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06-15-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By base2

It's just a magnet that induces a current in the...

It's just a magnet that induces a current in the coil of wire that is the sesnor. The pulse of Alternating Current is what the computer is counting. So any magnet of sufficient strength to induce a...
06-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,544
Posted By base2

The other thing with retalliatory tarriffs is...

The other thing with retalliatory tarriffs is that your competitor is free to lower tarriffs on those same goods from other producers. Sort of a double-whammie. They would do this not only to hurt...
06-10-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,544
Posted By base2

True. Especially since all actual economists that...

True. Especially since all actual economists that have weighed in on the matter seem to be saying one thing: "It's complicated."

Any proclaimation of success in policy is premature. The broader...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,282
Posted By base2

Well, actually, it's a mineral. Straight outta...

Well, actually, it's a mineral. Straight outta the Earth. If it were a food, the label "natural" would be applied to the box or bag it came in.

The danger is not that it's a fiber that can not be...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-19, 02:52 PM
06-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 952
Posted By base2

Well, I should think they'll stand up to your roads just fine.

They look like Vision Metron 40's to me.
06-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By base2

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut,...

FWIW: It's good practice to grease every nut, every bolt, every threaded everything, every time.

Stainless fasteners are a bit pricier than not, but at a $ or 2, at a time it's a managable...
06-07-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,429
Posted By base2

No sharpened bladed spokes?

No sharpened bladed spokes?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,282
Posted By base2

This just in: Rider who crashed while racing...

This just in: Rider who crashed while racing reports injury.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,492
Posted By base2

The string of blown out spokes, buckle visible on...

The string of blown out spokes, buckle visible on the backside of the fork and the angle of the tear from upper/forward to lower/aft indicate that something was jammed in the wheel as she rode.
...
06-04-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,559
Posted By base2

I disagree with the premise. We already know...

I disagree with the premise.
We already know civilization took a wrong turn. Yet we ride anyway. The danger is the human driver with his very human limited attention, limited skills, limited...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,583
Posted By base2

Why not just trim the end of the guard to fit? Is...

Why not just trim the end of the guard to fit? Is it not stamped metal or plastic?

I wouldn't think it would be too hard to use the piece you trimmed off as a template to drill & remount the...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By base2

Well, the OP doesn't indicate his work bikes are...

Well, the OP doesn't indicate his work bikes are the latest & greatest. Still though, wow! That's a lot of travel in suspension since I seriously looked at things. Even if rake & trail have been...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By base2

A lot of modern "mountain" bikes are really not...

A lot of modern "mountain" bikes are really not suited for mountain biking at all. They are purpose built and ultra specialized for riding a chairlift to the top of a ski slope & coasting down.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,637
Posted By base2

As has been said: Ninja skillz, motorcycle...

As has been said: Ninja skillz, motorcycle endorsement, cameras, situational awareness, experience, the power of prediction, etc...

My own personal addition: I find good brakes, really strong legs...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,735
Posted By base2

Oh, YEAH? Well we have this: The bestest link in...

Oh, YEAH? Well we have this: The bestest link in the world

Clearly Holland has no idea what they're doing in the disempowerment, servitude & misery department.
05-29-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By base2

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing...

To your post as a whole: Consider the whole thing as a complete package sort of deal.

Some of us here are still rocking mid-90's hardtails with bonded aluminum tubes with full XTR and RockShox...
05-22-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,544
Posted By base2

Chill, man. Peace. I just thought that...

Chill, man. Peace.

I just thought that corrobating data for what he meant from a reputable source was appropriate. His post was most likely an exageration to illustrate a point was appropriate....
05-22-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,544
Posted By base2

Since 1975, practically all the gains in...

Since 1975, practically all the gains in household income have gone to the top 20% of households. Since 1996, dividends and capital gains have grown faster than wages or any other category of...
05-20-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,097
Posted By base2

I weigh 200, and had a bike built for crossing...

