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10-06-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By Koyote

I've ridden and raced gravel in the PA/OH/WV...

I've ridden and raced gravel in the PA/OH/WV region with plenty of climbing (>100ft per mile) and commensurate descents...plenty of long descents at the grades described by OP. My Ultegra disc brakes...
10-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Koyote

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 586
Posted By Koyote

This post makes me feel a lot smarter. Thank you.

This post makes me feel a lot smarter. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By Koyote

I've always positioned them straight on -- in...

I've always positioned them straight on -- in line with the drops. But I've never tried any other position.

I'm a big fan of the "If it feels good, do it" approach. Seems like your impromptu...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Koyote

28mm tires will be fine on those rims. Don't...

28mm tires will be fine on those rims. Don't sweat it.
10-05-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Koyote

I don't miss her.

I don't miss her.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Koyote

I hear you. I've got the R8050 group and had the...

I hear you. I've got the R8050 group and had the same reaction when using synchro and semi-synchro modes. For me, the solution was to use it in full manual mode, with the RD shifter set to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Koyote

I'd take two-year old Ultegra Di2 over Tiagra...

I'd take two-year old Ultegra Di2 over Tiagra every day of the week, regardless of price difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,760
Posted By Koyote

Whoever revived this thread should be banned for...

Whoever revived this thread should be banned for a week.
10-04-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By Koyote

Not everyone experiences this...Just the people...

Not everyone experiences this...Just the people who let their bikes get worn, out-of-tune, and noisy in extremis before doing anything about it.
10-04-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 922
Posted By Koyote

That's the message, even if it's not exactly what...

That's the message, even if it's not exactly what they're yelling.
10-03-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 768
Posted By Koyote

You claimed that you are fearful of cars and...

You claimed that you are fearful of cars and don't want one, and then asked for advice on turning a trike into...a car. Complete with gas engine, climate-controlled cabin, alarm, etc.

Any such car...
10-03-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Koyote

Welcome to Bike Forums, and congrats on taking up...

Welcome to Bike Forums, and congrats on taking up cycling. Sounds like you have developed a nice fitness routine.

Assuming you like the bike overall (aside from the wheel), no need to buy a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

When they claim that latex tubes are 'faster,'...

When they claim that latex tubes are 'faster,' are they factoring in the time spent on the roadside fixing flats?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By Koyote

What he said. A little googling will show you how...

What he said. A little googling will show you how to adjust the RD and FD, but it will probably never be necessary to do so. That's one of the great advantages of Di2.

The one thing that IS worth...
10-02-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Koyote

Iím not clever like that, so I find this...

Iím not clever like that, so I find this especially impressive.
10-01-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 768
Posted By Koyote

People, people, people...before wasting any more...

People, people, people...before wasting any more time on responses, please read the entire opening post. You're being trolled.
10-01-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Koyote

This...

This (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/dummy-hub-dh-1) works well enough for me, and works with both qr and thru-axle dropouts. Costs less than 1/3rd as much money.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 786
Posted By Koyote

Well, in that case...

Well, in that case...
10-01-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 768
Posted By Koyote

You lost me right there.

You lost me right there.
09-30-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 420
Posted By Koyote

I've got no advice on the trailer...But that is a...

I've got no advice on the trailer...But that is a sweet old Datsun in the first photo. Looks like a 260z.
09-30-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 14,343
Posted By Koyote

I've got a Shark vacuum. Doesn't use bags --...

I've got a Shark vacuum. Doesn't use bags -- rather, it has a removable container that gets emptied into the trash, and the filter are washable. Handles my dogs' shedding quite nicely, and it wasn't...
09-30-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

You do understand that you can drift to the back...

You do understand that you can drift to the back before spitting, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 786
Posted By Koyote

Yep, agreed! Many years ago, on a group ride, I...

Yep, agreed! Many years ago, on a group ride, I gave a tube to a rider who had punctured, and told him "Hey, don't worry about it." I made a friend for life.

Ditto with energy snacks -- I always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 786
Posted By Koyote

That's very different than a French Shower, but I...

That's very different than a French Shower, but I get you.

'Course, the OP is asking how to avoid being that thing...So telling him to NOT be that thing is pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 786
Posted By Koyote

Methinks you don't know the definition of "French...

Methinks you don't know the definition of "French Shower."
09-30-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

Good point. I've always wondered if that bad...

Good point. I've always wondered if that bad peach was just a canny race strategy for LeMond.
09-30-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

Of course, we're talking about a sport in which...

Of course, we're talking about a sport in which pros urinate while riding...a sport in which one of the all-time greats (Greg LeMond) once shat himself while riding on a rainy stage, and the...
09-30-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

You believe that blowing your nose into your hand...

You believe that blowing your nose into your hand is more sanitary than blowing a snot rocket onto the road? Really?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 786
Posted By Koyote

Okay, seriously: ride predictably -- no sudden...

Okay, seriously: ride predictably -- no sudden accelerations or sudden braking, hold your line (i.e., don't swerve unless you absolutely have to), don't get too close to other riders (that can come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 786
Posted By Koyote

Wear a shirt, don't take any zoom meetings during...

Wear a shirt, don't take any zoom meetings during the ride, don't pull over to look into dumpsters, and -- above all -- don't blow any snot rockets...
09-29-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

In a thread which has produced many different...

In a thread which has produced many different opinions, I think you may have managed to create unanimity with this post.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,582
Posted By Koyote

You donít believe the experts at Specialized,...

You donít believe the experts at Specialized, either - and they built the bike.
09-29-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 14,343
Posted By Koyote

Thanks. 35 years teaching in higher ed, and that...

Thanks. 35 years teaching in higher ed, and that bike program is probably my fave memory.
09-29-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 14,343
Posted By Koyote

Probably depends on the area -- city vs town,...

Probably depends on the area -- city vs town, etc. Also on security.

The aforementioned student and I built a bike rental program on our campus -- we eventually had a fleet of about 50 bikes which...
09-29-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,945
Posted By Koyote

It's easy to check behind you. There. If you...

It's easy to check behind you. There.

If you can't fathom how a person can swivel his/her head, then do it differently: move your chin down to your chest and look under your arm -- between your...
09-29-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 14,343
Posted By Koyote

If you can't recognize the difference between a...

If you can't recognize the difference between a $3k bike and a $6k bike, then why on Earth would you write a long post about how you've seen irresponsible college students bring $5,000 bikes to...
09-29-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 14,343
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: 122
Views: 1,945
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: 165
Views: 2,639
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: 42
Views: 809
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: 5
Views: 229
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: 1,456
Posted By Koyote

Mount Davis Gravel Grinder?

Mount Davis Gravel Grinder?
09-28-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 2,639
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: 122
Views: 1,945
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: 60
Views: 1,582
Posted By Koyote

Shhh...

Shhh...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,582
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: 126
Views: 2,486
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: 13
Views: 358
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: 126
Views: 2,486
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?
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