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06-01-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By Koyote

It means you shouldn't go for a long ride on a...

It means you shouldn't go for a long ride on a hot day.
05-30-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By Koyote

If that's really what your LBS would charge, you...

If that's really what your LBS would charge, you need a need to find a new shop. Mine charges $50 to build a wheel from scratch.
05-29-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,776
Posted By Koyote

I think you’ve lost the plot. We’re discussing...

I think you’ve lost the plot. We’re discussing cases in which motorists harass/menace/endanger cyclists when they (the cyclists) have done nothing wrong.

If this has never happened to you, then...
05-29-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By Koyote

If I broke a spoke on a wheel after only 1500...

If I broke a spoke on a wheel after only 1500 miles, I would suspect that the wheel was not built properly. Did it come on a new bike. or did you buy aftermarket wheels? Do you know who built them?...
05-28-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,707
Posted By Koyote

I've done plenty of racing on pretty gnarly stuff...

I've done plenty of racing on pretty gnarly stuff - doubletrack, singletrack, rock gardens, through creeks, etc. But perhaps at my age, I am pretty cautious - old people take longer to heal.
...
05-28-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Koyote

Yes, and a quick search at a Garmin users' forum...

Yes, and a quick search at a Garmin users' forum confirmed that is is a fairly common problem.

Sad to say it, but I have ordered a Wahoo Roam. We'll see how that works out. They are both from REI,...
05-28-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,707
Posted By Koyote

Seems like it’s a combination of recklessness and...

Seems like it’s a combination of recklessness and ineptitude.
05-28-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,201
Posted By Koyote

I just ride my bikes.

I just ride my bikes.
05-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,478
Posted By Koyote

Your pressure gauge is telling you that you are...

Your pressure gauge is telling you that you are running way too much psi.
05-28-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Koyote

You seemed willing to discuss tariffs...until you...

You seemed willing to discuss tariffs...until you were confronted with facts. But whatever.
05-27-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Koyote

Don, this is all exactly correct. The...

Don, this is all exactly correct. The manufacturing that is leaving China is mainly relocating in other countries (mostly Southeast Asia) that are not subject to such large tariffs; they are not...
05-23-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,866
Posted By Koyote

Apparently neither of you understand that hole's...

Apparently neither of you understand that hole's purpose.

It's a feature, not a fault.
05-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By Koyote

Re: Your inability to use the Sync mode in Di2....

Re: Your inability to use the Sync mode in Di2. Perhaps you have Di2 on another bike and like the mode...If not, then you might not be missing much, depending on your preferences. I find that Sync...
05-21-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By Koyote

As long as the gf's "latest acquisition" isn't a...

As long as the gf's "latest acquisition" isn't a new bf, I guess you have reason to be happy.
05-20-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By Koyote

Bigger is better, other things equal. Get the...

Bigger is better, other things equal. Get the 2".
05-20-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Koyote

So, you are supporting tariffs because they...

So, you are supporting tariffs because they increase employment here in the US? The problem with that reasoning is that the tariffs are actually reducing employment in the US...
05-19-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,604
Posted By Koyote

Thatís funny Ė I almost cited the book myself, in...

Thatís funny Ė I almost cited the book myself, in my post above. Yes, plenty of people put themselves forward as ďexpertsď when they actually have no special expertiseÖ Among them, many news...
05-19-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By Koyote

I had a very similar encounter recently on one of...

I had a very similar encounter recently on one of my regular routes. The motorist and I had an amiable chat, I explained things from a cyclist's perspective and made a couple suggestions, and he was...
05-19-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By Koyote

I disagree, though acknowledge that one must be...

I disagree, though acknowledge that one must be careful about it. I have had some seemingly productive encounters with motorists, even (especially) after they have done something that endangered me....
05-19-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,201
Posted By Koyote

Stuff happens. But it sounds like you had a nice...

Stuff happens. But it sounds like you had a nice interaction with the motorist, so all is good.
05-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,604
Posted By Koyote

This is one of the problems with our country: an...

This is one of the problems with our country: an individual who you yourself describe as an ďexpertď gives advice, and then you go on an Internet forum to ask a bunch of anonymous strangers if it is...
05-19-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Koyote

If you are referring to my post above (#15), that...

If you are referring to my post above (#15), that is not about politics; it is simply economic analysis, and is directly relevant to the thread topic. You can look in virtually any introductory...
05-18-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,747
Posted By Koyote

Yup, Trump's tariffs are, predictably, making a...

Yup, Trump's tariffs are, predictably, making a bad situation worse -- in many markets. And consumers here in the US are paying virtually the entire cost. Tariffs should have never been imposed -...
05-16-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By Koyote

Both good, Also consider White Industries, if...

Both good, Also consider White Industries, if you're looking at high-end hubs.
05-15-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,491
Posted By Koyote

Vanilla ice cream is better than chocolate.

