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07-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Issues are: A) Those comorbidities cover a...

Issues are:

A) Those comorbidities cover a ton of people of all ranges. Heart disease alone is 20 million people 20 or older; top cause of death in the USA normally.. diabetes, about 30%...obesity...
07-10-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've been working in the entertainment biz for...

I've been working in the entertainment biz for years...and this is the straw that makes me really want out. Even chopping venue capacities by 75% ain't enough to make me feel safe with my health to...
07-10-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It also presumes that herd immunity will even be...

It also presumes that herd immunity will even be a thing for this specific virus; it also presumes that mutations won't happen. Both of which are very rash assumptions.

All around...hoping for...
07-10-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 380
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not "everything". Beachboys are still touring: ...

Not "everything". Beachboys are still touring:
https://www.thebeachboys.com/tour

Chicago Live in Concert is sill doing some venues:
https://www.livenation.com/artist/K8vZ9171u0V/chicago-events
...
07-07-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Took them long enough to figure out it wasn't a...

Took them long enough to figure out it wasn't a good idea.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Be wary of geese. They can be mean critters... ...

Be wary of geese. They can be mean critters...

When I was a wee lad...my brother and I were out at my aunt/uncle's farm....brother leaned up against the bird coop. The goose came out and chomped...
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea....this is a saying by someone who has...

Yea....this is a saying by someone who has experienced neither.
06-16-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,139
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Tell me again, which phone not only allows 14...

Tell me again, which phone not only allows 14 hours of screen-on-time...but will not suffer image permanence, AKA burn-in, from doing so?

Which phone will survive a bike crash on the handlebars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The only thing that the gear-selection in Di2...

The only thing that the gear-selection in Di2 effects is the gear-ratio and cog readouts. It doesn't directly alter how the derailleurs function.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 776
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Fine tuning adjustments are pros for BOA...OTOH...

Fine tuning adjustments are pros for BOA...OTOH if they break or get clogged with grime they suck to find/replace, with shipping costing more than the BOA part. And of course, you have to figure out...
Forum: Foo
06-08-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 914
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Even then--it is a massive over-simplification of...

Even then--it is a massive over-simplification of a massively complicated topic.

Over the years the Police have become the omni-agency everyone agrees to fund fto handle everything, even when they...
04-26-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on the unit. There were some that lasted...

Depends on the unit. There were some that lasted amazingly well AKA decades.....

And on the other end of the spectrum, units like Campagnolo's AC-H, that would feel like gravel in no time on even...
04-26-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Marcus_Ti

FYI...there are two different version of Octalink...

FYI...there are two different version of Octalink floating around. v1 and v2. Make sure you do not mix them up. Andy already said the rest:
...
04-23-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,792
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A really funny unit of measure, still actually...

A really funny unit of measure, still actually used, is "tons" air conditioner capacity is rated by. They're actual tons, of ice, melting from 32F solid to 32F liquid....a relic of the old icebox...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 156,519
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not really massive PITA.....just need a magnet...

Not really massive PITA.....just need a magnet and a thread-matched magnetic screw to go in the nipple.
04-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I thought of getting these...and instead got the...

I thought of getting these...and instead got the 700x50c Schwalbe G-One Speeds....in part because I could get them for $55/tire. IRL measure 46mm on 21.5mm rims

How big IRL are the Borlow Passes...
04-16-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on who and where you are. Most of...

Depends on who and where you are.

Most of the AAA tours coming through here between March and May have rescheduled to the summer starting late June....whether they actually fulfill those contracts...
04-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What cycling GPSes do, or can do....if you have a...

What cycling GPSes do, or can do....if you have a wheel sensor it'll do a very accurate rollout. I.e. count wheel rotations over a mile. Best of both worlds.

Side note GPS can be very accurate...
04-12-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actual cellphone data from actual springbreakers...

Actual cellphone data from actual springbreakers last month at one select beach in Florida...look at everywhere they go:

https://mobile.twitter.com/tectonixgeo/status/1242628347034767361
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Put it this way...Right now you can buy 1,000W...

Put it this way...Right now you can buy 1,000W rated ebike wheels for $200USD. Shoot, you can get them in 1,500W. Right off FleaBay marketplace.

Similarly there are a plethora of 2-stroke moped...
04-08-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,878
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Of the lot just mentioned...the Shimano are...

Of the lot just mentioned...the Shimano are probably the quietest of the lot. None are dead silent, of course your Formulas probably aren't either unless the ratchet is loaded with bearing grease....
04-08-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,878
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'd get the Shimanos. Hunt wheels, I believe, are...

I'd get the Shimanos. Hunt wheels, I believe, are still using Bitex hubs which...well...my, now secondary, cheaper set of wheels were built with them--engagement isn't very good/reliable and the FH...
04-07-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,914
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Short answer: profit margin and...

Short answer: profit margin and consumer-price-point.

