viernes, marzo 24, 2023

Moisture Is The Essence Of Wetness… – Bike Snob NYC


It’s raining right now, however I rode anyway, since not solely do I’ve a wonderfully good rain bike…

…however because of Vulpine I even have a superb rain jacket:

Right here’s what it appears to be like like on an ageing moist schlub:

Positive, there are cheaper methods to remain dry, however that is properly minimize and fairly comfy, and this previous September I even donned it earlier than descending an enormous mountain:

That story is presently with a respectable publication and as quickly as they determine to legitimately publish it I’ll let you already know.

Talking of Vulpine, I’ve additionally been getting good use out of this insulated driving shirt:

It’s heat, it’s cozy, and it affords you loads of mobility once you’re pretending to inflate your tire whereas being pressured to put on a helmet:

I additionally nonetheless put on their denims just about on daily basis, on the bike and off, and so they’ve been fairly sturdy whereas providing sweatpant-like consolation. In truth you’d be arduous pressed to seek out somebody with higher bike commuting apparel than me–and but I’ve nowhere to commute to, go determine.

Shifting on, in non-haberdashery information, keep in mind how again in 2016 Zipp/SRAM/and so on. got here out with a wheel formed like a whale fin?

Nicely I simply noticed on the VeloNews that they’re suing another firm for copying it:

Although if anyone is gonna sue anyone shouldn’t or not it’s the whales suing SRAM?

Both manner, you’ve received to understand the advertising savvy of “inventor” Dimitrios Katsanis:

Who primarily based the whole gimmick idea on some random whale paper from 1995:

The patents describe a rim or spokes with an “undulating configuration” that’s mentioned to scale back aerodynamic drag, particularly in crosswinds. Among the many publications cited within the patents is “Hydrodynamic Design of the Humpback Whale Flipper,” printed within the Journal of Morphology in 1995.

From what I can inform, Katsanis does have a protracted and achieved profession each in and past biking, however I’m nonetheless keen to guess that on this specific occasion he thought the phrase “morphology” was cool and labored backwards from there.

All that apart although, if Princeton is arguing that their wheel is any totally different from SRAM’s, then their case has extra holes than a whale’s baleen:

However possibly they’re arguing one thing else, and in that case I can’t be bothered to seek out out what, as a result of I’ve little interest in gimmicky wheels past laughing at them and so I’ve formally stopped caring as of the tip of this sentence.

I’m nonetheless all for aquatic mammals, although:

That fin would make a improbable rim.

Lastly, given my tribulations over the flawed design of the first-generation C-File rear derailleur, it’s good to know I can all the time improve to the revised model:

At that value clearly I ordered two of them.


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