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08-19-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By tyrion

The Giant looks like it has a slightly better...

The Giant looks like it has a slightly better drivetrain.
08-17-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By tyrion

I had a bike where, with large brake pads, the...

I had a bike where, with large brake pads, the pads would hit the fork blades when opening up the brake arms to take the wheel off (this was with V-brakes), limiting how much the brake arms could be...
08-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,339
Posted By tyrion

A vintage 1952 dot matrix printer would be worth...

A vintage 1952 dot matrix printer would be worth a lot I bet.
08-16-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,315
Posted By tyrion

These pregnant-women-riding-bikes-to-hospital...

These pregnant-women-riding-bikes-to-hospital threads are always trouble.
08-15-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By tyrion

Not my type. ...

Not my type.

http://darkroom-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/08/RTR25DRK.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 614
Posted By tyrion

I usually won't buy anything with less than 4...

I usually won't buy anything with less than 4 stars, but I scan the reviews to see if it looks like BS paid/scam reviews. People are very good at working the (Amazon's) system.
08-15-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By tyrion

Shimano Alivio 3x9 drivetrain for $160: ...

Shimano Alivio 3x9 drivetrain for $160:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mountain-Bike-SHIMANO-ALIVIO-M4000-3x9S-Speed-Shift-Derailleur-Kit-MTB-Group-Set-/253374039337...
08-15-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By tyrion

You might focus on new tires for your existing...

You might focus on new tires for your existing bike. Lighter weight, more supple, folding tires would be noticeably more efficient and better riding.
...
08-15-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By tyrion

+1. A high rise stem is the cheapest, easiest way...

+1. A high rise stem is the cheapest, easiest way to get more upright posture. I would try that first. $25 and five minutes.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51SPuq1EREL.jpg
08-15-19, 11:07 AM
08-15-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By tyrion

A high performance cruiser is a beach racer. ...

A high performance cruiser is a beach racer.

https://bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Koga-Beachracer_aluminum-sand-dune-race-fat-tire-gravel-road-bike_complete.jpg
08-14-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By tyrion

Georges St-Pierre - one of the greatest MMA...

Georges St-Pierre - one of the greatest MMA fighters.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By tyrion

Velocity Cliffhanger? Not hookless, but why is...

Velocity Cliffhanger? Not hookless, but why is that important (honest question)?
08-13-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By tyrion

And, for what it's worth, once you get to the...

And, for what it's worth, once you get to the south side Mission Bay you can ride around to the north side of Mission Bay and get on the Rose Creek/Rose Canyon Bike path which takes you to La Jolla...
08-13-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By tyrion

Ride around Mission Bar is nice and easy. Find a...

Ride around Mission Bar is nice and easy. Find a way to get on the OB bike path (east point in Hotel Circle) and take it to the west most bridge across the river (that bridge has a completely walled...
08-13-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,315
Posted By tyrion

You can fit both. New babies are very flexible.

You can fit both. New babies are very flexible.
08-13-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By tyrion

I think a soda can wall is about 0.1mm thick.

I think a soda can wall is about 0.1mm thick.
08-13-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,315
Posted By tyrion

https://cdn.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/style...

https://cdn.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/styles/full/public/2018/08/20/720368-new-zealand-minister-pregnant-instagram.jpg

The basket up front is handy way to carry your baby back from the...
08-13-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By tyrion

Good point. (But a 1.75" tire will still...

Good point.

(But a 1.75" tire will still probably be fine, if it fits in the bike.)
08-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By tyrion

Tires should be wider than the rims, generally...

Tires should be wider than the rims, generally speaking. 1.75" tires should be fine on 1.5" rims, as long as the tire fits within the bike frame/fork.
Forum: Foo
08-13-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,610
Posted By tyrion

https://i.imgur.com/3lNd7uk.pnghttps://i.imgur.com...

https://i.imgur.com/3lNd7uk.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/1tzzFQu.png
https://i.imgur.com/iV6JCq2.png

Don't let them silence you Dorothy!

Follow Dorothy's adventures here:...
08-10-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 86,464
Posted By tyrion

https://i.imgur.com/ogWW6Ot.jpg Panaracer...

https://i.imgur.com/ogWW6Ot.jpg
Panaracer Gravel Kings SK 700x50mm.
https://i.imgur.com/GIeqjgs.jpg
I love them but they are the hardest tires to mount I've ever mounted.
08-09-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By tyrion

It's 25% more. So the tube wall will be about 80%...

It's 25% more. So the tube wall will be about 80% of its intended minimum thickness. It will probably work but you're pushing the limits, I'd say.
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,021
Posted By tyrion

Super cool. ...

Super cool.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/88/6b/4d886bb668836488f333f7466589bf64.jpg
08-08-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By tyrion

You might try turning off javascript. ...

You might try turning off javascript.

bikeforums.net works fine for me without javascript.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By tyrion

Time to upgrade my Zune!

