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10-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 61
Posted By Koyote

Unlikely. I don't think a 3/32" chain will even...

Unlikely. I don't think a 3/32" chain will even work, even a little bit, on a 1/8" cog. I mean, you could try, but I think the problems would be beyond a little skipping.

But I could be wrong, as...
10-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By Koyote

Yes, that is the other ridiculous part of...

Yes, that is the other ridiculous part of Mulberry20 's post. You know, along with the part about spending $1,000 to repair a derailleur that costs....A lot less than $1,000.

I swear, I know some...
10-28-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 61
Posted By Koyote

I believe that "SS chain" means 1/8", while a...

I believe that "SS chain" means 1/8", while a chain for a derailleur-equipped bike is 3/32".
10-28-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By Koyote

Good point, sorry about that. I went to the Spec...

Good point, sorry about that. I went to the Spec website, and it appears (could be wrong) that the frame is not drilled for Di2.

Still, even a top-of-the-line electronic RD from SRAM is well under...
10-28-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By Koyote

OP is asking about Di2.

OP is asking about Di2.
10-28-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By Koyote

If you're so very very smart, find me an entire...

If you're so very very smart, find me an entire RD, of any type or brand, that costs $1,000.

You're just making stuff up, with no basis in reality.
10-28-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 333
Posted By Koyote

Are you high?

Are you high?
10-27-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 408
Posted By Koyote

All these folks reporting on the mileage they get...

All these folks reporting on the mileage they get out of chains: it'd be interesting to know which chains.

Riding conditions matter, too: on a bike that sees a lot of dirt and gravel roads,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

An economist, an engineer, and a chemist are...

An economist, an engineer, and a chemist are stranded on a desert island, with only a can of beans - but no can opener.

The engineer looks around at some rocks and twigs, and announces, "I can...
10-27-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,577
Posted By Koyote

Oh, good grief. Get a grip. I didn't call your...

Oh, good grief. Get a grip. I didn't call your bike "cheap."
10-27-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,028
Posted By Koyote

And here I thought the thread was about fenders.

And here I thought the thread was about fenders.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

Ah, good to know.

Ah, good to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

I believe Skoda got bought out by Opel, and the...

I believe Skoda got bought out by Opel, and the quality rose a bit. The one I drove was basically a communist-era, Eastern European copy of an early '70s Fiat-- so, in other words, an inferior copy...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

That reminds me of my first visit to the Czech...

That reminds me of my first visit to the Czech Republic. Was driving around in a Skoda, which before the fall of communism had been the national automaker. I asked someone about the origin of the...
10-27-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Koyote

My first wife was an Aussie, so I cant watch...

My first wife was an Aussie, so I cant watch that video the guys accent gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

You obviously care very deeply. Otherwise, why...

You obviously care very deeply. Otherwise, why are you still here arguing with all of these happy Di2 users?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

Bingo. I wonder if Amt0571 only talks to...

Bingo.

I wonder if Amt0571 only talks to people on a landline, with a rotary dial phone? Because those never lost a connection, while cell phones are comparatively unreliable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

I think you just need to admit it: you can’t...

I think you just need to admit it: you can’t afford an electronic drivetrain, and you’re jealous.

I just can’t think of any other reason why someone would be so opposed to something – especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By Koyote

Or just blind.

Or just blind.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

You do realize, I hope, that even if an...

You do realize, I hope, that even if an electronic drivetrain does stop working, the bike will still be rideable - albeit with perhaps one speed (or two speeds, if the RD is the part that fails)? ...
10-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Koyote

mstateglfr : This is the universe's way of...

mstateglfr : This is the universe's way of telling you to stick with Resolutes.
10-26-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Koyote

My experience: In those conditions, those...

My experience: In those conditions, those coatings are only minimally helpful.
10-25-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 928
Posted By Koyote

I've got a few more chains, tires, and brake pads...

I've got a few more chains, tires, and brake pads around than usual...But with five bikes, I reckon I'll have something to ride even if there are some parts shortages.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By Koyote

It's a no-brainer: ...

It's a no-brainer:


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10-25-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Koyote

Most folks seem to reckon that the gauges that...

