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07-23-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By Darth Lefty

It still needs to do three of the four functions...

It still needs to do three of the four functions of the rear derailleur, just not the pantograph.

And there still needs to be something like the pantograph or maybe a helical thing hooked up to a...
07-23-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Darth Lefty

Listen!... do you smell that?

Listen!... do you smell that?
07-23-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By Darth Lefty

But hey, if SRAM can machine an entire cassette...

But hey, if SRAM can machine an entire cassette out of billet and get us to pay for it...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Darth Lefty

Any crest / pass / summit

Any crest / pass / summit
07-23-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had an idea a while back for a 1x front ring...

I had an idea a while back for a 1x front ring that would somehow yaw to stay in line with each cog... like with maybe a CV joint. I could see how to control the yaw with a swashplate controlled by a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,627
Posted By Darth Lefty

^^^ Da Vinci tandems makes (or at least until...

^^^ Da Vinci tandems makes (or at least until very recently made) 4-speed front shifting, and they used Campagnolo (non-Powershift) Ergos to make it work on drop bar bikes, or grip shifters on flat....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,627
Posted By Darth Lefty

It was called Mountain Tamer. It took Suntour...

It was called Mountain Tamer. It took Suntour freewheel cogs, if that gives you an idea of the vintage. Good for tandems and trikes. The website looks like they are still selling old stock of...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,635
Posted By Darth Lefty

fify

fify
07-23-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Darth Lefty

Call co mo and see if they can add you a disk tab...

Call co mo and see if they can add you a disk tab in place of the drum brake tab. I recall there’s a disk adapter for the drum brake threads
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 105,827
Posted By Darth Lefty

Owner was probably walking half a block ahead...

Owner was probably walking half a block ahead with his phone out and head down when the dog did his duty.

True story: we have a dog who does not like anyone to watch him poop. We take him camping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,627
Posted By Darth Lefty

paging DrIsotope to tell you it doesn't work...

paging DrIsotope to tell you it doesn't work that way
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,704
Posted By Darth Lefty

I sold the surgery-recovery trike this weekend....

I sold the surgery-recovery trike this weekend. I'm not sure how it went so fast - I posted it on Friday night about midnight and on Sunday it was gone. Either I was asking an embarrassingly low...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,627
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Why
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Darth Lefty

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On my wife’s bike I was able to use the extra long...
07-22-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By Darth Lefty

There’s a patent for a sliding chain ring too

There’s a patent for a sliding chain ring too
07-22-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By Darth Lefty

My employer is one of the companies running up...

My employer is one of the companies running up those tabs. True story, one of our suppliers told us SpaceX came to them and asked for the same kind of parts they sell us, except without all the...
07-22-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Darth Lefty

Fatter flatter tires with tread

Fatter flatter tires with tread
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Darth Lefty

Take a glance at Salsa Alternator racks. The...

Take a glance at Salsa Alternator racks. The Alternator mounting point is high and wide and there’s versions for normal tire sizes.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 105,827
Posted By Darth Lefty

I feel like the pickings are slim here because...

I feel like the pickings are slim here because there’s a lot of homeless getting to it first. Cf my story above about the purse.

Same goes for the cherry and orange trees :)
07-22-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Darth Lefty

One of Salsa’s new bikes will take multiple...

One of Salsa’s new bikes will take multiple bottles within the triangle.

I also think you’re asking a lot. Good MTB tires (I’m thinking reinforced casing and med or large lugs) take a lot of power...
07-22-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yeah, in a Ducati it’s more push-push. I get the...

Yeah, in a Ducati it’s more push-push. I get the controlled both directions sense but can’t think of an equivalent English phrase off the top of my head
07-22-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 47,980
Posted By Darth Lefty

In honor of the latest thread in the valuation...

In honor of the latest thread in the valuation subforum, I’d like to request whoever made the MOTOBACON decals also make some PIGOUT
07-22-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not exotic, just not English. Sometimes someone...

Not exotic, just not English. Sometimes someone else gets there first. Aviation is full of French words (fuselage, aileron). Maserati Quattroporte sounds fancy too, doesn’t it? Just feel lucky it...
07-21-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17,502
Views: 2,695,522
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is ANY offer of a cashiers check safe to dismiss...

Is ANY offer of a cashiers check safe to dismiss as a scam?
07-20-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Darth Lefty

PSA: yourself

I measured my kid for his 5th birthday. 3 ft 9.5 in. “How tall are you, Daddy?” I’m 5-9. See?...

crap. I’m 5-8.

