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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 238
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Car Talk guys had a customer they dubbed...

The Car Talk guys had a customer they dubbed Heavy Duty. Everything he wanted/needed replaced--he wanted "Heavy Duty". Heavy Duty, one day, came into the shop and ended up needing a clutch. He said...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 238
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If an item has to be labeled "heavy duty", is it...

If an item has to be labeled "heavy duty", is it actually?
12-05-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Marcus_Ti

In addition to the above....note that older...

In addition to the above....note that older frames will have ISO brake mounts for disc--if they even have disc mounts (if you're going back to the 1980s)--so beware in spec'ing out components and...
12-04-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 141
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Wahoo Tickr, 4iiii, there are many ECG straps...

Wahoo Tickr, 4iiii, there are many ECG straps that are out there.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Marcus_Ti

By "axle" I presume you mean for a QR wheel....in...

By "axle" I presume you mean for a QR wheel....in which case these fit the bill and are Prime on Amazon and allow you to mount any fender without frame-eyelets.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You're arguing with me, by repeating what I just...

You're arguing with me, by repeating what I just said and you quoted. FYI. IOW, you're agreeing with me.



Try getting a spare spoke or rim or pawl. Good luck.

Not on meds at all--I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If your worry is lack of tire options...Mavic UST...

If your worry is lack of tire options...Mavic UST wheels are worse. The number of companies selling UST tires is one (Mavic).

Yes you can run non-UST tires on Mavics.....but those supposed...
12-03-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 5,293
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Peloton has made some turd commercials every...

Peloton has made some turd commercials every year. For years they've been the butt of jokes.

https://brobible.com/culture/article/comedian-roasts-peloton-owners-twitter-jokes/

This one....I'm...
12-01-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 547
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not all those Campag sq tapers were created...

Not all those Campag sq tapers were created equal....the worse are Campagnolo AC-H units, they go to gravel inside fast. Just junk. Then again AC-H was the cheaper Campag.
Forum: Foo
12-01-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By Marcus_Ti

At some far flung date in the future they have no...

At some far flung date in the future they have no plan for. I, myself, plan to be a billionaire with a stable of 50 bicycles some day.

I suppose they'd do it...so long as the NCAA bribed Congress...
Forum: Foo
12-01-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By Marcus_Ti

See the edit. Big Money has ALWAYS controlled the...

See the edit. Big Money has ALWAYS controlled the production (since the 1900s when the NCAA was founded). They know their legally fragile state and what the lynch-pin is of the whole artifice. The...
Forum: Foo
12-01-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If wishes were horses. That will all but...

If wishes were horses. That will all but certainly not happen. the NCAA and universities could not afford it, particularly for a game as dangerous as football.

Hence why the NCAA has been against...
Forum: Foo
11-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 352
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yup, the athletic department boosters/donors....

Yup, the athletic department boosters/donors. They generally help fund the entire university--because people will more frequently donate to the football program--not the school.

I remember when My...
11-29-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Amazon and most retailers are doing this pricing....

Amazon and most retailers are doing this pricing. Even BestBuy has had the Fenix 5X for 50% off for over a week now.
Forum: Foo
11-28-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 540
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Bear in mind, to make a show happen....you still...

Bear in mind, to make a show happen....you still need to split with the Hall and the the Local labor contractors. The splits as above do not cover any of the local venue/labor costs.

To make an...
11-27-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 624
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Got a bit of snow and ice last night. Already...

Got a bit of snow and ice last night. Already melted off and just wet now. Then again My Fair City was basically right at the snow line of the storm, worst of it was to the west.
Forum: Foo
11-27-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 540
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL...that ain't just "old man smell". Also, they...

LOL...that ain't just "old man smell". Also, they probably need to keep the K-9 drug units away.
11-27-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 115,468
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on the cranks. I had an IRD Defiant...

Depends on the cranks.

I had an IRD Defiant 46/30 and UN-55 bottom bracket is a bit over 1 kilogram and costs $215USD new ($200 for the crank, $15 for the BB). The FSA SL-K 46/30 and BB that...
11-26-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 115,468
Posted By Marcus_Ti

All else equal...about 1 pound of weight.

All else equal...about 1 pound of weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Garmin's failures aren't even attributable to...

Garmin's failures aren't even attributable to users. They just plain don't QA their own software and updates. Hence why 2-3 years ago Garmin put out an OTA update to the Edge 1000, that broke pairing...
Forum: Foo
11-26-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 540
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You know what has 7 hands and sucks? Def Leppard....

You know what has 7 hands and sucks? Def Leppard.


I'll be here all day..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is...then again, you're dealing with embedded...

It is...then again, you're dealing with embedded OS GPS products with single-core CPUs, and storage memory chips in the single-gigabytes, and RAM measured in megabytes....hardware that was "new" on...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Around here....things in winter are either: ...

Around here....things in winter are either:

A) Frigid, but roads/paths clear from being bladed or just plain no precipitation

B) Winter wonderland or left-over winter wonderland.....and things...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,229
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Amigo, check my list of rigs. Force might...

Amigo, check my list of rigs.

Force might shift slow--but that is a force thing, not an electronic shifting thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,229
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Because, it doesn't. And with Shimano you can...

