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08-07-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,428
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Heh...well the OP article that 'busts' 'another...

Heh...well the OP article that 'busts' 'another myth' is completely devoid of numbers or studies or data. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 164,923
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They took Paypal...and I cannot remember if I did...

They took Paypal...and I cannot remember if I did funds transfer or VISA; but it was like 5% the sale price. It showed up on my statement as 'ISC (BLAH BLAH BLAH" I think...I thought it was fraud and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 164,923
Posted By Marcus_Ti

When I ordered my set--the NA distributor was in...

When I ordered my set--the NA distributor was in Canada, as was their pay processor address....so my banking institution charged an international billing fee.
08-06-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Odd...I wonder if that price is an error, or if...

Odd...I wonder if that price is an error, or if that is the new ownership facing the realities of pricing.
08-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Marcus_Ti

SKs are a good small knobbie tire which does a...

SKs are a good small knobbie tire which does a little of everything...they're not a fast tire though--and are not that supple. IMHO.
08-06-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By Marcus_Ti

About time they catch up with Niner and Rodeo...

About time they catch up with Niner and Rodeo Labs. Granted it is ENVE, so it will cost more than a used car....
08-04-20, 07:15 AM
08-02-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If you can find it--Topeak Alien 2. Emphasis 2....

If you can find it--Topeak Alien 2. Emphasis 2. NOT the 3. The 2. The difference being that the newer one is made out of steel that rusts.
08-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IIRC, using the center-adjust bolt changes the...

IIRC, using the center-adjust bolt changes the pad-to-pad clearance at least when closed. Might impact when open, but I never checked.

I suppose if you really have the barrel adjuster turned you...
07-31-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Flat footed as in low-arch. I ended up with...

Flat footed as in low-arch.

I ended up with Giro VR90 Empires (on sale) myself.
07-31-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rims aren't "compliant". They either hold a shape...

Rims aren't "compliant". They either hold a shape under load or they don't. Differences are down to the tires you run and the pressure you use and how it relates to your body weight.

A tire like a...
07-31-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Compliant? They're carbon bike rims. They're...

Compliant? They're carbon bike rims. They're rigid when unlaced and very strong when laced.

I have a set of CX46 rims from LB laced to Onyx Racing hubs. Love them. Very unreactive in crosswinds...
07-31-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How wide/shaped are your feet? I found the XC7 in...

How wide/shaped are your feet? I found the XC7 in 44 was better for flat/narrow feet...which I have narrower feet (for a man), but not really flat.
07-31-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Even when they're caked in dust/dirt mud and the...

Even when they're caked in dust/dirt mud and the dial is jammed? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 164,923
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Unless the shipping bill was horrendously...

Unless the shipping bill was horrendously expensive...odds are very high it is coming by boat which means at least a calendar month if coming from China. All the logistics hubs out of China have been...
07-30-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is just plain old. Vintage 2006 electronics,...

It is just plain old. Vintage 2006 electronics, coming up on 15 years ancient. The original iPhone didn't even exist back then.

I'm not even sure if BITD it read as a mass storage device. You...
07-30-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The problem here isn't drinkability...these hand...

The problem here isn't drinkability...these hand wood alcohol (AKA methanol) contaminated sanitizers can be BAD if you put them on your skin. Wood alcohol is no bueno if absorbed through the...
07-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,865
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Stores are more afraid of bad PR than the virus,...

Stores are more afraid of bad PR than the virus, after all they'll probably get a Workman's Comp and tort exemption for all COVID19 cases that can be traced to work. They also may not be allowed to...
07-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Definitely that....I'm not sure what the reccy is...

Definitely that....I'm not sure what the reccy is for a step-through frame is WRT max seatpost extension, but I'm guessing this is way passed that.

Also...the rusted Builder Bob bolt in place of a...
Forum: Foo
07-29-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 583
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Take up watching competitive marble racing: ...

Take up watching competitive marble racing:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJdpnjuSWVOLgGT9fIzL0g
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This AM, My Edge said "RIDE SYNCED" on device to...

This AM, My Edge said "RIDE SYNCED" on device to my house wifi...but didn't show up on Connect. I had to manually wireless-ly sync it to my phone to get it to take.



Well...a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rumor is that Garmin paid the ransom... ...

Rumor is that Garmin paid the ransom...

https://news.sky.com/story/garmin-obtains-decryption-key-after-ransomware-attack-12036761
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 583
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Better get used to the idea....Playing contact...

Better get used to the idea....Playing contact sports these days is sheer idiocy; and the fools who are pushing through with it are morons.

Michigan State's entire squad is under quarantine after...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People have used Strava data to pinpoint which...

People have used Strava data to pinpoint which houses to hit for bike grand larceny.

Where you live and how many bikes you have is all thieves need to know to case your house. One of my riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well I would lose track of how many miles I have...

Well I would lose track of how many miles I have on the present chain...
07-26-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Marcus_Ti

1030 regular. A year old Garmin has had most of...

