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Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,050
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ___________________________________________ 1339 (1382 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ____________________________________________ 658 mi
rhm_(NJ / NY)...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,050
Posted By Darth Lefty

The writing is on the wall

The writing is on the wall
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By Darth Lefty

The trailer can't put much side force into the...

The trailer can't put much side force into the bike, it's mostly just push or pull. It can be really draggy, though.

If it's windy enough to pull the trailer up on a wheel or slide - all bets are...
02-28-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,492
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can always install more power in an R/C car....

You can always install more power in an R/C car. That's why there were stock motors, and a lot of people ran those classes even though no one loved them. Right around the time I was giving it up,...
02-27-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 117
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think I'd get something different at REI, a...

I think I'd get something different at REI, a last-year Salsa or Cannondale if they have any left or wait and see if they are going to carry the new Salsa Rangefinder which is similar priced
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh yeah ...

oh yeah


https://i0.wp.com/huntingbond.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/pano_tankchase.jpg?fit=1272%2C320&ssl=1
02-27-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ooh, that's likely to be cool. It would be good...

Ooh, that's likely to be cool. It would be good if you can find some original info. Handlebars can be easily cut to whatever length you want (within reason). Full wheels available are likely to be...
02-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 979
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, components can be changed if you're not...

Well, components can be changed if you're not happy.

I think the Fuel EX looks like a pretty good bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,635
Posted By Darth Lefty

Flat bar frames are an inch or even two longer...

Flat bar frames are an inch or even two longer than drop bar frames. While I do want a more neutral wrist sometimes, I seldom find myself wanting more reach.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 680
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wonder how joeyduck is doing

I wonder how joeyduck is doing
02-27-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 563
Posted By Darth Lefty

My worries for my own cause of death are as...

My worries for my own cause of death are as follows:
1: heart defect, inherited
2. A genetic disposition toward prostate cancer
3. heart disease from being fed artificial saturated fat through my...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By Darth Lefty

A year ago today I paid a guy to stab me in the...

A year ago today I paid a guy to stab me in the heart. I managed to get a bike commute day on my anniversary.

I find it pretty telling that my moving time today was 21:24 and before surgery, 23...
02-27-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 563
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, that's a terrible analogy.

No, that's a terrible analogy.
02-26-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 563
Posted By Darth Lefty

In its life my truck will burn up maybe a couple...

In its life my truck will burn up maybe a couple pounds of brake pads and tens of thousands of gallons of gas. Tell me which to worry more about
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Darth Lefty

I took a spin class for the only time about ten...

I took a spin class for the only time about ten years ago and my calf decided it was a horse about seven minutes before the end. It's no joke...
Replies: 5
Views: 3,495
Posted By Darth Lefty

The website has had a superficial update: no...

The website has had a superficial update: no event for 2020 either
https://www.bikegreatscott.com/
02-26-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'd be looking for something that was enough...

I'd be looking for something that was enough different from your existing bike that you can tell, and like it. Or features that didn't exist then - few enough of those and not in this price range...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've found it pretty good. It's including...

I've found it pretty good. It's including estimates for stoplights etc.

My commute is fairly level so I don't know how well it might do with a grade
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By Darth Lefty

a what? Guess so

a what?


Guess so
Forum: Foo
02-26-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s more like McDonald’s than it is like Five...

It’s more like McDonald’s than it is like Five Guys, the current showpiece for grotesque portions
02-25-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By Darth Lefty

Prior post was from before Christmas, so the...

Prior post was from before Christmas, so the problem was likely resolved.
02-25-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 673
Posted By Darth Lefty

a limb from a tree maybe :roflmao: has it come to...

a limb from a tree maybe :roflmao: has it come to this
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Darth Lefty

That's a better rendering than the other one I...

That's a better rendering than the other one I found, which resembled a half dome tent. But that one seemed a lot more realistic for someone to build themselves for $2000... if they already have...
02-25-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 673
Posted By Darth Lefty

I've got a trailer too, a double Chariot. I've...

I've got a trailer too, a double Chariot. I've even done kid seat and trailer at the same time. The weight of the kid on the bike is awkward at a standstill, the bike wants to fold up. It's fine...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By Darth Lefty

noglider I've been following them since the...

noglider I've been following them since the Hyundai commercials some years ago. My wife can't stand them, says Nataly never gets out of "head voice." Jack is also one of the founders of Patreon.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh man, four little flags on the little arrow...

oh man, four little flags on the little arrow...
02-24-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,492
Posted By Darth Lefty

Definitely true in motorcycles. In R/C...

Definitely true in motorcycles.

In R/C racing it was more about fads for each kind of car. If the shop owner can get enough of the regulars at the track to try it he can make the rent for one more...
02-24-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 108,925
Posted By Darth Lefty

The softening began around CAAD 4. Before that...

The softening began around CAAD 4. Before that stiffness was the answer to everything

I don't know what "Cannondale" is any more, within the conglomerate that ate them and took them to China... if...
02-24-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,492
Posted By Darth Lefty

An endurance road bike, obvs. The people who race...

An endurance road bike, obvs. The people who race ride further and longer but still have regular race bikes, go fig
02-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 673
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, forgot about that one. The kiddo liked to...

Yeah, forgot about that one. The kiddo liked to dangle his fingers so they got pinched by my knees
Forum: Foo
02-24-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am still sorry for you that you lost a tooth tho

I am still sorry for you that you lost a tooth tho
02-24-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 673
Posted By Darth Lefty

Piling on... I tried one. These things are...

Piling on...

I tried one. These things are terrible with a threadless headset or a bike that makes you lean over. They are designed for step-through city bikes with 1" threaded steerers, upright...
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Posted By Darth Lefty

Foresthill Fondo gravel ride, May 9 2020 - FATRAC benefit

Anyone signed up?

I'm doing the 45 with my bum ticker and my ex-boss. This goes down to the river, up to Sugar Pine, coast back down Foresthill Rd to the finish the loop.

The 100 has 11,000...
02-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By Darth Lefty

I test rode a Cannondale Quick 3 (on clearance at...

I test rode a Cannondale Quick 3 (on clearance at REI for a good price). I liked the ride and handling, it felt stiff and planted but not harsh. The size was spot on, Cannondale's M is in between...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 18,580
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wonder if there were people in 1895 going on in...

I wonder if there were people in 1895 going on in letters to the editor about how adding a motor to a bike spoiled it
Forum: Commuting
02-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,864
Posted By Darth Lefty

We struck out on this round of shopping for a...

We struck out on this round of shopping for a nanny. It looks like under the present daycare regime I'm only going to ride to work on Thursdays and maybe every other Friday. But I'm trying to get...
02-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Darth Lefty

Darth Lefty's kids' 20" Hotrock

Well, after posting a thread last month about kid bikes, here we went and bought a used one. This is a Specialized Hotrock. I guess you'd say "late model" since it's maybe a year or two before the...
02-21-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
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: 20
Views: 435
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: 619
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: 619
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 isn’t listed, it couldn’t hurt to email them...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 15,106
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: 274
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: 615
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: 615
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: 615
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: 261
Views: 5,864
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: 13
Views: 356
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: 23
Views: 671
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...
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