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  1. I kinda wanted to have my cake and eat it too...

    I kinda wanted to have my cake and eat it too with a Compact+... I wanted the gear range simply because I'm still learning where I'm at and because I can put off road tires on my bike, off road...
  2. I just went over the manual for my crank...it...

    I just went over the manual for my crank...it warns that it may come loose during the first few initial rides?!?!?!

    lmao...Needless to say, I've re-installed it and tightened as per spec'.
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    :popcorn ;)

    :popcorn

    ;)
  4. I'm using Fizik 3mm performance... Good stuff.

    I'm using Fizik 3mm performance... Good stuff.
  5. Thx Jiggle... Will look into it... I'm seeing my...

    Thx Jiggle... Will look into it... I'm seeing my fitter on Friday... I'm sure to be enlightened...
  6. Accidental one legged drill...and other foibles...

    Today's object lesson is, after major mechanical work, ALWAYS check that EVERYTHING is torqued to spec' yourself.

    Trust NO ONE with your safety... Jeebus. I want to chew mechanic's ass into...
  7. Agreed on the self fitting but, I can feel what's...

    Agreed on the self fitting but, I can feel what's off with my posture and such in terms of comfort. I do have a fitter and will be going back to him next week. The other upside is due to the...
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    Gotchya, sorry... Im not too keen on the...

    Gotchya, sorry... Im not too keen on the Ultremos, thin skinned....and blowing a tire off a rim is scary....

    I had it happen when changing the tire on the Starboard main strut of an F-14...
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    On another note.... Orange Seal is leaps and...

    On another note.... Orange Seal is leaps and bounds ahead of the other guys in terms of sealant.

    Try it.
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    Ahhh...Well, removable valve core is really key...

    Ahhh...Well, removable valve core is really key IMO. It allows for avoiding the possible mess you experienced. $10.00

    With a properly seated tubeless bead, and compatible rim, it should require...
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    Wasn't my friend at all today...when out for a 55...

    Wasn't my friend at all today...when out for a 55 miler the damn wind was in my face down the Hudson, and when I turned around in Battery Park it must of shifted direction and was in my face again!!!...
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    This is where tubeless specific rims and tire in...

    This is where tubeless specific rims and tire in combo come in... the installation procedure is mounting and inflating the tire to full pressure before you add sealant.
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    Wrong, works like a charm. Been there and done...

    Wrong, works like a charm. Been there and done that.
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    Ha! Tubes are anachronistic silliness. Ridiculous...

    Ha! Tubes are anachronistic silliness. Ridiculous that bikes still use them. :thumb:
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    There are sealants that are ammonia free, that's...

    There are sealants that are ammonia free, that's what I use.
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    Setup is not messy. It's simple. Sealant only...

    Setup is not messy. It's simple. Sealant only needs to be topped off every so often. I use Orange Seal, head & shoulders better than other offerings. Not necessary to clean out every couple of...
  17. Turning negatives into positives....

    I like to learn through trial and error, and damn it's pricey, but in the end self sufficiency is priceless...:cry:

    Fer instance...I've been dicking around with my reach and cockpit, stem, bars,...
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    I like dogs too...but my cats are fascinating...

    I like dogs too...but my cats are fascinating creatures... I have Foundation Bengals... Asian Leopard Cat hybrids. I may take the next step and get an actual ALC...I'd need to build a nice enclosure...
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    I like *****.

    I like *****.
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    Uh...It's spelt "Camouflage." :thumb:

    Uh...It's spelt "Camouflage." :thumb:
  21. Indeed... I had brought the wheel into various...

    Indeed... I had brought the wheel into various local shops asked opinions and they all thought it was a bit of a strange one as well, one gent commented that the kevlar belt wasn't broken... and that...
  22. I always hear noise if I accidentally end up...

    I always hear noise if I accidentally end up cross chaining. Something about the break angle of the chain across the cog makes it sound different and I correct accordingly. Doesn't happen much if at...
  23. I looked for that...nothing. Anyhow, new tire...

    I looked for that...nothing. Anyhow, new tire arrived today.
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    I have experienced the phenomena you speak...

    I have experienced the phenomena you speak of....hasn't happened in a while though. I had another issue, maybe related, where my latest posts weren't showing up under my profile until two weeks...
  25. Well, I contacted Hutchinson and sent them the...

    Well,

    I contacted Hutchinson and sent them the pictures. They're sending me a replacement tire.

    It's nice to see that they stand behind their product.
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