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02-02-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By Koyote

Just fyi, Billy: If you look back, you'll notice...

Just fyi, Billy: If you look back, you'll notice that I took your advice a couple days ago. I'm not responding any more.
02-01-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By Koyote

And the Wald baskets have a lower weight rating...

And the Wald baskets have a lower weight rating than the OP’s choice… So, it looks like the OP‘s plan (bolt-on) is probably best.
02-01-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 809
Posted By Koyote

Zaskar , that is pretty cool. If I had just one...

Zaskar , that is pretty cool. If I had just one bike, I'd install it. Since I ride 3-4 bikes fairly regularly, I instead just use a digital keypad mounted next to my garage door. It takes a few...
02-01-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

I’m still trying to understand why you posted...

I’m still trying to understand why you posted those photos in the first place.
01-31-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

I’m still not sure why were talking about the...

I’m still not sure why were talking about the Brooks microfiber tape… You’re the only person who’s brought it up.
01-31-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

I’m not sure why you keep bringing up Brooks...

I’m not sure why you keep bringing up Brooks microfiber bar tape…but noted.
01-31-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

Do you wrap your own bars? If so, get some of the...

Do you wrap your own bars? If so, get some of the Fizik tape that's 3mm thick and try it. It has no stretch. It's very difficult to get it to lay flush around the sti levers. I managed to do it, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,475
Posted By Koyote

Since you will keep removing and reinstalling the...

Since you will keep removing and reinstalling the wheel, perhaps put something like this...
01-31-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

Until DC Rainmaker learns to write more...

Until DC Rainmaker learns to write more succinctly, I can't bother reading his stuff.



This. Strava will survive.
01-31-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 4,978
Posted By Koyote

I'll likely never go back. Di2 is extraordinarily...

I'll likely never go back. Di2 is extraordinarily reliable. No more broken cables and no more fiddling with barrel adjusters.
01-31-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By Koyote

You don’t know anything about my background, nor...

You don’t know anything about my background, nor about the backgrounds of most other posters around here… Because unlike you, most of us do not employ the “appeal to authority“ fallacy.

Just a...
01-31-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

You'll be fine -- it won't stick too strongly....

You'll be fine -- it won't stick too strongly. But forewarning: the tape doesn't really stretch, so it is more challenging to wrap, esp around the levers. But that lack of stretch is part and parcel...
01-31-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

So you're stating that you've only used Fizik,...

So you're stating that you've only used Fizik, and you're convinced it's better than every other bar tape out there?

I can't argue with that 'logic.' Carry on.
01-31-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 845
Posted By Koyote

That wasn't even part of the OP's question. OP...

That wasn't even part of the OP's question. OP didn't ask whether the rack would mount with the QR skewer.

I'd be hesitant to mount a rack with a QR skewer. Not saying it can't be done or would...
01-31-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

It's meaningless because (I'm willing to bet) you...

It's meaningless because (I'm willing to bet) you haven't actually tried every other bar tape on the market....So, your claim that any particular tape is "The best and best looking" holds little...
01-31-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

I've got Fizik bar tape on one of my bikes, and...

I've got Fizik bar tape on one of my bikes, and it still looks great after several thousand miles. (I'm not keeping track, so that's a guess.) However, bar tape's lifespan is a pretty subjective...
01-31-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

That's a meaningless subjective judgment.

That's a meaningless subjective judgment.
01-31-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

Yawn. No one (at least none of my riding...

Yawn.

No one (at least none of my riding friends) uses Garmin Connect like this. I also don't own a Garmin computer and don't even have the Connect app.

As has been noted by several people in...
01-31-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,517
Posted By Koyote

When I was road racing (15+ years ago), I rode...

When I was road racing (15+ years ago), I rode Gommitalia open tubular tires. (I think that brand is now defunct.) The tires were expensive, smooth, supple, and grippy...And I would get about 1500...
01-31-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,517
Posted By Koyote

Yes, true for many road tires. But in my...

Yes, true for many road tires. But in my experience, tires with that ride quality -- smooth and supple -- don't last as long.
01-31-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,013
Posted By Koyote

I have not tried Supacaz, but this stuff...

I have not tried Supacaz, but this stuff (https://www.brooksengland.com/en_us/cambium-rubber-bar-tape.html) wears like iron. I get about 8000 miles before it looks too tattered… Though it is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 895
Posted By Koyote

Yeah. The problem is that, once you have a kid...

Yeah. The problem is that, once you have a kid with someone, you can never really be completely divorced. The person will always be present in some form or another. But I've gotten used to the smell...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 895
Posted By Koyote

I got there via a different route, but also have...

I got there via a different route, but also have a second marriage. Been with her a long time, now, so it's solid. Best part: she's much younger, prettier, smarter, and more accomplished and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 895
Posted By Koyote

This post shows so much insight and reflection,...

This post shows so much insight and reflection, Eric. Without directly telling anyone what to do, you've offered a lot of great advice.
01-30-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

Yup. This. And Garmin Connect doesn't offer...

