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12-08-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By tyrion

Chrome rims with rim brakes are bad indeed. ...

Chrome rims with rim brakes are bad indeed.

Looks like your bike has aluminum rims, in which case tou can ride with rim brakes in the rain, you just have to brake a little earlier.

I wouldn't...
12-08-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By tyrion

I don't know what this problem is, but if you...

I don't know what this problem is, but if you turn off Javascript in your browser it can't use very much resources. Last time I checked, bikeforums.net ran fine with Javascript disabled.

You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,148
Posted By tyrion

Jar of vaseline: $5.

Jar of vaseline: $5.
Forum: Foo
12-08-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By tyrion

Touch screens in vehicles are usually bad design...

Touch screens in vehicles are usually bad design and reduce safety, but they lower the cost of the product and allow for software upgrades to add/change functionality.

The US Navy is reducing...
12-08-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes come in various lengths: ...

V-brakes come in various lengths:

https://www.gravelbike.com/v-brake-arm-lengths/

Some of the shorter ones will work with levers designed for calipers.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,148
Posted By tyrion

2 mph increase for $80: Narrow handlebars:...

2 mph increase for $80:

Narrow handlebars: $50.
Long, "slammed" stem: $30.
Riding naked*: free.

*naked except for helmet
Forum: Foo
12-06-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By tyrion

Clearly we shouldn't be eating these helpless...

Clearly we shouldn't be eating these helpless creatures.
12-06-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 116,281
Posted By tyrion

Those look nice. I wish more bars had full 31.8mm...

Those look nice. I wish more bars had full 31.8mm diameter across the top like that.
12-05-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 671
Posted By tyrion

A couple whacks with a hammer on the chainstay...

A couple whacks with a hammer on the chainstay (right where it's circled) and you're good.
Forum: Europe
12-05-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By tyrion

Those disc brake vs. rim brake arguments were...

Those disc brake vs. rim brake arguments were causing too much turmoil in Russia.
12-04-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By tyrion

Looking at strong rims, Velocity Cliffhanger,...

Looking at strong rims, Velocity Cliffhanger, Velocity Aileron, and WTB KOM Tough. I would get 36 hole versions of the Velocities but the WTB only comes in 32 hole. If I go with Cliffhangers (675...
12-04-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By tyrion

Spokes: double-butted vs. thick elbow (single butted)

Which one makes a more durable wheel? Sapim Race (double-butted 2.0mm, 1.8mm, 2.0mm) or Sapim Strong (single butted, 2.3mm elbow, 2.0mm rest)?

I've read enough from the the experts here to believe...
12-03-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 218,417
Posted By tyrion

The Irishman - 8/10. You might think Scorsese/De...

The Irishman - 8/10. You might think Scorsese/De Niro/Pesci gangster movies was a stale formula, but somehow it's not.
12-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,167
Posted By tyrion

Some framemaker will probably buy a set or 2 to...

Some framemaker will probably buy a set or 2 to put on their show bike.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 537
Posted By tyrion

I never thought of Caribbean Islands as being...

I never thought of Caribbean Islands as being part of North America but I'm flexible on the issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By tyrion

Use a vacuum cleaner to suck a piece of string...

Use a vacuum cleaner to suck a piece of string through the frame, then use the string to pull the cable through. (Never done it, just heard about it.)
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,333
Posted By tyrion

You can get feed bags (or stem bags) for that...

You can get feed bags (or stem bags) for that issue.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/511x381/bikepacking_stem_bags_4c27eb8402afeec881c0d68b5f1f7cea62e0c2c8.jpg




You...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 20,412
Posted By tyrion

Black Friday would have been a good day to sell...

Black Friday would have been a good day to sell Bike Friday, but I guess it didn't work out.
12-01-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 812
Posted By tyrion

Hambini says a poorly aligned BB shell will cause...

Hambini says a poorly aligned BB shell will cause premature bearing wear. Does a square taper cartridge unit isolate from those imperfections?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By tyrion

I like it!

I like it!
11-26-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By tyrion

Yeah, that would do it. In which case the top...

Yeah, that would do it. In which case the top slots should be replaced with round holes.
11-26-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By tyrion

The tricky part would be attaching it tight to...

The tricky part would be attaching it tight to the saddle - the conventional leather straps would put to much space between the saddle and this adapter. Maybe tie it tight to the saddle loops with...
11-26-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 378
Posted By tyrion

I'd make a piece of sheet metal like this, and...

I'd make a piece of sheet metal like this, and maybe bend it to conform to the rear of the saddle. You could drillium it out for elegance and weight saving....
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,577
Posted By tyrion

Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Touring
11-25-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,577
Posted By tyrion

I disagree. Mass up high close to your body...