I've been saying I’m 5-9 for fifteen years.

At some point 20+ years ago I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Darth Lefty

In the past Tiagra or its equivalent Deore have...

In the past Tiagra or its equivalent Deore have been the level where every part is made from metal that is either aluminum, or steel that is stainless or shiny plated, not painted or black oxide....
07-20-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 47,980
Posted By Darth Lefty

It would be fun(ny) to have a bike with four...

It would be fun(ny) to have a bike with four different calipers
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,203
Posted By Darth Lefty

You’re telling the OP what not to tell the OP

You’re telling the OP what not to tell the OP
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Darth Lefty

Isn’t Tiagra a PED?

Isn’t Tiagra a PED?
07-20-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17,502
Views: 2,695,522
Posted By Darth Lefty

It would be more palatable if a complete same...

It would be more palatable if a complete same model weren't for sale across town for $350
07-19-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17,502
Views: 2,695,522
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2498623/ ...

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2498623/


...which is understandable, if not so easy to read
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,704
Posted By Darth Lefty

Today on the ride home I really pushed because I...

Today on the ride home I really pushed because I felt good and I wanted to beat my prior time home. And... I did, but that's not the important thing. What's important is, I haven't allowed myself to...
07-19-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,931
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe you can get the fish to tow you up the...

Maybe you can get the fish to tow you up the towpath
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 23,830
Posted By Darth Lefty

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4241 (4504 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-19-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Darth Lefty

At the start of a product cycle a manufacturer...

At the start of a product cycle a manufacturer has to decide to jump a certain way (do we do super boost? do we want to accommodate 170 droppers?) and they don't always wind up jumping the same...
07-19-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17,502
Views: 2,695,522
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not the only photo, fortunately ...

Not the only photo, fortunately
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bop/d/sacramento-56cm-cannondale-caad10/6931176275.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00j0j_efoZ07vTEox_600x450.jpg


...And...
07-19-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think you could just change the shifters and FW...

I think you could just change the shifters and FW and be good to go.

Don't forget you need a pair of those little adjustable cable stops that replace your down tube shifters, and why not some new...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By Darth Lefty

I can see where they crumpled your race number on...

I can see where they crumpled your race number on the way down :p
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,508
Posted By Darth Lefty

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https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2957aee7_66f3_480a_a70f_b34e14f0f94d_f422d4f824b16c2f11f4fa51978cda269e7f3266.jpeg
Finally stopped for a photo of this one.

keep...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,704
Posted By Darth Lefty

Who owns it? I'm not sure if airplanes work like...

Who owns it? I'm not sure if airplanes work like cars but if the insurance company owns it they'd likely want to scrap it. It seems like it should be in the Air and Space Museum (or Udvar-Hazy) if no...
07-19-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Darth Lefty

It seems like it won't work vs our work and...

It seems like it won't work vs our work and daycare schedules :/ but thanks for reassuring me about it :)
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By Darth Lefty

I'm imagining this happened just after the water...

I'm imagining this happened just after the water bottles fell out of the cages onto your head
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 105,827
Posted By Darth Lefty

Funny... I was sure that story was going to end...

Funny... I was sure that story was going to end with "every day it's sitting there in the same place because it's squashed"
Forum: Foo
07-18-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,072
Posted By Darth Lefty

West Palm uses music to move homeless from...

West Palm uses music to move homeless from waterfront pavilion

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190716/west-palm-uses-music-to-move-homeless-from-waterfront-pavilion
07-18-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Darth Lefty

They only used those "Force 40" widgets for two...

They only used those "Force 40" widgets for two or three years switching over from canti to V brakes. They provide a cable stop at the fender hole allowing use of cantis with suspension
07-18-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By Darth Lefty

I forgot to circle back... this frame was...

I forgot to circle back... this frame was apparently sold by several brands, Kent being the first one that showed up in a Google search for "1975 full suspension BMX." But the same web crawl taught...
07-18-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By Darth Lefty

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own...

Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,704
Posted By Darth Lefty

Faster and faster

Faster and faster
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,203
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that’s not going to help you accelerate...

Well that’s not going to help you accelerate downhill, it will ruin your ballistic coefficient
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 34,704
Posted By Darth Lefty

Very fast ride home which is strange because I...

Very fast ride home which is strange because I wasn't feeling all that great, just wanted to push it
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