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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By ksryder

Nope.

Nope.
06-14-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,872
Posted By ksryder

A. A pair of those Shin Grater (tm) pedals that...

A. A pair of those Shin Grater (tm) pedals that came stock on the 1986 Roadmaster BMX your parents bought you for Christmas.

B. Baby Hitler 2019 came with disc brakes because Big Bicycle is trying...
06-14-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,872
Posted By ksryder

Would you rather fight 100 baby-hitler sized...

Would you rather fight 100 baby-hitler sized horses or 1 horse-sized baby hitler?
06-13-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By ksryder

FWIW I have some 33 non-tubeless Strada Biancas...

FWIW I have some 33 non-tubeless Strada Biancas that are faster than a scalded dog on pavement and more than capable on gravel. And they still measure 33 after several months.
06-13-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By ksryder

You can't say we never tried.

You can't say we never tried.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,273
Posted By ksryder

This experiment is meaningless until we know...

This experiment is meaningless until we know which bike had valve caps:
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1134909-presta-valve-caps-uncool-what.html
06-13-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,872
Posted By ksryder

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1136x640/diaz_puppy_f16a6540472772f5f591620dd29e1c83cf6437e4.jpg
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,022
Posted By ksryder

Both activities really anger some people when...

Both activities really anger some people when done in public.
06-12-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 1,868,240
Posted By ksryder

MTBs started using threadless and/or 1-1/8" head...

MTBs started using threadless and/or 1-1/8" head tubes way way way before they moved to road bikes. In the 90s it seems like it was the wild west as far as what spec you would find on any particular...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By ksryder

I've heard rumors that some people ride bikes...

I've heard rumors that some people ride bikes without a follow car...
06-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 761
Posted By ksryder

165 crank arms is a lot. I usually only use two.

165 crank arms is a lot. I usually only use two.
06-12-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,519
Posted By ksryder

I run my ergobrifter STIs with a 1x.

I run my ergobrifter STIs with a 1x.
06-12-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,767
Posted By ksryder

I never noticed it feeling slow and it's actually...

I never noticed it feeling slow and it's actually surprisingly fast on pavement for a file tread, I have to work a little harder to keep up with a group ride on road bikes but not as much as I...
06-11-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By ksryder

I've heard some grumblings r e d d i t about...

I've heard some grumblings r e d d i t about problems with the latest app and/or firmware updates but I haven't had any problems, but I have an Android.

Well, I take that back -- my HRM wouldn't...
06-11-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,519
Posted By ksryder

The only people who care whether you call them...

The only people who care whether you call them brifters or STIs or whatever are too busy saying incorrect things on BF to ever ride their bikes.
06-11-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By ksryder

I've bought 3-4 wheelsets from them, they've been...

I've bought 3-4 wheelsets from them, they've been great, usually can't beat the price.
06-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,767
Posted By ksryder

Bumping this just to mention that I just finished...

Bumping this just to mention that I just finished my 5th Dirty Kanza 200--and probably the last one for the foreseeable future--and I've had exactly ONE flat in five years/1000 miles of this race,...
06-11-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,823
Posted By ksryder

In other tangentially C&V observations: Over...

In other tangentially C&V observations:

Over the years the big criticism of Rene Herse (nee Compass) tires is that they don't have sufficient puncture protection for the type of gravel that you...
06-11-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,823
Posted By ksryder

Hmm forgot I started this thread. Well, I...

Hmm forgot I started this thread. Well, I finished my fifth Dirty Kanza 200 this weekend, and it was probably the hardest one of the bunch. You get a special recognition for joining the 1000-mile...
05-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,213
Posted By ksryder

Let's see how quickly this gets locked or deleted.

Let's see how quickly this gets locked or deleted.
05-15-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,658
Posted By ksryder

Salbutamol.

Salbutamol.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By ksryder

Gladys bikes in Portland has a pretty famous...

Gladys bikes in Portland has a pretty famous "saddle library", you check out a saddle for a while to see if it works. It's focused on women but I guess they get men in there too.

My LBS has a...
05-15-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By ksryder

This isn't fair because it's probably an...

This isn't fair because it's probably an automatically-generated transcript but I also don't need as Nabi attire!
05-15-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By ksryder

I'll reserve judgment until after DK. I'm not...

I'll reserve judgment until after DK. I'm not being snarky--I'm truly interested to see what his experience with them will be. The knock on Compass tires from gravel riders I've known has always been...
05-10-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,767
Posted By ksryder

No, not important at all. Tread isn't...

