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10-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Verify the cables are fully seated in the...

Verify the cables are fully seated in the shifters.

If whomever assembled the bike lived a Good Clean Life, they left some swag on the cables so the don't get pulled out in case of crash...
10-18-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not ironically....my external BB gravel crankset...

Not ironically....my external BB gravel crankset was bugged...and went back to using my IRD Defiant with UN55. Thing is a tank, and about as heavy. Fortunately those things last forever, so it'll...
10-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Marcus_Ti

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and...

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and Giro/Shiman/SIDI shoes I've tried
Forum: Foo
10-12-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A lone single many-millionaire donor ponied up...

A lone single many-millionaire donor ponied up and paid his entire severance. In cash. Overnight. We loved Pelini so much that a denizen paid him money to go elsewhere.

You're welcome. :D
10-11-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The big thing with the Vibrocore bars...whether...

The big thing with the Vibrocore bars...whether the foam inside works or not--is that they are full 31.8mm tubing from clamp to hooks. Something no other alloy handlebar did last time I looked,...
10-11-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've been liking their Strade Bianchi TLR in 36mm...

I've been liking their Strade Bianchi TLR in 36mm so far...not the most puncture resistant, but seals well, even with endurance sealant.
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Hehe, y'all feeling the love for Bo Pelini as...

Hehe, y'all feeling the love for Bo Pelini as much as NE fans were? :roflmao2:
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No they aren't, and it is obsessively policed....

No they aren't, and it is obsessively policed. Anything that qualifies as taxable income is explicitly verboten from video-game name-licensing rights to anything that needs put on a 1040. The...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Everyone else learned and got a ton better, and...

Everyone else learned and got a ton better, and went to spending egregious sums of money on the Entertainment Division to do so....that whole 'West Coast Offense' thing didn't work either.
...
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Especially funny given that OU has studied...

Especially funny given that OU has studied extensively at the Nebraska Cornhusker School of Tackling.
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,707
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Find shoes that work for your feet. The stiffer...

Find shoes that work for your feet. The stiffer the shoe, the less I find problems with hotspots form small cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not exactly. The frame is rated that high. Sheet...

Not exactly. The frame is rated that high. Sheet metal is just that. OIt also depends on the vehicle a bit--many newer vehicles are moving to a 'unibody' construction where the sheet metal at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The later bold bit. A car hitch is designed...

The later bold bit.

A car hitch is designed for a tongue weight load specifically like a bike rack, and it is structurally attached intimate to the car...no car maker designs a car body thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Don't use it on a car you care about...or...

Don't use it on a car you care about...or carrying bikes you care about.
10-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You either: Need a new BB and crankset and a...

You either:
Need a new BB and crankset and a NOS front shifter

Or

Need a new BB, and crankset, and (new) shifters, and derailleurs.


This get expensive due to generational parts...
10-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Marcus_Ti

AOL is still around?

AOL is still around?
10-02-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By Marcus_Ti

NO. It isn't. Their streaming as a standalone is...

NO. It isn't. Their streaming as a standalone is 40GBP per year.
09-29-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Marcus_Ti

When they leak...replace the resistance unit....

When they leak...replace the resistance unit. That is what the manufacturers themselves do.
Forum: Foo
09-28-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,335
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Last year I-680 from OMA to Iowa I-29 was closed...

Last year I-680 from OMA to Iowa I-29 was closed for flooding....the detour sent you on a bit of a roundabout jaunt via Blair on HWY30 to the State Line to connect to I-29. Where am I going with...
09-27-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By Marcus_Ti

That is the wrong rack for this bike. You want a...

That is the wrong rack for this bike. You want a Tara lowrider..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Marcus_Ti

With Shimano, all of the bricks/failed updates...

With Shimano, all of the bricks/failed updates I've ever experienced were due to updating the wireless module wirelessly.

It should be noted that just about all consumer device pairing apps get...
09-25-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rohloff has had a 14 gear IGH for years. Honetly,...

Rohloff has had a 14 gear IGH for years. Honetly, personally abvet 11 speed, I just plain want IGH or CVT.
09-25-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'll third or 4th the SPD reccy with stiff XC MTB...

I'll third or 4th the SPD reccy with stiff XC MTB shoes.

That being said, with Shimano's SPD patent expiring, everyone is making them now. Even LOOK has LOOK-a-likes of SPDs now.
09-24-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Gear Wars Continue: Campag 1x13 Ekar

12 speeds clearly wasn't enough so, here we are:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EyT6WuePeE

For folks wanting a Campag group with shiney chrome parts for gravel...keep wanting. Lots of CF and...
09-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on use. My XTRs need service. The DS...

Depends on use.

My XTRs need service. The DS in particular has developed quite a but of lateral play in the spindle....about 15k miles
09-23-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Strange part being that the ASO were not involved...

Strange part being that the ASO were not involved in the raid or seemingly the aftermath.
09-23-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,343
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Emphasis, 'tend'. One of my riding mates had...

