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08-18-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you like that Contend I see theres a fatter...

If you like that Contend I see theres a fatter tire version coming out in September
08-18-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Darth Lefty

For that budget Id buy a rigid fork hybrid, not...

For that budget Id buy a rigid fork hybrid, not a MTB.

If I wanted a MTB Id budget north of $1000 for a bike with a hydraulic damping fork and a dropper post. Probably the bottom build on a...
08-18-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Darth Lefty

But then why is it called marine grease?

But then why is it called marine grease?
08-18-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,393
Posted By Darth Lefty

Find a smaller dirtier shop...

Find a smaller dirtier shop...
08-17-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was a $1000 bike in the late 90's. There...

It was a $1000 bike in the late 90's.

There are tons of slick (or at least lightly treaded) tire options from most companies. Most of them will have cruiser tires at 2+" and commuter tires at...
08-16-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you think of these bikes like their single...

If you think of these bikes like their single counterparts, the Cannondale is a road bike, the Samba is a touring bike or a really nice hybrid, the Trek is a comfort bike. So, the Trek is a big step...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,954
Posted By Darth Lefty

This summer I've been able to ride my bike more...

This summer I've been able to ride my bike more and more days, for July it was pretty much every day. But now we have a new wrinkle. Thursday and my every other working Friday, my wife wants me to...
Forum: Touring
08-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Darth Lefty

For the puncture sealing, you can get the same...

For the puncture sealing, you can get the same from putting tubeless sealant in your tubes.
08-15-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Darth Lefty

There was a seller on Amazon who was packing...

There was a seller on Amazon who was packing these cassettes with a knockoff of Wolftooth's Roadlink.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Darth Lefty

Dang! Hope a good cleaning is all it needs

Dang! Hope a good cleaning is all it needs
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 111,540
Posted By Darth Lefty

I showed it to my wife like it was a big mystery,...

I showed it to my wife like it was a big mystery, she just said, "Kids are stupid."
08-15-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'd love to give it a try. It looks like a real...

I'd love to give it a try. It looks like a real monster truck. This MTB subforum is not as active as others, look here:

https://forums.mtbr.com/26-27-5-29-plus-bikes/trek-full-stache-1074347.html
Forum: Foo
08-14-19, 11:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By Darth Lefty

"What's for dinner?"

"What's for dinner?"
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 111,540
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/54b0d92b_be71_4223_ba9a_ed2288593673_32256c4a603304919310cbc6b34aea85512b9353.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a good point I hadn't thought of. I like...

That's a good point I hadn't thought of. I like the focus on the one you linked too, bike lights don't have that. I wonder how wide it can spray. The 2-head Ravemen that I linked above has a high...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'll still have the original 300 light, now moved...

I'll still have the original 300 light, now moved to my helmet.

This is the 2-element light I was looking at, from that MTBR thread. ...
08-13-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Darth Lefty

It also just occurred to me that your hard tail...

It also just occurred to me that your hard tail is probably a 26" wheel bike, and you might be running tire pressure pretty high for the street. Try bigger tires and lower pressure - Schwalbe makes...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

By the time I buy a head unit, battery pack and...

By the time I buy a head unit, battery pack and charger I'm up to the price of a 2 beam self contained USB light anyhow. So that's what I'm going to do. Just trying to decide which.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,954
Posted By Darth Lefty

I saw a trash bag that I've been seeing for a...

I saw a trash bag that I've been seeing for a week and looped back to pick it up and take it to a can in a nearby park. I can tell why no one has touched it... it had a "PLEASE" cardboard sign next...
08-13-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Darth Lefty

That bike spans a lot of years and has changed a...

That bike spans a lot of years and has changed a lot in that time so it's hard to have a solid opinion without knowing more. But generally I think a trail bike wouldn't make a good commuter. It would...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

Last winter as I was commuting on MTB trails in...

Last winter as I was commuting on MTB trails in the dark, and really unhappy with my 6yo Cygolite handlebar light seldom shining where it was needed, I asked on MTBR for recommendations. I also...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,954
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yesterday I, my wife, and my 5yo fell ill with a...

Yesterday I, my wife, and my 5yo fell ill with a stomach bug. Today is supposed to be his first day of kindergarten. I didn't feel up to riding yet and my wife needs to decide in the next half hour...
08-11-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Darth Lefty

It isn't really. The "MTB"' features are 26" fat...

It isn't really. The "MTB"' features are 26" fat tires and a flat handlebar. Other than that it's pretty much just like the equivalent road model.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,178
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thanks for the reminder that autumn is coming. I...

Thanks for the reminder that autumn is coming. I was going to move my 300 lm spot light to my helmet, and put a brighter floodlight on my handlebars.
08-11-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Darth Lefty

Recommend you contact a tandem vendor for a...

Recommend you contact a tandem vendor for a hub... and advice on the rest of the wheel. If you cant find an old standard hub, its possible to use a newer boost or super boost hub that has end caps...
08-11-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is not the first thread that you posted...

