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01-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 194
Posted By Darth Lefty

AllWeatherJeff speed is not the same as momentum

AllWeatherJeff speed is not the same as momentum
01-17-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 194
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^please reconsider. If on a still day at 40F,...

^^please reconsider. If on a still day at 40F, you set out at 60 mph (back to my motorcycling example), you are going to be very, very cold.
01-17-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By Darth Lefty

Try going out and then walking in again without...

Try going out and then walking in again without the chip on your shoulder
01-17-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 108
Posted By Darth Lefty

So it turns out yes there are cast derailleur...

So it turns out yes there are cast derailleur hangers. Huh. Seems like if you wanted to make something cheap it would be cheaper and just as good to stamp it out of steel
01-17-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 194
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, use your airspeed. When I still had a...

Yes, use your airspeed.

When I still had a motorcycle I used a wind chill chart like this one. Note it has the same formula mentioned above
https://www.weather.gov/safety/cold-wind-chill-chart...
01-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 183
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a bike with a Suntour Aion a few years ago....

I had a bike with a Suntour Aion a few years ago. Learned some things. Suntour's design and business model is to have replaceable cartridges rather than doing rebuilds. And it's easy to upgrade, too....
01-17-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 108
Posted By Darth Lefty

Okay, but... aren’t they made from stock?

Okay, but... aren’t they made from stock?
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just maintenance stuff. Bike is clicking around...

Just maintenance stuff. Bike is clicking around the pedals / bb, and ghost shifting in lower gears. Can't find a sticky link, which is what caused the ghost shifts before, but the pedals don't feel...
01-17-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mud guards are an aftermarket item for mountain...

Mud guards are an aftermarket item for mountain bikes. Not everyone wants to have them, many people just ride in fair weather and in the mud they can cake up. For my commuting MTB here in CA, I only...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,323
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh and fwiw: panny, pannier, panniest

oh and fwiw: panny, pannier, panniest
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,323
Posted By Darth Lefty

So from this fifteen year! old zombie thread, we...

So from this fifteen year! old zombie thread, we still have

bigbenaugust
cooker

I recognize ItsJustMe as a regular but he shows no login for more than a year.
01-17-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By Darth Lefty

I looked at the bikes direct links and they are...

I looked at the bikes direct links and they are spec'd fine. The only reasonable problem to my mind is that you can't test ride them. The bike-in-a-box assembly thing is an unknown, but at least at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 276
Posted By Darth Lefty

Think it through You lost some sealant ...

Think it through

You lost some sealant

There's pretty much no penalty to adding more

Add some more
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By Darth Lefty

Years ago I was on my motorcycle and spied a guy...

Years ago I was on my motorcycle and spied a guy with bikes flopping around on top of his car. I tried to chase him down - he either thought I was malicious or wanted to race, because he went faster...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe you'll get lucky and be the one who catches...

Maybe you'll get lucky and be the one who catches the jewel thieves driving a front end loader through the tent wall of the Millennium Dome
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By Darth Lefty

Someone definitely built that up with love out of...

Someone definitely built that up with love out of good parts, and is probably loath to part. I would not be surprised if they were on this forum.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hmmm.., I wonder if they make cush cores in fat...

Hmmm.., I wonder if they make cush cores in fat bike sizes
01-15-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a very active forum, I bet you could find...

This is a very active forum, I bet you could find somebody to trade with in the for sale section
01-15-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 183
Posted By Darth Lefty

Make sure whatever you pick matches your front...

Make sure whatever you pick matches your front wheel
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Darth Lefty

30 years ago my Dad had one that looked like a...

30 years ago my Dad had one that looked like a regular briefcase but hooked onto the bike rack in the usual way. That’s what I would seek out if I needed one.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

Did your sealant freeze? I wouldn't have thought...

Did your sealant freeze? I wouldn't have thought so, part of the formula is RV antifreeze. But you are riding outside my experience.

Was the puncture too big to seal? Do you have a plug kit? A guy...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

On airplanes today and Wednesday and a rental car...

On airplanes today and Wednesday and a rental car tomorrow. Back at it Thursday, which is also the day I've promised to deliver all the work I am not doing MTW. Sooo good luck me.

Meanwhile the...
01-13-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 514
Posted By Darth Lefty

Check your height estimate. My oldest boy is 4ft...

Check your height estimate. My oldest boy is 4ft and he's not even six yet. 24” wheels are likely the right size.

Ask the kid, unless you want to keep it a surprise, if he wants a bike for going...
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 498
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can, but not at the same time as pressure...

You can, but not at the same time as pressure cooking. You can also sauté in it before adding sauce but it’s kind of wimpy for more than a pound of loose meat like that. Mine is a 6 quart model and 7...
01-12-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 936
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Everybody Complains About The Weather" is the...

"Everybody Complains About The Weather" is the subtitle of the How Was Your Commute Today thread

Thank you for the Twain reference too.
01-12-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

And anyhow, no one commutes to work on a football...

And anyhow, no one commutes to work on a football either
01-12-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

When the sport is big enough for only one star to...

