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06-21-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,989
Posted By tyrion

We're being too combative. I'm just trying to...

We're being too combative. I'm just trying to make the point that geometry does matter, and that there's spectrum a between geometries good for downhill geometries and not-good-for-downhill and it's...
Forum: Foo
06-20-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,466
Posted By tyrion

I don't really like sad songs but this is one I...

I don't really like sad songs but this is one I kind of like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhKsgYRBm20
06-20-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,989
Posted By tyrion

I'm not an expert on this and I'm sorry if I came...

I'm not an expert on this and I'm sorry if I came across as one, but I think it's pretty clear that some kinds of bike geometry are better for going down the hill and some are better for going up the...
06-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,989
Posted By tyrion

Slack head tube angle, longer front center. ...

Slack head tube angle, longer front center.



The bike geometry does matter - come one, you must admit that.
06-19-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,989
Posted By tyrion

I'll say it again: the more aft the bike allows...

I'll say it again: the more aft the bike allows you to put your weight going downhill, the more in control you will be going downhill, and the faster you will go.

That's a gross generalization but...
06-19-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By tyrion

My parents didn't love me enough to get me a bike...

My parents didn't love me enough to get me a bike like that.
06-19-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By tyrion

So if you get new BB threaded bearings with...

So if you get new BB threaded bearings with factory applied loctite already on them, you don't grease them up?
06-19-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,989
Posted By tyrion

More mountain-bikey geometry helps you go descend...

More mountain-bikey geometry helps you go descend faster. If the bike allows you to get behind the wheels (shorter reach and a saddle that gets out of the way) you'll be more comfortable and go down...
06-19-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By tyrion

I don't really understand this stuff, but even if...

I don't really understand this stuff, but even if it's a closed system, does that mean there's no air in the system that needs to be worried about?
06-19-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By tyrion

FWIW emailed June 14 to Info@trpbrakes.com ...

FWIW emailed June 14 to Info@trpbrakes.com



no response yet (June 19)
06-19-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By tyrion

Rules of thumb for loctite and grease on bolts

Is there a list of rules of thumb about how thead locks and lubes should be used in combination?

For instance it seems you don't put grease on the pre-loctited rotor bolts but you do put grease on...
06-19-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By tyrion

The Sequoia looks to be a cross between gravel...

The Sequoia looks to be a cross between gravel bike and touring bike. A little heavier than the modern crop of racier gravel bikes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,970
Posted By tyrion

Faster than driving a car.

Faster than driving a car.
06-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By tyrion

Chinghis you might tell your son that it's ok to...

Chinghis you might tell your son that it's ok to stop part way up the hill and rest, then continue.
06-18-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By tyrion

+1. This is the cheapest way to get significantly...

+1. This is the cheapest way to get significantly lower gearing.
06-17-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By tyrion

You might try a Brooks B17 saddle, or something...

You might try a Brooks B17 saddle, or something similar. But you won't really know if it solves your problem until its been broken in.
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By tyrion

Delicious summer treats

After a hard day of riding, nothing beats a refreshing clam chowder popsicle.

https://cdn10.bostonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/06/clam-chowder-popsicle-t.jpg

Chunky style!
06-16-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By tyrion

Utter nonsense (or, more likely, some kind of...

Utter nonsense (or, more likely, some kind of typo error).
06-14-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By tyrion

No. Why do you ask?

No. Why do you ask?
06-14-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By tyrion

I don't know, I'm not a traffic sign designer.

I don't know, I'm not a traffic sign designer.
06-14-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By tyrion

No, it's always been that way. Signs decrease...

No, it's always been that way. Signs decrease confusion, if properly designed.
Forum: Foo
06-14-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By tyrion

That wagon looks like it would only carry 3 or 4...

That wagon looks like it would only carry 3 or 4 cows.
06-14-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By tyrion

Actual crosswalks painted on roads would be a...

Actual crosswalks painted on roads would be a better idea.
06-14-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By tyrion

Synchronized lights - looks cool, but is it safer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=wUl-CHJ6DK0

https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/bike-swarm/overview/
06-14-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By tyrion

Alright I emailed TRP. I didn't know about the...

Alright I emailed TRP. I didn't know about the sealing blader.

