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12-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,054
Posted By wgscott

Well, if you factor out housing, food and fuel,...

Well, if you factor out housing, food and fuel, inflation doesn't look so bad. This is clearly reflected in the price of cocaine and electronics.

Also, the median (middle) de-emphasizes the...
10-31-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By wgscott

A week might be overkill, but it worked...

A week might be overkill, but it worked flawlessly for me with difficult Rene Herse tires. Didn't even need to use the pressure chamber on the pump.

Their FAQ on the subject:
...
10-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By wgscott

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.

Put a tube in for a week and then try it.
10-28-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 956
Posted By wgscott

Optional: Put a dropper post on it and declare...

Optional: Put a dropper post on it and declare victory. You can ride this happily for the rest of your life.

Default: Declare victory. You can ride this happily for the rest of your life.
10-27-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 14,378
Posted By wgscott

How many versions of "Why must people insist on...

How many versions of "Why must people insist on doing things in a way that is at variance with how I do things?" can we post in one lifetime?

(I have 3X and 2X but no 1X. But I do recognize there...
10-24-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By wgscott

My wife is experiencing this kind of thing, and...

My wife is experiencing this kind of thing, and what she found is that you need to get an MRI and a competent doctor to figure out what is going on. You should stop riding or at least take it very...
10-24-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,430
Posted By wgscott

My kid had his crack, twice. He is the thinnest...

My kid had his crack, twice. He is the thinnest person in the family.
10-24-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By wgscott

One what? A bike? My 650b wheelset...

One what?

A bike?

My 650b wheelset ran me more than that. :o
10-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By wgscott

I've been riding gravel for several years with...

I've been riding gravel for several years with 700c x 38mm tires, and just recently acquired a 650b wheelset, and the improvement in handling, as well as the ability to use a bit wider set of tires,...
10-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By wgscott

I have the redshift stem (as well as their...

I have the redshift stem (as well as their seatpost -- got both as a Kickstarter bundle, but the stem arrived well ahead of the seatpost,
fortunately).

The stem is pretty much ideal. The only...
Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,791
Posted By wgscott

I've had the same experience with him from the...

I've had the same experience with him from the beginning. Self-appointed policeman for the touring forum. He gets a free pass from the moderators, as do a handful of other like-minded individuals. ...
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 992
Posted By wgscott

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than...

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than steel.

Also be worried about the non-lever-side nut. Some are made of aluminum and the threads strip out, with a similar net result.

Finally, you...
10-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,575
Posted By wgscott

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing...

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing wrong with my vision. :(
10-03-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By wgscott

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150...

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150 miler in 97°F heat and 9,000 ft of climbing.
09-25-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By wgscott

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they...

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they caused flatulence.
09-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By wgscott

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right...

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right Thing. So, hopefully it will be straightforward.
09-23-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By wgscott

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person...

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person tantrum. :rolleyes:
09-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By wgscott

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. ...

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. Hopefully this gets resolved. My kid wants to know how much it would cost to upgrade to mechanical shifting. :rolleyes:
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 569
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery...

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery is inside the seat tube, so I have no idea if it is getting hot. I suspect it is NOT the battery since they warrantied it and it is still doing the...
08-28-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I was afraid of that.

Thanks. I was afraid of that.
08-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By wgscott

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about...

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about this again.



I may have a problem. Although this frame is steel, it is fairly atypical in the way the chain stays are shaped to allow for a 3"...
08-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By wgscott

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic...

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic pads (or vice versa). In general, organic pads are quieter, but metallic pads are slightly better under wet conditions.
08-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By wgscott

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since...

She's put about 1000 miles or so on it now (since May) and it has been a success. It also appears to be helping her knee (relative to walking, swimming and other stuff). She is also finding riding...
Forum: Foo
08-19-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,149
Posted By wgscott

My dad had an expression: "Friends come and...

My dad had an expression:

"Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate."
08-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By wgscott

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it. ...

Try a steel framed bike before giving up on it.

I was shocked by how much harsher and more fatiguing even a compliant carbon frame was on a rough gravel road.

Rene Herse tires help a lot, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 972
Posted By wgscott

@Broctoon...

@Broctoon (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/broctoon-445133.html) gave an outstanding answer, as you note.

