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02-21-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 460
Posted By Darth Lefty

I see now. Sorry I thought it was in the direct...

I see now. Sorry I thought it was in the direct mount family like the NX and GX cranks. Sorry for sending you on a wild goose chase.

Removing the spider on the Rival 1 crank would have the result...
Forum: Foo
02-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Darth Lefty

When my mom was pregnant, she craved Whataburgers...

When my mom was pregnant, she craved Whataburgers and ate a lot of them. So, I am made of Whataburgers. And I crave them too, even though I live in California. I have to make do with In-n-out, which...
02-21-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 460
Posted By Darth Lefty

right, but you maybe could flip one of the MTB...

right, but you maybe could flip one of the MTB rings. Depends on clearance to the chain stay
02-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 460
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your RD will handle an 11-46 cassette. look...

Your RD will handle an 11-46 cassette.

look at Wolf Tooth, they have SRAM direct mount rings in a variety of sizes and offsets. If the size you want isnít listed, it couldnít hurt to email them...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,955
Posted By Darth Lefty

They will be thirteen bucks ...

They will be thirteen bucks
https://www.amazon.com/SHIMANO-BR-CT91-Altus-Cantilever-Silver/dp/B001GSOHDQ/ref=sr_1_28?dchild=1&keywords=cantilever%2Bbrake&qid=1582255198&sr=8-28&th=1&psc=1

Or...
02-20-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your budget is a little light and your...

Your budget is a little light and your requirements a little off-market. The only 24" mountain bikes are youth models and that's pretty much true now of 26ers too. The market is focused on trail...
02-20-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have tube and tubeless setups on a variety of...

I have tube and tubeless setups on a variety of bikes. The ones I have in service the most are tubeless. I'm not religious about it. My wife knows how to fix a flat on a clincher - she gets tubes. My...
02-20-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Darth Lefty

FWIW, clinchers did come later. Before them were...

FWIW, clinchers did come later. Before them were a system called "single tube" that evolved into tubulars.
02-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just in fun... Before I spend 100+ dollars...

Just in fun...

Before I spend 100+ dollars at the LBS buying 32c Gator Hard Shells and setting them up tubed can you please assuage my doubts?

It seems to me that road tubed is...
1.) Harsh,...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,308
Posted By Darth Lefty

You guys. Here in California's elbow, there has...

You guys. Here in California's elbow, there has been no precipitation in the entire month of February. The Tahoe ski resort snow blog says with wistful hope, "The first week of March we may begin to...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 11:56 AM
02-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's a long running thread in the MTBR 27.5...

There's a long running thread in the MTBR 27.5 tire forum about which frames will fit the larger tires so that might be a good place to start for 26-plus.
02-20-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By Darth Lefty

No that's not normal. May have leaked over years...

No that's not normal. May have leaked over years in storage? Most posts you can add air but you need to tear it down to get to the cartridge. Or warranty it. Maybe you can get 'em to pay for service...
02-20-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Darth Lefty

The derailleur is just a complicated lever,...

The derailleur is just a complicated lever, anything that pulls cable will make it work. The indexing is done by the shifter. The M6000 derailleur has much less leverage than your 9-speed one. So...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,308
Posted By Darth Lefty

2nd lunchtime ride of the week, broke another...

2nd lunchtime ride of the week, broke another spoke on BIL's old roadie. I think this is the third one. Rebuild time. Know what's a pain to buy? A wheel's worth of DB spokes. Universal has 'em for a...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,986
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's almost certainly 68mm English threaded. ...

It's almost certainly 68mm English threaded.

Spindle length goes with crank, not frame, and is probably stamped on the spindle once you have it out.
02-19-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,729
Posted By Darth Lefty

This reads kind of like Twain. I like it

This reads kind of like Twain. I like it
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a great photo, how'd you do it?

That's a great photo, how'd you do it?
02-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a Dyna-Sys derailleur and your system is...

It's a Dyna-Sys derailleur and your system is SIS, you need to change the right shifter and 10 speed cassette (since there are no 9 speed Dyna-Sys shifters)....
02-19-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rivendell is selling such bikes right now. ...

Rivendell is selling such bikes right now.

If you are looking vintage you could consider Cannondale. Around the time suspension and compact frames were arriving, they made some decently spec'd...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Darth Lefty

Chr0m0ly heck yeah! I'll have to see if those...

Chr0m0ly heck yeah! I'll have to see if those are still around by Thursday when the paycheck hits
02-19-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,729
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just wait til you have kids, youíll be buying a...

Just wait til you have kids, youíll be buying a slightly bigger bike all the time. As you shrink they will begin to fit, and by age 120 you might even be able to use the Strider.
02-18-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've been looking at a lot of bikes... despite a...

I've been looking at a lot of bikes... despite a veto in advance by the finance committee :D Nothing else has quite the amazing length of the Journeyman flat bar. I'm not actually sure this is...
02-18-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 547
Posted By Darth Lefty

Selection bias. You survived.

