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Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,558
Posted By wgscott

Your wife might have a (more serious underlying)...

Your wife might have a (more serious underlying) medical issue, as Altair suggests. I'm not trying to scare you, but those symptoms could be consistent with something like ovarian cancer or some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,199
Posted By wgscott

That is because of those opposing horizontal...

That is because of those opposing horizontal drop-outs.
07-21-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By wgscott

Mine has been problem-free for five years. What...

Mine has been problem-free for five years. What you have is not normal, so I would definitely suggest taking it to a competent shop, and if it is under warranty, possibly pursue a warranty claim.
07-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,681
Posted By wgscott

I tried the malignant neglect approach. Didn't...

I tried the malignant neglect approach. Didn't touch it between 1987 and 2015, and when I finally did, there was nothing wrong with it.
07-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,350
Posted By wgscott

I believe in allowing natural selection to run...

I believe in allowing natural selection to run its unfettered course.
07-19-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By wgscott

That isn't unique to this thread, if it makes you...

That isn't unique to this thread, if it makes you feel any better.

:lol:
07-15-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By wgscott

I screwed up the thread title. I wanted to write...

I screwed up the thread title. I wanted to write "This wood hurt" but had "would" instead, thus ruining the pun.

Sorry.


:cry:
07-14-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By wgscott

This would hurt (Graphic Image warning)

This wood hurt.


At least it didn't involve disc brakes.




Link: Independent (UK)...
07-14-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,155
Posted By wgscott

Thank god the internal brake cabling was there to...

Thank god the internal brake cabling was there to hold the frame together.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,522
Posted By wgscott

I never even knew this existed. This is just...

I never even knew this existed.

This is just like when Napster was forced to shut down before I ever got to download a free mp3.

Except different.
07-05-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,297
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyj_D2ivwS4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyj_D2ivwS4
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,695
Posted By wgscott

I'm hoping to upgrade GX Eagle 12-speed to...

I'm hoping to upgrade GX Eagle 12-speed to Shimano SLX
07-03-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,438
Posted By wgscott

Dewey, Chetham and Howe.

Dewey, Chetham and Howe.
07-03-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By wgscott

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at...

The mini shop-vac vacuum cleaner was $25 at Costco (and, unlike the magnet thingie, I can use it for other stuff). The dental floss was a free handout from the dentist. It worked in less than 60...
07-03-19, 08:08 AM
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,731
Posted By wgscott

Get some of these and forget about narrow -- go...

Get some of these and forget about narrow -- go as wide as will fit:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/
07-01-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By wgscott

I thought, given the circumstances, it would be...

I thought, given the circumstances, it would be more appropriate to shoot up some smack, but I kept missing the vein.
07-01-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,948
Posted By wgscott

Kedge

Kedge
07-01-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By wgscott

Any of the other frames that correspond to the...

Any of the other frames that correspond to the other 19 naturally-occurring L-amino acids found in proteins should also work.

Are we talking about trans-proline or cis?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,695
Posted By wgscott

SRAM isn't so bad, except for their brakes and...

SRAM isn't so bad, except for their brakes and derailleurs.
06-30-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By wgscott

Yeah. Now it is 2 to 3 cm shorter.

Yeah. Now it is 2 to 3 cm shorter.
06-30-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By wgscott

I think you have to recognize that both that...

I think you have to recognize that both that thread and this were a bit tongue-in-cheek and self-deprecating. It is good not to take oneself too seriously, and not miss the inherent humor in such...
06-30-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By wgscott

Shouldn't that be one fewer thing?

Shouldn't that be one fewer thing?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,103
Posted By wgscott

I use long-sleeve Pearl Izumi jerseys. They are...

I use long-sleeve Pearl Izumi jerseys. They are for warm weather. In my experience, I stay cooler with these than short-sleeve jerseys and arm protectors.
06-30-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By wgscott

It is hubris, rather than cheapness, that is (one...

It is hubris, rather than cheapness, that is (one of many) of my fatal flaws.
06-30-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,387
Posted By wgscott

I just got the front to work! No tricks, the...

I just got the front to work! No tricks, the tube just came out the other end. (I got to do it twice, since it slipped away the first time.)
06-28-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By wgscott

You can't, realistically. Sorry. Look...

You can't, realistically.

Sorry.

Look on the bright side: You can get a new bike.
06-27-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By wgscott

What is the best hacksaw tension-setting screw...

What is the best hacksaw tension-setting screw thread lube?
06-27-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,125
Posted By wgscott

I did my undergraduate thesis (many years ago) on...