Thanks.
06-14-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By tyrion

TRP Hy/Rd brakes - turning upside down harmful?

Might turning a bike with TRP Hy/Rd brakes upside down introduce air in the hydro system? I sometimes turn my bike upside down to pull a wheel off. Internet search reveals nothing about this.

TRP...
06-13-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By tyrion

A road bike is 7% faster than a gravel bike.* ...

A road bike is 7% faster than a gravel bike.*

It's faster mainly because it places you in a more aerodynamic position, which is less comfortable; and the tires are skinnier (which, again, is less...
06-13-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,311
Posted By tyrion

Looks like the bike shop mechanic pulled the ol'...

Looks like the bike shop mechanic pulled the ol' switcheroo on you and substituted cheaper, thinner washers. Happens all the time if you don't keep a sharp eye on them.
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 981
Posted By tyrion

Must be something wrong with your camera.

Must be something wrong with your camera.
06-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By tyrion

The classic game of tag. Must tag someone with...

The classic game of tag. Must tag someone with bike-to-bike contact (tires are part of the bike). If you have disc brakes, bonus points for tagging with a rotor (AKA "razor tag").
06-11-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By tyrion

Choose routes wisely. Away from from cars, if...

Choose routes wisely. Away from from cars, if possible. With well designed bike lanes, if possible.
06-11-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By tyrion

It will explode.

It will explode.
06-10-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By tyrion

27205

27205
06-10-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By tyrion

Those kind of ignorant predictions tell us...

Those kind of ignorant predictions tell us nothing about more informed predictions.
06-10-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By tyrion

That's an important issue he didn't cover much in...

That's an important issue he didn't cover much in the video.
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By tyrion

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1500/80-cat_portrait2_0053_2_67b3093a70852bf9579085631fe5ee11a9f337f1.jpg

I call this one "cat".
06-10-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 817
Posted By tyrion

Bike tire width/pressure nerd out

He's presenting this as a kind of myth-busting, but by and large I think conforms to the current conventional wisdom regarding tire width and pressure. Nevertheless, it's interesting.
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06-09-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 490,580
Posted By tyrion

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/80-breezer_0069_31c17e756fddc26e5ab810f82f57f93d45f62aba.jpg

Breezer Radar with triple mountain crank, Dajia Far Bar, bar end...
06-09-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By tyrion

That bolt is to maintain the desired tension in...

That bolt is to maintain the desired tension in the leather. Technically it does change the length but it's a miniscule change. Usually one doesn't touch that adjustment until after a number of years...
06-09-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,248
Posted By tyrion

Why waste time biking when there's so much fun...

Why waste time biking when there's so much fun stuff to do on your iPhone?
06-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By tyrion

An old Raleigh with a Brooks saddle should have a...

An old Raleigh with a Brooks saddle should have a canvas Carradice bag:

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7028/26435696593_4ab090aa83_b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By tyrion

Nice strong wheels for $300!

Nice strong wheels for $300!
06-06-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By tyrion

OTOH, you've got that nice big open frame...

OTOH, you've got that nice big open frame triangle - you can get a custom frame bag to fit that for $150 from Rogue Panda.
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,861
Posted By tyrion

Skynet, of course.

Skynet, of course.
06-06-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By tyrion

The bag might hit stoker's knees when pedaling....

The bag might hit stoker's knees when pedaling. You might make a dummy test bag out of cardboard to test clearance.
06-06-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By tyrion

Maybe it's just the perspective of the photo, but...

Maybe it's just the perspective of the photo, but that brake arm looks like it's angled out too much.

Can you rearrange the spacers on the pad post to get the pad closer to the brake arm? That...
06-06-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By tyrion

There's no reason for AV's to not follow existing...

There's no reason for AV's to not follow existing traffic regs. AV's are going to be in the minority for decades so laws won't be changing to accommodate them for a while.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By tyrion

You can use zip ties to attach almost any basket...

You can use zip ties to attach almost any basket to any rack. If you have a bag you like, I'd pick a basket to fit the bag. This is a Wald 137 basket and Timbuk2 medium messenger bag, and it fits...
06-05-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By tyrion

Correct.

Correct.
06-05-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,165
Posted By tyrion

Because insurance companies charge less when risk...

Because insurance companies charge less when risk is reduced.
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