Selection bias. You survived.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,701
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1134 (1169 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 549 mi
phtomita (WA)...
02-18-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, I fussed with mine again and it seems to be...

Well, I fussed with mine again and it seems to be doing ok in first now. I'm not sure what the hitch was.

12 miles at lunch :)
02-18-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mine is on a 7 speed and definitely can't swing...

Mine is on a 7 speed and definitely can't swing any further in. It could actually use a little more inward to do the overshift, it's not very happy staying in 1st. Check out how itís trying to...
02-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've got a bike with almost exactly this setup. I...

I've got a bike with almost exactly this setup. I think mine is 53-42 and 13-26. Maybe it could do 28t but there's not much wrap, it also only does 28 links. You also can't go 8+ speeds with the...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,308
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since I'm not commuting under the current daycare...

Since I'm not commuting under the current daycare regime, I've tossed my roadie in the back of the truck and will take it around the lake at lunch.
Forum: BMX
02-18-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,610
Posted By Darth Lefty

Which is why MTB's have dropper posts now. :) ...

Which is why MTB's have dropper posts now. :)

I'm partial to this thing, and its ancestors, though there's no room in the garage or budget. The Surly Sunrise Bar is also a good first step for...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Darth Lefty

ThermionicScott the top gear as shown is roughly...

ThermionicScott the top gear as shown is roughly BMX, also popular for SS mountain bikes, 55Ē
02-17-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By Darth Lefty

What, nothing about the conspicuously staged...

What, nothing about the conspicuously staged cameras?
Forum: Foo
02-17-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 797
Posted By Darth Lefty

Please donít die of sepsis. We would miss you

Please donít die of sepsis. We would miss you
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

Modern gear ratios lol. Itís a fine bike......

Modern gear ratios lol.

Itís a fine bike... just like a Lemond Zurich. If you compare it to something like a Wraith, itís really obviously not up to date.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

except for the sloping top tube and carbon crank...

except for the sloping top tube and carbon crank it might as well be from Y2K
02-16-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Darth Lefty

In two years youíve posted that you have a...

In two years youíve posted that you have a Schwinn, two Diamondbacks, a Novara, a carbon fiber Fuji, a Specialized Sirrus, and now this Breezer. You asked our opinions on about 12 more. I think you...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Darth Lefty

Humblebrag :rolleyes:

Humblebrag :rolleyes:
02-15-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Darth Lefty

...what happened to the last half a dozen bikes...

...what happened to the last half a dozen bikes you asked us about?
02-15-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,362
Posted By Darth Lefty

Novatec hubs are the Asian budget alternative,...

Novatec hubs are the Asian budget alternative, but they are not mysterious and they are not undocumented. They are sold with a wide variety of bikes. Look here for example:

Novatec Hubs | N guide...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís a time capsule. Can you not find a Lemond?

Itís a time capsule. Can you not find a Lemond?
02-15-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 952
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s not insidious. It’s lazy. Like the Internet...

It’s not insidious. It’s lazy. Like the Internet stopped updating twelve years ago. I’d not mind getting ads for bike stuff. Even the ones for Bikes Direct with their breathless mattress-store...
Forum: Touring
02-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iíd be surprised to find out the 9 vs 10 speed...

Iíd be surprised to find out the 9 vs 10 speed triple crankset was any different except for styling. Chainring teeth are 2mm, narrower than any 3/32 inch or even 11/128 inch chain yet made. Cassette...
02-15-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 952
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím paying for no ads. Nevertheless... ...

Iím paying for no ads. Nevertheless...


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02-14-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,104
Posted By Darth Lefty

After the tsunami in Japan I blew up the head in...

After the tsunami in Japan I blew up the head in my WRX and went shopping for another. The one I ultimately bought was shipped on the last boat that left Fuji before the tsunami. While I was shopping...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Darth Lefty

Trikey Mc Trikeface

Trikey Mc Trikeface
02-14-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís fine. If you pick your chain length so...

Itís fine.

If you pick your chain length so itís just got tension in top gear at top of travel, then it will work with 46t cassettes too. (Not the large-large method at full sag, thatís for front...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Darth Lefty

Itís a bike style thing to me. Iíve used a...

Itís a bike style thing to me. Iíve used a plastic milk crate too.
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,308
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got to ride today, dropped off the truck for a...

I got to ride today, dropped off the truck for a brake service. They replaced, did not trim, the rotors, and topped off, did not bleed, the brake lines. **** I coulda done that, and they charged me...
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,395
Posted By Darth Lefty

We have a mid-2000's Burley Samba, which is a...

We have a mid-2000's Burley Samba, which is a very friendly bike. We've had it in several configurations.

At first my wife rode on the back. Although it's a medium frame, that's men's road bike...
02-11-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,272
Posted By Darth Lefty

Front suspension hybrids (and road bikes) aren't...

Front suspension hybrids (and road bikes) aren't the rule, but they are not rare. After the front hits the pothole the rear hits the same pothole, and the rear has 1.5 or 2x the weight on it. But...
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