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09-13-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
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: 714
Posted By wgscott

A slightly less expensive alternative that works...

A slightly less expensive alternative that works almost as well:

...
09-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,901
Posted By wgscott

Silca frame pump: in situ ...

Silca frame pump:



in situ

Compared to my 1987 Bianchi Silca pump, and current mini pump and CO2:

...
08-29-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By wgscott

Unless you are my wife.

Unless you are my wife.
08-28-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I was afraid of that.

Thanks. I was afraid of that.
08-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By wgscott

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about...

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about this again.



I may have a problem. Although this frame is steel, it is fairly atypical in the way the chain stays are shaped to allow for a 3"...
08-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By wgscott

That's my experience. In fact, I wear mine out...

That's my experience. In fact, I wear mine out in fewer miles.
08-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By wgscott

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic...

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic pads (or vice versa). In general, organic pads are quieter, but metallic pads are slightly better under wet conditions.
08-20-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By wgscott

I wound up getting her a Cannondale e-Roadbike...

I wound up getting her a Cannondale e-Roadbike (different thread), but now I am back to wanting to do one of these conversions, so am re-reading this thread.

Another bike I have in mind has a 73mm...
08-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By wgscott

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since...

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since May) and it has been a success. It also appears to be helping her knee (relative to walking, swimming and other stuff). She is also finding riding...
Forum: Foo
08-19-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,874
Posted By wgscott

My dad had an expression: "Friends come and...

My dad had an expression:

"Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate."
08-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By wgscott

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it. ...

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it.

I was shocked by how much harsher and more fatiguing even a compliant carbon frame was on a rough gravel road.

Rene Herse tires help a lot, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By wgscott

@Broctoon...

@Broctoon (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/broctoon-445133.html) gave an outstanding answer, as you note.

One very small additional point I would make is that many so-called "Endurance Road" or...
Forum: Foo
08-09-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 838
Posted By wgscott

Area Man burns Area Rug

> $1K + the original cost is a lot to pay for a doggie training pad.

You are correct. The dog is now trained.

Burn the rug, and get a wood floor with an inlay design that will tie the room...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,505
Posted By wgscott

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and...

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and here it costs US$150. The chainline is 3mm further out than my Ultegra 50/34, but the Ultegra front derailleur handles it fine. (The GRX mechanical...
08-08-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By wgscott

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo...

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo (ground level, unfortunately). (I think the new building code here now requires having two for the 911 people rebuilding.) I have to power the well...
08-08-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By wgscott

I've burned through probably several hundred...

I've burned through probably several hundred dollars worth of pads over the years at $20/pr, which I thought was bad enough.

I found these sold on Amazon, so I ordered one pair just to see if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By wgscott

All of these, without exception, sound like they...

All of these, without exception, sound like they could be fit issues (and are probably relatively easily addressed by optimizing saddle height, gearing, stem length, handlebar size and positioning,...
08-08-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By wgscott

Wadya think? ...

Wadya think?


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,505
Posted By wgscott

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM...

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM cassette on my bike with a 46/30T crank, and I am not ashamed to use the lowest gear on >15%.

My rear derailleur is a Shimano Ultegra Di2 officially...
08-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By wgscott

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08-08-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By wgscott

Apocalypse BrakePad

I need some Shimano L03A or compatible pads, (preferably at a price less than what you pay for a whole caliper with the same pad inside it). These appear to be unobtainium. If I am not mistaken,...
07-24-21, 10:27 PM
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By wgscott

I bought one in 2014. (A Steel Adventure Road...

I bought one in 2014. (A Steel Adventure Road bike). It is my primary ride. The quality of craftsmanship and attention to fit, finish, and detail is superb. He is also an extremely pleasant and...
07-06-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,864
Posted By wgscott

Apologies for the delayed reply. This in fact was...

Apologies for the delayed reply. This in fact was the problem (and as I and others have mentioned, looks to be what Cannondale specifies):
...
05-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,356
Posted By wgscott

There are several aspects at play here, which...

There are several aspects at play here, which complicate things.

1. The First Law of Thermodynamics. There is no way around this. If you consume more Calories than you combust, you will gain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,886
Posted By wgscott

This is the most likely source of the problem. ...

