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11-28-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,207
Posted By wgscott

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11-28-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,207
Posted By wgscott

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from the best book on the topic ever written:

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,400
Posted By wgscott

This. I think it is because polyester (or...

This. I think it is because polyester (or whatever) synthetic materials bond to the fatty acids secreted with sweat and foster bacterial growth.

One way to combat this is to put some antibiotic...
11-23-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,388
Views: 391,700
Posted By wgscott

That's a quite stunning transformation. I...

That's a quite stunning transformation.

I took mine out for a spin yesterday.

...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,511
Posted By wgscott

The Principle of Parsimony sheds yet another tear...

The Principle of Parsimony sheds yet another tear for humanity.
11-18-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By wgscott

Something I didn't fully grasp until quite...

Something I didn't fully grasp until quite recently is that Rene Herse tires actually need a bit higher pressure than less supple tires of the same dimensions, due to the fact that they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 152,121
Posted By wgscott

Does anyone know how much this ratio has changed...

Does anyone know how much this ratio has changed since 2007?

My ratio is 0.43.
11-09-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,341
Posted By wgscott

Burning Man ...

Burning Man


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10-31-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By wgscott

I've taken to displaying the time of day,...

I've taken to displaying the time of day, distance traveled, and ambient temperature on my Garmin. I collect the data for future analysis and to log the ride, but I try not to obsess on it in real...
10-31-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By wgscott

A week might be overkill, but it worked...

A week might be overkill, but it worked flawlessly for me with difficult Rene Herse tires. Didn't even need to use the pressure chamber on the pump.

Their FAQ on the subject:
...
10-30-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By wgscott

That's exactly what I have on the bike I put...

That's exactly what I have on the bike I put these on as well. As far as I am able to tell, they are the same as standard XT two-piston post-mount calipers (including the pads).
10-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By wgscott

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.
10-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By wgscott

I recently got a pair of Shimano Alfine...

I recently got a pair of Shimano Alfine hydraulics at Universal Cycles for $129.99

...
10-28-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By wgscott

Optional: Put a dropper post on it and declare...

Optional: Put a dropper post on it and declare victory. You can ride this happily for the rest of your life.

Default: Declare victory. You can ride this happily for the rest of your life.
10-27-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By wgscott

AAA just raised our annual homeowner's insurance...

AAA just raised our annual homeowner's insurance to nearly $5K.

So I guess I am a bit out of sympathy for those who decide they want the payout without the costs.
10-27-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,248
Posted By wgscott

How many versions of "Why must people insist on...

How many versions of "Why must people insist on doing things in a way that is at variance with how I do things?" can we post in one lifetime?

(I have 3X and 2X but no 1X. But I do recognize there...
10-24-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By wgscott

My wife is experiencing this kind of thing, and...

My wife is experiencing this kind of thing, and what she found is that you need to get an MRI and a competent doctor to figure out what is going on. You should stop riding or at least take it very...
10-24-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,172
Posted By wgscott

My kid had his crack, twice. He is the thinnest...

My kid had his crack, twice. He is the thinnest person in the family.
10-24-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,172
Posted By wgscott

Aluminum is a terrible frame material. Gravel...

Aluminum is a terrible frame material. Gravel and mountain bikes built from aluminum require full suspension. So do a lot of carbon bikes. Stiffer than a 5 day old corpse.

That is why you should...
10-24-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By wgscott

One what? A bike? My 650b wheelset...

One what?

A bike?

My 650b wheelset ran me more than that. :o
10-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 659
Posted By wgscott

I've been riding gravel for several years with...

I've been riding gravel for several years with 700c x 38mm tires, and just recently acquired a 650b wheelset, and the improvement in handling, as well as the ability to use a bit wider set of tires,...
10-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By wgscott

I have the redshift stem (as well as their...

I have the redshift stem (as well as their seatpost -- got both as a Kickstarter bundle, but the stem arrived well ahead of the seatpost,
fortunately).

