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02-15-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Helps that you live somewhere that there is never...

Helps that you live somewhere that there is never weather. :roflmao2:
02-15-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If you tie a shoelace knot right--it doesn't need...

If you tie a shoelace knot right--it doesn't need double knotting...unless you're using very slippy shoelaces. :)
02-15-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 854
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Yea....for my BOA shoes (Lake boots), I...

Yea....for my BOA shoes (Lake boots), I pre-ordered spares.

I've broken ratchet buckles on SIDIs...they're Prime on Amazon--but still annoying as no one stocks SIDIs locally. SO "tried and true",...
02-14-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Marcus_Ti

...Because B&M retail costs are screwball, and...

...Because B&M retail costs are screwball, and even QBP to-dealer wholesale is higher than what Amazon charges.

Although with SRAM and Shimano now pulling MAP crap--they're trying desperately to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,487
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depending on your jerseys...may want more than...

Depending on your jerseys...may want more than just sleeves.

I'm not exceptionally pale by any means, nor do I burn *that* easily. One summer after a week of Tour de Nebraska (and not even riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The cassette is basically the only thing that...

The cassette is basically the only thing that didn't change. Campagnolo has tried to make everything else incompatible between tiers and years in the last decade....So much so that even they can no...
02-05-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Trail Donkey comes right to mind: ...

Trail Donkey comes right to mind:

https://www.rodeo-labs.com/td3/
02-05-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,309
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
02-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 740
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Is this for your own personal use and...

Is this for your own personal use and edification...or are you sharing these files with other users?

The same exact garbled formatting that not-Word programs get from Word-generated DOCX...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 740
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: 306
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...
02-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By Marcus_Ti

You can make any material feel flexy, depending...

You can make any material feel flexy, depending on the underlying engineering of the materials. Don't get me wrong, I love Ti--hence the user handle and the bike stable.
01-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Pressfit in a Ti/steel frame is all but...

Pressfit in a Ti/steel frame is all but pointless. PF was introduced to make carbon frames easier to fabricate and increase margin--as bonding a metal sleeve with threads on a CF frame was...
Forum: Foo
01-21-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Not sure if that is better, or worse, than Baby...

Not sure if that is better, or worse, than Baby Yoda getting punched by a stormtrooper.
01-20-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,955
Posted By Marcus_Ti

True...OTOH you're not meeting OP's budget...

True...OTOH you're not meeting OP's budget parameters with an eTap bike.
01-20-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,955
Posted By Marcus_Ti

FYI..The Lauf framesets are 1x only. There's no...

FYI..The Lauf framesets are 1x only. There's no frame stop for an FD.

Had a mate discover this the "oh &^%$" way.
01-20-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A) For CX--if you're racing you use...

A) For CX--if you're racing you use tubulars.....the above rim I linked in tubular format is even lighter...330grams. I left that out above as the tubular discussion isn't really relevant for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,314
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Why am I not surprised. Big Blue makes some...

Why am I not surprised.

Big Blue makes some decent, and even nice, tools....and some real lemons.
01-19-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A) I think CXMag might have tried to test it a...

A) I think CXMag might have tried to test it a bit. It gets semi-apocryphal, but for years crossers have preferred deeper rims. They tend to be as light or lighter and cut through muck better.

B)...
01-19-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

More surface area, yes. But the profile means...

More surface area, yes. But the profile means that the rim cuts through goop better and the steeper sloped slides make goop want to slide off it more.

There's also the reality that carbon rims can...
01-19-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 803
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So don't pee, or do anything other than...

So don't pee, or do anything other than trackstand at stops, and minimize duck walking out of your garage.

...People always underestimate how much they walk, even when they think they don't at all.
01-19-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By Marcus_Ti

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

Also, if you encounter mud deeper rims shed mud better.
01-18-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,773
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Windchill is barely 50 years old though, and the...

Windchill is barely 50 years old though, and the models used now are not even 20...originally (pre-WW2) it was far less "engineering" and instead, "stick a water bottle outside and how much less time...
01-17-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,773
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Look up the windchill equation .... it is a...

Look up the windchill equation .... it is a rather hilarious exercise of "why in the world is that the case???!!!"
01-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It took 5 months for my LBS...

It took 5 months for my LBS (https://theradavist.com/2017/08/monkey-wrench-cycles-make-a-grown-man-break-down-and-weep-kyle-kelley/) to sell it from mentioning it on their Instagram...I was surprised...
01-16-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I don't have two gravel rigs.....BUT...I did test...

