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01-20-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,915
Posted By tyrion

Nothing like a good, tight funnel at the bottom...

Nothing like a good, tight funnel at the bottom of a snow-covered hill.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By tyrion

You need to keep that lubed with special grease...

You need to keep that lubed with special grease made from Tuscan wild boar fat and pulverized anchovy cartilage, or it won't last very long. (Make sure it's real Tuscan wild boar fat - the stuff you...
01-19-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 369
Posted By tyrion

While those fat tires make it far far away from...

While those fat tires make it far far away from optimal (105 rule or Hambini's exception/refinement), my guess is increased aspect ratio generally decreases drag. Of course those aero gains might be...
01-19-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 369
Posted By tyrion

Has anyone tested this? I think Hambinini said as...

Has anyone tested this? I think Hambinini said as a general rule any increase in aspect ratio will decrease drag.
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

Yeah they'll probably slip right under the LIDAR...

Yeah they'll probably slip right under the LIDAR of the Waymo fleet.

;)
01-18-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By tyrion

Use a clamp like this to hold a partially done...

Use a clamp like this to hold a partially done tape job. I like to step back and look at it from different angles to see if it looks even and consistent....
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

If it's open source, you can get it now.

If it's open source, you can get it now.
01-18-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 369
Posted By tyrion

Even at the slower speeds there's still an aero...

Even at the slower speeds there's still an aero advantage that might be significant over a 100+ mile race. Very marginal gain, but still a gain.
Forum: Foo
01-18-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By tyrion

It's irrelevant. My phone number has been "out...

It's irrelevant. My phone number has been "out there" for years. No harm done unless you click links.
Forum: Foo
01-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By tyrion

Yes. I replied to the first one out of politeness...

Yes. I replied to the first one out of politeness because I wasn't sure it was spam. When I got a second one, I was fairly sure it was spam and didn't reply.

But the real payoff for the spammer I...
Forum: Foo
01-17-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By tyrion

Latest spam technique

Getting text messages like



The first one I thought it was just a wrong number, and I simply replied "wrong number".

But I've gotten a couple more similar texts, so pretty sure it's a new...
Forum: Foo
01-17-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

Lol, I'm well aware some disagree with me. And...

Lol, I'm well aware some disagree with me. And that's ok.
Forum: Foo
01-17-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

30% - 40% of Tesla buyers opt for the $6000 self...

30% - 40% of Tesla buyers opt for the $6000 self driving option. That percentage will only go up as the self driving option gets more capable.

The market for commercial self driving vehicles (long...
Forum: Foo
01-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

It might be difficult for a bike to do a track...

It might be difficult for a bike to do a track stand with an unskilled rider - more difficult than a Segway with an unskilled rider.
01-16-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,585
Posted By tyrion

I'm an expert at slow-paced riding. Can't do...

I'm an expert at slow-paced riding. Can't do track stands, but from 4-6 mph I'm the KOM.
01-16-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By tyrion

I try to at least give the wheels a spin on days...

I try to at least give the wheels a spin on days I don't ride.

(maybe that's useless, just seems like a good idea.)
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By tyrion

Breezer was under the Performance Bike umbrella,...

Breezer was under the Performance Bike umbrella, so I think they're in kind of a limbo right now. A few of their bikes and frames seem to be available around the internet.
01-09-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 950
Posted By tyrion

I can't really comment on speed - my subjective...

I can't really comment on speed - my subjective guessing wouldn't be useful. Plus I'm running 50mm ones, different than your potential 38s. They do hum on pavement, and that means wasted energy.

I...
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By tyrion

I've come to really like that flexi Breezer...

I've come to really like that flexi Breezer frame, especially going over the rough stuff.
01-09-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By tyrion

Thanks Drew, lots of goot tips there. But I use...

Thanks Drew, lots of goot tips there. But I use more than 2 meters of shift cable push/pulled through a very tortuous route, from bar-end shifters along this bar (Dajia Far Bar) under the tape:...
01-09-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 950
Posted By tyrion

GravelKing SKs do throw more pebble than most I...

GravelKing SKs do throw more pebble than most I think, but that's really just part of gravel riding - even slicks will throw pebbles to some extent. Best to protect the frame with clear tape if...
01-08-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,520
Posted By tyrion

Gearing not low enough.

Gearing not low enough.
01-08-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By tyrion

Link cable housing more economical in the long run?

Would link cable housing be more economical in the long run because you would be able to just replace the inner lining and/or the cable, with the outer housing (the links) more or less lasting...
Forum: Foo
01-07-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

Tesla's current self-driving capability is very...

Tesla's current self-driving capability is very analogous to aircraft autopilot. Aircraft autopilot flies the plane for non critical segments, Tesla autopilot drives the car for non critical...
01-06-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By tyrion

Breezer Radar Expert + * Truvativ Stylo...

