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11-11-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By tyrion

Already great advice here, but I'll add: try to...

Already great advice here, but I'll add: try to make it fun and not so much of a chore. I'd set distance goals without time limits - stop and smell the roses in the middle of a ride if you feel like...
11-11-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 323
Posted By tyrion

I think it's to hold a whale-oil lantern.

I think it's to hold a whale-oil lantern.
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

No. We don't even want you in our robotaxis if...

No. We don't even want you in our robotaxis if you're carrying a flip phone.
11-08-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By tyrion

70 here. Might go for a swim.

70 here. Might go for a swim.
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

You'll need a smartphone to hail a robo-taxi.

You'll need a smartphone to hail a robo-taxi.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By tyrion

I agree. As I remember Mondials are kind of...

I agree. As I remember Mondials are kind of slippery on smooth hard surfaces. I think they have 3 different compounds on the tread: super hard and long wearing in the centerline, a little less hard...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

There are software services (github, codepen)...

There are software services (github, codepen) that do exactly that: it's a free service unless you need privacy, then you have to pay.
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,272
Posted By tyrion

True!

True!
11-08-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By tyrion

One of the cassettes moves laterally, giving it...

One of the cassettes moves laterally, giving it 13 gears.

https://i.imgur.com/5goVRGL.png
11-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,773
Posted By tyrion

You want the heaviest U-lock you can find,...

You want the heaviest U-lock you can find, combined with a chain that captures both wheels. If you can make the system heavy enough, your kid won't want to ride the bike - problem solved.
11-08-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By tyrion

I'm not an engineer, but it looks to me like this...

I'm not an engineer, but it looks to me like this thing could have less friction than a standard derailleur drivetrain - straight chainline, no sharp turns around jockey wheels, no tiny 11 tooth...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,272
Posted By tyrion

https://genius.com/Gang-of-four-love-like-anthrax-...

https://genius.com/Gang-of-four-love-like-anthrax-lyrics

The overlaid talking part is about love songs in general, and questioning the popularity of love songs, and it's overlaid on an anti-love...
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,272
Posted By tyrion

Kind of self-referential: ...

Kind of self-referential:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMm4rJemtI
11-08-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By tyrion

It looks like one of the cassettes can move...

It looks like one of the cassettes can move laterally by one cog-width, so a tensioner is required anyway.

https://i.imgur.com/5goVRGL.png
11-08-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,554
Posted By tyrion

I'm guessing a specific set of ratios is higher...

I'm guessing a specific set of ratios is higher priority than avoiding a chain tensioner.
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,272
Posted By tyrion

PIL - This is not a love song ...

PIL - This is not a love song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BGi8u8BtaA
Forum: Foo
11-08-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,272
Posted By tyrion

Gang of Four - Anthrax ...

Gang of Four - Anthrax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MC0WtNImZ0
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

I think privacy will be available for a premium,...

I think privacy will be available for a premium, so you'd pay extra for a taxi service that doesn't log your ride habits in a database.
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

Are you joking? No way will we have that much...

Are you joking? No way will we have that much control over our data in 5 years.

(My turn to be grumpy.)
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

This subject seems to get you worked up.

This subject seems to get you worked up.
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

You're welcome. We can close the thread now.

You're welcome. We can close the thread now.
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

In 10 years robo-cars will certainly be better in...

In 10 years robo-cars will certainly be better in terms of safety and efficiency.
Forum: Foo
11-07-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,676
Posted By tyrion

In 10 years there will be robo-cars that will be...

In 10 years there will be robo-cars that will be able to handle any conditions a human driven vehicle can handle.
11-05-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By tyrion

Recapping mostly what's already been said: ...

Recapping mostly what's already been said:

* biggest tires that will fit
* new cables + bar end shifters + brake levers (I'd get 9 speed bar end shifters that have a friction mode, which you...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By tyrion

I think they're a good all-round tires. As...

I think they're a good all-round tires. As mentioned, not as fast as slick tires, but they're medium/light and medium fast for their size.
Forum: Foo
11-03-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 593
Posted By tyrion

Yep. If that carbon bike doesn't explode, the...

Yep. If that carbon bike doesn't explode, the robo-cars will take it out.
11-02-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By tyrion

+1. Even with shipping, the prices are very good....

