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Posted By tyrion

https://www.amazon.com/Portland-Design-Works-Paylo...

https://www.amazon.com/Portland-Design-Works-Payload-Hardware/dp/B00A91JIJE/ref=sr_1_58?dchild=1&keywords=Tubus&qid=1614451570&sr=8-58
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02-23-21, 11:20 AM
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Posted By tyrion

With a billion dollars, I could pay someone to do...

With a billion dollars, I could pay someone to do my biking for me.
02-22-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,142
Posted By tyrion

If you leave it in and forget about it, you might...

If you leave it in and forget about it, you might cut yourself when handling the tire in the future.
02-20-21, 07:52 PM
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Posted By tyrion

Your Honor (Showtime) - incredibly intense. Bryan...

Your Honor (Showtime) - incredibly intense. Bryan Cranston hits another grand slam.
02-20-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 886
Posted By tyrion

A stem cap fetish is much less expensive than a...

A stem cap fetish is much less expensive than a high-heel fetish. (So I've been told.)
Forum: Commuting
02-20-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By tyrion

I doubt the PU leather will mold to one's butt...

I doubt the PU leather will mold to one's butt like real leather does over time. Having said that, given the choice of a $30 fake leather saddle and a $30 real leather saddle, I'd go with the fake...
02-20-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By tyrion

Given the limited info provided, I vote for the...

Given the limited info provided, I vote for the aluminum frame with GRX 400 groupset.
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,295
Posted By tyrion

You can get a handlebar roll to carry some weight...

You can get a handlebar roll to carry some weight up front. You don't want all the cargo weight in the rear if you can avoid it. Make sure it will fit within the handlebars - most of them have a...
02-19-21, 02:09 PM
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Views: 765
Posted By tyrion

I bet dropper posts become common in road racing....

I bet dropper posts become common in road racing. At least in races with big downhills. It will be a measurable advantage.

And aero dropper posts will be a nice, expensive, multiple-standard, high...
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Posted By tyrion

New York piazza or Chicago piazza?

New York piazza or Chicago piazza?
02-18-21, 05:40 PM
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Views: 424
Posted By tyrion

Details, details.

Details, details.
02-18-21, 05:22 PM
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Views: 724
Posted By tyrion

Never.

Never.
02-18-21, 12:52 PM
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Posted By tyrion

For rim brakes, you can get Velicity Quill rims...

For rim brakes, you can get Velicity Quill rims with 36 holes.
Forum: Foo
02-16-21, 07:31 PM
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Posted By tyrion

Good point.

Good point.
Forum: Foo
02-16-21, 07:15 PM
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Views: 218
Posted By tyrion

What could go wrong?

Russian lab to research prehistoric viruses in animals dug from melted permafrosthttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/16/russia-to-research-prehistoric-viruses-by-analysing-animal-remains
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,796
Posted By tyrion

He's an engineer talking about engineering....

He's an engineer talking about engineering. What's wrong with that?
02-16-21, 12:29 PM
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Views: 417
Posted By tyrion

More critical than a lip on the deck is the extra...

More critical than a lip on the deck is the extra bit of tubing at the rear of the rack under the deck, that rounded V pointing aft and down:
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02-15-21, 06:44 PM
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Views: 256
Posted By tyrion

I've had a couple bikesdirect bikes. They're good...

I've had a couple bikesdirect bikes. They're good value.

But check out this old ("classic") 68mm frame for sale here:
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02-14-21, 12:18 PM
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Views: 3,833
Posted By tyrion

Make it up in volume.

Make it up in volume.
02-11-21, 03:51 PM
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Views: 487
Posted By tyrion

The clamping part of rails are longer than on a...

The clamping part of rails are longer than on a Brooks. So it's better than a Brooks.
02-10-21, 08:30 PM
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Posted By tyrion

A Sora 9 speed shifter will definitely work with...

A Sora 9 speed shifter will definitely work with a mountain bike 9 speed RD - some bikes come stock with that setup. I'm pretty sure a a Sora triple front shifter will work with a mountain triple FD,...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,003
Posted By tyrion

Please don't call them Surely.

Please don't call them Surely.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,339
Posted By tyrion

Peak Torque agrees with Froome, putting 4 times...

Peak Torque agrees with Froome, putting 4 times the heat (compared to mountain biking) into a smaller system (than MB) is problematic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJK_d6onNjo
02-08-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By tyrion

Here's one from Amazon:...

Here's one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HWROO7E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I think a search for "self-fusing silicone tape" will find it in your region.
02-08-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By tyrion

+1 for self-fusing silicone tape. I use...

