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Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thatís a solid cross commuter. Enjoy!

Thatís a solid cross commuter. Enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
09-19-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 119,929
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Itís pretty unusual to find a raptor carcass, much...
09-18-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is an outside chance, but on these RDís itís...

This is an outside chance, but on these RDís itís easy to thread the chain on the wrong side of the little nub on the pulley cage between the jockeys. Noise galore
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,733
Posted By Darth Lefty

When the sealant comes out of a puncture it makes...

When the sealant comes out of a puncture it makes a rhythmic hiss as the hole passes through the puddle.

The question is do you go fast enough for the fluid to balance the tire like Dyna Beads?
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,802
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm glad you found something, Tom. Even if it's a...

I'm glad you found something, Tom. Even if it's a s--- job. Ha... ha?
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Darth Lefty

As long as your bike is parked indoors or under...

As long as your bike is parked indoors or under cover you might not care about this part, but you can also consider how the sea air and the rain will treat your bike. Aluminum oxidizes and steel...
09-18-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,671
Posted By Darth Lefty

If someone posted here with a budget of $1000...

If someone posted here with a budget of $1000 where would you send them? Because those bikes cost $1500 now, unless they come with compromised builds. But a $500 bike is the same it always was, good...
09-18-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,671
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's definitely cheaper to get better stuff if...

It's definitely cheaper to get better stuff if you don't buy something poorer first to replace. But that's the crux of the whole thread, isn't it?
09-18-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some people like to pull them down to their...

Some people like to pull them down to their ankles while pedaling, especially if they're tough and clunky. My favorite local trail is along a ridge with lots of up and down so I got pretty light ones...
09-17-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Darth Lefty

Knee pads will protect most of your shin. ...

Knee pads will protect most of your shin.

Elbows too while you're at it.

I think mine are Alpinestars
09-17-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Darth Lefty

Seems possible, given the usual conservatism...

Seems possible, given the usual conservatism about the capacity. But man...
09-17-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Darth Lefty

Absolutely check the high limit screw first. ...

Absolutely check the high limit screw first.

But also... that's a huge cassette to be using with a triple, or a conventional rear derailleur. No reviews on Amazon means you are the guinea pig.
09-17-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,239
Posted By Darth Lefty

It should be comfortable immediately but if it’s...

It should be comfortable immediately but if it’s not you need to give it ten or twenty thousand miles to break in before you give up on it. Most people can do that in a year, right?
Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,802
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since my heart surgery my ability has seemingly...

Since my heart surgery my ability has seemingly ebbed and flowed, and if there's any rhyme or reason to it, I can't discover. I've spent the last three weeks miserable, but yesterday I felt great,...
09-17-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,671
Posted By Darth Lefty

And you should be able to get much more for a...

And you should be able to get much more for a kidney, assuming you haven't been abusing it.

Re: rigid mountain bikes, they are now something of a niche and so they're not any less expensive than...
09-17-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't have any questions, but the announcement...

I don't have any questions, but the announcement is making all text bold where it appears.
09-16-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,671
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bikes Direct is pretty much all one company, with...

Bikes Direct is pretty much all one company, with a half dozen brands underneath their umbrella. People who buy them don't seem to have a lot of complaints. But they're usually a few years behind the...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,270
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that only makes sense, shouldn't you...

Well that only makes sense, shouldn't you celebrate the new year when the - when the - well shoot, it's really pretty arbitrary, isn't? When the Earth breaks the plane of the end zone and makes a...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm sorry your bike was stolen, that stinks. ...

I'm sorry your bike was stolen, that stinks.

I guess I can't summon up any strong objection to any of them. The difference when you double the price is a lot less obvious with a road bike than it...
09-16-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are magpies in Australia? Edit... I'll...

There are magpies in Australia?

Edit... I'll be darned. Wiki:


...
09-16-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Darth Lefty

This has the added advantage on a full suspension...

This has the added advantage on a full suspension bike that it can be done without deflating the suspension as you'd need to with L/L
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By Darth Lefty

The difference between a "gravel bike" and an...

The difference between a "gravel bike" and an "endurance road bike" is pretty blurry especially in your price range. I'm sure any of those will be fine, if you find yourself flatting you can get...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,802
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today, rain was forecast at 9. That's after my...

Today, rain was forecast at 9. That's after my commute. It's welcome, rain here before winter is rare enough. Sac doesn't have a monsoon season like Phx. But I got rained on during my ride. I got wet...
09-16-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Darth Lefty

MTB derailleurs have a few links of wrap to spare...

MTB derailleurs have a few links of wrap to spare so they can do their rated capacity on a full suspension bike.

