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02-20-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Most of them don't and never will (other than...

Most of them don't and never will (other than Nexus or Pixel or Essential). Sprint SKUs are usually unique and lack the software radios in firmware to work with other carriers....and similarly world...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 817
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Quoth the Small Ball of Petunias: "Oh. No. Not...

Quoth the Small Ball of Petunias: "Oh. No. Not again."
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Shimano released 12 speed in May 2018....for...

Shimano released 12 speed in May 2018....for Shimano XTR: https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/news/new-shimano-xtr-m9100-series-mountain-bike-components-debut-new-.html


All that kerfuffle...
02-20-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 407
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Have you noticed that if you have a friend hold...

Have you noticed that if you have a friend hold your rear wheel up, you spin the cranks and get the wheel going as fast as the highest gear will allow....the bike doesn't "jump" around in his hand?
...
02-20-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 407
Posted By Marcus_Ti

At which point the workstand is already an...

At which point the workstand is already an inverse pendulum from the force you were applying.
02-20-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 407
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Less due to the out of balance rear wheel....and...

Less due to the out of balance rear wheel....and more the forces you are exerting on the cranks.
02-20-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I dig it...although the geo is a bit funky. ...

I dig it...although the geo is a bit funky.



About that....a 400gramCF fork? To MTB standards? CX forks rated to ASTM condition 2 (6" drops or less) are 40-50% heavier, color me skeptical...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Marcus_Ti

With Ultegra, particularly Di2...you cannot buy...

With Ultegra, particularly Di2...you cannot buy the stuff for love or money until 6-months after "release"....what production there is all goes to OEMs, and when they have it is a wildcard. And then...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By Marcus_Ti

3 year release cycle....barring Shimano jumping...

3 year release cycle....barring Shimano jumping the gun to get 12-speed out.

Yes Ultegra R8000 was "released" in 2017...but you couldn't buy it until 2018.
02-20-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 407
Posted By Marcus_Ti

On bicycles, not at all.

On bicycles, not at all.
02-19-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 704
Posted By Marcus_Ti

OEMs and storefronts stealth-editing pages like...

OEMs and storefronts stealth-editing pages like this is just plain unethical. Shimano did the same thing with their "C40" and "C60" wheels this year.
02-17-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 438
Posted By Marcus_Ti

We don't even have 4G speeds yet...so all the...

We don't even have 4G speeds yet...so all the worry about 5G is a bit premature.

Besides it isn't like the difference is worry enough since phones seldom last more than 1-2 years anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,893
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Shoot...the touring segment hasn't even reliably...

Shoot...the touring segment hasn't even reliably embraced brifters, yet. Although the bikepacking segment is another matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 795
Posted By Marcus_Ti

All that matters is fit. ...and sometimes...

All that matters is fit.

...and sometimes paying a "pastel tax", depending on the vendor.
02-16-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So. This. OP: Torx, in particular, needs...

So. This.

OP: Torx, in particular, needs accurate and precise machining and therefore looking at premium tools...cheap torx bits will ruin fasteners, and the bits won't live long either.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,108
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Generally compared to a 32-spoke low-section...

Generally compared to a 32-spoke low-section rim....any good study worth reading will specify.

If you're shopping the $1,000USD wheelset level--you have the choice of all the best hubsets and rims...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,517
Posted By Marcus_Ti

What today we would call "Slowly". People have...

What today we would call "Slowly". People have moved on from a standard of "does it even work?", to a standard of "it better work well". Further, people's standards of what constitutes "perform XXXX...
02-15-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Jeeze. What a mess. The restock time is just...

Jeeze. What a mess. The restock time is just too late for the start of riding season
Forum: Foo
02-15-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,517
Posted By Marcus_Ti

WinXP was derided as a "Fischer Price OS"...it...

WinXP was derided as a "Fischer Price OS"...it wasn't until SP1 or SP2 that people started liking it. Win2K was more loved sooner. Course that followed WinME--yuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,893
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Also the Absolute Black rings are ovular, not...

Also the Absolute Black rings are ovular, not circular
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,893
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Actually, no. You need an entire new crankset. ...

Actually, no. You need an entire new crankset.

Physically, the smallest circular rings a 110BCD will permit are 33T...although you can squeeze out 32T if you get very creative and accurate/precise...
02-14-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Did 3T hire Mavic's...

Did 3T hire Mavic's impossible-to-pronounce-correctly-product-naming-department?

Do like the look of it...OTOH it would be nice if the actually tried giving flare and sweep angles...instead of...
02-13-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Mavic and Enve now up for sale (Ed: again, on both counts)

A week ago, Amer said sales were up overall....but that it was "considering":

...
02-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Marcus_Ti

If you're there for fun--run what ya brung. ...

If you're there for fun--run what ya brung.

If you're in it to win it and be competitive in a race...then you will have problems.
02-10-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The issue isn't just hardness of metal.... ...

The issue isn't just hardness of metal....

There are lots of cheap junk fasteners and cheap junk drivers out there..."cheap" not just meaning metallurgy, but accurate and precise machining of the...
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