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Forum: Foo
10-13-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,820
Posted By wgscott

I've had the same experience with him from the...

I've had the same experience with him from the beginning. Self-appointed policeman for the touring forum. He gets a free pass from the moderators, as do a handful of other like-minded individuals. ...
10-13-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,269
Posted By wgscott

Are you getting sealant in the tire valve or CO2...

Are you getting sealant in the tire valve or CO2 regulator?
10-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 934
Posted By wgscott

thebluesky I have a 2014-vintage Di2 Ultegra...

thebluesky I have a 2014-vintage Di2 Ultegra setup with a mid-cage rear derailleur officially rated for 32T max.

I'm using an 11-36T (sram) cassette and a 46/30T GRX crankset and it works...
10-08-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By wgscott

I don't know if this is true for 9 speed, but for...

I don't know if this is true for 9 speed, but for some of the 11 and 12 speed cassettes, the largest cogs are aluminum, so they are likely to be shorter lived.
10-08-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By wgscott

No X 2

No X 2
10-08-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By wgscott

No

No
10-07-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By wgscott

Thanks again for the advice. I hadn't realized...

Thanks again for the advice. I hadn't realized you had a second career as a dentist.

;)
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By wgscott

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than...

Yes, if it is titanium or anything other than steel.

Also be worried about the non-lever-side nut. Some are made of aluminum and the threads strip out, with a similar net result.

Finally, you...
Forum: Foo
10-06-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By wgscott

Maybe they are Africanized...

Maybe they are Africanized (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africanized_bee).
10-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,398
Posted By wgscott

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing...

I do that, and as far as i know, there is nothing wrong with my vision. :(
10-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By wgscott

cpach cxwrench I just ordered one. If you...

cpach cxwrench

I just ordered one. If you guys both endorse it, that is good enough for me.


My main concern is it had the disclaimer not to use it with ceramic pistons (in which case, what...
10-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By wgscott

Thanks for the reality checks. It is...

Thanks for the reality checks.

It is possible the piston cracked for some other reason, but it did so shortly after he reset them.
10-04-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By wgscott

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1290x417/screen_shot_2021_10_04_at_3_48_53_pm_e18c3efec3c306b29059a7bad06ced581e6875e5.png
10-04-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By wgscott

Park Tool "Hydraulic Brake Piston Press" PP-1.2

I've always reset pistons with some old pads inserted in the caliper, and I use a broad flat-blade screwdriver to press the pad to press the piston, figuring that this was the least likely way to do...
10-03-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By wgscott

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150...

I had a second kale smoothie after today's 150 miler in 97įF heat and 9,000 ft of climbing.
10-03-21, 11:37 PM
Forum: Foo
09-29-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By wgscott

It is a nice small city/town. Predominantly...

It is a nice small city/town. Predominantly Mormon. Excellent weather, schools, and infrastructure. It is well within striking distance of Zion and other attractions. The only thing that would...
09-26-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,230
Posted By wgscott

I guessed this before I opened the thread. I...

I guessed this before I opened the thread.

I have a pair of graphenes on a bike that were the hardest tires to (un)mount of any I have ever encountered (with the exception of the time I blew one...
09-25-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By wgscott

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they...

I removed the finger pulls on mine because they caused flatulence.
09-23-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right...

Finally heard back. They want to Do the Right Thing. So, hopefully it will be straightforward.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By wgscott

There used to be a whole MAD magazine section...

There used to be a whole MAD magazine section devoted to "Don't you hate it when..."

Robbed of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
09-23-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person...

No reply. Should have gone with the in-person tantrum. :rolleyes:
09-23-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, where did I express worry (vs. mild...

Sorry, where did I express worry (vs. mild bemusement)?
09-22-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.

Sorry, I completely misunderstood.
09-22-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. ...

Well, I sent off a politely-worded email. Hopefully this gets resolved. My kid wants to know how much it would cost to upgrade to mechanical shifting. :rolleyes:
09-22-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By wgscott

Pull the extender rod out some more. I use it...

Pull the extender rod out some more. I use it with 700C/29" rims with no issues. Just how big are your wheels?
09-22-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By wgscott

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.

But this is in 2021 Bend OR dollars.
09-21-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,948
Posted By wgscott

Pedals were for awhile, but I settled on XTR...

