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08-07-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 72,665
Posted By Polaris OBark

They don't. This is what made me decide not to...

They don't. This is what made me decide not to get one.

There is an App but it doesn't help with the Edge.
08-07-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By Polaris OBark

Shouldn't this be posted in the Animal Rights...

Shouldn't this be posted in the Animal Rights sub-forum? :p
08-07-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 247
Posted By Polaris OBark

Use wheels with a high spoke count (rather than...

Use wheels with a high spoke count (rather than the stupid design in that front wheel), and CXray or other bladed spokes, so if they do get in there, they will be dispatched forthwith.

R.I.P....
08-07-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have one. They personally fitted it to me at...

I have one. They personally fitted it to me at Sea Otter, so I am nearly convinced the fit was optimal.

It isn't terrible, but I went back to my Brooks rather quickly.

I had high...
08-07-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By Polaris OBark

You don't even have to put a bike into a stand to...

You don't even have to put a bike into a stand to bleed it. It might make things go a bit faster or smoother, but it is hardly a necessity.

If your brakes are working fine and feel ok, you don't...
08-07-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 625
Posted By Polaris OBark

No. Everyone uses Garmin radars. ...

No.

Everyone uses Garmin radars.

Absolutely no exceptions.
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Polaris OBark

The coyotes here can be quite wiley as well: ...

The coyotes here can be quite wiley as well:

...
08-06-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By Polaris OBark

CO2 diffuses through butyl tubes a lot faster...

CO2 diffuses through butyl tubes a lot faster than nitrogen or oxygen.
08-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By Polaris OBark

The reason I asked was because CO2 diffuses...

The reason I asked was because CO2 diffuses through butyl rubber, so your tire gradually goes flat with no hole in the tube or defect in the valve.
08-05-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Polaris OBark

I bled my brakes on my main ride for the first...

I bled my brakes on my main ride for the first time in about 5 years, mainly because it bothered me that I hadn't done it for awhile. Judging by the fluid that came out, and the fact that they feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By Polaris OBark

I did a firmware update in 2015, mainly because I...

I did a firmware update in 2015, mainly because I wanted to see if I could do it with a virtualized Windoze running in Mac OS X. It worked. I decided to quit while I was ahead, and haven't done so...
Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Polaris OBark

My dog tried that with Pepé Le Pew, and it did...

My dog tried that with Pepé Le Pew, and it did not end well.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Pepé_Le_Pew.svg/220px-Pepé_Le_Pew.svg.png
08-05-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By Polaris OBark

Did you fill the tire with CO2 by any chance?

Did you fill the tire with CO2 by any chance?
08-05-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,934
Posted By Polaris OBark

My wife decided to wear underwear with bike...

My wife decided to wear underwear with bike shorts on a ride at Crater Lake a couple of weeks ago, with completely predictable consequences. (I have no idea why, and yes she knows better.) Perhaps...
08-05-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,934
Posted By Polaris OBark

You seem to know this with metaphysical...

You seem to know this with metaphysical certitude. Does this mean you've checked, or that you don't ride with any women?
08-05-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Polaris OBark

The key is to have parts that fit properly. The...

The key is to have parts that fit properly. The funnel obviously has the correct part to insert into the caliper opening. At the other end, it is very dependent upon what model of caliper you have,...
08-04-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Polaris OBark

I haven't spent more than $25 on bleed kit stuff...

I haven't spent more than $25 on bleed kit stuff (excluding a big liter bottle of Shimano mineral oil). I spent almost $200 on an Abbey Tool derailleur hanger gauge, so this isn't out of cheapness. ...
08-04-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By Polaris OBark

You can get the Shimano bleed cup for $12 and it...

You can get the Shimano bleed cup for $12 and it does everything you need.

You can get various syringe-based ones on amazon for a similar price.

Even if you do, also get the bleed cup. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

How much toilet paper did you hoard during the...

How much toilet paper did you hoard during the pandemic?

I confess to hoarding J03A (which is what my main rides use). I got two pairs of L03A from Mike's Bikes just before they went AWOL, sent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

WorldWideCycle has a slightly better price, but...

WorldWideCycle has a slightly better price, but they aren't available yet. I suspect there is a huge backlog of people using crappy 3rd-party pads for the last couple of years in Dura Ace, Ultegra,...
08-04-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Polaris OBark

That is technically correct, but what we are both...

That is technically correct, but what we are both saying (independently of one another, I promise!) is that it isn't a physiologically relevant biochemical distinction.

Let's take a slightly...
08-04-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Polaris OBark

No. Just calling out your B.S. Again. ...

No. Just calling out your B.S. Again.

Bye-bye:

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08-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By Polaris OBark

So therefore anyone who says anything that is...

