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07-29-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By chaadster

That does not jive with my experience at all, and...

That does not jive with my experience at all, and Iím a strong, aggressive +230lbs rider still rolling my first pair of Argents from Ď14. And Iíve only ever had to true one of my ACs, the Victoy 30,...
07-29-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,259
Posted By chaadster

Youíre not paying attention and you are not...

Youíre not paying attention and you are not understanding. Any Apple Watch, not just cell enabled ones, can make calls. Cell service is just one of the ways they do it.
07-29-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,259
Posted By chaadster

[/size] No, again, thatís not how it works. As...

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No, again, thatís not how it works. As I tried to make clear to you upthread, there is only the phone SIM and only one number.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 93
Posted By chaadster

I’d suggest MKS GR10 in black. They’ll take a...

I’d suggest MKS GR10 in black. They’ll take a toe clip, too, if you want some security.

https://www.mkspedal.com/?q=en/product/node/74

...
07-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,259
Posted By chaadster

Not necessarily. The point could simply be to...

Not necessarily. The point could simply be to not have to pull the actual phone out.

As with the Apple Watch which can place and receive calls while connected to the iPhone, obviating the need to...
07-29-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

Theyíre not gross overkill, they donít do...

Theyíre not gross overkill, they donít do anything I was looking for at all, so thatís gross under-kill! Automatic function means I donít have to manually start themó not by pushing a button on the...
07-29-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By chaadster

My Argents were a claimed 1395g/pair.

My Argents were a claimed 1395g/pair.
07-29-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By chaadster

Man, AC wheels were awesome! I still have-- and...

Man, AC wheels were awesome! I still have-- and absolutely *love*-- two sets of Argent and set of Victory 30.

Anyway, the 350g rim, in it's ultimate iteration, was built into their Sprint 350...
07-29-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

For those who don't know about cantis: ...

For those who don't know about cantis:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/canti-trad.html

and his additional page on canti "theory":

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html

Or,...
07-29-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

Wow, thatís sad!

Wow, thatís sad!
07-29-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By chaadster

There’s also an iPhone Accessibility setting to...

There’s also an iPhone Accessibility setting to speak notifications, so it could have been a hardware generated announcement rather than app generated.
07-28-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

Hmm. Those seem to be either phone app- or head...

Hmm. Those seem to be either phone app- or head unit- initiated starting, though, is that right? I mean, theyíll start when I start ride recording, but they donít seem to be either photosensitive...
07-28-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, for sure, and your pic is as I remember...

Yeah, for sure, and your pic is as I remember itÖand I would not consider that an inverted tread pattern.
07-28-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 578
Posted By chaadster

Yeah caffeine… from a Monster if you don’t like...

Yeah caffeine… from a Monster if you don’t like coffee.

Also, you may need to plan on a longer warm up period in the morning, but for
myself, the morning start is more of a psychological barrier...
07-28-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By chaadster

Those names bring back memories! I donít...

Those names bring back memories! I donít remembee the Cross Terra as an inverted tread, but Avocet and Club Roost/Onza recall what was a really awesome period in cycling!
07-28-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By chaadster

No, inverted means the tread has pockets instead...

No, inverted means the tread has pockets instead of knobs, as if the knobs themselves are inverted into the tread rather than atop it.

As noted, itís a longtime tread design, meant to smooth and...
07-28-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By chaadster

No, and yes. It’s all about chainline…and...

No, and yes.

It’s all about chainline…and you’ll hear if your bike doesn’t have a good one for cross chaining.

That said, while I do it typically and without concern— I’m gonna get up that damn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By chaadster

The baking required Cerakote was confusingly...

The baking required Cerakote was confusingly entered into the discussion upthread, and is a different type of ceramic than the OP is talking about. Generally speaking, Cerakote is a ceramic finish,...
07-28-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

The complexity is in the system design, and the...

The complexity is in the system design, and the difficulty is in the setup process.

If we accept that anything on a bike is hard to doó something I think we mustó then Iíd say that canti setup is...
07-28-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

Spoken like a true noob. Letís celebrate...

Spoken like a true noob.

Letís celebrate when you hit your 1 year anniversary.
07-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

Man, setting up cantis used to be like an art...

Man, setting up cantis used to be like an art form, and lots of folks did not have the skills to do it right. In order to get the pads to hit the rim cleanly with max leverage involved rectifying so...
07-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 906
Posted By chaadster

Hey! No politics in this forum! 😉

Hey! No politics in this forum! 😉
07-27-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,052
Posted By chaadster

Haha! Yeah, I had to get out of that hobby! ...

Haha! Yeah, I had to get out of that hobby! Iíve actually sold watches to buy bikes. At one point, I was trying to support vintage sports cars, watches, and cycling; talk about overreach! Iím...
07-27-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,052
Posted By chaadster

Bikes are only expensive if you’re relatively...

Bikes are only expensive if you’re relatively poor.

For the record, I find bikes can be expensive, but I love cycling and I love cool bikes, so I buy the best, most interesting bikes I can afford.
07-27-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

I have a dynamo, too, but I’m really unimpressed...

I have a dynamo, too, but I’m really unimpressed with dynamo tail lights in terms of safety. I don’t think they’re very bright compared to rechargeables, and Inthink flashing lighting is more...
07-26-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

Oh, well yeah, the sweep is an issue. Maybe the...