Pedals were for awhile, but I settled on XTR trail pedals. I have a subset of those bars you listed. Leather saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,152
Posted By wgscott

By the way, welcome back. I hope this means you...

By the way, welcome back. I hope this means you recovered from that horrific Raccoon Crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,152
Posted By wgscott

Oh, snap...

Oh, snap (https://www.velonews.com/gallery/gallery-mark-cavendishs-tour-de-france-specialized-s-works-tarmac-sl7/).

Admittedly, he had it slammed too far forward. But still .....

...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,053
Posted By wgscott

Great question. A more informed observer...

Great question.

A more informed observer might note that the two positions of 0% are separated by the length of the bubble. Therefore, the correct way to read it is from the top of the bubble for...
09-20-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By wgscott

I use mine for the life of the chain, and am a...

I use mine for the life of the chain, and am a naturally paranoid risk-averse person.



This is the answer to your first question (why I was reluctant to remove the chain for cleaning).

I...
09-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

I was being a bit facetious about having a...

I was being a bit facetious about having a tantrum, but I wasn't about going to the shop after the race. The problem is that Di2 works so well in the vast majority of cases that it is easy to be...
09-20-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

I think he is too under-assertive, but I hear you...

I think he is too under-assertive, but I hear you and will wait until Tuesday.

I almost drove an extra 150 miles each way so I could have a tantrum at the bike shop in person after the race, but...
09-20-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

Fortunately, he has the same name.

Fortunately, he has the same name.
09-20-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

The one card I have to play is the receipt is in...

The one card I have to play is the receipt is in my name (and I've been a Trek customer since the early 1980s, not that anyone would care at this point).
09-20-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

I'm not sure, and I am hoping the bike shop would...

I'm not sure, and I am hoping the bike shop would try this (given that they or Trek assembled it).
09-20-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery...

Thanks. I agree with the diagnosis. The battery is inside the seat tube, so I have no idea if it is getting hot. I suspect it is NOT the battery since they warrantied it and it is still doing the...
09-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

Yes, Shimano's warranty on this is for two years...

Yes, Shimano's warranty on this is for two years (3 for Dura Ace/XTR). In this case I can't muck around because I live so far away.
09-20-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

The problem is I am now 700 miles away, and I was...

The problem is I am now 700 miles away, and I was hoping the bike shop would Do the Right Thing. (I could have brought it home with me yesterday, but then I would have 1400 miles of driving to do to...
09-19-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By wgscott

Di2 problems ongoing

I've had a bike equipped with Ultegra Di2 since 2014, and it has been flawless.

My son has had a 2020 Trek Emonda with Di2 Ultegra, and it has been problematic from the beginning. Briefly, it...
09-13-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By wgscott

I've used Squirt brand chain lube on top of a...

I've used Squirt brand chain lube on top of a waxed chain to refresh it, and more recently Demondtech Lite. Squirt is basically a solution of water, slack wax, and paraffin, so in many ways it is...
09-07-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By wgscott

A slightly less expensive alternative that works...

A slightly less expensive alternative that works almost as well:

...
09-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,331
Posted By wgscott

Silca frame pump: in situ ...

Silca frame pump:



in situ

Compared to my 1987 Bianchi Silca pump, and current mini pump and CO2:

...
08-29-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By wgscott

Unless you are my wife.

Unless you are my wife.
08-28-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By wgscott

Thanks. I was afraid of that.

Thanks. I was afraid of that.
08-27-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By wgscott

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about...

I saw that, which is why I got to thinking about this again.



I may have a problem. Although this frame is steel, it is fairly atypical in the way the chain stays are shaped to allow for a 3"...
08-26-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By wgscott

That's my experience. In fact, I wear mine out...

That's my experience. In fact, I wear mine out in fewer miles.
08-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By wgscott

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic...

If you are using metallic pads, switch to organic pads (or vice versa). In general, organic pads are quieter, but metallic pads are slightly better under wet conditions.
08-20-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By wgscott

I wound up getting her a Cannondale e-Roadbike...

I wound up getting her a Cannondale e-Roadbike (different thread), but now I am back to wanting to do one of these conversions, so am re-reading this thread.

Another bike I have in mind has a 73mm...
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