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Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ten thousand! ...

Ten thousand!
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Forum: Commuting
11-12-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 36,872
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7447 (7943 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
11-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bike geometry can be faddish. But you can be sure...

Bike geometry can be faddish. But you can be sure that a Stumpjumper, the most popular model from one of the biggest companies, is not going to be offensive. The fork got a bit more raked out, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 129,713
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Snout was on the left. Now down. For some reason...
11-11-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By Darth Lefty

...and it's a double not triple FD?

...and it's a double not triple FD?
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 129,713
Posted By Darth Lefty

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From the seat of a bicycle, one creature I have never...
11-10-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 791
Posted By Darth Lefty

My memory is tickling me about a motorcycle road...

My memory is tickling me about a motorcycle road in Socal but it's just not there...

Meanwhile I found this. MTB Project has 115 hits for Skyline, though I bet a lot of them are different segments...
Forum: Touring
11-10-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 681
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think many of them still exist in the bottom of...

I think many of them still exist in the bottom of the camping junk box in everyone's garages.

But seriously... I recall seeing some only a few years ago. At the Winco grocery store, no less. I...
11-08-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,584
Posted By Darth Lefty

Great! Now who has a Nexave Di2 bike?

Great! Now who has a Nexave Di2 bike?
11-08-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 385
Posted By Darth Lefty

1. wide open throttle 2. bright enough (at...

1. wide open throttle
2. bright enough (at least 300lm)
3. bright enough with occasional blink (if this is your only forward light, good for oncoming traffic after dark). My Cygolite has this but...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 129,713
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a subset of telescope (like spotter scope or...

It's a subset of telescope (like spotter scope or spy glass or Hubble). Distinction of a monocular is smallness and low magnification. This one does not have a prism and is heavy AF for its size, the...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,225
Views: 129,713
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ The Indians around here lived on acorns ...

^^^ The Indians around here lived on acorns (https://www.manataka.org/page391.html)until the Spaniards showed up and made them grow grains. We had about ten oak trees of two varieties at my last...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Last night my formerly-bar-now-head lamp died....

Last night my formerly-bar-now-head lamp died. This morning once at work I remembered, and went to get it off the helmet hung on my bike. I pushed on the quick release, and tugged, and pushed harder,...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

You might be right. Wasn't there some wardriving...

You might be right. Wasn't there some wardriving aspect to it, too, in addition to the cell towers? Is that the maps department or some other function of the beast? I know they spun off Street View...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's probably because you're in NYC and all the...

It's probably because you're in NYC and all the tech companies who program your stuff are in SF
11-06-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Darth Lefty

For a few years lots of people were buying XL...

For a few years lots of people were buying XL frames because they wanted longer reach and the bike companies were playing catch-up. Compare for example the evolution of Ibis's Mojo HD series. So it's...
11-05-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,584
Posted By Darth Lefty

Only when you stop pedaling

Only when you stop pedaling
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

First ride home in the dark of this autumn. My...

First ride home in the dark of this autumn. My new light on my handlebars is great. My old light that I moved to my helmet is not keeping up. Looking up the trail, it does not make any more light...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rather suspect OP is not planning to be a regular...

Rather suspect OP is not planning to be a regular contributor and should have paid up for advertising if he wanted his link to show
11-04-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,772
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got a “real” full suspension mountain bike for...

I got a “real” full suspension mountain bike for $1100 shipped a few years ago. It was a women’s version of a budget version of a $2000 ish Diamondback sold thru Performance/Nashbar (RIP). I loved it...
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 829
Posted By Darth Lefty

Saturn died for lack of support above them, and...

Saturn died for lack of support above them, and anyhow GM had too many brands. Their 1990's S-series product never got updated, instead replaced with Opels in the 2000's
11-02-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,052
Posted By Darth Lefty

OP did not state the kid had no helmet, so you...

OP did not state the kid had no helmet, so you made it up yourself from the impression OP gave you. He might chime in here and confirm or not, but either way, this is only in your head right now....
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,907
Posted By Darth Lefty

With a cameraman!

With a cameraman!
11-01-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thanks everyone

Thanks everyone
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

My cycling was a convenient gauge for how close I...

