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10-15-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Koyote

My grandparents had that, along with the plastic...

My grandparents had that, along with the plastic runners on the carpet. We visited once or twice a year, and always they had the plastic. I remember thinking, "When do you take it off -- when the...
10-15-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 517
Posted By Koyote

Looks like the fork takes a disc brake, the rear...

Looks like the fork takes a disc brake, the rear end takes a rim brake...? Or is that a disc brake mount with which I am unfamiliar?

Edit: Yes, it must be a disc brake mount. IS...?
10-14-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 932
Posted By Koyote

Provide links or I won't believe you. ...

Provide links or I won't believe you.

Actually, I'm already pretty sure that I don't believe you, but I am willing to look at evidence.
10-13-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,603
Posted By Koyote

Man, I have seen sooo many posts like this, and...

Man, I have seen sooo many posts like this, and not a single post complaining about this light. If I ever get a compatible computer, I'll need to buy one.
10-13-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,603
Posted By Koyote

I've got a couple Cygolites, and they have been...

I've got a couple Cygolites, and they have been reliable - oldest is coming up on five years. But I have read plenty of reviews about failures, so would probably stay away from the brand.



Yep,...
10-13-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By Koyote

For a minute, I thought I had wandered into the...

For a minute, I thought I had wandered into the wrong forum again.

But seriously, I would have a hard time buying tires from these guys. Just a little too twee for me.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By Koyote

Where are you looking? In my experience, most...

Where are you looking? In my experience, most (almost all) cycling sunglasses come with non-polarized lenses. Try looking at Oakley, which offers an enormous range of lenses.
10-07-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,366
Posted By Koyote

You answered the question in your first paragraph.

You answered the question in your first paragraph.
10-06-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,696
Posted By Koyote

When you look like ten pounds of sausage stuffed...

When you look like ten pounds of sausage stuffed into a five-pound casing.
10-06-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Koyote

Scroll down further in this subforum.

Scroll down further in this subforum.
10-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Koyote

OP, you probably don't need 1500 lumens on a...

OP, you probably don't need 1500 lumens on a headlight, but that's alright: you can put it on a lower setting, still have enough light AND longer battery runtime!
10-05-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,305
Posted By Koyote

Pro tip: you could’ve saved about $500 by just...

Pro tip: you could’ve saved about $500 by just buying some nail polish and touching that up.
10-04-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,353
Posted By Koyote

Last year I did 453,000 ft in 8300 miles. But...

Last year I did 453,000 ft in 8300 miles. But plenty of people around here do waaay more.

A few years ago, on an annual climbing ride on December 23rd, we were in a parking lot afterwards...
10-03-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Koyote

I've had this experience a couple times, with...

I've had this experience a couple times, with almost exactly the same scenario - right down to the details you've given. The common denominator was HEAT. Both were very challenging races on hot days....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Koyote

Getting the timing right could be tricky.

Getting the timing right could be tricky.
10-02-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By Koyote

I hear you. A while back, the rear wheel on...

I hear you.

A while back, the rear wheel on my SS had a broken spoke, so for a couple weeks I was commuting on a geared bike. It was very pleasant, actually. But at this point in my life, my only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Koyote

OT: I am of the same mind. My kid got a very...

OT: I am of the same mind. My kid got a very privileged upbringing and a first-class education, and so I will not further compound our society’s income inequality; I’ve asked my wife to not pass on...
10-02-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By Koyote

I have a 1x bike, and I love it. ‘Course, it’s a...

I have a 1x bike, and I love it. ‘Course, it’s a SS. All of my other bikes are 2x, and I reckon that will always be the case.
10-02-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By Koyote

I didn't notice that it's got a 28t chainring as...

I didn't notice that it's got a 28t chainring as stock. OP should have the shop put on a 34t chainring - max that will fit. That will give noticeably higher gearing, and won't cost much money.
10-02-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By Koyote

Looks like it takes a 34t maximum chainring,...

Looks like it takes a 34t maximum chainring, unless you go to a triple crankset. It seems like you bought the wrong bike for your preferences.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By Koyote

You seem to have a pretty weird threshold for...

You seem to have a pretty weird threshold for "rude," but I'll happily leave the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By Koyote

Don't be disingenuous - you know that I am not...

Don't be disingenuous - you know that I am not suggesting that it's not allowed. I am suggesting that it's time to buy a bike and start riding.

Meanwhile, someone got called a "dick" a few posts...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By Koyote

You have started a lot of threads asking "Should...

You have started a lot of threads asking "Should I buy this bike?" or "Should I pay $--- for this bike?"

At some point, you've got to either dance, or get off the floor.
09-29-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Koyote

Ask your insurance agent for details. Generally,...

