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09-17-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, the OP isnít going to do anything real in a...

Yeah, the OP isnít going to do anything real in a 20-30 minute session.

My approach would be more theory than practice:

1. bike elements overview: naming the parts of the bicycle
2. how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By chaadster

Schwalbe’s tech stricture is complicated and hard...

Schwalbe’s tech stricture is complicated and hard to understand clearly, but as I can figure, the Microskin casing was developed for air retention primarily, and is really not very tough. In...
09-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By chaadster

SQ Lab saddles my be worth looking at,...

SQ Lab saddles my be worth looking at, particularly the flexible Active line:

https://sqlab-usa.com/collections/saddles
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

I was speaking within the context of negotiating...

I was speaking within the context of negotiating a deal with Specialized; Specialized wanted things that perhaps Pon couldnít agree to, or it could have been the other way around. Perhaps and Giant...
09-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,127
Posted By chaadster

AC tires are made in Taiwan, not USA. ...

AC tires are made in Taiwan, not USA.

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/american-classic-is-reborn-as-a-road-and-gravel-tire-brand-focused-on-value/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

Of course where thereís a will there is a way,...

Of course where thereís a will there is a way, but thatís really irrelevant, isnít it? What provides the will for Pon to facilitate Specialized bike sales after Pon just ponied up a bunch of cash to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes....

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes. I straight up said theyíre lying, and you can know their lying because they say Spesh first ďterminated their relationship with Mikeís,Ē and then...
09-16-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

I think youíve lost track of the discussion;...

I think youíve lost track of the discussion; weíre more than 70 posts in, but if you go back and read the OP, there is no mention of speed, only feelings, like ďthe Buzz feels like a pig,Ē it ďfeels...
09-16-21, 05:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

Yes, I agree with that (and have no problem with...

Yes, I agree with that (and have no problem with the first law of thermodynamics), but in the context of the OP, climbing speed doesnít seem to have been the basis for the assessment that one bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:53 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

ĒI earned my Associates degree in business from...

ĒI earned my Associates degree in business from BikeForums College in just 16 posts, and you can too!Ē
09-15-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By chaadster

Ah, ok. Swapping Garmin bodies appears much...

Ah, ok. Swapping Garmin bodies appears much fussier than the simple process for swapping Xpedo bodies onto Assioma axles.
09-15-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By chaadster

Shimano donít have power meter pedals that Iím...

Shimano donít have power meter pedals that Iím aware of; what are you referring to?
09-15-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

Correct, but I was making a simple point that...

Correct, but I was making a simple point that output is not steady, and underscoring the fact that climbing performance (or letís call it RPC(limbing)E) is, for most riders probably affect by...
09-14-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

Power output isnít anywhere near reasonably...

Power output isnít anywhere near reasonably steady for anyone throughout the pedal stroke. Itís unsteadiness is so predictable that itís how power meters count RPM.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold...

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold to Pon, they would not have lost their Specialized dealer status for selling to Pon. Simple cause-and-effect crap, that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel...

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel the relationship, Mike’s did with the sale to Pon.

And no, Spesh isn’t being “grumpy pants” by not “fulfilling the rest of the existing contract”;...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

No, I donít know this, but follow the money, and...

No, I donít know this, but follow the money, and it stops at Mikeís.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

Thatís completely inaccurate. Spesh didnít make...

Thatís completely inaccurate. Spesh didnít make Mikeís take pre-orders for bikes, so thatís not on Specialized at all. And out of spite? Since when do manufacturers sell direct to non-dealer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

As I said upthread, thatís a storyline more than...

As I said upthread, thatís a storyline more than 20 years in the making with Specialized, so itís an utter lie for Mikeís to say they ďdefinitely did not expect this situation.Ē
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By chaadster

The CycKit Aeroclam is high, tight, tapered and...

The CycKit Aeroclam is high, tight, tapered and made of smooth, rounded-edge plastic, so even if you were to get contact, it’s low friction. I don’t think that would happen, but it is wider at the...
09-13-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

yeah, Iím making assumptions precisely for the...

yeah, Iím making assumptions precisely for the reason that it seems to be a special OE Horizon thatís not sold retail, based on the weight. Theyíre hanging in my garage, wire bead, and very rigid...
09-13-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

Well we are talking about climbing, so I guess...

Well we are talking about climbing, so I guess that would depend on how steep, how fast, and how far weíre measuring. In any case, a 650b tire weighing nearly 700g is not constructed for low rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

Not at all is that an exaggerated claim....

Not at all is that an exaggerated claim. Specialized cutting their dealer network out of sales by selling to non-dealers would be a very serious problem. Plus, you’d have to consider that, if these...
09-13-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

I dunno anything about the Kenda at issue, only...

