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Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By tyrion

My helmet has mesh on the front vents, but one...

My helmet has mesh on the front vents, but one time a bee outsmarted the system and flew in my mouth.
07-15-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By tyrion

Track bike jousting is an interesting idea, but I...

Track bike jousting is an interesting idea, but I don't think we're ready for it.
07-14-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By tyrion

Large platform pedals

Looking for large platform pedals, here's what I've found so far:

OneUp Composite - 115 x 105mm, 355g, $50
OneUp Aluminum - 115 x 105mm, 355g, $125
Crank Brothers Stamp 3 (large) - 114 x 111mm,...
07-13-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By tyrion

Maybe the front derailleur has simply been...

Maybe the front derailleur has simply been rotated a bit on the seat tube.
07-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By tyrion

Won't any 16 inch tire fit?

Won't any 16 inch tire fit?
07-13-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,412
Posted By tyrion

Almost every bike malfunction at the TDF is on a...

Almost every bike malfunction at the TDF is on a carbon-frame bike. The fools just don't learn.
07-13-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By tyrion

For me, flared bars' advantages: 1) more...

For me, flared bars' advantages:

1) more comfortable overall
2) keep forearms from banging bars on rough descents when in the drops
3) provide more leverage (because they are effectively wider)...
07-13-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By tyrion

You can route the bar end shifter cables under...

You can route the bar end shifter cables under the bar tape. It's a somewhat convoluted path so I use good cables and housing (Jagwire Road Pro). I do find that with that convoluted path the cables...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By tyrion

A good chemical dispersion pilot will release the...

A good chemical dispersion pilot will release the chemicals in clouds so they can't be seen, but sometimes they screw up and release them in clear sky.
Forum: Touring
07-12-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By tyrion

This guy uses 42/24 chainrings. Doesn't say what...

This guy uses 42/24 chainrings. Doesn't say what kind of FD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ3-jiMws_w
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By tyrion

How would a random number generator on a chip...

How would a random number generator on a chip help?
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By tyrion

Yeah, that's a problem with 2 factor...

Yeah, that's a problem with 2 factor authentication.
07-12-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 965
Posted By tyrion

Basic sushi is relatively easy. I took a one day...

Basic sushi is relatively easy. I took a one day class from the author of this:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51nDFzv2ZLL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
07-12-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,262
Posted By tyrion

Depends on the lube. Perhaps we should start a...

Depends on the lube. Perhaps we should start a thread discussing chain lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By tyrion

I forgive you too.

I forgive you too.
07-12-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,262
Posted By tyrion

I bet you lose 50 watts from a worn drive train -...

I bet you lose 50 watts from a worn drive train - a drive train worn to the point where the chain slips under heavy load. Maybe 51 watts.
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By tyrion

Two factor authentication using your phone is...

Two factor authentication using your phone is pretty solid and not too inconvenient, as long as you don't lose your phone.
07-12-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 965
Posted By tyrion

I think it's all the sushi.

I think it's all the sushi.
07-11-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,898
Posted By tyrion

My bike has about 20 pounds of soul.

My bike has about 20 pounds of soul.
07-11-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By tyrion

Good deal. Only if it fits you.

Good deal. Only if it fits you.
07-11-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By tyrion

Yeah, when they make it one of their key selling...

Yeah, when they make it one of their key selling points they lose much credibility.
07-11-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By tyrion

So much B.S. ("more power because of leverage")...

So much B.S. ("more power because of leverage") in that video.
07-11-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By tyrion

Maybe air bubble in the hydraulics (assuming it's...

Maybe air bubble in the hydraulics (assuming it's hydraulic brakes).
07-11-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,378
Posted By tyrion

I loved Stranger Things 3.

I loved Stranger Things 3.
07-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By tyrion

Soma Wolverine.

Soma Wolverine.
Forum: Foo
07-10-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By tyrion

I got them all except The Virginian. Now how to...

I got them all except The Virginian. Now how to monetize this vast talent of mine...

(Boy that Mission Impossible theme is a really punchy energetic song.)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,096
Posted By tyrion

It's electronic, there is no cable stretch.

It's electronic, there is no cable stretch.
07-08-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By tyrion

New 8 speed cranksets will be pretty much low end...

New 8 speed cranksets will be pretty much low end (as you've found). If you want a higher end 8 speed crankset you'll have to look used or NOS.

