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08-10-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Darth Lefty

For the Stumpy I bet youíd get something nice...

For the Stumpy I bet youíd get something nice from Retrodecals

https://www.facebook.com/retrodecals/
08-10-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,027
Posted By Darth Lefty

What if itís a load-bearing decal?

What if itís a load-bearing decal?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Posted By Darth Lefty

Alone time Reliable exercise schedule

Alone time

Reliable exercise schedule
08-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 55
Posted By Darth Lefty

A hissing ringing noise? sing, sing, sing? Back...

A hissing ringing noise? sing, sing, sing? Back out the pad adjuster a few clicks. Or turn up your headphones
08-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 558
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are looking for MUSA you can get most...

If you are looking for MUSA you can get most things excepting tires, seats, and shifting, but the parts are premium and prices are high. If you are merely avoiding mainland China itís a lot easier,...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By Darth Lefty

cyccommute in what sense do you believe...

cyccommute in what sense do you believe hydraulic brakes are more powerful, or run closer? They have about the same leverage. I happen to have a cable disc road bike and hydro disc MTB right now....
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Darth Lefty

You want a $1000 20# step through road bike...

You want a $1000 20# step through road bike that's not, right?
08-08-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just shear bad luck.

Just shear bad luck.
08-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is it made with Vantablack?

Is it made with Vantablack?
08-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Darth Lefty

I posted in the Two Wheeling Tots Facebook group...

I posted in the Two Wheeling Tots Facebook group and the site owner suggested replacing the entire assembly.
https://www.amazon.com/BESPORTBLE-Universal-Trailer-Release-Attachment/dp/B081JNQ4X7/...
08-07-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 358
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, the other side is the same. Don't let me...

No, the other side is the same.

Don't let me talk you out of replacing the whole thing if you are looking for an excuse...
08-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 358
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a Powerspline bottom bracket in your photo. ...

It's a Powerspline bottom bracket in your photo.

It sounds like time for a replacement crank arm.
08-07-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, the ones with suspension have the price you...

Well, the ones with suspension have the price you don't like. You could get some bigger tires and run them soft.
08-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Darth Lefty

I handled it by switching to a rear seat.

I handled it by switching to a rear seat.
08-07-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Darth Lefty

For tiny kids the seating in any trailer is still...

For tiny kids the seating in any trailer is still a bit difficult. Both companies make hammocks for infants and extra padding for older babies who don't quite fit yet
08-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,013
Posted By Darth Lefty

She might be having a gearing, not a strength or...

She might be having a gearing, not a strength or weight problem. The bottom gear stock is 36-28, about the same as middle-2nd on your hybrid, and the leverage from the smaller wheel is canceled by...
08-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
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: 189
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: 27
Views: 709
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: 52
Views: 1,723
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: 293
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: 318
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: 31
Views: 1,121
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: 18
Views: 557
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: 316
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: 5
Views: 272
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: 5
Views: 272
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 378
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: 1,005
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: 1,005
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: 440
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: 236
Views: 10,728
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: 18,842
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: 301
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 555
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: 31
Views: 1,121
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: 555
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 18
Views: 543
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: 50
Views: 2,945
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?

Mods could you move this to the Hambini forum?
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