The weekend is upon us, which means it’s time to ride, and you’ll be pleased to know I’m already several steps ahead of you:
Speaking of flip chips, further to yesterday’s post a commenter shared a video showing that the process of flipping them is actually pretty annoying–at least on the Allied Echo:
Which has them both fore and aft:
The effort hardly seems worth the measly one (1) centimeter, and in fact I’m willing to bet almost nobody actually uses these things. I mean, come on, we’re talking about cyclists here, most of us can’t even be bothered to change wheels. We all know how it works: first you buy a second pair of tires for certain types of rides, next you convince yourself you need a second wheelset for those tires so you don’t have to deal with changing them every time you want to use them, and finally you convince yourself you need to build a second bike around that wheelset to save even more time. See, we all understand that having to switch wheels before a ride is like having to remove a complicated garment before a sexual encounter–in both cases, you just want to be able to grab and go.
Also further to yesterday’s post, I mentioned that one day we’ll be able to change our tire pressure while riding, and another commenter informed me that’s already a thing, too:
Amazing, what’ll they think of next?
Actually I’m not sure I want to know.