When the sport is big enough for only one star to break through to widespread popularity, he's the only one who matters. Sammy Sosa being full of juice didn't kill baseball, because every team has a...
01-12-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 761
Posted By Darth Lefty

The biggest star in pro racing was totally...

The biggest star in pro racing was totally disgraced, basically wiping out interest in the sport in this country ever since. No one who has come since then has been a worthy hero for little kids....
01-12-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,191
Posted By Darth Lefty

Key components of Sturgis are going to the middle...

Key components of Sturgis are going to the middle of nowhere, dressing like a pirate on your very custom bike, and getting and riding drunk. I can't think of anything similar that's cycling specific....
01-10-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18,263
Views: 2,923,650
Posted By Darth Lefty

Specialized has replaced their Hotrock line with...

Specialized has replaced their Hotrock line with Riprocks.

Trek's version is a Hot Mess
01-10-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18,263
Views: 2,923,650
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/specialize...

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/specialized-hotrock-20-kids-mountain/7043254418.htmlSpecialized HotRock 20 Kids Mountain Bike - 20 Inch Wheels - $140 (Sacramento)...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By Darth Lefty

Magic shine has been around for a decade at...

Magic shine has been around for a decade at least, you know they’re not random weird Ali Amazon stuff.

My new light is floody and I put it on my handlebars. My old Cygolite is spotty and I moved...
Forum: Foo
01-09-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 498
Posted By Darth Lefty

We just got one... the R2-D2 edition. Enjoying it...

We just got one... the R2-D2 edition. Enjoying it so far. I have a gas cook top that came with the house that looks fancy but is inexplicably anemic. I’m glad to have something to supplement it. Have...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,272
Posted By Darth Lefty

Aw, who fixed the thread title? After six months...

Aw, who fixed the thread title? After six months I had learned to love it
01-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,414
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's a graphic that gets posted in C&V...

There's a graphic that gets posted in C&V sometimes with the many, many kinds of upright frame that are not diamonds. And this figure doesn't even show loop (cruiser) frames.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 411
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bizman (PA)...

Bizman (PA) ____________________________________________ 103 (121 total YTD)
mgw4jc (NC)______________________________________________ 39 mi
Darth Lefty...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

Only excuses today. My wife bought me an...

Only excuses today.

My wife bought me an Apple watch for Christmas, so my rides are picking up my heart rate now. Have not done anything with the data... yet...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 439
Posted By Darth Lefty

8000 lumens is bonkers. You don't have windshield...

8000 lumens is bonkers. You don't have windshield glare and you're not going 100mph. 300 is adequate and 800-1000 is great. 8000 is probably a lie anyhow... Don't believe too much the mAh of that...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,272
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thanks but no

Thanks but no
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,272
Posted By Darth Lefty

Every time. I didn't always feel this way....

Every time.

I didn't always feel this way. When I was single I had a WRX and a crotch rocket and drove and rode like a hooligan. Then in my early 30's I had a BMW motorcycle and did a few long...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

Still learning to use this dropper post on the...

Still learning to use this dropper post on the MTB portions of my ride. I can tell what it's for, but don't always remember to use it, and actuating it is about as convenient as front downshift when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,546
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not mad, angry! ...

Not mad, angry!


https://bigmemes.funnyjunk.com/comments/Anonymous+used+roll+pictureanonymous+rolled+imageim+living+with+my+grandmai+_343706818c06e3286406f6c7e7457cfe0.jpg
01-07-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 785
Posted By Darth Lefty

Be sure to get the serial no. for T-Mar ...

Be sure to get the serial no. for T-Mar

There’s a smaller trike version that converts to a bike, and a tadpole bakfiets that looks like a hoot. Just the thing for a kid to fill with sticks and...
01-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is this all it takes?

Is this all it takes?
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'd try to sell them here. Here you are going to...

I'd try to sell them here. Here you are going to get the eyeballs of hundreds of old-bike nerds, but at your swap meet, no one's going to know what's a Caloi.

But no idea either for worth. I...
01-07-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mine was an 02 or 03 and had much less shaping of...

Mine was an 02 or 03 and had much less shaping of the tubes, but yours still has dual brake mounts so mid-late 2000's seems pretty likely.

I hope your decal is in better shape than that one
01-06-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,751
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's being a long winter

It's being a long winter
01-06-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,305
Posted By Darth Lefty

Need help picking the perfect nose for under...

Need help picking the perfect nose for under $10,000
01-06-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,414
Posted By Darth Lefty

It doesn't fall over. And some people need that....

It doesn't fall over. And some people need that. That's really it, everything else is guff.

I had open heart surgery in February. I wanted a recumbent because of the sternotomy and I chose a trike...
01-06-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18,263
Views: 2,923,650
Posted By Darth Lefty

This thing was bonkers enough I wanted to learn...

This thing was bonkers enough I wanted to learn more. It's a fairly powerful e-bike - that's not very interesting. Everything else about it is strange. It has a really primitive single pivot rear end...
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