": I have an in-law...
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,692
Posted By Koyote

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per...

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per month, much of it on indoors on a turbo trainer."

I'm surprised he didn't die of boredom.
12-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Koyote

OP: If you are regularly opening the hubs anyway,...

OP: If you are regularly opening the hubs anyway, you should be replacing the bearings (use grade 25 bearings in the appropriate sizes) and use high-quality grease. If you ride in the rain a lot, use...
12-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

In an earlier post, I mentioned ordering some new...

In an earlier post, I mentioned ordering some new cf-rimmed gravel wheels. This point was a key factor in my choice: the wheelset I ordered has the same rims as some much more expensive Specialized...
12-01-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/ca58eee5_89f6_4555_87da_5eff0e675d98_67bd6f43041e4ab136eba3ae1a664bc53e8d383f.png
11-30-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Pffft! Why would an experienced professional...

Pffft! Why would an experienced professional mechanic know anything about it? prj71 can diagnose your problem (and mine, and many other people's) without even seeing our bikes!
11-30-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

And no one ever wants to talk about the effect of...

And no one ever wants to talk about the effect of larger mass on descents.
11-30-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

Occam would probably say that it's a typo, since...

Occam would probably say that it's a typo, since it doesn't say what you say it says.
11-30-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

I think about this occasionally when I get a...

I think about this occasionally when I get a Strava KOM on nice smooth pavement while riding my gravel bike with 44mm knobby tires, or while riding my 27 lb fendered light touring bike.
11-30-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

"The whole debate regarding unsprung vs. sprung...

"The whole debate regarding unsprung vs. sprung mass often casts a massive shadow on another vital aspect of unsprung mass reduction — rotational mass or rotational inertia. By reducing the unsprung...
11-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

There are several calculators like this one...

There are several calculators like this one (http://bikecalculator.com/) that allow you to quantify the effects of weight on speed, rolling time on a given course, etc...though they make no...
11-30-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Both cxwrench and I have explained the issue to...

Both cxwrench and I have explained the issue to you. It is inherent in the system. But I'm glad that you've been so lucky.
11-29-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

These...

These...
11-29-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

This. For road riding on flat terrain,...

This.

For road riding on flat terrain, weight is no big deal. That's why I'm still happily riding 32h/3x alloy rims on my road bike. But I do a fair bit of gravel racing, which involves hills,...
11-29-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Which drivetrains? If Shimano 11sp, I recommend...

Which drivetrains? If Shimano 11sp, I recommend that, at minimum, you replace the RD cables. They really do go quickly -- you'll notice a couple times that you 'click' the shifter and nothing...
11-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

SLX shifters are entirely different than road...

SLX shifters are entirely different than road 11sp shifters, which require the cable to make a very sharp bend inside the shifter. That's what makes them splinter and then break rather suddenly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,696
Posted By Koyote

I regularly ride my commuter bike, which has good...

I regularly ride my commuter bike, which has good flat pedals, and I disagree with this statement. Even when I'm not pulling up on the pedals, I find it much easier to have my feet attached at the...
11-29-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Do you take the same approach with your car's...

Do you take the same approach with your car's motor oil?



I don't know what you're running and how much you ride per year, but my Shimano 11sp bike chews through RD cables much more often than...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,146
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I don’t bother trying to eke every last...

Yeah, I don’t bother trying to eke every last mile out of a chain. Hell, how would I even do that, when the bf brain trust can’t agree on how to best measure chain wear?

I just replace a chain...
11-29-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,271
Posted By Koyote

Except that the OP never (repeat: NEVER) stated...

Except that the OP never (repeat: NEVER) stated that he is doing it for either of those reasons.

You have a real knack for offering non-sequitur responses. But at least you didn't use this thread...
11-28-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

Ah, yes, internal routing. I hadn’t thought of...

Ah, yes, internal routing. I hadn’t thought of that.
11-28-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

So it’s about collecting toys rather than about...

So it’s about collecting toys rather than about performing well in a triathlon.

That gives us some clarity, moving forward.
11-28-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

Some people have this weird tendency to buy a...

Some people have this weird tendency to buy a whole bunch of cheap nasty things instead of a few truly good things. I've never understood that. In the long run, it's probably cheaper to buy one or...
11-28-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Koyote

I think we might have a communication issue: if...

I think we might have a communication issue: if you are really running fat bike tires at 25-30 psi, you have got them inflated 2x (or more) higher than most people would run on the smoothest...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,146
Posted By Koyote

Oh, I'm willing to put in some effort -- when...

Oh, I'm willing to put in some effort -- when riding my bike, for instance. But why should I work so hard to prolong the life of an inexpensive and easily-replaced item?
11-28-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure why the brakes are a problem;...

I'm not sure why the brakes are a problem; presumably, your old fork and new fork take the same sort of brake caliper, so just swap it over. If it's hydraulic, I don't think you'd need to bleed it...
11-28-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,217
Posted By Koyote

Surely you recall this thread...

Surely you recall this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1258386-clipping-flame-suit.html)...?
11-28-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Koyote

I've neither seen nor heard of such a thing.

I've neither seen nor heard of such a thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,146
Posted By Koyote

Chains are cheap, my time is valuable.

Chains are cheap, my time is valuable.
11-27-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Well, they killed that pretty quickly.

Well, they killed that pretty quickly.
11-27-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Done. Anyone who agrees that you should be let...

Done. Anyone who agrees that you should be let back into the mechanics subforum can just go over there and add to the thread I just started. Maybe I’ll see you in purgatory.
11-27-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

Can we start a petition, or will that get all...

Can we start a petition, or will that get all signatories banned?
11-26-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By Koyote

Ideally it mounts to your seatpost, but there is...

Ideally it mounts to your seatpost, but there is apparently a suitcase in the way.
11-26-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,425
Posted By Koyote

I'm sure she could break the inner tube valve...

I'm sure she could break the inner tube valve stem with either of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,108
Posted By Koyote

That. And most first-timers don't pull/stretch it...

That. And most first-timers don't pull/stretch it enough, which both helps it to stay in place and helps make it to the tops.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 863
Posted By Koyote

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bc/f8/4f/bcf84fe892ffbce...

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bc/f8/4f/bcf84fe892ffbce481eabd4d4befed50.jpg
11-26-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,056
Posted By Koyote

We had a poster who devised a rig for carrying an...

We had a poster who devised a rig for carrying an entire spare wheel, complete with tire and cassette...So I wouldn't be surprised if some paranoid bf'er was carrying a shifter around.
11-25-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Koyote

Don't wrap so far up the base of the STI unit....

Don't wrap so far up the base of the STI unit. The tape only needs to go up far enough so that the hood covers the edge.
11-24-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,954
Posted By Koyote

This thread has officially going off the rails.

This thread has officially going off the rails.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,518
Posted By Koyote

What does “saggy” mean in this context?

What does “saggy” mean in this context?
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