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08-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By Darth Lefty

From when I owned that bike and wanted it...

From when I owned that bike and wanted it lighter, I remember that their website had a titanium version that was always sold out. Hereís your excuse! If itís not sold out still.

It really was a...
08-05-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought that SunTour forks had a straight bore...

I thought that SunTour forks had a straight bore and a bayonet axle

edit: yeah, I looked at your fork picture and itís the kind I remember from a bike I had about two years ago. All of that is on...
08-04-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 409
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hello darkness my old friend, I stood up too...

Hello darkness my old friend,
I stood up too fast again

Iím still too immature for 50+ but my complex cardiac history wants to tell you be mindful
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ah, "targets" I didn't get educated in...

Ah, "targets"

I didn't get educated in drawing tolerances until a few years into my job. If I'd gotten it in school it might have swayed me to inspection and GD&T. It makes you feel pretty clever...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By Darth Lefty

My plan, which would require more time than I...

My plan, which would require more time than I could probably live, is to do all of the towns in ďIíve Been EverywhereĒ in order, and if I survive long enough then the original Australian version
08-03-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, you probably can. Itís just backpacking with...

Yes, you probably can. Itís just backpacking with a bike. I think most people imagine more single track than would really suit this bike but you can plan to stay out of the steep and rough or just...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By Darth Lefty

Carbon gravel bikes are positively warty with...

Carbon gravel bikes are positively warty with mounts, though they do favor bikepacking setups in the front over something like a decaleur. In the rear there are the usual mounts for the lower rack...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Darth Lefty

A used road racing bike from the last 20 years...

A used road racing bike from the last 20 years will get you there for your price. If itís got a hollow aluminum crank spindle or Ultegra components, thatís a good clue that it was expensive enough.
...
08-03-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are short, medium, and long reach brakes to...

There are short, medium, and long reach brakes to suit frames with more tire clearance. A bike intended for fenders might have mediums. Some of the C&V guys use a change of brake size for 650b...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Darth Lefty

I played a lot of games with him. There was one...

I played a lot of games with him. There was one spot at the bottom of the hill near his daycare he told me once there was a bear monster, after that I always told him we were escaping the bear...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had some issues with my kid and the bike seat....

I had some issues with my kid and the bike seat. He liked them at 2-3 but got scared in his middle 3's. Something about not being in control of the tipping, I think. He's been pretty uninterested in...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, they are not necessarily nicer. They are just...

No, they are not necessarily nicer. They are just more French. They can be nice or cheap just like any 70s-80s bike but they aren't compatible with anything still in production today so they...
08-01-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

LDL said in his first post, "Imagine that someone...

LDL said in his first post, "Imagine that someone built a smooth, perfectly level 100 mile road on the moon" and that's why I was still assuming pneumatic tires. But that might not be a good idea...
08-01-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

The more I think about this the more fun it is. ...

The more I think about this the more fun it is.

If all of your power output is being turned into friction losses you need to cool the drivetrain. That'd probably be tied into your life support,...
08-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

You need enough tire distension and road...

You need enough tire distension and road roughness to make traction to pedal and steer even if the road is perfectly smooth.
08-01-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8
08-01-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

You absolutely do need to save weight. It's even...

You absolutely do need to save weight. It's even more important than on your primitive Earth bikes. Weight is the thing causing your friction losses.

Tires will not explode. Vacuum is 0 psi, not...
08-01-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tough crowd... As the prior owner of a 3yo...

Tough crowd...

As the prior owner of a 3yo and the current owner of 3yo twins, they’re not unbreakable but there’s a lot of difference between them and a lot of difference from just-3 to almost-4....
07-31-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

Further on the topic of the suit... space suits...

Further on the topic of the suit... space suits are pressurized at about 5 psi so the joints are holding hundreds of pounds and have some friction. The ideal thing for efficiency would probably be a...
07-31-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 954
Posted By Darth Lefty

Because itís NASA the bike will mass about...

Because itís NASA the bike will mass about nothing and the moon suit will be a thousand lbm.

This is not as interesting as big air BMX or observed trials on the moon.
07-31-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just donít use the pressure washer ...

Just donít use the pressure washer


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Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 10,488
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've had at least five rides since my last entry...

I've had at least five rides since my last entry way back 4/3 but they have been with my Apple Watch and some with Ride With GPS and neither of them seem to make reasonable mileage. I'm scoring...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,351
Posted By Darth Lefty

I went into the office today for about four...

I went into the office today for about four hours. First commute on the Stormchaser. I'm really liking it so far. Time will tell if it's just the excitement of getting a new bike and finally one that...
07-31-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Darth Lefty

There seem to be a lot of midgrade tandems with...

