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08-10-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 42,453
Posted By WhyFi

​​​​​​ Only if they start bickering about...

​​​​​​ Only if they start bickering about sharpening with stones vs peening.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By WhyFi

Over the winter, I went to my LBS and chatted...

Over the winter, I went to my LBS and chatted with em. They were like, "oh, everything is awesome as long as you don't need any 11-speed parts before Nov."

I was actually in need of chains and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

I know that I threw my chain while out of the...

I know that I threw my chain while out of the saddle, which is like having a rug yanked out from under you. I think that it was a freak thing where I hit a sharp bump just right wrong, causing some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 518
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, but you can only shim out, so you shim...

Yup, but you can only shim out, so you shim whichever rotor is further in to the position of the rotor that's further out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, stop.

Oh, stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, in the last couple months, a few things have...

Yup, in the last couple months, a few things have trickled out, but stock is still thin. 5 months ago? 12 months ago? Chains, pads, etc - scalper prices only. To deny that there have been serious...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

Had a good ride, but I did take a spill and tear...

Had a good ride, but I did take a spill and tear both my bibs and jersey while collecting some road rash. :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By WhyFi

You haven't bought anything in the last two...

You haven't bought anything in the last two years, have ya?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By WhyFi

How the hell do you think that sealant would get...

How the hell do you think that sealant would get to the valve stem?

edit: actually, never mind. A momentary lapse of reason had me forget that conversation with you is a waste of time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By WhyFi

He's a well-known grouch that's trolling - ignore...

He's a well-known grouch that's trolling - ignore him.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By WhyFi

Yup, exactly this - It's like overtightening a...

Yup, exactly this - It's like overtightening a toilet supply line. It's actually less problematic on the cheaper stems with the conical gaskets that are bonded to the stem; the more expensive stems,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 271
Posted By WhyFi

I've had two kinds of problems with stems: -...

I've had two kinds of problems with stems:

- the ones with the saddle-shaped gasket (meant to roughly match the contour of the rim bed) never worked worth a damn - the conical gaskets seem to work...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

No, but Bontrager Grippytack is my favoritest bar...

No, but Bontrager Grippytack is my favoritest bar tape in the world.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 743
Posted By WhyFi

The shoes that you got have the "Sport" last; the...

The shoes that you got have the "Sport" last; the ones that she recommended you move up to are their widest - the "Competition" last (which happen to be the ones that work best for me, too). They'll...
08-08-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 42,453
Posted By WhyFi

If I have the time this evening, I'm going to be...

If I have the time this evening, I'm going to be another one of beng's fools - I'm going to *gasp* buy a new, unopened bottle of liquor.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By WhyFi

I have a set that about a year old, as well. I...

I have a set that about a year old, as well. I recently noticed a little bit of lateral play on one pedal while hunting down an intermittent 'click' when pedaling. I keep meaning to fire off an email...
08-08-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 42,453
Posted By WhyFi

My bike is faster, safer, and more comfortable...

My bike is faster, safer, and more comfortable than yours. Oh, and I look *much* cooler than you. Deal with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By WhyFi

I was really looking forward to trying the Power...

I was really looking forward to trying the Power Cup, but looking in to them briefly... it's weird. There's no mention of the ETRTO TSS (hookless) spec/compatibility and they seem to be sized more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

Damn.

Damn.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By WhyFi

Okay, so is this inspection what the other party...

Okay, so is this inspection what the other party (or their insurance) is offering to right the situation? If so... no.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By WhyFi

"Reasonable" safety assurance is going to be a...

"Reasonable" safety assurance is going to be a matter of personal opinion - everyone is going to have a different threshold. If you're comfortable with someone visually inspecting it and/or tapping...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 767
Posted By WhyFi

"Bike repair shop" is a little vague. Most...

"Bike repair shop" is a little vague. Most regular bike shops aren't going to have the tools or experience to give you an authoritative answer. Are there carbon repair shops out there that are fully...
08-07-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,528
Posted By WhyFi

You sound like you haven't meaningfully ridden...

You sound like you haven't meaningfully ridden with vehicular traffic. n00bs are worried about being overtaken by traffic, but ride a little bit and you'll find that turning/crossing traffic is far...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By WhyFi

That's a fine temporary fix to slow-roll home,...

That's a fine temporary fix to slow-roll home, but that's not a permanent fix - get a new tire.

Some people seem to be more prone to sidewall damage, for whatever reason (I've never experienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,617
Posted By WhyFi

Can we just stick to the topic? This is getting...

Can we just stick to the topic? This is getting in to the weeds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,617
Posted By WhyFi

Are stoners among the foremost authorities on...

