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Forum: Commuting
10-17-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,617
Posted By tekhna

A light I use every day that dies after three...

A light I use every day that dies after three years of heavy use is poor quality?



Interesting, I'll take a look! Right now an Exposure Sirius looks like my best bet.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,617
Posted By tekhna

Hey thanks for not answering my question! I...

Hey thanks for not answering my question! I appreciate it. It gets cold here in Minnesota so I like my gloves. All six pairs for every condition. I also like my bar mitts, for when you need that...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-17, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,617
Posted By tekhna

In a pickle--need a front light that can be mounted and removed easily w/gloves on

For many years I was using a Lezyne Macro Drive that snapped in and out of a mounting bracket quickly and easily with no fuss.
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07-23-15, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,570
Posted By tekhna

Best sealed headset for winter riding?

Is there an ultra-durable, well-sealed headset out there? My stock headset is garbage and I'm replacing it and I'm wondering what to replace it with. I've sort of defaulted to a Cane Creek 40 but if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By tekhna

Fine gravel is fine, coarser gravel you could...

Fine gravel is fine, coarser gravel you could pinch flat. Sandy sections you can wash out and go down pretty easily.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By tekhna

Getting the most out of rides with my SO

I'm very fortunate in that my partner has taken to road cycling and enjoys just going out for 40+ mile rides on the weekends. I'll readily admit that this is a fantastic thing, especially since she...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,372
Posted By tekhna

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_wobble#In_two-...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_wobble#In_two-wheeled_vehicles

There's nothing there that supports the assertion that 16 pound bikes are more prone to wobble.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By tekhna

I've never heard of Gatorskins having sidewall...

I've never heard of Gatorskins having sidewall issues. GP4000 is the other way to go. They're great tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,372
Posted By tekhna

The factual information is super-interesting,...

The factual information is super-interesting, unfortunately it doesn't mean anything since we don't know where the frame came from, we don't know who made it, and we don't know if it's representative...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By tekhna

Seriously, go play with a Patagonia R1. It's...

Seriously, go play with a Patagonia R1. It's superior to a balaclava in every single way. I didn't wear my balaclava all winter unless the temp dropped below -5 once I got my R1.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By tekhna

You're looking for a Patagonia R1. Their hoods...

You're looking for a Patagonia R1. Their hoods don't go over the helmet but they're absolute perfection under.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 22,233
Posted By tekhna

You don't live in Minnesota clearly. It's QBP...

You don't live in Minnesota clearly. It's QBP uber alles here. Salsa, All City, Surly are all a dime a dozen here.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By tekhna

Is there a way to adjust the preload on the BHS...

Is there a way to adjust the preload on the BHS hubs? I thought typically you couldn't adjust cartridge hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,059
Posted By tekhna

Totally agree. When I was in college and broke, I...

Totally agree. When I was in college and broke, I screwed around with cheap tires. I shortly learned my lesson and just started buying better tires. Better value long-term anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By tekhna

Thought it was likely an axle problem rather than...

Thought it was likely an axle problem rather than bearings, given the mileage. Sending me a new axle. Hopefully that fixes it!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 22,233
Posted By tekhna

You see a lot of Podiums in my parts, Optum's...

You see a lot of Podiums in my parts, Optum's local. High-end is pretty slick. My girlfriend got one of the Airen bikes and I haven't noticed too many design oddities but I will say that the hubs on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,349
Posted By tekhna

Man, in case you wanted conclusive proof it's new...

Man, in case you wanted conclusive proof it's new riders who are driving demand for disc brakes. Then again, if you're in Vancouver that might be one of the few cases disc brakes make sense on a road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By tekhna

Brandon took care of me! Great customer service,...

Brandon took care of me! Great customer service, especially considering I'm not the original owner.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,763
Posted By tekhna

Bikehubstore bearing durability--what's reasonable?

I bought a pair of BHS hubs (SL210 on the rear) laced to Archetypes used from a friend of a friend. He claimed to have ridden them about 250 miles and I've ridden them another 400 or so. I'm fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 22,233
Posted By tekhna

The new Diamondback (ack) bikes are really good...

The new Diamondback (ack) bikes are really good deals for the $ and the finish is excellent.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,600
Posted By tekhna

Just buy it with the SRAM and ride it. If he...

Just buy it with the SRAM and ride it. If he likes it, keep it. If he doesn't, buy DA, take off Red, sell Red.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,653
Posted By tekhna

It's pretty clearly a quick release design flaw....

It's pretty clearly a quick release design flaw. I didn't say otherwise anywhere that I can see.

You need a new way to lash out other than to accuse someone of tin foiling. It's stale. You don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,653
Posted By tekhna

Leave it to Unfiltered Dregs to come running to...

Leave it to Unfiltered Dregs to come running to the bike industry's defense in any and all circumstances

If you're really going to live up to your name you should really consider going into...
04-21-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By tekhna

I'm stateside but I know the seller bought it in...

I'm stateside but I know the seller bought it in Europe and shipped it back.
04-21-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By tekhna

Yeah, I'm not sure it was sold stateside but...

Yeah, I'm not sure it was sold stateside but maybe some made it here? It doesn't seem to be a common model at all.

That's more or less where I'm shaking out on it, just trying to figure out if I...
04-21-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By tekhna

:rolleyes: That's still a thing people do?...

:rolleyes:

That's still a thing people do? I guess on the Classic and Vintage forum.



