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Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,706
Posted By Darth Lefty

I mean... careful what you wish for. In 1990...

I mean... careful what you wish for.

In 1990 I turned 13. I remember that by 1995 or so the aero peaked profile was familiar and common enough that the crests of the alien Minbari on Babylon 5...
08-13-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 876
Posted By Darth Lefty

I briefly had a Honda CL350. It was like riding a...

I briefly had a Honda CL350. It was like riding a lawnmower in traffic. I also had an SV650 and an R1200GS, and thereby gained some perspective. ABS is a life saver on a motorcycle and power is a...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,706
Posted By Darth Lefty

Cleaning out my garage last weekend I found my...

Cleaning out my garage last weekend I found my first helmet, a styrofoam job from Performance with a sheer blue fabric cover. Probably from around 1990. Anyone want it? I think it hasn't gone out in...
08-13-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,350
Posted By Darth Lefty

You shouldnít assume that Simon Cowell is without...

You shouldnít assume that Simon Cowell is without skill at vehicles. He briefly held the top gear track record. I donít know about motorcycle specifically but I wouldnít be at all surprised. This one...
08-13-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 149
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have one drawer in my toolbox for bike tools......

I have one drawer in my toolbox for bike tools...

Chain tool and cable cutter, flat kit, Orange Seal
Shock pump
Bottom bracket and cassette and freewheel sockets, and a chain whip, a spanner...
08-12-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,350
Posted By Darth Lefty

Legal where, responsible to who? Where is this...

Legal where, responsible to who? Where is this bike illegal? He was in his driveway, and since he's a pretty flashy guy, it's probably a pretty long driveway.
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Darth Lefty

Folsom Rodeocross canceled for this year. From...

Folsom Rodeocross canceled for this year. From Facebook:
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By Darth Lefty

Wednesday Night Worlds Twilight Time Trial (MTB southeast of Sac)

A socially-distanced race series, from the people who normally bring you the spring Wednesday Night Worlds at Prairie City OHV. Sign up only for whole series in advance; a recent Facebook post says...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Darth Lefty

I think it's more about the convenience of the...

I think it's more about the convenience of the total dimension. A 40in wheelbase with 20in wheels is five feet (or 1.5M). That will fit just about anywhere, barely.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By Darth Lefty

New Albion, the less fancy part of Soma, has a...

New Albion, the less fancy part of Soma, has a mini velo frame. It's pretty old-fashioned.

Microbrew ? New Albion Cycles (http://newalbioncycles.com/microbrew)
Forum: Southeast
08-12-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,949
Posted By Darth Lefty

Thank you. Info forwarded

Thank you. Info forwarded
Forum: Southeast
08-11-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,949
Posted By Darth Lefty

I have a roadie friend in Huntsville, or actually...

I have a roadie friend in Huntsville, or actually Madison, who needs some community and routes.
08-10-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Darth Lefty

For the Stumpy I bet youíd get something nice...

For the Stumpy I bet youíd get something nice from Retrodecals

https://www.facebook.com/retrodecals/
08-10-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,690
Posted By Darth Lefty

What if itís a load-bearing decal?

What if itís a load-bearing decal?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

Alone time Reliable exercise schedule

Alone time

Reliable exercise schedule
08-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 185
Posted By Darth Lefty

A hissing ringing noise? sing, sing, sing? Back...

A hissing ringing noise? sing, sing, sing? Back out the pad adjuster a few clicks. Or turn up your headphones
08-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 841
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you are looking for MUSA you can get most...

If you are looking for MUSA you can get most things excepting tires, seats, and shifting, but the parts are premium and prices are high. If you are merely avoiding mainland China itís a lot easier,...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By Darth Lefty

cyccommute in what sense do you believe...

cyccommute in what sense do you believe hydraulic brakes are more powerful, or run closer? They have about the same leverage. I happen to have a cable disc road bike and hydro disc MTB right now....
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By Darth Lefty

You want a $1000 20# step through road bike...

You want a $1000 20# step through road bike that's not, right?
08-08-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 797
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just shear bad luck.

Just shear bad luck.
08-08-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By Darth Lefty

Is it made with Vantablack?

Is it made with Vantablack?
08-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Darth Lefty

I posted in the Two Wheeling Tots Facebook group...

I posted in the Two Wheeling Tots Facebook group and the site owner suggested replacing the entire assembly.
https://www.amazon.com/BESPORTBLE-Universal-Trailer-Release-Attachment/dp/B081JNQ4X7/...
08-07-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 641
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, the other side is the same. Don't let me...

No, the other side is the same.

Don't let me talk you out of replacing the whole thing if you are looking for an excuse...
08-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 641
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's a Powerspline bottom bracket in your photo. ...

It's a Powerspline bottom bracket in your photo.

It sounds like time for a replacement crank arm.
08-07-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well, the ones with suspension have the price you...

Well, the ones with suspension have the price you don't like. You could get some bigger tires and run them soft.
08-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Darth Lefty

I handled it by switching to a rear seat.

