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Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,133
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 3,968
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: 3,968
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: 1,953
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
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: 1,673
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: 6,088
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....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
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: Foo
02-21-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 982
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: 982
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...
02-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,668
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.
01-31-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,616
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...
01-27-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,476
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Paragon Machine Works does it better and in...

Paragon Machine Works does it better and in Titanium: https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/accessories/bottle-openers.html

I have the combo 15mm/opener and it works perfecto.

Abbey makes one...
01-22-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,094
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm luke warm about them TBH....like all NBC...

I'm luke warm about them TBH....like all NBC properties, they try their best to take sports content and make it unwatchable.
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By Marcus_Ti

123456 ...

123456

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Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,627
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What'll make you LOL even more...is when the...

What'll make you LOL even more...is when the fur-children learn what those foil lined bags sound like when rattled.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rouvy and Zwift are two very different...

Rouvy and Zwift are two very different experiences. There's no 'right', there's what motivates you to train or exercise. ATM Rouvy is substantially cheaper, Zwift has gone up in price.


Zwift is,...
12-31-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Guy who denies COVID, holds meetings and rallies...

Guy who denies COVID, holds meetings and rallies without a mask--and demands everyone else return to work for the sake of his 401K.....dies of COVID.

Yea. Not a tear.
12-08-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,619
Posted By Marcus_Ti

TrainingPeaks is worth it....IF you are actually...

TrainingPeaks is worth it....IF you are actually trying to fitness train, and not just riding your bike. A powermeter is an amazing tool and a great thing to have for training. If you actually use a...
Forum: Foo
12-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Wait until you discover how frequently BTC and...

Wait until you discover how frequently BTC and other Funny Money currency are stolen from those wallets....and then you need an offline 'wallet' to store it to make it even more inconvenient to use....
Forum: Foo
12-03-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By Marcus_Ti

John Deere is orders of magnitude worse than all...

John Deere is orders of magnitude worse than all the others in this regard....because the places where a Deere tractor needs work from an 'approved' wrench, necessarily always involve a drive-out...
12-01-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is very easy to get this stuff wrong. On RBR,...

It is very easy to get this stuff wrong. On RBR, one of their regulars who did work in epidemiology posted this link:

https://brownmath.com/stat/falsepos.htm

Well worth the read in context of...
11-30-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,031
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Or single speed/fixie or IGH. I agree, that...

Or single speed/fixie or IGH. I agree, that chain doesn't look at all flexible enough laterally to use in a modern derailleur drivetrain.

Which...if IGH development picked up steam and...
11-28-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The last 10 months of COVID show that you really...

The last 10 months of COVID show that you really need to stop talking and embarrassing yourself. I, personally, among many others have lost people in nursing homes. No it isn't easy with proper...
11-26-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Technically, yes. But in the exact opposite...

Technically, yes. But in the exact opposite manner you intend:
...
11-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No...you really don't have a good handle on what...

No...you really don't have a good handle on what is going on.


Take it from someone in Nebraska...whose self styled rugged conservative population pretended COVID was a Liberal Hoax for 6 months....
11-26-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is almost like you don't understand what is...

It is almost like you don't understand what is going on--freely admit it, and then twist any numbers you can find to fit your prejudices.

You might just as well have said, 'sick people are in...
11-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,671
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People will do anything to not accept reality....

People will do anything to not accept reality. One of those realities is that there is a pandemic on--and the US government completely fumbled the ball start to finish on it.



You misspelled...
11-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,818
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People used to use dumb trainers and rollers all...

People used to use dumb trainers and rollers all winter long before services like Zwift were invented. But it was torture, and very hard to stick to a regimen because it simply wasn't fun....rather...
11-20-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,601
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Here in Nebraska, our governor not only never...

Here in Nebraska, our governor not only never shut down the state, never instituted a mask mandate, actively sued to STOP mask mandates...he presently is in quarantine due to exposure to someone who...
11-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,838
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Everyone who has ever had to clean up the...

Everyone who has ever had to clean up the detritus.
11-15-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,601
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And the worst enemy here...is half-measures,...

And the worst enemy here...is half-measures, they're almost worse than doing nothing at all--because then people get overconfident especially in undereffected areas. NYC needed refrigerated cars for...
11-15-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,601
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Hhere in Nebraska and South Dakota and...

Hhere in Nebraska and South Dakota and Iowa.....let's end the BS of Trump donor's meatpacking plants being declared 'essential'? How about those state governments trying not to actively coverup...
11-15-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,601
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Literally, anything. Here in Nebraska....the...

Literally, anything. Here in Nebraska....the governor has had the state do nothing to stop this for 8 months, and has actively stopped communities from taking up the slack. He himself is now in...
11-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,601
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Up here in Nebraska....our governor is in...

Up here in Nebraska....our governor is in quarantine, and the state is going to run out of hospital room in about 10 days or less. And there's no state mask mandate and never was one, the state never...
11-12-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Honestly...you won't know until 3 months or less...

Honestly...you won't know until 3 months or less before show date.

I'm trying to get out of that biz. It is short circuited, bad, for the at all visible future. The one show I might get recalled...
11-12-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Entirely depends on the Talent and their Agent...

Entirely depends on the Talent and their Agent policies...and the status of the area they are going to. Even guessing about January 2021 is volatile at this point. My hall has contracts penned for...
11-12-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Up in North Dakota, the Governor's office has...

Up in North Dakota, the Governor's office has authorized all COVID infected medical staff to keep working--because there's no one to spare.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,385
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It only took Microsoft a quarter century to admit...

It only took Microsoft a quarter century to admit they sucked at and could not sell phones. They tried and tried to sell buggy products that didn't work and were buggy and sucked.

By the time they...
11-03-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,621
Posted By Marcus_Ti

2 years back I bought an FSA SL-K 46/30...

2 years back I bought an FSA SL-K 46/30 crank....well it is officially out of service, replaced with a 48/31 GRX with Stages power meter arm.
...
10-30-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,245
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I can only personally vouch for my farmland...

I can only personally vouch for my farmland relatives when I say YES.

For 7 months, masks were a 'please if you would' even in food/grocery service out in rural farmland. No one wore them, and...
10-30-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,727
Posted By Marcus_Ti

i CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF THAT JERSEY...

i CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF THAT JERSEY YOU ARE WEARING
10-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Verify the cables are fully seated in the...

Verify the cables are fully seated in the shifters.

If whomever assembled the bike lived a Good Clean Life, they left some swag on the cables so the don't get pulled out in case of crash...
10-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By Marcus_Ti

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and...

PIs work well IMHO at least with SPDs and Giro/Shiman/SIDI shoes I've tried
10-11-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've been liking their Strade Bianchi TLR in 36mm...

I've been liking their Strade Bianchi TLR in 36mm so far...not the most puncture resistant, but seals well, even with endurance sealant.
Forum: Foo
10-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Everyone else learned and got a ton better, and...

Everyone else learned and got a ton better, and went to spending egregious sums of money on the Entertainment Division to do so....that whole 'West Coast Offense' thing didn't work either.
...
Forum: Touring
10-08-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,979
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Find shoes that work for your feet. The stiffer...

Find shoes that work for your feet. The stiffer the shoe, the less I find problems with hotspots form small cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,957
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Don't use it on a car you care about...or...

Don't use it on a car you care about...or carrying bikes you care about.
10-05-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Marcus_Ti

AOL is still around?

AOL is still around?
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