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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 46,694
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Probably just plain outdated info. Products and...

Probably just plain outdated info. Products and processes change.

Granted was kind of punk to mess it up, especially with global shipping being slow. Least they tried to make it right.
07-19-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Do the HyRd calipers automatically advance the...

Do the HyRd calipers automatically advance the pads?Don't know, just wondering out loud.

I wonder if part of your lack of braking power wasn't just because of rear-disc-only....but also because...
07-18-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Be warned--you're lengthening your...

Be warned--you're lengthening your rear-center--which means an effectively long chainstay length--which means your chain may end up too short.
07-18-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I like the adjustable font center, but the 700x42...

I like the adjustable font center, but the 700x42 clearance looks awful tight for gravel surfaces what with that shark-finned seat tube.
07-17-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A)The Ultegra RD won't have a clutched RD, useful...

A)The Ultegra RD won't have a clutched RD, useful for maintaining chain tension and preventing slap off-pavement.

B) The shifters have very different ergonomics/shapes from the road parts....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 46,694
Posted By Marcus_Ti

https://www.artscyclery.com/ask-a-mechanic/ask-a-m...

https://www.artscyclery.com/ask-a-mechanic/ask-a-mechanic-j-bend-vs-strait-pull-spokes/
07-17-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,835
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You do know about shifting the front and then...

You do know about shifting the front and then shifting the back right? Shoot, Di2's "synchro" and "semi-synchro" do it for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By Marcus_Ti

When it first came out it was maybe $10-20 for...

When it first came out it was maybe $10-20 for the same model MIPS versus non-MIPS.
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Lucky dog. Current institution....cannot reuse...

Lucky dog. Current institution....cannot reuse strings of 3-consecutive-characters of last 5 or 10 passwords. As well as needing upper/lowercase and special characters and numbers....as well as...
07-16-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,317
Posted By Marcus_Ti

"Wicked cool brake placement" in this case...

"Wicked cool brake placement" in this case meaning it will get clogged with road grime, and will have all lubricant/grease washed out of bearings/bushings in one wet ride. :)
Replies: 66
Views: 2,581
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depending on what you're ordering, you may well...

Depending on what you're ordering, you may well pay much more than 20% in taxes in the US and won't find out until COD is demanded at your doorstep....and your merchandise will be held hostage by a...
07-16-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,016
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The GC is fairly well inarguably the least...

The GC is fairly well inarguably the least interesting most over-hyped contest in grand tour racing. Pay attention to the stage wins.
07-16-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Derp, I got my parts confused. Saw 41T capacity...

Derp, I got my parts confused. Saw 41T capacity and thought of RX812 (https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-GRX-RD-RX812-Rear-Derailleur). Too many damn GRX parts.
07-16-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So? They don't have everything. And the further...

So? They don't have everything. And the further back you go, the more hit-miss it is. Same as OEMs. Their cut off line seems to generally be about 2010-2011.

For example my 2002 BMW blue...
Replies: 66
Views: 2,581
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You're disappointed that Canyon, a bike...

You're disappointed that Canyon, a bike company...aren't specialists in international consumer import/export tax law?
07-16-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This is one of those things. It was an expedient...

This is one of those things. It was an expedient fix for a part that doesn't take well to bending that is hard to source. That the failure trashed the frame--I'd ask Trek about crash replacement at...
07-16-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Shimano says the 41T capacity RDs are for 1x...

Shimano says the 41T capacity RDs are for 1x systems.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I used to like loud hubs....then I found it was...

I used to like loud hubs....then I found it was just extraneous noise, and I like the quiet. Loud hubs became synonymous with quality a while back for who knows what reason. No thank you. If I need...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 831
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I like my Synthe. FYI you can frequently find...

I like my Synthe. FYI you can frequently find NOS lids on Amazon etc. I paid half retail for my Synthe.
07-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By Marcus_Ti

In physics terms...."unpitched" in this context...

In physics terms...."unpitched" in this context means you put a tuning needle next to it--and the machine will see chaos. There's no absolute overtone series that is consistent. You can only hear any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This sounds like a money pit. If the bike hasn't...

This sounds like a money pit. If the bike hasn't been maintained--be ready to need to inspect and open/re-grease all bearings.
07-14-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,317
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IIRC, in the Way Back....sure light bikes were...

IIRC, in the Way Back....sure light bikes were possible. But given the rules about hardware needing to be consumer available, those bikes were noodly and questionable as to durability. Now they...
07-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,238
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Cadence is all about training and being...

Cadence is all about training and being attentive.

Even with a gadget on your handlebars, odds are quite high that your "average cadence" that you see on your computer is much lower than your 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,792
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No you would not need to change groups. You need...

No you would not need to change groups. You need to do more research if you think so. The calipers are called TRP HyRd BTW.

Nice bikes are expensive to build today. Is this shocking news? Buy a...
07-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Both the Pro4 and the RS4 are available in 32h. ...

