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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Bum batches of rims happen. Just ask Psimet, not...

Bum batches of rims happen. Just ask Psimet, not normal. you already built them up, otherwise I'd suggest exchanging them.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,233
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I never find they do, when I'm on the road and...

I never find they do, when I'm on the road and need an eye-mask.

Of course...when I'm out bike camping, the birds stirring in the morning wake me, no matter what, no need for an alarm..
09-14-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Because...well...Mavic? You're talking about the...

Because...well...Mavic? You're talking about the wheel company that until last year was making wheel rims like it was still the 1990s. If you're wanting innovative bike wheel-goods....Mavic should be...
09-14-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is a simple question...with all the needed...

It is a simple question...with all the needed data points. Which we don't have.
Forum: Commuting
09-14-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,233
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Staying on standard time year around means dawn...

Staying on standard time year around means dawn in high summer will be near 0400. Try sleeping in when proper sun-up is before 0500, just as bad as trying to go top sleep with the sun still up.
09-13-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,130
Posted By Marcus_Ti

FYI-Call Missouri State Parks...

FYI-Call Missouri State Parks (https://mostateparks.com/page/57948/trail-conditions) and ask about the conditions (800-334-6946). This year with all the flooding and high water levels, the Mo state...
09-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,130
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Spokes break due to metal fatigue, generally....

Spokes break due to metal fatigue, generally. Which happens, generally, because there are not enough spokes to maintain tension for the given load--the spokes go slack and flex and flex and flex like...
09-13-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,130
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Get wheels you can get spare parts for. Buying...

Get wheels you can get spare parts for. Buying boutique wheels screws yourself later with parts. Mavic in particular has been known for having CS best described as "what is customer service"?


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Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,233
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Tough is an understatement. Time Zones were...

Tough is an understatement. Time Zones were established (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_zone#Railway_time) because hyper-local time (solar time) couldn't be synced up even over short distances,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They were heavy and limited to fixed gear,...

They were heavy and limited to fixed gear, basically.

Given this is one OEM vendors pet system....I don't see widespread adoption no matter what.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I was wondering about that....if it wasn't...

I was wondering about that....if it wasn't shifting--measuring aerodynamics seems rather cart/horse-ish.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,233
Posted By Marcus_Ti

On the flip side...there's the hundreds of...

On the flip side...there's the hundreds of billions of USD in lost productivity that comes along with the inability to keep appointments across timezones and lost sleep especially given international...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How good is your dental insurance? ...

How good is your dental insurance?

Seriously....these are 50% the price of even no-name no-warranty no-safety AliExpress wheels
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,233
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well....for people further away from the equator...

Well....for people further away from the equator and living at the western limit of time zones....it keeps sunrise from being at 4AM. Which during high Summer is good for those of us nuts who like to...
09-10-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,578
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So you save 3/10ths of a Watt in the context of a...

So you save 3/10ths of a Watt in the context of a system with 100s of watts of aerodynamic resistance. Absolutely huge.
09-09-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By Marcus_Ti

One of my coworkers (who does gravel) has a...

One of my coworkers (who does gravel) has a Karoo...It is a completely different computer since release (he pre-ordered IIRC) is what he has to say about it. Reminds me of Wahoo's OS which was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on what you mean by "work". You steer...

Depends on what you mean by "work". You steer with your elbows, which makes the bike much more twitchy. You also lose reaction time to grab brakes.

As far as "work" in the sense of speed....it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 774
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They are very nice rims. Right up there with...

They are very nice rims. Right up there with Belgium+ and R90SL. Several wheel builders lace them.
09-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,578
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They don't really net you much in the real world,...

They don't really net you much in the real world, especially given the cost.

OTOH some very nice hubsets come with them anyway, and would still be nice hubsets even with plain-old steel bearings.
09-08-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,962
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If anyone wanted to run it. 3 generations of...

If anyone wanted to run it. 3 generations of Shimano hardware since they put the cables under the bar tape.... and Shimano still has cables snapping inside road shifters.
09-08-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The ROAM is a bit of a tough value proposition in...

The ROAM is a bit of a tough value proposition in 2019, given the competition that on paper is very good in . But....4 different Garmin GPS units over the course of a bit over a decade has made me...
09-07-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,202
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How much a paint job costs depends on how...

How much a paint job costs depends on how extravagant you want to get in design, and how professional a result you want. Same as repainting a car--Maaco can do it really cheap--and it will look like...
09-07-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Shoes themselves won't, generally...but cleats...

Shoes themselves won't, generally...but cleats and their hardware can, depending on the flooring and its finish. If at all in doubt, put signs up politely asking riders going in to take their shoes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,494
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Either you shift your FD as often as I shift my...

Either you shift your FD as often as I shift my RD...or you have a ground fault somewhere in Di2, or you have a battery going bad.