One very small additional point I would make is that many so-called "Endurance Road" or...
Forum: Foo
08-09-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By wgscott

Area Man burns Area Rug

> $1K + the original cost is a lot to pay for a doggie training pad.

You are correct. The dog is now trained.

Burn the rug, and get a wood floor with an inlay design that will tie the room...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,672
Posted By wgscott

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and...

The 46/30T I am using now is Shimano's GRX, and here it costs US$150. The chainline is 3mm further out than my Ultegra 50/34, but the Ultegra front derailleur handles it fine. (The GRX mechanical...
08-08-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By wgscott

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo...

I've got a tank just to the left of the photo (ground level, unfortunately). (I think the new building code here now requires having two for the 911 people rebuilding.) I have to power the well...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By wgscott

All of these, without exception, sound like they...

All of these, without exception, sound like they could be fit issues (and are probably relatively easily addressed by optimizing saddle height, gearing, stem length, handlebar size and positioning,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,672
Posted By wgscott

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM...

At the moment I have a HG 11-36 11-speed SRAM cassette on my bike with a 46/30T crank, and I am not ashamed to use the lowest gear on >15%.

My rear derailleur is a Shimano Ultegra Di2 officially...
05-05-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By wgscott

The problem is the poll question comes up first,...

The problem is the poll question comes up first, out of context. I voted for the second option, and then read the OP, and realized I didn't answer the question you asked. (I ride XTR trail pedals,...
05-05-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By wgscott

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a...

I think the whole touching shared equipment in a sweatbox idea was a bit sketchy to begin with, especially in flu season. I don't see the risks ever being lowered even to this point again in my...
05-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By wgscott

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is...

Electrochemistry (including voltaic cells) is part of what I teach (but only the chemistry aspect -- nothing about the practicalities of how much to charge up a battery).

Edit: sorry, I am being...
05-05-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By wgscott

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if...

I think it would be unfortunate for many of us if you left.

I agree, some of the so-called moderators work hand-in-hand with the bullies and trolls.

When they appear to officially enable...
05-04-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By wgscott

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo"...

I just took this thing out for a ride in "turbo" mode in a 6 mile loop near where we live. About 700ft of climbing. It felt like it was trying to take off from under me. I arrived home not having...
05-04-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By wgscott

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur...

When you shift the front, the rear derailleur moves to take up the slack (or to provide it).

In general, rear shifting works better, so it is preferred. Also, you can get much smaller increments...
05-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 960,661
Posted By wgscott

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/760x441/stock_e376abae0e8fafa136132d1fafd7c68800ba1ecc.png
Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 (stock photo)...
05-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By wgscott

Stupid e-bike questions

My wife just got a Cannondale Synapse Neo 1 Electric Bike (https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/188932/cannondale-synapse-neo-1-electric-bike) (2020 closeout deal at REI). The assembly at REI was...
05-03-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,595
Posted By wgscott

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face...

Get a long sleeve jersey and neck/face protection. Skin cancer is much more of a frustrating setback.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By wgscott

That sounds like a design flaw.

That sounds like a design flaw.
Forum: Foo
05-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By wgscott

Coincidently, my youngest kid just passed his...

Coincidently, my youngest kid just passed his (first) exam, doing likewise.
04-29-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By wgscott

Front page of today's SF Chronicle: ...

Front page of today's SF Chronicle: https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/article/After-legendary-Bay-Area-bicyclist-dies-in-car-16136865.php
...
04-27-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By wgscott

Thanks! I also thought of the B-RAD.

Thanks! I also thought of the B-RAD.
04-27-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By wgscott

Brakes. I would try to fix the problem...

Brakes.

I would try to fix the problem rather than just rotate the pads, because right now you have sub-optimal braking, and it will likely be the same or worse if you rotate them (assuming they...
04-26-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By wgscott

I found wax tripled the chain life on my gravel...

I found wax tripled the chain life on my gravel bike. The best part is there is nothing to clean off at the end of a ride.
04-25-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,964
Posted By wgscott

fify

fify
04-25-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,964
Posted By wgscott

The ring of a bell basically says "get the hell...

The ring of a bell basically says "get the hell out of my way" to most people who don't expire from a coronary arrest when some sanctimonious zealot cycles up behind them to deploy their noise-maker....
Forum: Foo
04-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By wgscott

Just be grateful it was your arm.

Just be grateful it was your arm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,291
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE3EYlTN2RI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE3EYlTN2RI
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