Ask your insurance agent for details. Generally, personal items that are stolen from anywhere are covered under homeowner's or renter's insurance. I once lost about $3k worth of camera gear (back...
09-28-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Koyote

WTB Resolute. Nominal 42mm, but puffs up a bit...

WTB Resolute. Nominal 42mm, but puffs up a bit wider - on my 19.5mm ID rims they get to around 44mm.

Relatively light, supple, good traction, great tread life. Never had a problem with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By Koyote

I'm still happily riding my 9 and 10 speed...

I'm still happily riding my 9 and 10 speed bikes...So, you really wouldn't like my input.
09-26-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Koyote

I dunno. Maybe someone else does. It might be...

I dunno. Maybe someone else does. It might be proprietary - for a specific brand of light.
09-26-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By Koyote

Well, what are you planning to use it for? That...

Well, what are you planning to use it for? That might help with identification.

Also, perhaps another photo, which shows it from another angle?
09-24-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 294
Posted By Koyote

Yep. And if the wheel does need to be replaced,...

Yep. And if the wheel does need to be replaced, they will be able to get you a new one.
09-22-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Koyote

Here you go....

Here you go. (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/spd-pedal-overhaul)
09-21-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By Koyote

I would skip this seller just because those...

I would skip this seller just because those photos suck.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,022
Posted By Koyote

If rim breaks are dead, I hope no one tells all...

If rim breaks are dead, I hope no one tells all those bikes hanging in my garage. Including the one I rode to work today.
09-21-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,206
Posted By Koyote

And that Rapha phone case has a rough textured...

And that Rapha phone case has a rough textured finish which will keep it from sliding out of a pocket so easily.
09-19-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By Koyote

I don’t really understand. You are upset that...

I don’t really understand. You are upset that other people are faster than you?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By Koyote

Thanks for that info. I forgot about DiNotte. ...

Thanks for that info. I forgot about DiNotte.

I have the Cygolite 350 and do not recommend it. It is actually two LEDs, stacked vertically, and I think they just sum their lumen values to claim...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By Koyote

I don't know of a rear light as bright as 400...

I don't know of a rear light as bright as 400 lumens; link?
09-18-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,324
Posted By Koyote

My very limited knowledge suggests that Steve is...

My very limited knowledge suggests that Steve is on the right track, and Mr 'Bent is not.

I have an old friend who flew F4 Phantoms in Vietnam - this was back when the F4 was the most advanced...
09-18-21, 06:48 AM
09-16-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,870
Posted By Koyote

If you can ride 50 or 60 in a day, you can ride...

If you can ride 50 or 60 in a day, you can ride 100. Start earlier, pace yourself, and be sure to eat and drink enough (but don't eat too much) along the way.
09-16-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,093
Posted By Koyote

It's also an insult to men, if you think about...

It's also an insult to men, if you think about it. The whole description of anything as "manly" is kind of stupid.
09-16-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,093
Posted By Koyote

livedarklions , you missed the point that...

livedarklions , you missed the point that downhillmaster is making: he's talking about which person is more likely to be a bike tech, not about which is a better bike tech. He reiterates the point...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Koyote

If the wheels were poorly built - not fully...

If the wheels were poorly built - not fully stress-relieved and tensioned - they will indeed pop and ping while riding down your driveway. But if that's the issue with the OP's wheels, it'll be easy...
09-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,015
Posted By Koyote

For my first "good bike" purchase, a long time...

For my first "good bike" purchase, a long time ago, I had it narrowed down to a red LeMond and a gray Giant. They were both just slightly above entry-level. The Giant somehow seemed more...
09-15-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,015
Posted By Koyote

I don't care which groupset is on it...I will...

I don't care which groupset is on it...I will always pick the red bike. And I don't mean SRAM Red.

You have found my weakness.
09-15-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,015
Posted By Koyote

That depends. Does the bike have Dura Ace, or...

That depends. Does the bike have Dura Ace, or just Ultegra?
09-15-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 730
Posted By Koyote

I think the argument in favor of DB spokes is...

I think the argument in favor of DB spokes is theoretical, and it makes sense to me. However, I suspect that the advantages of DB spokes are small when compared to differences in rim strength, hub...
09-14-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,284
Posted By Koyote

This got me to go back and read your post #16....

This got me to go back and read your post #16. The self-praise is warranted, regardless of what the 'thought cop' thinks.
09-14-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,284
Posted By Koyote

We're so fortunate to have you here, so that you...

We're so fortunate to have you here, so that you can tell us all what we are doing wrong. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11,268
Views: 165,536
Posted By Koyote

There's such a thing as a 'normal' cat?

There's such a thing as a 'normal' cat?
09-14-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 6,093
Posted By Koyote

You do you, I'll do me.

You do you, I'll do me.
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