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Forum: Foo
03-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

Good one: ...

Good one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmUXntGlqFI
Forum: Foo
03-26-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

Another Coronavirus Rhapsody: ...

Another Coronavirus Rhapsody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KPbJ0-DxTc
03-26-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By tyrion

Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
03-25-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By tyrion

That's a heck of a deal.

That's a heck of a deal.
03-25-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By tyrion

Jumping involves a lot of your back/core. I...

Jumping involves a lot of your back/core. I suspect biking doesn't help one's vertical at all, probably reduces it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By tyrion

The G-One Speed is almost a racing tire -...

The G-One Speed is almost a racing tire - expensive, fast, and short-wearing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,878
Posted By tyrion

The delivery system - Amazon especially - is...

The delivery system - Amazon especially - is getting overloaded now. I expect to see some (extra) stress in the system. (I'm not excusing it, just saying I expect it.)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,330
Posted By tyrion

I road around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island today...

I road around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island today - there's people all over the place. Lots of social distance violations - I didn't report anyone, just verbal warnings.
03-21-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By tyrion

Looks like a copy of a Raleigh Chipper made with...

Looks like a copy of a Raleigh Chipper made with more traditional frame....
03-21-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,881
Posted By tyrion

We accept all kinds here. Basket-bicyclists are a...

We accept all kinds here. Basket-bicyclists are a tolerant group.
03-21-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By tyrion

A few months ago I got some $23 plastic...

A few months ago I got some $23 plastic ("composite") extra-large Rock Bros pedals and I'm pretty impressed. Don't know how long they'll hold up, but so far so good. The pins are shorter than Race...
03-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 720
Posted By tyrion

It takes time to dissolve the superglue. The name...

It takes time to dissolve the superglue. The name of the game is too discourage and slow the thief down.

Maybe you could put a lock around handlebars and inside front frame diamond. If I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,330
Posted By tyrion

If the police were to stop/talk/ticket a lone...

If the police were to stop/talk/ticket a lone rider - that seems counterproductive. We (everyone in the world) need to apply rational thinking to minimize the damage.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,330
Posted By tyrion

I will ride (isolated) for recreation/exercise...

I will ride (isolated) for recreation/exercise until a police person tells me not to.
03-19-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,881
Posted By tyrion

I mounted the light under the basket. You can see...

I mounted the light under the basket. You can see it peaking out in the pic above, on the ND side.
03-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,881
Posted By tyrion

Yes, I 💜 baskets. Wald 137 up front, Carradice...

Yes, I 💜 baskets. Wald 137 up front, Carradice bag in back.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1079x582/bike_new_tires_4918fec3da6944c64d90a37814d524ab7eabc1e1.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By tyrion

If there's a threaded eyelet down by the front...

If there's a threaded eyelet down by the front axle and a hole in the fork crown, a Wald basket (137 or 139) on a Soma Lucas front rack makes a nice grocery holding system. I have the basket zip tied...
03-18-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 9,807
Posted By tyrion

In a pandemic, every forum is a virus forum.

In a pandemic, every forum is a virus forum.
03-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,375
Posted By tyrion

We're cycling. Safely. Safe social-distances....

We're cycling. Safely. Safe social-distances. Case closed.
Forum: Foo
03-18-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By tyrion

Roads are nice and empty now.

Roads are nice and empty now.
03-17-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,308
Posted By tyrion

It's a cruel Darwinian action that's pushing less...

It's a cruel Darwinian action that's pushing less successful people out of California, but that is our system.
Forum: Foo
03-16-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY8-N8-pn1I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY8-N8-pn1I
Forum: Foo
03-16-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOf1FLxpAGM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOf1FLxpAGM
Forum: Foo
03-16-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

It was inevitable. ...

It was inevitable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo7HB-slsm4
03-16-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,375
Posted By tyrion

It would be crazy to disallow people...

It would be crazy to disallow people contagion-safe exercise.
Forum: Foo
03-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,502
Posted By tyrion

Could turn out to be a pretty good investment.

Could turn out to be a pretty good investment.
03-13-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

More complete specs here: ...

More complete specs here:

https://bikepacking.com/news/salsa-stormchaser-singlespeed-gravel/
03-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By tyrion

Seems kind of expensive for an aluminum single...

