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10-20-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Marcus_Ti

We'll see. Even conservative Shimano has finally...

We'll see. Even conservative Shimano has finally offered sub-compacts and even 1X....after years of ignoring the existence of both and leaving it to Wolftooth for 1X retrofitting, and leaving...
10-20-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Non-round chainrings have been around for the...

Non-round chainrings have been around for the safety bicycles since the safety-bicycle was patented. They've never really caught on in all that time in spite of a dozen major iterations at least each...
10-20-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You want sub-1:1, ideally 20 gear inches (or a...

You want sub-1:1, ideally 20 gear inches (or a bit lower) if you're fully bagged. Which is why triples were/are great things--they give massive range that is actually useful, although with lots of...
10-19-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Of course. Be warned the Schwalbes are wire-bead...

Of course. Be warned the Schwalbes are wire-bead and you will probably bruise your knuckles getting them on/off. Also, they're heavy--800gram or so each.

Other thing...how much traction sand does...
10-18-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This was my thought....OP's pics looks like what...

This was my thought....OP's pics looks like what I remember from the last time I bought KMC a few years ago.

Of course, at the end of the day, I have to wonder so long as it is within...
10-17-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Last year in My Fair City we broke records for...

Last year in My Fair City we broke records for snowfall and it got chilly...odd part was the episodic nature of it, which was demoralizing for staying riding outside.

One week of 60s-70s....then...
10-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Preaching to the choir, have a Chorus 11s bike...

Preaching to the choir, have a Chorus 11s bike myself. Nice stuff--but local parts and support basically don't exist.

That being said as the number of teams running it has plummeted and the OEM...
10-17-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yup...all those racked up from the Good Old...

Yup...all those racked up from the Good Old Days....Then the Lance days started, and it has been basically Shimano and SRAM ever since.
10-17-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 841
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They claim it is because they only making "racing...

They claim it is because they only making "racing parts". Which is why the pro peloton only has...2 or 3? teams running Campagnolo and everyone else on Shimano/SRAM....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Marcus_Ti

They really aren't that elegant, and really don't...

They really aren't that elegant, and really don't "just work" outside of sunny dry weather (excepting Di2 or eTap). They're exposed very fragile mechanisms that are easily fouled by mud, prone to...
10-17-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Marcus_Ti

My Edge 1000 had this happen. Garmin wanted $150...

My Edge 1000 had this happen. Garmin wanted $150 to "fix" it...AKA send my a refurb unit out-of-warranty. Sold that device to a mate.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A whole lot of money for proprietary nonsense and...

A whole lot of money for proprietary nonsense and little more.

A single speed bike is about 98% efficient and derailleur drivetrains a bit less, depending on chain angle etc.
...
10-17-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This is a tire size and pressure thing. I suspect...

This is a tire size and pressure thing. I suspect your 33s are overpressured for your weight.

Buying a new crankset is just throwing money at it. I'll wager a 6-pack of beer that, compensating for...
10-16-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 766
Posted By Marcus_Ti

https://www.fastenal.com/product/fasteners/sockets...

https://www.fastenal.com/product/fasteners/sockets/socket-cap-screws/600040?categoryId=600040&level=3&isExpanded=true&Dia/Thread%20Size=M10-1.0&showAll=Dia/Thread%20Size&productFamilyId=30885

They...
10-16-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 766
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Fastenal are everywhere. And unlike the...

Fastenal are everywhere. And unlike the builder-bob outlets like Home Deport...they have load-rated fasteners if you need them.
10-15-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By Marcus_Ti

At that pricepoint...I'm honestly surprised you...

At that pricepoint...I'm honestly surprised you get what you do. Seriously I was expecting fiberglass poles. Not seeing stakes, I'm curious what kind of stakes they give and how bendy they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,401
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The fUCI is especially funny that the designer...

The fUCI is especially funny that the designer worked for specialized....the bike isn't even rideable in terms of rider fit, nor is it rideable from a simple tire clearance perspective, the wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,401
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Won't be new. It has been done before. Beam bikes...

Won't be new. It has been done before. Beam bikes like Softride, Kestrel's KM40 for another. They didn't stick because they lowered power-transfer efficientcy and/or made things more complicated in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,401
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Nope...this is just the mental ************ that...

Nope...this is just the mental ************ that happens when graphic designers who never ride bikes design bikes.
10-13-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actually...$60 is clearance pricing. New, they're...

Actually...$60 is clearance pricing. New, they're $85/each rims.

https://pacenticycledesign.com/collections/rims

Just as much as H Plus SON and others....and H+Son doesn't blame spokes for...
10-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 630
Posted By Marcus_Ti

BHS are clearancing Pacenti as they are through...

BHS are clearancing Pacenti as they are through dealing with them. Forzas have started having issues like their prior rims.

Pacenti blames use of CX Ray's for their rims dying...everyone else says...
10-13-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Cheapo in my post was referring to Novatec etc,...

Cheapo in my post was referring to Novatec etc, not DT. Novatecs are known for underwhelming bearing life. They just are not sealed well.
10-12-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Easy reason as to why. Those cheapo cartridge...

Easy reason as to why. Those cheapo cartridge bearing hubs are known to have short lived bearings--they skimp on the seals to lower spin resistance. Result being, yes, they spin longer unloaded--but...
10-12-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Marcus_Ti

True...but don't advertise it as "designed for...