I dunno anything about the Kenda at issue, only that a 697g tire is very heavyÖto the point that Iíd be surprised if the Kenda 700x40c were significantly heavier than that.
09-13-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 748
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, the Lizard Skins tape is nice ní plush! I...

Yeah, the Lizard Skins tape is nice ní plush! I used both the thick 3.2mm and 2.5mm stuff for years, but have moved away from it recently, primarily just to get a new color and look, although the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

There is no way to know that, and worst case,...

There is no way to know that, and worst case, itís on a store-by-store basis, so while maybe Mikeís Walnut Creek had your Creo SL Expert order along with three others, maybe Encina Bicycle Center...
09-13-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,808
Posted By chaadster

Perhaps, but the 47c Horizons which came on my...

Perhaps, but the 47c Horizons which came on my Doppler were 697g each (actual)! Thatís heavy AF! Rode like the proverbial Cadillac, but was slow. I replaced them with Herse Switchback Hill 48c...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

Not done, of course not, but not lost either, and...

Not done, of course not, but not lost either, and they didnít have to put their entire business model at risk by selling to non-dealers.

All those pre-purchase people are free to get their money...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

They are not done deals. Deals aren’t done until...

They are not done deals. Deals aren’t done until everything is paid and delivered. In this case, the manufacturer wasn’t paid and the shop didn’t get the bikes, making these deals very far from done....
09-13-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,406
Posted By chaadster

I had a 928 thing for about 15 years until...

I had a 928 thing for about 15 years until selling them off last year. It was never that I stopped cycling, but the car club stuff took time away from cycling club stuff, and about 8 years ago, I...
09-12-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 579
Posted By chaadster

Garden wastes? WTF they grow in gardens out...

Garden wastes? WTF they grow in gardens out there that winds up in the street causing flats?!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By chaadster

There are so many different situations and...

There are so many different situations and variables that it is essentially impossible to say how bright is sufficiently bright for safety. Therefore, my way of cutting this is to ask how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

This is exceptionally high level naÔvetť.

This is exceptionally high level naÔvetť.
09-12-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 705
Posted By chaadster

Haha! Yeah, that was back in Ď12 or Ď13, and...

Haha! Yeah, that was back in Ď12 or Ď13, and Iíve still got my Torch v.1! It works, too, although one of the front LEDs is inop, and a strip of the microshell is delaminated from the EPS in the...
09-12-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,232
Posted By chaadster

All the more reason you should point your browser...

All the more reason you should point your browser to https://www.strava.com.
09-12-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,232
Posted By chaadster

You donít need a phone for Strava. You obviously...

You donít need a phone for Strava. You obviously have internet, so you could be involved right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

But thatís my point, that the choices were all...

But thatís my point, that the choices were all worse outcomes; there was no better choice that I can imagine.

I detailed upthread just a few of the problems created with other choices, but youíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

Whatís the option? Mikeís ordered the 400 units;...

Whatís the option? Mikeís ordered the 400 units; itís not 400 people who ordered from Specialized. Specialized probably donít know who ordered what or have contact info for them, but most...
09-11-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By chaadster

My favorite $40 tail lamp is the Specialized Stix...

My favorite $40 tail lamp is the Specialized Stix Elite. It’s day bright with several flash modes, is nicely styled, has a variety of mounts for versatility, and recharges without a cable. I’ve...
09-11-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, Trek’s graphic game is on point right now…

Yeah, Trek’s graphic game is on point right now…
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,218
Posted By chaadster

Yes, this is all there is in this story, and the...

Yes, this is all there is in this story, and the wording Mikeís chose for the letter in the OP reveals as much.

There is simply no way Mikeís could not have expected this, so they are simply...
09-11-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,232
Posted By chaadster

Strava is motivational for me, and I think the...

Strava is motivational for me, and I think the platform is all around awesome.
09-11-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By chaadster

I do, yes, for road tubeless. I’ve used one once...

I do, yes, for road tubeless. I’ve used one once in several years, and would have used a second time but was unable to remove the tire, resulting in a “call of shame” to Uber. I started riding road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 491,687
Posted By chaadster

looks good!

looks good!
09-10-21, 06:37 PM
09-10-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By chaadster

Well, I donít think I understand the distinction...

Well, I donít think I understand the distinction youíre making between gravel and all-road bikes, but I guess weíre talking about lightweight gravel bikes with slicks, then.

I run something like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 896
Posted By chaadster

I guess people should say what they mean. I do...

I guess people should say what they mean. I do and did.
09-10-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By chaadster

I donít understand the question. Are you making...

I donít understand the question. Are you making a distinction between road and gravel frames/framesets? In the title you say ďroad bike,Ē but then you use the example of setting up a gravel bike...
09-09-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By chaadster

youíre welcome, but I think once you start...

youíre welcome, but I think once you start looking, youíll find there are many common and well-priced lights with the IPX7 rating. Itís not a feature thatís hard to find or rare.

Hereís another...
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