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07-15-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By Darth Lefty

Onyx hubs have a one way clutch instead of a...

Onyx hubs have a one way clutch instead of a ratchet. There’s another brand I’m blanking on that has magnets rather than springs for the pawls
07-15-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By Darth Lefty

That Ritchey looks familiar

That Ritchey looks familiar
07-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Darth Lefty

My guess is the rear axle is not included, only...

My guess is the rear axle is not included, only present to hold up the rear end for the photo
07-15-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 242
Posted By Darth Lefty

I wouldn't.

I wouldn't.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Darth Lefty

Parking is the key. That's why I mentioned it...

Parking is the key. That's why I mentioned it above. Parking at my workplace is free and plentiful, because there used to be many thousands of employees here 50 years ago ...
07-15-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By Darth Lefty

Now that's cool!

Now that's cool!
07-15-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By Darth Lefty

Oh come on you guys, those are all just the...

Oh come on you guys, those are all just the 1985-1995 version of a Schwinn Suburban.

Anyone have one of these? Now that would be cool. (photo by user mattkock on MTBR)
...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 33,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

This morning, parked right in front of the sign...

This morning, parked right in front of the sign for my employer, there was a makeshift bike trailer (a boom and hitch attached to the lower half of a shopping cart), and a pile of homeless stuff. But...
07-15-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, take a look at tandems. I'm not sure if...

Yeah, take a look at tandems. I'm not sure if this post is public, if not the group will likely be glad to add you. It might give you some ideas:...
07-15-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Darth Lefty

You don't say how far you are riding or how far...

You don't say how far you are riding or how far the 8yo is already riding. But 8 is old enough to do a lot. I wouldn't buy a trailer for him. It's certainly not going to take him 3 years to build...
07-15-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Darth Lefty

It’s not made to be fast, it’s a trail bike. The...

It’s not made to be fast, it’s a trail bike. The X-Caliber is nearly the same frame with a more XC build, if you can try that.

if you mean there are not a lot of choices what to buy, remember...
07-15-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Darth Lefty

That’s easy to try and not expensive. Just make...

That’s easy to try and not expensive. Just make sure there’s enough chain left
07-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mountain bikes are defined by innovation... and...

Mountain bikes are defined by innovation... and fads. So you’re going to get a range of answers. Personally I like Cannondales.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,282
Posted By Darth Lefty

Here’s my serious answer. When I was single, in...

Here’s my serious answer. When I was single, in an apartment, I had a dog. I chose to drive home and walk the dog, rather than ride home and not have time for the dog. Now that I’m married and have a...
Forum: Foo
07-13-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By Darth Lefty

Latest version... hat down cross town livin’...

Latest version...

hat down cross town livin’ like a rock star
drivin’ down Rodeo in my red and whitey sports bra
got no stress, I been through all that
i got a baseball bat and a cowboy hat
Forum: Touring
07-13-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Darth Lefty

Your problems seem kind of imaginary (low =...

Your problems seem kind of imaginary (low = theft, really?) or easily solved (fenders and floor for mess), but your solution resembles a Burley Travoy
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Darth Lefty

I was much more bothered by the guy on the goped...

I was much more bothered by the guy on the goped I encountered a few times in 2015-16, who had it hopped up to go 60 mph but rode it in the bike lane
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Darth Lefty

I’d only consider it if there were no parking at...

I’d only consider it if there were no parking at work and the lot was free
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,282
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is wool dye especially tenacious?

Is wool dye especially tenacious?
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 864
Posted By Darth Lefty

If it makes you feel better, the BMW driver...

If it makes you feel better, the BMW driver thinks you’re a hobo
07-10-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,407
Posted By Darth Lefty

You should stretch because it feels good. SFAIK...

You should stretch because it feels good. SFAIK all animals do.

I’m imagining the cats on catforums.net. Should I stretch before lying down again?
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 33,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Record time for the trike yesterday morning....

Record time for the trike yesterday morning. Pretty fast today too though I didn't hit the light and had to stop a few other times.

In the afternoon I took it on a wrong-way detour climb up the...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a good bike! It's nice that it already has...

It's a good bike! It's nice that it already has fenders. And it's a really good do-everything bike, hybrids always are. It has all the mounting holes for racks front and rear, fenders and kid seats....
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

I guess they haven't changed all of the frames....

I guess they haven't changed all of the frames. Probably most of them, though. I think they leave the CC in particular alone.

The 44mm head tubes can take a tapered steerer but need a protruding...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 22,834
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4119 (4382 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
07-09-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,071
Posted By Darth Lefty

An English mailman cowboy?

