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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They are handbuilt-wheel houses that specialize...

They are handbuilt-wheel houses that specialize in doing custom wheels. Built from choice individual parts in boxes. Today there are many such outfits findable online. PWB is probably the largest...
08-15-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Used to use Candys. Switched to XTRs. Eggs...

Used to use Candys. Switched to XTRs.

Eggs tend to have lifespan problems (bearings going to pot, or the x-wing breaking, also they eat shoe bottoms)...also the feel is less like "float" and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Fair enough. I'd give Gave over at November...

Fair enough. I'd give Gave over at November Bicycles a ring, he does lots of different builds with great product, for example:

https://novemberbicycles.com/collections/aforce-al33-road-wheels
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Marcus_Ti

At $1K(ish)....you can get bespoke wheels,...

At $1K(ish)....you can get bespoke wheels, without bizarro expensive proprietary parts, made from the best alloy rims (HED, Easton, Astral, AForce Al33) and nicest hubs out there (White, DT Swiss,...
08-14-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea...Studded tires are great for traction, but...

Yea...Studded tires are great for traction, but terrible for your knuckles nvm the joy of fighting wire-beads.

Far easier to just have a second set of hoops to put the studs on when the time comes...
08-13-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By Marcus_Ti

These problems can be very geographic. Here...

These problems can be very geographic.

Here in Nebraska....south of I-80 every driver will not slow down or yield an inch on paved roads, and blast their horn at you while doing it. North of I80...
08-13-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,664
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Spindle arms can come loose to. Hence all the...

Spindle arms can come loose to. Hence all the photos out there of riders with Hollowtech2 arms stuck to riders feet and not the bike.

Post-sq-taper designs have had durability issues as...
08-12-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By Marcus_Ti

All of them...everyone always will defend their...

All of them...everyone always will defend their lead-footed reckless driving with justifications about why traffic law doesn't apply to them.
08-12-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Thru-axles need adequate torque, as with any...

Thru-axles need adequate torque, as with any fastener. Generally 10-12Nm AFAIK. The bolt-head axles are better because you can put a torque wrench on them ofc.

Never seen one loosen-while-riding...
08-12-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,759
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on how big one "lane" is. In these parts...

Depends on how big one "lane" is. In these parts all lanes on virtually all road-lanes are barely bigger than the vehicles that drive on them. Also virtually no roads have shoulders-paved or soft.
Forum: Foo
08-12-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Good keyboards cost money. You can get ones...

Good keyboards cost money. You can get ones without RGB wizbang if you want them; with many button mice extra non-standard keys have faded because they're less convenient instantly. It is a question...
08-12-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Physics would like to have a talk with you. ...

Physics would like to have a talk with you.

You'd do better filling a camelback with ice. Of course...on days where you really need it--you'll be carrying around ambient-temp water in an hour or...
08-11-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They're not perfect either. Depending on the...

They're not perfect either. Depending on the vehicle they can greatly impact rear visibility on say a sedan or smaller hatchback. I don't keep my Kuat rack on my hybrid, because even in...
08-08-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,744
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And $300 retail...And also, needless to say,...

And $300 retail...And also, needless to say, Kickstarter. Odds are your money will be gone and you'll never get it anyway
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Here's the problem. One of these children's toys...

Here's the problem. One of these children's toys has no safety equipment (lights/reflectors). They're too unstable (one good crack/pothole and you endo, that is what happens with tiny wheels...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I suspect no one in Chicago is riding one of...

I suspect no one in Chicago is riding one of those things passed mid-October. Could be wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 59,735
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Oooo. Ouchie. Sucky end to a cycling season. :(

Oooo. Ouchie. Sucky end to a cycling season. :(
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 05:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,057
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Remember when your dog/cat would knock the phone...

Remember when your dog/cat would knock the phone off the receiver in the middle of reading something?
08-07-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,997
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not really relevant. Vintage steel is not modern...

Not really relevant. Vintage steel is not modern steel. To make the contest even remotely meaningful and relevant to the topic at hand....get a Reynolds 853 or 953 bike (i.e. modern steel). Both...
08-06-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By Marcus_Ti

On the other hand, you can get threaded 16g...

On the other hand, you can get threaded 16g canisters in boxes of 2 dozen for a a dollar a cart on eBay
08-06-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yup. One of these: ...

Yup. One of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017KU1DIK/ (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017KU1DIK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Forum: Foo
08-05-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,723
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Oh, I remember. It wasn't that long ago. ...

Oh, I remember. It wasn't that long ago.

Best newspaper headline I ever read was in a hotel in Germany. The headline proclaimed, "DIE BACKSTREET BOYS".
08-04-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Both are as nice as alloy rims get today, and...

Both are as nice as alloy rims get today, and both command a similar premium. I've had the Belgium+ on my roadie for years. Very unreactive in the winds with roadie slicks. They're popular enough...
08-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How much do you ride in monsoons, submerging the...

