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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By Koyote

My feelings exactly. In fact, I think I'm faster...

My feelings exactly. In fact, I think I'm faster on the double-shift (front and back derailleurs simultaneously, e.g. when entering or finishing a climb) on mechanical.

One of the nicest things...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 206
Posted By Koyote

I agree with all of this, and will add that some...

I agree with all of this, and will add that some nicer bikes (such as Ultegra Di2) come with carbon fiber rims, and those will all have disc brakes. If you DO find a Di2 bike with rim brakes, you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By Koyote

I've been running the Ultegra IceTech rotors on...

I've been running the Ultegra IceTech rotors on one of my bikes for about 11k miles, and no issues even under prolonged braking on long steep descents. I managed to locate a pair of them a few months...
06-28-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I'm just poking a little fun. If I saw an...

Yeah, I'm just poking a little fun. If I saw an offset wheel, I'd suspect a dishing issue before I'd think of frame misalignment.
06-28-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By Koyote

Some of you really study your bikes carefully. I...

Some of you really study your bikes carefully. I just ride mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

See, you’d never find that info on google. For...

See, you’d never find that info on google. For that, you need that “real world experience” and insider knowledge.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Koyote

tl;dr

tl;dr
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

Hmm. Mine was also a clamp-on Ultegra Di2 11sp...

Hmm. Mine was also a clamp-on Ultegra Di2 11sp fd. Shop said they couldn’t get it adjusted quite right with the 48-31 crankset. Perhaps the cassette makes a difference? I was running an 11-34 at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

Sure. Any decent shop would try the existing fd...

Sure. Any decent shop would try the existing fd first. Mine tried the GRX 48-31 crankset with my Ultegra fd and found it didn’t work, and so had to use the GRX 11sp fd. But given that the poster’s...
06-26-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By Koyote

You obviously know very little about bike racing....

You obviously know very little about bike racing. So probably you should refrain from posting about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

I’m sure your shop is good, but Shimano has...

I’m sure your shop is good, but Shimano has actually been very explicit about this. In fact, you don’t even have to refer to the manuals – it’s in the marketing literature:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

”Working in the engineering field” is a...

”Working in the engineering field” is a transparent way of suggesting expertise that doesn’t exist. Sort of like stating “I went to Harvard” when I actually just visited campus for a football game. ...
06-24-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By Koyote

I agree with the advice about...

I agree with the advice about spraying/squirting/dripping things into the seat tube to soften the bond.

Another (later, after the chemicals) technique is to remove the saddle, flip the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

In other words, you don’t have an answer to the...

In other words, you don’t have an answer to the question.
06-23-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Koyote

Yep. I rode with it today -- since the screw goes...

Yep. I rode with it today -- since the screw goes in on that side, it does protrude a bit. I moved it down the seatpost, which prevents the thigh contact. But it's an inelegant solution. The standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

I was a college professor...So, not exactly a...

I was a college professor...So, not exactly a 'teacher,' but plenty of teaching.

What precisely does it explain? I'm genuinely curious.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, he’s just trolling.

Yeah, he’s just trolling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

Precisely. And even without the fish joke,...

Precisely. And even without the fish joke, 'flounder' is the better word for the poster's message.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

I jibe with your jive, daddy-O. As an...

I jibe with your jive, daddy-O.

As an editor, your job (I presume) was to help make writing accessible to an intended audience -- which might often involve word (and other) choices which would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

I got tired of responding to students' questions...

I got tired of responding to students' questions with, "Have you looked for that information in the syllabus?" So now I'm retired, and have more time to ride. Win-win.
06-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Koyote

I needed another mount for the RTL 515, so bought...

I needed another mount for the RTL 515, so bought the hard mount (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/521461) -- and kind of regret it. It's a bit ungainly, and the rubber band mount ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

ikr? We need a Grammar and Usage subforum.

ikr?

We need a Grammar and Usage subforum.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

If you're going to be pedantic, you need to be...

If you're going to be pedantic, you need to be correct; flounder is an intransitive verb in this form. seypat 's usage is just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

Third post has only one paragraph. I presume you...

Third post has only one paragraph. I presume you meant the first post, third paragraph — where the OP asks to be schooled.

The number of posted links to articles explaining the groupset hierarchy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

If you find that website confusing, you probably...

If you find that website confusing, you probably shouldn't accuse anyone else of a reading comprehension problem.

You're essentially asking others to explain things that are all over the internet....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,042
Posted By Koyote

It's Ultegra, not Integra. Beyond that, you...

