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07-31-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Rims aren't "compliant". They either hold a shape...

Rims aren't "compliant". They either hold a shape under load or they don't. Differences are down to the tires you run and the pressure you use and how it relates to your body weight.

A tire like a...
07-31-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Even when they're caked in dust/dirt mud and the...

Even when they're caked in dust/dirt mud and the dial is jammed? :lol:
07-30-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The problem here isn't drinkability...these hand...

The problem here isn't drinkability...these hand wood alcohol (AKA methanol) contaminated sanitizers can be BAD if you put them on your skin. Wood alcohol is no bueno if absorbed through the...
07-30-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,705
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Stores are more afraid of bad PR than the virus,...

Stores are more afraid of bad PR than the virus, after all they'll probably get a Workman's Comp and tort exemption for all COVID19 cases that can be traced to work. They also may not be allowed to...
Forum: Foo
07-29-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 505
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Take up watching competitive marble racing: ...

Take up watching competitive marble racing:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJdpnjuSWVOLgGT9fIzL0g
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 505
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Better get used to the idea....Playing contact...

Better get used to the idea....Playing contact sports these days is sheer idiocy; and the fools who are pushing through with it are morons.

Michigan State's entire squad is under quarantine after...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,133
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People have used Strava data to pinpoint which...

People have used Strava data to pinpoint which houses to hit for bike grand larceny.

Where you live and how many bikes you have is all thieves need to know to case your house. One of my riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,133
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well I would lose track of how many miles I have...

Well I would lose track of how many miles I have on the present chain...
07-26-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Marcus_Ti

1030 regular. A year old Garmin has had most of...

1030 regular. A year old Garmin has had most of its teething problems at this point.
07-25-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 549
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It comes down to what you want the most of: ...

It comes down to what you want the most of:
Simple ride tracking and routing? RWGPS or Komoot
Facebook for bikes? Strava
Fitness/training tracking with lots of metrics? TrainingPeaks
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,570
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Especially the last couple days.:roflmao2:

Especially the last couple days.:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,570
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Common thing in many industries. Hence why I...

Common thing in many industries. Hence why I mentioned churches earlier.

When an NFL or NBA arena is built.....they not only get tax breaks--there's often municipal bonds to cover construction....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,570
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Elon can be an utter twit....but he is a...

Elon can be an utter twit....but he is a razor-sharp-car-salesman, and I mean that in the slightly pejorative sense of "car salesman". The reason he can have those high profit margins, is in no small...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,570
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Another one of these threads?

Another one of these threads?
07-12-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 938
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Issues are: A) Those comorbidities cover a...

Issues are:

A) Those comorbidities cover a ton of people of all ranges. Heart disease alone is 20 million people 20 or older; top cause of death in the USA normally.. diabetes, about 30%...obesity...
07-10-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 938
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It also presumes that herd immunity will even be...

It also presumes that herd immunity will even be a thing for this specific virus; it also presumes that mutations won't happen. Both of which are very rash assumptions.

All around...hoping for...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Be wary of geese. They can be mean critters... ...

Be wary of geese. They can be mean critters...

When I was a wee lad...my brother and I were out at my aunt/uncle's farm....brother leaned up against the bird coop. The goose came out and chomped...
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea....this is a saying by someone who has...

Yea....this is a saying by someone who has experienced neither.
06-16-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,559
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Tell me again, which phone not only allows 14...

Tell me again, which phone not only allows 14 hours of screen-on-time...but will not suffer image permanence, AKA burn-in, from doing so?

Which phone will survive a bike crash on the handlebars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The only thing that the gear-selection in Di2...

The only thing that the gear-selection in Di2 effects is the gear-ratio and cog readouts. It doesn't directly alter how the derailleurs function.
Forum: Foo
06-08-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,032
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Even then--it is a massive over-simplification of...

Even then--it is a massive over-simplification of a massively complicated topic.

Over the years the Police have become the omni-agency everyone agrees to fund fto handle everything, even when they...
04-23-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,018
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A really funny unit of measure, still actually...

A really funny unit of measure, still actually used, is "tons" air conditioner capacity is rated by. They're actual tons, of ice, melting from 32F solid to 32F liquid....a relic of the old icebox...
04-06-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Good product made by a good company. The...

Good product made by a good company.

The amazing thing about it....something as simple as a bell, you'd think there would be cheapo counterfeits just as good....I mean come on, how hard is it to...
04-05-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Been using a SpurCycle bell for a few years now....

Been using a SpurCycle bell for a few years now. Best piece of safety equipment for the MUP you can get. Nice sound, carries well, and if someone doesn't hear--they won't hear anything else either.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,292
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Take a look at what a spare spoke for a...

Take a look at what a spare spoke for a Campagnolo wheel costs. Hint, they must be made out of unicorn-horn and kitten tears.
03-18-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,701
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Because their largest segment....is still selling...

Because their largest segment....is still selling the very latest in 1990s era 7spd and 8spd parts for department store bikes. We whackos who are post 9speed are just that. I don't know if you've...
03-17-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Lots of rides this summer, gravel and road, are...

