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Forum: Commuting
05-25-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not at all! Braze-ons made of flint are known to...

Not at all! Braze-ons made of flint are known to be particularly brittle, even more so than cast iron.
05-25-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By Darth Lefty

That would be one very svelte and graceful...

That would be one very svelte and graceful mountain bike.

American inch size balloon tires also have inch size wheels. We've just all agreed to call them by their metric sizes. A 26 inch tire has...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Darth Lefty

Donít spend a dime on it, make sure everything is...

Donít spend a dime on it, make sure everything is adjusted and greased
05-24-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,114
Posted By Darth Lefty

The sequel. At least I took out the balls first...

The sequel. At least I took out the balls first this time

...
05-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,114
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wish I had slow motion video of this one ...

I wish I had slow motion video of this one


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05-23-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,195
Posted By Darth Lefty

When I crushed on bikes as a hobby about seven or...

When I crushed on bikes as a hobby about seven or eight years ago I found GP and Rivendell's iconoclasm very appealing. I fell off the wagon into the mainstream* thanks to riding enough to see that...
05-22-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 938
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not the hero we need but the hero we deserve

Not the hero we need but the hero we deserve
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:17 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,452
Posted By Darth Lefty

For a while new cell phones were obviously better...

For a while new cell phones were obviously better than the 2yo model. That's not really happening any more. The numbers keep going up but they don't matter, screen size is just a fashion and its...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Darth Lefty

You aren't going to zing me about the very idea...

You aren't going to zing me about the very idea of "oxidant-rich"? geez man.

There's so much woo about Brooks saddles.
05-21-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,284
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you clicked on this thread and you are...

If you clicked on this thread and you are disappointed itís not more substantial, here is a variant of the Monty Hall paradox for your calculating pleasure
...
05-20-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,150
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís been almost 30 years since anyone sold a 27Ē...

Itís been almost 30 years since anyone sold a 27Ē wheel bike and you can still get those. I wouldnít worry about it yet.
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's an oxidant-rich formula that nourishes as it...

It's an oxidant-rich formula that nourishes as it lifts for a fuss-free glow
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm WFH here until day care and school are back...

I'm WFH here until day care and school are back to normal. So who knows?
05-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's not the norm. Marin Pine Mountain and Surly...

It's not the norm. Marin Pine Mountain and Surly Karate Monkey are a couple of examples.
05-19-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,305
Posted By Darth Lefty

Working on the Hotrock today. Really not pleased...

Working on the Hotrock today. Really not pleased with the color...

...
05-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Darth Lefty

As the price increases, enduro and trail bike...

As the price increases, enduro and trail bike forks lose their lockouts when they get adjustable compression, because those two features go in the same place. It depends on the model, too. Rock Shox...
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not all those who wander are lost. indyfabz...

Not all those who wander are lost. indyfabz look, one marble


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05-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thanks guys, I ordered a simple one from a US...

Thanks guys, I ordered a simple one from a US seller much like the one above
05-18-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Darth Lefty

Think how much wrong it could possibly be - about...

Think how much wrong it could possibly be - about 0.2% per mm - and then decide not to worry.

Maybe someday someone will invent a speed sensor that shoots a laser at the ground like computer mice...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,980
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just circling back here. I got one of the carbon...

Just circling back here. I got one of the carbon steel Lodge pans, and I LLLLOVE it. I am definitely going to be getting larger one also. I canít see any reason to own a cast-iron pan when these...
Forum: Foo
05-18-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By Darth Lefty

only if you find a way to do it with just one...

only if you find a way to do it with just one marble
05-17-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,333
Posted By Darth Lefty

A gravel bike is a bike like that old "sport...

A gravel bike is a bike like that old "sport touring" bike but I can buy it today brand new in a bike store. It has the benefit of another 40 years of refinement in fit and ease of use and it's...
05-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,540
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nice, enjoy! Good that you could get a test ride,...

Nice, enjoy! Good that you could get a test ride, considering.

Mine originally came with a regular setback seat post but droppers are nearly all zero setback.
05-16-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Darth Lefty

Velomine still has those four piece Box groups on...

Velomine still has those four piece Box groups on deep close out if you want another option
05-16-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thanks! This is two pieces so it can be a gap...

Thanks! This is two pieces so it can be a gap jump. I think we're probably about two years from the next level, which will be about 2x this with a radius transition. 5yo is timid, but he'll be 6 soon...
05-15-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Darth Lefty

DB OS s/b V.G. Back when Costco sold decent...

