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Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

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My view this morning

The opening bid for the...
10-13-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is much easier with grips than tape

This is much easier with grips than tape
10-12-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,021
Posted By Darth Lefty

I didn’t enjoy my Brooks saddle but I do enjoy...

I didn’t enjoy my Brooks saddle but I do enjoy all the people telling each other dubious things in a Brooks saddle thread
10-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,038
Posted By Darth Lefty

If I were the driver witnessing this, I’d aim for...

If I were the driver witnessing this, I’d aim for you not the dog
10-12-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,038
Posted By Darth Lefty

A flail or a Morningstar can be more effective

A flail or a Morningstar can be more effective
10-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Darth Lefty

People have been complaining MTV stopped playing...

People have been complaining MTV stopped playing videos for many times longer than it ever did
10-11-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By Darth Lefty

...or just watch for the lower pulley to twitch

...or just watch for the lower pulley to twitch
10-11-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By Darth Lefty

Typical responses you might expect: We...

Typical responses you might expect:


We tried this in 1982 and we didn't like it so all the people who have been doing it more and more for the last 20 years on mountain bikes are just wrong
...
10-11-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,202
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannot guarantee reasonability

Cannot guarantee reasonability
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,897
Posted By Darth Lefty

I miss Inpd

I miss Inpd
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've put away my bike, probably til the 21st....

I've put away my bike, probably til the 21st. This week of riding was done on Weds due to extracurricular need for the truck, next week I'm on work travel
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

Heck, it might be a long plotted revenge for the...

Heck, it might be a long plotted revenge for the 2001 bankruptcy... which was mostly due to Enron, but surely was not helped by the film in Y2K. Who knows?
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

Visiting northern cities from CA, it's always...

Visiting northern cities from CA, it's always funny to see how all the cars are cheap, small, and new. People down here can put more money into a car because it's not going to dissolve
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 838
Views: 33,239
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6481 (6918 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tundra_Man maybe it's time for carbon fiber...

Tundra_Man maybe it's time for carbon fiber winter bikes with stainless steel chain rings :D
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh man, you know I love a gearing thread. I'm...

Oh man, you know I love a gearing thread. I'm going to save it for another time though.
10-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Darth Lefty

and maybe the site that rhymes with bread-it

and maybe the site that rhymes with bread-it
10-10-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Darth Lefty

Helps to keep in a medium gear too... so when you...

Helps to keep in a medium gear too... so when you do stop you aren't seized up.

I've settled on flat pedals... for now... I tend to change it up every couple of years
10-09-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,025
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you should buy one, then use it until...

I think you should buy one, then use it until it’s gone. Once that is finished, buy a different one, and repeat. There are enough brands that, by the time you finish your experiment, you’ll be dead.
10-09-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Darth Lefty

In most contexts it’d be “twin” or “double”

In most contexts it’d be “twin” or “double”
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

If I had a longer ride, and only roads to ride...

If I had a longer ride, and only roads to ride on, I'd be right there with you.
10-09-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's sort of backwards what you see on a MTB...

It's sort of backwards what you see on a MTB where you want less rolling resistance in the rear and more braking / cornering power in the front
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's true on a MTB or hybrid/trekking triple...

That's true on a MTB or hybrid/trekking triple system, with trigger shifters. On a 2x10 or 2x11 road system the idea is to give you two passes through the "corn cob," once with the big ring and once...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,730
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone,...

^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone, it's not worth their time picking it up. They pile up in monochromatic drifts against the Ferry Building
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

Snow and pogies for you already. Here, the power...

Snow and pogies for you already. Here, the power company is doing blackouts, notionally to prevent fires, possibly in revenge for their bankruptcy, caused in no small part by their deferred...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By Darth Lefty

OTOH what would make this work is a product...

OTOH what would make this work is a product review. Here's a new flat fixing thingy, does it actually do anything worthwhile for the price?


You're the panniest
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

The genius of the proliferation in the bike...

The genius of the proliferation in the bike industry is that no matter your preferences, they have something to sell you. Surly has two builds on both the KM and Krampus, one with a suspension fork...
10-09-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,782
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes. You would also need the drive side end cap.

Yes. You would also need the drive side end cap.
10-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,782
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/boost...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/boostinator
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’m having an off day. Not bad, just off. I am...

I’m having an off day. Not bad, just off. I am writing you from a break that I am taking on my ride home. I feel a little bit dizzy, and I’m wondering if back around three I absentmindedly took an...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess so. It's dark now at wake up time. It...

I guess so. It's dark now at wake up time. It won't affect my commute til the time change.
10-08-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,053
Posted By Darth Lefty

I lived in Ridgecrest 5.5 years and it was easy...

I lived in Ridgecrest 5.5 years and it was easy to leave. Many of my coworker friends did the same as soon as we were vested. Sacramento was a much easier place to be single
10-08-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Darth Lefty

Stan's No Tubes DART tubeless repair widget

This is a little different than most of the other plugs, which are mini versions of either the sticky ropes for car tires or the mushroom plugs for motorcycles. It's a little plastic harpoon that...
10-08-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,356
Posted By Darth Lefty

Apropos of nothing, updated Krampus builds and...

Apropos of nothing, updated Krampus builds and colors today. Two builds, orange one $2200 with NX, Level brakes, and a suspension fork and dropper post, sky blue one $1550 with SX and all rigid. The...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a framing device for a pitch, not a handy...

It's a framing device for a pitch, not a handy reference.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Darth Lefty

The dog water bottle video is a crackup ...

The dog water bottle video is a crackup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DbtScPyEsg
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a fantastic start. You've got a good...

This is a fantastic start. You've got a good voice for it and you've done a ton of editing
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By Darth Lefty

Why doubt? Who else would bump the thread after...

Why doubt? Who else would bump the thread after nine years?

Imagine their distress if they saw - {chews nails} - an e-bike!
10-08-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,767
Posted By Darth Lefty

That is sweet. I've been having ultralight...

That is sweet.

I've been having ultralight dreams for my hard tail but the budget just isn't there :)
10-08-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,782
Posted By Darth Lefty

Boost is all about chain clearance for plus...

Boost is all about chain clearance for plus tires. All the stiffness and triangulation stuff may be true but it's not why they did it. Before it was a "standard," Surly was making custom cranks with...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 372
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Nowhere to ride along the light rail here. The land...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,098
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Exit through the gift shop
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,730
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Funny you should mention. Sunday I set two pairs...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Here's where my head's at now. Subject to change....

Here's where my head's at now. Subject to change.

1. If you find yourself looking at a bike that is halfway between a fitness bike and a MTB, pick one or the other. Half measures here are dumb....
10-07-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,128
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ "I've got three of my best guys on it" like...

^^^ "I've got three of my best guys on it" like that old Pep Boys commercial.

The suspense is killing me!
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

I once thought all those same things and I'm sure...

I once thought all those same things and I'm sure with a little digging you could find examples of me writing them out in a thread like this.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

The bikes you list are all fine. I disagree about...

The bikes you list are all fine. I disagree about "bad" suspension forks, I think the usual Suntour fork is good enough for this kind of bike and does provide a benefit. This is not the prevailing...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,440
Posted By Darth Lefty

I couldn't find my work keys this morning and...

I couldn't find my work keys this morning and made myself late looking for them. I risked riding in without them hoping they were on my desk... they were, but I missed my morning meeting.

Achy...
10-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,356
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's possible to make a much lighter steel frame...

It's possible to make a much lighter steel frame than a Surly.

...But you don't see many like that any more. Some bikes that are more like that, like Soma, get a rep/rap for being a bit wimpy.
...
10-06-19, 08:36 PM
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