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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

I didn't, really - for whatever reason, the new...

I didn't, really - for whatever reason, the new set of Ultegra levers/calipers came with metal pads installed, so I figured I'd give em a chance and use em.

Side note: I hope these things get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

If you have enough pad left, put some sandpaper...

If you have enough pad left, put some sandpaper on a flat surface and scrub your pad faces. I've done this with resin pads - it went pretty quickly and worked dandy. I'm just bedding in my first set...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

Let's just clarify - none of what you're relating...

Let's just clarify - none of what you're relating is typical hydraulic maintenance. I don't know what you or the previous owner did, but once properly set up, hydro is about as maintenance-free as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Or it is the proverbial Addiction thread?

Or it is the proverbial Addiction thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

The LXXVIII

The LXXVIII
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

So you bought a bike with air in the lines, worn...

So you bought a bike with air in the lines, worn pads, a warped rotor, and a missing lock-ring... and disc brakes are to blame?

FWIW, a bleed kit costs 20 bucks and another 20 bucks will get you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By WhyFi

What's the 42?

What's the 42?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

Sounds pretty nefarious, but there's a lot of...

Sounds pretty nefarious, but there's a lot of moving parts in your comparisons, so I wouldn't rush to judgement when it comes to attributing intent. First, the ALR was introduced in 2016 model year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

This was rather interesting juxtaposition in my...

This was rather interesting juxtaposition in my news feed.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,033
Posted By WhyFi

If those were made with Fizik, it wouldn't...

If those were made with Fizik, it wouldn't surprise me - I've tried Fizik on in the store and, sized up a bit, they're comfy (but I didn't want to add the toe overlap). From the review, these are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,033
Posted By WhyFi

I think that they're actually reasonable for...

I think that they're actually reasonable for high-end shoes. $360 I think. https://www.cyclingnews.com/reviews/rapha-pro-team-powerweave-shoes-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,033
Posted By WhyFi

They did some collab work, yeah. These ones...

They did some collab work, yeah. These ones (PowerWeave) are their (Rapha) own thing, though. They sound interesting, but the wide-footed (like me) need not apply.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Generically, I'm up to the crosswalk and far...

Generically, I'm up to the crosswalk and far enough to the left that someone could pass behind/to the right (unless I'm at an intersection with a no turn on red). Sometimes that puts me at the left...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,033
Posted By WhyFi

So, this morning I came across an article on some...

So, this morning I came across an article on some new Rapha shoes... :innocent:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Why would good will be harmed by positioning...

Why would good will be harmed by positioning myself such that they can make a right turn without crossing in front of my forward path? My lane positioning wouldn't keep them from turning on the red....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

First PT session was this morning. My primary...

First PT session was this morning. My primary takeaway is that my PT is :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

You guys and your level phone apps. :notamused:...

You guys and your level phone apps. :notamused: Do your apps help you to easily align multiple items at the same height, even with things like doorways and corners in the way? Nooooo. App, schmapp....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By WhyFi

Everybody swears by something different. You find...

Everybody swears by something different. You find what works for you, which can sometimes be a long, arduous process, and then you stick with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvjKQzkRfTo
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Well that is something that we shall have to...

Well that is something that we shall have to remedy, isn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By WhyFi

Of course not.

Of course not.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By WhyFi

Trainer sessions are like trial by fire for...

Trainer sessions are like trial by fire for saddles. If he'll let you do an hour long trainer session in his shop, do it. If the saddle keeps you moderately comfy over that period of time, buy it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

So we can essentially thank BK for the MCU?

So we can essentially thank BK for the MCU?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Man, are you missing out.

Man, are you missing out.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

For an intersection with a right turn lane, I'd...

For an intersection with a right turn lane, I'd be in the right tire track of the rightmost lane that's going straight. At the above, with yield sign and stillborn right turn lane? Yeah, I'd move...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Because I have the lane and I'm going straight....

Because I have the lane and I'm going straight. If someone wants to turn right, I'll give them the opportunity to do so, staying behind and to the right, and without violating my right of way by...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Man, I haven't been to a BK in more than a...