DB OS s/b V.G.

Back when Costco sold decent bikes sometimes...
05-15-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Darth Lefty

FOUND: headset press

Ordered something, thank you for looking
05-15-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís the same point it always is

Itís the same point it always is
05-15-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some of the youth brands also spend a little...

Some of the youth brands also spend a little marketing on short adults. Here's an example with a 26" wheel. https://www.frogbikes.com/Road-Bike-Frog-70

The selection in mountain bikes is better...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By Darth Lefty

You know... ...

You know...

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Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By Darth Lefty

lf only you had shared your vision with the world...

lf only you had shared your vision with the world then, we wouldn't have a bike now called Babymaker
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bike month is half over and it feels like all the...

Bike month is half over and it feels like all the non-bikers are out there and I'm not
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,127
Posted By Darth Lefty

Seven. Which makes it only about 5% the age of...

Seven. Which makes it only about 5% the age of safety bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,127
Posted By Darth Lefty

Archie dates from the late Jurassic, 150M years...

Archie dates from the late Jurassic, 150M years ago, about three times as old as the oldest bat.

**** sapiens has been around about a million years. Safety bicycles date from 1876, making them...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 12,367
Posted By Darth Lefty

I miss riding twice a day and sharing all the...

I miss riding twice a day and sharing all the little foibles with you guys. My own job has not necessitated my presence for about a month, I guess. My last serious bike ride was over two weeks ago. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,127
Posted By Darth Lefty

You may choose to evolve, or be a rara avis ...

You may choose to evolve, or be a rara avis


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Forum: Commuting
05-13-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Darth Lefty

Most of us on this bulletin board are in the USA...

Most of us on this bulletin board are in the USA and weíre not likely to know what brands are available in Singapore. But your list describes a style available from most brands here. Would it be...
05-13-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thatís not a hipster thing. I worked a few years...

Thatís not a hipster thing. I worked a few years ago with five different guys from around Chicago. They could not shut up about how each of their neighborhoods had the only authentic hot dog.
05-13-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's got to be the nicest Escape out there! ...

That's got to be the nicest Escape out there!

OP I hope you're not too disappointed with your brand new bike that is a lot like the one you can't get yet
05-13-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 693
Posted By Darth Lefty

Neither of them is light. They were just examples...

Neither of them is light. They were just examples of maximum armor options.

There's less of it. Bike stuff is usually priced this way. For the hard parts it makes sense, you have to make something...
05-13-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 693
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can buy road tires or MTB tires with any...

You can buy road tires or MTB tires with any amount of armor you want. The road tire with the thickest armor is called Marathon Plus. The one with the hardest armor is called Gator Hardshell. There...
05-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Darth Lefty

Seems pretty consistent with other bikes at the...

Seems pretty consistent with other bikes at the same price. It's heading into trail bike territory from its former entry-level-XC placement. But it still doesn't have a dropper. Seeing 12 speed on a...
05-13-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 693
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's really common on a mountain bike to run a...

It's really common on a mountain bike to run a tire in front that is very focused on traction and a tire in the rear that is compromised on traction to improve rolling resistance. The front does all...
05-12-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,126
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXrBZnOIw7Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXrBZnOIw7Q
05-11-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Darth Lefty

April 3, Time Your Race offered full refunds for...

April 3, Time Your Race offered full refunds for the Foresthill Fondo, with the option to leave behind any portion for FATRAC (the beneficiary). Given how things were going I forgive myself for...
05-11-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,785
Posted By Darth Lefty

Found this for you all... ...

Found this for you all...


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05-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,386
Posted By Darth Lefty

Another note about droppers, maybe more relevant...

Another note about droppers, maybe more relevant to hybrids than to gravel bikes. When mountain bikes with QR seat posts arrived, the idea was that they'd allow you to drop the seat for a descent....
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Hardrock is from around Y2K. I had one from...

The Hardrock is from around Y2K. I had one from 2002 with a hydroformed frame and similar, but black components, so this one is only a little earlier. It looks like a size large. The ďelastomers ď in...
Forum: Foo
05-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Darth Lefty

I carry a Swiss Army Tinker and I use the...

I carry a Swiss Army Tinker and I use the tweezers just about as often as the blade. I wish it had scissors but the Super Tinker seems just that one step feeling too big for my pocket and anyhow,...
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