This is not the first thread that you posted about upgrading this bikes shifting. At this point, Im going to say go ahead and do it. Because youre not going to be happy until you do. Weve all...
08-11-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Darth Lefty

Haha, I was just at Muir Woods yesterday. Ironic...

Haha, I was just at Muir Woods yesterday. Ironic name. They'd never let you ride a MTB there, it's a hiker shrine. This doesn't look anything like the MTB's people were grinding up to nearby Mt...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,954
Posted By Darth Lefty

Im in SF today too. Family outing. Its nice!

Im in SF today too. Family outing. Its nice!
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Darth Lefty

I see enough decent medium bikes on your local...

I see enough decent medium bikes on your local Craigslist that you could be up and running again for $100-200 and still save up for that special bike you really want. Just avoid anything too big or...
Forum: Foo
08-09-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By Darth Lefty

Earth has a lot of things going for it. It's at a...

Earth has a lot of things going for it. It's at a range from the sun and rotating at a speed that most of the water remains liquid most of the time. (The water was delivered by asteroid; Venus was...
08-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,744
Posted By Darth Lefty

When you cut the outer layer, thats when the...

When you cut the outer layer, thats when the spiders inside are released
08-08-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is this like birdwatching when if you doubt for a...

Is this like birdwatching when if you doubt for a moment that the eagle is a buzzard then it becomes a buzzard?
08-08-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,992
Posted By Darth Lefty

:D That's a good catch!

:D That's a good catch!
08-08-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,920
Posted By Darth Lefty

Are you talking about the kid who started the...

Are you talking about the kid who started the argument with the OP, or the OP who started the argument on the Internet?
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,152
Posted By Darth Lefty

My fool brain took five seconds trying to figure...

My fool brain took five seconds trying to figure out if I'd ever heard of a material called metalthe. Don't make any bike parts! That stuff is the devil. Does it seem like an especially harsh billet?...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Darth Lefty

I disagree... I think the spring-only forks on...

I disagree... I think the spring-only forks on inexpensive bikes are pretty harmless and even good if you're having fun with the bike. They absorb a small hit or land a wheelie just fine. My 1990-ish...
08-08-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,920
Posted By Darth Lefty

He went after the crank first because it's...

He went after the crank first because it's obviously the best part of the bike
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By Darth Lefty

Out of those I'd pick the Specialized because it...

Out of those I'd pick the Specialized because it has a freehub. Your other thread says you're in Lexington, Kentucky. There are enough bikes to look at on your local Craigslist although the sellers...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By Darth Lefty

SRAM/Avid, Hayes, Hope use DOT brake fluid (just...

SRAM/Avid, Hayes, Hope use DOT brake fluid (just like a car)

Shimano, Tektro, Magura use mineral oil. It doesn't freeze, just gets sluggish.

Meanwhile cables, you might gather, don't get...
Forum: Foo
08-06-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By Darth Lefty

The math works, all you need is negative matter...

The math works, all you need is negative matter (that is, matter with negative mass, not to be confused with antimatter) and an amount of energy equivalent to the mass of the universe...
Forum: Foo
08-06-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,153
Posted By Darth Lefty

If anything is obvious from recent science, it's...

If anything is obvious from recent science, it's that there are tons of planets for aliens to come from. If there aren't any aliens we'll have to create some.

In some sci-fi universes, the...
08-06-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am trying to think how you could even make a...

I am trying to think how you could even make a counterfeit CO2 cartridge. The CO2 is liquid and the pressure is its vapor pressure so you can't skimp on the steel. I guess you could make it out of...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think that for the accumulated price tag of the...

I think that for the accumulated price tag of the parts you're shopping, I'd rather have a 3-season drop bar fender bike with all the nice parts and a crude flat bar studded-tire winter bike. Hey,...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Darth Lefty

Body snatcher

Body snatcher
08-06-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got the Slime branded inflator at Walmart,...

I got the Slime branded inflator at Walmart, which I recall from a prior thread also has been seen with other brand names. It holds the cartridge but also has threads so you can use either type, and...
08-06-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Darth Lefty

The SRAM ones I've seen with three clicks were...

The SRAM ones I've seen with three clicks were from their early heyday in the late 1990's. The more recent I've handled have about a dozen. I don't know if that's true of all. It sure does make...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,954
Posted By Darth Lefty

BoBodyJones you will find lots of different...

BoBodyJones you will find lots of different opinions here about how to be safe. Mostly they boil down to how to be seen (fluorescent colors for daytime, lights and reflective for night), and choose...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,954
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yesterday my wife called me about 2 in angry...

Yesterday my wife called me about 2 in angry tears asking me where I had put her motorcycle helmet. Between all the prohibitions about Lasik and her other health problems it was the first day in a...
08-06-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17,582
Views: 2,724,461
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is so not the point :D with 26 gear inches...

That is so not the point :D with 26 gear inches it's not going anywhere quickly


The rear brakes are Brembo, you just don't see them in the photo :innocent:
08-05-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By Darth Lefty

42 yo me doesn't like the looks of it, but 12 yo...

42 yo me doesn't like the looks of it, but 12 yo me would have ridden it without a thought... even though it was three sizes too big.
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