+1. Even with shipping, the prices are very good. I've bought 2 Carradice bags from SJS.
10-31-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 532
Posted By tyrion

Eleven is one better than 10. ...

Eleven is one better than 10.

https://d15s74raupkmp7.cloudfront.net/editorial/imc/20180604-imc_ywu338.jpg
10-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By tyrion

It will be interesting to see it in competition,...

It will be interesting to see it in competition, to see if the comfort provided by suspension outweighs the added weight in a race. Certainly, when the terrain gets rough enough, the suspension will...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By tyrion

There's not much pressure on spacers, is there -...

There's not much pressure on spacers, is there - just whatever you preloaded it to be, right?

I'm no engineer, but it wouldn't bother me.
10-31-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By tyrion

More personal data for google. I actually use a...

More personal data for google. I actually use a lot of google services, but I do worry about all the data they're sucking up.
10-30-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,405
Posted By tyrion

I have a GXP BB and Hambini just said they were...

I have a GXP BB and Hambini just said they were "bollocks" and "a bag of wank". I think that's bad.
10-30-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,550
Posted By tyrion

http://tubulocity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/b...

http://tubulocity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/brompton_abbey_road_ad.jpg
10-30-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,948
Posted By tyrion

Either the Paramount or the Stingray.

Either the Paramount or the Stingray.
10-28-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By tyrion

Lol.

Lol.
10-28-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By tyrion

True gravel bikes have tires 36mm or larger. ...

True gravel bikes have tires 36mm or larger.

;)
Forum: Foo
10-28-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 593
Posted By tyrion

Date night special: robot cars with waterbeds.

Date night special: robot cars with waterbeds.
10-28-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By tyrion

Of course not. Neither are anecdotes of said...

Of course not. Neither are anecdotes of said proposal solving problems.
Forum: Foo
10-28-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 593
Posted By tyrion

Robot taxis now in limited commercial use

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-selfdriving-waymo/waymo-tests-rider-only-service-and-looks-beyond-robo-taxis-idUSKBN1X71U7

The future is now.
10-28-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By tyrion

Not in my experience. Lower gearing allows me to...

Not in my experience. Lower gearing allows me to deliver power more smoothly hence retain traction that I couldn't with higher gearing. Sometimes 18.2 GI vs. 20 GI is the difference between pedalling...
10-26-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By tyrion

I have some Chaco sandals with a fairly stiff...

I have some Chaco sandals with a fairly stiff sole - love riding with those on a hot summer day.

They're kind of heavy though, if that matters.
10-26-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By tyrion

If the wheel connects to the fork with a skewer...

If the wheel connects to the fork with a skewer (as opposed to thru-axle) sometimes when you reinstall the wheel it can be slightly off - skewers just aren't as precise as thru-axles. Sometimes I...
10-25-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By tyrion

A Rivendell Clem Smith Jr. or Sam Hillborne might...

A Rivendell Clem Smith Jr. or Sam Hillborne might not be traditional roadsters, but they have a kind of classic inspiration and character and would make good utility bikes.
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,551
Posted By tyrion

For some people 38-11 just isn't high enough.

For some people 38-11 just isn't high enough.
Forum: Foo
10-24-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By tyrion

What happens when you play country music...

What happens when you play country music backwards?

Your wife comes back, your dog comes back, and you get out of jail.
10-24-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,825
Posted By tyrion

More aerodynamic. Probably saves 0.2 watts at...

More aerodynamic. Probably saves 0.2 watts at 40mph. Plus of course the weight savings. Win/win. Smart.
10-15-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 440
Posted By tyrion

It's not that the cables stretches, it's that the...

It's not that the cables stretches, it's that the housing compresses and seats into the housing stops.

It could be the housing wasn't cut perpendicularly, so there is slop where the housing meets...
10-15-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,426
Posted By tyrion

I think the extra weight is only half the...

I think the extra weight is only half the penalty. The other half is rolling resistance. Pneumatic tires have less rolling resistance than alternatives with similar suspension qualities.
10-14-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By tyrion

3 settings on a v-brake doesn't make any sense to...

3 settings on a v-brake doesn't make any sense to me. Might you be talking about the front shifter (which would be near the left brake lever), which would shift between the 3 front chainrings...
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By tyrion

I have thousands of miles mapped with RideWithGPS...

I have thousands of miles mapped with RideWithGPS and have never seen such a thing, but then I never pause the app in the middle of a ride.
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