It's Ultegra, not Integra.

Beyond that, you can find all of the requested info here (https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/home.html). Most manufacturers have these website thingies nowadays.
06-22-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for your input.

Thanks for your input.
06-22-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 791
Posted By Koyote

Also: on my gravel bike, I run tires with little...

Also: on my gravel bike, I run tires with little knobs. As they wear down on the center, they get faster -- at least, that is my subjective impression.
06-22-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Koyote

Incorrect. OP is using the transitive verb form.

Incorrect. OP is using the transitive verb form.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,379
Posted By Koyote

If your bike is currently 17-18 lbs, a frame...

If your bike is currently 17-18 lbs, a frame upgrade will mostly lighten your wallet.

Unless you are often in contention for a podium spot in hilly races and/or hillclimb competitions, I don't...
06-19-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,064
Posted By Koyote

Apparently you've not read the article; here are...

Apparently you've not read the article; here are a couple quotes:

Using roller data from Al Morrison and on-road data from Tom Anhalt, you can see a clear breakpoint in the graph where rolling...
06-19-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,064
Posted By Koyote

It is ridiculous, unless you prefer is a harsh...

It is ridiculous, unless you prefer is a harsh ride with higher rolling resistance.

Don't confuse max psi with optimal psi.
06-19-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,064
Posted By Koyote

Why on earth would you run 125 psi? That is...

Why on earth would you run 125 psi? That is ridiculous.

(And yes, this is how I will reply each time I see a post from someone bragging about running absurdly high psi.)
06-19-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,064
Posted By Koyote

If you ride exclusively on velodromes, yeah,...

If you ride exclusively on velodromes, yeah, it'll be awesome. Anywhere else, 140 psi will be slower, harsher-riding, and more puncture-prone. But it's your call.
06-19-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,897
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure if each of these technologies is...

I'm not sure if each of these technologies is "superior overall," or if some of them are superior for some riders, and irrelevant or inferior for others. Easy example: I find clipless pedals superior...
06-17-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Koyote

No one can answer this for you over the internet....

No one can answer this for you over the internet.

If you're buying at a shop, ask them to do a bike fit; if it's a private party sale, take along a knowledgeable friend who can judge the fit.
06-16-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Koyote

Yep. Although I'll probably always throw a glance...

Yep. Although I'll probably always throw a glance over my shoulder anyway -- muscle memory.
06-16-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Koyote

Hmm. I've got a Wahoo computer. I'm thinking it...

Hmm. I've got a Wahoo computer. I'm thinking it may not sync up as nicely as it does with a Garmin head unit.
06-16-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By Koyote

Weird. I came to this subforum to post about my...

Weird. I came to this subforum to post about my new RTL 515, too. Title of the post was going to be, "Everyone was right about Varia," since every single post and review that I've seen has been...
06-16-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By Koyote

Which mini-pump for gravel tires?

Hi all.

Had to plug and pump up a 38mm gravel tire on today's ride, and my pump (Silca Tattico) is designed more for road tires; took about 160 strokes to get the tire from squishy to 'just...
06-14-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 680
Posted By Koyote

I don't have a "collection;" I own five bikes,...

I don't have a "collection;" I own five bikes, with each being used at least occasionally for it's intended purpose.
06-13-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Koyote

Fabric's website has information on choosing the...

Fabric's website has information on choosing the best model for your type of riding. Did you read and consider any of that information?
06-12-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,286
Posted By Koyote

No.

No.
06-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By Koyote

Do you think this interaction will cause the...

Do you think this interaction will cause the motorist to be more courteous towards cyclists in the future?
06-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 851
Posted By Koyote

Shut up, Larry. :)

Shut up, Larry.

:)
06-10-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,934
Posted By Koyote

Not really.

Not really.
06-09-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By Koyote

My bikes have from 10k to 40k+ miles on them, and...

My bikes have from 10k to 40k+ miles on them, and I've never needed to swap out a fork or a seatpost. Seems like a low-probability concern. But if you're really worried, just buy a spare seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,034
Posted By Koyote

It's not meaningless to many of us around here. :)

It's not meaningless to many of us around here. :)
06-09-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,934
Posted By Koyote

You seem to think that science begins and ends...

You seem to think that science begins and ends with models.



And that's how it works: models are tested with data.


This part is especially funny, as you're stating that you value your own...
06-09-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,934
Posted By Koyote

Nice attempt at the "appeal to authority"...

Nice attempt at the "appeal to authority" fallacy. But a person's cycling experience doesn't really impact the laws of physics.
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