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06-18-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By Koyote

Duct tape? Seriously? If you are even...

Duct tape? Seriously?

If you are even considering that, then I don't think that I can talk any sense into you.
06-18-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 873
Posted By Koyote

You should read up on the concept of comparative...

You should read up on the concept of comparative advantage to learn why the US would, overall, be poorer if we tried to encourage more domestic production of relatively low-skill, low value-added...
06-18-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 873
Posted By Koyote

MEversbergII -- You are incorrect on all points. ...

MEversbergII -- You are incorrect on all points.

Tariffs raise prices. The fact that Giant is moving some production out of China and into Taiwan does not change that; it only means that now,...
06-18-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Koyote

Measure the clearances between your fork legs,...

Measure the clearances between your fork legs, seat stays, and chain stays. (You can buy a cheap digital caliper on Amazon that will make this easier.) Read online reviews of tires to get a sense of...
06-18-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 873
Posted By Koyote

So, in other words, the tariffs only succeeded in...

So, in other words, the tariffs only succeeded in raising prices for US consumers -- and failed in the goal of bringing production back to the US.

If only we could have seen this coming...Oh,...
06-16-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By Koyote

I watched the first few minutes, including the...

I watched the first few minutes, including the scene you referenced. I did not pick up any mocking condescension - just a sort of acknowledgment that the scoring in a grand tour is perhaps not well...
06-16-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By Koyote

I've got a Rapha Flyweight jersey that is the...

I've got a Rapha Flyweight jersey that is the best thing ever for a very hot day...Even on gravel.
06-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Koyote

Get a ratcheting socket wrench, and it'll only...

Get a ratcheting socket wrench, and it'll only take a minute or two to deal with it.
06-14-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By Koyote

I'm not having this particular issue, but I am...

I'm not having this particular issue, but I am having other issues since the recent update. They seemed to have broken the operating system.

My next bike computer will not be a Lezyne.
06-14-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By Koyote

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so...

I did not wade through the earlier responses, so forgive me if someone else has already pointed this out: you should see a dermatologist. Not a general practitioner.
06-14-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,714
Posted By Koyote

There痴 no accounting for taste.

There痴 no accounting for taste.
06-13-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Koyote

Your LBS can probably get wheels from the QBP...

Your LBS can probably get wheels from the QBP Wheelhouse at reasonable prices. As long as the shop double-checks the spoke tension, they should be okay.

These would be decent wheels - say, Shimano...
06-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,570
Posted By Koyote

Except that tariffs are usually met with...

Except that tariffs are usually met with retaliatory tariffs, which then reduce exports (and hence output) from the domestic industries. (To put it bluntly, any reasonably intelligent person would...
06-12-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Koyote

Yep, have a bike shop assess the bike. Their...

Yep, have a bike shop assess the bike. Their likely response is that they cannot vouch for the bike's safety and hence it should be replaced. If the frame is metal (steel or aluminum), they may sign...
06-12-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,570
Posted By Koyote

So far in 2019...

So far in 2019 (https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html), both exports to China and imports from China are lower than they were at this point in 2018. While such values tend to...
06-12-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,182
Posted By Koyote

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and...

My new bike keeps telling me "You're old, and slow, and you smell bad."

Now that's an overly harsh bike.
06-11-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Koyote

And don't forget that, while lighter wheels might...

And don't forget that, while lighter wheels might be faster while spinning, they will slow you down if they fail.

In other words, don't go too light, unless you are prepared to spend big money to...
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06-11-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,142
Posted By Koyote

Sex is truly good.

Sex is truly good.
06-11-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Koyote

Thanks, that does sound plausible -- especially...

Thanks, that does sound plausible -- especially since, as I understand it, a Di2 RD will actually overshift and then come back to the correct gear, in order to accomplish an actual shift more rapidly.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By Koyote

Please explain. I'm curious about this...

Please explain.

I'm curious about this because I once did a 200+ mile ride on a warm sunny day without sunglasses (they fell out of my pocket at the start) -- and that night, I woke up around 1am...
06-11-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,493
Posted By Koyote

[/b] Hmm. On my Di2 bike, hitting a button...

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Hmm. On my Di2 bike, hitting a button while NOT pedaling will indeed move the derailleur, just like on a mechanical system. So I'm not sure that this is the issue. But I sure would like to...
06-11-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By Koyote

Find a good shop and have it build some custom...

Find a good shop and have it build some custom wheels. Start with good hubs (DT Swiss 240 or 350, depending on your budget, or Bitex if you want to spend less), good double-butted spokes, and decent...
06-10-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,050
Posted By Koyote

Yes, you are correct! I actually thought about...

Yes, you are correct! I actually thought about that, and simply forgot to add such a disclaimer to my post.

I do think you could go a little lower, though. Remember that you won't get pinchflats...
06-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,050
Posted By Koyote

Those pressures are a bit high for a 40mm...

Those pressures are a bit high for a 40mm tubeless tire. Might want to drop to, say, 35f/40r and see how it feels.

For what it's worth, I've run my 37mm tires as low as 25f/28r. At that pressure,...
06-06-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,777
Posted By Koyote

Richard is a very chatty and helpful guy....