This is the most likely source of the problem. Many of the folks who sprint past you on the hills probably weigh 150 lbs or less.

A new bike, etc, can only do so much, and even though I know...
05-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By wgscott

The problem is the poll question comes up first,...

The problem is the poll question comes up first, out of context. I voted for the second option, and then read the OP, and realized I didn't answer the question you asked. (I ride XTR trail pedals,...
05-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,007
Posted By wgscott

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a...

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a sweatbox idea was a bit sketchy to begin with, especially in flu season. I don't see the risks ever being lowered even to this point again in my...
05-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By wgscott

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is...

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is part of what I teach (but only the chemistry aspect -- nothing about the practicalities of how much to charge up a battery).

Edit: sorry, I am being...
05-05-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By wgscott

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if...

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if you left.

I agree, some of the so-called moderators work hand-in-hand with the bullies and trolls.

When they appear to officially enable...
05-04-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By wgscott

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo"...

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo" mode in a 6 mile loop near where we live. About 700ft of climbing. It felt like it was trying to take off from under me. I arrived home not having...
05-04-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By wgscott

It is all 11-speed 105, except for an Ultegra...

It is all 11-speed 105, except for an Ultegra rear derailleur.

Edit: I just found what you saw. It is a typo.



That is what I had heard, too. iPhones for that reason apparently learn your...
05-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By wgscott

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur...

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur moves to take up the slack (or to provide it).

In general, rear shifting works better, so it is preferred. Also, you can get much smaller increments...
05-04-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By wgscott

The BB didn't post my reply, but yes, it turns...

The BB didn't post my reply, but yes, it turns out it is only important for long-term storage, where it is recommended charging between 30% and 60%. For day to day use, it doesn't recommend anything...
05-04-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By wgscott

Foam will work, or just put the hook further out...

Foam will work, or just put the hook further out on the front wheel. Secure it with a Velcro strap if you want a bit of additional security.
05-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,624
Posted By wgscott

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Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 (stock photo)...
05-04-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By wgscott

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 that only hooks over the...

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 that only hooks over the front wheel. (The rear is held in a tray with a strap). Assuming the front fender doesn't project too far out, this might work.


...
05-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By wgscott

Stupid e-bike questions

My wife just got a Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 Electric Bike (https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/188932/cannondale-synapse-neo-1-electric-bike) (2020 closeout deal at REI). The assembly at REI was...
05-04-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By wgscott

I have a Soma Saga disc...

I have a Soma Saga disc (https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/saga-disc-frame-set-2) touring bike that takes 55mm x 700c tires. I paid about $450 for the frame and fork. The website makes it look...
05-03-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,396
Posted By wgscott

A smoldering root from last August's CZU fire...

A smoldering root from last August's CZU fire ignited a six acre fire in Big Basin State Park (despite 97% of it having burned last year) yesterday.

Santa Crud Senile link...
05-03-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
Posted By wgscott

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face...

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face protection. Skin cancer is much more of a frustrating setback.
05-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,864
Posted By wgscott

That's weird: ...

That's weird:


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05-02-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,864
Posted By wgscott

I've been a member since 1986, without any...

I've been a member since 1986, without any previous issues. I think one of the problems is the location of this one. Nobody can afford to live anywhere near Saratoga on an REI salary.
05-02-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,864
Posted By wgscott

I just looked at the REI website photo. Maybe...

I just looked at the REI website photo. Maybe this was how it was "supposed to be" assembled:

...
05-01-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,864
Posted By wgscott

Well, I take back anything nice I said about...

Well, I take back anything nice I said about their bike shop.

I just got my wife a Cannondale e-bike. It was assembled with shocking incompetence. The worst thing we found (so far) is the headset...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By wgscott

That sounds like a design flaw.

That sounds like a design flaw.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By wgscott

Coincidently, my youngest kid just passed his...

Coincidently, my youngest kid just passed his (first) exam, doing likewise.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By wgscott

I usually let the fuel light come on (which gives...

I usually let the fuel light come on (which gives me about 30 more miles). Gas station closest to home is about 7 or 8 miles away. I figure the fewer times I go to the gas station in my life, the...
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By wgscott

Some stuff you just can't make up: Tony...

Some stuff you just can't make up:

Tony Blair hair:

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