True...but don't advertise it as "designed for 2.1" tires"...when it visibly would probably have frame damage from picked up gravel grinding the seat tube.
10-12-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 862
Posted By Marcus_Ti

There is basically no mud/aggregate clearance in...

There is basically no mud/aggregate clearance in the back against that seat tube with that tire....I'd think even the mold-flashing from the tire would rub.

:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 999
Posted By Marcus_Ti

With both 10 and 11 speed..inter-compatibility is...

With both 10 and 11 speed..inter-compatibility is a nightmare....so long as you buy a groupset, at least you can wager everything will play nice together.

With differing cable pulls on differing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,946
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Already did my first ride in freezing temps...

Already did my first ride in freezing temps yesterday. The snow and crappy weather is another season to play in...and all the idiots and mopeds are off the MUPs and bike-trails. Fall/winter is the...
10-11-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Marcus_Ti

NOTE the i9 wheelset weight limits. 100KG max....

NOTE the i9 wheelset weight limits. 100KG max. For a wheelset that is going to see some groading use I'd wanted a stronger build.

You can get Light Bicycle rims in lots of hub configurations...I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,969
Posted By Marcus_Ti

CX46 rims with 21.5mm internal and "700x35"...

CX46 rims with 21.5mm internal and "700x35" slicks that actually measure 700x41 (thanks Vittoria). Smooooother. :beer:
Forum: Foo
10-10-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By Marcus_Ti

...so seamless that you had to post this thread?...

...so seamless that you had to post this thread? :innocent: :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on the surface, and how big your tires...

Depends on the surface, and how big your tires are.

I have a 30/32 bailout and with 700Cx42mm tires I've needed it if not a bit lower. Could not stand for more power without just spinning the...
10-10-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Marcus_Ti

CL is an international standard....Even...

CL is an international standard....Even Campagnolo got over themselves and uses it. :roflmao:
10-10-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Lots and lots of rolling hills. Every year just...

Lots and lots of rolling hills. Every year just circumnavigating around My Fair City (Lincoln, NE), Gravel Worlds 150 puts on a race with 10-12,000ft of climbing in one day. There's all of maybe 100m...
10-09-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It isn't the tire, it the pressure. The Iron...

It isn't the tire, it the pressure.

The Iron Cross is a very light weight rim, that doesn't tolerate much spoke tension...and the max PSI rating for a 32mm tire is a mere 45PSI....and that limit...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Lights get forgotten, or aren't charged...some...

Lights get forgotten, or aren't charged...some people roll the dice on whether they need them wrongly...some people are dumb.
10-09-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 698
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What is the build? Some hubs have better flange...

What is the build? Some hubs have better flange spacing than others....some rims tolerate much less spoke tension than others.
10-09-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By Marcus_Ti

But ZOMG! Sock length!!!!!!

But ZOMG! Sock length!!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Nope, per official numbers The 1X11 GRX RDs top...

Nope, per official numbers The 1X11 GRX RDs top at at 11-42, officially. The 2x11 top out at 11-34.

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/shimano-grx-rd-rx812-1x11-speed-rear-derailleur


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10-08-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Marcus_Ti

That size tires....I'd look for 60mm fenders,...

That size tires....I'd look for 60mm fenders, like PlanetBike Cascadia or Velo-Orange

https://www.planetbike.com/store/cascadia-alx-bike-fenders-1076.html...
10-08-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Marcus_Ti

123465 ...

123465

https://novemberbicycles.com/products/centerlock-hub-rotor-shim-pack-of-4
10-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By Marcus_Ti

When you're inside and stationary WRT the...

When you're inside and stationary WRT the air...your body simply cannot work as hard as IRL, you simply overheat far faster and end up gasping for air before you get as much of a workout in...get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Correct...instead of ruining a $5 inner...

Correct...instead of ruining a $5 inner tube...you bottom out and bend or break a rim that costs $100-1,000USD retail plus cost of rebuilding the wheel. Great economy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,261
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well, at the point you'll either break a tube or...

Well, at the point you'll either break a tube or crack a CF rim...
10-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By Marcus_Ti

...what torque spec were you using? ...

...what torque spec were you using?

Hint...that lockring and your cassette lockring have the same torque spec, and neither should ever come loose. AKA 40Nm. It doesn't just come loose on its...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Shipping is expensive. USPS no longer will...

Shipping is expensive.

USPS no longer will move wheel boxes, unless you have a corporate account it seems (at least to Canada IME)....which leaves UPS and FedEx. Your average wheel box is...
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,344
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Guess how the only broken bone I've gotten from...

Guess how the only broken bone I've gotten from cycling came about.
Forum: Touring
10-02-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,344
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Add in racks, and the price becomes a wash. The...

Add in racks, and the price becomes a wash. The DT has a triple going for it...

But for dirt/MMR roads...the 920 is the better bike, room for bigger tires and fenders, brifters and not bar-ends...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Fulcrum/Campag rims and Hutchinson tires are...

Fulcrum/Campag rims and Hutchinson tires are another entire lu-lu setup.

There are lots of setups out there that cannot be bare-handed...and I've seen over-confident wrenches get cocky over it at...
10-02-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I like the builds and color schemes...Still the...

I like the builds and color schemes...Still the proprietary non-replaceable bar, why Canyon, why....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,018
Posted By Marcus_Ti

...depends on the tires and the rims. You've...

...depends on the tires and the rims.

You've read the hate-stories about GP5000?
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