I did my undergraduate thesis (many years ago) on ecdysterone regulation and Drosophila development.

If you really want to go down this route, it might be more efficient to just start eating...
06-27-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By wgscott

Yes. I actually used one of the extra bar-mount...

Yes. I actually used one of the extra bar-mount things (that you are supposed to attach to your stem with rubber bands) and bolted it through the center to my rear rack, to create another rear mount.
06-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,017
Posted By wgscott

I'd post mine, but it got stolen in 1989.

I'd post mine, but it got stolen in 1989.
06-26-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By wgscott

Many of these terms are marketing terms or at...

Many of these terms are marketing terms or at least have arbitrary, mostly historical origins.

Gravel bikes in some sense are "hybrids" that combine the frame geometry and (usually) drop-style...
06-26-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By wgscott

If there are a bunch of them in boxes on shelves...

If there are a bunch of them in boxes on shelves and there is an earthquake and you are standing right below them, that can be dangerous.
06-25-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,370
Posted By wgscott

This I think hits the nail on the head. Add to...

This I think hits the nail on the head. Add to it the fact that most people can't afford these new bikes on the salaries that the sales staff make, and you have a recipe for creating this sort of...
06-24-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By wgscott

If you have "flexible flat feet," a diagnosis...

If you have "flexible flat feet," a diagnosis delivered to me by my surgeon with the indignation usually reserved for pronouncements such as "you have emphysema thanks to a lifetime of...
06-23-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,272
Posted By wgscott

That's interesting. No punctuation, except for...

That's interesting. No punctuation, except for the decimal point in $270.00, when you could have just used $270 and avoided the necessity of deploying the decimal point.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,703
Posted By wgscott

We've also come to the conclusion Canyon is more...

We've also come to the conclusion Canyon is more trouble than it is worth. After replacing brakes and drivetrain at our expense, and two sets of chain-stays at their expense, I think all the money we...
06-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,724
Posted By wgscott

You have to be approved first by the Deep State.

You have to be approved first by the Deep State.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,543
Posted By wgscott

This also is true. When driving around (slowly)...

This also is true. When driving around (slowly) in and around Moab, the mpg went up to about 34, even with a bike on the top. But it isn't terribly practical on an interstate highway.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,543
Posted By wgscott

Even the roof-rack itself gives you a mileage...

Even the roof-rack itself gives you a mileage hit.

On my Rav4 hybrid, having a single mountain bike on the top of the car dropped the mileage from 32mpg to about 21 mpg, on a drive from the West...
06-22-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,225
Posted By wgscott

My on-road tires are 38mm Compass for that reason.

My on-road tires are 38mm Compass for that reason.
06-21-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,480
Posted By wgscott

I have a plastic surgeon resculpt the contours of...

I have a plastic surgeon resculpt the contours of my arse, so that I don't have to waste a perfectly good saddle.
06-18-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By wgscott

I had one cut off my hand about 9 years ago. In...

I had one cut off my hand about 9 years ago. In general, it is not something to panic about, but about 10% can go metastatic (unlike basal cell), so you definitely want to be rid of it. I avoid...
06-16-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,707
Posted By wgscott

For a moment I thought you were asking me not to...

For a moment I thought you were asking me not to don a trench-coat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,693
Posted By wgscott

Garmin knows pretty much everyone will read his...

Garmin knows pretty much everyone will read his reviews on whatever device they plan to purchase.

He is in a position to catalyze some change, and not being on a payroll allows him to say what he...
06-13-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By wgscott

Presumably it is more amoral to spend $10K on a...

Presumably it is more amoral to spend $10K on a car, as it is the same amount of money ripped from the mouths of starving pit-bull and chewawa puppies, plus it dumps fossilized carbon into the...
06-11-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By wgscott

I got a wheelset from there. Overall, it was ok,...

I got a wheelset from there. Overall, it was ok, but the rear wheel was built in a very strange way, so that the spokes on one side were not interlaced, and they kept loosening up until I had the...
06-11-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,423
Posted By wgscott

1. High-vis (ugly screaming fluorescent yellow)...

1. High-vis (ugly screaming fluorescent yellow) jersey.
2. Viara Radar
3. Head-light and tail-light even during daylight hours
4. Keep bike in working order
5. No music/phone/distractions
6. Try...
06-10-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By wgscott

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[whoops, wrong thread]
06-10-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,996
Posted By wgscott

Mine have additional functionality:

Mine have additional functionality:
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