1030 regular. A year old Garmin has had most of its teething problems at this point.
07-25-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It comes down to what you want the most of: ...

It comes down to what you want the most of:
Simple ride tracking and routing? RWGPS or Komoot
Facebook for bikes? Strava
Fitness/training tracking with lots of metrics? TrainingPeaks
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Doubtful....the only thing that slows the...

Doubtful....the only thing that slows the proliferation of a bug like this is the read/write speed of mass-storage once it is inside the floodgates. Viruses/malware took down entire NCAA div-1 sized...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I pay for Training Peaks...so loss of Connect is...

I pay for Training Peaks...so loss of Connect is minor...had my whole ride history duplicated onto Strava (used for many years), which I then exported and ended my Strava account and imported into...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Stereotypes live on. Also everyone wants...

Stereotypes live on. Also everyone wants someone/something for a punching bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Especially the last couple days.:roflmao2:

Especially the last couple days.:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Common thing in many industries. Hence why I...

Common thing in many industries. Hence why I mentioned churches earlier.

When an NFL or NBA arena is built.....they not only get tax breaks--there's often municipal bonds to cover construction....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,310
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The only way to stop any kind of malware, human...

The only way to stop any kind of malware, human or digital: is to shut everything down, isolate every system, and sanitize it system by system. Takes time.

Maybe by Monday things will be back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Elon can be an utter twit....but he is a...

Elon can be an utter twit....but he is a razor-sharp-car-salesman, and I mean that in the slightly pejorative sense of "car salesman". The reason he can have those high profit margins, is in no small...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Would cost much more than that. FoxConn is...

Would cost much more than that.

FoxConn is contracted...because Apple can literally demand a complete change in say iPhone design/manufacture...and FoxConn can start turning it out en masse in 24...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

None of that stuff is made here. Real estate...

None of that stuff is made here. Real estate costs "too much" for the facilities....and labor actually has an expectation of being treated like human beings. It is also a very low-margin business....
07-23-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Marcus_Ti

PSA: Garmin's completely dark, no Connect no nothing

The official company line is:



Unofficially...according to employees on Twitter...everything has been taken down to sanitize due to encrypting ransomware.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Another one of these threads?

Another one of these threads?
07-22-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Marcus_Ti

My old employer has a massive parking...

My old employer has a massive parking problem...no one is happy about it....and they don't offer anything.

AAMOF--with Human Malware running amok, they're asking people to quit carpooling and...
07-20-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,146
Posted By Marcus_Ti

GSC-10 will work fine with a Wahoo, I've been...

GSC-10 will work fine with a Wahoo, I've been using one...there are some specific circumstances where the magnetless sensors don't work....for example I have a set of Onyx Racing hubs with a hub too...
07-20-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It makes sense TBH; given the incremental...

It makes sense TBH; given the incremental improvement of bikes and hardware....selling them like fashion was always foolish.

Of course the ulterior motive....is money. Fewer/no discounts.
07-20-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,146
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Edge305 didn't use FIT files....The...

The Edge305 didn't use FIT files....The 205/305/605/705 is older than the FIT file format. FIT didn't come along until the Edge 500/800 vintage I want to say.
07-20-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,146
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'd advise staying away from all things...

I'd advise staying away from all things mechanical the rest of they day. :)

Srsly, glad you're okay
Srsly2, sounds like Edge Narcolepsy. The battery has a spring contact that metal fatigues over...
07-19-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Garmins have a bit of a learning-cliff with them....

Garmins have a bit of a learning-cliff with them. Personally I'd never go back to a non-touchscreen computer unless it was a Wahoo where you can configure everything with a phone.
07-19-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Strava sync has been buggy for a while....Sadly...

Strava sync has been buggy for a while....Sadly my Bolt just had its power-button cover detach from the switch--and there's hardly anything to re-adhere with....debating buying a different computer...
07-19-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,146
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A) You're a masochist for still using one of...

A) You're a masochist for still using one of those 1st gen Edge units...they sucked, even back in the day. Amazing yours hasn't suffered Narcolepsy after a decade.

B) They literally do everything...
07-18-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By Marcus_Ti

That isn't the only problem, particularly in this...

That isn't the only problem, particularly in this country where simply getting healthy can ruin your life, financially. People are getting their COVID-19 hospitalization bills now....One guy had an...
07-18-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By Marcus_Ti

1) When you need to. You'll notice tires holding...

1) When you need to. You'll notice tires holding air less well

2) Probably never over the life of a tire

3) Pressure depends on tire size and weight. Saying 60 PSI and your weight means nothing...
07-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Issues are: A) Those comorbidities cover a...

Issues are:

A) Those comorbidities cover a ton of people of all ranges. Heart disease alone is 20 million people 20 or older; top cause of death in the USA normally.. diabetes, about 30%...obesity...
07-10-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've been working in the entertainment biz for...

I've been working in the entertainment biz for years...and this is the straw that makes me really want out. Even chopping venue capacities by 75% ain't enough to make me feel safe with my health to...
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