Yup. This. And Garmin Connect doesn't offer anything like Strava Segments. Some may pooh-pooh those -- but during the pandemic, when races were pretty much not happening, I started going after...
01-30-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

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When someone quotes you, it's kind of hard to claim you didn't see it. You get...
01-30-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,517
Posted By Koyote

I ran the RH Bon Jon Pass (standard casing) tires...

I ran the RH Bon Jon Pass (standard casing) tires for about 7500 miles on one of my bikes. They were terrific: very smooth and supple, great grip, and very puncture resistant -- I ran them tubeless,...
01-30-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

I've often bought 1/4 of a cow, and once bought...

I've often bought 1/4 of a cow, and once bought an entire side of beef....Which is much cheaper per pound and also offers other benefits.
01-30-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Koyote

You weren't banned for 'debating.' You were...

You weren't banned for 'debating.' You were banned because a moderator told you to leave the thread and yet you continued 'debating.' Big difference.

Seems like this thread is designed to get you...
01-30-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By Koyote

I just remove the chain from the chainring and...

I just remove the chain from the chainring and let it rest on the BB shell while attaching the masterlink.
01-30-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By Koyote

Okey dokey.

Okey dokey.
01-29-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By Koyote

With your hands in the drops, there is downward...

With your hands in the drops, there is downward pressure on the bar. This is why handlebars are wrapped from the bottom towards the top -- so that the edges are facing downward in the drops; as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 10:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 895
Posted By Koyote

Congrats on the whole parenthood thing. Little...

Congrats on the whole parenthood thing. Little kids are wonderful. But your life, and your personal needs, will now usually come in second place. That's just how it is. So, reduce your expectations...
01-29-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By Koyote

Still a fail. On the drops, you've got the tape's...

Still a fail. On the drops, you've got the tape's edge facing upward; if you use the drops much, those edges will soon start to roll downward and look like crap.

Start at the bottom, roll toward...
01-29-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,160
Posted By Koyote

Moving forward, I think I'll only order chains...

Moving forward, I think I'll only order chains from very reputable websites such as Competitive Cyclist, or from my LBS.

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Good idea, but I've already got two good chain whips...So it's...
01-29-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,160
Posted By Koyote

I looked too, and couldn't find it. This...

I looked too, and couldn't find it.

This thread prompted me to examine the several Shimano chains I have hanging on the pegboard in my garage. One Dura Ace chain and one Ultegra chain seem fine,...
01-28-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

The DT hubs do that, too. Others as well, I think.

The DT hubs do that, too. Others as well, I think.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,604
Posted By Koyote

About 11 or 12 years ago, my wife and I were...

About 11 or 12 years ago, my wife and I were injured in a wreck...We were lucky to have survived. The person who hit us told an EMT that she was eating a cheeseburger, had dropped a mustard packet on...
01-27-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

I just paid six bucks for a latte. I didn't even...

I just paid six bucks for a latte. I didn't even know how much I was paying for Strava until I read this thread -- and I still don't care how much it costs.
01-27-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

That concept is price elasticity of demand, and...

That concept is price elasticity of demand, and it's taught in college level economics because it is key to understanding how firms can maximize revenue; and if the marginal cost (cost per additional...
01-26-23, 09:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,225
Posted By Koyote

Looks like the annual subscription is increasing...

Looks like the annual subscription is increasing to $79.99 per year, which is $6.66 per month. Why would anyone be paying on a monthly basis?
01-26-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

I considered those, and also the 303 Firecrest,...

I considered those, and also the 303 Firecrest, which is designed more specifically for gravel. But I'm much more comfortable with the DT Swiss hubs than Zipp's proprietary design. There are some...
01-26-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

I haven't tried those...But my sense (from...

I haven't tried those...But my sense (from limited experience) is that any good brass valves should be fine. The pair that will come with your wheels seem a bit plastic-y, definitely light and...
01-25-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

Okay, dude, I owe you one. I had no intention of...

Okay, dude, I owe you one. I had no intention of trying this, since I bought the wheels about seven weeks ago, and their return window is 30 days. But after reading your suggestion, I gave them a...
01-25-23, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

Just get some decent brass valves from Stan's or...

Just get some decent brass valves from Stan's or WTB - something like that. They'll be fine. I recommend that you don't even bother trying the valves that come with your wheels -- from the reviews...
01-25-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By Koyote

Real world experience here: I bought the Terra CL...

Real world experience here: I bought the Terra CL wheelset about six weeks ago at full price. Sadly, I'm now outside of the return window; happily, I find the wheels to be good value even at $1750....
01-23-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,364
Posted By Koyote

[QUOTE=Dave Mayer;22778494]The just say No to...

[QUOTE=Dave Mayer;22778494]The just say No to road disc folks here are being disparaged as being luddites, anti-progress, anti-technology etc. /QUOTE]

Show us one example from this thread of a...
01-23-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,688
Posted By Koyote

Can you see the difference between the above...

Can you see the difference between the above statement and this statement that you made earlier in the thread:



Those are two very different statements.
01-23-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,688
Posted By Koyote

Then why did you make this claim: You...

Then why did you make this claim:



You should really get your story straight.
01-23-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,196
Posted By Koyote

I'm going for a ride.

I'm going for a ride.
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