Most folks seem to reckon that the gauges that are built into pumps are inaccurate.

Of course, that reminds me of the old conundrum: a man with one watch always knows the time; a man with two...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

Treat people the way you would like to be...

Treat people the way you would like to be treated, and they will reciprocate. See how that works?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

I place high value on having good relationships...

I place high value on having good relationships with my shops. When I come in for service and repairs, I get pretty fast treatment they often do work while I wait, which is convenient since I live...
10-25-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 513
Posted By Koyote

Hey, Im really glad you like it! Reasonably...

Hey, Im really glad you like it! Reasonably priced, too. In case you use this gauge with tubeless tires: after a couple years, the gauge might start getting balky because it is clogged with sealant....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and...

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and more people are coming to bf. But lately, there really is an abundance of new members asking questions like "Is this bike going to fit me?", or "Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

So, just to make sure I understand you correctly:...

So, just to make sure I understand you correctly: you want to "support" an actual local bike shop, but you don't want to acknowledge that they have higher costs than online sellers?

Seems like you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

So, buy one of the other bikes.

So, buy one of the other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

If those other bikes are similar enough that the...

If those other bikes are similar enough that the shop should match their prices, then theyre similar enough that you can just buy one of them.

But if you dont regard them as perfect...
10-25-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for the info. Seems like the insert would...

Thanks for the info. Seems like the insert would make it much harder to deal with punctures that did not seal while out on the road or trail.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

Then it seems like you should buy a Canyon. Or a...

Then it seems like you should buy a Canyon. Or a Colnago. Or a Giant.

Even if it were easy to get discounts right now and its not, due to short supplies and high demand I would not ask for...
10-24-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Koyote

yes, I understand that. How does it interact with...

yes, I understand that. How does it interact with sealant?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,121
Posted By Koyote

Why would you expect to get Ultegra for the price...

Why would you expect to get Ultegra for the price of 105?
10-24-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Koyote

I don't get it. Doesn't the sealant just soak...

I don't get it. Doesn't the sealant just soak into it?
10-24-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,792
Posted By Koyote

It's called the "call of shame" for a reason. ...

It's called the "call of shame" for a reason.

Spend $40 on a kit, watch a youtube video, and then fix your own flat tire when it happens. It's part of being a cyclist.
10-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Koyote

"DUI bike." Man, that is classic. I'm gonna use...

"DUI bike." Man, that is classic. I'm gonna use that.
10-23-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Koyote

Unless you routinely find yourself at the extreme...

Unless you routinely find yourself at the extreme limits of either bike's gearing, this is likely a non-issue in terms of speed. Even then, probably a trivial issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,871
Posted By Koyote

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy...

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy a name brand or stick with aluminum rims. That's not really a place where I want to take a chance.
10-22-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,028
Posted By Koyote

I disagree. ...

I disagree.

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Koyote

If you have broken three frames, then perhaps you...

If you have broken three frames, then perhaps you should go with a steel frame - that'll be tough to break. Even if it weighs a bit more, you can keep riding.

In the Surly family (same distributor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By Koyote

To clarify: I think the entire bike is hideous....

To clarify: I think the entire bike is hideous. Different bar tape will only help slightly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 7,228
Posted By Koyote

I've had a RD cable break (in the shifter) in...

I've had a RD cable break (in the shifter) in less than 2,000 miles, and that was on latest-gen 105. Granted, I shift a lot, since it is pretty hilly around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 614
Posted By Koyote

These...

These (https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/shop/classic-gloves/product/CLG02XXDNY)? If not, ignore the rest.

If so, how do you deal with the leather palms? I mean, keeping them clean? My gloves always...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,822
Posted By Koyote

Hideous.

Hideous.
10-21-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Koyote

Mmm....Buy larger arm warmers?

Mmm....Buy larger arm warmers?
10-20-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,577
Posted By Koyote

No trailer? Lame.

No trailer? Lame.
10-20-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,208
Posted By Koyote

I'll do anything I can to avoid a violent...

I'll do anything I can to avoid a violent interaction with a dog, as it is never the dog's fault -- behind every "bad" dog is an irresponsible owner. Though I will happily call the authorities on the...
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