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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Posted By Sy Reene

It was in the OP.. 15mm

It was in the OP.. 15mm
09-17-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds reasonable. The point of my 'experiment'...

Sounds reasonable. The point of my 'experiment' originally was to see of after evaporation what kinda film might be left on the aluminum foil. I gave up after a couple hours waiting and dumped the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Posted By Sy Reene

Sorry, but I gotta think there are safety limits...

Sorry, but I gotta think there are safety limits that come into play at some point.
09-17-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

So.. my unscientific science project results. I...

So.. my unscientific science project results. I poured about the same amount (guessing about 1/2 teaspoon) each onto an alu foil lined paper plate of OMS and Denatured Alcohol (FUEL/Ethanol). In...
09-17-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Pro Tip: Hellmann's 30oz mayo jars (plastic) are...

Pro Tip: Hellmann's 30oz mayo jars (plastic) are great. :)


Just for gits and shiggles, I may just pour some OMS out on a sheet of aluminum foil. let it evaporate and see what's left.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 on tire quality. ...

+1 on tire quality.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/599x455/screen_shot_2016_07_05_at_11_45_54_am_grande_c4fc686efe859a893905511b64e2691c8e11b417.png
from Silca Blog Part 4B:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 483
Posted By Sy Reene

So you'd end up with an 11-14-15... That's a...

So you'd end up with an 11-14-15... That's a pretty huge jump at the high end
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 483
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess a 12-32 option is out? Would require a...

I guess a 12-32 option is out? Would require a freehub swap to campy, but I've been pretty happy with the centaur 12-32, a relative bargain these days at under $70
12-32 Teeth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 483
Posted By Sy Reene

What is this option listed on the page I linked? ...

What is this option listed on the page I linked?
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/630x74/11_32_edco_5ffccf7a4b4cfb9127d82b738f2e478ae46d0017.jpg
09-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Thanks for the complete rundown. The OMS +...

Thanks for the complete rundown. The OMS + Denatured Alcohol thing is part of the somewhat well known Molten Speedwax prep instructions. Googling, "do Mineral Spirits leave behind a residue" -- it...
09-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Lots of "Fuel" mentions.. What does this stuff...

Lots of "Fuel" mentions.. What does this stuff fuel anyway? aka Denatured alcohol, used after OMS for some chain cleaning routines. How does denatured alcohol differ from rubbing alcohol (ie....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, not understanding this, unless Specialized...

Yeah, not understanding this, unless Specialized does their own proprietary saddle-rail width and clamp combos. My Aspide had rails the same as any other brand i've stuck in my clamp, including...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20,181
Views: 4,491,977
Posted By Sy Reene

Enjoy! Is Clever Training shutting down? I see...

Enjoy! Is Clever Training shutting down? I see their homepage has an "everything must go" lead-in. Rare opportunity to get Speedplays on a discount :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 483
Posted By Sy Reene

Came across references to this outfit in another...

Came across references to this outfit in another thread.. pricey stuff built for weight weenies.. but maybe of interest:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure I understand the question. These are...

Not sure I understand the question. These are brands that Mike's sells, that also aren't owned by Pon. Eg. like Specialized, albeit likely lower unit sales
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

Understood. All I am suggesting is that there...

Understood. All I am suggesting is that there may well have been no real reason that Mike's couldn't continue to sell Specialized, if Specialized didn't have an issue with this. Certainly, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

Mike's is now owned by a holding company that...

Mike's is now owned by a holding company that owns competing brands, plus about 70 other brands in various industries. A couple of these brands were already being sold at Mike's before the sale....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

The last section sounds reasonable, imagining the...

The last section sounds reasonable, imagining the contract was written with eg. XYZ d/b/a Mike's, changing to ABC d/b/a Mike's perhaps.
As a larger than most(?) entity though, with 12 stores, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

The dealer agreements are indeed a mystery unless...

The dealer agreements are indeed a mystery unless there's one floating around we can all read. And to somehow know they're all identical seems to mean you either have worked at, or continue to work...
09-15-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 926
Posted By Sy Reene

BF threads this season.. ...

BF threads this season..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ml3nyww80
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,493
Posted By Sy Reene

One rider coming up from behind (especially if...

One rider coming up from behind (especially if they didn't ask permission) and sliding in front of you, is an overt invitation to draft them, isn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20,181
Views: 4,491,977
Posted By Sy Reene

a new sweat bra ...

a new sweat bra
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9,405
Views: 123,548
Posted By Sy Reene

I happened to see a rerun of the 1960's Thomas...

I happened to see a rerun of the 1960's Thomas Crown Affair.. loved the Steve McQueen buggy. Interesting story: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Sy Reene

Planned obsolescence

Planned obsolescence
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Sy Reene

Hit the weights! ...

Hit the weights!
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

Again, you seem certain that you know how the...

