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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,282
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Take a look at what a spare spoke for a...

Take a look at what a spare spoke for a Campagnolo wheel costs. Hint, they must be made out of unicorn-horn and kitten tears.
03-18-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,233
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Because their largest segment....is still selling...

Because their largest segment....is still selling the very latest in 1990s era 7spd and 8spd parts for department store bikes. We whackos who are post 9speed are just that. I don't know if you've...
03-17-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Lots of rides this summer, gravel and road, are...

Lots of rides this summer, gravel and road, are in the same dilemma. Guessing my May gravel event is a goner. Tour de Nebraska is also a big question mark.

Organizers are trying to be optimistic...
03-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By Marcus_Ti

To know how much your heart rate leaped when you...

To know how much your heart rate leaped when you had to grab the brakes to not hit that _________ that went in front of you?
03-13-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 659
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Giro d'Italia is "postponed"....although...

Giro d'Italia is "postponed"....although realistically I suspect "cancelled" is more accurate.

A month-long 200-man sporting event across the roads of an entire country, where teams plan...
03-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 659
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm a Local. Generally do...

I'm a Local. Generally do lighting/utilities/followspot for theater/bands/etc...looking at changing fields to work-at-home-able. Wanted to get back to a job with a normal workday schedule anyway,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IMPORTANT NOTE. Subscriptions only start/end...

IMPORTANT NOTE.

Subscriptions only start/end at the end of May, they now pro-rate. So it is $20USD for 4 months of cycling that doesn't include the single biggest race happening within that 4...
02-20-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,544
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Zwift can be either-or. The women's...

Zwift can be either-or.

The women's Canyon/SRAM UCI pro cycling team has for 4 years now been running Zwift simultaneous group rides/workouts as a young-up-and-coming-talent recruitment tool....
02-20-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,544
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Telepathy? Of course not. it is called Ergo or...

Telepathy? Of course not. it is called Ergo or ERG mode on resistance trainers with power. It allows Zwift or similar app to control your resistance unit for you. Hence how Zwift can...
02-05-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,251
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Between those exact two...I'd take the AForce/DT...

Between those exact two...I'd take the AForce/DT build. Novatec hubs are pretty bottom of the cartridge-bearing barrel, the only thing you can really say about them is that they're cartridge...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 939
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea....Microsoft paid off ISO to make their DOCX...

Yea....Microsoft paid off ISO to make their DOCX file formate an ISO standard...and then Microsoft proceded, predictable like anyone with brains could, to make DOCX only reliably created/edited in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Marcus_Ti

$70 is actually cheap for roadie tubeless. Those...

$70 is actually cheap for roadie tubeless. Those tires are always more expensive than car tires, while lasting 1/10th as long....My gravel-bike tires have 2X as much material in them and cost 1/2 as...
01-19-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,191
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Also, if you encounter mud deeper rims shed mud...

Also, if you encounter mud deeper rims shed mud better.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For reference....a single 55W halogen car H11...

For reference....a single 55W halogen car H11 headlamp, you know those "modern" orangish halogen bulbs that are hard to see any kind of safe-stopping distance on the highway (even in good weather)...
01-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,724
Posted By Marcus_Ti

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01-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,946
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People Who Have been Here a While: What Has Changed on Your Rig(s)?

For many of us it has been a few years....this thread is about stuff that you found that worked or didn't, or just plain got upgraded from when you bought/built it to now--whether functional or just...
01-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well.... The Weather Company AKA The Weather...

Well.... The Weather Company AKA The Weather Channel bought them out in 2012....the app went downhill shortly after 2012 when TWC bought them out. In 2015 IBM bought The Weather Company, but not The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,453
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Unless you're 130# sopping wet, have your own...

Unless you're 130# sopping wet, have your own private SAG and wrenches in a car tailing you less than a km away at all times, and only ride on 100% brand-new virgin black-top....what the pros do has...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Magazines are still in business?

Magazines are still in business?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,508
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm not sure those "Slime" tubes ever worked or...

I'm not sure those "Slime" tubes ever worked or did more than make a mess and make patching a tube more difficult.
12-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A) Higher engagement, generally*, means more...

A) Higher engagement, generally*, means more drag. It depends on the hub design, not all hubs use pawls...but where hubs use pawls or star-ratchets there's more drag, you only notice it in the stand...
Forum: Foo
12-23-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 337
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Good news, Leppard doesn't take August 13th off...

Good news, Leppard doesn't take August 13th off (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lefthanders_Day).

(I got a million of them)
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,838
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Just because something is natural doesn't mean it...

Just because something is natural doesn't mean it is good. Asbestos and arsenic and Mercury are natural too.

Just because something is safe and natural doesn't mean it has any efficacy. I'd...
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,838
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The thing with placebo effect....it doesn't work...

The thing with placebo effect....it doesn't work on logic.
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,838
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Basically anything not psychosomatic or...

Basically anything not psychosomatic or very-similar to....most of the non psychosomatic ills have been tested and CBD debunked as a treatment. There are some very limited areas where it has actually...
Forum: Foo
12-19-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,144
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actually....the question isn't "why haven't...

Actually....the question isn't "why haven't we..." the question is "why would we?" We humans only do something for money. Chris Columbus didn't get a gigantic pile of money to get ships built to sail...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Of those options, Chorus12...but lose the El...