I weigh 200, and had a bike built for crossing any road on any continent carrying 100 pounds of stuff & it is a 3 pound frame & lighter than most carbon.

Vari-Wall ThermLX tubing.

It rides like...
05-20-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,544
Posted By base2

Yeah. The whole binary thing...What a bunch of...

Yeah. The whole binary thing...What a bunch of garbage. I find it's usually from people working on radicalizing themselves &/or those turning away from American ideals (I'm in America) looking to...
05-14-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 16,544
Posted By base2

So, How goes that American farmer Chapter 12...

So, How goes that American farmer Chapter 12 bankruptcy rate? How goes the American soybean surplus? How goes the American manufacturing cost when their foreign competitors supply chains are flooded...
Replies: 53
Views: 2,903
Posted By base2

After all that, I'd never do business with USPS...

After all that, I'd never do business with USPS again! (Though they do a really good job delivering my utility bills :) )

Seriously though, how many $3000 wheelsets do you think it's ok...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,448
Posted By base2

I don't tour, but I have been known to blow...

I don't tour, but I have been known to blow ridiculous amount of money on bicycles & related paraphanelia.

What andrewclause said is spot on.
Ditch the subscription services. Pandora, Spotify,...
05-13-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,040
Posted By base2

Subtlty & nuance. Both of his posts mean...

Subtlty & nuance.

Both of his posts mean different things.

A person is smart. People are dumb.
On a seperate & unrelated note: People sometimes blow more money on lesser bikes that are newer....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,133
Posted By base2

No. You don't have to *wait* 6 weeks. Just go out...

No. You don't have to *wait* 6 weeks. Just go out & hammer down until your eyes bleed. It'll use that ride as the best effort for all data points that ride is the superior wattage. If you weren't as...
05-10-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,786
Posted By base2

Probably true. Psychoanalysing the reasons behind...

Probably true. Psychoanalysing the reasons behind their behavior is likely as fruitless as pondering a monkeys understanding of Shakespear as it flings poo on the zoo cage glass.
05-10-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,040
Posted By base2

I'm not sure I ever got the whole people looking...

I'm not sure I ever got the whole people looking down on old bikes thing...There was this one time I was chastised in the frame builders forum for puting effort into a Schwinn Varsity, but in real...
05-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,447
Posted By base2

I got into a big fight about this on the tandem...

I got into a big fight about this on the tandem sub awhile ago. Basically I was told I was wrong & that I was a dumb idiot because it should work, so I "must be doing it wrong."

The only solution...
05-06-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,531
Posted By base2

$8000 all in, after tax. Custom paint,...

$8000 all in, after tax.

Custom paint, custom geometry with clearance for 2 inch mtn bike tires, super extended wheel base & sized for my particular proportions in Vari-wall ThermLX tandem tubing,...
05-03-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,321
Posted By base2

And that is exactly it. Evenly distributed...

And that is exactly it. Evenly distributed between hands, feet, sit-bones.

On newer bikes from the shop, the tendency is to have the bars too high. There's a dozen reasons, but none of those are...
04-30-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,996
Posted By base2

So a guy walks into a bar...

He says: "Ouch!" :roflmao:

Ok. So a Vegan and a Crossfit guy come in to my gym. You know how I know? They both told me. :roflmao2:

Ok...So in that light, but on a more serious note:

Onwards...
04-23-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By base2

Yep. Usually I set the chain length so that in...

Yep. Usually I set the chain length so that in the small/small combination the addition of 1 link (or half a link, depending on if you are using pins or master-links) would cause the chain to drag...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 25,949
Posted By base2

Will I ever go disc? Yes. After a bout of super...

Will I ever go disc? Yes.
After a bout of super lame 160mm rotors & OEM garbage Tektro, I was ready to swear them off forever. But then I upgraded to 180mm rotors & I could see a glimpse of promise...
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