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Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By Darth Lefty

I live 3.5 miles from work, in a town that's one...

I live 3.5 miles from work, in a town that's one of the most bike-friendly in the nation, situated in a great climate, and I don't have any other time in my day for going to a gym. It really is a...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 492 (519 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC)_____________________________________________ 216 mi
Atvar (ITA)...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ride With GPS won't allow cropping except with...

Ride With GPS won't allow cropping except with subscription. I have a lot of 4-mile rides now that should be 3.7 since I didn't turn off the app for ten or twenty minutes. It's also throwing some...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

If only. I meant that I know it's not the seat or...

If only. I meant that I know it's not the seat or post system... which does wobble a little, droppers aren't perfect and this one's a cheapie, but it's not noticeable to me when riding.
01-23-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, probably a pretty short stem. Flat bar...

Yes, probably a pretty short stem. Flat bar frames are usually like two inches longer for a given size.

Are you doing disk brakes or cantis or V brakes? That makes a difference to what levers and...
01-23-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By Darth Lefty

No one's put a man on the moon in forty eight...

No one's put a man on the moon in forty eight years... about the same year as the US bike boom. It's rapidly approaching icebox status.

I can see the attraction of this thing for the manufacturer....
01-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

AlmostTrick There's a limit to that, at some...

AlmostTrick There's a limit to that, at some level it's hot enough it's like riding in a blast furnace.

I think lots of people believe weather forecasts are overstated to play it safe. Sometimes...
01-23-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,257
Posted By Darth Lefty

Giant as a company may be huge but as a bike...

Giant as a company may be huge but as a bike brand in US bike store retail, I’m sure they are third or so. They also don’t spend as much effort being cool or telling people the next thing to want.
...
01-22-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 250
Posted By Darth Lefty

A 90's Hardrock shouldn't suffer any...

A 90's Hardrock shouldn't suffer any incompatibility problems at all. Replacements exist for everything on it at similar quality level.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Darth Lefty

Repost in C&V, maybe? The flipper guys are taking...

Repost in C&V, maybe? The flipper guys are taking racks off bikes all the time. This doesn't look expensive, more like something from a department store
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

New pedals installed. Bike still clicking - when...

New pedals installed. Bike still clicking - when standing. That pretty much means it's the BB. Will torque it up, but no high hopes. Looks like 73/118 Power Spline bottom brackets are a little hard...
01-22-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By Darth Lefty

I seldom remember my dreams at all, and when I...

I seldom remember my dreams at all, and when I do, they don't make much sense. A rare exception lately seemed like the plot of a TV pilot about a mysterious disappearance. My wife has elaborate...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 215
Posted By Darth Lefty

Solid. Is the copper clear coated or...

Solid.

Is the copper clear coated or intended to tarnish?

Really 12-42? That’s a lot
01-21-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Darth Lefty

The vast majority of mountain bikes ever made...

The vast majority of mountain bikes ever made have rear rack mounts, and bikepacking tail bags were invented specifically to carry cargo over rear suspension. Are you the Pope of mountain bikes who...
01-21-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh, and pursuant to the notional bike race...

Oh, and pursuant to the notional bike race through Morocco... The (onetime Paris-to-) Dakar rally was last held in Africa in 2007, canceled due to Mauritanian terrorists in 2008, held in South...
01-21-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By Darth Lefty

That stuff moved online. No one at Bicycling!...

That stuff moved online. No one at Bicycling! expected that. Trek alone has 306 models... today.
01-21-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, that's how you dumb down a flavor for a...

Well, that's how you dumb down a flavor for a suspicious mass market
01-21-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a pitted cone on my bike a few months back....

I had a pitted cone on my bike a few months back. I found it cheaper and easier to buy a complete axle assembly on eBay. No one had the Wheels Mfg cone in stock and even if they had the price was...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have my suspicions ...

I have my suspicions


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01-20-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By Darth Lefty

So what actually happened? Racing: Miguel...

So what actually happened?

Racing: Miguel Indurian. The 1999 event imagined in the first bit was in fact Armstrong's first win.

Electronic shifting finally arrived but took another 25 years to...
01-20-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't recall ever having a problem with it. My...

I don't recall ever having a problem with it. My 5yo kid can't yet on his single but has done it on the back of the tandem - rather the opposite of most people, probably.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe I'm the only one working today, or there's...

Maybe I'm the only one working today, or there's a storm on the other side of the Rockies? Anyhow, I was running just a little behind so I took the street route. Minus half a mile, all paved.. Dull!...
01-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm using a frame bag. My bike has special...

I'm using a frame bag.

My bike has special drop-outs and Salsa sells a rack to go with them, but I haven't bought it. I tried a standard rack on it, and it sat VERY high
01-20-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By Darth Lefty

but imagine it's common they might, likely,...

but imagine it's common they might, likely, and/or be "cyclists"
01-19-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 963
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every factory has stories like that, probably....