If a 9 speed crankset will work (I don't know, maybe...
Forum: Foo
07-07-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By tyrion

Nick Bostrom's simulation hypothesis is logically...

Nick Bostrom's simulation hypothesis is logically sound, but there's no evidence for it.
Forum: Foo
07-06-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,493
Posted By tyrion

Deal4Fuji mort1369 clemsongirl

Deal4Fuji
mort1369
clemsongirl
07-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By tyrion

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes.

Schwalbe Marathon Supremes.
07-04-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By tyrion

I prefer right-loading because I use my right...

I prefer right-loading because I use my right hand to grab it.

(I'm assuming "right-loading" means it pulls out the right side when it's one the downtube - a cage that's right-loading on the...
07-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,072
Posted By tyrion

A Brooks saddle will ruin the Ironman. I will...

A Brooks saddle will ruin the Ironman. I will dispose of the Brooks saddle for you at no cost.
Forum: Touring
07-01-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By tyrion

Schwalbe Mondials 700x40 would be 300g lighter...

Schwalbe Mondials 700x40 would be 300g lighter each and almost as puncture proof (I think) and are long wearing.
07-01-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 863
Posted By tyrion

White.

White.
07-01-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By tyrion

I think so. It's fairly common to use 10 speed...

I think so. It's fairly common to use 10 speed Shimano mountain bike drivetrain with bar end shifters on touring bikes:

https://www.rei.com/product/122462/co-op-cycles-adv-11-bike

The shifter...
06-30-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,132
Posted By tyrion

I don't know if I buy this: Pros are...

I don't know if I buy this:



Pros are using greater rim/tire width ratios than ever before. I know much of the reason is for aerodynamics, but clearly having a wide rim isn't detrimental.
06-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By tyrion

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1308/2341/produc...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1308/2341/products/3_web_1024x1024.jpg
06-29-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,295
Posted By tyrion

I say newbies (or anyone) reviving old threads is...

I say newbies (or anyone) reviving old threads is a non issue. Any attempted "fix" would cause more problems than it solves.

The best new feature that somewhat addresses this IMO (and this is what...
06-29-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By tyrion

RJ did it: ...

RJ did it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lar7mIMmTRE
06-28-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By tyrion

I don't think any RD can suck up enough chain to...

I don't think any RD can suck up enough chain to handle that. If the chain is long enough to handle 44t chainring and 42t cog, then it will be dangling in the 24t chainring and 11t cog (not...
06-28-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,479
Posted By tyrion

Try to find a grassy hill with a very gentle...

Try to find a grassy hill with a very gentle slope and coast down it slowly, lightly dragging your feet for balance. Maybe there's a park or something like that nearby.

If you can't get up enough...
06-28-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,198
Posted By tyrion

FWIW I talked to a woman recently who...

FWIW I talked to a woman recently who wheel-locked her bike to go into the 7-11, kept the bike within her sight when she was in the store, and watched a guy on a bike swoop in and shoulder her bike...
06-28-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By tyrion

How do you know? Did the bike shop tell you that?...

How do you know? Did the bike shop tell you that? You might get by with just new brake pads and a clean up and lube. (You don't need a kickstand.)

Here's some inspiration:
...
06-27-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,198
Posted By tyrion

If I tried something like that I know at some...

If I tried something like that I know at some point I'd forget the lock was on the rotor, jump on the bike and try to start off, break both the rotor and the calipers, fall down and break my arm.
06-27-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,818
Posted By tyrion

Most of them have cranks with around 30 teeth,...

Most of them have cranks with around 30 teeth, so that tells you something right there.
06-27-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By tyrion

+1 for something like RideWithGPS on your phone. ...

+1 for something like RideWithGPS on your phone.

Caveats: you have to remember to have a charged phone and remember to start and stop the app to record.
06-27-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,962
Posted By tyrion

Rule 1 of riding around large vehicles: if you...

Rule 1 of riding around large vehicles: if you can't see the driver's face in the vehicle's mirrors then the driver can't see you.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By tyrion

You'll regret it if it gets stolen. Do you have...

You'll regret it if it gets stolen. Do you have secure parking for it?

I wouldn't commute on an a bike that expensive unless I had nice secure parking for it, inaccessible to general public.
...
06-27-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,675
Posted By tyrion

There are delinquents in every city. The...

There are delinquents in every city. The companies that own those bikes and scooters should be responsible for cleaning up the mess.
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