Oh, well yeah, the sweep is an issue. Maybe the idea of a multi-piece bar assembly opens up some options for you, or maybe you could try one of those eBay/Alibaba China-direct vendor handlebars,...
07-26-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By chaadster

If you run a plastic tube like Schwalbe Aerothan,...

If you run a plastic tube like Schwalbe Aerothan, youíll not only minimize rolling resistance and get near tubeless performance, you also save a lot of weight compared to standard butyl tubes and...
07-26-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 906
Posted By chaadster

Deer in a swamp is weird.

Deer in a swamp is weird.
07-26-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

You could get a 250g Jones H-Bar Loop carbon for...

You could get a 250g Jones H-Bar Loop carbon for $275 and bolt on some 110g Rose Spirgrips bar extensions for $80 or $90 shipped, and save even more weight (349g) for only $355. That’s only about $1...
07-26-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

Well hot damn! Dead on it, tcs! Thanks! I...

Well hot damn! Dead on it, tcs! Thanks!

I was looking for a fender mountable one, and I see this has a couple of bracket options I might be able to hack for a solution. Itís only $15, too, so I...
07-26-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

I donít know what the collar is, but I do know...

I donít know what the collar is, but I do know big, complex, custom titanium bars are expensive, so Iím not surprised at all. HellÖeven a simple, production MTB flat bar from a company with deep...
07-26-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 906
Posted By chaadster

Funny, my neighbor got t-boned by a deer while...

Funny, my neighbor got t-boned by a deer while out riding this morning. He was okay, just some road rash from the crash and a sore jaw from what he thinks was the deer’s head. This was on a bike...
07-26-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

I’m from back in the day when all there was were...

I’m from back in the day when all there was were cantis, u-brakes, and center bolt calipers, so I got a bad case of BTDT and don’t want to do that again. Back then, I tried so many, from Shimano XT...
07-26-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,156
Posted By chaadster

OMG, if I never have to touch another canti...

OMG, if I never have to touch another canti again, it’ll be too soon.

Any rim brake I’m happy to see go, if only because those ***** make a filthy mess, but cantis suck worst of all.
07-26-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

Automatic tail lights?

Hey folks.

Are any of you familiar with whatís available in the auto tail lamp market? Iím looking for reccos, ideally of a lamp which is motion-activated, but photosensitive would be acceptable....
07-26-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,259
Posted By chaadster

Karoo say that does not work. I donít know if...

Karoo say that does not work. I donít know if only because the unit has no mic, or if there are other tech limitations (e.g. data transfer protocols).

I suppose Bluetooth headphones with mic...
07-26-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,259
Posted By chaadster

. Ed Wiser I’m confused. Hammerhead say Karoo2...

. Ed Wiser I’m confused. Hammerhead say Karoo2 cannot be used for calls, but you’re saying it can. How does running a SIM allow Karoo 2 to work as a phone?
07-26-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By chaadster

Wattsup Ti Cycles in Portland, OR, are whom...

Wattsup Ti Cycles in Portland, OR, are whom youíre looking for.

https://www.ticycles.com/store-all/#handlebars
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By chaadster

Troubleshooting a slow leak, I was reminded that...

Troubleshooting a slow leak, I was reminded that I was running Panaracer R’air innertubes in one of my bikes. Thinking of this thread, I threw the 23-25c tube on my scale and got 70g.

I did...
07-26-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By chaadster

I use and like both the Pasela and GravelKing,...

I use and like both the Pasela and GravelKing, but also look at Panaracer’s Ribmo in 35c, particularly if you don’t need the tread blocks but want a little more puncture resistance:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By chaadster

I did a “spit take” when I read that…

I did a “spit take” when I read that…
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By chaadster

An XDR freehub body (or driver) will not take a...

An XDR freehub body (or driver) will not take a Shimano cassette, so a Shimano compatible freehub body is required.

Which Shimano compatible freehub is specific to the hub, so I’d recommend taking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By chaadster

You donít convert rims, you convert hubs.

You donít convert rims, you convert hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By chaadster

It all depends on the shape of the reference...

It all depends on the shape of the reference shallow rim, of course, but a properly designed toroidal 30mm aero rim (e.g. in contrast to the old deep V shape) will post very substantial gains against...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,705
Posted By chaadster

Using a PM on the road has helped me determine...

Using a PM on the road has helped me determine that [on the Dedacciai] in the fast cruising range, Iím more efficiently positioned with my elbows in and grabbing the bar close to the stem than I am...
07-23-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By chaadster

Ah, I can understand that. Iíve been riding with...

Ah, I can understand that. Iíve been riding with foot retention for a long timeó and SPD since it came outó and am really practiced, so I forget what a challenge it can be. Despite my experience, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By chaadster

Aerothan are plastic as well; dunno of Tubolito...

Aerothan are plastic as well; dunno of Tubolito is patchable with self-adhesive patches like Aerothan is, though.

Anyway, I’ve been using Aerothan for a short while now, having bailed out on...
07-21-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By chaadster

I havenít heard of them until now, but looking at...

I havenít heard of them until now, but looking at their site, I like how open and transparent they are, like with ďstop by the hangar for a test ride,Ē listing pricing, and the open invitation to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By chaadster

Sorry, but I do not.

Sorry, but I do not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,547
Posted By chaadster

HahaÖyeah! The Sapim are top class, making Flo...

HahaÖyeah! The Sapim are top class, making Flo 30 the exception to the rule!
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