How much do you ride in monsoons, submerging the BB in water...or in torrential downpours (sans fenders) forcing water in? Most people don't, so they'll last years. My UT still has the original...
08-01-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,958
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea...at the final dinner for Tour de Nebraska...

Yea...at the final dinner for Tour de Nebraska this year someone went and spammed the entire dining hall with CBD advert cards. I don't know if they had official sanction to spam all the cyclists or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,231
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Oh yes. ...

Oh yes.

https://shop.lightweight.info/en/SpringSale/?lid=500211
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Beware the weight limits of ti spindles. ...

Beware the weight limits of ti spindles.

Speedplay are neat mouse traps...if you can stand the company's business practices and how much the blasted cleats cost to replace....and don't get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,031
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Unless you're racing...it doesn't really matter. ...

Unless you're racing...it doesn't really matter.

A new bike or new wheels probably won't make you meaningfully faster....they might get you to ride more, which could make you faster.
08-01-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 86,068
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Garage ate your brake pad bolt and R-clip?

Garage ate your brake pad bolt and R-clip?
07-31-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,780
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So...are you starting your own shop, or are you...

So...are you starting your own shop, or are you the kind of sort that buys a plasma cutter at the first opportunity just to buy it?


The TM1 is honestly a waste of money. Park should stop even...
07-30-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Odd. When I still used my Edge1000 is would...

Odd. When I still used my Edge1000 is would periodically ask about setting up Di2 button controls for the head unit...in spite of having R785 shifters with only X/Y buttons and no dedicated spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,822
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And the ti spindles have an 85kg weight limit.

And the ti spindles have an 85kg weight limit.
07-29-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Contact American Classic and see if they sell an...

Contact American Classic and see if they sell an XDR freehub body for your wheels. You'll need to know what wheels/hubs they are.

https://amclassic.com/index.php/hub-parts.html
07-29-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This should be possible....what options do you...

This should be possible....what options do you have in your Garmin for setting up button input commands?

Are the buttons you want to use deprogrammed from shifter functions in e-tube?
07-29-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A $320USD invitation. 15% more expensive than the...

A $320USD invitation. 15% more expensive than the RX805 it supersedes. Ooof. Would royally suck to spend the money only to have it be firmware blocked from working. Product pics it looks like the...
07-29-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I wouldn't worry about the weight spec on the...

I wouldn't worry about the weight spec on the cranks....simple weight isn't the problem. What could be a problem is your pedal extenders, which cause more leverage on the crankarm inserts.
07-29-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Great minds, mi amigo :thumb:

Great minds, mi amigo :thumb:
07-29-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They do have the GRX parts added to the Di2...

They do have the GRX parts added to the Di2 compatibility chart now (v3.4.3) (https://e-tubeproject.shimano.com/pdf/en/HM-CC.3.4.3-00-EN.pdf). Note the asterisk next to RX817 specifying 1X only.
07-28-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This was an etap "feature" people noticed with...

This was an etap "feature" people noticed with various non-SRAM cranks. Seen it reported with Cannondale cranks, some Shimano HT2 cranks in certain years etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Fortunately for you, PayPal always sides with the...

Fortunately for you, PayPal always sides with the buyer.

If they actually are ENVE rims and not fakes, I do wonder how/why the original owner didn't notice the flaws in the clinchers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,882
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And would know the route better and recognize...

And would know the route better and recognize riders better on sight than either Phil or Paul.
07-26-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,982
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Enough to alter the podium of the GC...Doubt it. ...

Enough to alter the podium of the GC...Doubt it. It would take a massive crack in form, or a crash, or a doping positive for that to happen. Granted any of those 3 could happen.
07-26-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,982
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You could actually do this, logistically....

You could actually do this, logistically. Tomorrow's stage has been cut by 60% at this point:
...
07-26-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,441
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No there won't. Tomorrow's stage is all but...

No there won't. Tomorrow's stage is all but cancelled in name only. 59km.
...
07-26-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,888
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Hydraulic brakes on my gravel bike. Love them;...

Hydraulic brakes on my gravel bike. Love them; more power and control than my Campag skeleton rim calipers on my roadie.

If disc brakes feel spongy:

A) beware cable pulls, they often feel like...
07-25-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not only did he get dropped...caught up...and...

Not only did he get dropped...caught up...and attacks and may catch Bernal up the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The best TdF watching yesterday...was the painted...

The best TdF watching yesterday...was the painted sheep TdF homage failure. Painting sheep doesn't work well, evidently. Particularly yellow.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Style Man. Let me repeat. Style Man.

Style Man. Let me repeat. Style Man.
07-23-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,930
Posted By Marcus_Ti

$3,500 for a rival equipped bike....that frameset...

$3,500 for a rival equipped bike....that frameset had better by Reynolds 953 or equivalent.
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