Time to upgrade my Zune!
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 898
Posted By tyrion

CD's are dead. You should get one of these: ...

CD's are dead. You should get one of these:

https://techreport.com/r.x/2008q4/zune.jpg

Holds 300 songs!!!
08-08-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,804
Posted By tyrion

Makes sense. I always thought this kind of...

Makes sense. I always thought this kind of composite was feasible, with both a grinding-resistant component and a shear-resistant component.
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,079
Posted By tyrion

It's the advertising business model. More...

It's the advertising business model. More eyeballs = more money, which compels catering to the masses, catering to the lowest common denominator, catering to pop culture. The business model is to...
08-06-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By tyrion

I bet SJS Cycles could beat that price. ...

I bet SJS Cycles could beat that price.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/carradice-originals-keswick-handlebar-bag-green-with-honey-straps-5-litre/?geoc=US

I've bought a couple of Carradice...
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By tyrion

You're mad at the retailer because your scam...

You're mad at the retailer because your scam didn't work?
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By tyrion

If you're going to use a belt drive, I think the...

If you're going to use a belt drive, I think the latest Wolverine frames DO NOT have the split seat stay that allows the belt drive, but they still sell older versions that do have the split seat...
08-05-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By tyrion

EUREKA! Got a seatpost with more set-back, some...

EUREKA! Got a seatpost with more set-back, some fiddling with tension (actually tightened it back up a bit) and it's much better. This is going to work. No regrets for getting this saddle at this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 862
Posted By tyrion

If I want my butt vibrated I'll just... er,...

If I want my butt vibrated I'll just... er, nevermind.
Forum: Foo
08-05-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By tyrion

Simple bacteria have probably been around for 3...

Simple bacteria have probably been around for 3 billion years, so that would be the most successful life form we know of. Regarding more complex life (e.g. animals), sponges have been around for...
Forum: Foo
08-05-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By tyrion

Yeah, timing could be an issue. Life on earth has...

Yeah, timing could be an issue. Life on earth has been around for 4 billion years, but we've only had the capability for interstellar communication for 130 years. Maybe someone sent us a message 131...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-05-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By tyrion

Handlebar bag? There are all different shapes and...

Handlebar bag? There are all different shapes and sizes.

https://ellumbagworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/IMG_0396-e1497496050186.jpg
08-04-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By tyrion

I used to have a Nishiki Cascade in the late 80s....

I used to have a Nishiki Cascade in the late 80s. It was red and white and black. IIRC frame was butted Cro Mo. It was a mid-level old fashioned steel unsuspended mountain bike. Great bike.

I...
Forum: Foo
08-04-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By tyrion

skip the e-bikes

...and go straight to the hoverboard!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y-xwlU1BHg

The future is here!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49225001
08-03-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By tyrion

I loosened the tension a hair and that improved...

I loosened the tension a hair and that improved it. Or maybe I'm just getting used to it.
Forum: Foo
08-03-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,175
Posted By tyrion

Many people think life inevitably evolves toward...

Many people think life inevitably evolves toward complexity and intelligence (and Star Trek tells us that life tends to evolve towards American-English speaking humanoids), but we don't know that....
08-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By tyrion

After further riding and analyzing, I think I...

After further riding and analyzing, I think I might not have enough setback. So I'll be trying a setback seatpost and see how it feels.
08-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By tyrion

Brooks B17 is the same way. It is an issue, but...

Brooks B17 is the same way. It is an issue, but eventually I got used to the constraint.

edit: and now that I think about it, because of that fore-aft constraint, getting the position dialed in is...
08-02-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,972
Posted By tyrion

The moral of the story is: drink all the CBD oil...

The moral of the story is: drink all the CBD oil in your possession before entering Disney World.
08-02-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,972
Posted By tyrion

It can happen: ...

It can happen:

https://reason.com/2019/05/21/a-69-year-old-great-grandmother-was-arrested-at-disney-world-for-carrying-cbd-oil/
08-02-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,826
Posted By tyrion

No one is making a claim of mass exodus. But...

No one is making a claim of mass exodus. But e-bikes fill a niche (cheaper than cars, greater range than walking, less physically demanding than regular bikes).
08-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,826
Posted By tyrion

But e-bikes are cheaper than cars. Those that can...

But e-bikes are cheaper than cars. Those that can transition from cars to e-bikes will save a lot of money. Those that can't afford a car might be able to afford an e-bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By tyrion

One thing to try is to put the bars at a more...

One thing to try is to put the bars at a more conventional angle (like photo above), but raise them higher with a high rise stem.
...
08-01-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,826
Posted By tyrion

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.

Exactly. Gravel bikes are hybrids for cool kids.
08-01-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By tyrion

SA gets such rave reviews, just thought I'd try...

SA gets such rave reviews, just thought I'd try it. If I can't get it to work out I'll sell it and get the ol' reliable.
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