The later 9 speed and 10 speed MTB derailleurs could do 40t in a 1x but the medium...
09-15-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Darth Lefty

Any 6mm hex driver can do all the tools you need....

Any 6mm hex driver can do all the tools you need. But the guys who want nut drivers will have to figure out where to stow them
09-15-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís funny how fast the market moves. I love my...

Itís funny how fast the market moves. I love my B+ bike but I donít think theyíre going to be offered much longer. Plush and forgiving in model year 2016 was dissed as vague and bouncy in 2019. The...
09-14-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,516
Posted By Darth Lefty

Good for you guys who never need tools. I fuss...

Good for you guys who never need tools. I fuss with my bike fit all the time.
09-14-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,121
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe someone killed him

Maybe someone killed him
09-14-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 38,508
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was only ever a brand. The company that...

It was only ever a brand.

The company that owns Raleigh (and Haibike and Ghost) just sold off Diamondback (and Redline BMX and iZip). DBís new owners are also Mavicís new owners. Iím not sure...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 119,929
Posted By Darth Lefty

Jeez man, itís a jackknife not a sword

Jeez man, itís a jackknife not a sword
09-13-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By Darth Lefty

My neighborhood is really walkable and people do....

My neighborhood is really walkable and people do. Iím proud of it. Itís a subdivision as dissed above, but the school is located at the exit, which seems smart.

The older kids can walk, or more...
09-13-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Darth Lefty

Looking a little more closely at this bike... I...

Looking a little more closely at this bike... I really like it for the money, but some things about it will be hard to upgrade.

The wheel hubs and the fork ends and dropouts are quick-release, and...
09-13-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,276
Posted By Darth Lefty

Roscoe is a trail bike. Trying to make it a...

Roscoe is a trail bike. Trying to make it a hybrid like you would with a 30yo rigid MTB just isnít going to end well. Another bike is a better idea.

That said, I find road bikes pretty...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Darth Lefty

Would that be the "just ride" version of...

Would that be the "just ride" version of Rivendell, or the one that "it takes only hundreds of dollars of upgrades to early-80's style parts to make a good commuter out of an old MTB," or the one...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Darth Lefty

Here itís the summer afternoons that give me...

Here itís the summer afternoons that give me pause. But it helps theyíre the ride home. So youíre committed
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,802
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tundra_Man your company's logo is ironic today

Tundra_Man your company's logo is ironic today
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Darth Lefty

It helps

It helps
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,270
Posted By Darth Lefty

When DST starts is there more shade thrown?

When DST starts is there more shade thrown?
09-11-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,095
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's called gouging.

That's called gouging.
09-11-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,095
Posted By Darth Lefty

Was charged $3.22 for a straight gauge spoke this...

Was charged $3.22 for a straight gauge spoke this Saturday. 1000% markup. Needed it, didnít complain... to them. But worthy of complaint.
09-10-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Darth Lefty

SRAM have taken a different tack than Shimano....

SRAM have taken a different tack than Shimano. Theyíve put all the most important features of Eagle 12 speed into cheaper levels. SX fills the gap left when NX became NX Eagle and got more expensive....
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,270
Posted By Darth Lefty

Fall back, so dark-at-6 becomes dark-at-5. I seem...

Fall back, so dark-at-6 becomes dark-at-5. I seem to recall when they changed it from six-month to the present four and change, they put the start after Halloween so little kids wouldn't get run down...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,270
Posted By Darth Lefty

My wife and I used to watch The Voice... she...

My wife and I used to watch The Voice... she complained that the west coast couldn't vote. But there's just not enough people outside Eastern & Central to make a difference in the outcome. They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,114
Posted By Darth Lefty

No. But heís probably been ashamed.

No. But heís probably been ashamed.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 44,802
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just in time for the equinox. Dull roadie...

Just in time for the equinox.

Dull roadie commute yesterday. Today, Uber to the airport for work travel.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 929
Posted By Darth Lefty

Linky?

Linky?
09-09-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Darth Lefty

If the hanger is obviously bent - like, the...

If the hanger is obviously bent - like, the derailleur cage is not pointing straight down when in middle/middle gears - you can fix it. There's a special alignment tool to get it perfect, but it...
09-09-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,056
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are some really nice 27.5 x 2.2 tires on...

There are some really nice 27.5 x 2.2 tires on clearance right now
09-09-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,885
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can calculate the note the spoke should be...

You can calculate the note the spoke should be making at a given tension, measure the note with a guitar tuning app or something on your phone, and compare it to the value from your meter.
09-08-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By Darth Lefty

Most standards in bikes are the result of...

Most standards in bikes are the result of manufacturers trying everything during a fad, and one winning. Good luck!
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