No, not important at all.

Tread isn't terribly important in gravel, there's no tread that's going to make you grip when the gravel is loose.

The smaller tire in back thing -- some people do...
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By ksryder

Yeah it's one of those technically it's one thing...

Yeah it's one of those technically it's one thing but in practical usage it's another deals.

In the late 1800s the Supreme Court ruled that although tomatoes are technically a fruit, in common...
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By ksryder

Corn is a grain. (Yeah I'll be that guy.)

Corn is a grain. (Yeah I'll be that guy.)
05-10-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By ksryder

This. Giant has always suffered from the "nice...

This. Giant has always suffered from the "nice bike... for a Giant" reputation, despite making some really great bikes at great prices. They've just never been sexy. They're like Honda Civics.
05-10-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,767
Posted By ksryder

Yes. Source - I have ridden many, many,...

Yes.

Source - I have ridden many, many, many 100+ mile events and thousands more recreational gravel miles on 38s.

Are there situations in which it would be nice to have a wider tire? Yes....
05-10-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,751
Posted By ksryder

Yeah I had to be very specific with the counter...

Yeah I had to be very specific with the counter guy that I didn't want any cheese/salsa/sour cream etc.

So this is outside of the scope of your initial question but my go-to fuel during a ride is...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

I assume it blew because the bead wasn't seated...

I assume it blew because the bead wasn't seated properly and the sidewall was worn thin.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

Logical paradoxes... they're supposed to send the...

Logical paradoxes... they're supposed to send the bots into a feedback loop.
05-10-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By ksryder

PS you're not alone, everyone has a roller...

PS you're not alone, everyone has a roller incident. Just like everyone has a "failed to unclip" incident. It's a rite of passage.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

This statement is false new mission: Refuse...

This statement is false
new mission: Refuse this mission
does a set of all sets contain itself?
05-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By ksryder

It's probably fine. It's less force than hopping...

It's probably fine. It's less force than hopping a curb, which every bike can do.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

You are not real. Nothing is real.

You are not real. Nothing is real.
05-10-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,751
Posted By ksryder

Counterpoint: I carried two bean and potato...

Counterpoint: I carried two bean and potato burritos (from Taco John's -- it's a midwest thing) in my jersey pocket for a 9-hour 125-mile gravel ride a couple weeks ago and they were just fine.

I...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,600
Posted By ksryder

Oh cool the "hillier than thou" dick swinging has...

Oh cool the "hillier than thou" dick swinging has started
05-09-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By ksryder

This really must be vintage if people are still...

This really must be vintage if people are still reading bike snob.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

One time I had a tube blow while I was sitting in...

One time I had a tube blow while I was sitting in my apartment on the couch and the bike was not being touched -- turns out there was a problem with the rim strip so the tube was touching the spoke...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,600
Posted By ksryder

I thought that was caused by recumbents.

I thought that was caused by recumbents.
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By ksryder

In the army we had a medic who was from Boston....

In the army we had a medic who was from Boston. He was fascinated about those of us from Kansas, like he just couldn't wrap his head around it.

He asked me one day if I grew up on a fam. I had no...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

Even more damning is the complete lack of denial...

Even more damning is the complete lack of denial that he isn't a bot.
05-08-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,176
Posted By ksryder

I don't care.

I don't care.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,089
Posted By ksryder

Spare shorts, I hope :lol:

Spare shorts, I hope :lol:
05-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,066
Posted By ksryder

Not even close.

Not even close.
05-08-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,176
Posted By ksryder

I would hope that OP has figured it out in the 2...

I would hope that OP has figured it out in the 2 years since he first asked.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,391
Views: 75,368
Posted By ksryder

The issue with coffee grounds isn't that the...

The issue with coffee grounds isn't that the disposal can't handle them, it's that the pipes can't, and over a long period of time they build up until suddenly your sink is clogged on Christmas Eve...
05-06-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,222
Posted By ksryder

The midwestern gravel dad has fast replaced the...

The midwestern gravel dad has fast replaced the midwestern roadie dad in my neck of the woods. Young people around here don't bike.
05-03-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By ksryder

I had a Year 9 Super GPS (still have it actually...

I had a Year 9 Super GPS (still have it actually just don't use it) and I was going back and forth with Lezyne CS on a few bugs and eventually they went radio silent. They just stopped issuing...
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