Man, I haven't been to a BK in more than a decade. A couple visits to BKs on the NJ Turnpike turned me off for good, but even before then I would have rather gone to McD's for anything breakfast...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

I can't remember the last time that food made me...

I can't remember the last time that food made me poop. Along those lines, I can't decide if that means that I have an cast iron stomach or if it means that I haven't been expanding my horizons enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

I don't like people going around me. My default...

I don't like people going around me. My default is the left side of the right lane.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Coffee will take care of both of those problems.

Coffee will take care of both of those problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

I kinda want some new Ultegras because weenies...

I kinda want some new Ultegras because weenies gonna weenie.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Ah, okay. Weird.

Ah, okay. Weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

It's a Bosch that was on sale at Home Depot....

It's a Bosch that was on sale at Home Depot. Something like 30 bucks at the time. Cross-haired for level and/or plumb. That I could see, the next stepping up gives you a brighter laser with a wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Ah. Did you try a disc truing thingie? If not,...

Ah. Did you try a disc truing thingie? If not, give it a whirl. Or, if it's one of the newer IceTechs with the aluminum core, even tweaking with an adjustable wrench can do the trick; they're not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

:twitchy: Do tell.

:twitchy: Do tell.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

The laser level has become one of my favorite...

The laser level has become one of my favorite tools. It was very satisfying to twist the leveling feet on the work bench until is was just so. Highly recommended for the anal retentive sticklers for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Grrrr. Post to get to the last page, again.

Grrrr. Post to get to the last page, again.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

One post is not a problem, but we're not talking...

One post is not a problem, but we're not talking about one post, we're talking about a pattern - I seem to recall a string of what-ifs in other threads, too, many of them similar long-shots.

Discs...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

See, this is what I'm saying - we're looking at...

See, this is what I'm saying - we're looking at two "issues," and you've been informed that one issue is common, but easy to fix, and that the other is not that common... but you're still wasting CPU...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Compared to resin, how do they perform after they...

Compared to resin, how do they perform after they break in? These came with Ultegra levers/calipers, so I'd hope that they'd be decent.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. Got that, too, even though I'd set...

Yup. Got that, too, even though I'd set preferences to not receive any emails. :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

You got me, but I would assume so. One thing...

You got me, but I would assume so.

One thing to keep in mind is that the experiences of someone like Noodle Soup and psimet, who see and service a ton of bikes, are going to be different than what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

Adjust the RD. Swapping tubeless tires isn't...

Adjust the RD. Swapping tubeless tires isn't going to happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

One other thing that I forgot to mention - holy...

One other thing that I forgot to mention - holy **** are the metallic brake pads crappy out of the box. I've only ever used resin pads and, while they did get better after bedding with the rotors,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

Ah. Yeah, that hasn't been much of an issue for...

Ah. Yeah, that hasn't been much of an issue for me, either. A few clicks of the barrel adjuster, that's about it. I also didn't swap wheels that frequently - the 28/30s that I normally ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,379
Posted By WhyFi

Too much compromise to avoid a potential problem...

Too much compromise to avoid a potential problem that's easily remedied, IMO.

First, don't limit your wheel choice because of something that may or may not be a minor problem - the discs on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Lizard Skins has clear chainstay protectors. Tell...

Lizard Skins has clear chainstay protectors. Tell him not to be a cheap-ass.

Then again, I guess that not everyone wants a semi-permanent chainstay protector. I tend to ride heel-in, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

Speaking of riding modern bikes, wow does the...

Speaking of riding modern bikes, wow does the Cervelo feel markedly different than the Domane. I didn't exactly step on it during my 4 block mosey, but it definitely feels more responsive. I'll have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

What, you're not a fan of my fantastic road...

What, you're not a fan of my fantastic road cycling conditions?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6,420
Views: 86,110
Posted By WhyFi

So, a) I've gotta change that kmph to mph b) the...

So, a) I've gotta change that kmph to mph b) the drifting and locking of the stabilization is kind of obnoxious - I think I'm going to try to leave it off for road rides b) a little bit of a sync...
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