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10-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thanks everyone. We are slowly settling on she...

Thanks everyone. We are slowly settling on she has an elliptical and I'll have a trainer with Zwift and we will share a TV
Forum: Commuting
10-26-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mountain bike suspension forks come in a lot of...

Mountain bike suspension forks come in a lot of sizes and brands but they have some fairly universal characteristics. They have a one-piece lower fork leg assembly forged in alloy, with sliders for...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Darth Lefty

Suspension forks on commuter bikes

My nerd eye has turned upon suspension forks lately, mostly with a focus on mountain bikes. What I've learned does not square with the Bike Forums conventional wisdom, which seems to have been...
10-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 3,408
Posted By Darth Lefty

Threads like these I’m still surprised people...

Threads like these I’m still surprised people don’t learn how to do this when they were, like, eight or ten, and there are actually classes and even practice
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 341
Posted By Darth Lefty

In the early 90’s I briefly had a junior record...

In the early 90’s I briefly had a junior record in AMA free flight Catapult Glider.

Technology takes no prisoners when it comes to hobbies. Lithium batteries, brushless motors, piezo gyros, GPS...
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,143
Posted By Darth Lefty

A bar I used to frequent had man cards with...

A bar I used to frequent had man cards with various offenses listed, and would punch it for you, like points on your license or your Totin’ Chit
Forum: Foo
10-23-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By Darth Lefty

About fifteen years ago at lunch on New Year’s...

About fifteen years ago at lunch on New Year’s Eve, I ate a Dave’s insanity sauce habanero burger at a pretty fancy restaurant in Scottsdale. This was before all the spicy fast food burgers got...
10-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,717
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ask him to show you, he probably wants an excuse....

Ask him to show you, he probably wants an excuse. You'll need these:
...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,974
Posted By Darth Lefty

Did you know this Halloween is a blue moon?...

Did you know this Halloween is a blue moon? though that doesn't explain a zombie two weeks prior
10-14-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Darth Lefty

SX is not junk. It's heavier in the crankset, but...

SX is not junk. It's heavier in the crankset, but the steel chain ring will last forever. The shifting bits are upward compatible with all the other Eagle stuff.

Spend your money on a nicer fork....
10-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Darth Lefty

There was surely some kid (or his dad) trying to...

There was surely some kid (or his dad) trying to get a few more years out of his 20” bike. Whoever it was could probably claim credit for the 1972 boom
10-13-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 645
Posted By Darth Lefty

like clockwork

like clockwork
10-12-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not to mention the longer you're out there the...

Not to mention the longer you're out there the higher your odds to get run down by a driver, and then your numbers really drop
10-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By Darth Lefty

OP needs someone with a time machine to rescue...

OP needs someone with a time machine to rescue him from Y2K
10-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Darth Lefty

Walmart will charge you about 150 bucks for a...

Walmart will charge you about 150 bucks for a bike like that. How many snap on sockets do you think that would buy? Honestly, what is a company thinking about their image when they put their sticker...
10-10-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's how it's going right now. Don't forget to...

That's how it's going right now. Don't forget to look used. There's a whole category of hybrids with budget front suspension, so if you can compromise on the 1x you can probably find something.
10-08-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,631
Posted By Darth Lefty

This thread is like a sourdough starter

This thread is like a sourdough starter
10-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 58,617
Views: 8,592,110
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am guessing this is not a great deal at $1800,...

I am guessing this is not a great deal at $1800, but it is my favorite brand of bike right now1986 Salsa Scoboni Custom MTB - Ultra Rare - $1,800 (san...
10-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,703
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just like having a dropper post!

Just like having a dropper post!
10-05-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tune up. Look for any bearings out of whack. 200...

Tune up. Look for any bearings out of whack. 200 hour service on the fork. Try a softer knobbier tire on the front.

Given that it's a 100mm spaced qr front, you can probably find a pretty...
10-04-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Darth Lefty

My Timberjack has adjustable drops and I would...

My Timberjack has adjustable drops and I would not be astonished to one day discover I'd made it single speed. 95% of my ride I could do in the 30-15 or 17 gear.

...that last 5% tho, whew!
10-04-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,631
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are several drivers of mountain bike design...

There are several drivers of mountain bike design that have changed them a lot in the last ten years. I think the most popular events right now are enduro racing, where the riders must pedal the...
10-04-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,703
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ellipticals are way more popular than bikes or...

Ellipticals are way more popular than bikes or treadmills at the gym. I think this would be even more popular if not for the anticipation of such snide reactions.
10-03-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,631
Posted By Darth Lefty

Alooooooominum (runs away)

Alooooooominum

(runs away)
10-03-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,703
Posted By Darth Lefty

I see them from time to time. I’ve also seen one...

I see them from time to time. I’ve also seen one that has a full cross trainer set up, but I can’t remember the name of it. i’m just happy that people are outside getting some exercise
10-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,597
Posted By Darth Lefty

what taste? thanks, I’ll be here all week

what taste?


thanks, I’ll be here all week
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nearly every waking moment of our lives is...