Breezer Radar Expert +

* Truvativ Stylo mountain crank 44-32-22
* Microshift 3x9 bar end shifters
* Tektro RL340 brake levers
* Tektro interrupter brake levers
* Dajia Far Bar handlebars +...
01-06-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By tyrion

Won't you get kicked out of the Roadie Club if...

Won't you get kicked out of the Roadie Club if you do that?
01-06-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,045
Posted By tyrion

I use (any 'ol) electrical tape then cover that...

I use (any 'ol) electrical tape then cover that with self fusing silicone tape.
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

Yeah, we'll easily have level 4 in 4 years. Tesla...

Yeah, we'll easily have level 4 in 4 years. Tesla was at level 3 last year (2019):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTwpHbYUP5Q

Interesting comment at the end of that video: "everytime you get...
01-05-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x682/33830638_1_x_17f68caa79d3c98b63d370232125982fa50a5adc.jpg
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 919
Posted By tyrion

Schwalbe Mondials have a slightly knobby look....

Schwalbe Mondials have a slightly knobby look. And they are proverbially "bombproof".

But they are not fast. Other than the slowness, they work well on gravel and dry dirt.
01-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 56,297
Posted By tyrion

Chance - 8/10. Hugh Laurie plays an American...

Chance - 8/10. Hugh Laurie plays an American doctor with single syllable last name.

Psychiatrists falls in love with beautiful crazy patient married to fearsome police detective. Trouble ensues.
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By tyrion

Bikes Direct equipped them with 160mm rotors: ...

Bikes Direct equipped them with 160mm rotors:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/gravity/fat-bikes/fatbikes-monster-ltd.htm
Forum: Touring
01-04-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By tyrion

I'm the guy that said the Breezer was too noodly...

I'm the guy that said the Breezer was too noodly for loaded touring. My last bike (got stolen) was a Novara Randonee touring bike - a "real" touring bike with oversized 4130 tubes. I'm 230 lbs., and...
01-04-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 872
Posted By tyrion

Bike tools are in there.

Bike tools are in there.
01-04-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 921
Posted By tyrion

I have a Selle Anatomica H2. One thing about...

I have a Selle Anatomica H2. One thing about these kinds of leather hammock saddles: there's a fore-aft sweet spot you have to find, so fore-aft positioning is critical; much more critical than a...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

Not only does the autopilot recording dataset...

Not only does the autopilot recording dataset constantly grow, so does the learning technology that learns from that dataset. Another double whammy leverage that humans don't have.
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

It means there isn't a driver. Not that...

It means there isn't a driver. Not that complicated.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By tyrion

Not stiff (skinny tubes, skinny steerer), stable...

Not stiff (skinny tubes, skinny steerer), stable in the long wheelbase sense, not nimble (long chainstays, medium-high trail), power transfer: mediocre. This is not a racing bike, it's a...
Forum: Touring
01-03-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By tyrion

Looks similar enough to a Disc Trucker fork, so...

Looks similar enough to a Disc Trucker fork, so anything that fits a 700c Disc Trucker...maybe?

(but the Surly has the low-rider bosses on both the inside and outside of the fork legs, so if yours...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

That doesn't mean it's not self-driving....

That doesn't mean it's not self-driving. Currently there must be a person sitting in the driver's seat and touching the steering wheel and be ready to take over, but the car is still driving itself.
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

No it's not.

No it's not.
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 604
Posted By tyrion

Just grain alcohol and rainwater for me. ...

Just grain alcohol and rainwater for me.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x375/2124653125_50dd88c60a_e9ef9f02f1d93b88224a997162ffe035979f4e8a.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By tyrion

I have a Breezer Radar. Good value, but it is...

I have a Breezer Radar. Good value, but it is kind of a budget bike (QR axles, seamed 4130, heavy, etc.). It has lots of rack bosses and really will take 700x2.1" tires. It's my first bike with disc...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

It does.

It does.
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

No, the package provides a lot of self driving...

No, the package provides a lot of self driving features right now.
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 5,530
Posted By tyrion

No, Tesla is feeding all those millions of miles...

No, Tesla is feeding all those millions of miles of auto-pilot data into its learning system. It's quite clear the mission isn't accomplished.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,223
Posted By tyrion

Really useful info from Josh Poertner here: ...

Really useful info from Josh Poertner here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asEYkpW0vwQ

Some takeaways:

- the max pressure printed on the tire is simply half the tested blow-out pressure...
12-25-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By tyrion

No I haven't been there since.

No I haven't been there since.
Forum: Touring
12-24-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlgTEd_WTFc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlgTEd_WTFc

There's also these tire levers that turn into quick link pliers (google "KMC Missing Link Lever"). I have them and they work for opening the quick link,...
12-24-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By tyrion

I think Tesla will be adding capacitors to...

I think Tesla will be adding capacitors to augment their chemical batteries (capacitor technology is what they wanted when they bought Maxwell). Capacitors hold less power per weight, but don't...
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