Vanilla ice cream is better than chocolate.
05-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By Koyote

I appreciate the feedback and the offer, Seattle...

I appreciate the feedback and the offer, Seattle Forrest . I may take you up on that. I have been to a Garmin users forum and gotten some good help there and also have called their customer service...
05-13-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Koyote

Agreed. As much as I love a good bike race, it's...

Agreed. As much as I love a good bike race, it's not really essential.

And naturally, I'm in my best shape of the last 12 years, even though I'm now pushing 60 yrs old. That's a consequence of not...
05-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Koyote

Okay, then, that "brake booster" is a clever way...

Okay, then, that "brake booster" is a clever way of repurposing an old horseshoe. :)
05-13-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Koyote

My major race for the year was postponed 'til...

My major race for the year was postponed 'til October, but I bailed anyway. I doubt they'll even be allowed to hold it then, and - if they are allowed to do it - I don't want to be on a starting line...
05-13-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Koyote

That front brake caliper is a clever way of...

That front brake caliper is a clever way of repurposing an old horseshoe.
05-13-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,116
Posted By Koyote

Those are warranty issues, and they should not be...

Those are warranty issues, and they should not be asking you to charge a second bike. It's their job to refund your money or procure a replacement. If I were you, I would get the money back, if it's...
05-12-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,392
Posted By Koyote

Well you did write this in post #45...

Well you did write this in post #45 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=45) : "In fact, I'll go so far as to say the shop in question seems to be exploiting the customer,...
05-12-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,392
Posted By Koyote

I just bought a Garmin 530, and y’all have got me...

I just bought a Garmin 530, and y’all have got me thinking about the Varia. Seems suited for my usual routes, which involve occasional vehicles but not the hustle and bustle of constant urban traffic.
05-11-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,510
Posted By Koyote

Iím not sure what this means, but Iím pretty sure...

Iím not sure what this means, but Iím pretty sure itís wrong.
05-11-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,510
Posted By Koyote

My mechanical disc brakes stop about as...

My mechanical disc brakes stop about as effectively as a good set of rim brakes. And they are all perfectly adequate.

My hydro disc brakes generate muuuuch more stopping power than that, which...
05-08-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,471
Posted By Koyote

In my experience, shops give better and faster...

In my experience, shops give better and faster service to the people who arenít so demanding.
05-04-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,800
Posted By Koyote

Next you'll be telling us that it isn't really...

Next you'll be telling us that it isn't really that important in the hills, too.
05-04-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,676
Posted By Koyote

Jersey pocket.

Jersey pocket.
04-25-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By Koyote

OP: if you got the plate number, at least contact...

OP: if you got the plate number, at least contact the police. They may be willing to go chat with his motorist. Iíve gone that route with some decent results.

The ďvery close passď may violate the...
04-21-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,679
Posted By Koyote

OP needs to drope the hamer.

OP needs to drope the hamer.
04-17-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Koyote

Incorrect...

Incorrect (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/warranty_policy/), unless they had a different policy in the early 2000s - which seems unlikely.
04-16-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,003
Posted By Koyote

As an economics professor, I am accustomed to...

As an economics professor, I am accustomed to reading essays which demonstrate no understanding of...economics. But this one really deserves some kind of award.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,782
Posted By Koyote

There is some evidence to suggest that a flashing...

There is some evidence to suggest that a flashing light is more visible to motorists, but a steady beam makes it easier for motorists to gauge distance. So, on my commuter bike, I run one of each -...
04-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,251
Posted By Koyote

A half pound of tools and spares won't slow you...

A half pound of tools and spares won't slow you down much...But a problem that leaves you stranded, well, that really will slow you down.
04-14-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,972
Posted By Koyote

Segal's Law: A man with one watch always knows...

Segal's Law: A man with one watch always knows the time. A man with two watches is never sure.
04-12-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,574
Posted By Koyote

Are we really going to do this for the millionth...

Are we really going to do this for the millionth time?
Forum: Commuting
04-11-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,749
Posted By Koyote

Someone with such severe epilepsy is likely not...

Someone with such severe epilepsy is likely not allowed to drive a car...And a passenger can look away from the light.

I agree with some others that a blinking (and bright) taillight is nearly...
04-09-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,307
Posted By Koyote

You and your friends are not necessarily a...

You and your friends are not necessarily a representative group.
04-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,613
Posted By Koyote

Counterpoint: -28 or 32 spokes brings a small...

Counterpoint:
-28 or 32 spokes brings a small weight penalty, but dramatically raises a wheel's strength and also allows it so remain true (enough) if one spoke does happen to break.
-In my...
04-08-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By Koyote

I would have thought it to be obvious, but will...

I would have thought it to be obvious, but will spell it out for you: I would have both hands on the bar, trying to avoid the motor vehicle.
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