An English mailman cowboy?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,590
Posted By Darth Lefty

They use the 44mm head tube size across their...

They use the 44mm head tube size across their lineup to accommodate tapered steerers. It makes a lot more sense on the MTB's, but I guess this bike could take one of the carbon gravel bike forks if...
07-09-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you can't find a triple you can install a big...

If you can't find a triple you can install a big cassette (11-40). Sunrace makes them in several speeds.

SRAM NX 155 mm. For 1x11, obviously, with a 30t steel chain ring. Probably like $140 with...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 33,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

You high mileage guys have a lot more...

You high mileage guys have a lot more opportunities to meet people...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By Darth Lefty

We mostly don't run cotton clinchers or tubulars...

We mostly don't run cotton clinchers or tubulars on commuter bikes either :rolleyes:
07-08-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,844
Posted By Darth Lefty

Atomic weight matters most.

Atomic weight matters most.
07-08-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,475
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's always funny to hear how the Waltons love...

It's always funny to hear how the Waltons love cycling after they mugged Huffy and Murray and left them to die, and their bike department requires a tetanus shot
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some people just ride to work and might go by the...

Some people just ride to work and might go by the store for a few things they forgot. I'm one of those and I use a Camelbak Blowfish. It was actually a replacement for an earlier version of the same...
07-08-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just go buy another Mojo...

Just go buy another Mojo (https://www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/mojo_hd4/)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Darth Lefty

The technical changes they would make to the...

The technical changes they would make to the group for 12 speed cassettes already exist. They're already in three MTB groups. They just need to patch them into DA and add a click to the shifter.
...
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,041
Posted By Darth Lefty

This goes on a whole new level when your 5yo's...

This goes on a whole new level when your 5yo's mom likes pop music... Take me back to that hole down row
07-07-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,929
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, no fried carbs is a pretty good start to a...

Yeah, no fried carbs is a pretty good start to a diet plan, along with nothing that has starch, fat, sugar as first three ingredients
07-07-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By Darth Lefty

I grabbed a Giant Prodigy a few years ago for the...

I grabbed a Giant Prodigy a few years ago for the Exage parts. It was a nice frame but stuck stem and post and three sizes larger than me, so I gave it to the co-op. It was VERY LONG, 23.5" tall x...
07-07-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Darth Lefty

Heresy and schism!

Heresy and schism!
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,987
Posted By Darth Lefty

We had a long wet winter here but not especially...

We had a long wet winter here but not especially cold.

A really bad winter around here looks like this (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood_of_1862), every few hundred years. This one erased...
07-06-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17,471
Views: 2,687,307
Posted By Darth Lefty

As we can see metal fails predictably while...

As we can see metal fails predictably while carbon doesn’t
07-05-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,407
Posted By Darth Lefty

We had the same hit but it was called a "dead...

We had the same hit but it was called a "dead leg," A hammer blow to the femur while sitting. I can't recall the specific phrase but I remember the feeling. Spreading sore numbness.

Kids are...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 22,834
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3952 (4184 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 2854
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626...
07-05-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had some goggles for motorcycling. Seldom used...

I had some goggles for motorcycling. Seldom used them because I live in a helmet-law state. They had one lens for each eye and a single layer of foam behind them rather than double-pane ski goggles....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By Darth Lefty

Swapping a rim instead of the whole wheel is...

Swapping a rim instead of the whole wheel is pretty easy if you are the sort of person who enjoys that sort of thing, or know such a person. Easier than building a whole wheel from parts, anyhow....
07-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By Darth Lefty

There’s an interval workout podcast that features...

There’s an interval workout podcast that features you running from a zombie horde...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,253
Views: 33,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/34c4acd0_4e66_4636_8344_13e5a51a88f0_cd38efa26d834ee36b4fcaebc4fc7cc04c905aec.jpeg
Rode to the coffee house with 5yo kiddo on his...
07-04-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Darth Lefty

Neon is for daytime, it works by being...

Neon is for daytime, it works by being fluorescent which requires the UV component of sunlight. And neon clothes are a much bigger patch than bike parts.

Blinky lights and reflective for night.
07-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's an air version of that fork, and Rock...

There's an air version of that fork, and Rock Shox has a hybrid fork. This guy posted a review (https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/1168081-rockshox-paragon.html) and a follow-up...
07-03-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,138
Posted By Darth Lefty

And more heresy while we’re at it - Schwinn...

And more heresy while we’re at it - Schwinn kickstands are really good too.
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