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Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 745
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’ve had a lot of incidents just in the last two...

I’ve had a lot of incidents just in the last two weeks. Feels like one per ride. Considering I go through only five intersections it’s a lot, out of the ordinary. I wouldn’t call them close calls,...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 39,532
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7928 (8432 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 61,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

I put a dropper on my mountain bike, which also...

I put a dropper on my mountain bike, which also happens to be my commuter bike. To keep this commuter-relevant, I've seen that cargo bikes have lately been using dropper posts, not for any fancy...
Forum: Foo
12-06-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 521
Posted By Darth Lefty

54-40 or fight!

54-40 or fight!
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,849
Posted By Darth Lefty

Twisty back there, wasn’t it? ...

Twisty back there, wasn’t it?


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Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 61,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today was "early minimum" for the kindergartners...

Today was "early minimum" for the kindergartners and so I rode with my kid to his school. This was not the cute experience you might imagine... he's been frustrating. He didn't want to go, he wanted...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 681
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a frame bag on my MTB and it's not very...

I have a frame bag on my MTB and it's not very big, but on a road bike it could be a lot bigger. Or does that get in the way of your preferred place for water?

You can also attach things under the...
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Darth Lefty

Even the spokes are red! Well, reddish.

Even the spokes are red! Well, reddish.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm still wearing out my 2nd Blowfish. Camelbak...

I'm still wearing out my 2nd Blowfish. Camelbak doesn't seem to make it any more. They make two, MULE and HAWG, that are about the same volume as the Blowfish before and after the expansion. They do...
12-04-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,046
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think people who grew up doing BMX or skating...

I think people who grew up doing BMX or skating in their teens/tweens are probably going to have the reflexes and people who are forty and never did that stuff are probably not going to learn now....
12-04-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,820
Posted By Darth Lefty

I do have a relative who kept track of all...

I do have a relative who kept track of all birthday and Christmas presents he gave us, and would ask for them back if he didn't see them in use in our house after a year or so. He'd also keep track...
12-04-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By Darth Lefty

I believe the Metrea crank's bash guard acts as a...

I believe the Metrea crank's bash guard acts as a keeper. Not so?

Metrea was so beautiful but just didn't catch on, it's a shame.
...
12-03-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm imagining some kid's mom throwing away his...

I'm imagining some kid's mom throwing away his junk while he's in college - all his first edition comics and rookie cards
12-03-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesn't just use the pads for alignment, it...

It doesn't just use the pads for alignment, it uses the entire rotor slot on the caliper. It's a larger datum than the piston itself. Hydraulics set their own gap.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,265
Views: 133,987
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tom, it's your daily dose from the MIB...

Tom, it's your daily dose from the MIB Neuralyzer.

There's a cold spot I ride through on the way home, a dirt track between two MUPs. It's just a few feet lower than the surroundings. It forms...
12-03-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By Darth Lefty

Guess it was too dry.

Guess it was too dry.
12-03-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,359
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just dropping by for my occasional observation...

Just dropping by for my occasional observation that Peleton is a bike racing word but it's used for a spin-class product, while Zwift is a bike-racing product whose name sounds like a food delivery...
12-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By Darth Lefty

Considering that he couldn't incite anyone to...

Considering that he couldn't incite anyone to throw rocks at him four and a half years ago, she's probably on her own bike by now.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bet you they get a tax write-off or carbon offset...

Bet you they get a tax write-off or carbon offset credits or something. Still, they've been thoughtful. Was there any kind of survey? It's likely to get more use in the spring.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 61,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

I brought my bike indoors this morning to install...

I brought my bike indoors this morning to install the fenders. About the same time one of the 2.8yo twins woke up - the boy. He's just like a bear cub, his sister is the kitten... anyhow I had the...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By Darth Lefty

They certainly are trying everything, aren't they?

They certainly are trying everything, aren't they?
12-02-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,166
Posted By Darth Lefty

A relic of that brief period in the late 2010's...

A relic of that brief period in the late 2010's before everyone came to their senses and went back to rim brakes
12-02-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Darth Lefty

Waterford still exists. You can check up on the...

Waterford still exists. You can check up on the Waterford site, and Waterford will look up the bike for you, for a small fee. Some of the Waterford people can sometimes be drawn out on the Schwinn...
Forum: Touring
12-02-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,080
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rebranding >> subdividing It worked for...

Rebranding >> subdividing

It worked for "recreational cyclocross"
12-02-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By Darth Lefty

dddd I can't square the photo in post 1 where the...

dddd I can't square the photo in post 1 where the system appears to have a pivot at the front of the shock, the seatstay strut's pivots keeps everything in a straight line, and there's only...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

For an inductive coil... You can think of the...