My cycling was a convenient gauge for how close I was getting to surgery. Slower and slower, more and more pain, more and more medicine... :-/ It's been 8 months since mine and I'm pretty nearly back...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,460
Posted By Darth Lefty

Who's the path you need to know when you've got a...

Who's the path you need to know when you've got a place to go?
I'm the MUP! I'm the MUP!
10-31-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Power meter and calorie counting?

I've been idly shopping for a power meter. I'm curious other than doing the math independently, do any of the popular calorie counting apps (like say My Fitness Pal) receive and use the power data to...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 36,872
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7092 (7554 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-30-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,948
Posted By Darth Lefty

oooh can we do "is this really a Paramount"...

oooh can we do "is this really a Paramount" next
10-30-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Darth Lefty

The lower jockey wheel is not really in any...

The lower jockey wheel is not really in any danger, it's protected by the tire when extended/inboard/low gear and it's high when retracted/outboard/high gear.

Shadow style derailleurs are...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 484
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bit of a cheat, very near sea level ...

Bit of a cheat, very near sea level

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10-29-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, looking for a silver lining, maybe this...

Well, looking for a silver lining, maybe this means the Great Scott Road ride will come back.

Not holding my breath tho
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that's not how that's supposed to go

Well that's not how that's supposed to go
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

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The “gear” in RWGPS seems to be redundant with...
10-28-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By Darth Lefty

Check the reflector. DAMHIK

Check the reflector.


DAMHIK
10-28-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,052
Posted By Darth Lefty

What crime has he committed that you are going to...

What crime has he committed that you are going to call the cops on him?
10-28-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Darth Lefty

They have three or four versions of that bike in...

They have three or four versions of that bike in various levels of trim. Giant also sells girl-themed bikes under the name Liv, look there too.

It's hard to recommend a bike-store brand right now...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

In the iphone Strava app it lets you specify a...

In the iphone Strava app it lets you specify a commute. I don't know if that's different for other devices. I'm switching away from Strava due to peevishness about the end of iphone integration with...
10-28-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 478
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think the first thing is to make sure it fits...

I think the first thing is to make sure it fits your frame, ie...
seat post diameter
length inserted
cable routing

I... still haven't bought mine yet, I admit. There doesn't often seem to be...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Darth Lefty

My head scratch about this has always been - if I...

My head scratch about this has always been - if I were going to use a subway, why even bring a bicycle? Only if there were substantial distances before and after the subway portion, so it wouldn't...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 55,349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Got up at 7:17 instead of 6-something... I turned...

Got up at 7:17 instead of 6-something... I turned off my alarm on Weds night because there was nothing scheduled early at work the rest of the week, and forgot to turn it back on again. Dropped a few...
10-27-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Darth Lefty

We already had a tandem. My twins fought in the...

We already had a tandem. My twins fought in the bike trailer and my 5yo can pedal, so right now I put the smaller girl twin in a kid seat on the tandem (or in same on Mom’s bike if present) and pull...
10-27-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, I found the brand, at least. It's a new...

Well, I found the brand, at least. It's a new Chinese import from Amazon, with no reviews. I guess that means you alij2018 are the guinea pig. The product page says there's a year warranty but also...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Darth Lefty

I got head shake and it’s tippy when you’re...

I got head shake and it’s tippy when you’re walking it.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 36,872
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6889 (7326 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By Darth Lefty

Essential oils.

Essential oils.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,031
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are a lot of "marginal gains" to be found...

There are a lot of "marginal gains" to be found between an aluminum Topstone and a carbon racing bike. You will be able to tell the difference.
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 829
Posted By Darth Lefty

Those early Lexus models are like cockroaches....

Those early Lexus models are like cockroaches. The very peak of TQM, I recall reading they spent 2 billion developing it. Every change since has been taking price out, not adding durability in
Forum: Foo
10-25-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 829
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can email a bunch of dealerships in your area...

You can email a bunch of dealerships in your area making them proposals to buy, and since you KNOW the invoice price of the options, and you can look it up by VIN, you can see how good of a deal...
10-25-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By Darth Lefty

Trek Procaliber 9.9 is 20# with tubes, for what...

Trek Procaliber 9.9 is 20# with tubes, for what it's worth
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