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10-15-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
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: 1,155
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: 1,155
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: 1,155
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: 18
Views: 485
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: 18
Views: 485
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: 382
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: 382
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: 19
Views: 608
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: 19
Views: 608
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: 14
Views: 501
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: 43
Views: 1,769
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: 12
Views: 328
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: 842
Views: 79,613
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: 10
Views: 201
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: 754
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: 30
Views: 1,231
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: 30
Views: 1,231
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: 575
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: 1,017
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: 575
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: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Marcus_Ti

But ZOMG! Sock length!!!!!!

But ZOMG! Sock length!!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
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: 255
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: 30
Views: 1,231
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: 503
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: 2,195
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: 2,195
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: 30
Views: 1,231
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: 408
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: 1,261
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: 1,261
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: 971
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: 1,029
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: 971
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?
09-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,231
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Centerlock has 5 few fasteners to worry about...

Centerlock has 5 few fasteners to worry about torquing properly, and you get Shimano's swanky Ice-Tech rotors....given that Campag has licensed Centerlock I suspect ISO isn't long for this world.
09-29-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 778
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For those wondering...DNF rate of 78% today.

For those wondering...DNF rate of 78% today.
09-29-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I have a few pair from TMCO that were reasonably...

I have a few pair from TMCO that were reasonably priced on Amazon. Note they fit small by American standards.
Forum: Touring
09-27-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,261
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Goatheads are evil. They are sharp enough to...

Goatheads are evil. They are sharp enough to puncture basically anything. And when you run over one, it shatters into 3 or 4 parts equally as sharp---so in a way they replicate and worsen---you hit...
09-27-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Hunt wheels I'm not a fan of. For $1100USD I...

The Hunt wheels I'm not a fan of. For $1100USD I expect more than (rebranded) Bitex hubs.

Yea they're cartridge bearing--but that is about all there is to say about them. I think ProWheelbuilder...
09-26-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,797
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Coolio, one other thing--what is your mix of...

Coolio, one other thing--what is your mix of terrain like pavement vs dirt/gravel/chipped-limestone/etc?
Forum: Touring
09-26-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,261
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The 920 is a very capable machine....even at list...

The 920 is a very capable machine....even at list retail, it is a pretty good deal for an all around machine. You can get bikes without racks for less--but they'll cost as much when you get the racks...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,910
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Was already a thing 5 years ago...granted I don't...

Was already a thing 5 years ago...granted I don't know what happened to BB since:

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/09/brothers-announces-production.html
09-26-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Dumb kids with overpowered cars are at least kept...

Dumb kids with overpowered cars are at least kept to streets or parking lots. Seeing the dumb crap kids pull on gadgets without paying attention...I'd like to see some restraint imposed, since...
09-26-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,797
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How long so they last, before worn out? Honest...

How long so they last, before worn out? Honest question. Of course, for the weights listed by Rene Herse I wouldn't trust much to puncture resistance ...

I was growing to hate spending $80USD(+)...
09-26-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Least they're electric. On Monday there were not...

Least they're electric. On Monday there were not 1, or 2, but 3 2-stroke engine powered mopeds flying down the "NO MOTOR VEHICLES" MUP leaving oil ridden blue smoke in their wake. No wind meant that...
09-26-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Marcus_Ti

There's an entire subforum for this here. ...

There's an entire subforum for this here.

You want to go faster--ride more often and harder.
09-26-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Chatter in half the gears makes me suspect...

Chatter in half the gears makes me suspect tweaked RD hanger. You don't need a crash to knock them off true--just the bike falling over is enough.
09-24-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm guessing because one SKU is MY2020 and the...

I'm guessing because one SKU is MY2020 and the other is MY2019 nd one is 2018, based on SKU



Carbon fiber with 105 and Ultegra...is now that expensive. Even Salsa has 105 builds that ping $3000
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,910
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm wondering what Wahoo will do about Ye Olde...

I'm wondering what Wahoo will do about Ye Olde Speedplay's MAP policy.
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