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06-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,500
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I can just imagine Bob Roll murdering the...

I can just imagine Bob Roll murdering the pronunciation of 'flock' like he does Tooor day frans
06-22-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,500
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The point I was making is Discovery doesn't even...

The point I was making is Discovery doesn't even bother running a sports channel in the USA. Just crappy pseudo science and reality TV. If they did, I'd think ASO would rather not get in bed with NBC...
06-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,500
Posted By Marcus_Ti

NBC would sue Discovery Channel into...

NBC would sue Discovery Channel into oblivion--and would win. Discovery owns Eurosport. That is right--all this could be avoided if Discovery just aired Eurosport on this continent to start...
06-18-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,500
Posted By Marcus_Ti

NBC, the people who make all sporting content...

NBC, the people who make all sporting content unwatchable. No thanks. It is cheaper for me to VPN into the EU and watch the ASO races on GCN than it is to pay for Peacock without ads. The ASO races...
06-14-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By Marcus_Ti

<------Well I'm a bit biased. Any of the...

<------Well I'm a bit biased.

Any of the above will make a drool worthy steed. The nice thing about ti, you don't need to worry about mucking up paint or rust etc. Going custom--you're looking at...
06-12-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Perfect for the hills (?) of London? :)

Perfect for the hills (?) of London? :)
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,587
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Check out https://www.bike-components.de/en/ ...

Check out https://www.bike-components.de/en/

The America market markup on Ortlieb/Tubus is about 100%. I got my stainless steel tara for less than what the street-price chrome-steel version costs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Honestly, it looks like a plain old 9070 Di2 RD...

Honestly, it looks like a plain old 9070 Di2 RD that just doesn't have a cable plugged in. Not sure why you think it is 'wireless' and not just unplugged. Or for that matter why you think it has...
04-30-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 229,013
Posted By Marcus_Ti

After two years in service, it developed a...

After two years in service, it developed a KE-THunk on every pedal rev under power at the same 'clock' position. Whatever was making it, was strong enough to make a 'tick' you could feel reverb...
04-12-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Hollowtech units are probably the best of the...

The Hollowtech units are probably the best of the external BB system designs for 68mm BSA shells.

You mention not having the shell faced. The new BB/crank systems are less tolerant of out of spec...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,761
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Velo Orange. Just about everything else is too...

Velo Orange. Just about everything else is too flexible/whippy and breaks.
04-08-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,648
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Thing is, this side of the Atlantic, there are no...

Thing is, this side of the Atlantic, there are no celeb endorsements from cycling personalities worth anything. No one listening to endorsement marketing will know who the heck the people are making...
04-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,648
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well...more like the cost and not ever being OEM...

Well...more like the cost and not ever being OEM equipment, nor being a race sponsor. A Rohloff has 14 gears in even spacing as wide as any double drive train
04-08-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,648
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Our own resident IGH gearhead Dan Burkhart ...

Our own resident IGH gearhead Dan Burkhart literally wrote the video on how they work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UpwoDmOb4
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,110
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Having lived through the Dark Days of...

Having lived through the Dark Days of pre-touchscreen Garmin devices...I never want to go back. There are certain times where it can be a bit glitchy like heavy rain; but the 1% inconvenience is...
03-28-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Being a lubricant...it is a temporal 'fix'. The...

Being a lubricant...it is a temporal 'fix'. The device is fairly simple IIRC--so it isn't hard to do, it just needs done again after so many miles of freewheeling.
Forum: Foo
03-26-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,377
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Be grateful you even got one shot. One of my...

Be grateful you even got one shot.

One of my riding mates in Kansas City...he had to drive out of KC 2 hours to rural nowhere to get his first shot. What has happened, the state governor allocated...
03-26-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL. TLDR, no they don't ever learn....and those...

LOL. TLDR, no they don't ever learn....and those people far outnumber the people who know what 'on your left' means'.
03-19-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The Vesper is their newer product line. It used...

The Vesper is their newer product line. It used to be with Onyx hubs all of them shipped standard with ceramic bearings. Which, yay/nay/indifferent, they are very blingy and they back then were the...
03-18-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Uh, Onyx are as silent as hubs get. They are not...

Uh, Onyx are as silent as hubs get. They are not lightweight, but it isn't physically possible for a hub to get much more silent--as there is no ratchet at all.
03-13-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Marcus_Ti

'Whole groupset'...other than that very page...

'Whole groupset'...other than that very page which shows they don't have brake rotors, and only a single size of one gearing of crankset.

And, of course, presuming Merlin even ships Shimano to the...
03-12-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The GRX Di2 brifters cannot be bought. Shimano...

The GRX Di2 brifters cannot be bought. Shimano has missed every restock promise since August 2020. And the GRX Di2 lineup is part of that. If it isn't in stock now you're not going to see it until...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,163
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Unless you actually can see the groupsets on a...

Unless you actually can see the groupsets on a shelf...don't count on seeing either anytime soon.

Shimano has been missing every single delivery promise since August 2020 for parts....and it isn't...
03-06-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Nope.

