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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By WhyFi

I thought that that's all that RideSense was -...

I thought that that's all that RideSense was - speed and cadence - and that they offered power via the Power Pro cranksets?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 871
Views: 17,304
Posted By WhyFi

But "spin class" doesn't quite capture the...

But "spin class" doesn't quite capture the disdain. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 856
Views: 81,224
Posted By WhyFi

Okay, I'll see myself out. :twitchy:

Okay, I'll see myself out. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,143
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, I can't say that I've ever had a front tire...

Yeah, I can't say that I've ever had a front tire even remotely close to being done at 2,000 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,240
Posted By WhyFi

Because you're stuck in an old school way of...

Because you're stuck in an old school way of thinking?

100psi over real-world roads is silly; feeling every little bump and crack isn't fast, it's wasted energy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 17,304
Posted By WhyFi

Take it easy, Guadzilla.

Take it easy, Guadzilla.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,209
Posted By WhyFi

Have you no respect for tradition?!...

Have you no respect for tradition?! (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/470515-i-set-my-rear-wheel-fire.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,209
Posted By WhyFi

Blowtorch.

Blowtorch.
Forum: Foo
09-28-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 296,890
Posted By WhyFi

:love:

:love:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

And done! :bday:

And done! :bday:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Just finished lunch - 52 miles in to 100+

Just finished lunch - 52 miles in to 100+
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,935
Posted By WhyFi

Welp, unless you're a flyweight that should have...

Welp, unless you're a flyweight that should have been on Light Actions, there was something wrong with the install.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,935
Posted By WhyFi

9 times out of 10, when someone new to Speedplay...

9 times out of 10, when someone new to Speedplay has these kinds of problems, it's because they didn't RTFM and they overtightened the screws.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,211
Posted By WhyFi

Well, **** those guys.

Well, **** those guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By WhyFi

I takes my pulls at the front.

I takes my pulls at the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,436
Posted By WhyFi

Oh? If they're not as powerful, do...

Oh?



If they're not as powerful, do they really have all of the benefits? You're also omitting lever feel.



Oh? Maybe you could outline how hydros are 10x more work to maintain?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Went out for pizza with the family. The highlight...

Went out for pizza with the family. The highlight was the car ride back when, with inspiration coming from a conversation with my potty training 3-yr-old daughter, I was able to get the entire family...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Sweet - my kind of "climb."

Sweet - my kind of "climb."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,232
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that anyone has a problem with you...

I don't think that anyone has a problem with you riding what you want to ride. What people have a problem with is you hearing the term "gravel bike" and then ignoring industry convention and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,232
Posted By WhyFi

So you're not operating anywhere close to the...

So you're not operating anywhere close to the somewhat loose but widely accepted industry norms of what constitutes a gravel bike and you're arguing about the suitability of a gravel-as-road-bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

After days of cold and wet, we had fantastic...

After days of cold and wet, we had fantastic weather for the annual Oktoberfest ride. Total of 104 miles with a break for a couple steins, brats and sauerkraut.

And unless Trsnrtr goes back out...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

You know, just to see if the door is open, I'm...

You know, just to see if the door is open, I'm going to mention the n00b cent attempt (in passing) to my wife and see what her reaction is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Lol. In the back and forth on the refund, etc,...

Lol. In the back and forth on the refund, etc, the rep and I never touched on what to do with the base layer that I received in error. I sent him another message asking if I should mail it back - he...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

If it did, I'd eat beets more often.

If it did, I'd eat beets more often.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,960
Posted By WhyFi

Whoa, whoa, whoa - let's not get too crazy here.

Whoa, whoa, whoa - let's not get too crazy here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,676
Posted By WhyFi

Sounds like a business opportunity for you to...

Sounds like a business opportunity for you to jump in there, shake up the scammin' status quo and make a mint by providing DA-level goodness at 105 prices. Chop chop!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

On occasion, but I also had them showing up at...

On occasion, but I also had them showing up at the very bottom. Kinda hard to give undivided attention, but it seems that, when they showed at the very bottom, they progressed pretty quickly to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

It's the little girl's first real day of...