So therefore anyone who says anything that is B.S. gets a free pass if Bicycling quotes them?

Nice logic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

They just shipped. The pair in the photo are...

They just shipped. The pair in the photo are those that came with my new GRX calipers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

They develop a dog-bone pattern when they are...

They develop a dog-bone pattern when they are completely worn down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

I may have over-exaggerated, but I did do a lot...

I may have over-exaggerated, but I did do a lot of braking. (The road had only just opened and the craters in the pavement were almost as big as the one in the volcano.)

Avoid the smoke!
08-03-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,775
Posted By Polaris OBark

Often insurance companies will sue others on your...

Often insurance companies will sue others on your behalf. You don't get a say in the matter. (It sounds like this case is not such an example, but I am suggesting that a lot of litigation originates...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

I put new pads on just before riding Crater Lake...

I put new pads on just before riding Crater Lake (44 miles) a couple of weeks ago. I think about 1/2 of the padding remains. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think any pad that starts with L0 will fit.

I think any pad that starts with L0 will fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

They are new, and they came with my new set of...

They are new, and they came with my new set of GRX calipers. So they will work. L03A are unobtainium (except for insane Amazon scalper prices).

Here are both, L03A in the middle, flanked by L05A:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

I just ordered some L05A (the new version) from...

I just ordered some L05A (the new version) from Performance...
08-03-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm teaching biochemistry this fall, too, but...

I'm teaching biochemistry this fall, too, but thankfully not metabolic biochemistry!

I like your explanation much better.
08-03-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ozone and oxygen are two very different...

Ozone and oxygen are two very different molecules.

Lactic acid and lactate are not. They are the same except for protonation state.

For someone who quotes Dirac, you are being a bit impervious...
08-03-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Polaris OBark

Sorry, guess I should have read your post first. ...

Sorry, guess I should have read your post first. :thumb:
08-03-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Polaris OBark

Lactate just refers to the conjugate base of...

Lactate just refers to the conjugate base of lactic acid. When an organic acid ionizes, you get a proton (or protons) and the corresponding anion, or conjugate base.

For all practical purposes, it...
08-03-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Polaris OBark

Buy her the most expensive, trouble-free high-end...

Buy her the most expensive, trouble-free high-end and comfortable e-bike you can afford. I'm glad to hear she has a good prognosis, but it sounds like she has been to the Gates of Hell.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

I tried it. I had a new rotor damaged by a pad...

I tried it. I had a new rotor damaged by a pad that was beyond end-of-life (kid was on the bike, we were in an active wildfire zone, and no time and nowhere to stop and deal with the problem). I...
08-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By Polaris OBark

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the...

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the tire/wheel combo has too large a diameter compared to something like 700 x 28mm, and will change the handling properties of the bike (it will become less...
08-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By Polaris OBark

650b wheel-sets are now considered so anti-trendy...

650b wheel-sets are now considered so anti-trendy that they are hazardous waste and are a liability.

As a favor to everyone, I am prepared to dispose of your wheel-set free of charge. All I ask...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By Polaris OBark

If you get some Rene Herse 650b slick tires, even...

If you get some Rene Herse 650b slick tires, even wide ones, they will be great on the road. Chances are you will find they are also MUCH better off-road than the Nanos, which are terrible tires (in...
08-02-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By Polaris OBark

I am terribly sorry to hear that. I cannot...

I am terribly sorry to hear that. I cannot imagine anything more horrible.



It's a bit more complicated, because the parents of the girl who died did not buy the bike, according to the New...
08-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Polaris OBark

I don't think shortening the chain would help. ...

I don't think shortening the chain would help. Buy a longer bolt (I think they are M4) at the hardware store -- strongest steel you can find, as you don't want it to start to bend.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 804
Posted By Polaris OBark

I tend to go through rotors about once a year or...

I tend to go through rotors about once a year or so. I find the center-lock ones (which also have better cooling fins) seem to last longer.
08-02-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By Polaris OBark

see also...

see also https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1256111-steinsapirs-sue-rad-power-bikes-over-their-daughter-s-death.html
08-02-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By Polaris OBark

You forgot to cite post #2.

You forgot to cite post #2.
08-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,416
Posted By Polaris OBark

In case anyone missed it: Compass Tire Hype:...

In case anyone missed it: Compass Tire Hype: Warning (https://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=1074804)
08-02-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,416
Posted By Polaris OBark

OK, that explains why you were unloading the...

OK, that explains why you were unloading the Contis.
08-01-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,416
Posted By Polaris OBark

Well, what did you decide? I've always run...

Well, what did you decide?

I've always run the extra lights, but got Endurance Plus for my touring bike. Between those two, you can definitely detect a difference.

I've never had problems with...
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