Lots of rides this summer, gravel and road, are in the same dilemma. Guessing my May gravel event is a goner. Tour de Nebraska is also a big question mark.

Organizers are trying to be optimistic...
03-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By Marcus_Ti

To know how much your heart rate leaped when you...

To know how much your heart rate leaped when you had to grab the brakes to not hit that _________ that went in front of you?
03-13-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 952
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Giro d'Italia is "postponed"....although...

Giro d'Italia is "postponed"....although realistically I suspect "cancelled" is more accurate.

A month-long 200-man sporting event across the roads of an entire country, where teams plan...
03-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 952
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm a Local. Generally do...

I'm a Local. Generally do lighting/utilities/followspot for theater/bands/etc...looking at changing fields to work-at-home-able. Wanted to get back to a job with a normal workday schedule anyway,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Marcus_Ti

IMPORTANT NOTE. Subscriptions only start/end...

IMPORTANT NOTE.

Subscriptions only start/end at the end of May, they now pro-rate. So it is $20USD for 4 months of cycling that doesn't include the single biggest race happening within that 4...
02-20-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,024
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Zwift can be either-or. The women's...

Zwift can be either-or.

The women's Canyon/SRAM UCI pro cycling team has for 4 years now been running Zwift simultaneous group rides/workouts as a young-up-and-coming-talent recruitment tool....
02-20-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,024
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Telepathy? Of course not. it is called Ergo or...

Telepathy? Of course not. it is called Ergo or ERG mode on resistance trainers with power. It allows Zwift or similar app to control your resistance unit for you. Hence how Zwift can...
02-05-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,602
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Between those exact two...I'd take the AForce/DT...

Between those exact two...I'd take the AForce/DT build. Novatec hubs are pretty bottom of the cartridge-bearing barrel, the only thing you can really say about them is that they're cartridge...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,478
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea....Microsoft paid off ISO to make their DOCX...

Yea....Microsoft paid off ISO to make their DOCX file formate an ISO standard...and then Microsoft proceded, predictable like anyone with brains could, to make DOCX only reliably created/edited in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Marcus_Ti

$70 is actually cheap for roadie tubeless. Those...

$70 is actually cheap for roadie tubeless. Those tires are always more expensive than car tires, while lasting 1/10th as long....My gravel-bike tires have 2X as much material in them and cost 1/2 as...
01-19-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,507
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Also, if you encounter mud deeper rims shed mud...

Also, if you encounter mud deeper rims shed mud better.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By Marcus_Ti

For reference....a single 55W halogen car H11...

For reference....a single 55W halogen car H11 headlamp, you know those "modern" orangish halogen bulbs that are hard to see any kind of safe-stopping distance on the highway (even in good weather)...
01-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,536
Posted By Marcus_Ti

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01-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,170
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People Who Have been Here a While: What Has Changed on Your Rig(s)?

For many of us it has been a few years....this thread is about stuff that you found that worked or didn't, or just plain got upgraded from when you bought/built it to now--whether functional or just...
01-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well.... The Weather Company AKA The Weather...

Well.... The Weather Company AKA The Weather Channel bought them out in 2012....the app went downhill shortly after 2012 when TWC bought them out. In 2015 IBM bought The Weather Company, but not The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,209
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Unless you're 130# sopping wet, have your own...

Unless you're 130# sopping wet, have your own private SAG and wrenches in a car tailing you less than a km away at all times, and only ride on 100% brand-new virgin black-top....what the pros do has...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Magazines are still in business?

Magazines are still in business?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,067
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I'm not sure those "Slime" tubes ever worked or...

I'm not sure those "Slime" tubes ever worked or did more than make a mess and make patching a tube more difficult.
12-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A) Higher engagement, generally*, means more...

A) Higher engagement, generally*, means more drag. It depends on the hub design, not all hubs use pawls...but where hubs use pawls or star-ratchets there's more drag, you only notice it in the stand...
Forum: Foo
12-23-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Good news, Leppard doesn't take August 13th off...

Good news, Leppard doesn't take August 13th off (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Lefthanders_Day).

(I got a million of them)
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,535
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Just because something is natural doesn't mean it...

Just because something is natural doesn't mean it is good. Asbestos and arsenic and Mercury are natural too.

Just because something is safe and natural doesn't mean it has any efficacy. I'd...
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,535
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The thing with placebo effect....it doesn't work...

The thing with placebo effect....it doesn't work on logic.
Forum: Foo
12-21-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,535
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Basically anything not psychosomatic or...

Basically anything not psychosomatic or very-similar to....most of the non psychosomatic ills have been tested and CBD debunked as a treatment. There are some very limited areas where it has actually...
Forum: Foo
12-19-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,314
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actually....the question isn't "why haven't...

Actually....the question isn't "why haven't we..." the question is "why would we?" We humans only do something for money. Chris Columbus didn't get a gigantic pile of money to get ships built to sail...
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