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06-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,035
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,035
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...
Forum: Foo
06-10-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
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".
06-09-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,253
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
06-06-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,174
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: 1,795
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...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,974
Posted By tyrion

I thought there would be a few since one won last...

I thought there would be a few since one won last year.

https://cyclingtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Trans-Am-2018-All-4.jpg
(Marcel Graber's velo in 2018)
06-03-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,174
Posted By tyrion

My point is that there are strong market...

My point is that there are strong market pressures to produce safe vehicles. People will avoid taxis with a bad safety record. Insurance will be high (or unattainable) for self-driving trucks with...
06-03-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,174
Posted By tyrion

Nevertheless, the company that makes a safer...

Nevertheless, the company that makes a safer self-driving car will have a big business advantage over those that make less safe self-driving car.

A few bad accidents could put a company in this...
06-03-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,174
Posted By tyrion

That's going to be a massive problem. The...

That's going to be a massive problem. The disruption is going to be big and painful. But there's no avoiding it - best course of action is to plan well ahead to soften the blow. Do not sign up for an...
Forum: Foo
06-02-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By tyrion

How about bikes?

How about bikes?
06-02-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By tyrion

The ISO tire spec is confusing and I still don't...

The ISO tire spec is confusing and I still don't understand it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_5775

If you go to the above page and search for "37-622" you'll see a tire with that spec would...
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,604
Posted By tyrion

A Lannister always pays his debts.

A Lannister always pays his debts.
05-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,933
Posted By tyrion

I'd get the fattest file-tred or small-knob that...

I'd get the fattest file-tred or small-knob that will fit on your bike. But it will still be kind of slippery on that gravel - I think there's no getting around that.
05-23-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,950
Posted By tyrion

In France they pronounce "French" as...

In France they pronounce "French" as "français".
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By tyrion

Even with a truck or a van if you put too much...

Even with a truck or a van if you put too much weight behind the rear axle it gets squirrelly.

OTOH, I had a Carradice Camper bag (20 liter, I think) and found that putting lots of weight almost...
05-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,066
Posted By tyrion

Don't forget the extra cable needed to move the...

Don't forget the extra cable needed to move the derailleur another 5mm.
05-18-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,369
Posted By tyrion

Neither. I'm pointing out the problems with this...

Neither. I'm pointing out the problems with this statement:



Humans can't live sustainably on a space station, and there is a practical limit to population growth on Earth.
05-18-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,066
Posted By tyrion

Shimano still makes triples for the middle...

Shimano still makes triples for the middle through low-end lines.
05-17-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By tyrion

The Davis Double Century was last weekend.

The Davis Double Century was last weekend.
05-17-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,066
Posted By tyrion

Triple cranks are a cost effective way to get...

Triple cranks are a cost effective way to get wide gear range.
05-16-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,314
Posted By tyrion

Sometimes a little mansplaining is justified.

Sometimes a little mansplaining is justified.
05-13-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 968
Posted By tyrion

I think we need a new subforum for bikejoring.

I think we need a new subforum for bikejoring.
05-07-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,304
Posted By tyrion

The new stuff has 48-31t chainrings.

The new stuff has 48-31t chainrings.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By tyrion

I recommend a mini-pump with a flexible hose that...

I recommend a mini-pump with a flexible hose that screws on to the valve (like the Air Profil FC02). The flexible hose allows you to position the pump for the most comfort.
05-05-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,369
Posted By tyrion

China "knows" authoritarianism. If they decide a...

China "knows" authoritarianism. If they decide a high speed train from point A to point B is useful, they simply commandeer the land and allocate the resources - no public hearings, no voting on it,...
05-03-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,472
Posted By tyrion

Groundhogs aren't dangerous, but bunny rabbits......

Groundhogs aren't dangerous, but bunny rabbits...

https://media2.giphy.com/media/U1iIhAdiERvry/giphy.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,570
Posted By tyrion

Nothing surprising here. Now let's quit wasting...

Nothing surprising here. Now let's quit wasting time and get back to discussing chain lube.
05-01-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,959
Posted By tyrion

With a fixie you could ride backwards to skid the...

With a fixie you could ride backwards to skid the front wheel. If you can't ride backwards, I guess you're in violation.
04-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,430
Posted By tyrion

I consider myself pretty proficient at riding the...

I consider myself pretty proficient at riding the boardwalk and weaving in and out of pedestrians, skateboarders, roller skaters, children, dogs, etc., but a few years ago I met my match: a woman, on...
04-22-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By tyrion

Bent spine syndrome

Just came across this bit of nonsense. Don't know the date.

https://i.imgur.com/nI2n3Cw.jpg
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