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Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By wgscott

I have to admit I am more impressed with the...

I have to admit I am more impressed with the technology than the potential (pun intended) utility.

If I did get something like this, it would be one of those foldable portable solar panels to...
02-22-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By wgscott

Sorry. I didn't mean to spread disinformation!

Sorry. I didn't mean to spread disinformation!
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By wgscott

USB charger powered by your stove

Anyone use one of these (successfully)?

https://www.surplusprovisions.com/products/pp5?variant=32837755782

Looks promising, but I don't want to spend $70 to find out it is useless.

...
02-22-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By wgscott

Moab is right at the intersection of Arches and...

Moab is right at the intersection of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. If it were me, I would focus on that. I actually like that area better, because it is much more accessible than the Grand...
Forum: Foo
02-21-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 418
Posted By wgscott

Any phone with a button you can push to kill...

Any phone with a button you can push to kill spammers would get my money.
02-20-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By wgscott

Silca frame pumps. I bought one as an...

Silca frame pumps.

I bought one as an upgrade in 1988. Despite complete neglect, it still works great.
02-20-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,299
Posted By wgscott

Some LCDs are very good polarizing filters, so if...

Some LCDs are very good polarizing filters, so if the light comes out as X-polarized, and your glasses are Y-polarized, you won't be able to read the LCD (unless you turn it, or your head, 90).
02-20-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By wgscott

I like what they have done with the leaf-spring...

I like what they have done with the leaf-spring fork.
02-20-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By wgscott

38mm Compass Barlow Pass TC, and I also have 38mm...

38mm Compass Barlow Pass TC, and I also have 38mm Steilacoom TC on another wheel-set, which are vastly superior to the WTB Nanos they replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,959
Posted By wgscott

I just looked at the current listings for Trek...

I just looked at the current listings for Trek Emonda.

14 different ones have discs
12 different ones do not

For Domane, discs are a bit more dominant, but most of the moderately-priced ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 1,959
Posted By wgscott

I can't answer for anyone else, but in my case, I...

I can't answer for anyone else, but in my case, I really wanted hydraulic disc brakes, because there are many very steep hills where I live (both on and off-road) and I found my hands were fatiguing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 08:50 AM
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

My wife actually did this (when she was...

My wife actually did this (when she was pregnant). She did not want to create any risk to the foetus.

The guy in the linked Nova video I think, however, was suggesting that the emotional bond was...
Forum: Foo
02-20-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By wgscott

Botfly

Is having a botfly larva hatch in your skin the closest a male can ever come to experiencing the joy of giving birth?

https://www.pbs.org/video/giving-birth-botfly-p7jcql/
02-20-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,299
Posted By wgscott

I'm using circularly-polarized lenses.

I'm using circularly-polarized lenses.
02-19-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

Only the real ones who ride in mud puddles in...

Only the real ones who ride in mud puddles in Kansas.
02-19-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, you are an innocent bystander caught in...

Sorry, you are an innocent bystander caught in the deployment of sarcasm in defensive response to an idiotic/inane accusation.

(Also, having grown up in Chicago, I know what the roads are really...
02-19-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By wgscott

True. Ultegra (and 105) now go to...

True.



Ultegra (and 105) now go to 11-34. That, and SRAM's 11-36, will work (at least they do with mine).



I find smaller chainrings help. A lot.
02-19-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

Well, fortunately the frame is made of carbon...

Well, fortunately the frame is made of carbon fiber, so one can increase the clearance just by melting and re-forming the carbon. A little bit of acetone goes a long way.
02-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

Sell the pansy-arse Trek with the anorexic tires...

Sell the pansy-arse Trek with the anorexic tires and ill-designed plastic frame and get a real off-road bike with 2.8" wide tires.

...
02-19-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

OK, I guess there was a genuine misunderstanding...

OK, I guess there was a genuine misunderstanding here.

Wife has a road bike which I crammed in 38mm tires with essentially no clearance.

My gravel/road bike has the same tires with plenty of...
02-19-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

You would understand if you actually used your...

You would understand if you actually used your gravel bike for anything other than the pristine marble road surfaces in Chicago.
02-19-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

They revised their web page by taking it off line...

They revised their web page by taking it off line for 2 hours and then they put it back.

Since I never have ridden on gravel, I don't get how this is the biggest cover-up since the faked Kennedy...
02-19-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

I try not to ride through mud, mainly so as not...

I try not to ride through mud, mainly so as not to damage trails. But the chain stays will scrape stuff off, too. It isn't the end of the world.
02-19-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 832
Posted By wgscott

It was gone 2 or 3 hours ago, now it is back. ...

It was gone 2 or 3 hours ago, now it is back. They are messing with it for some reason.

It currently says



I would interpret this as having 4mm of clearance at its most narrow point, with...
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