Both the Pro4 and the RS4 are available in 32h. It is just Merlin chooses to only stock the 24h.

How much do you weigh?
07-14-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This sounds like Gear Position Control is turned...

This sounds like Gear Position Control is turned on. It prevents cross-chaining. It is supposed to, unless you turn it off within e-tube

Setup your indexing per the Shimano DM materials
07-14-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,317
Posted By Marcus_Ti

DD the Devil isn't retired (at least anymore)....

DD the Devil isn't retired (at least anymore). He's out on the TdF course this year. Had a sighting on Eurosport yesterday or the day before, still jumping and doing DD things.
07-14-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This to me sounds like definite SAG pickup truck...

This to me sounds like definite SAG pickup truck territory.

If someone has a mechanical you cannot fix and you don't have cell service--how long would it take to get aid out there? An hour? 2...
07-14-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You could probably carry all the nutrition you...

You could probably carry all the nutrition you ever need just fine. Why risk it, have a SAG.

Not only for convenience....but in the event of either mechanical emergency you cannot fix roadside;...
07-14-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Do you in-fact know the BB bearings are no good? ...

Do you in-fact know the BB bearings are no good? A 2005 with original equipment may well have been ridden once and hung up in the garage.
07-13-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For those curious...this is the locale of the...

For those curious...this is the locale of the area seen from Maps: Satellite, North is up:...
07-13-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've ridden that road. Has a very shallow ditch...

I've ridden that road. Has a very shallow ditch next to it on either side. Just the kind of thing a pickup is built to handle.


Or. You know. He could have used his brakes.
07-13-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,482
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If you needed a lower gear than a 36T in...

If you needed a lower gear than a 36T in CX....you were always best served by dismounting and running up. Either due to the gradient, or due to mud and lacking traction.


A CX race is all of 45...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Marcus_Ti

200BC, the circumference of the Earth had already...

200BC, the circumference of the Earth had already been calculated.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 926
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If the world was flat, cats would have knocked...

If the world was flat, cats would have knocked everything off the edge long ago
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

In explaining why passwords are terrible....you...

In explaining why passwords are terrible....you also explained why they're superior.

A password, you can change--no harm no foul other than annoyance at needing to do it. When someone hacks/steals...
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This is really funny...given that Microsoft broke...

This is really funny...given that Microsoft broke compatibility of their own USB fingerprint reader a decade ago-it ceased working after Vista due to drivers.
07-11-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Bardet and Tom de Gendt both post to Strava among...

Bardet and Tom de Gendt both post to Strava among others.
07-11-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Thank NBC or whatever relayer is providing your...

Thank NBC or whatever relayer is providing your coverage. ASO is providing over a dozen camera feeds I believe...and it sounds like someone at NBC is ham handed at the video switcher controls...
07-11-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Marcus_Ti

$3,800 interest-free loan. Gotta be kidding. ...

$3,800 interest-free loan. Gotta be kidding.

Nope. Of course not. People gambled $5,000 on SpeedX. Remember them, know what happened to them?...
07-10-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Marcus_Ti

$200 for a hubset is where the bottom of consumer...

$200 for a hubset is where the bottom of consumer hubs is. Even the Bitex rear hub by itself is a $100-$150 part.

I think Velocity has a hubset around $250, but it'll be heavier. Even the Hope...
07-10-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rodeo Adventure Labs...don't get me wrong, I like...

Rodeo Adventure Labs...don't get me wrong, I like the owner and the other products the company sells....sells Bitex CF rim'd wheels starting at $1,550
...
07-10-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,292
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The thing about Bitex...they're light and...

The thing about Bitex...they're light and cheap...and the highest praise that can be said about them is "they're cartridge bearing hubs". IME, the engagement of pawls is meh. Pawls sometimes slam...
07-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Allen heads stripping out all the time....good...

Allen heads stripping out all the time....good reason to use a better mousetrap.
07-08-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Problem being...spokes on a bicycle wheel are not...

Problem being...spokes on a bicycle wheel are not pitched--they don't have a fundamental. Even if they were the frequency is a matter of mass, tension, and length.
07-08-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,159
Posted By Marcus_Ti

True story....my Torx chainring bolts were...

True story....my Torx chainring bolts were mislabeled T30 by FSA but are actually T25. :lol:
07-08-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Marcus_Ti

From the pics can't say....It is standard...

From the pics can't say....It is standard practice to use legit actual photos from actual products in marketing counterfeits.

That being said....I can all but guarantee there's no manufacturer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For speed fiends: ...

For speed fiends:

https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ianknot.htm

About as fast as buckles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

True...by my reckoning, 90% of people I see tie...

True...by my reckoning, 90% of people I see tie them improperly (AKA granny-knots).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I have a pair of Empire VR90s for my gravel rig....

I have a pair of Empire VR90s for my gravel rig. Great fit, initially a bit fiddly to get tensioned right until you learn. BOAs and ratchets are more convenient, but laces are better for fit.
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