Are stoners among the foremost authorities on impairment thresholds?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

I don't let my sense of adventure book surefire,...

I don't let my sense of adventure book surefire, post-ride bike maintenance/cleaning sessions.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

Nah. I have a clear-cut rain policy - I'll leave...

Nah. I have a clear-cut rain policy - I'll leave home under the threat of rain, but I won't leave home if it is raining.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

This is turning out to be a maddening morning -...

This is turning out to be a maddening morning - I've been waiting to get out for a ride, but there's been light rain since I woke, and the forecast has been perpetually calling for it to clear up in...
08-07-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 42,453
Posted By WhyFi

I'd even argue that a lot of the recent...

I'd even argue that a lot of the recent innovations are "have your cake and eat it, too" kinds of changes - better comfort, performance, and convenience no matter where you land on the performance...
08-07-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

I'll take that as a confirmation that the comment...

I'll take that as a confirmation that the comment hit home.

Ta ta.
08-07-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Exactly. It's not a complex issue and I wondered...

Exactly. It's not a complex issue and I wondered if I was missing something. I wasn't. I then shared my opinion because it was solicited. I'm sorry if that offends the part of you that wants...
08-07-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

ps who are you that we need to justify why we...

ps who are you that we need to justify why we click on a thread title? Bite me.
08-07-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, so one is either in immediate agreement or...

Ah, so one is either in immediate agreement or immediate disagreement and there's no between where one could be swayed one way or another. Got it. You sound like an open-minded girl/guy.
08-07-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, we've read what you said and found it...

Nah, we've read what you said and found it lacking.

What is "it" for you? The "it" that I was interested in was the OPs reasoning, which turned out to not be terribly compelling for me. If you...
08-06-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Evidently, s/he thinks that the only sensible...

Evidently, s/he thinks that the only sensible thing to do is to ignore it unless you agree, thereby ensuring feedback with 100% agreement - that's a great way to take the temperature of the room.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

Don't worry - if things went too smoothly, he...

Don't worry - if things went too smoothly, he wouldn't appreciate your skills. As long as you didn't tip your hand that you ****ed up, he'll be even more impressed with the dramatic save. :D
08-06-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 42,453
Posted By WhyFi

Again - YOU introduced pro time trialists by...

Again - YOU introduced pro time trialists by saying that they rode like you. If that discussion is burdensome, you have only yourself to blame.
08-06-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

The question is "Strava needs to do ______. Do...

The question is "Strava needs to do ______. Do you agree?"

People are answering honestly in saying that, no they don't agree. They're not saying that it shouldn't be implemented and they're...
08-06-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Are you not reading carefully enough? Almost...

Are you not reading carefully enough? Almost everyone that has said "no," actually said something along the lines of, "I don't see a need for it myself, but knock yourself out." I even provided a...
08-06-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, that's much like a lady that I ride with on...

Yeah, that's much like a lady that I ride with on occasion when on vacation. She is, no doubt, a strong rider, regardless of age or gender.... BUT, she has a *ton* of QOMs not because she's just that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

I don't know, but "zoinks" is a Shaggy...

I don't know, but "zoinks" is a Shaggy expression.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,170
Views: 39,589
Posted By WhyFi

No real downsides. Sometime the zipper can get...

No real downsides. Sometime the zipper can get wavy/bunched when leaned forward, but that's about it and is often a sizing issue more than a zipper issue.
08-06-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

That would be cool, I've thought about that, too,...

That would be cool, I've thought about that, too, but I think that it would be impossible to enforce and would be a slippery slope, as well.

First, not everybody out there is on Strava - with no...
08-06-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

There's a e-bike class for bikes and they...

There's a e-bike class for bikes and they shouldn't be on the same boards, if the user has their equipment entered properly. If they don't have it entered properly, just flag the rides, assuming you...
08-06-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By WhyFi

Both Age Group and Weight Class breakdowns are...

Both Age Group and Weight Class breakdowns are available if you're a paying subscriber; you just don't get the flash hardware and accompanying adulation.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By WhyFi

Good to hear that it's not just my bike. :D

Good to hear that it's not just my bike. :D
08-06-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 42,453
Posted By WhyFi

Timtak has no grounds for complaining about...

Timtak has no grounds for complaining about discussion or comparison to time trials, UCI or not - he's the one that introduced pro time trialing to the conversation, saying that pros rode setups like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,037
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, my Kool Stops have this weird burble under...

Yeah, my Kool Stops have this weird burble under heavy braking, but I haven't noticed a performance difference. That said, hydros have so much stopping power that maybe a small difference in pad...
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