+1 for self-fusing silicone tape. I use electrical tape to lock it down, then cover that with the self-fusing tape.
Forum: Touring
02-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By tyrion

Another advantage of triples: better chainline in...

Another advantage of triples: better chainline in typical use. Less noise, less friction (marginal, but real).
02-06-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By tyrion

You can have wheels built up with Velocity Quill...

You can have wheels built up with Velocity Quill rims, if you have rim brakes.
02-06-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,726
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/498x207/whoomp_there_it_is_gif_7_21bef378c86226ed71643bf311b8332a5ec3d6be.gif
02-06-21, 11:07 AM
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Views: 965
Posted By tyrion

My mistake - I thought the brake cable was going...

My mistake - I thought the brake cable was going under the bar tape.
02-05-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,535
Posted By tyrion

I think he would agree with the niche market...

I think he would agree with the niche market thing. He's said he doesn't want to compete with the big bike companies, doesn't want to make a bike that Trek would be inclined to copy and underprice...
02-05-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By tyrion

I don't think so. The spoke holders I've seen...

I don't think so. The spoke holders I've seen require no zip ties, the spoke gets locked in firmly to the frame without any extra ties or bits.
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02-04-21, 04:07 PM
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Views: 201
Posted By tyrion

Signed. Thanks.

Signed. Thanks.
02-03-21, 07:34 PM
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Views: 2,147
Posted By tyrion

Are there matching shorts?

Are there matching shorts?
02-03-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By tyrion

@rafatoy68...

@rafatoy68 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rafatoy68-533711.html) - for any maintenance/mechanical work it needs (e.g. fix that bar tape), there will be multiple youtube videos on the subject.
02-03-21, 05:39 PM
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Views: 677
Posted By tyrion

Maybe for dynamo hub wiring.

Maybe for dynamo hub wiring.
02-03-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By tyrion

A hydraulic system would avoid the drag of long...

A hydraulic system would avoid the drag of long cable in housing. Straight line pulley would be simpler.
02-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By tyrion

Lightweight, thin wall tires will make a...

Lightweight, thin wall tires will make a difference in efficiency. Rene Herse is a source for those:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/product-category/components/tires/26-inch/

They're expensive...
02-02-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By tyrion

Standard brake cables are 1.6mm diameter (or...

Standard brake cables are 1.6mm diameter (or 3/32"). There are lots of sources for that that aren't specifically for bicycle brakes (fishing tackle, etc). I think you'll have to experiment to see if...
02-01-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By tyrion

If it fits, you made a good decision. If it...

If it fits, you made a good decision. If it doesn't fit, then it's not such a good decision.
01-31-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,726
Posted By tyrion

I'll take one of those chainring bolts.

I'll take one of those chainring bolts.
01-31-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,535
Posted By tyrion

Those extra top tubes on some Rivendells are good...

Those extra top tubes on some Rivendells are good place to put batteries.
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By tyrion

I'd go 3x9 or 3x10. More range, and it will...

I'd go 3x9 or 3x10. More range, and it will probably last longer (because you're spreading the wear among multiple chainrings and won't be on the small cogs as much).
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By tyrion

I actually ground down with an angle grinder the...

I actually ground down with an angle grinder the pins on the Chesters I had. They were just too long for me.
01-30-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By tyrion

A single leg "fork" allegedly has better...

A single leg "fork" allegedly has better strength/weight characteristics than a traditional fork. The downside is you have to use a wheel with a special hub.
01-30-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By tyrion

I've noticed that too.

I've noticed that too.
Forum: Touring
01-30-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By tyrion

I'm very happy with those plastic Rockbros for...

I'm very happy with those plastic Rockbros for $25. The ones I got are extra large, but they have some that are normal size like Chesters.

The pin bolts on Rockbros don't protrude as the ones on...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,931
Posted By tyrion

Condor 68 is one of my favorite condors.

Condor 68 is one of my favorite condors.
01-30-21, 01:21 PM
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Views: 910
Posted By tyrion

Someone should carve out a singletrack to go...

Someone should carve out a singletrack to go around that gap. Then we'd have a bikes-only section of Hwy 1 for a year while they rebuild the road. Put the singletrack up the hill a bit so it doesn't...
Forum: Foo
01-29-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,931
Posted By tyrion

Yep. Again. ...

Yep. Again.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/california-3/highway-1-in-big-sur-area-closes-after-section-of-roadway-crumbles/2453941/
01-29-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By tyrion

Try pedal extenders that will move your pedals...

Try pedal extenders that will move your pedals outward a bit:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/460x336/41cszxkouol_ac__712a75e1df8b46ad3b947c708b3125a200a98feb.jpg

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