It's the little girl's first real day of preschool today. I'm hoping to get in rides while she's in class, but it's looking like I might get rained out today... though, if it's a light rain, I might...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,935
Posted By WhyFi

Buy new bike crap, of course.

Buy new bike crap, of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Thanks much. There are rumors that Wahoo is...

Thanks much. There are rumors that Wahoo is working on ANT+ light control, so I hope that it's not too long. I do wonder about my desired flashing mode, off until detection, and whether that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

"Retrogrouch." The term that you're looking for...

"Retrogrouch." The term that you're looking for is "retrogrouch."


....and if the shoe with the nailed-on cleats fits... :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Picked up a new toy from REI, taking advantage of...

Picked up a new toy from REI, taking advantage of the stacked dividends this weekend -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

Pretty happy with the morning ride. Couldn't...

Pretty happy with the morning ride. Couldn't dawdle all day, family stuff later, so I rode one of my standard 2h 30m loops, but did it in about 2h 16m. Effort numbers were good (for me), flirting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

And then you get tetanus when you lose a finger...

And then you get tetanus when you lose a finger to a rusty disc.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,300
Posted By WhyFi

+1. That's pretty much what they go for but...

+1. That's pretty much what they go for but individuals will get discounts here and there depending upon timing and/or their LBS relationship. I bought my 2018 SL5 a couple weeks ahead of the LBS's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By WhyFi

I can solve that problem for you.

I can solve that problem for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

From the ride today - it's applied; would be much...

From the ride today - it's applied; would be much cooler if painted. https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/img_20190904_110710054_cdebf951789470a87a37f0404977ba150adef97f.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,645
Posted By WhyFi

A couple asides with the Varia: Wahoo...

A couple asides with the Varia:


Wahoo Element/Bolt/Roam are now compatible (though they don't do the ANT+ light control, so you have to turn it on manually)
If you have Blue Cross/Blue...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By WhyFi

It's really hard to say; some kinds of...

It's really hard to say; some kinds of pain/tenderness is common and will go away after you're acclimated to it. Other kinds of pain are not something that you'll get used to.

A saddle should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Noise? Sure, sometimes. Reduced braking power?...

Noise? Sure, sometimes. Reduced braking power? Not that I've noticed; I one-finger brake downhill in the rain - no issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

"You've ridden disc brakes, right? "Yeah,...

"You've ridden disc brakes, right?

"Yeah, yeah - totally."

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Yeah, but you don't know what you're talking...

Yeah, but you don't know what you're talking about, so you've got that goin' for ya, which is nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. It happens. Well... yeah. That's...

Yup. It happens.



Well... yeah. That's kind of the point.



So don't. Like the other poster, enjoy your "good enough for me." Or were you thinking that this was an "Obama's coming for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Beyond that, should rotors *need* to replaced, it...

Beyond that, should rotors *need* to replaced, it would be appropriate to compare it to the cost and frequency of replacing a rim on a rim brake bike. If you want to get in to disc vs rim wear item...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 132,298
Posted By WhyFi

And let's not discount the wonderful sense of...

And let's not discount the wonderful sense of accomplishment!



#thingswetellourselves (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=thingswetellourselves)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Exactly. Replacing pads, which is far and away...

Exactly. Replacing pads, which is far and away the most frequent maintenance task with hydro discs, is so dead simple that no one with any experience would cite it as a deterrent.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Tools for sarcasm? I prefer booze.

Tools for sarcasm? I prefer booze.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

LOLOLOLOL - now I know you're full of it!...

LOLOLOLOL - now I know you're full of it! Replacing pads on hydro is literally a 3 minute job that takes nothing more than a screwdriver and a tire lever (or something similar to wedge the pistons...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

Then don't. Stick with the "good enough" that...

Then don't. Stick with the "good enough" that you're familiar with. If you should want a snazzy new bike sometime down the line, and it's only available with hydro discs, kvetch about it online,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,803,895
Posted By WhyFi

:lol: That's where I was a year ago - curious but...

:lol: That's where I was a year ago - curious but perfectly content. The curiosity has been stewing, though, so happy to shake things up and share thoughts. Actually, Tim has me wanting to try some...
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