1500km or so is ballpark for normal usage.
09-07-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Perfectly serviceable part. 118mm UN55 BB does...

Perfectly serviceable part. 118mm UN55 BB does the trick. Unlike most all the other sub-compacts out there it has a C&V vibe, although it isn't that much of a looker....and doesn't cost an arm and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,567
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Are you on Android Q/10? Lots of...

Are you on Android Q/10? Lots of breakage...Google took Q Beta 6 and made it public--if you look at the build dates/numbers.
09-06-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 94,685
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The nice part...due to the odd-sizing game ticked...

The nice part...due to the odd-sizing game ticked Amazon users 1-starred them....and the retailer was selling them for $30/tire, which is a steal for Vittorias.

As much as I'd like to try Rene...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,567
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is the nature of how firmware updates...

It is the nature of how firmware updates have-to-work. The problem is the wireless unit itself and its updates IME.

What happens? I'm guessing...

1) You connect wirelessly to Di2
2) You D/L an...
09-05-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Like many other fitness tracker products...I...

Like many other fitness tracker products...I suspect that feature has poor accuracy and precision compared to the actual medical tool.
09-05-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,253
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Useless adjacent?

Useless adjacent?
09-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 94,685
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So Vittoria loves to play "Guess the right tire...

So Vittoria loves to play "Guess the right tire size game". These aren't going on the bike for a bit as I just got Overrides back on, but I ordered 700x35c anticipating (per Amazon reviews) exactly...
09-05-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Dang. Just bought my next tires (Vittoria Terreno...

Dang. Just bought my next tires (Vittoria Terreno Zero for $29.99 each)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,264
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Road shoes tend to be stiffer than MTB at the...

Road shoes tend to be stiffer than MTB at the lower pricepoints. It isn't until you get to "racing" MTB shoes that they really compete. IMHO.

Grass doesn't impact cleats. Mud does, particularly...
09-05-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,422
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Being used to the UK....the thing about this part...

Being used to the UK....the thing about this part of the world, generally, the *average* farmer-family works 1,000 acres of land. The normal farm family owns and works 2,000-4,000 acres of land. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,026
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Cheaper to replace spokes than rims or hubs.

Cheaper to replace spokes than rims or hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,429
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The yoke design permits wide rear tire clearance...

The yoke design permits wide rear tire clearance but increases the weight quite a bit.
09-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,309
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Indeed, you will not making any friends riding...

Indeed, you will not making any friends riding GravelKing SKs. Moreover, even at speed you can tell who is using them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Something to know is that"Whisky...

Something to know is that"Whisky Components"....is QBP's house branding parts lineup for carbon fiber, just as "All City" is a QBP house branding for steel frames. They're both owned and operated by...
09-02-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I have this BB and an SLK 386EVO crank on my...

I have this BB and an SLK 386EVO crank on my gravel rig with Di2. With a straight-bore metal BB shell on a ti frame, it is a bit close. It works, just needs a bit of care.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is all feel good non-specific word-soup to...

It is all feel good non-specific word-soup to make you feel better about getting some-kind of steel, and merely, 105 for $2,700USD. 105. For $2,700....I suppose you could call it a favor, even...
09-01-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Ride more.

Ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By Marcus_Ti

But they used so many "fancy" "technical" terms...

But they used so many "fancy" "technical" terms you must be impressed? It isn't like they'd just slightly alter Reynolds 631 and sell it for $1300....
09-01-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've seen it once. Guy on a bike riding down an...

I've seen it once. Guy on a bike riding down an MUT paralleling a major arterial...but like most it crossed many residential and commercial driveways. Well, it crossed a mini-mart parking lot. Car...
09-01-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rings cost as much as a crank nowadays, generally.

Rings cost as much as a crank nowadays, generally.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,073
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Disc brakes on bicycles are nearly 40 years old,...

Disc brakes on bicycles are nearly 40 years old, now. Shimano and Formula were selling them in catalogs starting in 1971.** If you only wait 10-15 years, you should have adopted them back in the mid...
08-31-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For consumers...USPS will not take anything 700C...

For consumers...USPS will not take anything 700C wheel rim box size (approx 30inX30inx8in) or larger over the Canadian border. Ofc, corporate account policies are different.
08-31-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 18,266
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Most people, IME, don't have their cockpit setup...

Most people, IME, don't have their cockpit setup well enough to use the drops given their back flexibility. Hence why most people with drop handlebars stick to the hoods/tops.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,267
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The King needs proprietary tools to service. The...

The King needs proprietary tools to service. The DT is a nice hub but the DT350 is just as nice as the 240 while costing much less....but you must pay for higher engagement on DT hubs as stock they...
08-31-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You are probably not going to save any money....

You are probably not going to save any money. This "broker" nonsense will add probably 10% to the cost of the item, in addition to the tariffs.
08-31-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What brand of bike? That is sloppy masking and...

What brand of bike? That is sloppy masking and painting
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