Emphasis, 'tend'. One of my riding mates had their condo complex garage broken into. $6k of bikes and tools stolen. They knew how to lock things up, they didn't make rides public on strava. There...
09-22-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,343
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You can pick bike locks faster than you can angle...

You can pick bike locks faster than you can angle grind them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSuaUok-wTY

Commuting to werk, I'd never leave a bike outside unattended even on a busy street in a...
09-22-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Prisoner 1: What are you in for? Prisoner 2:...

Prisoner 1: What are you in for?
Prisoner 2: Bank robbing. What about you?
Prisoner 1: I was treating the hives without an Rx.

I'm not sure which is worse. Sucking at doping...or Having a doctor...
09-22-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,574
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Instead of getting snarky...go read about the...

Instead of getting snarky...go read about the set-screw on the Wahoo Bolt mount, that is an end-around that pesky regulation.

To be fair, Stages is the official computer sponsor of UAE....but...
09-22-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,574
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Did his shattered pelvis win anything in the 2020...

Did his shattered pelvis win anything in the 2020 TdF?



It, of course, also means there's no ride telemetry to go on Strava or easily compare to known efforts to. Convenient that, not leaving...
09-21-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If they were doping....given their results, they...

If they were doping....given their results, they did a pretty terrible job.
09-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,574
Posted By Marcus_Ti

He had a good ride...but it is much more in scale...

He had a good ride...but it is much more in scale with the rest of the peloton.

As opposed to Pogacar who on his 2nd TdF put 1'21" on the entire rest of the peloton in an ITT on his 2nd TdF....
09-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,574
Posted By Marcus_Ti

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France...

22 year old in his first ever Tour de France besting an entire peloton in a ITT by 1'20"? Without even any on-bike telemetry? Sound any less believable? Rewatch the 2006 TdF. In the penultimate stage...
Forum: Touring
09-21-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL....well you're getting the Cosmo at an...

LOL....well you're getting the Cosmo at an absolute steal. Nearly half normal retail. Normally the steel Tara is $100 and the SS is $130, in USA pricing.

Both my Cosmo and my Tara SS I bought from...
09-17-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,471
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is cutting costs, on the part of private...

It is cutting costs, on the part of private shipping companies.

Here in Nebraska it it utterly routine, particularly outside LNK or OMA. The population density in Farmlandia is too low for UPS or...
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Parking. My coworkers asked me all the time why I...

Parking. My coworkers asked me all the time why I ride to work. I spell it out like this. $1.25 hour for parking. 8 hours a day of work, hour lunch break, parking early to be on-time and leaving work...
09-16-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,471
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IIRC, DHL hands off to USPS. Try the DHL number...

IIRC, DHL hands off to USPS. Try the DHL number in USPS's system.
09-16-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This is how my Edge1000 went away. I asked Garmin...

This is how my Edge1000 went away. I asked Garmin about a fix. They offered $175USD out-of-warranty replacement. For a cracked power button that cost a penny.

I ended up selling that unit to a...
09-15-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well...Don't get him talking about 'deep dish...

Well...Don't get him talking about 'deep dish wheels'...
09-14-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,090
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If you're meaning signing up to actually...

If you're meaning signing up to actually participate in those events---you're wrong. It is a zero-sum. There's a set number of bibs available and when they're gone that is it. If 50 or 500 UCI racers...
09-14-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well this thread dredge from last month was worth...

Well this thread dredge from last month was worth it just to be hard on a guy with a damaged car and bike from using a well-reputed car bike rack.
09-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,090
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL. You should learn what pea gravel is before...

LOL. You should learn what pea gravel is before typing something that funny again.

A road bike is not even going to make it out of a church driveway or parking lot here. In my entire state, unless...
09-13-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,090
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'd sooner say...'gravel bikes' are what 'road...

I'd sooner say...'gravel bikes' are what 'road bikes' used to be--before 'road bike' came to mean 'exclusively paved road racing bike'. Hence why '700C' ends with a 'C'; and there used to be 700A, B,...
09-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Oh my, total shuffle of the LR rankings...

Oh my, total shuffle of the LR rankings today...the Top (Bottom?) 10 are all within about a minute of one another.
09-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,827
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For road...either will work. IIRC the gear...

For road...either will work. IIRC the gear spacing of 1x12 versus 1x11 ends up being close and the range is close too.
09-13-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,090
Posted By Marcus_Ti

From the flip side....Just to play devil's...

From the flip side....Just to play devil's advocate. Much of the rising popularity of 'gravel riding' was in direct reaction to the ludicrous expense of road riding equipment and rides, and anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Last I knew the cross-chain lockout could be...

Last I knew the cross-chain lockout could be turned off. There's a specific check-item that is named with obscure techno-babble that you can toggle in E-Tube.
09-12-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,090
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It depends on where you live....In these parts: ...

It depends on where you live....In these parts:

A) You get away from the traffic and noise and suicide of riding on roads.

B) You Have FAR more choices of where to go

C) You find far more...
09-12-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Whew.....Bennet finished today. Was worried, but...

Whew.....Bennet finished today. Was worried, but lost (gained?) 2 places in the LR.
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