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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,984
Posted By chaadster

if you wanna save weight, yeah.

if you wanna save weight, yeah.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,984
Posted By chaadster

Even less when one gets knocked out.

Even less when one gets knocked out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By chaadster

Yes, theyíre made in Taiwan, according to...

Yes, theyíre made in Taiwan, according to Bicycling mag: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a37963145/american-classic-road-gravel-tires-tubeless-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 873,368
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I have BB386 with SRAM DUB on the T-Lab and...

Yeah, I have BB386 with SRAM DUB on the T-Lab and it has been fine. I also have a BB86 pressfit (Campagnolo) on my steel Breezer Venturi for 8 years, and it has been fine as well.

I guess it’s...
10-22-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By chaadster

I believe AC is owned by the original AC’s...

I believe AC is owned by the original AC’s ex-national sales manager, so there is some continuity there to an extent. But yeah, they do look like spanky deals; Huang over at Cycling Tips, and...
10-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,430
Posted By chaadster

I swapped out 35mm Herse file tread rubber in...

I swapped out 35mm Herse file tread rubber in favor of 42mm Ultradynamico Rosť JFF tires in anticipation of the seasonal weather change. The weather in SE MI has been great and will probably remain...
10-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,331
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, itís the pic; theyíre just off...

Yeah, itís the pic; theyíre just off matchy-matchy enough to look totally 🤮 with the shoes!
10-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,331
Posted By chaadster

I just grabbed some new pedals and shoes, Xpedo...

I just grabbed some new pedals and shoes, Xpedo CXR and Mavic Crossmax Elite!

I’ve been wanting to do the SPD conversion on my Favero Assioma powermeter pedals, but balked at spending $290 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 673
Posted By chaadster

One bike? What are you, in elementary school?

One bike? What are you, in elementary school?
10-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By chaadster

Assioma power meter 3-bolt to 2-bolt (SPD) cleat conversion using Xpedo CXR

I just completed the conversion of my Favero Assioma powermeter pedals from their stock, 3-bolt pedal bodies to Xpedo CXR pedal bodies, and wanted to share a couple of insights on questions I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 873,368
Posted By chaadster

Ah, I think I get where youíre coming from now. ...

Ah, I think I get where youíre coming from now.

Iím glad you spoke directly to T-Lab. In my dealings with them, the were open, friendly, and super helpfulÖlike beyond expectations helpful. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 873,368
Posted By chaadster

Haha! I think you might have misread my post; my...

Haha! I think you might have misread my post; my remark was that *folks* are sometimes unclear what the frame material is. I am certainly aware the fork is carbon fiber!

My finish has taken me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 873,368
Posted By chaadster

Oh, wowÖthank you so much!

Oh, wowÖthank you so much!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 873,368
Posted By chaadster

Interesting cross-shopping brand choices. T-Lab...

Interesting cross-shopping brand choices. T-Lab and Litespeed seem to have quite different bike and brand appeal to me, particularly when the cost of a range topping Litespeed Ultimate G is more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,984
Posted By chaadster

A nice bar end plug is an heirloom piece, maybe?...

A nice bar end plug is an heirloom piece, maybe? :p

For my part, I just donít like having to worry about knocking one out when Iím shuffling my bikes around; I donít have enough space for them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,984
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, they are spendy, particularly when...

Yeah, they are spendy, particularly when considered you receive a pair of equally functional, expanding BEPS when you buy nice bar tapes like Supacaz or Ciclovation.

KustomCaps do be the dopest,...
10-17-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

Oh, hahaÖit just the outer package thatís paper;...

Oh, hahaÖit just the outer package thatís paper; the wine is in a bag inside the paper bottle. Itís like a rework of the bag-in-box classic.
10-17-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By chaadster

If thatís the case, and if easy on/off includes...

If thatís the case, and if easy on/off includes being able to do it single-handedly, then the SeaSucker Bomber 3-bike ($600) is worth a look.

I love my SeaSucker Talon single carrier for its ease...
10-16-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By chaadster

Yes, I agree inner bar ends can be a good...

Yes, I agree inner bar ends can be a good solution, and I run a pair of the SQ Lab 411s on one of my bikes, too:

...
10-16-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

Good stuff to be had down in those parts, for...

Good stuff to be had down in those parts, for sure! :thumb:
10-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By chaadster

They barely bothered to relabel, even; the...

They barely bothered to relabel, even; the Bontrager still has the Crank Bros logo on the hose.
10-15-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

Thanks for sharing those. I know Gladiator,...

Thanks for sharing those. I know Gladiator, ConoSur, and Hill of Content; I donít think any of them have much to do with cycling beyond having bikes on the label.
10-15-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

Neat! I didnít know about that! Thanks!

Neat! I didnít know about that! Thanks!
10-15-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

what an awesome experience!

what an awesome experience!
10-14-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

Youíve been lucky! The helix on those kinds of...

Youíve been lucky! The helix on those kinds of t-handle puller is generally extremely short and has a shallow pitch, so itís much more likely to core or pull apart a cork. The best tools have...
10-14-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

For emergency use while touring, I can see the...

For emergency use while touring, I can see the appeal of the T-handle. Light it is, easy to open bottles it ainítÖthough I concede that may depend, to some degree, on the quality of wine being...
10-14-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

Man, if youíre actually opening bottles with...