Of those options, Chorus12...but lose the El Cheapo wheels and get something built with easily sourced parts that are cheap....just know you're stuck needing Campagnolo cassettes that cog for cog...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Using only the very latest in 1990s web design.

Using only the very latest in 1990s web design.
12-15-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,007
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Another way of saying it....you'll be buying that...

Another way of saying it....you'll be buying that same bike again and again year after year....because it was badly built, and the cost of repair/maintenance exceeds the value of the entire bike.
...
12-12-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Get a two-bolt clamp post. Yes, the 1-bolts look...

Get a two-bolt clamp post. Yes, the 1-bolts look slick. But they can slip--also they are a PITA to adjust/set-up with any degree of fine-tuning. You loosen the bolt enought to adjust--and then to...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,253
Posted By Marcus_Ti

By "axle" I presume you mean for a QR wheel....in...

By "axle" I presume you mean for a QR wheel....in which case these fit the bill and are Prime on Amazon and allow you to mount any fender without frame-eyelets.
...
12-03-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,284
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Peloton has made some turd commercials every...

Peloton has made some turd commercials every year. For years they've been the butt of jokes.

https://brobible.com/culture/article/comedian-roasts-peloton-owners-twitter-jokes/

This one....I'm...
12-01-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,467
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not all those Campag sq tapers were created...

Not all those Campag sq tapers were created equal....the worse are Campagnolo AC-H units, they go to gravel inside fast. Just junk. Then again AC-H was the cheaper Campag.
Forum: Foo
12-01-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Marcus_Ti

At some far flung date in the future they have no...

At some far flung date in the future they have no plan for. I, myself, plan to be a billionaire with a stable of 50 bicycles some day.

I suppose they'd do it...so long as the NCAA bribed Congress...
Forum: Foo
11-30-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 557
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yup, the athletic department boosters/donors....

Yup, the athletic department boosters/donors. They generally help fund the entire university--because people will more frequently donate to the football program--not the school.

I remember when My...
Forum: Foo
11-26-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 794
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You know what has 7 hands and sucks? Def Leppard....

You know what has 7 hands and sucks? Def Leppard.


I'll be here all day..
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,894
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is...then again, you're dealing with embedded...

It is...then again, you're dealing with embedded OS GPS products with single-core CPUs, and storage memory chips in the single-gigabytes, and RAM measured in megabytes....hardware that was "new" on...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Around here....things in winter are either: ...

Around here....things in winter are either:

A) Frigid, but roads/paths clear from being bladed or just plain no precipitation

B) Winter wonderland or left-over winter wonderland.....and things...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,894
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Wahoo mounts are 90 degrees of Garmin mounts....

Wahoo mounts are 90 degrees of Garmin mounts. Most 1/4 turn mounts have a replaceable plastic insert.
https://www.amazon.com/K-Edge-Wahoo-Replacement-Co-Polymer-Insert/dp/B01FJ8UXSQ

Otherwise...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,606
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No. The law is the law. Breaking it makes you...

No. The law is the law. Breaking it makes you "one of those ______ bikers" that everyone, not a cyclist, kvetches about incessantly claiming we need banned from roads---and you only prove their...
11-20-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Only caveat being...Torx are more common than...

Only caveat being...Torx are more common than Allen-head in having out-of-spec/tolerance drivers/fasteners. As always. Use good drivers with good purchase, or risk rounding out heads, no matter what.
11-16-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Try normal. Amazon Prime has gotten people to...

Try normal. Amazon Prime has gotten people to forget exactly what shipping costs have risen to, now.
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm at 2 at the moment...and that is as far as I...

I'm at 2 at the moment...and that is as far as I dare go. One being a big DLH, the other being a growing maine coon kitten--I don't want to spend more on food or more in time on scooping litter. :lol:
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,652
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Awww. A clowder of kitties :thumb:

Awww. A clowder of kitties :thumb:
11-14-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,210
Posted By Marcus_Ti

As tubeless tires go...the SKs are some of the...

As tubeless tires go...the SKs are some of the looser-fitting tubeless tires for gravel I've used. Particularly after being mounted the first time and stretched a bit. Don't even need tire levers to...
11-14-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,246
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not just spam...pseudoscience quackery at that....

Not just spam...pseudoscience quackery at that. In understand needing to pay to keep the website lights on. I get it. But could they pick bigger sleazebags to spam the names of?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,883
Posted By Marcus_Ti

FYI...depending on where you live in the US...

FYI...depending on where you live in the US you'll find some local LBS wrenching knowledge/experience of Di2, but it isn't that common....EPS or eTap, is 10X less common. In my state capitol, I'm...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm not programmed....but my cats are,and they...

I'm not programmed....but my cats are,and they faithfully informed me of their opinion of when I should get out of bed and fill their plates, this AM.
11-02-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,457
Posted By Marcus_Ti

There are nice aluminum gravel bikes out there...

There are nice aluminum gravel bikes out there (https://masoncycles.cc/). But you tend not to hear about them, because they get drowned out by the carbon fiber marketing crowd with made up...
11-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,176
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Nothing to fear, just a bit cooler outside. Dress...

Nothing to fear, just a bit cooler outside. Dress for it, have the right tires on for ice/snow, and ride smart.

Hardest part is just getting out the door.
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