Yeah, I've come across that, thanks. The sources of information out there are that page and then a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 10:30 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,304
Posted By tekhna

Or it was just genuinely bonkers to think they...

Or it was just genuinely bonkers to think they could pay people a dollar an hour to ride their bikes and they were hemorrhaging cash like Deep Water Horizon did oil. A more cynical sort might wonder...
04-20-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By tekhna

Does anyone have a 1997 De Rosa catalog?

I'm looking for info on the De Rosa Endurance but it seems rather scanty and I was hoping to just go go the source! Thanks if you do
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,304
Posted By tekhna

This thread is pure gold.

This thread is pure gold.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,814
Posted By tekhna

I think there's one pretty compelling argument in...

I think there's one pretty compelling argument in favor of CO2--tearing the tube/valve with those hand pumps. I've torn too many tubes by the side of the road too many times with a pump, so I use CO2...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By tekhna

Hollowtech II is excellent but there's absolutely...

Hollowtech II is excellent but there's absolutely no reason for you to switch BBs and cranks. I can almost guarantee you it won't make you faster. There are other benefits, but by and large, unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,270
Posted By tekhna

The Ghost is 300 less and comes with a BSA bottom...

The Ghost is 300 less and comes with a BSA bottom bracket. That's a huge win over the Cannondale, IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By tekhna

CatEye Strada Smart--anyone used one in the real world yet?

The Amazon reviews are mixed at best. On paper it's everything I want a bike computer to be--data displayed in front of me while also being recorded to my phone. But I can imagine all sorts of ways...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,304
Posted By tekhna

FWIW it least on Android hitting stop in Strava...

FWIW it least on Android hitting stop in Strava after your morning commute and then hitting start 8 hours later doesn't seem to wear down your battery overly.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,503
Posted By tekhna

x1000000 Traditional 2x setups end up...

x1000000

Traditional 2x setups end up duplicating a ton of gears and it's even worse on a more tightly geared cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By tekhna

Expectations to the contrary, I haven't noticed...

Expectations to the contrary, I haven't noticed much, if any, change in longevity from 9 to 10, or even 10 to 11 for that matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,304
Posted By tekhna

Yeah, I'm sure they are. I'm just mildly amused...

Yeah, I'm sure they are. I'm just mildly amused because the business minds of the 41 were adamant this was Business 101 with no possible downside.



I've been wondering about that--is there a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,503
Posted By tekhna

The price on these 1X groups looks like it's...

The price on these 1X groups looks like it's going to a decent bit lower than a standard setup.

But point two still holds. Gravel and CX are growing quickly and SRAM is much more popular in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 11,304
Posted By tekhna

Lol. Guess the accountants were wrong. Or they...

Lol. Guess the accountants were wrong. Or they think they can bleed this promotion for longer by making it "exclusive"

I've already basically given up on it, my short rides don't get counted so...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,503
Posted By tekhna

You're only giving something up if you worship at...

You're only giving something up if you worship at the alter of cadence. The cadence cult is a relatively new one, so I'll be curious to see if it gets overthrown anytime in the future. Seems like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,503
Posted By tekhna

I have, yeah. But in reality on a 2x11 how many...

I have, yeah. But in reality on a 2x11 how many unduplicated gears are there on that setup?

On a 50x34 12-25 setup 50x18-25 is basically (basically) duplicated by 34x12-17, leaving you 12...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,503
Posted By tekhna

Although this setup is mostly geared toward...

Although this setup is mostly geared toward cross.

Road cyclists should spend more time fixed, they'd eventually stop being such weenies about gearing. I know I've basically stopped thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,503
Posted By tekhna

Definitely interested. I'm increasingly of the...

Definitely interested. I'm increasingly of the opinion that indexed mechanical front shifting is the devil, so my future setup will either be one of two extremes: Di2 with it's handy dandy auto-trim...
04-14-15, 12:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,542
Posted By tekhna

How exactly is the technology not the problem?...

How exactly is the technology not the problem? You can scarcely blame it on user error when the problems are so pervasive; that's a design error that's compounded by other factors.

The simple...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,794
Posted By tekhna

Shimano's stuff works really well, but combined...

Shimano's stuff works really well, but combined shift paddle and brake lever is a miserable solution. I'm not quite sure how it's endured this long, to be honest.
04-14-15, 07:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,542
Posted By tekhna

The thing people always forget to talk about when...

The thing people always forget to talk about when quoting Fair Wheel's tests is we basically have no idea how that 1.5 watts (or whatever) actually ends up mattering in terms of overall efficiency. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-15, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,794
Posted By tekhna

Shimano has been pushing SRAM out of bike stores...

Shimano has been pushing SRAM out of bike stores with incredibly aggressive OEM pricing. Shrug.

SRAM's also disappeared from the pro peleton, for a combination of reasons it seems.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,852
Posted By tekhna

I'm primarily a Campy guy but I built up a bike...

I'm primarily a Campy guy but I built up a bike for my dad with 5800 this spring. I'm pretty impressed by it. If I didn't hate the brake lever to shift mechanism so much I'd consider Shimano again.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,017
Posted By tekhna

Lenard Zinn does not have kind things to say...

Lenard Zinn does not have kind things to say about heavy riders and disc brakes, depending on your riding conditions:
Technical FAQ: Di2 options, hot brakes, and more - VeloNews.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By tekhna

6 months seems fairly frequent. Yearly is fine...

6 months seems fairly frequent. Yearly is fine and possibly more frequent than strictly necessary.
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