Man, if youíre actually opening bottles with that, you should do yourself a favor and get a good corkscrew! Itíd be so much easier, faster, and convenient to use a good waiterís type tool, and itís...
10-14-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

I donít know when you were young, but forty or...

I donít know when you were young, but forty or fifty years ago, the Soave zone, nearby to Vicenza, made quite a big boom for itself marketing industrial grade wines from garganega in the USA. I...
10-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,331
Posted By chaadster

Thatís a very interesting system! The...

Thatís a very interesting system! The flexibility it offers is amazing.
10-14-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By chaadster

The best wine for cycling wine enthusiasts?

Is Jochen Beurerís ďIn der LuftĒ Swabian white blend the best wine for cycling enthusiasts? Certainly the label, a picture of Jochen skyiní a huge gap jump back in the Ď90s on an MTB, is a compelling...
10-14-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By chaadster

[creepy sneer] At least, mine is a victimless...

[creepy sneer] At least, mine is a victimless perversion. [/creepy sneer]
10-14-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By chaadster

Yes, I see! The execution is quite a bit...

Yes, I see! The execution is quite a bit different on the Small Block 8, isnít it, with a much steeper, more abrupt ramped transition from the casing to the knob. I wonder if the effect is then...
10-14-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By chaadster

Iím not surprised if thatís true; Iíve been out...

Iím not surprised if thatís true; Iíve been out of the knobby game for almost two decades!

Which examples would you point to? It can be hard to tell from pictures; as I said, I didnít even...
10-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By chaadster

These are not direction-indicated, so it would be...

These are not direction-indicated, so it would be the same if one just flips the rear tire orientation, no?
10-13-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By chaadster

Itís plain to see that the Fargo is slacker both...

Itís plain to see that the Fargo is slacker both at the head- and seat tubes, which alone make it a very different type of bike, but factors like the Fargoís much longer wheelbase clearly place it in...
10-13-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 504
Posted By chaadster

Something clever about Ultradynamico Rosť tires

While very many will see the title of this thread and think there is nothing interesting about a bicycle tire whatsoever, given the amount of tire talk that goes on across the forum, I’m pretty sure...
10-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By chaadster

If youíre shopping ergonomic grips, donít neglect...

If youíre shopping ergonomic grips, donít neglect to check out the SQ Lab 702 and 710 models. They vary by size and position of the palm flare, but each also comes in 3 different sizes so you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By chaadster

What do you mean? They’re marked as Shimano WH...

What do you mean? They’re marked as Shimano WH 7700…Dura Ace series launched in mid-‘90s.
10-11-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,331
Posted By chaadster

Ultradynamico Rosť JFF

Against my better judgement, I just purchased a pair of Ultradynamico Rosť JFF tires, tanwall.

I say it was against my better judgement because Iím using these for winter tires here in Michigan,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By chaadster

I have no drop problems with Force AXS FD, but it...

I have no drop problems with Force AXS FD, but it does require proper setup to function properly. Shocker, right? SRAM have setup instruction vids on YouTube, and my FD came with a tool for proper...
10-08-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/705b00c5_195b_464d_a0e7_d5250fb12b9f_c350d5675d4ab2562acb769914ebd1615b930808.jpeg

If you can afford the space and other particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,651
Posted By chaadster

Iíve got an Engin seatpost clamp on my T-Lab! 😊 ...

Iíve got an Engin seatpost clamp on my T-Lab! 😊

This thread has drifted far from the questions in the OP, but on those matters, while itís hard for me to compare my CF and Ti bikes directly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By chaadster

As I understand it, Allied acquired their machine...

As I understand it, Allied acquired their machine assets while their intellectual assets, several of them, continued on in Montreal to form T-Lab.
09-30-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, that’s supercool! I ordered a Yo Eddy!...

Yeah, that’s supercool!

I ordered a Yo Eddy! from Fat Chance in ‘93, and built it up into a gorgeous machine. It was sublime at high speed, and irresistible in it’s burgundy metallic flake paint...
09-29-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By chaadster

If youth is wasted on the young, wealth is wasted...

If youth is wasted on the young, wealth is wasted on the elderly.
09-29-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,042
Posted By chaadster

Iím surprised that itís not glaringly obvious to...

Iím surprised that itís not glaringly obvious to you that such extremely narrow case parameters as yours could not possibly tell you anything about one cadence being better than another.

Try the...
09-29-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By chaadster

Congrats! That’s a long wait, but Moots are...

Congrats! That’s a long wait, but Moots are classic, and their welding peerless, so it should be well worth it!

Thinking about it, Moots have occupied the same space in the high-end boutique...
09-29-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By chaadster

Selle Italia are generally flat; did you look at...

Selle Italia are generally flat; did you look at those?
09-28-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By chaadster

Since youíre so concerned with Crr, I donít know...

Since youíre so concerned with Crr, I donít know why youíd take numbers from the 60psi, which show latex giving up 3.4w to the lower pressure. Thatís more than 4x the difference between latex and...
09-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By chaadster

I donít know what you think ďhysteresisĒ means,...

I donít know what you think ďhysteresisĒ means, but in various testing both by independents and manufacturers, TPU tubes have about the same rolling resistance as latex while being substantially...
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