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05-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By Koyote

I'd still like to know of this normal wear and...

I'd still like to know of this normal wear and tear has any practical effect on the shoe's functionality.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By Koyote

Just fyi: 22' does indeed mean 22 feet. '22 would...

Just fyi: 22' does indeed mean 22 feet. '22 would be the shorthand for the year 2022.

Edit: ​​​​​​cxwrench beat me to it.
05-17-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Koyote

Perhaps you should show us an example of a sexy...

Perhaps you should show us an example of a sexy bike headlight.
05-17-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 162
Posted By Koyote

I don’t think there’s anything unusual about that...

I don’t think there’s anything unusual about that type of wear… My MTB shoes are wearing in that manner after about the same mileage. I notice it when I look at them, but they still work just fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 726
Posted By Koyote

Sometimes spokes just break.

Sometimes spokes just break.
05-16-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Koyote

That's why I only predict past events. So far,...

That's why I only predict past events. So far, I'm batting a thousand.
05-15-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 653
Posted By Koyote

It's not hard to find...

It's not hard to find (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/391888). And it looks like the grade maxes out at 5.6% -- which is less than 1/3rd of 18%. Is that nitpicking?
05-15-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 653
Posted By Koyote

+100 ft in .2 miles is under 10% avg grade. ...

+100 ft in .2 miles is under 10% avg grade.

Math.
05-15-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By Koyote

For the same reason that your question belongs...

For the same reason that your question belongs here (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/)-- to maintain order.
05-14-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 198
Posted By Koyote

Interesting. I've been running a Bont tail light...

Interesting. I've been running a Bont tail light like this for about four years, and haven't had any problems. I wonder if there are different mounts?
05-14-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By Koyote

Man, you really hammered on that thing. Waaay too...

Man, you really hammered on that thing. Waaay too much torque.

At any rate, you can probably ride it an keep an eye on it. Repairing it is not an option since the bike is worth far less than the...
05-14-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 982
Posted By Koyote

I think you're preaching to the choir here, bud.

I think you're preaching to the choir here, bud.
05-13-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Koyote

Ah, I didn't notice that. Then yeah, I agree with...

Ah, I didn't notice that. Then yeah, I agree with this.
05-13-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Koyote

Looks like it’s the rear tire…? If so, I’d run...

Looks like it’s the rear tire…? If so, I’d run it. Worst that happens is it goes flat while you’re riding and you put in a tube. It’s highly unlikely to cause you to crash or anything else...
05-12-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By Koyote

I can't believe that some of you actually take...

I can't believe that some of you actually take this OP seriously. That only encourages him.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 686
Posted By Koyote

Hanging wallpaper together will do the same.

Hanging wallpaper together will do the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 723
Posted By Koyote

Since you're a newbie and likely not doing your...

Since you're a newbie and likely not doing your own wrenching, just go to a shop and ask if they can install an 11-34 -- as others have noted, the 34 will be a noticeably lower gear. Your rear...
05-12-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,353
Posted By Koyote

At least the chain isn't wound up inside the...

At least the chain isn't wound up inside the frame. That would be a real problem.
05-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 785
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure why I would care about this.

I'm not sure why I would care about this.
05-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By Koyote

Well, it is special. But not in a good way.

Well, it is special. But not in a good way.
05-11-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,023
Posted By Koyote

No one has argued that thru axles aren't superior...

No one has argued that thru axles aren't superior to QRs when it comes to disc brakes. But the fear-mongering over QRs with discs is a bit overwrought.
05-11-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By Koyote

So far, this bike ain't getting a whole lotta...

So far, this bike ain't getting a whole lotta love.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 686
Posted By Koyote

If I had a mild interest in an activity, nothing...

If I had a mild interest in an activity, nothing would kill it faster than a partner who tries to manage and manipulate every single aspect of its development.
05-11-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,023
Posted By Koyote

Larry’s next post: “Why did my front tire blow...

Larry’s next post: “Why did my front tire blow off the rim?”
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 937
Posted By Koyote

The real takeaway from that article is that one...

The real takeaway from that article is that one of the world's greatest bike racers stuffed-up his bunny hop and wrecked a wheel. I mean, I thought only us amateurs did that sort of thing.
05-10-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,023
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I read enough at that link to see the same...