For an inductive coil... You can think of the electrical field made by the wire like a Slinky curled up into a donut shape. Your goal is to intersect as much of the Slinky's coils as possible. The...
12-01-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By Darth Lefty

Does it have to be one of theirs? Look at the...

Does it have to be one of theirs? Look at the yoke on an Ibis, I was thinking there must be some way to do that, maybe with a couple of lathe parts. There have been a lot of shock ends and lengths...
11-30-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Darth Lefty

Here's a guy who bought a 26" version for his...

Here's a guy who bought a 26" version for his kid, you might ask him what he thinks of it

https://forums.mtbr.com/families-riding-kids/another-xs-14-china-kids-26er-build-bxt-frameset-1117077.html
11-30-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,993
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is it out of the question to put an actual shock...

Is it out of the question to put an actual shock in there?
Forum: Commuting
11-29-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Darth Lefty

I don't know how Dave's doing so far, but I...

I don't know how Dave's doing so far, but I suspect that single wall rim will thwart his efforts much more than the tape or valve
Forum: Commuting
11-29-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesn’t help that the Bike Forums conventional...

It doesn’t help that the Bike Forums conventional wisdom is so hard at odds with the marketing departments of the bike industry... and we compete to be more iconoclastic than the next guy in our echo...
11-28-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a first generation Classic a few years ago....

I had a first generation Classic a few years ago. I won it in a contest. I had a few problems but they all have been reportedly fixed in the current version: Better built wheels, a front brake...
11-28-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,111
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've got my bamboo kit. Maybe someday I'll return...

I've got my bamboo kit. Maybe someday I'll return to it.
11-27-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are several other brands of bikes that can...

There are several other brands of bikes that can accommodate a gear hub. Most Surly touring bikes will, their pure mountain bikes can with some work-arounds. A few Salsa bikes will (the ones with...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 39,532
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7697 (8232 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 61,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

1pm: downgraded to "mostly cloudy" ...

1pm: downgraded to "mostly cloudy"

:-/
11-27-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a very specific set of needs that is not...

It's a very specific set of needs that is not really at the intersection of anyone else's stuff. Try the Surly trader group on Facebook?
11-27-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a Timberjack. It's solid quality, but it's...

I have a Timberjack. It's solid quality, but it's a trail bike, not a cross country racing bike. XC racing bikes will have shorter travel, narrower handlebars, narrower and lighter casing / harder...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 61,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

The forecast for this evening is partly...

The forecast for this evening is partly raincloudy with thunderbolts, with a 50% chance of .01 inches of rain... which to me means there's likely going to be nothing. But SWMBO has dark fantasies...
11-26-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 333
Posted By Darth Lefty

The Shimano-style freehub on MTB's for 11 and 12...

The Shimano-style freehub on MTB's for 11 and 12 speed cassettes (SRAM NX and SX, Shimano M7000 & M8000) is still the same as the 8-9-10 speed hub. The width for the extra 11th-12th low gears is made...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Darth Lefty

What I don't like about commuter bicycles, as a...

What I don't like about commuter bicycles, as a product, is a side effect of how they are made and marketed. They cost very little to produce because they are made in cheaper parts of the world, so...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am glad to hear that you are in recovery! ...

I am glad to hear that you are in recovery!

I don't see a used seat for sale on that page. Am I missing it?
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Darth Lefty

How'd it go? My gorilla tape is working just...

How'd it go?

My gorilla tape is working just lovely
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 61,371
Posted By Darth Lefty

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For just a moment I imagined I had an oil leak
11-25-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 14,899
Posted By Darth Lefty

The bike stores around me right now have more...

The bike stores around me right now have more 27.5 medium tires in stock (2.3-2.6) than they do plus (2.8-3)
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,740
Posted By Darth Lefty

Stop signs are not a very good system but at...

Stop signs are not a very good system but at least they're not roundabouts
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By Darth Lefty

I haven't, but there are a thousand places to...

I haven't, but there are a thousand places to ride a bike around here, it's great
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's true carbon doesn't "biodegrade," but...

It's true carbon doesn't "biodegrade," but neither do the others. It's not true that carbon can't be recycled, though it's true enough at consumer level. At an industrial level, the EU requires...
11-24-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By Darth Lefty

Those both look like pretty great bikes. The...

Those both look like pretty great bikes. The higher end hybrids are rarer.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 938
Views: 39,532
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7619 (8115 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
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