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10-24-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
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: 1,309
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: 1,309
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: 319
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: 319
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: 412
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: 3
Views: 244
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: 2,209
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: 1,328
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: 965
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: 391
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: 391
Posted By wgscott

No X 2

No X 2
10-08-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By wgscott

No

No
10-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
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: 865
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: 640
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: 1,417
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: 341
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: 341
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: 341
Posted By wgscott

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1290x417/screen_shot_2021_10_04_at_3_48_53_pm_e18c3efec3c306b29059a7bad06ced581e6875e5.png
10-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
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: 384
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: 340
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: 1,237
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: 749
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: 517
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: 444
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: 517
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: 2,507
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: 2,507
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.
09-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
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: 2,507
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: 2,507
Posted By wgscott

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.
09-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,973
Posted By wgscott

Pedals were for awhile, but I settled on XTR...

Pedals were for awhile, but I settled on XTR trail pedals. I have a subset of those bars you listed. Leather saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,228
Posted By wgscott

By the way, welcome back. I hope this means you...

By the way, welcome back. I hope this means you recovered from that horrific Raccoon Crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,228
Posted By wgscott

Oh, snap...

Oh, snap (https://www.velonews.com/gallery/gallery-mark-cavendishs-tour-de-france-specialized-s-works-tarmac-sl7/).

Admittedly, he had it slammed too far forward. But still .....

...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,158
Posted By wgscott

Great question. A more informed observer...

Great question.

A more informed observer might note that the two positions of 0% are separated by the length of the bubble. Therefore, the correct way to read it is from the top of the bubble for...
09-20-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By wgscott

I use mine for the life of the chain, and am a...

I use mine for the life of the chain, and am a naturally paranoid risk-averse person.



This is the answer to your first question (why I was reluctant to remove the chain for cleaning).

I...
09-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

I was being a bit facetious about having a...

I was being a bit facetious about having a tantrum, but I wasn't about going to the shop after the race. The problem is that Di2 works so well in the vast majority of cases that it is easy to be...
09-20-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

I think he is too under-assertive, but I hear you...

I think he is too under-assertive, but I hear you and will wait until Tuesday.

I almost drove an extra 150 miles each way so I could have a tantrum at the bike shop in person after the race, but...
09-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

Fortunately, he has the same name.

Fortunately, he has the same name.
09-20-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

The one card I have to play is the receipt is in...

The one card I have to play is the receipt is in my name (and I've been a Trek customer since the early 1980s, not that anyone would care at this point).
09-20-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

I'm not sure, and I am hoping the bike shop would...

I'm not sure, and I am hoping the bike shop would try this (given that they or Trek assembled it).
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery...

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery is inside the seat tube, so I have no idea if it is getting hot. I suspect it is NOT the battery since they warrantied it and it is still doing the...
09-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

Yes, Shimano's warranty on this is for two years...

Yes, Shimano's warranty on this is for two years (3 for Dura Ace/XTR). In this case I can't muck around because I live so far away.
09-20-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

The problem is I am now 700 miles away, and I was...

The problem is I am now 700 miles away, and I was hoping the bike shop would Do the Right Thing. (I could have brought it home with me yesterday, but then I would have 1400 miles of driving to do to...
09-19-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 517
Posted By wgscott

Di2 problems ongoing

I've had a bike equipped with Ultegra Di2 since 2014, and it has been flawless.

My son has had a 2020 Trek Emonda with Di2 Ultegra, and it has been problematic from the beginning. Briefly, it...
09-13-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By wgscott

I've used Squirt brand chain lube on top of a...

I've used Squirt brand chain lube on top of a waxed chain to refresh it, and more recently Demondtech Lite. Squirt is basically a solution of water, slack wax, and paraffin, so in many ways it is...
09-07-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By wgscott

A slightly less expensive alternative that works...

A slightly less expensive alternative that works almost as well:

...
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