The real question...who wants a fixed/SS bike that has toothpaste welds in alloy for $1,500USD....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Granted the amount of BLM land here is small, and...

Granted the amount of BLM land here is small, and the pop density is tiny where it is.....

But I'm guessing this is merely a formality, and the same twist-throttle-no-pedal modded mopeds that now...
04-07-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Conti GP5000s are well known to be very hard to...

Conti GP5000s are well known to be very hard to mount tires.
04-06-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Good product made by a good company. The...

Good product made by a good company.

The amazing thing about it....something as simple as a bell, you'd think there would be cheapo counterfeits just as good....I mean come on, how hard is it to...
04-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,324
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well it does solve a problem....but not a...

Well it does solve a problem....but not a consumer-side one. Hydraulic shifting was invented because of all the steel-cable-pull-derailleur IP patents that basically make it impossible to make a...
04-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Marcus_Ti

How is the wear on those Contis? As they have...

How is the wear on those Contis? As they have knobbies. I suspect they tend not to wear well on pavement?
04-05-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Been using a SpurCycle bell for a few years now....

Been using a SpurCycle bell for a few years now. Best piece of safety equipment for the MUP you can get. Nice sound, carries well, and if someone doesn't hear--they won't hear anything else either.
04-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I used the 700x38 Zeros a few thousand miles. Not...

I used the 700x38 Zeros a few thousand miles. Not very supple, heavy for a slick, good traction for pavement, okay for hardpack. Bead locks well to the rim. Durability is good enough to be a commuter...
03-31-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,388
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A problem does exist, is the issue, and people...

A problem does exist, is the issue, and people have gotten desensitized to it because of how bad it is.

The RD hangar isn't even really a "standard". You bend a hangar-what do you do? There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,131
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends on what wheel you have, and the year. Had...

Depends on what wheel you have, and the year. Had a mate with Fulcrum Racing 1s. Replacement spokes were only sold in 3-packs at $50 for the pack that only included one of each spoke.
03-31-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,388
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actually no, this is just a Shimano "direct...

Actually no, this is just a Shimano "direct mount" RD. that ends up about in the same physical alignment as a traditional RD with hanger (and mounting knuckle). The DM mounting is stiffer and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,131
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.
03-27-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,200
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Bead jack. Vittoria gravel tires fit quite snug...

Bead jack. Vittoria gravel tires fit quite snug when new. They require good tire mounting technique, and tape appropriate to your wheel width. I've been riding the zeros and Drys for a year.
03-24-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Several...and interoperability was such a...

Several...and interoperability was such a problem, and Campagnolo never documented it publicly in an easy-to-reference manner...that you have to ask.

In the space of ten years of 10 speed...the...
03-22-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Marcus_Ti

ESPN is airing Dodgeball Championships from 2019

ESPN is airing Dodgeball Championships from 2019
03-18-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,914
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...
03-18-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Big determiner for organizers....their ride...

Big determiner for organizers....their ride liability insurer, they're the ones that'll cut organizers off whether they want to or not. Sure city/county/state proclamations make it publicly...
03-18-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,914
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Shimano's Alfine 11spd rear hub has a Di2...

Shimano's Alfine 11spd rear hub has a Di2 actuator part. I think the Rohloff Speedhub has an electronic shifter option too (not Di2, basically only intended for cruiser handlebars).

Of course, the...
03-17-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,914
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Looking at this and thinking/typing out loud.......

Looking at this and thinking/typing out loud.... Build a Rohloff rear wheel and give it proper hydraulics ...that would be a kick butt and durable rig.

Granted at that point you're talking...
03-13-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,914
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I like it. (...other than those ugly welds....

I like it.

(...other than those ugly welds. For $1100 would be nice if they finished them like they care....I've had rookies with our MIG welder at werk put out as good.)
03-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
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: 36
Views: 891
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...
03-13-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 891
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Just wait until you see what happens to WWE and...

Just wait until you see what happens to WWE and they start blacking out seats at arenas to hide all the empties...oh wait--they have been doing that for years. :roflmao2:
03-12-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 891
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Sometimes the acts are chill and cool, sometimes...

Sometimes the acts are chill and cool, sometimes they're just plain jagoffs. KISS was just here a few weeks ago. Their roadie crew this time around was quite good and chill....last time KISS came by...
03-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 891
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,...
03-12-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 891
Posted By Marcus_Ti

College World Series is cancelled too. Big10 has...

College World Series is cancelled too. Big10 has cancelled all spring sports competitions.

Touring acts are announcing postponements/cancellations of their shows as we speak. There goes my...
Forum: Introductions
03-09-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 453
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Derp, don't mind me. :roflmao2: ...

Derp, don't mind me.



:roflmao2:

There's a reason that Gravel Worlds every year has a course circumnavigating Lincoln, that has ~12,000 ft of climbing. NDOR only put the major highways on...
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