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02-25-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 168
Posted By wgscott

If your tires last 10,800 miles, you are already...

If your tires last 10,800 miles, you are already winning. Magic tire lotion isn't going to improve on that.

The CA cancer warning appears on pretty much everything you can imagine, which of course...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,174
Posted By wgscott

Having lived on that road (in my early youth), I...

Having lived on that road (in my early youth), I find that ... remarkable.
02-25-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By wgscott

Saline nasal spray. Room humidifier at...

Saline nasal spray.

Room humidifier at night.

Wasabi.

If it is a sinus infection, antibiotics (with a doctor's diagnosis).
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By wgscott

I've had it on 3 different bikes, on-road,...

I've had it on 3 different bikes, on-road, off-road and now this. On-road, it is very smooth. Off-road, it is a little bit bouncy, but I minimized it by setting it as if I weight 250lbs. I'm only...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,442
Posted By wgscott

Did you get the derailleur hanger aligned? ...

Did you get the derailleur hanger aligned?

@Psimet2001 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/psimet2001-46002.html) is almost certainly right about this.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,711
Posted By wgscott

My Redshift Stopshocks Seatpost (parallelegram)...

My Redshift Stopshocks Seatpost (parallelegram) and stem:


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Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By wgscott

Nice. Mine is now a bit more built up: ...

Nice. Mine is now a bit more built up:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1047_712d8ae1083247baa09f136f4798b5dbb5520fd0.jpg

The next thing I need to do is get...
02-23-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By wgscott

I have two sets of the Belgium Plus 700C rims. ...

I have two sets of the Belgium Plus 700C rims. No difference on those, at least that I can detect from the outside.
02-23-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,573
Posted By wgscott

The "unsubscribe" links in these spam emails go...

The "unsubscribe" links in these spam emails go nowhere. They don't work. Advising people that this is all that needs to be done is completely cynical and disingenuous.
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By wgscott

I wound up getting the Tubus Tara Big Apple...

I wound up getting the Tubus Tara Big Apple Lowrider Rack from Ben's Cycle for $65 with the Bike Snob discount.

...
Forum: Triathlon
02-22-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By wgscott

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I am...

Thanks for all of the suggestions.

I am thinking of going with the Garmin Forerunner 735XT
02-22-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 340
Posted By wgscott

I put Whispbars (T-slot crossbars) on my RAV4...

I put Whispbars (T-slot crossbars) on my RAV4 hybrid factory rails, and 2 rockymount trays like in post number 10 (which I got on sale for a similar price but normal silver/grey color). My mileage...
Forum: Touring
02-22-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,151
Posted By wgscott

When I bike-toured in Greece, I learned about 20...

When I bike-toured in Greece, I learned about 20 phrases in Greek, or fewer. Mostly stuff like "where can I put my bike?" They were so impressed that I was trying, even though I basically couldn't...
02-22-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By wgscott

But delivered so tersely that a newbie OP just...

But delivered so tersely that a newbie OP just assumed it was a brush-off. Which, if we are honest about it, it also was.
02-21-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By wgscott

Is the system new? If the pads and/or rotors are...

Is the system new? If the pads and/or rotors are worn, the brakes can become less efficient. But what you describe sounds quite extreme.

Is there any chance you have cracked the pistons and they...
Forum: Triathlon
02-21-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By wgscott

Modestly-priced Garmin for triathlon training?

My kid is in the very early stages of training for his first triathlon. He asked me for advice on what Garmin to get. I have a 130, having graduated from a 25. I think that would probably be...
02-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By wgscott

I think any 11-speed compatible 1X for mountain...

I think any 11-speed compatible 1X for mountain (or road or gravel) would probably work fine. Just make sure you don't go too low (it is possible, ask me how I know).

Bottom brackets can be had...
02-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By wgscott

What the OP needs could be accomplished with just...

What the OP needs could be accomplished with just changing the current chainring for a smaller one, or at worst, getting a new crank. $100.
02-21-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 556
Posted By wgscott

A Box Two derailleur X-wide would do what you...

A Box Two derailleur X-wide would do what you want. I have one, and it works fine with an 11-speed SLX shifter, and probably would work fine with the SRAM version.

But I would just get a smaller...
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,151
Posted By wgscott

There was a brief period where I didn't have to...

There was a brief period where I didn't have to pretend I was from Canada.
Forum: Touring
02-21-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,151
Posted By wgscott

Just adhere to these travel tips, and you will...

Just adhere to these travel tips, and you will experience smooth sailing:

1. If someone doesn't understand what you are saying, repeat it, in English of course, but scream it as loudly as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,502
Posted By wgscott

I am going to go out on a rim here and suggest...

I am going to go out on a rim here and suggest your tires are at fault. Too much air, and low thread count. A supple. compliant tire ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,174
Posted By wgscott

I think if my bike didn't have discs, I would...

I think if my bike didn't have discs, I would care the first time I squeezed on the levers and grabbed air. If I survived, I would have to reset the pistons, so I hope it would at least be a clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By wgscott

I gathered. I was wondering what brand, as I had...

I gathered. I was wondering what brand, as I had not seen white calipers like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,314
Posted By wgscott

If you wanted wider tires than what a CX frame...

If you wanted wider tires than what a CX frame would allow, that might be a motivation.