Seems kind of expensive for an aluminum single speed.
03-13-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 523
Posted By tyrion

New crank - smaller double or triple. 46-30...

New crank - smaller double or triple. 46-30 "gravel" crank or if you need lower a 44-32-22 mountain crank. If you get a triple you can get a Sora triple front shifter.
03-13-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By tyrion

Yeah that's an idea. The downside for me is - as...

Yeah that's an idea. The downside for me is - as Ooga Booga pointed out, I'd hit that Torrey Pines hill at about mile 95, and that has the possibility of being extremely difficult. It's only about...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By tyrion

Yes you should get the Kona. Those fat 47mm tires...

Yes you should get the Kona. Those fat 47mm tires are great for city streets. Wheels/tires are tubeless ready.

The only issue is the somewhat narrow gear range. If you live in a very hilly place...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

No. Maximum lean provides maximum grip because...

No. Maximum lean provides maximum grip because motorcycle tires are designed that way - the tire contact patch is bigger when leaned over. On motorcycles you shift your weight off to the side after...
03-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By tyrion

My first thought was "I never hit things that...

My first thought was "I never hit things that hard on my unsuspended bike, so I don't need them."
2nd thought: "Well if I had them maybe I would hit things harder."
3rd thought: "Do I want to hit...
03-10-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By tyrion

I just looked. There is a cx/gravel version: ...

I just looked. There is a cx/gravel version:

https://www.cushcore.com/product/cushcore-gravel-cx-set/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

I don't know how you get that. Lock your...

I don't know how you get that. Lock your handlebars straight ahead and lean the bike to the right and it will turn right because of how the tires interact with the road. If you want to turn slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

Speed is a factor here. At higher speed you need...

Speed is a factor here. At higher speed you need more lean for the same turn radius. As the bike leans, the tires act like rolling cones and provide the turning forces and less handlebar turn is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

It's good semantics. It's useful and accurate to...

It's good semantics. It's useful and accurate to call this countersteering. Even if you're not moving the bars past the straight-ahead alignment to change lean angle*, you're still moving them in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

Tweaking the angle a bit is countersteering.

Tweaking the angle a bit is countersteering.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

You can countersteer in a turn or out of a turn...

You can countersteer in a turn or out of a turn to change lean angle. If you're in a turn and you need to increase lean, you countersteer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,679
Posted By tyrion

It's mainly just to air out your crotch on a hot...

It's mainly just to air out your crotch on a hot day.
03-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By tyrion

I really like my TRP HY/RD cable actuated...

I really like my TRP HY/RD cable actuated hydraulic brakes (except for they're kind of ugly), but I don't really know how they compare to good modern mechanical disc brakes. Had them about a year,...
Forum: Foo
03-08-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 565
Posted By tyrion

It's got sugar, fat, starch - a complete meal!

It's got sugar, fat, starch - a complete meal!
03-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By tyrion

Use mortar mix. Then when someone says their...

Use mortar mix. Then when someone says their wheels are boat anchors, you can say, "hold my beer".
03-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,829
Posted By tyrion

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a...

I have currently have bar end shifters (for a number of reasons), but let's face it, for performance and safety brifters are better.
03-04-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By tyrion

I double wrap. Once I used old inner tubes for...

I double wrap. Once I used old inner tubes for the inner wrap, but that was relatively hard and unforgiving.

I have large hands so I like the increased diameter double wrapping provides. If I...
03-03-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By tyrion

Any cable that is not in housing must be...

Any cable that is not in housing must be bracketed by 2 solidly attached stops to maintain tension.
03-03-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By tyrion

Looks like you need full length cable housing.

Looks like you need full length cable housing.
03-03-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By tyrion

Maybe the cables go inside the frame. Are there...

Maybe the cables go inside the frame. Are there holes in the frame by the head tube to route the cables into?
03-03-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 560
Posted By tyrion

FWIW, my medium Timbuk2 "Classic Messenger" bag...

FWIW, my medium Timbuk2 "Classic Messenger" bag fits perfectly in a Wald 137 basket.
Forum: Foo
03-02-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By tyrion

In Navy bootcamp we had to get up at 3:30 am, 6...

In Navy bootcamp we had to get up at 3:30 am, 6 days a week. Sundays we slept in until 5 am.
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