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11-25-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 104
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: 65
Views: 1,417
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: 107
Views: 3,049
Posted By Koyote

What does “saggy” mean in this context?

What does “saggy” mean in this context?
11-24-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Koyote

How is that relevant? O​​​P: ​​cxwrench is...

How is that relevant?

O​​​P: ​​cxwrench is spot-on. But if you still get stuck, just ride home or call a friend for a ride. No biggie. It is marginally easier if you ride a 2x, as you can shift...
11-23-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

Decals half worn off, anodizing worn off from the...

Decals half worn off, anodizing worn off from the bottle cages, lots of scuffing on the crank arms. That’s my kind of bike — the kind that gets used hard. In some ways, I find that even sexier than...
11-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

I find functionality to be attractive, and so my...

I find functionality to be attractive, and so my errand bike’s basket looks good to me. It carries a larger load than the Jack Rack, doesn’t rock or sway, and takes about five minutes to install. I...
11-22-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

I’m not sure what this means. We’re talking about...

I’m not sure what this means. We’re talking about devices for carrying stuff around on a bike. And if you’ve used a Wald basket, you should know how well it works.
11-22-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

Honest question: have you ever used one?

Honest question: have you ever used one?
11-22-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By Koyote

Yeah. I suspect the key is to bring your...

Yeah. I suspect the key is to bring your checkbook and make clear that you’re not interested in haggling.




I had researched it pretty exhaustively, but yeah — there are likely usually...
11-21-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

This post is sooo on-brand for you. Kudos!

This post is sooo on-brand for you. Kudos!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Koyote

Exactly, because a downshift (on the FD) can...

Exactly, because a downshift (on the FD) can happen so quickly that the RD can't keep up.

I suspect the system doesn't generate enough torque to quickly (and simultaneously) shift both the FD and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

If you actually read my posts, you may note that...

If you actually read my posts, you may note that I did not state anything about CT; each of my comments was general. You read meaning into them which was not actually there. Your bad.



It's...
11-20-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By Koyote

​​​​​​ Infinitely hard, i.e., impossible. ...

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Infinitely hard, i.e., impossible.

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Measure the distance between inner fork legs where the tire fits, subtract about 8-10mm (depending on your comfort level), and that's your max...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

Yep, that's the one! I like that quote...

Yep, that's the one!

I like that quote because Econ is about (among other things) assessing trade-offs -- every benefit has a cost, every policy solution has a downside. Our job is to present...
11-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Koyote

Just a cautionary note from someone who's been...

Just a cautionary note from someone who's been driving almost as long: this post seems dangerously close to the "Damn kids today" variety, in which we lament how much better things were in the 'good...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

You weren't commenting on "what a few say." You...

You weren't commenting on "what a few say." You used a personal pronoun ('you" in the sentence below) to lump me in with "economists."



Would you like it if I wrote, "I've met a few people from...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

I'd still love an answer to this question,...

I'd still love an answer to this question, mstateglfr .
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

Knock yourself out! It's a great line that...

Knock yourself out! It's a great line that actually does convey something about economics.
11-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,594
Posted By Koyote

Apparently the mod team had slightly more faith...

Apparently the mod team had slightly more faith than I did. :)
11-20-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Koyote

Yep. Make it merino wool ftw. I'll be wearing...

Yep. Make it merino wool ftw. I'll be wearing mine in a few hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

If you actually read any two (or three, or four,...

If you actually read any two (or three, or four, or ten) undergraduate econ texts, you’ll see that they largely cover the same material and present the same theories…in other words, you’ll see that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

"Multiple economists"? The NBER data...

"Multiple economists"? The NBER data (https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes193011.htm) indicates that there are over 15k economists just in the US. I'm not sure that your exposure to "multiple...
11-19-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 839
Posted By Koyote

My multi-tool has a couple built-in spoke...

My multi-tool has a couple built-in spoke wrenches. They may not be as convenient to use as a dedicated tool, but I think they'd do the trick, in a pinch. I'm glad to have them.

Another thing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,520
Posted By Koyote

I know, right? This past summer, plenty of...

I know, right?

This past summer, plenty of our weekly group rides started out in 100+ degree temps. There's no judging when it comes to hydration.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

I've seen and heard this sort of thing before, so...

I've seen and heard this sort of thing before, so I'm not really surprised or offended. But I will say that you obviously don't understand the first thing about economics and about economists.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,520
Posted By Koyote

You can tuck an extra water bottle in your jersey...

You can tuck an extra water bottle in your jersey pocket, but I find that weight a bit annoying.

