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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

That was yesterday... late morning, 9:30 or so,...

That was yesterday... late morning, 9:30 or so, Central.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

Now Zwift-stalking. ;)

Now Zwift-stalking. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

Off the subject, but I saw a McSomeone or Another...

Off the subject, but I saw a McSomeone or Another with a Psimet tag on the Alpe du Zwift this morning. I thought that was kind of neat.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

It's a brave new world where Christmas stuff is...

It's a brave new world where Christmas stuff is up the day after Halloween.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Huh - I've never heard of those. Are they tasty?

Huh - I've never heard of those. Are they tasty?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

I think that you have enough miles in the saddle...

I think that you have enough miles in the saddle that you have a good idea of what works for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

So much for being everlasting.

So much for being everlasting.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Shimano, which are single use; their definition...

Shimano, which are single use; their definition of single use is pairing it for the lifetime of one chain. They just don't want you wearing out one chain with it and then moving it to another chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By WhyFi

Don't change your saddle position to address...

Don't change your saddle position to address reach; saddle adjustments are for your position relative to the pedals/crankset.

While 90mm is a very common stem length, many Giants have oversized...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

The chains that I just replaced had about 5k...

The chains that I just replaced had about 5k miles on each, both with QuickLinks that were along for the entire ride, and removed/replaced for waxing a couple dozen times. I may not be as big as big...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Ew. They should add some food coloring or...

Ew. They should add some food coloring or something to make that look more appealing. Maybe a nice amber color.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Woo hoo - new wheel day! ...

Woo hoo - new wheel day!

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Photo orientation in honor of Mr trekmogul.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Major chains.

Major chains.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

lololol This from the guy that went from...

lololol

This from the guy that went from "$95 to fix a broken spoke..." to "well, it was set up tubeless, so the tire had to be removed, sealant cleaned up, rim tape removed, spoke replaced, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Quads of Thunder or Crashes of Blunder?

Quads of Thunder or Crashes of Blunder?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

I ride by the Mpls one pretty regularly - it's...

I ride by the Mpls one pretty regularly - it's just off the river in downtown. I still get a little taken aback when I see guards with assault rifles.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

And are you going to put on a shirt? :twitchy:

And are you going to put on a shirt? :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Are your arms more than 6' long?

Are your arms more than 6' long?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

Lol.

Lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, fake ride done. I know that I'm preaching to...

Ah, fake ride done. I know that I'm preaching to the choir, but exercise is great to quiet a noisy mind; I just needed to tune out, and not think about anything for a spell, so I jumped in with the B...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

Totally not worth it.... but can't be kept in...

Totally not worth it.... but can't be kept in stock. Do you know how this game works?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, this is a horse of a different color - ...

Yeah, this is a horse of a different color -



....so yeah, when I said, "there's probably a story behind it," the above absolutely qualifies.



Oh, and, uh, that kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

So you're saying that this is their normal...

So you're saying that this is their normal pricing on replacing a broken spoke? Or were they talking about a replacing a spoke and completely going over the wheel with a truing/tensioning session?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

Eh. I don't work at an LBS, but I've worked...

Eh. I don't work at an LBS, but I've worked customer service, and I've done worse to make a ****** customer walk. I'm not saying that it's typical, or even likely, simply that it's within the realm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,261
Posted By WhyFi

*IF* this happened, I would be willing to bet...

*IF* this happened, I would be willing to bet that it was a "I really don't want to deal with you" quote, made with the hopes that a difficult customer would walk.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By WhyFi

Frankly, those wheels aren't going to move the...

Frankly, those wheels aren't going to move the needle too much, in terms of partially offsetting the purchase of the new wheels, and you're probably going to come out behind in terms of the tires.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Thanks. I'm not too concerned with actually...

Thanks. I'm not too concerned with actually building the stuff, I'm more concerned about the layout - I'd hate to get to the stage where I build something and I find that the proportions look awkward...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Welp, the boy is back to distance learning for...