Nope.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By Marcus_Ti

LOL. Remember the R-SYS wheels that were so bad...

LOL. Remember the R-SYS wheels that were so bad even the editor of Velonews broke the silence about them self destructing during use? And then there were the Mavic K wheels; whose name no one could...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By Marcus_Ti

More amazing...mavic is still around after years...

More amazing...mavic is still around after years of making underwhelming wheels and rims
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,906
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Good products with good engineering cost money....

Good products with good engineering cost money. Who'd have thought.
03-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,887
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Especially given COVID demonstrating to lots of...

Especially given COVID demonstrating to lots of businesses the waste of needing commuters and expensive office buildings.



Simple. Don't elect people to office who think this is a true-ism....
02-27-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Flobikes had the live exclusive today. It is...

Flobikes had the live exclusive today. It is basically the last live cycling race on FloBikes this year LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You mean vaccines funded by government research...

You mean vaccines funded by government research grants? (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-09/pfizer-vaccine-s-funding-came-from-berlin-not-washington)

Speak for yourself about not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The point is...if you're going to be strictly and...

The point is...if you're going to be strictly and semantically accurate--these 'free markets' things you're speaking of never have and never will exist. Strictly speaking. The way the function now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Marcus_Ti

This is the way these things have always worked...

This is the way these things have always worked in the real world. So yes, it is.
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,559
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depending on luck of routing...out here, it is...

Depending on luck of routing...out here, it is possible not to meet a soul for days on rural roads.

A few years back around Merritt reservoir in Nebraska I and a group of friends did a century....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I have r785. I ain't changing them. There's lots...

I have r785. I ain't changing them. There's lots of things I can do with $800USD that improve my life more. Also, as you point to, you cannot buy them now or probably for the rest of the year anyway....
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The problem you run into.....fixing this stuff,...

The problem you run into.....fixing this stuff, you rapidly exceed the value of the mortgage on the building or even the building. Even if you don't run into say asbestos remediation on old...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well. The problem isn't just what you can see,...

Well. The problem isn't just what you can see, but what is inside the walls. It doesn't take much of a guess that the building code and building practices down there are very lax and that the pipes...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'd say the same thing about the tools at the...

I'd say the same thing about the tools at the privately owned/operated thermal plants who have repeatedly chosen not to winterize.
02-19-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,756
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You're leaving out the most absurd unit of them...

You're leaving out the most absurd unit of them all still in use in the USA air-conditioner 'tons'
02-19-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By Marcus_Ti

ARE YOU BEING INDECISIVE? 'Yes. No. Perhaps!'

ARE YOU BEING INDECISIVE?

'Yes. No. Perhaps!'
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,463
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Prices have been rising for years and years. Even...

Prices have been rising for years and years. Even without demand; and they never go down. During the gas price hikes last decade where there weren't even fuel shortages, retail prices practically...
02-18-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,756
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actually...even 'imperial' units are actually...

Actually...even 'imperial' units are actually metric.

The USA signed the International Yard and Pound treaty, along with Canada and Russia and the UK etc, way back in the late 1950s. This defined...
02-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,756
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is always an option. Just like using Daylight...

It is always an option. Just like using Daylight Switching Time, as a society we just choose to keep punching ourselves in the face for the sake of punching ourselves in the face.
02-17-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By Marcus_Ti

One of my tent circle had one a couple years...

One of my tent circle had one a couple years ago...for a few weeks before she flipped it for Zwift and a real bike.
02-16-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,987
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The first 2018 Kickr units had issues. ...

The first 2018 Kickr units had issues.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/01/wahoo-ceo-details-fixes-for-issues-surrounding-kickr-2018-kickr-core.html

The later batches were supposedly...
02-16-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,987
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The 2018 Kickr had teething problems, bigly. With...

The 2018 Kickr had teething problems, bigly. With 2020 they seem fixed.

The Kurt Kinetic R1 is loud, really loud. Just how it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,274
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Presuming you could even get a DeLorean to go...

Presuming you could even get a DeLorean to go 88MPH with that crappy stock engine
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,774
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Ditto. Especially when Stages Gen3 lefty meters...

Ditto. Especially when Stages Gen3 lefty meters are literally 30% the cost.

Sucks losing competition/options in the market, still.
02-01-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,998
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Sadly, none of those channels are offered here. ...

Sadly, none of those channels are offered here.

Ironically...Eurosport is owned/operated by Discovery Channel. But Discovery has made the business choice, in the US market, to rebroadcast ZERO of...
01-31-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,110
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Oh, they were surprised and turned it around...

Oh, they were surprised and turned it around quickly. They actually advanced RMA'd me the rims, I had both rims unlaced, and they x-ray'd them and confirmed only one was cracked. They refunded me...
01-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,110
Posted By Marcus_Ti

CX46 laced to Onyx Racing hubs. Hubs have been...

CX46 laced to Onyx Racing hubs. Hubs have been amazing, they should be. I had one rim develop a spoke-hole crack, LB was very chill about getting the rim replaced--had my shop do the rebuild...
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