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09-29-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 12,664
Posted By Koyote

I've spent my entire adult life (40+ years at...

I've spent my entire adult life (40+ years at this point) on college campuses, and I've never seen a student on a $5,000 bike. Nothing even close, in fact.

PS: I'd like to see some examples of...
09-29-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 394
Posted By Koyote

Then you'll really be offended when I tell you...

Then you'll really be offended when I tell you how I handle it when 'nature calls' on a long ride.
09-29-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,017
Posted By Koyote

Yup. smasha is so busy arguing that he won't be...

Yup. smasha is so busy arguing that he won't be able to actually ride his bike anywhere. Problem solved!
09-29-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Koyote

To be fair, your thread title includes the line...

To be fair, your thread title includes the line "WTF is tubeless?" If you had spent ten minutes googling, that would not have been your opener.

Short answer: if you are new to cycling (at least in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Koyote

Nope. Not an issue at all. Just ride your bike.

Nope. Not an issue at all. Just ride your bike.
09-28-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By Koyote

Mount Davis Gravel Grinder?

Mount Davis Gravel Grinder?
09-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,017
Posted By Koyote

I do this regularly without asking permission. I...

I do this regularly without asking permission. I just wheel in my bike as if it's the most normal thing in the world. No one ever says a word.
09-28-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 394
Posted By Koyote

You did nothing wrong, but that won't stop this...

You did nothing wrong, but that won't stop this thread from going for eight pages.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,029
Posted By Koyote

Shhh...

Shhh...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,029
Posted By Koyote

Or maybe the OP's teenage son used the bike...

Or maybe the OP's teenage son used the bike without permission and damaged it. That's what happened to my dad's '78 Buick, and he never figured it out, either.
09-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,173
Posted By Koyote

That's a very diplomatic response. And I'm...

That's a very diplomatic response.

And I'm sure your father has/had a rather distinctive appearance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By Koyote

Yep, casing failure. I would send the photos to...

Yep, casing failure. I would send the photos to the mfr and ask for replacements. You ought to be able to ride 'em right down to the casings without every seeing that sort of failure.
09-28-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,173
Posted By Koyote

I'm unclear: are you calling your father ugly, or...

I'm unclear: are you calling your father ugly, or your mother?
09-28-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,173
Posted By Koyote

True. My brother found that he had an amazingly...

True. My brother found that he had an amazingly low resting HR -- so low that he would occasionally feel faint and woozy. The pacemaker solved that problem.


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And the weird part is that...
09-27-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,173
Posted By Koyote

Then the answer is 9,000. I'll let you figure out...

Then the answer is 9,000. I'll let you figure out which answer I'm giving.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,029
Posted By Koyote

Did you miss WhyFi 's post? His point is that...

Did you miss WhyFi 's post? His point is that seat stays aren't under much stress. In fact, he posted a pic of a Cervelo. Many years ago, Cervelo designed a bike with NO seatstays which was perfectly...
09-27-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,173
Posted By Koyote

Should I also post my net worth, penis length,...

Should I also post my net worth, penis length, and annual mileage?
09-26-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,017
Posted By Koyote

This is what you actually asked of the forum: ...

This is what you actually asked of the forum:



Seems like you got just what you asked for.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By Koyote

It's gonna take a while to get that mental image...

It's gonna take a while to get that mental image out of my head.

If the saddle feels comfortable during the ride and you have no post-ride discomfort, you can probably stop examining your butt...
09-26-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,017
Posted By Koyote

When you define "productive" as "agrees with me,"...

When you define "productive" as "agrees with me," you've kind of rigged the game,
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,029
Posted By Koyote

Not without destroying the wheels and pitching...

Not without destroying the wheels and pitching the rider onto the pavement.



They already know that this wasn't a manufacturing defect.


Yup. If Kiwi comes back to the shop with another...
09-26-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,017
Posted By Koyote

He did impart some wisdom. Some of us even...

He did impart some wisdom. Some of us even understood it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,029
Posted By Koyote

It's nice that it worked out for you, and it was...

It's nice that it worked out for you, and it was nice of you to supply beer (as well as continued loyalty, I presume) to a shop that pushed the claim for you.

It seems like your shop manager used...
09-26-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 494
Posted By Koyote

Don't believe everything you read.

Don't believe everything you read.
09-26-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 2,017
Posted By Koyote

OP is a classic BF archetype: asks "What does...

OP is a classic BF archetype: asks "What does everyone else think? " and then argues with anyone who disagrees with him.
09-25-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,222
Posted By Koyote

​​​​​​​Now I know youíre lying. My wife would...