Added benefit of a hydration pack is that it makes drinking easier, and usually includes some...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,520
Posted By Koyote

Stow them in a jersey pocket and learn to ride...

Stow them in a jersey pocket and learn to ride no-handed.




You're this worried about what others think of you?
11-19-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 588
Posted By Koyote

I once found a nice big (14" long) crescent...

I once found a nice big (14" long) crescent wrench at the start of a long interval ride. I thought long and hard about carrying that for 43 miles, but did stick it in my jersey pocket. It's a nice...
11-19-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,594
Posted By Koyote

Hey, this is the internet...You're supposed to...

Hey, this is the internet...You're supposed to NEVER admit you're wrong, and NEVER APOLOGIZE!

Get with the program, buddy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Koyote

This is interesting to me, since 11sp Di2 does...

This is interesting to me, since 11sp Di2 does not shift well in Synchro and Semi-Synchro modes, in my opinion. On my bike, in those modes, the bike seems like it first shifts the FD, then after a...
11-18-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,487
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, good point. Get that lockring torqued down...

Yeah, good point. Get that lockring torqued down sufficiently and it should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

I'm confused. Does Alden Capital own Cycling Tips?

I'm confused. Does Alden Capital own Cycling Tips?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By Koyote

It's a business, not a charity. If it's not...

It's a business, not a charity. If it's not sustainable, management does no favors by continuing to employ too many people. That just maximizes the probability of everyone losing their jobs.
11-18-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,594
Posted By Koyote

Prediction: This thread will be locked down...

Prediction: This thread will be locked down within four posts.
11-18-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Koyote

I generally prefer that we all follow the rules,...

I generally prefer that we all follow the rules, though there are times when "the wave" is welcomed. When I am hanging out in a left turn lane, waiting for a break in oncoming traffic, I feel pretty...
11-18-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,487
Posted By Koyote

You might want to make sure they put threadlocker...

You might want to make sure they put threadlocker on those screws.
11-18-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By Koyote

Hopefully Toronto has a support group for you.

Hopefully Toronto has a support group for you.
11-18-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,417
Posted By Koyote

That might have some value...Builder can see how...

That might have some value...Builder can see how others perceive the situation. But I suspect he/she is more likely to think, "Shoot, I build frames for a living -- I know more than a bunch of...
11-18-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By Koyote

Many years ago now, some economists ran a pretty...

Many years ago now, some economists ran a pretty thorough study on new car price negotiations. They found that buyers who were better dressed and more educated usually got LOWER prices, even when...
11-18-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,417
Posted By Koyote

I was asking out of curiosity, and because some...

I was asking out of curiosity, and because some bf'ers might benefit from the info. I would not, under any circumstances, advise the OP to threaten the frame builder...You know, tell him "Fix my...
11-18-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

Something like this...

Something like this (https://www.ptapdesigns.com/product/137-basket-bag-1) is pretty much the ideal setup for light grocery runs. Though you can obviously just substitute a canvas grocery sack and...
11-18-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Koyote

I'd guess that many of the "psycho drivers" posts...

I'd guess that many of the "psycho drivers" posts come from very congested areas -- both because there are simply more motor vehicles, and because congestion + urban lifestyles might lead to more...
11-18-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,417
Posted By Koyote

If the builder has kicked you to the curb, you...

If the builder has kicked you to the curb, you should be willing to name him/her/it. It's useful info for your fellow bf'ers.
11-17-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By Koyote

I believe the Saudi royals are pretty...

I believe the Saudi royals are pretty wealthy...The typical non-royal, not so much.
11-17-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,487
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure that you can conclude much from the...

I'm not sure that you can conclude much from the asking price.
11-17-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

Click through the pics at the linked website -...

Click through the pics at the linked website - it's clearly illustrated. The basket has a built-in headtube brace.
11-17-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,417
Posted By Koyote

I'd like to know who built the frame.

I'd like to know who built the frame.
11-17-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,787
Posted By Koyote

Yes, by all means, let's prioritize fashion over...

Yes, by all means, let's prioritize fashion over function.

By the way, there are plenty of rackless handlebar bags which will transfer from bike to bike much more easily than this thing and will...
11-17-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By Koyote

indyfabz has posted the photo of his bike...

indyfabz has posted the photo of his bike numerous times, largely because it is quite a nice bike.
11-17-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,338
Posted By Koyote

THAT is the ultimate luxury. Side note: as...

THAT is the ultimate luxury.

Side note: as Thorstein Veblen explained in 1899, conspicuous consumption (he coined that term) is more effective if the item is transportable, so we can show off to...
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