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    Too old to ride plastic

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    I like that they're trying... but, yeah, no.
    Given his penchant for nicknames, and his aversion to reading, I've decided to shorten Donald J. Trump to it's essence: Dump*

    I was "social distancing" before it was cool.

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    Building a better mouse trap?
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    Too many independent moving parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Too many independent moving parts.
    And we ain't even talked about what chain lube requirements this system calls for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    And we ain't even talked about what chain lube requirements this system calls for.
    Troublemaker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    And we ain't even talked about what chain lube requirements this system calls for.
    Fortunately, there's already the perfect answer to that question.

    Chain lube may have been the starting point for the sram engineering team when they first sussed out this idea.

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    "Iíll give an overview of how this complex system works Ė itís helpful to use the patent drawings as a guide."

    Nuff said. Simplify, not complicate!

    It would be simpler just to create a variable diameter chainring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    Fortunately, there's already the perfect answer to that question.
    Yep. Pretty much anything except Prolink because chains spit that out.
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    And this is for the far less problematic end of the drivetrain, particularly since dinner plate-sized cogs have made triples obsolete.

    A friend of mine sent me the linked article a couple of days ago, along with a new (to me) word that I think is exactly the word called for:

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...hlimmbesserung
    More Americans wanted Hillary Clinton to be President than wanted Donald Trump.

    Donald Trump has never had a wife he didn't cheat on.

    There are 2.6 million covid cases in the United States (as of June 30), five months after Donald Trump said it was "totally under control," and that "it's gonna be just fine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    And this is for the far less problematic end of the drivetrain, particularly since dinner plate-sized cogs have made triples obsolete.

    A friend of mine sent me the linked article a couple of days ago, along with a new (to me) word that I think is exactly the word called for:

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...hlimmbesserung
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    If it ain't broke fix it until it is.
    That's the mission statement of the Fastener Manufacturers Association.

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    Chances are SRAM never intends to produce this, but is only doing so to file the patents. One of the reasons SRAM went wireless when they developed E-tap was because so many patents already filed was a big hinderance.

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    Seems like there would be an easier way to fix their wireless front DR tire clearance issue that makes them try to sell everyone on 1x
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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Chances are SRAM never intends to produce this, but is only doing so to file the patents. One of the reasons SRAM went wireless when they developed E-tap was because so many patents already filed was a big hinderance.
    ^This was my suspicion, too. It makes a lot more sense than thinking SRAM was seriously considering this Rube Goldberg scheme.
    More Americans wanted Hillary Clinton to be President than wanted Donald Trump.

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