But if you don't get gravel bikes, you won't be getting one.

Problem solved. You have what looks...
Forum: Foo
02-17-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 688
Posted By wgscott

Yeah, I was going to say, if you are past the...

Yeah, I was going to say, if you are past the mating stage in life, a minivan like the Toyota Emasculator is a perfect bicycle transport vehicle.

Mine died, and I miss it. (My external Kuat hitch...
02-17-20, 10:25 AM
Forum: Foo
02-16-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By wgscott

Good suggestion. ...

Good suggestion.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/science/bats-coronavirus-Wuhan.html
02-16-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By wgscott

I gave it to my kid, and eventually he put it...

I gave it to my kid, and eventually he put it through the washer and dryer, which solved the problem once and for all.

Next time I would give it to a different kid.
02-16-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,370
Posted By wgscott

Is that with modern 11-speed components, like...

Is that with modern 11-speed components, like Ultegra? If so, that is truly remarkable (assuming you aren't replacing your chain every 300 miles). I'm lucky to get two seasons out of a cassette,...
02-15-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,370
Posted By wgscott

I can't speak for others, but my primary concern...

I can't speak for others, but my primary concern is limiting the amount of wear my chain imparts on the chainrings and cassette. So I spend a little more and get XTR/Dura Ace, and I use wax because...
02-15-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,199
Posted By wgscott

That says it all.

That says it all.
Forum: Foo
02-15-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By wgscott

You need to be more pro-active. It isn't just...

You need to be more pro-active. It isn't just about your teeth. There is a very clearly defined link between dental infections and heart problems, for example.
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By wgscott

Then sell them on the black market and buy a...

Then sell them on the black market and buy a bike. That will help take your mind off of the tooth-ache.
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By wgscott

Seriously, it is probably an infection. Get some...

Seriously, it is probably an infection. Get some antibiotics from a quack. They won't do a root canal until they first treat the infection, so you might as well get a head start.
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 859
Posted By wgscott

https://hollandbikeshop.com/img/prod/park-tool-ket...

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02-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By wgscott

Sometimes mine do that when it is time to change...

Sometimes mine do that when it is time to change the pads, so it is probably worth inspecting them. If they are still nice and thick, you can try recentering them by loosening the caliper mounting...
02-14-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By wgscott

I don't know the answer to your question, but...

I don't know the answer to your question, but some pedal manufacturers make pedals with short spindles, and also there are cleats, such as Time, that have lateral float. HTH.

1X with a wide rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,930
Posted By wgscott

You realize that doesn't protect you from UV,...

You realize that doesn't protect you from UV, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,930
Posted By wgscott

I always wear long-sleeve jerseys. You should...

I always wear long-sleeve jerseys. You should too, it sounds like. The type of skin cancer I had is the most common form for black people. Nobody gets a free pass, sadly.
02-12-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,654
Posted By wgscott

FIFY. Unless you are underweight, worrying...

FIFY.

Unless you are underweight, worrying about a weight difference between bikes that is probably less than a water bottle is a bit pointless. If it were me, I would focus on quality low...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By wgscott

I haven't done it yet, but I did get a copy of...

I haven't done it yet, but I did get a copy of this book, which I think would help you out if you don't already have it:
...
Forum: Touring
02-09-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By wgscott

If you can use the 30mm one, I think that will be...

If you can use the 30mm one, I think that will be ideal. The one other (minor) problem I had was that one of the pins (that work together with the ramps to aid shifting) got pushed out a bit, and...
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By wgscott

I couldn't use the 30mm spindle in my (BSA) BB...

I couldn't use the 30mm spindle in my (BSA) BB because there wasn't enough room for the Di2 wire. So now I have this square taper crankset that cost more than my Soma frame and fork. (I justified...
02-08-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By wgscott

New front and rear derailleurs. New brakes and...

New front and rear derailleurs.
New brakes and shifters
battery
junction box(es)
charger

You might be better off getting a new bike. I love Di2, but you have to decide whether the expense...
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By wgscott

I've got an un-used carbon seat-post pulled from...

I've got an un-used carbon seat-post pulled from the bike behind it (kid insists on a dropper post).

The stem and seatpost were designed to be used together, but I see your point. The movement is...
Forum: Foo
02-08-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By wgscott

My AppleTV2 has a netflix app, and it didn't...

My AppleTV2 has a netflix app, and it didn't autoplay. It did, however, crash repeatedly. The Roku app we use now is much more modern, and was thus infected with this "feature."

I read somewhere...
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By wgscott

TRP hydraulic brakes, 11-speed (mtn) Microshift...

TRP hydraulic brakes, 11-speed (mtn) Microshift bar-end shifter/castration device, White Industries 46/30T crank, 11-36T Sram cassette, wheels borrowed from my gravel bike (this one takes tires up to...
Forum: Touring
02-08-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By wgscott

Finally put enough parts on it to take it for a...

Finally put enough parts on it to take it for a test-ride on/off road.


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Forum: Foo
02-08-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By wgscott

I saw that yesterday and did it immediately. ...

I saw that yesterday and did it immediately.

Arse Technica had a great headline:
Hell freezes over as Netflix finally lets users turn off autoplaying previewsMaybe we're not living the worst...
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