​​​​​​​Now I know youíre lying. My wife would never pay good money to outsource work that sheís happy to do herself.
09-25-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,222
Posted By Koyote

Ahem.

Ahem.
09-25-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,222
Posted By Koyote

How many mistakes did I make this morning?

This morning, I went on a local charity ride. Paid $50 to ride on my usual roads, and got a few cookies and a bottle refill at an aid station. Did the ride on my Di2 bike, which has disc brakes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 897
Posted By Koyote

I don't think I've ever seen a teenager on an...

I don't think I've ever seen a teenager on an eBike. If I did see one, I don't think I'd have time to administer an IQ test.



Once had a squirrel in my living room and dispatched it with an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 897
Posted By Koyote

Squirrels don't scare me. Now clowns --...

Squirrels don't scare me.

Now clowns -- they're scary.
09-23-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 12,664
Posted By Koyote

Can you see up his ass? ĎCause Highcad pulled it...

Can you see up his ass? ĎCause Highcad pulled it right out of there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By Koyote

I havenít looked at their website, but check DT...

I havenít looked at their website, but check DT Swiss to see if they make non-disc hubs. Their stuff is terrific.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Koyote

Use a caliper. When a Shimano rotor gets down to...

Use a caliper. When a Shimano rotor gets down to 1.5mm, itís time for replacement. SRAM rotors get replaced at 1.55mm.



Wow. What kind of rotor started out 3mm thick? I donít think that would...
09-21-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Koyote

The exact same thing happened to a 105 rear...

The exact same thing happened to a 105 rear shifter on one of my bikes. Mechanic couldn't figure it out, and fortunately he had a shifter in stock -- $110, if I recall correctly.

I responded to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By Koyote

Huh? You can get them on Amazon...

Huh? You can get them on Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Koyote

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/62567649.j...

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/62567649.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Koyote

Larry is basically this guy, but about 15 years...

Larry is basically this guy, but about 15 years after high school.
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09-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 793
Posted By Koyote

Glad to learn that this has helped your wife,...

Glad to learn that this has helped your wife, Polaris OBark . Another counterpoint to the crowd who believe that eBikers are all just lazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Koyote

I would not be comfortable with only 1-2mm of...

I would not be comfortable with only 1-2mm of clearance, esp with the rear -- since the wheel might flex slightly under power. And if you hit a pothole and knock the rim even slightly out-of-true,...
09-20-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Koyote

I've got that. Very good light.

I've got that. Very good light.
09-19-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 12,664
Posted By Koyote

You're a real ray of sunshine. You're also...

You're a real ray of sunshine. You're also incorrect.



Ding ding ding! If someone knows what they are getting, and willingly plunks down the money, the purchase is by definition "worth it" to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Koyote

I run expensive rotors, and I run cheap rotors;...

I run expensive rotors, and I run cheap rotors; I've never had any warp enough to cause problems. I'm wondering if you have cheapie mechanical calipers that only push one piston against the rotor; if...
09-19-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 621
Posted By Koyote

I'm not in the business. But it seems to me that,...

I'm not in the business. But it seems to me that, if you don't already own most of the necessary tools, you might not have the necessary skills.

As for the inventory costs: if you're the only game...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Koyote

Yep. Orange Seal ftw. And the OP should get...

Yep. Orange Seal ftw.

And the OP should get a plug kit. This one i...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By Koyote

The time to buy a new furnace is before the old...

The time to buy a new furnace is before the old one dies...Unless you like being cold and having your pipes burst, if you're in that kind of climate.

Ditto the car. Best to replace before you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,367
Posted By Koyote

And hopefully you learned the technique: hold a...

And hopefully you learned the technique: hold a straight edge up to the rim and look for that concavity.

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Try to use your front brake more. It provides more stopping power.

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09-19-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By Koyote

I'm thinking that guy stole the Colnago, since...

I'm thinking that guy stole the Colnago, since homeless people generally prefer Pinarellos.
09-19-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By Koyote

Can you use the same hooks (or maybe install some...

Can you use the same hooks (or maybe install some different ones) and simply hang the bikes by their wheels? That is definitely safe.
09-18-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,916
Posted By Koyote

Iíve been reading your posts long enough to know...

Iíve been reading your posts long enough to know that thereís no point in responding any furtherÖ So, you have a great night!
09-18-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,916
Posted By Koyote

Umm, what? Show me anything I wrote that...

Umm, what? Show me anything I wrote that demonstrates an inability to differentiate between the concepts of "felonious criminal threat" and negligence. You're really coming out of left field here.
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