There seem to be a lot of midgrade tandems with crank arms that are/were not available aftermarket. I think they must buy them by the batch from the crank manufacturers. But that wouldn't explain DA....
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

Try asking over here about prices ...

Try asking over here about prices
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/
07-31-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Darth Lefty

So we have English bikes in England, road racing...

So we have English bikes in England, road racing on the Continent, and track bikes in the Yankee states.

non-fixie why did they ban racing in the NL?
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By Darth Lefty

According to the OP's profile his last activity...

According to the OP's profile his last activity was about ten minutes after his first and only post so I guess he found an answer elsewhere
07-31-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Darth Lefty

One hundred years ago was 1920

What were bicycles like in the USA in 1920?

Whenever I read bike history stuff the period between the 1890's boom and the 1970's boom is dismissed with a few sentences. Albert Pope ruined...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/duarte...

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/duarte-bike/7166592437.html

It's not as old as I expected (30+ not 40+). A bike boom dinosaur from the age of steel mountain bikes. Not a high end bike...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

I can beat that. I took an old single speed and...

I can beat that. I took an old single speed and threw it in the garbage!
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

I mean......

I mean... https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Abikeforums.net+Univega+Supra+Sport

Seems like it's just a decent forty year old bike boom bike. 1-1/4 is equivalent to 32mm. They're much bigger...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

1) This is partly budget and partly bike style....

1) This is partly budget and partly bike style. Nearly any new bike you get will have either track ends or vertical dropouts, the horizontal drops are pretty rare now. But a good SS is going to cost...
07-29-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,632
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?
07-28-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mikeís Bikes has a buyback deal for kids bikes....

Mikeís Bikes has a buyback deal for kids bikes. If you buy from them again theyíll give you 50% of the original purchase price of the trade in as credit on the new one. I donít know what they do with...
07-28-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By Darth Lefty

17t and 18t included. There is 1.5 cm of...

17t and 18t included. There is 1.5 cm of adjustment (43.5-45 cm) and it's about 0.8 cm through it on the 18, so maybe 16t to 20t?

http://www.eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

Added on edit - the...
07-27-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,795
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bike in hand but so far all itís done is chase...

Bike in hand but so far all itís done is chase down the ice cream truck, for which it proved perfectly adequate
...
Forum: Foo
07-27-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 547
Posted By Darth Lefty

F1 and MotoGP are running, with masks

F1 and MotoGP are running, with masks
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Darth Lefty

Late in my dadís life he wanted to try cycling...

Late in my dadís life he wanted to try cycling one last time and got a Schwinn trike. He fell getting on and scratched himself on some part of the bike. Since he was anemic from coumadin and his old...
07-26-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Darth Lefty

Weight weenieism is a game of grams on every...

Weight weenieism is a game of grams on every single part. See here for some thoughtful stuff. This is about 4 years old but the philosophy is the thing
...
07-26-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By Darth Lefty

Usually in the aftermarket you donít see much...

Usually in the aftermarket you donít see much Deore and XT is such a small up charge from SLX that XT is what most people buy.

In MTB world there is also a lot more competition due to Shimanoís...
07-26-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Darth Lefty

Salsa puts 170ís on smalls and some mediums

Salsa puts 170ís on smalls and some mediums
07-25-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By Darth Lefty

A gravel bike is a kind of road bike. A mountain...

A gravel bike is a kind of road bike. A mountain bike just isnít
07-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 602
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you donít trust your ear itís ok to use a...

If you donít trust your ear itís ok to use a guitar tuner app on your phone. Gates makes an app for tensioning their belt drives by tone and that ought to work too.

I bought the most popular size...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,273
Posted By Darth Lefty

Enginerd

Enginerd
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 909
Posted By Darth Lefty

The problem with that bike specifically is that...

The problem with that bike specifically is that the couplings are designed to flex under a person half to 2/3 your size and you are likely to bottom them out and not get much benefit. Itís often hard...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By Darth Lefty

We get plenty of these. But I figure it doesn't...

We get plenty of these. But I figure it doesn't hurt to participate. The last one, wrapped in a neg about helmets looking dorky, at least had a fresh perspective.
07-24-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just as a counterpoint. The tandem I have is an...

Just as a counterpoint. The tandem I have is an early-00's Burley Samba. It's a mountain bike only in the same sense as the early mountain bikes that were basically flat bar 26" versions of touring...
07-24-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since people arenít crawling out of the woodwork...

Since people arenít crawling out of the woodwork for a freebie, Iím going to let on that itís a Bontrager Flare RT with a special Madone SLR mount. I donít have a Garmin that will talk to it.
07-23-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,016
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, if I could have a Rex

Oh man, if I could have a Rex
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