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10-23-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By Darth Lefty

Depends entirely on time of year. Many mountain...

Depends entirely on time of year. Many mountain destinations will be snowed in during the winter and deserts are hottest in the summer-autumn.

Going out of the USA seems like fun. I know there's...
10-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, you can hacksaw some seat post off. Or get a...

Yes, you can hacksaw some seat post off. Or get a shorter one. Or a dropper.

For those tricks you could probably just take it out
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

Safe topic in the commuter forum. E-MTB's...

Safe topic in the commuter forum.

E-MTB's are also producing a lot of parts appropriate for the smaller market of MTB tandems so I'm happy for that too.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

The pull feels mushy and the release feels like...

The pull feels mushy and the release feels like something is breaking
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,321
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Today was my first day back on the bike since last...
10-22-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are still worried there are some bigger...

If you are still worried there are some bigger slicks like Maxxis Hookworms
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 287
Posted By Darth Lefty

Soma Fabrications sells fenders color matched to...

Soma Fabrications sells fenders color matched to their frames
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 313
Posted By Darth Lefty

It should be about a foot. A pretty standard...

It should be about a foot. A pretty standard formula is 2*rise + run = 24-25 inches.

It's also pretty common for steps to be 7in high and 11 in long, which is what you get when you make it out of...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

My dream bike isn't living in the slush, nor is...

My dream bike isn't living in the slush, nor is it commuting to a job :)

Given my heart problems I couldn't really use my dream bike, so I guess it's irrelevant. But it would (right now at least)...
10-22-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By Darth Lefty

I suppose it could be a little less than perfect...

I suppose it could be a little less than perfect but people have been putting narrower slicks on their MTB's for commuting for >30 years now. It's not going to explode and kill you
10-22-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 69
Posted By Darth Lefty

American Cyclery sale Oct 26-27

Spotted on Soma Fabrications' Facebook page

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Our good friends at American Cyclery needs to move out some of the vintage goods the owner has collected over the years. Posted ...
10-22-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Darth Lefty

My employer formerly had a location in the area....

My employer formerly had a location in the area. My impression is that it was drag races between junctions, with vertical curbs along any landscaped property. I can't recall any provisions for bikes.
10-22-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By Darth Lefty

The way things go now, they can only warranty it...

The way things go now, they can only warranty it for the life of the company.

Someone over on the touring forum has exactly this same break on their 520. Steel is real though, right?
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 313
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nice place! Is the gravel the shape of a shed? ...

Nice place! Is the gravel the shape of a shed?

Nice photo! Drone?

If the ramp was in his quote do you have any recourse?
10-22-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Darth Lefty

The tube size goes with the tire width, not the...

The tube size goes with the tire width, not the rim. The rim makes only a little difference.
10-21-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,132
Posted By Darth Lefty

HCM + ICD + metoprolol = don't bother looking at...

HCM + ICD + metoprolol = don't bother looking at heart rate, just set out and see if going medium is in the cards today or if stuck with slow
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ I wonder if someone rode their bike to the...

^^^ I wonder if someone rode their bike to the bus and then rode it 100ft to the rack when they got to work.
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 313
Posted By Darth Lefty

A ramp at a residence does not need to comply...

A ramp at a residence does not need to comply with the ADA, for the same reason you don't need ramps inside your house or over your threshold. Building codes probably won't apply unless it's >30"...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 313
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm not scared of the steepness per se. Not the...

I'm not scared of the steepness per se. Not the width either, just because it's really short. The problem is transitions. That would be a hard transition at the bottom. You want to have a transition...
10-21-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,690
Posted By Darth Lefty

The constructeurs secretly made e-bikes for the...

The constructeurs secretly made e-bikes for the Resistance that allowed them to easily outpace the Germans on their overweight, under-geared fallsturmjagerfahrrads. In an effort to save weight, hide...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,321
Posted By Darth Lefty

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I’m at the pacemaker clinic today so no bike ride....
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sacramento airport bike parking?

See title.

I had work travel last week and wondered. I've never looked around for bike boxes or racks.

Crossposted to Commuting and regional. I know there are forum regulars who live around...
10-19-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By Darth Lefty

Sacramento airport bike parking?

See title.

I had work travel last week and wondered. I've never looked around for bike boxes or racks.

Crossposted to Commuting and regional. I know there are forum regulars who live around...
10-19-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,910
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't think people who desire lightweight and...

I don't think people who desire lightweight and aero are the target market for airless wheels of any kind. That Bridgestone one has the look of something made in a single injection molding... for...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Darth Lefty

I agree, the level 4 upgrades are all to more...

I agree, the level 4 upgrades are all to more expensive parts, but needlessly; and the accessories come cheap.

But it does have a thru axle fork :-p
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought about putting inboard bar ends or maybe...

I thought about putting inboard bar ends or maybe tri bars on my MTB for commuting just because the flat bars only feel best when out of the saddle, elbows out. They are too straight for my wrists...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Darth Lefty

Surly's "hybrid" this year uses a Bridge Club...

Surly's "hybrid" this year uses a Bridge Club frame*, which is basically in between a Troll and Ogre without their special features. I think it would be a fine bike to own but it doesn't really tick...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 714
Posted By Darth Lefty

Jesus. Glad you caught it. Fight!

Jesus. Glad you caught it. Fight!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Darth Lefty

Per above, it looks easier on the ones not made...

Per above, it looks easier on the ones not made for thru axles. Frustrating!

Salsa makes a few frames with “Alternator” drop outs which will accommodate IGH in the rear and whatever fork in the...
10-15-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that explains some things. I thought the...

Well that explains some things. I thought the battery just died in my HRM and I never thought to fix it except when setting out. Those greedy $&@%ers
10-15-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,690
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know the French had e bikes all figured out...

You know the French had e bikes all figured out in 1938
10-15-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Darth Lefty

+1 from me for plus tires. It’s what I’ve got....

+1 from me for plus tires. It’s what I’ve got. They do squirm, though.

Mountain bike suspension linkages are designed to harden up under both pedaling forces and braking forces. This is called...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not technically, I suppose... there just aren’t...

Not technically, I suppose... there just aren’t any. Chain tension would make it inconvenient at least. The anti rotation washers need a drop out that drops out

google says Rohloff makes one, but...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think it’s pretty unlikely that you are going...

I think it’s pretty unlikely that you are going to find a bike with both internal gearing and through axles. Other than that, you could build this bike on of a lot of different frames.
10-15-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By Darth Lefty

I bet the police bikes come w excellent seats

I bet the police bikes come w excellent seats
10-15-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Darth Lefty

102 is the crank length. The ring is most...

102 is the crank length.

The ring is most likely swaged. It’s very unlikely you would change it. A 16” bike is good for three years if you buy it early or keep it too long. And it’s easier to...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,743
Posted By Darth Lefty

How wude! ...

How wude!

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10-15-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Darth Lefty

Already? Ride your bike enough that if you...

Already?

Ride your bike enough that if you ride something else you’ll be able to tell the diff and know if you like it
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,321
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: 632
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: 82
Views: 6,357
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: 50
Views: 2,359
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: 50
Views: 2,359
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: 1,763
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: 1,412
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: 54
Views: 1,901
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: 54
Views: 1,901
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cannot guarantee reasonability

Cannot guarantee reasonability
Forum: Touring
10-11-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,306
Posted By Darth Lefty

I miss Inpd

I miss Inpd
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 50,321
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: 1,633
Views: 50,321
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?
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