I don't have two gravel rigs.....BUT...I did test ride a mate's Kona Swift Rove. Sweet rig for bike packing and already comes kitted for it...if you can find one in your size, the package is a steal...
01-16-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A few thoughts.... A) I don't see a...

A few thoughts....

A) I don't see a frame-bag, nor do I see a bumble-bee-butt seat-bag. Typically these (singly or combined) take the larger-storage roles of pannier bags...Don't see either one....
01-15-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Get hooked. Hookless doesn't get you much, other...

Get hooked. Hookless doesn't get you much, other than tire compatibility warnings.
01-12-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is all about how much you weigh, and how...

It is all about how much you weigh, and how strong the rims are, and what hubset you mate (with associated bracing angles). Some rims are noodles or cannot take much tension, some hubsets don't have...
01-11-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Should email DT to be sure; as you're wanting to...

Should email DT to be sure; as you're wanting to take an MTB wheelset and retrofit to roadie-thru-axle sized endcaps.

Looking back as far as the MY2017 PDF charts they have posted, 12mm endcaps...
01-11-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What make and model of wheel? That determines...

What make and model of wheel? That determines what kind of operation you have to do to make it work.
01-09-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It would be. Small/small sizing optimized for the...

It would be. Small/small sizing optimized for the longest chain possible your derailleurs support. As opposed to big/big that optimizes based on the shortest possible chain size for the given cogs.
01-09-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is one of those recumbent riding cult slurs

It is one of those recumbent riding cult slurs
01-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,421
Posted By Marcus_Ti

People have been misinterpreting "max pressure"...

People have been misinterpreting "max pressure" to mean "recommended pressure" forever. See it all the time now, particularly newer/inexperienced amateurs. They see a number on the sidewall and think...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
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)...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The problem with lots of electronics, especially...

The problem with lots of electronics, especially lighting...

A) The lumen ratings are often outright lies, unless they come from a major manufacturer. Bigger numbers sells more units and makes...
01-09-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

One of these days, I have to get a ride in with...

One of these days, I have to get a ride in with rydabent just to verify he even rides a bike. :roflmao2:

(actually...odds are high we passed one another without knowing it)
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 762
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Well, 8K lumen rated H11 car headlamp is rated...

Well, 8K lumen rated H11 car headlamp is rated for ~70W....which for a 5V USB connection means you only need a "mere" 14Amps of current. NOTE that this load is such that just about all consumer USB...
01-09-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,678
Posted By Marcus_Ti

And, more importantly...it ensures regional...

And, more importantly...it ensures regional distributors like QBP aren't getting cut out of their promised cut.

Because I don't think anyone can sanely claim international sales of Shimano has...
01-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

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01-06-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Or caused more confusion....people in Illinois,...

Or caused more confusion....people in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio call themselves "midwest" even though they're barely off the Eastern seaboard. Annoys those of us actually in the middle country and...
01-06-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,818
Posted By Marcus_Ti

TY. Did you go from 700C to 650B too? ...

TY.

Did you go from 700C to 650B too?



I like more flare for more leverage and more control on rougher terrain. Also opens my chest a bit more and I have wide shoulders. The Spanks (heh, yea...
01-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,818
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...
01-06-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,136
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Been two days, still need to post rig photos....

Been two days, still need to post rig photos. :innocent:
01-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
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: Commuting
01-05-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,857
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Depends entirely on where you are in your given...

Depends entirely on where you are in your given time zone East/West. Birmingham, Alabama will see apparent sunrise around 0430AM in June without DST. Albuquerque NM at 0450 in June. As opposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 765
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What I would do....Put SPD pedals on it and ride...

What I would do....Put SPD pedals on it and ride it.

You'll lose about as much time duck-walking around transition (wrecking cleats) and standing-still straddle-starting out of transition than...
12-31-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,674
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've been waiting and watching for that "soon" to...

I've been waiting and watching for that "soon" to happen for well.....When did Chris King announce the open use of T47? 2014? 2015? It only took....5? Years for any major OEM to adopt it. Granted...
12-31-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I do have to roll my eyes a bit a bit...that it...

I do have to roll my eyes a bit a bit...that it took them a few years to know their own local history. Then again that is the history nerd in me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,882
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...
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