The stem is pretty much ideal. The only...
10-23-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By wgscott

I was going to post this, but am clearly too late...

I was going to post this, but am clearly too late to the party.

Here is the BBC report, FWIW:Moped gangs with machetes target London's cyclistshttps://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-59000605

(video)
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,705
Posted By wgscott

I've had the same experience with him from the...

I've had the same experience with him from the beginning. Self-appointed policeman for the touring forum. He gets a free pass from the moderators, as do a handful of other like-minded individuals. ...
10-13-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,528
Posted By wgscott

Are you getting sealant in the tire valve or CO2...

Are you getting sealant in the tire valve or CO2 regulator?
10-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,149
Posted By wgscott

thebluesky I have a 2014-vintage Di2 Ultegra...

thebluesky I have a 2014-vintage Di2 Ultegra setup with a mid-cage rear derailleur officially rated for 32T max.

I'm using an 11-36T (sram) cassette and a 46/30T GRX crankset and it works...
10-08-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By wgscott

I don't know if this is true for 9 speed, but for...

I don't know if this is true for 9 speed, but for some of the 11 and 12 speed cassettes, the largest cogs are aluminum, so they are likely to be shorter lived.
10-08-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By wgscott

No X 2

No X 2
10-08-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By wgscott

No

No
10-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By wgscott

Thanks again for the advice. I hadn't realized...

Thanks again for the advice. I hadn't realized you had a second career as a dentist.

;)
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 972
Posted By wgscott

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than...

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than steel.

Also be worried about the non-lever-side nut. Some are made of aluminum and the threads strip out, with a similar net result.

Finally, you...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By wgscott

Maybe they are Africanized...

Maybe they are Africanized (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee).
10-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,534
Posted By wgscott

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing...

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing wrong with my vision. :(
10-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By wgscott

cpach cxwrench I just ordered one. If you...

cpach cxwrench

I just ordered one. If you guys both endorse it, that is good enough for me.


My main concern is it had the disclaimer not to use it with ceramic pistons (in which case, what...
10-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By wgscott

Thanks for the reality checks. It is...

Thanks for the reality checks.

It is possible the piston cracked for some other reason, but it did so shortly after he reset them.
10-04-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By wgscott

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:


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10-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By wgscott

Park Tool "Hydraulic Brake Piston Press" PP-1.2

I've always reset pistons with some old pads inserted in the caliper, and I use a broad flat-blade screwdriver to press the pad to press the piston, figuring that this was the least likely way to do...
10-03-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By wgscott

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150...

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150 miler in 97°F heat and 9,000 ft of climbing.
10-03-21, 11:37 PM
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By wgscott

It is a nice small city/town. Predominantly...

It is a nice small city/town. Predominantly Mormon. Excellent weather, schools, and infrastructure. It is well within striking distance of Zion and other attractions. The only thing that would...
09-26-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,304
Posted By wgscott

I guessed this before I opened the thread. I...

I guessed this before I opened the thread.

I have a pair of graphenes on a bike that were the hardest tires to (un)mount of any I have ever encountered (with the exception of the time I blew one...
09-25-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By wgscott

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they...

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they caused flatulence.
09-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By wgscott

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right...

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right Thing. So, hopefully it will be straightforward.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By wgscott

There used to be a whole MAD magazine section...

There used to be a whole MAD magazine section devoted to "Don't you hate it when..."

Robbed of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
09-23-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By wgscott

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person...

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person tantrum. :rolleyes:
09-23-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, where did I express worry (vs. mild...

Sorry, where did I express worry (vs. mild bemusement)?
09-22-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.
09-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By wgscott

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. ...

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. Hopefully this gets resolved. My kid wants to know how much it would cost to upgrade to mechanical shifting. :rolleyes:
09-22-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By wgscott

Pull the extender rod out some more. I use it...

Pull the extender rod out some more. I use it with 700C/29" rims with no issues. Just how big are your wheels?
09-22-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By wgscott

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.
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