Yeah, I read enough at that link to see the same thing: lots of casual cyclists don't know how to us QRs properly, and even plenty of regular riders don't know the difference between an internal cam...
05-10-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,462
Posted By Koyote

Yeah, I'm sure that's true. But I wonder if the...

Yeah, I'm sure that's true. But I wonder if the cumulative effect is growing due to eBikes.

I could be wrong. I have nothing beyond anecdotal perception.
05-10-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,462
Posted By Koyote

I think this is becoming more common now that...

I think this is becoming more common now that eBikes are becoming more popular; many of them come with built-in headlights, and are used by many people who wouldn't previously have even added...
05-09-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By Koyote

I know this is a crazy idea, but: maybe take it...

I know this is a crazy idea, but: maybe take it back to the shop and ask them?
05-09-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Koyote

To answer your initial question: after a wheel...

To answer your initial question: after a wheel breaks a second spoke, I look for a new one.
05-09-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,184
Posted By Koyote

That is precisely when you would use a tube with...

That is precisely when you would use a tube with a tubeless setup. What is the bummer?
05-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Koyote

Genetics is the ultimate form of luck.

Genetics is the ultimate form of luck.
05-08-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,184
Posted By Koyote

Interestingly, that poster does not explain why...

Interestingly, that poster does not explain why he cleans out his tires every six months. I can’t think of a good reason to do it.

as regards your 16+ tubeless tires… Most riders who run tubeless...
05-08-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By Koyote

I've got nothing to add on the crr itself, but...

I've got nothing to add on the crr itself, but will offer this: for many riders, the main reason for going tubeless is to reduce (but not eliminate) the possibility of punctures. Be sure to consider...
05-08-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Do you never ride in a car, Larry? No,...

Do you never ride in a car, Larry?

No, scratch that. Even if you do never ride in a car (which I find nearly impossible to believe), the use of the term “cagers“ still comes off as some kind of...
05-08-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By Koyote

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I've had the same vax regimen, but I think there's still plenty of good...
05-08-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

You missed the point.

You missed the point.
05-08-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Walking around a college campus is pretty...

Walking around a college campus is pretty interesting. If I didn't dodge them, I'd routinely be crashed into by young people who are deeply engrossed in their cell phones.
05-08-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,064
Posted By Koyote

Ahh, yes...Now all of the people who've never...

Ahh, yes...Now all of the people who've never worn Rapha can tell you that you wasted your money.
05-08-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,184
Posted By Koyote

Why do you think that it needs to be cleaned out?...

Why do you think that it needs to be cleaned out?

I've been running the same front tire on one bike for 2+ years now...It's never been removed from the rim since being set up tubeless. I just...
05-08-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,963
Posted By Koyote

Such uncontrolled on-the-road testing is...

Such uncontrolled on-the-road testing is questionable, at best. The noise from numbers 1-3 are not the only problems with comparing two different runs from a couple years apart.

More importantly,...
05-07-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Why do you keep calling motorists...

Why do you keep calling motorists "cagers"?
05-07-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

It is not.

It is not.
05-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By Koyote

I buy a spare hanger when I buy a new bike. It's...

I buy a spare hanger when I buy a new bike. It's a $25 insurance policy. In fact, I have sometimes carried a spare hanger during long gravel races.
05-07-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 652
Posted By Koyote

I tried Birks decades ago, and the rubber/plastic...

I tried Birks decades ago, and the rubber/plastic sole wore down (at the heel) to the cork footbed within a month. It was a drag, because I found them to be quite comfortable. Have they gotten any...
05-06-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

We're five pages into this, and no one has...

We're five pages into this, and no one has mentioned the extraneous comma in the thread title?
05-06-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Gee, you're right, of course. I'm terribly sorry....

Gee, you're right, of course. I'm terribly sorry. I mean, bf threads absolutely never stray from the original topic.
05-06-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Actually, the drivers are pretty good around...

Actually, the drivers are pretty good around here. Though I am in Amish country, so don't deal with as many motorists.
05-06-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Yup. On a MUP, you should expect children, dogs,...

Yup. On a MUP, you should expect children, dogs, strollers, hovercraft, whatever. Gotta go in with a different (more patient) attitude.
05-06-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,356
Posted By Koyote

Perfect example. If that RV tried to pass...

Perfect example.

If that RV tried to pass you on a curve, and met an oncoming vehicle, the driver would've swerved right into you.
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