I disagree. Mass up high close to your body doesn't move much when establishing a lean - the wheels move out (wheel contact patches move left in order to establish lean to the right). Mass close to...
Forum: Touring
11-24-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,577
Posted By tyrion

I too find that location - right under the rear...

I too find that location - right under the rear of the seat - a good place to carry a fair amount of weight.
Forum: Foo
11-24-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By tyrion

Where I live all newly constructed public...

Where I live all newly constructed public restrooms seem to be unisex - a small room with a single toilet and lockable door. Equality, and a good place to do drugs.

I think they should add a...
11-23-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By tyrion

My Breezer Radar can take 2.1" 700c tires. It...

My Breezer Radar can take 2.1" 700c tires. It seems there are number of new bikes coming out that can take those big tires now but I can't identify them off the top of my head.
11-23-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By tyrion

V-brakes can handle fatter tires, and...

V-brakes can handle fatter tires, and steel...steel is real. Some people just prefer steel over aluminum because it has a springier feel and can take getting banged around better, but steel is...
11-23-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By tyrion

Comparing these 2 bikes: ...

Comparing these 2 bikes:

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/19888/

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/30483/

I like the Jamis because it's steel (Reynolds...
11-20-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By tyrion

Looks like a copy of Canyon Grail handlebars. ...

Looks like a copy of Canyon Grail handlebars.

https://s14761.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2019/01/GF_010-Gravel-Vergleich-Group-Test-Review-Canyon-Grail-CF-031-1140x760.jpg
Forum: Foo
11-20-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,835
Posted By tyrion

Your phone isn't paranoid. That "cell tower" is...

Your phone isn't paranoid. That "cell tower" is probably a CIA surveillance unit.
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,835
Posted By tyrion

Maybe I'm mistaken. I hadn't heard of Cambridge...

Maybe I'm mistaken. I hadn't heard of Cambridge Analytica using AI classifiers.
Forum: Touring
11-19-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By tyrion

Ryan Van Duzer has done some touring on a...

Ryan Van Duzer has done some touring on a Priority 600.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAQuuTGl-uI
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,835
Posted By tyrion

Theoretically speaking, there's nothing a quantum...

Theoretically speaking, there's nothing a quantum computer can do that a traditional computer can't, given enough time.
Forum: Foo
11-19-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,835
Posted By tyrion

That wasn't AI, that was relatively...

That wasn't AI, that was relatively straightforward data analysis combined with psychographics.
11-18-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,059
Posted By tyrion

Only crash into soft things like haystacks and...

Only crash into soft things like haystacks and big piles of pillows.
Forum: Foo
11-18-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,835
Posted By tyrion

Simulating human personalities is going to be a...

Simulating human personalities is going to be a very valuable tool in shaping people's opinions and desires. There's a good reason the world's biggest advertising company is spending so much on AI.
Forum: Foo
11-17-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 771
Posted By tyrion

I would say that decision comes from accounting....

I would say that decision comes from accounting. Having the mud wrestling comments section simply makes more money. I don't think the aspiring journalists appreciate the mud wrestling match adjacent...
11-16-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By tyrion

I can see the pics in all 3 of the above posts.

I can see the pics in all 3 of the above posts.
Forum: Foo
11-16-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,835
Posted By tyrion

And of course "Do Androids Dream of Electric...

And of course "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"/Bladerunner.
11-15-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By tyrion

You pay extra for the French name. ;)

You pay extra for the French name. ;)
11-15-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By tyrion

Rene Herse tires: ...

Rene Herse tires:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/tires/650b/
11-14-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By tyrion

Currently using SK 700x50s, and it's the most...

Currently using SK 700x50s, and it's the most difficult to install tire I've ever mounted. But I do like them, once they're installed.
11-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,101
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV09bl1Gg_g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV09bl1Gg_g
11-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By tyrion

$145 US. ...

$145 US.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-GRX-FC-RX600-2-Crankset-5

I believe that crankset can simply replace a 105 crankset, and no other parts would be required. Then you might be able to...
11-13-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By tyrion

With a 46t chainring and 11t cog you'll be able...

With a 46t chainring and 11t cog you'll be able to pedal 40+mph on the right downhill.
11-13-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,539
Posted By tyrion

Yes, you've identified one of the significant...

Yes, you've identified one of the significant differences between the bikes you've listed. The 105 crank has 50-34 chainrings, which gives higher gearing than many gravel bikes, which have 48-32 or...
Forum: Foo
11-12-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By tyrion

They're constantly changing their algorithm. They...

They're constantly changing their algorithm. They want to maximize the time you spend on the site while avoiding political blunders like turning adolescents into nazis. Constant tuning, constant...
11-11-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,062
Posted By tyrion

Already great advice here, but I'll add: try to...

Already great advice here, but I'll add: try to make it fun and not so much of a chore. I'd set distance goals without time limits - stop and smell the roses in the middle of a ride if you feel like...
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