I handled it by switching to a rear seat.
08-07-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Darth Lefty

For tiny kids the seating in any trailer is still...

For tiny kids the seating in any trailer is still a bit difficult. Both companies make hammocks for infants and extra padding for older babies who don't quite fit yet
08-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,032
Posted By Darth Lefty

She might be having a gearing, not a strength or...

She might be having a gearing, not a strength or weight problem. The bottom gear stock is 36-28, about the same as middle-2nd on your hybrid, and the leverage from the smaller wheel is canceled by...
08-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

From when I owned that bike and wanted it...

From when I owned that bike and wanted it lighter, I remember that their website had a titanium version that was always sold out. Hereís your excuse! If itís not sold out still.

It really was a...
08-05-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Darth Lefty

I thought that SunTour forks had a straight bore...

I thought that SunTour forks had a straight bore and a bayonet axle

edit: yeah, I looked at your fork picture and itís the kind I remember from a bike I had about two years ago. All of that is on...
08-04-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 791
Posted By Darth Lefty

Hello darkness my old friend, I stood up too...

Hello darkness my old friend,
I stood up too fast again

Iím still too immature for 50+ but my complex cardiac history wants to tell you be mindful
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,967
Posted By Darth Lefty

Ah, "targets" I didn't get educated in...

Ah, "targets"

I didn't get educated in drawing tolerances until a few years into my job. If I'd gotten it in school it might have swayed me to inspection and GD&T. It makes you feel pretty clever...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Darth Lefty

My plan, which would require more time than I...

My plan, which would require more time than I could probably live, is to do all of the towns in ďIíve Been EverywhereĒ in order, and if I survive long enough then the original Australian version
08-03-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, you probably can. Itís just backpacking with...

Yes, you probably can. Itís just backpacking with a bike. I think most people imagine more single track than would really suit this bike but you can plan to stay out of the steep and rough or just...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By Darth Lefty

Carbon gravel bikes are positively warty with...

Carbon gravel bikes are positively warty with mounts, though they do favor bikepacking setups in the front over something like a decaleur. In the rear there are the usual mounts for the lower rack...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By Darth Lefty

A used road racing bike from the last 20 years...

A used road racing bike from the last 20 years will get you there for your price. If itís got a hollow aluminum crank spindle or Ultegra components, thatís a good clue that it was expensive enough.
...
08-03-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Darth Lefty

There are short, medium, and long reach brakes to...

There are short, medium, and long reach brakes to suit frames with more tire clearance. A bike intended for fenders might have mediums. Some of the C&V guys use a change of brake size for 650b...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Darth Lefty

I played a lot of games with him. There was one...

I played a lot of games with him. There was one spot at the bottom of the hill near his daycare he told me once there was a bear monster, after that I always told him we were escaping the bear...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had some issues with my kid and the bike seat....

I had some issues with my kid and the bike seat. He liked them at 2-3 but got scared in his middle 3's. Something about not being in control of the tipping, I think. He's been pretty uninterested in...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By Darth Lefty

No, they are not necessarily nicer. They are just...

No, they are not necessarily nicer. They are just more French. They can be nice or cheap just like any 70s-80s bike but they aren't compatible with anything still in production today so they...
08-01-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

LDL said in his first post, "Imagine that someone...

LDL said in his first post, "Imagine that someone built a smooth, perfectly level 100 mile road on the moon" and that's why I was still assuming pneumatic tires. But that might not be a good idea...
08-01-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

The more I think about this the more fun it is. ...

The more I think about this the more fun it is.

If all of your power output is being turned into friction losses you need to cool the drivetrain. That'd probably be tied into your life support,...
08-01-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

You need enough tire distension and road...

You need enough tire distension and road roughness to make traction to pedal and steer even if the road is perfectly smooth.
08-01-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwMdZOlPo8
08-01-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

You absolutely do need to save weight. It's even...

You absolutely do need to save weight. It's even more important than on your primitive Earth bikes. Weight is the thing causing your friction losses.

Tires will not explode. Vacuum is 0 psi, not...
08-01-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Darth Lefty

Tough crowd... As the prior owner of a 3yo...

Tough crowd...

As the prior owner of a 3yo and the current owner of 3yo twins, they’re not unbreakable but there’s a lot of difference between them and a lot of difference from just-3 to almost-4....
07-31-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

Further on the topic of the suit... space suits...

Further on the topic of the suit... space suits are pressurized at about 5 psi so the joints are holding hundreds of pounds and have some friction. The ideal thing for efficiency would probably be a...
07-31-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,028
Posted By Darth Lefty

Because itís NASA the bike will mass about...

Because itís NASA the bike will mass about nothing and the moon suit will be a thousand lbm.

This is not as interesting as big air BMX or observed trials on the moon.
07-31-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By Darth Lefty

Just donít use the pressure washer ...

Just donít use the pressure washer


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