Every factory has stories like that, probably. Ours do.
01-19-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53,733
Views: 7,515,969
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not knowing anything about it in the first place...

Not knowing anything about it in the first place I can't defend all that. But the combination of the metallic paint tank frame with the Amp fork and suspension looked pretty cool to me.
01-19-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 53,733
Views: 7,515,969
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mercedes Benz Sport Cruiser. I hadn't seen one of...

Mercedes Benz Sport Cruiser. I hadn't seen one of these before. It's pretty.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/roseville-1998-mercedes-benz-sport/7054154656.html...
01-18-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

You'd be amazed how much of engineering is still...

You'd be amazed how much of engineering is still like this. Especially in fields like aerospace where all the fundamental research was done 100 years ago
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 614
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 339 (374 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC)_____________________________________________ 107 mi
Atvar (ITA)...
01-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

AllWeatherJeff speed is not the same as momentum

AllWeatherJeff speed is not the same as momentum
01-17-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^please reconsider. If on a still day at 40F,...

^^please reconsider. If on a still day at 40F, you set out at 60 mph (back to my motorcycling example), you are going to be very, very cold.
01-17-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By Darth Lefty

Try going out and then walking in again without...

Try going out and then walking in again without the chip on your shoulder
01-17-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By Darth Lefty

So it turns out yes there are cast derailleur...

So it turns out yes there are cast derailleur hangers. Huh. Seems like if you wanted to make something cheap it would be cheaper and just as good to stamp it out of steel
01-17-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, use your airspeed. When I still had a...

Yes, use your airspeed.

When I still had a motorcycle I used a wind chill chart like this one. Note it has the same formula mentioned above
https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold-wind-chill-chart...
01-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a bike with a Suntour Aion a few years ago....

I had a bike with a Suntour Aion a few years ago. Learned some things. Suntour's design and business model is to have replaceable cartridges rather than doing rebuilds. And it's easy to upgrade, too....
01-17-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By Darth Lefty

Okay, but... aren’t they made from stock?

Okay, but... aren’t they made from stock?
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just maintenance stuff. Bike is clicking around...

Just maintenance stuff. Bike is clicking around the pedals / bb, and ghost shifting in lower gears. Can't find a sticky link, which is what caused the ghost shifts before, but the pedals don't feel...
01-17-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mud guards are an aftermarket item for mountain...

Mud guards are an aftermarket item for mountain bikes. Not everyone wants to have them, many people just ride in fair weather and in the mud they can cake up. For my commuting MTB here in CA, I only...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,748
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh and fwiw: panny, pannier, panniest

oh and fwiw: panny, pannier, panniest
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,748
Posted By Darth Lefty

So from this fifteen year! old zombie thread, we...

So from this fifteen year! old zombie thread, we still have

bigbenaugust
cooker

I recognize ItsJustMe as a regular but he shows no login for more than a year.
01-17-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By Darth Lefty

I looked at the bikes direct links and they are...

I looked at the bikes direct links and they are spec'd fine. The only reasonable problem to my mind is that you can't test ride them. The bike-in-a-box assembly thing is an unknown, but at least at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By Darth Lefty

Think it through You lost some sealant ...

Think it through

You lost some sealant

There's pretty much no penalty to adding more

Add some more
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,722
Posted By Darth Lefty

Years ago I was on my motorcycle and spied a guy...

Years ago I was on my motorcycle and spied a guy with bikes flopping around on top of his car. I tried to chase him down - he either thought I was malicious or wanted to race, because he went faster...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe you'll get lucky and be the one who catches...

Maybe you'll get lucky and be the one who catches the jewel thieves driving a front end loader through the tent wall of the Millennium Dome
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By Darth Lefty

Someone definitely built that up with love out of...

Someone definitely built that up with love out of good parts, and is probably loath to part. I would not be surprised if they were on this forum.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hmmm.., I wonder if they make cush cores in fat...

Hmmm.., I wonder if they make cush cores in fat bike sizes
01-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a very active forum, I bet you could find...

This is a very active forum, I bet you could find somebody to trade with in the for sale section
01-15-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 262
Posted By Darth Lefty

Make sure whatever you pick matches your front...

Make sure whatever you pick matches your front wheel
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Darth Lefty

30 years ago my Dad had one that looked like a...

30 years ago my Dad had one that looked like a regular briefcase but hooked onto the bike rack in the usual way. That’s what I would seek out if I needed one.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,670
Posted By Darth Lefty

Did your sealant freeze? I wouldn't have thought...

Did your sealant freeze? I wouldn't have thought so, part of the formula is RV antifreeze. But you are riding outside my experience.

Was the puncture too big to seal? Do you have a plug kit? A guy...
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