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09-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Which one? Mavic now sells 6x different OpenPro...

Which one? Mavic now sells 6x different OpenPro rims (https://shop.mavic.com/en-us/road-and-triathlon/rims/endurance.html).

Funny thing...even the new OpenPro (UST) is low spoke tension like its...
09-17-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The video sounds like classic...

The video sounds like classic outsourcing/contractor woes.

At work...basically every contractor we have come into our building, in spite of our warning them that we are picky, and in spite of...
09-17-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'll second this. IIRC...the first batch of...

I'll second this.

IIRC...the first batch of Flaanimal 3 frames had wrong butting resulting in overweight frames. I'm guessing this time they went overboard with the butting?
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The first time I needed to shorten a Ti seatpost...

The first time I needed to shorten a Ti seatpost I used a Dremel as it was all I had on hand.....I think 5+ cheapo cutting wheels later....The second time, I used the metal chop saw we have in our...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You can buy heavy-duty wheels the last much...

You can buy heavy-duty wheels the last much longer cutting hard(er) metals....even the official normal consumer cutting wheels from Dremel burn through way too fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,187
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: 61
Views: 2,195
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: 560
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: 34
Views: 2,836
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: 61
Views: 2,195
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: 53
Views: 1,694
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: 53
Views: 1,694
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: 53
Views: 1,694
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"?


...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,195
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: 1,027
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: 1,027
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: 61
Views: 2,195
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: 922
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: 61
Views: 2,195
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: 41
Views: 2,083
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: 43
Views: 1,637
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: 19
Views: 702
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: 31
Views: 1,187
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: 41
Views: 2,083
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: 14,090
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: 43
Views: 1,637
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: 2,274
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: 13
Views: 846
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: 1,537
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: 508
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: 3,626
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: 586
Views: 96,189
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: 3,626
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: 11
Views: 900
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: 5,364
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Useless adjacent?

Useless adjacent?
09-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 96,189
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: 535
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: 1,493
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: 1,829
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: 2,079
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: 1,473
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: 38
Views: 1,790
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: 1,688
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: 480
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: 1,688
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: 26
Views: 1,020
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Ride more.

Ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
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: 1,226
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: 707
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: 23,470
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...
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