Again, you seem certain that you know how the Mikes/Specialized contract was written, and that by that contract's terms, Specialized was required to cancel Mike's status as a reseller, as well as all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,813
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok, but is it a coincidence that the added...

Ok, but is it a coincidence that the added together diameters of a 700c wheelset is 14 hands?
09-14-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Sy Reene

For the winter weather ;) London Pretzel...

For the winter weather ;)
London Pretzel (https://zwiftinsider.com/accordions/yorkshire-routes-2-3-2-2/)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

Do we know this? If Specialized was taking...

Do we know this? If Specialized was taking orders from its dealers, is it up to the dealer to say to any customer who walks in that they refuse to accept their order? I have no idea how the...
09-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,412
Posted By Sy Reene

Or could just be some type of actuarial science...

Or could just be some type of actuarial science applied where they've figured out that some portion of the increased product cost will more than offset the possible increase in warranty claims, while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,813
Posted By Sy Reene

If you use stones for weight, you probably also...

If you use stones for weight, you probably also use Bar for tire pressure. Coincidence or conspiracy they're about the same ratio for lbs and psi respectively? :thumb:
09-14-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 680
Posted By Sy Reene

What's the motto.. if you can't beat them, join...

What's the motto.. if you can't beat them, join 'em?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By Sy Reene

If coming from a wedge pack, perhaps look at the...

If coming from a wedge pack, perhaps look at the Arundel Gordo or Medio bags. The gordo is a good sized back that (per the spec sheet anyway) is 1.5" wide (along it's full length). Not sure how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,813
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't recall that most stories I've seen about...

I don't recall that most stories I've seen about failures actually often mention the tire width. It might be a good data point though if people did mention (as well it would be good if folks got in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 378
Posted By Sy Reene

My first suggestion is to pedal with one leg,...

My first suggestion is to pedal with one leg, then alternate to the other. See if the clicking disappears when just one or the other leg is pedaling.
09-13-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Sy Reene

So, depending on how fast you turn the crank or...

So, depending on how fast you turn the crank or how many revolutions of the chain, is doing a stream necessarily that much more than 2 drops per roller/link?
09-13-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure if you're referring to outside rim width...

Not sure if you're referring to outside rim width or not, but latest generation of most tires (?) seem are now labelled with assumption of being installed on wider rims than in the past. Eg. a Conti...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

Perhaps. I wonder the status of shop inventory...

Perhaps. I wonder the status of shop inventory sales regarding warranty service? eg
https://mikesbikes.com/products/specialized-diverge-comp-e5-2021?variant=31436725616709
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

I can perhaps understand the shops needing some...

I can perhaps understand the shops needing some money coming in, even when they're not able to deliver product. But realize that if they were selling real delivered bikes, the shop doesn't keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

More likely is 'that ultegra bike you ordered is...

More likely is 'that ultegra bike you ordered is now only available in 12speed, which you didn't pay for, but the 105 level bike is now the same price you paid.'
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess, though as a manufacturer, why not just...

I guess, though as a manufacturer, why not just look at it as 'sales are sales. If our competitor wants to own a shop that is selling a lot of our product and no more of their own, that's hilarious;...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

But it's still 400 bikes that Specialized...

But it's still 400 bikes that Specialized cancelled the sales on. That's money that may be directed to their competitor now.
09-12-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Sy Reene

Actually to make wheel removal easier was one of...

Actually to make wheel removal easier was one of the minor reasons I had to get a wider-rimmed wheelset. Obviously for example, if your rim width is the same as, or a just slightly narrower than your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

A deposit is one thing. Eg. a 20-25% deposit or...

A deposit is one thing. Eg. a 20-25% deposit or thereabouts I guess can make sense. In this Mike's story, however, the letter anyway is written intimating that payment in full was made.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

ok. Though I think both parties could have...

ok. Though I think both parties could have behaved better and worked something out. Specialized had 400 customers (albeit through an intermediary and they maybe don't know who they are) who in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,613
Posted By Sy Reene

huh. Never noticed before any of the product...

huh. Never noticed before any of the product shots made them appear they were brownish.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

That's not how what works? I think we're saying...

That's not how what works? I think we're saying the same thing. The full payment for a bike in advance, does NOTHING for the purchaser in getting a bike any sooner. An order into the manufacturer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 822,613
Posted By Sy Reene

"Black Edition" ? What other colors do they come...

"Black Edition" ? What other colors do they come in?
09-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,014
Posted By Sy Reene

If Di2 allows it, it must be ok (once in a while).

If Di2 allows it, it must be ok (once in a while).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sy Reene

On the flip side, those same 400 are maybe...

On the flip side, those same 400 are maybe wondering what the point was in giving Mike's the full selling price in advance, if it never even made it out of their shop and to Specialized.
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