Because, it doesn't. And with Shimano you can change the multi-shift speed if you want.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I have a Pearl Izumi "Barrier" one is only good...

I have a Pearl Izumi "Barrier" one is only good on its own to 5C....a merino wool one that is good down to just below freezing...and below that I layer them.

Maybe $200 MSRP P.I. fleece bib-tights...
Forum: Foo
11-23-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 722
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Isn't the definition of "major holiday", that it...

Isn't the definition of "major holiday", that it has its own flavored/seasonal coffee creamer and beer?
Forum: Foo
11-22-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 722
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Internet computer retailer NewEgg was doing...

Internet computer retailer NewEgg was doing "Black November" all November back 10 years ago....NOTE, that the deal universally sucked and basically everything was actually regular price or higher....
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By Marcus_Ti

"Winter"; as in below freezing I'll be wearing,...

"Winter"; as in below freezing I'll be wearing, in order head to toe:

-Helmet with a wind cover blocking the vents
-Ski goggles (stop eye tear-ing)
-2 balaclavas: A merino wool on with a mouth...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,445
Posted By Marcus_Ti

An Idaho Stop is a legal thing in some places....

An Idaho Stop is a legal thing in some places. Pulling it may not make you a scofflaw at all, depends on the jurisdiction.

Different perspective, same ideas in play:

In my business we have...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,445
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No one is as subtle as they think they are. ...

No one is as subtle as they think they are.

Years back I thought the same way....and most of the time shortly after blowing say stop sign on a deserted residential at all hours of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Wahoo mounts are 90 degrees of Garmin mounts....

Wahoo mounts are 90 degrees of Garmin mounts. Most 1/4 turn mounts have a replaceable plastic insert.
https://www.amazon.com/K-Edge-Wahoo-Replacement-Co-Polymer-Insert/dp/B01FJ8UXSQ

Otherwise...
11-22-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How does it handle? Have family thinking of...

How does it handle? Have family thinking of getting a Rove ST.
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,445
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No. The law is the law. Breaking it makes you...

No. The law is the law. Breaking it makes you "one of those ______ bikers" that everyone, not a cyclist, kvetches about incessantly claiming we need banned from roads---and you only prove their...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Welcome to the Wahoo club. :)

Welcome to the Wahoo club. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 95,738
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Be warned...the GP5K are known to be very tight...

Be warned...the GP5K are known to be very tight fitting tires. Lots of tubeless options out there in all sizes.
11-20-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Creaking wasn't a problem BITD....but threaded...

Creaking wasn't a problem BITD....but threaded metal sleeves losing their bond with the CF frame was, from time to time. Particularly in the bottom-line and weight obsessed end of manufacturing....
11-20-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Only caveat being...Torx are more common than...

Only caveat being...Torx are more common than Allen-head in having out-of-spec/tolerance drivers/fasteners. As always. Use good drivers with good purchase, or risk rounding out heads, no matter what.
11-20-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How much have you ridden it? Have yuou asked...

How much have you ridden it? Have yuou asked Jenson about a return if it is still mint condition?

Either way, the standover measurement (TT height) doesn't matter as much as the reach and saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 95,738
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So...if you ordered the wheels the 4th, and got...

So...if you ordered the wheels the 4th, and got them the 19th...that would be 15 days or just over 2 weeks, not "3 weeks plus".
11-18-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Marcus_Ti

TRP seems to think no one will ride their rotors...

TRP seems to think no one will ride their rotors enough to need to replace them....none of their documentation states a wear-limit, as far as I can tell. Ask them. They aren't alone, I remember...
Forum: Touring
11-17-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Today Lefty forks are better engineered...they...

Today Lefty forks are better engineered...they used to be max ASTM condition 2 AKA 6" drops or less (think less than a regulation road-curb in the USA). Problem being everyone treated them like XC...
11-16-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It isn't just US customs...it is the shipper who...

It isn't just US customs...it is the shipper who files/supplies the list of what is packed and "negotiates" on "your behalf".

Many people, for years, had issues ordering Campagnolo from the...
11-16-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Marcus_Ti

These are the first pair of fingered gloves I've...

These are the first pair of fingered gloves I've found that work for my boney hands down to 20F on their own without an overglove:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DVWF8X4/

I was very...
11-16-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What size axle is the wheel? Generally this...

What size axle is the wheel? Generally this happens with a 15mm or 20mm axle size, which requires a special lockring either Shimano SM-HB20 or Shimano HB-M8010
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Something seems off here...or maybe my...

Something seems off here...or maybe my pur-children are just better in this regard. My Old Man cat has maybe one kitty puke episode a month, max. Little Guy doesn't have them with any regularity,...
11-16-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Try normal. Amazon Prime has gotten people to...

Try normal. Amazon Prime has gotten people to forget exactly what shipping costs have risen to, now.
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm at 2 at the moment...and that is as far as I...

I'm at 2 at the moment...and that is as far as I dare go. One being a big DLH, the other being a growing maine coon kitten--I don't want to spend more on food or more in time on scooping litter. :lol:
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,078
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Awww. A clowder of kitties :thumb:

Awww. A clowder of kitties :thumb:
11-14-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,678
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No, banned people have the user title "banned"...

No, banned people have the user title "banned" even when temporary. He deleted is user avatar and hasn't logged in. His silence is voluntary.
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