Nearly every waking moment of our lives is pervaded by advertising. Don't wish more upon us.

Stuff that gets national advertising is being marketed to everyone. Food and detergent and cars and...
10-02-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,597
Posted By Darth Lefty

He’s live tweeting it

He’s live tweeting it
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By Darth Lefty

Does your PBP goal include a budget? Not just to...

Does your PBP goal include a budget? Not just to Paris but also don’t you need to attend events to qualify? It seems like the bike would be the least of it
Forum: Foo
09-30-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,331
Posted By Darth Lefty

Before, we used every part of the buffalo, but...

Before, we used every part of the buffalo, but the white men shoot them only for their wings.

I think hunting is pretty ridiculous, but mostly in the same way most hobbies are. The recent grim...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,481
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ oh that's a good point When we found her...

^^^ oh that's a good point

When we found her Christmas morning
At the scene of the attack
She had hoof-prints on her forehead
And incriminating Claus marks on her back
---
I've warned all my...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,405
Posted By Darth Lefty

My first reaction was negative, but not about the...

My first reaction was negative, but not about the price. The price isn't out of line for the market. (Compare to Specialized Turbo Vado.)

What I didn't like:
no obvious way to carry luggage -...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,481
Posted By Darth Lefty

In history times, people used to ride things...

In history times, people used to ride things called horses, which are like e-bikes but made of meat, to fancy dress parties all the time. Will there be a servant there when you arrive to take your...
09-23-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess you'll have to mope around til your moped...

I guess you'll have to mope around til your moped comes in
09-22-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 772
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sorry I missed you in Folsom. Glad you are...

Sorry I missed you in Folsom. Glad you are enjoying your stay in California’s elbow. The Johnny cash trail is a funny story. When I first came here the city Council hated that all anyone knew about...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,481
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know the part in Nutcracker where Herr...

You know the part in Nutcracker where Herr Drosselmeyer arrives?
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,008
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'd like to say yes but it would be fatuous. In...

I'd like to say yes but it would be fatuous. In order to claim it you'd need it to be only a part of a minimalist lifestyle. I'm squarely a suburbanite.
09-15-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Darth Lefty

In the USA people use “bear bells” but they’re...

In the USA people use “bear bells” but they’re really for warning hikers and horseback riders TBH. Essentially like sleigh bells but more cowbell shaped. A local bike club worked with a kid to make...
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,960
Posted By Darth Lefty

ooga-booga I grew up on the west side of the...

ooga-booga I grew up on the west side of the country, so perhaps I'm spoiled. I grew up in Phoenix, my mom's dad lived in Cortez, and my dad was an avid backpacker, so we went all over AZ & CO.
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,443
Posted By Darth Lefty

Drunks go to parties! That 13 steps cracked...

Drunks go to parties!

That 13 steps cracked me up. Donuts work in a non-beer environment.

Three 805’s and a Manhattan, today. More than usual. Something must be bugging me
09-10-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,225
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oldies but goodies ...

Oldies but goodies

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7pg8cVSM4M_PEltGHI6oIccFpZxVazBa
Forum: Foo
09-09-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,928
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, I hope you make a pretty good recovery....

Oh man, I hope you make a pretty good recovery. +1 for physical therapy. My mom got her knee replaced and has suffered ever since for not doing enough in the month or two after.

I had a tadpole...
09-08-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,322
Posted By Darth Lefty

My “gravel” bike, which is definitely a road bike...

My “gravel” bike, which is definitely a road bike but with treaded tires, came with a 38 front and 17&18 rear. So far I’ve had it in the 59” gear and I’m able to go nearly anywhere, which tells me...
09-08-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Darth Lefty

All the companies have a bike in this category....

All the companies have a bike in this category. You should definitely get one of them. What color do you like?
09-05-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 723
Posted By Darth Lefty

The small-small idea works great for full...

The small-small idea works great for full suspension bikes because you can do it with the suspension at full extension rather than taking the air out, and it leaves you with enough links to do the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Darth Lefty

For the price of the frame, mod, and paint you...

For the price of the frame, mod, and paint you could get a Troll instead
Forum: BMX
09-05-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Darth Lefty

Found this, which matches your ad copy text with...

Found this, which matches your ad copy text with more detail
https://allcitycycles.com/blog/introducing_the_def_wish
09-03-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 7,250
Posted By Darth Lefty

Catapults work by converting stored potential...

Catapults work by converting stored potential energy into velocity, but in your case the kinetic energy was diverted, so it’s probably more accurate to say you were levered OTB.

Disc brakes on my...
09-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Darth Lefty

I went from 2.0 to 2.3 when I refurbished my last...

I went from 2.0 to 2.3 when I refurbished my last 26er some years ago. It was also a step up in tire quality and tread design, and I went tubeless. And I dropped the pressure by about a third. So I...
09-02-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Darth Lefty

We moved to ~53rd and Pinnacle Peak when I was...

We moved to ~53rd and Pinnacle Peak when I was six, in 1983. It was horsey suburbs on acre lots. We awoke every Saturday to dirt bike engines and target practice. Happy Valley road was the end of...
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