Richard is a very chatty and helpful guy. Especially if you get him on the phone. He will answer all of your questions.

My new Gunnar Hyper-xf is a bit heavier than I had anticipated, and also...
06-01-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Koyote

Actually, you can often buy Rapha stuff at very...

Actually, you can often buy Rapha stuff at very reasonable prices in the sale section of their website -usually after a season ends. It wouldn’t surprise me if these shoes are eventually available at...
06-01-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 989
Posted By Koyote

Don’t ride it. Not worth the risk. But...

Don’t ride it. Not worth the risk.

But then, I really like having teeth.
06-01-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,042
Posted By Koyote

Which would you rather live without: cycling, or...

Which would you rather live without: cycling, or your wife?
Answer that question honestly, and you’ll be moving in the right direction. Life is full of tradeoffs.

At one point in my life, I cut...
05-30-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,867
Posted By Koyote

You're never going to get one of those frames...

You're never going to get one of those frames with custom paint, Di2, and carbon wheels for $5K. That would be more like $10K.



Yep, a bling custom bike is cheap compared to a decent college...
05-29-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Koyote

Which FD? Might help to know if they have...

Which FD? Might help to know if they have addressed it in the latest (8050) generation.
05-29-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Koyote

I would put on a reliably good chain, such as...

I would put on a reliably good chain, such as anything by Shimano or SRAM. Then see if you still have a problem.
05-29-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By Koyote

Always lean your bike with the derailleur towards...

Always lean your bike with the derailleur towards the wall, tree, or whatever. Then, if it falls, it'll land on the cheaper side.
05-28-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,099
Posted By Koyote

I like the anti-bling stuff. Cane Creek 110...

I like the anti-bling stuff.

Cane Creek 110 headset. Better and more expensive than a Chris King, but looks like any other headset.

Brooks Cambium Rubber bar tape. More expensive than...
05-22-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Koyote

Ditto x 2!

Ditto x 2!
05-22-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Koyote

I appreciate that info, wgscott . I just took...

I appreciate that info, wgscott . I just took delivery of a new bike with Ultegra Di2, and we decided (at the last minute) to put on a placeholder crankset from the parts bin which will be replaced...
05-20-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,133
Posted By Koyote

I知 a carbon-based life form, and I知 still going...

I知 a carbon-based life form, and I知 still going strong after 56+ years. I知 pretty sure my carbon-based bike frame is strong enough.
05-20-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,570
Posted By Koyote

The explanation is highly technical, and so...

The explanation is highly technical, and so probably beyond the scope of this discussion. I was merely trying to be accurate and precise: there is one specific set of circumstances in which tariffs...
05-20-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,110
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the additional info.

Thanks for the additional info.
05-20-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Koyote

Which means the OP might need a new cassette.

Which means the OP might need a new cassette.
05-20-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,110
Posted By Koyote

This thing looks great! I can't find it at the...

This thing looks great! I can't find it at the Park website, so I am guessing you bought it some time back and it has been discontinued. Shoot.
05-20-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Koyote

Wrong, and you know it, and not at all witty....

Wrong, and you know it, and not at all witty. Just stupid and mean.

OP: As others have written, new cones will be fine. If you can't find 'em online, just take one to an LBS for help. Lots of good...
05-20-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Koyote

Is the motorist at fault? And if so, is his/her...

Is the motorist at fault? And if so, is his/her insurance covering this incident? If so, insist they buy you a new frame. If necessary, take your bike to a shop and ask them to verify that it is...
05-20-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
Posted By Koyote

Gunnar Hyper-X can be had for around $1300 in...

Gunnar Hyper-X can be had for around $1300 in standard geo, with your choice of dropouts, brake mounts, and color. Add $300 for a steel fork, $500+ for a good cf fork, and add $350 if you want custom...
05-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,133
Posted By Koyote

I've got steel-framed bikes, and I've got a...

I've got steel-framed bikes, and I've got a cf-framed bike. They all ride nicely - smooth, stiff enough, etc. The steel frames are slightly heavier, but not enough to make much difference.

As a...
05-17-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,570
Posted By Koyote

I'm not sure how it matters whether I'm on summer...

I'm not sure how it matters whether I'm on summer vacation. But when I am teaching economics, you are free to pay tuition and take a class. Until then, I don't owe you anything -- especially if...
05-17-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By Koyote

+1 on merino wool. Toad, what sort of rain...

+1 on merino wool.

Toad, what sort of rain jacket do you favor?
05-17-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,226
Posted By Koyote

The original post mentions that the bike is...

The original post mentions that the bike is "difficult to ride" and that things fall off of it, which makes it sound like a piece of junk. And I wrote nothing about Wal-Mart, or LBS bikes, Bike...
05-17-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,570
Posted By Koyote

There are plenty of other less-painful options to...

There are plenty of other less-painful options to resolve trade (and other international) disputes...Try using google, since I'm on summer vacation. None of them will be "pain-free," though...And I...
05-16-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,570
Posted By Koyote

Economists generally don't regard trade deficits...

Economists generally don't regard trade deficits (or trade surpluses, for that matter) as either good or bad. Each results from a set of circumstances which benefit some players and harm others, but...
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