Welp, the boy is back to distance learning for the rest of Jan, thanks to the latest COVID bloom.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

You're new here, ain't ya? :innocent:

You're new here, ain't ya? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

A larger kitchen renovation was the plan in late...

A larger kitchen renovation was the plan in late 2019, and then early 2020 happened... For a short time, we thought that we might move, instead, but the development that we had designs on didn't pan...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

That makes two of us. :lol:

That makes two of us. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Building.

Building.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Of course. Already back at the drawing board. ...

Of course. Already back at the drawing board.



That was always a given.



Yeah, it's no more work or cost for her - materials are the same, it's just the pain in my ass to be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

I'm trying to lay out some kitchen cabinets in...

I'm trying to lay out some kitchen cabinets in SketchUp and my daughter, love her to death, will just not STFU. I mean, she's not even talking to me, she's talking to my wife in the next room over,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,241
Posted By WhyFi

Does my friend's uncle's former co-worker's...

Does my friend's uncle's former co-worker's husband count? I hear that the assplosion left a crater.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

I wouldn't jump to conclusions based solely on...

I wouldn't jump to conclusions based solely on Level 3 chargers - the infrastructure is certainly more fleshed out than I'd assumed a year or so ago. Also, there weren't a ton of gas stations when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, I'm aware. One of my buddies followed my...

Yup, I'm aware. One of my buddies followed my lead, got solar panels and then jumped headlong in to electric. He's got a VW ID.4 and we've discussed quite of bit of the real-life limitations.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

I absolutely love mine, but there's no going back...

I absolutely love mine, but there's no going back on tubeless when you get them. The nice thing, though, is that they've made tubeless easier - seating tires with just a track pump has been easy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, in the summer, day/weekend trips are more...

Yeah, in the summer, day/weekend trips are more common for us, and those are generally around 200 miles, as well. I think that all trims of the EV6 are rated for close to 300 miles, some close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

We would plan on it being an only car and would...

We would plan on it being an only car and would travel with it. That in mind, the range and charging speed is what makes it attractive (and potentially viable) in ways that previous gen EVs weren't....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

I'm a big believer in wagons/hatchbacks for the...

I'm a big believer in wagons/hatchbacks for the utility, but I think we'll have to settle for a small SUV because 'Murica. And yeah, so many things that I'd rather pay for than a car, but they do...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,075
Posted By WhyFi

Before heading out for a group ride, consider...

Before heading out for a group ride, consider your TSB and how it'll be affected by the additional TSS from the ride. Recovery is essential, and you wouldn't want your ATL to shoot too far beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Oof. Regardless, I'm glad that the damage was...

Oof. Regardless, I'm glad that the damage was limited (mostly) to replaceable stuffs.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Our car has been paid off for five years....

Our car has been paid off for five years. Recently, I've been infatuated with the idea of a Kia EV6 AWD, but the reality of a car payment sours the dream quite a bit. Taking on a car payment would...
01-11-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,712
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I agree that it has to be called out, but...

Oh, I agree that it has to be called out, but there's no way that I'm getting in to a back-and-forth with someone that's dangerously obtuse and/or a forum performance artist.
01-11-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,712
Posted By WhyFi

I'd flagged the post as such, shortly after...

I'd flagged the post as such, shortly after processing the monumental stupidity contained therein.
01-11-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,712
Posted By WhyFi

Your advice is bad. Engaging in a debate over it...

Your advice is bad. Engaging in a debate over it is more merit than it (or you) deserve. You should stop giving advice.
01-11-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,712
Posted By WhyFi

Typical BF asshattery is one thing, but anyone...

Typical BF asshattery is one thing, but anyone advocating that a teen (or anyone) mal-adjust their bicycle's safety equipment is an absolute liability to the forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

https://media.giphy.com/media/G7YaAO0wJrN9m/giphy....

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,270
Views: 23,490
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but a cap of $500 is obv crazy talk.

Yeah, but a cap of $500 is obv crazy talk.
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