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Forum: Commuting
04-12-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

I took a ride in today because I knew I had about...

I took a ride in today because I knew I had about a 2.5 hour window and about 1.5 hr of stuff to do in the office. Because I have not been riding it much I still haven't really dialed in my flat bar...
04-12-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Darth Lefty

Another way of looking at this is, what has...

Another way of looking at this is, what has changed in ten years? And that's a good one, because I think you could argue 2011-21 has seen bigger changes than 2001-11. Most of what's standard now...
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,387,007
Posted By Darth Lefty

Holy cow, is Fark still a thing? Thatís been 20...

Holy cow, is Fark still a thing? Thatís been 20 years
Forum: Foo
04-12-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Darth Lefty

You canít really just throw a curse in the...

You canít really just throw a curse in the garbage can
Forum: Foo
04-11-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Darth Lefty

What a ghastly website

What a ghastly website
04-10-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíve had two belt drives, on the same bike. The...

Iíve had two belt drives, on the same bike. The first was a ďCĖdriveď which was a regular timing belt with a snubber. I think the company has gone under or moved on, I donít see them around anymore....
Forum: Commuting
04-10-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't get to ride in the rain very often but...

I don't get to ride in the rain very often but when I do get caught out, I find that my rain slicker is only going to keep water off my torso and my pants and shoes still get rained on. I should...
Forum: Foo
04-10-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 387
Posted By Darth Lefty

A couple years ago an acquaintance went this...

A couple years ago an acquaintance went this route and decided he had a potassium deficiency. He didnít. Almost no American does. We eat potatoes, and the occasional banana. But it wasnít among the...
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Darth Lefty

All of them. In bed.

All of them. In bed.
04-09-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Darth Lefty

That looks miserable. I put a kid stoker set...

That looks miserable.

I put a kid stoker set on mine but it wasnít trivial. In addition to the kit, I needed to replace the stoker crankset. The one I had was 130 bcd and the kid crank was 36t....
04-09-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,128
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thatís what I mean, though. No one makes NR RDís...

Thatís what I mean, though. No one makes NR RDís any more either but thereís loads of them already in the fleet. This bike didnít need the cheapest simplest 6lb fork from 2021, it needed the coolest...
04-09-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,128
Posted By Darth Lefty

The C&V community just has to come to terms with...

The C&V community just has to come to terms with MTB suspension forks so things like this can stop happening. It can't just be about derailleurs any more
Forum: Foo
04-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 629
Posted By Darth Lefty

Got my first vaccine dose, second is scheduled...

Got my first vaccine dose, second is scheduled for the 22nd

Our daycare plans for the summer are not looking fun enough for the 6yo and the afternoon daycare plans for autumn blew up completely.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Darth Lefty

My cousins!

My cousins!
04-08-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Darth Lefty

I believe he's talking about putting the flanges...

I believe he's talking about putting the flanges closer to center, which is one of the improvements possible with boost and super-boost spacing. The mfgr's don't always do that because they have...
04-07-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Darth Lefty

The rims are on center, either way. The rear hub...

The rims are on center, either way. The rear hub flanges are offset way left to make room for the cassette on the right.

With a regular rim the drive side spokes are much tighter because they are...
04-07-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Technology" may trickle down, but not entirely....

"Technology" may trickle down, but not entirely. The tucked-in Shadow parallelogram has been moving down-market. Deore is still the lowest level with a clutch and all the clutch models are 10+...
04-06-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By Darth Lefty

I vote no. Benefit of fatter tires canceled out...

I vote no. Benefit of fatter tires canceled out by smaller wheels.

And it will look funny.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was fascinated to see if anyone would reply, no...

I was fascinated to see if anyone would reply, no one has tried. The focus of this commuting forum is riding a bike to a job, not as a job, but I don't think there's a forum here for people making a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,708
Posted By Darth Lefty

The faster you go the more you need suspension,...

The faster you go the more you need suspension, but bikes with suspension really arenít that fast. Itís a mystery.

I believe the speed record for a bike without pacing is held by a guy in a skin...
04-04-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,175
Posted By Darth Lefty

All this Swatch is making me nostalgic for Parker...

All this Swatch is making me nostalgic for Parker Lewis Can’t Lose
04-04-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,175
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I asked my Dad what time it was he'd say the...

When I asked my Dad what time it was he'd say the time, "Bulova watch time! On your wrist as on the air, faithful forever!"

Amish childhood + Army in Honolulu + aerospace career = HUGE NERD,...
04-04-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,175
Posted By Darth Lefty

Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this...

Attempting to help you keep it on topic, this came from Hans Rey's Facebook page today. 1988
...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, that is an old bike. Even aside from the...

Oh man, that is an old bike. Even aside from the funky drivetrain, you must find out if the thing is basically sound to ride. All the plastic and rubber parts not cracked up, all the ball bearings...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Darth Lefty

For off-the-rack bikes, thereís a sweet spot...

For off-the-rack bikes, thereís a sweet spot where a bike is good enough for enthusiast trail use but also has commuter friendly features. A Trek Roscoe is a better commuter or your-only-bike than a...
04-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,114
Posted By Darth Lefty

Are we going to talk about war chester shire...

Are we going to talk about war chester shire sauce?
04-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,730
Posted By Darth Lefty

This wasnít always the gravel subforum. When I...

This wasnít always the gravel subforum. When I started here I think it was called recreational cyclocross. There had just been some kind of a proto-gravel dispute about racing versus not racing and a...
Forum: Foo
04-01-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 503
Posted By Darth Lefty

But ďBeachfront Bargain HuntĒ keeps telling me...

But ďBeachfront Bargain HuntĒ keeps telling me those houses on 20ft hurricane stilts are an amazing value!
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

They probably see you all the time and use you to...

They probably see you all the time and use you to set their watches
Forum: Commuting
03-31-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

I used to fly model airplanes out there when it...

I used to fly model airplanes out there when it was alfalfa fields
Forum: Commuting
03-30-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got a puncture this morning... but in my arm,...

I got a puncture this morning... but in my arm, not on a bike ride.

Given my family's daily schedule now I don't know when regularly riding to work might resume, but it's a goal. Maybe in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíve bought some listings that were in error. But...

Iíve bought some listings that were in error. But usually if a legitimate business has an error in their listing, they will either cancel it with apologies or honor it.

Thereís obviously scams,...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís been like this for going on a year. The...

Itís been like this for going on a year. The dollar has weakened and the tariffs are still in effect, on top of the bike industry and shipping running at capacity. The OEMís are getting fulfilled...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess you’re in the deep end of the wave pool

I guess you’re in the deep end of the wave pool
03-27-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,291
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s the usual stoicism thing. You need to make...

It’s the usual stoicism thing. You need to make it hard so you can appreciate it.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm interested to hear what was wrong with the...

I'm interested to hear what was wrong with the prior cassette.

I doubt you need to change the chain, much less the chain ring, unless you are really picky about shifting or you've done a lot of...
Forum: Foo
03-20-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Darth Lefty

We tried their delivery service. Just like with...

We tried their delivery service. Just like with the retail business, their use of packaging was extravagantly wasteful. Like one whole shopping bag and some cardboard insulation / padding for a bell...
03-20-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,645
Posted By Darth Lefty

Or Nobendium. I've got this one on my...

Or Nobendium.

I've got this one on my cubicle wall. Personal favorite is upsidaisium, with corbomite a close second. Flubber does not qualify, it's not an element.
The Periodic Table Of Imaginary...
Forum: Foo
03-20-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,387,007
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm 5-8 and didn't worry about standover. It's a...

I'm 5-8 and didn't worry about standover. It's a dirt bike thing. One cheek off at stops.
03-20-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Darth Lefty

I buy off-road tires for my MTB and just tolerate...

I buy off-road tires for my MTB and just tolerate them on pavement. Softer, wider, and knobbier on the front. Right now on mine, soft Nobby Nic front, hard Rocket Ron rear... They were on sale.
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 690
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís muggy. Definitely the speedway museum. ...

Itís muggy.

Definitely the speedway museum.

other than that, thereís no college sports in July and thatís all anyone cares about
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,719
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny you should mention that. Today I came...

Funny you should mention that. Today I came across our stack of dominion boxes from about five years ago when we used to play. I donít know what to do with them or if my wife would let me get rid of...
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 2,387,007
Posted By Darth Lefty

Obligatory low bridge link: 11 FOOT 8 - The...

Obligatory low bridge link:
11 FOOT 8 - The Canopener Bridge (http://11foot8.com/)

I almost bought a first year Versys back then but ultimately got a used R1200GS. Also shopped V-strom because I...
03-18-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Darth Lefty

The brake lever goes outboard, the shifter pod...

The brake lever goes outboard, the shifter pod goes inboard.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't want to discount that these are some...

I don't want to discount that these are some serious people doing real engineering. Nitinol isn't new (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_titanium) - it's the same stuff used for glasses frames....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm really trying to be open minded but there are...

I'm really trying to be open minded but there are some howlers.

"Over time the tread will wear out and need to be reapplied, but that maintenance is expected to be a lot cheaper than having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh lord, itís the tweel again

Oh lord, itís the tweel again
03-16-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By Darth Lefty

The tubes on most of these guysí bikes are way...

The tubes on most of these guysí bikes are way faster than mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,011
Posted By Darth Lefty

Good news! I just saved a ton of money on my car...

Good news! I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by running from the cops








* not my original joke, one of my motorcycling friends had this on a t-shirt
Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 875
Posted By Darth Lefty

...I'll put it on my calendar with the next moon...

...I'll put it on my calendar with the next moon shot
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